To honor its late founder Henry Segerstrom, who died in February, South Coast Plaza is opening an exhibition called "Courage of Imagination."
Press materials describe it this way: "Through dozens of vintage photographs, archival videos, informative descriptions and a selection of major sculptures by Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet and Joan Miró, the exhibition reveals the remarkable story of Henry Segerstrom, beginning with his early years as the child of farmers through his rise to one of Southern California's most honored civic, business and cultural leaders. By telling this story, the exhibition encapsulates the history of Orange County itself, from a largely rural area into a thriving center of art and commerce."
The exhibition is to be open May 8 through 31 in a gallery in the mall's Jewel Court, near Macy's in the shopping center at 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.
The Gilt City Warehouse Sale is slated to return to Los Angeles for a two-day shopping party May 15 and 16 at Siren Studios, 6063 W. Sunset Blvd. Merchandise includes designer apparel and accessories for men, women and children, home decor and more at up to 80% off retail. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be served. The event is divided into shopping sessions with admission to a preview from 7 to 9 p.m May 15 at $25 and a session from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. May 15 at $20; Other sessions are $10 and are on May 16 from 9 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased as www.gilt.com/LAWHS
Thyme Cafe & Market is hosting a one-day Mother's Day-themed pop-up shop on Saturday, featuring Silver Lake Farms, Janna Conner Designs and Food By Emily, to offer gifts for the mom in your life. Items will include handmade chocolates, meals to go, handcrafted jewelry and flowers. (Place orders by Wednesday online or at (310) 399-8800 for the to-go meals. See the menu here.) The pop-up is to be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thyme Cafe, 1630 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica.
Greg Armas, who owned the boutique Scout Los Angeles until relocating to New York in 2008 and opening Assembly New York, has a presence again in SoCal. Armas recently opened Assembly Los Angeles at 7977 Melrose Ave. The multi-designer boutique is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Shoe purveyor Tanya Heath Paris has opened its first U.S. store, at 108 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. Tanya Heath specializes in shoes with interchangeable heels, allowing wearers an easy way to change the heights of heels and the look of shoes, Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Sundry, a fashion label from Frenchman-turned-Californian Mathieu Leblan, has opened its first standalone store, at 1415 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. The brand is known for its fine fabrics, soft washes and sophisticated casuals for women. A children's line is just launching, with menswear planned. The store is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Ted Baker London's spring shopping event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, offering 20% discounts and complimentary beverages in the stores at 131 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, and 315 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica Place.