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Sept. 11, 2018

21st Annual Newport Beach Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Dinner

 

As fall begins, use fall plants and themes in creating great curb appeal. Remove spent summer annuals and replace them with chrysanthemums, kale, pansies and marigolds. Mums, pansies and marigolds are available in oranges and yellow colors; yellow is often referred to as the number one home selling color. You can always use pumpkins and squashes for a fun accent.

 

The 21st Annual Newport Beach Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Dinner will be taking place on Thursday, September 20th. Awards will be given for Firefighter of the Year, Lifeguard Supervisor of the Year and Seasonal Lifeguard of the Year.  In addition, awards will be given to special honorees and merit award winners. There will be a gourmet dinner with cocktails and a live band will provide entertainment.  The dinner event is being held at the Newport Beach Marriot Hotel and Spa. The Marriott is located at 900 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. The dinner begins at 5:30pm and continues until 8:30pm. Tickets at $65 per person, table sponsorships are available. To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, see their website at: https://www.newportbeach.com/events/21st-annual-newport-beach-fire-and-lifeguard-appreciation-dinner/.

 

Pelican Hill is luxurious community in the Newport Coast area of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill is known for its extensive views of the Pacific Ocean from Catalina Island to Palos Verdes to Dana Point. Located at 15 Sailcrest, this 12,000 square foot estate is part of the Pelican Crest development. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 1999 by Rodeo Homes. The home features, a media room, informal living room, formal dining room, sunken bar great hall. The lower level has a sports court, gym, sauna, steam shower, home theater and garage. There are astounding views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes, white water, city night lights and evening sunsets. This home sits on a 20,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is lush landscaping with both hardscape and soft scape. Pelican Crest is made-up of 158 custom built estates which was planned by the Irvine Company.

 

Located at 208 Via Lido Nord, this 3,100 square foot home is part of the Lido Isle community. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1968. Attention to detail can be seen the stone fireplace, spiral staircase and custom wood cabinetry. The home has wonderful views of the Newport Harbor, surrounding mountains, the Bay and city night lights. . This home sits on a 2,700 square foot piece of waterfront property near a local park. Outdoors, there is a large dock with existing permits for expansion.

Aug. 27, 2018

The Paint Your Boat Workshop

 

When you are beginning to get your home ready for a home sale, begin with a de-cluttering, removing personal items and a deep cleaning. Keep potential buyers focused on your home not your personal items. Create a space with staging, which makes it possible for potential buyers to view themselves living in this home. A great way to start this process, is to take an objective look at your home, if you can live without this item, it a probably a good choice to be put in storage.

 

The Seaside Gallery and Goods regularly offers workshop and special events in Pelican Courtyard in their shop. The Paint Your Boat Workshop will take place on Wednesday, August 29th, from 10am to 12 noon. The instructors, Christie and Daniela, will teach you step by step to create your own custom 11x14 painting with acrylic paints. All supplies will be provided. This workshop is $70 to participate in. On Saturday, September 1st, the Block Printing Workshop will take place from 10am to 12 noon. Elizabeth James will instruct students in hand blacking printing; in this class they will complete a tea towel, scarf and four greeting cards. This workshop costs $70. The Seaside Gallery is located at 124 Tustin Avenue in Newport Beach.  For a complete list of workshops, or to sign-up for either of these; see their website at: https://www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com/.

 

Pelican Hill is master planned community within in Newport Coast. This is a 24 hour guard gated development planned by the Irvine Company. Located at 11 Pelican Vista Drive, this 7,600 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest development. This four bedroom, nine bathroom home was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen in the thousand crystal chandelier, customizable LED system, and Creston home control system.  The home and property have terrific views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, city night lights, Catalina Island and picture perfect sunsets. This home sits on a large 19,000 square foot piece of property. Pelican Crest has 158 custom built estates.

Located at 29 Prairie Grass, this 4,200 square foot home is part of the Villas of Shady Canyon in Shady Canyon. This five bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2004. This one level home was built by Taylor Woodrow. Attention to detail can be seen in the high ceilings, French doors and use of exotic stones. The home has magnificent views of the surrounding canyons and hills, the Strawberry Farms Golf Course and evening night lights. This home sits on a 7,100 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a separate guest casita, outdoor living room with a fireplace in a stone pavilion and an outdoor kitchen and bar.

Aug. 15, 2018

Summer at Fashion Island Hotel

 

When you are selling your home during the summer season, stage the outdoor areas as you would stage the indoor spaces. Show off your outdoor living spaces with bright blooming container gardens.  Draw attention to the pool and spa area. Set-up an outdoor kitchen for a fun dinner party. Even if you do not have a great deal of outdoor space, dress it up with a container garden or a bistro table and chairs. Also, include a photo album with pictures of your home throughout the seasons.

 

The Fashion Island Hotel has many fun summer time activities going on right now. Beginning with the Dine-In Movie Series, there are two more installments on August 24th and August 31st. Doors open at 7pm and the movie begins at 8pm. Slow Smoked Sundazes is a special barbeque dinner with homemade desserts and a drink special on Sundays at the Oak Grill. Summertime Pool Saturdays, feature an old fashion barbeque with favorites such as hot dogs and hamburgers and side salads along with a chance to sip some summertime cocktails. On Mondays, enjoy Shuck Mondays at Aqua Lounge, with dollar beers and dollar oysters. For more information about any of these events, or to see their many other events, see their website at: https://www.fashionislandhotel.com/events/.

 

Pelican Hill is home to five luxury communities including Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge and Pelican Ridge Estates. Pelican Hill is situated in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Located at 14 Pelican Point Drive, this 7,700 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development. This four bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2003. The estate was built by Rodeo Homes. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom cabinetry, hardwood floors and custom woodwork. The formal dining room has seating for ten, a buffet bar and a pocket wine case. The subterranean level has a media room, gaming area and an indoor lap pool.  The home and property have amazing views of the Pelican Hill Golf Course, Crystal Cove State Park Beach, the Pacific Ocean, white water and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a 12,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is private beach access; just steps away from the door.  Pelican Point is a 24 hour guard gated development with just 48 custom built homes.

Located at 704 Lido Nord, this 3,100 square foot home is part of the Lido Isle community in Newport Beach. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 1932. Attention to detail can be seen in the elevator that accesses all the floors, French doors, and furniture grade cabinetry. The home sits on a 3,100 square foot piece of water front property. Outdoors, there are bay front patios for entertaining.  The home’s dock can accommodate multiple vessels.

Aug. 1, 2018

Ferrari-Carano Wine Dinner

 

Summer is a great season for curb appeal, although if you are selling your home curb appeal is important in any season.  Potential buyers will start forming opinions about the property as soon as they pull up to the curb, help to create positive opinions. Also, these days many buyers begin their home search online, so make sure the photos reflect all your hard work on curb appeal. Keep the gardens and lawn well maintained and watered, so they look their best.

 

Prego Mediterranean restaurant is hosting a Ferrari-Carano Wine Dinner on Friday, August 3rd. The dinner begins at 6:30pm. The Wine Tasting and Dinner begins with a Tuna Carpaccio paired with a Pinot Grigio, the second course is Popettinedi Melanzane paired with a Rose. The Pasta course is a busiate pasta pesto style with squid and is paired with Chardonnay. The entrée course is short ribs and polenta paired with cabernet. The final course is a dessert of Rosina al Cioccolato with El doraco Noir. Prego Mediterranean is located at 2409 Park Avenue in Tustin. Reservations are required. See their website to learn more about this dinner or to make reservations; http://www.pregooc.com/events.

 

Pelican Hill is a coastal community in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Situated by the world class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Course, the community has five developments to choose from.  Located at 14 Sea Greens, this 7,800 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This six bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 2000. The home features a wine cellar with wine tasting area, formal dining room, home office and media room. Attention to detail can be seen in the Venetian plaster work and retracting doors. There are fabulous views of the golf course, the Pacific Ocean, white water and evening sunsets. This home sits on a large 23,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a swimming pool, spa and large back yard. Pelican Hill is a 24 hour guard gated development with 140 custom built estates.

Located at 12 Tasman Sea, this 5,200 square foot home is part of the Windward development in Crystal Cove. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2001. Recently remodeled this home has a sophisticated style. The kitchen features Viking appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerator and a large marble island. In addition, the home has a library and temperature controlled wine cellar. The home and property have wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, and evening sunsets.  The home sits on a 9,200 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting.

July 16, 2018

Flight of Fantasy Story Theater

 

Summer is the perfect season to highlight your outdoor spaces if you are selling your home. Make the most of outdoor entertaining decks and terraces, gardens, the swimming pool and spa.  If you have an outdoor fireplace, set up chairs and side table in front of it, put a champagne bucket and two glasses on the table. Set-up the pool area, as if it were a resort with lounge chairs, plush beach towels and blooming plants in containers. Let potential buyers know how you use these spaces, so they can easily picture themselves in this space.

 

Flight of Fantasy Story Theater will be taking place at the Newport Beach Public Library. On Monday, July 23rd, the Flight of Fantasy Story Theater will be performing “From the Page to the Stage.” The performance begins at 2pm and continues until 3pm. They will be performing folktales from around the world. The performance is complete with props and costumes. The Mariners Branch of the Newport Beach Public Library is located at 1300 Irvine Avenue. This is a family friendly event; children must be accompanied by an adult. The performance will be in the Vincent Jorgensen Room. For more information, see their website at; http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/.

 

Pelican Hill is a group of luxury communities in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach, set above the Crystal Cove State Park.  The five developments of Pelican Hill surround the world class resort of Pelican Hill and their golf courses. Located at 3 Rim Ridge, this 11,400 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This six bedroom, nine bathroom home was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen in the inlaid limestone, rock crystal chandeliers and detailed ceiling work. There are amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Newport Bay, the city night lights, surrounding canyons and the golf course.  The home sits on a large 27,000 square foot piece of property, with 225 feet of unimpeded view. Outdoors, there are 1,700 square feet of protected decks and loggias, perfect for entertaining. In addition, there is a swimming pool, spa and fountain. Pelican Hill is home to 140 custom built estates and is a 24 hour guard gated community.

 

Located at 720 Via Lido Nord, this 2,300 square foot home is situated on Lido Isle. This five bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1933.  Attention to detail can be seen in the floor to ceiling windows, breakfast nook, and second level balcony. There are views of the Newport Harbor Bay, Fashion Island and boats. This home sits on a 3,100 square foot piece of property, which is within walking distance to the clubhouse. This is a 35 foot lot. The strada leads to the clubhouse, private beach and dock.

July 5, 2018

83rd Annual Flight of Newport Beach

 

When you are selling your home during the summer season, be sure to keep it cool for open houses and showings. Potential buyers will be much more comfortable and spend longer looking at the house. Try setting your thermostat a little lower than normal to keep it from coming on during showings and also to make up for the constant opening of doors.

 

The 83rd Annual Flight of Newport Beach will be taking place on Sunday, July 15th.  The flight begins at 12:30pm and continues until 2pm. This sailing event is sponsored by the Commodore’s Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. The event is open to sailors of all ages. The Annual Flight of Newport Beach will kick-off from the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.  The Newport Harbor Yacht Club is located at 720 West bay Avenue.  After the race, join in all the fun and celebration at the Balboa Yacht Club for refreshments and rewards. For more information about this event or to register, see their website at: https://flightofnewportbeach.com/.

 

Pelican Hill is home to five luxury developments: Pelican Hill, Pelican Crest, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge, and Pelican Ridge Estates. The development has world class views and surrounds a 36 hole golf course. Located at 17 Sailcrest, this 10,400 square foot estate is part of the Pelican Crest development. This six bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 2001. The estate features a library and office, steam room, gym with juice bar and wine cellar. Attention to detail can be seen in the marble floors, custom millwork, and Lalique glass sinks.  There are near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, the Newport Beach coastline, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes, city night lights and picture perfect sunsets. The home sits on a large 17,000 square foot piece of property.  Outdoors, there is an infinity edge swimming pool with a spa, a built in barbeque and lush and manicured gardens.  Pelican Crest is a 24 hour guard gated community with just 158 custom built estates.

 

Located at 8 Midsummer, this 13,300 square foot home is part of the Crystal Cove Estate Collection in Crystal Cove. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home is currently being built and should be complete in the spring of 2019. Attention to detail can be seen in the high ceilings, dual master baths and butler’s pantry. The home features a wine cellar, teen room, home theater, gym and eight car garage.  There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, city night lights, Palos Verdes and evening sunsets. This estate sits on a large 24,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. The home is within walking distance to the clubhouse.

June 19, 2018

Newport Beach Farmers’ Market at Newport Beach Pier

 

When you are selling your home during the summer season, take the extra time to prepare your house for open houses and showings.  First, make sure the air conditioner is tip top shape. Prior to open houses and showings, make sure the house is nice and cool, potential buyers will enjoy coming in and lingering in the house out of the hot summer heat. A cool house will keep potential buyers inside checking out the house.

 

The Newport Beach Farmers’ Market is being held every Sunday from 9am to 1pm. The Newport Beach Farmers’ Market is located on Newport Beach Pier, just steps from the sandy beach and from the Dory Fish market. There are many shops and restaurants within walking distance. This is a Sunday destination for locals.  This is a Farmer Mark approved market; the markets have a “Farmer First” philosophy and are California Certified. For more information and to see all market locations, see their website at: http://www.farmermark.com/newportbeach.

 

Pelican Hill is one of the most exclusive areas within in Newport Beach.  Due to its high bluff setting, homes have panoramic ocean views and the homes surround two world class golf courses. Located at 7 Seahaven, this 4,500 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge development. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 1994. Attention to detail can be seen in the hand crafted cabinetry, Crème de Marfil marble flooring, and multiple chandeliers. The chef’s kitchen opens onto the great room. Nearly every room and the property have views of the city night lights and the surrounding mountains. This home sits on a large 13,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners’ will enjoy a Zen water feature, built in barbeque areas, a white rose garden and multiple sitting areas.  Pelican Ridge is a 24 hour guard gated community, planned and developed by the Irvine Company.

Located at 123 Via Jucar, this 3,100 square foot home is part of the Lido Isle community. This three bedroom, two bathroom home was built in 2003. Attention to detail can be seen in the high ceilings, strada patio and limestone fireplace. The master suite features a gas fireplace, limestone floors and slab wainscoting. This home sits on a 4,800 square foot piece of property, which is 55 feet wide. There is an outdoor courtyard which sits between the kitchen and home office.

June 6, 2018

Barbecue at the Lake

 

Prior to listing your home on the real estate market, take to time to prep the house thoughtfully. Consider doing a pre-sale home inspection, and then tackle that list of home repairs, this will make the closing process move more smoothly and efficiently. Prepare a photo album of your home throughout the year, so potential buyers will know what the house and property look like through the seasons. Attention to detail will certainly help the home sale process.

 

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Annual Barbecue at the Lake. The Barbecue will be held on Friday, May 15th. This is a great gathering full of food, fun and friends. The barbecue gets underway at 4:30pm and continues until 6pm. Drop by the chamber office to join in and meet with fellow chamber members. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is located at 4343 Van Karman Ave. This is free to attend and rsvp’s are not required. For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportbeach.com/events/chamber-bbq-by-the-lake/.

 

Pelican Hill is an upscale area of Newport Coast complete with luxury residential developments, a world class resort and spa and championship golf courses. Located at 30 Pelican Point Drive, this 7,100 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development. This four bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2005. The estate was designed by EBTA and built by Buwalda Construction and has been converted to a Savant smart home. Attention to detail can be seen in the disappearing doors, multiple fireplaces and 400 bottle wine cellar.  This home overlooks the 11th hole of the Pelican Hill Golf Course; there are also views of the Pacific Ocean and the Crystal Cove State Park. This home sits on a 12,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the glass tiled swimming pool with 24 karat gold accents, built-in barbecue and outdoor fireplace. There is elevator service to all levels. With its high bluff setting, the views are impressive. Pelican Point is a 24 hour guard gated community with 48 custom built homes.

Located at 35 Tide Watch, this 6,800 square foot home is part of the Sea Point development in Crystal Cove. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2008. The indoors moves seamlessly to the outdoors from practically every room. Attention to detail can be seen in the Bisazza tiling, copper framed windows and the circular reading alcove. This home sits on a large 17,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners’ will enjoy the putting green, lounge area, outdoor fireplace, swimming pool, spa and built-in barbeque.

May 21, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend at Newport Dunes

 

It is spring and a great time to do a deep spring cleaning; especially if you are planning on selling your house this season. Clean the windows both inside and outside, also clean the curtains, drapes and blinds. If possible leave all the drapes and blinds drawn during open houses and showings, let the natural light in. Deep clean floors, grout, tile and have the carpet professionally cleaned.  This will go a long way in removing odors from the home. Clean off countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. Potential buyers will notice the effort.

 

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is located at the entrance of Back Bay Nature Preserve and the Newport Bay Conservancy. This coming weekend, they are hosting a special Memorial Day Weekend filled with many exciting events. There will be events for both kids and adults. On Friday May 25th, Newport Dunes will unveil the expansion of their inflatable waterpark, which will be open to the public until Labor Day Weekend. Also on Friday, there will be 80’s on the Bay featuring host and DJ Richard Blade from Sirius XM and Jack FM, playing all your favorite 80’s hits. The evening begins at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm. On Saturday, May 26th, the Newport Beach Beer Fest will be held featuring over 150 craft beers, wines and spirits. There will be live entertainment, a DJ and a food truck fest. Proceeds will benefit 1/1 Marine Foundation of Newport Beach. Finally on Sunday May 27th, the Boots on the Beach Country Music Concert will be held from 4pm to 10pm.  For more information about any of these events or to purchase tickets, see their website at: http://newportdunes.com/.

 

Pelican Hill is a group of luxury developments situated in Newport Coast. This is a 24 hour guard gated community. Located at 17 Sailcrest, this 10,400 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest development.  This six bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 2001. With a Mediterranean architectural style, this home moves seamlessly from indoors to outdoors and is filled with natural light. Attention to detail can be seen in the marble flooring, coffered ceilings, custom millwork and Lalique glass sinks. The home features a home gym, home theater, steam room and wine cellar. There are wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Newport Beach coastline, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes, city night lights and picture perfect sunsets. This home sits on a 17,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners’ will enjoy the built-in barbeque, infinity edge pool, spa, and manicured grounds.

 

Located at 820 Lido Nord, this 3,900 square foot home is part of the Lido Isle community. This three bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1983. There are views of bay, city night lights, Newport Harbor and the Saddleback Mountains. This home sits on a 3,600 square foot piece of bay front property with a park nearby. Outdoors, homeowner’s will enjoy the mature and well groomed landscape with stone hardscaping, built-in barbeque, waterfront deck and dock.

May 10, 2018

John Wayne’s Celebration Cruises on The Wild Goose

 

Spring is a great time to sell your home, but before you list it, give it a good spring cleaning. Start by clearing out any extra or unnecessary furniture, then pack away personal mementos and photos. Clean the kitchen and bathrooms from top to bottom, don’t skip cleaning the appliances. Clean all the windows, both inside and outside, take the drapes and curtains and clean those too.  Have the carpets professionally cleaned, this not only improves their appearance but it will also help remove odors from the home.

 

John Wayne’s Celebration Cruises are being held from April 25th through June 16th on the Wild Goose. The Wild Goose, John Wayne’s former yacht, cruises are the perfect way to celebrate the legendary actors life. During dinner cruises the John Wayne wax figure from Madame Tussauds will be on display in full Western dress. A portion of the proceeds from these cruises will benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Tickets start at $40 per person. There are cocktail cruises, dinner cruises and brunch cruises to choose from.  Cruises are two or three hours. For more information, complete menus or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.hornblower.com/port/category/nb+john-wayne-birthday-cruises.

 

Pelican Hill is a one of the most exclusive groups of developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Due to its high bluff setting, Pelican Hill homes have world-class views. Located at 17 Pelican Crest Drive, this 13,000 square foot estate is part of the Pelican Crest development. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 2002.Each of the six bedroom suites has its balcony and/or patio. The home has three levels, with elevator service to all levels. The home features a home gym, 12 seat theater and sauna. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Pelican Hills Golf Course, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. This home sits on a large 27,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, entertaining is wonderful around the infinity edge swimming pool.  Pelican Crest has 158 exclusive estate style homes and 24 hour guard gated security.

 

Located at 50 Blue Heron, this 11,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom development in Shady Canyon. This seven bedroom, nine bathroom home was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen in the antique wood beams, Venetian plaster walls and an 18 seat home theater. The kitchen features two refrigerators, a large wine cellar, two dishwashers, Thermador appliances and a service room. This home sits on a very large 77,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, the property is designed to entertain large groups of people with a terraced lawn, amphitheater, pool spa, two barbeque areas and full guest casita.