Crisp and Cool

Recently, my husband, daughter and I had lunch at the new
Fig and Olive in Newport Beach, California.

There are lots of nods to olives…with olive jars, bottles and cans.

Cosy…and look at the contrast welt.

I like the lighting on the shelves.

We got there early for lunch and had this room to ourselves for a bit.

"Wave, Alie."
Ocean breezes were coming through the open doors.

Rosemary and twigs add a screen of privacy.

There's my family (through the shelves) again.

I had the lobster bisque…fun way to serve it.

Try the new Fig and Olive if you are in Newport Beach, California.


  1. Love fig and olive -- have been to the ones in NYC and I love the way they are decorated and the food is outstanding! a winning combo!

  2. One of my favorite restaurants though I have to say the one in Cali is even prettier than the ones here.....something about that Cali! I could live and dine on their assorted crostinis alone:)

  3. wow, it is really beautiful! Love lobster bisque! Thanks for sharing- my kind of place! xo Nancy

  4. Looks lovely, and I see they use my favorite Luminaria battery-operated candles. Those things are amazing. They have a timer so they come on at the same time each evening and operate for 6 hours or so before shutting off. They look very realistic at night, too.

    I love the name of the restaurant too. Would make cute names for dogs!

  5. Mary Ann I love the way they serve the lobster bisque and it just looks delish! Lovely setting of course!

    The Arts by Karena

  6. Gorgeous and I'm all about the ambience. You have to enter my current give away as it has you and your family's name all over it! You may get lucky again:)

  7. I don't think I've been to a Fig and Olive! I like the clean, chic look of this spot and you bisque looks yummy! I hope you all enjoyed your day:)

  8. Hi Mary Ann-
    Thank you for sharing this awesome architecture and design. I live in the suburbs of Chicago and it's rare that I get to see such an open and airy restaurant design. I absolutely love your blog and design aesthetic! I feel like I can experience the beauty of the California lifestyle--vicariously through you. Thank you so much for that!

  9. Gorgeous. Love the green accents and those gray chairs. Looks like a lovely time.

  10. I'm in love with those huge pendant lanterns in the dining room! Does anyone know where they're from?

  11. Looks like my kind of place, thank you for sharing!
    Happy Weekend,

  12. Thank you Mary Ann, love the name of this spot! I will put it my list when I go to Fashion Island. Hope your enjoying the summer. Have fun!

  13. Thank you for sharing, Mary Ann! What a beautiful place.
    Lobster Bisque is my favorite, so I am drooling over that presentation!

  14. Restaurant looks lovely and the food looks yummier!

  15. What a nice place! I am a little foodie, so I am always looking to discover new places where we can eat. This restaurant has a great ambiance and food looks yummy too!


  16. What a gorgeous place to enjoy lunch, I love the unexpected touches throughout!

  17. The place looks just great. The bright colour make it really nice for a family lunch.

  18. This is a "must" for my next visit to NB! What a beautiful restaurant, almost as nice as Lure!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  19. This looks glamorous and so my kind of decor. Love it. Fun food presentation looks like too. Have you been to Archetype in St Helena? This looks so much like it I'm wondering if they were designed by the same person. Thanks for sharing. Putting this on my summer wish list. xx Kim


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