Newport Beach Blog

Sept. 29, 2021

22nd Annual Newport Beach Film Festival

The 22nd Annual Newport Beach Film Festival will take from October 21st through October 28th.  The film festival attracts over 58,000 fans each year, there will be 100 feature films, and 30 short films. There will be films from 50 different countries: covering many genres including narrative, documentary, action sports, art, architecture and design, culinary, family and horror films. During the film festival, there will be many public parties which will have 60 culinary partners with a wide variety of tastings. For more information, see their website at: https://newportbeachfilmfest.com/.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach.  Corona del Mar encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and South Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 502 ½ Larkspur Avenue 2, this 1,300 square foot home is part of the North CDM community. This two-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2002. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, oversized windows, and multiple fireplaces. The gourmet kitchen features Viking range and built-in refrigerator. The home has views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, city night lights and vibrant evening sunsets. There are two large, covered outdoor patios, one with a built-in barbeque and space heater. This home is in the heart of the CDM Village and is just a five-minute walk to the Corona del Mar State Park, the Farmer’s Market and many shopping and dining options. 

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest waterfront cities in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906. The population of the Newport Beach is approximately 85,000 residents. The city is ideally located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Located at 2975 Quedada, this 2,000 square foot home is part of the East Bluff neighborhood. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1972. This is an “expanded Delores floor plan” home. Enter this split-level home through a gated private front yard. There is a direct access two car garage with a laundry area. The home has wonderful views of the Back Bay and city night lights. This home sits on a 2,800 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. East Bluff is on the edge of Upper Newport Bay. Back Bay and Upper Newport Bay Ecological Preserve are within walking distance. 

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Aug. 31, 2021

Afterschool Introduction to Botanical Drawing

Sherman Library and Gardens is holding an afterschool class in an introduction to drawing. This afterschool program will begin on Tuesday, September 14th from 3:15 to 4:30pm. This is a four-week class taught by local artist Brenda Beneviste. Student will learn the basic techniques to draw flowers and foliage. Participants will learn observation skills, concepts regarding light value and shading. This class is open to all levels of skill; no prior experience is necessary. All materials are included.  Dress for the outdoors, as this class is held in the garden. Register early as class size is very limited. Cost is $220 for members and $260 for non-members.  For more information or to sign-up, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/afterschool-class-introduction-to-drawing/.

 

Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach, it sits at Newport Beach’s southern most end, just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is home to several residential developments including Pelican Hill and Crystal Cove. Located at 1 Torrey Pine Drive, this 2,800 square foot home is part of the Santa Lucia development. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1992. This is a hard-to-find single level home. The home features a lounge, formal living room, and dining room.There are wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, and colorful evening sunsets. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a barbeques station, an ocean view spa and mature landscaping.Santa Lucia is a 24-hour guard community with 100 single family homes. Santa Lucia is just east of Pelican Heights on the edge of Buck Gully Canyon.

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County city, ideally located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city was incorporated in 1906 and has a population of 85,000 residents. Located at 5 Deerwood Lane, this 6,100 square foot home is part of the Big Canyon community. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 1975. Attention to detail can be seen in the turreted staircase, high volume ceilings and French Doors. The kitchen features marble countertops. Professional grade appliances and a center island.The home has views of the golf course, and the city night lights. This home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Residents are just across the street froma park and playground. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, and mature gardens. Big Canyon is situated just off San Joaquin Hills Road between MacArthur and Jamboree. This is a 24-hour guard gated development.

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July 30, 2021

Go for the Gold at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club

Hosted by both the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club and the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Go for the Gold will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd. From 6pm to 8pm, participants are invited to take part in several outdoor lawn games and network with your fellow Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce members. All activities will take place on the lawn at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Admission, located at 1601 Bayside Drive in Corona del Mar. Admission is free, however, registration is required. Parking is free and there is a no-host bar. For more information, see their website at: https://bcyc.org/.

 

Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach and is situated between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. With its high bluff setting, Newport Coast is home to some of the best view properties in Orange County. Located at 9 Stargazer, this 3,900 square foot home is part of the Pienza development. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2005. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, formal dining room and separate direct access casita. Th chef’s kitchen features Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, a walk-in pantry and large center island. This home sits on a 7,400 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and covered loggia.  Pienza is a 24-hour guard gated development in the Pacific Ridge community. 

 

Newport Beach is an ocean side city in Orange County. Newport Beach is home to Balboa Island, Corona del Mar, Newport Coast and much, much more. Located at 1802 South Bay Front, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Balboa Island community. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2010, by Patterson Construction. The home was designed for entertaining, with seamless flow from indoors to outdoors. Attention to detail can be seen in the La Cantina sliding doors, elevator access to all levels and hardwood flooring. The gourmet kitchen features marble countertops, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and dual dishwashers. There are panoramic views of the Balboa Peninsula, Main Channel, harbor entrance and the jetty. This home sits on a 2,500 square foot piece of bayfront property. Outdoors, the entertainment spaces continue with the wraparound porch, rooftop deck, outdoor fireplace, and wet bar. The home’s private dock can accommodate a 55-foot vessel. Balboa Island is 1.71 miles in perimeter. Balboa Island is connected to the mainland by ferry or a two-lane bridge.

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June 28, 2021

Goat Yoga in the Garden

Sherman Gardens and Library is having in-person goat yoga again.  Goat Yoga meets twice on July 24th, once at 8:30am and once at 10am.  Yoga classes take place in the gardens, in a beautiful and serene setting. Yoga Instructor, Darnell Renee will lead the class along with some furry friends. The goats will visit with students during the class and are available for photographs afterwards. No experience with either yoga or goats is necessary. Classes are $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. The class approximately one hour. For more information about the class, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/goat-yoga-10-am-2/.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city which is ideally situated 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. This 16 square mile city was incorporated in 1953 and has approximately 110,000 residents. Located at 1780 Oriole Drive, this 3,000 square foot home is part of the Upper Bird neighborhood in the Mesa Verde section of Costa Mesa. This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1972. The home is filled with natural light and features high volume ceilings. This home sits on a 6,900 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a private and landscaped backyard. Mesa Verde is bordered by the 405 freeway, Harbor Boulevard, Adams Boulevard and Fairview Park. Residents are near the Mesa Verde Country Club and local parks. 

Newport Beach is a part of Orange County and was incorporated in 1906. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 443 Santa Ana Avenue, this 1,700 square foot home is part of the Newport Heights community.This four-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in the 1934. The has a Spanish cottage style. The home has a wood burning fireplace, a wraparound covered deck, and an office alcove. This home sits on a 4,500 square foot piece of property. The rooftop deck offers views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, and Catalina Island. The beaches of The Peninsula and Newport Harbor are nearby. Newport Heights is positioned high in the cliffs above the Pacific Coast Highway.

 

 

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May 27, 2021

Wedding Bouquet Workshop at Sherman Gardens

Sherman Gardens and Library is hosting a Wedding Bouquet workshop on June 15th. June is wedding season, and this is a great time to learn how to put together a garden style bridesmaid bouquet with June blooming flowers. This will be a jewel tone bouquet. The class includes a vase, so you can make your bouquet as a base arrangement. This two-hour workshop begins at 10am.  Cost is $85 for members and $95 for non-members. Class space is limited, so register early. This class will be repeated at the same time on June 16th. For more information, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/wedding-bouquets/.

 

Irvine is a large master planned city between the Loma Ridge and the San Joaquin Hills. The city was designed by the Irvine Company in the 1960’s and incorporated in 1971. Located at 27 Washington, this 2,800 square foot home is part of the Centennial development in Walnut Village. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1997. The home has new flooring and carpet throughout. The gourmet kitchen features a center island, new Quartz countertops, and recessed lighting.Attention to detail can be seen in the plantation shutters, solid wood custom built-ins and a fireplace. This home sits on a 5,000 square foot piece of property. The large backyard is perfect for entertaining, with a built-in barbeque area, waterfall and outdoor fireplaces. Walnut is bordered by Walnut Avenue, Culver Drive, and the I-5 Freeway, with eleven home tracts. Centennial is a gated community, with a sports court, walking paths, and a junior Olympic size pool. 

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest Orange County cities being incorporated in 1906. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000 residents. Newport Beach is ideally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. Located at 537 Playa, this 1,800 square foot home is part of The Bluffs development. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1971. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom mahogany entry door, custom iron railings and custom quartz fireplace. The gourmet kitchen features quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and patio access. The home has stunning views of Newport Back Bay and city night lights. The home sits on a 2,900 square foot piece of property with a bluff setting. The Bluffs is set in 150 acres of land overlooking Back Bay, 125 acres are dedicated to open space.

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April 30, 2021

Experience Spring in the Garden at Roger's Gardens

Roger’s Garden is hosting Experience Spring in the Garden through Sunday, May 9th. Come out an explore the world of nature, gardening, orchids and indoor plants.  This is a great place to get inspired for your spring garden. There are a large selection of vegetable starts and Roger’s tomato experts will help with getting your vegetable garden started. In addition to on-site help, Roger’s offers weekly live streams. Roger’s Gardens is open from 9am to 6pm daily. For more information or to view their streaming videos, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/experience-spring-in-the-garden-br-friday-march-19-sunday-may-9-from-9-am-6-pm.

 

Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is home to several residential developments including Pelican Hill and Crystal Cove. Located at 7 Overlook Drive, this 3,900 square foot home is part of the Strada development. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1999. This home has an open floor plan and is filled with natural light. There are gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city nights, Newport Coast coastline and colorful evening sunsets. This home sits on a 9,500 square foot piece of property. Strada is a 24-hour guard gated community situated between Vista Ridge and Ocean Heights. Strada was built by Brookfield Homes. 

 

Newport Beach was incorporated in 1906 making it one of the oldest cities in Orange County. Newport Beach is ideally situated between San Diego and Los Angeles. Located at 415 North Star Lane, this 2,800 square foot home is part of the Dover Shores development. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1963. Attention to detail can be seen in the crown moldings, coffered ceilings and multiple fireplaces. This home sits on a 6,000 square foot piece of property with sixty feet of water frontage. There is a private dock with space for a fifty-foot yacht. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy covered area with a fireplace and dining area/ Dover Shores is in Upper Newport Bay area. Dover Shores has two private beaches, an aquatic center and lots of biking and walking trails.

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March 31, 2021

Newport Beach Restaurant Week

Newport Beach Restaurant Week is coming.  This is the perfect opportunity to dine local and support local restaurants. Restaurant week is April 19th through May 2nd, 2021. This 14-day dining event showcases local Newport Beach restaurants. Participating restaurants will include Billy’s at the Beach, Canaletto, Flemings Steakhouse, Rockin Baja Lobster, Woody’s Wharf and many more. There will be cocktail specials, take out specials and family meal options. For more information, see their website at: https://ocrestaurantweek.com/newport-beach.

 

Newport Coast is home to some of the most sought-after real estate in Orange County.Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove and many other residential communities. Located at 18 Mattina Drive, this 2,700 square foot home is part of the Altezza development. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1993. Attention to detail can be seen in the arched doorways, living room pillars and large number of windows.This corner unit has two private patios and is surrounded by pines and olive trees. There is an attached two car garage. The unit has views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and evening sunsets. Altezza is a 24-hour guard gated community with just 100 homes.

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach is home to approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 1601 Kings Road, this 5,200 square foot home is part of the Newport Heights community. This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2003. This three-story home is filled with detailed including sky lights, a hidden three car garage and exposed beamed ceilings. This home sits on a large 13,000 square foot piece of property.  The home and property feature a built-in entertainment system with mood lighting, there is a patio with a bar and atrium. There are gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and inviting evening sunsets.  You can even see the Boat Parade every December from the house. There are six developments that make up Newport Heights including Cliffhaven, King’s Road, Newport Terrace, Newport Crest, Versailles and Villa Balboa.

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March 1, 2021

Tomatomania at Roger's Gardens

Tomatomania is in full bloom at Roger’s Gardens! This is the largest and most fun tomato sale in Orange County. There will be over 200 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomato seedlings. There will be new varieties for 2021 and of course there will be peppers too! Tomatomania is taking place from Friday, February 26ththrough Sunday, March 7th. Roger’s Gardens is open from 9am to 6pm, daily. They have lots and lots of tomato information on their website and a new tomato event video. For more information, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/tomatomania-br-friday-february-28-sunday-march-8-from-9-am-6-pm-daily.

 

Lido Isle is a residential only island in Newport Harbor. Lido Isle is one of the oldest master planned communities in California, having been begun in the 1920’s. Located at 124 Via Havre, this 4,300 square foot home has four bedrooms and six bathrooms. This home was built in 2020. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of the coffered ceilings, marble fireplace and elevator to all floors. The gourmet kitchen features Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, island, and pocket doors. Homeowners will enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, city night lights and colorful sunsets. This home sits on a 3,900 square foot piece of property. There is a lovely sun-drenched roof top deck for residents to enjoy. Lido Isle has approximately 850 homes and a yacht club. There are many amenities offered on Lido Isle including a clubhouse, tennis courts and a private beach. 

 

Newport Beach is the oldest beach front city in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. The city has a population of the 85,000 residents. It is ideally situated halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Located 12 Edgewood Drive, this 2,900 square foot home is part of the One Ford Road development. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1999. This plan three home has a formal living room and formal dining room. This home sits on a 3,700 square foot piece of property. One Ford Road is a 24-hour guard gated community in the East Bluff – Harbor View area of the Newport Beach. One Ford Road has been named a National Community of the Year. Among the many amenities offered in One Ford Road are two swimming pools, a wading pool, a 27 hole putting greens and fitness center.

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Feb. 2, 2021

Newport Aquatic Center

The Newport Aquatic Center offers a large variety of outdoor activities. Located in Back Bay, NAC offers Junior Rowing, Middle School Rowing, Adult Sailing, Dragon Boat classes and is home to the Junior Waterman Academy. This is the perfect place to strengthen your rowing, canoeing, outrigger and kayaking skills. In addition to instruction, the NAC offers many competitions and events each year. There are races, regattas, and fund raiser events. Many NAC teams compete at the international level. NAC is located at 1 Whitecliffs Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, including rentals and scheduling, see their website at: https://newportaquaticcenter.com/.

 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive developments in the bluffs of Newport Coast. Crystal Cove is also home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach with the Historical District, 3.2 miles of beaches, tidepools and 18 miles of trails. Located at 30 Gondoliers Bluffs, this 5,100 square foot home is part of the White Sails development. This four-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2004. This is a plan two model. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of high-volume ceilings, oversized windows, and the open floor plan. There are near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and gorgeous sunsets. This home sits on a 10,700 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. The backyard has plenty of entertaining space. White Sails is a 24-hour guard gated community.  White Sails is next door to The Tides development. 

 

Newport Beach is the oldest beach front city in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach has a population of approximately 85,000.  Located at 2112 East Balboa Boulevard, this 11,700 square foot home is part of the Peninsula Point community. This six-bedroom, ten-bathroom estate was built in 2006. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of limestone, steel and antiques elements. The master suite features tray ceilings and a private balcony overlooking the water. The subterranean level has a wine cellar with a speakeasy. The home has relaxing bay views. This home sits on a large 14,5000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool with a waterfall. Balboa Peninsula Point covers the area from A Street to the end of Balboa Peninsula.

 

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Dec. 30, 2020

The Historic District

The Crystal Cove State Park is home to the Historic District.  This 12.3 acre of portion of the 2,700-acre state park. The historic district is home to 46 vintage cottages built by the sea in the 1930’s and the 1940’s. The first two phases of the restoration have been completed. There are 21 cottages available for overnight stays to the public. Cottages include studios, one- and two-bedroom options. This is one of the last examples of the early 20th century Southern California developments.  For more information, see their website at: http://www.crystalcovestatepark.org/the-historic-district/.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the Newport Beach. Locally known as the CDM, Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” This area is known for its sandy beaches, tide pools and endless views. Located at 234 Morning Canyon Road, this 4,500 square foot home is part of the Shore Cliffs development. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2005. This open floor plan home was designed by architect Ron Yeo.  This home sits on a large 14,000 square foot piece of property, with over 60 feet of view frontage. Residents are just minutes from golf, shopping, dining and beaches. Shore Cliffs is home to 146 custom built homes. Shore Cliffs residents have private beach access. 

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest city’s in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach has approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 1106 Pembroke, this 1,800 square foot home is part of the Westcliff development. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1960. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of coffered ceilings, fireplace and French doors. The gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops, built-in range and plenty of storage. This home sits on a 7,300 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool and mature landscaping. Westcliff is in Upper Newport Bay. There is a bike path through Westcliff which residents can use to reach the beach, shopping and the Back Bay recreation area. 

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