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Neighborhood Shopping Spotlight: Corona del Mar

January 8, 2014

Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea” and this neighborhood is certainly a jewel in the crown of Newport Beach’s shopping and sightseeing scene.

CdM (as locals call it) is a scenic stretch of walkable shopping and dining along Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach. Locally loved and a vacationer hot spot, this lovely village is distinguished by its charm, chic restaurants, night spots, and locally owned boutiques.

Ladies, this one is for you! Come  to Corona del Mar with your girlfriends or family and make a day of it! Leave  plenty of time to plan a stroll, lunch and a post-shopping beverage, whether it’s a gourmet coffee, freshly made juice, or a glass of something bubbly beverage.

ON TREND:
Holly Sharp Boutique: For all things trending and happening, head straight to Holly Sharp boutique. You will find in-style pieces whether it’s a boho-chic pant, luxe cocktail dress, or a rock and roll inspired sweater, Holly Sharp will hook you up for any occasion. Need a dress to wear out to dinner and dancing? Done! Have to have the latest bootie? They got have them! But beware, once you go in, you won’t leave without an arm full of bags – Holly Sharp, they are that good. Stock up on tops, sweaters, dresses, necklaces, and shoes. www.hollysharpboutique.com

SPORTY GIRL:
Hobie Surf Shop: We love Hobie and all the employees who work there. If you are new to town and need some California surf duds, head straight to Hobie. There you will find everything you need to look like a California surf local. In fact, local surf legend Hobie Atler started the shop, so you can’t go wrong. The shop carries all of your surf and beach necessities from boards and towels to dresses and accessories. And all your favorite surf brands are in the house: Hurley, Roxy, Quicksilver, Havaianas and RVCA.  www.hobiesurfshop.com

LABEL LOVER:
OnQueStyle: Ever fantasized about owning a pair of coveted red sole Louboutins or that quintessential Chanel quilted black handbag, but it was completely out-of of-the- question price-wise? Well, dreams do come true! Sashay over to Onquestyle and let their styling team assist you into label heaven. You can have that Celine metallic shoulder handbag, David Yurman cocktail ring, or even Louis Vuitton Monogram Luggage. Why? Pricing can be up to 90% off. That’s right; Onquestyle is the OC’s premier consignment shop that is actually affordable. If you want to pick up a few pieces before your next visit to Newport Beach visit  www.onquestyle.com

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE:
Savory Spice Shop: If you consider yourself a culinary lover and desire the opportunity to experiment with hard-to-find and high-quality herbs and spices, be sure to pencil in a trip to Savory Spice Shop. This foodie haven is home to over 160 hand-crafted bespoke blends and the diversity is impeccable. We absolutely love the themed gift sets, they are comprised of different herb and spice blends to cook with an array of dishes from seafood and veggies to chicken and beef.  If you love libations, there is even a glorious set for Bloody Marys and hot chocolate! Savory Spice Shop has an exceptional artisan collection to pick up for yourself or a chef in your life.  www.savoryspiceshop.com

TAKE THE PLUNGE:
BeachCandy by Brit B.: Custom Swarovski crystal-clad swimwear, fit just to my body? Yes, please! Gone are the days of feeling terrible when trying on swimwear. At BeachCandy by Brit B., you will have an entirely comfortable and successful swimwear experience. Brit will create a suit entirely from scratch and made to fit just for you. Swarovski crystal “Candy” is the finishing touch on each BeachCandy swimsuit, to illuminate all your best assets. And the team always makes you feel right at home as you receive individualized attention before you hit the sand. If a custom order is not in the cards, the store boasts several of Brit B.’s seasonal styles. www.beachcandyswimwear.com

*Photo Credit: Jason Dewey

Written by @visitnewportbeach

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