Brunch Boys’ Jeremy Jacobowitz: King of the Mid-morning Meal

At its hollandaise-glopped, egg-yolk-exploded essence, brunch is a meal that’s unpredictable and even a little wild. Brunchers who indulge in its capriciousness must be prepared for absolutely anything. Will it last an hour? All day? The better half of your Earth Day weekend? Unclear. The only thing that’s certain is that nobody gets brunch better than its reigning king,…

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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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Newport Beach Film Festival: Action Sports Film Series

 In Newport Beach, surfing isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of life. So, as a cinematic ode to such an important aspect of our coastal culture, it’s only fair that surfing should get its own series at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Launched in 2005, the Newport Beach Film Festival Action Sports Film Series is, as festival…

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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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Fancy Fare in Newport Beach

When you just want to wear something fancy and drink sparkling rosé … Boy and girls: If the mood strikes tonight to put on that suit and tie or unfurl your new floral maxi dress, we’ve got a few suggestions where you can indulge those lavish sensibilities while delighting your senses.

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Where the Wild Gyms Are

After what seems like an endless barrage of cloudy days and cold, wind-whipped nights, today the sun is finally shining. It’s the perfect weather to ditch the gym and instead, have yourself a little fitness session in the great outdoors. Plus, with Fitbits, Apple Watches and even an old, trusty smartphone, it’s easier than ever…

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2018 Newport Beach Film Festival: Culinary Film Series

There’s special care and attention that must be given to a certain genre of films on display at this year’s Newport Beach Film Festival and if you ask why, the answer is food. During the cinematic fête that is the Newport Beach Film Festival (happening April 26 – May 3 in Newport Beach), eight movies…

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California Wine Festival: What to Expect

There’s always a palpable tension when attending any wine festival that’s equal parts intimidating and exhilarating. Will you say something weird about the legs of the wine and have to run to an entirely different section of the festival because of that weird thing you just said? Will you bump into a man wearing a…

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The Art and Artifacts of Sticky Shaw

The first time we texted, Sticky Shaw was driving to Mammoth. The second time, he was there, on the mountain, taking a powder break and ready to talk. I didn’t know his real name (it might be Sticky Shaw after all) or much about him, I just found his work—a Berlin Fox stenciled into the…

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Coffee Spots We Love

There’s something universal about sipping on a great cup of coffee in a shop that warm and inviting, where there’s nobody’s rushing you to leave and anywhere, where would you go? Our favorite Balboa Peninsula spots for a caffeinated pick-me-up serve fresh, roasted beans and a whole lot of relaxing vibes. 

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