Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

This season there are some one of a kind Pageant of the Masters summer package specials at the beautiful and tranquil Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. If you haven’t visited, it is truly a beautiful hotel located right on the beach.

Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

One of the most beautiful hotels in south Orange County is the The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. We have visited several times to enjoy the beautiful views and tasty bites offered at the 180BLU, which offers a gorgeous view of the coast.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel recently renovated its Club Level Lounge with a fresh, new look. Designed by leading luxury interior designer, Wimberly Interiors, the refreshed space evokes a sense of place through light blue and soft cream colors, subtle silver and gold accents, grey porcelain tile floor, airy layouts and stunning views of the coast.

Awarded the No. 1 Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge the past five years, the space doubled in capacity size, now seating 47 guests, with an open-concept layout and various seating areas from banquet booths to intimate tables for two and comfortable lounge furniture.

RItz Carlton Beach Laguna Niguel

This summer, the oceanfront resort will debut two exclusive overnight experiences showcasing the 86th Anniversary of the Pageant of the Masters, as the resort is the exclusive hotel partner. The Pageant of the Masters takes place each year, just minutes away in Laguna Beach.

Taking place from July to August, the shows are one of the most unique productions in the world, recreating famous works of art live with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. This year’s theme is The Time Machine, transporting the audience around the globe into the past, present and future in search of great art and amazing stories.

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is offering two packages this summer which include:

Behind the Velvet Rope provides guests with the chance to see how the grand production comes together, as well as the opportunity to meet the Festival’s artists during a private docent tour. Valid July 7 – Aug. 31

This package includes:

        • Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge ocean view accommodations, including complimentary resort fee
        • Behind the scenes tour of the Pageant of the Masters stage performance
        • Two premier Loge Center tickets to the performance
        • Admission for two to Festival of Arts, showcasing 140 of Orange County’s finest artists, located on the grounds of the Pageant
        • Private docent tour of Festival of Arts
        • Welcome amenity and Pageant of the Masters program
        • Prices for this package start at $1,999 per night


  • Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel Room

The Time Machine – Valid July 7 – Aug. 31

        • Overnight accommodations, including complimentary resort fee
        • Two premier Loge Center tickets to the performance
        • Admission for two to Festival of Arts
        • Welcome amenity and Pageant of the Masters program
        • This package starts at $844 per night.

Ritz Carlton Entrance Flowers

This hotel not only offers great food and beverages, it also offers one of the best views of the California sunset.

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Sunset

About Visit Dana Point

Located along South Orange County’s extraordinary Coastal region, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, Dana Point is a year-round destination with a historically deep connection to the ocean, and endless opportunities to explore. Always comfortable and inviting, Dana Point is home to pristine beaches, cliffside eateries, renowned whale watching, world-class boating, and endless opportunities to catch a wave or explore the city’s strong surf heritage. Travelers and groups of all sizes enjoy oceanfront accommodations featuring world-class spas, dining, golf and pools at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Monarch Beach Resort and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. For more information, visit VisitDanaPoint.com, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @mydanapoint.

Ritz Carlton Summer Specials

A Visit to Silvas Fresh Eatery

I have always wanted to check out Silva’s Fresh Eatery + Churrascaria in South Coast Metro, so when I was invited to a media tasting last week, I was excited to visit. The restaurant offers a variety of slow-grilled churrascaria meats, salads and side dishes. 

This eatery opened last year and is close to South Coast Plaza and I was excited to check it out. It has modern decor and a cozy bar in the corner.

Silvas Fresh Eatery

They have a happy hour mid-week so my husband and I ordered a strawberry and mango caipirinha. They offer a nice selection of handcrafted cocktails, wines, and beer. Our caipirinhas did not disappoint and were delicious and refreshing.

silvas caipririnha


The Churrascaria is set up a little differently than some of the others I have been to in that it is all served buffet style. You can choose from several options and go through the buffet line where you will find fresh seasonal organic salads and side dishes to go along with your servings of the slow-grilled meats.


There are several options for the buffet. You can order dinner for $26.95 for all you can eat or you can choose the one time through for $15.95. The lunch buffet is $ 22.95 with a power lunch special during limited hours Tuesdays through Thursdays for $15.95.

For the main course, the Picanha (Top Sirloin) was perfect, as was the Tri-Tip and Skirt Steak. The meat dishes I had were SO GOOD, I did not even add the Chimichurri sauce that is available. The menu also features other meats such as pork ribs, lamb, salmon, and chicken.

Picanha meat silvasI sampled a few sides with my meal including the Broccolini with grapes, the Feiajo Jalo (pinto beans with onion and garlic), the Ratatouille and the Biro-Biro rice. All were delicious side dishes that I recommend you try if you visit.

silvas fresh eatery

We truly were very happy with our meal and decided to share the Passion Fruit Mousse. It was a nice way to end our meal.

silvas bbq costa mesa

Silva’s offers catering and private event service as well. Be sure to bookmark this page and check them out.



Tips on Visiting Silvas Fresh Eatery + Churrascaria

Note that this eatery is located behind the Von’s as some of the map apps will have you wondering exactly where this is once you are in the shopping center.

It is a family friendly restaurant, but if you are planning to go on the weekends, I suggest making reservations as it is very popular. Silva’s does offer a kids menu.

Check out their happy hour Mondays – Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Silva’s is located in South Coast Metro
3672 S Bristol Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(855) 600-5500