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Harley Restaurant Officially Opened: Old Friends, New Chef, Creative Food

I so enjoy meeting new chefs of new restaurants in Laguna Beach … especially...

Kaj Debuts Wood Sculpture Treasures – Sunday, Nov. 18

If you grew up in Laguna Beach or spend any time at the Orange Inn, chances...

Surfing Santa Makes First Official Holiday Stop This Weekend

Whether you’re ready for it or not, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is...

Super “Heart” Fan? Win Tix to Nancy Wilson at KXMas Concert

KX 93.5 is looking for a lucky Heart super fan. Starting now until November...

Lumberyard Celebrating 10 Years This Thursday (Can You Believe It?)

On the heels of its little sister’s successful 1-year anniversary last Friday...

OC Chef’s Table 2019 – Top-Ranked Chefs and 3 Laguna New Entries

These last few days, I’ve been immersed in what is certainly one of the most...

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Lumberyard Celebrating 10 Years This Thursday (Can You Believe It?)

Lumberyard Celebrating 10 Years This Thursday (Can You Believe It?)

On the heels of its little sister’s successful 1-year anniversary last Friday (Slice Pizza and Beer), big sister Lumberyard is celebrating her 10th anniversary this Thursday, Oct. 25th. To celebrate the milestone, Lumberyard is offering specials throughout the day,...

OC Chef’s Table 2019 – Top-Ranked Chefs and 3 Laguna New Entries

OC Chef’s Table 2019 – Top-Ranked Chefs and 3 Laguna New Entries

These last few days, I’ve been immersed in what is certainly one of the most enjoyable aspects of my life – interviewing chefs. Forty-two of them, actually. For the second year in a row, I have the pleasure of working with the Illumination Foundation and their...

One-Year Old Slice Pizza: Laguna’s Crafty Custom Pizza Concept

One-Year Old Slice Pizza: Laguna’s Crafty Custom Pizza Concept

I love the way our Laguna restaurateurs love their restaurants. Last week, I met with Cary Redfearn, who will be celebrating the 1-year anniversary at Slice Pizza and Beer, the crafty concept restaurant he and wife, Suzanne, concocted. It sits directly across the...

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Surfing Santa Makes First Official Holiday Stop This Weekend

Surfing Santa Makes First Official Holiday Stop This Weekend

Whether you’re ready for it or not, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is barreling down the tracks at us. You’ve already seen it begin with holiday décor and holiday ads but it really gets into  full-fledged, endlessly-cheerful caroling mode this coming weekend....

Sip ’n Shuck Shindig Returns Nov. 4th

Sip ’n Shuck Shindig Returns Nov. 4th

I know the 5th annual Driftwood Kitchen + The Deck Sip ’n Shuck party isn’t happening for an entire month (Nov. 4th to be exact, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.). The tickets for this event, though, disappear faster than oysters on the half shell, the namesake for this event. Our...

Pet Parade & Chili Cook Off – Emphasis on Chili, Please!

Pet Parade & Chili Cook Off – Emphasis on Chili, Please!

For the record, if you want to compete in the annual Chili Cook Off contest in the Board of Realtors' Pet Parade this Sunday (Sept, 30th), you'd better be prepared to put up or shut up. For starters, it's a $1,500 entry fee to cook up your chili fixins ON SITE and...

Ohana Fest 2018 Will Undoubtedly Wow Again

Ohana Fest 2018 Will Undoubtedly Wow Again

Ohana Fest 2018 is back for its 3rd year at Doheny State Beach, beginning Friday afternoon, Sept 28th through Sunday, Sept. 30th. Some tickets are still available for an ever-growing amazing line-up of music at TheOhanaFest.com; the vast majority of tickets were sold...

Arts & Culture

Kaj Debuts Wood Sculpture Treasures – Sunday, Nov. 18

Kaj Debuts Wood Sculpture Treasures – Sunday, Nov. 18

If you grew up in Laguna Beach or spend any time at the Orange Inn, chances are you know Kaj Garmshausen, one of the friendliest, happiest souls on the planet. I've written about Kaj before as he's an incredibly talented artist in both pen-and-ink drawings (Santa...

Super “Heart” Fan? Win Tix to Nancy Wilson at KXMas Concert

Super “Heart” Fan? Win Tix to Nancy Wilson at KXMas Concert

KX 93.5 is looking for a lucky Heart super fan. Starting now until November 18, the station is accepting written submissions on why you’re the biggest Heart fan. Entries should be 250 words or less and tell KX 93.5 why you should be the lucky winner. The winner will...

OC Chef’s Table 2019 – Top-Ranked Chefs and 3 Laguna New Entries

OC Chef’s Table 2019 – Top-Ranked Chefs and 3 Laguna New Entries

These last few days, I’ve been immersed in what is certainly one of the most enjoyable aspects of my life – interviewing chefs. Forty-two of them, actually. For the second year in a row, I have the pleasure of working with the Illumination Foundation and their...

Karloff’s Frankenstein movie is bigger than life on big screen

Karloff’s Frankenstein movie is bigger than life on big screen

I love seeing movies at Cinepolis at Ocean Ranch. Just seven miles from downtown Laguna Beach (and a mere four miles for me), it’s become my reward for surviving particularly stressful weeks. In fact, I rarely see a movie anywhere else. Although the food they serve...

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