Lifestyle in Newport Beach – Attending Concerts!!

Hi, my name is Morgan Thomson, I am Sharon’s daughter and here is my view of  living in Newport Beach!

Music in Newport BeachMusic is one of my favorite hobbies. So whenever I get the chance, I go to concerts. This summer I have been to four concerts.  Concerts or live music is such a fun experience because you get to see how people perform when having one chance to get it perfect, as opposed to a recording studio which eventually translates to the albums we listen to.

The first concert I went to this summer was Young the Giant. It was amazing! I sat decently close to the stage and it was so much fun being with my friends and getting to listen to music that I enjoy. They played at the Pacific Ampitheater which is inside of the OC Fair. The audience was completely filled. Even the lawn seats! It was such an amazing concert.

The second concert I went to was All American Rejects. Our seats were in the back but we still had fun. We made friends with the people next to us which is always a good way to make friend with the same interests.. They were very good live as well.

The third and most recent concert I went to was Fun. Fun. Is my favorite band by far. They played at the Wiltern in LA. In the Wiltern, there are no seats so we fought our way to the front and it was so cool because the tickets were only $25. This was the absolute funnest concert I have ever been to. Chiddy Bang opened for them and they were soo good! I knew every song they played. And they do this part where they take words from the audience and Chiddy Bang improvises a rap. It was amazing to see someone think on their feet like that.. When Fun. came on and the lights went up and Nate Ruess (lead singer of Fun.) was in a suit… I cried. He is the HOTTEST man on this planet! I was in tears of joy because they started with one of my favorite songs, Carry On. I honestly think this band is better live! Even when the band was just talking to the audience it was amazing.. they are by far the most amazing in concert!

The last concert I went to was a couple of weeks ago –  Slightly Stoopid at the Verizon Ampitheater. The band 311 opened for them, and it was an amazing concert!

*The opinions and views expressed in the “Teen Life in Newport Beach” column by Morgan Thomson do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Newport Beach Real Estate Cafe or Sharon Paxson, who are not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied.

Fabulous Burgers- The Counter in Newport Beach

The Counter in Newport Beach

Patties and Toppings and sauces.. OH MY! The Counter, located in Westcliff Plaza in Newport Beach, is an excellent spot if you are craving a delicious burger. With multiple options, this create your own burger restaraunt offers many different choices for patties, buns, toppings, and sauces. Whether on a date, or a night out with friends, the counter is an excellent choice if you enjoy satisfying food, friendly service, and reasonable prices. Their juicy burgers are cooked to perfection, just the way you like it. No matter who you are, or what you like to eat, The Counter has it all.

In addition to their delicious burgers, The Counter offers a variety of fries, salads, onion rings, sandwiches, and deserts. This restaurant is a great place for anyone! If you still have room in your stomach after your burger, the “over sized chocolate chip cookie” is amazing and delicious. A warm chocolate chip cookie with Vanilla ice cream and smothered in chocolate and caramel sauce. It is to die for!

the counter in newport beach

The counter is a very family oriented restaurant and they have even supported the Newport Harbor Dance Team, giving 10% of their earnings to the team. Overall The Counter is a wonderful place to eat and socialize. I definitely recommend it for a nice date night or a quick bite for the family!

1104 Irvine Avenue  Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 642-0700

Lifestyle in Newport Beach – Riding Your Bike on the Boardwalk!

Hi, my name is Morgan Thomson, I am Sharon’s daughter and here is my view of  living in Newport Beach!

A typical bike ride on the boardwalk-

Balboa Peninsula boardwalk

The boardwalk is located on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. The boardwalk is a commonly used passage of transport for me. It is where I go to the beach. It’s how I get to my friends houses. It’s sometimes for pure enjoyment. You always see very different types of people there. You may see cool bikes, cool cars. It’s a different story every time.

Balboa Peninsula boardwalk

Most recently, July 6th, was the last time I was on the board walk. I saw a 10 foot tall bike and a man riding it! It’s always so cool to see what people have.

Balboa Peninsula boardwalk

I love to meet new people, which is very easy on the boardwalk. It is beach people, beach environment. And it is literal heaven when the sun is out, and the weather is nice.

I recommend riding your bike the next time you are down at the beach.

*The opinions and views expressed in the “Teen Life in Newport Beach” column by Morgan Thomson do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Newport Beach Real Estate Cafe or Sharon Paxson, who are not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied.

Life on the Balboa Peninsula

Hi, my name is Morgan Thomson, I am Sharon’s daughter and here is my view of  living in Newport Beach!

Life on the Balboa Peninsula

The Balboa Peninsula is my home. Especially since its summer, I basically live there. There is so much to do there. One thing I love to do with my friends is go to the Fun Zone.

Newport Beach Balboa Peninsula

 Sometimes we go on the bungee jump that overlooks the bay. And we eat at a popular diner, Streamliner. Sometimes we go just to see the people. Also the fun Zone is where the Catalina Flyer is located.

Catalina Flyer

Balboa Peninsula boardwalk

Another thing that is always fun is to go to the very popular, Great Mex. It is literally the best Mexican food I’ve ever had. And it is so close and inexpensive, I go there twice a day sometimes. My favorite drink to have there is a Mandarin Jarrito. Which is a Mexican soda. It is so sweet! My order there is 6 tortillas with butter, and a bean and cheese burrito. It is always very filling, and worth it.

More options to do there is to go across the ferry to Balboa Island! Usually our only purpose of doing this is to go to Dad’s and get hippo cookies! Which are the best cookies ever.

There is so much to do on the Balboa Peninsula. The possibilities are endless! It’s always so much fun.

*The opinions and views expressed in the “Teen Life in Newport Beach” column by Morgan Thomson do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Newport Beach Real Estate Cafe or Sharon Paxson, who are not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied.

BJ’s Restaurant & Pizza – Newport Beach, CA

Hi, my name is Morgan Thomson, I am Sharon’s daughter and here is my view of  living in Newport Beach!

BJ’s Pizza-

BJ's Pizza in Newport Beach, CA

BJ’s Pizza is located is on the Balboa Peninsula not too far from the Balboa pier. The food, the scenery, the people, make it all the reason more to go there.
It is known for the famous Pazooki. A pazooki is a giant cookie (of your choice) with your choice of ice cream on top. They are the most amazing things ever!

One of my really close friends lives very close, so this is always a close hangout for me and my friends on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach.

Their pizza is literally the best pizza in town. You can get any type and topping you chose. And you can share it with your friends and family.

I highly recommend this casual hangout for any friends and family.

*The opinions and views expressed in the “Teen Life in Newport Beach” column by Morgan Thomson do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Newport Beach Real Estate Cafe or Sharon Paxson, who are not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied.