Retailers plan hurricane help

September 08, 2005|By: GREER WYLDER

Chat Noir Bistro & Jazz Lounge will host a benefit for Hurricane

Katrina victims Tuesday at 6 p.m.

David Wilhelm has donated use of Chat Noir and the appetizers for

the event to raise money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief

Fund. A live auction of fine art and jewelry will start at 6:30 p.m.

Just Friends and other sponsors are participating in the event.

There is no fee to attend. Reserve a spot by Saturday.


For more information, call Caren Lancona at Just Friends at (949)

278-1017. Chat Noir is at 655 Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa.


Blue Springs Home is donating a portion of its proceeds through

September to Hurricane Katrina victims.

"We would like to help our Southern families and friends

devastated and destroyed by the hurricane," said owner Susan Ellison.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the people in Louisiana,

Mississippi and my home state of Alabama."

Donations will go to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.

Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m.

Sunday. Blue Springs Home is located at 369 E. 17th St. in Costa

Mesa. (949) 642-3632. o7www.bluespringshome.comf7.


A new John Varvatos boutique opens Monday at South Coast Plaza,

it's an Orange County exclusive.

Varvatos, just named menswear designer of the year by the Council

of Fashion Designers of America, creates eclectic looks that focus on

signature detailing and timeless craftsmanship. Varvatos designs

casual pieces in luxurious fabrics that are perfect for the office or

elegant events.

His list of fashionable celebrity clientele includes Hugh Jackman,

Adrien Brody and Brad Pitt. Collections include tailored clothing,

sportswear, leather accessories and footwear for men and women, as

well as men's fragrance and a skincare line.

Level 1 at South Coast Plaza. (714) 545-5551.



2NV is having a 10-day denim event starting Saturday through Sept.

20. The sale includes all jeans and denim skirts reduced 25% to 70%.

The shop's hip and cutting-edge denim lines include Rock &

Republic, Hudson, Taverniti So, Joie's, J & Company, Habitual and

many more. They carry flattering styles for all shapes and figures

from size zero to 12. 2NV also carries cute, funky shirts, silks, and

apparel from Paris, and popular tie-dye shirts from a local artist.

You can find out about upcoming sale events by getting on 2NV's

mailing list.

Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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