The holidays are a time for giving. Whether it be gifts, money, baked goods, or even your time, the end of the year is notorious for gifting, giving, and everything in between. While it can be tough to find the time and energy during the holidays to donate or volunteer, there are many advantages that come with it! So why not get that warm fuzzy feeling this holiday season by spreading cheer throughout orange county and in your Irvine community with these three volunteer opportunities!
It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s the Orange County Great Park Balloon! The big orange sphere floats high above Irvine, casting shade on those below it and carrying passengers up and into the sky for an unbeatable birds-eye view of the city of Irvine. If you’ve never been to the Orange County Great Park, the name is very fitting and it quickly becomes clear once you get there why “great” is part of it. With everything from grassy areas and picnic tables to the vintage carousel, farmers market and art studio, the Great Park lives up to the expectations. But one of the first attractions that made the park so special was (and still is) the iconic orange balloon.
Authentic, quality, street-style Mexican food cooked within inches of your dinner plate. When you dine at Descanso, a modern taqueria and one of the newest members of the Irvine restaurant scene, that’s exactly what you get. November marks one year that guests have been sitting and observing as the talented chefs ignite a delicious meal right in front of you. Inspired by the flavor and charm that ordering from a hometown taco-stand brings, Descanso aims for the experience of street-style food, but in a full service, modern restaurant setting. Imagine the Benihana of Mexican food, where a la cart ingredients are prepared on a plancha (a flat iron grill), the aromas of fresh ingredients sizzling and the sounds of your dinner being cooked float throughout the restaurant air. Descanso elevates your ordinary night out for dinner to an experience that highlights authentic Mexican cuisine, just minutes from your home at Main Street Village.
Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and if you’re hosting this year, the holiday stress might be starting to settle in. Plus, with November nearly over, that means Christmas festivities are closer than they might seem! But have no fear, Main Street Village is here to help ease your worry with your guide to hosting this holiday season. Follow these tips for hosting and you’re sure to feel less stressed and more prepared when guests start knocking on your door in the coming weeks!
While sunny and 75 might not be considered “Fall” in other parts of the U.S, here in California it’s cool enough for us to justify decorating the apartment with autumn colors, cozy blankets and pumpkin decor. Since it’s finally the season for homemade soups, cuddling on the couch for a movie, and filling our apartments with seasonal decor here are three places you can find the perfect household essentials for autumn decor, and tips for what to buy while you’re there.
November is here and that means one thing; the holidays are near! Thanksgiving is just weeks away, followed by black Friday shopping and Christmas tree finding. But one thing that is a sure mark of the holidays being just around the corner is the opening of the Ice Skating Rink at the Irvine Spectrum Center. The ice rink is the perfect remedy to the hustle and bustle of the season, serving as a break from shopping and a festive tradition for friends and families alike.
‘Tis the season to be healthy! Or at least try to stay healthy while you’re surrounded by holiday treats like Halloween Candy and Thanksgiving Pie. Luckily for us at Main Street Village, we’re surrounded by many health food stores for you to purchase the products you love that make you feel good! Eating healthy is not only good for your body but also keeps your immune system strong and your mind happy!
Do you hear more people sniffling when you’re out and about? That’s because the common cold and flu season is among us. Many people start getting sicker as the weather begins to change and Fall comes around. It could be due to how busy we get once September comes to an end. Stay healthy and happy this Fall by using these five home remedies and immune-system boosters!
Is there anything better than a cold scoop of ice cream? Not much! But when your frozen desserts are too pretty to eat, you know it’s Instagram worthy. Below you’ll find the most Instagram worthy ice cream scoop shops nearby!
The fall season has arrived, and although this California weather may not reflect the change in the calendar seasons, we all know what the start of October means… pumpkins! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie and really everything in between. And with Halloween quickly approaching, it’s time to head to the pumpkin farm, find the perfect pumpkin and get to carving! We’ve taken the hard part out of picking where to find all of this fall fun with a list of pumpkin patches near Main Street Village.