Celebrate the grand opening of Beauty Cirque at the OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
You can meet owner and founder Rianna Loving, receive a gift with a purchase and enjoy cocktails. The beauty and grooming shop for men and women of all ages offers indie and niche beauty brands that could become your favorite products. Choose from hair products, makeup, and bath and body products.
Beauty Cirque is Loving's second store at OC Mart Mix. She also owns the Los Angeles-based Organic To Green, featuring products packaged in reusable donated glass, refillable hotel amenities and toiletries. All products are made with certified organic and natural plant-based ingredients.
At Beauty Cirque, Loving sells smaller brands that are innovative and performance driven. She's giving products a platform to gain exposure and grow while giving consumers excellent skin-care choices.
She'll also be launching a skin-care product system, 7 Serums, which combines botanical and scientific chemistry designed to leave skin balanced without filler ingredients.
The OC Mart Mix at 3313 Hyland Ave.
New store at Fashion Island
Fashion Island just opened the first Newport Colony Paperie, a sister boutique to Newport Colony, which specializes in upscale stationery, hard-to-find cards and gifts. ForMother's Dayshopping, you can pick up Papyrus greeting cards, stationery, journals, gift wrap, jewelry and candles.
The store is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Newport Colony Paperie is on the main level of the Atrium Court. For more information, call (949) 706-0633.
Eat Chow opens second location in Newport
Eat Chow, a casual cafe serving an eclectic mix of international cuisine for the past four years in Costa Mesa, just opened a second location in West Newport at Newport Shores.
They're not kidding when they say they're all over the place with food choices. You can find rib eye burritos to almond-encrusted marscapone French toast on the menu, along with Japanese, Mexican, British and Cuban-inspired dishes. It's a daily hot spot for breakfast lunch and dinner, and for good reason.
Eat Chow's team — comprised of Amy Curran, Francisco Perez and Brian McReynolds — serves up delicious truffle mac n' cheese, warm curry chicken salad, French dip with au jus, Mexican chilaquiles, and the Reuben with homemade red cabbage sauerkraut.
And at Eat Chow 2, they will also be cooking up hundreds of new recipes to test out in the new state-of-the-art kitchen. The adventurous recipes are made from ingredients arriving daily.
Current specials include breakfast carnitas tacos with scrambled eggs, braised Bajio-style smoked pork, blueberry basil habañero salsa, avocado, cojita cheese, Mexican crème, flour tortillas, and a cup of black beans; and sweet potato and goat cheese frittata with shallots, fresh thyme, goat cheese, lightly dressed mache, chipotle aioli drizzle and garlic crostinis; or a Bajio-style BBQ pulled pork sandwich with sweet and spicy slaw, whole grain mustard aioli, manchego cheese, toasted brioche bun and side salad.
Eat Chow 2 took a different design aesthetic at its new location. It's designed by Ross Morgan and inspired by a Danish, mid-century modern look, with earth tones and seaside color accents.
The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
Eat Chow 2 is at 211 62nd St., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 423-7080, or visit http://www.eatchownow.com.
New day spa in Surf City
CloudMover Day Spa in Huntington Beach was to celebrate its grand opening at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday with special Mother's Day promotions and refreshments.
The spa offers massage therapies including hot stone, Swedish, deep tissure, shiatsu and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi (similar to a combination of Swedish and deep tissue massage). They also offer facials, waxing, makeup, an infrared sauna and expert waxing.
CloudMover Day Spa is at 5 Points Plaza, 18685 Main St. #104. It's open daily. For more information, call (714) 842-3600, or visit cloudmover.com.
Benefit food and wine event at SCP
One of South Coast Plaza's most beloved fundraising events, the Summer Food & Wine Event, returns from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 16 at Charlie Palmer in Bloomingdale's.
For more than 25 years, the evening has provided food and wine lovers the opportunity to fight against hunger in Orange County. All proceeds go directly to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
More than 30 premier wineries, including ZD Wines, Frank Family Vineyards, Paul Hobbs Winery, Cain Vineyard and Winery, Captûre Wines, Iron Horse Vineyards, St. Clement Vineyards, Domaine Carneros Winery and Cass Winery will offer their best vintages, along with tastes from Charlie Palmer's acclaimed restaurant.
Chef Seakyeong Kim will be serving specialties such as house-made salumis, cheese, hoisin glazed lamb belly in steamed bun, heirloom tomato salad, seared tuna summer roll with miso white peach, three-cheese risotto croquette, saffron aioli, foie gras torchon with cherry compote, chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce, and duck with red wine pomegranate reduction.
Palmer's incredible signature Kobe-style truffle cheese sliders will be offered, as well as flatbreads and more. Dessert samplings include macaroons, madeleines, assorted tartelettes and chocolate raspberry moelleux. They will be served with coffee from the Nespresso Boutique.
Jason Bentley, host of "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on KCRW, will provide great music to make the event even more enjoyable.
Tickets cost $75 in advance or $100 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.feedoc.org or call (949)653-2900 ext. 131.
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 greersoc.com, a free daily email service that provides the latest in Orange County fashion, dining, music, events and trends. Her blog can be viewed http://www.greersoc.com and she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.