An OC Native’s Fun-Filled Week Includes Delicious Prime Rib!

The ACE Agency Founder Shares Her Favorite Local Go-To Spots

Photographed By: Sean Drews Ashley Eckenweiler

Expert: Ashley Eckenweiler
Credentials: Founder, The ACE Agency

Ashley Eckenweiler


A Market is one of Newport Beach’s gems. A personal lunch favorite is the cauliflower salad. Beach tip: Pick up a custom box lunch to go and enjoy your eats on the sand.

Ashley Eckenweiler


I’ll start the night with a martini at the new Cooper’s Bar at Five Crowns in CDM and then cozy up in one of the recently revamped dining rooms for the Jidori chicken to share.

Ashley Eckenweiler


Who doesn’t need a mid-week motivational hike? There are great weekly hikes through Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve to soak up some fresh air, get your exercise in, and clear your mind to finish the week of refreshed.

Ashley Eckenweiler


Sometimes I like to indulge in an incredible breakfast at The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove for the perfect brioche French toast with your feet in the sand an unbeatable view of the waves.


A Restaurant has been serving delicious food for more than 90 years. Known for specialty cuts of meat, charcuterie & cheese boards, and craft cocktails, it’s my perfect Friday night out on the town.




The best way to embrace the weekend is with a relaxing day at the spa. Let the stress of the workweek melt away at Burke Williams. Insider tip: come an hour before your service to enjoy the whirlpool, sauna, and quiet room.  



A Duffy ride through the Newport Harbor is the perfect way to wrap up the weekend. Dock and dine at The Lighthouse Bayview Café for any meal of the day. A personal favorite is the brunch for irresistible house made beignets with cream cheese icing and a signature Buddy’s Bloody. Decadent.

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