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For most people, the words Orange County conjure up an image of uniquely Californian privilege and excess. So most people are surprised, then, to learn that Irvine, California, one of the largest cities in Orange County, is a relaxed, livable suburban community with plenty to offer to the average American family. People are even more surprised to find out that life for younger people, and dating life in particular, can be laid back and fun, and doesn’t have to include the kind of clubbing and partying made famous in several locally-infamous reality TV shows.
Taking a girl on a date in Irvine can be as simple as renting a pair of bikes and spending a Sunday afternoon traversing the 45 miles of off-road bicycle trails that crisscross through Irvine. Some of these trails even pass through wildlife corridors where you can spot anything from rare birds to coyotes. Then, instead of hitting a luxury mall for the latest designer gear, spend a quiet hour or two at the Irvin Museum, taking in the wonderful little display of Impressionist art. Instead of a reservation at a hot club or restaurant, you can end your night with a picnic dinner at the William R. Mason Regional Park, and a show at the Irvine Musical Theatre Village, a showcase of local and independent talent. Or end your evening with a visit to the Edwards University Town Center 6, a multiplex known for screening foreign, independent, and revival films.
Even the annual festivals hosted by Irvine are a lot more low-key and family friendly than visitors to the city often expect. The Irvine Global Village Festival celebrates multiculturalism and diversity through art, music, food and handicrafts—and makes a great date idea for any couple. ReggaeFest, held on the University of California-Irvine campus, is a yearly celebration of one of the most laid-back and fun music genres out there. And for a local festival that provides couples with an opportunity to get all cuddly and romantic, the UCI Free Film Series, held on summer evenings on the campus lawn, just can’t be outdone.
Despite their reputation as fearsome Californians, Irvinians like to kick back and have fun as much as anyone else. Those looking for a fun, active date will find it at Boomers, the local amusement park, Wild Rivers, the waterpark, or K1 Speed, an indoor go-karting venue. And of course, Irvine is located within easy driving distance to several stunning Californian beaches—you can take in some surf and sun at Crystal Cove State Beach, Corona del Mar, or Laguna Beach. After all, there’s nothing more simple or more romantic than the classic long walk on a beach at sunset.
All that romance is likely to lead you to only one place—an Irvine diamond jewelry shop. Whether you are looking for a simple style for to suit your pro-surfer girlfriend’s practical tastes, or a glamorous statement piece that your fashion designer girlfriend will be proud to wear on the runway, Irvine’s many malls and jewelry stores have got you covered. Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza, two of the largest shopping malls in the area, are located near Irvine—each has a plethora of national chain jewelry stores and a handful of top jewelry design boutiques. Within Irvine itself, locals swear by Liberty Jewelers, a family-operated institution specializing in computer-aided design and on-site custom design work. MacTavish Jewelers, another family-run operation, offers jewelry repair and cleaning in addition to its fine selection of some of the best ready-to-purchase engagement rings in Irvine. If you need a loose diamond in Irvine, AA Jewel Box in nearby Tustin is probably your best bet, while if you have your heart set on a designer engagement ring in Irvine, you can try the Harry Winston boutique in nearby Costa Mesa.
So while Irvine is a surprisingly laid-back and relaxed place to live, work and play, when it comes to serious diamond jewelry, Irvine is not messing around. You can get as fine a diamond and as unique an engagement ring setting in Irvine as in the best OC jewelry boutique or the hottest Rodeo Drive shop. And with your diamond engagement ring in hand, your beach proposal is sure to go off without a hitch.