Something Lovely Wedding Event Returns to OC August 3

Newport Beach, California, May 27, 2014 -- Something Lovely Wedding returns to Orange County on Sunday, August 3, with an elite collection of more than 30 high-end wedding resources and pop-up shops, showcasing Southern California’s best curated ensemble of cutting edge, local resources for the fashion-forward bride. The second annual Something Lovely Wedding event will be held at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) from 12 to 4 p.m. 
Designed to inspire fusion weddings where creative, personal, and cultural traditions of the couple are perfectly blended, the event will include a runway show of couture bridal fashions by Mon Amie Bridal Salon, one of the west coast’s preeminent bridal salons; food tastings offered by the new Lark Creek Newport Beach in Fashion Island; the debut of Something Lovely Something Sweet, an inspired custom candy and dessert buffet company; a Q&A session with panel of wedding experts; a chance to win a honeymoon to the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, and more.  Each guest will leave with a luxury gift bag filled with ideas. 
“With so many online sources, there are a lot wonderful ideas available to brides today that it is sometimes hard to narrow it down or find local vendors to bring your idea to life,” says Something Lovely Wedding Founder Shannon Paigah. “Personalizing your wedding through colors, unique décor and even incorporating cultural elements of the bride and groom, are only a few of the ideas that will be showcased at the Something Lovely Wedding Event.” Paigah started the event in 2013 to offer brides a carefully selected list of the finest wedding sources in Southern California all in one convenient collection in an incredible venue.
Other participants include the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach; Jo Malone London, the luxury fragrance brand for the body and home; Ijorere of Chicago, debuting its beautiful and custom invitations and wedding favors on the west coast; Peachwood Event and Floral Design, an event designer, paper flower artist and floral designer; Portola Coffee Lab of Costa Mesa, unveiling their specialty espresso cart for weddings; ‘Lette Macarons from Newport Beach, Los Angeles and San Diego; Vanilla Bake Shop, a Los Angeles specialty cake shop; and the TravelStore, which is giving away a luxurious seven night honeymoon to Moorea and the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. Additional sponsors include Marianne Lozano Photography, Hoo Films, Gilt City and OCMA
Tickets are $45 online, or $55 at the door. The ticket price includes admittance to the event, a luxury swag bag and a chance to win additional prizes.

Something Lovely Wedding Event will be held at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, in Newport Beach. For more information, visit or call 949.422.0964. You can also connect on

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Volcom and Newport Harbor High Surf Team To Host 15th Annual NHHS Newport Surf Classic


Surf Contest for Kids of All Ages to Be Held onMarch 29th and 30th at 54th Street, Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA -  In conjunction with Volcom and Surfside, Newport Harbor High School Surf Team will host the 15th Annual NHHS Newport Surf Classic, a surf team fundraiser and longstanding community event, on Saturday, March 29th, with additional heats and finals on Sunday, March 30th.  With over 150 participants expected, the all-day surf contest will take place at 54th Street, Newport Beach.

The NHHS Newport Surf Classic offers an opportunity for local Orange County kids to compete and get experience surfing. With heats starting early in the morning, the contest nurtures young surfers and provides a competitive stage for advanced surfers.

“The Newport Surf Classic has been the local stage for some of Newport’s best surfers,” says Matt Burns, Newport Harbor High School Surf Coach.  “We are really proud of this neighborhood tradition and love getting kids excited about surfing.”   

To participate:
·         $30 Pre-Registration; pre-register at Surfside by Wednesday, March 26  (Surfside: 233 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627; 949.645.4624). To get registration or
·         $35 Day of Beach Entries
·         Each additional division $20
Participants will get a T-shirt designed by Volcom, a raffle ticket and lunch provided by Pie Not and Ralph’s.

·         Elementary
·         Junior High
·         High School
·         Graduated
·         Masters
·         Boardboarding
·         Longboard
·         Girls

Check the NNHS Surf Facebook Page ( heat times, photos, results and more information. Division winners will be given a trophy, Vestal  watches, Arnette sunglasses and Surfside gear, while runners up will get a goodie bag. 

There will be a silent auction with items including surfboards, skateboards, sunglasses, and more; as well as opportunity drawings, including surf wear and gift certificates to local eateries, in addition to other items.  Registration proceeds from the surf contest benefit the NHHS Surf Team. Sponsors of the event are:  Volcom, Surfside, Arnette, Vestal, OAM (On A Mission), and Clearview Investment Partners.

The NHHS Surf Team includes: boys short board and longboard, girls short board and longboard, and body 


Long Term Success of Clients Fuels Owner Susan Tobiessen

Newport Beach, CA -- Body Design, Newport Beach's premiere athletic, wellness, Pilates and Gyrotonic center for women, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Specializing in individually designed fitness programs that bring professional attention to each client’s physical fitness needs, Body Design started in 1986 and has built an extensive and devoted clientele, while offering the best equipment and trainers the fitness industry has to offer.

Over the years, Body Design has grown in size and in the programs and amenities it offers, but the original goal of partnering with clients to help them obtain personal success has remained the same and is the core reason the fitness facility is so successful. Body Design got its start in 1986 on Pacific Coast Highway across from the Balboa Bay Club, moving to Newport Center Drive, next to the Newport Sports Museum, in 2000 to expand its growing business. Ready to expand their amenities and services yet again, Body Design moved in 2005 to its current location in the penthouse suite above Edwards Cinemas’ Big Newport Theaters with more than 6,400 square feet and panoramic ocean views.

“Since 1986, it has been our goal to provide a safe, healthy and positive environment, while empowering clients by giving them the knowledge and support to achieve their personal health and fitness goals,” says owner Susan Tobiessen. “We value our long term relationships with clients and feel blessed to have been in the fitness and health business for so long can see the difference we have made in our client’s lives over the last 25 years.”

With a loyal following throughout Orange County, Body Design boasts several clients that have been working out at the gym for the full 25 years. For those who have been frequenting the gym for decades, it has become almost like a private club full of support and camaraderie, and for many is their favorite part of the day.

Under the direction of Susan Tobiessen, the full-service athletic and wellness center boasts a stress-free atmosphere that allows clients to work out in a friendly, spa-like environment, and individually designed programs. The athletic and wellness center offers the following services and more:

• Pilates


• Weight Training

• Physical Therapy

• Fitness Classes

• Massage Therapy

• Spa Services, including Therapeutic Body Treatments, Skin Care and Endermologie

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Personal training. Personal attention.

210 Newport Center Drive, Ste 3, Newport Beach, CA 92660
phone: 949.719.2600
fax: 949.719.2626

The Hat Loft at The Cove In Newport Beach

The Hat Loft is a specialty retailer carrying over one hundred styles of hats for every season and occasion founded by Amy Rosten.

How did you get started selling hats? I wanted to start my own business and thought hats might be fun. In the beginning of 2010, a friend offered to have a hat party and the response was great and everyone had a blast trying them on and vamping. I realized the need to try different styles of hats on to find the best fitting and best looking hat for a person. After doing some research, I found there weren't many hat shops in the area so I looked into opening my own.

What brought you to The Cove? Once I found out about The Cove, I couldn't believe what great opportunity it was. Opening a store while 8 other stores are opening along side me has been the best way I could think of to get started. The Cove oozes with energy and creativity and we keep thinking of ways to make it better. The Hat Loft is a good compliment to the other stores in the center.

What kinds of hats can folks find at The Hat Loft? The Hat Loft offers a wide variety of protective sun hats as well as fashion caps for all seasons. I carry many different brands, styles and colors.

Do you have a favorite style? My favorites right now are the wool page boys, but I love a classic wide-brimmed, straw sunhat as well. That said, the best way to utilize my store is to simply start trying hats on and see what looks good, fits well and fits your needs.

Phone - 949-515-7HAT

Email –

Web: (coming soon)


9 Entrepreneurial Women. 1 Hot Shopping Destination.

Newport Beach, CA -- A hip and newly re-purposed shopping destination on Newport Beach’s Mariner’s Mile, The Cove has just opened nine unique boutiques all headed by local entrepreneurial women. With fabulous collections, one-of-a-kind finds and a cool 60's retro vibe, The Cove is home to lifestyle and retail brands focused on women, children, home decor and fashion, including: Posey Couture, The Hat Loft, Little Relics, Blend, Clarity RX, MerMade Designs, Little Stylings, Laura Matthews Designs, and Studio Fringe.

Friends and acquaintances before opening The Cove, the collection of boutiques are all run by entrepreneurial women with their own niche focus providing shoppers with an eclectic and exciting one-stop-shopping experience. While many of the retail owners at The Cove have been in business for years, each was looking to expand their brand with a new creative and entrepreneurial challenge. They all came together to form The Cove, creating both a collective think tank for local enterprise as well as a laid-back, convenient shopping experience for customers, friends and family bringing them affordable, one-of-kind finds and other distinctive products.

The Cove redevelopment project was the brainchild of Russ Fluter of Cannery Village Realty. After sitting empty for 5 years, Russ bought the six small buildings with the hopes of reestablishing the area’s retail presence.

The Cove is located at 410 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Retail hours for individual boutiques vary (see below for individual store hours). Visit The Cove online and learn more about events, sales and new offerings at

Retail boutiques at The Cove include:

Blend (Beth Zehnder) – Contemporary women’s clothing with a focus on easy to wear weekday to weekend clothes for the gal on the go. (Tues – Fri.11am-5pm; Sat 11am-3pm)

Clarity RX (Karla Keene) - Skin wellness boutique featuring the owner’s unique, patented line of high quality cosmeceuticals, which have been formulated for results-driven benefits to the skin, resulting in a smooth, youthful, supple, toned and radiant appearance. (By appointment only basis focusing on the private one on one experience.)

Laura Matthews Designs (Laura Matthews) – Original, handmade jewelry with a funky edge, designer handbags, belts and accessories. (Mon.-Sat. 10am-3pm)

Little Relics (Caitlin and Donna Whelan) - Antique Jewelry and Found Objects; based jewelry line Of recycled repurposed antique pieces.(Tues.-Fri. 11am-5pm; Sat.11am-3pm)

Little Stylings (Melinda Hovee-Harlan) - Children’s consignment couture for moms to be economical, fashionable, and live a little lighter on the planet. Reduce, Reuse, Rewear. (Mon.,Tues. 9am-1pm; Wed., Thurs. 10am-4pm; Friday 11am-5pm; Sat. 12noon-3pm)

MerMade Designs (Merideth Fleener) – Sea inspired home décor and gifts - Coral, seashells, handmade treasures. (Tues-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat. 11am-2pm; Or by appointment, 949.285.7871)

Posey Couture (Paige Van Rensselaer-Kunkle) – Pearls, Vintage & "Haute" Costume Jewelry, Sugar Factory Couture Lollipops, and all things bling. (Tues-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat 11am-2pm; during the holidays Sat 11am-3pm)

Studio Fringe (Pam Terry) – A full service interior design studio, unique linen pillow collection, home furnishings, fine art and textiles. (Tues.-Thurs. 10am-5pm; Fri. 11am-3pm;Mon. and Sat. by appointment only.)

The Hat Loft (Amy Rosten) – Designer hats, caps and fine millinery. (Tues.-Fri. 11am-4pm; Sat.11am-3pm)

A Gift To Fit Every Size and Every Age - Body Design Gift Certificates

Can you believe it?  Christmas is coming.

Some years I get my mom something she can wear. Other years I get her something practical and in between I pick up some sort of new technology that I think she should be updated on.  Most years she doesn't like it, it doesn't fit, it's not her style and she doesn't want to learn one more thing that has to do with technology.

So what have I learned? My "go-to" gift every year is a Body Design gift certificate.
A gift certificate from Body Design is always appreciated because it is the versatile gift that has something for everybody. Recipients can choose from personal training sessions, fitness classes, massage, facials, body treatments and more.

Call Kathleen or Amanda at 949.719.2600 or e-mail

Visit  to see the full list of services available.