Europa’s New “Spanish Inspired” Bolero Village

Joining fellow writers (and friends) for a quick visit to Temecula, it was such a pleasure to visit Europa Village. And who does not enjoy a sneak peek at a brand new (still under construction) project? Well, thanks to our knowing some of the Europa Ambassadors we were able to take a “behind the scenes” hard-hat tour of the Bolero Village with Chad who did a splendid job of educating us about the project. This will be opening in April, 2020 and is going to be a...

Laguna Playhouse Is A Wonderful Venue!

How can it be that I had NEVER been to the Laguna Playhouse?  It is a really wonderful surprise! It is a fabulous venue to watch an exceptional play, music or other performances right here locally. At this time, this intimate 400-seat-theatre is emphasizing the holiday spirit in their production of Peter Pan. It runs thru Sunday Dec. 29th and is really something that I would highly recommend doing.

Lythgoe Family Panto presents:  Peter Pan and Tinker Bell-A...

Can You Believe It? The Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival Is Here This Weekend!

 The 9th Annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival
Returns Saturday, September 15th In Silverado Canyon

 If you like music and you love beer then this is the place to be. Now that the weather has cooled this is the perfect opportunity to kick up your heels and enjoy an afternoon of fun. Live music will be performed by Captains Quarters--- including hits by Christopher Cross, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins and...

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...

Dock & Dine In The Beautiful Newport Harbor—Just In Time For Summer Fun!

Motoring around the Newport Harbor is an idyllic adventure. The charming homes line the waterfront promenades, the seals are barking, pelicans are gliding above, and we smile and wave at our fellow boaters and kayak paddlers. And boating often turns to dining in one form or another. Here we find 12  great choices for “dock side” dining in Newport Harbor.  With waterfront access, here are some of the...

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 the family, or perhaps a romantic respite for just the two of you. Here we have sleuthed our way around town to find hotels with newly renovated pools, resort games...

A Perfect 3-Day Getaway To Central Coast & Carmel

Here We Come Fun! We have not found a better way to relax than to just “press pause” for a few days. We find three days is the perfect number. We can easily book Riley at the dog-sitter for a short stay, we don’t have to make a hundred phone calls or reservations and our refrigerator does not need to be emptied. We just lock up the house and go! And best of all, this seems to get us out of our routine. We do not have all the distractions, errands and projects that...

Be A Hero…Creative Gift Ideas For A Valentine

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And this year with the 14th of February on a Tuesday, it is quickly becoming a week-long celebration---from the weekend prior, to Valentine’s and all the way through to the following weekend!

Opening a beautifully wrapped present is always joyful. And in talking with many locals we found that “spending time together” and “being creative” ranked high on the list of thumbs up for Valentine’s gift-giving. So here we have...

Take An Electric Bike Tour Along The Spectacular North San Diego Coast

From Carlsbad To Encinitas….Pedaling Is A Breeze On An Electric Bike with Pedego of Carlsbad!
Carlsbad is a seaside resort city occupying a 7-mile stretch of glorious Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, California. Locals referred to it as "The Village by the Sea" and it is a mega-tourist destination. {As a quick frame of reference, the city is 90 miles south of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of downtown San Diego. It is sandwiched between Oceanside to the...

8th Annual LobsterFest at Newport Dunes-Sunday 8/7/16

This event is organized by the LobsterFest Foundation and is hosted by the Newport Dunes Water Front Resort and Marina. This beach party benefits two organizations: Leadership Tomorrow and the Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire. The LobsterFest at Newport Beach is now in its 8th year, and is a celebration of summer designed for fun, entertainment and most importantly to raise funds for deserving charities. www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com  

Sunday,...