By Alisha Gomez
10:20 AM PST, November 20, 2012
I'm a big fan of juicing, so I recently checked out Ritual Juice Box at The Camp, which opened a couple of weeks ago.
Ritual Juice Box originated as an online juicing cleanse business, Ritual Wellness, started by Lori C. Kenyon and Marra O. St. Clair.
The company provides "superior, fresh-pressed, 100% organic vegetable and fruit juice cleanse that is packaged in environmentally sound materials and simple enough for busy people to integrate into their life," according to its website.
Try the Spicy Greens, a blend of romaine lettuce, cucumber, celery, pineapple, ginger, turmeric, parsley and lime. And don't sweat the spicy — the juice had a nice touch of flavor without of any of the kick. Other "Greens" juices include Green Lemon — spinach romaine lettuce, kale, celery, cucumber, green apple and lemon — and Clean Greens, a mix of cucumber, romaine, celery, kale, aloe and lemon.
There's also lemonades to "flush toxins and curb cravings," waters to "stimulate digestion and optimize nutrient absorption," mylks, which the company says can be a meal replacement, and blends, juices that are blended together to fit specific needs, such as energy or balance.
Nervous? The shop offers mini-samples for people to try.
The drinks start at $4 for an 8-ounce bottle, although not all come in that size, and run up to $9 for a 16-ounce bottle of juice and $10 for a 16-ounce bottle of a mylk blends.
Ritual Juice Box is at The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., next to Taco Asylum. It's open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Visit the website at http://www.ritualjuicebox.com or call (949) 354-5581.
Learn to sparkle with nontoxic products
Enhance your natural beauty at the "Sparklehearts: Natural Beauty for Girls" event at Roots the Beauty Underground shop in Laguna Beach from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 29.
Moms and daughters will participate in mini-workshops on skin, nails and hair care, all using nontoxic products. Participants also will receive free samples of some of the store's products and a $10 gift card to Roots.
Daughters must be 10 or older. Cost is $50 per family.
Roots is at 384 Forest Ave. #9; (949) 424-4266.
A Polynesian Christmas comes to H.B.
Catch a taste of Melike liki maka with the Kamakani Komohana's Christmas Hoi'ke and Annual Fundraiser at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8. at the Huntington Beach Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave.
The show is a twist on a holiday performance with a combination of traditional and popular Christmas music mixed with the dances of the Polynesian islands.
Kamakani Komohana is a nonprofit that promotes the education of Polynesian culture through song and dance, according to a news release. Members range in age from 5 to 90 years old. Gregg de Castro and the Many Nations Band will perform.
Doors open at 2 p.m., and tickets are a $20 suggested donation.
To buy tickets, or for more information, visit http://www.westwindproductions.com or call (714) 848-3480.
Seeds hosts holiday movie fun
Have a little holiday fun at the Family Movie Night, hosted by Seeds Arts & Education Inc.
The event takes place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Anneliese School's Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road.
Two movies are set to be shown, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Free popcorn and hot cocoa will be provided, and children will have a chance to decorate a sugar cookie. They also are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a blanket. A donation of $10 per family is requested.
For more information, call (949) 322-9597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Tinseltown Christmas' coming to UCI
There's more holiday cheer with UC Irvine's latest musical, "Tinseltown Christmas," which will be at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts starting Dec 1.
The musical takes place on Christmas Eve, with two characters, Steve and Monica, who are neighbors in a Hollywood apartment building and have never gotten along.
The pair are soon paid visits by the ghosts of Jimmy Stewart, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby and Natalie Wood, who come alive from their Christmas movies through Monica's TV, according to a news release.
Performances are 8 p.m. Dec 1, 6, 7 and 8; and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 8. Tickets are $15 for general, $14 for senior, $11 for UCI students.
The campus is at 4000 Mesa Road. Buy tickets at http://www.arts.uci.edu/tickets or call (949) 824-2787.
ALISHA GOMEZ is the city editor of the Coastline Pilot newspaper. She can be reached at email@example.com or (714) 966-4618.