June 3, 2013 |
The Land of Nod has come to the Mall of Malls: South Coast Plaza. The children's decor store, part of the Crate & Barrel empire, opened its first West Coast store over the weekend in Costa Mesa. Discriminating toddlers with a taste for the modern can make-believe in play houses and pedal around play cars while moms and dads browse bed ensembles, coat racks, gliders and rugs. PHOTOS: Land of Nod at South Coast Plaza The 4,255-square-foot space, on Level 3 of the shopping center's Crate & Barrel wing, follows three Land of Nods in suburban Chicago and one in Seattle.
February 2, 2013 |
Brittany, on the Atlantic coast of France, is famous for its shellfish. The most prized oysters come from Cancale, and the bouchot mussels, just an inch or so long, are tender and sweet. One bowl of those dainty mussels steamed in white wine and shallots turned me into a lifetime mussel lover. Here, Carlsbad Aquafarm in San Diego County sells bags of mussels grown off the California coast at the Hollywood and Santa Monica farmers markets. You can also find some wonderful mussel dishes at restaurants.
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December 2, 2012 |
It's Day 3 of his four-day visit, and, of course, Yuki Izuka - for the third time - is back at South Coast Plaza. Sporting black slacks, leather tote, a pinstripe jacket and crisp tie, the pharmacist from Gunma, Japan, heads straight for the most glittering of shops: Tiffany. He's on a mission to find a ring for his wife. "It is very expensive - but even more expensive in my home," he says. "Better if I can get something here. " Skipping tariffs and taxes, foreign shoppers flush with cash fill their Southern California trips with shopping sprees at places like South Coast Plaza, and increasingly, employees at the luxury shopping center are taking extraordinary steps to host them, trained to fulfill the tiniest of needs.
October 10, 2012 |
Rag & Bone , the men's and women's fashion line created by British CFDA-winners David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, opened its first Los Angeles-area flagship last week. The two-story, approximately 9,000-square-foot space is at 8533 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. EVENTS Fashion designer John Varvatos is scheduled to make an appearance at 6 p.m. Thursday to celebrate the opening of his shop-in-shop at Bloomingdale's Century City.
November 20, 2011
Location: 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, at the 405 Freeway and Bristol Street. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sun. Known for: The largest shopping center in California, South Coast Plaza is the Rodeo Drive of the O.C., with nearly every luxury brand in the universe under one roof. The mall has 250 boutiques and 30 restaurants. What you'll find: Almost everything you could ever want or need. Anchor stores are Bloomingdale's (the best one in Southern California)
September 12, 2010 |
Actress Eva Mendes, clad in lavender Dior, lingered after the ribbon-snipping ceremony at the newly renovated Christian Dior boutique in South Coast Plaza, chatting with guests at the cocktail reception Sept. 1 about, among other things, her admiration for Dior designer John Galliano. "It's the age of stylists, when nobody wants to take risks," Mendes said. "Galliano is out of the box. The difficulty for me is narrowing down the selections to choose what I want to wear. " Top company executives traveled from Paris and New York for the store-opening celebration and included Sidney Toledano, president and chief executive of Christian Dior Couture; and Pamela Baxter, president of Christian Dior Inc. They welcomed more than 150 party-goers who came to show their support for the Dream Guild of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation , which received a portion of sales related to the opening.