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Written By: Jane Adler and Charlotte Farrell Li and do Marina Village
Photography Provided By: Lido Marina Village
The paint is just barely dry at Lido Marina Village and shopgoers and hungry patrons alike are already taking advantage of the marine-inspired mélange of food, fashion and fun at this local destination. We love that this Newport Beach development is accessible by sea so you can dock and dine by day and show off your nautical finesse at night—it’s just what the ‘doc’ ordered. Plus, their Secret Alley is just another one of Lido Marina Village’s awe-inspiring attributes. To celebrate our new neighbor, we’ve put together a list of the top 23 reasons we love this locale spot!
Beginning Dec. 5, Sweaty Betty is offering Seasonal Cocktails & Green Juice every Wednesday in December to help holiday shoppers get through the busy season. The nutritionally-driven festivities run from 5-7 p.m., which makes it a happy hour for those who prefer a shot of veggies over something less healthy.
I KNOW HIM! I KNOW HIM! Santa arrives at Lido Marina Village! He’ll be available for photos on the Lido Deck every Thursday-Sunday beginning Dec. 6-23 starting at 11 a.m. For more details, click here.
Ditch your usual plans this Friday, Dec. 7 from 12-4 p.m. to sip on Champagne and nibble on delicious hors-d’oeuvres to kick off the holiday season. Ten percent of purchases at Broken English from Dec. 7-24 will benefit CASA of Orange County. It really is the season of giving!
On Dec. 9 from 12-3 p.m., soak in the sounds of Newport Harbor High School’s ensemble as they sing holiday favorites on the Lido Deck!
No, aluminum foil does not count as a viable option when it comes to wrapping presents. On Thursday, Dec. 13 from 12-3 p.m, Minnow Swim will have their resort collection ready to shop while attendees will get a chance to take part in a wrap workshop where they will get the 411 on how to wrap like a pro thanks to Sugar Paper. And if you need an extra hand, bring a gift of your own to wrap.
On Saturday, Dec. 15, bring the kids, as little ones are invited to sip hot chocolate at Sugar Paper while they write a letter to Santa! Paper, pens and marshmallows provided, and the event takes place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. You won’t want to miss out.
Eating Al (Fresh)co
Malibu Farm will be the newest addition to the eating scene at Lido Marina Village, and their first location in Orange County. Their organic, local farm-fresh cuisine celebrates all things land, air and sea—and their F’Rosé cocktail is a perfect blend of detox and retox.
Our Chips Don’t Lie
In cod we trust! The fish and chips at Circle Hook are just the comfort food we’re waiting for! This new spot is from the same team that brought you your other favorite spot, Bear Flag! Oh, did we mention you can channel your inner drunken sailor with their one-half bottles of Rombauer chardonnay? Need we say more?
Stone Cold Fox
For your newest Lido Marina Village fashion fix, Stone Cold Fox opened its pop-up doors this month to bring all things us California girls adore. Start your shopping spree by buying their whimsical, printed dresses. Don’t forget to stop and smell their fresh, in-store flowers!
In True Faherty Fashion
Who said you can’t buy cool? After one look around Faherty’s shop in Lido Marina Village, we’d say the coolness factor was oozing off their shelves. From classic, everyday plaid shirts for him or comfortably chic dresses for her, you really can’t go wrong with this family business!
Come Sail Away!
At the village, there is an array of interactive activities for kids such as the pond in front of Bailey44 that boasts custom wooden boats for children to sail. Mom can shop a sale while her kids can set sail, it’s a win-win!
Designed, Sealed, Delivered
Serena & Lily is a home store meets an Instagram dream. It is the perfect destination for design inspiration that will make all of your rattan daydreams come true. Here you can grab all the chevron pillows and striped umbrellas to match your Pinterest board inspo.
Lido Marina Village recently began hosting a farmers market every Wednesday from 1- 6 p.m. featuring local farmers, butchers, bakers and makers. All of the vendors offer samples so you can snack away as you saunter down the street!
The latest addition to the Lido line-up is the Fourth Fridays Vintage Market, which hosts local vintage vendors looking to find their pre-loved products a new home. This event is seriously some good old-fashioned fun!
Get Deck’d Out!
Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from noon-3 p.m., the village hosts live music on the Lido Deck for anyone who wants to enjoy some tunes with a view!
Setting Sail With Every Detail
Murals and monograms and merchants, oh my! No detail was spared at Lido Marina Village as the entire establishment is adorned with reminders that this place really does inspire you to let your dreams set sail.
Now You Sashimi, Now You Don’t!
Become the sensei of sunsets as you sit and sip on Nobu’s stateside deck. Be sure to catch their Tanoshi Hour (Japanese for happy hour) from 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday through Friday! Their Crispy Umami Chicken Wings are a must try (sharing optional).
Fresh Flower Fridays!
Every Friday from noon-5 p.m., beautiful blooms await you at the corner of the Secret Alley & Via Oporto. Get a little crazy and make someone’s daisy!
Something For The Lido Ones…
Little Lido Kids Club
Every third Thursday of the month, Lido Marina hosts the Little Lido Kids Club: one hour of pure, family fun to read, sing and craft together. Need another excuse to attend? The Kids Club does a weekly raffle where parents can win prizes from participating Lido Marina Village retailers.
Match Your Mini!
At Eberjey, you can purchase swimsuits for moms and daughters so that you and your little one can be cut from the same cloth (quite literally). But for something a little more risqué, give one of their beautifully-made intimates a try.
De-stress at TReSs
The cozy fireplace at TReSs Apothecary + Salon is the perfect place to unwind before, during, or after you get beautified by the bay. You’ll be sure to leave looking your best TReSsed!
Every Kiss Begins With Zinqué
If you are looking for a great date night spot or just a place to post up on the patio with pals, Zinqué offers multiple lounge-worthy locations throughout its waterfront real estate to sip on rosé or espresso. If you’re really apart of the #BrunchSquad you know this is the place to be on Sunday morning. Get your hands on their salmon toast; it can’t be beat!
The Dory Catch of the day at Lido Bottle Works is the ultimate sea-to-surface dish. Pair it with one of the restaurant’s small batch craft beers and enjoy!
Knot Your Average Club
Lido Marina Village Electric Boat Club gives members the ability to cruise the coast in their easy to operate electric boats. Grab a friend, a bottle of wine and a few snacks, and make your sunset dreams come true!
Sugar Paper is your one stop shop for all things stationery! Their delicate displays of everyday essentials include everything from the invitation to the gift to the ‘Thank You’ notes—after you buy one thing from here, you won’t want to get your stationery from anywhere else!
The Vault in Our Stars
Be sure to check out Elyse Walker’s jewelry “vault” that pays homage to the former use of the building as a bank. This literal vault houses fine jewelry (hello, statement stone rings) and contemporary art; the 12,000-square-foot location is truly a diamond in the rough. You’ll need to take a break and sit on the plush sofa to take it all in!
Shop in the Name of Love…
For one-of-a-kind finds, head to Alchemy Works: Harbor House. This beautiful boutique features a carefully curated selection of treasures and aims to highlight artisans who have perfected their craft and embody the essence of coastal California.
Just Be Cos
Cos Bar’s elevated beauty products and talented makeup artists make this spot a must-visit for anyone in need of a touch up, a full makeover, or anything in between. If we say much more, we may make them blush (see what we did there?)
Last but not Leash
Charlie & Me is a doggone great place to shop for your furry friend! Whether you want to spoil your canine companion with some lobster roll dog biscuits or dress them in a bedazzled jean jacket, this is the spot to deck out your pup.
Native Knowledge: Get fit for free—Lido Marina Village hosts free workout classes on their outdoor, waterfront deck so you can get buff by the bay. From yoga to boot camp, sweating is always better when its outside in the sun.
Lido Marina Village
3434 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663