Life With Lipstick On

Hidden gems of OC for kids

Beauty, FoodLorely MezaComment

We spend a lot of time in Orange County and over time have found fun little hot spots that are perfect for the kids!



This adorable little painting studio is not only all things precious but is a perfect way to kill a couple hours with the kids and let them be creative.  Artist and owner Timree hosts classes and private parties for all ages.  She also has the sweetest items to purchase from custom paper goods to gifts.


Rosy Toes

rosy toes

One of the most special places in the whole world in my opinion is Balboa Island.  On the island is the cutest little mani/pedi salon called Rosy Toes.  It's pink walls and specialty services make it a real treat for my little ladies when they are getting their little piggies polished.  We won't go anywhere else!

Balboa Candy

balboa candy


This sweet little candy shoppe holds an vintage charm and every variety of candy you can possibly think of.  With barrel after barrel of different taffys to those hard to find specialty candies from my youth, this little gem has it all!  Talk about kids paradise!!

Laguna Beach tide pools

tide pools

I have the fondest memories as a kid of visiting the tide pools and seeing what sort of undersea life we could find.  It was always the best treasure hunt. The Laguna tide pools never disappoint!  Make sure to check out the tide schedule before you head out so you get there in the best timing to see some creatures.