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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

Laguna Observed

 Reclaiming a Pageant Ritual  Every year I’m taken by surprise that it’s that time of year again. This refers to any time of year commonly referred to as “that time of year,” like Christmas and the first day of school.  The time of year I refer to now is...
Posted On 26 May 2011

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

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

Laguna Observed

Seeing the Murphy-Smith Bungalow Going out of town gets everything off base for me— I missed a talk in Laguna given by the oldest man to summit Everest, but I caught up with him at Costa Mesa’s Historical Society. He was only 67, this oldest man to summit Everest, a...
Posted On 02 Mar 2011

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

Thanks, Ruth!

Editor, We of the Saddleback Master Chorale would sincerely like to thank Ruth Yunker, who attended our concert at St. Catherine’s school chapel last August, for writing such a wonderful column about us in the Laguna Beach Indy (Sept. 3, “End of Summer Music”). Jim Proett,...

Thanks, Ruth!

Editor, We of the Saddleback Master Chorale would sincerely like to thank Ruth Yunker, who attended our concert at St. Catherine’s school chapel last August, for writing such a wonderful column about us in the Laguna Beach Indy (Sept. 3, “End of Summer Music”). Jim Proett,...

Laguna Observed

A Parisian Salon: Just Like Home   Just before I left on a trip I’ll mention in a minute, I went to Laguna Beach High School for one of Laguna Beach Live’s fabulous concerts. It was The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, and to say it was a fantastic show is to say...

Laguna Observed

Resolutions 2010 Of course you don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I’m certainly not accusing you of such a thing. No sophisticated, grounded, pragmatic or even dreamer person over the age of 12 makes New Year’s resolutions. Preposterous. Nor am I about to...
Posted On 01 Jan 2010