Allison Mitchell Allison Mitchell | June 23, 2021 | Food & Drink Lifestyle Art Culture Migration
Orange County’s social scene is ablaze once again. Here’s what we’re up to and loving now.
A darling little one reaches for Sophie La Girafe from Calisson Toys
BROOD Luxe up your little ones with help from Calisson Toys. The Dana Point-based, French-made brand has brought three tot-focused lines—Pamplemousse, Calisson Little Royals and Sophie La Girafe—together on one platform, making it easy-breezy for parents to find high-end kidswear, toys and essentials in one convenient place. calisson.toys
Gayle Garner Roski, “Celebration of the Year 2000 — Los Angeles City Hall” (watercolor)
SEE Experience the works of two talented artists at Santa Ana’s Bowers Museum. The Gift of Los Angeles: Memories in Watercolor by Gayle Garner Roski (July 24 to Nov. 14) will highlight 44 depictions of Garner Roski’s take on life in the City of Angels while Artistic Legacy: The Ann and Bill Cullen Collection (Aug. 28 to Dec. 19) will include 53 paintings and drawings from actress and runway model Ann Macomber Cullen. bowers.org
Siembra Heritage’s handcrafted bags are the perfect beach accessory.
LUST-HAVE Newport Beach-based brand Siembra Heritage is empowering artisans in Argentina through the production of stunning one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods. Its latest collections, Carandillo and Chaguar, showcase the use of the carandillo and chaguar plants, respectively, which have been woven into beach-chic bags ready to carry you through the summer season. siembraheritage.com
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club’s sparkling pool and fairway
EXPLORE In celebration of its SoCal debut, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club has teamed up with Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills to launch the Waldorf Astoria Coastal Voyage. The elevated excursion can begin at either property and includes the opportunity to board a 40-foot yacht—featuring all of Waldorf Astoria’s signature opulence—for a three-hour cruise up or down the coastline. Whether in Dana Point or Beverly Hills, guests will enjoy a two-night hotel stay plus experiences like spa treatments, a $500 dinner credit, luxury car transportation and more. waldorfastoriamonarchbeach.com
Indulge in an array of carnivorous and vegan creations during O.C.’s Burger Week July 11 to 17.
TASTE Sink your teeth into cheeseburgers, veggie burgers and more stacked creations during Burger Week from July 11 to 17. Restaurants across O.C., L.A. and Long Beach will join the feeding frenzy, including Billy’s at the Beach, Olea. Cellar. Craft. Cook., SideDoor and Tavern House Kitchen + Bar, among others. burgerweek.com
Jessica Johnson’s Clara cover-up dress in blue linen stripe
SHOP L.A.-based fashion brand Jessica Johnson has opened its flagship boutique at Costa Mesa’s Plaza Sereno, and with it comes Johnson’s coastal-inspired apparel based on her international travels. “Every garment that we create tells a story, whether of a location or a person,” says the designer. Her ethically made garments are also joined by fellow SoCal brands including Esquivel Shoes, Mama Bijoux, Into the Woods and Freya hats. Let the retail therapy begin. shopjessicajohnson.com
Photography by: Courtesy of Calisson Toys; Gayle Garner Roski, Gayle Garner Roski Estate, All Rights Reserved; Defina Beltrame; James Baigrie; Nadezhda Moryak/Pexels; Courtesy of Jessica Johnson