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Joining me at Newport Beach Lifestyle’s benefit for Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area  were, from left, the club’s Senior Director of Athletics Brian Dolan, Newport Beach Lifestyle’s Publisher Randy Harding, the club’s Senior Director of Education Angela Gomez, Senior Area Director Nicole DeLoach

Newport Beach Lifestyle magazine, led by Publisher Randy Harding, hosted a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area recently at a lovely estate in the Harbor Ridge area of Newport Beach. Guests enjoyed an evening filled with hosted wine, food and live music, courtesy of Orange Coast Winery, Wilma’s Patio, The Dessert Lab, and Vaughn Fahie Jazz.

I have to say Fahie played some smokin’ hot jazz on his trusty saxophone, and as to the food, Balboa Island’s Wilma’s Patio’s appetizers were delish, especially the guacamole, while the Dessert Lab’s peanut butter and jelly cheesecake was to die for! Collin Daly, manager of Orange Coast Winery, was busy pouring the tasty vino, and Kendra Scott, the Fashion Island jewelry store, was giving away jewelry! There was nobody happier than Catherine Rudat from Newport Beach, who loved her new Kendra Scott turquoise-colored earrings (see photo).

Bob Bibee, representing Pedego Electric Bikes in Irvine, sparked the interest of guests, as he had a brand new electric bike to show them. Adriana Bernales and Marie Claire Obregon showcased jewelry from their D’Combe Jewelry line, while author Faye Kitariev was representing her new book, “Choreography of Awakening,” which was hot off the press. She said the book shared the world of competitive figure skating and how the elements which create a medal-winning performance can transform your life.

Brian Dolan, Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area’s Senior Director of Athletics, was all-smiles as he talked about the club having the distinction of being the oldest Boys & Girls Club in Orange County. He said the club offers youth development services to Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, and surrounding areas. Founded in 1941, the club’s Senior Director of Education Angela Gomez said there are 400 youth who participate in after-school activities and summer camps in their four clubs. “We provide quality youth development services to guide and inspire each individual who walks through our doors,” Senior Area Director Nicole DeLoach said. The silent auction proceeds at the event were given to the harbor area club.

All the while, Newport Beach Lifestyle Publisher Randy Harding and Editor Lysa Christopher were delighted to be hosting a party for such a good cause. Harding said the magazine will be one-year-old in July and represents 20 lifestyle magazines nationwide. “We deliver Newport Beach Lifestyle to 14,000 affluent homes throughout Newport Beach,” he said. It seems the magazine’s advertisers are very happy, as John Giannone, Medical Director at Newport Animal Hospital, attested. “We’re thrilled with the response from our advertising in Newport Beach Lifestyle,” he said.