What does the perfect shopping place looks like ? FASHION ISLAND
Fashion Island is not an island surrounded by water ahaha . It’s a huge upscale shopping mall with really good places to relax, eat and have a drink.
It’s located in the very wealthy part of Newport Beach, California. So when you arrived for the first time you can’t help yourself counting the luxury european cars parked everywhere.
Unlike most of the shopping mall i visited before, you have a lot of seeting and outdoor places where to relax. This Mall respects the California style with palmtrees everywhere and a breathtaking view over the Pacific. Fashion Island is kid friendly and has a fish pond in the middle of the shopping center where all the children love playing.
There are different entertaitments, live shows at various time of the day (mostly music). I love drinking my starbucks seated in the shade while listening to the various artists.
BECAUSE IT’S SHOP O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE…
Among the brands present in this shopping mall you’ll find: Forever 21, Brandy Melville, Lululemon, Urban Outfitters, Nike, PINK, Victoria’s Secret, Urban Decay, Seafolly, G-Star, Lorna Jane and many more. As an European, I must confess I didn’t know the other brands haha but that’s not bad. Click here to see the list in details.
You have also departments store such has Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom. If you are looking for luxurious shopping you have Neiman Marcus. Neiman Marcus is a luxury department store which gathers the most popular brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Fendi, Prada, Saint Laurent ect…
GOOD FOOD IS GOOD MOOD.
In fashion island you have a classic food court with Panda Express, Five Guys, Subway etc but you have also a selection of good restaurants and chains.
If i really want to save some content for another article, i will only tell you that The Cheesecake Factory IS MY NEW OBSESSION. They have maybe the biggest menu i have ever seen in my life. And whatever you pick, it’s always good..I also went to True Food Kitchen. This is a restaurant chain, launched by a doctor that wanted to show people we can eat good and tasty healthy food . Here is some picture of the dishes we ordered last time.
In Fashion Island we also find the famous asian restaurant P.F CHANG’S, Lemonade (the best fast food EVER), Fig and Olive (French Mediterranean), California Pizza Chicken (American Pizza), Pain du Monde (French), RED O Restaurant (Mexican), Cucina Enoteca (Italian), Sushi Roku (Japenese Sushi bars)…As you may see you have a large range of choice and the price range is wide too. It’s not because it’s a fancy place that having lunch is expensive:) Click here to access the full list.
I had a reallly bad experience as a little juice bar called
JUICE SERVED HERE. I love juices and smoothies. I believe this is all you need when you do shoppping under 90°F. But the flavors are really .. EWW!!!!! Not good. When you are thirsty under a terrible heat, how can you drink a juice with Celery, Red Apple, Spinach, Kale, Romaine, Lemon, Ginger???? So obviously they propose you to try some of each and you are like: Are they kidding me or is this a real business? So if you come to stop by this juice shop, don’t pull the door or take the easiest one. Orange, Pineapple, Strawberry and that’s it. No bad suprise.
The opening hours of Fashion Island are 10AM-9PM.
And guess what ? They have WIFI