Fourth Annual La Bella Moda Fashion Brunch

By: Stacy Dickenson

The Resort at Pelican Hill® presents its fourth annual La Bella Moda fashion series, showcasing this season’s best fashion trends in collaboration with luxury designers and personal shopping stylists at Fashion Island®. During the themed weekly events at the Resort’s popular Italian restaurant, Andrea, fashion enthusiasts will delight in a three-course prix fixe Prosecco brunch menu created by Chef Jonah Amodt.
“During La Bella Moda, our personal shopping stylists forecast the top trends for social functions, holiday travel and gift giving,” said Fashion Island Shopping Center Vice President & General Manager Tanya Thomas. “Our models give you an up-close look at each ensemble at your tableside, as our expert stylists provide wardrobe guidance for the season ahead.”
Featured styles will come from Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Halston Heritage, Vince Camuto, Rebecca Taylor, Modern Romance, Kendra Scott and Traditional Jewelers. On three consecutive Sundays in November, themed weekly La Bella Moda events include:
Trend Watch
Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m.
Rock out with a festive but sophisticated pop of metal that draws attention after sundown and adds a twist to the everyday. A Neiman Marcus exclusive, the fashion forecast features a return of ’90s punk influences, but for grown-ups this time—think florals and throwback footwear that feels fresh and fun, but not too young.
Holiday Premiere
Sunday, November 20 at 11 a.m.
Step out in this holiday season’s luxe, soft velvet that adorns everything from blazers to bags and hats to heels. Adding a touch of warmth for our temperate winter weather, velvet and lace combine for an on-trend edge at formal or casual affairs.
California Riviera
Sunday, November 27 at 11 a.m.
Pack a piece of the coast wherever your travels may lead with must-have statement outerwear ranging from quilted puffers to regal pea coats. Adding unique, beachy accessories completes a seemingly effortless West Coast on-the-go style.

Tickets are $65 (inclusive of tax and service charge) per person per event. For reservations and more information, please call 855.467.6800 or visit

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 (2013 & 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 (2015 Readers’ Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2015).

Photographs Courtesy of Pelican Hill