5 Summer Movies to Watch Before Summer

Excuse me Newport Beach but do you know you’re … Newport Beach? That means, as stated in the official Mother Nature’s Guide to Newport Beach Weekends, you must be ceaselessly sunny on weekends and also provide as good or better weather than all states along the Eastern coastline. (How can we possibly maintain our reputation as the “Best Coast” if New…

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Where the Wild Gyms Are

After what seems like an endless barrage of cloudy days and cold, wind-whipped nights, today the sun is finally shining. It’s the perfect weather to ditch the gym and instead, have yourself a little fitness session in the great outdoors. Plus, with Fitbits, Apple Watches and even an old, trusty smartphone, it’s easier than ever…

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Countdown to the Rare Super Blue Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Is On

Crank up the Van Morrison and sing along to “Moondance” because early this Wednesday morning, Southern California will become the hottest spot for the coolest lunar eclipse since well, the mid-1800s. Starting at 3:41 a.m. Wednesday, a Super Blue Blood Moon will rise majestically in our fair sky, peaking at 5:29 a.m. By 6:07 a.m.…

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Ho Sum Bistro Is Back

Ho Sum Bistro is officially open. The good word arrives after more than a year of silence; in June 2016 a devastating fire shut the place down. Before its unexpected closure, Ho Sum Bistro had something of a cult following. Diners came for the Ho Sum Chicken Salad (and famed dressing) and left completely happy.…

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Newport Beach Restaurant Week: Where to Dine on Balboa Peninsula, Balboa Village and Balboa Island

Newport Beach Restaurant Week is hard. So many choices, only 14 days of culinary bliss. It’s also confusing because the week is actually not a week at all; it’s two weeks—this year happening Jan 15 to 28—when restaurants across Newport Beach and Balboa Peninsula forego their usual pricing to offer diners sweet, sweet specials on…

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Gas Prices on the Rise in Newport Beach

If you’re planning a weekend road trip to Big Bear today, know that it’ll cost you to fuel up. According to the latest figures, the national gas price average, now at $2.491/gallon, has reached a four-year high. In Orange County, the average price is even steeper than the nationwide average, rising to $3.185/gallon. And in…

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Balboa Peninsula, This Is Our Story

As 2018 begins, we want to thank you—the community of Balboa Peninsula and beyond—for supporting West Oceanfront Magazine in whatever form your support has taken; maybe you’ve read some of our recent articles, commented on a story, followed us on Instagram, liked one of our tweets or simply found our Facebook page and it led…

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An Open Holiday Letter to the Residents of Balboa Peninsula

Hi Friends, As the holidays dawn, we just wanted to thank you for supporting West Oceanfront Magazine in whatever form your support has taken; maybe you’ve read some of our recent articles, followed us on Instagram or commented on one of our posts. Know that you have all our gratitude and more for embarking on this journey…

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Breakfast on the Go at zinqué

The front of zinqué at Lido Marina Village is how traditional diners enjoy this Lido Marina Village spot; small plates, California wines and waterfront views about in the expansive, shabby-chic eatery. There’s a large fireplace with a grand, rectangular sitting area and a bar with thin, wood stools and friendly bartenders. On the other side, if…

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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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