Greer's OC: Take a different kind of vacation

Take time off for yourself at a three-day wellness and fitness retreat starting Friday through Sunday with Body Design's all inclusive Fitness Vacation at its Newport Beach studio.

The getaway is offered once a month (next one is Sept. 21 to 23, and then Oct. 5 to 7), and it features two nights at the Island Hotel, meals and nutrition advice at the hotel's Palm Terrace, True Food Kitchen at Fashion Island and Zinc Café in Corona del Mar, and a juice cleanse from Ritual Cleanse.

You'll also enjoy some of the best spa treatments at Body Design including a full body massage, Lumi-Lift facial, deluxe facial, or chiropractic adjustment. You can participate in any fitness classes such as TRX, gyrotonic, Pilates, yoga, cardio sculpt, Zumba, Shagong, or walks and a cardio workout at Corona del Mar beach, stretching and yoga.

The Fitness Vacation only has eight spots available and

costs $2,100 per person. You can also tailor the Fitness Vacation with a three-day ritual cleanse or personal trainer for the weekend (fees vary).

Body Design is at 210 Newport Center Drive, Suite 3, in Newport Beach. To book the vacation, call (949) 719-2600, or visit


Diabetes event taking place Friday

As a mom of a type 1 diabetic son, please join me at a benefit to support the UCI Diabetes Center Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at a beautiful home in Shady Canyon. At the UCI Diabetes Center, world renowned scientists, researchers and doctors are working tirelessly on finding better treatments to help diabetes patients live better lives, and working toward a cure.

The McMonigle Group is hosting the party at 22 Blue Heron, Shady Canyon in Irvine. You can enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails with a dress code of cocktail attire. RSVP to


Rolling Greens coming to SOCO

Orange County is in for an incredible home and garden destination when the award-winning Rolling Greens opens mid-August at SOCO Collection in Costa Mesa.

Since 1974, Rolling Greens in Los Angeles has been providing garden and design enthusiasts with premium plants, garden design accessories, décor, rare antiques and one-of-a-kind items.

Rolling Greens' new SOCO store is a unique shopping experience. It features a living plant wall, salvaged greenhouse and other repurposed accents. Local painter Jeff Peters has created an impressive botanical art installation and customers can build inspired plant arrangements with baristas at the Arrangement Bar. The Bar will also host monthly workshops.

In the home décor sections you can find an international selection of new and vintage accents; Aidan Gray furniture pieces; luxury bedding and table linens; exclusive French apothecary products, and fine books. The "French Market" section will offer gourmet French foods, glassware, and reclaimed wood cutting boards.

Rolling Greens at South Coast Collection will open mid August and will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rolling Greens SOCO is at 3315-A Hyland Ave. in Costa Mesa. For more information, visit Rolling Greens online at


The perfect makeup

When it comes to choosing makeup it can be tricky. To the rescue is Sayuki Custom Cosmetics, which matches your skin color to makeup instantly and precisely. You can experience Sayuki's color scanner and custom color-blending machine at the new Sayuki Custom Cosmetics store at the Laguna Hills Mall.

Sayuki's high definition color scanner analyzes skin pigment and sends the data to a machine that creates custom colors for foundation concealer or moisturizer. Founder Tracy Sayuki Wells has more than 15 years experience in the cosmetic industry and knows first-hand the issue of finding products that truly match skin tones.

Sayuki Custom Cosmetics is at Laguna Hills Mall at 24155 Laguna Hills Mall. For more information, call (949)770-0701.


Dining with a view

Enjoy endless summer dining experiences at Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach.

You can start the day off with breakfast at The Californian. The menu includes classic breakfast favorites mixed with local, sustainable options such as asparagus and Dungeness crab omelet with Fontina cheese and roasted tomatoes, or a Southwestern waffle with Cactus fruit compote, Greek yogurt, and agave nectar. Breakfast starts at 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. daily; breakfast buffet starts at 8 a.m. to noon daily.

Celebrate summer with poolside dining at Mankota's Grill serving up grilled specialties, snack and cocktails, even fire pits and s'mores with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Live poolside musical entertainment will be happening Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Kick back and relax this summer at Pete's Sunset Grille's popular Blues & BBQ summer series. Every Saturday night a different blues band will perform from 7 to 10 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa is at 21500 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. For more information, call (714)698-1234


GREER WYLDER writes Greer's OC for the Huntington Beach Independent each Thursday and the Daily Pilot and Coastline Pilot each Friday. She's the founder and president of, a free daily email service that provides the latest in Orange County fashion, dining, music, events and trends. Her blog can be viewed at and she can be contacted at

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