Mother’s and Father’s Day Charity Drive to Help Struggling Families

What gift is better than the gift of giving back? This Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, consider doing good with the ones you love. HomeAid Orange County, in partnership with First 5 Orange County, recently announced the 12th Annual HomeAid Essentials Diaper Drive will take place between Mother’s Day, May 12, and Father’s Day, June 16, directly benefitting…

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What to Watch: Newport Beach Film Festival Environmental Film Series

The Newport Beach Film Festival starts tomorrow, and in the days leading up to this grand, cinematic event, we’ve been going over some series you could watch if you’re into fun things like action sports or architecture. Today, we present you with the Environmental Film Series, a “curated program of documentary films designed to raise…

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This Is Your Chance to Have Breakfast with Erin Andrews

A groundbreaking (or glass-breaking) innovator in sports and entertainment, Erin Andrews is truly a powerhouse example of female leadership. And now, thanks to Orange County United Way, you can get inspired by the sportscasting superstar … in person. Orange County United Way will present the 16th Annual Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.…

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Art, Architecture + Design Film Series Brings Aesthetics to Cinematic Life

The Art, Architecture + Design (AA+D) Film Series at the 2019 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will feature nine feature films and seven short films that showcase art, architecture, design, modernism, photography, sculpture, urban planning and immersive art. According to an official festival release, “The series highlights emerging and prominent artists, visionaries and icons of…

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Free Event: A Powerful Women’s Empowerment Series Returns

Local, Global & Me, a Women’s Empowerment Series focused on investing in women to build strong communities, networks and connections. (We wrote about the last event, which was a fantastic and delicious time.)

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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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