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Goodwill for Vets


Goodwill of Orange County, a social enterprise organization that helps those facing barriers secure jobs that provide purpose opened its fitness center (free of charge) to vets shut out by the shutdown as well as the ongoing availability of employment support services for O.C. veterans via its Enduring Independence program. Goodwill is actively enrolling and placing veterans in competitive jobs, and appealing to employers by highlighting the advantages of hiring veterans.

The Goodwill Fitness Center is Orange County’s only gym specifically designed for people living with physical disabilities or chronic illness and Goodwill is currently extending access to its state-of-the-art facilities to otherwise healthy Orange County-based veterans whose regular VA gyms may be impacted by the shutdown. Goodwill's Fitness Center at 1601 E. St. Andrew Place in Santa Ana. 1.888.623.4823 or email for more information.

To learn more about the wide array of services offered by Goodwill of Orange County, visit

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Spa Gregorie’s Giveaway


For the past 15 years, Spa Gregorie’s, SoCal’s leading day spa with locations in Newport Beach, Del Mar and a new state-of-the art location in Rancho Santa Margarita, has raised the bar in progressive and luxury treatments. Spa Gregorie’s offers a unique blend of professional services designed to enhance the lives of each client. And it gives back to the community like no other, among its many charitable acts, the spa received a Humanitarian Award for it support of the Women's Cancer Research Foundation's and is a founding member of the Green Spa Network.

Spa Gregorie’s has partnered with Greer’s OC to offer a fantastic gift bag to one lucky reader. Simply like Greer’s OC Facebook fan page and make a comment to enter to win. We’ll announce the winner on Friday. The gift bag contains items from Arcona, L’Oreal, Spa G, Epicuren, Kerastase, Glo Minerals, ORE and much more.

Spa Gregorie’s newest Rancho Santa Margarita location features eleven sparkling treatment suites; a luxurious wet room customized for healing and therapeutic body services; anti-stress zero gravity chairs in the luxurious manicure and pedicure suite; as well as
meditation stations equipped with digital tablets. There’s an LED-enhanced “starry night” ceiling façade in the quiet relaxation room; eucalyptus steam rooms and locker rooms for men and women; a stylish retail and reception area, and a six station loft-inspired salon.

Reservations are recommended for spa services and can be made by calling Spa Gregorie's Newport Beach at 949.644.6672, Rancho Santa Margarita at 949.858.9455 or Del Mar at 858.481.6672. To visit the Spa online, go to Spa Gregorie’s is open seven days a week; Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Balboa Bay Resort Special at $229, 40% off


Newport’s only waterfront resort is offering a special at $229 at Travlelzoo through Jan. 31, 2014. A 500-square-foot Courtyard room for two at $ with a private veranda, and bottle of wine to enjoy in the room (reg. $35); plus valet parking and nightly hospitality fee (reg. $48) Book online here.

Balboa Bay Resort is at 1221 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach.


$45 -- Newport: Brunch or Sunset Cruise w/Drinks for 2

Two can enjoy the morning sun together or toast to the night with a choice of a two-hour brunch or sunset cruise for more than 60% off. You can book online here through Travelzoo. The special is good through March 23, 2014 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Deo Juvante Yacht Charters at 3101 West Coast Hwy, #210 in Newport Beach.








Viceroy Palm Springs Spa Day w/massage and pool
Spend the day at the Viceroy Palm Springs for a relaxing spa day at the resort’s Estrella Spa. Vogue calls it the place to “play the pampered starlet.”  For $139 you’ll receive a 60-min. massage and 30-min. scrub (reg. $255) with your choice of Swedish, deep tissue or reflexology techniques for the massage.

The Estrella signature scrub is a custom salt treatment infused with an aromatherapy blend of lemongrass, lavender and sage to exfoliate and moisturize the body. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of bubbly and can take advantage of an all day pass at the resort's three pools, fitness center and spa amenities. You can purchase the Travelzoo deal here.

 Estrella Spa at Viceroy Palm Springs is at 415 S. Belardo Road in Palm Springs.

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Paint the Town Pink Fashion Event


Join us at Los Cerritos Center’s signature Paint the Town Pink fashion event celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. You can “Think Pink” and experience a luxurious fashion lounge, a fashion show featuring fall collections from select Los Cerritos Center retailers and enjoy an evening of shopping while supporting a great cause.

The first 500 guests to arrive at Paint the Town Pink and walk the pink carpet will receive a signature Think Pink Fashion Tote filled with items donated by Los Cerritos Center shops and partners. The Think Pink Lounge will open at 5 p.m. and include Kaiser Permanente and Nordstrom Lingerie Department displays, foods from California Pizza Kitchen and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar and signature pink mocktails.

The Paint the Town Pink Fashion Show will kick-off at 6 p.m. and showcase the latest fall trends from Nordstrom, Macy’s, New York & Company, GUESS, The Limited, White House Black Market, bebe, Cache and more with hair by Regis Salon and make-up compliments of M-A-C Cosmetics. Seating for the fashion show opens on at 5 p.m.

Shoppers can also take advantage of special breast cancer awareness products offered at the participating retail stores from 5 to 9 p.m.

Los Cerritos Center is at 239 Los Cerritos Center in Cerritos.

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