Orange County Coastal Real Estate News

May 25, 2020

Elevate Your Quarantine with a Meal from Marché Moderne

Get French cuisine for your coastal Orange County home.We may still be in quarantine, but that doesn’t mean you can have delicious food from one of the best eateries at your coastal Orange County home. Marché Moderne is offering curbside pick up from both its regular menu and several special menus. This service is available Wednesday through Saturday from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

Bring Back a Fantastic French Meal to Your Coastal Orange County Home

On Wednesday, plan to order from the Spontané Supper menu. Create your own three-course dinner from several choices. For the first course, there’s either Brentwood Farms corn potage or heirloom tomato salade and di Stefano burrata. There are two choices for the main course. The first is cured and confit Muscovy duck leg, served with applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onion, and rosette potato hash. The other choice is brown butter roasted white seabass. This is served with red quinoa, grilled pineapple chutney, avocado, and charred shishito pepper mousseline. Dessert is coconut pound cake. Add bread and butter if you’d like. To make it a real feast, opt for the half bottle of wine chosen to pair perfectly with the meal. A la carte ordering is not available on Wednesdays.

On Thursdays, gourmets living in coastal Orange County can choose from the “Pique-Nique” menu. Relax with either a sangria du jour or a panaché, which is a beer with sparkling lemonade added. Decide between a mesquite smoked then grilled angus fillet or grilled California sea bass. Either comes with several sides and sauces. Finish with lemon-grass scented fruit salad and two Madeleines. Disposable cutlery and napkins are provided, so you can take your “Pique-Nique” to the beach or the park or back to your coastal Orange County home.

You can also order from the a la carte menu, Thursday through Saturday. Visit Marché Moderne online to see all the menu options. Call 714.434.7900 to place your order. The phone lines are open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


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May 18, 2020

Cool Off with Delicious Ice Cream from Atomic Creamery

Eat ice cream at Newport Beach real estate.Atomic Creamery is open and ready to help those living in Newport Beach real estate cool off as the temperatures rise. Help support this business and enjoy a tasty treat by ordering for delivery, curb-side pick up, or even shipping. Curbside pick-up is available Tuesday through Sunday from 2:30 to 8 p.m. Call 949.630.5884 to place an order for curbside pick-up. Atomic Creamery is located at 549 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. Deliveries to Newport Beach homes will arrive between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Orders need to be placed before 3 p.m. for same day delivery. Shipping is also free within 5 miles of Fashion Island. Flat-rate shipping for orders within 6-10 miles of Fashion Island is $5.

Get Delivery to Newport Beach Real Estate or Do Curbside Pickup

Make a date night in at your Newport Beach real estate special by ordering dessert from Atomic Creamery. Help elevate a socially distanced birthday party with a special flavor of ice cream, or let friends or family know that you are thinking of them by sending an ice cream gift. Pints are either $9 or $9.50 and matchless soda (carbonated, lightly sweetened coffee) is available for $4. Available flavors include AB squared, buckeye, choco squared, choco cubed, gramhattan project, Halvah, Owen experiment, butter pecan praline, rocky road, bean mi (with coffee), cotton candy, chocoatom, cookiedo, cookies n cream, closed on Sunday, French vanilla, nutalal, and straw gazing.

Patrons can also choose from dairy free ice cream. These are made with an oat base and are just as delicious. Available dairy free flavors include, moo-less buckeye, moo-less cotton candy, moo-less chocolate, moo-less cookies and cream, moo-less gramhattan project, moo-less nutalal, moo-less strawberry, moo-less vanilla, and moo-less butter pecan. Many of the flavors are unique to Atomic Creamery. Check them all out and then place an order online order. 


Posted in News
May 11, 2020

Find a Delicious Menu, Groceries, and Take & Bake Choices at Arc Butcher & Baker

People living in coastal Orange County get groceries and food to go.Arc Butcher & Baker is known to everyone living in coastal Orange County for its amazing and diverse menu. While the dining room is closed, they’re still open for to-go order pick up, curbside pick up, and delivery. Delivery is free on orders over $50 and only $5 for smaller orders. Elevate the cuisine at your coastal Orange County home. Start with fried olives or the charcuterie and cheese board. Make a meal of an arugula salad. Order a whole or half of the wedge salad and the chopped salad. The soups are warm and filling. You might like the Texas chili or the mushroom soup.

Anyone Living in Coastal Orange County Will Find Something Fab on the Menu

For the entrees, you can opt for something fast like a sandwich. The turkey sandwich includes bacon, avocado, and tomato. The BBQ sandwich is made with pork, slaw, and cilantro. The tacos are also quick and delicious. Choose from duck, chicken, shrimp, carnitas, or steak. The hot entrees include both meat and vegetarian choices. The mac n cheese will put a smile on anyone’s face. It’s made with cheddar, parmesan, and havarti. The baby back ribs are a full rack with honey, chipotle, and barbecue sauces. Try the duck cassoule, served with lentils and rosemary. There are also several pizza options, including cheese, short ribs, and veggie.

People living in coastal Orange County looking for grocery delivery should check out Arc Butcher & Baker list of goods. Get staples like milk, eggs, butter, tortillas, and bread. Find fresh produce, deli meat, and dry goods, including flour, coffee, sugar, pasta, and rice. There are also take and bake meals, like mac n cheese, chicken pot pie, and meatballs. Round out the meal with a soup or salad. Don’t forget a bottle of wine or beer!

Visit Arc Butcher & Baker online to see the full restaurant menu. You can order online and reserve a pick up time or order over the phone by calling 949.877.0190. 


Posted in News
May 4, 2020

Get Take out, Meal Kits, and Fresh Produce at Lido Bottle Works

Get good food fro your Newport Coast home at Lido Bottle Works.Lido Bottle Works is open and ready to provide tasty meals for families to enjoy at their Newport Coast home. Although patrons cannot experience the chic dining room for now, the food made with local and sustainable ingredients is still available. Once it is safe to do so, join together with family and friends in the restaurant again.

Current hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Call the restaurant at 949.529.2784 to place an order, or do so online. Choose from take-out or curbside pickup, whichever makes you the most comfortable. Ordering takeout to enjoy at your Newport Coast home helps support local businesses during this time of crisis and provides a break from going to the grocery store or cooking.

Find Meal Kits, Great Drinks, and Dessert to Take Back to Your Newport Coast Home

Lido Bottle Works has stepped up to provide many options for patrons. There is much more available than the menu items. There are fresh produce and grocery items, stay at home kits, family style meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees, dessert, wine, craft beer, kombucha, cider, coffee, and organic tea. There are several options for stay at home kits. Choose from the ultimate brunch kit, the stay at home essentials kit, the build your own pasta kit, the vegetarian, and an organic farmer’s market produce box.

Family style meals feed four and the choices include Ma’s meatloaf, filet beef stroganoff, crispy jidori chicken, winner winner chicken dinner, thai curry meatballs, hummus, gem lettuce salad, cauliflower and carrots, soup of the day, homemade granola, and french fries. Many regular menu items are still available. Choose your favorites to celebrate a special occasion at your Newport Coast real estate. Order the crispy jidori chicken sandwich, LBW burger, short rib croquettes, street tacos, pork belly bao buns, or one of many other options. Take a look at all offerings and place an order online at Lido Bottle Works


Posted in News
April 27, 2020

Order a Take out Meal to Go and Pick Up Groceries at the Same Time from A Market

Get take out and groceries for your Newport Coast home.Grab a meal to enjoy at your Newport Coast home from A Market. Not only are they offering delicious takeout to go, groceries are also available for convenient pickup. Grocery items include apricot jam, blueberry jam, strawberry jam, beef or chicken bone broth, bread, butter, pasta, cherry tomatoes, yogurt, garlic, Kosher salt, coffee, onions, eggs, paper towels, dates, milk spinach, lettuce, and more depending on availability. Surgical masks are even available! Grabbing dinner and pantry staples at the same time sure beats going into the grocery store for these items. These can be ordered anytime from the website.

Take Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner Back to Your Newport Coast Home

While ordering grocery items, pick out a meal. Breakfast, sandwiches, salads, beverages, and other grab and go options are available. Find take and bake cookies, marinara sauce, and meatballs to enjoy at your Newport Coast home. Keep healthy by eating brussels sprouts, roasted mushrooms, a kale caesar salad, spinach salad, Chinese chicken salad, or Mediterranean salad. Available sandwiches include avocado toast, grilled cheese, green machine wrap, BLTA, bratwurst, antipasto, and more. Start your day with a breakfast panini, oatmeal, a breakfast sandwich, housemade granola, or a pesto egg white bowl. Keep in mind that menu items are subject to availability and can change often.

There are many tasty options available and ordering from A Market is a great way to continue supporting local businesses while everyone is spending more time at their Newport Coast real estate. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily for takeout only. It is located at 3400 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Order online and schedule your pickup time or call 949.650.6515. Driving over to grab food is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy the beauty of the water in Newport Beach, if even only for a few minutes. Once it is safe to do so, come back and enjoy the dine-in experience. 


Posted in News
April 20, 2020

Support Local Business and Order from Taco Loco

Everyone living in coastal Orange County eats at Taco Loco.While all of us living in coastal Orange County are under stay at home orders, there are still some businesses that are open. Now more than ever before, it’s vital to support our local businesses as much as we can. One of the great local restaurants in Laguna Beach is Taco Loco. Since it opened in 1987, it’s become the place to go for amazingly delicious tacos. They’ve had to close their delightfully funky dining room, but you can still get orders to go to bring back to your coastal Orange County home.

Everyone Living in Coastal Orange County Will Find Something to Love

The tacos are what made Taco Loco famous, and it’s not hard to see why. Each one is made to order and served on a soft tortilla, with guacamole and homemade salsa. Seafood lovers can choose from fish, calamari, shrimp, or swordfish. Fans rave about the blackened fish. Vegetarians have some great options, too, including potato, mushroom and tofu, and veggie fish. The carnitas, beef, and chicken tacos are tasty choices, too.

While the tacos are the stars of the show, there are many other yummy menu items. Order a cheesy quesadilla or opt for a salad. The salads are available as a full or half plate. They’re served on a bed of chips and drizzled with cilantro dressing, with guacamole and salsa on the side. Have a plate of nachos, a platter of fajitas, or go for a generously stuffed burrito. If you’re in the mood for a burger, Taco Loco has you covered. Choices include chicken, mahi mahi, and blackened mushroom and tofu. A Mexican pizza is another great way to enjoy the great cooking at Taco Loco.

Everyone living in coastal Orange County can check out the Taco Loco website and make an online order. Be sure to follow the Taco Loco Facebook page to find out about deals and specials, including Free Taco Friday.  


Posted in News
April 13, 2020

Tips to Get a Beach House Ready to Sell, Inside and Out

Renovate a beachfront Newport Beach home before selling.When planning to sell your older Newport Beach home, be sure to address any maintenance issues before putting the house on the market. Certain types of problems commonly arise in a house when it is located so close to the beach. People who want to live a beach lifestyle find these issues a fair trade for the view and way of life. However, not all buyers will be so keen to deal with a long list of problems when purchasing a Newport Beach home that sits on the shore.

Make Your Newport Beach Home Shine Before Putting It Up for Sale

Think about curb appeal. Keep in mind that cute furniture sitting on the front porch may be old and damaged by the weather. Be sure all outdoor furniture is repaired and repainted, or replace it. Make sure the yard and front of the house look great. A good first impression is key when a potential buyer drives up.

Other problems that arise with Newport Beach real estate located on the beach are rot and corrosion, salt buildup, and mold and mildew infestations. Inspect building materials for signs of rot and corrosion. The moist salty air can do a number on drywall or exterior siding. Salt can build up on window frames and metal surfaces could have rust on them or start to corrode because of the salt. Also be aware of mold and mildew. This issue can cause health problems and leave a smell that would be unpleasant for anyone coming to look at the home.

It is a good idea to have a professional come take a look at the beach property months before you plan to sell. This will give a good idea of any repairs and projects that should be completed before putting the home on the market. A beach house in good shape will be attractive to someone looking to invest in Newport Beach property.


Posted in News
April 6, 2020

Get Your Yard in Great Shape to Be Ready to Sell After Shelter in Place Is Over

Get into gardening at your coastal Orange County home.Since you’re probably spending more time at your coastal Orange County home, it is a great time to improve your yard and enhance curb appeal. This is an especially great idea if you plan to put your coastal Orange County home on the market soon after the shelter in place order is lifted. First impressions are everything. It’s vital that potential buyers are impressed when they pull up to your home.

Help Your Coastal Orange County Home Shine with a Gorgeous Yard

While the weather is nice, it is a great time for those living in coastal Orange County to work on their yards. Get out of the house and trim trees and shrubs. Get rid of the dead branches and limbs, clean up the leaves on the ground, and tend to the stems and blooms that are popping up. It is also a great time to get on top of weeds. Pull them out while the kids play in the yard or use eco-friendly products that will get rid of weeds without damaging the soil or grass.

Spring is also a terrific time to treat bare patches in the lawn with fresh grass seed. Use the same variety of grass that is already growing in the yard and focus on the areas that really need a boost. Follow the package directions and water the grass seed every day to make sure it grows.

Add some more beauty and color to your yard by planting bulbs and preparing other areas for flowers. If you can get to the hardware store, find some more plants to add to your yard. You can also order online. Whether someone is interested in buying your home as an Orange County investment property or as a place for their family to live, it is important to present your house at its best. Taking the time to enhance the curb appeal will get more people in the door and help your house to sell faster.


Posted in Market News
March 23, 2020

Quarantined? Pick up Great Food from Driftwood Kitchen!

Everyone from coastal Orange County homes loves Driftwood Kitchen.Since locals are sheltering in their coastal Orange County homes, lots of businesses have shut down for the time being. Many restaurants are still open, however, and are offering people living in coastal Orange County special take out menus, curbside pick up, and delivery. It’s totally possible to maintain social distancing while still enjoying excellent food. In fact, ordering from your favorite restaurants is a great way to help boost the local economy. Some eateries are even offering gift cards at a discounted rate.

Get Cocktails and Sandwiches for Coastal Orange County Homes

Driftwood Kitchen in Laguna Beach is one of the restaurants offering quarantine specials. Stop in from noon to 6 p.m. for quarantine happy hour. Choose your favorite cocktails to go. Each $30 kit will make four to six drinks. Upgrade to premium spirits for an extra $10. Full bottles of wine are on sale at a 25% discount off the regular price. Six-packs of beer are also available for $20.

The current menu has many delicious options. Start off with a charcuterie and cheese board, with dried fruit, toast, and fig jam on the side. The caesar salad or quinoa salad make a nice appetizer, or you can add on chicken breast, salmon, or shrimp to make it a meal. For the main course, choose one of the great sandwiches. There’s the fried chicken sandwich, the grilled mahi sandwich, and the pulled pork sandwich. For a larger meal, opt for pan-seared salmon or a New York steak.

Kids from coastal Orange County homes can choose from their own menu, too. Children can have a plate of chicken strips, grilled cheese, pasta with butter, or a hamburger.

Round out your meal with a slice of toffee cake or three homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Call Driftwood Kitchen at 949.715.7700 Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. to place an order. You can pick your food up yourself or have it delivered. 


Posted in News
March 17, 2020

Stuck at Home? Check out the Newport Beach Library eBranch for Books and Movies

Newport Beach real estate owners use the eBranch of the library for fun resources.When in doubt, go to the library is the motto that Hermione Granger, from the Harry Potter books, lives by. Unfortunately, the libraries on Newport Beach real estate are closed for the rest of the month. However, you can still do curbside pick up of materials on hold. One of the great things about the 21st century is how much we have access to, via our phones and computers. Even if you can’t get to your branch for more books, you can go online and find tons of great apps and resources to use from the comfort of your Newport Beach home.

Explore the World from Your Newport Beach Home with E-Resources

All library card holders can use Overdrive on their phones or computers. Or download the Libby app on the phone. There are tons of ebooks available to download and read, as well as a large selection of audiobooks. The best part? No late fees! The books simply disappear at the end of the borrowing period. You’ll also find links to websites and apps that have ebooks and audiobooks available to download and keep for free. Most of these books are in the public domain, meaning that their copyright has expired.

For magazine lovers, the RBdigital and Flipster are for you. Use both on either a computer or smartphone. Many current magazines are on the programs for you to check out and read. You can find links to other databases of print media, like the Orange County Register, National Geographic, Consumer Reports, and several major newspapers.

Even if you don’t have a Netflix subscription, you can still enjoy streaming movies. Just use Kanopy or Overdrive. Due to increased demand, they might be experiencing outages, but they’re working on a fix.

Be sure to check out the many databases with information on a wide range of topics. Kids from Newport Beach real estate can explore tons of educational material if they’re home from school.

All these resources and more are available at the Newport Beach Library eBranch


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