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Labor Day Weekend in Orange County

Posted on August 29, 2012 | 10:56am

Labor Day may have started out as a day to honor the achievements and efforts of workers across the United States, but throughout the years, it has become known as a weekend of barbeques and parties with friends and family.  Labor Day is observed on the first Monday in September.  It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.

Labor Day weekend has become synonymous with parades, picnics and fireworks and is traditionally celebrated as the unofficial end of summer.  As the bridge between August and September, and symbolically between summer and fall, Labor Day means back to school for students.  For sports fans, it also means football withdrawals are over.  Some may prefer to stay in and watch sports, or just relax in the backyard, but Labor Day weekend is a great time to get out and enjoy yourself.   If firing up the barbeque or picnicking aren’t part of your plans, check out some great events to look forward to during the holiday weekend!

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Marché Moderne’s Bastille Day Bouillabaisse Brings France to OC

Posted on July 13, 2012 | 9:37am

Chef-owners Amelia and Florent Marneau of Marché Moderne at South Coast Plaza will celebrate the historic storming of the Bastille by serving Chef Marneau’s much beloved Bouillabaisse Marseillaise for eight nights, from July 12-19.  Reservations are highly recommended as spots fill up fast for this once-a-year opportunity!

Chef Florent Marneau prepares Bouillabaisse for Bastille Day in Costa Mesa, CA

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Summer in OC – FREE Summer Activities in Costa Mesa!

Posted on July 2, 2012 | 5:19pm

There is so much to do in Southern California this summer, and it’s always nice to take advantage of activities that are free to the public.  There are many different free activities in Costa Mesa this summer – stay a night and check some of them out! Read More

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Farm to Food Truck Challenge III in Costa Mesa: A “Chopped”-Style Competition

Posted on June 4, 2012 | 12:28pm

Costa Mesa has its very own version of the well-known Food Network series “Chopped” – with a twist.  This Saturday, June 9, the event at SoCo Farmers’ Market (next to the OC Mart Mix) is a cooking competition inspired by products coming directly from Costa Mesa’s own certified farmers’ market.

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Southern California Spring Garden Show – Our Interview with Pat Welsh

Posted on April 27, 2012 | 9:24am

In celebration of the 23rd Annual Southern California Garden Show in Costa Mesa, South Coast Plaza hosted a special media reception with Pat Welsh, author of Pat Welsh’s Southern California Organic Gardening, Month-by-Month. We got to sit down with Pat for a few minutes to discuss her thoughts on the Spring Garden Show, and some great gardening tips!  Read on for a chance to win an autographed copy of her book!
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