June 16, 1998 |
Hundreds of music lovers gathered for the Symphonic Dance of Diamonds, an annual black-tie gala benefit on Saturday that netted more than $200,000--a record--for the Pacific Symphony. Living up to the theme, sparklers glittered everywhere--from the ears of the elegantly attired guests and the swan-like necks of models provided by Tiffany & Co. And what a backdrop. The ballroom stage of the Hyatt Regency Irvine was framed in black velvet, like a gift box for a diamond necklace.
July 24, 1992 |
A man's blue suit is a blue suit, whether it costs $200 or $1,000. But a dramatic tie is personal expression personified. Maybe that's why ties are among the hottest selling menswear items around. "A nice tie almost always draws comments," says salesman David Ghetti at Bullock's Men's Store in South Coast Plaza.
October 9, 1992 |
A Kerchief That Conquers Hermes celebrates the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage with . . . a scarf. That's right, a high twill silk scarf featuring the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria goes for $225. But think of it as an investment, says a spokesman from Barneys New York. The South Coast Plaza boutique is the exclusive Orange County source of the French line. "Any Hermes piece of limited production always goes up in value," he says, "especially the scarves."
January 19, 1993 |
About 150 guests wandered among the treasures at Tiffany & Co. in Costa Mesa on Sunday at a reception presented by the International Visitors and Protocol Foundation of Orange County. The cocktail party was held in honor of the new chief of protocol, Gayle Anderson, and foundation president Dr. Jerrel Richards. The foundation supports the Orange County Office of Protocol, which welcomes dignitaries from foreign countries and promotes international goodwill. Diplomatic Welcome Tiffany & Co.
February 11, 1994 |
Candy and flowers are sweet but so, uh, traditional. Try an unexpected source like the Warner Bros. Studio stores in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, and, as of today's grand opening, in the Brea Mall. "There are gifts that are sentimental, with a sense of humor for all ages," notes spokeswoman Liz Gardner. And many have a romantic slant: Check out silver-plated pins ($10) or a box containing a "fat-free" T-shirt ($20), both featuring Looney Tunes couples.
November 5, 1993 |
"It has the look of the '30s, yet at the same time it's very futuristic" is how Tiffany & Co. spokeswoman Jo Ellen Qualls describes the recently debuted Streamerica Collection. The set of stainless steel pocket knives, key chains, cuff links, watches and desk accessories ($100 to $16,000) was inspired by the streamline era of design--1932 to 1939--most notably the '39 World's Fair and the Hoover Dam, Qualls said. The line marks the first time the jeweler has used the hard, common metal.