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Lafayette 148 New YorkBoutique Debuts In OC

Clean lines, soft palettes and luxurious fabrics define the stylish array of classic wardrobe offerings from Lafayette 148 New York. Now, in the new flagship West Coast store at South Coast Plaza, fashion fans can access the line’s latest looks. In keeping with the brand’s modern, minimalistic aesthetic, the well appointed boutique features a limestone facade, white brick interior, white oak and stainless steel furnishings and pebbled cognac Italian leather. 

Lafayette 148 New York
3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa


Nature Lovers Paradise

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Wondering what’s going on our beloved Back Bay? The Newport Bay Conservancy is an organization dedicated to preserving and showcasing the natural treasures that inhabit this unique body of water. Docent led tours are held on weekends and participants go out in kayaks and learn all about the many species of birds that inhabit the estuary and the ecological impact of the bay.

Newport Bay Conservancy | 949.923.2269 |


Premium Meats and Fresh Baked Breads

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ARC Pizza House lovers will be thrilled to know of the husband and wife restaurateur couple’s newest eatery located on the Newport Beach Peninsula - ARC Butcher & Baker. Like the name implies, dining is all about high quality meat based mains and fresh baked artisan breads. 

Grilled Steak Roulade and Classic Meatloaf are among the signature offerings as are toasts with creative toppings. Non-meat-eaters will find their favorites as well. Fried Chicken & Biscuits and unique salads are also on the menu. But best of all, the restaurant offers to-go seasonal Duffy Baskets for boaters wanting ready-to-eat specialties while at sea.

ARC Butcher & Baker
417 30th Street, Newport Beach


Catering Added to the Menu

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With their newly added catering service, Reunion Kitchen and Drink can ensure your party is a culinary hit. All the delicious and artfully prepared menu items, including the popular Asian Crispy Ribs and Pan Roasted Salmon, can be delivered to your home and set up for service by the restaurant’s professional staff. Wow your guests this holiday season with dinner from North Laguna’s favorite eatery. 

Reunion Kitchen and Drink | 610 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach |


Rita Goldberg

Rita Goldberg, Editor-In-Chief, hails from New York, where she earned her degree from New York University’s School of Journalism and launched her career on the press room floor of Women’s Wear Daily. A long time resident of Newport Beach, she has served as Founding Editor for several prominent magazines and collaborated on two editions of The Art Lover’s Cook Book. She is a well ingrained community member of Coastal Orange County and is a Founding Board Member of The Newport Beach Film Festival and past Chair of The Newport Beach City Arts Commission. She brings over 20 years of professional journalism and editorial experience to Joli Magazine. A mother of three, during her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking and taking advantage of the beautiful Southern California lifestyle.