Photograph by Allen de Herrera
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 killer ocean view from tables throughout the complex.
21010 Pacific Coast Highway, gopacificcity.com
The menu here ranges from comfort food, such as onion dip and chips, to sophisticated cheese boards served with honeycomb and almonds, to a bacon bar with 10 varieties you can enjoy by the slice. Pair with one of the 32 wines on tap. 949-629-2591, saintmarcusa.com
Owner Sara Wear, who opened her first boutique in Texas, brings her style sense to this ultra-modern shop. On-trend shirts, tank tops, and pants for men and women hang from racks made of industrial pipes near walls lined with reclaimed wood. lovethewearhouse.com
The second outlet of a popular boutique from Oahu, this home decor shop stocks accessories with a beachy feel, such as throw pillows printed with coral patterns and candleholders in soft shades of blue and seafoam green. theplantationhawaii.com
This tiny shop specializing in stackable jewelry in a range of prices stocks everything from statement necklaces, hanging from clipboards nailed to the wall, to delicate gold rings displayed on rough-hewn wooden tables.