The Best of SoCal, Presented by Porsche Irvine

This year’s Best of SoCal event took place at Porsche Irvine and pulled in the who’s who of Orange County with exciting guests from two-time UFC Champion Carla Esparza to former OC Housewife Peggy Tanous. The event included live performances by Edge of the World Entertainment, a silent auction, and a plethora of casino games for guests to enjoy from Royal Flush CasinoKetel One Vodka, Nolet’s Gin, El Cristiano Tequila & Wilson Creek Winery sponsored the evening’s hosted beverages while DJ Richard Wayne stole the spotlight with beats from around the world. Delicious small bites were created by hand-selected chefs including BiTe by Chef Ray, Chef Kelvin Bellamy, Critic’s Choice, Kiro’s, Lalu’s Catering, Poppy & Seed and SOL Cocina.

A wine tasting presentation from Wilson Creek Winery which included a champagne cirque performance had each event participant in awe as they entered the venue. Insta-worthy backdrops created by Wonderwall OC were a picture-perfect addition paired with summer-themed cocktails prepared by La’Creay’s Bartending Service. The Bartesian Lounge was well attended throughout the evening by VIP guests thanks to an exciting array of on-demand premium cocktails by Bartesian and an over-the-top sushi showcase from Shari Nori by Chef Han. An array of sweet treats took centerstage from Kokonut Dessert Bar and Paderia Bakehouse while Facial Lounge gifted VIPs with complimentary facials.

Editors Jennifer McLaughlin and Michael Dunn debuted the latest issues of LA Travel Magazine and OC Travel Magazine, the ultimate resource for the west coast’s savviest travelers among magazine contributors, city officials, media guests, and local Southern California residents.

Red Carpet Photos By: Michael Pascual @michaelpascualmedia

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Event Photos By: Ken Alcazar @alcazark

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