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
by The Mesa Maven | Jan 26, 2018
In this episode of The I Heart Costa Mesa Show, we talk to Michael “Recycle” Carey, Sustainability Coordinator for the OCC Recycling Center. We talk about Carey’s background, the epic new recycling center at Orange Coast College – and we try to stump the expert with a “Can You Recycle This Item?” game. Will we stump him? Listen and find out!Read More
by The Mesa Maven | Jan 24, 2018
Living in this city in 2018 sometimes feels like “A Tale of Two Costa Mesas.” There’s the first city, the original city, the city of years past. This version of the city is fueled by fond memories, cherished memorabilia, deep family roots and historical significance. It mattered, and matters, to lots of residents – it is home, after all. Yet it finds itself increasingly out-of-place in a relentlessly-modernizing Orange County. The second city, the new city, is the Costa Mesa of opportunity and renewal…Read More
by Mister Mesa | Jan 12, 2018
What’s it like to take a punch? In order to find out, we set up Mister Mesa with a full-contact sparring session at The American Gym in Westside Costa Mesa. But first he needs to get whipped into shape with a week of classes and private training in Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and Kickboxing. Will he survive? Watch to find out!Read More
by Mister Mesa | Jan 12, 2018
Part 2 of 2! (Watch Part 1 here.) Mister Mesa trained for a week at The American Gym in Westside Costa Mesa to try and survive six minutes in the ring with former professional MMA fighter, Jason Drexel. Will he survive? Watch the sparring match and find out!Read More
Join our mailing list to receive heartfuls of Costa Mesa sent straight to your inbox!
Follow Our Instagram
COSTA MESA WEATHER
- 2:11 PM PDT on March 20, 2018
- 5:00 AM PDT on March 23, 2018
Tomorrow is forecast to be Warmer than today. Showers late tomorrow night.
Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 72F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain likely. High 64F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall may reach one inch. Localized flooding is possible.
Partly cloudy skies. High near 65F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy skies. High 64F. SSE winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
A mainly sunny sky. High 62F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.