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Locally Delicious!


Join Avanti Café Thursday for a special community agriculture dinner and celebrate the winter harvest with live music, art and prizes. The five course prix-fixe dinner includes raw, vegan and vegetarian fusion cuisine with two seatings at 6:30 or 8:30 p.m.

Avanti has teamed up with the Palmo Project, and it’s a chance for you to meet local farmers and learn more about their mission of planning sustainable events to support a plant based lifestyle. The cost is $35 per person.

Purchase tickets at Avanti Cafe or online at

Avanti Café is at  259 E 17th St. in Costa Mesa. 949.548.2224.

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Special event at Carrol Boyes


Acclaimed South African designer Carrol Boyes is hosting a special shopping event in support of the UCI Diabetes Center all day Thursday.

Carrol Boyes flagship West Coast store at Fashion Island specializes in contemporary and innovative designs for the kitchen, table top, bath, office and home. The stunning products are made of lead free pewter, stainless steel, aluminum and wood. It’s the perfect place to find whimsical and artistic holiday gifts.

Purchase $150 or more and receive a free gift and 15% of all sales will be donated to he UCI Diabetes Center. Wine and hors d’ouevres will be served from 5 to 10 p.m.

RSVP to or call 949.824.1678.

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.

Carol Boyes is near the Koi Pond at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

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30,000 Meals for OC Families


Today’s great DealGooder offer is featuring Chick-fil-A as its deal and 100% of the profits from both Chick-fil-A and DealGooder will be donated to Chick-fil-A's Give the Gift of Food campaign benefiting SPIN, Human Options and Orange County Rescue Mission. Its goal is to help deliver more than 30,000 hot meals from Chick-fil-A. They delivered 15,000 last year. 

The deal running at is $10 for a $20 Chick-fil-A gift card or $46 for two medium catering trays ($95 value) at Chick-fil-A at Bristol and MacArthur in Santa Ana. You can purchase it here.

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Oh My Nails!


Celebrate the opening of the upscale Oh My Nails! Salon and Spa at Parkview Center in Irvine by saving 20 to 50% off services Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4.  Also, customers can enter to win a spa treatment giveaway over the weekend, and Champagne and hors d’oeurves will be served on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

The extensive menu at Oh My Nails! includes manicures and pedicures, facials, waxing, and makeup applications.  Just in time for holiday gifts, the spa and salon provides gift certificates and pre-purchased spa packages, as well as hosts private events.

Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oh My Nails! Salon and Spa is in Parkview Center at 5325 University Drive in Irvine. 949.786.NAILS (2457.)

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