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It’s an annual dilemma and in a child’s mind, quite possibly, the single greatest question on Halloween night.

What are they passing out? Newport Beach neighborhoods are surveyed. Posses formed. Routes planned. And when they finally arrive at your doorstep, do you want to be “the” house or “that” house? As a public service, we submit the following recommendations…

How to ensure “the” house street-cred remains intact:

1. Keep it simple- Brand name candy and you’ll pass the test.
2. Go

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Since the introduction of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, brands everywhere have been clamoring to replicate the success and flavor of this seasonal concoction.

The next BIG thing has gotta be Pumpkin Spice Homes, right?

Think about it…it’s already made its way into our cupboards and partially to our homes via candles and room fresheners. You know it’s not far off so I have a few suggestions:

1. Paint- Just imagine every wall covered in Pumpkin Spice yumminess. It’s like you were dropped into a

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I’m not sure if this is an admission or a confession but… I binge-watched a “reality” real estate show last night. 3 episodes worth and I’m not gonna lie…I feel dirty. Not dirty dirty but train wreck dirty. I couldn’t take my eyes off it! It was like watching everything that isn’t remotely accurate about this profession we call “Real Estate” flash in front of my eyes…and I feel cheated.

Let’s see…”realtor guy” shows 3 totally different homes to a completely affable couple who can’t…
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What’s this? A city project under budget AND on schedule? It’s getting real in Newport Beach these days…

After years of debate, public forums, threatened lawsuits, and just plain old chicanery, it was recently announced that the Marina Park project on the Balboa Peninsula is not only on schedule for a Spring 2016 opening but came under budget by $1.2million! If you think about all the public works projects that go the wrong way, this is actually heading in a positive direction. Now,

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It’s a little known season often hidden from those beyond Newport Beach boundaries. But believe me, it is real.

Right after Labor Day as the tourists retreat and the kiddies flock back to school, there she is…Newport Summer.
It’s an annual ritual as September and October are THE months for locals. Perfect weather, smaller crowds, less traffic and of course, wide-open sand and surf.

People ask me all the time how I deal with the traditional “Summer” invasion (June-August) and my reply

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There was an article published recently about what $600,000 can buy you in Orange County these days. Basically, the article surmised that your dollar just isn’t going as far as it used to. With homes prices creeping up and more people renting, it really does raise some interesting points but, most important to me, is there any value out there anymore?

In the traditional sense, the value of an item is what price it would fetch in a competitive market. It’s simple supply and demand

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Annnnnnnnd… I'm back!!!

I learned my lesson from last week (don't blog about food on an empty stomach) and decided that this week I would blog about my favorite Newport Beach lunch spots AFTER I ate :)

I hope you enjoy my second installment...

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Technically, a coffee house. 

THE COFFEE HOUSE for the cool kids.

Every time I walk in, I get to see everyone of my sons’ friends sipping java from their mugs that sit on the shelf when you walk in.

I give ‘em the…”old guy knows the

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They tell you that you shouldn’t go to the grocery store when you’re hungry.

But, whoever “they” are must have been a lot skinnier than me and not nearly as adventurous. 

I mean…these are the challenging moments we all need to see what we’re made of. 

Where the carbs meet the gut…so to speak. 

Walk me down the cookie aisle and I get the sweats. 

The ice cream section? 

Might as well fill up the cart with Cookie Dough Ice Cream and Bomb Pops…

With that, I will

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Every where you look, there they are.

Magazines, TVs, on the Internet…but, what are they and why are we seeing them so much?
To simplify it, any combination of characters led by a hash symbol (#) is a hashtag, and any hashtag, if promoted by enough individuals, can "trend" and attract more individual users to discussion using the hashtag.

Hashtags are neither registered nor controlled by any one user or group of users, and neither can they be "retired" from public usage, meaning that

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