KonMari Event to Spark Joy at SOCO’s Room & Board

A March 23 KonMari event at SOCO’s Room & Board will featured certified KonMari Method expert Tricia Fidler.

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The Hoag Classic is Coming

On its perfectly manicured, green surface The Hoag Classic, premiering March 6 to 10, 2019, may not seem like a musical extravaganza. But with live music presented by John Wayne Airport happening the Friday of the event followed by a musical performance by gold legend John Daly on Saturday afternoon, we can expect as many…

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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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Avocado Deviled Eggs

I’ve found there are several distinct signs of happiness: spontaneous smiling, a sudden and unexplained tolerance for traffic on the PCH, and an empty fridge because to be honest, you’re way too happy to bother filling it. Cue a truly happy me when a friend of mine sends me this text at 6 o’clock on a Sunday: “Wine and cheese at…

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A Guide to Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Each year, Newport Beach Restaurant Week descends in all its delicious glory on Balboa Peninsula and with so many choices, it’s hard to know where to start. It’s also funny to call it a week because it lasts two weeks — this year from Jan. 14 to Jan. 27 — and it’s undeniably awesome. No…

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Local, Global & Me: Investing in Women to Build Strong Communities

A women’s empowerment event at South Coast Plaza seeks to inspire and motivate.

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Top Nine of 2018

Today, Instagram is aglow with the top nine images from the year. So we decided to share our top 10, most-read stories instead.

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A Toast to French Toast

Today I want to talk eggs. Why? Because there are eggs that are eggs and then there are eggs that are EGGS. The ones sold by Divine Harvest Family Farms at the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market on Sundays are undeniably the latter. They’re EGGS. Delicate rounds of gooey goodness, sent into the world from the…

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Friday Fiction: Night Flight of the Sheep

“ … and, should the symptoms of sleeplessness persist, a patient may attempt any number of psychologically soothing exercises … lulling the mind to a more restful state of being … the most popular and effective of these called ‘counting sheep,’ wherein the patient, with eyes closed, begins enumerating sheep as if the beasts were…

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