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Animal Advocate

Laguna Beach resident Judie Mancuso has worked tirelessly to get legislation passed to protect creatures great and small. By Diane Krieger   Few Californians know her name,...

Gather ‘Round the Fire

Cozy up to these fire pits at restaurants, resorts and a local beach with friends and a few drinks this fall. By Molly O’Brien   Fall is...

All Revved Up

Rotary Club of Laguna Beach gears up to present its 17th Classic Car Show, which doubles as a charity event, this fall. By Julia Clerk   Get...

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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NEW CELEBRITY APEX – Celebrity Cruises’ luxurious Mediterranean journeys

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

Gone Wild

Artists Jeff Lavinsky and Jeff Nadler both put conservation front and center with their animal-centric artwork. By Ashley Ryan   Charting the Path When strolling through the aisles...

Art With Heart

Inspired by his daughter’s heart condition, Fabio Napoleoni channeled his creativity into a new career as an artist. By Ashley Ryan   Twists and turns in life...

EAT + DRINK

Pho-nomenal Flavors

Saigon Beach serves up Vietnamese dishes that delight. By Sharon Stello   From pho noodle soup to banh mi sandwiches and beyond, Saigon Beach does Vietnamese cuisine...

Gather ‘Round the Fire

Cozy up to these fire pits at restaurants, resorts and a local beach with friends and a few drinks this fall. By Molly O’Brien   Fall is...

COMMUNITY

In Plein View

Now marking a quarter century since it was established, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association continues to present an annual invitational as well as...

All Revved Up

Rotary Club of Laguna Beach gears up to present its 17th Classic Car Show, which doubles as a charity event, this fall. By Julia Clerk   Get...

PEOPLE & PLACES

Best in the West

Jane Hanauer, owner of Laguna Beach Books, reveals how she felt when her store was named one of the best in the country, which...

Parting Shot: Mermaid Pool

By Ashley Ryan   Victoria Beach is always a popular destination, with vibrant sunsets, towering cliffs and a historic pirate tower that looks as if it’s...

ACTIVE

Redefining Fitness

Mix up your Pilates routine with local trainer Jenna Leamy on her XFormer machines, which offer a high-intensity, low-impact, full-body, resistance-based workout. By Sharael Kolberg   When...

Wild Waves

Local eFoiler Dave Shipp offers a glimpse into the rare, up-and-coming water sport. By Ashley Ryan   There’s a new luxury water sport gaining popularity across Southern...

TRAVEL

New and Hidden Gems

Rediscover San Diego by exploring some of the city’s latest additions and lesser-known spots worth seeking out. By Ashley Ryan and Sharon Stello   Often overshadowed by...

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...

FASHION

Suit Yourself

When it comes to swimwear trends, options abound for every lifestyle, from sunbathing to surfing or playing beach volleyball. By Ashley Breeding   When choosing swimwear, most...

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...

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