Seeing a ghost on your birthday isn't everybody's cup of tea, but for paranormal enthusiasts, it might just be the perfect gift. That's where Orange County Ghosts and Legends Tours steps in, offering interactive ghost hunting tours that make for special outings or just something new to experience. From sleuthing out "the lady in white" in Black Star Canyon, to treading the pavement of one of the oldest neighborhoods in California, tour-goers have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the other side.
Groups will learn ghost-catching lingo as they use technical equipment such as specialized ghost meters and detectors to locate haunted hot spots. Meanwhile, guides provide spooky narration and historical insight into the evening of haunted happenings.
After a visit to the wine-rich valleys of Santa Ynez Valley, the founders of Frisby Cellars Winery resolved to strike out on their own inspired winemaking venture. At their winery, they process top-quality grapes sourced from Paso Robles and Santa Barbara vineyards, transforming them into a roster of wines available to try at their Lake Forest tasting room. There, samples are the main draw, from an award-winning pinot noir to a lush, fruit-laden chardonnay with hints of oak. Frisby wines can be found locally at restaurants, and the team also works with nonprofits to help fundraise for good causes.
Within the 8,000-square-foot Redline Athletics Lake Forest facility, instructors lead athletes of all levels through sport-specific training. Redline Athletics coaches have a lot of experience in a variety of sports—some were professional baseball players, some were standout college athletes, and one was a strength and conditioning coach for the New York Mets. The Lake Forest location has Erin and Cory Yoder, who played college volleyball at USC and UC Irvine. In addition to training athletes, they offer generalized classes in strength, agility, and endurance.
Our focus is to build the ATHLETE first. We specialize in providing individually-developed athletic performance training programs for athetes of all sports, ages, and abilities looking to get an edge on their competition. We also offer Adult Fitness Classes and Physical Therapy.
After only two years of playing the Suzuki violin, 6-year-old Australian native Hannah Reid played her first concert: a Suzuki graduation at the Sydney Opera House. It would be the first of many concerts and instruments to come: by high school, Hannah was well versed not only in violin, but flute, piano, and singing. Since graduating from Australia's prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she's continued honing her musical chops by playing both classical and rock music.
At Reid Music Academy, Hannah draws on her lifelong musical passion—as well as 15-plus years as a teacher—to instruct students of all ages in a plethora of musical skills. Whether her pupils want to learn classical piano melodies or improvise jazz solos on the sax, Hannah tailors each piano, voice, and woodwind lesson to her students' favorite musical styles. Besides instruments, Hannah teaches music theory, songwriting, and performance skills, which helps students overcome stage fright more effectively than training kids to play blindfolded their entire life.
As it turns out, technology and water mix pretty well. At SwimLabs, the staff uses advanced video technology to analyze strokes with 360-degree views. That happens inside the constant-current pool and allows for in-depth critiques and corrections. Of course, that level of studious scrutiny is for the swim school's competitive swimmers and triathletes. For kids just learning, the school has fun basic lessons that show kids there's no need to fear the wet stuff. A fear of water, however, is not an age-based condition. SwimLabs' team can help adults get past their phobia, too, as it's never too late to discover the myriad benefits of exploring aquatic worlds.