Bye To The Big Three

On this episode of the I Heart Costa Mesa podcast, co-hosts Erin and Brandy wrap-up with a rundown of all the Season 3 guests. What lessons will the I Heart Costa Mesa team take away from this season’s guests? Find out on this season finale episode!

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A Brush With Beer

Chris Kent is a unique kind of a guy—he can tell you all about the perspective and symmetry of a piece of art while also educating you on the “hoppiness” and mouthfeel of your favorite craft beer. All with said beer in hand. (Now that’s talent.) Chris is the “Head Dude” at Craft & Arts, an arty, hop-filled experience that he likes to describe as, “not your average paint night.”

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Jeffrey Smith: Wickid Candle

On this episode of the I Heart Costa Mesa podcast, we’ve got local chandler (that’s ‘candle-maker’ to some) Jeffrey Smith, founder of Wickid Candle. Wickid Candle is a Costa Mesa-based purveyor of organic handmade candles in masculine scents, like tobacco, musk, ozone, teakwood, tonka and more. Listen in to learn more about candle-making than you ever thought possible, then go check out Smith’s full line of organic candles…

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The Top Chef Tackle

Costa Mesa is a foodie mecca. There are so many good restaurants around town. We could easily ‘dine out’ for every breakfast, lunch, dinner – plus happy hours, Taco Tuesdays, brunches, suppers and tea times – and still not make a dent in all the eateries our mouthwatering Mesa has to offer. (Although, forks up! We’re sure gonna try.) So when we heard that Season 11 Top Chef Alumnus, Brian Huskey, was serving top-shelf burgers, sandwiches, salads and seafood – in a casual, pub-like, ‘grub shack’ environment – we knew we had to tackle that, stat…

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Pots and Pans with Jack and Annie

On this week’s podcast, we’ve got dynamic radio duo – Chef Annie Morgan and Horticulturalist Jack Carlisle – of the ‘Pots and Pans with Jack and Annie’ show, which airs Sundays from 9:30-10:30am on local station KOCI 101.5 FM. Jack and Annie are an integral part of our local community… and no topic is off the table. We laugh! We cry. We discuss the value of partnership and debate the benefits of chatting up random strangers at the mall. It’s a fun episode you won’t want to miss. Check it out, Costa Mesa!

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Volcom: Not So Fast, Fashion.

Do you know how your clothes are made? Or where? And here’s a better question… why should you care? I keep hearing about “fast fashion” – and maybe you have, too. In a nutshell, it’s kind of like fast food – quick, cheap, and makes your mouth water – but choosing it has lasting implications that leave you a bit queasy…

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Orleda Azevedo: Girls Inc.

On this week’s episode of the I Heart Costa Mesa Show podcast, we’re chatting with Orleda Azevedo, Director of Volunteers at Girls Inc. of Orange County – now celebrating its 65th year! Few organizations have such a storied history, locally. Listen in to learn more about the amazing work they are doing for local girls and young women…

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Molly’s Music: Born To Sing

The last time I sang vocal scales, it was the mid-90s and I was likely wearing Doc Martens and a plaid flannel. It’s not the quite the same as scream-singing Alanis Morissette in your Nissan Pulsar as you cruise down Harbor Boulevard. Vocal scales are straight-up scary. But I’m surprisingly non-terrified as I find myself standing in a vocal studio on a breezy spring afternoon, dutifully sliding up and down scales, across the piano from local music maven, Molly Webb.

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Rebekah Robeck: Let’s Be Kind

Costa Mesa High School 9th grader, Rebekah Robeck, is cultivating kindness here in our community. Check out our interview with this inspiring, local teen – a girl on a personal mission to bring more kindness and connection into the lives of Costa Mesa kids – then be sure to follow her on Instagram @letsbekindday to keep up with all she’s doing!

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Ian Stevenson: Love Costa Mesa Day

This week, on the podcast, we’ve got Ian Stevenson, Executive Director of Trellis and part of the team spearheading “Love Costa Mesa Day 2019.” Love Costa Mesa Day is an annual day of volunteering and service, happening on Saturday, May 18th, 2019. We get all the details on where to sign up, how to participate, what it means and why it’s happening – plus lots more about our beloved Costa Mesa. Check it out!

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Plug & Play: E-Lux Electric Bikes

Spring has sprung! The sun is out! Flowers bloom, as thoughts turn toward long, lazy, California beach days. Here in Costa Mesa, we enjoy the coastal life. We can bicycle to sandy vistas and crashing waves from anywhere in the city. But sometimes – especially after a full day of bodysurfing and sunbathing – the bike ride home can feel like the punishing slog of a chain-gang, slowly grinding back up the Mesa. It’s moments like this an exuberant, electric cyclist will inevitably zoom past. That zippy, motorized bike that seemed so much like “cheating” on the ride downhill, now feels positively essential…

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Westside Slice: Trenta Pizza and Cucina

Giorgio Buzzanga, Marco Palazzo and Cristiano Leoni had no prior restaurant experience, but they were intrigued by the trendy quirks of Costa Mesa’s Westside. Buzzanga had been riding his Vespa — because that’s what Italians do, right? — by the eclectic Midway Market at 1661 Superior Ave. when he noticed a vacancy sign at Suite D. The corner spot had been occupied by Waffleholic but was ready to receive new life. So Buzzanga gathered his two friends and they met the people in charge. When they were done, they had the seeds of a restaurant that achieves both an industrial and homey feel. It’s called Trenta, the Italian word for the number 30…

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Jim Washburn: Lost In OC

Journalist, author and music aficionado, Jim Washburn, has a lot to say about Costa Mesa – and he’s been saying it for years, writing for the OC Weekly, OC Register and LA Times (to name a few.) It’s always fun talking to longtime Costa Mesans – they have the very best stories! Washburn does not disappoint. Check out our podcast interview, then follow him on Facebook to get more “Washburnisms” flowing through your feed…

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