6 Ways to Prep for Fall in the OC

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It’s time to pack up the bikinis and put away the beach accessories because Fall is now upon us. Even though the leaves don’t change quite as dramatically and the weather doesn’t drop that much in California, it’s still fun to prep for the new season by decorating, doing the classic traditions and eating the seasonal foods. Here are seven ways to help get you in the Fall spirit! 1. Pick Pumpkins at Stu Miller’s Just down the road in Aliso Viejo, Stu Miller’s sets up a lot where families can go to pick out the pumpkins they want to carve! This is a great activity to do on the weekend with the whole family because aside from the pumpkins there’s also giant inflatables, mechanical rides and even a petting zoo! Kids and parents alike can enjoy this day of fun. 2. Devour a Slice of Pumpkin Pie It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin pie is a favorite among many Americans, and since it’s only offered 2-3 months out of the year, you have to take every chance you ca

5 Best Bars in South Orange County

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Whether you are looking for an exciting night out, or just a great place to get wine with the girls, South Orange County has it all. Between the cute downtowns of Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano you’ll be wanting to hang around these bars all night. 1. StillWater Spirits and Sound This communal style bar and restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and is very popular among the Dana Point locals! StillWater will often bring in live music on the weekends when the closing time isn’t until 1 AM! The menus include food items, happy hour specials and weekend brunch favorites! StillWater also has a variety of classic and specialty beers on tap. 2. Five Vines Wine Bar Voted as the 2016 “Business of the Year” in San Juan Capistrano and the 2016 “Best Wine Bar” by OC Weekly, Five Vines Wine Bar is a hot spot to grab a drink in the evenings. Many locals like to visit for happy hour Tuesdays-Fridays from 2-6 PM. The menu includes over 60 wines from smalle

6 Healthy Lunch Spots in South Orange County

Still trying to maintain your Summer body through the Fall season? It’s not hard to do in Orange County where there are so many food choices and restaurants. Even though it may seem like grabbing fast food on a short lunch break is the easiest option, South Orange County actually has some great healthy spots for lunch! Whether you’re in a rush or you have a few minutes to sit down, here are a few of our favorite places! 1. Luna Grill Finally it’s fresh! Luna Grill answers all of our prayers for fresh and tasty mediterranean food straight from the grill. Luna Grill, located in Dana Point, offers mediterranean wraps, salads, shareable dishes and more! Grabbing a chicken wrap on our lunch break is our favorite because not only is it quick and easy, but it’s healthy and delicious too! 2. Wow Poki If you are a fan of fish, a smart lunch choice is poki! Poki is easy, quick and lately very popular throughout the OC. The poki places that have been opening recently allow yo

5 After-School Activities for the Kids

As the school year starts up again and the kids are back in class five days a week, it’s harder to plan day trips, or fun outings. With activities, sports and clubs schedules can seem very hectic. However, it can still be hard to find something good to do on the days they’re off. To make things easier on you, we’ve put together a little guide for some fun things to do with the kids after school in South Orange County! 1.  Vista Hermosa Sports Park Do the kids have a little too much energy today? Take them over to the Vista Hermosa Sports Park in San Clemente to blow off some steam! This sports park is equipped with everything you could want and more! Not only do they have baseball/softball and soccer fields, but they also have picnic tables and BBQ pits for families that want to enjoy an evening cookout while their kids play. And for the extra hot days, Vista Hermosa has multiple swimming pools for kids to play or take lessons in. 2.  Culinary Kids Get your kids