Lido Villas to Begin Selling Units This Week

If you’ve parked anywhere near Lido Marina Village in the past year, you’ve probably noticed the large swathe of land-turned-high-end-development tucked along Via Lido. Now, Landsea Homes, responsible for building this upscale community called Lido Villas, will begin selling units Feb. 23. Models will debut late March 2019.

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#TBT to Women’s Empowerment

Exactly one week ago, on Thursday, Jan. 31, more than 100 bold, brave (and hungry) women came together at Macy’s Home South Coast Plaza for the final installment of the three-part Local, Global & Me, a Women’s Empowerment Series.

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Charity Bar Crawl Seeks to Raise $5k for Cystic Fibrosis

If you’re looking for an awesome reason to bar hop and drink beer, here it is: The third annual Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause is happening Saturday, Feb. 23 on Balboa Peninsula. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County (CFF OC), so you can…

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A Secret Cookie Recipe Revealed

Back when I lived in New York, there was a particular chocolate chip cookie recipe that was asked for at every birthday party and half-birthday party and fake birthday party there ever was. The recipe had been mine alone, as everyone knew, and “Melissa’s Cookies” were perfected over years of burned cookie edges, too-melted chocolate…

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

I’ve found there are several distinct signs of happiness: spontaneous smiling, a sudden and unexplained tolerance for traffic on the PCH, and an empty fridge because to be honest, you’re way too happy to bother filling it. Cue a truly happy me when a friend of mine sends me this text at 6 o’clock on a Sunday: “Wine and cheese at…

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Rainy Day Pasta

Rainy days call for hearty dishes … like this pasta with ingredients sourced from the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market.

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Saturday Fiction: An Interview Near Sunset

A short story about a man traveling from Newport Beach to DTLA who thinks he knows but may have no idea.

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Where’s Trivia in Newport Beach?

You ask, we answer. For the serious to not-so-serious trivia enthusiast, Newport Beach offers several choice options to get your game face on. Hint: Brush up on the names of the seven dwarfs … and One Direction band members.

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