January 2015

Found 18 blog entries for January 2015.

Lake Forest Real Estate

The Aaronson Group has sold 21895 Drexel Way, Lake Forest, Orange County, California, for $780,000. (MLS® #OC14196211)

Exuding luxury living around every corner, the highly desirable community of Sunset Ridge creates an impressive curb appeal for this 2,200 sq. ft. home that already features a flagstone pathway and rock accents. The well designed floor plan offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and boasts dramatically high ceilings upon entry. It is highly upgraded with modern elegance comprised of plush carpeting, ceramic tile, baseboards, vinyl windows and sliders, custom window coverings, and ceiling fans. Overlooking the family room and rear yard, the gourmet kitchen features Thomasville cabinets with custom hardware, exquisite granite countertops and

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Park - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonythemisfit/3700067592

Parks are the perfect way to spend some family time together. Kids can enjoy the activities that are available, while parents interact with them. So many memories are made when swinging, and racing to get to the slide. All of San Clemente parks are accessible between 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Best of all, you can enjoy these parks free of charge. A special permit needs to be obtained for any sports organization, clubs, commercial gathering that will have more than 50 people, weddings, or the use of equipment. Reservations can be made by contacting park officials.

There are numerous parks in the San Clemente area. Here are some that you will want to check out.

  • Baron Von Willard Dog Park – perfect place to bring your four legged friend for a day
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Golf - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shimazu/5108692875

San Clemente Municipal Golf Course is designed to accommodate the whole family in a 18-hole game of golf. The course is beautifully landscaped, which adds to the serenity of playing golf. Those who enjoy taking a leisurely walk can visit the course for a peaceful stroll. Juniors can play golf for half price.

Best Value

The course is owned and run by the city of San Clemete. You will be delighted, as the course is only a mile from the Pacific Ocean, and several of the holes present an ocean view. In 2008, the San Clemente Golf Course was awarded “Best Value in Orange County.”

The tranquility of this course will give you the opportunity to hone in on perfecting your golf game. Your skills will be pushed to the limits, as the course contains

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Huntington Beach - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sunset_at_Huntington_Beach.jpg

There are many activities to enjoy around the Huntington Beach area. This part of Orange County has a large focus on outdoor activities. Here are some of the top things to do outside in Huntington Beach.

Deep Sea Fishing

Davey's Locker offers deep sea fishing trips, along with a few other companies. You can enjoy a trip for a half day or a full day. Expect to catch plenty of fish ranging from yellowfin tuna to sand bass to white sea bass and more.

Hit the Links

If the water isn't something you want to enjoy, you can play golf at one of the top area courses. Some of the best courses near Huntington Beach include:

  • Aliso Viejo Golf Club
  • Black Gold Golf Club
  • Coyote Hills Golf Course
  • Meadowlark Golf Club
  • Mile Square Golf Club
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Manicure - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kodomut/3024346608

Taking the day to get a little pampering is loads of fun. There are some great places around Orange County to get a manicure. These places offer the most advanced techniques in giving you the perfect manicure. Here are some you will want to check out.

GLO Nail Bar - 2075 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa

GLO Nail Bar takes ordinary and transforms it into extraordinary. This nail shop offers their customers quality services by professionals who can provide unique designs, trendy nail products that offer natural and fresh ingredients.

The GLO Nail Bar has been compared to a mix of contemporary nail shops and spas that provide an outstanding service that goes beyond manicures and pedicures. GLO Nail Bar provides an atmosphere that is elegant, but

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Besides sprucing up your home to attract potential home buyers, take care in protecting yourself and others when it comes time to show. Ranging from valuables to personal information to hazards, look into the best ways to safeguard people and the property.

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Port Theater is Orange County’s premiere luxury theater that first opened in September 1949. It was once the most happening settings in Corona del Mar before Fashion Island and John Wayne Airport had opened. It was a place that allowed you to bring food in, smoke inside and tickets were under $2.

The young and the old found the Port Theater enjoyable at this time and when more multiplex theaters began opening up, the business was forced to recreate itself. Ownership was transferred and movies were more artistic selections but the theater closed in 1998 due to financial struggles. Here is a look at what’s happened since reopening in 2012.


The Port Theater has experienced the “Greatest Show on Earth” with a live elephant on stage,

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Make-Up - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/comedynose/11195380413

If you are ready for a makeover or are ready to try a new makeup routine, you’re probably looking for a great make-up counter in Orange County. Applying the wrong foundation or wrong highlights can alter your whole image and that is why the right make-up counter can show you how to choose eye shadows and lipsticks.

It’s challenging to choose the right color to match your skin tone but a make-up counter will be able to help you make the right decision. Here is a look at which make-up counters that have the best talent.

Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza – 333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa

Nordstrom has an excellent make-up counter which matches the company’s high standards. It’s located in the South Coast Plaza. The make-up counter here offers

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The Orange County has some amazing seafood restaurants being right at the ocean. You can’t beat the food that matches the area you live in and seafood is a top choice in the OC. Some local restaurants have signature dishes that you just can’t match that have created a strong following.

Find locals and tourists at restaurants like 230 Forest or Savannah Steak & Chop House getting their fill of seafood dishes. Here is a look at the top places to go for amazing seafood in the OC.

Walt’s Wharf – 201 Main Street, Seal Beach

Walt’s Wharf is an American and Seafood restaurant located at Seal Beach. The fresh, oak-grilled seafood and artichoke appetizers are one of Walt’s signature specialties. Try the Pacific snapper with tomato basil relish, the

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Casa Romantica - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Casa_Romantica.jpg

It is said that every community needs a heart. That is exactly what Casa Romantica is to the Southern Orange County area. Many even refer to it as a historic treasure.

It was built back in 1927 by its original owner, Ole Hanson. He built it so his family could have a beautiful place to live. It was his idea of living the California dream. This home consisted of 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.


Over the years the home had several different owners. It wasn't until 1946, when Lambert and Patricia Schuyler purchased the home, that it was named the Casa Romantica. In 1991 it was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Visit and Discover History

Now Casa Romantica serves as a place where visitors can come and learn about the

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