Catalina Flyer’s Down, How to Get to Catalina

The Catalina Flyer has long been Newport Beach’s go-to for an easy day trip to Catalina Island. Hop on in the morning at the Balboa Peninsula Fun Zone, sail the ocean blue, arrive in Avalon — *fun ensues* — then board the boat in the late afternoon and sail home.  This October, the normal trajectory…

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Woolsey Fire: How to Donate

Living in Newport Beach, it’s beyond frustrating to watch the devastation of the Woolsey Fire, see images of land seared to ash and homes ravaged by unrelenting flames. We feel helpless, even as the smoke stretches across our Newport Beach sky, manifesting itself in hazy oceanfront sunsets that remind us the fire isn’t that far…

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Fiction Tuesday: The Tale of Astrid the Beautiful

Because everyone can use a little magic on a Tuesday afternoon … Somewhere in the untamed mountainside near Yosemite, on the California border of all that was good and evil, once sat a small patch of wild lavender, and just beyond, a smaller spring. An accidental journey brought Astrid to this spring, its water tumbling like wet…

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Lido House x Veuve Clicquot to Transform the Polo Classic Experience

Lido House, the trendiest new hotel in town, is teaming up with Veuve Clicquot and the 9th Annual Polo Classic to create the Lido House + Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic VIP Experience. The package includes a two-night stay at one of the property’s five custom, three-story cottages; round-trip chauffeured service via vintage car to and from the Veuve Clicquot…

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Brunch Boys’ Jeremy Jacobowitz: King of the Mid-morning Meal

At its hollandaise-glopped, egg-yolk-exploded essence, brunch is a meal that’s unpredictable and even a little wild. Brunchers who indulge in its capriciousness must be prepared for absolutely anything. Will it last an hour? All day? The better half of your Earth Day weekend? Unclear. The only thing that’s certain is that nobody gets brunch better than its reigning king,…

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Where to Get FREE ICE CREAM for Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

This morning I went down a deep, dark and decadent rabbit hole: I scrolled through pictures from Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, a nearly 40-year-long tradition where the company gives away a limitless amount of ice cream. Seriously, once you get a free one you can go back for more like it’s your job. And…

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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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Roll Up Your Sleeves and Meet Georg Roth LA

We met, as so many do, on Twitter. The conversation was brief, the clothing bright and envisioned by Georg Roth, a German designer selling his consumer-inspired menswear at GARYS in Fashion Island, Newport Beach. 

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