Be it a night at the cinema, testing your skills on that 8-second ride or cruising the harbor in a duffy boat, dress to impress with these LOCALE Looks In the words of Sublime, “Summertime, and the living is easy.” Once summer arrives in Orange County, we’re ready to grab our surfboards, throw on our bikinis and hit the beach. If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for something new and fun to do around town after a long day on the sand. In our latest LOCALE Looks, we give you a tour of some of OC’s hottest spots; plus, show you some of the latest summer fashion trends to keep you looking cool while you’re there! From a new restaurant where you can ride a mechanical bull and eat tableside cotton candy, to a movie theater with champagne and leather chairs, you’re sure to find a favorite spot or two.

 

SAIL THE NIGHT AWAY

WHERE: If you’re looking for the perfect day-date spot or something new to do with a group of friends, we would highly recommend enjoying a leisurely cruise on a Duffy Boat. You can sightsee along the Newport Beach coast while sipping a glass of wine and jamming to your favorite tunes. We love the idea of renting one of the Duffy boats for a romantic date for two or for an all-girls trip with your besties.

The Duffy Boats
2001 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 91913
www.duffyofnewportbeach.com

WEAR (Get these looks): Bright bikinis and tribal print shorts are great for a day of sunning on the Duffy boats. Don’t be shy to mix-match your bathing suit with different solid colors on the bottom and bold prints on top or visa-versa. Complete your look by layering bracelets and necklaces for an islander vibe.

Hobie Surf Shop
3140 East Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

www.Hobie.com

MOVIE NIGHT

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WHERE: You used to have to go to LA to enjoy the perks of a VIP movie theater experience. Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas has changed all that. With two new locations in Orange County, Cinepolis offers a full gourmet dining menu, full bar and reserved seating in leather reclining chairs. Forget the popcorn (though they have that, too), we’ll be enjoying a signature cocktail and a burger this Friday night.

Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas
32401 Golden Lantern
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
www.cinepolisusa.com

WEAR: For a night at the movies, you’ll want to be comfortable while still looking chic. Pairing your favorite jeans with a lightweight leather jacket is easy and fashionable at the same time. Accessorize with a statement necklace, and you’re good to go!

HIS
143 South Cedros Ave., Suite K
Solana Beach, CA 92075
www.hismensstore.com
 Cedros Soles
143 South Cedros Ave., #L
Solana Beach, CA 92075
www.cedrossoles.com
My Sister’s Closet
8610 Genesee Ave., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92122
www.mysisterscloset.com

THE 8-SECOND RIDE OF YOUR LIFE

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WHERE: When you first arrive at the new Saddle Ranch Chop House in the newly re-vamped Triangle center in Costa Mesa, you might think you’ve found yourself in a Clint Eastwood flick. Complete with saloon girls, sheriffs and classic rock coming through the speakers, the Saddle Ranch is where rock meets western. Take your friends to enjoy a juicy steak or roast some s’mores by one of the fire pits. You can even take a spin on Saddle Ranch’s famous mechanical bull that serves as the centerpiece for this truly unique dining experience!

Saddle Ranch Chop House at the Triangle
1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
www.thesaddleranch.com 

WEAR: Though they may not be very practical for bull riding, fitted skirts with flowy tops are sure to be a few of your wardrobe staples this summer. Pair them with some sky-high wedges and a colorful clutch for a night out on the town.

Westerly
2908 East Coast Hwy
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
www.facebook.com/WesterlyCDM
TankFarm Clothing
212 Main St.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
www.tankfarmclothing.com

DON’T STRIKE OUT!

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WHERE: Once you’ve ridden the mechanical bull at Saddle Ranch, head over for some late-night bowling at the brand new Tavern + Bowl at The Triangle. This hip new location is the place to be if you’re looking to watch the game on the big screen, enjoy a killer happy hour or bowl till you drop. Tavern + Bowl also boasts a gourmet tavern-style menu that features their super tasty “Tavern Wings” and “Strike” pizza.

Tavern + Bowl at the Triangle
1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
www.tavernbowl.com

 WEAR: Get ready to score in some of spring’s printed skinny jeans and loose-fitting tops. They’ll dress up those bowling shoes and still allow you to show off your winning moves in style. Complete your look with a colored jacket to add structure and girly accessories for a flirty feel.

Cedros Soles
143 South Cedros Ave. #L
Solana Beach, CA 92075
www.cedrossoles.com
 
My Sister’s Closet
8610 Genesee Ave., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92122
www.mysisterscloset.com

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