"The city's brew method technology and inventiveness is far advanced," Duggan says.
At Portola, he's drawn elements from several shops to bring Orange County's first coffee lab that offers three different brewing styles for coffee: one for espresso, and two methods for iced coffee.
Stop by from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and check out this new coffee experience in Orange County. Plus, if you're hungry, Wicked Wiches offers fresh, local and sustainable sandwiches.
Portola is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and it's at the OC Mart Mix at 3313 Hyland Ave. in Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.portolacoffeelab.com.
One of my favorite Orange County-based photographers, the talented Sandy Heit, shoots incredible candid portraits of babies, children and families in natural light. Last year during the holidays, she had the fortunate problem of being overbooked with clients and had to turn work down. This year, why not book a family session in July and August when the kids are out of school and the weather is perfect?
And, as a special for Greer's OC readers, if you book during those months, you can get a single digital file (value $150) that can be used for holiday cards or gift prints. Regular session fees cost $250 for weekdays or $350 for weekends.
Sandy can travel throughout Orange County and Los Angeles, or can meet you at any location you choose.
Sandy Heit is at 2043 Westcliff Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 515-3905 or visit http://www.sandyheit.com.
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