5 Reasons to Love the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

There’s a lot to love about the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival. Maybe you’re a fan of small bites procured perfectly by expert chefs into tiny, snackable delicacies. Maybe your predilections sway toward the aquatic, in which case you prefer the Celebrity Chef VIP Twilight Yacht Cruise, which featured some of the nation’s top…

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Friday Night Flix at Fashion Island Showcases Outdoor Movies This Summer

A new outdoor summer movie series called Fright Night Flix debuts Friday, July 6, 7:30 p.m. in the Neiman Marcus – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard at Fashion Island. Presented by THE LOT, Friday Night Flix is all about entertainment enjoyed under the stars; with the purchase of a $10 admission ticket, moviegoers get lawn-chair seating, a bag…

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Ina Garten is Coming to Segerstrom and You Should Probably Go

In a perfectly fantastical world, Ina Garten is our best friend. We share dark (and lighthearted) secrets, divulge our favorite recipes for roasted summer vegetables then cook together in her Long Island kitchen for her husband, Jeffrey, and the entire cast of Mean Girls on Broadway. (Jason Mraz comes too because he’s now a star…

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‘American Animals’ and Opening Night Gala Kick off 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival

The 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival began Thursday night just like it should, with cameras flashing. Dozens of photographers crowded a logo-filled backdrop at Edwards Big Newport multiplex as well-groomed actors and filmmakers cascaded across a carpet undeniably red. Held to a staccato beat by the pop of bright lights, guests prepared for the debut…

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‘Up to Snuff’ Shines Spotlight on TV’s Most Accomplished Composer

On its surface, the story of William Garrett “Snuffy” Walden plays out like an expertly written drama. The innocence of youth, the tragedy of rock ‘n’ roll, the demise, the about-face and finally, the triumph. But as Up to Snuff shows, the heroic arc of real-life protagonist Snuffy is actually a much twistier tale that…

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Pen on Fire Speaker Series at Lido Village Books: Feb. 6 Event

If you’ve ever been to Lido Village Books, you’d know it’s a magical, literary oasis catty-cornered among the elegant shops of Via Oporto in Newport Beach. The vibe is kind of like a tangible sigh, worry leaves your body, you’re among pages composed by masters of the written word. Tomorrow, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.…

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Support Friends of OASIS at the Flower Streets Artisan Marketplace

This Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., support local businesses and the OASIS Senior Center by attending the Flower Streets Artisan Marketplace. The event, held at the OASIS Senior Center in Corona del Mar, celebrates the talent and crafts of local artisans. Ten percent of all sales for the day go directly to Friends of Oasis,…

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Pacific Wine and Food Classic Graces Newport Beach

Morning’s fingers released their grip on the day and the early fog that had settled on the shore lifted, finally. It was bright outside, or brighter than it had been. I stood in a space large but inviting, decorated with white canopied tents that filled with wind and looked like sails along the water. A…

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What You Missed: Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival 2017

It’s not every day you stand on the lawn outside your local library and next to you, dressed casually in a pastel collared shirt and beige slacks, is Hubert Keller, James Beard Foundation winner and chef extraordinaire. He’s laughing about a joke you couldn’t hear. What does Hubert find so funny?

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