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One of the best things about Orange County is the abundance of shopping and dining experiences. Gaining in popularity, and size, the following businesses and restaurants range from home decor stores, where customers can design their own home furnishings or purchase directly from the showroom floor to authentic Mediterranean food in a fast-casual environment.
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Comforts Of Home
15791 Rockfield Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 770-8888
www.comfortsofhome.net

For redecorating a home or purchasing a single piece of furniture, Comforts of Home invites customers to bring in their own ideas. At its custom factories, Comforts of Home creates unique home furnishings. It also offers products from major manufacturers. Comforts of Home can assist with living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, home entertainment areas and more.

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(credit: Chris L./Yelp)


Luna Grill
26921 Aliso Creek Road
Aliso Viejo CA 92656
(949) 305-1699
www.lunagrill.com

Luna Grill was voted one of the top 10 fast casual restaurants in the nation at the 2014 convention of the National Restaurant Association. Its menu of healthy, Mediterranean cuisine includes kabobs, original salads, gourmet wraps, desserts, beer and wine. At Luna Grill, there is an open kitchen so guests can watch chefs prepare their handmade meals. Kabobs are grilled to order and most meats are antibiotic and hormone-free.

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OC Wine Mart & Deli
23411 Aliso Viejo Parkway
Aliso Viejo CA 92656
(949) 305-9463
www.ocwinemart.com

Offering over 40 wines on tap at its Aliso Viejo location and 32 wines at its Yorba Linda store, OC Wine Mart & Deli is quickly becoming an OC favorite. In addition to wine, OC Wine Mart offers craft beers and a gourmet deli. Customers can enjoy live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. OC Wine Mart also hosts wine tasting events at both of its locations and at other venues throughout Orange County.

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Tender Greens
31 Spectrum Center Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 679-9135
www.tendergreens.com

Serving farmer’s market meals, salads and other healthy options, Tender Greens is fast becoming an OC favorite. Along with Los Angeles counterparts, the restaurant serves items that include ingredients from small local farmers, ranchers, artisans, boutique wineries, breweries and coffee roasters. Most of the produce at Tender Greens are fresh-picked daily at Scarborough Farms in Oxnard too, ensuring quality and taste. At Tender Greens, much of the decor is made from recycled materials and eco-friendly products as well.

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Active Ride Shop
26741 Aliso Creek Rd. Ste F
Aliso Viejo CA 92656
(949) 391-4655
www.activerideshop.com

Active Ride Shop’s many retail locations in Orange County have been so successful that a new location opened in Aliso Viejo recently. Offers men’s and women’s accessories including socks, beanies, watches and more, the store also offers skateboarding equipment such as protective gear, ramps and rails, and skate tools. Snowboard bags, goggles and videos are also available.

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Suzanne Chun is a freelance writer living in Southern California with her husband, two children and a hound dog named Girlie. Suzanne loves her work because she meets new people, learns interesting things, and attends exciting events. Her favorite part is that she gets to write about it.

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