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Just Announced: Doheny’s Driftwood Fest Featuring Chase Rice, Big & Rich

The hottest country crooners are back in play for the Driftwood Festival at...

Locals Rejoice: 230 Forest’s Happy Hour Blooms Again

If you’re a Laguna local, this might be the first week you’ve emerged from...

Chef Maro: The Boy is Back in Town

If you’ve seen this guy wandering around town, it’s not an optical illusion....

Harley plans uncommon guest experience for 370 Common’s former space

One of our most talented chefs in Laguna Beach, Chef Ryan Adams of 370 Common...

Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Dress your pets and prep that palate for the return of Laguna Beach's Pet...

Tall Ships Festival 2018 Always a Treat

This Wednesday afternoon, I decided on a very rare lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf...

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Locals Rejoice: 230 Forest’s Happy Hour Blooms Again

Locals Rejoice: 230 Forest’s Happy Hour Blooms Again

If you’re a Laguna local, this might be the first week you’ve emerged from your home since the first week of June. I understand. I’ve harbored myself, too, in my South Laguna home, escaping when necessary to the south until the “all-clear” sirens began blaring from...

Chef Maro: The Boy is Back in Town

Chef Maro: The Boy is Back in Town

If you’ve seen this guy wandering around town, it’s not an optical illusion. Chef Maro (Mariano) Molteni is back in town AND looking for a new restaurant space to hang his chef’s hat. Last year in May, local favorite Maro Wood Grill suddenly changed ownership and Chef...

Gu Ramen Noodles Past 3-Year Anniversary in Laguna Beach

Gu Ramen Noodles Past 3-Year Anniversary in Laguna Beach

Three years ago just before the 4th of July, Gu Ramen Taps and Tapas quietly opened its doors in Laguna Beach. Well … they tried to be quiet. They didn't even have a sign up. But, their predictions that Laguna Beach needed a noodle shop proved true. In a matter of...

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Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Dress your pets and prep that palate for the return of Laguna Beach's Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off on September 30th at the Tivoli Too Grounds. A 22-year tradition, this is one serious contest for pets (well, and maybe their owners) as pets participate in six...

Ohio State Buckeyes at Skyloft

Ohio State Buckeyes at Skyloft

Last year as the college football season rolled into play, Skyloft hoisted a flag that caused quite a stir – an Ohio State Buckeyes flag, a mere 2,250 miles from the famed Columbus, Ohio Buckeyes stadium. While it took residents and visitors by surprise, it certainly...

Skyloft Welcomes OSU Buckeyes Again: Kickoff Party Saturday

Skyloft Welcomes OSU Buckeyes Again: Kickoff Party Saturday

Last year as the college football season rolled into play, Skyloft hoisted a flag that caused quite a stir – an Ohio State Buckeyes flag, a mere 2,250 miles from the famed Columbus, Ohio Buckeyes stadium. While it took residents and visitors by surprise, it certainly...

Giant Outrigger Race on Saturday, Aug. 11th

Giant Outrigger Race on Saturday, Aug. 11th

This Saturday, August 11th, something really big will be swimming in our Laguna waters. All 32 of the Southern California Outrigger Paddling Clubs begin the most strenuous part of their summer season – the 9-man relay race – in the annual Whitey Harrison Canoe Classic...

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A Bevvy of Sight and Sound in our Own Little Town

A Bevvy of Sight and Sound in our Own Little Town

On Saturday, I decided to do a walkabout in Laguna Beach. I had already spent the morning on Ruben Flores’ Garden Walk (an excursion sponsored by Laguna Nursery). It was a particularly spectacular event as we had a handsome, shirtless dude invite us over to see his...

Star Treatment at The Ranch: National Geographic Night is Heavenly

Star Treatment at The Ranch: National Geographic Night is Heavenly

If you’ve visited Mark Christy’s renovated Ranch at Laguna Beach, you know we have a special gem on our hands. I call it our “oasis in our oasis” as it’s such a serene world tucked less than a half mile back from our raucous summer. National Geographic thinks it’s a...

Crazy Rich Asians Premieres Aug 15th – Nelson Coates Wins Again!

Crazy Rich Asians Premieres Aug 15th – Nelson Coates Wins Again!

Photo above: Crazy Rich Asians Production Designer Nelson Coates with the best-selling book author, Kevin Kwan If you've followed me for any length of time, you know I'm a crazy, adoring fan of Nelson Coates, a Laguna Beach resident who happens to be an uber-talented...

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Chef Maro: The Boy is Back in Town

If you’ve seen this guy wandering around town, it’s not an optical illusion. Chef Maro (Mariano) Molteni is back in town AND looking for a new restaurant space to hang his chef’s hat. Last year in May, local favorite Maro Wood Grill suddenly changed ownership and Chef...

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Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off

Dress your pets and prep that palate for the return of Laguna Beach's Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off on September 30th at the Tivoli Too Grounds. A 22-year tradition, this is one serious contest for pets (well, and maybe their owners) as pets participate in six...

read more

Tall Ships Festival 2018 Always a Treat

This Wednesday afternoon, I decided on a very rare lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Clemente. As I sat there enjoying the ocean view, a giant “pirate ship” appeared from the south, winging its way on brisk winds toward the Dana Point Harbor. Ahhh! The Tall Ships are...

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Ohio State Buckeyes at Skyloft

Last year as the college football season rolled into play, Skyloft hoisted a flag that caused quite a stir – an Ohio State Buckeyes flag, a mere 2,250 miles from the famed Columbus, Ohio Buckeyes stadium. While it took residents and visitors by surprise, it certainly...

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