September 13, 2013
It took a spry teenager to get the Corona del Mar High girls' tennis team into "spry blue" uniforms. Her name is Kenzie Purcifull. At the start of Purcifull's sophomore year, Coach Brian Ricker gave team uniform responsibilities to her mother, Renee. Kenzie saw an opportunity. She already wore the popular Lululemon Athletica apparel line when she played tennis. So why not equip all of the Sea Kings in Lululemon? They weren't tennis uniforms per se - the company describes itself as making yoga clothes and running gear - but Kenzie Purcifull was attracted to the bright colors and aggressive styling.
February 1, 2011
A flurry of new business activity is coming to South Coast Plaza with the announcement of nine new stores coming this year to the shopping center in Costa Mesa, according to a press release. The new stores will include upscale garment retailers Brunello Cucinelli, Diane von Furstenberg, Lululemon Athletica, Madewell and Soma Intimates, accessories retailer Longchamp, watchmaker Omega, and Lego and Microsoft. "This is just the beginning of a very exciting year of welcoming sought-after brands and concepts to our incredible family of retailers," Debra Gunn Downing, executive director of marketing at South Coast Plaza, said in a prepared statement.
July 26, 2004
Local restaurant gets website nod ReNato Ristorante, an Italian eatery in Newport Beach, announced last week it was named one of the top 200 places to dine in Orange County by OC Spots, an entertainment information website. The restaurant reopened Friday after a brief renovation and serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. Firm completes $19-million deal CT Realty Corp., a Newport Beach firm, recently announced it has sold a 130-unit gated apartment development in Orange for $19 million.
July 13, 2005
Andrew Edwards Newport-Mesans don't have to break the bank to see a concert this summer. Fashion Island has hosted summertime concerts since 1967, and six performances are on tap for this year. Music fans can watch any of the scheduled shows for free or choose to shell out $20 for preferred seating. Tonight's scheduled performer is former Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron. Negron is expected to sing "Joy to the World" and "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)
April 20, 2007
When it comes to Earth Day speakers, John Young offers a different perspective on the planet than most. He has seen it from the moon. Presenting "Preservation and Survival: Space Exploration and Earth's Future" Saturday at the Radisson Newport Beach Hotel, Young brings 42 years of experience as a NASA astronaut to the table, having journeyed into space six times on four classes of spacecraft. Coming to the area for tonight's Newport Beach Film Festival world premiere of "The Wonder of It All" — a documentary offering the personal stories of seven moonwalkers, including Young — the retired astronaut will discuss the development of new technologies that would potentially save the world's population in the case of a catastrophic event, such as the eruption of a super-volcano.
June 14, 2006
Yoga means union ? and what better way to unify then by practicing yoga under sunset skies on Laguna's Main Beach with 20 of your fellow coastal Orange County neighbors? Thanks to one local community-oriented athletic store, you can take part all summer long. Every other Sunday at 7 p.m. on a patch of grass near Main Beach, Newport Beach's Lululemon Athletica is hosting sunset yoga lessons on the beach. "One of the things we hold in high regard is community relations," said James Freeman, of Lululemon.
June 11, 2005
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July 18, 2011
TUESDAY Painting Class The Easel Bar, 416 31st St., Newport Beach, hosts a beginner's painting class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $45 per session, which includes supplies. Bring your own brush, though. For more information, visit http://www.easelbar.com. Tuesday Trivia Night Live team trivia at Skosh Monahan's Pub, 2000 Newport Blvd., begins at 7:30 every Tuesday night, with prizes for contestants. For more information, call (949) 548-0099. WEDNESDAY Sunset Jazz at Newport Dena DeRose, her trio and Ann Patterson perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for the Sunset Jazz at Newport series in the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.
June 11, 2009
Join Bloomingdale’s for a special breakfast with Space NK founder Nicky Kinnaird and yours truly! We’ll be at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza at 10 a.m. June 19 and at Bloomingdale’s Fashion Island at 10 a.m. June 20. Guests can meet us, enjoy a light breakfast, and then sit down for a personal, fun and informative tour of trends in beauty. It’s a rare opportunity to meet British-based Kinnaird, who hand-picks the most coveted and craved beauty items in the world for Space NK Apothecary boutiques.