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Orange County Wedding Trends Ultimate OC weddings feature personal touches from start to finish. – By Cynthia Rupe Weddings are occasions steeped in love, ideals and promise. They are the romantic benchmark that evokes daydreams dating back to childhood. As such, they...

From ‘I Do’ to Honeymoon

There’s no need to look beyond the sand at your feet and the venues on our streets to plan 
a wedding in Laguna from 
start to finish. By Lisa Marie Hart   “We get to live and work in Laguna Beach. Why not get married here, too?” asks Gregory Gilliland. He and his wife,...

The Groom’s Handbook

Don’t head down the aisle without consulting our guide to popping the question and prepping for the big day.  You’re ready to propose, but what’s next? The wedding planning process can be daunting for everyone involved, but it’s especially intimidating to the groom, most of whom...

Extraordinary Venues for Weddings

Inspired Spaces Laguna’s hotels, resorts and galleries offer extraordinary venues for weddings large and small. – By Vicki Hogue-Davies  Many couples marry each year, but few are fortunate enough to tie the knot in Laguna Beach. For the lucky ones who decide to say their “I...

Banquet Recognizes Outstanding Officers

Officer James Michaud and Community Services Officer Niki Hernandez were honored as the police department’s 2014 employees of the year at the annual Police Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the Laguna Beach Exchange Club this past Thursday, Jan. 22. Police employees who have gone...

League Honors Volunteer Service by Debutantes

The Laguna chapter of National Charity League hosted its 26th annual Debutante Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel last month. Debutante honorees included: Arianna Assad, Liliana Bellinghausen, Cali Bradshaw, Chanel D’Epagnier, Meighan Dolan, Caroline Furman, Kylee Fracassi,...

Student Work Reveals ‘Mindful” Awareness

The public is invited to experience a unique art show of over 400 artworks in the garden of Anneliese Schools’ Manzanita campus, 758 Manzanita St., from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. The show’s theme of Mindfulness will feature art done by kindergarten through third grade...

Music Festival Offers Scores of Events

Tickets are on sale for the Laguna Beach Music Festival with three weekend concert performances Feb. 12-15 preceded by the Thursday Taste of the Festival, which will allow guests to mix and mingle with the musicians while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and wine. The opening night...

Faculty Exhibit Opens in New Space

“In Search of the Real,” an exhibition by the Laguna College of Art and Design faculty, opens with a reception Thursday, Feb. 5, for the First Thursday Art Walk at Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave. “This show brings together LCAD’s celebrated drawing,...

Entrepreneurs Push the Spin Cycle

Local fitness guru Shelley Arends is setting a new pace for herself. At her Rhythm Ride spin studio in Laguna Beach, she’s known for creating a cardio workout that gives riders of every fitness level a fun experience with choreographed classes that develop core strength. Now one...

Wednesdays Warm Up for Jazz

The popular Laguna Beach Live jazz series kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. with the hot sounds of The Latin Jazz Syndicate at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The Latin Jazz Syndicate features trumpeter Bijon Watson and pays homage to America’s indigenous music while...

Calling for Entries

Photo submissions for Laguna Bluebelt’s 2015 Photo Contest celebrating Underwater Parks Day will be accepted from Jan. 17- 31 in professional and amateur categories. The contest aims to educate and promote awareness of Laguna’s Marine Protected Areas thus ensuring that future...

Open Mic Night Returns to Laguna Beach Books

Wine, cheese and conversation at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, starts off an expanded version of a new open mic experience hosted at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway. Hosts Michele McCormick and Ed Kaufman invite writers to read their work, three-minute stories, poems or...

Beautification Council Honors Christoph

Former Laguna Beach mayor and landscape architect Ann Christoph, who has designed Montage gardens, portions of Heisler Park and is currently working on the city’s highway beautification projects, was awarded the Harry Lawrence Star of Excellence by the Laguna Beach Beautification...

Parks Offer an Opportunity to Explore

Whether you hike, bike, explore or volunteer, the opportunities abound to get out into the acres of wilderness surrounding Laguna Beach. The weather is perfect, the New Year’s resolutions are fresh; what are you waiting for? Beginning Mountain Bike Ride-Jan. 10: Laguna Canyon...