Deirdre Michalski

Deirdre Michalski

Member Since: Sep 2014

After a thirty year career of marketing/public relations/social media for resorts, restaurants, & spas, Deirdre is now a freelance writer. She researches and writes articles on the travel and culinary industries. Deirdre has her own web site, and also writes travel and culinary articles for on-line and print publications. Her web site is: www.TastesAndTravel.com . [Her articles can also be seen on Visit Newport Beach's conference and visitor bureau's Monthly Blog as well as a monthly column in the Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine entitled "Parting Thoughts". 

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Published Articles (17)

Paws Up For 8th Annual Dog Surfing Completition


For Visit Huntington Beach- Weekend of events and Dog Surfing.

Tips And Tricks For AmTrak Train (Surfliner) To Del Mar Races


A step-by-step guide of how to take the train from OC to Del Mar Race Track, where to dine, betting hints & afterwards. Also highlights the November schedule added.

Back To School… The Journey


Newport Beach Lifestyle Magazine- Describes this fall activity from the Parent’s perspective. Not the kids!
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Exploring Summer Fun in Newport Beach


This magazine article showcases some really fun coastal activities. From renting electric bikes, to night time paddle boarding with lights to see the fish, tide pools, hikes, ferry rides and […]

Visiting One Of The Oldest Restaurants in Europe


La Couronne in Rouen, France is on the du Vieux Marche was established in 1345. Pascal Olhats, one of Newport Beach’s famous chefs started his career there, so we had to take the train from Paris to go visit this…

Craving A Summer Poolside Concert? Or Perhaps A Stay-Cation in Carlsbad?


This article focuses on two wonderful summer events…1) Summer Concert Series By The Pool, and 2) A Stay-Cation at a gem of a resort in Carlsbad called Cape Rey.…

Ironwood Restaurant Is A Welcome Addition To Laguna Hills, CA


The partner’s of Vine Restaurant and Wine Bar in San Clemente have another success here in Laguna Hills, and I am a big fan. Exploring the new restaurant, menu and enjoying the exceptional service from these masters of restaurant hospitality!…

Newport Beach’s Passion For Power… Rev Up Your Weekends!


This article is a round up about all the car clubs, auctions and activities going on in June and July.…

A Winegrower’s Story…Continuing A Legacy And Creating Award-Winning Wines


Meet David and Anya de Lancellotti who reside in a charming neighborhood know as Floral Park. David’s winery is called Formaglini Vineyards, and is the namesake of his Grandmother is to honor to his Father’s mother’s maiden name (which means…

In Search of a New Holiday Tradition


Recounting the old, and planning for the future with new holiday traditions as times and family needs change. An upbeat story about creating a new tradition for us.…

Pedego Electric Bike- A Tour Through Crystal Cove and Coastal Nature Preserve


This is an article taking the rider on a step-by-step ride thru the back streets of Corona del Mar, and south to access a lovely coastal Nature Preserve, and down […]…

Poolside Dining


Visiting all the resorts and hotels we explore all the best places to dine poolside. What can be better!…

Newport to Ensenada Sailing Racing Program- Come Early!


This is a large-scale annual race that departs from Newport Beach and heads to Ensenada each April. This article was encouraging Sailing Teams to arrive early and enjoy NB.…

Farmer’s Markets Round-Up for Orange County


For my web site: TastesAndTravel.com — Reviewing all the Farmer’s Markets by day of week for all of Orange County. This is updated monthly.…

Culinary Food Trends for 2015


For Visit Newport Beach’s Web Site. This was a three part series on food trends, and then dining and cocktail trends followed for the new year.…

San Diego Comfort Food and Beer Pairing


For LOCALE MAGAZINE- Visited Seven popular restaurants known for their cuisine and vast selection of brewskies. The Draft in Mission Beach for example has 68 on tap!…

Chef’s Tools


FOR LOCALE MAGAZINE- OC- Meeting with seven local Chefs to explore their favorite kitchen gadgets and tools. The things they can’t live without.…