Tuesday, November 30, 2010

South County Bowling Galley tonight!! food trucks and bowling every tuesday!

the South County Bowling Galley is tonight from 5pm-9pm at Lakeforest Lanes!!

information via
(image: the food trucker logo)

the food trucks...
  • Barcelona on the Go
  • Crepes Bonaparte
  • Dan Dan BBQ
  • Dos Chinos
  • Lime Truck
  • Longboards
  • Oh For Sweets Sake
(image: south county bowling galley poster, via The Food Trucker)

Lake Forest Lanes
22771 centre dr
lake forest


Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Small Business Saturday is tomorrow!! which biz are you supporting?

tomorrow is Small Business Saturday!! where do you plan to shop? i'd love to hear where your favorite place is!

(image: small business saturday logo via american express)

support your local businesses today and tell me bout your fave oc/la places!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

patchwork show hits santa ana!! sunday, november 28th!!

the second autumn-time Patchwork Show is this sunday in santa ana! curious about what's going on? check out the Patchwork Show website by clicking -here-!

(image: patchwork festival poster)

Patchwork Festival showcases the best in local indie arts and crafts with a wide range of items for sale anywhere between baked goods, custom screened tees, and beard trimming kits, all made with love!

Patchwork Festival

2202 north main st
santa ana

(image: little bit at patchwork festival, via random nicole)

the long beach Patchwork Show was a great success. click -here- to view the blog post covering the event from random nicole, creator of Patchwork!

get in the indie holiday spirit!

Broke in the OC giveaway!! Win tix to THREAD Show in LA this Sunday!

(image: thread show logo)

this sunday, the 28th, THREAD Show hits LA with some hot Black Sunday deals!! i've got 5 pairs of tickets that i just can't wait to give away details below! but first...

check out just a few of the stellar deals you can expect at the show:
  • 30-50% off all Micha Design merch
  • $8 t-shirt bin at FAQ, all other shirts $20
  • $7 necklaces, buy 3 get each for $5 from Jennifer Shon jewelry
  • 30% off entire all Jedidiah clothing
  • $10 off orbs and $50 all other glass art by Tend
  • 15% off everything by Menka Clothing
aaaand... there are freebies!!
  • first 250 in the door get a gift bag
  • first 600 get free drinks
  • other freebies such as magazines, snacks, and style tips!!
(images: thread show poster)

tickets are $5 online, $10 at the door, or free if you win a pair from me! here's how to win:

be one of the first 5 to comment below with your name and email address after you like/follow "broke in the OC" on Facebook and Twitter (optional)! the quick links below will help you:

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my apologies for the short notice, this giveaway ends saturday, november 27th at 1pm!! get 'em fast! i love thread show, prepare to be dazzled with deals and style!!

shop well my friends...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

black friday deals on Amazon, going on this whole week!!

check out these stellar deals on great gifts for the holidays going on this whole week!! my picks (aka my wish-list, hehe):

(image: josh groban noel, via amazon.com)

no one does it better.
Josh Groban's Noel (mp3 download)
black friday price of $7.99, $13.98 album value

(image: community, via amazon.com)

this series is super hillarious... and, at its Amazon black friday price, will make anyone delirious with joy!
Community Season 1 (2009)
black friday price of $12.00, worth $39.95

(image: universal by nautilus, via amazon.com)

make work-outs fun!
Universal Kettlebell Kit (Universal by Nautilus)
black friday price of $61.47, a $129.99 value

(image: coconuts by matisse, via amazon.com)

a cute boot for some brisk and crisp holiday weather
Coconuts by Matisse Mackenzie flat boot
black friday price of $89.95-$90.76, a $100.95 value

(image: williamson, via amazon.com)

cozy cashmere makes a great gift. hey, guys like soft things too!
Williamson mens cashmere long sleeve sweater
black friday price of $98.99, a $198 value

(image: diamond delight, via amazon.com)

this is not a broke-girl item, but a gal can dream!
Diamond Delight's 14k white gold natural diamond stud earrings
black friday price of $399.99, a $1,725.00 value

lastly, but definitely not the least in (cost and) savings...

(image: baume & mercier, via amazon.com)

for those far-away days when i am no longer broke!
Baume & Mercier Hampton Cuff diamond watch
black friday price of $1,925.00, a $4,490.00 value

happy holidays and happy shopping!!

*this post features amazon associates links to products on amazon.com

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Deal Gooder: $20 for $40 worth of goods from Sasha boutique, Laguna Beach!!

Deal Gooder is a group discount site different from all the rest. 50% of profits benefit charity!!

(image: Deal Gooder)

today's deal: $20 purchase gets you

$40 worth of clothing, jewelry, shoes, sunglasses...!!

at Sasha Boutique in Laguna Beach!

this daily deal in the OC benefits El Viento

(images: sasha boutique)

click -here- to visit the Deal Gooder site to get this deal and help out a great charity!!

shopping never felt so good!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sunday! indie arts & crafts festival "Patchwork Show" hits Long Beach

hey! sunday, november 21st, patchwork indie arts and crafts festival hits long beach from 11am-5pm!! super fun... click -here- to visit the event website!

(image: fall 2010 patchwork shows poster via random nicole)

free to the public! there will be shopping, food, and music!

check out the patchwork show spring 2010 recap on the event creator random nicole's blog.. with pictures!

(image: cobblestone clayworks at patchwork show spring 2010, via random nicole)

marine stadium
5255 paoli way
long beach


Friday, November 19, 2010

free event tomorrow!! Amherst Aisle rocks out at the Santiago Art District Art Walk, Santa Ana!!

these guys are awesome!! i've been following this band ever since they formed, maybe even before that... hahaa, check it out!! plus... the event is free!

(image: amherst aisle)

who: Amherst Aisle
what: rockin' out
when: Saturday November 20 2010 7:45pm ~ 8:45pm
where: Santiago Art District Art Walk, Northside Courtyard, Santa Ana

free event open to all ages!!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gobble Gobble Music Festival on sunday the 21st supports charity!!

Sunday the 21st, from 5pm-11pm, rock out at the Gobble Gobble Music Festival at the Yost Theatre in Santa Ana!!

proceeds go towards Turkey and Friends non-profit organization
& the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!!

this event is for all ages & $8 at the door gets you in! check out the poster below with all the great musical talent performing at GGMF:

(image: gobble gobble music festival poster via turkey and friends)

307 n. spurgeon st
santa ana


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

thursday! holiday open house at LU LU boutique, costa mesa, benefits charity!!

thursday, november 18th, LU LU boutique & gallery will be hosting a fantastic charity event to benefit Autism Speaks, from 4 to 8pm.

(image: lu lu boutique)

expect snacks, drinks, a trunk show from LU LU's fave vendors, and10% off clothing!!

LU LU will also match that 10% in donations to Autism Speaks!

a silent auction will be held to benefit the charity as well!!

(image: lu lu boutique)

LU LU boutique and gallery
1724 tustin ave
costa mesa


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

taco tuesday, my picks!!

taco tuesday, my picks! here are 3 great taco tuesday locations:

Taco Mesa
$1 tacos, $2 margaritas
this place gets crowded!

-many locations-

(image: taco mesa)

Tortilla Flats
$1 tacos 11am-11pm
21+ after 5pm, this place is bumpin'!

27792 vista del lago
mission viejo

The Auld Irisher
$1 tacos & drink specials
(i know, it's not mexican, hahaha)

1547 w. katella #102


Monday, November 15, 2010

happy free music monday!! - from the friendly folk at Urban Outfitters

happy monday! get out of your case of the muuuuundays with these free tunes from Urban Outfitters!!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

scrumptious lookin' sweet potato recipe from Kalyn's Kitchen

doesn't this twice-baked sweet potato cups with sour cream, chipotle, and lime recipe from Kalyn's Kitchen look soooo delicious??

(image: kalyn's kitchen)

click -here- to view this recipe! i can't wait to try it out come thanksgiving! yum yum yummm!!


Friday, November 12, 2010

tonight: laguna beach high school "twelfth night" play!

laguna beach high school's performing arts is premiering shakespeare's "twelfth night" tonight at 7:30pm!!

(image: laguna beach high school, lbusd)

tickets start at $10! call 949.497.7769

show times:
  • november 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm
  • november 14 & 21 at 2:30pm

the artists’ theatre
625 park ave
laguna beach

see you there!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dinner with Dave tonight with Halos!!

tonight is Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora from 10pm-12:30am.

(image: dinner with dave logo)

Halos will be there in all their splendor. as usual there is free music and free food (bbq tonight!)

(image: halos logo)

(video: halos via youtube)

memphis at the santora
201 n broadway
santa ana

be there!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

cake pops cookbook giveaway from Savvy Sassy Moms!!

check out Savvy Sassy Moms' cake pop bake-book giveaway!!

(image: savvy sassy moms logo)

you may have heard of these little cakey delights, or seen them sold in bakeries, but have you ever thought of baking them yourself?

(image: bakerella's cake pops book, via savvy sassy moms)

now's your chance to try it out along with Savvy Sassy Moms by employing the genius of Bakerella and her new cake pop book!!

to find out how to enter to win Bakerella's cake pop bake-book, visit the giveaway post -here-!! contest ends november 11th end-of-day.

check out this video of Bakerella and her cake pops!!

bake me some!

Monday, November 8, 2010

the blvd hosts gourmet cheese event with the cheese store of beverly hills!!

the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills' Norbert and team will be at The Blvd at the Beverly Wilshire, offering cheeses from a different region each week. plates start at $25. going on tonight!!

(image: the cheese store of beverly hills; the blvd)

this event started october 25th and will go on til november 18th, occurring monday through thursday, 5pm-7pm. this week's region is Italy and next week, the event's concluding week, will feature cheeses from America. yum yum!

click -here- to view the event flyer!

the blvd restaurant at the beverly wilshire
9500 wilshire blvd
beverly hills


happy free music monday!! urban outfitters wants you to have a great one...

happy free music monday!! here's Urban Outfitters' contribution to better your monday:

wake up!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

food truck brunch today at SoCo farmers market, Costa Mesa

food truck brunch at SoCo home furnishings retail center launches today!! visit SoCo today from 9am-2pm and enjoy gourmet bites from:

(image: barcelona on the go)

barcelona on the go
crepes bonaparte
louks to go
short stop bbq

(image: crepes bonaparte)

visit the facebook event page for the event -here-!!

(image: mobile food properties; soco farmers' market)

SoCo collection retail center
3315 hyland ave
costa mesa

let's get to eatin'!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

bowers museum: free admission & day of the dead festival this sunday!!

sunday, november 7th head to Bowers Museum in santa ana for free admission and a day of the dead festival!!

(photo: bowers museum)

target corp. is sponsoring "target free first sunday," meaning... free admission!!

(photo: bowers museum)

the day of the dead festival occurs from 12pm to 3:30pm this sunday. experience the "music, dance, art, and food of Mexico!"

also, the Orange County High School of the Arts School Store (aka OShop) opens at this event. check it out!!

The Bowers Museum
2002 north main st
santa ana


Thursday, November 4, 2010

"drive out hunger" in the OC, starting this sunday, the 7th!!

Saturday Night Foodies is joining with a whole bunch of mobile gourmet food trucks and local food bloggers in the effort of collecting food-stuffs for Second Harvest Food Bank. help a great cause and get your gourmet food truck on!

Owly Images
(image: Drive Out Hunger poster via @GourmetFoodTrk)

this special charity event starts sunday, november 7th and ends saturday, november 20th. check out Saturday Night Foodies' blog post on the event -here- for more information on how to participate!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

los angeles fashion event this thursday.. get in free!!

The Recessionista is giving away tickets to her fans for Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash for this thursday, november 4th in L.A.!!

(image: Sassy City Chicks event flyer via The Recessionista)

expect shopping, some fun at the Petersen Automotive Museum, and some free goodies!!

to find out how to score these tickets from The Recessionista, visit her ticket giveaway post -here-!!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

racoon willie

because you've never seen a cuter racoon-face:

tonight: kids eat free at sushilicious, irvine!!

kids eat free today at sushilicious, from 5pm-8pm!!

(image: sushilicious logo)

15435 jeffrey rd #119


Monday, November 1, 2010

happy free music monday!!

Urban Outfitters' free music monday. brighten up your monday with some free tunes!
you know the drill:

doesn't that donut look goooood??