#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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Where’s Trivia in Newport Beach?

You ask, we answer. For the serious to not-so-serious trivia enthusiast, Newport Beach offers several choice options to get your game face on. Hint: Brush up on the names of the seven dwarfs … and One Direction band members.

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West Oceanfront: World’s Top Coastal Lifestyle Magazine

Woah. Top 10 Coastal Lifestyle Magazine for 2019? Awesome. It’s one thing to work hard at something — the midnight phone calls, the back-and-forth text messages, the tweaks, the changes, the un-changes — but it’s another to see your hard work validated by someone other than your dad. *JK, I know you guys read this.…

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