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Around the World

Whether you’re a global traveler or just an admirer of ethnic artifacts, these tips and tricks will bring a sense of international flair into your home. Section by Somer Tejwani You don’t have to be a connoisseur of Turkish textiles, have an encyclopedic knowledge of Asian...
Posted On 24 Oct 2014

The Slant: Visiting Hell’s Backyard

Being a parent is one of life great rewards. I am reminded as my boys are getting older of the all great snapshots in my mind. First haircut, picnics at Bluebird. Soccer games in the park… On a recent trip to Paris with the family, I became very aware of how beautiful Paris is....

Drawing a Comparison

Resident Jim Rue’s commentary on the village entrance: Pierre Arman’s largest work, “Long Term Parking (1982)”, was a concrete tower of 60 cars, 65 feet high, standing in front of a suburban parking lot in Paris.

Barbara Anne Larson

Barbara Anne (nee Nassif) Larson, born on Nov. 2, 1943 in Fargo, N.D., passed away on Oct. 10, 2012 from cancer. She lived in Laguna Beach where she was a revered employee of Coldwell Banker for over 25 years. She is survived by five brothers and sisters, cousins, her beloved...

Local Currents

A Moveable Feast   “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast,” Ernest Hemingway   This week felt like Laguna in Paris. My wife, Sarah and I traveled...

Village Matters

Confessions of a Cat Parent   Nine years ago this month my husband Alfredo and I traveled to Denmark and Paris. When we got home we noticed that Mr. B, our black and white fluffy cat, was looking wan and thinner than we remembered.  After a few days and no improvement, we...

Rodin Chaser Assails LCAD’s Exhibit

Florida printmaker and art dealer Gary Arseneau continues to earn his moniker “the Rodin chaser,” this time pursuing the record-setting Rodin exhibition at the Laguna College of Art and Design. Arseneau is a self-appointed sleuth hunting for forgeries among French sculptor...

Laguna Observed

It’s Been Swell Five years ago Andrea Adelson, the Indy’s wonderful editor, said yes to an idea I had for a column about Laguna Beach. And so it was, Laguna Observed was born, and except for the yearly trips to the Midwest and Paris, I got to babble on about darling...
Posted On 16 Jun 2011

Indy on the Itinerary

Share a postcard from your travels near or far. Submit a high resolution image at www.lbindy.com.  Moscow  Retired Cal State Fullerton history professor Bob Feldman and his wife Pam at Moscow’s St. Basil Cathedral. Though retired, the couple conduct annual tours to Russia. Idaho...

Laguna Observed

Laguna’s Art Museum and Summer It’s May. As far as I’m concerned, summer is here. So my thoughts turn toward Laguna’s Art Museum.  Because inside is their collection of gorgeous early 20th century Impressionists. These painters, Edgar Payne, Guy Rose, Anna...
Posted On 05 May 2011

Laguna Observed

Lessons in Paying Attention Okay, I learned something new last Sunday. I learned the difference between chamber music and baroque. You probably already know. Well, I was raised by an amateur opera singer, so you think I’d have known too. But I didn’t, and thus, I went...
Posted On 07 Apr 2011

Laguna Observed

Discovering a Treasure Trove I went to the Woman’s Club Art Fair last Sunday…and spent money. I hadn’t wanted to spend. I hadn’t expected to spend. To that end, I only had two dollars in my wallet. But I did have my checkbook. I don’t usually carry my checkbook. The only reason I...
Posted On 24 Mar 2011

The Write Stuff

Laguna Beach Library Hosts Mystery Writers Mystery writers Cara Black and Libby Fischer Hellmann will visit the Laguna Beach Library at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, to discuss their writing, answer questions, and sign their newest mysteries. Cara Black’s series of mysteries...

Laguna Beach Library Hosts Mystery Writers

Mystery writers Cara Black and Libby Fischer Hellmann will visit the Laguna Beach Library at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, to discuss their writing, answer questions, and sign their newest mysteries. Cara Black’s series of mysteries stars private investigator Aimee Leduc and the...

Laguna Observed

Surrounding The Art I’m a lucky woman.  I have artists in my life who are also my friends. The kind of friends to whom I can whine about my life, and look ratty, and say the wrong thing, and they still meet up with me at Zinc. They come to my house at Thanksgiving.  They...
Posted On 17 Feb 2011
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