November 4, 2000
The Look continues to search the coast for the exceptional evening gown. Our model is Robin McMonigle of Newport Beach. She is the wife of real estate agent and developer John McMonigle, a partner in the newly formed Strada Properties, which opened this past week in Newport Center. Robin, who is the exceptionally graceful mother of two young children, shows off some of the finest designer evening wear from Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island. When Robin is not taking the children to play dates and enrichment classes or working with husband John on one of his many real estate ventures, she supports a number of local causes, including the Harvesters, associated with the Food Bank of Orange County.
January 10, 2002
Ann Dennis Designs is having an inventory close-out sale on its line of fabrics, wallpapers and trims for $5 per yard or roll. The selection includes hand-screened prints, wovens and many coordinates that are ideal for kitchens, powder rooms, bedrooms and children's rooms. It's open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ann Dennis Designs is in the Stonemill Design Center, 2915 Redhill Ave., Suite B106-107, Costa Mesa. (714) 708-2555. Lacoste is having a semiannual sale on selected styles from its fall/winter collections for men, women and children.
November 9, 2007
One of the hottest O.C. stylists, Louis Orozco, owner of the chic Madison Salon in Newport Beach, just added Studio Two, an exclusive second floor for a VIP experience. Stylists can work their magic on your hair in front of the cozy fireplace or outside in the fresh air while overlooking the marina. You can also enjoy a champagne. Studio Two completes Orozco’s vision of creating a relaxed and beautiful setting for his clients. Each chair has its own suspended and retractable hair dryer.
November 4, 2004
GREER WYLDER On Saturday and Sunday, the Orange County Fine Arts Assn. will celebrate the opening of its Artist Studio with a Fall Festival of the Arts exhibit and open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Orange County Fine Arts Assn. opened the studio space next to its Showcase Gallery, so artists can have exhibit space as well as working space in the studio. Showcase Gallery, a co-op art gallery for association members, will also be open for the event.
February 10, 2005
B.W. COOK Attention, fashionistas. In case you are wondering, white is the look for spring 2005. And it goes for the gals and the guys. Bright white -- crisp, cut and clean -- from head to toe is on models parading European runways. The men wear tailored white suits with suede moccasins, leather athletic shoes or rubber thong sandals, all bleached white. Ladies will slip into white linen suits and jackets, and knits in shades of snow and ivory. White pants, cropped below the knee to ankle-length are the rage.
August 19, 2004
B.W. COOK Former USC star and current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer, who's also an O.C. native son, came back to Newport Beach recently to make a bet with Mercedes mogul Fletcher Jones Jr. Palmer bet Jones that if he could throw a football over the top of the Mercedes dealership, clearing the satellite vehicle facility Jones calls "Stuttgart West," then Jones would write a check for $1,000 to help...
September 2, 2009
There were no stars in the sky. A thick marine layer hugged the coast, blanketing the Villa Di Sogni, the spectacular coastal estate of Karen Karen and Bruce Cahill . While there were no stars in the heavens, there was a multitude of stars on land. Hollywood stars, that is. It was the second annual SeaChange summer party benefiting Oceana, one of the world’s preeminent ocean conservation organizations with global headquarters in Washington D.C. and offices around the world.
July 19, 2002
expanding Furnishings Direct has moved to a new showroom at 1959 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. The home furnishings store prides itself on its quality furniture and great prices. The furniture selection seems endless. Inside the showroom, you can look at more than 125 pieces, including armoires, beds, benches, book cases, chairs, chests/dressers, coat racks, coffee tables, consoles, curios, desks, dining tables, entertainment centers, mirrors, night stands, plant stands, rocking chairs, sofas and sofa tables.