B.W. Cook is editor of the Bay Window, the official publication of the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach.
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One of America’s reinvented grand gatherings toasting the bygone era of gentleman’s social jockeying and camaraderie recently transformed the bayfront lawn of the Balboa Bay Resort into a 21st-century version of the 19th-century formal, by-invitation only, Gent’s Smoker.
Sept. 22, 2023
The grounds of the Santa Ana Zoo were opened to 300 guests for the fundraiser held in support of zoo programs.
Sept. 8, 2023
This week, B.W. Cook reports on the upcoming charitable drive, the Angelitos Card at South Coast Plaza, as well as other area fundraisers.
Aug. 25, 2023
Morgan Freeman was the honored guest at the SeaChange event held in late July at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point.
Aug. 11, 2023
Dorenbos, who has found a second career as a magician and penned the book “Life is Magic,” was the featured speaker at the event organized by the 44 Women of Orangewood and held at the Balboa Bay Resort.
July 28, 2023
Hayley Arceneaux, the first human in space with a prosthetic leg bone after surviving bone cancer, spoke of her life’s journey thus far at the 36th annual Circle 1000 Founders’ celebration brunch.
July 13, 2023
The resort’s annual Father’s Day Car Show, now in its 20th year, has grown into a major draw for automotive enthusiasts and collectors.
June 30, 2023
Balboa Bay Club “1221 Scholarships” were awarded to 24 local teens, with this year’s grants totaling $136,000.
June 16, 2023
Stein, at the helm of Arts Orange County for the past 14 years, is presented the “Entrepreneur in the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award” at gala following a Pacific Chorale concert at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
June 2, 2023
Donna Kendall joined Elizabeth Segerstrom and Jane Fujishige Yada in co-chairing the night of culture at Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Hall in support of the Philharmonic Society.
May 19, 2023