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Valentine’s Day Getaways Near OC

No matter where you live in Orange County, the perfect place for Valentine’s Day is not far away. Whether it’s outdoor fun, imaginative whimsy, or music and culture, these romantic settings will help you create a special night your loved one will remember forever. These are Orange County’s best V-Day destinations.

CBS Los Angeles–01/18/2013

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Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes

Don’t feel left out this holiday season if you are in a gluten-free diet. We found a number of delicious holiday recipes that everyone will love and no one would know it is missing the […]

CBS Los Angeles–12/19/2012

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Best Holiday Craft Ideas From An OC Artist

Karen Adams is an Orange County-based artist that incorporates the So-Cal surf culture into her artwork, creating pieces you just won’t get from anyone else. check out her surf baby collection for the aspiring surfer-to-be. The accomplished O.C. artist shared some of her creative holiday craft ideas below, perfect for gifting this holiday season.

CBS Los Angeles–12/16/2012

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Best OC Artists to Buy From This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and finding the right gift for loved ones can be a daunting task. Nothing resonates more than unique, one-of-a-kind work to make a lasting impression. If cologne sets and ugly sweaters just won’t cut it for your loved ones this year, meet these local artists and shop the best art the area has to offer.

CBS Los Angeles–12/15/2012

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Sneak Into Santa’s Workshop Aboard The Real Polar Express

This holiday season pack your bags, grab the kids and head along the famous Route 66 for a magical road trip to the North Pole. Santa has allowed a couple of portals to open, allowing those who believe to pass through and visit his home.

12/14/2012

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Gift Guide For OC Pets And Animal Lovers

Chances are you have animal lovers on your holiday gift list, and you may even be one yourself. Don’t leave your furry friends out in the cold this holiday season.

CBS Los Angeles–12/14/2012

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Holiday Recipes From An OC Chef

If you’re lucky enough to have a chef in your family, then you know you’ll get some really good food for the holidays. If you don’t, well Erika Tucker promises more than enough good food for Christmas dinner; and it is the kind of food that a) you will tell your friends about and b) will make your friends envious.

CBS Los Angeles–12/12/2012

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Beautiful And Adaptable: Nan Fusco Jewelry

Nan Fusco jewelry takes statement jewelry to the next level. Her beautiful, unique line, crafted in her Laguna Beach studio, blends nature’s tones with elegant creativity.

12/11/2012

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OC’s Best Florists For A Holiday Poinsettia

Every holiday season, flowers make the perfect gift for family and friends. Poinsettias, in particular, offer a touch of class and care that let that special someone know that you care, but getting the correct bouquet is not as easy as it looks. You need quality customer service, convenience and fair prices to feel good about the purchase. Orange County offers a mix of all of those important qualities, and a few go above and beyond the call of duty to make the holidays go smoother than any year prior.

CBS Los Angeles–12/11/2012

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Best Holiday Escapes Near OC

The winter holiday season often means long lines at malls, crowded movie theaters and busy restaurants. Fortunately, frazzled Orange County residents looking to escape the yuletide hustle and bustle need only drive a few hours in any direction to bring back that holiday cheer. From dirt biking in the desert to buying chocolate from a Dutch boutique, these great escapes will take you off of the beaten path and down the road to holiday serenity.

CBS Los Angeles–12/08/2012

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Experience The Holidays At Balboa Bay Club & Resort

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort is a lovely waterfront escape year-round, but it’s particularly ideal during the holidays with the harbor lit up with lights, the Newport Beach Boat Parade happening and the shopping […]

CBS Los Angeles–12/07/2012

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Best Ways To Celebrate Hanukkah In OC

Every night and day from Dec. 8 through Monday, Dec. 16 neighborhoods throughout Orange County offer Hanukkah feasts, menorah lighting and cultural events to mark the sacred holiday. Observe the festivities in the way your family and your tradition dictates, but don’t miss out on extra fun this year at the best places to celebrate the season in Orange County.

CBS Los Angeles–12/07/2012

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Southern California’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties For Families

You like the nightlife, you like to boogie, you like to ring in the New Year with your family! Below is a list of the best family-friendly New Year’s Eve bashes in Southern California. Knotts […]

CBS Los Angeles–12/05/2012

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Ring In 2013 At Orange County’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties

Send the kids to grandma’s and ring in the New Year at the hottest 21+ parties in Orange County. Here are our choices for the best adult New Year’s Eve parties in the OC. OC […]

CBS Los Angeles–12/05/2012

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Celebrate The Holidays In Wine Country

The perfect spot to slow down, relax and enjoy the holiday season with friends and loved ones is in wine country. The hustle and bustle of this time of the year seems to slip away […]

CBS Los Angeles–11/16/2012

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