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Weekend: Unwind in Santa Monica!


Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica’s charming oceanfront resort, is currently offering the All in One package to locals and you deserve a break! The amazing package includes a relaxing 60-minute massage as well as lunch at Coast, the beach-side café and bar. With the soothing sound of the California waves as your soundtrack, you can enjoy beachside cuisine fresh from the water.

Although the warm sand can be nice between your toes, you don't want to risk your relaxing feeling after the massage. As part of the package, you can skip the sand and soak in the sun by the recently re-crafted oceanside pool. While soaking in the view, you will feel refreshed after sitting by the pool renovated by Obama White House designer Michael Smith. And, the package wouldn't be called "All in One" if it didn't include Valet parking. Click here for to take advantage of this special offer!


Hope for Olive Crest Kids!

Olive Crest KidsCelebrate an evening of gourmet food prepared by “Top Chef” star Fabio Viviani at the popular springtime fundraising event, Harvesting Hope for the Olive Crest Kids on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach.

At the unique culinary event Chef Fabio will prepare one of his signature Italian specialties. There will also be gourmet culinary stations, a cupcake tasting table from Casey’s Cupcakes, and a chance to sample fine wine with admission to a Premier tasting room at an additional charge.

Bid on luxury items at silent and live auctions and enjoy music by DJ Trey Jarvis.

Individual tickets cost $195 (or individual tickets with Premier Tasting for $220).

Proceeds will benefit Olive Crest’s Project Independence, a transitional living program for safe and affordable housing that also provides a support network and teaches essential life skills to foster youth.

One of the highlights at the event will be a moving presentation by those who have benefited from Project Independence. Big Canyon Country Club is at One Big Canyon Drive in Newport Beach. You can purchase tickets online, at


Living Lessons!

Living LessonsThe Center for Living Peace is continuing sustainable living lessons with an Edible Garden Design & Seed Starting class Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. The Ecology Center and Jonathan Davis of the Fullerton Arboretum will present a workshop on how plant from seeds, select the best planting area, and choose ideal companion plants for optimal production. You can learn more at Contact Sabrina Talukder at for any questions.

Center For Living Peace is at University Center shopping complex at 4139 Campus Drive in Irvine. 949.854.5500.





Classic Mary Jane!

Manolo BlahnikIf you love Manolo Blahnik shoes as much as we do, you’ll treasure this classic Mary Jane charm. Manolo Blahnik just teamed up with Tous, a Spanish jewelry designer, to launch a darling miniature version of the Campari shoe (made famous by “Sex and The City”). Think of it as a grown up, sophisticated bronzed baby shoe.

And on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m., Tous South Coast Plaza celebrates the launch of the Campari shoe charm with a party. A sterling silver small Campari charm starts at $155, and goes up to $1635 for an 18k gold charm with diamond on the strap.

Level 1, at Crate & Barrell Wing at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. 714.668.1212.


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