Wine Down Wednesday at the Strand Beach CLub

 

Wine Down Wednesday

Every other Wednesday thru the end of August, Strand at Headlands owners, family and friends come together at the Strand’s fabulous oceanfront Beach Club to “wine” down with a refreshing glass of wine,  delicious appetizers from Craft House, one of Dana Point’s most popular new restaurants, and enjoy the cool ocean breezes Orange County beaches are so famous for. “Wine Down Wednesdays” is a way to welcome new neighbors to the community and reconnect with old friends. This week, August 3rd, the get-together takes place by the Beach Club’s pool. Enjoy!

Dana Point Town Center Located Steps From The Strand

 

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Just steps from The Strand at Headlands’ south gate is the entrance to Dana Point’s Town Center. After years of community discussion, Dana Point’s City Council has finally adopted its plan for revitalizing Dana Point’s downtown.

The Plan, already underway, will give Dana Point a much needed, and greatly anticipated, extreme makeover. The new Del Prado “Lantern District” sign is one of the first indicators that change is coming.  Most recently, the city completed Phase 2A of the plan. In addition to the new Lantern District sign, the most recent improvements include the conversion of Del Prado to two way traffic and the creation of median on Del Prado.

Check out this page on the Dana Point City for the most recent news on the Town Center Revitalization.

One of the City’s first priorities was to retrofit, fix and beautify Dana Point’s aging infrastructure.  One of the obvious reasons for this was to encourage private reinvestment and development, and create a pedestrian friendly environment for shopping, dining and entertainment. The idea was to establish a “sense of place” in Dana Point.

The private reinvestment and development in the area has already begun with numerous new and retrofitted buildings underway.   In fact, construction of two new restaurants located just outside the South Strand gates is well underway.  Both restaurants are revitalized historic buildings, one of which is The Craft House, owned by a Strand at Headlands homeowner.  The Craft house is located on the site of the former Harbor Inn Restaurant. Both restaurants are set to open in early 2016.

Besides the most recent and obvious improvements to Town Center, the City has also approved a mixed-use project by Majestic Housing and Development.  Majestic’s plan includes 109 residential units and 32,500 square feet of retail space on seven lots, to be built in three phases. The project promises new restaurants, shops, pedestrian walkways, public art and open space areas with park benches.

The Dana Point’s Town Center continued revitalization will clearly enhance the enhance the living experience at the Strand by adding additional shopping and dining experiences for the Strand Homeowners.

 

 

St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort Food and Wine Festival

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The Strand at Headlands only partners with the best. The St. Regis Monarch Monarch Beach, one of the Strand’s premiere luxury partners and neighbors, is holding its new Food, Wine and Jazz Festival from August 27 – 30. The event will feature the culinary talents of world-renowned chefs to bring three days and nights of decadent fare, vibrant wines and full-bodied fun to Dana Point this summer.

The festivities begin on Thursday, August 27 with a VIP Dinner with Chef Michael Mina in his acclaimed Stonehill Tavern restaurant. The six-course dinner features dishes from Mina’s famous Tuna Tartare and Lobster Pot Pie, to a Stonehill Tavern Jazz Fest Jambalaya and Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb. Beverage specialists from Belvedere, Veuve Clicquot and Stella Artois will be on hand to craft the beverage pairings for each course.

Friday and Saturday will feature the Grand tasting, featuring 50 chefs as well as 30 wineries and boutique vintners.  Sunday will conclude the event with a champagne Jazz brunch.

The St. Regis is minutes from The Strand on Niguel Road at 1 Monarch Beach Resort. Tickets for all events can be purchsed here and range from $100 to $195 per person. For reservations, please call the resort at (949) 234-3900.

Just around the corner from the Strand 2014 Spring & Summer Camps Dive into Summer Fun!

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Join the Ocean Institute for a summer to remember! Young scientists and buccaneers will love our fun, unique camps, as they are immersed in our educational and exciting programming. Our ACA accredited camps are taught by our amazing team of First Aid Certified instructors with a low student to instructor ratio, so your child is safe, engaged, and having a great time while they are learning from the best!

Registration begins March 3rd for Members and March 17th for Non-Members. Brochures will arrive in the mail in early-March. www.ocean-institute.org

Strand at Headlands Sponsors Dana Point Turkey Trot

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Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Run Racing, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is the nation’s sixth largest turkey trot in the country. Named one of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs by Fitness Magazine, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 16,000 participants, including friends and family, in its 5K, 10K, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day health and fitness expo. The Strand at Headlands has been a loyal supporter of the Turkey Trot since 1998. Sanford Edward, developer of the Strand Community, has never missed a year with his generous support.

Featuring scenic routes through picturesque Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach, the Turkey Trot offers something for every member of the family. The Dana Point Turkey Trot is a USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned and certified event.

Tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs and coves of Dana Point . Visit the beautiful Strands Beach or hike The Strands at Headlands. Enjoy pounding surf, rugged cliffs, and cool ocean breezes as you sail through the Dana Point Marina, Doheny State Park and pass the Historic Tallship Pilgrim moored in Dana Point Harbor. From beginners to elite runners, this event is for everyone!

Early details on new enhancements for this year’s race include: a brand new Dana Point Turkey Trot website, a simplified and secure registration platform through Eventbrite, a contest to allow the community to design this year’s participant medal, and regular fitness tips provided by Dana Point local and personal trainer, Mo Langley.

Life at the Strand

Life at the Strand

Here, at The Strand at Headlands, your days begin with waves crashing outside your window and dolphins playing in the surf, and end with magnificent sunsets and moonlit sea spray. Tucked away on the shoreline just steps from pristine Strand Beach, The Strand at Headlands is a beachfront community unlike any other. This is true destination living, with more than 1.5 miles of shoreline and nearly 70 acres of preserved natural space, ocean-view parks and coastal trails. The best of Southern Orange County, including restaurants, recreation, dining and entertainment, is just minutes away.