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Volume 6, Issue 19  | March 5, 2021

47th Annual CdM Home Tour is still rockin’ it

The Corona del Mar Middle and High School PTA’s 47th Annual Home Tour, “Wake Me Up in Newport,” launched virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 10 to rave reviews, featuring six unique and stunning homes located in Corona del Mar – and it is still going strong! 

Drive the streets of Corona del Mar with PTA President Julie Means as she travels to each of the homes on the Home Tour. Renowned designer Barclay Butera offers a rare glimpse into his home and shares his design expertise for adding interesting touches to any room, while prominent designers Wendy Blackband and Brooke Wagner share their custom designs and professional secrets for making any home a personal sanctuary. The Home Tour features several tutorials from local experts including personal chef Jimmy Stafford, beverage consultant Mike West and from Sherman Library & Gardens, Horticulture Director Erin Aguiar.

47th Annual Brooke Wagner 47th Annual Wendy Blackband

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Photos courtesy of CdM Home Tour

(L-R) Homeowners Brooke Wagner and Wendy Blackband, who graciously opened their residences for this year’s virtual Home Tour, were thrilled with the community’s response

Chef Jimmy takes us through the steps to make Green Chile Chicken Tacos complemented deliciously by Mike West’s refreshing Verde Fresca made beachside with pineapple, coconut and cucumber, while Erin provides the history of Sherman Library & Gardens and designs a door hanging with herbs from the garden. 

Ticket buyers will receive a beautifully designed Corona del Mar Home Tour Resource Guide featuring photos and descriptions of each of the homes as well as student artists’ renderings of the homes, designers, the tour’s many generous and dedicated sponsors, recipes from Jimmy and Mike and so much more. Some of the most important members of the CdM family are featured in the Pet Pages proudly sponsored by The Bone Adventure dog daycare and boarding.

47th Annual Blackband

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Wendy Blackband’s home on Balboa Island was a gem on this year’s virtual Home Tour

The Virtual Boutique offers a variety of specialty shops donating a percentage of their sales to the Corona del Mar PTA.

The Home Tour is offering an opportunity drawing with fabulous prizes including $500 to South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island and Tiffany Hunter Home & Design, a weekend rental from Exotic Car Collection and more. Tickets for the opportunity drawing can be purchased at The video is available for viewing through February 24, so you can still buy your tickets, enter the opportunity drawing and shop at the virtual boutique for a great cause.

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