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Where to Shop and Eat Lunch In Newport Beach

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* This post is sponsored by: Visit Newport Beach & Fashion Island. As always, all opinions are my own.

Are you looking for an amazing day trip or vacation getaway? Newport Beach California is the place to be! This picturesque coastal location offers a taste of the good life and more.

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Lido Marina Village

Enjoy an afternoon of luxury and leisure at this waterfront village. Ashlin and I had the opportunity to visit, during her grad trip celebration.  We were swept away and in awe of this breathtaking destination.  Lido Marina Village is totally ahh-mazing!  I can't wait to go back and explore it more.

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Sail, Style and Sun define the ambiance at Lido Village. It's the perfect setting to relax, recharge and enjoy the fabulous weather in SoCal. Shopping, delicious cuisine and charming experiences await you.

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Sail or enjoy different boating adventures at Newport's seaside village. This luxurious yacht can be rented for a wedding, party, birthday party or special event. Entertain in upscale style and be charmed by the unique features of the "Destiny."

The boat is certified by the U.S. Coastguard and comes with a fabulous crew to make special events run smoothly.  I wish we could've taken a ride, how amazing would that be?!  If you visit during the Newport Boat Show: you may catch a glimpse of the rich and famous .

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Discover creative details at every turn.  Everywhere in the village is a stunning backdrop to capture memories and your best photographic moments. Your dreams will sail away here for sure!

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This seaside attraction personifies the best of Newport Beach. Casual, chic comfort make for an exhilarating escape. If a break is in your schedule, this is a serene spot to take one. Those chairs are calling your name!

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Alchemy Works  Harbor House is a fun shop to visit. This lovely boutique is a gallery, lifestyle store and gathering space. Everything here is inspired by vintage times along the California coast. Step inside to experience all the vibes of yesteryear.  Shop for unique home goods, fashion and accessories.

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Cynthia Rowley is a global lifestyle brand offering a mix of styles for both the sophisticated and sporty fashion lover. I loved checking out the ready-to-wear swim/surf collection. Some of the pieces are made from neoprene, which is a unique fabric used for cold water sports.

The theme of Cynthia's collection...."Fashion should be fun" I totally agree.  Discovering your personal style is an exciting adventure!  Explore it here and find pieces to inspire you for years to come. This designer is known as the pioneer of "surf leisure.''

Malibu Farm

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The dining experience at Malibu Farm was spectacular. That view... we couldn't get enough!  The cuisine was equally amazing. Guests will love the ambiance and farm to table menu. All ingredients used are organic, and locally sourced.

There are 6 locations to serve you: 3 in California, 1 each in Miami, Lanai and Cabo.  Located next door to the Newport location, is a Malibu Farm home goods shop. The store offers online shopping if you'd rather shop after arriving home.

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Anyone who is on a plant based diet, will love the salads here- to die for!  If you eat here for lunch: try the BLT Caesar,. The salad was delicious and looked too good to eat, ha! The matcha lattes before lunch were quite tasty too.

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Fashion Island

This outdoor shopping plaza is not located on an island, but sure felt like a dreamy aisle vacay.  Fashion Island is in the heart of the city, an ultimate shopping experience. Fashion lovers will be lost in paradise in the resort style setting.

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Designer boutiques, luxury brands and one-of-a-kind stores , welcome you with the glitter of the Pacific Ocean for a backdrop. I've never seen a view like this from a mall, imagine the excitement!

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Shoppers can rest from all the bustle and relax by the fountains located around the complex. While parents recharge, kiddos will be intrigued by the large goldfish in the center court.

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 Lily Pulitzer is an amazing brand. I was stoked to find the store at Fashion Island. The bright vibrant hues and chic designs embrace the vibe of a California lifestyle.  From sunny runs to breezy strolls you'll be set for summer with eye catching resort wear.

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Thirsty and need a break from the hot California sun? Stop in at LOT for a creamy iced mocha. It was not so hot a few weeks ago- but we had one anyway.  The sun was hiding most of our visit. The overcast skies must have followed us from Seattle! The mocha was refreshing and hit the spot after a long afternoon of shopping.

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Fashion Island is one of the few places in the world you can go from morning coffee to fine dining and late night cocktails.  Foodies will have many choices for tasteful indulgences.

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This mural says it all. Fashion island is the place to discover and enjoy the the best of your vacation, or CA lifestyle.

Gorjana Jewelry

We had the opportunity to shop at one of the newest additions to Fashion Island. Gorjana jewelry is inspired by beautiful Laguna Beach, Ca. The designer of these timeless pieces wants to share all the beauty of Laguna with her customers. Our experience here was so much fun!  The associates were very kind and provided a superior guest experience.

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The collections feature textural elements, colorful gemstones and a signature golden finish. All pieces exude "colors of the coast" and represent roots of a coastal lifestyle.

The newest collection "Chakra" embraces the  peaceful and holistic lifestyle this area is known for. Be transported to the beach and feel good vibes when you accessorize your outfits with Gorjana. 

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Here you can choose gorgeous pieces that are "California Cool."  Necklaces made from malachite and mother of pearl are inspired by green palms and sun bleached seashells.

We love the necklaces and rings we took with us.  I chose the Hayes Signet Ring, a perfect reminder of the greenish blue hues sprinkled over the CA coastline. Ashlin chose 3 power gemstone necklaces.  These necklaces are a great value, and so beautifully crafted.

That wraps up our afternoon tour of Newport Beach and Fashion Island.  I hope you will put it on your bucket list. We look forward to spending more time there in the near future.

Happy Travels,

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  1. Looks like the perfect destination for a girls weekend! Shopping, cocktails & food - woo!

    1. It is indeed an awesome spot for a girls trip!

  2. Malibu Farm looks absolutely delicious. Yum! So colorful.

    1. I loved the salads and the green tea matcha die for!

  3. Great to learn about Malibu Farm! Freshness is key, farm to table for the best food :)

    1. Yes I so agree, fresh food is the way to clean eating...I am trying to live this lifestyle..but ohhh so hard!

  4. This looks like the perfect place to spend a couple of relaxing days. Good food, shopping, and a view of the waterfront. I would definitely love to spend a few days at the Newport Beach.

    1. Hi Soumya...yes I hope you can check it out sometime.amazing place!

  5. Newport Beach looks like lots of fun, especially the yacht. How incredible that would be. The Lido Village looks like a lovely place to enjoy with friends.

    1. Isnt that yacht awesome..wish I could've road it!

  6. Newport Beach looks like a lot of fun. Lido Marina would be lovely for a catch up with friends. And the yacht would be amazing, I'm sure.

    1. It is the perfect spot for a girls hang out..for anyone really!

  7. Newport looks like a nice seaside city and a great destination for a girly trip. You’ve got a nice shopping experience, the harbour where you can do some yacht watching and lovely places to eat. Can’t ask for more!

    1. Yes it really is the perfect spot for a beach day and shopping....have a great summer Mayi!

  8. Malibu Farm sounds delicious!! I wish there was one in DC haha. Looks like Newport Beach has lots of fun places to check out for shoppers!

    1. Yeah .right?! Wish there was one here in Seattle area..I love love the name of your kewl!!!

  9. I can already picture me and my girlfriends on a girlie trip to Newport Beach, looks fantastic! Actually, I need to save this article and suggest this idea to them :D

    1. Thanks for saving and I hope you girls can have a fun trip there..its the bomb for sure!

  10. Looks like a stylishly Insta worth place to shop. Certainly worth a few days of exploring

    1. Yes for sure..wish I could've stayed in the area 3 much to explore..hope you can go!

  11. This looks so amazing! California has always been a place I want to visit. Big ocean lover! That vintage shop looks great!

    1. Oh wow you have to get to Cali..hands down one of the best states for Vacay in the US..of!

  12. Omgg I haven't been in ages! You just reminded me how great of a shopping destination it is! Definitely a winner for a chill girls getaway!

    1. Thats cool you've already was my first much fun!


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