November 29, 2013 |
Despite heavy rain in some parts of the Southland, shoppers still turned out at malls early Friday, although crowds appeared significantly thinner than on Thanksgiving night. At the Grove, a line had formed down the block for the 7 a.m. opening of British retailer Topshop Topman. Several other popular stores, including Apple, Banana Republic and Nordstrom, had few or no people in line before the doors opened. Amber Cordero of North Hollywood has been shopping on Black Friday since she was 12. The 17-year-old works at Kmart and ended her shift at 2 a.m. Friday morning.
October 2, 2013 |
Style expert George Kotsiopoulos is scheduled to host the opening night fashion show at 6:30 Thursday to kick off a weekend celebration of fashion, beauty and home style at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Kotsiopoulos, of E's "Fashion Police," is to co-host with Merle Ginsberg of the Hollywood Reporter, which is co-sponsor of the weekend's activities. The fashion show, on Level One of the Jewel Court, will present designs by Bruni, Canali, Chloe, Dior, Fendi, Lanvin, Max Mara, Oscar de la Renta, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace.
August 31, 2013 |
At this point, it's hard to imagine Californian and Mediterranean cuisines without tomatoes. But that was the case until the tomato plant was discovered in Mexico by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, and from there it disseminated to the rest of the Americas and the Mediterranean. In some climates, New Jersey, say, the tomato season is short. Not so in Southern California. We'll be enjoying our heirlooms and beefsteaks well into November. Right now, the season is at its height, and tomatoes play star roles on menus, from the BLT to haute cuisine.
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.