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Introducing, Greer’s Girl Andrea Hammer


We are thrilled to announce that are newest Greer’s Girl is Andrea Hammer, a new contributor to our site.  She fits right in perfectly, with a love for food, fashion and all things Orange County.

Andrea is a senior television and broadcast journalism major at Chapman University, with a minor in public relations. A Pittsburgh native, Andrea has made Southern California her home, taking advantage of all the beaches, shopping, and dining that Orange County has to offer. While at Chapman, Andrea reported for Chapman News and interned at Collins Avenue Entertainment in Los Angeles. 

Andrea is also busy on the women's tennis team at Chapman and competed in the NCAA National Championships for both singles and doubles in 2014. When Andrea isn't on the tennis court or in class, she's browsing blogs, cooking with friends, or taking a spin class at her favorite cycling studio.

She has a passion for media and it's ability to deliver a message, connect people, and inspire others. 

Andrea will be covering fashion, food and trends for Greer’s OC and we are thankful to have her.

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Patchwork Santa Ana


You can shop, eat, and enjoy your day while supporting local artisans at the Patchwork Show Santa Ana on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It’s a huge festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music. You can find clothing for men, women and kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, garden finds, home goods, plushies, crochet and knit items, pet gear, kits and patterns, bath and body goodies and more.

Patchwork is free to attend and is spread out over three different streets among local galleries, museums and a handful of restaurants and bars.

Patchwork Show Santa Ana is at 2nd at Sycamore Street in Santa Ana.

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Garden Fusions Dinner at Sherman Library & Gardens


Experience an exclusive “Garden Fusions” three-course dinner at Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar on Wednesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. 

The theme will be Artful Displays – From Gardens to Plates designed to highlight the inaugural Sherman Gardens sculpture exhibit “Metaling in the Garden” by Laguna Nursery and Ruben Flores. Garden Fusion dinners features Chef Pascal working in tandem with the guest horticulturist to best relate the dinner to the theme.

During hors d’ouevres, Mr. Flores will discuss art in gardens and how to best display outdoor art while adding color and drama. Chef Pascal Olhat will offer an “Art You Can Eat” tableside cooking demonstration. Guests will start with a cheese and fruit platter and and then enjoy a beet salad. Entrée choices include a braid of salmon and halibut steamed and served with sorrel vermouth sauce; or, a roast stuffed free range chicken mousseline with truffle sauce. For dessert, there’s a mini croque en bouche.

A signature drink is included during hors d’oeuvres.  Other beverages, tip and tax not included. For Friends of Sherman Library & Gardens the cost is $55 per person; non-members the cost is $65 per person.

For reservations, call Café Jardin at 949.673.0033.

Sherman Library & Gardens is at 2647 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar.

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James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour


Escape to San Diego for an incredible culinary weekend getaway that you’ll never forget. The James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour partnered with The Lodge at Torrey Pines for an exclusive farm-to-table culinary event on May 29-31 with an alfresco dinner prepared by celebrity chefs.

Mention “LA Times” for 10% off the two-night room package at 

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is at 11480 N Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla.

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