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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 sparking pool, spa and yard.

Quality craftsmanship and attention to detail for design are evident in the fireplaces, light fixtures, and stone work. 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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If you love movie going, you must check out Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas in Laguna Niguel or Rancho Santa Margarita - a short drive from either Newport, Shady Canyon or Laguna Beach. The experience starts with the seats- the theaters have been designed to accommodate smaller crowds because the plush, fully reclining, with footrest, seats take up lots of space.

The seats are paired in twos so you can cozy up if on a date night and also have a little privacy from the neighbors. Each seat has a tray for you to place your drink, snack or dinner. That’s right- there is a full menu and bar to enhance your movie night- have a glass of wine, house cocktail with your appetizer or dinner. Of course you can also go with the token candy and popcorn too! There are

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Shady Canyon is Orange County’s premier golf community located in beautiful Irvine, California. Shady Canyon enjoys 16,000 acres of natural sanctuary between Turtle Rock, State Route 73, and Highway 133 - a vast area, blessed with an abundance of scenic, rugged, unspoiled beauty.

Shady Canyon has approximately 400 luxury homes and home sites, exhibiting stunning architectural designs, luxurious landscapes, and abundant space. Shady Canyon residents also enjoy extensive trails, a clubhouse, tennis courts, and a swim center with a junior Olympic swimming pool and spa.

Shady Canyon Trail:

  • Shady Canyon Trail runs for approximately 7.8 miles along Shady Canyon Drive, connecting to Quail Trail, Juanita Moe Trail, and the Bonita Canyon Side
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Situated on the hills in Corona Del Mar, this exclusive community offers some of the most spectacular panoramic views of the harbor, beaches and Catalina Sunset. The original homes were built by Lusk in the early to late 70’s on lots mostly over a quarter of an acre.  Over the years, many home owners 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 Sunset and harbor views from all the major rooms!

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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 am so excited to see the newly opened Nespresso store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach! Whether you like your espresso, cappuccino or just a latte, you can have it whichever way you want – decaf or not decaf!  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. And our coffee has never tasted better, richer or consistent each time!

We appreciate the new Nespresso location at Fashion Island because it is more convenient for us. We had been buying our refills from the Nespresso boutique in Bloomingdale's at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. If you haven’t stopped by, you will definitely need to go and experience the tasting at

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