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Old Town Orange!

Posted by on April 15, 2012

Sometimes when you move some place new you don’t necessarily know of all the fun local spots to hangout, especially if you don’t know the area all to well.

So when Erin from Horsin’ Around told me about Old Town Orange, I had to check it out.

What is Old Town Orange?  Well, it’s pretty much a circle of different streets with fun antique shops and boutiques you walk around with fabulous places to eat along the way.


Back home, in Minnesota, once a year I would head out to Stillwater, MN and walk along their main street going through the antique shops so this place very much reminded me of home, and one of my favorite towns to visit.  It was literally a treasure waiting to be found for me!

One of the first things I did was stop off at the The Perfect Circle Cupcakery and picked out some cupcakes.  I was feeling the Lemon Kiss and the Banana flavor. I took these home to enjoy for later 😉

I walked along Glassell Avenue looking at the names along the way.  The Filling Station caught my attention and I was almost tempted to eat there.  I continued to walk along and crossed the street next to Bruxie.  The thought of Waffle Sandwiches was tempting but I continued to walk along the way.

I stopped off at Dragonfly’s Shops and Gardens to look at all the fun gardening creations.  I wish I had a small yard to plant a small garden.  Unfortunately our apartment doesn’t radiate enough sunlight to grow anything.

I continued to walk when I ran across “Bagel Me” and that was exactly the kind of food I was craving so I stopped in to grab some food and a smoothie.  Their smoothies are delicious and a great SIZE.  I also had their bagel BLT sandwich which was numious and a regular toasted bagel.  I was happy as I munched away.

I went in a few antique shops afterwards then headed home.  I was happy to find a place that reminded me of one of my favorite places from home, but this time around, everything was so fresh and new to me.

If you want to check out Old Town Orange, this Friday would be a GREAT time to do it.  I was told about an event happening down there and want to fill you all in on it:

When: Friday, April 20th from 6pm to 9pm.

Where: Dragonfly Shops and Gardens

What: Ecuador Silent Auction

For: Dragonfly is partnering with Cypress Church, who is sending a short-term missions team to Ecuador this summer to equip and minister to and with an indigenous people in the village of Zancudo and to the Waorani people. (All profits go toward this mission’s trip.)

So, take the time out Friday evening to walk the streets of Old Town Orange, then stop in Dragonfly Shops and Gardens to check out their Silent Auction.

Some amazing prizes include: blow guns, jewelry, purses, art work, tickets to Magic Kingdom, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the Aquarium of the Pacific, Meals, A night in a hotel, Wine Tasting and Making Tours, horseback riding, and more.

Make and Take Crafts will also be available for children and adults.

What are some of your favorites in Old Town Orange?



10 Responses to Old Town Orange!

  1. Desiree Eaglin

    I went to high school in Orange and I drove a 1966 VW beetle. Back then, the circle was nothing like what it is today. We would drive around the circle in my beetle until we got sick and dizzy. It was fun. 🙂
    Desiree Eaglin recently posted..Veggie Recipe fun with Country Crock!

    • Jamie

      Oh wow, so they really ramped it up since then. I’ve always been a sucker for those modern day small town feel towns. My cup of tea, I guess =)

  2. webly

    sounds really fun if you are into antiques. Sounds like a town my mom would love to visit.
    webly recently posted..Strength When You Fall Apart

  3. Nicole

    Sounds like the sweetest little place!
    Nicole recently posted..Is That Someone Sneaking Into Our Pool?

  4. Candi

    I love Old Town Orange. I wish they had streets like that here in Palm Springs, I love how houses can by businesses.
    Candi recently posted..Weekend Recap – Cupcake and Wine Pairing and more

    • Jamie

      Oh, I completely forgot about that. That also reminds me of Grand Avenue in St. Paul because a lot of houses were turned into businesses along that street 😉

      I’m just happy I found a place that reminds me of home now. It’s comforting.

  5. Alexis Grace

    I never heard of Old Town Orange! Sounds like a great walk around experience….
    Alexis Grace recently posted..Tulips and Tea

  6. Lisa D.B. Taylor

    I’ve never heard of it either! Sounds like my kinda place 🙂
    Lisa D.B. Taylor recently posted..Rock On 4-16-12

  7. Alex @ Before The Baby Wakes

    Post bookmarked! I love reading LA blogs for tips on great hangouts & such!
    Alex @ Before The Baby Wakes recently posted..Mornings

    • Jamie

      Awesome! I’m still learning, but I’m going to start doing a weekly feature on places around LA =)

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