Greer’s Best Buys:

Enjoy gelato treats and jazz music

July 30, 2009|By Greer Wylder

On Friday and Saturday evenings, you can have a great time at the Resort at Pelican Hill with its “Gelato & Jazz” nights. From 7 to 10 p.m., you can treat yourself to homemade gelato and listen or dance to classic American jazz in the hotel’s Great Room.

There is no cover charge, and valet parking is complimentary.

Also at Pelican Hill, its fabulous Italian restaurant, Andrea is offering a special four-course rustic regional menu starting at $75 per person nightly.

The restaurant is at 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 467-6800 or visit

Faconnable reopens at South Coast Plaza

Faconnable reopens at South Coast Plaza today with a completely renovated, 4,300-square-foot store.

The boutique is decorated with unfinished white oak floors in a traditional chevron pattern, honey-colored oak paneling and millwork inspired by the furniture of Jean-Michel Frank, one of the most renowned French decorators of the 1930s.


The new store design is the perfect backdrop for the Faconnable style, emphasizing all colors and detailing to create the most impact on the new menswear and women’s wear collections.

The new boutique is between Jewel and Carousel Courts on Level 2.

For more information, call (714) 966-1140.

Save 40% on upholstery, pillows at Barclay Butera

We consider Barclay the creator of the relaxed, yet elegant, coastal-chic style that graces the interiors of the O.C.’s finest homes.

Now you can add a bit of this style to your home with Butera’s upholstery and pillow sale.

Today through Monday, save 40% on any Barclay Butera home upholstery and 30% on any Barclay Butera pillow.

The store is at 1745 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach.

For more information, call (949) 650-8570 or visit

50% off simply beautiful (reusable!) shopping totes

We swear by farmer’s market bags and suburban grocery bags from Simple Peace, a Corona del Mar-based Internet business.

The bags are made from all-natural materials, including sustainable hemp and recycled cotton, and are handmade by skilled artisans in Morocco (to support small industries in Third World countries).

Now just for Best Buys readers, Simple Peace is having a beach basket blowout: 50% off the Tigmi Tote all weekend! Just enter “greersoc” at checkout. Grab a bunch to give to friends!

For more information, visit

Find clutch deals on purchases at Halsea

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