Greer's OC: 'Solutions' is the cure for denim woes

When it comes to shopping for coveted denim, you'll want to check out Solutions the Premier Denim Store at Westcliff Court in Newport Beach.

All denim is reduced 20% with a student I.D. through Labor Day. Solutions just received great denim styles, including Hudson's Krista Gold Super Skinny Jeans, a gold metallic stretch denim, black tuxedo denim by Rich & Skinny, AG Stilt jeans, L.A.-based Sinclair, Genetic, Paige and Frankie B.

For men, there are Joe's, AG and Hudson denim from which to choose. And Solutions just received great basic T's to pair with your new denim, as well as chic tops, dresses and accessories.

The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Solutions is at 1719 Westcliff Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 650-0479 or visit


Tek Salon goes to great lengths for hair

Tera Rae Stephens, a go-to stylist and extensions specialist in Orange County, is known for her signature Hotheads extensions with clients who travel from as far as New York, Palm Springs and Los Angeles for a signature appointment at Tek Salon in Costa Mesa.

Hotheads are considered safe because they use state-of-the-art tape technology. Tera can add instant length and volume to your hair in less than an hour, and they can be removed in 15 minutes or less. An average Hotheads adhesive application can last up to 10 weeks. Celebrity Hotheads fans include Brooke Burke, Eva LaRue and Tori Spelling. You can find Tera at Tek Salon in Costa Mesa.

Stephens continually keeps up with trends and advances in hair products through Paul Mitchell The School, Rare Academy in New York City, Vidal Sassoon and Schwartzkopf.

Tek Salon is at 230 East 17th St. in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 650-8351.


Fleming's summer prix fixe dinner ending soon

It's the last call at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Newport Beach for its Summer Lovin' Steak and Sangria Prix Fixe dinner.

The final day is Aug. 26. The menu includes a summer salad of beefsteak tomato and mozzarella salad with arugula and red onion balsamic vinaigrette, prime New York strip topped with crispy gorgonzola and served with grilled asparagus, pickled fennel and baby golden beets; lemon-poppy seed butter cookies with vanilla ice cream and a warm apple-ginger sauce. Cost is $39.95.

You also can order the restaurant's Sailors Sunset Sangria pairing for $7.95, a glass of Red Diamond Merlot, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Peach Schnapps, with fresh peaches, oranges and lemons. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse is at Fashion Island, 455 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 720-9633, or visit


Barbecue week kicking off at Andrei's

Andrei's Conscious Cuisine and Cocktails in Irvine kicks off its first annual barbecue week Monday to Saturday . Chef Yves Fournier will create special barbecue dishes including beef brisket with pomegranate glaze and horseradish cream, spicy bacon potato salad, chipotle Caesar salad, red chili and honey salmon, peanut and green apple coleslaw and chocolate-chili bread pudding.

You can also enjoy specialty cocktails or its new craft beer, Somersault Ale brewed by New Belgium Brewing. Jazz guitarist Bruce Wall will be performing Aug. 23 to Aug. 25.

Andrei's is open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; and 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Andrei's Conscious Cuisine is at 2607 Main St. in Irvine. For more information, call (949) 387-8887, or visit


Bardot Boutique is the place for fashion advice

Need expert advice on what to wear this fall?

You will be in good hands when you stop by Bardot Boutique in Newport Beach Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Our favorite fashion stylist, Leslie Christen, will be assisting with building a fabulous fall wardrobe with French flirty, relaxed and seaside lifestyle fashions at Bardot.

New arrivals include a leather blazer from 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent, printed pants and silk blouses from ALC, maxi dresses from Clover Canyon, which are ideal for layering with sweaters and jackets, and cute booties from Cynthia Vincent.

Bardot also has everything from basics to special occasion pieces from Vince, Merritt Charles, Otis + Maclain, Jen's Pirate Booty, Haute Hippie, Rachel Pally, Amanda Uprichard, Current Elliott, Siwy, James Jeans and more. While you're getting styled, enjoy cocktails and save 25% off on purchases.

Bardot Boutique is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The shop is at 2043 Westcliff Drive Suite 103 in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 515-2710.


West Elm coming to South Coast Plaza

We're looking forward to the first West Elm opening at South Coast Plaza in the fall.

West Elm will be a go-to-spot for stylish and modern home furnishings. Choose from rugs, modular seating, great mirrors, lighting, storage, dining wares, bedding, dining tables and Roman shades.

The 13,000-square-foot store will be located above the new Anthropologie in the Crate and Barrel wing at South Coast Plaza.


New Five Crowns chef offering Chef's Supper

Now that Executive Chef Greg Harrison joined Five Crowns in Corona del Mar, he will be unveiling a new Chef's Supper on Fridays at 6:30 or 7 p.m. starting this week.

You can gather up a group of 8 to 10 friends for this one-of-a-kind dining experience paired with wine, beer and cocktails.

At the Chef's Supper, Harrison will demonstrate his culinary skills, which he learned in top kitchens such as Morimoto Napa, Michael Mina's Aqua at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, and at NobHill Tavern and Seablue, both at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Also, at the Five Crowns is Sous Chef Steven Kling, who has worked with the culinary greats such as Mark Peel, Katsuo Nagasawa and Thomas Keller. Reservations are required; dinner is priced at $100 per person (plus tax and tip).

Five Crowns and its adjoined restaurant SideDoor are at 3801 E. Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar. For more information, call (949) 760-0331, or visit

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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