Tastes and Travel Lifestyle

Right In Our Own Backyard…Shimmering Hotel Pools and Patios In Newport Beach

 

Here’s a summer newsflash! Let’s agree to put the car keys away and not book those airline tickets. We can stay right here in Newport Beach and enjoy some of the best “resort” experiences one could dare to imagine. An impromptu stay-cation can be the perfect recipe for enjoying a carefree summer getaway with the family, or perhaps a romantic respite for just the two of you. Here we have sleuthed our way around town to find hotels with newly renovated pools, resort games...

Pacific Wine and Food Classic Event- 2017

Mark Your Calendars---August 19-20, 2017th for the first of many summer “Pacific Wine and Food Classic” events. It will be a food and wine extravaganza at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach, CA. Calling all “food & wine aficionados” who will experience a world-class culinary event! This event is the perfect Southern California weekend, on the sand in the Back Bay of Newport Beach. Cool ocean breezes, jazzy tunes and premium food & drink.

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Pretty Summer Toes… I have found a Pedicure Gem!

Summer is here ladies---so I’m jumping in with both feet! Those of you who know me, know I had a toe fungus from a Spa Chair while getting a pedicure and it took me forever to get rid of it. Thank goodness for Dr. Ivar Roth who made that miracle happen for me. So you can imagine how freaked out I get about having a Pedicure done. I have to interview the place before I will go in. And I just did an article for Visit Newport Beach on pedicures and visited 15 places, and ladies you would be...

9th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes Aug.6th

Mark your calendars! Sunday, August 6, 2017, from 3-8pm will be the 9th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes.
Fresh Lobster and many other delicious items are on the menu---plus music, dancing and best of all this benefits two
fantastic charities: Make-A-Wish® Foundation and Leadership Tomorrow.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.LobsterfestAtNewportBeach.com .

The Event Happenings- Live Whole Maine Lobster flown in fresh on the morning of...

Bistango Welcomes Artists & Guests For “Meet & Greet” on Saturday 4/8

The public is invited to meet the exhibiting painters and other artists at this special showing. This is a quarterly event and this spring one will be held at Bistango Restaurant in Irvine this Saturday, April 8th, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00pm. (RSVP’s are highly recommended.)

Some of the region’s top artists including photographer Tom Lamb, sculptors Jayne Reich and Steven Lustig, and mixed media artist Mia Tavonatti will be on hand to meet with...

Special Event at Roger’s Garden- Thursday, March 23rd

Celebrate The Unveiling of Spring at Roger’s Gardens & Farmhouse Restaurant! Just walking the pathways at Roger’s Gardens is so inspiring to anyone who loves flowers, the bounty of floral displays, gardening and just cherishes the joys of spring.

Special Event: Join the experts at Roger’s Gardens on Thursday, March 23 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. The event fee is $25 per person, and tickets can be purchased here. A portion of proceeds will be donated to The...

Table For Ten- Chef’s Create Elegant Dinner for Charity

Sunday was the “11th Annual Table For Ten” event held at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott. A total of 340 guests raised over $300,000 for two worthy causes. The event benefits these two groups throughout the year--- The Teen Project & the Vocational Visions organizations.

“Table for 10” is an extraordinary culinary adventure, which showcased 35 of Southern California’s top chefs. The black tie evening begins with a festive cocktail reception and top-drawer live...

Be A Hero…Creative Gift Ideas For A Valentine

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And this year with the 14th of February on a Tuesday, it is quickly becoming a week-long celebration---from the weekend prior, to Valentine’s and all the way through to the following weekend!

Opening a beautifully wrapped present is always joyful. And in talking with many locals we found that “spending time together” and “being creative” ranked high on the list of thumbs up for Valentine’s gift-giving. So here we have...

Holiday Happenings at Hipster Hotel Irvine

The minute I waltz through the front door of Hotel Irvine (my local spot), I have a smile on my face. Whether I am here for a business meeting, meeting friends in the cool Red Bar and Lounge, or just hanging out on the patio by the fire-pit surrounded by lush greenery----I am just in heaven. The hotel has a modern, colorful décor and with so many different options, there is something special for my ever-changing mood.

 

 

 

Be A Kid...

Tips & Tricks To Fast Track Your Trip To Del Mar Racetrack-2016

Thru Labor Day (Sept. 5th) and The Bing Meet will run November 11-December 4, 2016!

It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. So I raised my hand and said, "Heck yeah! I would love to follow my friend Patty, a pro at the pony track, down to Del Mar." And lucky you, my faithful readers, you get to take advantage of learning some tips and tricks that will make this easy-peasy for you to replicate from Orange County, CA. This article offers...