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Coastal Fashion

Coastal Fashion: Tiffany Unveils Home & Accessories Collection

Tiffany just unveiled a new line of luxury items that are creative, witty and downright charming. Tiffany calls this Home & Accessories Collection its special take on modern life, with each piece in the collection “a unique, artisanal object that blends form, function and...

Coastal Fashion: Philharmonic Holiday House Showcases Seasonal Designs

For more than 20 years, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County has hosted the annual House of Design, where a team of local designers customize a classic home and the public pays to tour the home, with proceeds going to the Philharmonic Society’s education programs. 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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Newport Beach Film Festival: Opening Night Red Carpet Photos

Hundreds of film fans flocked to the Edwards Big Newport theatre in Fashion Island for the opening night celebration of the 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival. Actors, filmmakers, musicians and local dignitaries walked the red carpet prior to the screening of “American...

Southern Charm in Charleston, S.C.

Newport Beach Indy Photo Editor Lawrence Sherwin discovered architecture, food, history, and southern charm during a recent trip to the East Coast port city of Charleston, S.C. — All photos by Lawrence Sherwin ©              

Insights

Insights: The Power of the Brain

Most of us do not realize the power of the brain and how much influence it has on our lives. At last month’s Newport Beach Film Festival, I watched a documentary called “My Tourette’s.” This film followed five people through a new form of treatment for Tourette’s, which has long...

Insights: Swimming, Surfing and Rowing at the Newport Beach Film Festival

We are so fortunate to have the Newport Film Festival here every year. It is my favorite time of year. Every year I get to review some of the films that are going to be shown. The three documentaries that I selected this year are three of my favorite topics in life: people...

Insights: Pleasure Versus Happiness

We all want pleasure. It feels good. We are biologically built to search for pleasure. What we need to understand is that there is a large difference between pleasure and happiness. Pleasure is fleeting, happiness is sustainable.  It’s easy to misunderstand these two emotions. We...

Moments for Health

Moment for Health: “The Need to Grow” at Newport Beach Film Festival

“The Need to Grow,” winner of the Best Documentary at the Sonoma International Film Festival 2018, is a documentary film by Rob Herring, graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Ryan Wirick, a graduate of Chapman University. The movie tells three stories about people making...

Newport Resident Pens Vegan Cookbook

Newport Beach resident Sandra Sellani and her sister Susan Sellani have written a book called, “The 40-Year Old Vegan: 75 Recipes to make You Leaner, Cleaner, and Greener in the Second Half of Life.” It’s a book for those willing to look within and ask questions about their diet,...