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Products and Poses

Laguna Beach Yoga & Fair Trade co-owner Katie Bond Gallen has cultivated a community spot that focuses on wellness and sustainability in partnership with her nonprofit, The Peace Exchange. By Ashley Ryan   Over the last decade, the success of The Peace Exchange has been understated. The nonprofit, which was established by...

In the Name of Love

Local date ideas abound for Valentine’s Day and beyond. By Sharael Kolberg   With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, couples are likely wondering what they can do to impress their loved one with a romantic night out or thoughtful gift. Luckily, Laguna Beach has plenty of options for ways to spend...

All Wrapped Up

Curated baskets of gift items from local shops are sure to bring a smile during the holiday season. By Sharael Kolberg   Surprise loved ones this winter by creating gift baskets filled with presents tailored to their interests. Whether they like cooking, reading, painting or just spoiling their dog, your custom combinations...

Making a List

Check out this guide to perfect presents, all from local stores, to spread some cheer this season. By Laguna Beach Magazine Staff   Holiday shopping can be hectic this time of year, scrambling to find the ideal gifts for everyone on your list in between decorating the house, attending festive parties and...

Charitable Causes

Local nonprofits are making a big impact in town and beyond. By Laguna Beach Magazine Staff   A wide range of nonprofits are working hard to benefit the community, from helping the homeless to assisting animals, advocating for the arts and preserving our open spaces. And as the year comes to an...

Giving Back

For those seeking ways to help beyond monetary donations, volunteering opportunities offer a feel-good way to aid local organizations. By Tanya A. Yacina   Whether driven by a desire to give back, a commitment to a cause or a wish to develop new skills, volunteering offers countless benefits for both the volunteer...

Transcendent Tunes

Director of the LagunaTunes Community Chorus, Bob Gunn, delves into detail about the nonprofit’s purpose, history and focus on camaraderie. By Izzy De Leon   Performing two local concerts each year and participating in events like the Patriot’s Day Parade, the LagunaTunes Community Chorus presents a diverse set of musical genres, from...

Shop Small

As big-box chains and e-commerce continue on an upward trajectory, it’s more important than ever to Think Laguna First. By Tanya A. Yacina   The modern shopping experience is not what it once was. In many cities, family-owned businesses have been replaced by large retail chains, stripping the stores of their uniqueness....

Trolley Time

While parking can be troublesome in Laguna, especially downtown, transportation options abound to avoid the hassle. By Molly O’Brien   There’s no shortage of safe, clean and easy-to-use public transportation services in Laguna Beach. From buses operated by the Orange County Transportation Authority to escorted senior transportation by a local nonprofit and...

Shining a Light

Local nonprofit The My Hero Project honors global changemakers to help youth realize their own potential. By Tanya A. Yacina   Through the various programs they sponsor, Laguna Beach nonprofit The My Hero Project shines a light on people making powerful, positive change in the world while simultaneously celebrating the best of...