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Janice Freeman always rose above it all

When you own a marketing agency for 25 years, you figure you’re going to have...

Laguna Beach Garden Club Gate & Garden Tour 2019

On Friday, May 3, 2019, the Garden Club will host its annual Laguna Beach Gate...

Rumari’s Amoré Lasts Through February With Special Menu

Heading into my dining review last week, I circled the block a couple times...

Laguna Beach’s best chocolate store – Chocolate Soldier

At Laguna Beach’s Chocolate Soldier, gorgeous glass cases are filled to the brim with handmade chocolates, nut clusters, and truffles, and this time of year, everything’s coming up hearts.

Laguna Chefs Share the Love on Valentine’s Day

Yesterday, I was talking to one of our Laguna chefs about Valentine’s Day....

Popular Chef Maro Molteni Will Operate Royal Hawaiian

Chef Mariano (“Maro”) Molteni still remembers the November day when Mo...

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Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dining Guide in Laguna Beach 2019

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dining Guide in Laguna Beach 2019

Happy Holidays, everyone! We tried to round up as many comments from our favorite Laguna Beach chefs on their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day plans. Because most of our restaurants are independently owned, many will be closed for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, so...

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...

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Holiday Singalong at SoLag Park – Dec 9th

Holiday Singalong at SoLag Park – Dec 9th

Holiday Sing-Along at The Garden Park takes place this Sunday The community is invited to the annual Holiday Sing-Along at The Garden Park (SoLag) this Sunday, Dec 9 from 2 - 4 p.m. Bring your instruments, singing voices, and treats to share during this festive day in...

Surterre Announces Holiday Toy Drive for Homeless Children

Surterre Announces Holiday Toy Drive for Homeless Children

Each year, the brokers and agents of Surterre Properties choose a non-profit entity for their annual holiday toy drive. I was delighted to hear the news this week that they chose an entity close to my heart, the Illumination Foundation. While more than 400 Surterre...

Laguna’s Annual Holiday Hospitality Night – 12/7

Laguna’s Annual Holiday Hospitality Night – 12/7

Our Laguna Beach annual Holiday Hospitality Night happens Friday, Dec. 7th, 5-10 p.m. Normally, it’s one of the coolest parties we have going on each year, and we have thousands of visitors join us to celebrate. While Santa’s arrival at 6:00 p.m. is definitely a plus,...

Winter Fantasy Festival Offers Hundreds of Unique Gift Ideas

Winter Fantasy Festival Offers Hundreds of Unique Gift Ideas

I love the Winter Fantasy Festival at Sawdust more than our summer affair, the Sawdust Art Festival (which I happen to like a lot). Aside from 170 artists’ booths in this cool outdoor setting, you have a “Towne Square (sorry grownups, this is kid-size only), live...

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...

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Chef Jeff Moore – EATS Kitchen – Irvine

Chef Jeff Moore – EATS Kitchen – Irvine

Meet Chef Jeff Moore, Owner and Chef of EATS in Irvine. Chef Moore started working in restaurants to stay alive in college and, after learning to make the best Philly Cheesesteak in the world, he was hooked on creating food that people love. Click to learn more about...

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