If you’ve been following us along on instagram, then you saw that we had a shoot with our good friends over at Jacks Surf Shop in San Onofre a few weeks ago. San O is one of our favorite beaches to relax at, it feels like you’re on vacation somewhere far away and tropical. . .and the view of an ocean full of surfers isn’t so bad on the eyes either. Hubba, Hubba.
After taking over Jack’s instagram account last weekend, we got a lot of great feedback and some of you said that you want to know where our favorite hang out spots are in O.C. We’ve compiled a “must try these places” list for you to enjoy this summer!
Here is part I of II of our Coastal Cruisin’ list
(part II goes up Friday with the final images from the Jacks shoot)
Our Coastal Cruisin’ list starts in Newport Beach ::
–Porrovita Juice aka Real Juice, Get Loose. The freshest juice on the peninsula + the acai bowls are bomb.com. We love stopping by to see our juice guys in the morning to start our day off right. We especially love that this juice stop isn’t a fancy pants juice chain…it’s owned by a local surfer boy.
–The Wedge. This is the furthest point of the peninsula in Newport and the best spot in the summer to get away from the crazy crowds down by the Newport & Balboa pier. The waves are wild here, which is why it’s a famous spot for skimboarders and surfers.
–Lotus Bistro. The #1 spot for Pho on a cloudy beach day. The owners are the sweetest people and the food is always fresh + comforting. We get the veggie pho and add chicken for extra protein.
–Alta Coffee. This is a super local spot that is the best for breaky. They have a coffee shop side and a dine in side. We suggest the chai tea + bueno bowl, yum! This is a cute quiet little hidden gem that plays the best music, has thee raddest employees and an old school feel.
–Pressed Juicery. You know all those ice cream pictures we post that aren’t actually ice cream…it’s juice? Well, this is the place! They have juices which are yummy but we come for the “pressed freeze.” They’ve managed to make our sweet tooth dreams come true. They created fresh pressed juice into a soft serve….the vanilla with cocoa drizzle paired with fresh fruit is basically like having vanilla ice cream but without the dairy + sugar. It’s dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, GUILT FREE.
–Jan’s Health Bar. Yummy lunch spot to grab something to take down to the beach. They have great wraps, smoothies, and bowls.
–Greenleaf. The cutest spot for breaky, lunch, or dinner. Healthy menu with delicious options. They also have a really rad bar + twinkle lights at night.
–Brew Co. For all you wild friday night babes, this is the best spot to start your bar crawl and then head out to Malarkys or the laundry list of other bars that are all walking distance.
–Nails by Priscilla. The best place to get your nails done. Seriously the cleanest place with theeeee best staff! It’s super chic on the inside and they offer organic nail polish if you don’t want the regular. The prices are literally the same as all the other local salons but the experience is so much greater…the massage alone with the no extra charge scrub makes me feel like I’m in heaven every time! They also have giant tv’s that play the latest runway fashion shows. It’s amazing. Just go.
–Bronzed Bunny. Organic spray tans, facials, and sugaring (the only waxing we do). You get a mimosa when you walk in for your appointment. Free champagne? Sold.
–Milk & Honey Coffee. Another favorite coffee shop in Costa Mesa & Huntington Beach
Next stop, Corona Del Mar ::
-Sejuiced Superfood Juice Bar. It’s an all organic fresh juice bar + smoothie bar
–Summer House. Delicious lunch or dinner spot. Super cute and dainty!
–Corona Del Mar Tide Pools. This is a really pretty spot to relax on the beach + explore the tide pools (during low tide). You can find cute little crabs, sea anemones, and little baby fish. It’s a beautiful location to relax at. Park in the neighborhood and walk down the concrete trail, there’s signs to guide you.
All of the looks we shot in were picked out and styled by us, they’re our favorite beachy looks for this summer! They’re all available at Jacks Surf Shop
(click this link or the links below to shop all the pieces)
:: Shop Our Looks ::
rip curl white dress aka the perfect cover up
rhythm white and light blue bathing suit (ridiculously soft & comfortable)
Make up: Sydney Felix. Shes’ Makenzie’s good friend from high school who is a make up genius. Hire her for your make up needs, seriously.
Photography :: Arika Jean
Stay Golden, Birdies.
xx Bree + Makenzie