You are SO right scott! I ended up having a couple of hours to kill between my Irvine afternoon appointment and an evening event at The District so I stoped at Diamond Jamboree. I filled up a big box with beautiful pastries from 85C for only about $11, had a mango slush and then explored the mall.
After spending about an hour there I went over to the District and discovered that they have a unique method of driving visitors into the stores. They blare the world's most annoying music out in the parking lot. I thought I'd catch up on my e-mail and some reading in my car for a while. I couldn't stand the music. So I ended up in Ulta buying cosmetics. The cashier there said he was also annoyed by the parking lot music that assaulted him when he left work at night..
On the positive side, I went to a reception at the Winery restaurant and if the food and service nearly approached that of the regular dining room I will be back for dinner. Our appetizers were really fantastic. Lamb chops, sliders, chicken and shrimp kabobs, ahi cups, marinated tomatoes, tarts, creme brulee, brownees. And the servers were polite and efficient.
Off to the gym tomorrow!