Reached your limit of binge watching? If you’ve got a deck of playing cards laying around, the possibilities are endless! Enjoy some tried and true classics, or learn the rules to a new hobby, all with your deck of 52! And if card playing isn’t up your alley, keep reading – there’s still plenty of fun to be had with a deck of cards.
Time to stock up on your groceries for the week? It’s as good a time as any to support local grocers! There are tons of Southern California based grocery stores in Irvine and Orange County – keep reading to learn what our favorite picks are.
It’s that time of year again – the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the pollen is starting to float about. Spring is in the air, and it’s time to dust off every corner of your apartment. A clean home is a happy home; check out our spring cleaning tips to learn how to make cleaning your home less of a chore.
It’s a great time of year to get outside, and going for a run or a hike are some of the healthiest ways to do that! Luckily, when you live in the heart of Irvine, California, there are plenty of beautiful trails to explore. Whether you’re looking for a nice path that’s close to home, a trail where you can combine exercising and birdwatching, or something with a little elevation and a beautiful view – there’s a trail for everyone in Orange County. Read on to learn about our top three picks in the area for some outdoor exercise.
It’s that delightful time of year here in Orange County where you don’t have to make dinner. Or lunch. Or really any meal for that matter, because the participating restaurants in the 2020 Orange County Restaurant Week will take care of the cooking for you! The only thing you’ll need to make between March 8th and 14th is reservations to any of the 150 participating restaurants. No dirty dishes, no prepping and cooking. This week is for the foodies of SoCal to sit back, relax, and indulge in all of the delicious cuisines here in the OC! This is the 12th year that the event has brought the community together with the art of food, and here are a few things to consider as the food-filled week approaches.
Long hair, short hair, tall, small and everything in between; pets are part of the family. Here at Main Street Village, our pet-friendly community values the energy and companionship that four-legged companions bring to a household! We also know how necessary a quality grooming session can be after a fun trip to the Main Street Village dog park. So the next time your furry companion is in need of a wash, groom, and relaxing day at the spa, here are three Irvine area pet groomers who would love to pamper your pup!
While our Irvine winter temperatures of 70 degrees may seem warm to non-Californian’s, to us, it’s chilly enough to crave a big warm bowl of ramen. I mean really, can you think of a better way to warm up than from the inside out with a savory bowl of spicy miso pork broth mixed with ramen noodles, meat and other toppings? That sounds like the perfect recipe for an Irvine winter afternoon if you ask us! So if you’re in need of some delicious comfort food, check out these three ramen restaurants near Main Street Village.
Gourmet chocolate was made for Valentine’s Day, wouldn’t you agree? Sure, you could walk into a Ralphs or Albertsons, grab a Hershey’s bar or a $5 heart-shaped box full of chocolate, and call it good. But is your valentine worth that? No, no they are not. They are worth much more! This year, celebrate Valentine’s Day with rich, velvety chocolates from these local Irvine chocolatiers.
The season-long anticipation has led to this… the championship game is just days away! Even if you’re not a huge football fan, the Big Game is a great excuse to meet up with friends, eat some food, drink some cold beverages and watch some intense football and funny commercials. Even if you are only watching for the absurd advertisements (did you know the average 30 second Super Bowl commercial ad spot cost around $5 million in 2019?) or the half time performance, the entertainment of it all is worth watching a few minutes of. So if you’re looking to join the other football fans in watching this year’s game, here are a few Irvine area sports bars that will have the game playing, sound on, food and drink specials, and a fun atmosphere for the game.
Do the winter-blues have you craving a physical and mental adventure? Are you looking for a fun and engaging challenge? We’ve got just the puzzle for you. Escape rooms are a modern-day, life-size puzzle for you and a group of friends to solve, in less than 60 minutes. If you’ve never heard of an escape game experience, its exactly what it sounds like! You and a group of friends, family members, coworkers (and potentially strangers) are locked in a themed room with only hints and clues to help you escape! Here are a few of our favorite escape rooms in the Irvine area.