Saturday, July 31, 2010

4gb spy-wear sun glasses by calvin klein

spy wear and uv-ray protection from calvin klein:

these unassuming designer lenses have a detachable arm that clandestinely holds a 4 gigabyte usb drive!

here is another link for these -stealthy sunglasses-

they seem perfect for spy-related activities since they are just so common-looking...


Friday, July 30, 2010

free beatles tribute concert tonight, laguna niguel

beatles tribute band, the paper back writers, will be performing this evening, friday, july 30th, from 6:30-8:30pm as a part of laguna niguel's 2010 summer concert series!

(image: paper back writers)

there will be food for purchase from paula's hot dogs, the crepe maker, and the screaming ice cream bus.

(photo: laguna niguel)

crown valley community park amphitheatre
29751 crown valley parkway
laguna niguel

(image: laguna niguel summer concert series)

for more information on future events, scheduled food vendors, and shuttle service, click -here-

come together!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

refinery 29 giveaway for hot kimberly ovitz top

want to win a kimberly ovitz black harold sweater tank? -->

enter the refinery 29 giveaway!

1. check out refinery 29's sneak peak at kimberly ovitz' fall collection - here-
2. then explain in the comments section how you would wear your favorite piece in the collection
3. follow r29 on twitter and/or facebook to find out if you've won tomorrow!

i follow refinery 29 on twitter and via email. they are a great source for everything fashion-related!

(images: refinery 29, kimberly ovitz)

curious if anyone you know has ever won a refinery 29 giveaway, you do! keep a heads up for my upcoming blogpost on a beautiful item i won from r29...

broke girl's dream-come-true, right?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

win tickets to oc foodie fest!!

want some free general admission tickets to oc foodie fest at the honda center august 28th??

entering to win is easy!
1. follow ocfoodiefest on twitter
2. post a "twitpic" with an oc foodie fest flyer
3. tweet the twitpic link with #ilovefoodiefest

then wait to see if you've been selected!!

more info on how to win -here-

(image: oc foodie fest)

this event is going to be delicious - oc foodie fest will have live entertainment and 50 gourmet food trucks!! i can't wait!

the event will help out local small businesses, proceeds will go to 3 different charity groups.

honda center
2695 east katella ave

(photo: broke in the oc)

come hungry! see you there =D


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

book donation = free oc fair admission tomorrow!!

i had a blast at the oc fair over the weekend!! if you haven't had the opportunity to go yet or just want another reason to go back, here it is:

you can get free admission to the oc fair by just bringing 1 new or 3 gently-used children's books as a donation to orange county department of education and bookends!!

click -here- and scroll down to "book drive" to read more about this deal

this amazing deal is a part of "we care wednesday," one of oc fair's many discount/promotion programs, sponsored by 89.3 southern california public radio.

if you can't make it tomorrow, wednesday, august 4th you can bring 5 new or gently used items of clothing as a donation to orange county goodwills and get into the fair for free! more info -here-

keep a heads up! i am currently writing an article on the oc fair and have some even more awesome pictures to share!

have a blast!

Monday, July 26, 2010

costa mesa residents: win $350 room makeover from torelli realty!!

torelli realty is offering one costa mesa resident the opportunity to win a 1-room makeover worth $350!

(image: torelli realty logo)

if you are interested, fill out the form on or click this -link-

while you're at it, check out their stellar featured listings -here-


Sunday, July 25, 2010

free!! family concert event w/ rita coolidge, lake forest

rita coolidge will perform today at pittsford park, lake forest as part of the city's free, family-oriented summer concert series, with special guest kina grannis

i absolutely love rita's style in this pic from her site:

(photo: rita coolidge site)

rita coolidge is a two-time grammy winner, mother, and grandmother. with hits from the 70s and 80s including "fever" and "your love has lifted me higher and higher" (love that song!) among many others.

erika ritchie of the oc register held an interview with the star which can be found -here-

the concert will begin at 5:30pm and end at 7pm

pittsford park
21701 pittsford dr
lake forest

(photo: city of lake forest)

the pacific symphony will perform the 3rd and last event of the lake forest summer concert series on sunday, august 15th.

Friday, July 23, 2010

cupcakes for community & charity! how sweet is this?

"cupcake camp" started in san francisco and has now spread its sweetness to orange county!

(image: cupcake camp oc)

cupcake camp oc is all about cupcakes, community, and charity. the event will take place in irvine on august 1st.

it is a free event but you are encouraged to bring a $10 donation. click on the poster below to enlarge the image:

(image: cupcake camp oc)

the event allows you to do any or all of the following:
-donate your own baked or bought cupcakes
-eat cupcakes (tasting & cupcake eating contest)
-help raise money for charity

(image: two parts sugar)

best of all, there will be a raffle and opportunity to win $1,000.00 in cupcakes from two parts sugar, voted orange county's best bakery in my fox l.a.'s 2010 hot list!!

(photo: two parts sugar)

to learn more about how to get in on this sweet raffle, click -here-

take a peek at two parts sugar's amazing creations:

(photos: two parts sugar)

all funds will be donated to el pozo, an organization started in 2010 with the goal of "ending human trafficking and slavery in mexico"

thanks, cupcake camp oc and two parts sugar! you all are too sweet


Thursday, July 22, 2010

fresh off the (virtual) press: pop noir at detroit bar!

does that last part rhyme? anyways, i am really elated over this news: my latest article has been posted on uci's own incite magazine website!

find my article on pop noir at detroit bar -here-!

incite magazine strives to offer the best in alternative student press, bringing you a wide range of eye-opening, boundary-pushing content.

here are some of my favorite shots from the night:

keep that heat alive, my friends

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

if you missed urban outfitter's 7.19 music monday like i did...

don't worry! you can still get the songs!

(image: urban outfitters)

just go to this -link- and you can preview each of the 10 songs and/or scroll down and click on the "download 10 free songs" red button to get the tunes.

(i looooove "die" by carissa's weird with its phenomenal piano accompaniment and vocal harmonizing)

while listening i (true to nature) rummaged through the virtual sale bins and found some select pieces for super cheap:

arrow chain hair-comb ($7)
silver (above) & gold
(photo: urban outfitters)

yellow (sizes 8-10 only) & black
(photo: urban outfitters)

kimchi blue eyelet mini dress ($25)
black, lavender, pale pink, & caribbean blue
(photo: urban outfitters)

double flower ring ($7)
gold, silver, & brass (above)
(photo: urban outfitters)

it's a broke girl's life for sure

$20 gets you $40 worth of wine @ bacchus secret cellar

living social orange county's daily deal today is a wino's dream:

spend $20 to get
$40-worth of "wine, wine-tasting, and specialty food"
at irvine's bacchus secret cellar!!

sign in with your living social login info or facebook account to grab this deal

click here to see the deal
this deal is only for july 20th, and is selling fast so act quick if you're interested!

(images: living social oc, bacchus secret cellar)

check out bacchus secret cellar:

6735 quail hill parkway

quench that thirst

Monday, July 19, 2010

free "some like it hot" screening tonight at ocpac, costa mesa

now we have a reason to be thankful for this infernal southern california heat-wave:

some like it hot will be playing for free at the orange county performing arts center as a part of the center's "free for all movie mondays" summer event!

(image: orange county performing arts center)

set-up begins at 5:30. the movie starts at 8pm
so pack your beach or camping chair and head over to the ocpac at:

600 town center dr
costa mesa

movie run-time is 2hrs.

(image: orange county performing arts center)

next monday, july 26th, the ocpac will be showing oliver!

stay cool!

sinatra tribute & happy hour - la cave, costa mesa

if you're looking for some relaxed fun tonight "all or nothing at all" at la cave!

catch a live frank sinatra tribute tonight from 6-9pm at la cave in costa mesa:

1695 irvine ave
costa mesa

(images: la cave restaurant)

happy hour runs from 4:30 to 8pm tonight with 50% off appetizers and great deals on drinks!

(photo: la cave restaurant)

oc-good times!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

tomorrow "la approved" at melody bar, l.a.

it's the weekend! sometimes that means you want to go on a little adventure, like to l.a. maybe.

(photo: origami vinyl)

visit melody bar and grill in l.a. sometime tomorrow, july 18th, from 1pm to 10pm for "la approved," presented by origami vinyl

(photo: origami vinyl, deathbomb arc)

catch some indie music from bands signals, dunes, the pity party, foot village, future ghost, manhattan murder mystery, kissing cousins, and monstro.

(photo: melody bar and grill)

9132 s. sepulveda blvd
los angeles

the swanky bar is located right at the foot of the north lax runway and the rumble of airplanes adds a little excitement to the mood of the venue.

(photo: melody bar and grill)

plus it's got a one dollar ($) symbol on yelp, meaning it is not pricey! yeaah

Friday, July 16, 2010

the oc fair starts today, 7.16!!

who can forget this fantastic, fried, fun event?

today is the kick-off with great activities including these highlights:

(photo: orange county fair)

-ice sculpture exhibit, all day
-food eating contest, 7;30pm
-pig races, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm (you can watch the piggies at home! click here for the pig-cam)
-the pink floyd experience, 8:15pm at the pacific amphitheatre (limited amount of free terrace seating)

the fair runs from july 16th to august 15th wednesday to sunday.

(photo: orange county fair)

general admission is $10, children 6-12 are $5, younger than 6 get in free!
schedules for each day can be found here.

(photo taken at oc fair 2 years back)

have fun, bring sunscreen!