It’s no doubt that Sprinkles is the leader in the cupcake craze, but right here in OC, you can find Divine Desserts in Laguna Niguel which specializes in incredible cupcakes, too. Cordon Bleu trained chef/co-owner Leslie Lewis bakes 20 flavors daily, and she creates custom cakes to die for as well. Try for yourself: Divine Desserts is giving a free cupcake (with the purchase of one) just by mentioning Greer’s OC. Also, for a New Year’s Eve and Day special order a dozen gourmet cupcakes for just $33 or a mini-dozen for $15.
Check out Divine Desserts on Greer’s OC TV.
27261 La Paz Rd. Suite G (by Henry’s Market), Laguna Niguel. 949.305.3355.
It’s not like shopping hasn’t probably consumed you for the last few weeks, but here’s a chance to save money on cool surf/skate/snow apparel. Surfside Sports after Christmas sale is going on through Dec. 28. (Their sales are always great.) All clothing and accessories are reduced 25% to 50%, and besides that, they carry my boys’ favorite jeans: Quiksilver’s Danny Garcia Signature Denim. These jeans are made of CoolMax fabric (which I always thought was reserved for socks) and my boys say they fit like no other.
233 East 17th St. in Costa Mesa. 949.645.4624.
Considering I have yet to purchase even one gift—four days out until Christmas—gift-wrapping seems entirely premature. But for those who are ahead of yourselves this year, by all means check out Cotton Idea Studio in Newport Beach. Not only do they carry great gift wrap, grosgrain ribbon, letterpress tags and accoutrements; they’ll even custom gift wrap for you. Drop-off your gifts for same-day turnaround. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas Eve.
409 31st Street in Newport Beach. 949.673.8000
Here’s another much needed cause during the holiday season (and for that matter all year long.) The Roosters Foundation is holding its 14th Annual Holiday Food Drive Event at Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 400 volunteers, as well as community and military volunteers will package 4,000 boxes of food for needy families throughout Orange County, including 250 boxes each to families of deployed Marines and the California Army National Guard. Each box contains a 16 lb. turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and other items to feed a family of eight and will be distributed by 49 local non-profit organizations. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County is at 8014 Marine Way, in Irvine.