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Lasting Love Gift Valentine’s Gift With Purchase


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, is offering a ‘Double the Love’ promo, just spend $50 or more and get a complimentary Lasting Love Necklace worth $89.

You can get your gift with purchase until Saturday, February 14 or until supplies last!

At you can shop for affordably priced, but high-end-design-inspired collections for women called the Marisa Kenson Collection. You can choose from stylish denim, dresses, skirts, tops, jackets and coats, active wear, shorts and even jewelry.

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Babette’s Cocktails and Valentine’s Celebrations


Next week, Babette’s at Newport Coast, the East Coast-born New American eatery is planning a special Fords Gin cocktail event on Tuesday, February 10 and on Saturday, February 14, you can order off the regular menu and there will be romance -inspired cocktails and a few special dishes for Valentine’s Day.

On Tuesday, Dushan Zaric of The 86 Company will be joining Babette's to discuss all things Fords Gin. Fords cocktails will be flowing, and it’s best to call to reserve a seat.

Babette’s Fords evening cocktail menu includes a Fords Martini with Fords Gin, Noilly Pratt Dry Vermouth, Reagan's No.6 Orange Bitters- orange twist; a Fords Sour with Fords Gin, lemon, sugar, egg white, Reagan's No.6 Orange Bitters-nutmeg, orange peel; or a Tom Fords Collins with Fords Gin, lemon, sugar, soda- lemon peel. There is also a Fords Bitter Brown with Fords Gin, Averna, Punt e Mess, Jerry Thomas bitters- orange peel; or a Fords Army Navy with Fords Gin, Orgeat, lemon, Angostura Bitters and cinnamon.

On Valentine’s Day, you can order off the regular menu, no prix-fixed menus, just a few special dishes and special cocktails will include Act 2, Sc. 2, Capulet's Orchard with Pimm's No. 1, Fords Gin, Mandarine Napoleon, Falernum, lemon- mint; and a Honeymoon Cocktail with St. George Apple Brandy, Pierre Ferrand Dry Orange Curaçao, Benedictine and lemon.

Valentine’s Day special dishes include an amuse bouche with beet mustard, pickled baby onions, fennel, blood orange, herbs and crostini.

And a main course, RR Ranch Filet Mignon (organic-grass fed) with lentils du puy, cippolini onions,  roasted baby carrots and Bordelaise.

For dessert, there’s a decadent chocolate fudge cake with salted caramel, carmelized bananas and hazelnuts.

Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.

7962 E Coast Highway at Newport Coast. 949.715.9915.

Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging.

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Room & Board Open House and Giveaway


Room & Board South Coast Plaza Village is hosting a special open house weekend on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 showcase their 2015 collection of beautifully designed, American-made furniture and accessories.

You can discover modern design inspired sofas and chairs to dining options and kids' furniture. Also, stop by for complimentary refreshments from SusieCakes and enter for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to Room & Board.

And in honor of Room & Board's new 2015 Collection, they're giving away their best-selling Lars chair, handcrafted in Vermont using solid wood and high-quality leather (and valued at $1,299!).

Enter the giveaway here.

Room & Board is at 1661 West Sunflower Ave. in Santa Ana. 714.549.5995.

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What’s New in New Media?


The Orange County Press Club presents: What's new in New Media on Monday, February 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.
Join three leading Orange County New Media experts as they discuss the future of New Media, trends, issues and progress.

Q & A will follow the panel, moderated by Press Club board member Greer Wylder, of Greer's OC.

Paul Roberts of OC Talk Radio, Orange County's only all-talk Internet radio station.
Jon Rettinger of TechnoBuffalo, an Irvine-based, technology news and review website.
Jerry Sullivan, OC Business Journal editor in chief, covering Orange County's companies, industries and businesspeople.

The Center Club will provide complimentary valet, coffee, tea, and cookies. The event is free.


The Center Club is at 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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