| Oct 10, 2014
| 5:18 PM
For Jill Robinson, it was a dream come true to see Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe host a fashion show at Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza.
"She inspired me to lose 60 pounds, so now I can wear cute clothes," Robinson said.
Robinson was one of 1,200 fans...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Shoppers won't need a passport to browse a spread of ultra-light down jackets, cashmere sweaters and Supima T-shirts made from Japanese retailer Uniqlo.
The international brand opened its first Southern California store last month at South Coast Plaza,...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:31 PM
With fall just around the corner, now is the perfect time to revamp your wardrobe. Whether you want to polish your image for an upcoming job interview, put together the perfect outfit for a special occasion or update what's in your closet, you'll find...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:26 PM
With etiquette experts imposing a post-Labor Day moratorium on white clothing, shoes and belts, fashion designers are stowing summer apparel and dressing the well-heeled in dark-colored fall pieces.
Linen? Out. Leather? In.
For 10 days, select Orange...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:48 PM
The Ruby's Diner at 428 E. 17th St. in Costa Mesa will reopen Thursday as Ruby's Dinette. The new concept advances the diner's look a couple of decades — from the well-known 1940s theme of red vinyl booths, Formica counters and juke boxes, to what a...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:37 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts remains the cornerstone of culture in Orange County.
The ever-constant devotion of a confederation of local guilds has, over some three-plus decades, provided a combination of enthusiastic moral and financial support....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Manhattan style arrived in Costa Mesa on the evening of June 7 as the Art of Dining unfolded at South Coast Plaza. Benefiting the Orange County Museum of Art, the very chic night at the plaza raised an impressive $460,000 in support of the art museum's...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:54 PM
A First World family feud and a lights-out epiphany in Central America resulted in two of this year's most talked-about launches at the 2014 International CES, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show, held each January in Las Vegas.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Donna Karan and Nordstrom South Coast Plaza invited some 40 fashionistas to an early holiday luncheon in the designer salon on the second floor of the mighty retailer.
The occasion was an exclusive preview of the pre-spring 2014 Karan collection....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:26 PM
The Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) launched its 2013/14 charitable lecture series in grand style this past week. Wolfram Koeppe, the curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, graced the Oct. 15 Decorative Arts Society reception as the very...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:53 PM
SoulCycle, a trendy brand of spinning that enthusiasts claim as life-changing, may be coming soon to Newport Beach — its first Orange County location.
The lease has not been finalized, but the city granted a minor use permit Thursday to clear...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:44 PM
He worked on wardrobe design for stars Loretta Young and Marilyn Monroe through his association with the house of Jean Louis. His film and television credits for costume design run the gamut from the classics to the comics.
He is Maxwell Barr,...