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Poolside Paradise

Local experts offer tips for designing an oasis for relaxing at home this summer. By Ashley Breeding   In the 1970s, photographer Slim Aarons became famous for...

Keepers of the Culture

Locals for Laguna Beach was created to help businesses in town during recent times of trouble. By Tanya A. Yacina   Before the COVID-19 outbreak was officially...

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...

HOME & DESIGN

Poolside Paradise

Local experts offer tips for designing an oasis for relaxing at home this summer. By Ashley Breeding   In the 1970s, photographer Slim Aarons became famous for...

Backyard Bartending

Creating a bar on your home’s back patio provides a place to experiment with cocktail creations while enjoying Laguna’s blissful weather. By Theresa Boehl   From low-key...

Small Spaces

Transform tiny troves into lush gardens with tips from local horticulturists. By Ashley Ryan   A garden—no matter how big or small—holds a certain kind of magic....

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...

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AN ESCAPE FOR THE AGES – GREECE AND ISRAEL THIS SUMMER ON CELEBRITY CRUISES Beginning in June, Celebrity Cruises’ luxurious Mediterranean journeys resume from Athens, source of Western philosophy, drama, and poetry. Don’t miss the...

ARTS

All Mixed Up

Two local artists employ a variety of materials and techniques to highlight nature, politics and the passing of time. By Jennifer Pappas Yennie   Jack of All...

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...

EAT + DRINK

The Perfect Crunch

From classic toppings like chicken and lobster to more unique options, eateries throughout Laguna Beach present an array of nacho plates filled with texture...

Full Moon Magic

As the tides rise, enjoy a special monthly dinner series at Splashes Restaurant. By Ashley Ryan   The magic of the full moon is said to be...

COMMUNITY

Keepers of the Culture

Locals for Laguna Beach was created to help businesses in town during recent times of trouble. By Tanya A. Yacina   Before the COVID-19 outbreak was officially...

Helping the Helpers

Laguna couple Norman Rest and Debra Kottke started Lido Paddle Project to provide a healing experience for veterans and front-line workers. By Sharon Stello   Norman Rest...

PEOPLE & PLACES

Seal of Approval

Over the last 50 years, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center has rescued thousands of pinnipeds, taken part in important research and educated countless schoolchildren. By...

A Novel Adventure

Take a look back at John Steinbeck’s sojourn in Laguna Beach. By Joe Yogerst   Between the world wars, Laguna Beach evolved into a small but thriving...

ACTIVE

Into the Big Blue

Scott Zornig, co-founder of Laguna Beach Open Water Swimming, details the many benefits of exercising in the ocean as a group. By Ashley Ryan   Lap swimming...

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...

TRAVEL

Gone Glamping

From cabins to fully furnished yurts, several locales along the coast offer rustic yet luxury lodging, plenty of amenities and a chance to unwind...

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...

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