When your home is for sale, it is important that it smells fresh and clean, for showings and open houses. Work on eliminating cooking odors, mildew smells and pet odors before you list the home. Start by having the carpets professionally cleaned. Next, wash down the walls. Both of these tips will help to clear out unpleasant smells. Try adding a seasonal scent, like citrus smells, lemon or orange, during the summer months, to the home. Ask your realtor about scents, because many people are sensitive to smells and you want to choose carefully.

The Island Hotel in Newport Beach is hosting a special wine event called Bloc: Paso Robles on Friday, June 17th. Guests will take part in a Grand Tasting of many coveted wines including those from Paso Robles. There will an incredible panel of winemakers to guide the tasting which will begin at 7 pm. Appetizers will be served throughout the evening. The wineries represented will include: L’Aventure, Booker, Clos Solene, Denner, Epoch, Law, Saxum, Torrin and Villa Creek. The event begins at 6:30pm and continues until 10pm. The Island Hotel is located at 690 Newport Center Drive. Tickets are $120 per person. For more information about this informative wine evening, see their website at: http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/638492/newport-beach-bloc-paso-robles.

Lido Isle is situated in Newport Harbor and is part of Newport Beach. Originally, it was a mud flat and sandbar, it is now a Mediterranean style residential island. Located at 120 Via Lido Nord, this 2,900 square foot home has three bedrooms and five bathrooms. This home was built in 1969 and has been completely remodeled. The home has a formal dining room and living room with a fireplace. The master bedroom also features a fireplace. The home sits on a 2,700 square foot piece of property. The bay front home has a traditional architectural style. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the large dock and bayside patio. Lido Isle has many amenities including tennis courts, parks, playgrounds, a clubhouse and private beach.