You’ll Be Sold By Reason One and Keep Reading For The Other 21
Written By: Jane Adler and Charlotte Farrell Li and do Marina Village
Photography Provided By: Lido Marina Village
Lido Marina Village has shop-goers and hungry patrons taking advantage of the marine-inspired mélange of food, fashion and fun at this 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. We’ve put together a list of the top 22 reasons we love this local Orange County shopping and dining spot!
Malibu Farm is 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.
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?
3 | Cruise the Harbor in Style Lido Marina Village
Experience the luxury of cruising intertwined with the comforts of the ocean breeze with Lido Marina Village Electric Boat Rental. Their diverse range of elegant electric boats are easy to drive and equipped with spacious interiors that allows you to travel in effortless style. Electric Boat Rental is the perfect solution for a fun day at sea with family or friends. Grab your favorite humans, a bottle of wine (or two) and a few snacks and make your sunset dreams come true!
4 | Get Foxy
To get your Lido Marina Village fashion fix, Stone Cold Fox brings 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!
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!
6 | 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!
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 12 – 5 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!
9 | Get Deck’d Out!
Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 3 p.m., the village hosts live music on the Lido Deck for anyone who wants to enjoy some tunes with a view!
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.
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.
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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 5 – 6 p.m. seven days a week! Their Crispy Umami Chicken Wings are a must try (sharing optional).
Native Knowledge: Brunch at Nobu sets the standards for excellence. From fresh Yellowtail Jalapeño to Soba Hot Cakes, enjoy a limitless sushi bar along with a diverse range of sushi specialties, salads, hot dishes and desserts every Sunday from 12 – 3 p.m.
12 | Fresh Flower Fun!
Beautiful blooms by French Buckets await you daily from noon – 5 p.m. at the corner of the Secret Alley and Via Oporto. Get a little crazy and make someone’s daisy!
Every third Thursday of the month, Lido Marina hosts the Little Lido Kid’s Club: one hour of pure, family fun to read, sing and craft together. Need another excuse to attend? The Little Lido Kid’s Club does a weekly raffle where parents can win prizes from participating Lido Marina Village retailers.
14 | 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.
15 | 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!
16 | Every Kiss Begins With Zinqué Lido Marina Village
If you are looking for a great date night spot or just a place to post up on the patio with pals, Zinqué (zin-kae) 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!
17 | Finding Dory
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!
18 | Sweet Treats
Sugar Paper is your one-stop shop for all things stationery! Their delicate displays of everyday essentials include everything from agendas to 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!
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Be sure to check out The Vault Vintage at elysewalker. The concept features a curated collection of retro rings, bracelets and earrings from the houses of Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and more, paying homage to the former use of the building as a bank. Dating from the 1860s to the 1990s, authenticated pieces are pulled from top dealers, estate sales and antique shows from around the world and rotated every few weeks.
20 | Shop in the Name of Love Lido Marina Village
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.
21 | Just Be Cos
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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 to hydrate the skin after a weekend in the sun.
22 | 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.
Lido Marina Village
3434 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663