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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Here’s What We Know about Lido House Food + Drinks

It’s probably fitting the soon-to-be-opened Lido House—part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott—is calling its new dining establishment, Mayor’s Table Pacific Pub & Kitchen. After all, Lido House (3300 Newport Blvd.) is located on the site of the old Newport Beach City Hall and its presence is a constructed symbol of old Balboa Peninsula meeting…

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Seinne Scenes Vol. 7: Ciao Bella

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because of the plunging-neckline fashion. There’s no way around it: Last night’s episode of The Bachelor marked a sad, sad time in our quiet, little world of Seinne Scenes. But before we get into the melancholy details of an awkward-silence dinner that ended in Seinne’s ultimate demise on the…

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New Chef Takes Helm at Lido Bottle Works

Many months ago, we profiled Chef Joel Harrington, the farm-to-table innovator who helped launch Lido Bottle Works at Lido Marina Village as a fresh, sustainable option in the chic development catering to the bon vivant lifestyle. Now, Harrington is out and former Executive Sous Chef Amy Lebrun has taken over as Executive Chef. A lengthy…

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Balboa Peninsula Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

If you’re looking for a really great reason to bar hop and drink beer, we’ve got one especially for you: The second annual Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause is happening Feb. 24 on Balboa Peninsula. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event directly benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County (CFF OC).…

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Newport Beach Paddle Out in Remembrance of Helicopter Crash Victim

The stretch of beach just north of Newport Pier was eerily quiet Saturday morning as dozens paddled out in the memory of Joseph “Pepe” Anthony Tena. The beloved 60-year-old Newport Beach resident, businessman and entrepreneur was killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday when a Robinson R44 copter with Tena and three others onboard smashed into…

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Valentine’s Day Dinners on Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island

A quiet, corner table, a candlelit dinner for two, a soft voice answering the phone with melodic exuberance, “Thanks for calling but we’re all booked up for tonight!” As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s wise to plan ahead. Nobody wants to be the one stuck at home with two cans of tuna fish and a 12-pack…

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Newport Beach Nutritionist Dishes On Punting Super Bowl Junk Food

According to NFL history, the football showdown this Sunday—pitting the Philadelphia Eagles against Tom Brady’s New England Patriots—will be the 52nd Super Bowl and the 48th modern-era National Football League championship game. According to our stomachs, it’ll be yet another chance to binge on disgusting bar food from the comfort of our very own living…

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Seinne Scenes Vol. 5: Pin Up, Bowl Over

Each week, we’re recapping the latest Bachelor episode featuring Seinne Fleming, former Newport Beach resident and current Season 22 contestant vying for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s love. Welcome to #SeinneScenes, everyone … In the world of Seinne Scenes, we have our good weeks and our bad. Some episodes are abundant with Seinne; she’s smiling, offering commentary, wearing super…

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City of Newport Beach May Consider Upgrading Earthquake Warning Technology

As news of earthquakes and tsunami warnings dominated the collective conversation last week, the city of Newport Beach may consider upgrading its earthquake-warning systems. “I believe it is our responsibility that first responders have the latest technology,” said Newport Beach City Councilman Kevin Muldoon. 

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