Discovering OC’s Ultimate Private Event Venue!

{This was a hosted event.}
Tucked away in a quiet business park in Lake Forest, on Bake Parkway, is a fabulously elegant setting for all kinds of events and social happenings! From corporate meetings, to team-building, private parties, showers and testing of secret recipes— this is a special spot indeed. The Wine Artist is also the perfect address for personalized cooking classes, private wine seminars & pairings, custom wine labeling events, iconic birthday celebrations, club & charity events and everything in-between. The Owner, MJ Hong, is even starting a Wine Blending Class in early 2019! The Setting…
The space is elegant with an authentic Tuscan flair. The décor features rich marble countertops and tile floors, tapestries, wrought iron accents and dark wood cabinetry. There is a large reception area as one enters the venue, which is perfect for checking in, or welcoming guests upon their arrival. Just beyond that is …
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Join Us for Dinner and Premier Viewing Of The 2018 Newport Beach Boat Parade!

Pinterest Newport Beach Boat Parade This is a rare opportunity to attend a holiday event at the American Legion which is typically open to “members only”. In the spirit of the holidays, please join us on one of nights when the award-winning annual Christmas Boat Parade will be showcased in the spectacular Newport Harbor. The festivities kick off Wednesday December 19th and running through Sunday December 23rd, 2018. We are already sold out for Saturday night! There will be over 200 boats and ships artfully decorated and dressed for the holidays. Many boats will have cheerful holiday music, carolers on-board and boaters will be waving to us on shore and wishing us a Happy Holiday. It is truly an evening of fun for the entire family. Make Your Reservations Now! Details are below…and proceeds benefit our Vet Programs.

  • *Premier Viewing of the Boat Parade
    * Delicious Dinner and Cocktails

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The 2018 Chef Master’s Event Is Here…

Raising A Glass and Our Cash to The Alzheimer’s Family Center
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Pasea Resort & Spa
This is “THE” fall charity event of the season, as we honor The Alzheimer’s Family Center. And what better way to do that than with a focus on “culinary luminaries” right here in Orange County.
All of our favorites are gathered at the lovely Pasea Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach. The festivities begin at 4:30pm on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 with a bevy of chefs all showing off their talents— as only they can do! Upon arrival, guests will enjoy the chance to sample the chef ’s creations for a 90-minute tasting experience. Afterwards, guests will enjoy dessert while bidding on some very unique travel packages at the Live Auction and Fund-A-Need mission — all to benefit this wonderful charity. The Alzheimer’s Family Center is the first and only …
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Fountain Valley Restaurant Week- Now Thru Saturday 10/13!

Fountain Valley Restaurant Week- Now thru 10/13 Yes, going on now through this Saturday, October 13th is Restaurant Week in Fountain Valley.  Not all, but many restaurants are participating and featuring special dining menus. This is  a great chance to try new restaurants! What fun! Come give them a try. Please visit this web site for the list of participating restaurants. For me, this enclave of Orange County is home to some of the best international cuisine.   As for Vietnamese cuisine, Hue Oi is one of my favorites (and they have a second location in Redondo Beach just off the 405 Freeway at Inglewood Blvd.) They are participating in Restaurant Week and do a big business in delivery and take out as well. I wrote about this restaurant in the recent past and I continue to be so impressed by them. Brad Johnson anointed them in a list of …
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Electric Bike Tours On The Santa Monica Coastline And Historical Highlights Along The Way!

For anyone looking for something fun and different to do in the Santa Monica area, this is it! Not only do you get to glide along the coast with the sea breeze on your cheeks, but doing this on an electric bike, makes it a joyful ride indeed.   The bike pathway meanders next to the sand with views of the water on one side, and the Boardwalk, hotels, and cliffs on the other side. It is a spectacular view in every direction. I could feel myself relaxing in the first five minutes of our ride. Come enjoy a private tour, get some exercise and learn about the grand history of this area. The tour guides are frequently one of the Owners of Pedal Or Not, Inc. and they have a wealth of information. On the beautiful day we were out, we had the pleasure of Barbara’s company—sharing her extensive knowledge …
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A “Must Visit” New TAPS Mega-Brewery Opens in Tustin

TAPS Brewery and Tasting Room Is Now Open In Tustin, CA-  If you are a beer lover listen up! You are going to want to raise a stein and pronounce a cheer with this news for Orange County. The “award winning” brew house/restaurants TAPS has just doubled down on a brand new tasting room and full-scale (think massive) brewing facility in Tustin, CA.
Meet the new TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room. [I had the pleasure to attend a hosted media event to see the facility, taste the beer/food and take a tour of the mega-production facility!] TAPS is set in a business park, and more than half of the buildings footprint is set aside for this brand new full-scale production of brews—and all THAT entails. They will be taking the production from beginning to end—with kegs and bottles being all a part of the equation. In this impressive 19,000 …
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