V is for Valentine

Cooking Up Sweet Sentiments


Parents and their kids ages 5 to 9 can learn to make sugar-free Valentine’s Day treats in a hands-on cooking class by SEEDS at Anneliese Schools’ Willowbrook Campus on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m.


Taught by Chef Linda Elbert of The Basement Table, for $35 participants can make raspberry squares, dark chocolate truffles, pine nut caramels and shortbread.


Reserve a spot for you and your child by calling 949-322-9597.


 Swing into Valentine’s Day


The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach will be hosting a Valentine’s swing dance on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr.

The public is welcome to attend with a date or solo.


Bill Foster’s 16-piece band, South Coast Swing, will play swing music and dance instructor Alec Marken will teach a few standard moves.


Tickets for kids, teens, and bought presale are $10 or $15 at the door. Call either Elizabeth at 949-494-8061 or Jane at 949-97-4568 to reserve tickets.



Nirvana Grille Serves Up a Special Menu


Nirvana Grille’s Chef Lindsay  Smith-Rosales will be dishing up a special menu for sweethearts Feb. 10-18, at 303 Broadway Ste, #101.


She welcomes special requests at  (949) 497-0027.


Sweet Treats from Casey


Casey’s Cupcakes is providing lovers with the perfect pint-sized gift for Valentine’s Day: this month’s flavor of the month, Cupid’s Chocolaty Coconut Red Velvet.


Folded into the cupcake are Belgium chocolate chips and roasted coconut shavings baked in a red velvet cake with coconut butter cream frosting and sugar crystals topped with a Glitter Heart.


The cupcake boutique, 303 Broadway St., by Laguna resident Casey Reinhardt, winner of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” offers a dozen cupcake varieties baked fresh daily.



Valentine Values at Pelican Hill


At Pelican Hill, couples will find romance, luxury and value at one of the nation’s top-rated resorts.


Guests can build their own one-night romantic escape with a bottle of sparkling Prosecco, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a rose petal turndown, continental breakfast in bed and a list of “The Top 10 Most Romantic Places to Kiss at Pelican Hill” starting from $695* per night; based on double occupancy, plus tax and gratuity.


For Valentine’s weekend, Feb.10-14, Pelican Hill’s Coliseum Pool & Grill offers a five-course menu for two. Advance reservations strongly recommended; $150 per person, or $200 per person with wine pairing, plus tax and gratuity.


Other delights await at the resort’s other restaurants.


Info: 800.820.6800 and www.pelicanhill.com.



Marking a Day of Love with a Love of Yoga

YogaWorks is offering an open house on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in honor of Valentine’s Day.


A series of free 60-minute classes will be offered including sculptworks, vinyasa and pilates.


Current YogaWorks members and those new to yoga are encouraged to bring a loved one and share the joys of their practice with someone special at 30818 S. Coast Highway.


Info: 949-415-0955.







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