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Celebrity Chef Charlie Palmer Teaches Cooking Course in Costa Mesa

Posted on October 25, 2012 | 12:04pm

Celebrity Chef Charlie Palmer offered a cheese cooking course at his eponymous restaurant in Costa Mesa.  Palmer has received many culinary accolades including three Michelin stars and has appeared on the Food Network’s Top Chef during season 6 as a guest judge.

Charlie Palmer has restaurants in Las Vegas, Dallas, Northern California and New York.  His location in Bloomindale’s at South Coast Plaza is widely considered one of the leading restaurants in Orange County.

Palmer, accompanied by his Executive Chef Seakyeong Kim, provided the course at the demonstration kitchen in Bloomingdale’s.  With so many locations nationwide, personal appearances and hands-on demonstrations are rare. Read More

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Costa Mesa Offers Great Halloween Events in Orange County

Posted on October 18, 2012 | 1:59pm

Whether it is a unique costume idea or extra attention to detail while carving a jack-o-lantern, Halloween is a great opportunity to showcase creativity and have fun. Dressing in costume and carving pumpkins are not recent fads. Both of these activities originated from Celtic tradition. Originally, faces were carved into hallowed-out turnips to ward off evil spirits, but European immigrants to the United States continued the tradition with pumpkins. Today, Halloween is more about costumes, candy and scary movies than the pagan harvest festival where it originated. Costumes are not just limited to children – or even people! Many adults attend costume parties, while some even get their pets in the actHalloween is the second most commercially successful holiday in the United States with an average around $2 billion in candy sales alone.

If you’re looking for more to do than sit by the front door and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters, or you are looking to celebrate on more days than just All Hallows’ Eve, Costa Mesa offers some great ways to celebrate Halloween in Orange County. Read More

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Legendary Hair Stylist Frederic Fekkai Visits Saks Fifth Avenue in Costa Mesa

Posted on October 5, 2012 | 8:12am

Between shrieks, camera flashes, crowds and glasses of champagne, master stylist and hair guru Frederic Fekkai offered free consultations to guests by appointment at Saks Fifth Avenue at South Coast Plaza.

Frederic Fekkai gives a free consultation

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Fascination of Orchids Show & Sale Orange County

Posted on October 2, 2012 | 11:19am

The orchid family is one of the most diverse and widespread plants on earth.  There are between 21,000 – 26,000 accepted species found in 880 genera.   That is more than twice the number of bird species and almost four times the amount of mammal species on earth.  Orchids are colorful and aromatic and have been an object of obsession of horticulturists for hundreds of years.  Orchids are found on every continent except Antarctica, but mostly in the tropics of Asia, South America and Central America. Read More

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Orange County Children’s Book Festival

Posted on October 1, 2012 | 1:43pm

The 9th annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival entertained book lovers of all ages.  The event was a spectacle with over 100 authors,  illustrators, exhibitors, live entertainment, storytellers, animals and food vendors.  Thousands of people braved the heat for a day of learning and fun at the book festival.  From pop-up books to petting zoos, young adult novels to illustrating classes, the Orange County Children’s Book Festival had something for everyone. Read More

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