Salt & Straw
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Salt & Straw’s ice cream! This family-run West Coast favorite opened its first Orange County location in October in Anaheim at the Downtown Disney District. “It’s a dream come true to open a Salt & Straw in a celebratory setting that welcomes guests from all over the world,” said co-founder Kim Malek. “That spirit is at the heart of our company, and we’re thrilled to serve our ice cream to this diverse audience of locals, families and travelers.” Stop by to taste unique flavors like Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, dairy-free Freckled Mint TCHO-colate Chip, and Pots of Gold & Rainbows with Lucky Charms only available at this location.
1550 Disneyland Dr. E-103A, Anaheim | www.saltandstraw.com
True REST Float Spa
Lay back and relax as you quiet your mind and inspire your senses at the True REST Float Spa, officially opened at the Fountain Valley LA Fitness since October. Flotation therapy is used by a number of world-renowned athletes and sports teams to treat injuries but just about everyone can reap the benefits of this fast-growing practice. Devotees claim it offers natural pain relief, deep relaxation, improved sleep and even enhanced creativity. Discover for yourself at True REST Float Spa located inside the LA Fitness facility.
Bishop John Harvey Taylor Learning Commons at St. John’s Episcopal School
On Friday, Sept. 28, St. John’s Episcopal School in Rancho Santa Margarita officially opened their brand-new, state-of-the-art Bishop John Harvey Taylor Learning Commons. The space boasts full classroom sets of laptops and iPads, smart TVs, reading nooks, easily moveable furniture and an outdoor instructional space complete with a cozy fire pit. The Learning Commons is inviting, colorful and the open design encourages a cooperative learning environment where kids will be inspired to think creatively. From eight weeks to eighth grade, children at St. John’s Episcopal School are taught to be independent thinkers and learners and their highly acclaimed STEAM program prepares them to thrive in the next stages of their educational journey.
30382 Via Con Dios, Rancho Santa Margarita | www.stjohns-es.org
Infinity Escape Room
The thrills and chills don’t have to end just because Halloween is over. Grab your best and bravest for an unforgettable experience at Infinity Escape, the newest escape room in Downtown Fullerton. You and your teammates will have 60 minutes to solve a series of mind-bending puzzles and riddles and complete your mission. Their Zombie Laboratory room is currently open with an Alien Abduction and Magic — Dark vs. Light room coming soon. This place isn’t for the faint of heart or the little little ones, with an age recommendation of 10 years and up.
108 E. Amerige Ave., Fullerton | infinityescape.com
This popular Northern California chain is making its way through Orange County. With a Rancho Santa Margarita location already in place, SAJJ Mediterranean opened the doors of their Irvine location on Nov. 1 and focuses on using the best, locally-sourced ingredients for their fully customizable menu. Guests begin by choosing their base (pita bread, turmeric rice, salad or wrap), adding their preferred protein (chicken, steak, falafel or the entirely plant-based Impossible Kabob), then finishing up with unlimited toppings and sauces like SAJJ’s cilantro mint chutney, hummus, tahini, tzatziki and more. Bold, fresh and made to your tastes, this is one Mediterranean restaurant that is not to be missed.
6636 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine | www.sajjstreeteats.com
By Megan Feighery