Local shoppers expect to find unique crafted treasures at community favorite boutique Fleur De Lys. But recently, store patrons found Maria Shriver in attendance, signing her inspirational book, I’ve Been Thinking: Reflections, Prayers & Meditations for a Meaningful Life. Book buyers had fun chatting and picture posing with the acclaimed personality and author. Be sure to pop into this ‘something for everyone’ specialty store to be in-the-know about signature events that include book signings, master artisan appearances and more.
Fleur De Lys
369 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa
Aloha Spirit Confections
The sweet taste of Hawaii is now in town with the opening of Fill, a bakehouse and creamery specializing in made-to-order malasadas and house-made ice cream. Malasadas are a delicate, doughy pastry with a crisp, sugar dusted exterior and a variety of fillings that include coconut custard, strawberry or mandarin orange jam, and malted chocolate. The unique ice cream flavors, such as brown butter roasted pineapple and passion fruit, orange, guava combo, imbue the aloha spirit culinary experience of this newly opened sweet shop.
1767 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa
Martini With A View
Martini fans will want to experience the newly launched tableside Martini Cart Service at Bourbon Steak. Handcrafted martinis made of premium spirits that include Nolet’s Silver Gin and Ketel One Vodka, along with house blended French vermouths and other favorite add ons, add a new twist to this iconic cocktail. Paired with Bourbon Bite hors-d’oeuvres and Monarch Beach Resort’s breathtaking view, cocktail hour is about to create a stir.
1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point
Iconic Brand Gets Stylish New Home
While we don’t really need another reason to check out the coveted merchandise of Louis Vuitton, South Coast Plaza’s new store - more of a gallery paying homage to the exquisite line - is worth visiting. The inviting new space, replete with eye-catching artistic and architectural elements, features all the well known favorites and some limited edition, unique to this location, specialty items.
3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa
Three Dog Night Singer
Launches Sweet Line
What better way to bring “Joy to the World” than with candy? Rock singer Chuck Negron, of Three Dog Night, has launched a line of sweet treats that include “Three Dog Bite” milk chocolate and peanut butter bars and “Chuck Sucks” Mustache Pops. The confections will be available at SWEET! Hollywood along with other goodies that are part of the new candy line.
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles
OC’s First Cat Cafe Opens In Laguna
Dog friendly eateries are abundant in pet loving Coastal OC. Finally, friends of felines can enjoy dining amid cats and kittens at Catmosphere Laguna, Orange County’s first cat cafe and lounge. Catmosphere is more than just a novelty cafe. It is also a rescue facility for wayward felines in need of adoption. Cat-loving proprietor Gail Allyn Landau hopes to change the way animal facilities rescue, care and facilitate the adoptions of these gentle creatures. Menu items include light bites such as sweet and savory toasts and salads. Beer, wine and champagne are also featured.
381 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach
Out of the Box Pizza
Mashed potato pie and clam pie are among the inventive and flavorful pizza pie options at newly opened Parallel Pizzeria. Salads, hoagies and a selection of on tap beers and wines are also on the menu at this stylish, casual eatery that is the brainchild of Chefs Ryan Adams and James Nunn.
34255 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point