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Win and Wine!


We're giving away two tickets to one lucky person to the STARS of Santa Barbara at South Coast Plaza—an incredible summer food and wine fest benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of OC. All that you have to do is send an e-mail to and the winner will be notified at noon Wednesday. (Thats a $200 value.) Good luck!

The event will be held "under the stars" in the Garden Terrace on Wednesday, from 7 to 10 p.m. at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Jason Bentley, KCRWs music director and host of "Morning Becomes Eclectic," will be the DJ and emcee. Enjoy wine selections from more than 40 of Santa Barbaras finest wineries, delicious cuisine from South Coast Plaza's award-winning restaurants; music and a one-of-a-kind silent auction. Tickets cost $75 in advance, $100 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit or call 310.451.7600. The Garden Terrace at South Coast Plaza (outdoors, between Nordstrom and Macys) in Costa Mesa.

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“Live from New York, it’s Henry Segerstrom”


Last night, Henry Segerstrom received a Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. Mr. Segerstrom, developer of South Coast Plaza and founding chairman of the OC Performing Arts Center and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts was honored for his lifetime of commitment to the arts. This season’s bicoastal partnership between Carnegie Hall and the Segerstrom Center marked the first time in its 120-year history that Carnegie Hall has partnered with a performing arts center outside of New York!

You can watch a video of the event here. 

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Dippin’ Dots For Charity


As far as I know, OC’s only full-service Dippin’ Dots store is in Fountain Valley. It’s the source for Dippin’ Dots, or Ice Cream of the Future, ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice available in more than 30 flavors including mint chocolate, rainbow ice, and Georgia peach. Dippin’ Dots comes in fat free, low fat and no sugar added varieties too. They can even morph Dots into ice cream cakes, milkshakes, sundaes, and floats.

Stop in Dippin’ Dots anytime Friday, and 20% of the proceeds from your purchase will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Just bring in this flyer.

Dippin’ Dots, touted as “the world’s coldest ice cream” is flash-frozen—a technique discovered by a microbiologist who went crazy with cryogenic research and discovered the wildest of all frozen desserts.
Open noon to 9 p.m.
18011 Newhope Street, Suite D in Fountain Valley. 714.430.1480.

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Dream Prizes Here


Here’s proof that you too can win an incredible prize just by purchasing a $150 raffle ticket that will benefit the Irvine Public Schools Foundation, and ultimately put you down as a contender for the 7th Annual Irvine Dream Stakes Home Raffle. The grand prize winner, selected in August, will receive a luxury high-rise condo in Irvine valued at more than $700,000, or they can opt for $500,000 in cash.

Leading up to the grand prize are a series of “early bird” prizes. On Friday, a new BMW was the prize, and the winner is Mark Maddox and his wife Suzanne (pictured above). They were just pulling out of their Irvine driveway heading to Pismo Beach to mark their first vacation since their first child was born. They heard the good news and took a shortcut to Sterling BMW for a photo op and to check out the car. They have one week to decide if they will take the BMW or the $20K. He had purchased five tickets—-and hit the jackpot on Friday.

Next up on the early bird list is the “OCeanfront” prize. Just purchase a ticket before June 19, to be entered to win a dream vacation at all six of OC’s best OCeanfront resorts. It includes one night, spa treatment and dinner at each hotel: Montage Laguna Beach, Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Surf and Sand Resort, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, Balboa Bay Club & Resort and the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach.

Other upcoming prizes include dinner for eight hosted by Chef Cathy Pavlos at Irvine’s Lucca Cafe, two nights at the Island Hotel Newport Beach, four rounds of golf at the world-class Pelican Hill Golf Club and a year’s worth of free car washes from Pacific Coast Auto Spa.

Proceeds benefit the 27,000 students of the Irvine Unified School District.

To order tickets and learn more call 949.734.6873 or visit Irvine Dream Stakes.

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