May 14, 2011

Newport Harbor High School Home Tour

Thursday was a gorgeous, fun day for the 

Newport Harbor Home and Garden Tour

My best friend Lisa came down from Calabasas for the day,

and we had the best time!!

Here are the featured homes and boutiques:

The first house we toured was on Flower Street, and was one of our favorites.  It had a lot of vintage touches and a beautiful paint color in the main living area that everyone was raving about called "Healing Aloe" by Benjamin Moore


Loved the ruffly umbrella and chairs in the pool.   Inside and out it was a treat to visit.  Next, we headed over to the church to catch the OC Cruiser and headed over to beautiful Bayshores.  Nice designs that included work from Barclay Butera Interiors and Molly Wood Garden Design. 

We then stopped for lunch and shopping at the Newport Theater Arts Center. Beautiful friends and panoramic views highlighted our yummy lunch catered by Stone Fire Grill


All of this could not have happened without all the wonderful volunteers who organized and helped out throughout the day.  Shopping is always a treat, especially when it benefits such a great cause as the Newport Harbor Educational Foundaton. Lisa found 3 large and gorgeous glass candle holders from MerMade Designs (see below), that were encrusted with all sorts of seashells.  They look great in her house. 


I found some really pretty earrings from Joie de Jewels

which are now my favorites. They are similar to these. 

house number 6
house number 6 was featured in
this month's COAST magazine

the restauranteurs' kitchen that everyone was excited to see

house number 8
outdoor living in bayshores ~ designed by butera
house number 5
the hardwood floor is reclaimed oak from a pre-1900 iowa barn
house number 4
a "european beach farmhouse" vibe on the patio
  house number 3
"mediterranean villa with french chateau accents"
this living room has views of mariner's mile and beyond

 house number 9

a cozy room filled with art in bayshores

My friend, Camille, was there with her

beautiful succulent arrangements called Petite-Pots.

 She's so creative!  Isn't this gorgeous?


We also enjoyed a nice, hot coffee from Kean Coffee and some homemade toffee from B Toffee. Coffee and toffee, you can't go wrong with that combination!  


We had so much fun at the boutique, that we only got to see two more houses!  I loved, loved, loved the one on El Modena! I could move right in, no problem! Again, it had some nice vintage touches. I really liked the huge windows in the kitchen. We only got a quick peek through the front door of the Somerset Lane house, and it looked dreamy. It was featured in Coast magazine this month, so I got a little more of a peek at it in there. 


From there, we headed over to Barclay Butera Interiors for an elegant reception with wine, champagne, and more delicious food. We chatted with Ray a bit, saw some dear friends, and enjoyed their beautiful showroom.  It was a really fun day, and I can't wait until next year!  

ciao! fabiana


  1. My daughter went to grade school with Caitlin Whelan of "Little Relics." I haven't been to her store but I saw some of her pieces online and they are gorgeous. I want one for my own.

    Thanks for telling us about the home tour. I will have to go next year.

  2. I'm from Newport Beach! Loved seeing all the homes...and of course, I just die over Kean Coffee! Isn't it the best!? :)


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