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A Creative Comeback

Laguna Beach's summer art festivals return to town. By Ashley Ryan   Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to many things, but none so much...

2014: An Icon of Surf and Sea

Hobie Alter will forever be celebrated not only as a pioneer in the surfing and sailing industries, but also for his enduring kindness and...

2012: Decades at the Dirty Bird

The legendary Sandpiper Lounge is turning 70, and we’ve got the dirt on the Bird. By Debbie Lavdas The legendary Dirty Bird bar and local institution...

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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ARTS

A Creative Comeback

Laguna Beach's summer art festivals return to town. By Ashley Ryan   Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to many things, but none so much...

2019: From the Ashes

Artists exhibiting at the local summer festivals reveal how struggles they’ve faced have helped shape both their lives and their work. By Ashley Ryan Lyn Hiner Festival...

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

2020: Quarantine Kindness

From providing essential supplies to spreading joy through music, Laguna Beach residents have come together to support one another during the coronavirus pandemic. By Justine...

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...

PEOPLE & PLACES

2014: An Icon of Surf and Sea

Hobie Alter will forever be celebrated not only as a pioneer in the surfing and sailing industries, but also for his enduring kindness and...

2013: Where Locals Gather

The Marine Room Tavern may have changed hands, but music and memories continue to be the main items on the menu. By Bruce Porter Modest almost...

ACTIVE

2018: Pedal Power

Known for its active culture, Laguna Beach has been home to mountain bikers—world-class and beginners alike—for decades. By Larry Urish If you live in Laguna Beach,...

2011: Surfing Brooks

A true hometown event, the Brooks Street Surfing Classic is hailed as the world's longest-running surf competition. By Chad Nelsen It’s Saturday morning at 6 a.m.,...

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