Friday, March 25, 2011

pay it forward with the giving keys

we love this! The Giving Keys...

Pay It Forward - When you buy or are given this one of a kind necklace, you must give it away at some point to a person you feel needs the message on your key.

Friday, March 11, 2011

BlackBook Mag reviews Culinary Sound

Huntington Beach Nightlife Goes Upscale with ‘Culinary Sound' by Charlie Amter.

Huntington Beach, just south of Los Angeles, is known for its infamous pick-up scene at bars such as Sharkeez, but it’s less well known for upscale lounges, though the city has a few. Joie De Vivre’s new-ish Shorebreak Hotel has been slowly winning over skeptical Orange County residents with a low-key yet posh lounge attached to its restaurant, Zimzala. This spring, the hotel is raising the game on its second floor destination with a new series of events dubbed Culinary Sound, aimed at a demographic hungry for upscale food and nightlife that transcends the bimbo-and-himbo scene found just blocks away on Main Street.

Every other Wednesday night (the next event is March 23), Zimzala morphs into a no-cover DJ-driven lounge with Wally Callerio spinning smart house music. But the best part of the party might be the pop-up shop, which features a diverse group of clothing designers and boutiques with everything from t-shirts, sweaters, and dresses to aromatherapy candles.

So does Culinary Sound portend a shift in Huntington Beach nightlife towards upmarket mingling and away from $3 shot specials at frat-rock dives? It’s too soon to tell, but this spring, Orange County residents seem happy to explore a new after-dark option in a city lacking in casual settings to drink, shop, and socialize all at once.

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First French Vogue Cover under Emmanuelle Alt's direction

we are so loving the April issue of French Vogue under the creative direction of new Editor In Chief, Emmanuelle Alt.

can't wait for more...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Daily Pilot - Health-minded eatery to open April 1

Daily Pilot March 4, 2011 - by Joanna Clay

A new Newport Beach eatery catering to health-minded people will open near Fashion Island on April 1.

Avocado Cafes will be housed in the Newport Beach Athletic Club and will offer vegan and vegetarian dining options. The menu includes classic café fare, such as soups, salads, sandwiches, and fruit smoothies.

Executive Chef Mark Nargi will use local and organic farms and only offer Boar's Head brand meat and cheeses. All the items on the menu will be made to order.

Avocado Cafes will host an open house March 28 to give locals a taste of its fare. The Newport Beach Athletic Club is at 1367 Avocado Ave.

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Basic Nudes available at Make Me Chic

shop away at Make Me Chic.