4 Family Fun Events to Kickstart Your Fall in OC

OCTOBER 4, 2017 / THEREEDTEAMHOMES / EDIT Choc-Littlest Angel Guild’s Great Kitchens & Garden Anaheim & Yorba Linda October 20, 2017 10am-4pm Tickets:  $45 General/$50 at the Door   Let’s face it: at The Reed Team  holiday gatherings and may be looking for something special. The Choc-Littlest Angel Guild’s Great Kitchens & Gardens is a self-guided tour of 6 gorgeous homes located in Peralta Hills and Yorba Linda. Included in the ticket price are 2 full house tours, and 4 houses featuring stunning new ideas for kitchens, gardens, and entertaining spaces created by experts in the business. Hey, come hungry! You can munch on some tasty bites and sips from local restaurants, bakeries and wineries. If you are so inspired, you can pick up a few items for your home at the “Petite Boutique” featured at several homes on the tour. Time Warp: Pile the Kids in the Car for Silverado Days Buena Park October 20-22, 2017 William Peak Par

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

The Best Restaurants in Dana Point

Dana Point restaurants are among the best in all of Orange County, but you have to be selective with where you go and what you try. Luckily, we’ve done our own trial and error and found the best dishes that each of our featured restaurants has to offer. To be clear, we liked everything on the menu, but finding the standout items to try at each new restaurant is a must, and we’ve already done it for you! The Harbor Grill The Harbor Grill is one of the best restaurants in Dana Point thanks to its close proximity to the ocean. Nothing gets you in the mood for quality seafood like smelling the ocean. There are absolutely some great burgers and steaks for the non-seafood lovers out there, but the seafood is what keeps everyone coming back! We are particularly partial to the Barbecued Shrimp “Louisiana Style” and the Pacific Swordfish with Garlic Mashed Potatoes. They also have oysters on a half shell, or you can get them fried, so save some room! Kawamata Seafood

Halloween Ideas in South Orange County!

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For many, Halloween is the best time of the year, better than even Christmas. For one day, people are allowed to dress up as whatever they want: a slice of pizza, Walter White, one of the guys from Daft Punk, etc and not get strange looks from anyone. It’s a time when us mortals welcome paranormal activity, contemplate death, and eat spookily decorated desserts. Here are few crazy yet amazing fun activities that you can enjoy this Halloween: 1. Pumpkin Patch If you don’t want to do anything extreme and prefer to relax on Halloween, visit the Irvine Regional Park where there’s a pumpkin field and hay maze. Kids can play in the bounce houses, ride a train, and, if they dare, enter the haunted house! (It’s child friendly, so there is no cause for alarm in the scare department.) During your down time, indulge in some food or one of the popular cookie decorating sessions to relax. 2. Scare Away Hunger! On October 31st, enter a 19th century home for the most deliciou

5 Of the Best Places to Shop in South Orange County

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Finding the best places to shop in South Orange County isn’t hard, but picking your favorite is. With plenty of shopping options and various restaurants in case you need something to eat or drink along the way; shopping in Orange County never has a dull moment. Whether you’re looking for a unique designer outfit or an unbeatable bargain, there is always a place to suit your needs. Below are some of the best places to shop in South Orange County. Brea Mall (Brea) Although it’s located in north OC, the Brea Mall is the second largest mall in all of Orange County and was voted one of the OC’s best in the OC Register’s annual Best of OC poll. It is one of the most family friendly shopping spots and has five major department stores stocked with the latest trends and fashions as well as over 175 specialty shops which include True Religion, H&M, Michael Kors and Sephora. This amazing mall also has several relaxation spots such as the Glen Ivy Day Spa and several qu

7 Things to Do This Labor Day in South Orange County.

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Looking for things to do this long Labor Day weekend? There are a number of events happening in Orange County to help you enjoy the last moments of summer. But when it comes to narrowing one down, it can be difficult to choose. Here are our suggestions of fantastic events happening in South Orange County. Here’s some information to give you some inspiration:   Orange International Street Fair: The Orange International Street Fair is a social occasion where food and leisure activities from varying cultures are offered by non-profit organizations once a year. This may not be strictly South OC, but it is definitely worth the trip to go a few towns away! It’s a custom that brings together various cultures and causes. Experience creative world foods, crafts, folk dancing, and music. Enjoy many different ethnic foods and costumes, and even try beer from the region! The Great Labor Day Cruise. The Great Labor Day Cruise attracts well over 1000 hot rods, classic cars, and

6 Tips for Choosing the Location of Your Home

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Deciding the area in which you want to purchase your home can be difficult whether this is your very first home purchase, or you’ve done it a few times. Choosing a location is so tough because often times it can make or break the property value, charm and appeal. Location seems like an overwhelming task when it comes to real estate, but a realtor can not only show you homes in areas you like, but also help advise you on areas you might not initially think of but would be a good fit. If you are in the early stages of the home buying process, and you are trying to narrow down a location, take these six easy tips into consideration! 1.  Price Of course, price is one of the first things to determine when it comes to buying a home. How much can you afford or how much are you willing to stretch to get your dream home? Once you’ve worked out price, it’s already easier to narrow down location. If you are a new family, looking for a relatively inexpensive home, your choices will