My Favorite Things and Places in Orange County, CA

I've lived in Orange County my whole life and as a native, I've had the good fortune to explore and discover so many great restaurants, places, and events. If you're new to the area, planning to visit OC, or just looking for a new adventure, please consider these wonderful spots. They are my best of the best places in OC and I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I have. Cheers!

 

My Favorite Theaters & Festivals

The Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach during the Summer
http://www.sawdustartfestival.org/

The Orange County Performing Arts Center & Segerstrom Center
http://www.ocpac.org/

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts - reminds me of an opera house in Europe!
http://www.cerritoscenter.com/

The Hollywood Bowl - amazing concerts in the Summer
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/

The Groundlings - Comedy Troupe in LA
http://www.groundlings.com/start.htm

The J. Paul Getty Museum - Beautiful architecture and amazing views of downtown LA
http://www.getty.edu/


My Favorite Restaurants

Zov's Bistro, Tustin
http://www.zovs.com/

Pacific Whey Bakery, Newport Coast
http://www.pacificwhey.com/

Plums Bakery & Cafe, Costa Mesa

http://plumscafe.com/

Madison Square and Garden Cafe, Laguna Beach

http://www.madisonsquare.com/

Memphis Cafe, Santa Ana
http://memphiscafe.com/index1.html

Zinc Cafe, Corona del Mar
http://www.zinccafe.com/

Rutabegorz, Tustin

http://rutabegorz.com/locations/tustin/index.php

Studio, The Montage Resort, Laguna Beach

http://www.montagelagunabeach.com

Sapphire Grill, Laguna Beach
http://www.sapphirellc.com/

The Loft, The Montage Resort, Laguna Beach
http://www.montagelagunabeach.com

Avila's El Ranchito, Corona del Mar
http://www.avilaselranchito.com/

Nick's Pizza, Costa Mesa

http://www.nickspizzapasta.com/

 

My Favorite Beauty & Relaxation

Hair - Brian Kudsi, Kud'Ci Salon, Corona del Mar
949.675.5053

Massage - Marjorie Panzer, Integrated Wellness, Newport Beach
http://integrated-wellness.com/

Luxury Spa - Spa Montage, The Montage Resort, Laguna Beach
http://www.spamontage.com

Down-To-Earth Spa - Montanya Day Spa, Santa Ana
http://www.montanya-spa.com/

 

My Favorite Florists

Sussanna Davidson, French Buckets, Costa Mesa
http://www.frenchbuckets.com/

The Elegant Hive, Tustin
http://www.floristtustinca.com/

Roger's Garden Floral Studio, Newport Beach
http://rogersgardens.com/

Blooms, Corona del Mar
http://www.yelp.com/biz/blooms-corona-del-mar


Favorite OC Charity

Southern California Bulldog Rescue
http://www.socalbulldogrescue.org/