April 21, 2003
Fashion Island's "Music on the Island" series returns from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Shoppers can enjoy music in "the Commons" in Bloomingdale's Courtyard. Musicians scheduled to entertain include Emilio Castillo, Dirk K, Ron Benise, Lao Tizer and L.A. Incas. HAVE A BRUNCH The popular Sunday brunch offered at Accents Restaurant in the Sutton Place Hotel has an international seafood station, roasts carved to order, salads, a variety of hot entrees, breakfast favorites, including eggs Benedict, waffles, omelets, imported and domestic cheeses, and an incredible dessert display.
December 31, 2002
Deirdre Newman Whether you prefer to party on land or on sea, the Newport-Mesa area offers a plethora of possibilities to ring in the new year. If cruising around the harbor floats your boat, Luxury Yacht Cruises will host a four-hour yacht cruise, complete with a DJ, full-service bar and complimentary champagne toast. The celebration costs $55 per person. The nautical celebration offers "an inexpensive alternative located in close proximity to local residents, avoids having to stand in long lines trying to get in [different places]
December 26, 2002
Kathy Mader I don't know about you, but New Year's Eve is my time to let somebody else do the work. All that cooking, cleaning ... my mom is laughing pretty hard right now, but you know what I mean. I have also found that New Year's Eve can be a bit, shall we say, overrated. The expectations are high, reality can be a little hard hitting. Thankfully, there are quite a few restaurants in town that would love to help you out, whatever your plans might be. For those of you who still love to put bells on and hit the town, the restaurants on the bay offer serious atmosphere, as well as serious partying.
April 12, 2002
Deepa Bharath Not many would imagine the words "Botox" and "bash" would go together. After all, Botox is the brand name of botulinum toxin, a substance that is injected into facial muscles as an age-defying treatment. It is the most popular method performed to remove wrinkles -- be it laugh lines, frown folds on the forehead or those unsightly bags under the eyes. But Botox parties are gaining popularity among bustling socialites in affluent communities.
February 12, 2000
Gondola Cruise or candlelight dinner and dancing aboard a yacht. Call Adventures at Sea at (888) 4-GONDOLA or (949) 650-2412. Romantic cruise on Hornblower Cruises. Call (949) 646-0155. Valentine's Day brunch or dinner at the Sutton Place Hotel. Sunday brunch is $29 to $39 and will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include: international seafood and salad, roasts, breakfast, dessert and champagne. Dinner on Monday will include: four-course meals with everything from Norwegian salmon to filet mignon.
January 25, 2000
Greg Risling NEWPORT BEACH -- Next time someone offers you a glass of Dom Perignon at a party, you might want to ask the year. The host serving you may be a thief. Chris Olsen and Jeff Schroeder's anger is bubbling over after a burglar ran away with four cases of the fine champagne this weekend. The two partners, who own The Wine Gallery on East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar, can't fathom someone brazenly sneaking into their basement cellar and stealing the store's top-shelf selection.
January 1, 2000
Noaki Schwartz NEWPORT-MESA -- Businesses preparing for the worst relaxed Friday morning once the new year dawned on Asia with nary a peep of the dreaded Y2K scare. "Yesterday was a busy day with water purchases, canned good and batteries," Pavilions manager Craig Sahli said of Thursday preparations. "It doesn't seem as busy today now that New Year's hit Australia and Japan." Still, Sahli said, he'd be back on the first day of the new tear "to make sure everything is still in place."