November 2014

Found 14 blog entries for November 2014.


Fine dining restaurants are not hard to find around Corona del Mar but which are the best? Whether you’re looking for that romantic date night, a place to impress your friends or a place to enjoy a nice business dinner, there are some great options around Corona del Mar. Here are the places you should check out for a great fine dining experience in Corona del Mar.

Five Crowns Restaurant - 3801 East Coast Highway

This restaurant was designed to look like one of the oldest country inns of England. It’s a beautiful atmosphere perfect for groups or individuals. They offer amazing hospitality, a comfortable atmosphere with cozy fireplaces and beautiful antiques throughout the restaurant. You’ll enjoy a delicious prime rib and amazing wine list. Try

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Orange County Sunset

Team leader Kevin Aaronson has recently completed a luxury home marketing training course offered by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing in San Diego, California. By attending the training, Kevin gained new insight about the upper tier market, polished his skills, and formed valuable networking contacts with other agents across the country who specialize in luxury properties.

The course covered lifestyle segmentation, demographics of the affluent, trends and amenities in today's luxury home product, and creating a marketing plan for the multimillion dollar property. Laurie Moore-Moore, President of the Dallas-based Institute and author of the book Rich Buyer, Rich Seller! The Real Estate Agents' Guide to Marketing Luxury Homes, taught the

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Laguna Beach is known for its laidback atmosphere and wonderful beach life. Visitors to Laguna don’t realize that the area actually has so much more to offer. The beaches in Laguna’s city limits are open all year as early as 5am and stay open until 1am. You can surf, lay out to get your tan or just walk along the shore. Along with the beaches in Laguna Beach, you should also consider many of the other outdoor activities offered in town. Here is a look at what you can outdoors besides the beach.

Get Active

If you need some exercise, why not try outdoor yoga? Skip the indoor studio and try yoga in the park or at the beach.

If yoga isn’t your thing, try skim, stand-up paddle or surf lessons at the beach. It’ll give you something new to do at the

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Sawdust Art Festival - Image Credit:

The Sawdust Art Festival has arrived to Laguna Beach. The event starts on November 22nd and is going to last until December 13th so you don’t want to miss it. It takes place at 935 Laguna Canyon Road every Sunday and Saturday.

It’s going to be a winter wonderland in which artists create and sell their work for four weekends. Get your holiday shopping done at the Sawdust Art Festival where you’ll find paintings, clothing, jewelry, blown glass and so much more. Here is what you can expect to see at the festival.

Event Features

The Sawdust Festival is designed to entertain and educate its 200,000 visitors each year. They offer classes so that you can bring out the artist in you. Design your own art piece to share or wear and meet the artists.

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Nachos - Image Credit: you craving nacho night and wondering where to go around Orange County? There are some great options to go for not only nachos but happy hour special pricing and shared meal options. There are a ton of nacho varieties out there and these restaurants are offering their take on the classic favorite. Here is a few of the top choices for nachos around the OC.

Albertaco’s - 28171 Marguerite, Mission Viejo

This spot is near the Saddleback College campus and provides great nachos. It's a bit easy to miss, but if you can find it, you will enjoy a unique type of nacho with carne asada. They also come with guacamole, sour cream and a large portion of meat.

El Toro Bravo - 745 West 19th Street, Suite G, Costa Mesa

Another great spot for nachos is El

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A majority of home buyers factor in school attendance boundaries when choosing a property. The following lists what amenities these potential homeowners are willing to give up and how much they would pay over budget in order to select the right school for their children.

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Spread - Outdoor Yoga - Image Credit: out is a really important part of the week but it can be something that you dread. It takes up time and energy that many don’t have. What if you could find a way to make it fun where you no longer view it as a waste of time but rather an activity that enhances your week while giving you a workout?

Since the OC has great weather all year, it’s easy to find outdoor exercise. There are actually workout activities around town that allow you to be outdoors while doing it. Try one of these outdoor workout areas in the OC for a change of pace.

El Toro Park Outdoor Workouts - 25420 Jeronimo Road, Lake Forest

El Toro Park in Lake Forest actually offers a designated workout activity area. There is fitness equipment right in the park including press

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Guitar PlayerThere are so many dinner options around Orange County that most are looking for a place that offers something more. If you can score dinner and free live music, you just covered a night full of fun. Enjoy dinner and drinks with live music at these spots around Orange County.

The Surfin’ Cowboy - 34235 Doheny Park Road, Capistrano Beach

The Surfin’ Cowboy has several great dishes like your favorite bar food and they also offer some unique items like hummus and ceviche. When you visit you can enjoy a local band or a DJ on the weekends playing covers and originals.

They typically see classic rock music, but also music from the Top 40, funk, disco and Hip Hop. It gets crowded here thanks to these awesome bands that play here. Make sure you arrive

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SurfboardingAre you ready to take surf lessons in Orange County? TheCaliCamp is a surf camp in California offering lessons Monday through Friday. They take you to various locations depending on your abilities and the size of the waves. You’ll stay at the Dana Point Marina Inn just five minutes away from the beach. Here is a look at what TheCaliCamp is all about.


The camp was designed to give weeklong surf instructions to those of all levels of experience. You’ll get two daily lessons, transportation to the surf spots and instructions. You’ll have meals provided, and after surfing you can enjoy yoga, dinner and relaxation. The hotel has a pool and fitness center as well. Once a week they offer a sunset surf with a beach bonfire and BBQ.


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