Greer's Best Buys:

On Friday and Saturday evenings, you can have a great time at the Resort at Pelican Hill with its “Gelato & Jazz” nights. From 7 to 10 p.m., you can treat yourself to homemade gelato and listen or dance to classic American jazz in the hotel’s Great Room.

There is no cover charge, and valet parking is complimentary.

Also at Pelican Hill, its fabulous Italian restaurant, Andrea is offering a special four-course rustic regional menu starting at $75 per person nightly.

The restaurant is at 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 467-6800 or visit

Faconnable reopens at South Coast Plaza

Faconnable reopens at South Coast Plaza today with a completely renovated, 4,300-square-foot store.

The boutique is decorated with unfinished white oak floors in a traditional chevron pattern, honey-colored oak paneling and millwork inspired by the furniture of Jean-Michel Frank, one of the most renowned French decorators of the 1930s.

The new store design is the perfect backdrop for the Faconnable style, emphasizing all colors and detailing to create the most impact on the new menswear and women’s wear collections.

The new boutique is between Jewel and Carousel Courts on Level 2.

For more information, call (714) 966-1140.

Save 40% on upholstery, pillows at Barclay Butera

We consider Barclay the creator of the relaxed, yet elegant, coastal-chic style that graces the interiors of the O.C.’s finest homes.

Now you can add a bit of this style to your home with Butera’s upholstery and pillow sale.

Today through Monday, save 40% on any Barclay Butera home upholstery and 30% on any Barclay Butera pillow.

The store is at 1745 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach.

For more information, call (949) 650-8570 or visit

50% off simply beautiful (reusable!) shopping totes

We swear by farmer’s market bags and suburban grocery bags from Simple Peace, a Corona del Mar-based Internet business.

The bags are made from all-natural materials, including sustainable hemp and recycled cotton, and are handmade by skilled artisans in Morocco (to support small industries in Third World countries).

Now just for Best Buys readers, Simple Peace is having a beach basket blowout: 50% off the Tigmi Tote all weekend! Just enter “greersoc” at checkout. Grab a bunch to give to friends!

For more information, visit

Find clutch deals on purchases at Halsea

Oh, if only a gal could travel so much and carry each of Halsea’s elegant and beach-inspired luggage and travel accessories everywhere she went.

Luckily, the Newport Beach-based line designed by Sally Bartz is set to debut its newest darling: the envelope clutch ($65).

Come mid-August, the clutch will be available in Halsea’s signature playful prints and laminated fabric and will feature a magnetic closure, ID window, credit card pockets, zip-top pocket and room for keys, cell phone and lip gloss. Perfect to complement any outfit, the clutch is lightweight and can easily fit into a larger bag, and the coffee-hued lining makes for easy maintenance, too.

Halsea is also set to launch a collection of Kindle jackets as well.

The Halsea for M-Edge line of Kindle jackets will feature a cover with a new body style, magnetic closure and a plush ultrasuede interior.

Call the Halsea shop in Newport Beach to get on the waiting list for the clutch or Kindle cover.

As a special for our readers, take 10% off when you purchase the envelope clutch or Kindle jacket.

Just mention Greer’s OC when you head into the Halsea shop or shop online and enter the code: Halsea 10.

The Halsea shop is at 409 31st St., Newport Beach.

For more information, call (949) 673-7743.

Enjoy the ‘Fashion Plates’ at South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza’s “Fashion Plates” is a 10-day promotion, kicking off today and running through Aug. 9, that features prix-fixe, three-course lunches for $20 and four-course dinners priced at $40.

Participating restaurants include Antonello Ristorante, Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s, Darya Fine Persian Cuisine, Hamamori Restaurant-Sushi Bar, Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge, Marché Moderne, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Nello Cucina, Quattro Caffé, Pinot Provence, Pizzeria Ortica, Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine and Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar.

The “Fashion Plates” menus include food only.

For more information, visit

GREER WYLDER writes Best Buys, which runs Fridays. She’s the founder and president of , a free daily e-mail service that provides the latest in Orange County fashion, dining and trends.

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