What to Watch: Newport Beach Film Festival Environmental Film Series

The Newport Beach Film Festival starts tomorrow, and in the days leading up to this grand, cinematic event, we’ve been going over some series you could watch if you’re into fun things like action sports or architecture. Today, we present you with the Environmental Film Series, a “curated program of documentary films designed to raise…

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This Is Your Chance to Have Breakfast with Erin Andrews

A groundbreaking (or glass-breaking) innovator in sports and entertainment, Erin Andrews is truly a powerhouse example of female leadership. And now, thanks to Orange County United Way, you can get inspired by the sportscasting superstar … in person. Orange County United Way will present the 16th Annual Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.…

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Art, Architecture + Design Film Series Brings Aesthetics to Cinematic Life

The Art, Architecture + Design (AA+D) Film Series at the 2019 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will feature nine feature films and seven short films that showcase art, architecture, design, modernism, photography, sculpture, urban planning and immersive art. According to an official festival release, “The series highlights emerging and prominent artists, visionaries and icons of…

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Free Event: A Powerful Women’s Empowerment Series Returns

Local, Global & Me, a Women’s Empowerment Series focused on investing in women to build strong communities, networks and connections. (We wrote about the last event, which was a fantastic and delicious time.)

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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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