Leura Spielman Head Shot

Locale Magazine: Laurel & Wolf Designs Interior Spaces Digitally

Written by: Deirdre Michalski

The business of interior designing has just turned on its head—and all for the better. A talented Interior Designer with accolades galore, Leura Spielman, decided there just had to be a better way to meet the needs of her clients. And with today’s technology, an incredible opportunity for collaboration is here. Leura has created an on-line business model that brings interior designers and clients...

Collage of tasting items and Chris Henry

Taking Personal Chef Services To A Whole New Level…On The Coast of Balboa, Newport Beach & Laguna

Meet Chris Henry who is revolutionizing the services of a "personal chef" here in the Newport Beach area.  Chris brings a fresh, new, flexible concept for busy executives and families in search of healthy, fresh and easy to prepare home cooked meals.

No longer for just the “rich and famous” Chris is here for the “busy and hungry” coastal crowd. When was the last time someone said to you, "I want to cook for you and create a delicious dinner that you can smell and savor the moment...

Broadway of Laguna Beach

A Grand Philanthropic Event To Raise Funds For The Hoag Hospital Foundation

Chef Geeta Bansal of The Clay Oven Restaurant, Bloomingdale’s Fashion Island, and so many of Geeta’s closest culinary friends were on hand for an amazing evening of Food and Philanthropy.  This was a celebration of  life and the fight against breast cancer. Geeta has been involved with the Hoag Hospital Foundation for many years, and is also a breast cancer survivor herself.  The Hoag Hospital Foundation is near and dear to her heart, and she was able...

New Restaurant Exploration – The Federal Bar in Long Beach

Located directly across from La Opera, on the famed Pine Avenue  and east of Ocean Boulevard, this restaurant is about to make history once again. Built in classic turn-of-the-century stone architecture, the entry is marked with imposing columns. Opened in 1924, this building has lived many different lives over its past ninety-plus year history—from banks to restaurants and everything in-between.

This new restaurant and bar is billed as a Gastropub of sorts. It opened just weeks...

Whole Foods Now Open ~ Fashion Island


Get your game on.This new market is more than a store and is now open after a "much anticipated" unveiling. Wednesday, September 19th hundreds swarmed the store.

The week prior, I had the good fortune to enjoy their launch party for the newest in the Whole Foods family here in Southern California. The night was warm, and befitting this foodie soirée in the courtyard of Fashion Island. Long tables with white tablecloths punctuate the setting, with cascading water as a backdrop....