Whimsical Watercolors Now at John Wayne

Artist Nancy Caldwell is inspired by a lot. Places, dreams, thoughts, and when inspiration strikes, so does her careful hand, crafting watercolors and doodles that capture the essence of creativity unhinged, allowed to be free and fun. Her work, a collection named “Play Drawing Paintings” is on display at John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space…

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RA YOGA Celebrates Two Years in Newport Beach

At the end of February, RA YOGA in Newport Beach will celebrate its two-year anniversary. There might be balloons (but probably not) there might be cake (although that too is questionable) and really, plans to commemorate the milestone are about as up in the air as your hips should be on a proper downward dog.…

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Sidecar Doughnuts: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

There are doughnuts and then there are Sidecar Doughnuts. While the name may make you think these ‘nuts are somehow secondary, scuttling astride something bigger or better, they’re just not. They’re the real deal, the main attraction, the big show. It’s a locally known fact Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee offers some of the tastiest sweet…

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Have you seen the Little Free Library on Balboa Island?

“There is more treasure in books than all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney If you’ve ever taken a stroll around the path that twists along Balboa Island, you’ve probably passed a tiny blue structure sitting on the side of the way. Inside are no more than ten or twenty books, donated…

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Newport Beach Locals Join Blackies Beach Cleanup

Yesterday afternoon, Newport Beach locals gathered by Newport Pier for a two-hour Blackies Beach Cleanup. “We love being part of a community that cares about clean beaches,” read an Instagram post by Malarky’s Irish Pub. The cleanup was put together by No Beach Plastic, The Board Club, Malarky’s Irish Pub, Surf Shop Box and Pacific Marine Mammal…

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