Greer's OC: Good deals at Bridget

No Rest for Bridget, the one-stop shopping boutique for affordable and in-style apparel, is having a summer sale at both Orange County stores in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach — save up to 80% on the latest styles.

This is the place to find inexpensive fashions for teens to women in their 40s that can be mixed with expensive designer apparel or just worn on their own. New merchandise arrives weekly and moves quickly. Choose from tops, dresses, denim, sweaters, basics, accessories and more.

The Costa Mesa store is at the 17th Street Promenade at 250 E. 17th St. For more information, call (949) 645-3026. The Huntington Beach location is at Bella Terra at 7777 Edinger Ave. For more information, call (714) 890-6579 or visit


Master framer

Owner Nelson Petrovich of Nelson Fine Art Framing in Laguna Beach is a sought-after craftsman in the art world; he's just as comfortable framing a one-of-a-kind Lilliputian print as he is framing 3D art that spans an entire wall.

With more than 7,000 moldings to choose from, as well as classic neutral mattes to exquisite silk treatments, Petrovich can, within minutes, come up with the perfect combination to display art.

The store is at 2995 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. For more information, call (949) 494-6696 or visit


Deals at Fashion Island

Fashion Island is offering special summer dining, retail and giveaway opportunities through Aug. 20. Enjoy complimentary dessert for the table or a percentage off your meal through Friday at favorite restaurants, including True Food Kitchen, Rustica, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Mariposa, 59th & Lex Cafe, Nordstrom Café Bistro and Café Beau Soleil.

And then, Saturday through Aug. 20, receive exclusive retail offers from Elie Tahari, Trina Turk, Michael Stars, Malia Mills Swimwear, Jonathan Adler, Fluxus, lululemon athletica, American Rag Cie, Original Penguin, Quiksilver Youth, Optical Shop of Aspen, Bose and Traditional Jewelers. There will also be enter-to-win opportunities for Fashion Island gift cards worth $100.

For more information, call (949) 721-2000 or visit


Kreiss now in O.C.

San Diego-based Kreiss, a name synonymous with casual yet elegant home décor, just opened an Orange County flagship showroom of fine home furnishings and accessories at Fashion Island. Kreiss boasts an international mix of custom handmade furniture, unique accessories, award-winning exclusive design, fabrics and fine linens.

Kreiss offers products and services that can't be duplicated anywhere else, thanks to its exclusive contracts with craftsmen in the Far East and Italy to create unique, handcrafted furniture and accessories.

Choose from soothing combinations of color, texture, form and materials. The Kreiss showroom also offers complementary design services that include furniture selection, space planning, floor and window treatments, as well as lighting.

Kreiss is at Fashion Island's Atrium Court near Barnes & Noble, adjacent to Ligne Roset in Newport Beach, and is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (949) 729-9897 or visit


Luncheon for Girls

Celebrate young entrepreneurs who are participating in the Youth Empowerment Self-Sufficiency (Y.E.S.S.) program at Girls Inc. of Orange County at an open house/luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 19.

Guests can interact with girls, shop at their businesses with Y.E.S.S. currency, vote for favorite businesses and enjoy a catered lunch. Tickets cost $45.

The goal of the Y.E.S.S. Program is to equip girls ages 9 to 12 with the skills to make informed decisions regarding their money while empowering them to become entrepreneurs. They learn economics, career options and consumer issues.

The headquarters is at 1815 Anaheim Ave. in Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 646-7181 or visit


'Your story awaits'

How much do you love Newport Beach? You can share your favorite photo and short story of Newport and possibly win thousands of dollars in prizes at

The "Your Story Awaits" contest gives you the chance to get creative with Newport Beach memories and enter to win cool prizes, including a Newport Beach vacation. Here's how to enter: Just upload your photo and submit your story online. The contest is also live on the Visit Newport Beach Facebook fan page.

By entering, you'll also receive a $50 discount code on Travelocity for a future trip to Newport Beach. A weekly winner will be announced and gifted with prize packages through Oct. 5. The grand prize winner will receive two roundtrip Southwest tickets to Newport Beach, two nights at the Hyatt Regency, a $100 gift card to Fashion Island, a dinner cruise for two on board the Hornblower and two rounds of golf at the OCC Gold Coast Coyote Hills.

Winners are based on votes, so encourage friends and family to pick your photo!

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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