Fun for the Family in Anaheim

Hello Orange County and welcome back to our blog!! Today Nicole and I want to share a few of our favorite spots to visit with family. Orange County, being as wonderful as it is, is filled with things to do. Trying to list them all would cramp our fingers and put you to sleep. So instead, today, we will focus on fun for the whole family in good old  Anaheim, CA.

First on our list, and for good reason, is Disneyland and Downtown Disney. People travel from around the world to visit such a magical place and we have it sitting in our backyard. How lucky are we? Disneyland is fun for the whole family including entertainment, thrill rides, childhood favorites and amazing food. If you find yourself thinking that you don’t have enough time for the full Disney experience… No worries, stop by Disney’s Downtown area! Full of amazing places to eat (Rainforest Cafe, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen , ESPN Zone and more) we promise you wont go hungry. Downtown Disney is also home to the House of Blues, the Lego Store, live music/entertainment and a movie theater. The park and staff truly never disappoint, so join in with the rest of the world and visit Americas’ favorite mouse house!!!

Next on our list is the Edison International Field of Anaheim, or Angel Stadium for short. The beautiful home of our Anaheim Angels and America’s favorite past time!! Nothing beats a family day at the ballpark, I can’t tell you how many wonderful memories my family and I have made at the “Big A”. We want you to share the same, so if you haven’t been, its time!  Not only does this amazing place offer baseball games but also concerts,  high flying motocross and Monster Truck Madness, Harvest Crusade in August and a long list of other family oriented entertainment. We promise you and the family a wonderful time. Don’t forget Friday night fireworks and as you pass by on the 57 freeway look up and say “Light Up That Halo!”

Up next…. and directly across the street from the “Big A” is the Honda Center. Home to our Anaheim Ducks, “Quack Quack.” All I want to say is if you have not been to a hockey game then you have not lived… How can you beat big toothless bearded men and fast paced excitement. It’s a clear cut winner for a family event, go once and I promise you’ll be back. Don’t forget to check for upcoming concerts! Artist like Brad Paisley, J. Cole and John Mayer will be there this summer. Don’t miss out!

How many of you know about the Anaheim Packing District? I won’t lie, I just discovered this amazing place last year. I sure am glad I did because I feel like I was missing out. It’s a wonderful place to take the family. Set up like a mall, you walk end to end and are tempted with delicious food and desserts. Pair that with live music and adult beverages and you have fun for the whole family.

And last but certainly not least is Anaheim’s Adventure City. Many of you may have never even heard of this place, but if you have young children it’s is a hidden gem. It’s a fantastic alternative to the other high priced amusement parks in the area and a great way to get the kids to burn up some of that relentless energy. The park is equipped with a dozen or so rides, a children’s theater, petting zoo and a fun filled arcade. The park only opened in 1994 and is looking to expand soon, if you have not been we suggest packing the family up and taking a trip.

We are so blessed to have been born and raised in Orange County  and also to have the privilege of working everyday out and about… learning more and more about what makes are communities tick, keeps them cohesive and provides memories for so many of us throughout our life times…. Don’t forget, if you know someone who is dying to live in our amazing  area, please  have them reach out to us today! We promise to take great care of them and find them the home of their dreams!!
If you have any questions, contact Stacy & Nicole today!


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The Best of Brea

Lookout everybody! Today we are talkin’ food!!! By far one of our most treasured past times…. and if there is anything that Nicole and I know better than real estate it’s where to find the best food in town! Today, we are going to start in our home town and present to you not only our favorite eating spots, but also without a doubt, the best of Brea….. These are all restaurants that we have personally visited and enjoyed.  So, if you are ever out and about and happen to spot us at one of these very fine establishments, please don’t be shy! You know what they say…. Use Stacy and Nicole for all your Orange County real estate needs! Oh, wait…. that has nothing to do with this blog…….carry on!

TAPS Fish House & Brewery

This is always at the top of our list. Filled with mouth watering steaks and jaw dropping lobster tails you can’t go wrong. The staff and management are fantastic, Woody has always made us feel like part of the family.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/taps-fish-house-and-brewery-brea-2

Yard House

You can’t go wrong with a trip to the Yard House. We frequent their happy hour often. If you go make sure you try the vampire tacos, you wont regret it!
https://www.yelp.com/biz/yard-house-brea

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

When you combine beautiful people, pups and patios you can’t lose. We know our furry friends love this place and we know you will too.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/lazy-dog-restaurant-and-bar-brea

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

If you are a burger person this place is a must visit. We didn’t know a cheeseburger could be so good. Get it with parmesan garlic fries…. yum
https://www.yelp.com/biz/jimmys-famous-american-tavern-brea?osq=Restaurants

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen

Prime location in downtown Brea. Enjoy an amazing meal and a stroll through the promenade area before you catch a movie at the local Edward’s Theaters.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/cha-chas-latin-kitchen-brea

D’Vine

Looking for some Mediterranean flavor? D’Vine is the answer. A great blend of flavors and wonderful presentation. This place is always a huge hit with my vegetarian friends.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/d-vine-brea-2

Slapfish

Slowly becoming one of my favorite places. If you go you must try the “clobster”,  the crab and lobster grilled cheese! If that doesn’t convince you, the lobster burrito will!
https://www.yelp.com/biz/slapfish-brea?osq=slapfish

The Cheesecake Factory

Enough said… I’ll leave you with that.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-cheesecake-factory-brea

Those are just a few of the many restaurants that Brea has to offer. If we happened to miss your favorite spot, comment and let us know your ‘Best of Brea.” Now I’m sure you are all good and hungry so we’ll let you get on to planning your dinner.  Remember, for any of your Orange County cravings contact the Stacy and Nicole Real Estate Team, we always have what you looking for.


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Ready to Tip Off the Madness?

MARCH MADNESS IS HERE! While some have already filled out their brackets others wonder what all the “madness” is about. March madness if you’re not sure is the Superbowl of college basketball. The top teams from all over the country compete to be the last team standing. I personally, like many of you, have never made a bracket before nor did I know where to start. If you’re like me and you want to be part of the madness, but are not sure where to start, I’m here to help. I’ll share a couple tips about how I picked my winners and possibly even tell you who’s going to win the whole thing (shhhh).

With very very little college basketball knowledge my pick style may be a little unorthodox but none the less I had a lot of fun and I encourage you to get involved!
So how did I pick my teams……

1. Home Teams or bust!!
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2. Better Mascot
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3. Best Outfits (duh)
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4. Best Student Section

5. and if all that fails… who do I think is more likely to purchase a home from us??

Both look so eager to get on the Stacy and Nicole Team!
Well now that I’ve given you all the inside tips, its time to get to work!! I would hate for you to miss out on all the fun. Below I’v attached a link to the copy of the 2017 bracket, just click and print. Pick your winners and share your knowledge with us! By the way, I Picked U-C-L-A as my champions, GO BRUINS! Have fun and good luck…. And remember you’re always on the winning side when you play for the Stacy and Nicole Real Estate Team.
http://printableteamschedules.com/NCAA/marchmadnessbracket.php 


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Get Lucky with the Help of the Irish

Top of the mornin’ to ya! Hopefully your month of March is off to a fantastic start. I absolutely love this month for many reasons (my oldest sons birthday, March Madness, the smell of spring and of course green beer). While I’m sure my oldest (Kyle) would love for me to talk about his birthday, my focus is on the green beer, corn beef and cabbage. I have listed 10 Irish worthy pubs within the Orange County area, some I’v been to and others I’ll visit on Friday the 17th. So wear green or get pinched!  See you out and about!

1. The Irishman

422 Olive Ave, Hunting Beach CA 92648

2. The Harp Inn

130 E 17th St, Costa Mesa CA 92627

3. Muldoon’s Irish Pub

202 Newport Ctr Dr, Newport Beach CA 92660

4. Silky Sulivans

10201 Slater Ave, Fountain Valley CA 92708

5. Malarky’s Irish Pub

3011 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach CA 92663

6. Branagan’s Irish Pub

213 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton CA 92832

7. O’Hara’s Pub

150 N Glassell St, Orange CA 92866

8. The Auld Dubliner

71 S Pine Ave, Long Beach CA 90802

9. Durty Nelly’s

2915 Red Hill Ave, Costa Mesa CA 92626

10. Killarney Pub & Grill

209 Main St, Huntington Beach CA 92648

While every good Irish lad enjoys an ol’ fashion pub crawl, PLEASE REMEMBER TO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. Please designate your non-Irish (sober) friend as your driver or just phone one of the many available services. (Uber/Lift/Yellow cab). Everyone have a safe and wonderful holiday. And don’t forget, we don’t get lucky at the Stacy and Nicole Real Estate Team, we’re just that good!


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