Irvine is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in, well known for safety, education and it’s strong job market.
Another great perk of living in Irvine is how close so many shopping centers are! One that always comes to mind is the Irvine Spectrum Center. I love knowing that I can get all my shopping done in one place. In a single trip, I can buy a gift for my friends birthday, get new clothes for my always growing boys, and pick up a little something for myself!
Alex and Ani is a brand I have been buying for years, they have beautiful quality jewelry. Normally their pieces are sold in department stores, but they have their own boutique at Irvine Spectrum with all of their newest collections. Originally, Alex and Ani were known for their dainty charm bracelets, and now have lots of different styles of necklace, earrings, and rings as well. Their jewelry is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day gift or for a friend!
Since the New Year has begun, I have really started focusing on my health and fitness (especially since summer is around the corner)! Like lots of other women, I’m absolutely obsessed with Lululemon’s athletic wear. All of their clothes last forever and wearing them makes me more motivated to work out! Their store at Irvine Spectrum has a great selection of leggings and running shorts to choose from. I’m always so tempted to buy everything in there!
Irvine Spectrum also has my go-to store for flowy sundresses and cute bikinis! Tigerlily is the perfect boutique to stop by before a vacation to Cabo or for some summer clothes. I love that I can easily wear one of their maxi dresses with sandals to walk around in at the beach, and then throw on some heels to dress it up for a nice dinner.
Since the Irvine Spectrum center is in the process of being renovated, lots of new stores have popped up! My favorite one that opened over summer was the Denim Lab. In the boutique, there are a variety of brand name jeans like Paige, 7 For All Mankind, Free People, and Citizens of Humanity. There are so many different styles of jeans that would be great to wear at almost any occasion. In addition to jeans, they also have shirts, shoes, and sweaters to create a cute outfit!
In my spare time, I try to focus on finding new trends, decor pieces, and furniture for my clients when they want to move or remodel their homes.
A spot that I visit often for inspiration is Ambiance Home in Irvine. They have a chic collection of plush accent pillows, soft throw blankets and lots more. I like that the whole store is filled with elegant and timeless pieces. To add a pop of color to a simple room, I usually look for an accent chair or pillows that stand out in the store! When I went last week, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the perfect emerald green velvet chairs they had on the second level for my home.
Are you thinking about moving to Irvine? If so, I would love to take you to lunch and share more about this wonderful city with you!
Natalie Boyle 949.929.5727