It’s A Lobster Party On The Bay In Newport!

Join us for the 10th Annual Beach Party and Lobsterfest on Sunday, August 5th from 3-8pm! I do look forward to this fun beach party each year and it is an afternoon of incredible fun. This is a celebration of summer on the bay in Newport Beach. Close your eyes and imagine this….Live music, Maine Lobster, New York Strip Steak, all the sides and a no host bar! What? You have to be there!!! The 10th Annual LOBSTERFEST AT NEWPORT Dunes in Newport Beach is an annual beach party in an incomparable setting of the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort along the edge of the sandy bay. And the best part is that the proceeds will benefit two very important local charities. Sunday, August 5th, 2018
From 3:00 to 8:00pm
Fresh Whole Maine Lobsters Flown In That Morning!
Live Entertainment!
Waterfront Setting at Newport Dunes!
Now in its tenth year, this …
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Tips & Tricks To Fast Track Your Trip To Del Mar Racetrack-2018

July 18th thru September 3rd, 2018  and The Bing Meet will run November 9-25th, 2018! It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. So I raised my hand and said, “Heck yeah! I would love to follow my friend Patty, a pro at the pony track, down to Del Mar.” And lucky you, my faithful readers, you get to take advantage of learning some tips and tricks that will make this easy-peasy for you to replicate from Orange County, CA. This article offers you the “inside track” on how to book your train ticket, where to dine, betting, and enjoying a splendid day at Del Mar Racetrack. You will feel as though you have been on vacation for the day! So here is how our adventure goes… The Upcoming Summer Meet this year Will run from July 18th and closed Labor Day September 3rd. Then the Bing Meet will …
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Guest Blog: The Ultimate Safari Experience in Masai Mara, Kenya

The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular destinations in Africa and is known as “the jewel of Kenya”. This is known as one of the best places to see the “big five” including: lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalo. Guest Blogger Abhishek Jha is the digital content manager at tourHQ, a curated marketplace for hiring local tour guides around the world. He is an avid traveler, and firmly believes that to get the best out of your vacation you should travel like a local. To this end, he feels local guides are your best friends in these uncharted lands. This travel company has a unique niche “connecting travelers to guides around the world”. With over 25,000 guides, in over 4,100 locations from 208 countries globally, tourHQ is today one of the largest and widest communities of guides in the world, providing guides in even the …
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Delightful Duke Bourbon Dinner at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is home to a wonderful summer-filled jazz concert series that runs from June to October. The lush tropical ambience sets the tone for lovely evenings under the stars. This night was no exception, as we were escorted through a canopy of trees and well-dressed tables and into the Wine Cellar. This is a secret little find of a spot as we descended to the cellar. We were welcomed with a refreshing Blackberry Bourbon beverage served is charming mason jars. There were passed hor d’ourves on slate trays and we met the other guests attending the dinner. A perfect way to start the evening I should say! We were here to meet Duke Bourbon—up close and personal. It was a pleasure to see Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the Regional Sales Representative for Duke Spirits. He had  partnered with Executive Chef Julien Bontron on his menu, and the hotel team for …
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Guest Writer: Summertime in a Glass—Picnic Wine Picks

Meet Guest Writer Linda MilksI am so pleased to have Linda contribute this great article about her recent wine tasting experience. The timing is perfect for readers to make some on-point summer selections. Linda is a writer and is a board member of the International Food Wine & Travel Association. She is also an active member in the Wine Review Council, which meets regularly to taste wines from all over the world and pair them with creative cuisine. You can see more of Linda’s work by visiting her Facebook page which is:                            Cheers, Deirdre Article and Photos By Linda Milks- Summertime is fast approaching and the Wine Review Council, a group of wine aficionados that occasionally meets to taste wines with food pairings, decided we should sample what we might be serving this summer. Outdoors on a warm day was the setting to get us in the …
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Elevating Dock and Dine at the Lighthouse Bayview Café

Dock and Dine Photo Credit: Micah Luke The Lighthouse Bayview Café in Marina Village on the beachy Balboa Peninsula is the perfect spot to enjoy the pairing of one’s favorite comfort foods and boating and out on the water. Perfect timing as spring & summer will soon be full-throttle in the Newport Harbor. [Hosted: Writers and media guests were hosted for this evening by Lido Marina Village Electric Boat Rentals and Lighthouse Bayview Café. However all opinions and words here are my own (sans the menu of course). In addition, I have dined here on my own many times with family and friends. Cheers, Deirdre] Dock and Dine Made Easy-
Lido Marina Village Electric Boat Rental (LMV) has taken electric boat rentals to a “stylish” new level. With zero noise and pollution, electric is really the way to go for short distances. The team is just so hospitable we had …
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