House-made tomato sauce and pizza dough elevate the thin-crust Neapolitan-style pizzas ($10 to $20) topped with cured meats and buffalo mozzarella. 32860 Pacific Coast Highway, 949-429-1102, angelinaspizzerianapoletana.com
Salt Coastal Lifestyle
Tracy Reese dresses ($300 and up), Tiare Hawaii tops and skirts ($90 and up), and designer swimsuits fill racks suspended from the ceiling at this boutique, which also carries handmade soaps and lotions.
37 Monarch Bay Plaza, 949-388-0261
Use this shop’s Chan Luu wrapped bracelets ($150 and up) to accessorize its chic T-shirts, sundresses, and jeans, from designers such as AG Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, and Velvet ($50 to $350). 36 Monarch Bay Plaza, 949-429-1144, millieclothing.com
Salt Creek Grille
The patio is a good spot for a margarita ($9 to $12), house-made potato chips and onion dip ($7), and filet mignon ($39)—or for a brunch of eggs Benedict ($13) and a bloody mary ($10). 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, 949-661-7799, saltcreekgrille.com
Photograph by Priscilla Iezzi
This article originally appeared in the September 2014 issue.