Fashion Island Pinwheel Display Spins ‘Round for Charity

This Sunday at Fashion Island, do good, shop and repeat. Here’s how: If visit the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale’s Courtyard, you’ll find 3,100 pinwheels, displayed by Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CASA-OC) in conjunction with Child Abuse Awareness Month recognized through the month of April.

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Where to Get FREE ICE CREAM for Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

This morning I went down a deep, dark and decadent rabbit hole: I scrolled through pictures from Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, a nearly 40-year-long tradition where the company gives away a limitless amount of ice cream. Seriously, once you get a free one you can go back for more like it’s your job. And…

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A Clean Sweep

Despite the clouds and looming gray from a night of steady rainfall, dozens gathered by Tower 22 Sunday morning for the annual Dory Deli Beach Clean Up. The ocean was quiet, the sand vaguely wet as volunteers checked in for the feel-good community event. Each was greeted in turn with a pair of gloves, water…

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Happening This Weekend: The 2018 Toshiba Classic

There might be something cooler than listening to PGA golfer John Daly sing the blues from a golf cart on the 8th hole of the Newport Beach Country Club but probably not. It’s the spontaneous moments — a chance to tell Jose Maria Olazabal “nice swing” or watch Fred Couples practice his putts — that…

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Happening Tonight: Orange County’s First Dueling Piano Bar Opens at The Triangle

If you’ve never experienced the delicious synchronicity of dueling pianos, have you ever really lived?   Tonight, March 9, the question will be tested as Orange County’s first-ever dueling piano bar, Keys on Main, opens at The Triangle in Costa Mesa. The launch of this 8,500-square-foot space signals an exciting twist in the new-business world of Newport…

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Dinner Deal Alert: Orange County Restaurant Week at La Vida Cantina

La Vida Cantina, a Mexican oasis on the second level of The Triangle in Costa Mesa is offering a special $20 three-course dinner for Orange County Restaurant Week, which began Sunday, March 4 and extends through Sunday, March 10. (By the way, this dinner price doesn’t include tax or gratuity, and the powers that be at…

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How to Celebrate the Academy Awards Without Actually Watching Them

If you want to be an Academy Awards traditionalist, you could sit yourself down on your living room couch this afternoon, pop some popcorn and watch A-listers tearfully accept their awards. It could be fun, poignant, maybe sedentarily dramatic but would it really be what the experience of seeing a movie is all about?

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Here’s What They’re Serving at Lido Bottle Works for Brunch

A new chef is continuing her predecessor’s penchant for whimsicality and local eats. On a coldish Sunday in February about eight or nine of Orange County’s most notable food reporters and editors – palate’s sharp as a chef’s knife – gathered at Lido Bottle Works for brunch. (A nod must be sent to Lido Bottle…

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RA YOGA Celebrates Two Years in Newport Beach

At the end of February, RA YOGA in Newport Beach will celebrate its two-year anniversary. There might be balloons (but probably not) there might be cake (although that too is questionable) and really, plans to commemorate the milestone are about as up in the air as your hips should be on a proper downward dog.…

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Here’s What We Know about Lido House Food + Drinks

It’s probably fitting the newly opened Lido House—part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott—is calling its dining establishment, Mayor’s Table Pacific Pub & Kitchen. After all, Lido House (3300 Newport Blvd.) is located on the site of the old Newport Beach City Hall and its presence is a constructed symbol of old Balboa Peninsula meeting…

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