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Spring Must-Haves at Neiman Marcus

What’s hot for Spring? According to Neiman Marcus, it’s a hodgepodge of some familiar fashion trends that are still going strong: fringe, fringe and more fringe. Fringe-handbags, fringe shoes, fringe tops, you name it – all swished down the runway at Neiman Marcus’s trend event …

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What's for Lunch: Paul Martin's American Grill

Paul Martin’s American Grill at Irvine Spectrum Center is an easy choice for those important power lunches – but you don’t need to have to be all business to enjoy the food here. The polished service (minus any attitude) along with classic American bistro fare that’s always consistently prepared makes it an obvious lunch option for anyone, really. […]

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What to wear: Valentine's Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The romantic holiday conjures a good excuse as any to wear pops of bright, flirty colors like red, hot pink or soft shades of blush, in addition to heart patterns and floral prints. Take a peek at some of our favorite Valentine’s Day finds from Fashion Island …

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What's For Lunch: Urban Plates

The long line of fans at Urban Plates everyday do not lie: this place is worth the wait. When it opened in 2013 at Crossroads in Irvine, Urban Plates became an instant hit amongst locals for its modern cafeteria-style setting and satisfying, chef-driven meals.

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Shoe obsession: Espadrilles

Espadrilles, the humble Spanish rope-soled shoe, have been creeping their way into fashion’s upper echelon for a few years now. Luxury brands like Chanel have ignited huge fervor among fashion’s elite bloggers the last year or two for their premium versions of their canvas and leather espadrilles. Now everybody else is jumping on the shoe wagon, too …

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Pile it on: Bearfruit jewelry

If you’re an accesssories-addict who loves to layer multiple pieces together, head to Bearfruit at  Irvine Spectrum Center or Fashion Island. The charming kiosk sells a variety of delicate but sturdy brass jewelry in mixed metal tones, perfect for mixing and matching. And since the pieces are made of durable brass, they won’t tarnish either.

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