Coming Soon: Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes

For the tenth year in a row, whole main lobster will make its buttery, delicious debut on the shores at Newport Dunes at the 2018 Lobsterfest. Enjoy surf, turf, live music and fun for the entire family … all while raising money for the Make-A-Wish® (Orange County and Inland Empire) and Leadership Tomorrow organizations. This…

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10 Things to Know About the Pacific Wine & Food Classic

It’s no accident the word “classic” is at the end of this event; the Pacific Wine & Food Classic is one of the most quintessentially elegant food festivals to happen all year. Organized by the O.C. Restaurant Association, the two-day extravaganza runs as smoothly as a buttery, unoaked Chardonnay. (By the way, shameless plug! Read…

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Beach Eats: Homemade Pasta and Tomatoes

It might seem a little strange to be hawking a pasta recipe on a Sunday that’s such a scorcher, the only thing acceptable to eat should be ice cubes. Except once the summer sun melts and the nighttime cool(ish) descends, there’s still dinner to be made and this recipe is a winner. The tomatoes were…

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Is It Really That Hard to Throw Trash Away?

Trash on the beach is an interesting subject, a sociological deep dive into the manic minds of the many and the good of a few. The next time you want to judge someone’s character, don’t observe how they treat the wait staff at a restaurant (or do, because that’s also an accurate depiction of their…

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Friday Night Flix at Fashion Island Showcases Outdoor Movies This Summer

A new outdoor summer movie series called Fright Night Flix debuts Friday, July 6, 7:30 p.m. in the Neiman Marcus – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard at Fashion Island. Presented by THE LOT, Friday Night Flix is all about entertainment enjoyed under the stars; with the purchase of a $10 admission ticket, moviegoers get lawn-chair seating, a bag…

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Beach Eats Recipe #1: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have recently made something of a turnaround. No longer are they the evil stepmother of summer vegetables; now, they’re chic, trendy, appearing on menus as coveted items to enjoy. This particular Brussels sprout dish is aromatic yet light and summer fresh, and uses Brussels sprouts procured from the farmers’ market at Newport Pier.…

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Balboa Peninsula: Where to Party

Balboa Peninsula can sometimes be a deceptively fickle place, a mix between high-end and low down, craft cocktails to remember and shots (of something) to immediately forget. And there’s no season that captures this capricious spirit of good-vibes and coastal duality more than summer. So, if you’re looking to party with the local—or just spend…

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Aviation Art Is at John Wayne Airport

It makes total sense to put aviation art at a place where airplanes frequently fly but the latest creative installation at John Wayne Airport is aviation art of a different kind. Greg Sullivan, best known for photographing the Chino Air Show and the Blue Agents, is exhibiting his local and exotic bird photography now through…

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Summer Events at Ra Yoga

In case you forgot, we’re big fans of Ra Yoga. (We interviewed co-owners Robert Kittleman and Jenny Vande Hei on the studio’s two-year anniversary.) And really, we’re just big fans of yoga in general. It’s calming, restorative, non-judgmental and all the things you need it to be amid the chaos of a chaotic world. If you’re looking…

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How to Ride the Balboa Peninsula Trolley

We’re all for outdoor activities but sometimes in the heat of the summer, sun blazing, toes scorched from too-hot flip flops you forgot to put under the umbrella at the beach, you just want to ride. To help out the walking-worn, a Balboa Peninsula Trolley service is available … and it’s free for all. The…

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