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  … Read More

FIG & OLIVE Newport Unveils New Summer Menu & Events for 2015!

Fig & Olive is a French-Riviera styled enclave right here in Newport Beach. It is elegant, refined, with hints of inspiration from its Southern California location. With five separate dining areas, and ceilings as tall as can be, it is spacious and welcoming. Natural stonework, wood and hues of cream and white create the canvas  … Read More

Al Fresco Dining at Fashion Island~ Newport Beach

There are endless possibilities for dining at Fashion Island, and as the weather turns to perfect, most of us prefer to be outside.  It is so Southern California!  Some days I am yearning for a cup of coffee and a muffin on the patio, while other days I am on the hunt for a beer  … Read More

Fashion Island Dining – Where “To Go” Lunches Are Done Just Right!

(As Also Seen on VisitNewportBeach.Com Blog Page) The days of long, luxurious lunch-hours just seems to be a thing of the past.  A half-hour, beat-the-clock, tends to be the norm. And yes, sometimes that even means eating at our desks while tapping away on emails with one hand, and a sandwich in the other. So,  … Read More

Unveiling New Oak Grill & Aqua Lounge Located at The Island Hotel

What an amazing transformation has just taken place from the Palm Terrace—- to presto-chango—-The Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge,  located at The Island Hotel—- just across the street from Fashion Island. A complete change has taken place here and takes advantage of the beautiful outdoor patio, and in the distance the pool & cabanas and  … Read More

Red-O Restaurant Delivers Cali-Mex in Newport Beach!

A Restaurant With a Pulse…..Red-O Restaurant is one of the many new additions to the Fashion Island scene here in Newport Beach. And it is oh, so, good!  Billed as “Mexican Cuisine by Rick Bayless” this new rock star is making a name for itself in no time flat. And with Chef talent at the helm,  … Read More

Whole Foods —Best Deals To Be Found For A Quick Lunch or Dinner

                  What are the odds? Now we all know that I like to cook. So what is the likelihood that I would admit to muttering the phrase, “I may never cook again!” But here I was wandering through the new Whole Foods in Newport Beach, and making  … Read More

Whole Foods Now Open ~ Fashion Island

  Get your game on.This new market is more than a store and is now open after a “much anticipated” unveiling. Wednesday, September 19th hundreds swarmed the store. The week prior, I had the good fortune to enjoy their launch party for the newest in the Whole Foods family here in Southern California. The night  … Read More