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Sept. 11, 2019

Balboa Island Carnival and Taste of the Island

The Balboa Island Carnival and the Taste of the Island is happening this Sunday, September 15th. The event gets underway at 1pm and the fun continues until 5pm. The carnival and tasting will be held on Marine Avenue, which the island’s main street. There will be activities and treats for the entire family, including carnival games, rides, bungee jump, dunk tank and a pie eating contest. The event is sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association and Balboa Island Merchants Association. For more information; see their website at: 

https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/events/balboa-island-carnival-taste-island/

http://www.crystalcovehomes.com/.

 

Crystal Coveis set in the high bluffs above the Crystal Cove State Park. The Crystal Cove State Park is an official California State Park with 3.2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of bluffs, 2,400 acres of canyons, 18 miles of trails and a 1,400 acre marine park. Located at 12 Tasman Sea, this 5,200 square foot home is part of the Windward development. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2001. The home has recently been updated. The kitchen has a custom back splash, Viking appliances andSub-Zero appliances. There is a climate controlled wine cellar in the home. There are wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, city night lights, Catalina Island and beautiful sunsets.This home sits on a 9,200 square foot home with a cul-de-sac setting. Windward is a 24-hour guard gated neighborhood. Among the many amenities offered by the homeowner’s association are an Olympic size swimming pool, spa, tennis courts and clubhouse. 

 

Pelican Hill is a group of five luxury residential developments which surround the world-class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Course. Located at 15 Sailcrest, this 12,000 square foot home is part of thePelican Crest development. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 1999, by Rodeo Homes. Enter the home through a two story entry foyer.  The home features a sunken bar in the informal living room, a full sized indoor sport court and a home theater. The views from this estate include the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, whitewater, Catalina Island and Palos Verdes. The home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property. Pelican Crest is a 24-hour guard gated community with 158 custom built estates.

Aug. 29, 2019

16th Annual Art in the Park

Art in the Park is back! The 16thAnnual Art in the Park will take place on Saturday, September 18th. (Make note of the new date this year) The Newport Beach Arts Foundation is hosting the event on the Civic Green in Newport Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://newportbeachartsfoundation.org/.

 

Irvine is a large mastered planned community in Orange County. This 66 square mile city was incorporated in 1971. Irvine is divided into 34 individual villages, each with residential developments, schools, parks and shopping and dining areas. Located at 5252 Royale Avenue, this 2,600 square foot home is part of theRanch development in theEl Camino Real Village. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 2015. The home is a rare one story home, which was completely remodeled in 2015. Attention to detail can be seen in the marble fireplace, high volume ceilings and updated kitchen. This home sits on a 6,000 square foot piece of property, with a newly designed garden. This home doesn’t have Mello Roos taxes. The Ranch development was built by Pacesetter, Ayres and Presley Homes.It is bordered by Yale Avenue, Irvine Center Drive and Jeffrey Road. 

 

Pelican Hill is a group of five luxury developments which surround the world-class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Course. Located 5 Seahaven, this 5,200 square foot home is part of thePelican Ridge Estatesneighborhood. This four bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 1996. This home sits on a 14,000 square foot home with a cul-de-sac setting. Enter the property on a double entrance circular drive. Attention to detail can be seen in the vaulted ceilings, custom crown moldings and crystal chandeliers. The gourmet kitchen features Sub Zero appliances, marble countertops and butler’s pantry. There are great views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding mountains and city night lights. Pelican Ridge Estates is 24 hour guard gated community. The homeowner’s association offers many amenities including a guard gate, clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts. 

Aug. 15, 2019

Painting and Prosecco

The world class Pelican Hill Resort and Spa is hosting a Painting and Prosecco class. This is an outdoor event on the lawn. Start with a glass of bubbly and while you watch the gorgeous sunset and make your own masterpiece. This class is being taught by Timree Gold, local art instructor. This is a step by step class, so it can accommodate any skill level. This is the perfect class for a group. The tickets include bottomless Prosecco, canvas and painting supplies and valet parking. The class will take place on Thursday, August 29thfrom 5:30pm to 7pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.pelicanhill.com/calendar/painting-prosecco/.

 

Irvineis a 66 square mile master planned city surrounded by Tustin, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Located at 841 Polaaris Drive, this 3,400 square foot home is part of the Coventry Courtin the Village of Columbus Square. This five bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2005. Enter the home through a two story entry. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances, large center island and opens onto the great room. This home sits on a 4,700 square foot piece of property. Coventry Court is a 55 plus community with several floorplans. There are many amenities in Columbus Square including walking trails, volleyball courts, barbeque area, swimming pool, and spa. 

 

Pelican Hillis situated in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill has developments surrounding three golf courses and with panoramic views of Pacific Ocean. Located at 42 Pelican Point, this 8,800 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2002. The estate has a Baroque inspired style with fabrics and stone imported from Europe. Attention to detail can be seen in the mosaics, hand blown glass windows and tromp I oeil style paintings. The home home has a theater, wine cellar and master suite spa. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, coastline, the 12thhole of the Pelican Hill Golf Course and evening sunsets.  This home sits on a 13,000 square foot piece of property.  Pelican Pointis south of Corona del Mar, off of the Pacific Coast Highway on the coast side. This is a 24-hour guard gated community of 48 estate style homes.

Aug. 2, 2019

'Kickin' Back at Sherman Library and Gardens

 

Sherman Library and Gardens is offering a special summer exhibit titled ‘Kickin’ Back.’ The exhibit features a large, colorful and funky series of oversized outdoor furniture. The furniture is open for visitors to sit, and climb on and relax in.  Included in the outdoor furniture are hammocks, swings and retro lawn chairs.  The exhibit will run from June 15th through September 22nd. This exhibit is included in the price of garden admission. For more information about this summer exhibit, see their website at: http://www.slgardens.org/.

Newport Coast is part of the Newport Beach. Originally it was its own city, Newport Coast was annexed by Newport Beach in 2001. From sandy beaches to horseback riding trails to golf, Newport Coast has something for everyone. Located at 11 Valore Drive, this 1,900 square foot home is part of the Altezza community. This three bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1995. This is an end unit condo which features Travertine flooring, recessed lighting and custom built-ins. This condo has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes and the surrounding mountains.  Altezza was built by Taylor Woodrow Homes and is a 24-hour guard gated community, with approximately 110 residences. Altezza amenities include a staffed clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool and is near to local beaches.

Pelican Hill is a guard gated group of five developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Located at 15 Sailcrest, this 12,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest development. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 1999. The estate was built by Rodeo Homes, it features a two story foyer, media room and living room with a sunken bar. The subterranean level has a full sized sports court, gym, and sauna. Among the amazing views from this home and property are the Pacific Ocean, Newport Beach coastline, Catalina Island and views that stretch to Palos Verdes. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot property with mature landscaping. Pelican Crest is home to 158 residences and is a 24-hour guard gated community.

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.