Affluent Goods, an upscale consignment shop, has a slew of high-end brand offerings. (Coastline Pilot / December 12, 2012)

"People don't realize how much a song can mean to someone," group founder Randy Pryor said in a statement. "The groups are happy to take requests, and while they never forget the reason for the season, they are dedicated to the idea that Christmas is fun."

Pryor has produced five CDs of the groups' holiday music, the latest of which will be available to guests at Five Crowns.

Five Crowns is at 3801 E. Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar; (949) 760-0331, or for more information and to make reservations.


South Coast Plaza Happenings

A rash of stores has opened at South Coast Plaza: fine watch designers Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe Corner, IWC Schaffhausen, the newly-remodeled Tourneau, and Vacheron Constantin.

Locally based Fringe, which offers fast-fashion trends for women and young women, opened up in the Crate and Barrel Home Store wing and skin/bodycare shop L'Occitane en Provence is set to open mid-January, according to a news release.

Chef Signings: Food Network Tyler Florence will be promoting his new book, "Tyler Florence Fresh," at 11 a.m. Friday. For details, call (714) 751-1166.

And don't forget Santa's Village and holiday crafts in the Carousel Court and Macy's Home Store wing, as well as Santa's Express Train and Santa's Reindeer Carousel, both $1 each. Complementary hot cider and hot cocoa are served in the Garden Terrace on the weekends.


Craft Guild show

As long as there's no rain, the Laguna Craft Guild will host its art show from 9 a.m. to sundown Sunday at the cobblestones of Main Beach, 335 S. Coast Hwy.

More than 30 artists will be selling unique and handcrafted paintings, glassblowers, textile artists, potters, jewelry and other things, according to a news release.

No cost to attend the event. More information is at or call (949) 228-6206.

ALISHA GOMEZ is the managing editor of the Coastline Pilot and Huntington Beach Independent newspapers. She can be reached at or (714) 966-4618.