Villa Roma Restaurant

We don’t ask for much in life. We just want some amazing Italian and Argentine food that we don’t have to drive far to get to. When we heard rave reviews of Villa Roma in Laguna Hills we thought, “Ok. We’ll get our fettuccine on. Let’s see what they’ve got!” This place isn’t the kind […]

Premium Pampering

The St. Regis Monarch Beach is the premier destination for those who favor superior posh and pampering. One of the world’s only Forbes Five-Star rated spas, St. Regis’ Spa Gaucin is known for consistently exceeding excellence. Named one of the Top 25 Hotel Spas in the World by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Spa Gaucin is […]

Sunday Brunch at Savannah Chop House

Savannah Chop House has long enjoyed a reputation for creative and delicious “American Regional cuisine” and excellent, unobtrusive service. Now the iconic eatery introduces an innovative “Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet (Hybrid)” – a concept sure to become a local favorite. Chef Chris Tzorin and Sous Chef Manny Velasco serve up the best of both worlds: […]

8 Second Title, Full Day of Fun!

When I was younger, some of my best memories were when my mom and dad took us kids to the Lewiston Roundup in Idaho. We’d pile in the car so excited to see the cowboys, get a hotdog (with a disgustingly delicious amount of ketchup on mine) and see the animals in action! Imagine my […]

Weekend Improvement

We met up with the folks at EventWerks to find out a little bit about what’s in store for our summer events. In business together since 1997, The EventWerks team has produced many events including car shows, extreme sports expos, remote-control car, airplane shows and the ones we’re most excited about: local festivals! This year […]

Fiscal Fitness For The Golden Years

Age Well Senior Services recently invited my colleagues and I to a local Senior Center to hold a panel discussion entitled the “Fiscal Fitness Fiduciary Seminar” to highlight the importance of selecting a proper team of professionals (i.e. attorney, CPA, financial advisor, fiduciary, third party witnesses, etc.) who can assist seniors during their golden years […]

Preparing to Enter into Medicare

Q & A with Stephanie Frisch, Insurance 101 Q: How do I sign up for Part A & Part B if I’m already on Social Security? A: If you’re already getting benefits from Social Security, you’ll automatically get Part A and Part B starting the first day of the month you turn 65. (If your birthday […]

Kelly, Help!

Q & A with Kelly Klaus, LMFT Question: My 8-year-old son doesn’t seem to be adjusting to our divorce. He is shutting down verbally and emotionally, what can I do to help him express his feelings? – Sharon, Laguna Niguel Answer: Children of all ages often feel responsible for the break up of their parents, […]

Quality vs. Quantity

Pilates is not simply a fitness method, but a life style. Joe Pilates, the developer of pilates, intended his method of exercise to be total body well being. His studies and practices included the connection of the mind and spirit to that of the physical movement of the body. With this connection, pilates can have […]

Community Involvement: An Important Tool to Build Prosperity

I am often asked why our Independence Bank family is so active in the communities we serve; their local organizations, causes, and charities. Often the question is really “does it pay” to spend all that time and money? To answer that, first we must define “pay.” If we calculate the cost of community involvement by […]