Friday, December 17, 2010
Our favorite new shopping destination in Newport Beach, The Cove, was just featured in a great article in the Daily Pilot. If you need last minute gifts this holiday, The Cove is a must.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The Trentonian just featured Wallables foam characters, including children's favorite Disney characters, naming it a "Great Stocking Stuffer".
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
9 Entrepreneurial Women. 1 Hot Shopping Destination.
Newport Beach, CA -- A hip and newly re-purposed shopping destination on Newport Beach’s Mariner’s Mile, The Cove has just opened nine unique boutiques all headed by local entrepreneurial women. With fabulous collections, one-of-a-kind finds and a cool 60's retro vibe, The Cove is home to lifestyle and retail brands focused on women, children, home decor and fashion, including: Posey Couture, The Hat Loft, Little Relics, Blend, Clarity RX, MerMade Designs, Little Stylings, Laura Matthews Designs, and Studio Fringe.
Friends and acquaintances before opening The Cove, the collection of boutiques are all run by entrepreneurial women with their own niche focus providing shoppers with an eclectic and exciting one-stop-shopping experience. While many of the retail owners at The Cove have been in business for years, each was looking to expand their brand with a new creative and entrepreneurial challenge. They all came together to form The Cove, creating both a collective think tank for local enterprise as well as a laid-back, convenient shopping experience for customers, friends and family bringing them affordable, one-of-kind finds and other distinctive products.
The Cove redevelopment project was the brainchild of Russ Fluter of Cannery Village Realty. After sitting empty for 5 years, Russ bought the six small buildings with the hopes of reestablishing the area’s retail presence.
The Cove is located at 410 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Retail hours for individual boutiques vary (see below for individual store hours). Visit The Cove online and learn more about events, sales and new offerings at www.facebook.com/thecove
Retail boutiques at The Cove include:
Blend (Beth Zehnder) – Contemporary women’s clothing with a focus on easy to wear weekday to weekend clothes for the gal on the go. (Tues – Fri.11am-5pm; Sat 11am-3pm)
Clarity RX (Karla Keene) - Skin wellness boutique featuring the owner’s unique, patented line of high quality cosmeceuticals, which have been formulated for results-driven benefits to the skin, resulting in a smooth, youthful, supple, toned and radiant appearance. (By appointment only basis focusing on the private one on one experience.)
Laura Matthews Designs (Laura Matthews) – Original, handmade jewelry with a funky edge, designer handbags, belts and accessories. (Mon.-Sat. 10am-3pm)
Little Relics (Caitlin and Donna Whelan) - Antique Jewelry and Found Objects; based jewelry line Of recycled repurposed antique pieces.(Tues.-Fri. 11am-5pm; Sat.11am-3pm)
Little Stylings (Melinda Hovee-Harlan) - Children’s consignment couture for moms to be economical, fashionable, and live a little lighter on the planet. Reduce, Reuse, Rewear. (Mon.,Tues. 9am-1pm; Wed., Thurs. 10am-4pm; Friday 11am-5pm; Sat. 12noon-3pm)
MerMade Designs (Merideth Fleener) – Sea inspired home décor and gifts - Coral, seashells, handmade treasures. (Tues-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat. 11am-2pm; Or by appointment, 949.285.7871)
Posey Couture (Paige Van Rensselaer-Kunkle) – Pearls, Vintage & "Haute" Costume Jewelry, Sugar Factory Couture Lollipops, and all things bling. (Tues-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat 11am-2pm; during the holidays Sat 11am-3pm)
Studio Fringe (Pam Terry) – A full service interior design studio, unique linen pillow collection, home furnishings, fine art and textiles. (Tues.-Thurs. 10am-5pm; Fri. 11am-3pm;Mon. and Sat. by appointment only.)
The Hat Loft (Amy Rosten) – Designer hats, caps and fine millinery. (Tues.-Fri. 11am-4pm; Sat.11am-3pm)
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
We are in love with the retro inspired OP skateboards this holiday! American Way (Don't you love this cover with Taylor Swift!?) loves them too!
Check out their 2010 Holiday Gift Guide.
For more great gift ideas, go to http://www.bravosportscorp.com/
Sally Bartz' style is loved worldwide thanks to her beach chic travel bag company, Halsea. Her signature bright colors and coastal inspired prints have people clamoring for more. Good news is we are in luck! She recently announced in Coast magazine that she is going to be launching a home collection. Check out the December issue of Coast to get an insider's view to her style at home.