Rendez-Vous Café, located in the heart of the Village of Corona del Mar in Newport Beach is a truly authentic French bakery and café. The owners, Olivier and Nathalie, make everything from scratch with the freshest of ingredients and hail from Toulon, Provence – it doesn’t get more authentic than that! Every time I am there I am immediately transported to France by way of amazing flavors whether the Swiss cheese and homemade baguettes or savory crepe with buckwheat flour (healthy and delicious!).

It has become a weekend morning routine to head there and enjoy some breakfast and perhaps almond latte and then take a stroll along East Coast Highway window shopping the shops and boutiques and then heading down to Ocean Boulevard to walk along the gorgeous…

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I recently started my twin daughters - who are 21 months old - in Tiny Twisters gymnastics classes through the City of Newport Beach Recreation Department.

As an introduction to gymnastics for young kids, Tiny Twisters has been so much fun and I can't recommend it enough!

The Tiny Twisters gymnastics program offers a variety of days and times and has several locations in communities like Newport Coast and Corona del Mar - just a short distance from surrounding Irvine, Laguna Beach, and Crystal Cove.

You can find specific details and availability for Tiny Twisters classes here.

Locations for Tiny Twisters gymnastics classes include:

  • Community Youth Center at Howald Park, Corona del Mar
  • 16th Street Recreation Center in Newport Beach

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223 Marguerite Avenue

Channeling Eastern Seaboard charm, and blended with the modern, clean lines of transitional design- this vision of East Coast meets West Coast gets it just right. Located on the highly sought after 200 block of the Corona Del Mar Village, just a stone’s throw to the beach, shops, and restaurants. Its brand new construction affords an openness that is a rarity for this enclave- the airy interiors allow the rooms to blend into one another in loft-like fashion with family room, dining room, and kitchen with breakfast nook melding as one- yet defined with inset and coffered ceilings.

Further enhancing the expansive atmosphere are French doors and a glass wall of bifold doors accessing the large inner courtyard blurring indoor/outdoor lines. Maximizing…

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