Treat yo’ self! On this episode of The I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we’re indulging in an interview with local Master Chocolatier and Costa Mesa resident, Amy Jo Pedone, of Valenza Chocolatier. Pedone has harnessed her Sicilian family heritage, and knack for edible artistry, to create confections as beautiful as they are decadent.Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Apr 13, 2018
If Jeff Chon isn’t the hardest-working guy in the local restaurant scene, we don’t know who is! At age 23, he cut his teeth by buying The Alley Restaurant in Newport Beach – an established eatery with a loyal following. Soon after, he concepted and built-out Tabu Shabu over on East 17th Street in Costa Mesa. The purchase of The Wayfarer (formerly Club Mesa and The Detroit Bar) and launch of Oak & Coal soon followed, and now he’s about to open the doors to Love & Puree – all right here in town!Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Apr 6, 2018
On this episode, we interview local volunteer extraordinaire, Charlene Ashendorf, about community involvement, the new Costa Mesa Library, the Costa Mesa Senior Center, her Little Free Library and the importance of finding personal pursuits that allow you to lead with your heart! Ashendorf brings a healthy dose of love, wisdom and perspective to the podcast, so come learn from her experiences along with us…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Mar 30, 2018
On this episode, we interview Bradley Zint, Reporter for The Daily Pilot newspaper, about his eight years spent covering Costa Mesa and its surrounding communities. We also talk about his perspectives on the City of Costa Mesa, how he’s seen it change since he first started at the paper in 2010 – and, of course, we ask him the rapid-fire, Fast Final Fives! And with Brad just today announcing he is leaving the newspaper, this is one special edition of the podcast you don’t want to miss…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Mar 23, 2018
The Swap Meet at the Fairgrounds is almost 50 years old! So we discuss all the new changes going on at the recently re-imagined Orange County Market Place. Now under new ownership, they’ve got big ideas to modernize the OC Market Place weekend experience, while still staying true to its historic, local roots…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Mar 18, 2018
We love interviewing all manner of Costa Mesans, but must confess, the city’s ‘creative types’ are some of our favorite subjects. Maybe it’s unearthing each unpredictable interest they’re ‘into’ at the moment, or the thrill of pacing the breakneck speed of their ideas. Maybe it’s plumbing their vast depths of self-reflection, or the hilarity of a non-linear sense of humor. Usually, it’s all of the above… and all at once. A swirling whirl of ideas, laughter, stories, show-and-tells (and sometimes, tears) that leaves us utterly inspired and happily exhausted….Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Mar 16, 2018
On this episode of the I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we get schooled on edible gardening by local foodpreneur, Mike Saraylian, founder and owner of Harvest To Home. Saraylian, a self-described produce snob, talks in detail about health, organic gardening, hydration, why he prefers “funky fruit,” DIYing homegrown veg, growing fruit trees, compost tea, living walls, the importance of sunlight, why leaves don’t like to get wet, his love of haggling…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Mar 9, 2018
This week on the I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we talk to the three talented, local ladies behind The Collab Lab! Each has her own, individual business (or businesses) – but they collaborate from their shared Westside Costa Mesa space to offer fun events, workshops and classes on the side. Meet Candace, Megan and Nicole…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Mar 2, 2018
This week on the I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we talk to Claudia Stubin, founder and owner of Farm and Culture (formerly of Fermentation Farm.) We talk about Claudia’s Korean roots, explore the benefits of fermented foods, sample bone-broth lattes and kombucha mocktails on air, and discuss the creative process and all the changes happening to their menu. Grab a glass and join us for one delicious, Costa Mesa episode!Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Feb 23, 2018
On this episode of The I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we head down a globetrotting rabbit hole with Matthew Beehler – for whom art isn’t just a thing he does, but also an integral philosophy of life. Beehler’s made a name for himself as a planner and landscape architect, designing for clients all over the world, like The Mirage, Las Vegas. But today we get to explore his humble, midwestern beginnings and the winding journey of how he got to where he is today…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Feb 18, 2018
When we use the term ‘city’ to describe Costa Mesa, it’s easy to mentally mistake it for a singular, finite entity. An object. A thing. But if I Heart Costa Mesa has taught us anything, it’s that ‘city’ is just a word trying very hard to wrap its arms around a much more complex and undulating aggregate of ideas, concepts and characters. That the true, tangible ‘realness’ of Costa Mesa does not begin and end along the edges of her borders – but with the living, breathing individuals that move about her middle.Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Feb 16, 2018
On this episode of The I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we talk to Deborah Hayes, Founder and Director of family-owned-and-operated Starlight Theatre in Westside Costa Mesa. Starlight offers acting opportunities and singing lessons for kids and adults. Go take a class, see a show or check them out on the weekends for Improv, too! Be sure to listen to the end, when Mrs. Hayes sings us out of the episode with her beautiful opera voice…Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Feb 9, 2018
On this episode of The I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we talk to local surfer, yogi, entrepreneur, professor, self-proclaimed hustler and Costa Mesa family-man – Derek Sabori – about his almost-20 years at Volcom, finding sustainability, starting his own brand, and how yoga can change anyone’s life (especially men.)Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Feb 2, 2018
In this episode of The I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we talk to local psychotherapist, Carrie Cueto, all about mental health, addiction, meditation, motherhood and dealing with change. No Fast Final Fives in this one. (Cueto was one of our very first episodes ever recorded and we didn’t come up with that idea until we had a few in the can.) Here is a link to information about her local, therapy practice…Read More
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