July 10, 2020

Art Projects and Activities for the Kids to Enjoy at Home This Summer

School may be out for the summer but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! Taking a stroll through your favorite museum or learning a new art technique might be your go-to during the summer months to keep the kids busy, but that doesn’t have to change as we continue to adhere to social distancing policies. Many of Orange Counties’ favorite museums and community centers are offering fun activities through virtual lessons, kids art projects, ...

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June 27, 2020

Fourth of July Fireworks & Virtual Celebrations in Orange County 2020

It’s not Independence Day in the United States without an afternoon cookout and the evening fireworks display! Due to COVID-19, most Orange County festivities have been canceled or modified to mitigate the spread of the virus, but there are still a number of opportunities to safely celebrate both at home and nearby. Dress in your best red, white, and blue outfit and bring a face mask and plenty of hand sanitizer to safely enjoy your 4th of July holid...

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June 19, 2020

Safely Celebrate Summertime With The Irvine Summer Drive-In Series

Orange County is bringing back one of America’s favorite pastimes this summer with a fun twist to their traditional events. Spend your summer nights under the stars with movies and concerts in the park during the Irvine Summer Drive-In Series, each Saturday in August at the Dare to DIY, Orange County’s newest DIY Workshop Studio. 

Dare to DIY is a one-of-a-kind creative studio, with contracted outside vendors to ...

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June 05, 2020

Orange County Area Virtual Tours to View From Home

We’re all spending more time indoors while gathering places like museums and public attractions are limiting visitors and adhering to social distancing. Many local and national museums and places of interest are offering free virtual experiences you can enjoy from home. Our local City of Irvine website has an Dare to DIY

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May 16, 2020

How to Find an Apartment from Home During COVID-19

Taking a virtual tour is all the rage now that many residential communities have limited or stopped conducting in-person tours altogether due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These virtual tours make it more convenient and safe to view a potential new home, but there’s more than just the 360-degree videos. If you’re in the market and wondering how to effectively tour an apartment community without ever stepping foot on the property, look no further! We’...

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May 07, 2020

Gift Ideas to Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day from Home

Mother’s Day 2020 has arrived in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, where many of our favorite Orange County entertainment and restaurant businesses are temporarily closed. There are still plenty of ways to celebrate the special women in your life as you safely shelter at home. We’ve put together three Mother’s Day gift ideas to give mom from local Orange County shops to your home!

Dini...

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May 01, 2020

Cinco de Mayo 2020: The Ultimate Taco Tuesday Specials

We all love a good Taco Tuesday deal from any of our favorite local Orange County taquerias. This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday, and while we may be stuck at home, you can still order online for no-contact delivery or pickup! Take advantage of these incredible holiday specials and show your support of our local Orange County restaurants! 

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April 22, 2020

Ready, Set, Grow! | Easy DIY Indoor Succulent & Herb Gardens

Bring the peaceful gardening experience into the comfort of your home with these easy DIY indoor gardening ideas for living in an apartment. If you’re finding yourself with a lot of extra time on your hands, why not grow an indoor garden? After all, the month of April is National Garden Month and you know what they say, “April showers bring May flowers!” 

Grow an assortment of fresh herbs ...

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April 15, 2020

Earth Day 2020 Is Not Canceled: How To Celebrate The 50th Anniversary At Home

On April 22, 1970, Earth Day organizers specifically sought to engage young people in growing environmental awareness. Now with the 50th anniversary falling during our stay-at-home order, the public won’t let quarantine cancel the party. Nonprofit and government organizations across the nation are using their countless sources of information and technology to make Earth Day 2020 stream-worthy.

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April 08, 2020

Top Movies Filmed in Orange County

If there’s one thing we know about living in Orange County, it’s a popular place for filmmakers to make their movies. Some of the best feature films of our time have scenes shot in and around Orange County, CA. Who doesn’t love watching a movie or TV show and recognizing the surrounding environment featured in the scenes? You may be surprised just how many local areas are used in a diverse selection of films.

April 01, 2020

A Guide to Orange County Food Delivery and Take-Out Deals

The local restaurants we know and love are suffering as dining room doors have closed in an attempt to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Our Orange County community has encouraged the public to order food for takeout and donate to restaurant employee relief efforts, as they are greatly affected by the shutdown as well. However, m...

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March 26, 2020

Safely Help Our Irvine Community With COVID-19

We are all feeling the impact of the novel coronavirus and your community needs your support now more than ever. Volunteer centers, food banks, and shelters across Orange County are in need of more helping hands as social distancing and self-quarantines have forced many to remain at home. 

Here are some ways you can safely help make a difference in our community:

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March 18, 2020

10 Tips for Successfully Working From Home

Thanks to the revolution and ease-of-use of technology, several careers allow employees to work remotely on a daily basis. The residences at Skyloft feature the latest in smart home technologies and offer high-speed Internet access, making telecommuting much more efficient. Now that many, if not most of us will be working from home or remotely for the foreseeable future, we’re sharing some tip...

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March 11, 2020

Spring Cleaning Tips to Make Your Home Sparkle and Shine

The birds are chirping, the sun is staying out longer, and now your allergies are acting up from pollinating flowers. It must be spring! Now it’s time to dust the cobwebs of 2019 away with some spring cleaning. Thinking about deep-cleaning your home can be overwhelming, but we promise you it doesn’t have to be! Don’t waste your time trying to figure out what and where to clean, and how or with what. We’ve put together a short checklist of sprin...

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March 03, 2020

A Taste of Orange County: Restaurant Week 2020

Wouldn’t you like just one week where you didn’t have to cook dinner? Or lunch? Or even breakfast? Well, Irvine, you’re in luck. It’s that delightful time of year where the participating restaurants in the 2020 Orange County Restaurant Week will handle the cooking for you! The only thing you’ll be making between March 8th and 14th is reservations to any of the Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park home. Throughout the park, exhibits showcase everything from monkeys and giant anteaters to farm life, Amazon aviary and much, much more. With so much to see and do, we thought we might help by providing a guide to your trip to the zoo full of the attractions and sites you won’t want to...

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February 11, 2020

Getting Crafty in Irvine: Local DIY Art Studios

Have you ever caught yourself scrolling through Pinterest, Etsy or Instagram and said to yourself: “I could totally make that” just to try and have it turn out as a complete fail? Yeah, us too. That’s why we’re in love with DIY art studios! In case you haven’t heard about them, these local studios provide all of the paint supplies, canvases, and even wine, that you'll need to make those impressive DIY projects, without the DIY disaster. Here ...

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February 04, 2020

Get Your Valentine’s Day Blooms at these Irvine Flower Shops

Love is in the air here in Orange County, and you know what that means… the smell of fresh roses begins to fill the air too! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re looking for the best flower shop in Irvine to get a blossoming arrangement for your special someone, you’re in the right place. Check out these local florists’ who have the beautiful flowers you need to impress your Valentine this season! 

January 28, 2020

4 Tips for Hosting The Best Super Bowl 54 Watch Party

Super Bowl 54 is just days away, and you might be asking yourself, “hmm, what plans do I have for Super Bowl Sunday?” You don’t have to be a diehard football fan to ask yourself this question! Everyone knows Super Bowl Sunday is really just an excuse to get together with friends, family and neighbors to eat, drink and watch an intense game of football, some funny super bowl commercials, and a half time show that almost all of the United States is also watching. Maybe thi...

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January 21, 2020

Hit the Lanes at These Irvine Bowling Alleys

Want to know one of the best parts about bowling? You really don’t have to be super great at it in order to have a good time! That’s what bumpers were made for, and alcohol, and music, and everything else there is to do at bowling alleys these days! And that’s why it’s such an effortlessly fun activity for social events, date nights, family outings and more. That being said, here are our favorite bowling alleys in Irvine!   

Irvine Lanes

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January 14, 2020

Your Guide to Date Night in Irvine

Everyone loves date night, but let’s be real, no one really likes planning it. And that’s totally understandable given that deciding where to eat, drink and what to do can be overwhelming! We hear you, and we get it. But have no fear, we’ve taken the stress out of date night and planned your next date night adventure for you!  No worries, you can thank us later.  

Dinner and Drinks

A staple to any great date night starts with grabbing din...

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January 07, 2020

Get the Scoop: Irvine’s Best Ice Cream Shops

Okay, so here’s the scoop. We all know that January is a time for new year resolutions and eating healthier, but there are just some things in life you are willing to ‘cheat’ for when it comes to that “new year, new you” diet. And we’re here to tell you where you can find some of the best ‘cheat worthy’ ice cream shops in Irvine!  

HoneyMee Irvine

HoneyMee Irvine is ice cream that you can feel good eati...

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December 24, 2019

A New Neighbor: Ellie’s Table at The Boardwalk

There’s really no better feeling than having a “go-to” cafe. You know, the one where you walk in on a Monday morning and the barista knows your latte order and has your warm, handmade croissant ready to go. Well, lucky for all of us here at Skyloft, Ellie’s Table has a brand new location at Ahh, the holidays. A time for friends, family, shopping, decorating, and everything in between. For places in the nation with more frigid temperatures than what we have here in Orange County, the holidays might also mean bundling up by the fire as the snow falls outside. Although we don’t get much of a winter here on the west coast of California, Winter Fest OC at the Orange County Fair and Event Center ...

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December 10, 2019

Woof-Worthy Pet Spas in Irvine

If you have a pet, you know that they are much more than a companion to keep you company. A pet is a member of the family! Here at Skyloft, we know that the love for a man’s best friend runs deep, and that’s why we are a pet-friendly community, with our very own Pet Spa. But we all know how fun (and sometimes necessary!) a full-service grooming day can be! With offerings like gland expression, pet supplies, teeth brushing and so much more, it can be nice knowing the best p...

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December 03, 2019

Healthy Living in Irvine: Stay on Track with These Local Grocers 

The holidays are here and before you know it, your friends and family will be asking about your New Year's resolutions. If you’re like most of us, eating healthier in 2020 might be on that list of goals for January. Or, maybe you already eat healthy as it is, but have a hard time finding a grocery store with equally healthy options! Either way, here are a few grocery stores in the area that will help you achieve that healthy living lifestyle a...

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November 29, 2019

A Taste of Italy: Irvine’s Best Italian Restaurants

Sometimes, a hearty bowl of pasta is all you need at the end of a long week. Lucky for you, it isn't much of a challenge finding an outstanding Italian restaurant in Irvine. Nearly every street has a cafe, bistro or ristorante ready to serve up delicious Italian food for any occasion. Some are so close to Skyloft that you could walk! Needless to say, we’ve got it made. However, with so many to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go! But there’s no need to worry...

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November 22, 2019

Holiday Season Series: 3 Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving

‘Tis the season for pumpkin flavored everything! While pumpkin spice lattes get most of the attention when it comes to the flavors of the Fall, there are plenty other delicious fall recipes that will have you feeling cozy from the inside out. And although there might not be pumpkins outside of your favorite local grocery store anymore, canned pumpkin is all you need to make these delicious pumpkin inspired recipes, and there are various local ...

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November 15, 2019

Holiday Season Series: DIY Fall Decor and Local Craft Stores

Anyone can decorate for the holiday’s— swing by the local Hobby Lobby or Pottery Barn, grab a pumpkin centerpiece a...

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November 08, 2019

Holiday Season Series: Cooking for a Crowd

November is finally here, and with Halloween behind us that means the holiday season is ahead of us! Family and friends are home for the holidays and everyone wants dinner at your place. They know you always have the best holiday décor and everyone loves your cooking. And before you know it, Thanksgiving dinner is at your place this year! So whether you have family coming to town or you are in charge of hosting friendsgiving, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate guide to...

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October 18, 2019

Spook-tacular Experiences You Won’t Want to Miss this Halloween

Calling all ghosts and goblins, Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to get into the spirit of the holiday. If you’re reading this and you don’t have kids, you might find yourself wondering where to find a Halloween event that isn’t trick or treating. If you do have kids, you can look forward to traditional Halloween festivities such as trick or treating and some local spooky fun at the museum. With a little of everything you’re sure to have a boo-fi...

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October 11, 2019

Must Have Disney Halloween Time Souvenirs

As the summer comes to an end, the most magical place on earth gets a haunted makeover. With Disney characters in Halloween costumes, haunted mansions, “wicked snacks” and the Main Street Pumpkin, Disneyland’s Halloween Time is a must visit at this time of year. O...

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September 13, 2019

Great Golfing in Irvine

One of the best parts of life here in Southern California is the pleasant weather year round. And when the weather is pleasant, the best place to be is on the course! We’re practically surrounded by beautiful courses, and it’s easy to find a great course to while away an afternoon. Here are the top 3 golf courses in Irvine to get out and hit the links!

Pelican Hill

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September 06, 2019

Shop Til You Drop in Irvine

Have you ever looked in your closet and been convinced you have absolutely nothing to wear? You push past all the clothes that have been sitting there untouched for months and you realize it’s time for a wardrobe update. Luckily, Irvine is a shoppers paradise, with a perfect mixture of international fashion powerhouses and small family owned boutiques. When you’re in the mood for a shopping day, try one of these shopping spots and head into ...

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August 31, 2019

Live a Life of Learning With Irvine’s Top Museums

A life of learning is a life well spent. And one of the most fun and interesting ways to keep learning is by visiting museums. There are invaluable lessons scattered throughout the pages of history, and a quality museum is a great place to start exploring those lessons. Head to one of these Irvine museums for a fun little field trip and a look  into the past. 

Irvine Historical Museum

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August 21, 2019

Turning the Tables on OC’s Best Record Shops

Everyone has different taste in music. Some crank hip hop. Some relax to a Chopin nocturne. Some seek out the newest pop sensations and some keep it old school. The one thing we can all agree on is life would be a lot more bland without a variety of music to choose from. For some audiophiles, the only way to really experience music is on vinyl. The analog engravings of records is a completely different experience from the highly produced and pro...

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August 14, 2019

Dive Into a Story at Irvine’s Best Book Shops

Books have been opening hearts and minds for centuries. There is no quicker way to leave your world behind and explore new places than by diving into a good book! Irvine is crawling with delightful little book shops and book megasellers that are just waiting for you to discover them. If you are ready for your next literary adventure, head to one of these local bookshops.

Whale of a Tale

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August 06, 2019

The Best Sports Bars for Catching the Game

Watching the game is way more fun with fellow fans around you. You share the highs and lows with people who are just as invested as you are. One of the easiest ways to find sports fans with similar views as you is by heading to your local sports bar. Whatever sport you are into, there is a perfect sports bar in Irvine to tip back a cold one and cheer on your team.

Classic Q

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July 26, 2019

The Best of Irvine Parks

Irvine is one of the most beautiful cities in California. There’s no denying that! And one of the reasons is the ample park space dedicated to getting outdoors and enjoying the splendor of nature. 

Bill Barber Memorial Park

This gorgeous little piece of urban greenery is a perfect place to spend an afternoon. Take a stroll through the
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July 18, 2019

Stretch Yourself at Irvine’s Best Yoga Studios

Yoga has become one of the most popular forms of exercise in the country, and for good reason. Yoga offers core strengthening, relaxation, and proper breathing techniques that can lead to a comfortable and confident you. Irvine is swarming with yoga studios aiming to help you find your center. No matter what your experience level with yoga, you will find a studio that fits your style. Try one of these Irvine yoga spots and stretch your limits.

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July 11, 2019

Your New Main Squeeze: Juice Bars in Irvine

We know how hard it can be to get your 5 fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Who has the time to prepare home cooked meals three times a day? Most of the time, people are on the go and have to grab what they can when they can to eat. Sometimes healthy options take a back seat to convenience. Luckily, juice bars are here to see that you have a  healthy alternative that fits in with your on-the-go lifestyle. Whether you are into smoothies, col...

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July 05, 2019

The Happiest Happy Hours in Irvine

When you’re getting off from a long day at work, there’s nothing better than relaxing with some food, some friends, and a cold drink. If you can do it without breaking the bank, all the better! That’s where Happy Hours step in. Lots of restaurants have certain times where they offer great drink specials or reduced price on food, all in the hopes that you will pick their establishment over another. But some places just do it a little better...

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June 28, 2019

Sweet Treasure: Delicious Desserts in Irvine

For many of us, life is measured by the time in between desserts. Our sweet tooth runs the show and we wouldn’t have it any other way. For those dessert lovers among us, Irvine offers world class options to satisfy that craving. Whether you are longing for a cold treat on a hot day or some something rich and decadent, you will find the perfect dessert at one of these tasty locations.

iSno Cafe...

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June 21, 2019

Summer Events in and Around Irvine

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy! Irvine is gearing up for a summer of fun with festivals, concerts and movies in the park, and a whole lot more. It can be overwhelming with the number of summer events in OC, so we are breaking it down and giving you a few of our best bets to make this summer your best one yet! Here are some of the best events coming up this summer in and around Irvine.

Orange Coun...

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June 14, 2019

The Best Coffee Shops in Irvine

Let’s face it… at this point the entire United States economy basically runs on coffee. What once was the go-to drink of cowboys and construction workers has seen a renaissance over the last few decades, and coffee is now easier than ever to find, and to tailor to your taste. Irvine has a serious coffee culture, and finding a life changing cup of joe is within reach. Here are a few of our favorite coffee stops in Irvine.

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June 07, 2019

Irvine’s Neighbors: Costa Mesa

When you ask most people in the world what they know California for, most will say entertainment. Southern California is the entertainment capital of the world, and Orange County plays a large part in that. While Los Angeles may be the main source of international attention, Costa Mesa is where Californians go for their entertainment. Here is a handy guide to our neighbors to the west, the City of the Arts, Costa Mesa.

City of the Ar...

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May 31, 2019

Irvine’s Neighbors: Newport Beach

One of the best parts of living in a new neighborhood: new neighbors! Irvine is smack dab in the middle of one of the most vibrant and exciting counties in the country, and our OC neighbors have a lot to offer if you’re willing to take a bit of a journey. Newport Beach, our friends to the West, supply oceanside views, amazing coastal dining, and all manner of beach fun! Head out to Newport for some California Dreaming.

The Sun and...

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May 24, 2019

Welcome Home to Irvine: A Neighborhood Guide Part 2

We are excited about our new home here in Irvine, and we have been exploring our neighborhood to bring you all the highlights! In this second part of our Irvine Neighborhood guide, we will lay out some of our favorite entertainment options, some great opportunities to keep yourself at your healthiest, and some great ways to treat your pet like royalty. Without further delay, here is part 2 of our Irvine Neighborhood Guide.

Main Attra...

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May 17, 2019

Welcome Home to Irvine: A Neighborhood Guide Part 1

Being the new kid in town can be intimidating, but when that town is a beautiful, welcoming, friendly place like Irvine, it makes things a whole lot easier! We at Legacy Skyloft are so excited to integrate ourselves into this vibrant community and make our mark on the lives of our residents and those around us. We want to offer ourselves as a helpful resource to others who might be new to the area. So we are doing the leg work and getting to kno...

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May 16, 2019

Skyloft Is Now Pre-Leasing, Offering 6 Weeks Free Rent

Much anticipated Skyloft Apartments in Irvine are now pre-leasing and offering up to 6 weeks free rent! Join us for hard-hat tours beginning in June. Skyloft Apartments offer Studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes and are located in the Irvine, California just off Main and Jamboree Rd. Minutes from Newport Beach, Anaheim and the 405 Hwy. SkyLoft is a five-story luxury urban residential building with 388 luxury apartment homes and a sixth level rooftop pool and lounge Ea...

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