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THREAD Show Heads to Orange County on 2010 Independent Design Tour

Posted on August 18, 2010 | News

THREAD Show, the multi-city shopping event promoting emerging designers and artists, is headed to Orange County as the next stop on its 2010 tour. In each market, THREAD will showcase 100 independent designers, as well as complementary music, art, food and entertainment. This year, THREAD is also adding a home section to the event, inviting independent designers of furniture, art and housewares to apply for the spring shows.

“There are loads of brilliant reasons we should all shop at THREAD,” explains Lara Matthews, founder of THREAD. “This is a unique opportunity to support independent designers, invest in your local economy and decrease your carbon footprint. But what I love the most about the designs I discover through THREAD is that they are not mass-produced and are made with a level of care and quality that I don’t find at most commercial retailers.” Read More

The Hotel Hanford Debuts First Set of New Guestrooms

Posted on August 2, 2010 | Hotels

The Hotel Hanford, a new independent, boutique-style hotel in Orange County, CA debuted the first 79 newly designed guestrooms. This is the first set of new rooms to be completed, while the remainder of the 222-room and six suite hotel is scheduled to be finished by early August for the hotel’s fall 2010 debut.

“What we’ve accomplished here is more than a renovation; we’ve developed an entirely new hotel from top to bottom,” said Donald Sodaro, president and CEO of Hanford Hotels, Inc.  “The new rooms at The Hotel Hanford are sleek and sophisticated with thoughtful details that make them a comfortable and functional retreat for our business and leisure guests.” Read More

Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach Announces A New Look

Posted on July 26, 2010 | Hotels

The Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach has undergone a complete renovation of their guest rooms. Newly designed to meet the needs of the growing segment of the extended stay travelers, this Costa Mesa hotel invites guests who want more than a place to stay when they’re away from home.

The guest suites inside this Costa Mesa hotel offer a new refreshed look and create warm, comforting accommodations. Guests can enjoy brand new kitchens with new stainless steel appliances, and new cabinets. New vanity areas with marble countertops also add a special new touch to each room. All suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, as well as fully equipped kitchens.

The new gatehouse décor at the Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach conveys a new relaxed look and feel. This Costa Mesa hotel will have a new Outdoor Experience completed in April that will include a fire pit and built in BBQ.

Introducing an Exciting New Package At This Costa Mesa Hotel:

The newly renovated Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach also invites guests spend a weekend in their new rooms with an incredible vacation package. With the Escape Culture Package, guests can enjoy deluxe accommodations, a complimentary $25 dining certificate per each night stay, $25 theater certificate per stay, and get a $25 travel certificate per stay.

Savoy Restaurant and Lounge Opens at The Hotel Hanford in Costa Mesa, CA

Posted on July 13, 2010 | Food

New Restaurant to Feature Private Wine Salon and Tasting Room

Savoy Restaurant and Lounge opened its doors in Orange County today, adjacent to South Coast Plaza. Executive Chef Michael Carpenter’s menu features a variety of small plates that take the diner on a tour of Europe. The restaurant’s fare and namesake are inspired by the House of Savoy’s trans-European rule from the 11th to early 19th century.

The restaurant will also soon debut its private wine salon and tasting room that will feature an award-winning selection from Sodaro Estate Winery, as well as select wines from Napa Valley’s Coombsville region. Read More

Cool Mojito Promotion Ushers In Summertime at The Westin South Coast Plaza

Posted on July 8, 2010 | Misc

While the temperature climbs in the weeks ahead, the vibe at The Westin South Coast Plaza will definitely stay on the cool side as the hotel’s bar staff reach for their muddlers, mint leaves, assorted fruit and spirits to usher in summertime with delicious Westin’s signature mojitos.

Guests are invited to enjoy an assortment of these flavorful concoctions, including the classic mojito made with rum, lime sweet & sour, fresh mint leaves and club soda, and mojitos featuring various flavors from strawberry and kiwi, orange and raspberry, pomegranate, to pineapple and ginger, just to name a few.

The cool libations will be available for purchase in the hotel’s Lobby Bar and poolside at a cost of $12 each. The special promotion runs from July 1 through September 30, 2010. Read More