O.C.’S BEST 2019! | SHOP & INDULGE

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Here’s our annual list celebrating the best O.C. has to offer, including food, drink, fun things to see and do, places to shop and ways to indulge. Join us to sample many of the items in this collection on July 25 at Rancho Las Lomas. Get your tickets now.


Photograph by Mindo Cikanavicius

Collection of Vintage Jewelry

If you’re looking for vintage Cartier, Tiffany and Co., or Van Cleef & Arpels, head to the back of Elyse Walker to discover The Vault Vintage, a section of the store displaying a collection of jewelry dating to the early 1900s. Be sure to check back every few months as the collection rotates. Newport Beach, 949-612-2646

Japanese Vintage Store

2nd Street at The Camp offers men’s and women’s vintage and secondhand pieces from the U.S. and Japan. Shop brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Comme des Garcons, Supreme, Chanel, and many others at the curated boutique. Costa Mesa, 949-274-8585

Photograph by Jordan Shiley

Coffee and Pamper Session

Grab a drink at Coffee Dose inside East Eighteenth salon. Whether you’re waiting to get your next hairdo or you’re just stopping in for a matcha or coffee, you’ll have a hard time keeping your phone in your pocket because of the cheeky sayings printed on the cups and the Instagram-worthy mural on the patio. Costa Mesa

Perks for Parent and Child

There’s something for kids and adults alike at the free Little Lido Kids Club at Lido Marina Village. Every third Thursday, children are treated to stories, crafts, and music while their parents shop deals at the stores and grab food from cafes at the waterfront retail center. Newport Beach, 949-673-2549

In-Store Atelier

Take a moment while you’re shopping the latest line at the two-story Louis Vuitton at South Coast Plaza to watch as artisans create and restore the brand’s leather products at its first in-store atelier in the country. Take your hard-sided Louis Vuitton travel item to the main level, where a painter can create a custom work of art for you. Costa Mesa, 714-662-6907

Alternative Bridal Line

If you envision yourself walking down the aisle in something sleek, silky, and surprising, Stone Cold Fox in Lido Marina Village has the perfect selection of wedding dresses. Bring your bridesmaids with you and find something for them, too. Newport Beach, 949-791-8151

One-Stop Shop for Roses and Candles

Voluspa’s first brick-and-mortar shop, at Fashion Island, carries all of the popular brand’s scents under one roof. From candles and body sprays to diffusers, you could spend hours smelling all the products here. Cleverly, the store also sells a selection of roses in various colors. Buy a dozen, two dozen, or an individual rose to go with your sweet-scented item. Newport Beach, 949-717-6841

Mobile Thrift Boutique

Curated by FIDM grad Crystal Melendez, Popsikle Shop is a treasure trove of upcycled and thrifted finds, all displayed in a traveling turquoise trailer. Check Instagram at @popsikleshop weekly for items you’ll want to pick up, from vintage sunglasses to one-of-a-kind statement pieces. Buena Park Farmers Market, Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market; 909-973-8190

Oxygen Facial

Time to hit the bar—the facial bar! Make your way to one of FacialWorks’ three Orange County locations for a hydrating oxygen facial while you sip champagne and watch a rom-com in a salon-like atmosphere. Select one of the three facial bar services for $50, or upgrade to a private room for an additional cost. Huntington Beach, 657-234-4156; Newport Beach, 949-226-6145; Laguna Niguel, 949-258-7893

Photograph by Mindo Cikanavicius

Party in a Box

The friendly party planners at Wild Child love celebrations of all kinds and delight in helping you choose the perfect plates, centerpieces, and balloons for whatever festivity you’re planning. They’ll even curate a custom package full of everything you need and mail it to you in time for your bash. Newport Beach

Bohemian Kids Clothing

Dress up your fashionable little one at Novella Royale. What started as a women’s line and boutique now offers Bohemian-inspired dresses, tops, and pants for kids. From stripes and florals to animal prints, there’s something your child will love. San Clemente, 949-388-9336


Read the rest of O.C.’s Best 2019 here. Don’t forget to vote for your O.C. favorites for Readers’ Choice!

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