June 12, 2000
Danette Goulet I was surrounded by the strangest and most interesting mix of people I had ever encountered -- in Orange County. There were skinny, tan blonds in tight sweaters and little Capri pants and stooped grandmother-types with their puffy caps of white hair and flowered dresses. There were fresh-faced, buff young men with slicked-back hair and bent old gents with thick eyebrows and hair growing out of their ears. Each was nothing out of the ordinary.
December 7, 2009
As a kickoff for the national tour of the new musical ?Xanadu,? which will be at the Orange County Performing Arts Center from Dec. 15 to 27, local spas and salons have created special ?Find Your Bliss? packages and deals that run through Sunday. Those who make appointments at the salons, which include Circa 91 Salon, Spa Gregorie?s, the Spa and Fitness Club and Vitalae Wellness, also will be entered to win two tickets for the 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 show. Deals include hair treatments, massages, facials and relaxation sessions.
April 21, 2008
You might learn a lot about the world while sitting in the hair stylist’s chair at Generic Youth. It would help, though, if you speak four or five languages. The scruffy youth boutique on the Westside prides itself on recycling — among its products are discarded keys and sweat shirts knitted out of old beach towels. Last week, Generic Youth launched a salon on one end of the store to complement its clothing racks, and when it came to decorating the stylists’ cabinets, the owners took the sustainable approach again.
January 29, 2000
Cindy Trane Christeson "Parenthood is quite a long word. I expect it contains the rest of my life." -- Karen Schoot Boates A few days before our daughters returned to school after vacation, I went to pick up Kelly from the Crystal Cove Shake Shack in Laguna Beach. It is a favorite destination for both girls when they go for a run because they can spend so much of the run gazing out at the ocean and they end at a favorite place of ours for lunch. I love meeting them there and sharing wonderful sandwiches, shakes and scenery.
August 12, 2008
Trendy clothes, designer hair cuts, plenty of money, not a care in the world. That describes your typical coastal Orange County high school student, if you believe the seemingly endless outpouring of TV shows centering on the beach community. Spurred on by the immense popularity of the landmark blockbuster “The OC,” big networks started churning out shows focusing on the high school-age demographic in Newport Beach and similar areas including “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County” and “Laguna Beach.
July 3, 2010
ANAHEIM — Most NFL players ride to special events in limos or in exotic sports cars. When the player is the dead-last pick in the draft, he rolls in the back of a vehicle more ideal for a soccer mom. Welcome to the life of Tim Toone, Mr. Irrelevant. There was no need to valet park the van for Toone at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa on Friday. Toone jumped into the van with his parents, brother, two Mr. Irrelevant Week volunteers, and his agent. Before the seven left the hotel for a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim game, a couple of guests in the lobby rolled their eyes at the choice of transportation and then grinned.
February 14, 2002
-- By Christine Carrillo, photo by [tk] HE IS A rockabilly barber taking his customers back to the days of straight-razor shaves and old-style tapers OLD SCHOOL MEETS NEW As the owner of Hawleywood's Barber Shop in Costa Mesa and one of only three barbers, Donnie Hawley is doing the job he always saw himself doing. Wearing a traditional white barber coat, nicely pressed slacks and a pair of swanky two-tone shoes, the 31-year-old has developed his craft to create an atmosphere more in tune with the styles of the '40s and '50s than the current trends of the millennium.
November 4, 2002
Don't miss the first boutique sale at the Ticktocker Shop put on by the National Charity League of Newport Beach. You'll find what I think is the best selection and prices in designer clothes, household items, accessories and outer wear. The National Charity League supports local charities -- Someone Cares Soup Kitchen; SOS; High Hopes; Human Options; Second Step;and more. Proceeds will go directly to charity. Cash only, all sales are final. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 540 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa.
December 1, 2009
In the seventh decade of my life, I’ve finally discovered who I am. Not in the metaphysical sense, of course, but in a more corporal one. I’m a Ginger. A what? A Ginger. That’s me. Gingers had their “coming out” in a 2005 episode of the popular Comedy Central series, “South Park.” Frankly, it was a clever satire of racial intolerance. But, a little more than a week ago a Facebook group jumped on the idea and promoted a “National Kick a Ginger Day.” The contemptible action resulted in several “Ginger kids” around the country being beaten up. It’s not my intention to make light of their misfortune, but I find the subject personally relevant.
August 4, 2005
The Orange County Market Place weekend swap meet returns Saturday after taking a hiatus during the Orange County Fair. A free concert by the Billys will mark the reopening of the Market Place. The Billys dress as hillbillies and perform a blend of bluegrass, oldies, contemporary rock and comedy. The group will perform from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. near the Westside Grill. Also, don't miss the 6th Annual Elvis Fest and Karaoke on Aug. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature Elvis tribute artists, a karaoke contest with cash prizes and awards, an Elvis Cake Walk and a bake sale.