Top Ten

The Isle at Mariner Shores, our newest townhome development in Newport Beach, has a long list of positive attributes. Of course, living in a coveted coastal community is at the top, but to add to that, it’s walking distance to so many cool shops, restaurants, coffee houses, parks, schools, the Back Bay… you name it, you can get there on foot. This is truly what makes The Isle, the hottest new home opportunity in town. 

To make our point, here is a list of some of our favorites.

Toast

 TOAST KITCHEN & BAKERY 

This Costa Mesa diner is known for inventive Asian fusion fare and fabulous breakfast/brunch options. Favorite dishes: grilled salmon salad with green tea soba noodles, curry fried chicken sandwich, mapo tofu noodles, and an elevated take on a build-your-own acai bowl. 

Open – Tues-Fri: 8am-7pm / Sat-Sun: 8am-3pm (Closed Mondays)

Address – 1767 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa

MollyWood

MOLLY WOOD GARDEN DESIGN 

A delightful retail store that features a unique selection of furniture, pottery, plants, and one-of-a-kind treasures for inside and out. Offerings are continuously updated, and custom orders are available. Located in the cutest little vintage bungalow. This place is such a treat!

Open – Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm / Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm 

Address – 1660 Orange Ave., Costa Mesa

ForkKnife

FORK & KNIFE

A chef owned and operated business that focuses on gourmet grab and go, made to order lunch sandwiches, and a hot dinner pick up menu. This is no ordinary take-out cuisine. It’s seriously next level! Check out their mouth-watering menu!

Open – Mon-Sat: 11am-8:30pm (Closed Sundays)

Address – 401 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa

PlayaMesa

PLAYA MESA MEXICAN KITCHEN

Inspired by authentic Mexican foods and flavors found within the coastal regions of Baja and mainland Mexico. They use only the freshest, often locally grown and raised ingredients. Many chilies, herbs and veggies are picked fresh daily from their onsite garden. Don’t miss their Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour deals!

Open – Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm / Sat: 9am-11pm / Sun: 9am-10pm

Address – 428 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa

KEAN COFFEE ARTISAN ROASTERS

Carefully selected coffees from around the globe are craft roasted within hours of the moment it reaches your cup. Expertly trained baristas assure each and every beverage is made to the highest standards. In addition they offer delicious loose leaf teas and fresh baked goods. A perfect way to start the day!

Open – Daily: 6am-7pm 

Address – 2043 Westcliff Dr. #100, Newport Beach

GREENLEAF CHOPSHOP 

We all want to eat healthier and Greenleaf is a place where delicious and 

nurtritious go hand in hand. From salads to smoothies and sandwiches to dinner entrees, you can count on your order being fresh and made with only the best ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Open – Need hours

Address – 234 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa

crack-shack

THE CRACK SHACK 

Crafting both the chicken and the egg for you to enjoy with reckless abandon. Every savory bite is made with locally raised, free-living chickens without a care or antibiotic in them. Once you try it, you will be addicted! Our menu favorites: 

Open – Need hours

Address – 196 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa

sidecar

SIDECAR DONUTS & COFFEE

How lucky to be neighbors with Sidecar! Everyone knows they have the most delectable, decandent donuts anywhere! Housemade glazes, compotes, creams and crumbles. Small batches made every hour. Our favorites are: Maple Bacon, Huckleberry, Meyer Lemon and Butter & Salt. Is your sweet tooth calling?

Open – Sun-Thurs: 6:30am-6pm / Fri-Sat: 6:30am-9pm

Address – 270 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa

afters-ice-cream

AFTERS ICE CREAM

More than just ice cream. It’s a lifestyle. Handcrafted, signature flavors are what set them apart. Rock your tastebuds with these unique options: Milk & Cereal, Cookie Monster or Jasmine Milk Tea. Push your creative limits and try the MilkyBun – your choice of ice cream stuffed betwen a glazed bun. The Anti Diet Diet. 

Open – Mon-Thurs: 3pm-11pm / Fri-Sun: 1pm-11pm

Address – 1835 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa (Westcliff Plaza)

oak-coal

OAK & COAL

A Japanese restaurant specializing in premium meats and organic veggies, slow-cooked over Japanese charcoal. The local fave is organic chicken and pork kimchi dumplings, which are housemade daily. Break out from the ordinary and give Oak & Coal a try. It’s one of the hottest spots on 17th.

Open – Sun-Thurs: 5pm-10pm / Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm

Address – 333 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa

The Isle at Mariner Shores models will open in March. Stay tuned for more news and progress reports.

Kindly,

Intracorp Homes 

Let’s Get Organized

It’s a new year, filled with promise and plenty of new resolutions.  Why not make 2021 your year to get organized?  At The Isle at Mariner Shores, new townhomes in Newport Beach, Intracorp Homes is partnering with California Closets, the leading manufacturer of luxury storage solutions, to create optimal spaces for the ultimate in organization potential.  Whether you are a fashion diva or a pack rat, we’ve got a solution for you.

One of the best things about moving into a new home is that you get to start fresh. It’s an opportunity to clean out your closet, garage and pantry and eliminate anything that doesn’t, in the words of Marie Kondo, founder of The Konmari Method, “Spark joy.” Then you determine a place for everything, making it functional and beautiful.  Awe… that feeling, right?!

So whether you are looking to make a move this year or you just want to lighten your load, here are a few tips that can get you started.

1. Tackle one room, closet or cabinet at a time

2. Visualize your perfectly decluttered home and ask yourself these questions about each item:

    • Do I use/wear this often?
    • Does it have meaning or sentimental value?
    • Can someone else use this item more than I am using it?

3. Separate your items by – KEEP / DONATE / RECYCLE OR TRASH

4. Take your donation items to your charity of choice right away and recycle or dispose of that pile immediately as well. This way you have already eliminated much and you can focus on only the things you are keeping.

There are so many organizational systems and methods you can use. For tips and inspiration peruse the California Closets online magazine – Ideas of Order https://www.ideasoforder.com/ and follow them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/caclosets/

It’s always a big undertaking, but when it’s done you will have made space for what matters most. A home that is filled with just what you need and love. Big exhale!

Intracorp Homes

*Images are a collection of California Closet’s work, not necessarily an indication of work at The Isle at Mariner Shores.