Greer's Best Buys:

One-a-kind-hand crafted sterling silver and gold jewelry, hollowware and flatware by sixth-generation master silversmith Allan Adler will be on display along with designs by Rebecca Adler at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach today from 4 to 7 p.m.

The private showcase will include original designs for Miss USA, Miss Universe Crowns and major celebrities. Portions of proceeds of the sales will go to the Hoag Hospital 552 Club.

Allan Adler Silversmiths has created teapots for clients including such notables as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, Eleanor Roosevelt and Katherine Hepburn.

Allan Adler Silversmiths is at 1760 Monrovia, Suite C in Costa Mesa (949) 722-8484. Island Hotel at 690 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. More information may be found at (949) 759-0808.

Rich shopping experience

One of the most charming shopping centers in Orange County is Westport Plaza, tucked away on the corner of 17th Street and Tustin Avenue in Costa Mesa. Shoppers can find a rich shopping experience from the eclectic mix of retailers, including an urban-style boutique, a needlepoint store that is featuring Nordic Christmas designs, an upscale consignment store, a fabulous bedding and home store, a designer clothing boutique, a to-die-for baby store, a boutique that offers fun and flirty designs, and a store for the stylish mom-to-be.

Find out more about each store below. And happy shopping!

Eclectic urban styles

Fleur De Lys offers an eclectic urban style reminiscent of the boutiques you'd find in SoHo or San Francisco with a unique selection of home furnishings and accessories that suit the comfortable contemporary lifestyle. At Fleur De Lys you'll find a mix of the ultra modern to the refined traditional with a bit of whimsy and architectural flair creating a comfortable, livable style with a hip version of sophistication.

The store is at 369 E. 17th St. No. 14 in Costa Mesa. More information may be found at (949) 548-0810 or

Great stuff for babies

Bassinets & Blueberries is the boutique in Orange County exclusively dedicated to your infant from preemie to toddler. Bassinets & Blueberries features baby gifts, custom crib bedding, nursery decor, organics and christening. Voted best baby boutique in O.C. and is at 369 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. More information may be found at (949) 650-2244 or

Large selections

Twice the Style has raided the best closets in Orange County for today's trendy and upscale fashions. New shipments arrive every day. Its selection of purses, shoes and accessories is one of the largest in the area. Get extra savings during its sale the last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of November.

The shop is at 369 E 17th St. No. 1 in Costa Mesa. More information may be found at (949) 642-1844 or

World goods

Newport Needlepoint offers fine hand-painted canvases, threads from around the world and accessories. Classes are available day and evening, Monday through Friday. Private instruction available at 369 E 17th St. No. 6 in Costa Mesa.

More information may be found at (949) 650-8022 or

One of a kind

Xpecting is a unique boutique that celebrates pregnancy and fashion so that mothers-to-be do not have to sacrifice style because of an ever-changing size … and mood. Clients can find trends for all trimesters from a variety of designers. Family and baby shower friends alike will be inspired by the rare selection of maternity must-haves that are sure to make perfect gifts for every need or whim. Mention Greer for 15% off in-store and online purchases through Nov. 30 (excludes all stroller products). Coupon code: greersoc.

The boutique is at 369 E 17th St. No. 20 in Costa Mesa. More information may be found at (949) 574-2184 or

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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