Dock & Dine In The Beautiful Newport Harbor—Just In Time For Summer Fun!

Motoring around the Newport Harbor is an idyllic adventure. The charming homes line the waterfront promenades, the seals are barking, pelicans are gliding above, and we smile and wave at our fellow boaters and kayak paddlers. And boating often turns to dining in one form or another. Here we find 12  great choices for “dock side” dining  … Read More

Meet Me At “The 4th Street Market” in Santa Ana

Who doesn’t like the smell of espresso coffee wafting through the air? This is what welcomes me as soon as I open the door to this mega-food emporium. I enter the 4th Street Market, and no matter what time of day or night, I just know to come hungry! Portola Coffee Lab—home of gourmet coffee.  … Read More

Roger’s Gardens – Easter Bunny Fun March 12 & 13

Roger’s Gardens Children’s Spring Jubilee with the Easter Bunny     Join them Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 From 10 AM – 4 PM Bring your children to Roger’s Gardens for a fun filled weekend to celebrate the spring season with photos with the Easter Bunny, complimentary crafts, face painting, and other interactive activities throughout the Gardens  … Read More

2016 TomatoMania at Roger’s Gardens This Weekend 3/4-3/6

OK for all the gardeners in the room this weekend is a real Tomato Growing, red vegetable knowing extravaganza at Rogers Gardens! Hundreds of different plants to choose from. So many varieties your head will spin! And experts are on-hand to help you navigate…pots, soil. It’s all here!! Roger’s Gardens has been transformed!! Friday, Saturday  … Read More

The Best Farmers Markets In Orange County… July, 2015

SEARCH BY DAY OF THE WEEK for Seasonal Offerings From The Farm This Month- July, 2015 Farmer’s Markets are a wonderful way for all of us to support our local growers, and at the same time, enjoy fresh produce that we have hand selected. Oftentimes the markets generate a fun atmosphere, and what better way to  … Read More

Breakfast In the Barn With Anne and Pascal

Mother’s Day weekend is ideal with this fun adventure with Chef Pascal Olhats (of Pascal’s Restaurant and Café Jardin) and Anne Manassero of Manassero Farms. Here was our delightful menu including Chef notes. Enjoy!     Smoked Salmon on Brioche -Smoked salmon with cucumber, a cream condiment, served on a brioche bun. -Mix the sour  … Read More

Roger’s Gardens Free Seminar Series for January, 2015

Roger’s Gardens always does such a lovely job presenting Seminars and Workshops. On Saturday mornings here is the FREE line-up for the New Year. I know my garden could use some TLC, and ideas for the spring. Hope to see you down there!     My Edible Garden with David Rizzo January 3, 2015 from  … Read More

Discovering The “Hidden Gems” Of Newport Beach

Like shiny pebbles found in the sand, this town is glistening with hidden gems. Discover some of our favorite spots that make Newport Beach truly a “one-of-a-kind” destination. From fine dining to exceptional shopping, premier service and natural wonders of the sea & shore, this town is a fine balance of elegance, charm, and iconic  … Read More

Memorial Day Weekend… Start Planning Now For the Wine Festival!

The 11th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival will be held at the Balboa Bay Resort! Memorial Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time for the Newport Beach Wine Festival – the perfect way to kick off the summer. Where else can you wander waterside, with wine in-hand and a bevy of delicious cuisine.  … Read More

Weekend Gardening Fun At Roger’s Gardens In February

Roger’s Gardens is my “go-to” place when I need to ponder something, find a few moments of calm, or an inspiration for an upcoming social event, table setting or ideas for my courtyard garden.  Roger’s is a family business and is proudly celebrating its 50 year anniversary! In addition to its impressive array of plants—-from  … Read More