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As temperatures begin to climb in Orange County, closets are in dire need of spring/summer-cleaning and most likely, some new, refreshing pieces. Luckily, Orange County is a shopper'€™s dream- an oasis of malls and shopping centers full of unique and trendy boutiques, haute couture and affordable fashions alike.

Fashion is an ever-changing landscape and retailers are no different. Here are some of the latest and greatest additions to Anaheim/OC area shopping centers and malls.

Spring is in the air, and the sunny weather beckons us outdoors."  One of my favorite things to do outside is to blow bubbles."  It'€™s an inexpensive hobby, requires very little skill, and it simply puts a smile on your face.

Invite yourself to feel the comfort of a home-style backyard barbeque, and cross the white picket fence of one of Costa Mesa'€™s hidden gems. The Beach Pit BBQ serves up a flavorful selection of authentic southern barbeque meats in a casual and family-friendly setting." 

Get ready for a delicious feast for the eyes! The all-new OC Chefs Series goes behind the scenes with some of the best chefs in OC to see what inspires them to create" eclectic, innovative and classic cuisine.

For the modern traveler, a smart phone loaded with apps is an indispensable tool. Maps, dining guides, travel itineraries, translators and more reside at the tips of your fingers, giving you unprecedented access to all the information you need to make your trip successful.

So, for those of you out there making plans to come to Anaheim/Orange County, here is a list of mobile apps that will guide you on your vacation or business trip.

If there is one thing about the holidays we love most, it'€™s tradition. If you don'€™t have a family holiday tradition, or are looking to start a new one, here is a list of our Orange County-area favorites.

Harbor Lights Christmas Cruise

Katie Brandenburger

We all know the food coma that comes with Thanksgiving." 

The turkey. The stuffing. The mashed potatoes. And the pies. Oh, the pies.

1. No, Everyone From Anaheim Doesn'€™t Hang Out At Disneyland All The Time



Cinderalla and her prince dance with mice

Cruise your way through a sea of twinkling lights and immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit at Huntington Harbour's Cruise of Lights and Newport Beach's 104th Annual Christmas Boat Parade." 

The search for the best Christmas lights is one of my favorite holiday traditions." Each year, I cozy up in pajamas, map out my route, grab some hot cocoa, pile my loved ones in the car and turn up the holiday tunes in search of the best Christmas light displays in Orange County.

This year, we are highlighting favorite OC Christmas light displays to maximize holiday spirit and enhance your twinkle viewing experience:" 

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