Updated: Mar 12

As a Southern Orange County local its easy to fall in love with the spectacular lifestyle the coastal life has to offer. Here are a few of our favorite things this month!



EAT:

Kitchen In The Canyon

Photo of the restaurant Kitchen in the Canyon, located in Laguna Beach

Located on Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach is this hidden restaurant and cafe in the Laguna Arts District. Kitchen In The Canyon serves healthy comfort food as well as smoothies and coffee.



PLAY:

Newport Bay Kayak Tour

Photo of three kayaks

Every Saturday in Newport Beach you can join a public group to kayak in the ecological reserve of Upper Newport Bay. This is a great tour guided by certified volunteer naturalists.



LOVE:

Beach Walks


Explore the many beaches of Southern Orange County by taking a sunrise or sunset walk along the beach. OC is a very active community with people spending a lot of time outside and enjoying various outdoor activities.



  • Shannon Fascitelli


Whether you are spending this special day with your loved one or your besties, here are some romantic ways to celebrate. Make their Valentine's Day special with these romantic ideas to sweep them off their feet!


Nothing Says Romance Like a Sunset Beach Picnic Orange County is filled with amazing beaches where you can set up a romantic and picture perfect picnic. Bring dinner, dessert, and bubbles! Cuddle with a blanket on the sand as you watch the sunset.


Valentine's Dinner So many restaurants to choose from! Need help? Here are our top recommendations. Coastal Kitchen, located in Dana Point, is a delicious fine-dining experience with seafood and steak options. Farmhouse at Roger's Garden is curating a special menu for Valentine's Day. This is located in Corona Del Mar and offers wonderful outdoor seating. If you are looking for dinner with a view, Skyloft which is located in Laguna Beach is the place to go! Enjoy a prix fixe menu and live music.


Burnin' Love Cabana Experiences At the Pasea Hotel, enjoy date night all month long (Thursdays-Saturdays)in a private firepit cabana with champagne and entertainment. Thursday nights offer screenings of romantic movies, while Friday and Saturdays include a live DJ to dance the night away!


A Night in Paris - Valentine's Day Dinner & Show The Balboa Bay Resort is hosting this spectacular event featuring live music and a four piece bad. A Paris themed night with champagne, a French inspired buffet, and a romantic show.

  • Shannon Fascitelli

I specialize in real estate relocation and meet so many people on a daily basis looking to make the move to Southern California! I moved to Orange County a few years ago after spending the majority of my life in Seattle. From rain to shine, I immediately knew that I made the right choice.


Here are some of my clients' and my own personal reasons for moving to California and never looking back. I hope this helps!



#1. Never-ending Sunshine

Not to start off too obvious, but the California weather had to be mentioned. It is even better than I imagined before moving here from Seattle. Looking back, I don't know how I never thought of moving to California sooner.


#2. Outdoor Lifestyle

Southern California entertains a very active and fun lifestyle. Thanks to the amazing weather, outdoor hobbies are enjoyed to the fullest. Whether it be hiking, running, surfing, tennis, or golf all of these activities can be enjoyed year-round allowing for a healthier livelihood.


#3. Food

If you've visited California or live in California, you are well aware of the diverse and amazing dining options California has to offer. LA is known as one of the best food cities in the United States with many Micheline-Star restaurants. What is also great about Southern California dining is the option to dine al-fresco almost any night of the year!


#4. Economic Opportunity

California has the largest economy in the country, and the fifth largest in the world! Many people move to California for their job but it is also a great place to start from scratch since California's economy is versatile. If you work in tech or film, this is the place to be!


#5. Highly Rated College Education

The California State University System is the largest public university system in the entire country. Living in California means in-state tuition prices for a selection of highly rated public and private colleges and universities. Some examples are The University of California in Berkeley, The University of California in Los Angeles, and Stanford University.


#6. Relaxed Vibe

Due to the fantastic climate, nature, and nice people, Californians have a great work-life balance.



Come visit and see for yourself!