Creative Asian Dining A Must Visit AnQi Bistro

AnQi Bistro is located at South Coast Plaza at the edge of Bloomingdale’s. This restaurant makes me feel as though I have entered another country. It features an expansive bar, incredibly dramatic decor and lighting, delicious cuisine and stellar service. They also have elegant private rooms for special dinners. The …
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Shopping Is Honestly “Fun” In Costa Mesa, CA

Shopping is really not my jam. I have a list and I am in and out in about ten minutes flat. But not in Costa Mesa! Visiting these fun outposts makes the experience sheer FUN! Just walking the pathways is so relaxing and meandering in and out of the shops …
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Top 11 “Not To Miss” Adventures In Newport Beach

Newport Beach is a coastal town that is often described as the “gem” of Orange County, CA.  Nestled at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Newport is known for stunning beaches, charming towns, boating, water activities, hiking, seven tiny islands dotting the bay, an ecological preserve, golf courses, restaurants galore …
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Newport Beach Restaurant Week Is Here!

Photo: D.Michalski The 15th Annual Newport Beach Restaurant Week is here—now through May 2, 2021.  The most delicious time of the year returns, and yes we want to “Dine Local. Support Local”.   This time round, restaurants are offering guests more ways to dine— from prix-fixe menus and specialty dishes to exclusive offers and …
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Who Doesn’t Love Homemade Sweet and Savory Treats?

Meet A Talented Chef Who Has Found Her “Sweet Spot” In Phoenix Area!
I recently attended a “Virtual” Cooking Demonstration with a wonderfully engaging chef, the Owner of “Tracy Dempsey Originals”.  Her focus is on “unique sweet &savory confections” but in reality her shop is so much more. Granted things …
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Bike Route #3 – Exploring Back Bay/Nature Preserve on Pedego Electric Bikes

Pedego Corona del Mar This is a fun electric bike tour among natural surroundings and tranquil waterways.  We take a trail set amidst the natural beauty of an estuary—-with a serene bay, meandering pathways and birdlife.  On this route, we ride a total of approximately 8 miles.  I will also …
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