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Be The Hero At Your Thanksgiving Gathering…

And Yes, That Means Libations!   Whether you are the host of the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner, or just a guest hoping to score an incredible meal, this can be a challenging day. First we have the week long preparations, and as we know, Rome was not built in a day, and neither is this meal. From  … Read More

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Finding The Rhythm of “Live Music” Spots In Newport Beach

There is just nothing better than sipping a cocktail in a lovely setting, and listening to live music. It is a heavenly blend of magic as I sway to the beat of the music and relax into a blissful trance. I have combed the local hot spots and prepared my “list of favorites”. There are  … Read More

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Craft breweries have become the mantra here in Anaheim, with even more on the way. Or so I hear. But I’m a wine drinker, and taking a look-see at the “wine scene” around town, I am pleasantly surprised to find so many incredible options. From down home casual with comfy couches and a laid back  … Read More

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FIG & OLIVE Cookbook Launch & Dinner On The French Riviera

FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach hosted an incredible media event which was perfectly executed by Ali Stanley, Meghan Patke and Emilia Fonda of Wagstaff/LA. In keeping with the restaurant’s 10 year Anniversary, they are celebrating a milestone of 8 restaurants now online, with Washington DC the most recent addition. They also unveiled the launch of  … Read More


Meet Stonefire Grill…A Casual Concepts Fires Up A Delicious Solution To Meal Time…

Just opening their doors to location #8 in Lakewood Center, this restaurant has something to talk about. They have taken quick-serve, fast-casual, whatever you want to call it—- to a whole new level. I am pleasantly impressed. And I don’t say that often. In this location they have creatively transformed a former bank, into a  … Read More