Child care by families for families, June Care is a parent-to-parent child care service in Orange County. The pandemic has caused a tremendous demand for accessible, affordable child care. June Care offers a new way to help tackle the OC child care shortage by connecting parents who are in need of child care with stay-at-home parents who can provide child care services for kids. After creating your profile, a June Care matching specialist sends matches based on ages of kids, location and scheduling needs, then coordinates a video call and a trial playdate as the first introduction. June Care handles all logistics and payments.
ThirdLove has officially opened its first West Coast location at Fashion Island. The female-founded business focuses on breaking traditional stigmas when it comes to bras, underwear, loungewear and activewear. Each product is designed to support women in feeling effortlessly comfortable and confident. Their 24/7 T-Shirt Bra has over 10,000+ five-star reviews as it features their signature half-cups and memory foam lining. ThirdLove is the largest donor of garments in the U.S. and they partner with companies like I Support the Girls, SolesforSouls and Good360 to help donate products to women and have even helped injured turtles. So far, they have donated over $50 million in products.
1005 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach
- Openings —Churrino Gourmet Churros, Butcher’s House Brasserie and Exer Urgent Care
- New Business Openings —September 2021
- Orange County’s Newest Businesses: November – Parenting OC, Openings
Laser Land has opened a new location in Mission Viejo, offering a variety of family-fun activities such as laser tag, an interactive VR arena, trampolines and more. They offer a unique laser tag experience that has more than 10 custom game modes, including “search and destroy” and “zombies.” The two interactive trampolines provide safe jumps and the ability to compete against friends or family who are in separate areas. Hosting a kid’s birthday party at Laser Land is also popular because of its costumed actors, including characters from “Among Us” and “Minecraft,” a neon mermaid, and more. Laser Land is open Monday through Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. Extended hours are on non-school days for convenient family fun. For reservations or more information, call 833.312.3123 or visit https://laserlandusa.com/mv.
27741 Crown Valley Pkwy. #315A, Mission Viejo
A Crystal Cove
Hollywood producer Joseph “McG” Nichol and Jordan Otterbein have opened a fourth restaurant in Orange County. Specializing in elevated, contemporary American cuisine, A Crystal Cove offers a seasonally rotating menu of greatest hits from Executive Chef Elvis Morales, including homemade pasta, specialty cuts of quality meats, fresh seafood and unique pizzas. A Crystal Cove is open for lunch and dinner daily with brunch on the weekends with guest DJs on select Saturday evenings. The atmosphere is warm and inviting yet stylish with its iconic red leather booths and CdM’s signature plush blue banquets. A glass-enclosed wine room displays rare bottles from an expert wine list. The restaurant also offers a small private dining room for parties of 16 guests or fewer. To add to the experience, a complimentary antique photo booth is available to guests.
7864 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach
By Jeseny Escobar