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BEAUTY MARKS

Supermodel Kate Upton sports curves that get her noticed, but she says self-confidence is the real secret to a beautiful appearance. Read more...



TOP TACOS

A south-of-the-border staple that’s become a global must-have, tacos can be a simple snack or dressed up as a full meal. We’ve chosen a few places where you can enjoy this hand-held comfort food. Read more...



NEXT MONTH PREVIEW

Next month, we help you make the most of warm weather lunches by highlighting some of the delicious sandwiches in the Inland Empire. Read more...



TEMECULA VALLEY BALLOON &
WINE FESTIVAL!

The 2015 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival kicks off summer May 29–31 in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country. Read more...



TIM ALLEN - NEXT MONTH PREVIEW

Tool-Timin’ Tim Allen arrives at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa June 19 for an evening of laughs. Read more...















GETTING VOCAL

Riverside’s Sophia Bollman, 16, is finding her way around the blues. Read more...

WINE NOTES

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters performs at Monte De Oro Winery, May 2. montedeoro.com • At Thornton Winery’s Champagne Jazz Series, hear Brian Culbertson May 2; Mindi Abair May 16; and Richard Elliot, Peter White and Euge Groove May 30. thorntonwine.com. • Wiens Family Cellars’ summer concert series kicks off with Berlin on July 24. wienscellars.com


TAKE A HIKE

With national forests, preserves, gardens and numerous city and county parks in the region, there are plenty of ways to explore the great outdoors. Read more...
By Tammy Minn

CALENDAR -The Great All-American Youth Circus

May 1–17 • Redlands 75th annual spectacle starring local youth. Times vary. Redlands YMCA. (909) 798-9622, ext. 205, ycircus.org
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THE INLAND EMPIRE
INVITATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE

In the 1970s, winegrower and entrepreneur Ely Callaway convinced Rancho Cucamonga’s Chuck Keagle to plant a few acres of wine grapes in the Temecula Valley. Read more...

SHADE TIME

Protect your eyes from SoCal rays with trendy sunglasses in your favorite style. Sleek and sporty aviator glasses are strong favorites this year, especially because summer will be about modern takes on styles from the Sixties and Seventies. Also be on the lookout for bright or white frames, ombre (which refers to color that gradually goes from light to dark) or mirrored lenses. Shown here are aviator sunglasses in gold and silver from Talbots. $59.50 each at select Talbots stores or at talbots.com.


THE HOT 100 RESTAURANTS

With a diverse range of casual and fine dining options to choose from, the Inland Empire offers something to satisfy every palate. We’ve gathered some of the best places to nurture your inner foodie. Read more...