Aurora is Your New Favorite Neighborhood Hangout That’s Been Around for Years

It’s three o’clock in the afternoon. Friday. On West Balboa Boulevard, the street is still quiet, a study in windblown palm trees and paved, empty roadway that’ll soon fill with cars tangled in the nighttime whirl. Along 23rd Street, an open door, wedged between darkened windows and yellow walls. This is Aurora, a onetime-Mediterranean eatery…

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Halloween Parties in Newport Beach

Halloween is a beautiful time of year. For the shy, the self-conscious or the timid, possibilities are literally endless; you can shed your inhibitions and be anyone you want to be. (Of course, you can do that every other day, too, but it’s 100% socially acceptable on October 31). And for the bold, you can…

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Malibu Farm is HERE!

After months of anticipation, Malibu Farm is finally open in Lido Marina Village. Walk in to experience coastal-chic vibes, private dining, retail space—who doesn’t want a Malibu Farm tee?—and of course, eats and drinks worthy of its eponymous name. Like Malibu, the farm-to-table haven exudes casual elegance on the water, a confluence of unfettered simplicity…

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The Happiest of Happy Hours on Balboa Peninsula

Oh, happy hour! You’re just unendingly wonderful and delightful and … happy! Is there anything better than escaping from the confines of a gray-ish cubicle to the sunshine of an outdoor patio, cool drink in hand? We think not. And so, to guide you on this libation-minded, post-work journey, we’re listing some of our favorite…

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Lido House: Everything You Need to Know

“Take a picture of the pool!” She had a broom in one hand, a bucket filled with soapy washcloths in the other. I had a clunky DSLR camera slung around my neck, click-clicking at nothing (or maybe everything) from a nearby lounge chair. It was too early in the morning for swimmers and this woman,…

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