| Jun 27, 2015
After scanning the reviews and checking showtimes, you've decided which movie to see. You turn in your ticket and head for the concession counter.
Now comes another decision: a glass of wine sounds good. But which wine will go best with the movie? Or...
| Jun 25, 2015
| 8:25 PM
A charity event can be a dinner, a walk, an auction or, as Newport Beach is demonstrating this weekend, a rollicking party.
The Newport Beach Party, a community celebration running Friday through Sunday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Patrons looking for an alternative to coffee in the evening will find new options at the Starbucks' Fashion Island location in coming months.
Newport Beach's zoning administrator approved a use permit Thursday afternoon for the coffeehouse to serve beer...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:37 PM
"Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival.
The canape, spooned with lobster, chopped mango and onions, was a temptation too strong to...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:47 PM
It is one of the longest-standing children's charities in Southern California. The Children's Bureau, which was founded in Los Angeles a century ago, celebrated with its Orange County contingent June 14 on the upper Newport Bay with an annual summer...
| Jul 3, 2014
Laurent Brazier has found his bliss — surrounded by wine bottles, baguettes and an upgraded kitchen at his new cooking school, La Cuisine Culinary Arts in South Coast Plaza.
"Here we are," the executive chef announced during a break last...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:09 PM
The Big Canyon Country Club will host a wine-tasting benefit Thursday for the Wooden Floor, a Santa Ana nonprofit that offers dance classes for low-income children.
The seventh annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit begins at 6 p.m. at the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Recently I dusted off an old paperback copy of "Oliver Twist." Flipping through, I landed on page 121, where I read the following passage.
"Hold your tongue, sir!" said Mr. Fang, peremptorily.
"I will not, sir!" replied the old gentleman.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:34 PM
While John Heilman uses wine barrels to build furniture and other household items, he admits he isn't much of an aficionado.
"I've never been a wine drinker," he said. "When I do buy it, I like my bottles under 10 bucks."
The Costa Mesa resident was...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:19 PM
For newly selected Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill, the upcoming year will be marked by an emphasis on celebrating the city and the services it provides.
So, he thought, what better way to begin spreading this message than through the wine-and-cheese...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:05 PM
"2013 marked our 25th anniversary, and this year's gala was, fittingly, the most successful we have ever had," commented Jean Wegener, executive director of Serving People In Need (SPIN).
More than 380 generous patrons joined forces Nov. 1 in the...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:04 PM
ENSENADA, MEXICO — Before lunch began, Commodore Chuck Iverson sat in the back corner of a restaurant, reviewing the guest list.
It seemed a generic Newport Beach scene: place settings arranged on white tablecloths. Ocean view. Members of the...