Certain things in life I am very grateful for. These things include chocolate, wine, soul music and places like the Doheny Clothing Exchange in Capistrano Beach. If you’ve been to a place like this, then I know you’re already giving me a mental “Hallelujah.” But if you haven’t, you are so missing out!
Picture this: racks and racks of men and women’s name brand or designer clothing and accessories, all gently used or sometimes new, at way, way less than the original price. And the beauty of it is I can bring in my own gently used clothing, and trade in for something trendier and better fitting. The owners, mother and daughter team Pamela and Caia take the time to truly inspect each item, so there’s never any mystery stains, rips or smells.
Because they get new merchandise every day, their store stays fresh and new. Personally, I love the fact that I can buy jeans here and I don’t have to spend the next few weeks trying to break them in. Plus, I can pick out a funky outfit and know it’s not something everyone is wearing. That fact alone makes this place fabulous. This place is awesome for guys, too. And the fact that they have a variety of sizes and styles for one stop shopping rocks.
Now, I’m sorry to have tortured you into reading this when you could be on the road, driving there to shop. So, to reward you, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Pamela and Caia will give you 20% off your entire purchase through the month of September if you mention this article. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, they are awesome about updating with pictures, sales and must-have items. Have fun!
Connect with Pamela and Caia by stopping by The Doheny Clothing Exchange at 34276 Doheny Park Road in Capistrano Beach or call (949) 240-4800. Follow Doheny Exchange on Instragram and Facebook.
Rev up for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to the Southland. This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is performing through January 8, 2017 in Ontario at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Thrill to high-speed stunts and high-octane fun, as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into adventure with Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, as she explores her undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Disney•Pixar Toy Story gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in a daring adventure to get back to Andy’s room. Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within.
Plus, get warmed up for the show right in your seats with exclusive dance moves taught by the mouse that started it all during Mickey’s Dance-Along Pre-Show Party, as the Disney On Ice skating athletes remind everyone that getting active can help you be your best! Then you’ll be ready to enter a dazzling world of Disney magic to see some of your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life in Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment, with dazzling skating, special effects and timeless characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.
Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.
If you’re in the mood for delicious, authentic Italian fare served in a romantic atmosphere where the owners and staff make guests feel as welcome as a member of the family, experience Casanova Ristorante.
Literally everything I’ve tried on the menu here has been nothing short of superb. The service is excellent – attentive and unobtrusive – the ambiance is warm and friendly and its popular cocktail lounge featuring an extensive, specially selected wine list (and full bar) has a loyal following among locals and visitors alike.
Start with the Burrata Cheese platter which combines melt-in-your-mouth burrata with thin slices of Prosciutto di Parma, sliced tomatoes, arugula, olive oil and pepper. Another popular pick is the antipasto misto made up of a selection of cured meats and complementary cheeses or the Cozze Vongole alla Siciliana which arrives as fresh mussels and clams sauteed in white wine and garlic and a spicy marinara sauce.
Popular entrees include the “Pink Lady Fettuccine” made with chicken and sundried tomatoes tossed in a creamy Alfredo sauce and the Rigatoni Mama Rosa which combines Italian sausage and mushrooms in a tomato sauce with a touch of cream.
A seafood aficionado? Options abound – ranging from the Linguini Vongole Veraci (long, flat pasta with baby Manila clams sautéed in a white wine sauce) and Farfalle al Salmone (bowtie pasta with smoked salmon tossed in a cream and tomato sauce with a touch of vodka) to the Linguini alla Pescatora (long, flat pasta with fresh fish of the day, shrimp, calamari, mussels and clams in a light tomato sauce.
Portions are generous, but if you’ve saved room for a little something sweet … try the crème brulee with its perfectly carmelized top or the homemade tiramisu, a traditional favorite.
Casanova Ristorante is located at 33585 Del Obispo St. in Dana Point (at the corner of Stonehill). For reservations, call 949.496.0992 or visit www.casanovaristorante.com
Winter Fest at the OC Fair & Event Center is Southern California’s largest winter experience. Features include ice tubing, a two million light walk-through show, ice skating, Snow Play with real snow blown in daily, nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony, carnival rides, festive entertainment, seasonal eateries, visits with Santa and so much more.
“From high-speed sliding thrills to a special toddler-sized snow hill to craft cocktails and local bands, there’s truly something for everyone,” said Brad Billington of Mirage Entertainment. “Winter Fest is the place to make memories and this year you can even ring in the New Year under the sparkle of a snow and light-filled sky.”
Winter Fest is a giant wonderland of immersive wintry fun including a full outdoor ice rink, 130-foot, six lane Snowflake Summit ice slide, a play park featuring real snow for snow angels or snowman building, the world’s largest rocking horse, strolling carolers, personal visits in the cabin home of Mr. and Mrs. Claus and a walk-through holiday light show featuring two million sparkling lights.
Every admission ticket includes:
For more information on Winter Fest visit www.WinterFestOC.com and for the latest updates on entertainment, food and fun follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or with #WinterFestOC.
Na Leo Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 17, 8 pm
NA LEO PILIMEHANA, which in Hawaiian means the voices blending together in warmth, is the most popular, award winning and biggest selling female Hawaiian group in the World. Na Leo consists of three childhood friends, Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima Heine and Angela Morales. This concert will feature Na Leo performing their contemporary hits and holiday classics.
COMING IN JANUARY 2017
Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 8 pm
Grammy Award winners Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have performed, recorded and touring together for more than 24 years with 19 albums to their credit. Traveling to as many as 50 concert venues a year, they are friends who enjoy each other’s company and truly love making music.
Liz Story, Lisa Downing and Kori Carothers
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8 pm
Solo piano artists Liz Story, Lisa Downing and Kori Linae Carothers will each perform individually for an evening of inspiring acoustic piano.
James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3pm
James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of the legendary ‘Man in Black’ with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. Garner and his band faithfully recreate Cash’s biggest hits and present historical accounts and personal anecdotes about America’s most beloved singing storyteller in this not-to-be-missed musical event. This is the closest experience to seeing Johnny Cash in person today. Don’t miss it!
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 8pm
Sarah Chang, violin
Emmanuel Villaume, Music Director and Chief Conductor
Emmanuel Villaume leads PKF – Prague Philharmonia as their newest Music Director and Chief Conductor, highlighting the vigour, energy, and perfectionism, as well as a tremendous love for the music, with which the orchestra imbues each and every concert. Violin soloist Sarah Chang will be featured in this performance.
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8pm
Muriel Anderson’s new audio-visual show, Wonderlust, is a must-see as well as a must-hear! Her world-renowned guitar and harp guitar playing is highlighted by a backdrop of stunning visuals by celebrated photo-artist Bryan Allen.
Come early for Dinner! Soka Bistro is open for dinner M-F 5:30-7:30 pm, Sat/Sun 5:00-7:00 pm.
Box Office Hours Mon-Fri: 10am to 2pm.
Box Office will be open 1 hour prior to scheduled performance times on performance days.
About as cool as they come, Andre is a mellow cat with a personality of gold. Happy to be around humans and felines alike, Andre is ready to make new friends wherever he goes! This laid-back kitty would fit in well to just about any home.
This sweet girl is Sookie, an attentive and affectionate kitty looking to find her new family. With beautiful markings and a personality to match, Sookie would make a great cat for someone willing to give her all the love she so deserves!
Sajack is a nine month old pup who ready to live to good life! Once a timid little guy, he has now grown into quite the character. Sajack enjoys playtime in the yard and making new dog friends. He is a gentle soul and would make a great pet for someone with a quiet lifestyle.
Seven month old Senorita is a spunky puppy who’s ready for just about anything. Don’t let her size fool you. Senorita may be small, but her personality is anything but. Once you meet her, she’s sure to wow you with her adorable charms.
Pacific Symphony Pops
THE TEN TENORS
Friday–Saturday, Dec. 16–17, 8 p.m.
“Home for the Holidays” is a magical experience for the whole family that will dazzle, delight and captivate audiences. Join Australia’s rockstars of the opera as they amaze and enthrall with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. With soaring versions of “Joy to the World,” “Sleigh Ride,” “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and many more, “Home for the Holidays” is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the season. As an added bonus, Nancy Cartwright, voice actor for “The Simpsons,” makes a special appearance to narrate “The Night Before Christmas.”
Pedals and Pipes
HOLIDAY ORGAN SPECTACULAR
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. | Tickets $30-$75
Celebrate the season with the king of instruments! Enjoy a magnitude of musical splendors with a world-class organist and members of Pacific Symphony performing a delightful mix of sacred and holiday music. Favorite Christmas carols share the bill with traditional organ works that highlight the $3.1 million William J. Gillespie Concert Organ.
Performances at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Hall, 615 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa.
For information or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.
Celebrating 25 years of car-crushing, dirt-flying action, the infamous 2,000 horsepower engines are revving up again and ready to roar full throttle back into SoCal as Monster Jam®, the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet, returns to Anaheim in 2017 with more action and more trucks than ever before for fans, with a newly added fourth weekend event! The world’s best monster trucks are ready to battle it out in the ultimate event of speed, racing, stunts and demolition through Angel Stadium of Anaheim for another season of high-octane Saturday events between January 14 – February 25, 2017.
2017 Anaheim Event Schedule Includes
Jan. 14th, Jan. 28th, Feb 11th and Feb.25th
**Eight New Trucks Making Their Anaheim Debut Appearances**
Angel Stadium of Anaheim – 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806 • www.MonsterJam.com
Grammy® Award-Winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano Return to Segerstrom Center in Fiesta Navidad
Segerstrom Center for the Arts continues its holiday celebrations with the world renowned, Grammy-winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano for a celebratory evening of Mexican and American holiday songs, inspired choreography performed by Folklor Pasión Mexicana as well as audience sing-alongs in Fiesta Navidad on December 23 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. This joyful concert also features the Latin Christmas tradition of La Posada, the reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s pilgrimage to Bethlehem.
Grammy® Award-Winning The Klezmatics Make Segerstrom Center Debut in The Klezmatics’ Happy Joyous Hanukah, Lyrics by Woody Guthrie
This Hanukkah season, Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes superstars of the klezmer world, the Klezmatics on December 22 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The Klezmatics from East Village make their way to Orange County for a special concert featuring the band’s unique 21st century approach to the venerable klezmer tradition. This tour also marks the band’s 30th anniversary. The program includes selections from two albums where the Klezmatics provide the music to Woody Guthrie’s unpublished lyrics, Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah and the Grammy Award-winning world music album, Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie. “A complete joy…Guthrie’s lyrics are transformed from dust-gathers to living, breathing, vital pieces of music…Woody’s Jewish in-laws would certainly have been proud,” states All Music Guide. The evening also features songs from their latest album, Apikorsim-Heretics.
Tickets to both events start at $29 and are available online at www.SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.
High school juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to attend Soka University’s annual Lions Roar Student Campus Days on October 22nd or November 12th. Lions Roar runs from 8:30 am – 3 pm and includes student-led campus walking tours, opportunities to talk to faculty and students, academic programs workshops, a session on admission and financial aid, free lunch and club performances.
Soka University, Aliso Viejo is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate program SUA offers an 8:1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 12. SUA was rated #1 in Study Abroad, #1 in Faculty Resources and in the Top 50 National Liberal Arts Colleges in US News and World Report’s
“Best Colleges 2017.” All undergraduate students participate in a semester of study abroad during their junior year which is included in the tuition. Full tuition scholarships are available to eligible admitted students whose annual earned family income is $60,000 or less. The university is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs and was founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life. About 60% of SUA’s students come from the US and 40% have come from 40 other countries. www.soka.edu.