Diane Armitage

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Laguna Beach Books hosts best-selling mystery author T. Jefferson Parker

On Friday, August 14 at 5 p.m., Laguna Beach Books is pleased to present the...

Rumari Offering $37.50 Family Meals

I was so busy last week that I can't even think of a metaphor to describe it....

Vegetarian Options Abound in Summer Menus

One of my followers the other day commented that I was "focusing on too much...

“Outdoor Dining” Expands to More Options in Your Own Backyard

With new closure orders issued this week for most California counties...

Burger Week Satisfies Mid-Summer Cravings

Just when you thought you could get started on that diet after all your...

Dine-In Closures Prompt Rapid Outdoor Action

On Wednesday this week, Governor Newsom announced that dine-in options would...

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Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dining as of Thurs, May 28th

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dining as of Thurs, May 28th

Laguna Beach restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in and/or patio dining. This is a list of those who have opened to date. Watch for dates of more openings this week here in this blog and in my Instagram and Facebook platforms. Please share the news! This is...

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine In as of Monday, May 25th

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine In as of Monday, May 25th

Laguna Beach restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in and/or patio dining. This is a list of those who have opened to date. Watch for dates of more openings this week here in this blog and in tomorrow’s @stunewslaguna. DINE IN & PATIOS OPEN Today (Memorial...

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine-In on Sunday. May 24th

Laguna Beach Restaurants Open for Dine-In on Sunday. May 24th

Note: The photo attached is my file photo from @royalhawaiianlb LAST SUMMER, NOT TODAY! Social distancing will change this scenario obviously but you can still toast your Lapu Lapus! Laguna Beach restaurants OPEN for dine-in and/or patio service SUNDAY, May 24th -...

Breaking News: State Approves Dine-In For Orange County

Breaking News: State Approves Dine-In For Orange County

Breaking News: The State has just approved Orange County “stage 2” approval for all restaurants dine-in, retail shopping with social distancing, manufacturing, offices, outdoor museums. Green light! This is not immediate ... ALL businesses must have prepared plan,...

Best Burgers in Laguna Beach, 2020

Best Burgers in Laguna Beach, 2020

Just because our world is topsy-turvy and my favorite Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast has been cancelled does not mean that all traditions for the first true weekend of summer should be kicked to the curb. We still have our burgers. And when you have great burgers,...

Upcoming Events & News

President’s Day Soirée Celebrates Art & Music

President’s Day Soirée Celebrates Art & Music

Here's your perfect reason to actually celebrate President's Holiday on Monday, Feb. 17th - an Art & Music Soirée at The Deck's Bungalows! While The Deck provides its usual great party fare, there will be plenty going on with Pink and Foo Fighters musician Jessy...

Ahh, the gift of a Valentine Spa Day

Ahh, the gift of a Valentine Spa Day

Hopefully, you've made dinner reservations for Valentine's Day (that's tonight, folks) or Valentine's weekend. If you haven't yet, you can check out my Valentine Dining Roundup article on what's available out there. Now, for that gift! Given the latest stress levels...

Catalina Island Offers “Best of Winter” Packages

Catalina Island Offers “Best of Winter” Packages

Years ago, I actually owned an amazing condo on Catalina Island. I used to go over there in the winter months to write big projects - my own books, ghostwritten books, or those massive 20-page sales letters to sell something like a Tony Robbins coaching program. I...

Longtime Local Bartender Adam Bernstein Needs Our Help

Longtime Local Bartender Adam Bernstein Needs Our Help

If you've been in Laguna Beach for any length of time, you've probably met the great bartender and mixologist Adam Bernstein. The guy brought sunshine and light to a few local establishments, the last being Sapphire Laguna for more than 10 years. About two years ago,...

My (Own) 25th Year Anniversary Evening at the Surf & Sand Resort

My (Own) 25th Year Anniversary Evening at the Surf & Sand Resort

When it comes to planning romantic getaways (read: Valentine's Day) or badly needed solo trips, most of us don't realize how lucky we are. While the rest of the world battles officious airport security lines, crowded planes and rental car hassles, we just saunter over...

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