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The Spa at Pelican Hill

22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, CA 92657, (800) 820-6800

The luxurious 23,000-square-foot retreat at Pelican Hill recaptures the original purity and effectiveness of the world’s most celebrated traditional treatments, such as the Lulur Italiano massage and the Body Gelato treatment. The Spa delivers unequaled indulgence in a sophisticated ambiance where every sense is awakened and every moment is one of extraordinary pampering. The dramatic 28-foot-high Palladian rotunda, tranquil relaxation room, 22 private treatment rooms designed for quiet comfort and deep relaxation, men’s and women’s Aqua Colonnades with herbal steam rooms, saunas, and a regal Roman bath and separate dressing areas for men and women. Every amenity and appointment makes this spa one of the most sought-after reservations in town. The Spa also offers a full-service salon, boutique, spacious fitness center and yoga room for a variety of wellness activities. In its first year of operation, The Spa at Pelican Hill earned the top Forbes Five-Star rating, and claimed the title again this year.

Best Couture Boutique


2241 West Coast Highway

Newport Beach, CA 92663

(949) 642-4423

A’maree’s Boutique has been a West Coast institution since the early ‘70s. Founded by European and Italian families, the store boasts a high fashion and luxurious appeal while remaining a relaxed, no pressure, no pretense environment. The family owned boutique concentrates on choosing pieces that fit the particular customer’s lifestyle, body and taste. Feel like a true A-lister with exclusive brands from Milan, Paris and Europe as well as luxe brands like Azzedine Alaia, Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Lanvin Bride, Harlow, Lucien Pellat-Finet, Céline, Golden Goose and Elizabeth and James.