Lido Villas to Begin Selling Units This Week

If you’ve parked anywhere near Lido Marina Village in the past year, you’ve probably noticed the large swathe of land-turned-high-end-development tucked along Via Lido. Now, Landsea Homes, responsible for building this upscale community called Lido Villas, will begin selling units Feb. 23. Models will debut late March 2019.

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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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#TBT to Women’s Empowerment

Exactly one week ago, on Thursday, Jan. 31, more than 100 bold, brave (and hungry) women came together at Macy’s Home South Coast Plaza for the final installment of the three-part Local, Global & Me, a Women’s Empowerment Series.

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Charity Bar Crawl Seeks to Raise $5k for Cystic Fibrosis

If you’re looking for an awesome reason to bar hop and drink beer, here it is: The third annual Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause is happening Saturday, Feb. 23 on Balboa Peninsula. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County (CFF OC), so you can…

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A Secret Cookie Recipe Revealed

Back when I lived in New York, there was a particular chocolate chip cookie recipe that was asked for at every birthday party and half-birthday party and fake birthday party there ever was. The recipe had been mine alone, as everyone knew, and “Melissa’s Cookies” were perfected over years of burned cookie edges, too-melted chocolate…

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New Networking Series Kicks off at Balboa Island Museum

The brand-new Balboa Island Museum is holding a fundraiser Tuesday, Feb. 12 called “The Rocky Road to Success.” The event will feature a speaker panel of powerhouse local females and serves as the official kick-off for the museum’s women’s networking series.

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Saturday Fiction: An Interview Near Sunset

A short story about a man traveling from Newport Beach to DTLA who thinks he knows but may have no idea.

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