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Biz Buzz: A Timeshare for Boaters

We live in a water focused community, with the ocean, the bay, and water, water everywhere. We also have a huge interest in boating, and the dream of many would-be boaters is to command their own vessel. For many people, that’s an unaffordable...
Posted On 27 Feb 2014

Cristophe Salon is ‘Making the Cut’

Cristophe Salon in Newport Beach is making the cut this month with its second annual “Making the Cut” hair styling event. Created by Scott Fontana, celebrity stylist and owner of Cristophe Salon, “Making the Cut” is the beauty industry’s first...

Council Approves First Stage of Back Bay Landing Project

Back Bay Landing is one step closer to becoming a reality after city council voted last week. Council unanimously passed the first stage of approvals for the project, an approximately 7-acre proposed integrated, mixed-use waterfront village...
Posted On 21 Feb 2014




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Lynn’s Spin: Newport Residents to be Honored at Philanthropy Day Luncheon

The National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon is one of my very favorite annual events held each year at the Hyatt Regency Irvine in celebration of select Orange County philanthropists, business leaders and individuals. What I love most about the event is hearing the stories, experiences and...
Posted On 25 Oct 2013

On Faith: Parenting Series at St. Andrew’s

“Our biggest goal as parents is to raise our kids to love God and to put others’ needs in front of their own,” Newport resident Kristin Pelinka said. “This series allows us to dialogue with older parents who have gone before us and learn from their wisdom how to pass on our faith to our...

Benefit: Crystal Cove Alliance ‘Wish You Were Here’ Gala

With more than just a hint of nostalgia in the air, Crystal Cove Alliance’s 11th annual gala “Wish You Were Here!” on September 28 transported attendees back to a simpler time. More than 400 guests gathered on the bluff top overlooking Crystal Cove to reminisce amid a vintage theme while...

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Under Cover: A Literary Force Comes to NB Library

Zadie Smith is a literary force to be reckoned with. She’s not only a writer, but a professor of creative writing as well. Next week, she brings her considerable clout to her fellow writers in Newport Beach, when she presents on Wednesday, October 30, as part of the Newport Beach...

Curtain Up: Dance Series Takes Center Stage at Segerstrom Center

As Ralph Waldo Emerson so famously stated, “nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”  And while Emerson certainly knew a thing or two about what some describe as an intense state of possession, it was the ancient Greeks who started it all, etymologically speaking, for...

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My Beach Needs Are Simple

  After watching a show that counted down the Top 10 Southern California beaches on the Travel Channel, I wondered how the producers of the show made their picks. Newport Beach came in second, behind Coronado beach in San Diego. So I asked myself, what constitutes the...