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Pearl Street’s Tiny Coffeeshop a Prized Find

About a year ago, the small Pearl St. General Store opened the "Seahorse" in...

Top 50 Restaurants in the World: Have You Been?

Yesterday, the winners of the Top 50 Restaurants in the World were announced...

Garden Fusions Dinner Hosts Famed Sandcastle Sculptor

This Thursday, June 21st, Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar is...

Cafe Anastasia Serves Up “Clean Food” Juices & Salads

Normally my go-to restaurant for the best craft egg dishes in Laguna Beach,...

Which Chefs Serve the Most Creative “Clean Food” in Laguna Beach?

A little over a week ago, I decided to commit to a 30-day “clean food” detox....

Sign Petition to Keep South Laguna Community Garden

Nine years ago, the vacant lot at the corner of Coast Highway and Eagle Rock...

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Pearl Street’s Tiny Coffeeshop a Prized Find

Pearl Street’s Tiny Coffeeshop a Prized Find

About a year ago, the small Pearl St. General Store opened the "Seahorse" in salute to its 1946 predecessor, The Seahorse Bar, which was Laguna's first gay bar. As you can probably imagine in the 1940s, the bar was a word-of-mouth-only speakeasy. Its counterpart...

Top 50 Restaurants in the World: Have You Been?

Top 50 Restaurants in the World: Have You Been?

Yesterday, the winners of the Top 50 Restaurants in the World were announced from Bilbao, Spain. Just six U.S. eateries made it to the list, many of whom are repeat winners. For years, this "award" system has had its critics, primarily because female chefs rarely make...

Garden Fusions Dinner Hosts Famed Sandcastle Sculptor

Garden Fusions Dinner Hosts Famed Sandcastle Sculptor

This Thursday, June 21st, Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar is hosting another Garden Fusions gourmet dining experience. And, it's even more "summery" in nature this lovely June eve with a "Fusions Sandcastle Lounge" created by famed Chris Crosson ("Mr....

Cafe Anastasia Serves Up “Clean Food” Juices & Salads

Cafe Anastasia Serves Up “Clean Food” Juices & Salads

Normally my go-to restaurant for the best craft egg dishes in Laguna Beach, Cafe Anastasia, is lesser known (at least to me) for its amazing fresh juices and salads. As I'm in the middle of a 30 Day Detox and on the hunt for chefs serving up the most "clean food" in...

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SoLag Community Park Honors Morrie Granger at Spring Fling Fest

SoLag Community Park Honors Morrie Granger at Spring Fling Fest

It's hard to believe that the NINTH annual Spring Fling Potluck Festival at the South Laguna Community Garden Park is already upon us. It takes place on Sunday, April 29th, from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. It's also hard to believe that the face we came to know so well at our...

Sunset Serenades 2018 in Laguna Beach

Sunset Serenades 2018 in Laguna Beach

You KNOW that spring has sprung when our local-favorite Sunset Serenades return! It's a happy day on Friday, May 4th when Sunset Serenades returns to the Heisler Park Amphitheater with a variety of music genres. It's a great way to roll in with an end-of-week picnic,...

3 Big Superbowl Parties: Just the Stats

3 Big Superbowl Parties: Just the Stats

Despite the fact that we’ve been seeing a lot of the New England Patriots in Superbowls lately, it’s important that America, as a collective, gather ‘round this Sunday for the Superbowl commercials. Oh. And the game. That, too. (As far as I’m concerned, the...

Arts & Culture

Sign Petition to Keep South Laguna Community Garden

Sign Petition to Keep South Laguna Community Garden

Nine years ago, the vacant lot at the corner of Coast Highway and Eagle Rock in South Laguna was choked with weeds. At that time, owner Paul Tran gave written permission for the South Laguna Civic Association to install a Community Garden. Today, it is thriving with...

Laguna Beach Live Fundraiser Concert Benefits Kids

Laguna Beach Live Fundraiser Concert Benefits Kids

Laguna Beach Live! presents a special fundraiser concert on Wednesday, April 25th, starring Leslie Lewis Paris Quartet, to support the non-profit's youth program Live! Music & Kids. Singer Leslie Lewis and pianist Gerard Hagen have been making beautiful music together...

Gate and Garden Tour Returns with 10 Private Gardens

Gate and Garden Tour Returns with 10 Private Gardens

It’s that time of year again: Friday, May 4th is the date for the Laguna Beach Garden Club’s fundraiser, the Gate & Garden Tour of South Laguna, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This year, the diversity of the gardens in South Laguna stands out.  The 10 private gardens on the...

ROUX Closes, Chef Michael Leech Might Step In “Temporarily”

ROUX Closes, Chef Michael Leech Might Step In “Temporarily”

On Tuesday, ROUX Creole, the well-received new restaurant in Laguna Beach, lost founding Chef Norm Theard due to “irreconcilable difficulties” between Theard and investor partners. Theard resigned early Tuesday morning, citing "lack of support and negativity from the...

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Montage Hosts Swank Taste of the Nation May 20th

For a return visit, Taste of the Nation is circling back around to the Montage Resort this Sunday, May 17th for its “No Kid Hungry” endeavor through the Share Our Strength foundation. This is not a small endeavor by any stretch. For 27 years, Taste of the Nation has...

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Sunset Serenades 2018 in Laguna Beach

You KNOW that spring has sprung when our local-favorite Sunset Serenades return! It's a happy day on Friday, May 4th when Sunset Serenades returns to the Heisler Park Amphitheater with a variety of music genres. It's a great way to roll in with an end-of-week picnic,...

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