It’s About the Men!

Our Men's Issue showcases one of our own, Andrew (Andy, to those who know him) Theodorou, who you might know as executive VP and GM of the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, but who is featured here as a father. It seemed appropriate to talk about an exceptional dad, since June 19th is Father's Day. Theodorou was very close…

A Spectacular Opening!

The Grand Opening of the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University was a night to treasure. The magnificent concert hall, the grand performance, with opera great Placido Domingo performing, and the gala party tent with its breathtaking decor hit all the right notes.

Around Town

The 2016 Festival of Arts juried fine art show featuring 140 of Southern California’s top artists will commence July 5th and run through August 31st on the Festival grounds in Laguna Beach. Look for guided art tours, hands-on activities, art workshops, live music, and a variety of special events. The renowned Pageant of the Masters reveals a “Partners” theme this…

100th Running of the Indy 500

On Sunday, May 29th, over Memorial Day weekend, the world’s largest single day sporting event will celebrate its 100th running, with 33 IndyCar drivers competing with 300,000+ attendees watching. The iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway plays host to this massive event, where about 250,000 folks get ticketed seats in the grandstand and the rest head to the Snake Pit, the largest…

No Problem, Mr. Walt

On Saturday, April 21, 1989, as my father opened the doors to our fine art gallery in Old Town Pasadena, he was met by two L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies asking if he had a son named Walter Hackman, Jr. They informed him that my only sibling had been murdered for a mere $50.

Ahoy Matey!

Since its founding in 1922, the Balboa Yacht Club has encouraged yacht racing and cruising, promoted the science of seamanship and navigation, and hosted members, families and guests at its waterfront clubhouse and marina for educational, recreational and social purposes. The Club also maintains a one-of-a-kind outstation at Whites Cove, on Santa Catalina Island. Its year-around Junior Sailing Program for…

It’s About Art and Community

Art is for everyone, and nobody believes that more strongly than James “Walkie” Ray and his brother, Michael Ray. As the partner affiliates of Sanderson J. Ray Development, the Rays have used the west-facing façade of their building on the 3400 block of East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar for public artworks for more than two decades.

Beloved Balboa Island Celebrates 100 Years

Guests will gather at the Harborside Pavilion and Grand Ballroom on Saturday, June 25 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm to mingle with neighbors, friends, family and community leaders while they celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Balboa Island’s incorporation into the city of Newport Beach. Tickets include a sit-down dinner, drinks, live music by The Hodad’s and a narrated evening of…

Fatherhood Becomes Him

Andrew, everyone calls him “Andy,” Theodorou is certainly a mainstay in the Newport Beach community. As executive vice president and general manager of the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, where he has been employed since 1999 and where he oversees a staff of 250, you are bound to encounter Andy and his engaging smile and manner somewhere along the…

Easy Meals for Men

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but the reverse holds equally true. Every gal loves the thought of her man impressing her with a home-cooked meal! A Mexican theme is always festive and fun, with a dash of spice and a splash of tequila. Plus, these cooling Skinny Melon Margaritas are a third of…

Love Is In The Air!

Who knew boarding a simple airplane 23 years ago in my blue sweat suit (think ‘80s wear) would change my entire life? Certainly not me, or I might have dressed a bit snappier and put on a smidge of makeup and perfume. But, I had reached that elusive place of peace in my quickly-nearing-explosion biological countdown when I figured if…

Range Rover Sport SVR Performs like a Sports Car

Neck-snapping acceleration and cackling exhaust pipes are the first signs that the Range Rover Sport SVR is a performance car dressed in SUV clothes. The snarling 550-horsepower V-8, borrowed from Jaguar F-Type, is capable of propelling this two-and-a-half-ton rig to 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds and has a top track speed of 162 mph. The eight-speed automatic is…

Casa Teresa Celebrates 40 Years

Casa Teresa's hosted a "Ruby Luncheon" in celebration of its 40 years of serving moms and babies at Andrei's Conscious Cuisine in Irvine. Students from local universities modeled clothes from the nonprofit's newly-opened boutique, The Collection. Guest speakers completed the occasion, with $44,000 in net proceeds raised for the cause.

Inaugural “Game Changers” Speakers Series Held

BNY Mellon Wealth Management hosted its new speakers series at Laguna Art Museum and featured SVP of Finance and Administration for Angels Baseball Molly Jolly and the owner/vintner of Yorba Wines Ann Kraemer. BNY Mellon's Regional President Shannon Kennedy and Senior Wealth Manager Robin Kalota moderated. Photography Jake Hagopian

Mother-Daughter Time for NCL, Jrs. of Newport Beach

National Charity League, Juniors of Newport Beach held its 30th annual mother-daughter luncheon and fashion show at the Balboa Bay Resort with a "Fashion Fling" theme. Bloomingdale's Fashion Island dressed the mothers and daughters for their runway walk, and $80,000 was raised for three local charities. Photography Ann Chatillon

Business Owners Conference Fosters Small Businesses

SCORE Orange County hosted its fourth annual Women Business Owners Conference at the Island Hotel, where 200 women gathered to hear remarks from a variety of speakers giving insights into the present business climate, including morning keynote speaker Diane Harkey, vice chair of the State Board of Equalization.

SCORE OC Hosts Fourth Annual Women Business Owners Conference

Female business owners are quickly becoming more and more prominent in the work force. In the year 2012, the National Women’s Business Council revealed that the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. had seen a 26.8% increase over the past five years. California came out on top with the highest number of women-owned businesses. And, finally, perhaps the most…

Long Beach Toyota Grand Prix Pro/Celebrity Race Dads

Father’s Day has been celebrated for more than 100 years and this year, it is on June 19th. We like to recognize fathers, fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence they have in our society. The day also has a role in providing a spur for retailers and so, we all participate in the desperate search for a unique gift. On…