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Newport Beach Jazz Festival is coming May 31st-June 2nd

The annual Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival, May 31st thru June 2nd 

What better way to launch into summer than with three days of music, food, and friends? If this sounds like a slice of heaven to you, then you’ve got to check out the most scenic jazz party in Southern California, the Newport Beach Jazz Festival. Enjoy gorgeous weather, swinging music, and delicious drinks and food.

Line-up: George Benson, Morris Day and the Time, Jeffrey Osborne, Najee, Marc Antoine, Poncho Sanchez, Nick Colionne, and more…

Bring your beach chairs and plan to relax and ENJOY the music and good times!

Location: Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660


My family stayed at this lovely vacation rental. The home was just as pictured. It was very clean and convenient to everything. Loved how it was so close to the beach and walk/bike path. I recommend renting bikes (20th Street Beach & Bikes) for your entire stay and keeping them there at the house. We took the Balboa Ferry to the island to walk, shop, and eat. We enjoyed walking to Lido Marina Village for the farmer’s market and shopping. We stopped by Crew Coffee and Cremerie for ice cream (has wonderful outdoor area to sit), enjoyed numerous walks/sunsets at Laguna Beach and also the Crystal Cove Path (by Shake Shack). Some of the things we loved: owners lives upstairs & are super nice, comfortable beds, close to grocery store, pier, stores, restaurants, beach chairs, beach towels, etc furnished washer/dryer, kitchen furnished with everything we needed. We highly recommend this rental and would not hesitate to stay here again when we are vacationing in California.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 3/19   Guest: Linda B from Lake St Louis MO, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Amazing location and gorgeous home

Perfect location for our GNO weekend but absolutely want to visit again with the family. So great to relax on the beach but so much to do within walking distance. You get the best of both worlds.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 4/19   Guest: Tara C from Modesto CA, posted on VRBO/Homeaway


Property owners are top notch. They take great care to ensure their property is in great condition and want to be sure their guests enjoy themselves. Excellent location and very fair price. I have utilized VRBO many times and would highly recommend this property.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 4/19   Guest: Richie from Brentwood TN, posted on VRBO/Homeaway


Our family of 5 could not have been happier, staying in this beautiful home. The house is spacious, clean, and very comfortable. We loved the front patio, and the large BBQ worked great! The kitchen has everything. And just steps from the beach and boardwalk. We were able to walk to the grocery store, some nice restaurants that Janice had suggested, and a movie theatre also. Janice and Bill were so easy to work with, and they really have a wonderful house in a great location. We have now found our best beach house – after coming to this area over the years – and we will definitely be back. We highly recommend!

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 2/19   Guest: Marjorie from Indianapolis IN, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Surf City Nights Street Fair and Farmers Market in Huntington Beach – EVERY TUESDAY NITE


Surf City Nights: Every Tuesday, 5-9 p.m. 

Location: Main Street between Orange & PCH
Events: Farmers Market, Food Vendors, Street Performers
Age: All ages, family-friendly! 

The warmer weather is here and it’s time to enjoy SURF CITY NIGHTS again in Huntington Beach! This weekly special event closes Main Street for a funky street fair with musical acts ranging from Spanish guitar to hip-hop dancers, tribute bands and other musical artists.

Take a stroll down Main Street from PCH for 4 or 5 blocks with locals and visiting families alike.  Cool breezes blow from the beach (which is just across the street), and enjoy a couple hours getting fresh air, listening and watching the entertainment, buying gifts, jewelry, art, clothing and food.
– HBDOWNTOWN.com is the official web site.
– Free admission, Free entertainment
– Fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, plants sold
– Street vendors sell everything from funnel cakes to kettle corn, roasted corn, tacos and hot dogs!
– Held every Tuesday evening from 5 to 9 p.m.

Bill’s Baby Back Ribs are the best!







What better food to have on Super Bowl Sunday – than Bill’s baby back ribs!  Cooked over a slow flame for 4+ hours, these ribs are delicious and fall off the bone. Of course Bill is a fantastic cook in general, but his ribs are really special!

The secret(s) to his success? I will share with you that it is the dry rub he puts on them overnight to marinate.  It’s actually Meathead’s Memphis Dust dry rub, a recipe that he found on the web.   He cooks them on the BBQ on a low heat and also keeps a glass container of water (or even better – apple juice) that steams and keeps them super moist.

Then he just bastes them during the last 1/2 hour or so with our favorite brand of BBQ sauce: Stubb’s. We especially like the “Spicy” version, nice and spicy and tangy – but they are all quite good.

Try your hand at ribs using Bill’s tried and true secrets…or better yet, just try to get an invitation to our house when he makes them next!  Janice


Happy New Year! Hoping 2019 will be a good one!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  There’s no place better to be on the morning of January 1st than the ROSE BOWL parade!  Off to a brisk start, it turned out to be another glorious and crystal clear New Year’s Day!






Awesome place and location

Had a great time at the Sandcastle. The location is really pretty, close to the beach and boardwalk, but also quiet. Would definitely recommend for people who want a little fun and a little relaxation.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 11/18   Guest: Brian from Los Angeles, CA, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Santa…and the 110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade – are coming to town!

Watch decorated boats and yachts + kayaks and canoes sail along Newport Harbor during the 110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade for 5 nights in December.  The parade, which begins Wednesday, Dec. 19, brings out a million viewers.  And we were two of the million last year!

When: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 to Sunday, Dec. 23.   ***Closing Night Fireworks: 9:05 pm Fireworks @ Balboa Pier (just after parade concludes)

Cost: Free

Where: The route starts and ends at Lido Isle. The parade can be viewed from multiple spots on the shore. Marina Park is a popular area to watch the parade.  Arrive early for the best viewing spot.

More Information on the route:   christmasboatparade.com.
Or get on a boat and see it from the water, up close and personal:   http://www.christmasparadeboats.com/reservetickets.html