Neighborhood Guide: Fashion Island
Fashion and entertainment collide in this polished nook of Newport Beach! With the city’s premier shopping destination in the center of it all, it’s no surprise the area surrounding Fashion Island is a hotspot for all things on-trend and in-season. With movie theaters, restaurants and a stylish selection of name-brand stores, this neighborhood is bustling with things to sip, savor, buy and do! Here’s your guide to exploring Southern California’s premier coastal shopping and dining destination.
Unpack your bags and get ready for the vacation of your dreams—the all-new VEA Newport Beach is officially welcoming guests with open arms! This stunning property sits steps from Fashion Island and boasts ocean and city views; it’s a place to get away in the center of it all. Enjoy a moment of respite in your masterfully designed guest room, then take a dip in the hotel’s saltwater pool or indulge in relaxation at the 14,000-square-foot spa sanctuary. The property also is home to several dining outlets, including a Euro-style cafe, an open-air pool bar and a signature coastal-inspired restaurant.
Sprinkled throughout Fashion Island are various noteworthy restaurants like Red O “Taste of Mexico,” Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and Sushi Roku. However, if you’re one to keep it casual, Great Maple serves up a stellar breakfast, Muldoon’s Irish Pub is a shamrockin’ good time and Sessions West Coast Deli is a popular spot for a sando. There are also plenty of places to satisfy your sweet tooth—stop by Gelato Paradiso or Atomic Creamery for a scoop or See’s Candies for a selection of gourmet chocolates.
When it comes to apparel, accessories and home decor, Fashion Island is a one-stop shop! Spend a day roaming the corridors of this sprawling center, popping into stores like Brixton and Faherty for surf and skate apparel, Talia for flowy day dresses and tunics and Alo Yoga or Lululemon for activewear. The center is also home to several department stores, including Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and more.
Nothing says “fall” quite like cozying up for a flick.THE LOT at Fashion Island offers moviegoers a luxurious cinematic experience. From reserved recliner seating to in-seat theater wait service, this theater is a game-changer when it comes to catching a movie on the big screen. Snack on SoCal-inspired cuisine like sushi, flatbreads and fresh salads as you enjoy this one-of-a-kind movie experience!
Need help honing your fall look? Book a complimentary styling session with one of Fashion Island’s personal shoppers! These savvy stylists are always up to date on the latest trends, making them a superb resource when it comes to picking out the perfect ensemble.
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger