Greer's OC: Air alcoholic beverage now sold at local stores

Ever since Air debuted in grocery stores, organic markets, beverage shops and convenience stores throughout Orange County, it's upping the ante on carbonated water by making it more exciting.

Air is the first sparkling water infused with alcohol that comes in natural fruit flavors like berry and citrus. It's low calorie — just 95 calories — and with only 4% alcohol it's a perfect beverage option for a healthier lifestyle. Think a light club soda drink with an alcohol content similar to light beer.

A four-pack of Air's 12-ounce slim cans costs $6.99, or two 16-ounce cans cost $3. It is available for purchase at many area Albertsons, Ralphs, 7-Elevens as well as the Laguna Beach Whole Foods.

For more information about Air, visit


Raw food cuisine classes being offered

We don't know the first thing about raw cooking, but we know that everything Chef Jenny Ross creates at her 118 Degrees restaurants in Costa Mesa, Anaheim and soon Laguna Niguel, tastes fantastic.

Now she can help students everywhere master the art of raw food cuisine in a four-week online course. It's part of the Holistic Nutrition Program at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, and it will provide insights into fresh, organic living cuisine for those who can't easily access her classes.

Chef Ross is locally famous for her raw creations such as olive pizzas, portabella tacos, pesto tortellinis and chocolate cheesecake.

The classes can be found at


Modern Chic Home closing

The Irvine based online shop Modern Chic Home is closing Monday, after three years in business.

You can shop now and take 20% off purchases, except wallpaper, by using the discount code FAREWELL.

Modern Chic Home offers accent furniture, lighting, pillows and artwork by Sugarboo Designs. Owner Julie Thigpen will continue to keep a popular design blog, Belle Maison, where you can find her latest design trends, do-it-yourself projects and find inspirational decorating tips. For more information, call (877) 455-6045, or visit


Deepak Chopra coming to Irvine

For the first time in more than 10 years, Deepak Chopra will be speaking in Orange County. His talk will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Center for Spiritual Living, Newport-Mesa, in Irvine.

Chopra, the guru of Eastern philosophy in the Western world, as well as founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, and New York Times best-selling author, will share his philosophical and spiritual views, as well as speak about his new novel, "God—A Story of Revelation." At the rare appearance, the gifted speaker will also share his insights on how to live in the present.

General admission tickets cost $35 and are available at are also a few reserved seats that cost $55. All tickets include a copy of Deepak's new book. Meetings for the center are held at the University Synagogue at 3400 Michelson Drive in Irvine.

For more information, call (714)754-7399 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 e-mail service that provides the latest in Orange County fashion, dining, music, events and trends. Her blog can be viewed and she can be contacted at

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