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The Best Places to Shop ‘Til We Drop

Written By: Kimberly Lapides
Photographed By: Andrea Domjan
Styled By: Shiloh McKasson
Hair By: Tera Stephens
Makeup By: Calli Mangum
Model: Kimberly Lapides Lido Marina Village

From the perfectly appointed quotes covering the white brick walls to the succulents filling the planters, Lido Marina Village is a beautiful new gem in Newport Beach. With a small village feel, I spend many mornings grabbing coffee, window shopping, and taking in that salty sea breeze that I love so much.

Originally from Philadelphia, West Coast living quickly became a way of life for me when I moved here four years ago. My name is Kimberly Lapides and I run the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog www.eatsleepwear.com. Even while living on the East Coast, everyone always said I had a Cali girl way of dressing. I would like to think my style is Cali cool with a twist. My time is split between photoshoots, my computer, or traveling.

The whole center has quickly grown into a beautiful curated destination for shopping and enjoying food and drink. Come join me as I share some of my favorite places to see.

TreSs Apothecary + Salon

This was my first time discovering TreSs Apothecary + Salon. It’s cool, hip and Instagram worthy. From the custom artwork on the walls to the cozy fireplace, this salon is chic from floor to ceiling. I came in for a blowout and makeup application. I love a one stop shop for pampering. Also, love the seaside view while I am getting my blowout.

 

Bailey44

I have been a long time shopper of Bailey44 so I was excited to see it open. They have great cool, sexy classics that I adore. I personally love their trousers and tailored pieces just as much as their cozy knits. I have always loved their leggings as well. The materials are luxe without the hefty price tag and my wallet loves that. If you are looking for holiday party dresses, this is a great one stop shop for that little black dress.

 

Planet Blue

Welcome to SoCal heaven. Planet Blue just gets me. I love the selection of laid back California style. My style can have an edgy twist and I always love to pop in here to pick up some of my favorite designers. LNA Clothing is a must have for tops, and I found the most amazing cut out turtle neck. I also love the selection of denim here. Distressed denim is still going strong (even though my mom is in protest) and I love this pair with the asymmetrical hem; it’s really easy to find trendy pieces here that you will fall in love with.

 

Zinqué

This Euro-style cafe is one of my favorite places to grab brunch or a lunch alfresco. During the week you can go up to the counter to order and seat yourself. They have fresh salads and cheese plates that are out of this world. What’s great is the casual vibes and cool outdoor decor. It’s a great spot to bring your laptop and sip a glass of rosé with views of the harbor right in front of you. One of my favorite things on the menu are the rice bowls. You won’t be disappointed. If you are on the go, you can also stop by their coffee bar and get a latte and pastry. Coffee is life. But, if you are the romantic type, come at sunset for happy hour and watch the sky turn pink. Alfresco dining will always be my favorite.

 

Alchemy Works

This beautifully curated shop is art gallery meets dream closet meets dream home. From housewares to jewelry, this shop has it all. I love that they carry some of my favorite designers, like Heidi Merrick, a local California girl that makes beautiful printed pieces. I was loving the top I found and paired it with denim and a silk scarf. I think the best part of this store is that everything truly feels unique and one of a kind. I walked out buying the silk scarf, a brass match scratcher, a bottle opener and a pair of earrings. You will drool over the housewares. It’s a must stop in even just for the eye candy.

 

Lido Village Books

Bookstores will forever have my heart. This independent bookstore carries it all. Soaked in natural light, it’s the perfect place to pick up a gift for a friend or flip through magazines at their stand. I can’t walk by a magazine stand without picking up something new for inspiration. I think the best part about independent bookstores are the friendly staff committed to inspiring those of all ages.

 

Faherty

What I love most about this brand is their mission of really just enjoying life. Hours spent by the water, or by a bonfire. The sustainable fabrics make you feel excited about supporting this laid back company. I am a sucker for plaids and the shirt I tried on was buttery soft. Great place to scoop up easy beach pieces for these California weekends.

 

Charlie & Me

If you don’t already know, I own a mini Australian Shepherd named Lola (and also obviously has her own instagram account @LolaTheMiniAussie). She comes with me to Lido whenever I can get out and we love to pop into this shop for a cute doggie sweater or even a sweet treat. I am obsessed with my dog. She is my furry child. The Hudson Hoodie at Charlie & Me is the perfect nautical-themed outerwear she needs when we are around the Marina.

Workin’ on My Fitness: Curl Fitness offers classes for every workout personality. From spin to bootcamp to pilates and yoga, it’s impossible to hit a plateau at this gym. Sign up for a membership and get started with their friendly and energetic trainers ASAP!

On the Lookout: Lido Marina Village holds events on site all year long. From trunk shows to book signings, keep an eye out for the perfect afternoon at Lido!

Peace and Quiet: My favorite time to cruise the Village is late morning. You can hear the seagulls in the Marina and breeze from store to store with no crowds.

Raindrops on Roses: Rosé, a cheese plate, and views of the harbor are one of my favorite things to enjoy in the Village.

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