Modernism Week in Palm Springs


A member of the Caruso team attended Modernism Week last Wednesday, February 22nd in Palm Springs. The fun, bright atmosphere of the lobby set the tone for the laid-back, mid-day start of the tour. From the lobby, guests were pointed towards a large white tent where architect Lance O’Donnell was presenting. While sipping on chilled blackberry & sage iced tea, the audience listened to Lance’s reasoning for elements in 4 different homes; placing an artist’s studio in specific area to catch natural lighting, environmental aspects that came into play, adding a car port next to a kitchen so the owners could unload groceries, etc.

After the lecture, the guests were shuttled to the nearby neighborhood where these unique, midcentury modern homes resided in. All of the homes were mostly white with sharp angels and slanted wood ceilings for warmth. They all had pools with views of the surrounding mountains. The final home hosted a bread, cheese and wine reception- the huge glass doors were tucked in allowing for flawless indoor-outdoor entertaining. Check out the images below to see snippets of Lance O’Donnell’s modern home collection.

 

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


 

 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

Coming up Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 6:30 – 8 pm is Take This, Not That – Get the Most out of Your Dietary Supplements. So many dietary supplements to choose from: Vitamins, Essential Fats, Fat Burners, Protein Powders and Detox Formulas. What should you take? What brands are best? Are there any risks? There are as many questions as there are supplements. Get the answers to your questions on safe and effective use of dietary supplements. Join Nutrition Coach, Chuck Rudolph, for this eye opening free seminar. Also, enjoy samples of RCS recommended products. Members and Non-Members: FREE. For more information or to register, please stop by the Club Desk or call (949)330-5560

DANA POINT

Coming up 4th of July from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm is the annual All American BBQ Buffet. Some of the menu items include summer salads, grilled burgers, bbq chicken, ribs, gourmet macaroni and cheese, assorted desserts. Open seating, first come, first served. Live Entertainment by “Keston & the Rhythm Killers”. Harbor Fireworks start at 9:00. Adults: $85.00 Children ages 6-12: $35.00 Complimentary for children 5 and under. Price includes: tax, gratuity and valet parking. For Reservations please call 949-487-7516 or the Concierge at 949-487-7577. ALSO Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm is the annual 4th of July Fireworks Cruises. Enjoy a unique evening of fun on the water, complete with a live Fireworks demonstration sponsored by the city of Dana Point! Enjoy one of the best fireworks displays on the coast. Regular Cruise: $29 Adults $19 Kids 3-12 Dinner Cruise: $79 Adults, $39 Kids 5-12, 4 and under are FREE! Make reservations online or call (949) 496-5794. ALSO come for the annual Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza Fireworks at 9 pm. Start out early in the morning if you’re planning an Independence Day celebration at Doheny State Beach as this is the busiest day of the year! Doheny’s day-use opens at 6:00 am. The fireworks show off the barge outside of the harbor begins at 9:00 pm. Doheny closes a 10:00 pm. Remember, no fireworks are allowed! For additional information, call (949) 496-6172

LAGUNA HILLS

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LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

Starting June 29 through September 2, 2012 is the annual & very popular Sawdust Festival! This outdoor arts and crafts festival is great for the whole family. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere. For more information you can call 949-494-3030.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

Coming up July 4, 2012 are the annual 4th of July Celebration
Fireworks at 9 pm. For more information you can call 949-425-5100.

LAKE FOREST

Coming up July 4th is the Fourth of July Parade Independence Day Celebration Day of Events including 4th of July 5K Run/Walk – Race starts at 7:30 am Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 7 – 10 am Located in front of the El Toro High School gym on Toledo Way Price $5.00 per person. Fourth of July Parade Starts at 10:00 am Parade starts at the intersection of Toledo Way and Ridge Route and will travel along Lake Forest Boulevard turn on Serrano Rd, ending at Dayton Rd. For more information you can call 949-461-3450.

MISSION VIEJO

Coming up Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 12-9pm is The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular. Held yearly on Olympiad Road and in the area adjoining Lake Mission Viejo, this Faire provides a classic Fourth of July celebration for the city of Mission Viejo. Rides and games enhance an exciting carnival atmosphere for all ages. Local clubs and organizations set up booths for food, drink, crafts, gifts and games. Free entertainment includes music, dance and comedy for the enjoyment of children and adults alike, with performers drawn from local talent as well as professionals from outside the area. As would be expected for a Fourth of July Faire; the event climaxes at dusk in a spectacular fireworks display. For more information you can call 949-830-7066.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

TODAY San Clemente is celebrating 35 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!” on the San Clemente Pier. Waterman & Waterwoman Competitions, 5K Beach run, Surf & Bodysurf Contests, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show, Children’s Events and much, much more!
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

June 30-July 1, 2012 is the annual Relay for Life. This is a fun and inspirational 24-hour event, bringing together a community to raise funds for cancer research. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is the largest cancer-fighting event in the nation, raising nearly hundreds of millions of dollars last year alone! It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

 
*As seen in orangecounty.net & ocregister.com

 

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Caruso’s *NORTH* County OC Happenings


 

 

 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

Coming up Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. is Get Outdoors! OC at Yorba Regional Park & Tyke Hike.Happier, Healthier, Smarter…Join us for outdoor activities geared to inspire your family to spend time outside. Easy Naturalist led hikes, nature crafts, and more! Each Get Outdoors event is at a different location with various games and activities depending on the park. Feel free to drop in for all or part of this free event. A special Tyke Hike will be offered at this event. Cost: Free (This program is generously sponsored by a grant.) For more information you can call (714) 708-3885.

BREA

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BUENA PARK

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CYPRESS

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FULLERTON

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GARDEN GROVE

NOW May 25-28, 2012 is the annual Strawberry Festival! The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city’s strawberry-growing history. Free admission! For more information you can call 714-638-0981.
LA HABRA

Coming up June 8-10, 2012 is the annual La Habra Valley Fair! This fair celebrates the success of the youth in our community while giving them a place to showcase that work, as well as learning through competition. High quality hormone free meat will be showcased and available to bid on. Livestock shows – including pigs, sheep, goats, steers and dairy run from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. There will also be a dog show, car show, youth exhibits and Chili cook-off.

LA PALMA

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PLACENTIA

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STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

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YORBA LINDA

Coming up Sunday June 3, 2012 from 11-5 is Celebration of the Arts. A very unique fine arts & music festival featuring nearly 100 exhibitors, including almost every type of visual and performing art that you can imagine. What makes it unique is that it very family friendly, offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community. This event is NOT a carnival, craft fair, beerfest, or fundraiser, but truly a day where talent & creativity is shared and inspired! There will be Continuous entertainment on 5 stages & a variety of delicious food is available for lunch, including teriyaki chicken bowls, funnel cakes, Italian sausage sandwiches, pasta bar, hamburgers, & tacos. This is a free event, free parking. The event takes place in three locations; Yorba Linda Community Center, Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House, and Hurless Barton Park. For more information you can call 714-996-1960.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

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Caruso’s *CENTRAL* County OC Happenings


 

 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Coming up June 2-3, 2012 is the annual Lions Club Fish Fry. Held since 1945, the event features a parade, carnival, food and rides in Fairview Park. Event includes fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides. Fish Dinners $10. Also coming up June 9 & 10is the annual BBQ Cookoff and Family Festival. This event is benefitting Kristie’s Foundation, a non-profit that provides assistance, support and cherished moments to critically ill children and their families. Delicious BBQ – Classic Car Show (Saturday) – rib eating contest – beer & wine tasting – Great Kids Zone with activities & entertainment- Live Main Stage music & entertainment.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Coming up June 7-10, 2012 is the annual Summerfest. This 4-day celebration will include carnival rides, food and beverage booths, game booths, local entertainment, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, live music, beer/wine garden, Battle of the Bands on Sunday, Live Sports Tent, the Fountain Valley Classic Car & Truck Show, and the Dog Day Afternoon event.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Coming up June 2-3, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is the Huntington Beach Concours, a Classic Car & Motorcycle Show! The Huntington Beach Concours is a fun event where car lovers and enthusiasts can come to enjoy themselves, while knowing that they are also helping a worthy cause, The Huntington Beach Library Children’s Resource Center. It is rated # 1 in California, please help us keep it that way by attending this year’s event. ALSO coming up Saturday, June 16, 2012 is Chili at the Beach from 11 am – 6 pm. Chili Cook-Off as well as a Salsa Tasting Contest (New this year!) There will also be Dads Toys (Choppers  – Trikes), 2 stages of live music and plenty of Kids’ Activities. Benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley. For more information you can call (714) 536-8300. AND June 24, 2012 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm is Pups N Pinot. An afternoon of wine and food tasting, live entertainment, silent & live auction, “Pooch Pageant” at the Newland House. Raising money for A Leg Up Rescue and Waggin’ Trails – rescuing dogs (and other animals) from certain death in our shelters or bad living situations ensuring they get placed in a forever home. $35 pre-sale, $40 at the door. VIP $45, $50 at the door – vip begins at 1pm.

IRVINE

Coming up June 22-24, 2012 is the annual A Taste of Greece! This is a fun-filled Festival for the whole family! Pastries, dancing, full-Scale carnival, boutique & delicious Greek food including a wine taverna. There will also be cooking demonstrations, Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and opportunity drawings Admission $3.00 Children under 10 FREE.

LOS ALAMITOS

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NEWPORT BEACH

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ORANGE

Coming up Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17 2012 is the Annual Irish Fair and Music Festival from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Great American Irish Fair and Music Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the Western United States. The Fair highlights 16 entertainment areas featuring the very best in the music, song, dance and sport of the Irish, along with over 100 Irish, Scottish and English import shops and arts and crafts vendors along with sheepherding shows, Irish horse shows, Irish dog shows and one of the largest Irish Step Dancing competitions in California. ALSO coming up Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 8 – 9:30 p.m. is Nature at Night – Dusk to Dark. Join inside the Outdoors on the first official Saturday evening of summer! Experience nature as the evening fades from twilight to starlight. With a Naturalist as your guide, discover night life out on the trail. Cost: $5 per person/ $25 per family. Advance registration required. For more information you can call (714) 708-3885.

 

 

SANTA ANA

Coming June 2, 2012 is the annual Heritage Music Festival. Bluegrass, Folk and Americana – live music, craft brew beer garden and great food! Plus a Native-American exhibit, a blacksmith demonstration, an adobe brick making workshop, mounted police, photographs in heritage costumes, docent-led tours of the historic Kellogg House, storytellers, student performances in the gazebo between main-stage acts, a popcorn cart, and lots more family fun! For more information you can call (714) 540-0404.

SEAL BEACH

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TUSTIN

Coming up Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. is the annual Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off! The event features the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, Watermelon Eating Contest, kid’s carnival, music and much more. Admission is free. For more information you can call (714) 573-3326.

VILLA PARK

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*As seen in the ocregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

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Caruso’s *MOTHERS DAY* OC Happenings ~ Central County


 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Coming up May 18-20, 2012 is the annual St. Joachim Church & School Spring Fair. St. Joachim presents a SeaKings Atlantis themed fair. Dive into some fun new games and rides. Enjoy great food and new entertainment. Ride Tickets: Special pre-sale price is 20 tickets for $15. ($20 for 20 tickets once the fair begins) Purchase tickets after mass on Sunday or in the parish office.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Sunday May 13, 2012 at 11 a.m., 1pm & 3 pm seating’s is Don The Beachcomber Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch.  Featuring 2 LIVE Polynesian Shows and a free gift for all Moms! Brunch will include a tasteful variety of traditional brunch offerings such as Make-Your-Own-Omelet, Macadamia Nut Pancakes, Salmon, Carving Stations, Snow Crab, Salads, Pastas and Fruit as well as a delicious assortment of dessert and Hawaiian Shave Ice! Adults $39.95, seniors $29.95, Kids $14.95 (13 & younger) Kids 5 and under eat free!

IRVINE

Sunday May 13th from 10:00a to 2:00p is Mother’s Day Brunch at 6ix Park Grill at Hyatt Irvine. Enjoy a varied brunch buffet for Mother’s Day at 6ix Park Grill. Food items include king crab, sushi, breakfast selections, entrée specialties, salads, a dessert gallery and champagne. Also enjoy live entertainment and complimentary valet parking. Reservations highly recommended.

LOS ALAMITOS

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NEWPORT BEACH

Sat, May 12 & Sun, May 13, 2012 at 10:00AM to 12:30PM, 1 PM to 3:30 PM, 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM is Mother’s Day Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruises. Newport Landing Whale Watching offers multiple whale & dolphin cruises on Mother’s Day. Each cruise is 2.5 hours and lots of amenities including indoor and outdoor seating, upper viewing deck with seating, large indoor salon with full service bar/beverage center, and captain and crew members to make the most of your cruise. Gray whales, finback whales, giant blue whales, several varieties of dolphin, sea lions and more make for great viewing opportunities. Tours depart from Newport Beach and scenery is incredible. All moms come out for only $15 over Mother’s Day weekend.
$35 Adults $25 Kids 3 – 12. For more information you can call 949-675-0551.  

ORANGE

May 12, 2012, 9:30 am – 2 pm & May 13, 2012, 9 am – 3 pm is Mother’s Day at Orange County Mining Co. On Mother’s Day, the Orange County Mining Company offers a Special Mother’s Day buffet. The fix-your-own ice cream sundaes at brunch are a favorite for kids of all ages. The combination of well prepared foods with the unique decor makes the Orange County Mining Company a truly enjoyable experience with family and friends. Call for Reservations! 714.997.7411

SANTA ANA

Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm is Tangata Mother’s Day Buffet at the Bowers Museum. Located in the Bowers museum’s Mission-style courtyard, the 160-seat restaurant is offering a buffet brunch on Mother’s Day that includes such items as Classic Caesar salad, Turkey breakfast sausage, Fresh fruit salad with passion fruit coulis, Artisan bread, breakfast pastries, Medallion of beef, Fresh Atlantic salmon and Wild mushroom ravioli. Prices are $40 for adults | $16 children under 12.

SEAL BEACH

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TUSTIN

Coming up Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. is the annual Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off! The event features the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, Watermelon Eating Contest, kid’s carnival, music and much more. Admission is free. For more information you can call (714) 573-3326.

VILLA PARK

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*As seen in the ocregister.com & orangecounty.net

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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ North County


 

NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM

NOW through October 30th is the annual Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. This event features Ompapah Bands from Germany, Authentic German Food & Drink, Folk Dancers, and German Items for Sale. This is a fun event for the whole family with Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and entertainment. No admission charges the first weekend this year! For more information you can call 714-563-4166.

BREA

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BUENA PARK

Everyweek NOW through October 30th, 2011 is the Knotts Berry Farm ‘Snoopy’s Costume Party’! Pirate, witch, cowboy, angel? It’s that time of year to decide who you want to be. Knott’s invites you to dress to the nines in your Halloween finery and come to “Snoopy’s Costume Party” in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities and of course, trick-or-treating all geared for kids ages 3-11. Snoopy’s Costume Party runs weekends October 1-30 and is included with regular park admission. Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park operating hours are 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
CYPRESS

It’s almost that time of the year again! Coming up on Halloween, October 31st is the annual City of Cypress Halloween Carnival from 6-9pm! This event includes Food, Game Booths, Prizes, Entertainment, Costume Contests and Spook Alley. Admission- $3, children under 1 year old are free. Professional pictures will be available for $10 (cash only). For more information you can call 714-229-6780.

FULLERTON

Coming up Saturday, October 29, 2011 is the annual Memory Walk (Cal State  Fullerton).The Memory Walk is part of a national movement to help those battling Alzheimer’s and related memory loss disorders. As one of the largest Memory Walks in the country, it features a 2-mile walk, Kidz Zone, Doggie Dugout, Remembrance Garden, Food Vendors, Festival Area with over 50 exhibitors, live entertainment and more! For details, contact Shannon Kincaid at (949) 757-3708.

GARDEN GROVE

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LA HABRA

Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 9 – 4 is the Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo (Joint Forces Training Base).A great mix of civilian and military helicopters and aircraft, plus a custom car show featuring classics, muscle cars and more than 300 varieties plus a vendor fair with more than 100 exhibitors selling food and car or aircraft related items. This family event also has games, a kid’s corner and live entertainment.

LA PALMA

Coming up November 12th, is the Annual La Palma Days! This annual tradition event has been celebrated in our community for over 25 years, encouraging residents, business partners and friends to celebrate La Palma’s community spirit. The event features Miss La Palma Pageant, Parade & Band Review, Activities, Entertainment, and Cultural & Historical Activities & International Food & Product Vendors. For more information you can call 714-690-3350.

PLACENTIA

TOMORROW, October 15, 2011 is the annual The Heritage Festival and Parade (Tri-City Park, 2301 N. Kraemer Blvd.). Since 1965, this celebration of the city’s heritage includes a parade and fair booths. The festivities begin with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m. followed by the parade and band review at 9:30 a.m. The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and will feature many exciting activities for the entire family including the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kid’s games and more. For more information you can call (714) 524-8535.

STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

Coming up soon is the annual Simon Kidgits Club Spooktacular Halloween! The Simon Kidgits Club invites all of you little ghouls and goblins to come have a spooktacular good time and enjoy loads of frightfully fun Halloween themed activities and treats! Wear your cool costume and enjoy a safe place to haunt this Halloween. The event is located at the Westminster Mall. For more information you can call 714-898-2558.

YORBA LINDA

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*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

 

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

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Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900