Third Annual Summer Event-Pacific Wine & Food Classic

This is a “must attend” Newport Beach summer event and is on everyone’s calendar for August. This is serious “on the Bay summer fun”! Did someone say Food, Cocktails, Beer and our favorite local chefs tempting us with their favorite bites? Well, I’m all in for that. This fancy-pants event will be held Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, 18th, 2019. This summer “classic event” is in its third year and right out of the gate, Year #1  it was a fan favorite and has been winning awards ever since it began! This takes place on the scenic waterfront stretch of Newport Dunes. The bay creates a gentle breeze with a plethora of food, beer and cocktail stations. There are elegant sitting areas with white drapes floating in the breeze and colorful pillows calling us to just press pause, even if just for a moment.  It’s a festival. A celebration …
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Awesome Back To Nature Bike Tour in Palm Springs

While hiking and walking tours are a great way to explore Palm Springs, my favorite way to discover the area is on a bike. The benefit is also getting to enjoy nature—you know— the babbling streams, palm trees, beautiful flowers and the majestic mountains are the perfect backdrop! (This event was Hosted.) Meet Big Wheel Tours Since 1998, Big Wheel Tours has been providing bike service for a number of local high end hotels, offer bike tours for customized groups, and also do small group tours daily. Big Wheel Tours can create a custom tour. From the serious cyclist in town on business who wants to put in a 50-mile training ride, to the family on a sightseeing vacation to the fellas on a weekend getaway who want a serious Palm Springs mountain bike tour, Big Wheel Tours will arrange a tour for you and your guests. Price do vary …
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Tips On How To Do OC Burger Week Right!

The Orange County Burger Week Begins Sunday, July 14 and runs thru Saturday, July 20, 2019! 
Ready, Set, Go! What It’s All About- There are a staggering 57 restaurants all over Orange County that are participating. They have created some awesome burgers and entrees for guests to enjoy. Our local Chefs have gotten really creative and the menus look incredible. There is nothing like a delicious, juicy burger with all the fixins! And even vegetarians are covered—Beyond Meat is a partner, there are even some other veggie burgers and chicken too! (I have listed those restaurants featuring the Beyond Meat burger.) Menu prices are:  $10, $15, $20 and $25.  There are 21 restaurants have added custom cocktails and some with an entire menu of specialty cocktails featuring Burger Week partners: Maker’s Mark bourbon, Hornitos tequila, Effen vodka and Cruzan rum. Dee’s Tips On How To Do OC Burger Week …
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A Charming, Elegant Inn— Right In The Heart of Palm Springs!

Tucked behind a beautiful green, garden hedge and a wooden black door, was a refuge awaiting my discovery. THIS is La Maison—-one of the charming boutique Inns found right here in Palm Springs. (Caveat: I was here as part of a media press trip, and was hosted by this fine Inn. However all of the writings, experiences and thoughts shared here are my own.) This 13 room French-inspired Inn is a gem, with engaging and attentive management, lovely rooms, a garden courtyard with three fountains and a very large sparkling pool. Now this is relaxation at its finest! In the morning a continental breakfast is all set up early—with Richard Slosky, one of the owners serving up “made to order” cappuccinos. There is yogurt, fresh grapefruit, juices and delicious pastries. On our first morning, Cornelia Schuster, one of the owners, had made her famous lavender and lemon scones. They were …
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Flag Day Celebration In Newport Beach This Friday!

Flag Day Celebration In Newport Beach! Join Us For A Flag Day Celebration In Newport Beach! Friday June 14, 2019- From 10:00am to 5:00pm The Sons of The American Legion are hosting this celebration! Come join the fun!! -Live Music -Jumper for the kids -Free Hot Dog BBQ, Sodas, Chips & Salsa -Face Painting (from noon to 5pm) -Flag pins and coloring books   All Are Welcome… Free To The Public!! Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park Adjacent to the American Legion Post 291 on the Newport Peninsula at 15th Street
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Exploring On A Pedego Electric Bike – Crystal Cove & Pelican Hill

Along The Nature Trail Now that the weather is better, let’s get out there and ride!!!   This is one of my favorite bike routes, and on this adventure, we ride approximately 12 miles total. It has the charm of Corona del Mar, a nature trail with look-out points along the bluffs, amazing coastal views of the Pacific, and a few impressive spots to grab a quick drink,  or bite to eat. Best of all, riders are able to stay off most of the busy streets, by following this handy Bike Route as your guide. We begin this ride at the Pedego Corona del Mar retail store. This is a gem of a store with wonderful owners (Joe and Hal) and their friendly staff.  They sell all the different models of bikes, perform repairs and installation of accessories, and rent bikes. They also offer guided tours for groups and events, and …
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