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Love, Italian-Style

Greg Lam

Romance along the coast comes in many forms, including Venetian gondolas cruising Newport Harbor. Whether it’s a first date, an anniversary or a proposal, prepare to be serenaded in Grand Canal-style by a gondolier as you take the slow and scenic route touring the beautiful bay. Valentine’s Day is prime time for these stand-up entrepreneurs, so book early.


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GREG LAM is a digital entrepreneur who grew up in Newport Beach. The Mater Dei grad’s newest big idea is Kneon, an innovative and intuitive app he and his partner Scott Frankel recently launched that connects creative-types with casting agents, editors... and each other. Think LinkedIn, but for hot talented people.

My favorite go-to lunch spot is The Camp’s East Borough for three reasons: It’s tasty, fresh and cheap. I’m very predictable: pork egg roll platter and their grapefruit lemongrass salad – hold the peanuts. And their new LA digs have a fantastic happy hour. My friends and I usually go for the Spice Trade cocktail.

I always try to fit a couple of yoga and Barre or Pilates classes into my weekly workout regime.  The two classes I can’t live without are the Sculpt/Pilates class at Ekam Yoga and the Hot Vinyasa Yoga class at Equinox Newport Beach.  There’s nothing better than a good sweat.

Trying to maintain the perfect undercut requires a skilled hair stylist. That’s why I’ve trusted Marcus Waite at AHSI in Lido Village for almost 10 years. You can even check out Marcus’s portfolio on Kneon.

A few months ago I met Tarkan and Marissa, the amazing couple behind Spice & Tulips at Union Market. Ever since, I’ve been hooked on their unique and perfectly crafted spices and gourmet salts. You can’t go wrong.

When we’re not eating at Wahoo’s, my dad (Wing Lam) and I love grabbing turkey and avocado sandwiches at Jan’s Health Bar. He would always take me growing up and still to this day, our secret is adding dates to the Tropical Cooler smoothie. It’s a great way to naturally add sweetness.

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