Where a historic house stands next to a shopping mall stocked with fresh eats.
Orange County’s newest seaside shopping destination opened in Huntington Beach in November with more than a dozen boutiques and restaurants. More are expected, but there’s plenty to see now, even if you just grab some coffee and enjoy the...
The ongoing surge of restaurant and shop openings is the talk of Laguna Beach: By spring, there will be nearly a dozen new spots in town. Head to the Village to try a few of the already-open newcomers, and...
You’ll find boba tea, handmade pasta, specialty hot chocolate, and a charming boutique.
The southernmost town in Orange County is known for its world-class surf spots, but it’s enjoying an on-shore cultural revival. Stroll through downtown San Clemente and pick up a coffee, a new summer outfit, a custom-made piece of furniture,...
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If you’re heading to this South County beach town for the annual Ocean Festival on July 20 and 21, take a break from the California Waterman and Waterwoman competitions to check out some of the new shops and restaurants near El Camino Real and Avenida del Mar.
Nearly four years ago, Rose Homme rehabbed part of an Anaheim strip mall near Brookhurst Street and Orange Avenue to open a baby boutique, and invited other indie businesses such as The Makery, below, to move in. Now, the center known as Community draws shoppers looking for handmade, ecofriendly, artisan goods. Bonus: It’s near some of the county’s best Middle Eastern restaurants.
Construction crews have been busy at Huntington Beach’s Bella Terra. In the past year, more than 10 stores and restaurants have opened at the shopping center just off the 405 Freeway’s Beach Boulevard exit, adding to the dinner-and-a-movie spot’s lively vibe

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