Balboa Island Centennial Celebration

June 21, 2016

On Saturday, June 25th at the Harborside Pavilion and Grand Ballroom, guests are invited to mingle amongst neighbors and other community lovers to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Balboa Island being incorporated into the city of Newport Beach. Tickets are $125 per person and include a buffet dinner with 2 drink tickets, live music by The Hodads. Dress will be Island Fancy and proceeds benefit the commemorative art projects honoring the 100 year celebration of Balboa Island being incorporated into Newport Beach. Get your tickets!

Spacious floor plans & living at Azulón!

June 7, 2016

This brand new, smoke-free, independent senior community has it all: fresh and shiny everything, incredible upscale amenities inside and out, amazing walkability to shopping/dining, and of course, spacious floor plans that you will fall in love with. Have your choice of 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus den, and 2 bedroom residences. Each residence has a beautiful stainless steel appliance package, granite countertops, and in-home washer/dryers. All the fixtures are designer selected for contemporary style. Enjoy fresh coastal breezes from the private patios/balconies. The 1 bedroom plus den plans have a very open feel, dual sinks in the bath spaces, and walk-in closets. Explore the possibilities today!

Scottish Fest at the OC Fairgrounds: MAY 27-28

May 24, 2016

This Memorial Day weekend, enjoy a celebration of everything Scottish at the Scottish Fest & Highland Games at the nearby OC Fairgrounds. This annual celebration of Scottish (and some Irish) music, Highland Dancing, Highland Games and everything to do with the Scottish culture is popular and fun. Enjoy Scottish foods like meat pies, fish and chips, and bangers and corned beef. There will also be whiskey tastings and master classes.

Newport Beach Wine Festival: MAY 27-29

May 11, 2016

Summer is almost here and a perfect what to celebrate that is at the Balboa Bay Resort’s 13th annual Newport Beach Wine Festival. Enjoy fine wine and amazing cuisine over the Memorial Day weekend. The idyllic waterfront setting at Balboa Bay Resort provides the perfect backdrop for exciting and interactive food and wine experiences celebrated over three incredible days. Choose from the VIP reception & cruise, winemaker dinner, champagne brunch, overnight packages and more! CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Springtime fun: Crystal Cove State Park

May 1, 2016

Now is the perfect time for a beautiful drive along Pacific Coast Highway to Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach. Enjoy Reef Point, Moro Beach, Pelican Point, and Los Trancos. Enjoy trails, scenic views and fresh ocean breezes. The Crystal Cove Historic District is a 12.3-acre coastal portion of the 2,791-acre Crystal Cove State Park. The federally listed Historic District is an enclave of 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages originally built as a seaside colony in the 1930’s & ‘40’s and nestled around the mouth of Los Trancos Creek. It is one of the last remaining examples of early 20th century Southern California coastal development. Also available in the Historic District is the Beachcomber Café, a restored beachfront cottage, offering a relaxed dining atmosphere with spectacular ocean views and a quality menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The backcountry and wilderness areas of Crystal Cove State Park offer you 17 miles of hiking trails through 2,400 acres of native wilderness mostly the endangered coastal sage scrub plant community.  For energetic backpackers, there are three environmental campgrounds, one in a canyon and two at the higher elevations.  The higher trails offer beautiful vistas of the mountainous backcountry, geological formations, and the blue Pacific Ocean.  Exploring the lower trails offers hiking through riparian woodlands with oak and sycamore trees along the seasonal Moro Creek. Whether you explore the high trails or the low trails or both, you will find ample evidence of native plants and animals, and a sense of escaping from civilization into the beautiful solitude of natural history. CLICK HERE for more information.