The new Asian fusion dining spot, Digg's Restaurant & Bar in Huntington Beach, just started offering a weekend brunch, along with weekly specials including Local Love Mondays, where Huntington Beach residents receive 20% off and Ladies Night Wednesdays, featuring various food and drink specials for the ladies.
Digg's ambiance is perfect for group dinners, romantic dates or a casual drink at the bar. Dinner favorites include the dakine, tender-sliced, marinated beef with broccoli and onions in a Mongolian sauce around a steamed rice pyramid; salmon pesto penne; Hawaiian Hali (Alaskan halibut filet crusted with macadamia nuts and topped with Island salsa); and local favorite Brazilian Acai Bowls (exotic acai berry and assorted fruit topped with granola and drizzled with honey).
Digg's is open from 3 p.m. on weekdays, and from 10 a.m. Saturday and Sundays at 8052 Adams Ave. in Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714) 960-3670 or visit http://www.diggsrestaurant.com.
Tiffany Locks the key to your sweetie's heart
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Tiffany & Co. at South Coast Plaza is offering the latest Tiffany Locks collection. No doubt it will be a Valentine's gift must-have.
Tiffany Locks feature detailed pendants and charms (some even function as actual locks). Choose from vintage, heart, half-circle and round shapes in 18-karat yellow and rose gold or sterling silver. The precious metals are either hammered for texture or polished to a high gleam, creating a distinctive look of stylish urban hardware or lustrous heirlooms. Prices range from $100 to $5,500.
Tiffany Locks also include a heart pendant handcrafted in platinum and covered with pavé diamonds ($5,500), and Tiffany captures Valentine's Day in brilliant color, too. A cushion-cut pink tourmaline of 14.31 carats is showcased in a diamond and platinum ring—a spectacular beauty for $18,000.
Wrapped in the Tiffany Blue Box, these exclusive jewelry designs create a memorable Valentine's Day.
The store is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday on Level 1 near Nordstrom at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 540-5330 or visit http://www.tiffany.com.
Museum hosts art auction
Fall in love with art at the Laguna Art Museum and attend an auction fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. At the fun, art-loving event, you can bid on works from more than 100 premier California artists and enjoy foods from Watermarc and Pelican Hill, wines by Columbia Crest, an ice bar from Ketel One Vodka, desserts by Simply Sweet Cakery, live music and a surprise live art performance.
The theme of Art Auction 2011 is "Love" inspired by participating artist George Herms, who stamps his art with the word "Love." The fundraiser will benefit the education and exhibition programs at Laguna Art Museum.
You can preview the art auction from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday at Laguna Art Museum, or view the art online at http://www.lagunaartmuseum.org.
Any unsold art will be for sale in a post-auction from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Tickets to Art Auction 2011 cost $125 for museum members and $150 for non-members, and can be purchased online or by calling Sarah Strozza at (949) 494-8971, ext. 219. The museum is at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach.
'One Love' for your love
Enjoy Valentine's Day with a night of reggae music at "One Love," a festival and tribute to Bob Marley from 6 to 11 p.m. at Club M in Laguna Beach. Special live performances include Pato Banton, Grammy Award-nominated for Best Reggae Album; Rebel Rockers and World Anthem. Cost is $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. Club M is at 1278 Glenneyre St. in Laguna Beach. For more information, call (949) 573-8624 or visit club.mosunclubm.com/index1.php
Sweet deals at Island Hotel
Calling all chocolate connoisseurs! Back by popular demand is the Cocoa Lounge, a chocolate dessert haven at the Palm Terrace at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. It's offering chocolate decadence from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday until Feb. 26.
Executive Pastry Chef Michael Owens will tempt you with delicious artistic creations that include banana chocolate mousse cake, white chocolate strawberry shortcake, triple chocolate cupcakes, double chocolate fudge s'mores and Manjari obsession in chocolate cups, plus lollipops, peanut caramels, port chocolates, coconut almond bars and much more — served among displays of chocolate statues and chocolate velour.
The cost is $18 per person (tax and gratuities not included). And here's a hot tip: During the month of February, order a two-or-more-course dinner Tuesday through Saturday at Palm Terrace Restaurant and receive complimentary entrance into the heavenly Cocoa Lounge.
Here's a sweet deal for your Valentine! Consider giving your Valentine a luxurious spa treatment and chocolate indulgence through February at the Island Hotel. You can book a 60-minute spa treatment at the award-winning spa and then follow with a visit to the Cocoa Lounge — a chocolate dessert buffet like no other.
At the spa, choose from a Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy massage, pregnancy massage, deep cleansing facial, gentlemen's facial therapy, aromatherapy facial, honey hibiscus hydrating facial, OC facial drench or organic carrot vitamin facial.
The cost is $130, including the Cocoa Lounge dessert buffet (tax and gratuities not included). To book an appointment or arrange to give as a Valentine's Day gift, call (949) 759-0808. (These 60-minute spa treatments normally cost $140, so this is a sweet deal.) The Island Hotel is at 690 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 759-0808 or visit http://www.theislandhotel.com.
GREER WYLDER writes Greer's OC for the Huntington Beach Independent each Thursday and the Daily Pilot and Coastline Pilot each Friday. She's the founder and president of greersoc.com, a free daily e-mail service that provides the latest in Orange County fashion, dining, music, events and trends. Her blog can be viewed http://www.greersoc.com and she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.