Experience Costa Mesa, The City of the Arts™, This Holiday Season

Southern California’s Costa Mesa is a year-round destination in The OC where dining, shopping and Broadway performances are just the beginning of the experience to be had in the “City of the Arts” and the holidays are a spectacular time to visit. Below is a round up of holiday events and specials Costa Mesa in 2016.Travel Costa Mesa

STAY

Stay in Costa Mesa & Get $100” with Participating Costa Mesa Hotels

Now through January 7, 2017, visitors who book and stay two nights in one of ten participating Costa Mesa hotels will receive a $100 South Coast Plaza gift certificate. Guests can use their $100 gift certificate at the South Coast Plaza and it’s more than 250 unique boutiques, fashion designer retailers and restaurants. In addition, the certificate is good for use at many restaurants around Costa Mesa, and for theater performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. For more information on the Stay and Get $100 offer and a list of participating hotels, please visit http://www.travelcostamesa.com/scp100.

NEW: BLVD Hotel, one of 11 branded properties in Costa Mesa has recently remodeled its lobby modifying its dining area to the Coast Lounge where they will offer complimentary evening happy hour for guests. This is the perfect addition for the chic, stylish boutique hotel.

SHOP
NEW: Weekend Max Mara at South Coast Plaza
The only North American store and located in Costa Mesa, Weekend Max Mara is the classic contemporary lifestyle collection within the Max Mara Group, created as an easy and wearable collection for weekends. From accessible ready-to-wear to accessories, the collection embodies an original sportswear foundation with focus on uncompromising quality, comfort and effortless style.

NEW: White Lilac at South Coast Plaza
Previously a private event service, White Lilac has opened its first boutique in Costa Mesa’s South Coast Plaza. Celebrated design company White Lilac’s signature home décor boutique showcases a unique, whimsical collection of gifts, housewares, accessories, furniture, and décor inspired by White Lilac innovative event designs for celebrity clients, dignitaries and iconic venues.

EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY

NEW: Gun Whale Ales
A new craft brewing, blending and tasting room started by Southern California natives where the goal of their brew is to blend European-farmhouse tradition with West Coast styles made famous by California.

Ms Alice at The Mansion

Like a classic 1930s speakeasy, you’ll be wowed right when you walk through the door of this secluded bar located adjacent to popular Costa Mesa nightclub, Mansion. With the Alice in Wonderland twist on décor, unique cocktails and a menu that has your mouth watering, Ms Alice (purposely without a ‘period’) has no dedicated website, so you must visit in person to see why it is part of Costa Mesa’s eclectic dining scene.

NEW: Ruin Bar
Yet another creative dining experience,
Ruin Bar opened in later November 2016. Located in The LAB anti-mall in Costa Mesa, this is an unassuming treat to the bar scene. You’ll find a sophisticated drink menu, and bites to tempt your palate.

NEW: Popbar
Founded in New York,
Popbar has opened its first Costa Mesa location, serving up customizable PopGelato, PopSorbetta and YogurtPops. The authentic Italian treat is all-natural, gluten-free, low in sugar and fat and comes in a variety of flavors with traditional chocolate and vanilla, as well as banana and passion fruit. The twist is, you can customize your Popbar with a variety of dips and toppings.

BE ENTERTAINED
Segerstrom Center for the Arts December brings the sites and sounds of performances including American Ballet Theater featuring The Nutcracker (Dec. 9-18); Elf the Musical (Dec. 20 – Jan. 1); The Klezmatics Eastern European Hanukkah Concert (Dec. 22); Fiesta Navidad (Dec. 23) featuring Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano in this festive performance.

Additional upcoming holiday shows at Segerstrom include: Big Band Christmas (12/10), Bach Brandenburg Concertos Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (12/14); Australian rockstars of opera, The Ten Tenors present “Home for the Holidays” (12/16-12/17); ‘Tis the Season featuring the Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony (12/18-12/19); American Idol alum David Archuleta on his Holiday Concert Tour (12/21). For more information on upcoming shows and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.travelcostamesa.com/calendar/upcoming-events/. Continue reading

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Indulges Guests with a Luxury Shopping Experience

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel has joined with South Coast Plaza to provide an opportunity for guests to enjoy a seamless shopping experience.

Showcasing extraordinary boutiques and upscale amenities, the luxury shopping experience from The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel offers guests special services at the resort, as well as at South Coast Plaza. Shopping has never been easier or more enjoyable.

The breathtaking California coast at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The breathtaking California coast at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Soak in sun and refreshment at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Soak in sun and refreshment at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sits on a 150-foot bluff with panoramic white-water views of the Pacific Ocean and two-miles of sandy beach. The resort is a re-imagined surfside retreat that awakens guests’ senses with its unique ocean-front setting and remarkable service heritage. As the premiere destination for travelers who desire a playful approach to Southern California luxury, the resort has been the recipient of many awards over the years.

A dinner party with a sublime view at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

A dinner party with a sublime view at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

A setting for complete relaxation at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

A setting for complete relaxation at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Renowned as a major global shopping destination, South Coast Plaza is home to more than 250 prominent boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants and the adjacent celebrated Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Its unparalleled collection of diverse retailers, along with its customized concierge services, makes it Southern California’s premier shopping experience.

The Luxury Shopping Experience includes:

  • Overnight accommodations

  • Complimentary round trip transportation to South Coast Plaza

  • Admittance to ACCESS, South Coast Plaza’s VIP Hospitality Suite

  • A South Coast Plaza VIP Passport featuring exclusive offers from more than 100 stores and restaurants

  • A $100 South Coast Plaza Gift Card Voucher (one per stay)

Rates for the Luxury Shopping Experience start at $589 per night.

A Premium Shopping Experience is also available that enhances the Luxury Shopping Experience with accommodations in The Ritz-Carlton Suite, including access to The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, a $500 Gift Card Voucher and a two-hour, in-suite private stylist consultation. The Premium Shopping Experience is $3,150 per night.

The Ritz-Carlton Club Level experience offers the comfort, convenience and privacy of a hotel within a hotel. Located on the fourth floor of the resort, The Club Level is not just about luxurious surroundings; it’s about personalized service. A dedicated concierge is available to meet any needs from hard to get restaurant reservations to assistance with changing airline flights. Only guests registered on Club Level can access the floor through use of a special elevator key, ensuring a sense of personal security. The focal point of Club is a spacious lounge area, furnished to resemble a comfortable living area and well stocked with books and a variety of magazines and newspapers.

Artful style beckons you at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Artful style beckons you at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Breathtaking ocean views at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Breathtaking ocean views at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Dine amid glittering views of the Pacific at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Dine amid glittering views of the Pacific at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

After a day of shopping, guests can unwind in The Ritz-Carlton Spa. The Spa offers massage, facial and body treatments in a relaxing and tranquil environment. The spa menu features a selection of treatments designed to relax, recharge and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Then to end the evening, dining selections include RAYA, a restaurant concept by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval featuring Pan Latin Coastal Cuisine and enoSTEAK, an intimate steakhouse focusing on local, organic produce and grass fed meats. For cocktails and appetizers, 180blũ is the resort’s outdoor oceanfront lounge boasting panoramic views of the California coast.

Your own oasis at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Your own oasis at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel


For reservations call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/LagunaNiguel