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L*Space x Diane's Beachwear: Girls' Night Out

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Calling all Newport Beach bikini babes! Join us this Thursday for sweets, sips, and shopping! Come check out the latest arrivals and get your Labor Day look ready. Plus, receive a free BKR bottle with any L*Space purchase. Grab your girls and head over - this is sure to be a fun event you won't want to miss! 

L*Space x Diane's Beachwear: Girls' Night Out

Thursday, August 30th

4pm - 7pm

920 Avocado Ave #A-1

Newport Beach, CA 92660

 


Local Love: Newport Beach Travel Guide

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While we love to travel, there's nothing quite like our own backyard in sunny SoCal. Most weekends, you can find us exploring our local beach towns - and Newport Beach is a definite favorite. With picturesque shorelines, amazing restaurants, and (*swoon*) unparalleled shopping, Newport has to be seen to be believed. Keep reading to see our must-dos while in this gorg seaside community! 

BITES:

Bear Flag 

With two locations on opposite ends of town, you simply have to visit Bear Flag. We recommend grabbing a container of poke and a bag of Have-A Chips and heading down to the beach - perfect day, check! Or get fancy and order a taco plate (and be sure to get extra tommy sauce...just trust us). 

Gulfstream

A Newport staple, you can't go wrong with Gulfstream. It's got a great ambiance and even better appetizers. Try the enormous shrimp cocktails or biscuits by the fire pit on the patio. And don't forget to order dessert - their lemon meringue pie is well worth the sugar rush! 

Ho Sum Bistro

For casual Asian fusion, Ho Sum Bistro is the way to go. The Combo Salad is crazy-addicting, and the Kung Pao Chicken has just the right amount of kick to it. Vegetarians and meat lovers alike can find something they'll love here. 

SIPS:

Topside Roof Deck at Lido House

Topside is the new cool spot in town, and we understand why. Located on the roof of the new Lido House Hotel, the views can't be beat! It's a little on the pricier side, but it's perfect when you and your girls want to treat yourself to some sunset cocktails. 

Stag Bar

If you want to go out out, Stag Bar is a good bet. It gets pretty crowded on the weekends, but that's part of the appeal, right? There are pool tables and a pretty decent food menu if you're so inclined, and the location is ideal if you're bar-hopping the night away with friends.

Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens

Farmhouse is one of the more unique places you can eat and drink in Newport. Located within upscale nursery Roger's Gardens, this all-outdoor restaurant is surrounded by lush greenery. The menu rotates with what's in season so everything is fresh and locally sourced. Pro tip: see if you can score a table in the historic gazebo - it used to be housed at Disneyland when the park first opened.

 

SWIM:

The Wedge

Though we don't recommend swimming here, you should definitely pay a visit to the Wedge. Located at the end of Balboa Peninsula, the waves at this beach get huge when there's a big swell. It's always fun to sit on the sand and watch the experienced surfers and bodysurfers take on the up to 20-foot waves.

Crystal Cove State Beach

You'll need to pay to get into this state beach, but we think it's well worth it. You can hike throughout the trails, or head down to the beach and enjoy the tide pools, pristine sand, and crystal clear water. If you want to make a weekend out of it, the historic beach cottages are available for rent. Or, if you're just there 'til sundown, grab a bite to eat at the Beachcomber and rent a fire pit - they'll bring it out, set it up for you, and even put it away! 

Pirate Coast Paddle Company 

If you're looking for a fun way to get active in the water, look into paddleboarding! Once you get the hang of it, you'll be hooked. Pirate Coast Paddle Company is a great place to rent paddleboards and explore the Back Bay. They're accommodating for both beginners and experts, and for $20/hour it won't break the bank. And if you fall in, no worries - you'll just go for a nice refreshing dip! 

 

SHOP:

Fashion Island

This upscale outdoor shopping mall is an Orange County icon - they have every type of store under the sun, all situated within perfectly manicured grounds. Grab a coffee and a sweet treat at Le Pain Quotidien and get in a day of some serious retail therapy. And if you're around during the holidays, their Tree Lighting Ceremony is not to be missed! 

Lido Marina Village

This Instagram-friendly shopping district has a view and selection that can't be beat. It's filled with unique luxury boutiques and specialty restaurants, and all of it is situated next to the boats of the Marina. For a special night out, hit up the famous Nobu for the best sushi you've ever had. For a more casual brunch or date night, check out European-chic Zinque.  

Balboa Island

No visit to Newport is complete without a trip to Balboa Island. Bring the littles and romp around the famous Fun Zone, or rent a duffy boat for a few hours on the water. You have to stop by Dad's Banana Stand - get a chocolate covered frozen banana or the local fave, a hippo cookie. We promise it's worth the calories! 

 

Those are just a few of our must-dos while in Newport. If you're a SoCal local, head over for a fun Saturday afternoon. And if you live out of state, be sure to cross this cute beach town off your travel bucket list.

See you on the beach!


L*Space x Swirl Boutique: Salty Summer Soirée

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North County beach babes! Come to Swirl Boutique to shop our latest arrivals and be the first to pre-order our newest collection before it's released! Enjoy champagne, treats, & Pop-Tails by Pacific Organic Pops and receive a free personalized Oli Rose embroidered t-shirt with any L*SPACE bikini or apparel purchase. Casa Clara Jewelry will be there co-hosting with their gorgeous handmade accessories. Grab your girls and stop by - this is one summer event you won't want to miss!
L*SPACE x SWIRL BOUTIQUE
Salty Summer Soirée
Thursday, August 23rd
5pm - 9pm
119 North El Camino Real #D
Encinitas, CA 92024


Behind the Collection: California Dreamin'

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Maybe we're a little biased, but we think our Resort 2019 collection is our best yet. So we sat down with our design team to learn more about the inspiration behind it, see their dreamy mood boards, and to hear their thoughts on which trends will be blowing up this season. Keep reading to get the scoop!

 

 

What is the inspiration for your collection for Resort ‘19? 
At the heart of our brand we are a California style collective that lives for days spent lounging on the beach. For Resort ’19 we went back to our roots, concentrating on what sets us apart from other brands, which is our impeccable fit and our soft hand feel. 
I would say our Resort collection is a love letter to California. We were inspired by the landscape that surrounds us, our love of the ocean and the beautiful Summer blooms.
What are the hottest swim trends for Resort ’19?
Tie and wrap details continue to be popular. Our new must have for the season is the Flashback Bikini Top.  We love the “V” wire trend and are also beyond excited about our Lee Lee Top [arriving October 2018] paired back to our tried and true Frenchi, our high cut bottom. 

 
What is the most directional trend going forward? 
We are seeing a trend toward more modest bottoms and mid-kinis. A mid-kini is a high waisted bottom with a high cut leg. Giving you the coverage you might want while still showing some skin! We are loving our new iterations on high waisted bottoms.  
What is the most exciting new trend in swimwear this season? 
Texture is the new solid. Ribbed fabric is everywhere and we love it!

 

 

What are the key cover-ups and accessories of the season? 
The cover up pant is a fan favorite around the office. Slip on our Smith Pants and transition your outfit from beach to brunch!
What is the must-have item or style for Resort ’19?
Beach inspired bags are so hot for the Resort season. There are so many great styles out there. I am most excited about our Bella Bucket Bag and our Simon Market Bag [arriving in November]. They are the perfect outfit toppers!

 

 

View our California Dreamin' lookbook and listen to our Spotify playlist here


L*SPACE Behind the Brand: Meet Megan

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Your role at L*SPACE...

Social Media + Content Creation Coordinator

Describe your typical daily routine.

During the week, I get ready and just head straight to work. My days are spent posting, shooting content, chatting with our amazing customers on social media, and dreaming up cool ideas for our social platforms and marketing initiatives! I also love the days I get to spend on set at our photoshoots. When I get home I usually go for a beach walk with my boyfriend (or a swim if it's nice out), cook dinner, then watch a show or read Harry Potter for the millionth time.

Where can we find you on the weekends?

I love to paint, so I'm usually creating something on the weekends! I try to stay active but I hate the gym, so I'm a big fan of hiking. I also just signed up for ClassPass so I'm excited to start taking fun group classes.

How would you describe the L*Space girl?

She's a little glam, but down to earth, and she never takes life too seriously. 

Top 5 favorite albums:

This is always changing, but...

Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

Doolittle - Pixies

Strange Trails - Lord Huron

Rubber Soul - The Beatles

The Shepherd's Dog - Iron & Wine

Dream vacation spot?

I'm dying to go to Australia! Byron Bay is all over my Instagram feed and it looks incredible. 

What advice would you give your 17 year-old self?

Always strive to be compassionate - toward others and toward yourself! No one has it all figured out, and that's okay. 

Follow Megan on Instagram here.

And check out Megan's style picks here!