Enjoy panoramic views in this beautiful custom estate in exclusive Shady Canyon. Situated on a private lot, the immaculate residence offers 4 bedroom suites, 4 and 3 half-baths, a central courtyard, an executive office, a gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, and much more. The entertaining yard features a large pool and spa with pool bath, fireplace, gardens, emerald lawn, barbecue facility with sit down counter and views of the Shady Canyon scenic hillsides. 4-car garage.

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This stunning new construction, modern-style estate marries sleek lines with easy coastal living. Located in sought-after Cameo Shores, the spacious single level, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home lays out seamlessly with wide-open spaces and soaring ceilings. Expansive glass doors and picturesque windows bring in light and showcase the private garden with sparkling pool, spa, and yard.

Quality craftsmanship and attention to detail for design are evident in the fireplaces, light fixtures, and stonework. Highlights include the large entertaining rooftop deck with endless ocean views, open concept family room and state-of-the-art kitchen, master suite, office, over-sized refrigerated wine storage, large laundry room, abundant storage and much more!

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This romantic Spanish style residence in Shady Canyon, Irvine, awaits its new lucky owner! This is one of my favorite layout in the community- the Plan 2 Sycamore- and I am not alone in that sentiment as it is the most popular as well. Perhaps the reason for that is its WOW-moment great room with soaring ceilings decorated with wood trellises and dangling light fixtures, and flanked by French doors on both sides, spilling out to two large side yards with Spanish tile patios, fireplace, loggia and manicured gardens- sets the perfect atmosphere for entertaining both large and intimate gatherings.

Living like a single level with exception of the children’s wing housing two bedrooms and baths, the home sprawls out in effortless flow pairing indoor…

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Love going to the movies? If the answer is "yes", then you must check out the Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas in Laguna Niguel or Rancho Santa Margarita.

Just a short drive from Newport, Shady Canyon or Laguna Beach, these locations offer a fantastic movie-watching experience. Starting with the seats, these theaters have plush recliners with footrests, paired for a cozy and private date-night feel.

The larger seats also mean smaller crowds, adding to the quiet, intimate setting.

Cinépolis Cinema Locations in Southern California

For more information on these fantastic venues, follow these links to their respective locations:

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Situated on the hills in Corona Del Mar, Spyglass Hill is an exclusive community offering some of the most spectacular panoramic views of Newport harbor, local beaches, and Catalina Sunset. The original homes around Spyglass Hill were built by Lusk in the early to late ’70s on lots mostly over a quarter of an acre.  Over the years, many homeowners have replaced their original homes with some of the most gorgeous custom-built homes or substantially remodeled their homes.

One of these remodeled prime view homes just came on the market, on Half Moon Bay in Corona Del Mar.  With over 16,900 square feet lot with resort-style landscaped backyard, this 4000 square feet pool home is the best buy in Corona Del Mar today! Enjoy the ocean, coastline, Catalina…

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Laguna Beach is one of the most famous and prestigious communities along the southern California coast. This town is just overflowing with things to do and places to see.

And when you've worked up a big appetite, or are just looking for a good meal?

Here's a recommendation for a great and fun restaurant in Laguna Beach.

Nick's Restaurant

If you are looking for a place to eat in Laguna Beach, then you must check out Nick's Laguna Beach location. It has one of the best cheeseburgers in Orange County that I've ever had.

They also have an amazing breakfast. In fact, it's a Sunday summer tradition in my family to dine at Nick's for breakfast.

My personal recommendation is their out-of-this-world waffles. They're served with fresh berries,…

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Are you looking for a 'fun and adventurous' outdoor location to take 'little ones'?  Try the 'creek' by Bonita Park at University Drive and La Veda in Newport Beach - minutes from Fashion Island.  There is a small preserve adjacent to the parking lot that runs parallel to MacArthur.  A small creek runs among the trees and once you are there makes you feel like you are in the 'great outdoors'.  It takes me back to my youth when there were numerous open areas close by your home that allowed one to explore.  I take my 2.5 year old grandson here to look at the 'fish', throw twigs and rocks into the water.  I love watching him get a thrill out of it and it’s a special bonding moment for us.

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This custom French Provençal estate in Shady Canyon, Irvine, awakens the senses. Immediately as you approach, the estate welcomes you with a sprawling front lawn- by the way, a uniquely large front yard in comparison to most Shady Canyon homes- charming citrus lined path to the front door, and detailed exteriors like artisan hand-chipped stonework, distressed custom hand-made fully functional shutters, and imported French stone fountain.

On a very special lot, this home was architecturally positioned to capture panoramic views from literally every room and thoughtful enough to include a fountain, vase or terrace in the foreground. Inside, the eye for design is evident as you are transported to Provence with the calming, yet sunny tones of custom…

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I was so excited to see the newly opened Nespresso store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach!

Nespresso is simply the best for consistent, convenient gourmet coffee. I’ve been a big fan of Nespresso for many years, and in fact, have been spoiled making my own coffee since my husband and I first purchased our Nespresso machine four years ago.

They have so many flavors to choose from, and new ones coming out all the time. Whether you like your espresso, cappuccino, or just a latte, you can have it whichever way you want – decaf or not decaf! Just pop one of the capsules in the machine, press the button, and you have coffee!

Since we switched over to Nespresso, our coffee has never tasted better or richer, each and every time!

Nespresso at Fashion…

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Sitting at the lookout point at the top of the bluff on Ocean Boulevard by the walking path leading to the Corona Del Mar State Beach at late afternoon, one can easily be awed and mesmerized by the stretching coastline, the ever-changing light of the sky and it's interaction with the ocean for hours.

The spectacular spectrum of colors of the sky from before sunset to dusk, brilliant gold to the last ray of sunlight, the rise of the moon to glistening silver covering the horizon, one cannot stop feeling how lucky and blessed to be able to live in this beach community of abundant gift from nature. The best part? Corona Del Mar is centrally located and within minutes to Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach.

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