Artwork featured at a previous Downtown Art Walk in Huntington Beach. The next art walk is Nov. 21. (Coastline Pilot / October 17, 2012)


Fashion takes the stage at event

The latest fashions from emerging designers will take over Newport-Mesa as the OC Fashion Showcase kicks off Thursday and continues through the weekend.

Peggy Tanous of the "Real Housewives of Orange County" will host the event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at Newport Lexus for VIP ticket holders, who will be given a chance to mingle with celebrities and other guests at the celebrity meet-and-greet. The fashion show and entertainment starts at 8 p.m. Newport Lexus is at 3901 MacArthur Blvd.

Action sports and swimwear take the stage Friday at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, 3321 Hyland Ave. in Costa Mesa, across from the OC Mart Mix. VIP arrival will start at 6:30 p.m. with a red carpet and celebrity meet-and-greet event. The fashion show begins at 8 p.m.

Saturday is an invitation-only event, but on Sunday the showcase ends with a fashion show at the Westin South Coast Plaza Rooftop, 686 Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa. The VIP event starts at 6 p.m., with the fashion show and entertainment starting at 7:30 p.m.

The showcase "promotes Orange County as a strong presence in the fashion industry and raises money to benefit the Orange County Fashion Trade Assn.," a nonprofit that gives scholarships to local students in need, according to a news release.

VIP tickets for the individual events are $49.99 and general admission is $34.99.

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Give thanks at Sapphire Laguna

Thanksgiving dinner doesn't have to be stressful, thanks to Chef Azmin Ghahreman at Sapphire Laguna. The restaurant is offering three options for the big feast: a prix-fixe dinner at the restaurant; a 10-item Thanksgiving meal to-go; or a la carte dishes at the Pantry that can be bought to go.

Those interested in dining at the restaurant can enjoy the three-course prix-fixe meal from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Prices for the meal vary based on choice of entree and beverage. Children's meals are half-priced.

The 10-item Thanksgiving meal to-go serves six to eight people and includes a traditional herb-roasted Diestel hen turkey and fixings such as potatoes, stuffing, chutney, gravy, rolls, three side dishes and a dessert, the news release said. Cost is $345 plus tax.

A la carte items vary in price. A Thanksgiving dinner for one is available, as are vegetarian requests. The Thanksgiving menu is at Call (949) 715-9889 for more details.


Cannery giving back during November

The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific in Newport Beach is donating 25% of November sales to Heifer International, a nonprofit that works to end hunger and poverty and teaches people to care for the Earth, according to a news release.

Last year, owner Ron Salisbury and patrons donated $27,000 to the cause.

The Cannery, originally a commercial fish cannery in 1921, serves "the finest seafood available." The restaurant is at 3010 Lafayette Road, Newport Beach. Call (949) 566-0060 to make a reservation or visit



ALISHA GOMEZ is the city editor of the Coastline Pilot. She can be reached at or (714) 966-4618.