Newport Beach Blog

Aug. 1, 2022

Orange Empire Bonsai Society's Annual Bonsai Show

Sherman Library and Gardens is hosting the Orange Empire Bonsai Society’s Annual Bonsai Show. The Bonsai Show is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, August 6th, and 7th. This is a great way to learn about the art and history of bonsai. There will many display examples to view provided by the Orange Empire Bonsai Society. Bonsai trees follow the character of old trees in nature using trees grown in containers. There will be talks, workshops and society members will be on hand throughout the show to answer questions. The show runs from 10:30am to 4pm on both days.  For more information, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/bonsai-show-2/

 

Crystal Cove is a group of luxury developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is also home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach, with 3.2 miles of coastline, 18 miles of trails and 1,400-acre marine park. Located at 22 Scenic Bluff, this 5,300 square foot home is part of the Coral Canyoncommunity. This seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen in the spiral staircase, custom wall treatments and marble foyer. There are two casitas on the property each with private entrances. The home has far reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes, city night lights and beautiful sunsets. This home sits on a large 12,600 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an infinity edge pool, outdoor fireplaces, and built-in barbeque. Coral Canyon residents, like all Crystal Cove residents, are invited to join in all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub of the area. Coral Canyon is a 24-hour guard gated community with just 28 estates. 

 

Newport Beach is the oldest beach front city in Orange County. Newport Beach is ideally situated between Los Angeles and San Diego. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000. Located at 17 Goodwill Court, this condo is part of the Newport Crest development. Unit 38 has two bedrooms and three bathrooms and was built in 1973. Attention to detail can be seen in the hardwood floors, crown moldings and built-in appliances.  The unit has an attached two-car garage. There are three balconies with the unit. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, the coastline, city night lights and stunning sunsets. Newport Crest is in the Newport Heights area.  There are 460 condos in the development with eight different floor plans. Among the amenities offered in Newport Crest are a swimming pool, spa, and tennis court. Residents are just two blocks from the beach.

Posted in Newport-Beach
July 19, 2022

Newport Pier

Newport Pier near Balboa Peninsula one of several large-scale piers in Newport Beach.  This wooden pier looks south to Balboa Pier. Historically known as McFaddan’s Wharf, this is where the Dory Fisherman dock each day, with their fresh catch, which they sell at the Dory Fleet Fish Market. This is a great place for a stroll. There are a variety of shopping and dining options nearby. The bike path is also an ideal way to visit the pier. Newport Pier overlooks Newport Municipal Beach. Newport Pier is located at Oceanfront and 21st Street in Newport Beach.  For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/.

 

Lido Isle is an island in Newport Harbor.  This is one of California’s oldest master planned communities, having been begun in the 1920’s. It is modeled on a Mediterranean Island. Located at 121 Via Waziers, this 3,000 square foot home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. This home was built in 1952. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom plaster treatment, white concrete pavers and the center courtyard. The home has new electrical, plumbing and HVAC. The home sits on a 3,000 square foot piece of property. Residents are just a short walk or bike ride away from the water. Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are tennis courts, a private beach, clubhouse, and security. 

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. The city has a population of approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 11 Boardwalk, this 4,600 square foot home is part of the Wyndover community in Bonita Canyon. This five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 2000. The gourmet kitchen features a Meile coffee maker, Wolf steam oven and Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer. The bathrooms have recently been updated with marble counters, tile, and custom vanities. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom window treatments, French oak floors, and solid wood doors. This home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy professional landscaping, outdoor fireplace, saltwater swimming pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen. Wyndover Bay was built by Taylor Woodrow and has 103 single family homes. This is a 24-hour guard gated community.

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July 1, 2022

Watercolor Class: California Scrub Jay

The Sherman Library and Gardens is hosting a Water Color Class: California Scrub Jay.  The class will meet on Friday, July 8th, from 10am to 12noon. Local artist, Erna Van Dyk, will teach you how to paint this bird through using simple shapes. This class is designed for all skill levels. You will take home a painting with you. Cost is $45 for non-members and $35 for members.  For more information or to register for the class; see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/watercolor-class-california-scrub-jay/.

 

Newport Coast is a situated in the southernmost tip of Newport Beach just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is home to developments such as Pelican Hill and Crystal Cove. Located at 24 Morning Light, this this 5,800 square foot home is part of theCosta Azuldevelopment in Pacific Ridge community. This five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2005. The home features a detached subterranean room with a wet bar. The chef’s kitchen has Taj Mahal countertops, a La Cornue stove and custom-made kitchen hood. Attention to detail can be seen in the Travertine flooring, built-in millwork, and wrought-iron staircases.There are panoramic views of the surrounding hills and canyons. This home sits on a large 15,000 square foot piece of cul-de-sac property, within walking distance to the clubhouse. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a putting green, outdoor fireplace, sport court, swimming pool, spa and a built-in barbeque area with a kitchenette. Costa Azul is home to 43 luxury homes. Pacific Ridge is a 24-hour guard gated community, near the Boomer Canyon Open Reserve. Among the many amenities offered in Pacific Ridge are a 10-acre public park and a junior size Olympic pool. 

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County city which is ideally positioned between San Diego and Los Angeles. The population of Newport Beach in approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 500 Cagney Lane number 309, this 814 square foot condo is part of the Versailles complex. This one bedroom, one bathroom unit was built in 1971. This penthouse unit is turn-key and has recently been updated with Italian kitchen cabinets and new flooring. Versailles is in the Newport Heights area off of Superior and Hospital Road. Versailles is a gated community with 255 units. Among the many amenities offered in Versailles are a swimming pool, spa, sauna, exercise room and clubhouse. Residents are within walking distance to the beach, Balboa Peninsula and Lido Marina Village.

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June 15, 2022

Nixon 5K Run and Walk for Title IX

The Nixon 5K Run and Walk for Title IX is taking place on Saturday, June 25th. The race begins at 8am, with registration opening at 7am and the event finishing up 10am. The race celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. The race kicks off from the Richard Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda and continues along the Yorba Linda Cajon Trail. The course is rated as moderate and is accessible to all levels of athletes, strollers and dogs are invited to join in all the race fun.  For more information about the 5K or to sign-up, see their website at: https://www.nixonfoundation.org/.

 

Lido Isle is a residential only island in Newport Harbor. Lido Isle is home to approximtaley 850 homes and one yacht club. Located at 309 Via Lido Soud, this 8,800 square foot home has four bedrooms and six bathrooms. This home was built in 2018. Attention to detail can be seen in the wave porcelain ceilings, silk wall coverings and designer light fixtures. The waterfront home has views of the Newport Bay, city night lights and the harbor. This home sits on a 9,400 square foot piece of waterfront property, which is extremely large for Lido Isle.The property has 105 feet of harbor frontage. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a wrap Porcelanosa tile patio, a firepit, and entertaining cabana with heated floors. The private dock can accommodate a 60’, 48’ and 28’ vessels. Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are tennis courts, a private beach, a club house, security, and a dock. 

 

Newport Beach is the oldest beach side city in Orange County. Newport Beach was incorporated in 1906 and is home to approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 3 Stonepath, this 2,600 square foot home is part of the Belcara development. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2005. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, grand foyer entrance and custom wrought-iron staircase. The gourmet kitchen features Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, stone countertops, and dual dishwashers. This home sits on a 6,900 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a detached casita perfect for a private home office or guest quarters. The gardens and grounds were designed by Roger’s Gardens and include an outdoor fireplace, fountains, and outdoor kitchen. Belcara is part of the Pacific Ridge area of Newport Coast. There are 107 homes in Belcara. Among the many amenities in Belcara are an Olympic size swimming pool, spa, and barbeque area.

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June 1, 2022

26th Annual Newport Beach Garden Virtual Tour

The 26th Annual Newport Beach Garden Virtual Tour will be held on Sunday, June 19th. This year, because of the tour being virtual, gardens that would not normally be accessible by in-person tours and will be featured on the virtual tour. Videos of the gardens will be released throughout the summer, culminating with an in-person garden party on August 27th at Sherman Gardens. The next video released will be of the historic homes and gardens of Balboa Island. Sherman Library and Gardens sponsors the tour. Tickets are on sale now through Sherman Garden and online. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members, tickets for the tour and the garden party are $60 for members and $80 for non-members. Sherman Library and Gardens is located at 2647 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://experience.thesherman.org/newport-beach-virtual-garden-tour-050722.

Laguna Beach is one of the oldest beach front cities in Orange County. Laguna Beach is dedicated to their arts culture with over 80 art galleries, weekly art walk, three large scale art festivals each year and over 180 artists in residence. Located at 58 North La Senda Drive, this 6,100 square foot home is part of the Three Arch Bay neighborhood.This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2003 and was designed by Horst Architects, Chris Light, and Aria Design. Attention to detail can be seen in the two-story walls of glass, recessed lighting, and high-volume ceilings. The home features a wine cellar, poker room and home theater.There are two garages which can accommodate up to six cars with a car turntable and car service pit. There are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the coastline, whitewater, city night lights and spectacular sunsets. This home sits on a 16,900 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners are just a staircase away from the sandy beach, additionally residents will enjoy a swimming pool, detached guest studio. Three Arch Bay is a 24-hour guard gated development. 

Newport Beach is the oldest beach front city in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach has a population of approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 754 Harbor Island Drive, this 4,100 square foot home is part of the Promontory Bay development. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1977. Attention to detail can be seen in the multiple skylights, retractable sliding glass pocket doors and high-volume ceilings. The gourmet kitchen features Wolf, Meile and Sub-Zero appliances, ribbon Spaele wood cabinets and counter seating for five. The home has bay views. This home sits on a 5,000 square foot piece of bay front property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a bay front patio and newly finished multi-boat dock. Promontory Point is in the Lower Newport Bay Balboa Island area. Promontory Bay is a man-made island with 62 custom built homes.

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March 31, 2022

The Third Story at The Newport Theater Art Center

The Newport Theater Art Center is currently performing a production of The Third Story. The Third Story will run through April 17th. Follow a 1940’s era screenwriter as she teams up with her troubled writer son to jointly write a screenplay. Audience members watch as b rate gangster sci-fi movie from their imaginations unfolds in front of them.  The third story that plays out before audience members eyes, is the fairytale of a Russian princes and a vulnerable witch. The play was written by Charles Busch and directed by David Carnevale. For more information about this play, see their website at: https://ntaconline.com/shows/.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of the three luxury developments in the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is 800 acres which is spilt between 300 acres of golf courses and 500 acres of residential developments. Located at 20 Black Falcon, this 10,900 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Customcommunity. This six-bedroom, ten-bathroom home was built in 2010 by Matt White of W Custom homes and John Henderson of Spectrum Architecture. Attention to detail can be seen the use of custom fireplaces, French limestone flooring and French oak hardwood flooring. The gourmet kitchen has a walk-in pantry, breakfast nook and an island, in addition there is a second caterers’ kitchen in the house.  There are wonderful views of the surrounding mountains, the Pacific Ocean, the golf course, and the city night lights.  This home sits on a 23,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an infinity edge swimming pool, multiple rear yard loggias and entertaining areas. Among the many amenities offered in Shady Canyon are swimming pools, spa, tennis courts and clubhouse. 

 

Newport Beach is the oldest beach front city in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. This population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 320 Buena Vista Boulevard, this 5,200 square foot home is part of the Balboa Peninsula community. This six-bedroom, eight-bedroom home was built in 2017 by architect Brad Smith, builder Ken McMillan, and Serendipite Design. Attention to detail can be seen the walnut hardwood floors, custom built-ins and stonework in sea glass hues. The chef’s kitchen features white Shaker cabinets, stain-less steel commercial grade appliances and double ovens. There is elevator access to all levels. The home and property have views of Newport Harbor, the churning basin, the San Bernardino Mountains and beautiful sunsets. This home sits on a 7,800 square foot piece of bayfront property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy their own private bay front sand beach, 60 foot of bay frontage, a large brink patio and two piers. Balboa Peninsula begins at 45th Street to the end of the peninsula, which is approximately 3 miles long.  Residents can take advantage of the boardwalk for walking or jogging. The beach is just a short walk away

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Feb. 28, 2022

Staycation at Newport Dunes Resort and Marina

Plan a staycation at the Newport Dunes Resort and Marina. Whether for a weekend or week, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort offers the public a chance to enjoy the resort amenities while you go back to your own home at night. Enjoy the beach in style, rent a beach front cabana with two chaise lounges.  Guests have several choices for waterfront dining. Water sport rentals include paddle boards, kayaks, and the new 21-foot Duffy boats. For more information or to make reservations, see their website at: https://www.newportdunes.com/daycation/

 

Irvine is a 66 square mile city, ideally located 36 miles south of Los Angeles and 76 miles north of San Diego. This master planned city was designed by the Irvine Company in the 1960’s and was incorporated in1971. Located 11 Norton Street, this 2,200 square foot home is part of the Chancellor development in the Village of University Park.This six-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1965. The home was completely remodeled in 2008. Attention to detail can be seen in the Travertine floors and custom cabinetry. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and industrial oversized hood.This home sits on a 5,000 square foot piece of property. This home does not have Mello Roos taxes. Students are within walking distance to University High School. Among the many amenities offered in University Park are community pools, sports parks, and playgrounds. 

 

Newport Beach is the oldest beach front city in Orange County. Newport Beach is home to Crystal Cove, Pelican Hill, Corona del Mar, and Balboa Peninsula. Located at 1930 Port Ramsgate Place, this 3,500 square foot home is part of the Harbor View development. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2017. The home offers the opportunity for one level living with additional space in an upstairs bonus room. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, La Cantina doors and 10-inch-wide plank white French oak flooring.The chef’s kitchen features a large center island, built-in Miele coffee maker, walk-in pantry, Viking Range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. This home sits on 7,400 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a spa, built-in barbeque, seating, and dog run. The property abuts the Buffalo Hills Park and Anderson Elementary School. Residents are within walking distance to the pool, clubhouse, and outdoor playground. Harbor View is in the East Bluff Harbor View area of Newport Beach and is commonly referred to as the “Port Streets.”

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Jan. 31, 2022

Create Your Own Floral Tea Party

Create your own floral tea party at Sherman Gardens and Library. On Wednesday, February 9th, from 10am until noon, join instructors at the garden to create floral arrangements in teacups and teapots. Take home your arrangements with you and once the floral arrangements fade, you will have the teapot and teacups to use at home. The class is $60 for members and $70 for non-members. For more information, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/floral-class-petals-tea/.

 

Irvine is a large master planned community in Orange County. Irvine is surrounded by Tustin, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Costa mesa and Newport Beach. Irvine was incorporated in 1971. Located at 73 Dunmore, this 3,900 square foot home is part of the Stonegate Village. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2014. The open floor plan is filled with natural light. There is an in-law guest suite on the first level. This home sits on a 5,100 square foot piece of property. Stonegate is situated between Woodbury and Woodbury East Villages; it was developed by the Irvine Company in 2011. Students living in this area are within walking distance to Stonegate Elementary School. 

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach is home to Balboa Peninsula, Lido Isle, Crystal Cove and Corona del Mar. Located at 11 Narbone, this 6,400 square foot home is part of the Harbor Ridge Crest community. This four-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 1984. Enter the home through a grand foyer with views of the Pacific Ocean. The home has recently been updated with new flooring, bathrooms, and paint. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, bonus room with a private entrance and bathroom, and custom built-ins. The home has wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Bay, Catalina Island, whitewater, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets. This home sits on a large 12,000 square foot piece of property. Harbor Ridge Crest is a 24-hour guard gated development. Among the many amenities offered in Harbor Ridge Crest include four community swimming pools and tennis courts.

Posted in Newport-Beach
Dec. 29, 2021

Flower Pressing Workshop

Sherman Gardens and Library is having a Flower Pressing workshop in January. Introduction to Flower Pressing will take place on Thursday, January 27th, from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  This is a one session workshop. Participants will be using cuttings and blooms from Sherman Gardens to create their preservations. Kyle Cheesborough, Sherman Gardens Horticultural Director, will instruct participants in the techniques to press and preserve plants. All supplies will be provided. The cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members.  For more information, or to sign-up for the workshop; see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/workshop-introduction-to-flower-pressing/.

 

Lido Isle is a residential only island in Newport Harbor.Lido Isle was begun in the 1920’s, making it one of California’s oldest master planned communities.Located at 209 Via Mentone, this 3,200 square foot home has four-bedrooms and four-bathrooms. The home was built in 2021, by Haus of Design. Finding a new construction home on Lido Isle is very rare. Attention to detail can be seen in the statement wine wall in the great room, the sculptural staircase and floor to ceiling glass walls. The chef’s kitchen features double islands. There are wonderful views of the water, city night lights and sunsets from the roof top deck.This home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property. Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are tennis courts, security, a clubhouse, private beach and dock. 

 

Newport Beach is the oldest beach front city in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach has a population of approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 4 Cheshire Court, this 8,200 square foot home is part of the Belcourt development. This five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 1989. The home has recently been updated with new oak flooring, marble flooring and wood paneling wall accents. The gourmet kitchen features a butler’s pantry and professional grade appliances. This home sits on a 22,100 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, built-in barbeque and volleyball court.Belcourt is situated in the East Bluff-Harbor View are of Newport Beach. Belcourt is a 24-hour guard gated community. 

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Dec. 5, 2021

2021 Commodore Holiday Brunch

The 2021 Commodore Holiday Brunch will take place on December 11th, 2021.  The event begins at 11am and runs until 2pm, at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Cocktail Hour is at 11am and brunch begins at noon. Please bring an unwrapped gift for someone in need and a bottle or two of wine for the Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner and Auction. Tickets are $90 per person. The Newport Harbor Yacht Club is located at 720 West Bay Avenue in Newport Beach.  For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportbeach.com/events/2021-commodore-holiday-brunch/.

 

Corona del Mar is a part of the city on Newport Beach. Corona del Mar is locally known as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 610 Malabar Drive, this 2,900 square foot home is part of the Irvine Terrace development. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2000. Attention to detail can be seen use of hardwood, marble, and glass accordion style doors. The gourmet kitchen features a Miele espresso station, dual Miele ovens and a wine refrigerator.  This one level home has beautiful views of the Catalina Island, Irvine Terrace Park, the Pacific Ocean, and spectacular sunsets.  This home sits on a 10,300 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a built-in barbeque island, a fire pit with built-in seating and a spa. Fashion Island, Newport Harbor and sandy beaches are just a short distance away. There are 390 homes in Irvine Terrace. 

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest beachfront cities in Orange County.  Newport Beach is home to Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove and Balboa Island. Located at 240 Nice Lane, this 1,100 square foot home is part of the Villa Balboa development. This two-bedroom, one bathroom home was built in 1979. This one level patio home has decorative baseboards, crown moldings and high-volume ceilings. The gourmet kitchen features a Kraus stainless steel sink, under cabinet lighting and stone countertops.  The home has views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, evening sunsets and city night light views.  Villa Balboa is in the Newport Heights area of Newport Beach. Among the many amenities offered in Villa Balboa are two swimming pools, a subterranean garage, a fitness center, and tennis courts. Villa Balboa is a gated community.

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