THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL DEBUTS SIX-WEEK FASHION SHOW SERIES, BRINGING LUXURY DESIGNS TO ANDREA RISTORANTE

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – September 9, 2013 – This winter, The Resort at Pelican Hill® presents La Bella Moda, a six-week fashion show and Prosecco luncheon series at its acclaimed Northern Italian restaurant, Andrea Ristorante. An inaugural fashion event at Newport Beach’s only Five-Star Resort, La Bella Moda presents themed weekly shows highlighting fall and winter fashion trends in collaboration with top luxury designers.

Fashion enthusiasts will delight in a three-course prix fixe Prosecco lunch menu created by Andrea’s Michelin-starred Italian-born Chef Luigi Fineo. Guests will also have an opportunity to bid on live auction items to support featured local charities.

La Bella Moda is the perfect opportunity for girlfriends, families and couples to gather together for an afternoon of fun and fashion, as the holiday shopping season approaches,” said Pelican Hill Managing Director Giuseppe Lama. “We are thrilled to collaborate with many of Newport Beach’s top luxury retailers, and look forward to giving back to the local community during the Resort’s inaugural La Bella Moda events.”

During each event, guests are invited to enjoy an exclusive personal shopping experience in the “Fashion Lounge,” presented by Fashion Island®, Newport Beach’s premier coastal shopping destination. A Personal Shopping Specialist will be available throughout the event to provide wardrobe consultations featuring the season’s hottest trends, and suggestions for this year’s must-have gifts, similar to the complimentary service available year-round at Fashion Island.

Tickets for La Bella Moda are $49* per person. Fashion show dates and themes include:

Date Night Chic
Saturday, November 2, 2013 from noon – 2:30 p.m.
Ready yourself for a romantic night out with the latest designer fashions from Ella Moss, Joie, Trina Turk, Vince and Z Collection, and an alluring exhibition from Lamborghini Newport Beach. Whether you’re marking a special occasion or simply sharing a romantic evening together, your designer look will be the perfect complement to your evening.

Haute Handbags, Shoes and Jewelry
Saturday, November 9, 2013 from noon – 2:30 p.m.
Accessorize yourself! From everyday accents to large statement pieces, luxury designers like Traditional Jewelers have the essentials you need to complete your look.

Ski Chalets to Seaside Cottages
Saturday, November 16, 2013 from noon – 2:30 p.m.
Wherever your winter-season travels take you, Roberta Roller Rabbit and Vineyard Vines have the latest fashion finds you’ll want to pack up and take along. Bundle up with cold-weather wear, or relax with beachside attire at your favorite vacation destination.

Cocktail Party Glam
Saturday, November 23, 2013 from noon – 2:30 p.m.
Adorn yourself with the latest designer cocktail attire and accessories from Bloomingdales, Elie Tahari, Halston Heritage, Kendra Scott and Roberto Coin as you ready yourself for the glamour of the holiday party season! Discover the latest fashion trends to help you “glam up” for your special night out.

Fast Cars and Fine Sportswear
Saturday, December 7, 2013 from noon – 2:30 p.m.
Gentlemen, rev up your engines and don the finest sportswear from designers like At Ease for Men and Elie Tahari at this men’s-focused fashion event. Enjoy an exhilarating display of the latest models from Ferrari/Maserati of Newport Beach and prepare to drive away in style with these designer trends.

Bespoke Bridal Elegance
Saturday, December 14, 2013 from noon – 2:30 p.m.
Casablanca Bridal presents a bridal collection filled with timeless elegance and breathtaking beauty for the biggest day of your life. From classic lines to the newest wedding trends, brides- to-be will be captivated by the romance of this designer collection, paired with classic jewelry pieces from Kendra Scott.

Hair and make-up for each event provided by Bellagio Salon & Spa at Crystal Cove Shopping Center.

For reservations and more information, please call 800.820.6800 or visit www.pelicanhill.com.

*Price excludes tax and gratuity.

About Pelican Hill®

Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill® features:128 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest of everything; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces; a rejuvenating Five-Star spa with a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies; world-class restaurants, including Andrea serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine; an iconic “Coliseum Pool,” one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas. A Five-Star, Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim as the 2012 Grand Resort selected by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report; as Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards Top Southern California Resort (2012), Top U.S. Resort (2011), Top-Rated Golf Resort Worldwide (2012) and Top-Rated California Resort Spa (2012); in Travel + Leisure’s "Top 100" World’s Best Hotels (2011 Readers’ Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2011).

The Irvine Company Resort Properties owns and manages the finest resort and leisure destinations in Newport Coast and the City of Irvine. In addition to Pelican Hill, the portfolio includes the Island Hotel Newport Beach, the city’s landmark property and only AAA Five Diamond hotel; Hyatt Regency Irvine, the city’s only Four Diamond hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and several of the finest marinas in Newport Harbor and Northern California.

About the Irvine Company

The Irvine Company is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management. The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California. As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.

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