My Disposable Lives is set in Newport Beach, an area where I attended college and lived there for 14 years. Fantastic weather! Then relocated to Scottsdale, AZ and now Arcadia which are both great places to live . But when the summer heat hits, and my girlfriends say, "Why did you move from Newport Beach?" I reply, "Stupidity." Arizona is a great place to live. Was a solid community to raise my kids. But once you've lived along the beach, it's hard to not enjoy those cool ocean breaches.