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A’Maree’s Summer Sale is Underway


A’Maree’s in Newport Beach offers the best in fashion finds from Milan, Paris, Europe and the U.S. And, you can find great buys at its summer sale through June.

Shop in a relaxed, no pressure setting on the waterfront at this family-owned West Coast institution for fashionistas. Choose from apparel, jewelry, accessories and much more. You'll be treated like family, as they go out of there way to make you feel at home.

Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

A’ Maree’s is at 2241 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach. 949.642.4423.

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Looking to take the plunge and explore the wonderful world of Scuba Diving. This year, the 31st annual Scuba Show invites all Southern Californians to swim away from the ordinary and to come out and learn about something new at the nation’s largest consumer scuba show.

The 2018 Scuba Show will take place on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center. You can meet conservationists, learn and celebrate the history of scuba, and experience the Long Beach Aquarium. For the first time ever, Scuba Show’s famed Saturday night after-party will be held inside the Long Beach Aquarium. The best part: everyone with a ticket to the show is invited. You can even try diving at the To find out more about the show, visit.  

Discounted tickets are available online at and full price tickets will be sold at the door. Single day tickets range from $12 (single day exhibit hall) to $32 (single day exhibits plus seminars), and two day passes are $62 (includes exhibit hall and seminars). For more information, please visit

300 E Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach.

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Sweet Dixie Kitchen Hosts Pop-Up After Dark


Sweet Dixie Kitchen, the popular southern-style eatery located in Long Beach’s East Village Arts District, will transition into Pyru After Dark every Wednesday through Friday from 6-10 p.m. beginning June 20.  The pop-up restaurant, which will operate through the summer, features guest chefs Remy Bisharat and Melissa Ortiz who will go behind the kitchen door to create an evening experience at the breakfast and lunch destination. 

The culinary duo is known for their farm-to-table feasts and globally-influenced small plates featuring organic fermented and brined offerings. The menu will change weekly and can be enjoyed indoors or on the restaurant’s sidewalk patio.

Why rosé all day when you can enjoy bottomless rosé every Thursday night from 5 p.m. to closing?  Buckets of beer at cheer-worthy prices will be offered Friday evenings as well.

“We wanted to fill a void in this part of Downtown Long Beach,” said Sanchez.  “There are plenty of gastropubs, wine bars, and coffeehouses nearby, but nothing quite like what we’re creating.” 

Sanchez, a native of Northern California and former model, fell in love with southern cooking when she moved to Atlanta in the 1990s where she spent a few years learning to cook in a popular restaurant.  Armed with culinary talent and plenty of confidence, Sanchez ventured out on her own and opened a catering company where she quickly developed a loyal following of corporate and social clients.  Eventually, she moved back to California and opened Sweet Dixie Kitchen.  

The restaurant, which is open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Monday, churns out a menu of Southern Street Food that includes hearty breakfasts, biscuitwiches (southern-style sandwiches using biscuits instead of bread), traditional sandwiches, decadent desserts and homemade pastries, such as hand-scones, almond twists, sour cream coffee cake and breakfast tea breads. House-made lemonades, milkshakes, ice cream floats and French press coffees are offered, too.  A selection of wine is also available during lunch.  

“Pyru After Dark will be an extension of Sweet Dixie Kitchen,” added Sanchez. “I think it’s exactly what the neighborhood needs at this moment – a place to kick back, meet-up with friends and ease into the weekend with good food, great wine and ice-cold beer.”

Sweet Dixie Kitchen is located at 401 E. 3rd Street at the corner of Elm Avenue in Downtown Long Beach’s East Village Arts District.  The restaurant is open Wednesday through Monday daily at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. on Sundays, and closes at 3 p.m. most days. The restaurant will transition to Pyru After Dark beginning June 20th every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 6-10 p.m.  For more information, call 562.628.2253 or visit

Delivery available through Postmates and Grubhub. 

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Movie Nights in The Backyard at Hotel Irvine


The fourth annual Movie Nights in The Backyard is back! Once again, Hotel Irvine is ditching the indoor movie screen for gorgeous SoCal summer nights – an invitation to round up a crew or plan a fun date night to cozy up under the stars on Hotel Irvine’s outdoor lawn. For hearty appetites is the chef’s backyard BBQ with hot-off-the-grill burgers, artisan sandwiches, fresh farmers market salads and staple movie snacks like ice cream, nachos, popcorn, and candies.

Plus, guests can order the Frosé featured cocktail, a glass of wine or a quaff from the fully stocked outdoor bar. A local DJ will hit the decks in The Backyard at 6 p.m. before the movie and will keep the party going on the dance floor at Red Bar and Lounge after, where they’ll be serving up all night happy hour to moviegoers.

Those who want to step it up a notch can opt-in for the VIP experience for two, which includes:
Two tickets to the movie of choice
Reserved front-row seating
Unlimited access to chef’s backyard BBQ
A bottle of rosé or prosecco
Complimentary valet parking

Friday, June 22nd – The Greatest Showman
Friday, July 6th – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Friday, August 31st – Black Panther

General admission is $10 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. with movies starting at dusk. Open seating. Guests bring blankets, low chairs, pillows or cushions. VIP experience is $55 for two guests. Ten VIP packages are available per movie night. Advanced purchase recommended and based on availability. A wristband is needed for all night happy hour after the movie in Red Bar and Lounge. Blankets will be available for purchase. For a complete schedule, tickets, menus and FAQ, visit

Movie Night Retreat Package
Available Friday, June 22, July 6 and August 31
For moviegoers who want to extend Movie Nights in The Backyard, Hotel Irvine invites them to enjoy a mini overnight getaway. Guests will enjoy the hotel’s modern and vibrant accommodations and receive two tickets to the Friday night featured movie, breakfast for two, plus a one-time $25 dining credit for use at EATS, Red Bar and Lounge or The Marketplace.

17900 Jamboree Rd. in Irvine. 888.230.4452.

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