2018 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade: A Guide to Festive Fun

The 110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights is almost HERE! The holiday spectacle of the season kicks off Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. with a special fireworks display by Newport Pier at 6:15 p.m. Then, for five straight days from 6:30 p.m. to 9 (ish) p.m., watch yachts, boats, kayaks and…

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Make Your Market: A Newport Beach Farmers’ Market & West Oceanfront Collab

Hello and top o’ the morning to each and every reader of West Oceanfront Magazine! Today, the very first Monday of November, brings with it not just expected Southern California sunshine but also a warm, slice of good news. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’d know an obsession with the Newport Beach Farmers’…

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Reflections on The Great Pacific Airshow

This past weekend, The Great Pacific Airshow made its debut in Huntington Beach. Under new ownership by Huntington Beach resident Kevin Elliott, the 2018 airshow, which lacked the Blue Angels but featured an explosive lineup of Thunderbirds, rocketed across the North Orange County skies. And even though the event is typically known as a Surf…

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Free Events: Puppies, Pumpkins and Powerful Women

The best things in life, my friends, are free. And these four upcoming local events to inspire, learn and play absolutely prove it: 

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Free Women’s Empowerment Event to Feature Disneyland Exec

Remember that three-part Women’s Empowerment Series we wrote about a few weeks ago? (As a refresher, part one featured Christina Zabat-Fran of St. John and Skyler McCurine of Le Red Balloon talking about the elements of personal branding and how community involvement plays a role in what your brand can become.) 

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Where to Catch The Great Pacific Airshow in Newport Beach

Here’s a stunning fact: The Great Pacific Airshow is the largest airshow in United States of America. Here’s another fact: It’s happening this weekend (Oct. 19-21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day) along the windblown shores of our beach. Yes, it’s traditionally known as a Huntington Beach event but the planes fly pretty far, and…

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Newport Beach Film Festival Hosts Free Screening of Art Film

Some might think the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is much like the holidays; it comes around once every year with all its fanfare and festive glory then disappears into the ethereal unknown. Except NBFF is actually a year-round celebration of cinema; the team works hard every day to fill our local screens with artsy,…

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Connect at Hoag for Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Whoever said you can’t get anything worthwhile for free didn’t know about the upcoming Hoag event, “De Mystifying the Breast Cancer Experience” at Hoag Hospital, which also happens to fall on the first week of October, otherwise known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized to…

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Three-Part Women’s Empowerment Series at Fashion Island

If well-behaved women rarely make history, then the ones who roar are rewriting all the books. Unleash your inner lioness at Fashion Island this summer and find inspiration in the words of bold trailblazers. Orange County United Way and Bank of America have teamed up to present Local, Global & Me, a Women’s Empowerment Series. The free, three-part series…

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Lido Marina Village Debuts ‘Fourth Fridays’

Starting tomorrow, Lido Marina Village will celebrate ‘Fourth Fridays,’ ringing in the final weekend of the month with local crafts, a photo booth and more. 

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