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2019 Home Design Trends

“Great design taps into the emotions that make a house a home,” observed Don Ruthoff, principal at Dahlin Group Architecture, introducing homes and designers meriting top honors in the National Association of Home Builders’ Best in American Living Awards (BALA) in February. This annual event, held in conjunction with Design and Construction Week, showcases current [...]

By | 2019-06-10T10:03:41+00:00 June 10th, 2019|OC Insider|0 Comments

Malibu Farm at Lido Village in Newport Beach peddles a certain lifestyle as much as good taste

Zinque, Lido Bottle Works, Circle Hook, Nobu… Of the entire range of casual, laid-back-luxury, indoor/outdoor restaurants to open at Lido Marina Village, none has fully captured the joie de vivre of this revitalized harbor-side complex as perfectly as Malibu Farm. The restaurant opened at the beginning of September and has been jam-packed every day since. [...]

By | 2019-06-01T00:53:40+00:00 June 1st, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Malibu Farm at Lido Village in Newport Beach peddles a certain lifestyle as much as good taste

Builders and brokers are throwing blowout bashes and testing an array of marketing stunts amid the area’s spec home bubble

Heavy duty vehicles line both sides of many of the winding two-way streets in the Hollywood Hills, making them treacherous single-lane thoroughfares. Construction workers wave stop signs as trucks laden with glass and steel back slowly out of driveways. Empty parcels of land all over Los Angeles’s poshest neighborhoods are being transformed into lavish mansions [...]

By | 2019-05-31T21:59:31+00:00 May 31st, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Builders and brokers are throwing blowout bashes and testing an array of marketing stunts amid the area’s spec home bubble

Orange County Calendar of Events – June 2019

  Newport Beach Jazz Festival   May 31-June 2 Celebrate the kick-off of summer with a starstudded lineup of musicians, delectable food and drink selections, and dancing on the lawn. Time/Place: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Contact: https://festivals.hyattconcerts.comRare Vintage Air VW Show   June 1 Bring your VW to the Rare Vintage Air VW dElegance to [...]

By | 2019-05-28T21:14:04+00:00 May 28th, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Orange County Calendar of Events – June 2019

Orange County’s 19 Hottest Restaurants, Spring 2019

There’s no denying that Orange County’s restaurant scene has come into its own in recent years. New openings from exciting restaurant groups and known chefs are popping up in all corners for the region, bringing together an impressive collection of culinary destinations set across high-end hotels, shopping plazas, and waterfront developments. From new openings to [...]

By | 2019-04-26T13:02:57+00:00 April 26th, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Orange County’s 19 Hottest Restaurants, Spring 2019

This House Was Abandoned, Then a Designer Brought It Back to Life

  After: In the living room, homeowner Tricia Foley added built-in cabinets and a new fireplace a bit higher up than the original (so it could be seen across the room)—plus buckets upon buckets of Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White, which now cloaks both the inside and outside of the home.Photo: Gieves Anderson Old houses have [...]

By | 2019-04-22T17:45:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on This House Was Abandoned, Then a Designer Brought It Back to Life

8 Guides That Make You a Better Homeowner

Source: Coldwell Banker The following is a guest post written by Jessica Thiefels. Homeownership in the U.S. in increasing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, the Q2 2018 U.S. homeownership rate was 64.3 percent, up from 64.2 percent in Q1 2018 and 63.7 percent in Q2 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Being a homeowner is [...]

By | 2019-04-15T18:41:29+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 8 Guides That Make You a Better Homeowner

Home sales in Southern California have slowed to the lowest level since 2008

January is typically the slowest month for home sales. This year, sales statewide in the first month were the slowest of any month since April 2008. Has the real estate market cooled in California? Yes, since price gains have slowed. On the level There might be some good news for Californians stretching to buy a [...]

By | 2019-03-22T18:48:34+00:00 March 20th, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Home sales in Southern California have slowed to the lowest level since 2008

Catalina Island beckons with new hiking trails, vestiges of old Hollywood

California sun sends shimmers of light across the choppy waves as I depart Long Beach and head out to sea aboard the high-speed ferry Catalina Express. My destination: a 76-square-mile fortress of rock that’s marooned 23 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Catalina is one of eight of the Channel Islands, and it’s the [...]

By | 2019-03-20T22:41:00+00:00 March 20th, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Catalina Island beckons with new hiking trails, vestiges of old Hollywood

Orange County Calendar of Events – February 2019

Dana Point Chamber Awards and Installation Dinner   Feb. 1 Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce as we honor our outgoing chair, Jay Styles, and welcome our incoming chair, Michael Fox, at the 2019 Annual Awards and Installation Dinner. We will also be inducting our 2019 Board of Directors and presenting the business awards in [...]

By | 2019-02-18T17:37:45+00:00 February 18th, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Orange County Calendar of Events – February 2019

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