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Greer's OC: Stock up for sweater season

October 23, 2012|By Greer Wylder

It's finally feeling like fall, which means time to wear cozy sweaters for cooler weather.

At two amazing boutiques in Newport Beach — Sienna Brown Fashion at Corona del Mar Plaza and its sister store Coastal Cool at Crystal Cove Promenade — you can see what Elle Magazine is calling "the hottest trend for fall," the Minnie Rose cashmere metallic patch sweater.

Both stores are carrying this luxury cashmere sweater, with metallic leather detailing on the shoulders and sleeves, and other fantastic pieces. Minnie Rose, known for its contemporary shawls and dusters in cashmere and cotton also features chic trend pieces that you'll want in your wardrobe.

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Other must-have items at Sienna Brown and Coastal Cool include Chan Luu's vibrant and spectacular clothing, scarves and jewelry; the largest collections in California of AG denim, Bailey 44 and Majestic; and hot new lines like Parker and Townsen.

Owner Debbie Davimes is super talented at picking out hot trends and special items that you won't see everywhere else like amazing jewelry from London and Paris.

The stores are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Sienna Brown is at Corona Del Mar Plaza, 936 Avocado St., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 706-1071.

Coastal Cool is at Crystal Cove Promenade, 7986 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach For more information, call (949) 494-4545.

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Can't get enough at enoSTEAK

With the fall season underway, consider tasting local flavors with two culinary powerhouses in the kitchen: Executive Chef Andres Jimenez and sous Chef Ben Ynda at enoSTEAK at the beautiful oceanfront Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

The two chefs rolled out enoSTEAK several months ago, transforming the former Eno Wine Bar into a modern and sexy steakhouse featuring a menu of prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef, sustainable seafood, as well as seasonal organic produce.

Like its predecessor, enoSTEAK also serves artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, fine wines and hand-crafted cocktails. Start with a rich and creamy Gioia cheese burrata mozzarella with apple cider compote and roasted spaghetti squash; or a fresh California greens salad with tomatoes, baby mesclun, avocado, Banyuls honey vinaigrette.

Then order a main course, such as grilled prime bone-in New York steak, grilled prime rib-eye, grass-fed beef tenderloin, or a sumptuous house grinded Angus burger, with Monterey jack, wild mushrooms, avocado and black truffle.

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