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Chef Demo for Fitness


Shawna Rust, a fitness chef based in Orange County will be at West Elm at South Coast Plaza on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. demonstrating simple tricks to create healthy and satisfying meals. During the cooking demo you can enter to win a complimentary day of signature meals delivered right to you.

Shawna’s namesake brand offers a custom meal plan service for clients who value proper nutrition, delicious, high quality food and reliable service.

West Elm is at the Crate & Barrel/Macy’s Home Store Wing of South Coast Plaza.

3333 Bear St #231 in Costa Mesa. 714.662.1960

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The One Stop Makeup and Beauty Lounge


The wait is over for a quick and easy place to go for all your makeup and beauty needs. We just discovered Blushington Makeup and Beauty Lounge in the Atrium Court at Fashion Island, a one-stop shop that provides professional makeup applications at affordable prices.

At Blushington (which has locations in West Hollywood and Dallas, as well), you can choose from signature looks such as smoke and mirrors, cutting edge, life of the party, pure and simple, and simply glowing. You can also go in for expert brow, lash, and waxing services.

Blushington uses and sells top products such as Stila, Becca, Julie Hewett and Kevyn Aucoin, and Temptu for air-brushing, Tweezerman for brows and lashes as well as Embryolisse and Mai Couture.  For special events, Blushington can come to you. They offer an at home service, catering to brides and bridal parties, girls’ night out, proms, and more.

Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Blushington is in the Atrium Court, adjacent to Drybar, at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. 949.640.8800

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Sips and Sweets at Golden Foodie Awards


At the upcoming Golden Foodie Awards on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Fairmont Newport Beach, the top cuisine in Orange County will be honored at the red carpet soiree, and guests can also indulge in decadent samples of sips and sweets for an unprecedented culinary experience. 

For Golden Foodie Awards attendees with a sweet tooth, Valenza Chocolatier, B. Toffee, and Casey’s Cupcakes will showcase their extraordinary treats. Valenza Chocolatier will be creating an exclusive ‘Bonbons of Gold,’ an adult version of a traditional peanut butter cup, wrapped in a 23k edible gold dusted shell. B. Toffee, the ‘Official Toffee of the Golden Foodie Awards,” will offer samplings of delicious handcrafted fine-toffee confections. Casey’s Cupcakes will present the official ‘Golden Velvet Cupcakes,’ red velvet cakes frosted and dusted with 24-carat gold dust and glitter. Delicious “gold kissed spheres” known as Golden Chocolate Rochers by the talented Pastry Chef Jeffrey Kahle of the Fairmont Newport Beach will also be available for sampling.

Delicious libations will be paired with the cornucopia of sweet treats. The golden bubbles of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne will be awaiting guests on the gala dining tables during the ceremony alongside Patron XO, Chambord and fresh roasted Kean Coffee. During the after party, Kean Coffee will serve a Golden Affogato at their Pour-Over Bar. This special combination of drink and dessert will consist of a shot of Golden Mean Espresso drizzled over After's Artisan Vanilla Ice Cream then topped with Golden Caramel and speckled with Guittard Chocolate Shavings.

The Fresh Patron Cocktail Bar will feature the famous Patron Tequila and nekter juices for those interested in an invigorating cocktail. A vibrant and tropical cocktail inspired by Belize, named “Kanantik” (which means “to take care” in Mayan Mopan) will be highlighted at the gala and is hand-crafted by Koire Rogers, Arc Restaurant, using fresh fruits native to Belize and Ketel One. A sweet and juicy seasonal fresh fruit bar by Melissa’s Produce will also be spotlighted.

To be a part of this decadent culinary experience, visit goldenfoodieawards for more information. Ticket prices will increase after Aug. 1st to $200.

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Art, Fashion and Food Converge


Fashion Island and Orange County’s beloved Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach  will partner together for an art, fashion and food series this month on two consecutive Sundays.

From noon to 4 p.m. July 20, the Bloomingdale’s Courtyard lawn will be filled with works from Festival of Arts’ artists who will be showcasing their craft.

Shoppers can enjoy complimentary light bites from featured Fashion Island restaurants such as Fig & Olive, Red O, Lark Creek and Blue C Sushi as they enjoy art and fashion on display.

Informal modeling will highlight the season’s hottest looks from retailers such as Ella Moss, Joie and Trina Turk.

From noon to 3 p.m. July 27, the Atrium lawn will transform into a creative playground for children, with free arts & crafts activities.

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