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Oc Luxe Places

The MDL List

The OC’s most luxe places to go and things to do, mere minutes from MDL Irvine.

At MDL Irvine, luxury is about more than contemporary design, sleek lines, and incredible community amenities. It’s about convenient access to some of Orange County’s most coveted places to shop, eat, drink, play, move and more. From concierge-service shopping to critically-acclaimed dining to private members club amenities, if it’s stylish, luxurious and exclusive, chances are it’s just minutes from MDL. 

The MDL List

SHOP

South Coast Plaza

As the largest shopping center in the West Coast of the U.S., South Coast Plaza has more than sheer size to offer MDL shoppers. It also boasts the who’s who of international luxury brands including flagships from Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Dior, and upscale department stores such as Nordstroms and Bloomingdales.

South Coast Plaza

3333 Bristol St.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Minutes from MDL: 8

 

FLY

JetSuiteX

If semi-private flying at not-so-private fares sounds like music to your jetsetting ears, then you’ll love flying JetSuiteX out of John Wayne Airport. Enjoy a revolutionary new way to fly–arriving just 20 minutes before departure and avoiding lines, waiting, cattle calls and baggage carousels–with the scheduled service, affordable price and by-the-seat booking of commercial air travel. With regularly scheduled flights to Las Vegas, Oakland and Concord, and seasonal flights to Mammoth, you can be at all of your favorite destinations in no time and arrive in first-class style.

JetSuiteX

19301 Campus Drive, Suite 152

Santa Ana, CA 92707

Minutes from MDL: 7

 

EAT

North Italia

For a fresh Italian fare in a rustic farmhouse atmosphere, head to North Italia at Irvine’s Park Place center. In addition to wood-fired pizzas, housemade pastas and a killer salted caramel budino, what North serves up in spades is a conviviality best experienced at the large indoor/outdoor bar. Aperol spritz for two? Coming right up at North Italia!

North Italia

2957 Michelson Dr.

 Irvine, CA 92612

Minutes from MDL: 8

 

SLURP

Din Tai Fung

Heralded as maker of “the world’s greatest dumplings” by Forbes, Din Tai Fung is the OC outpost of the Taiwanese-based chain famous for xiaolongbaos (a.k.a. Juicy pork dumplings). Shanghainese in origin, but perfected in Taiwan by Din Tai Fung’s founders, the bite-sized, soup-filled purses of pork are handmade with military precision behind a glass partition for all to ooh and aww as they wait to be seated at this South Coast Plaza culinary hotspot.

Din Tai Fung

3333 Bristol St #2071

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 

Minutes from MDL: 10

 

SIP

Bosscat Kitchen and Libations

Located across the street from John Wayne Airport, Bosscat Kitchen has one of the area’s most robust compendiums of whiskeys spanning flavor profiles, distillery techniques and regions from around the world. 

Bosscat Kitchen and Libations

4647 MacArthur Boulevard

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Minutes from MDL: 3

 

PERK

Portola Coffee Roasters

Get caffeinated at Portola Coffee, the roastery that brought true coffee culture to the OC. Located inside the Union Market, the Portola outlet at The District in Tustin offers a full menu of specialty coffee drinks as well as a selection of pastries and a daily-changing donut menu.

Portola Coffee at Union Market, Tustin

2493 Park Ave

Tustin, CA  92782

Minutes from MDL: 8

 

PLAY

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Home to the Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Pacific Chorale, Segerstrom Center for the Arts is Orange County’s premier venue for classical music and theatrical productions. 

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Minutes from MDL: 8

 

SWEAT

Equinox 

The sprawling Equinox Sports Club Orange County boasts a full-size basketball gym, an outdoor six-lane swimming and sun deck, yoga studio, a rooftop training center equipped with a full-sized running track and executive lockers, which feature amenities such as a steam room and sauna, make for a luxurious haven for health and relaxation. 

Sports Club Orange County

1980 Main Street Irvine, CA 92614

Minutes from MDL: 2

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