Monday, November 24, 2014

Travel: Fashion Island

this jewelry store has been at Fashion Island for as long as I can remember

outdoor artwork

the giant fountain

the fountain outside Macy's

the koi pond

Santa's home

the giant live Christmas tree

my new favorite cookie-creme brûlée!

A few years ago, my Friday ”fun day” routine was to attend a 9:00 a.m. yoga class then head over to Fashion Island, eat lunch at my favorite café (always a bowl of tortilla soup, iced tea and a giant cookie-all from Pain du Monde) and then shop a bit.  Fashion Island is Orange County’s premier luxury outdoor shopping center and is located in Newport Beach, California.  Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, Fashion Island also has unique independent stores like Gary’s, Modern Romance and The Newport Colony Company and chain stores like Bose and BCBG. 

In addition to shops, Fashion Island is home to some fabulous eateries.  From fast casual restaurants like Wahoo’s Fish Tacos to cafés like Pain du Monde and to fancier restaurants like Rick Bayless’ Red O, Fashion Island offers something to please every palate.

Fashion Island is decorated beautifully-there are numerous fountains, a koi pond and breathtaking seasonal decorations.  Strolling around Fashion Island is the perfect way to spend an afternoon!

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