Celebrate the grand opening of Beauty Cirque at the OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
You can meet owner and founder Rianna Loving, receive a gift with a purchase and enjoy cocktails. The beauty and grooming shop for men and women of all ages offers indie and niche beauty brands that could become your favorite products. Choose from hair products, makeup, and bath and body products.
Beauty Cirque is Loving's second store at OC Mart Mix. She also owns the Los Angeles-based Organic To Green, featuring products packaged in reusable donated glass, refillable hotel amenities and toiletries. All products are made with certified organic and natural plant-based ingredients.
At Beauty Cirque, Loving sells smaller brands that are innovative and performance driven. She's giving products a platform to gain exposure and grow while giving consumers excellent skin-care choices.
She'll also be launching a skin-care product system, 7 Serums, which combines botanical and scientific chemistry designed to leave skin balanced without filler ingredients.
The OC Mart Mix at 3313 Hyland Ave.
New store at Fashion Island
Fashion Island just opened the first Newport Colony Paperie, a sister boutique to Newport Colony, which specializes in upscale stationery, hard-to-find cards and gifts. ForMother's Dayshopping, you can pick up Papyrus greeting cards, stationery, journals, gift wrap, jewelry and candles.
The store is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Newport Colony Paperie is on the main level of the Atrium Court. For more information, call (949) 706-0633.
Eat Chow opens second location in Newport
Eat Chow, a casual cafe serving an eclectic mix of international cuisine for the past four years in Costa Mesa, just opened a second location in West Newport at Newport Shores.
They're not kidding when they say they're all over the place with food choices. You can find rib eye burritos to almond-encrusted marscapone French toast on the menu, along with Japanese, Mexican, British and Cuban-inspired dishes. It's a daily hot spot for breakfast lunch and dinner, and for good reason.
Eat Chow's team — comprised of Amy Curran, Francisco Perez and Brian McReynolds — serves up delicious truffle mac n' cheese, warm curry chicken salad, French dip with au jus, Mexican chilaquiles, and the Reuben with homemade red cabbage sauerkraut.
And at Eat Chow 2, they will also be cooking up hundreds of new recipes to test out in the new state-of-the-art kitchen. The adventurous recipes are made from ingredients arriving daily.
Current specials include breakfast carnitas tacos with scrambled eggs, braised Bajio-style smoked pork, blueberry basil habañero salsa, avocado, cojita cheese, Mexican crème, flour tortillas, and a cup of black beans; and sweet potato and goat cheese frittata with shallots, fresh thyme, goat cheese, lightly dressed mache, chipotle aioli drizzle and garlic crostinis; or a Bajio-style BBQ pulled pork sandwich with sweet and spicy slaw, whole grain mustard aioli, manchego cheese, toasted brioche bun and side salad.
Eat Chow 2 took a different design aesthetic at its new location. It's designed by Ross Morgan and inspired by a Danish, mid-century modern look, with earth tones and seaside color accents.
The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
Eat Chow 2 is at 211 62nd St., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 423-7080, or visit http://www.eatchownow.com.