Imagine an afternoon filled with coffee catchups, delicious bites, and shopping sprees. Or how about enchanting sunset cruises and some creative ceramics? We’ve curated a list of 11 must-do activities to guarantee your girls’ day out is unforgettable. So gear up and grab your coffee — it’s going to be an exciting day!
Grab a Coffee · Coffee Dose, Costa Mesa, Irvine + Laguna Hills
Start your ultimate girls’ day at Coffee Dose. It’s the epitome of feminine charm, awash in shades of pink. Jeni and Oscar Castro, the visionary owners, crafted this trendy coffee haven. Their goal? To serve steaming hot coffee that’s as Instagram-worthy as it is delicious. Picture this: chic pink terrazzo countertops and eye-catching checkerboard floors. Coffee Dose is a modern twist on the classic coffee shop. They offer quirky delights and a variety of tasty treats. Coffee Dose stands out with its blend of top-quality coffee and a dash of humor. It’s the go-to spot for a memorable coffee experience.
Group Pottery Class · ARTime Barro, Laguna Beach
Start your adventure in Laguna Beach at ARTime Barro. Engage in adult pottery classes for a unique experience. Each class lasts an hour and costs $45 per person. Create two pieces; one on the table and another on the wheel. Remember Demi Moore in ‘Ghost’? It’s a bit like that. Learn the basics of ceramics from skilled instructors. Choose to glaze your pieces on another visit, or let the experts handle it. A perfect way to unleash your artistic side.
Have a Bite at Brunch · Mayfield, San Juan Capistrano
Feeling hungry after pottery? Time to head to Mayfield in San Juan Capistrano. This charming spot offers a unique dining experience. Enjoy modern Middle Eastern cuisine with favorites like shakshuka. Try their innovative dishes, like labneh instead of yogurt, and lamb sausage replacing pork. Don’t miss the creative brunch items. Savor their chocolate, sesame, and orange French toast. Indulge in a za’atar fried chicken sandwich. The ambiance at Mayfield is perfect, and the setting is Instagram-worthy. It’s a delightful way to continue your day.
Create Custom Makeup · Lip Lab, Irvine
Want a custom lipstick made just for you? Visit Lip Lab at the Irvine Spectrum. For $65, create your perfect shade. You can mix and match colors and choose from scents like pomegranate, peppermint, or vanilla. Pick the finish and even name your unique lipstick! After, ride the Irvine Spectrum Ferris wheel and show off your new lip color.
Order the Perfect Ladies Lunch · Peel Craftbar & Kitchen, Orange
Need a refresh? Head to Peel Craftbar & Kitchen. Located inside Hotel Fera, it’s the ideal spot for a drink and a bite. Recently opened in Orange, it’s perfect for a liquid lunch. Share tasty sliders and flatbreads. But the star here is really the cocktails. Try the Como La Flor — it’s a tequila grapefruit paloma with a twist. Watch it change color with butterfly pea flower tea!
Indulge in a Sweet Treat · Parfait Paris, Anaheim
Next, head to the awesome Anaheim Packing District. This former orange processing plant is now a foodie haven, and among its vendors is Parfait Paris. They offer eye-catching pastries almost too pretty to eat. Try their seasonal sweets or famous croissant gelato sandwich. Ice cream in a croissant cone? Yes, please!
Sip an Afternoon Tea · Morning Lavender, Tustin
Key tip: Book in advance! Morning Lavender in Tustin is a hot spot. Their afternoon tea service is in high demand. Available only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday, spots here fill quickly! At $39 per person, you’ll enjoy a delightful spread. Finger sandwiches, desserts, a scone, and a pot of fine tea are perfect for a leisurely chat with the girls.
Shop Till You Drop · Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach
After tea, head to the coast. It’s shopping time at Lido Marina Village! This charming outdoor shopping area is perfect for retail lovers. Browse luxury brands like Loveshack Fancy and Jenni Kayne. Find special gifts at Sugar Paper. Dream about the perfect ring at Marrow Fine. Imagine your ideal home with items from Serena & Lily or Amber Interiors. Cozy up with finds from Eberjey or Roller Rabbit. And don’t miss the delightful scents at Le Labo!
Take a Sunset Cruise · Vision Electric Boats, Newport Beach
After shopping, it’s time to unwind. Join your friends on a Vision Electric Boat cruise. These boats fit up to ten people and are perfect for cocktail gatherings. Fancy a drink? Stop by Billy’s at the Beach for a takeout mai tai. Or, pick up a papaya margarita from Malibu Farm. Prefer wine? Grab a sancerre or sauvignon blanc from Zinqué. Boat rentals are $155 per hour, with a 2-hour minimum. For something special, opt for the pink boat. It’s perfect for a girls’ night out on the water!
Savor an Indulgent Dinner · Habana, Costa Mesa + Irvine
Visit Habana for a delightful dining experience. The focus here is on Cuban flavors. Try their chicken empanadas for a tasty start. Then, dive into their signature Cubano sandwich. Choose between their charming Costa Mesa location or the spicier Irvine Spectrum venue. Don’t miss the ceviche with fried plantains — it’s a crowd-pleaser. For dessert, indulge in their key lime pie. Also, try the Cubanito cocktail. It’s perfect for sharing secrets over drinks.
Go Wine Tasting · Semi Tropic Wines, Costa Mesa
Welcome to the final stop: Semi Tropic Wines. This is where fun and relaxation meet. Here, discover a unique selection of natural wines. The list changes regularly, offering fresh experiences with each visit. The menu also evolves but always includes cheese, charcuterie, and a variety of smoked fish. Give it a try! And don’t miss THE BEANS.
Ready to find your dream home in Orange County? Whether you’re looking for a cozy beachside retreat or a luxurious estate, our Surterre Properties specialists have the expertise to guide you every step of the way. Visit SurterreProperties.com today to connect with a dedicated real estate professional who can turn your vision into reality. Let’s embark on your exciting property journey together!