Don’t Miss the Sky Party Tonight

If there’s one thing we absolutely love in Newport Beach, it’s a good rocket launch. And our collective rocket love is about to become yet another nighttime reality — remember this epic launch? — at exactly 8:19 tonight when a Delta IV Heavy rocket will be sent into space from the Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg…

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Catalina Flyer’s Down, How to Get to Catalina

The Catalina Flyer has long been Newport Beach’s go-to for an easy day trip to Catalina Island. Hop on in the morning at the Balboa Peninsula Fun Zone, sail the ocean blue, arrive in Avalon — *fun ensues* — then board the boat in the late afternoon and sail home.  This October, the normal trajectory…

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On the Road

Because nothing is quite as rejuvenating as a good, old-fashioned, holiday road trip … These destinations are all unquestionably awesome, so buckle up, crank the tunes and pack snacks.

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What to Know about the 2018 Newport Beach Santa Pub Crawl

Yes, this post is all about the 2018 Newport Beach Santa Pub Crawl but first, a story:

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What’s Happening This Week in Newport Beach?

Hello, friends and welcome to Monday morning. This first week of December is replete with holiday cheer, from a jewelry styling party at Fashion Island to a craft brew festival at Lido Bottle Works. (Hey! “Beer” rhymes with “cheer.” Fun!) Anyway, here is a selection of local events you probably want to check out:

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Fiction Thursday: The Figaro

It’s raining today, which seemed like the perfect time to publish a little fiction inspired by a city unlike Newport Beach, where rain is more common than sunshine. Enjoy “The Figaro,” friends.

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Whimsical Watercolors Now at John Wayne

Artist Nancy Caldwell is inspired by a lot. Places, dreams, thoughts, and when inspiration strikes, so does her careful hand, crafting watercolors and doodles that capture the essence of creativity unhinged, allowed to be free and fun. Her work, a collection named “Play Drawing Paintings” is on display at John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space…

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Hey, Thanksgiving: You’ve Got Kale

This is crazy. Thanksgiving is in four days. WHERE IS TIME? And does it know how to cook a turkey in the microwave? Anyway, here we are, on Monday morning, steeped in things to do, people to see and the encroaching fear of what to make for Thanksgiving dinner. Well, good thing it’s time for…

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Monday Fiction: A Morning with Mr. Moonshine

It was early morning in the middle of fall. The world was dark, as it tended to be on autumn mornings such as this, when the day was newly unfolded and still smudgy from whatever was left of the night. A hum, low but gentle, rumbled not far behind Peter Luck, who was speedily making his…

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Grab Tacos, Pour Beer: Chihuahua Cerveza Opens Taproom in Newport Beach

Chihuahua Cerveza, a brand small but feisty as its name, started brewing beers six month ago in Newport Beach. The company’s four, Mexican-style lagers are now available throughout Southern California and beyond, (find locations to buy the beers here) and as of Nov. 19, Chihuahua Cerveza also owns an eponymous taproom on Balboa Peninsula, in…

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