Rainy Day Pasta

Rainy days call for hearty dishes … like this pasta with ingredients sourced from the Newport Beach Farmers’ Market.

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Exploring the Wonders of Tuna Salad

A light and easy recipe for tuna salad, with many ingredients sourced from the local Newport Beach Farmers’ Market.

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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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West Oceanfront Magazine – January 2019 Issue

I am incredibly excited to share the inaugural issue of West Oceanfront Magazine! It’s 80 pages long, and filled with stories about inspiring people, food, wine, travel, entertainment, entrepreneurship and of course, life in Newport Beach. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it and putting it together. (Also, a…

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Festive Holiday Events in Newport Beach

A selection of holiday events happening in and around Newport Beach.

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Sick Soup Cures All

In case you’re wondering, I’m sick. (Yes, I’m sure you woke up this morning and thought, “How is Melissa feeling today?”) Anyway, in the spirit of turning the bad to good, this ickiness at the very least presents the ideal opportunity for today’s “Make Your Market,” in which I will share an amazing soup I…

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What’s Happening This Week in Newport Beach?

Hello, friends and welcome to Monday morning. This first week of December is replete with holiday cheer, from a jewelry styling party at Fashion Island to a craft brew festival at Lido Bottle Works. (Hey! “Beer” rhymes with “cheer.” Fun!) Anyway, here is a selection of local events you probably want to check out:

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My Three Favorite Beaches in Newport Beach

By Muhammad Irshad There’s something totally and uniquely rejuvenating about the beach. From the smell of salty water to the feeling of sunshine on your face to the warmth of sand between your toes, a beach trip is a true delight to all senses. Wake up early, walk to the beach and enjoy breakfast as…

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Monday Fiction: A Morning with Mr. Moonshine

It was early morning in the middle of fall. The world was dark, as it tended to be on autumn mornings such as this, when the day was newly unfolded and still smudgy from whatever was left of the night. A hum, low but gentle, rumbled not far behind Peter Luck, who was speedily making his…

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Grab Tacos, Pour Beer: Chihuahua Cerveza Opens Taproom in Newport Beach

Chihuahua Cerveza, a brand small but feisty as its name, started brewing beers six month ago in Newport Beach. The company’s four, Mexican-style lagers are now available throughout Southern California and beyond, (find locations to buy the beers here) and as of Nov. 19, Chihuahua Cerveza also owns an eponymous taproom on Balboa Peninsula, in…

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