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  1. 1. OCMETRO NOVEMBER 9, 2006 T H E B U S I N E SS L I F E S T Y L E M AGA Z I N E OCMETRO.COM 10 TOP ORANGE COUNTY CHEFS UNDER 40 IMAGINE THIS YOUNG CONCEPT CARS LEAD THE PACK BIG AND BOLD HOLIDAY GUNS FASHION 2006 EAT SMART HEALTHY HOLIDAY DINING COVER STORY Adam Navidi [The Californian in the Hyatt Ryan Matthew Adams Regency, Huntington Beach] Michael Rossi [Culinary Adventures Inc.] [Ambrosia Joel Harrington Restaurant] Troy Chikara Furuta Christopher S.F. Garnier [Restaurant 162’] Lindsay Marie [AIRe Global Cuisine] [Roy’s Restaurant] Antonio Ramon Ramos Smith-Rosales [Iva Lee’s ] [Nirvana Grille] Christopher Alan Grodach [Scott’s Seafood] YOUNG GUNS 10 top OC chefs under 40 make their mark on the culinary landscape. BY STEVE THOMAS AND BLAKE FRINO If you have eaten out lately in a young man’s game. (There are some young cavorting on the small screen, cracking growing, with cooking seen not as a menial fine dining restaurant in Orange County women, too, but, surprisingly, we didn’t eggs and jokes with equal dexterity. service job but as a creative art akin to and happened to meet the chef, you may find that many.) A profusion of cooking schools has singing or painting. On its website, the have been surprised to shake hands with Sure, the middle-aged culinary maestros echoed and magnified the TV trend. California Culinary Academy in San someone who looked not like Chef with fiery eyes and 40-inch waists are still Cookingschools.com lists 977 culinary arts Francisco, where three of the young chefs Boyardee but like a recent high school around, but more and more top kitchens are academies just in the U.S., many with mul- profiled here were trained, invites students graduate. From OC’s luxe coastal resorts to being run by people in their 20s and 30s. tiple locations. With more schools in more to “break away from the ordinary and fulfill fancy restaurants around South Coast The popularity of TV cooking shows has a lot places, kids who have a yen to blend can your dream of having an exciting career,” Plaza and across the county, high-class to do with it. Kids today – and for a while get an education much more easily. and that’s just what a growing number of cookery seems to be morphing into a now – have grown up with celebrity chefs And the glamour of the profession keeps talented Orange County cooks are doing. 40 OCMETRO NOVEMBER 9, 2006 OCMETRO.COM O C M E T R O .. C O M OCMETRO COM N O V E MJB E R 9 ,, 2 0 0 6 U LY 6 2 0 0 6 OCMETRO 41 39
  2. 2. OCMETRO APRIL 26, 2007 T H E B U S I N E SS L I F E S T Y L E M AGA Z I N E OCMETRO.COM 40UNDER40 OC'S MOST SUCCESSFUL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS AND EXECS 4040 OC’S TM Whether blazing trails within a corporate setting or committing to doing it their own way, these under-40 Orange County UNDER entrepreneurs and execs have one thing in common: the willingness to take risks. With risk comes the adrenalin rush they crave; the result of cre- ative energy, on-the- edge decision- making, and the “Yeah!” moments that brand them as a success. Eddie Delbridge (38) EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, EDDIE DELBRIDGE PRODUCTIONS ▲ eddiedelbridgeproductions.com After perfecting his craft as a producer at NBC, CameronLumsden (37) CandaceNelson (32) Delbridge formed his own company and now pro- duces red carpet segments for the SAG Awards, PARTNER, BLUE CORAL SEAFOOD AND SPIRITS ▲ OWNER, SPRINKLES CUPCAKES ▲ Grammys, Golden Globes, and Academy Awards bluecoralseafood.com sprinklescupcakes.com broadcasts. SMARTEST MOVE: “Starting my own production Lumsden is one of the driving forces behind this phenomenal A little project that started in her kitchen, Nelson’s baked jewels are restaurant that became an instant success when it opened in now some of the country’s most sought-after cupcakes. Oprah company and utilizing my connections to grow Fashion Island last summer. Winfrey and other celebrity clients have touted Sprinkles Cupcakes. my own business.” Mark Savage SMARTEST MOVE: “Getting the opportunity to partner with restau- SMARTEST MOVE: “Partnering with my husband. He has always chal- rant visionaries Bill Allen and Paul Fleming to put the Blue Coral lenged me to think bigger.” concept together.” 40 OCMETRO APRIL 26, 2007 OCMETRO.COM OCMETRO.COM APRIL 26, 2007 OCMETRO 41
  3. 3. OCMETRO OCTOBER 26, 2006 T H E B U S I N E SS L I F E S T Y L E M AGA Z I N E OCMETRO.COM SANDAL KING PERFUME PRINCESS MICKEY’S BOSS Who else is hot? See page 44 25 HOTTEST PEOPLE OF KEN SMITH ORANGE COUNTY DESIGNER OF THE GREAT PARK Hottest 25 Peop le of Orange County Who’s hot? And why? You need only look at what you’re wearing, what you’re reading and even what you’re drinking to understand the “why” behind the names on our annual list of the Rainbow Maker JAY LONGLEY I f you live in Orange County, chances are, market was soon discovered, and the city prohib- Hottest 25 People of Orange County. Are there are a pair of Rainbow sandals in your ited him from selling without a license. His next you wearing the same T-shirt Oprah wore closet or at least in your kid’s closet. For effort at distribution was selling his sandals to on the cover of O Magazine? (Hint: Three that, you can thank Jay Longley, the man Dick Metz, owner of Hobie Sports behind every single pair. The company, for $6 a pair – netting him a $1 Dots’ Sharon Lebon made our list.) Did founded in 1974 in Longley’s garage, now sells profit. The sandals kept selling and FOUNDER AND CEO, you follow the Enron case? OC’s own John more than 1.5 million pairs annually. he kept making them – up to 30 RAINBOW Hueston led the task force that convicted The iconic surf footwear was born when pairs a day. SANDALS Longley saw a sandal wash up on shore at the Then word got around. Longley AGE: 62 Enron’s Skilling and Lay. And when you beach. He didn’t want it to go to waste, so he says, “People couldn’t get them; RESIDENCE: had your last lemon drop martini, did you thought, “How do I make a sandal that won’t we didn’t produce enough san- Dana Point FAMILY: Wife Chanya toast Michael Cho, the Orange County break?” After numerous attempts, he finally dals.” Today the company manu- HOBBIES: Surfs, flies Photo by Mark Savage came up with the right formula for a stylish, factures 1,000 sandals a day, from attorney who brings more liquor licenses durable sandal. leather or hemp, while a producer race planes (Lance Air 4P), races bikes, to local restaurants than any other? His first sales were made outside the Laguna in China makes the rest. Rainbow’s windsurfs and As for who made the list… Beach Sawdust Festival, where he gave the park- Longley has found his pot of gold. enjoys yoga ing attendant six pairs a day to sell. His little test —BLAKE FRINO 44 OCMETRO OCTOBER 26, 2006 OCMETRO.COM
  4. 4. OCMETRO LEISURE OC WINS WITH OLYMPIC TEAM THE EDGE BUSINESS WHAT EVERY GEN-Y EXEC SHOULD KNOW APRIL 24, 2008 OCMETRO.COM 40UNDER40 OC'S MOST SUCCESSFUL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS AND EXECS OC’S 40 THOMAS ANTUNEZ PRINCIPAL AND CEO, PERCENTIX, INC. percentix.com Since he founded the company in 2003, 32 AGE Antunez has generated annual revenue of $5.5 million. Though he heads more than 150 enterprise performance- management plans for clients all over 40 the world, Antunez still finds time to be involved in UC Irvine’s Merage School of Business and local nonprofits. UNDER WHAT HE HOPES TO BE DOING IN 10 YEARS: “I hope to grow a healthy family with my wife, have solidified Percentix’s position as a market leader and trusted business advisor, and con- tinue to provide executive leadership for a private or public organization.” Summer Brenda Brkusic Rapp CHANNEL MANAGER, OC CHANNEL AT KOCE-TV; OWNER, ISTINA PRODUCTIONS koce.org Brkusic has been given an important VICE PRESIDENT OF DESIGN, QUIKSILVER AGE WOMEN’S COLLECTION 27 undertaking: changing the way OC receives its news. On top of being the quiksilver.com channel manager of OC Channel, she writes, edits, directs and produces – she recently Rapp took on the role of vice completed the documentary “Freedom from They are among Orange County’s 29 AGE president of design for the Despair,” which aired on PBS. Mike Colón Photographers (Antunez); Harper Smith Photography (Rapp) brightest professionals who have Quiksilver women’s collection WHAT SHE HOPES TO BE last year, after working as the achieved a level of success that takes assistant merchandiser/denim designer at DOING IN 10 YEARS: “I hope to some people a lifetime. A brilliant Roxy, director of design at Volcom and head have completed a number of docu- attorney. A producer for one of designer of Women’s Ever. Her Quiksilver mentaries that collection is aimed at women ages 18 to 24 Southern California’s top-rated who have an independent vision. The source have impacted the world in positive morning news shows. A music for her inspiration: travel. ways. I hope to producer. A creator of one of the most WHAT SHE HOPES TO BE DOING IN 10 YEARS: educate others and inspire them to be popular online games. And they make “I hope to have a very healthy family around courageous in the me, traveling with me and supporting me in face of their own up this year’s crop of 40 Under 40. struggles and my career ventures.” dreams.” 32 OCMETRO BUSINESS APRIL 24, 2008 OCMETRO.COM OCMETRO.COM
  5. 5. SPECIAL AN N UAL ISSU E THE BUSINESS LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 30, 2003 PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 1728 SANTA ANA, CA w w w . o OFFICE KOCE News Anchor DESIGN & Ed Arnold FURNITURE WORKSTATIONS THAT REALLY Santa Ana WORK Detective Steve Lodge IT’S Accessory Designer ARNOLD’S Jennifer Perkins TURN WHAT LIES AHEAD IN SACRAMENTO Garden Grove School Board Member Recall Candidate Lan Quoc Nguyen Brooke Adams HOTT EST25 P H O TO S B Y M A R K S AVAG E 54 40 42 36 PEOPLE OF OR ANGE COUNTY 32 OCM O C T O B E R 3 0 , 2 0 0 3 www.ocmetro.com www.ocmetro.com OCTOBER 30, 2003 OCM 33
  6. 6. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GOLF AND LIFESTYLE S O U T H L A N D G O L F M A G A Z I N E . C O M I M AY 2 0 0 9 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S HALF MOON BAY GOLF LINKS 10Stretch ONE SIMPLE WAYS TO YOUR SUMMER GOLF TRAVEL BUDGET HOW TO SHIELD TOUR PRO ONLINE NOW! > VIDEO TOUR OF ANAHEIM HILLS STEP TO LOWER YOURSELF ON DENNIS PAULSON GOLF COURSE SCORES, FASTER THE COURSE MOVES FROM THE > ENTER TO WIN ROUNDS AND FROM THE SUN’S FAIRWAYS TO A NICKENT HYBRID MORE FUN! DEADLY RAYS THE AIRWAVES SEE PAGE 89 SOUTHLANDGOLF MAGAZINE.COM Leisure Time 10 WAYS TO STRETCH YOUR BUDGET AND GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR NEXT GOLF VACATION. BY JOEL BEERS Golfers have been trying to save strokes since the game was invented. Lessons, better equipment and playing from the proper tee boxes are ways to help in this endeavor. But strokes aren’t the only thing golfers are trying to save these days. The economic downturn has made everyone a little more cost-conscious in these trying times. And there are ways to help golfers stretch their vacation dollars as summer approaches. Whether you’re planning a two-day getaway to a Southland resort, a weeklong trip to a golf destination in Northern California or the Pacific North- west, or even a dream vacation to the British Isles, savvy travelers have op- RESO RT AT PEL ICAN H IL L tions when it comes to finding the best deals. You just have to know where to look:
  7. 7. SOUTHERN CALIFO RNIA GOLF AND LIF ESTYLE SOUTHLANDGOLFMAG AZINE.COM MARCH 2009 LIVING LARGE! MICHELLE WIE 10 BRINGS STAR NEW CLUBHOUSES POWER TO YOU HAVE TO SEE THE DESERT TO BELIEVE WINNERS AND LOSERS ON THE WEST COAST SWING Women GET A GRIP 2009 Kraft Nabisco Championship ON THE GREENS BETTER PUTTING in the Game IS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND ONLINE NOW! > VIDEO TOUR OF SHORECLIFFS GOLF COURSE The LPGA returns to the Southland: > ENTER TO WIN 5 reasons why you should care A NICKENT DRIVER Plus! Everything you need to know SEE PAGE 97 SOUTHLANDGOLF about the year’s first major MAGAZINE.COM >> COVER STORY A WORLD OF TALENT WITH TOP-RANKED LORENA OCHOA, ROOKIE MICHELLE WIE AND A DIVERSE RANGE OF CHALLENGERS — SOME WHO ARE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS — THE LPGA TOUR IS POISED FOR AN EXCITING SEASON. BY ELI MILLER Flip-flopping in sports is come into this season with the skill and nothing new, especially when it comes to drive to inch closer. The competitors hail superstars retiring. from all corners of the world, and some — Michael Jordan came back twice. Brett like world No. 2 Yani Tseng — have relo- Favre came back once, and so did Mario cated to Southern California. Lemieux. And then there’s Michelle Wie, who is It remains to be seen if Annika Soren- technically a rookie on the LPGA Tour after stam’s retirement will stick. But thanks to finishing sixth at the final stage of Qualify- a deep talent pool drawn from all over the ing School. Wie’s career has been a roller- Michelle Wie has her world, the LPGA Tour should get along just coaster, and her first season as a sights set on the year’s fine without arguably the greatest female card-carrying member of the LPGA is one first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. golfer ever. of the most intriguing storylines in golf. “I think the Tour definitely has a bright The fact that she nearly won her first event future,” said World Golf Hall of Fame last month as a full-time member has am- member and 29-time LPGA Tour winner plified the intrigue surrounding her. Amy Alcott. “There’s a lot of exciting Here are five reasons why the 2009 young talent.” LPGA Tour season could be one of the At the forefront of that pool is Lorena most exciting in recent memory. Ochoa, who has 21 victories in the past three years and garnered the LPGA Tour’s THE WIE FACTOR 1 GETTY IMAGES/TRAVIS LINDQUIST/STAFF Ochoa is the most dominant player on the triple crown in each of those seasons — women’s circuit, but Wie still has the star power. player of the year, money title and scoring The 19-year-old native of Hawaii has already average title. come close to winning each of the four majors and has The 27-year-old Mexico native has a played in 48 LPGA events entering her “rookie” season. The 6-foot-1 Wie can hit it as far as any woman in the sizeable lead atop the Rolex Women’s professional ranks. That, coupled with her ascent to the World Golf Rankings, though many players mainstream that accelerated when she won the U.S. SOUTHLANDGOLFMAGAZINE.COM SOUTHLAND GOLF MARCH 2009 35
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