Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays Huntington Beach

If you have some last minute shopping to do, and would like to save a little money doing so, don't forget to check out - plenty of HB businesses have savings to be had and many of them offer gift certificates! The newest folks to join the program since my last 'blast' are: Sea Siam Thai Restaurant, Salon Ambiance, Grady's Window Cleaning, Jolly Deluxe Spa, Lucy's Tailoring, The Hair-Do & Threading Salon, and Avon. Plenty of options for gifts at those businesses plus the many more that are now on the site. Help keep our spending dollars local and support fellow Huntington Beach businesses.
There are plenty of activities going on for New Years Eve around town, but what about New Years Day? What do you have planned to start off the New Year? How about a plunge into the ocean? The Annual HB Surf City Splash is a refreshing way to start 2010. You can start your day with an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast (9:30 - 11:30 in front of Zack's) put on by the Lions Club. It is $5 donation for the breakfast and goes directly to Lions Clubs charities, one of which is the HB International Surfing Museum. At 12 noon, take a run out in to the chilly Pacific! To participate officially and receive their certificate, it is a d onations of $10. For those who want to commemorate the event, but are not crazy enough to jump into the ocean, Certificates of Sanity will be available for donations of $15! All of which goes to the charities. More info at
One last,,, just in case,,,, if you do too much partying on New Years and find yourself in a jam, I've got a buddy who can help you out. Rod Frontino with Awesome Bail Bonds , at 714-944-6126 or 888-877-BAIL (2245) is the one you want to call. He does what it takes to help out and is available 24 hours a day. Hopefully you'll never need him, but his info is good to keep in hand - just in case!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Shopping in Huntington Beach

Time is running short for holiday shopping. Have you taken care of yours? If you are still looking for ideas, here are a few that maybe can help you out.
Ever been to Absolutely Fabulous ? Located at 6026 Warner Ave (at Springdale), you fill truly find fabulous gifts. This store is a treasusre for "finds". They have the most unique items in their store. You've got to give them a visit. You won't be dissapointed. How about giving someone a tour on a Segway? What is a Segway some of you might ask? Check out GW Tours - and check it out. Take a tour that includes lunch or dinner, or ride the sand at low tide. VERY fun stuff. They are located at 300 PCH, Ste 111. Maybe you want to give something more relaxing? Consider giving a gift certificate for a refelxology massage. I go to Salon Ambiance at 5075 Warner Ave. (714-846-5900). Real nice facility and their folks do a great job on the massage. at $25/hr you can't beat the price. And it is not just about the feet!! By the way, if you need that hair all fixed up for the holiday, their salon is filled with wonderful stylists. They always seem to be busy - that tells you something! They definitely have experts for the cut & color. Want to keep it more simple? Visit Blastoff ( to do your shopping online. Lots of shopping opportunities and even cash back on purchases. If food is more your style there is a great variety of places you could pick up a gift certificate for - or just go in and take a break for dinner! Chimayo at the Beach , 315 PCH, has their $10 specials for December. Unbelievable value and scrumptous food. They also have a great happy hour. You might also consider them for your New Year's Eve, they have a fun evening planned. 374-7273 Gallagher's Pub , 300 PCH, Ste 113, is a good choice for an authentic Irish meal. Also lots of specials and just about every night something is going on there. 536-2422 Maybe you are in the mood for some excellent New York deli style food? Tommy Pastrami , 18001 Beach Blvd, has sandwiches that will satify all those tastebuds. You can also have them cater your holiday event. 848-4567 A kick back sports bar with darn good food will lead you to Octane Alley (formerly Martini Blues), 5874 Edinger Ave, They also put on a pretty good comedy night. 840-2129 More authentic food can be found at Old World , 7561 Center Ave, fill up on a German feast there. They host other events at the festival hall, make a visit and see all there is there. 893-0112 Finally, Flight Bistro and Social Lounge , 8082 Adams, is definitely worth a visit. A very different feel than a lot of HB restaurants. A very classy place with unique and real tasty food. Pop in to fill up during their Frugal Hour, a definate happy hour must. take a break, do up the "happy" and walk away with a gift certificate for someone's xmas stocking. 374-8300
phew, I think that is enough suggestions for now. Some of these places can be found on where you can download discount coupons and save some money around HB.