Photography Exhibit Debuts at John Wayne Airport

If you’re traveling through John Wayne Airport this holiday season, check the walls for an artistic treat. Now through Jan. 16, 2019, the photography of Joel Brown will be on display in the John Wayne Airport Community Focus Space. Brown’s stunning black-and-white images, taken on a medium format camera and an 8×10 large-format wooden camera,…

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A Wine Wednesday Chat: Goldschmidt Vineyards

On Wednesday, we wine. And what better way to celebrate this pre-holiday #WineWednesday than by talking with Nick Goldschmidt? He’s the winemaker at Goldschmidt Vineyards, a winery in the rolling hillside of Northern California, and is here to answer all my questions about wine, world travels, winemaking and wine. Wait, did I mention that last one already?…

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A Toast to French Toast

Today I want to talk eggs. Why? Because there are eggs that are eggs and then there are eggs that are EGGS. The ones sold by Divine Harvest Family Farms at the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market on Sundays are undeniably the latter. They’re EGGS. Delicate rounds of gooey goodness, sent into the world from the…

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Friday Fiction: Night Flight of the Sheep

“ … and, should the symptoms of sleeplessness persist, a patient may attempt any number of psychologically soothing exercises … lulling the mind to a more restful state of being … the most popular and effective of these called ‘counting sheep,’ wherein the patient, with eyes closed, begins enumerating sheep as if the beasts were…

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The Crab Cooker to Reopen Summer 2019

For decades, the Crab CToker was like everyone’s favorite neighbor. If it could toss you a newspaper and wish you a good morning, it probably would. Its cherry-red edifice was an institution, a 1930s-era symbol etched out of comfort food and fresh crab. Now, as a casual drive down West Balboa Blvd. would prove, the…

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Holiday Shopping with West Oceanfront

Here’s the deal. We’re not going to sit here, typing away at our computer and try to convince you to shop our shop. Why? Because that would be lame. Instead, we’ll list four fun things that will absolutely, irrevocably happen if you DO shop our shop, hence convincing you in a roundabout way that yes,…

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Today’s Wine Wednesday Selection Is …

Today’s #WineWednesday selection is 21 Oceanfront in Newport Beach

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Chef Chat with a Napa Valley Culinary Master

It’s not every day you can ask one of the most renowned chefs in Napa Valley absolutely anything, but along came this article, and that’s exactly what I got to do.   Victor Scargle, a California native, is currently the culinary director at Boisset Collection, France’s third-largest wine group and the biggest wine producer in Burgundy. Though he calls Northern California home,…

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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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