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Bold & Beachy

Stay stylish in the summer sun with on-trend statement pieces. By Ashley Probst   Summer fashion trends are all about making a statement. After years of loungewear...

Modern Mocktails

In response to recent trends, local establishments are serving up plenty of alcohol-free drinks, perfect for summer sipping with friends. By Sharael Kolberg and Laguna...

Deep Blue Diversions

A guide to year-round water sports in Laguna Beach. By Ashley Breeding   While it’s unknown exactly when surfing started, Polynesian cave paintings dating to the 12th...

HOME & DESIGN

Small Wonders

In Laguna, many backyards are short on space, so making the most of every inch is key. By Ashley Breeding   In a temperate region that welcomes...

A Chef’s Outdoor Oasis

Craig Strong shares his version of backyard paradise at home in Laguna. By Ashley Probst and Laguna Beach Magazine Staff   When not whipping up creative dishes...

Fresh-Air Feasts

From avant-garde grills to all-weather materials, outdoor kitchens and dining spaces serve as a natural extension of one’s home. By Ashley Probst   The picturesque summer evening...

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Local experts provide insight on raising your own farm-to-table produce. By Tanya A. Yacina   Imagine tender carrots plucked straight from the soil, then rinsed, chopped and...

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Escape to Ojai’s treasured 220-acre retreat

Revel in the joy of travel and escape to Ojai’s treasured 220-acre retreat this summer with a special offer. Just 90 minutes north of L.A., you are invited to rejuvenate at the award-winning Spa...

Meet the Executive Family! A Unique Medspa Experience…

Most Medical Spas and Clinics today rarely consider patient education in their daily practice, and simply look to process the most people at the most rapid rate. This creates an intimidating experience and often...

ARTS

Radiant Resin

In recent years, this art form has exploded in popularity, with locals Christie Smith and Mikayla Gierut crafting stunning pieces using the viscous substance. By...

Music Makers

The Laguna Community Concert Band has shared its love of music through local performances over the past two decades. By Sharael Kolberg   Celebrating more than 20...

EAT + DRINK

Rise and Shine

Rasta Taco begins serving breakfast with a wide range of fresh and hearty options to complement its Mexican-Jamaican fusion fare. By Sharon Stello   Known for its...

Modern Mocktails

In response to recent trends, local establishments are serving up plenty of alcohol-free drinks, perfect for summer sipping with friends. By Sharael Kolberg and Laguna...

COMMUNITY

Preserve and Protect

Rich German, the founder of Project O, turns his passion into his life’s work. By Tanya A. Yacina   For local Rich German, shifting his love of...

Stoked on Safety

Locals create a life vest with a handle to pull kids and adults from the water to help prevent drowning. By Sharon Stello   When local Andeaux...

PEOPLE & PLACES

10 Minutes With … Stephanie Havelka

The Sportkini creator used her water sports background to develop a swimsuit that looks good, fits well and holds up to the most intense...

In Memoriam: Taylor Hawkins

Friends mourn the Laguna Beach legend after his untimely death. By Tanya A. Yacina   Taylor Hawkins, renowned drummer for the Foo Fighters rock band, passed away...

ACTIVE

Life’s a Beach

Hit the sand to learn volleyball basics this summer. By Jessie Dax-Setkus   Sunny summers and beach volleyball go together like peanut butter and jelly, and with...

Deep Blue Diversions

A guide to year-round water sports in Laguna Beach. By Ashley Breeding   While it’s unknown exactly when surfing started, Polynesian cave paintings dating to the 12th...

TRAVEL

A Relaxing Retreat

Hotel Mousai, a Puerto Vallarta resort with all-inclusive options, offers an ideal setting to rest and recharge. By Sharon Stello   Standing in the infinity-edge pool on...

Desert Getaway

Scottsdale offers the ultimate oasis for weekend retreats or luxurious weeklong escapes. By Sharon Stello   A six-hour drive—or a quick flight—from Orange County, the majestic landscape...

FASHION

Bold & Beachy

Stay stylish in the summer sun with on-trend statement pieces. By Ashley Probst   Summer fashion trends are all about making a statement. After years of loungewear...

Feeling Fine

Local jewelry brand gorjana launches a new luxury collection while continuing to ride its wave of success. By Ashley Ryan   It’s been nearly two decades since...

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

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