Neighborhoods – Corona del Mar

Summer Treat

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1. Stop by this local fixture, known for its flower design, to pick up a colorful bouquet ($35 to $45), order centerpieces, or just browse the seasonal arrangements—this time of year, they’re likely to include dahlias. 3337 E. Coast Highway, 949-673 -8270, cdmflorist.com

2. Order a croissant ($3) and a French cappuccino ($5) made using Lavazza coffee, topped with thick Chantilly cream. Find a table in the tiny, sunny dining room, and pretend you’re Parisian at this new cafe, which also serves sweet and savory crepes ($5 to $12.50). 3330 E. Coast Highway, 949-791-8730

3. In its new space, this rainbow-colored candy shop sells house-made ice cream ($3 a scoop), cupcakes ($3), and cookies ($2). You can still get all the big, glittery gumballs and sour gummy candies (63 cents an ounce) you want. 3100 E. Coast Highway, 949-675-3910, bcandy.com

4. Supersoft tees ($60), print maxidresses ($150), and stylish jeans ($140 and up) fill this chic boutique. Owner Lindsey Garland helps you choose the perfect end-of-summer pool party pieces. Don’t miss the interesting rings and necklaces ($20 to $60) at the counter. 2912 E. Coast Highway, 949-313-7111

Photographs by Tim Tayor

This article originally appeared int he August 2013 issue.

 

Photographs by Priscilla Iezzi

This article originally appeared in the August 2013 issue. – See more at: http://www.orangecoast.com/dining/reviews/2013/07/22/main-course-carmelitas-kitchen-de-mexico#sthash.NngHQC07.dpuf

Photographs by Priscilla Iezzi

This article originally appeared in the August 2013 issue. – See more at: http://www.orangecoast.com/dining/reviews/2013/07/22/main-course-carmelitas-kitchen-de-mexico#sthash.NngHQC07.dpuf

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