A Very Merry Dog Beach

We’ve written before about the joys of the Newport Beach Dog Beach but we failed to mention that visiting this slice of sand can be a bit hit-or-miss in the winter months. Sometimes, dogs scatter across the shore, chasing frisbees and their tails. And sometimes, it’s just you and your pup, left alone to find…

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Modern Artisan Marketplace Graces Newport Beach

One thing was quickly apparent at the Modern Artisan Marketplace in Lido Marina Village yesterday: This wasn’t your average, neighborhood crafts fair. Modern Artisan Marketplace is an experiential confirmation there’s stylistic virtue to be found among the confluence of simple, modern clothes and folksy, handcrafted wear. The sartorial genre—bohemian hipster chic?—is the stuff of an…

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Road Trip from Newport Beach: Experience the Holidays at Big Bear

The road to Big Bear, CA, for those who have never been, is a tale of paved un-expectation. What begins as a characterless, fifty-three lane freeway—rough estimate—soon turns to a thin, serpentine course that twines around rippling, green-pine landscape licked by slow-moving fog and then, sunshine. It’s so crazy beautiful to twist your way up…

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