Toasting to Volume 2

Event space decorated with plants and The Scout Guide display.

After a year of scouting Coastal Orange County, scouted members and friends of TSG gathered at Skyline at Peninsula Village to celebrate the launch of The Scout Guide Newport Beach, Volume 2. While we tease scouting, shooting, designing, and editing our print guide throughout the year it takes to produce, the launch party is our team’s first opportunity to showcase the book and, more importantly, the incredible local businesses and institutions featured within its pages. 

TSG launch parties are a beloved tradition imported from the East Coast, where The Scout Guide was founded. They function as both a grand unveiling (TSG tradition dictates our cover colors are also kept a secret until launch) and the first of many excuses to gather the best and brightest of Newport Beach businesses to network. 

Chic interior with woven chairs and hanging lamps, embodying The Scout Guide ethos.
Signboard and The Scout Guide boxes at an event launch.

Fittingly, launch parties are also our chance to showcase many of our scouted member’s prodigious talent and offerings; and Volume 2’s launch party came together with the help of many founding + new members alongside scouted partners.

First and foremost, thank you to our hosts and Volume 2 Members at Peninsula Village, who opened their incredible venue, Skyline, with us. It’s a truly stunning space fit for any occasion. 

Elegant event space with hanging lanterns, featured by The Scout Guide.

To style Skyline, we tapped scouted partner, Archive Rentals, who delivered incredible luxury furniture rentals that brought to life our Palm-Desert-meets-Orange-County vision. 

To complement Archive Rentals’ vignettes, we recruited a founding TSG Newport Beach member, Urban Gardener. Inspired by our green-on-green guide, owner Tiffany Greenleaf and her uber-talented team created the most incredible floral installations. Leaning heavily on tropical palms, amaranthus, green hydrangeas, and banana bunches, Urban Gardener created verdant, show-stopping greenery moments throughout. 

Wooden shelves displaying various editions of The Scout Guide with plants.
Signboard and The Scout Guide boxes at an event launch.
Exotic plants on a wooden bench for The Scout Guide.

Over the course of the happy hour style soiree, guests enjoyed light bites from Volume 2’s newest members, Wesley Minichiello and Angela Samuels, owners of The Hardware House Kitchen. In keeping with their laid-back approach to entertaining, the talented husband-wife and their team delighted with savory bites like raviolis and handcrafted pizzas.

A hand holding a pesto pizza featured in The Scout Guide.
Gourmet popsicles at The Scout Guide event adorned with edible flowers.
Elegant display at The Scout Guide event featuring brochures and botanical decor.

Alongside farm fresh, delicious eats, another newly Scouted member, Argaux, supplied sommelier-curated wines, including a NV Sorelle Bronca Extra Dry Prosecco (similar here), 2022 Château Barbebelle Coteaux D’Aix en Provence “Fleurie” Rosé, 2022 Par Fore the Course New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, and 2020 Gouchas Luján de Cuyo Carbonic Malbec. In typical Argaux fashion, each wine was hand-curated from artisan winemakers and available via their wine club, Club Arguax

Elegant table setup with floral arrangements and The Scout Guide.
Woman signing The Scout Guide with a pen beside her.
Churros on The Scout Guide, with stacked green books and bananas.

Thank you to our guests for toasting to Volume 2 with us. It was incredible to bring our community’s inspiring entrepreneurs, makers, and creatives together. And thank you Jonathan Nimerfroh for capturing our evening.

To meet our members, preview the digital version of Volume 2. To inquire about membership with The Scout Guide Newport Beach, inquire here.