| Dec 26, 2011
| 7:12 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — It's been a busy couple of years for Fashion Island, which added 40 new stores and restaurants as part of a $100-million cash infusion.
As the wave of change for the Irvine Co.-owned coastal shopping center trickles off — this...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:44 PM
More than 100 women dressed in their finest holiday attire came together in the Grand Ballroom of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort for a Christmas luncheon benefiting the 1221 Club student scholarship fund sponsored by the Balboa Bay Club.
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:24 PM
More than 200 guests celebrated the Children's Bureau Clambake at the Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine, in early June.
The culinary staff of the Island Hotel in Newport Beach prepared a wonderful summer feast of barbecued steak and grilled lobster as the...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Corona del Mar High School juniors Andrew Boukather and Cole Friedman used to shop at Jack's Surfboards in Corona del Mar Plaza.
But this summer, the friends and business partners are selling a line of shirts from their newly launched Spruce Clothing...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 7:32 PM
Style mavens who have seen films like "The Devil Wears Prada" or have been to New York's Fashion Week are well aware of the stress, attire expectations, expense and name dropping required for admission to most Lincoln Center runway shows.
| Jan 21, 2012
| 3:37 PM
Cotton on Kids landed in Irvine last week, marking its first U.S. appearance from Australia.
The children's apparel line, an offshoot of parent company Cotton On, rolled out its first three U.S. locations in Irvine, Brea and Torrance this month.
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:17 PM
It is no simple task to cast a magic spell over a social event.
On Sept. 19 in the garden of Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, the executive team of Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza welcomed 100 guests for a 45th anniversary celebration dinner. The operative...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:52 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Andrea Popa Williams knows 22 points on every woman's body that hold the potential for fashion greatness or disaster.
As proprietor of Andrea's Couture in Corona del Mar, which specializes in high-end custom gowns, it's her job to...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Some women will always be style icons. Case in point: Brigitte Bardot, the inspiration behind the shop Bardot, a clothing and accessories boutique for women in Newport Beach.
The French actress, singer and model is owner Dana Harmon's personal style...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:56 PM
Nothing smells lovelier than the scent of orange blossoms.
Just ask Gwyneth Paltrow, one of the many fans of 88 Orange, the Costa Mesa-based maker of clothing, body and home products infused with an orange blossom scent.
"She loves our clothes and is...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:03 PM
Like little tasty somethings straight off the pages of a children's coloring book, these French macarons come in hues not normally found in the edible color spectrum.
Showing off shades seemingly inspired by Crayola — a sunny yellow lemon, rosy...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 9:50 PM
It is about 8 a.m. on a Saturday in Newport Beach.
The town is still quiet, but at a swank Irvine Co. office building in Fashion Island cars are pulling up in the front circular drive. They are full of a diverse group of people who have signed up for...