Plant-based fans are celebrating Veganuary at Fresh Brothers with a limited-time pizza designed by Maggie Baird, mother of Billie Eilish and founder of the non-profit Support and Feed. For every medium Vegan Hero Pizza purchased ($25), Fresh Brothers will donate 10% back to Support & Feed, a non-profit founded by Baird during the pandemic to support vegan small businesses while addressing food insecurity. The pizza is available only through January 31, 2022.
VEA Newport Beach, a Marriott Resort & Spa, will officially debut this spring. Formerly the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, the property is undergoing a complete top-to-bottom refresh, including new coastal-inspired luxury guest rooms, the introduction of two new suite categories, three newly imagined restaurant and bar concepts, a wellness-focused spa, and high-performance fitness center, expansive new indoor and outdoor event spaces, and a luxury destination pool experience.
Starting the new year off with a bang, Old Towne Orange’s O SEA is shifting its service model to a full-service operation. Located in the heart of the Orange Historic District, Michael Flynn, Founder & General Manager of O SEA has transitioned its dining room to offer an experience facilitated by trained waitstaff and has transformed its former ordering counter into a cozy wine bar.
Catalina Island has been a welcome respite as travelers seek a getaway with outdoor activities and open spaces. Now through March 25, 2022, Catalina Express and hotel partners offer combination boat and accommodations packages at 10 hotels in Avalon as part of its popular annual “Best of Winter” offering. With activities galore to experience from Eco tours into Catalina’s interior, undersea adventures in a semi-submersible submarine, to kayaking, parasailing, hiking, and enjoying the myriad shops and boutiques, many with locally made products, there’s no reason not to stay a night or two in Avalon.