Summer Pageantry I’ll admit it here. I’m a pageant mom. Not the “Toddlers and Tiaras” kind, thankfully, but a Pageant of the Masters pageant mom. And speaking of pageantry, we recently attended for the first time that spectacle of pageantry, Medieval Times. While these two performances are wildly different, both provide an unabashedly fun time […]
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Showcasing Next Generation Artists By Jennifer Baker, Special to the Independent Several local Laguna Beach student artists supervised and even took part in hanging their works as part of the Festival of Arts’ Junior Art exhibit. For 79 years the Festival has supported junior art and continues its support by showcasing exemplary junior art […]
Friendship, community and local history are playing parts in a major renovation underway at Hotel Laguna, one of Laguna Beach’s best-known landmarks. It’s a result of a collaboration between friends inspired by a sense of history, tradition, and cooperation where neighbors helped neighbors that was at the heart of life in early Laguna a century […]
After a six-year absence from Laguna Beach, Chef Laurent Brazier is firing up a new stove at Laguna Culinary Arts’ Mirepoix, an unusual three-day-a-week restaurant where the prix-fixe menu changes daily. Chef Laurent began his culinary career in Paris in 1984, where he worked in the kitchens of two- and three-star Michelin restaurants before joining […]
The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters unveiled samples of their summer fare this week, and by all appearances, a good time should be had by all from July 3 through Aug. 31. This year’s Pageant, titled “Only Make Believe,” for its 78th year features tableaux vivants (living pictures) replicating paintings from […]
The Power of Imagination Susan McNeal Velasquez The theme of the Pageant of the Masters 2011, “Only Make-Believe,” is a tribute to artistic imagination unleashed. Imagination is an exceptional gift that can also be used to access inner-wisdom. Today, I want to invite you to use your imagination. Your memories, approached correctly, can […]