Aging? Make the Most of It – Keep your brain young!

Aging is inevitable, but how we age is a choice by Mary McPherson As the years start to accumulate and life experiences mount, our brains respond to stress, post traumatic stress (PTSD), head injuries and the loss of loved ones either to death or divorce. These life events negatively rewire our brains and use extensive […]

One Way Painting

by Jody Robinson One of the perks of publishing South County Magazine is that I am provided a venue to share with our readership personal experiences with local business owners like Jeff McCabe, owner of the City of Orange-based One Way Painting. When we moved into our new home last year, we acquired quotes for […]

The Beveled Edge

by Jody Robinson Who would have thought such a (relatively) small change could completely transform the look and curb appeal of a home? In just a few hours and for less than the price of a new entry door system, Norton and Vicki Canterbury, owners of The Beveled Edge, start with a homeowner’s existing door, […]

Interior Door & Closet Company

by Ann Laurence s a disorganized person, I’m clearly a candidate for the handiwork of the Interior Door & Closet Company (IDCC) – if it’s a matter of function or simply a desire to have your mess aesthetically addressed, Interior Door & Closet Company specializes providing beautiful solutions for closet and garage organization, or even […]

Future Stars

Local girl selected for prestigious USA Gymnastics’ “Future Stars” program in Rhythmic Gymnastics by Christine Dunn Tis the season when competitions begin for rhythmic gymnasts and Laguna Hills-based Irene School of Rhythmic Gymnastics is going for gold. The Irene School of Rhythmic Gymnastics (ISRG) has been preparing rhythmic gymnasts all year long for various competitions. […]

Awoken Life

Awakening Your Brain’s Limitless Potential by Jody Robinson • photography by Lisa Baker, Lisa Renee Photography When I sat down to chat with Mary McPherson, founder of the San Juan Capistrano-based Awoken Life, it was immediately evident that Mary’s true desire is to help people. As I entered Awoken Life to the sound of a […]

From Fair to Faux

by Jackie Grade The beach days and warm, summer sun have begun to fade and our Southern California golden tans are following suit. But everyone is losing that sun-kissed glow, right? I thought so too until I met Brittany De Anda and her clientele. In Bronze by Brittany’s all-natural and only organic studio, customers of […]

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Going for Gold and Personal Strength at the Irene School of Rhythmic Gymnastics by Jody Robinson Does your child like to dance with ribbons and flutter around like a butterfly? She just might enjoy rhythmic gymnastics, which blends the beauty of ballet, dance and art with the dynamics of gymnastics – incorporating music, ribbons, ropes, […]

One Teacher, One Student

How Halstrom Academy Designs Academic Paths for Individual Success by Betsy Sanz • photography by Lana Farfan, Caught in the Moment Photography When you stop and think about it, traditional schools are strangely amazing. Put hundreds, often thousands, of pre-teens or teens into a few square acres and a handful of buildings, with a 40:1 ratio […]

United American Mortgage Company

Trusted, tried and true. That’s the reason why Irvine’s United American Mortgage has been successful for over 20 years. Since 1993, UAMC specializes in providing mortgage-financing solutions to homeowners and homebuyers. You’re almost tired of reading about it but it’s true: the mortgage meltdown hurt more than a few and people are still trying to […]