Home to over 250 boutiques—including luxury destinations such as Harry Winston, Bulgari, Dior and Louis Vuitton—Costa Mesa, California's South Coast Plaza offers shoppers access to everything from haute couture to home goods. Owned and operated by the Segerstrom family, the shopping destination retains a high level of quality in everything it does. Complementing South Coast Plaza's unmatched assortment of boutiques is a selection of critically acclaimed restaurants and key cultural institutions such as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts that elevate the shopping experience.
While visiting, Cultured editor-in-chief Sarah Harrelson got a head start on her holiday shopping, browsing stores such as Diptyque, CB2, Frette and Tiffany & Co. and selecting some perfect items to gift her friends, family and her Cultured team! Shop her picks for everyone in your life, from the couch potato to the fashionista.
For the Homeowner
Amber Scented Taper Candle by Diptyque
This classic candle is an amazing gift for the holidays: able to be arranged on dining room tables or mantels to bring a dose of festivity to any home. The amber scent adds to the holiday feel, filling the room with the nostalgic aroma of burning wood.
Opaque White Star Christmas Ornament by CB2
These tasteful, star-shaped ornaments from CB2 will be sure to stand out on a Christmas tree. Sold individually, an ornament set is a perfect gift for a friend looking to get into the spirit.
For the Couch Potato
Unito Bathrobe by Frette
The Unito Bathrobe from Frette is made of a splendidly soft terry cloth, offering luxurious comfort to anyone lucky enough to own it.
Pure Cashmere Throw by Frette
Get cozy in this pure cashmere blanket by Frette. It's perfect for a cold winter night snuggled on the sofa.
For the Adventurer
Mystique Parka by Canada Goose
This long parka from Canada Goose comes in colors ranging from bright red to a toned down navy, making it suitable for both those with a daring or understated style. Lightweight but suitable for glacial temperatures, it is a crucial item to that adventurous friend of yours.
Roadster Hardcase by Porsche Design
This lightweight and compact suitcase from Porsche Designs is the perfect weekend getaway bag for your jetsetting friend or relative.
For the Gourmand
Jennifer Fisher Universal Salt by CB2
Containing no garlic or onion, this simple salt from CB2 is the perfect cooking addition for any kitchen, no matter how picky the chef.
Black Leather Joy of Cooking Book by CB2
This black leather Joy of Cooking cookbook from CB2 contains 1,142 pages of recipes, ranging from beginner to advanced, making it a fitting gift for anyone who enjoys cooking, regardless of expertise.
For the Fashionista
Schlumberger 18k Gold Circle Rope Necklace by Tiffany & Co.
Designed by legendary French jewelry designer Jean Michel Schlumberger, this Circle Rope necklace radiates timeless elegance. Intricate and sophisticated, this 18k gold piece from Tiffany & Co is a must-have accessory for any fashionista.
Nino Horn Round Acetate Sunglasses by Brunello Cucinelli and Oliver Peoples
This collaboration between Brunello Cucinelli and Oliver Peoples has resulted in a tasteful and simple pair of sunglasses, capable of pairing with any everyday outfit. This piece is a necessary staple for any self respecting fashionista.
The Suitcase Stripe Bag by Loro Piana
This roomy bag by Loro Piana is the perfect daily companion for running errands or commuting. The Suitcase Stripe Bag is simple in its design, but complemented by a multicolored band to add a bit of spice.
Opera Stole by Loro Piana
This cashmere stole by Loro Piana is a simple, timeless piece to compliment an outfit for any occasion. Able to be worn as a scarf or a shrug, the Opera Stole is a versatile staple a friend would be glad to have.
Cube Strass Heel Mules in Satin by Roger Vivier
Roger Vivier elevates the simple black heel with a large black buckle and iconic metallic heel. Gift this eye-catching piece to a friend to ensure they stand out at holiday parties this season.
Videography by Chris Rogers