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Coastal Fashion

Coastal Fashion: Tiffany Blue Book Dazzles

Tiffany & Co. published the first Blue Book in 1845 to show off its best jewelry. The Blue Book has since become an annual showcase of Tiffany & Co.’s finest Craftsmanship. As the company’s website states, “it introduces the world to the very best of everything Tiffany...

Coastal Fashion: Mother’s Day Bling from Lady Gaga and Tiffany

Get your mother something special this year for Mother’s Day and maybe pick up a thing or two for yourself as well. Whether her style is bold, classic, or sleek, there are several new collections that will make her feel like the one-of-a-kind mom that she is. Tiffany for the...

Home & Design

Attracting ‘Good Bugs’ to a Garden

By Gary Jones | Special to the NB Indy “Good” bugs can be a homeowner’s best friend, while “bad” bugs can wipe out weeks of gardening in just a few days. By definition, it is easy to know the difference. The notorious bad bug gang of four – aphids, whitefly, scale and mealy-bu...

Ghoulishly Delightful Pumpkin Décor

Pumpkins and squash are the perfect canvas for adding that extra spark of hair-raising décor to your door, porch or centerpiece this fall. They can be carved, cooked, painted or arranged into bone-chilling displays to add a little something extra to the essence of fall. Any type...

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Weekend Rewind: 9th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes

A sold-out crowd enjoyed more than 1,000 Maine lobster dinners prepared on site during the 9th annual Lobsterfest, held last Sunday at Newport Dunes. While feasting the diners enjoyed live entertainment and activities for kids. A percentage of the proceeds go to Leadership...

Awe-Inspiring Landscape in Lassen and La Quinta

Newport Beach residents Jim Roberts and Kathy Leek love to travel, and to take landscapes photos of the scenery. Their recent trips to Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California and the desert area around La Quinta and Palm Springs did not let them down. The trips...

Insights

Insights: The Fragilities of Relationships

Waking up this morning, I took a deep breath and realized I was starting to come back to earth.  Last week I had back surgery. The surgery itself went very well, as well as you could expect for having back surgery.  My first day home I was feeling good and on my way to recovery....

Insights: The Power of Feeling Safe

A friend of mine sent me an article about a study by Google explaining the traits that make a successful team.  Google spent two years studying 180 teams to see what the main traits were. Like most companies, they believed that having the smartest, most successful people on the...

Insights: Creating Stories and Making Memories at 92

While on the Balboa Island Historic Home Tour recently, I met a wonderful woman whose name I cannot recall, although I vividly remember her, what she was wearing, the stories she told and the memories her house held. She was 92, as upbeat and energetic as a 20-year-old. I was...

Moments for Health

“The Bullish Farmer” Takes Aim at Big Ag and GMOs

As a long time health fanatic that has understood what is at stake for our health and well-being, from our community to our nation, I was a relieved to learn a movie about farming, “The Bullish Farmer,” made it into the film festival. My editor, connoisseur of all foods great and...

Moment for Health: Health Blooms with Caring Hearts

We are all connected to our community whether we realize it or not. Friends, strangers, neighbors, family and workers all make up a web of life that we hope vibrates with a positive amount of health and happiness, yet weak links in a community’s structure can break if not given...