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Time to shop at the Ticktocker

November 04, 2002

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is hosting a cooking demonstration

and book signing of his new cookbook, "Live, Love, Eat!" at his

namesake restaurant at Fashion Island on Thursday. With 120 of Puck's

favorite recipes, the book is ideal for holiday gift giving, and it's

sold at a special purchase price. Wolfgang Puck Cafe at Fashion

Island, Newport Beach, is open from 2 to 5 p.m.



You'll feel like you're in Tokyo at the new Kinokuniya Bookstore,

a Japanese version of Barnes & Noble, at the Target Greatlands

shopping center in Costa Mesa. The store features a complete

selection of Japanese magazines, newspapers, comics, CDs and books.

There are some English books: Eastern philosophy, art, Japanese

language and Asian novels. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 3030 Harbor Blvd.,

Costa Mesa. (714) 662-2319.


Wentworth Gallery, a leading retailer of fine art in the country,

has opened at Fashion Island. It's well known for its extensive

selection of art, including originals, signed and numbered prints and

sculptures. There are hundreds of collected artists, as well as new

artists represented from around the world whose works are sold

exclusively at Wentworth Gallery. A unique service is offered here

called "Home Show." The staff will bring up to 20 works of art to

your home or office for a private viewing. This service is available

within 50 miles of the gallery at no charge or obligation. Wentworth

also provides free delivery and installation of all artwork. It's

between Robinsons-May and the Iris Fountain. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday

to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

(949) 760-9554 or visit


New and Recycled Romances is hosting an author dinner at 6 p.m.

Thursday. Honored guests are Sharon Sala and Meryl Sawyer. Pizza and

salad will be served. 143, 145, 147 Broadway, Costa Mesa. R.S.V.P. at

(949) 645-8513.

* BEST BUYS appears Mondays and Fridays. Send information to

Greer Wylder at or 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa,

CA 92627, or via fax at (949) 646-4170.

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