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New Art Approved for Civic Center Park

There will soon be more art in the Civic Center park, following a Newport Beach City Council decision this week. Council unanimously approved 10 new pieces of art for Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park on Tuesday. They will be installed in August and stay for two years,...
Posted On 26 Jun 2015

This Month's Feature


Waterfront: Wooden Boat Show Offers Nautical Delights

Superior! That is the one word to me that describes the Wooden Boat Festival that I attended at the Balboa Yacht Club several weeks ago. The location, booths, support staff, program, shuttles and the yachts (small to big) were very impressive. I’ve attended scores of boating...


Charity Spotlight: Raising a Glass and Cash at Literacy Bar Battle

The money poured in to The Literacy Project earlier this month when the organization held its “Cheers for Literacy” bar battle event at 3-Thirty-3 Waterfront in Newport Beach. The competition pitted guest bartenders Katie Smith, a local philanthropist, and Kimberly Vig from The...

Benefit: OC Museum of Art Serves “Art of Dining” Gala

The Orange County Museum of Art unveiled a tasty masterpiece on May 30 when 350 supporters enjoyed Art of Dining 2015, the museum’s most important fundraiser and one of Orange County’s more sought-after social events. Presented by Louis Vuitton, this year’s...

Ben Carlson Statue Approved for McFadden Square

Nearly a year after Benjamin Carlson, a longtime Newport Beach lifeguard, lost his life while rescuing a swimmer in distress, the Newport Beach city council this week approved a statue honoring Carlson to be placed in McFadden Square near the new lifeguard station that bears his...

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Moment for Health: Healthy Fun in the Sun

The sun rises and the sun sets, and in between it shines forth its rays for life on earth. Although ultraviolet rays are perfect for plants to convert into energy, UV rays react differently on us. People produce melanin, not photosynthesis, and can be harmed by its affects....

Insights: Failure is Fantastic

Failure is a wonderful word, yet we look at it negatively. Failure is part of life. It is also a necessary part of being successful. We learn so much more from our failure—failure truly helps us to succeed. Winston Churchill stated it well when he said, “Success consists of going...

Summer Style: Pop-Up Shows are Popping Up at Pelican Hill

Before your schedules are filled with summer soirees and beach barbeques, be sure to pencil in the monthly pop-up trunk shows hosted by the Pelican Hill Resort and Fashion Island. The team at Fashion Island curates each collection based on the seasons’ latest trends and includes...

Stepping Out

Curtain Up: Dinner and Music a Potent Duo at Bayside and Hyatt

By Christopher Trela and Shelly Zavala | NB Indy The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series started last Friday and runs through October 9 in the Hyatt’s intimate amphitheater. Singer-composer Bobby Caldwell (“What You Won’t Do For Love”) launched the series, with...

Eat + Drink

Off the Menu: 50 Years of Five Crowns, 50 Glasses of Scotch at Bayside

By Christopher Trela & Catherine Del Casale | NB Indy FIFTY YEARS OF FIVE CROWNS Five Crowns restaurant is celebrating its 50th birthday with a new menu and new events that are a decided departure from the norm, yet still blend in well with the restaurant’s tradition of fine...
Posted On 26 Jun 2015


In Motion

The newly opened SoulCycle studio at Fashion Island motivates locals to start an energetic workout. Section by Kirsti Correa   The right amount of cardio is crucial to a healthy lifestyle. While living in Newport affords locals plenty of opportunities to get the heart rate...

Home & Design

Garden Studio Design Helps to Save Water

As each day passes without significant rainfall, there is little doubt that California is in a serious drought. This year, Governor Brown has mandated a 25 percent cutback on water usage. Newport Beach has responded by requiring residents and business owners to greatly reduce...

Blackband Design Launches New Interior Design Service

Spring is the time for renewal, de-cluttering and redoing the interior of a home—perfect timing for the launch of Blackband Design’s new interior design service called Concierge by Design, which saves time, money and provides beautiful new interiors in a snap. Owner Wendy...

Awakening Dormant Fruit Trees

By Gary Jones | Special to the NB Indy When deciduous fruit trees such as peach, plum, apricot, and apple lose their leaves in the winter, they become dormant—even in Newport Beach! At this time of year, they can be easily planted due to this dormancy. Not only are these trees...

Real Estate

Single-Level Home Combines Views and Amenities

This Irvine Terrace home was built in a Spanish Colonial Revival style with contemporary influences in 2011. It combines gracious architecture and elegant amenities with stunning ocean, harbor and city light views. Located on a 14,345 square foot pie shaped lot with 113’ of view...

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