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The Dennis Roger Reed band at Alta Coffee Warehouse & Restaurant | Photo by Dondee Quincena

An Evolution of Live Music

Is our coastal city the music capital of the world? Depends on how big your world is. No, Newport isn’t Austin, Texas, which bills itself as the “true” live music capital. Newport Beach also isn’t Anaheim, Long Beach or Costa…

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Bars on Balboa

Countless watering holes are scattered along the 3-mile stretch of the Balboa Peninsula, with the harbor on one side and the beach on the other. Whether you want to drink in style or tear up the dance floor on the…

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Newport Dream Jobs: Brendan Thomas of MDA

He books top talent and supports the local music scene with his company, which celebrates seven years this July. By Linda Domingo “It’s become a normal, full-time job,” says Brendan Thomas, founder of promotion company Modern Disco Ambassadors (MDA). Though…

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From Dollars to Quarters

Whether you’re seeking a charming island paradise or a 
stunning waterfront estate, Newport Beach offers 
spectacular living spaces for every budget. By Vicki Hogue-Davies   Variety is the spice of life—and when it comes to its coveted seaside neighborhoods, Newport…

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Home Away 
From Home

Newport Beach is a premier destination for international 
visitors seeking a California respite. By Connie K. Ho   Paid vacation rentals. Couch surfing. Home swaps. With technology today, there are countless options for arranging travel accommodations beyond traditional hotel reservations….

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Upper Crust


  Pizza Nova delivers a menu that mixes old, new and a view. By Lauren Matich | Photos by Jody Tiongco   “Neighborhood friendly” is the term that General Manager Tyler Williams uses to describe the vibe at Pizza Nova….

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Cozy at the Cove


All are welcome at Babette’s Newport Beach, where the comforts of 
home meet ocean panoramas and quality eats. By Bria Balliet | Photos by Jody Tiongco   Walking onto the patio at Babette’s in Crystal Cove Shopping Center feels a…

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My 24 Hours in Newport

The daughter of local legend John Wayne, 
Marisa Wayne, reveals her perfect day around town. By Kirsti Correa   The Wayne family name is deeply rooted in Newport Beach. John Wayne moved here in 1965, and his legacy continues to…

Silvia: Black sequin dress, $7,775, black beaded fringe top, $8,365, all available at Roberto Cavalli, South Coast Plaza; black suede shoes, $990, available at Lanvin, South Coast Plaza
David: Trenchcoat, $895, suit, $1,595, by Burberry; white shirt, $98, striped tie, $95, by John Varvatos; shoes, $225, by Hugo Boss, all available 
at Bloomingdale’s, South Coast Plaza

Fashion: Film Fatale

Disappear into the shadows of a neo-noir crime drama as a dame and detective  work to uncover a mysterious heist of priceless artwork. Photographer: David Jakle Fashion Director: Julie French Location: Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Beach   Models: Silvia…

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My 24 Hours in Newport: Brandy Valdez

Considered by many as the Willy Wonka of Newport Beach, Brandy Valdez of B. Candy reveals her recipe for an ideal day. By Kirsti Correa | Photos by Jody Tiongco Brandy Valdez lives a pretty sweet life. As owner of…