Orange County Restaurant Week is coming up very soon, February 23rd through March 1st, 2014.  This will be the 6th Annual installment of the Orange County Restaurant Week.  This is a great opportunity to try restaurants throughout Orange County while taking advantage of specially priced prix fixe menus at 100 plus different restaurants.  Experience meals from some the region’s most talented chefs with their personalized dishes and menus developed for restaurant week. For lunch prices will range from $10 to $20 for the prix fixe menus and dinner prices will range from $20 to $40 per person.  Reservations are not required but encouraged. Amongst the long list of participating restaurants are Eat Chow, Newport Landing, Woody’s Warf and Lark Creek.  For sample menus, a full list of restaurants and other special events see their website at:

Lido Isle is a unique place to call home in Newport Beach.  This residential only island has just 850 residences.  Lido Isle began in the 1920’s, making it one of California’s very first master planned communities.  Lido Isle has a very active homeowners association which provides a clubhouse, private beach and tennis courts.  The only non-residential property on the island is the Lido Isle Yacht Club, which is the hub of social activity for residents.  The home at 745 Via Lido Nord, Newport Beach is a four bedroom, four bathroom traditional style home. The home sits on a large corner lot.  The kitchen has been updated recently with granite counters.  The open floor plan makes entertaining a breeze.  Easily flow from indoors to outdoors, with the large south facing patio.