Greer's OC: Enjoy free jazz performances

October 05, 2011|By Greer Wylder

Make it a Saturday night of jazz by attending a live free performance by Hal Willis Jazz Band, with special guest Robin Fellows, at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach.

The big-band jazz event starts at 7 p.m. with a second showing at 9 p.m. There will be a cash bar in the West Coast Club. If you decide to stay for dinner, a special menu will be available at Shades Restaurant & Bar.

Reservations, which are required, can be made by calling (714) 845-8454. The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort is at 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy. Visit to find out about hotel packages and special offers.


A week of style

A week dedicated to fashion is going strong. Style Week Orange County continues through Saturday at the Irvine Spectrum Center and at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

Highlights from the fashion celebrations include three back-to-back fashion shows, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Spectrum with the OC Surf Sport Showcase hosted by Nick Verreos.

Just meet up at the Spectrum's Giant Wheel Court to see the fall's hottest trends from local surf and action apparel brands. At 8 p.m., a fashion show will feature four emerging designers competing in designs based on their interpretation of Cadillac cars. And at 8:15 p.m. Verreos will host a runway show of top fall looks from Nordstrom, Macy's, Max Studio and other stores.

On Saturday afternoon, make it over to Fashion Island. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., join the Michael Stars Style Soiree with celebrity stylist Taylor Jacobson, who will be giving expert fashion consultations, and take advantage of mini-makeovers and more at the Michael Stars boutique.

And at 7 p.m., stop by the Neiman Marcus-Bloomingdale's Courtyard for the Going Out in Style fashion show fall's best designer looks from Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, American Rag Cie, Elie Tahari, GARYS, Trina Turk and Vince. For more information on daily events, you can visit http://www.StyleWeekOC.com

Sale at Sasha

Fashionistas looking for some deals should hurry to Sasha Boutique in Laguna Beach. Its sale only lasts through the weekend.

You can save 50% to 75% on select apparel from Michelle Jones, Indah, Jen's Pirate Booty, T-Los Angeles and more. And save 30% to 50% on all shoes, including Sam Edelman, Joie, Steven by Steven Madden and Schutz. Sasha is known for its chic and casual styles of clothing, jewelry, shoes, designer sunglasses, handbags and accessories.

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