Trend Watch: Stein Mart celebrating anniversary

March 12, 2013|By Alisha Gomez
  • Colorful watches from Stein Mart at The Market Place in Irvine.
Colorful watches from Stein Mart at The Market Place in… (Daily Pilot )

Get in on the fun of Stein Mart's one-year anniversary Saturday at The Market Place in Irvine. The store is giving away eight $50 gift cards throughout the day and a free pair of spa socks to the first 250 customers who make a purchase, according to a news release.

Special trunk shows and a "Boutique Showcase Fashion Show" will also be held from 1 to 2 p.m. with an appearance by Miss Tustin 2012, Keila Halil. Stein Mart has been celebrating the big event all week. Can't make the fun Saturday? On Friday, representatives from some of the shop's top clothing lines will be on hand to show off their new spring looks and offer more giveaways from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store.

Stein Mart is in The Market Place at 13742 Jamboree Road, Irvine; (714) 832-0012.


Game on at Microsoft shop

Calling all gamers.


On Monday, Microsoft at South Coast Plaza will host a midnight launch party for its newest game, "Gears of War: Judgment," starting at 10 p.m.

Those who attend will be able to compete against each other for bragging rights and fun, according to a news release. Attendees also will enjoy food, drinks and prizes, with the first 50 people in line receiving a special giveaway.

Microsoft is located near Macy's on the first floor of South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa.

More information about the game is at


Luck of the Irish at Muldoon's

At Muldoon's, St. Patrick's Day isn't just a one-day celebration — it's a whole weekend.

Starting on Friday, traditional Irish fare will be offered at special prices, including the restaurant's homemade corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, fish and chips and famous Irish stew, according to a news release.

The festivities kick into high gear at 9 a.m. Sunday with Muldoon's annual St. Patrick's Day Party, which will feature festive decorations, live Celtic bands, dancing, singing and stouts and lagers on tap, but no green beer.

Celtic band Van Deeman will perform from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday while The Droppers will perform later into the night.

Of course, traditional Irish fare will continue to be offered. The Bulldog Cafe also will have a full carving station with warm corned beef sandwiches, handmade pub chips and Muldoon's own bulldogs — grilled bangers (sausages) on a bun — on Sunday.

There is no cover charge for the event, and those who forget to wear green will be able to buy tees for $24.

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