Islands Summer Menu and #Giveaway

islands giveawaySummer is here, which means it’s time for beach fun, fruity drinks, and burgers cooked to juicy perfection. At Islands restaurant, you can get all of that and more with their new summer menu…and to celebrate the seasion, we’re doing a special Islands giveaway (Islands beach towel, Islands BBQ kit, and $50 Islands gift certificate) for our readers over at our new site, DigMB.

heat wave burgerHere’s the summer menu that inspired the giveaway: Islands’ special Heat Wave burger is a sizzling and spicy treat with diced green and serrano chiles, red onion, lettuce, tomato, and pepper jack cheese. It’s generously sized, and paired with Islands’ bottomless fries, it’ll satisfy any post-surf appetite.

Also for happy hour (3 pm to 7 pm), you’ve got plenty to choose from to wash down that burger. This year’s new drinks include Hand-Shaken Strawberry Daiquiri, shaken and poured the old-fashioned way. Other new drinks exclusive to happy hour include the Spicy Mango Shandy made with mango, Coors Light and a dust of cayenne pepper; and the Hapa Bourbon Tea with Maker’s Mark, passion fruit and mint. Looking for something fresh and different? Try the Makaha Maggie, made from Islands’ custom-made grilled pineapple infused tequila, Grand Marnier, lemon and lime juice, fresh crushed pineapple, and agave nectar with a cinnamon sugar rim. If you’re hungry at happy hour, you can also try the new Hawaiian Sliders: mini versions of Islands’ popular pineapple-topped burger.

beach cruiserSummer bonus: All summer long, any time you go to an Islands restaurant, you can be entered to win one of these beach cruisers (one per restaurant). The drawing will be held on happy hour at the end of the summer on Friday, September 5.

Want to win our Islands gift certificate/BBQ kit/ beach towel giveaway? Head on over to our post at DigMB and fill out the Rafflecopter widget there. Good luck, and enjoy the summer!

Bel Bambini Outlet #Giveaway

Update: Congrats to our winner Brigitta and thanks to all who entered!

Happy holidays! We’re kicking off the holiday season with a wonderful giveaway to an amazing store. Bel Bambini, known to many celebrities and modern parents as Southern California’s premiere high-end baby and kid boutique , has just opened an outlet store behind the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, CA. We’ve got a $100 gift certificate to the Bel Bambini outlet to give away to one of our lucky readers! Interested? Read on:

bel bambiniBel Bambini is famous for offering the very best in gear, designer clothing, nursery furniture, and baby essentials. Its celebrity customers include Charlize Theron, Shakira, Drew Barrymore, Adele, Jessica Alba, Selma Blair, Halle Berry, Jamie King, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Bruce Willis, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, and Busy Philipps, among others.

bel bamini doorwayThe outlet store features a 50 percent discount on floor models, discontinued, and overstock merchandise every day – so you can do your high-end baby shopping and get great bargains at the same time! (One recent deal featured a beautiful espresso-colored Allegro cradle that retails for $390 – and with additional discounts at the outlet you could get it for $146.)

To enter to win the $100 gift certificate, all you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post by midnight Pacific time on Wednesday, December 11th. Want an extra bonus entry? “Like” South Bay Sparkle on Facebook and come back and leave a second comment telling us you liked us (or that you already like us). On Thursday the 12th, we’ll draw a name from the comments using

And now for the official rules and fine print:

  • Only residents of the U.S. over the age of 18 are eligible to enter.
  • Duration: Thursday December 5 through Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.
  • Leave a comment below to enter. You may enter a second comment if you “like” South Bay Sparkle on Facebook.
  • The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  • Winner will be selected by South Bay Sparkle, by using on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Winner will be contacted by email. Winners have 24 hours to respond to their notification email to claim their prize. If they do not respond, another winner will be chosen by
  • We are not liable for technical failures or typographical errors, or resolving identity disputes related to the winner.
  • Prize description: One $100 gift certificate to the Bel Bambini outlet store, 2057 Hoefner Avenue
    Commerce, CA 90040.

The Bel Bambini outlet is located at 2057 Hoefner Avenue, Commerce, CA 90040. It is conveniently located off Interstate 5 at Atlantic Blvd North, and easy to reach from the greater Los Angeles area and international and local airports. Its hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9am – 6pm, and it is closed for lunch between 1pm-2pm.