Retail Therapy: Visit the artists at home

Art escape: This Saturday and Sunday, join 12 local Festival of Arts exhibiting artists at their studios and homes along Pacific Coast Highway from Laguna Beach to San Clemente. Those who visit all 12 locations will be entered to receive a piece of fine art, an artist workshop or two tickets to the Pageant of the Masters. Information and open times:

Earth sm(art): MUZEO, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, will host a family-friendly free Earth Day expo from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday as part of the annual Imagination Celebration. Events include free admission to the museum's current exhibition on upcycling, converting discarded materials into something useful; recycling robot, ecology, composting and chainsaw woodcarving demonstrations; eco-crafts; an Ocean Institute water activity; and recycling games. Information:

Fashion from down under: The SYDNY sample sale runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday at 1796 Monrovia Ave., Costa Mesa. Enjoy huge savings on Australian clothing, swimwear and accessory brands. Food and drinks may be served. Brands include Bless'ed Are The Meek, Ebony Eve, Tigerlily and Samantha Wills. Shakuhachi, Cleobella and Beach Riot also will be sold. Information:

Wading pool: For swimwear, rash guards and clothing for young girls and teens at up to 75% off, stop by the Tidepools summer warehouse sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 33041 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano. Information:

Home good(s): Environment Furniture, the OC Mix at SoCo, 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, will offer 20% off all case goods and in-stock upholstery through Sunday, in celebration of Earth Day. Information:

Active fun: DYLN Inspired will host a brand launch party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the OC Mix at SoCo, 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa. Enjoy the new line of DYLN activewear with far-infrared technology, yoga acrobats from Ekam Yoga, and appetizers from Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, cocktails from the Mixing Glass and Birdie Bowl and Juicery. Tea tastings, a raffle and a free gift with purchase also will be available. Information:

Model style: The much-ballyhooed Kate Moss collection for Topshop will debut at Nordstrom stores at South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, the Irvine Spectrum and Brea Mall, as well as, on April 30. Those who spend $150 will receive a limited-edition tote bag. The first 50 buyers at each store also will receive a bonus gift. The collection was based on self-selected favorites from the iconic model's own closet. Topshop is a favorite in the UK, allowing aspirational buyers the opportunity to enjoy affordable fashion inspired by the latest runway styles. Information:

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