Now Open: 8telier, O.C.’s Cool New Boutique in Corona del Mar

Santa Claus has brought us a very stylish gift in the form of 8telier. The Corona del Mar store, opened Dec. 7, is the...

Hot Shop | The Red Balloon in Newport Beach

This boutique in Newport Beach lets mom and kids be equally stylish.

8 Great Florists: Build Your Own Bouquet

While your artistic skill and hand-eye coordination undoubtedly have improved since childhood, your mom’s appreciation of a Mother’s Day gift from the heart hasn’t changed. Use her favorite flower or color as inspiration and let Orange County’s top floral suppliers and designers help you build a bouquet as unique as she is. While prices and availability of certain flowers vary based on the whims of another mother—Mother Nature, that is—May traditionally is the best month to find the largest variety of blooms.

Design Your Own Shoes? Yes Please!

What better way to find your dream shoe—for your wedding, a special occasion, or just because you’re a shoe perfectionist—than at a design-your-own shoe...

Rococo | Two O.C. boutiques, twice the style

It’s common for Patty Praisler’s regulars to do an entire season’s shopping in one stop.

Neighborhood: Newport Coast

As writer Robin Jones points out, Crystal Cove Promenade lies across the street from the Pacific, so you can enjoy the sea air along with Neapolitan pizzas underneath olive trees at Settebello; browse jewelry, cool textiles, and letterpress cards at Juxtaposition Home; and fill up a take-home pastry box at Sweet and Saucy Shop (when did macarons get to be so hip?).

OUT Inc.

One of the newest stops on our list, Out is the first storefront retail outlet for the Newport Beach line of luxury activewear. Founded...

Ralph Lauren’s Elegant Renovation at South Coast Plaza

Ralph Lauren has always offered chic American style, but we were blown away by the recent makeover at the brand's South Coast Plaza boutique.Featuring...

The One-Stop Wedding

The path to the altar can turn a betrothed maiden into a bridezilla faster than you can say “I do.” Fittings, tastings, and countless...

Get Steers and Beers at This One Stop Summer BBQ Shop

The Butchery is a locally owned butcher shop with just about everything except the grill.