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Fired Up

With an array of unique designs, backyard fire pits provide a warm and inviting place to gather. By Tanya A. Yacina   The addition of a fire...

On the Promenade

Dining decks built on Forest Avenue, allowing restaurants to remain open safely during the pandemic, may become a permanent addition. By Tanya A. Yacina   Wooden decks...

Sourced with Integrity

Restaurants in Laguna Beach incorporate sustainably sourced meat and produce to showcase eco-friendly fare on their menus. By Ashley Probst   Global warming is a hot topic—pun...

HOME & DESIGN

Fired Up

With an array of unique designs, backyard fire pits provide a warm and inviting place to gather. By Tanya A. Yacina   The addition of a fire...

The Home Design Experts: Duffek Design & Development

Duffek Design & Development is a full-service design-build firm, specializing in design lead construction for new build and project remodels.

The Home Design Experts: 10 Minutes With Julie Laughton

The design builder shares what homeowners need to know before beginning a remodel and why Laguna is a special place to work.

The Home Design Experts: Cover Glass

Are you looking for folding glass doors to maximize your projects’ space? Do you want to create seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor living?

ARTS

Brilliant Butterflies

For two Laguna Beach artists, incorporating these stunning insects is about more than simply creating artwork. By Ashley Ryan   The Real Deal There are quite a few...

Movie Magic

Nelson Coates, a local production designer, builds cinematic worlds using everything from art and architecture to special effects. By Ashley Ryan   Unless you work in the...

EAT + DRINK

Fiesta Favorites

Dive into the flavors of Mexico at Asada Tacos & Beer, with an extensive menu and all-day breakfast just a block from Heisler Park...

Drink to Your Health

When it comes time to imbibe, these innovative cocktails let you indulge sans guilt. By Elizabeth Nutt   If you so much as glance at a cocktail...

COMMUNITY

On the Promenade

Dining decks built on Forest Avenue, allowing restaurants to remain open safely during the pandemic, may become a permanent addition. By Tanya A. Yacina   Wooden decks...

Charitable Style

Thoughtful T-shirt company 4Societee helps support local businesses and nonprofits. By Tanya A. Yacina   The idea had been brewing for a while. Five years ago, Melissa...

PEOPLE & PLACES

10 Minutes With … Teemu Selanne

The NHL Hall of Famer, six-time Olympian and co-owner of Selanne Steak Tavern shares what he enjoys about Laguna and some of his favorite...

Fearless Fashionista

Laguna Beach resident Donna McNutt uses Instagram to share her cancer journey while also inspiring others to find an outlet for expression and healing. By...

ACTIVE

Take a Hike

These picturesque trails serve as the perfect outdoor gym for all fitness levels this spring. By Jessie Dax-Setkus   For fitness enthusiasts, getting a good workout in...

Low-Impact Lessons

Exercise options abound for seniors and others with joint problems to stay fit without stressing knees, hips and ankles. By Sharon Stello   With upbeat ’80s music...

TRAVEL

An Emerald Oasis

On the heels of its 150th anniversary, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park offers an urban escape filled with gardens, museums and hidden treasures. By Sharon...

Hospitality Reinvented

While the pandemic and related travel restrictions have wreaked havoc on the hotel industry, this downtime has allowed for renovations, a re-creation of outdoor...

FASHION

Fearless Fashionista

Laguna Beach resident Donna McNutt uses Instagram to share her cancer journey while also inspiring others to find an outlet for expression and healing. By...

Expanding Their Palettes

Art-inspired apparel is no longer reserved for special occasions, with designers using felt and silk as skillfully as fine painters and others transferring creative...

REAL ESTATE

Habitat: South Laguna

The community known as Coast Royal was the first development in south Laguna Beach. It was initially subdivided in 1906, preceding Three Arch Bay...

Habitat: Magnolia Drive

Located in north Laguna, much of Magnolia Drive’s character can be attributed to its past. According to the Laguna Beach Heritage Committee, it’s home...

Habitat: Arch Beach Heights

Once a remote location with poor accessibility, Arch Beach Heights was all but completely ignored after its subdivision in 1911. At one point, the...

Habitat: Tree Streets

Habitat: Temple Terrace

A View From Above