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Beach Club at Main Beach has reopened behind Hotel Laguna

Hotel Laguna operators, Laguna Creative Ventures, has launched what it calls a...

Best Margaritas in Laguna Beach 2020

National Margarita Day is Saturday, Feb. 22nd, and as far as I'M concerned,...

Wine Gallery’s “Tasting Tuesday” Features Rosenthal Imports

Wine Gallery has another pop up Tasting Tuesday happening on Feb 25th, 5:30 -...

Big Fundraiser Keeps Getting Bigger This Sunday (Feb 23rd) for Adam & Rachel Bernstein

Three weeks ago on January 25th, a GoFundMe page went live for well-loved,...

President’s Day Soirée Celebrates Art & Music

Here's your perfect reason to actually celebrate President's Holiday on...

Ahh, the gift of a Valentine Spa Day

Hopefully, you've made dinner reservations for Valentine's Day (that's...

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Restaurants in Laguna Beach: A Decade in Review, Part 2

Restaurants in Laguna Beach: A Decade in Review, Part 2

On Friday last week, I wrote "Part One" about Restaurants in Laguna Beach and how they've changed and fared since 2010. This is "Part Two" on when the accelerated growth … and consequent churn … began. A Couple Updates First, a couple additions, most of which were...

Restaurants in Laguna Beach: A Decade in Review, Part I

Restaurants in Laguna Beach: A Decade in Review, Part I

Part I – Total Number of Restaurants in Laguna Beach Now vs. 2010 and What They’re All About When I started writing TheBestofLagunaBeach.com back in 2006, I was just interested in getting to know our chefs and restaurants in town. I had no idea that so much would...

“12 Days of Christmas Cocktails” at Royal Hawaiian

“12 Days of Christmas Cocktails” at Royal Hawaiian

Here's a fun one. Royal Hawaiian's resident Mixologist (and local favorite) Sean Melia has come up with a whole new raft of holiday and seasonal cocktails (hey, Hawaii dreams of a white Christmas, too). What better way to celebrate than to offer a uniquely crafted...

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Laguna Beach Fire Dept: Spark of Love Campaign

Laguna Beach Fire Dept: Spark of Love Campaign

The Laguna Beach Fire Department, in partnership with Southern California Firefighters and ABC7, is again taking part in the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. The campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Orange,...

Annual Surfing Santa Starts Holiday Events With Heart – Nov 23-24, 2019

Annual Surfing Santa Starts Holiday Events With Heart – Nov 23-24, 2019

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....

Art & Nature Begins Nov. 7th

Art & Nature Begins Nov. 7th

Laguna Art Museum is celebrating its 7th annual Art & Nature, a multidisciplinary exploration of art in the natural world from November 7-10. For the first time in the event’s history, the commissioned work of art will be inside the museum rather than outside, and...

Sip ‘n Shuck 2019

Sip ‘n Shuck 2019

Next Sunday’s 7th Annual Sip and Shuck party at The Deck just keeps expanding with more enticing fare. Our fine folks at The Driftwood and The Deck restaurants introduced the Sip and Shuck as an oyster/champagne party in the name of non-profit love for Laguna Beach....

Royal Hawaiian Hosts Oct 31st “Voodoo & Lapus” Party

Royal Hawaiian Hosts Oct 31st “Voodoo & Lapus” Party

Because Halloween is on Thursday next week, a few restaurants and bars in town are celebrating this weekend with live music and parties. Next Thursday, though … Halloween night … the only party noted in town is at The Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill with its “Voodoo &...

Hauntin’ Events 2019 Start This Weekend

Hauntin’ Events 2019 Start This Weekend

If you haven't noticed, Halloween has become a month-long event. I'm not sure how this all got started, or when it actually took pole position over the Easter Bunny, but no one seems to be complaining. I was sad to see that the Festival of Arts' Pageant of the...

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