2019 Vans US Open of Surfing: Here’s What You Missed

“This year has been super fun,” said Vans US Open of Surfing Announcer Ryan Simmons, a reflective wistfulness deepening his ever-spritely tone. It was the final heat in the final showdown of the competition in Huntington Beach: Brazilian Yago Dora sought to claim victory over Cinderella-story Australian Liam O’Brien, who in an official press release…

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June Events: Top Coach Speakers’ Panel and Charity Fundraiser at Balboa Island Museum

Searching for an early summer event that will simultaneously inspire you to boost your business and give back to the community? Well, here it is! Join the new Balboa Island Museum for an inspirational and empowering fundraising event on Tuesday, June 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The museum is partnering with The WSDM (Wisdom) Salon Series for Women…

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Inspired by Alva

This weekend I attended the world premiere of The Tony Alva Story presented by Vans at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The screening took place inside Lido Theater, Balboa Peninsula’s one-screen wonder plumped with 1920s decadence and bygone cinematic drama. (The glittering marquee! The thick, red curtain! The wide seats! The Vans-sticker-wrapped stage! The SHOW!) It was a…

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What Not to Miss Next Week: The Action Sports Film Series Presented by Vans

Just like last year, this year’s Newport Beach Film Festival (the 20th iteration of its kind) will feature an entire swathe of films dedicated to action sports and adventure. The set, titled Action Sports Film Series will celebrate “athletes, visionaries, filmmakers, cinematographers, pioneers and designers who have shaped the action sports culture and cultivated its…

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The Dish on the 2019 Newport Beach Film Festival Culinary Film Series

From serious gourmands to casual foodies, the 20th annual Newport Beach Film Festival (April 25 – May 2) is set to satisfy lovers of epicurean cinema in big way. The Culinary Film Series will showcase nine films that celebrate world-renowned chefs, the art of gastronomy, international food culture, sustainable farming, the craft of winemaking and…

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KonMari Event to Spark Joy at SOCO’s Room & Board

A March 23 KonMari event at SOCO’s Room & Board will featured certified KonMari Method expert Tricia Fidler.

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Balboa Island Museum Networking Event Highlighted Women’s Success Stories

A networking event held mid-February at the brand-new Balboa Island Museum highlighted the triumphs and tribulations of several influential businesswomen. The event featured a speaker panel of powerhouse local females and served as the official kick-off for the museum’s women’s networking series. An honest, open and personal discussion was guest-moderated by Kim Bates, a leader…

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The Hoag Classic is Coming

On its perfectly manicured, green surface The Hoag Classic, premiering March 6 to 10, 2019, may not seem like a musical extravaganza. But with live music presented by John Wayne Airport happening the Friday of the event followed by a musical performance by gold legend John Daly on Saturday afternoon, we can expect as many…

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