Greer's OC: Store makes gifting, parties a snap

April 06, 2011|By Greer Wylder

I just discovered Party All the Time, a new boutique in Corona del Mar that's best described as a combination of Anthropologie, Where's The Party? and Roger's Gardens.

Three sisters-in-law opened the shop a few months ago, and locals are going crazy for its affordable mix of gifts and party supplies that's unlike anything in Corona del Mar. You can run in and find a gift in the $20-$30 range in no time, and if you're planning a party, you'll find glittery, fun birthday décor, invitations, wrapping, cards, a candy buffet and more.

Choose from Easter decor (currently), seaside-themed gifts, princess-inspired items, baby gifts, Oprah's favorite Lafco candles, Caspari paper products, beautiful-festive jewelry and scarves (priced $12 to $15).


Unique items include Govino go-anywhere shatterproof and recyclable wine glasses, solar-powered patio lanterns and succulent balls, wreaths, turtles, even giant clam-filled containers. There's even a section counter for helium balloons.

It's open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at 2747 E. Coast Hwy. in Corona del Mar. For more information, call (949) 675-2506.


Dining specials three days a week

Avoid the weekend crowds and take advantage of early week dining specials in Laguna Beach. For a limited time, Tommy Bahama Laguna Beach is serving promotions all day Monday through Wednesday.

On Monday, premium burgers cost $10, and beers are half-priced. Choose from top-of-the-line prime Angus beef burgers, with Nueske's applewood bacon, roasted garlic aioli, sharp white cheddar and barbecue ketchup on a toasted brioche (or try a house-formed veggie patty or chicken breast). Vegetarian options are available, too. Try a house-formed veggie patty topped with pepperjack cheese, guacamole, roasted chili mayo and watercress.

Each Tuesday, seasonal cocktails and martinis are half-priced (regularly priced at $12). Tommy Bahama's British Rickshaw, Ay Caramba and A Berry Peachy Day cost just $6 on Tuesdays, and an eclectic list of martinis, priced from $4.50 to $5.50, ranges from Basil Grapefruit Martini to a Cant-e-lope Tonight martini.

On Wednesday, it's an oenophiles day; all bottles are half-priced. Enjoy a bottle of Rombauer Chardonnay for under $30; a 2007 Groth Napa Cabernet will cost just $48.50.

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