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Costa Mesa Culinary Destinations: the LAB Anti-Mall

Posted on January 11, 2013 | 11:23am

The LAB anti-mall in Costa Mesa is a local favorite for many reasons.  You can buy and trade contemporary and vintage clothes, thumb through vinyl records, peruse fashion forward boutiques specializing in hats, glasses and accessories or just browse local art.  In addition to the cool stores are some great places to eat and drink.  With an abundance of innovative and unique restaurants, it’s easy to see why the LAB is such a popular hangout spot. Read More

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Costa Mesa Culinary Destinations: The CAMP

Posted on January 9, 2013 | 12:55pm

The CAMP in Costa Mesa is unlike any other shopping center in Orange County.  Along with the cool shops and unique boutiques, the CAMP is full of great restaurants.  From coffee, bakery items and small bites to breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night cocktails, the CAMP is a must-go culinary destination for any food lover. Read More

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National Soup Month in Costa Mesa

Posted on January 4, 2013 | 3:13pm

January is national soup month.  To celebrate, you can dust off the slow cooker and create your own, or you can indulge in a steamy bowl of soup from some the best culinary offerings in the City of the Arts, Costa Mesa.

Because Costa Mesa is home to the best collection of restaurants in Orange County, there is a wide variety of cuisine and something to satisfy everybody’s tastes.  Whether you prefer vegetarian or seafood, or something warm and comforting, there is a perfect soup on our list to celebrate national soup month in Costa Mesa. Read More

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Acting Classes at South Coast Repertory

Posted on January 3, 2013 | 3:45pm

For all aspiring thespians with no acting experience, those looking to improve stage skills or future master troupers, South Coast Repertory offers acting courses to fit your needs.  There are continuing education classes for adults, acting courses for kids and teens and audience enrichment seminars before selected shows at SCR.

South Coast Repertory Acting Classes

The winter session for adult acting, playwriting and screenwriting classes begin January 14, 2013.  Those who enroll before January 4, 2013 receive a $10 discount.  For adults, SCR offers 8 acting classes ranging from the basic fundamentals of acting to advanced courses like acting for the camera and musical theatre.  All acting and writing students are also eligible for $10 student rush tickets to Segerstrom and Argyros stage productions. Read More

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Newport Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Posted on December 20, 2012 | 3:08pm

Newport Harbor was alight with sea-faring vessels of all shapes and sizes, glowing with lights and decorations for the start of the 104th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.  Each year, this Orange County tradition draws over a million viewers looking to take in the holiday spectacle.  This year’s theme is “Surf, Sand and Santa.”

Boats in the Harbor

Although the holiday parade is over one hundred years old, this year marked the first time that the start of the parade was commemorated with a firework show.   The fireworks were set off of the Balboa Pier at 6:30 pm.  The final night will also be marked by a firework show at 9 pm.  The boat parade lasts for five nights, from Wednesday, December 19 – Sunday, December 23 as Newport Harbor, Balboa Island and Newport Peninsula are illuminated with vivid lights and adorned with extensive holiday decor. Read More

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