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The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Events, Theme Parks, Universal Studios Hollywood | 0 comments

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle

 We attended as a guest of the venue Something magical is happening this summer at Universal Studios Hollywood. Once the sun has set and the sky turns to darkness, Hogwarts Castle will light up the night with an interactive light show. The spectacular show is happening multiple times a night throughout the summer. During the performance, the four houses of Hogwarts will project on the castle: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Along with the lights and projects, the experience will immerse families with beautiful music. The music accompanying the performance is created by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams and is based on original scores from the film series. Our family enjoyed our first day of summer vacation at Universal Studios Hollywood. We arrived at the theme park in the afternoon and were able to experience all of the rides by using a front of the line pass. I highly recommend getting the front of the line passes when visiting Universal Studios Hollywood so that your family can get the most of out of your day at the park. After going on all the rides, and having lunch in Springdale, we went to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to end our day. We sipped on butterbeer, used our magic wand to bring the world to life, and captured memories from our day with photos. Once the sun had set, it was time to experience The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle for the first time. During the performance, my children were immersed into the magical world of Harry Potter. The story, the magic, and the mystery came to life before my children’s eyes with the twinkling lights and projections. As we drove home from Universal Studios Hollywood, my children couldn’t stop talking about The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle. It was their favorite part of the day and is guaranteed to be a favorite for your little Harry Potter fans. This summer, bring your children to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle. It is happening multiple times a night throughout the summer. The show is included with the price of...

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Ninth Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Dining, Events | 0 comments

Ninth Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach

  Newport Beach Waterfront Resort welcomes the Ninth Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 3 to 8 p.m. This annual celebration of summer centers around a fresh, whole Maine lobster dinner with dancing to live music, opportunity drawings, prizes and fun on the beach for the entire family. Live, whole Maine lobster is flown in fresh on the morning of the event and prepared on-site alongside a buffet that includes New York strip steak, corn-on-the-cob, red potatoes, salads, fresh baked sourdough rolls and dessert. In addition to serving a whole Maine lobster dinner and all its complements, Lobsterfest at Newport Beach features a full bar with craft beer and premium wine, live music from “West Coast Party Crashers”, and special activities on-site for children provided by Camp James. Event proceeds support Make-A-Wish® – Orange County and Inland Empire as well as Leadership Tomorrow – Orange County. Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Leadership Tomorrow, in conjunction with the Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Tustin chambers of commerce, is a nine-month program designed for informed citizens committed to learning more about their communities. Tuition for the year is $1400 and for the last 7 years Lobsterfest has awarded 8-10 Scholarships to deserving recipients. General Admission tickets are $60 per person in advance, $80 at the door. Additional whole lobsters may be purchased for $20 each. Kids Meal tickets for children under 12 years are available for $20 in advance and $25 at the door. VIP tickets are $150 in advance and include all-you-can-eat whole Maine lobsters, New York strip steak, corn-on-the-cob, red potatoes, salads, fresh baked sourdough rolls, dessert, complimentary beer and wine, valet parking and reserved seating in front of the stage area. For more information about Lobsterfest at Newport Beach and to buy tickets, please visit...

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Tickets available for the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Dining, Events | 0 comments

Tickets available for the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

  One of Southern California’s most exclusive and acclaimed wine and food events, the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, presented by Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin of Newport Beach, returns to the contemporary Newport Beach Civic Center on September 30th and October 1st. Tickets are now on sale for the weekend of festivities, kicking off on Friday, September 29th, which will include tastings from 40 top Orange County restaurants and their executive chefs, 250 varieties of world-class wine, spirits, and brews, celebrity chef cooking demos and dinners, Master Sommelier tasting panels, VIP events, live music, and a new “Havana Nights” after party. Weekend Schedule of Events: Friday, September 29th Bravo’s Top Chef Women All-Stars dinner at Waterline Newport Beach, Balboa Bay Resort: Winner, Brooke Williamson with All Stars, Shirley Chung, Casey Thomson and Rachel Haggstrom. French Connection dinner at The Winery, Newport Beach: Master Chef Hubert Keller, Yvon Goetz, Jean-Pierre Dubray and Rainer Schwartz Saturday, September 30th: Official Host: Celebrity Chef Hubert Keller VIP Moet-Hennessy’s Champagne and Petrossian Caviar Tasting with Master Sommeliers VIP Bravo’s Top Chef Winner and All-Stars meet & greet with cooking demo: Brooke Williamson, Shirley Chung and Casey Thompson Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Lorena Garcia and Art Smith cooking demo ABC’s “The Taste” winning mentor and Bravo’s Top Chef All Star, Brian Malarkey cooking demo “Havana Nights” after party with cuisine by Latin America’s #1 celebrity chef, Lorena Garcia and Top Chef Masters, Art Smith and Rick Moonen Sunday, October 1st VIP Riedel Glass education & tasting with Hundred Acre wine VIP Chef Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars winner, award winning cookbook author and tv personality, Richard Blais Bravo’s Top Chef Fan Favorite, Fabio Viviani cooking demo Bravo’s Top Chef All Star, Amar Santana cooking demo Nobu Newport Beach and Moët Hennessy dinner with Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa To purchase tickets for the various events visit www.NewportWineandFood.com
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Celebrate the 4th of July at The Queen Mary

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in 4th of July, Events, Holiday | 0 comments

Celebrate the 4th of July at The Queen Mary

  Let freedom ring and celebrate Independence Day aboard the majestic Queen Mary with a full day of live entertainment, family-friendly activities, delicious food, spectacular drinks from multiple bars, Ferris wheel ride, and more on Tuesday, July 4 from 2 – 10 p.m. The red, white and blue celebration is a ship-wide event, culminating with one of SoCal’s best 4th of July fireworks display above one of America’s “shining seas.” The patriotic festival kicks-off at 2 p.m. with the sound of the historical Queen Mary horn. Upon entering The Village, guests will be greeted with a petting zoo, kids’ activities, inflatables, and more. Attendees will enjoy carnival games, strolling performers, delicious eats, All American Xpress Train, Ferris wheel ride, and live entertainment including performance by popular 80s R&B singing group The Pointer Sisters at 8 p.m. The festivities run all day long with live entertainment on multiple stages aboard the Queen Mary with comedy and magic shows in the Royal Salon and dance performances in the Grand Salon. The Straytones featuring the Lindy Sisters, Satin Dollz and Hollywood HotShots will perform in the Queen’s Salon, while DJ Mikey O. spins on the Sports Deck and DJ Rod Epic and HT Boombox light up the Verandah Deck. VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to experience even-more holiday fun with access to the crowd-favorite dueling pianos in the Britannia Salon and James Rensink and strolling performers on the Capstan & Britannia Deck. In addition to the one-of-a-kind entertainment and 4th of July activities, ticket holders are invited to experience all the wonders of The Queen Mary with access to the Diana: Legacy of a Princess Exhibition, Queen Mary Story, All American Tour, 4D Theater screenings and Haunted Encounters Tours. The Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July extravaganza is a patriotic celebration for all ages. The 15-minute-long firework show plays in-sync to patriotic music and paints the night sky with spectacular colors. In honor of the holiday, The Queen Mary offers free admission to active duty military and military in uniform, at the door only. Tickets are $24 online for children, $29 day-of and $44 online per adult, and $49 day-of. The VIP-patriot pass is $99 for ages 4+ and includes additional access to Cap & Brit Decks, Britannia Salon, and premium firework viewing. Hotel and cabana packages are also available. For more information, schedule of activities and to purchase tickets visit queenmary.com/events/july-fourth/ (Save 25% off with the discount code...

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Summer Art Classes by the Sea

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Summer Art Classes by the Sea

 Sponsored Whether you are on a staycation or just looking for a quick escape to get creative, Motif Paint will be offering immersive art classes for adults and children this summer at The DoubleTree Doheny Beach/Dana Point. Enjoy a walk on the beach or breakfast in bed while your child/children create a one of a kind work of art inspired by the sea life and activity life of Doheny Beach. If you choose the evening time, enjoy happy hour at MoQuila overlooking the ocean. Art events are open to hotel guests and the community. Children’s Paint Classes Monday – Friday 9-10:30 am Wine Wednesday: Wine glass painting or canvas painting. Sunset deck. 6:00-7:30 $35 per person Customers may purchase wine, beer, and appetizers from LIMITED MENU. Regular Adult Paint Sessions: Friday nights Sunset deck time: 6:00 -7:30 pm We will alternate Canvas painting and wine glass painting. Canvas painting $35 per person Summer art events will be located at the DoubleTree Doheny Beach/Dana Point (34402 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92624). Registration is available online. Motif Paint also offers Parent + Me art classes, couple paint nights, party face painting, and group events. Learn more about Motif Paint online or on Facebook. Adult Paint Classes Looking For A Fun Experience With Friends, Families Or Co-workers? Searching For An Unique Children’s Party Experience? Have a paint event. In addition to having locations for paint events, we are mobile. We can come to your home, office, or desired location. Motif Paint Events Will Come To You And Help Make Your Gathering Extra Special! Available For Groups Of 10-100Professional Artists And Teachers Will Work With Your Group To Create A Masterpiece! Private Art Instruction Private Art Instruction Vision Board Classes Vision Board and Gratitude Class Sip and Succulent Classes Yoga Mat Painting Classes This Yoga Mat parties is great for all ages. The price includes all of the paint supplies and a yoga mat of your color choice. Available for private parties, corporate groups, fundraisers.If you own a yoga studio, please contact me to host an event for your class participants. Face Painting Art as therapy: Expressive Arts Therapy Locations: Doubletree Hotel Ballpark Pizza San Clemente Local Restaurants Monarch Beach Resort Call 484-478-1869 or email [email protected] to book your next...

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