Rumors Debunked: Nobu Isn’t Closing (It’s ‘Thriving’)

The rumor mill of Newport Beach can swirl mightier than a big swell at The Wedge. (Remember when a car mysteriously crashed into Cassidy’s? Or when Ho Sum Bistro shut down for a while? Things happen, we talk.) So, when people started saying Nobu was going to shut down, we had to investigate.

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Weekend #OOTD: StyleWeek OC Returns to Fashion Island

Weekend style warriors, unite! StyleWeek OC will grace Fashion Island next weekend, from Friday, September 14 through Sunday, Sept.16. In collaboration with SIMPLY, the definitive Orange County style experience will provide attendees with stylish inspiration, exclusive design deals and of course, fabulously cool chances to mix and mingle with fashion’s brightest stars.

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Lido Theater 80th Anniversary Celebration Raises More Than $150,000

You might have read our previous post about Lido Theater’s 80th anniversary celebrations (of course you did, you read all our stories, right?) But now … now! We’ve got a very exciting update: The duel-festivities, which benefited Lupus International raised a combined $150,000 for the non-profit organization. 

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Local Entrepreneurs Channel Worldly Style on Balboa Peninsula

If you were passing West Balboa Blvd. a few weekends ago, you’d notice a beach home unlike the others: coastal-cute decorations hung from a small wraparound porch. Bikinis were displayed with due chicness; handmade choker necklaces were sprinkled around the outdoor space. It was a stop-and-check-it-out moment on Balboa Peninsula and the result of two…

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Three-Part Women’s Empowerment Series at Fashion Island

If well-behaved women rarely make history, then the ones who roar are rewriting all the books. Unleash your inner lioness at Fashion Island this summer and find inspiration in the words of bold trailblazers. Orange County United Way and Bank of America have teamed up to present Local, Global & Me, a Women’s Empowerment Series. The free, three-part…

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Editor’s Opinion: What the Bird?

A letter of (potentially) unpopular sentiment from our Editor in Chief …  Blah, blah, blah innovation. Blah technology. Blah the encroaching arm of disruptive businesses with aesthetically pleasing Instagram accounts and cool, one-word names. I get it. Those black scooters by Bird, a dock-less scooter share company based in Santa Monica, Calif., are solving some…

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Lido Theater Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Rock ‘n’ Roll and Movie History

If you’ve been wondering how the Lido Theater, Newport Beach’s iconic ode to all things classic film, will celebrate it’s 80th anniversary, wonder no more: Back-to-back events are set to ring in the milestone this August, and they’re both being organized for a fantastic cause.

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OK It’s Official: Circle Hook is Really, Really Good

The truth is, you can’t eat mood lighting. Or fancy wall art or plush velvet chairs. A fact universally known: When you go to a restaurant anywhere in the world, the only thing you can ever eat is the food. Maybe the owners of the brand-new Circle Hook Fish Co. at Lido Marina Village had…

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Summer Style with Ash ‘n’ Fashn’s Ashley Tarkington Jackel

When it comes to the summer season, style decisions can be tricky. Do you go with practical or trendy? Floral print or bright white? Shorts or a mini skirt? Sartorial choices abound, so it’s a good thing we’ve got super chic people like Ashley Tarkington Jackel, Orange County-based founder of Ash ‘n’ Fashn. A lifestyle blogger,…

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Coming Soon: Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes

For the tenth year in a row, whole main lobster will make its buttery, delicious debut on the shores at Newport Dunes at the 2018 Lobsterfest. Enjoy surf, turf, live music and fun for the entire family … all while raising money for the Make-A-Wish® (Orange County and Inland Empire) and Leadership Tomorrow organizations. This…

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