Orange County Coastal Real Estate News

Oct. 12, 2020

Celebrate Autumn With the Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch

Newport Beach home owners have fall themed fun.The Environmental Nature Center has many resources available to those who call Newport Beach home. There are also many events and programs available throughout the year. One event that has become a tradition for many families living in Newport Beach real estate is the Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch. This year, the event looks a little different and will be virtual. It will still be lots of fun and will take place on October 18, 2020.

The virtual events start at 11 a.m. with a welcome from ENC’s Executive Director. At 11:30, there will be a craft tutorial followed by a presentation on birds of prey at 11:45. A game tutorial will take place at 12:15 and then there is a chance to view a performance by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders at 12:30. The final installments include an animal encounter at 1:00, the ENC Nature preschool fall presentation at 1:30, and closing remarks at 1:45.

Everyone from Your Newport Beach Home Will Enjoy the Virtual Events

In addition to the virtual festivities, there will also be nature games to play and tutorials on how to prepare sustainable food hosted by chefs of local restaurants. Everyone who calls Newport Beach home is also invited to put on your best fall themed costume and post a photo on Instagram. Use the tag #2020ENCFallFaire and you might win an awesome prize.

Also consider purchasing a “Fall Faire To Go” bag. All purchases will include a pumpkin, items from the Savor OC Restaurant Showcase sponsors, native plant seeds, an END bandana, a children’s nature story, a nature tattoo, a family membership to the ENC, and much more. The first 200 bags will also include gift cards to local restaurants. In addition to all of this, there will be a native plant sale and an online silent auction. Find more details about the Fall Fun Faire and Pumpkin Patch online and consider supporting the ENC in this virtual event. 


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Oct. 5, 2020

Go Whale Watching This Season with Newport Coastal Adventure

Coastal Orange County home owners go whale watching.If you are going a little stir crazy at your coastal Orange County home, consider getting out on the water on a whale watching adventure. Newport Coastal Adventure offers both private charter and general admission trips. The boats are operating at a lower capacity to keep participants safe, but there are still plenty of slots available. Several different boats are used as needed. The general admission Ultimate Whale Watching Adventure will operate with 6 to 15 occupants. The adventure will last about 120 minutes and each passenger gets their own seat.

Everyone in Your Coastal Orange County Home Will Enjoy the Trip

A private charter is a great way for those living in coastal Orange County to spend time with family, friends, or coworkers. A boat can be booked for 1 to 6 guests or 7 to 12 guests. Learn about the water and the local wildlife from your personal captain. The ride will be comfortable and mostly dry.

The smaller boats travel at a quick speed of up to 30 miles per hour, which means that little ones under the age of 5, or passengers with neck or back problems or who are pregnant or disabled are not permitted for safety reasons. The size of the vessel will depend on the number of expected passengers. There are larger vessels available for tours that can accommodate more people and those who are not allowed on the smaller vessels for safety reasons. There is no restroom available on the boat, so make sure you go before boarding.

General admission starts at $56.50 per person and private charters start at $329.00. Be sure to dress in layers and wear clothing that can get wet. All who call coastal Orange County home are invited to learn more about Newport Coastal Adventure and book a trip online. Also feel free to call 949.922.8784 with any questions you may have. 


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Sept. 28, 2020

Plein Air Painting Goes Online and In Person This Year

See plein air painting near coastal Orange County homes.The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational has been a tradition for those living in coastal Orange County homes for 22 years. This year looks a little different due to the pandemic, but the show will go on. This year the event will be virtually inspired, and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) is doing all that they can to sustain their non-profit organization. Times are tough and events like this help to support community organizations and also bring arts and culture to those living in coastal Orange County.

Art Lovers from Coastal Orange County Homes Buy Ticket Packages

The Plein Air Invitational will take place from October 3rd through October 11th, 2020. There are a number of events going on, and tickets are available now. There will be online gallery exhibitions, chances to watch artists at work, sales and auctions, and opportunities to hear Plein Talks with the artists, experts, and award winners. Choose to purchase tickets to individual events or a package that includes access to several different events. Packages include the Invitational Sponsor, Patron, and Fan Ticket Packages. LPAPA members can take advantage of a discount to all events.

There will be 25 artists from around the nation featured at this event. The artists that are chosen are dedicated to painting the landscape. The artists will paint iconic views that are located in and near Laguna Beach. There will be gorgeous coastlines and canyons painted in person if possible, or from a studio. Participating artists will submit their best painting for judging. Cash awards and prizes will be given. Everyone living in coastal Orange County is invited to purchase tickets to this event. Since it is virtual, invite your friends and family from across the country to experience the beauty of this area and some very talented artists. Read more information and purchase tickets to the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational


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Sept. 21, 2020

Eat in Style and Enjoy Live Music at Bayside Restaurant

Newport Beach real estate owners eat great food and listen to music.Is there a better way to unwind after a week cooped up in your Newport Beach real estate home office than to go out for lunch on Saturday? How about throwing in live jazz and a comfortable patio? It’s a recipe for a fun and relaxing meal that Bayside Restaurant has mastered. Service for lunch begins at 11 a.m., and the music starts at noon. This Saturday, September 26th, the Jeff Hamilton trio will be playing. Advance reservations are encouraged. The cost for lunch (including tax and tip) and the music is $90. For $135, you get to sit closest to the stage and enjoy a complimentary glass of red wine.

Bayside Restaurant believes that dining can be art. To that end, they serve delicious food, which has been arranged on the plate like a mosaic or painting, with elegant swirls of sauce and dramatic color contrasts. Their culinary focus is New American cuisine. This style of cooking emphasizes locally produced foods, with fresh herbs and spices to elevate the flavors. The result is a kind of poem on a plate.

The Newport Beach Real Estate Location Exhibits Modern Art

The restaurant also exhibits the work of sculptor and painter Russell Jacques. If one catches your fancy, you can contact either Mr. Jacques himself or his agent to discuss purchasing it to adorn your Newport Beach home.

Music at Bayside isn’t just for a few special Saturdays. Everyday, Sunday through Saturday, there are musicians performing live from 6 to 10 p.m. On Sunday, there is an additional time of live music from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. While dining at Bayside is a treat in and of itself, for some Newport Beach real estate owners at this time, getting a meal to go and enjoy at home is their best option. To accommodate this new reality, Bayside is now offering online ordering. Patrons then pick up their order to minimize contact.

Visit Bayside Restaurant online to see the full menu, read about the regular and special musicians, and place an order. 


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Sept. 14, 2020

Orange County Foodies Get Excited for OC Restaurant Week

Everyone living in coastal Orange County loves restaurant week.So many things have changed this year. But one thing that has stayed the same for people living in coastal Orange County is OC Restaurant Week. It will run from now until September 26th. This is the perfect opportunity to support local businesses and try new food. Participating restaurants are offering lots of different specials, available for dine-in or take out. A special new feature for this year’s event are some truly spectacular cocktails. There are lots of cool new takes on old favorites, like the Peach Cinnamon Old Fashion at Piccolino Ristorante. The Blood Orange Margarita at the Bungalow Restaurant is a delicious twist on the standard margarita.

Everyone Living in Coastal Orange County Will Find Great New Dishes

The coronavirus has everyone staying at the coast Orange County homes, but you can still sample the cuisines of the world during Restaurant Week. Have a taste of Pakistan at Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen in Fullerton. Falasophy in Irvine offers Lebanese fare. Head to South America and try Argentine-Italian fusion cuisine at Cambalache Grill in Fountain Valley or at Villa Roma in Laguna Hills. You can also have Irish pub food at Pub Thirty-Two in Mission Viejo or Malarky’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach.

Families living in coastal Orange County can take a break from cooking and enjoy one of the family menus offered during Restaurant Week. These are available at several price points from $30 to $70. There are also special lunch menus for the budget-conscious. Or go all out for a luxury meal with all the trimmings.

Visit OC Restaurant Week online to find a complete list of participating eateries. You can filter them by location, price point, cocktail and wine offerings, or cuisine. Design your own tour through the area’s best and most innovative restaurants. Celebrate with friends and family, either at the restaurants or at home.


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Sept. 7, 2020

Support Local Eateries and Enter to Win Prizes During Restaurant Month

Newport Coast home owners do Restaurant Month.September is a great month to support local restaurants and enjoy some meals away from your Newport Coast home. It is Newport Beach Restaurant Month! Get ready to eat, drink, and win when dining out the entire month of September. Participating restaurants are offering exclusive dining offers. There will also be food giveaways and the chance to win a grand vacation getaway. All you have to do to participate is to sign up for a free Dine Pass. The pass will be delivered to your phone via text and email and be ready to be used right away. Save the pass to your phone’s home screen for easy use.

Newport Coast Home Owners Enjoy a Meal Out and Discover New Restaurants

Show your screen to participating restaurants to redeem offers. This works for dining in on the patio or for take-out. Each check-in will also serve as an entry into giveaways for gift cards and vacation stays. Win gift cards from Fable and Spirit, Gracias Madre, Lido Bottle Works, Stag Kitchen and Bar, Alley Restaurant, Thrive Juice Lab, or one of many others. Grand prize giveaways include a stay at a local hotel or resort, a whale watching adventure, a Nordstrom gift card, and a restaurant gift card. Other prizes include cruises, boat rentals, or paddle board rentals. Week one’s getaway is to Lido House, week two to the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, week three to Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, and week four to The Resort at Pelican Hill. These are great opportunities to enjoy a night or two away from your Newport Coast home without going too far.

There is a long list of participating restaurants. Take advantage of specials at your favorite restaurants, or use this opportunity to get out and try a new place. Some of the participating restaurants include 21 Oceanfront Restaurant, Balboa Lily’s Coliseum Pool and Grill, Harborside Restaurant, Jan’s Health Bar, Newport Landing Restaurant, Summer House, The Bungalow Restaurant, and Wilma’s Patio Restaurant. All who live in Newport Coast real estate are invited to view the full list of participating restaurants, read about Newport Beach Restaurant Month, and sign up for a free Dine Pass online. 


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Aug. 24, 2020

Go to Ten Asian Bistro for Amazing Sushi and Cocktails

Newport Coast home owners eat sushi at Ten Asian Bistro.Ten Asian Bistro is known to those who call Newport Coast home for their Asian fusion cuisine and full service sushi bar. Currently, this restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy increased patio seating or also consider ordering for takeout or delivery. Take the afternoon or evening off from cooking at your Newport Coast real estate, or make a date night special while staying in. Ten Asian Bistro is located at 4647 MacArthur Boulevard in Newport Beach and can be reached at 949.660.1010.

Order Takeout for Your Newport Coast Home or Eat In

Menu items include ingredients that are fresh, unique, and high quality. The trained master chefs who work here love to create innovative dishes and serve up delicious sushi and sashimi creations. There are many choices for sushi, including shrimp, yellowfin tuna, eel, halibut, uni, octopus, salmon roe, salmon, and many more. Specialty sashimi possibilities include truffle tuna, cajun seared albacore, peppercorn crusted ahi, and halibut sea salt. There is a long list of rolls to choose from, such as tuna lovers roll, lion king roll, black dragon, gremlin, black widow, and the rainbow roll.

There is also an extensive main menu that has a variety of cooked options, such as gyoza, chicken lettuce wraps, spicy seafood salad, mapo tofu, orange chicken, chow mein, and fried rice. Also take advantage of $10 takeout meals to enjoy at your workplace, at a park, or at your Newport Coast home. Options include soup and a roll or build a bowl, where you get to choose a protein, veggie, and sauce. A variety of cocktails and Japanese whiskey are available, as well as takeout beverages. View the full menu and read more about Ten Asian Bistro


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Aug. 17, 2020

Head to the Helmsman Ale House for Locally Brewed Beer and Great Food

Friends living in coastal Orange County go to Helmsman.Everyone living in coastal Orange County is invited to take advantage of outdoor dining, takeout, or delivery from Helmsman Ale House. Current operating hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 949.220.9977 to place an order for pickup, with curbside available. Delivery is also available through Uber Eats or DoorDash. Dining at the restaurant is available on a first come, first served basis, no reservations are required. Patrons of all ages are invited to sit on the open-air patio or in the new parklet Beer Garden. Take a rest from cooking and help support this craft beer brewery and pub.

People Living in Coastal Orange County Are Welcome to Dine In or Carry Out

Grab cocktails for a small gathering or for a date night at your coastal Orange County home. These are available as a single or as a 32 oz. growler. The menu consists of The Commodore, Margarita Libertalia, High Seas Mai Tai, Captain’s Orders, Thomas Tew, and Sailin’ Light. Wine and beer are also available. Pick up a bottle of wine or cans or a growler of beer to enjoy at home, or order a drink with your meal while dining in.

There are many choices for food on the Helmsman Ale House menu. Start with an appetizer such as a Bavarian pretzel, crispy chicken wings, Manhattan clam chowder, coconut shrimp, crispy brussels sprouts, petite cheddar biscuits, or California nachos. A variety of sandwiches are available, including burgers, the crispy hot fish sandwich, ahi wrap, chicken wrap, or the Helmsman patty melt. Salads and tacos are also available, as well as chicken and waffle, fish and chips, chicken schnitzel, and a grains bowl. Breakfast is available Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes selections such as avocado toast, Helmsman hash, chilaquiles, omelets, breakfast burritos, and many other options. Take advantage of living in coastal Orange County and visit or order food from Helmsman Ale House. Visit the website to see a full menu and find more details. 


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Aug. 10, 2020

Newport Beach Golf Club Offers a Great Game Close to Home

Newport Beach home owners play golf.Golfers who call Newport Beach home can experience a great round of golf at Newport Beach Golf Club. This 18 hole executive golf course sits between the 55 and 73 freeways. Play the course and also take advantage of exceptional practice facilities. New, state of the art golf mats have been installed in the course and on the practice range. Stop in on your way back to your Newport Beach home after work and stay late to take advantage of the lights that have been installed for night play.

The practice facility includes a chipping green, putting green, and a full driving range. The new mats offer a realistic experience when hitting drivers and irons, it feels like normal turf. The range is covered and also has lights for night practice. Driving range prices are $6 for 35 balls, $10 for 70 balls, and $12 for 105 balls. A professional staff is always around for assistance and lessons.

Play Golf Near Your Newport Beach Home--9 or 18 Holes

The course is made of two distinct sections of nine holes. The front nine is shorter and features two par fours and seven par threes. It can be played in about an hour and half and is a great warmup for the second half if playing 18 holes. The back nine is a bit more of a challenge. It has three par fours and six par threes. The lake presents a hazard and two of the holes on the back nine are over 200 yards.

Newport Beach Golf Club also offers a golf shop and restaurant. Find everything you need for your golf game at the golf shop and also take advantage of professional club fitting. The Tee Room restaurant offers daily buffets, a cocktail lounge, and a snack bar. This can also be a great location for a wedding reception or other gathering. Keep in mind that all services may not currently be available and social distancing is required while at the course. Find more details about Newport Beach Golf Club online or call 949.852.8681 with any questions. 


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Aug. 3, 2020

Enjoy the Sun and Play at Strawberry Farms Golf Club

Play golf near your coastal Orange County home.Strawberry Farms Golf Club offers a tranquil golfing experience with a rural feel to all golfers who call coastal Orange County home. Come play a round on your own or with friends, book a corporate event, sign up for a tournament, enjoy a meal, or consider this facility for a wedding or other special event. The 18-hole course is a par-71 6,700 yard course. Enjoy lovely views across the 35-acre reservoir, canyons, wetlands, and natural waterfalls. Watch for wildlife in the rolling hills and breathe in the fresh air surrounded by natural vegetation. This course was developed by former California Angels third baseman, Doug DeCinces.

Coastal Orange County Home Owners Play at Discounted Rates

Those living in Irvine can enjoy resident green fees at a rate of $85 Monday through Thursday and $125 Friday through Sunday. Public green fees are regularly $125 Monday through Thursday or $175 Friday through Sunday. Special rates for seniors, juniors, twilight, super-twilight, and a Back-9 and Breakfast are available. Book a tee time online for easy play. Keep in mind that proper golf attire is required at the course. This is the policy for playing the course, at the driving range, on the putting green, in group and private lessons, and in junior golf programming. A proper golf shirt with pants or appropriate length shorts are required. No cutoffs of gym shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, or denim pants are allowed.

The Farmhouse Grill at Strawberry Farms Golf Club offers a tasty meal before or after playing or anytime in between. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch every day of the week and for dinner on Wednesdays through Fridays. Those who call coastal Orange County home can also consider the club for hosting a special event such as a wedding. Host both the ceremony and reception or just the reception at this facility. Beautiful wedding ceremonies can be held on the Ceremony Lawn and the Big Red Barn or Terrace Veranda are available for receptions. Everyone living in coastal Orange County is invited to learn more about Strawberry Farms Golf Club


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