Derek Hough Talks About Taking the Lead
Sep23

Derek Hough Talks About Taking the Lead

Derek Hough came from a dusty town in Utah – Far from the glitz and the confetti that is the “Dancing With the Stars” Ballroom we all know. His passion for dance took him and sister Julianne to the most prestigious dance academies in London, a world away from Salt Lake City. They left their family to discover the magic of dance abroad. After years of world championships and the agony that entails, Derek and Julianne...

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Ojai, California — The Perfect Escape
Sep22

Ojai, California — The Perfect Escape

After completing a seriously demanding nightmare of a project, I realized it was time for some much-needed respite. Yet with only a few days before my next project began, I needed to find a place where I could recharge and rejuvenate in the quickest, dirtiest way possible. Luckily, I picked the perfect locale — the charming town of Ojai, California. It was exactly what I needed — in just two days, I felt like a completely new woman. I...

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Seeking Ghosts and Goblins?
Sep20

Seeking Ghosts and Goblins?

Frightful Fun in Big Bear With this year’s Halloween on Friday, mountain lovers can grab the little tykes, tweens and teens head to Big Bear Village for a grand trick-or-treat weekend. On Halloween night, Big Bear Village fills with jack-o-lanterns, cobwebs, flying bats, strobe lights and, new this year, displays of scarecrows throughout the village. From 5 pm to 9 pm, the streets shut down to welcome goblins, witches,...

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Brande Roderick’s Recipe for Healthy Living
Sep16

Brande Roderick’s Recipe for Healthy Living

Brande Roderick, quintessential California girl — known for her role in “Baywatch” in 2000 and as a former Playboy Playmate of the month and Playmate of the Year in 2001 — says she’s had to work hard all her life to fight against the dumb blonde image. “You have to work extra hard to prove yourself,” Roderick says. “There’s always that expectation. Being blonde, for example, going into ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ people...

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Sidecar Doughnuts: The Hipster’s Answer To An Old-Fashioned Treat
Sep16

Sidecar Doughnuts: The Hipster’s Answer To An Old-Fashioned Treat

The doughnut. It’s a simply sweet, and utterly delicious treat that seemingly melts in your mouth with each bite. They come in all shapes and sizes – some crème filled, some glazed, and some sprinkled with sugar, with everyone from young to old enjoying this classic. Then there is Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee Shop, a place that prides itself on taking an old-fashioned treat and infusing it with a modern-day hipster twist. Set in an...

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