Making a difference…

Newport Beach’s Community Development Partners are converting a motel into the first large-scale permanent supportive housing project for the homeless in OC. This stands as a model, or the ‘secret sauce’ for finding a solution to chronic homelessness in Santa Ana county. Proud.

How to have the most popular dinner parties…

Feng Shui (translates to wind and water), is a centuries-old philosophy, originating in China, that is used in homes and urban planning to create a calm, harmonious environment for well being and balance. As busy people, it is important to always be mindful of the energy of a home. This starts with the energy flow from the front door. With Feng Shui the positioning of the bed, mirrors and furniture in a room all impact the experience. Clutter is like a stop sign to energy, so it’s important to ruthlessly get rid of anything that has not been used in the past 12 months. Even items under the bed, that carry negative energy, can affect sleep. Certain colors, water features and wind sensitive objects can enhance energy flows and improve different aspects in the owners life. Basically, how you construct the environment you live in can impact how your life turns out. We’re heading to Roger’s Gardens for indoor plants ASAP.

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How to supervise your teens and avoid driving late night carpool…

Parents are taking more action in providing safe places for teenagers to hang out, at home. The space needs to offer enough privacy and enticing features that teens want to be there, rather than hanging out in places where they might not be as supervised. “Adolescents are always looking for places to gather without too much adult interference”, says Jamie Howard, a clinical psychologist.

Soaring views…

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Hop on your broomstick through aerial-drone footage of 2525 Ocean Blvd F6 in Corona Del Mar. With indoor plants and sleek designs, this ocean view home is Feng Shui approved.

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