A Nostalgic Trip Down Memory Lane with Michael and Bryan Voltaggio’s Newest Endeavor Retro
Orange County Travel Magazine
by jmclaughlin@latravelmagazine.com
5M ago
Las Vegas is no stranger to exceptional dining experiences, and the city’s vibrant culinary scene has just welcomed a new establishment: Retro at Mandalay Bay. This throwback-themed restaurant, masterminded by acclaimed chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, promises to take diners on a nostalgic journey through time while offering modern twists on classic comfort food. With menu highlights like chicken pot pie croquettes and wagyu beef pot roast, Retro is an ode to the past that will delight and satisfy even the most discerning palates. By taking over the space once occupied by Aureole, the ..read more
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Palmilla Cocina y Tequila Opens in Newport Beach
Orange County Travel Magazine
by jmclaughlin@latravelmagazine.com
5M ago
Images Courtesy of Palmilla Cocina y Tequila Situated just minutes from the Newport Beach Pier, Palmilla Cocina y Tequila has emerged as Southern California’s newest culinary gem, igniting the dining scene with its enchanting Sonoran- and Baja-inspired flavors. The brainchild of the same creative team behind Palmilla in Hermosa Beach and Esperanza in Manhattan Beach, this dining haven just opened its doors on July 27, beckoning both locals and visitors alike to experience the allure of Cabo San Lucas right in Orange County. Under the masterful culinary direction of Chef Ray Alvarez, Palmilla ..read more
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Parisian Nights: Unveiling the Mystique of the Moulin Rouge Show
Orange County Travel Magazine
by jmclaughlin@latravelmagazine.com
5M ago
Photo Courtesy of D. Duguet/Moulin Rouge When it comes to iconic entertainment in the heart of Paris, the Moulin Rouge Féerie Revue Show stands as a timeless symbol of glamour, artistry, and pure entertainment. Having had the privilege of attending this legendary cabaret show, we can confidently say that it exceeded all expectations, transporting us into a world of dazzling beauty and captivating performances. From the moment we entered the historic Moulin Rouge theater, we were immediately struck by its opulent and enchanting ambiance. The plush red velvet seats, ornate chandeliers, and intr ..read more
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Experience Tranquility at Burke Williams Spa
Orange County Travel Magazine
by jmclaughlin@latravelmagazine.com
5M ago
Burke Williams Spa is a haven of serenity and relaxation, with eleven locations throughout California, all offering a range of luxurious treatments to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. Among the many exceptional services available, the Tranquility Massage is their newest offering and stands out for its ability to transport guests into a state of pure bliss by integrating massage therapy with the healing effects of sound. The new exclusive signature treatment is gaining popularity for its ability to release tension, promote relaxation, and restore balance within the body. This 90-minute ma ..read more
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Hotel Joaquin, Laguna Beach
Orange County Travel Magazine
by jmclaughlin@latravelmagazine.com
5M ago
Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Southern California, Laguna Beach is renowned for its natural beauty, vibrant art scene, and stunning beaches. Within this coastal paradise lies Hotel Joaquin, a boutique hotel that offers a unique blend of tranquility, luxury, and personalized service. The property is the perfect destination for a rejuvenating escape where every detail is thoughtfully crafted to create an unforgettable experience. Hotel Joaquin is a hidden gem, providing an intimate and exclusive retreat for discerning travelers. With only 22 rooms and a commitment to maintaining a s ..read more
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West Coast Road Trip
Orange County Travel Magazine
by jmclaughlin@latravelmagazine.com
5M ago
Road trips offer a rewarding way to explore and create memories. Follow along with us as we take you from Southern California to Northern California to the Coast of Oregon and finish our journey in Vancouver, Canada. It’s hard to beat the slower pace, the backroads, the pleasant surprises found off the beaten track. From south to north, all along the west coast to the mountains of Washington state, this journey brings us new experiences with new people and a worthwhile adventure. In this just-released west coast itinerary, we’ve outlined the best way to navigate the perfect west coast road tri ..read more
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SoCal’s Best Mixologist: Miguel Sandoval
Orange County Travel Magazine
by jmclaughlin@latravelmagazine.com
5M ago
No one could have anticipated the success of Mixology Masters, an evening of friendly competition presented by Porsche Irvine. The sophisticated event brought together Southern California’s best bartenders, food and beverage connoisseurs, and elite community members for an exciting collaboration to benefit Barks of Love Animal Rescue. As the night unfolded guests sampled the top mixology creations and voted for their favorite at the end of the event. Taking the win this time was Miguel Sandoval from Treehouse by Tanners in Huntington Beach. Mixology is an exciting discipline that combines an ..read more
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This Seasons Editors’ Pick: Bora Bora
Orange County Travel Magazine
by jmclaughlin@latravelmagazine.com
5M ago
Photos Courtesy of The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort Sprawled across 44 acres of the most magnificent landscape you will ever lay eyes on Bora Bora offers its travelers the epitome of carefree, tropical bliss. A place that has been beckoning honeymooners and wanderlust adventurers for ages is even more breathtaking in real life and has to be experienced firsthand to fully appreciate its organic beauty and magical surroundings. It all begins as you land at Motu Mote airport in Bora Bora, the roughly fifty-minute flight from Tahiti prepping you for what awaits; simply stated, heaven on earth. Wit ..read more
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One on One with OC Resident Carla Esparza
Orange County Travel Magazine
by jmclaughlin@latravelmagazine.com
5M ago
Photography by Michael Pascual From the Redondo Union high school wrestling mats to two-time UFC Strawweight champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza has built an illustrious career that has her ranked as one of the top female Mixed Martial Artists of all time. Starting her MMA career as the first INVICTA FC Strawweight champion as well as being the first UFC Strawweight champion Carla truly is an inspiration to female athletes all over the world for her perseverance, hard work and overall drive for success. After a successful journey in the top fight promotion in the world, Esparza’s run in th ..read more
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Beat the Heat: How to keep your pup cool in any location.
Orange County Travel Magazine
by jmclaughlin@latravelmagazine.com
5M ago
With warm temperatures in full effect heat waves and humid climates among us, there are plenty of days that even reach as high as 115 degrees! Of course, these temperatures are rare to most unless you live in a desert climate like Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Arizona but let’s be honest it seems temperatures globally are rising year after year. What does this mean if you have pets exposed to this type of weather, sadly it does not bode well for our furry little friends. With extremely hot temperatures our pets are limited to outdoor exercise, and can NEVER be left in an unattended vehicle. In g ..read more
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