• Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    Free Cocoa And Hot Cider at South Coast Plaza

    ​It's not a free IKEA breakfast, but it's something.  This year, like last year, South Coast Plaza will put out some free cocoa and hot cider to anyone needing a little pick-me-up after a marathon shopping spree...or at least they hope that you'll go on a marathon shopping spree after you get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Chuao Chocolatier Gone From Irvine Spectrum (And Other Closures I'm Late To Report)

    So I'm walking through Irvine Spectrum the other day, between Macy's and Nordstroms, when I realized something was missing:  Chuao Chocolatier was gone.  The fancy-pants chocolatier, from whom I bought a box of nine decadent morsels for $15 in 2005, was history, now replaced with a specialty sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    A Line at Nordstroms' Cafe? Macy's Signature Kitchen to Open Soon

    Was doing what everyone else was doing last Saturday: shopping. Well, that's not true.  I was with someone who was shopping.  And it was while I was waiting for her at the shoe department that I noticed this odd sight you see to the left -- a line to get a seat at Nords ... More >>

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    October 20, 2005