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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Monday Fiction: The Pizza Cat

The rumors are true. The Pizza Cat is real. 

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Have Boat, Will Christmas Parade

It’s that time of year again … the ghosts of Halloween are already bygone things of the past and now we dive head first into the twinkly, festive mood of the holiday season! First step? Well, for Newport Beach boat owners that means entering your prized vessel in the 110th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat…

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Holiday Eats: Coffee Squash

Coffee squash? Squash coffee? No matter how you mash it, the combo sounds a little weird. Stick with us on this one, friends, we’ve got places to go and butternut squash to eat. (By the way, the squash was procured fresh from the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market, which takes over the Newport Pier every Sunday,…

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See You Lager: Newport Beach Brew Co. to Brew No More

After 23 years in business, Newport Beach Brewing Company, known among locals as simply Brew Co., will pour out its final beer on Nov. 4, 2018. (Also, apologies for the bad pun in this headline but our brains aren’t working right after hearing the unfortunate update.) Brew Co. was a longtime Balboa Peninsula go-to for…

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Fiction Monday: Whale-Talk

Yosemite My name is Yosemite. I’m five feet, six inches tall with a reddish tint to my hair, a long beard that I never comb and green-blue eyes that are noticeably two different sizes. I only shower on Thursdays, smoke at least five cigarettes a day and eat my cereal each morning with cinnamon whiskey…

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Where to Shop Locally for Handmade Halloween Treats

There’s no denying it: Halloween is a sweet holiday. The costumes, the thrill of collecting candy and of course, the treats. If you’ve been to the supermarket lately, you’ll know a bag of candy costs approximately $756 (and the price will mysterious recede to normal come Nov. 1), so if you want to save money…

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Fiction Monday: The Disappearing Act

A short piece of fiction inspired by tonight’s sunset …  For the third week in a row, Janet forgot to shave her legs. The first time she forgot was on a Sunday when she was changing into her swimsuit for Joel’s picnic-basket dinner on the beach. Janet looked at her legs as she slipped on the…

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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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