Naturally Exotic

Larimar, one of the world’s most exotic gemstones is now being featured in a debut collection from designer MarahLago at Zia Jewelery. This gemstone is exceptionally rare and is naturally created, meaning it is not dyed, cultured, stabilized or irritated. Larimar is found only inside a single mine on a Caribbean island, protected by a […]

Check out the Y Afterschool

In a time when schools and families are cutting back to basics, your child, more than ever, needs the Y! YMCA Afterschool Programs provide a safe, structured, and fun environment for children between the ages of 5 and 12 – right on school campus. With several affordable care options, including financial assistance for qualifying families, […]

Taste of San Juan

Presented by the all-volunteer San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association, the Taste of San Juan will feature over twenty of the finest local restaurants along with live music and dancing to School Boy Crush. Admission is just $20 and San Juan Hills Golf Club will honor their happy hour prices throughout the evening. The Taste of […]

Standout Student 3

Isabelle White San Clemente High School San Clemente High School Activities Director, John Dowell, nominated Isabelle for our new monthly Standout Students feature. We couldn’t wait to meet her, as John told us so many wonderful things about Isabelle. “She is our ASB President and also the President of the Best Buddies club. She does […]

Standout Student 2

When South County Magazine asked for nominations of “Standout Students,” Santa Margarita Catholic High School responded with the following. “For starters, Jake is a very talented artist. Some of his artwork was recently chosen to be displayed in the 2012 Art Beat Student-Art Competition Exhibit. He dedicated one of his paintings to a former teacher […]

Standout Student 1

South County Magazine proudly introduces this new, ongoing editorial section dedicated to showcasing local students who excel in academics, athletics or demonstrate a commitment to community through their philanthropic efforts. Please check back each month for profiles of selected students. Gabrielle Zimmerman Dana Hills High School “I felt that Gabby fit the bill of what […]

South County Magazine Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Wow. What can we say about our 2nd anniversary celebration party? We are incredibly grateful to have such a wonderful group of advertising partners and editorial contributors, and even more so that we could all come together to celebrate with delicious food and drink. RokPrime Steakhouse and Grill in San Juan Capistrano put on such […]

Integrating Your Tax & Wealth Management Planning

A More Effective Way to Turn Tax Savings into Risk Free Returns? Taxation, via higher marginal rates, hidden taxes and fees, orstructural changes to the tax code,isincreasing. That is especially true in California.There are, however, potential ways to use tax laws to legally avoid some increases and translate these savings into meaningfully higher after-tax rates […]

Monaco Jewelers

Buying a diamond is a serious business. It’s a little nerve-wracking to put your romantic fate in the hands of any old department store or the shop at the mall. For the most precious purchases of rare stones and metals, it’s best to be able to trust family – in this case, the family of […]

You Grow, Pro

How David Greek of GoPro Internet Marketing turned crisis into opportunity.If you’re a business owner – whether you’re a small fish or big fish – you can’t escape the growing importance of online marketing. Neither could Dave Greek when he was running one of Orange County’s most productive mortgage companies prior to the atomic bomb […]