Greer’s Best Buys:

Score some holiday weekend deals

July 02, 2009|By Greer Wylder

We hardly need an excuse to pick up a box of Sprinkles cupcakes, but we can’t wait to surprise our Fourth of July barbecue hostess with the bakery’s special selections for this holiday.

Sprinkles is cooking up scrumptious lemon blueberry and classic red velvet cupcakes with creamy white frosting studded with red and blue stars. It’s at 944 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach.

For more information, call (949)760-0003.

Jazz up those old sandals

Newport Beach designer Laura Matthews has expanded her handbag collection to include tootsi-wraps, an assortment of pretty and colorful ribbons that can be used to jazz up any pair of good old rubber flip flops.


The ribbon wraps through any flip-flop and snaps securely on and is ready to be wrapped around the ankle for a fun summer look.

It’s a cute way to punch up a simple cotton dress or a tank and cuffed jeans.

Ribbons cost $18 each and come in 18 solid colors or bright, preppy stripes.

Or buy the tootsi-wrap with the flip-flop for $40. Go to to purchase your pair. And just for Greer’s Best Buy readers, get 20% off your order by typing in the promo code: GreersOC.

Accessories in Spades

What could be more brilliant than adding a little Kate Spade accessory to your Fourth of July look?

Kate Spade in Fashion Island is making it easy, with an extra 25% off sale items until July 7.

With fab jewel tones and fun, whimsical designs, their shoes, handbags and jewelry are the perfect summer style statement. It’s at 819 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. For information, call (949) 219-0785 or go to

New boutique for brides

Jenny Lee, a luxury wedding and evening gown designer, has opened a boutique at Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Coast.

Based in Los Angeles and previously named Best New Designer of the Year by bridal fashion editors in Wedding Dresses Magazine, Jenny Lee is a favorite of celebrities for wedding and red carpet gowns and recently had a bridal gown featured in the hit comedy, “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.”

Using the finest silk from Como, Italy, and lace from France, Jenny Lee offers extraordinary, ultra feminine and simple, elegant styles, with gowns complementing the female form with the most natural fit.

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