Get a jump-start on the holidays by stopping by the incomparable Roger's Gardens' holiday boutiques, celebrating the magic of Christmas.
The team at Roger's Gardens searched throughout the world to bring the most enchanting ornaments representing diverse themes to decorate the 25 Christmas trees in the galleries. Choose from one-of-a-kind pieces exclusively created for Roger's Gardens by its artisans.
Roger's is known for its extraordinary pumpkin and squash selections that you won't see anywhere else in Orange County. They're all grown by family owned farms in California. Roger's Gardens is at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road in Corona del Mar. For more information, call (949) 640-5800, or visit http://www.rogersgardens.com.
Luna Grill opens at Irvine Spectrum
San Diego-based Luna Grill just opened its second Orange County eatery at the Irvine Spectrum, after debuting in Lake Forest last spring.
The fast-casual spot offers near East and Mediterranean cuisine that's both health conscious and tasty. Choose from spicy cilantro hummus, gyros quesadilla, gourmet wraps and sandwiches with chicken, beef, lamb, shrimp and more. Its popular kabobs can be ordered individually, topped on a salad, or as part of a combo plate.
The restaurant offers interior or patio dining, along with a menu of beer and wine. Luna Grill is at Irvine Spectrum Center across from Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 Cinemas. For more information, call (949)387-5862, or visit http://www.lunagrill.com.
Lulu Too celebrating new boutique
After months of traveling pop-up shops, Lulu Too celebrated the grand opening of its boutique on East 17th Street in Costa Mesa. Lulu Too carries stylish and comfortable pieces for your wardrobe including Allen Allen, NikiBiki and Jolie, as well as small leather goods, scarves, fedoras and jackets.
LuLu Too even has a designated kids corner with weekly specials for children ages 8 to 14. The boutique will be at this location through Christmas, and is also available for after-hours shopping events, gatherings, and college holiday care package nights. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 333 East 17th St. in Costa Mesa.
Get a taste of Argentina at The District
Join Ian Blackburn of Learn About Wine, legendary deejay Richard Blade and myself as we host Tasting Argentina from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at The District at Tustin Legacy.
Explore well-known high-tier wines and up and coming wineries of Argentina as visiting producers, owners and winemakers will be showcasing more than 100 premium wines. You can enjoy unlimited wine tasting, appetizers from Dubliner and RA Sushi, deejayed music and a silent auction that includes wines, hotel stays and dinners at favorite restaurants.
All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit funding for "Patient 13," the documentary I executive produced. It follows the quest to cure type 1 diabetes.
Tickets cost $70 per person at the door. Greer's OC readers can purchase tickets in advance for $35 at tastingargentina1024.eventbrite.com. Tasting Argentina is at The District at Tustin Legacy in the AMC Tustin 14 Courtyard, 2437 Park Ave. in Tustin.
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