This Luxury Retail Center Is a One-Stop Shop for an Egg-cellent Easter Celebration

At last, spring has sprung, and with it comes the pressure to host an egg-ceptional Easter celebration for your family and friends at home. Conveniently located off the 405 freeway in Huntington Beach, Bella Terra boasts a myriad of retailers like Whole Foods Market, See’s Candies, Cost Plus World Market and more. In other words, this upscale outdoor center is a one-stop shop for everything you need to host an egg-celent Easter brunch. So, grab your baskets (and your mask!) and hop on over to Bella Terra! Easter Sunday Essentials

 

1 | For the Table Easter Sunday Essentials

To wow your guests and save yourself some time, stop by Whole Foods Market for a pre-cooked multicourse meal. Center your dinner spread around a holiday ham drizzled with a maple-mustard glazejust heat it up and voilà! On the side, serve up your choice of roasted beets with sherry shallot vinaigrette, asparagus with lemon, parsley and roasted almonds or potato gratin with gruyère. Cleanse the palette with a bottle of 2018 King of Rabbit Rosé from the Languedoc in southwestern France. 

Stumped on dessert? Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s gourmet candy apple confections are guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. Keep your guests hoppy with their crisp Granny Smiths rolled in bubbling caramel, dipped in roasted pecans, marshmallows and coconut. 

 

2 | For the Baskets Easter Sunday Essentials

The century-old candy store, Sees’ Candies, is stocked with hand-crafted, traditional treats perfect for stuffing those Easter baskets. Stop in to snag some Little Milk Chocolate Bunnies and Chocolate Butter Eggzboth are warm-weather-proof! After the sugar rush wears off, the kids can curl up with egg-citing reading material from Barnes & Noble, such as the classic Golden Book, Richard Scarry’s “I Am a Bunny.”

Local Insight: For the little tykes who are too young for egg hunts, Old Navy has you covered with adorable sets of bunny pajamas and springy sun dresses! 

3 | For the Home Easter Sunday Essentials

To transform your backyard into a rustic, old-world Easter fairyland, stop by Cost Plus World Market where you can find paper mache eggs from Germany featuring early 1900s illustrations, charming wood garlands of flowers, woodland creatures, all-natural baskets and basket fillers.

Local Insight: During this Easter weekend in lockdown, let your kids travel with their taste buds. Cost Plus World Market imports candies from every corner of the globe, including Japanese Botan Rice Candy, Dutch Black Licorice Cats, Schluckwerder Dark Chocolate Marzipan from Germany, Turkish delights and many more. 

 

4 | For the Photo Opp

Snap your festive family photo with the Easter Bunny between March 20 and April 3. Photos are socially distant and outside of Century Theaters in the open air. Masks are required in line and appointments are recommended, although walk-ins are also accepted. 

 

5 | For the Hard-Working Host

The Easter to-do list you’ve amassed is no yolk. That’s why pampering yourself is egg-stremely well-deserved. At Bella Terra, you can treat yourself to cotton candy pink nails at Ivy Nails & Spa and doe-eyes from Amazing Lash Studio and Ulta Beauty. After these stops, no bunny can ruin your Easter Sunday soiree.

 

Bella Terra
7777 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714.897.2533

About The Author

Erik Hale is the visionary and publisher behind LOCALE Magazine. He launched the magazine in 2010, wanting to give the community of OC a premiere lifestyle magazine that knew all the native knowledge behind OC. “Six years ago Ashley and I sat at a table scratching the name LOCALE (among some other names) onto a sheet of paper,” says Erik, “coming up with story ideas and basically dreaming. Everything we imagined has happened and we have been blessed with so much more. I am so grateful as we start another year for my family, my two wonderful children, my health, our amazing writers, designers and photographers, our advertising partners and you.”

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