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Jan. 26, 2023

Little Seedlings Story Time

Sherman Library and Gardens is hosting Little Seedlings Story Time in the gardens. Every Friday from 10 am to 10::30am, garden volunteers gather children in the central garden to read a story. Story books, picture books and poems are read. This is perfect for pre-school age children. Parents or caregivers must accompany children. This program is free to attend and is a drop-in program. Sherman Gardens is located at 2647 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information about this or other children’s programs see their website at: https://thesherman.org/.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city, which is 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. This 16 square mile city has the slogan “The City of Art.” Costa Mesa is home to The South Coast Repertory Theater, Orange County Performing Arts Center, and the Segerstrom Concert Hall. Located at 866 Prospect Place, this 2,100 square foot home is part of the Central Costa Mesa community. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1979. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, fireplace, and ceramic wood look flooring. This home sits on a 7,200 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Central Costa Mesa is made-up 22 different neighborhoods. It is also home to Tewinkle Park, with its own lake and the Costa Mesa Tennis Center. 

 

Pelican Hill is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill is a group of five exclusive developments that surround that the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. Located at 3 Pelican Hill Circle, this 7,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This four-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 1998. Attention to detail can be seen in the arched glass entry door, spiral staircase, and custom millwork. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, large island, and granite countertops.  There are far reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, white water, city night lights, and spectacular sunsets. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, cabana, barbeque area, and mature landscaping and trees. Pelican Hill is a 24-hour guard gated development with 140 custom built homes. Pelican Hill has a high bluff setting the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach.

Nov. 29, 2022

Bright and Beautiful Christmas Boutique at Roger's Gardens

Roger’s Gardens Christmas Boutique is open through the end of the year.  This year the Christmas Boutique theme is Bright and Beautiful. Come out and explore the Christmas Boutique finding elegant decorations for indoors, greens for outdoors and unique and creative host or holiday gifts. Roger’s Gardens is open every day from 9am to 6pm. Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road in Corona del Mar. For more information or see a list of Christmas Boutique special events, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/pages/christmas.

 

Laguna Beach is a just south of Newport Beach in Orange County. Laguna Beach is well known for its dedication to the arts with over 80 galleries, weekly art walks, three large scale art festivals each year and over 180 artists in residence. Located at 991 Meadowlark Drive, this 1,700 square foot home is part of the Lower Bluebird community.This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1959. The home features an open floor plan, hardwood floors and 100-year-old reclaimed solid teak custom cabinetry. There is an eat-in kitchen. The home and property have views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding canyons, whitewater, city night lights and spectacular sunsets. This home sits on a 7,700 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy multiple ocean-view decks.Lower Bluebird is at the beginning of Bluebird Canyon Drive near Bluebird Park. Residents are within walking distance to the beach. 

 

Pelican Hill is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill is made-up of five luxury developments: Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge, and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 12 Tidal Surf, this 3,400 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge Estates development. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1998. The home was completely remodeled in 2021 by Leo Parrella Design Group. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of limestone, inlaid hardwood floors, and designer lighting.  The chef’s kitchen has professional grade appliances from Sub Zero and Wolf.  There are far reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and picture-perfect evening sunsets. This home sits on a 6,400 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a saltwater swimming pool, spa, sun terrace, covered pool cabana, an outdoor kitchen with a Wolf grill and pizza oven, putting green and fruit trees.   Pelican Ridge Estates is a 24-hour guard gated community. Among the many amenities offered in Pelican Ridge Estates are a swimming pool, tennis courts, security, and a clubhouse.

Nov. 2, 2022

Thanksgiving 2022 at Pelican Hill Resort

Pelican Hill Resort has several dining options for Thanksgiving this year. Each one of their restaurants has a special Thanksgiving menu. In their ballroom, Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray is creating a Thanksgiving Brunch complete with live entertainment and children’s activities. In Andrea Ristorante, Chef Luigi is creating a rustic Tuscan Thanksgiving menu and the entertainment in this restaurant will be a classical guitar player. Chef Marc at the Coliseum Pool and Grill will begin the day with a classic California breakfast buffet followed by a Thanksgiving al carte dinner menu. Finally, Chef Derek at Pelican Grill there will be a four course California grill menu served alongside live entertainment. For more information or to make reservations, see their website at: https://www.pelicanhill.com/dining/.

 

Laguna Beach is just south of Newport Beach in Orange County. Laguna Beach has a population of approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 31131 Monterey Street, this 3,600 square foot  home is part of the Coast Royal development. This four-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2022.  Indoor outdoor living is seamless with innovative sliding doors, a glass entry pivot door and floor to ceiling windows. The gourmet kitchen features European Style cabinets, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances and stone slab counters. There are near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. This home sits on a large 11,100 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy 439 square feet of decks, and additional 570 square feet of covered outdoor space. One loggia features a cool touch fireplace, surround sound, and flush mount heaters. Homeowners have direct beach access. Coast Royal is in the South Laguna Area in the hills above Aliso Beach Park. 

 

Pelican Hill is home to five luxury development which surround the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. The five developments are: Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge, and Pelican Ridge Estates. 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. Attention to detail can be seen in the hardwood flooring, marble finishes and Lalique glass sinks. The homes lower level features a home theater, steam room, wine cellar, gym with a juice bar and steam room.  The house has wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Newport Harbor, Palos Verdes, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets. This home sits on a very large 17,000 square foot piece of property.  Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy covered loggias, a built-in barbeque, swimming pool, spa and professionally maintained landscaping. Pelican Crest is a 24-hour guard gated community with 158 custom built homes.

Sept. 30, 2022

60th Annual Sandcastle Contest

The 60th Annual Sandcastle Contest is being held at Corona del Mar State Beach, on Sunday, October 2nd. The event is sponsored by the Commodores Club of the Newport beach Chamber of Commerce. The contest gets underway at 10am and ends at 4:30pm. This year’s theme is California Dreamin’. Anything California is a possible theme: Hollywood, Golden Gate Bridge, Orange County Beaches, and the Redwoods. Each year the contest attracts thousands of guests. There are different competitions from first timers to professional teams. Corona del Mar State Beach is located at 3100 Ocean Boulevard in Newport Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportbeach.com/events/60th-annual-sandcastle-contest/.

 

Lido Isle is an exclusive residential only island in Newport Harbor. Lido Isle is one of the first master planned communities in California, having been begun in the 1920’s. Located at 529 Via Lido Soud, this 2,600 square foot home has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The home was built in 1941. This is the first time in nearly 60 years this home has been sold. This home sits on a 3,100 square foot piece of bayfront property with a mid-island setting. There is a private dock on the property, which can accommodate a 55-foot vessel plus a Duffy boat. Residents are within a few minutes’ walk to the clubhouse and beach. Restaurants and shops are just a short walk over the bridge. 

 

Pelican Hill is a coastal development in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill residential developments surround the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Gold Courses. Located at 20 Shoreline, this 7,200 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development. This five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 1993. The home was completely remodeled in 2009 by Brian Carroll. The home has a cinema room and a wine cellar. Attention to detail can be seen in the hardwood floors, designer lighting fixtures, and custom stonework. There is elevator access to all levels. The home and property have panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights, and vibrant sunsets. This home sits on a 11,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an Italian marble swimming pool, a French limestone terrace and well manicure grounds. Residents have direct access to the beach. Pelican Point is a 24-hour guard gated development with 48 custom built homes.

Aug. 29, 2022

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Putting Competition

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Putting Competition at Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. On Wednesday, September 14th, join The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Young Professional’s Group for a four round putting competition. The event begins at 5:30pm, with networking on the patio. Next, guests are invited to take a tour of the resort or have a putting lesson from a Pelican Hill Golf Pro. Finish the evening up by participating in the putting competition. Winners will take home a free round of golf at Pelican Hill. The Resort at Pelican Hill is located 22701 South Pelican Hill Road in Newport Coast. Reservations are required, cost is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportbeach.com/events/september-navigate-putting-competition-at-pelican-hill-resort/.

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach is ideally located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Located at 407 North Bayfront, this 2,500 square foot home is part of the Balboa Main Island community.  This three-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2022. The home was designed by Brandon Architects and built by Waterpointe Custom Homes. Attention to detail can be seen in the LaCantina doors, built-in bar, and fireplace. There is elevator access to all levels. There are far reaching views of the Newport Bay, white water, and city night lights.  This home sits on a 2,900 square foot piece of beach front property. The private floating dock has the capacity for a 32-foot boat. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a rooftop deck, with a loggia.  Balboa Main Island is 1.71 miles in perimeter. Main Island has all underground utilities. Between Balboa Main Island and Balboa Little Island there are 1,450 homes. This is the perfect place to watch the Newport Beach Christmas Light Parade.

 

Pelican Hill is group of luxury residential developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. There are five developments which make up Pelican Hill: Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge, and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 14 Channel Vista, this 14,100 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest neighborhood. This seven-bedroom, twelve-bathroom home was built in 2001.Attention to detail can be seen in the Palladian windows, domed ceilings, and archways. The chef’s kitchen features a large center island, breakfast nook and butler’s pantry. There is elevator access to all four levels. The basement level has an eight-car garage, game room, gym, sauna, steam room and 34-foot indoor swimming pool. There are stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. This home sits on a very large, 21,900 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, multiple view terraces and mature landscaping. Pelican Crest is a 24-hour guard gated development with 158 custom built homes. 

Aug. 1, 2022

Parent and Me Peacock Orchid Art Class

Sherman Library and Gardens is offering a Parent and Me art class on Saturday, August 13th from 9:30am to 10:30am. The Peacock Orchid class will teach families to create a picture using step by step watercolor techniques to create the vase portion of the artwork. Then create the flowers using model magic clay. This class will be held in the outdoor classroom, prior to the opening of the garden. The instructor will be local artist Erna Van Dyk. All materials will be provided. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. No experience necessary. For more information or to register for the class; see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/parent-me-art-class-peacock-orchid/.

 

Newport Coast is situated between Newport Beach to the north and Laguna Beach to the south. 

Newport Coast is home to both the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach and the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. Located at 3 Sonepath, this 2,600 square foot home is part of the Belcara development. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2005. This is the first time this home is being sold, by the original owner. Attention to detail can be seen in the wrought iron staircase, grand foyer entrance with a two-story domed ceiling and illuminated alcoves. The gourmet kitchen features Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, marble and stone countertops and dual dishwashers.  This home sits on a 6,900 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. There is a detached casita with a private entrance, perfect for guests.  Outdoors, all grounds were designed by Roger’s Gardens. In addition, there is an outdoor gas fireplace, fountains, and built-in barbeque with an outdoor kitchen. Belcara is a gated community with 107 residences. Among the many amenities offered in Belcara are a Junior Olympic size swimming pool. spa, barbeque area and entertainment area. Belcara was built by Taylor Woodrow homes. 

 

Pelican Hill is a group of exclusive communities in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. The five developments which make up Pelican Hill are: Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge Estates, Pelican Ridge, and Pelican Crest. Located at 4 Pinnacle, this 6,700 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge Estates development. This six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 1997. Attention to detail can be seen in the hard wood flooring, piano alcove, and French doors. The chef’s kitchen features a stainless-steel farmhouse sink, dual dishwashers, and a large center island.  There are views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, Newport Harbor, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a large 17,200 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, beach area, lanai and firepit.  Pelican Ridge Estates is a 24-hour guard gated community which was planned and developed by the Irvine Company.

July 19, 2022

Inspired by Nature at Sherman Library and Gardens

Sherman Library and Gardens current art exhibit is Inspired by Nature. This summer’s art installation features thirty original mosaic works by internationally known mosaicist Irina Charny. Charny states that mosaics “give me a chance to explore color, shape, and texture, to experiment with different materials.” This exhibit runs through September 21st. For more information, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/arts/art-exhibits/

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city, ideally located halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Costa Mesa is surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach.  Located at 904 Liard Place, this 2,700 Square foot home is part of the Rancho Mesa neighborhood in the South Coast Metro area. This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1966.Attention to detail can be seen in the multiple fireplaces, wood, and tile flooring. The chef’s kitchen features granite countertops, a large island and self-closing drawers and cabinets.There is a first-floor bedroom suite. This home sits on a 6,500 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a mature garden with multiple fruit trees and roses. South Coast Metro is bordered by Sunflower Boulevard, Baker Street, Harbor Boulevard and the 405 Freeway. Residents are near Shiffer Park, South Coast Plaza and the Performing Arts Center. 

 

Pelican Hill is in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.Pelican Hill has five luxury developments: Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge, and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 20 Sunset Harbor, this 12,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 1996 by Fari. Attention to detail can be seen in the marble flooring, chandelier, and bifurcated staircase. All levels have commercial elevator access. There are near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights, golf course and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a very large 24,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, tennis court and loggia. Pelican Hill is home to 140 custom built estates. This is a 24-hour guard gated development.

July 1, 2022

Summer Camp at Newport Sea Base

The Newport Sea Base is hosting a variety of summer camp classes.  There are quarter day, half day and full day sessions in sailing, rowing, kayaking, woodworking, oceanography, and engineering. Due is natural setting and proximity to the water Newport Sea Base has both on and off water classes. Summer camps run throughout the summer, ending on August 19. There are both weekday and weekend classes, there are also classes for all age and skill levels offered. For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportseabase.org/summer.

 

Laguna Beach is south of Newport Beach in Orange County. Laguna Beach has over seven miles of coastline. The city is also dedicated to the arts, with several large-scale art events each year. Located at 968 Del Mar Avenue, this 5,100 square foot home is part of the Arch Beach Heights community. This Horst designed house has received full approval of the Laguna Beach Design Review Board. There are amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, city night lights and beautiful sunsets. This home sits on a large nearly 11,000 square foot piece of property at the far west edge of Arch Bay Heights, giving it privacy. Residents of Arch Beach Heights are near The Villages of Laguna Beach and are above Victoria Beach. 

 

Pelican Hill is a group of luxury developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. The five developments are: Pelican Hill, Pelican Crest, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge, and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 4 Sunset, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge development. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1996. Attention to detail can be seen in the double door entry, gold Kraus Fixtures and Chic Wicker pendant lights. The chef’s kitchen features quartz countertops with Porcelanosa backsplashes, stainless steel appliances and a large center island. The home and property have views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets. This home sits on a 6,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Pelican Ridge is a 24-hour guard gated community. Pelican Ridge was developed by the Irvine Company, in the 1990’s. 

June 15, 2022

Carnivorous Plant Show and Sale

The Sherman library and Gardens is hosting a Carnivorous Plant Show and Sale. On Saturday, June 18th and Sunday June 19th, join the Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiasts for a judged show featuring these unique plants from around the world. Members and vendors will be selling plants and supplies. The show will include material for all levels of expertise. The show and sale begin at 10:30am and closes at 4pm. On Saturday there will be a talk on an Introduction to the Carnivorous plants, Sunday’s talk will be on carnivorous plant care and also on Sunday there will be guided tours of The Sherman Carnivorous Bog. The show and sale are free with garden admission. For more information, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/carnivorous-plant-show-sale/.

 

Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach proper and is situated between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Located at 3 Stonepath, this 2,600 square foot home is part of the Costa Azul community.This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2005. This Tucson style home is being offered for sale for the first time by the original owner. Enter into a grand two-story foyer with a custom-built wrought iron staircase. The gourmet kitchen features dual dishwashers, stone countertops and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. This home sits on a 6,900 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoor, homeowners will enjoy a detached casita, mature gardens, a fireplace, and outdoor kitchen. Costa Azul is part of the Pacific Ridge area. This a gated community with 43 homes built by Taylor Woodrow Homes. The community sits above the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach.

 

Pelican Hill is a group of luxury developments in Newport Coast which surround the world class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. The five developments are: Pelican Hill, Pelican Crest, Pelican Ridge, Pelican Point and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 15 Shoreridge, this 6,500 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest development. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2002 by Tony Valentine Construction. Interiors were completed by Sue Capelli of Passione. Enter the through a foyer topped with a silver leaf dome. Attention to detail can be seen in the walnut hardwood floors, millwork paneling and detailed ceilings. The chef’s kitchen features a large center island, Sub-Zero and La Cornue appliances and a hand-painted tile backsplash.  This home sits on a large 14,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, outdoor fireplace, and outdoor kitchen with a Wolfe barbecue. Pelican Crest is 24-hour guard gated community with 158 custom built homes.

June 1, 2022

27th Annual Balboa Island Parade

The 27th Annual Balboa Island Parade will take place on Sunday, June 5th at 11am. The theme for the Balboa Island parade this year is “Island Rodeo – Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats.” Whether you are participating in the parade or are a spectator, come dressed in your best western inspired outfit. Immediately following the parade, the after party will feature country western band, “Whiskey Hayride.” The after party will take place in front of the fire station. When planning your parade visit, keep in mind that the bridge will be closing at 10:45am, so be sure to arrive early. This parade is sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association. The parade kicks off from 127 Marine Avenue on Balboa Island. For more information about the parade, see their website at: https://www.balboaislandnb.org/2022-parade.

 

Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine, California. This master planned community is home to 400 residences, and 1,000 residents spread over three unique neighborhoods. Located at 118 Canyon Creek, this 10,700 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community.  This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was built in 2009. Enter the home through a front courtyard. The home features a wine cellar, with a wine tasting room, home theater and a game room with a bar. This home sits on a large, 23,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a detached casita, swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque, and covered pool cabana. Shady Canyon is a 24-hour guard gated community with two entrances. Among the many amenities in Shady Canyon are clubhouses, golf, playground, hiking, and biking trails.

 

Pelican Hill is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill has five developments: Pelican Crest, Pelican Point, Pelican Hill, Pelican Ridge, and Pelican Ridge Estates.  Located at 20 Sunset Harbor, this 11,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 1996 by Fari.  Attention to detail can be seen in the marble flooring, bifurcated stairs, and commercial elevator. The home features an indoor lap pool, dry sauna, and gym. There are long reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, the Pelican Hill Golf Course, white water, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a large 27,100 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool and tennis court. Pelican Hill is a 24-hour guard gated community. Pelican Hill sits on the bluffs above Crystal Cove State Park and Beach, with over 18 miles of trails, 3.2 miles of coastline, beaches, tide pools and a marine park.