Newport Beach Blog

Nov. 1, 2019

Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Fleming's

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is having a special Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration. The special dinner includes three courses, starting with either salad or creamy lobster bisque, the entrée will be herb-roasted turkey with cranberry sauce or filet mignon. Finish the dinner off with pumpkin cheesecake or chocolate butter cake. There is a children’s menu available for children 12 and under. The full a la carte menu will be available all day long. Adults prices start at $52. Reservations are available from 11am to 8pm. Fleming’s is located at 455 Newport Center Drive. For more information about Thanksgiving Dinner or to make reservations, see their website at: https://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/promotions/thanksgiving.

 

Lido Isle is situated in Newport Harbor and is part of the Newport Beach. Lido Isle is connected to the main land by a bridge. Located at 225 Via Orvieto, this 2,700 square foot home has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. This home was built in 1949 and has been redesigned and updated in recent years. The open floor plan is filled with natural light.  The gourmet kitchen features a large center island and Thermador appliances. Attention to detail can be seen in the wide plank French oak flooring, custom built-ins and custom windows and doors. The home sits on a 2,600 square foot piece of property, with a street to street setting. Homeowners are within walking or biking distance to the community club house, restaurants, a private beach and tennis courts. 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000. Located at 201 North Bayfront, this 6,100 square foot home is part of the Balboa Islandcommunity. This five bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 2012 by Brion Jeanette and Tony Valentine. Views from the home and property stretch from Harbor island to the Balboa Bridge. Attention to detail can be seen in the Gialo Siena marble, automated sunroof and pocket doors.  This home sits on a 7,300 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will love entertaining on the two patios and roof top deck. The roof top has a barbeque area, fire pit, TV and hot tub. The beach mooring can accommodate an 18 foot boat.  Balboa Island is 1.71 miles in perimeter with residences, shopping and dining. 

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Oct. 11, 2019

5th Annual Beach, Brews and Barbeque

Beach, Brews and Barbeque is happening again. The event will take place on Saturday, October 19th, from 2pm to 6pm. BJ”s Restaurant is sponsoring the 5th Annual Beach, Brews and BBQ. Proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In addition, to beer and barbeque there will be love entertainment and auctions. Buy your tickets early, last year there were over 800 attendees. General admission tickets are $50 and VIP tickets are $65. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina is hosting the event. Newport Dunes Resort is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://events.cff.org/bbbbq2019/Donate/Tickets.

 

Lido Isle is one of the oldest master planned communities in California, having been begun in the 1920’s. Located at 121 Via Waziers, this 3,000 square foot home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The home was built in 2000. Attention to detail can be seen in the travertine flooring, vaulted and beamed ceilings and custom blinds. The home features a formal living room, dining room and kitchen which open onto a south facing patio. The garage has golf cart parking.The property has a street to street setting. The Lido Clubhouse is within walking distance. Other amenities include, a peach, tennis courts and sailing. 

 

Newport Beach is one of Orange County’s oldest cities having been incorporated in 1906.The city is home to approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 15 Deerwood Lane, this 7,100 square foot home is part of theBig Canyon community. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2019. The home features a catering kitchen, elevator and two laundry rooms. The home sits on a 7,100 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Homeowners will enjoy entertaining around the outdoor pool, spa and fountain. Big Canyon is situated just off of San Joaquin Hills Road, between MacArthur and Jamboree. This is a 24 hour guard gated community.

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Sept. 25, 2019

Bayside Restaurant Live Music

Bayside Restaurant is having several live music evenings in the coming month. Monday through Sunday, they are offering live music. There will be Latin, Jazz, R and B, classics and contemporary. Coming up they will be featuring Al Valdez on Wednesday from 6pm to 10pm, with piano and vocals. On Thursday. From 6:30pm to 10:30pm, will be contemporary jazz, R &B, and ballads with the Ron Kobayashi Duo with Jerry Mandel on saxophone. Every night is something different, fun and engaging to come out and enjoy with your dinner. For more information, or a complete line up; see their website at: https://baysiderestaurant.com/music/.

 

Laguna Beach is an active beach front community.  The city has seven miles of beaches, canyons and coastal hills, providing homes with endless views. Located at 261 Highland Road, this 5,100 square is part of the Upper Victoria Beach community. This five bedroom, five bathroom home was designed by David Parker and built in 2007. Attention to detail can be seen in the high volume ceilings and the “stacked origami” blue Brazilian slate roof. The home has near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, and gorgeous sunsets. This home sits on a 5,900 square foot piece of property, which is a street to street parcel.Upper Victoria Beach is just east of the Pacific Coast Highway, in the South Laguna Beach area. Residents have under the highway access to Victoria Beach. 

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest beach front cities in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach is ideally located half-way between Los Angeles and San Diego. Located at 14 Broadwalk, this 5,300 square foot home is part of the Wyndover Bay development. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 1998. Attention to detail can be seen in the marble entrance, Richard Marshall flooring and full house surround sound. The kitchen features Dacor appliances, a butler’s pantry and large center island with a prep sink. This home sits on a 9,100 square foot piece of property. Wyndover Bay is located in the East Bluff – Harbor View area, in Bonita Canyon. This is a 24-hour guard gated development. Among the many neighborhood amenities are a swimming pool, spa, playground and tennis court. 

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Sept. 11, 2019

Rock Cocktail Cruises

Hornblower’s Cruises have a fun Rock Cocktail Cruise to enjoy this fall.  With beautiful views of Newport Beach harbor as a backdrop, enjoy sipping cocktails and dancing the evening away, as you watch the sunset. There are even cruises that are scheduled, so you can watch the sailboat races. DJ’s will provide the music. The cruises are an hour and half, there is food available onboard for purchase. Some cruises will have jumbo yard games.  For more information about this cruise, other cruises or to make reservations, see their website at: https://www.hornblower.com/newport-beach/newport-beach-cocktail-cruise/.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city, surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach. Costa Mesa is just a mile from the Pacific Ocean at its southern tip. Located at 1837 Bowsprite Lane, this 2,300 square foot home is part of the Seabreeze community. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1990. The home has been recently remodeled with an updated kitchen, new paint, new carpet and plantation shutters. The home sits on a 3,300 square foot piece of property. The gardens have recently been freshened.  Seabreeze residents are just a bike ride away from the Pacific Ocean. Seabreeze is part of the Southwestarea of Costa Mesa and is a gated community. 

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County city, ideally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. Newport Beach was incorporated in 1906 and has approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 201 North Bay Front, this 6,100 square foot home is part oBalboa Main Island. This five bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 2012. This home is a collaboration between Brion Jeanette and Tony Valentine. The views from this home are endless; the bay, city night lights, Harbor Island and Balboa Island. The home sits on a 7,300 square front, bay front corner lot. For entertaining, there are two outdoor patios and a large rooftop deck. The front patio offers ceiling heaters, heated floors and a fire pit. The roof top deck can be accessed by staircase or elevator. The beach mooring can accommodate up to an 18 foot boat. Balboa Main Island is 1.71 miles in perimeter and has bay front and ocean front homes. This is a very tight knit community, that is responsible for some of the largest holiday celebrations in Newport Beach. 

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Aug. 29, 2019

2019 Design Awards

The 2019 Design Awards will be on held on September 19th, at the Newport Beach City Hall Community Center. This is the yearly event that honors great design throughout Orange County. The evening will include a keynote address, Awards Ceremony, and a hosted cocktail reception with dessert. General tickets are $95.00, ticket sales close at 12noon on September 19th. The Newport Beach Community Center is located at 100 Civic Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: http://aiaorangecounty.org/.

 

Lido Isleis a Mediterranean inspired island in Newport Harbor, in the city of Newport Beach. There are approximately 850 homes on Lido Isle. Located at 126 Via Koron, this 3,400 square foot home was built in 1998. The home was designed by Renato Trotta. Attention to detail can be seen in the high volume ceilings, moldings and custom cabinetry. The features tumbled marble flooring, stone counters and mahogany cabinetry. This three bedroom, five bathroom home has a 3,600 square foot piece of property. The property is 40-foot-wide and is a street to street parcel. Among the many amenities on Lido Isle, are tennis courts, a private beach, and a yacht club, which acts as the social hub of the island.

 

Newport Beachis one of the oldest cities in Orange County, with a population of 85,000 residents. Newport Beach offers luxury residences, many beaches, world class golf course and resorts. Located at 200 Paris Lane, unit #311 is part of the Villa Balboadevelopment. This two bedroom, two bathroom unit is 1,600 square foot. There are amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. Villa Balboa was built in 1990. Villa Balboa is situated off of Superior, near Hoag Hospital. This is a gated complex. Among the many amenities offered in the community are a swimming pool and tennis courts. The ocean is just minutes away. 

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Aug. 15, 2019

2nd Annual Orange County Cornhole Tournament 2019

The 2nd Annual Orange County Cornhole Tournament 2019 will take place on Saturday, August 24th.  The fun gets underway at 12noon and continues until 5pm. This competition benefits the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orange County. This competition is family friendly and will follow a bracket format. There will be food, drinks and live music. Spectator tickets are $20 and Two Person Competition Teams entry fee is $100. The Cornhole Tournament is being held at the Newport Beach Country Club located at One Clubhouse Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, to purchase tickets or register your team, see their website at: https://www.newportbeachcc.com/.

 

Laguna Beach is a vibrant beach community with a large and active arts colony; from three large scale art shows each year to weekly gallery walks. Located at 31321 Brooks Street, this 3,000 square foot home is part of the Coast Royal community. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 2000. The open floor plan home features a formal living room, dining room and gourmet kitchen. Homeowners have over 100 feet of ocean view frontage. This home sits on a 7,800 bluff front piece of property, which is a street to street lot. There is a private trail which has access to the beach. Coast Royal is in the South Laguna Beach area, in the hills above Aliso Beach Park.

 

Newport Beach is home to a large variety of premium properties, from island living to custom built beach front estates. Located at 1335 Santiago Drive, this 4,900 square foot home is part of the Baycrest community. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2019. Attention to detail can be seen in the fountain, extensive stonework and mahogany pivot front door. The kitchen has top of the line appliances and fold away windows to let in the ocean breezes. The home sits on a large 12,000 square foot piece of property with a corner setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the swimming pool, spa, and an outdoor living room with a fireplace. Baycrest is in the Upper Newport Bay area with easy access to Balboa Peninsula with lots of fun entertainment, dining and shopping options.

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Aug. 2, 2019

Pebbles on the Beach

 

Join in the fun and exercise of Pebbles on the Beach, every Saturday June through August. Classes will be held on August 3rd and August 10th, the classes begin at 7am and run for an hour. The group meets at Balboa Peninsula, at 17th and West Balboa, at Lifeguard Tower #17. There is free street parking before 8am. Bring your own water and yoga mat or blanket or towel.  The exercise program includes yoga, body weight training, HIIT, mat Pilates and Buti yoga. For more information see the following link: https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/events/peach-on-the-beach-2019-08-10/.

Corona Del Mar is a section of the city of Newport Beach, and known as the CDM locally. The CDM is known for its Sandy Beaches, tide pools and cliff side views. Located at 2201 Bayside Drive, this 9,100 square foot home is part of the Bayside Drive Custom community.  This five bedroom, nine bathroom home is on a 12,000 square foot piece of property.  The home and property have views of the Pacific Ocean, channel, and gorgeous sunset views. The property features a private beach. Lap poll and has shared ownership of the private pier. Bayside Drive is a bay front community stretched between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway. Corona del Mar State Park Beach, Pirate’s Cove and Bayside Drive County Beach are all within walking distance.

Newport Beach was incorporated in 1906 and is home to approximately 85,000 people. The city is ideally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. Located at 2231 Golden Circle, this 2,100 square foot home is part of the Back Bay community. This four bedroom, two bathroom home is situated on a 7,700 square foot piece of property with a corner lot location. This one level home features distressed hardwood floors, two large fireplaces and ceiling fans in every bedroom. The chef’s kitchen is complete with a center island, gas cooking and pass through window.   The Back Bay community is located in Upper Newport Bay, with easy access to the Back Bay Look Trail and the Back Bay. Students living in this community attend Mariners Elementary School, Ensign Middle School and Newport Harbor High School.

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Oct. 22, 2017

Guy Buffet at Lahaina Galleries

 

When you are staging your home for a fall home sale, try to create a warm and inviting environment for potential buyers. Use accent colors such as deep reds, burnt oranges, cream and caramel colors. Put a bowl of fresh apples on the kitchen counter. Add fall plants for color in the garden or by the front door, such as marigolds, pansies, kale and mums.

 

 

Guy Buffet will be having a show at the Lahaina Galleries in Newport Beach. On Saturday, November 4th, join in all the creativity at the Fashion Island Lahaina Galleries. From 4pm until 7pm, you are invited to bring your four legged friends and family members down to their pet playground and commission a personalized portrait by artist Guy Buffet. Buffet just returned from France and will be showing his collection of original acrylics and watercolors. For more information about this art show, see their website at: http://www.lahainagalleries.com/.

 

 

Newport Beach is the oldest city in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906. The city has a population of approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 30 Valerio, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Lucera development. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1999. This home features a first floor master bedroom suite, library and bonus room. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom built-ins, fireplaces and circular reading nook. The kitchen opens onto the large family room. This home sits on an 8,500 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Lucera is situated in the East Bluff-Harbor View area of Newport Beach. This is a 24 hour guard gated community with many amenities including an Olympic size swimming pool, spa, playground, barbeque area and tennis courts.

 

Located at 8 Vista, this 2,100 square foot home is part of the RSJ Townhome community in the city of Irvine. This three bedroom, three bathroom home was in 1975. Attention to detail can be seen in the vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and panoramic views. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite countertops and built-in appliances. This home sits on a 3,000 square foot piece of property which is near the clubhouse. The Rancho San Joaquin community is surrounded by a golf course. Rancho San Joaquin is bordered by Harvard Drive, University Drive and Culver Drive.

 

 

Carriage Estates is a development in the Mesa Verde section of Costa Mesa. This family oriented community was built in 1958. Homes range in square footage from 1,500 square feet to 1,850 square feet. Many homes have been renovated in recent years. Homes range in price from $470,000 to $525,000. . Residents have easy access to the 405, 55 and 73 Freeways. Mesa Verde is home to both, the Mesa Verde Park, a family friendly neighborhood park and the private Mesa Verde Country Club.  Families love to take advantage of the exceptional library in Mesa Verde.

 

 

Located at 24 Pelican Point Drive, this 5,400 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point community in the Pelican Hill section of Newport Coast. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 1998. The Mediterranean style home has one bedroom on the ground floor with a private entrance, both informal and formal entertaining spaces and an impressive home office. Attention to detail can be seen in the high ceilings, custom indirect lighting and open-aire fire feature. This home sits on a 11,000 square foot piece of property with golf course views.

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Oct. 9, 2017

Bootlegger’s Five-Course Oktoberfest Beer Dinner

Prior to a home sale is the perfect time to have the HVAC system checked out and have anything broken fixed. To keep the air smelling fresh, change the furnace filter regularly, as often as every 90 days. The buyers home inspector will checkout the HVAC system, having it in tip top shape will only be a benefit.

 

The Bootlegger’s Five-Course Oktoberfest Beer Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 19th. The dinner begins at 6pm and continues until 10pm, dinner begins at 7pm with beer hour starting at 6pm. The menu includes Shrimp, Scallops, Duck Confit Taco, Venison and dessert. The Oktoberfest Beer Dinner will be held at Oak Grill located at 690 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. For more information about the dinner or to make reservations see their website at: https://www.newportbeach.com/events/bootleggers- or http://www.oakgrillnb.com/events/beerdinner.

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    Newport Beach is wonderful beach side city with many unique neighborhoods. Newport Beach has approximately 110,000 residents. Located at 2608 West Oceanfront, this 2,200 square foot home is part of the Central Newport community. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2007. This recently remodeled home in situated along the Balboa Peninsula boardwalk. The gourmet kitchen was created for the chef in the family with custom cabinetry, granite countertops, and hardwood floors. Attention to detail can be seen in the crown moldings, bi-folding glass doors and fireplaces. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes and evening sunsets. This home sits on a 1,700 square foot piece of property. Central Newport is in the West Newport—Lido area of Newport Beach. Residents are just a short walk to beaches and water. The three mile boardwalk offers shopping, dining and entertainment including the Newport Beach Ferris Wheel.

     

    Located at 17 Ferrand, this 4,000 square foot home is part of the Aubergine development in Newport Coast. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom millwork, crown molding and wood beamed ceilings. Entertaining is a joy in this home with both formal and informal living rooms, a formal dining room and gourmet kitchen. The home has views of the surrounding mountains, city night lights and peek-a-boo ocean views.  This home sits on a 6,700 square foot piece of property.  There are 97 homes in Aubergine.

     

    Located at 126 Via Xanthe, this 2,600 square foot piece of property is set on Lido Isle in Newport Beach. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2007. This Mediterranean home features a grand entry, den and elevator. Attention to detail can be seen in the arched wood windows, vaulted and beamed ceilings and hardwood floors. This home sits on a 3,100 square foot piece of property. The roof top deck gives views of the surrounding mountains, city night lights and Fashion Island.

     

    Award Homes is a development in the South Coast Metro area in Costa Mesa. The Award Homes Complex was built in 1983. Units in this condo complex range in size from 850 square feet to 1,000 square feet, with one or two bedrooms. These are split level condos. Each unit has a two car attached garage. The homeowners’ association has recently repainted and upgraded the entire complex. The homeowners’ association maintains the grounds which have mature trees, lush landscaping, streams and waterfalls scattered throughout the complex.

 

 

 

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Sept. 26, 2017

SCORE, 5th Annual Women Business Owners Conference

 

With the fall season beginning, add a comfort factor to your home staging. Create a warm space with soft throw pillows and afghans in deep reads, oranges or caramel covers. With the cooler weather, you will create an inviting space that encourages potential buyers to linger and picture themselves in these spaces.

 

SCORE, 5th Annual Women Business Owners Conference will take place on Thursday, September 28th. The conference is all day from 7:30am to 4:30pm. The keynote speaker will by Nellie Akalp and she will present How to Embrace the “small” in Small Business. Other speakers will include Liz Goodgold, Lisa T.D. Nguyen and Roni Ramos. This is an interactive conference with a focus on marketing. This conference will be held at The Great Wolf Lodge located at 12681 Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove. Tickets are $75 and includes breakfast, lunch and parking. For more information or register of the conference see their website at www.scoreboc.com.

 

Newport Beach was incorporated in 1906 and is the oldest city in Orange County. The population of the city is approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 410 East Oceanfront, this home is part of the Balboa Peninsula development. This home was built in 1976. There are two master bedrooms suites, one on the ground floor and one on the second floor. Attention to detail can be seen in the vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting and dual pane windows. There is a four car garage. This home has spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and picture perfect sunsets. The home sits on a 3,000 square foot piece of property. Balboa Peninsula begins at 45th Street and runs to the end of the Peninsula. This community is approximately three miles long, stretching from Newport Harbor to the Pacific Ocean.

 

Located at 31951 Coast Highway, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the South Laguna Village community. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1960. Entertaining is delightful in the gourmet kitchen which opens on to a great room. Almost every room of the home has views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and evening sunsets.  This home sits on a large 12,000 square foot piece of bluff front property. This home is perched on Thousand Steps beach with a private beach area. Outdoors there is a two tiered view patio with an outdoor kitchen, bar and fire pit. South Laguna Village is in the heart of Laguna Beach and has a population of approximately 700 residents.

 

Located at 15 Ocean Ridge Drive, this 6,400 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge development in Newport Coast. This six bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 1997 and has recently been remodeled.  Named the Ardley Estate this home has a Mid Century Montecito design. The gourmet kitchen features dual dishwashers, Viking appliances and a butler’s pantry. Attention to detail can be seen the use of Honduran mahogany, Venetian plaster walls and the fireplace. This home sits on a very large, 17,000 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Outdoors there is a 42 foot lap pool, spa, and water features.

Lido Isle is located in Newport Harbor in the city of Newport Beach. Lido Isle is a residential only island with approximately 850 homes on the isle. Homes on Lido Isle range in price from 1.25 million to twenty plus million dollars. Homes are Mediterranean and Cape Cod in architectural style. The views from Lido Isle include, the Pacific Ocean, the bay, city night lights and spectacular sunsets. There is a yacht club on the island, which acts as the social hub of the island.

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