When The Wedge Goes Off …

Sometimes, you don’t need too many words. Sometimes, you just let nature tell its story. But first, a little background: Earlier this weekend, a Southern Hemi swell arrived in Newport Beach, bringing with it massive, 10-foot waves to The Wedge. Hundreds stood watch Monday and Tuesday night as monster shapes took form. “Only experts should…

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A Very Merry Dog Beach

We’ve written before about the joys of the Newport Beach Dog Beach but we failed to mention that visiting this slice of sand can be a bit hit-or-miss in the winter months. Sometimes, dogs scatter across the shore, chasing frisbees and their tails. And sometimes, it’s just you and your pup, left alone to find…

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8 Awesome Places to Watch the Sunset in Newport Beach

It’s a honeyed kind of light that settles on Newport Beach at sunset. Quiet, warm, calming. Just the ideal Southern California scenery to end a chaotic day. Some around here call sunset the golden hour. We simply call it magic. On Balboa Peninsula, watching the sunset is a ritualistic experience, like Sunday night football or…

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Supermoon over Newport Beach

Like a Van Morrison song slowly building, the Supermoon ascended then loomed large across the Newport Beach skyline tonight, the first and only Supermoon of 2017. Spectators collected along the sand by Newport Bay, cameras at the ready, as the glowing orb rose above the buildings east of the beach.

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Modern Artisan Marketplace Graces Newport Beach

One thing was quickly apparent at the Modern Artisan Marketplace in Lido Marina Village yesterday: This wasn’t your average, neighborhood crafts fair. Modern Artisan Marketplace is an experiential confirmation there’s stylistic virtue to be found among the confluence of simple, modern clothes and folksy, handcrafted wear. The sartorial genre—bohemian hipster chic?—is the stuff of an…

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Pacific Wine and Food Classic Graces Newport Beach

Morning’s fingers released their grip on the day and the early fog that had settled on the shore lifted, finally. It was bright outside, or brighter than it had been. I stood in a space large but inviting, decorated with white canopied tents that filled with wind and looked like sails along the water. A…

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