Merchant News


Dentist Returns to the Mainland  

Gary Boling, D.D.S., a specialist in cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation, has recently set up shop in Laguna Beach.

Boling practiced in north Orange County for 25 years before relocating to Hawaii for two years. He relocated back to Orange County, with an office at 330 Park Avenue.

Boling is a member of several professional organizations including the American and California dental associations, and the Orange County Dental Society. In 1986, Boling became a member of the California State Board of Dental Examiners serving as an expert examiner.

Boling’s wife, Debbie, also works in the practice as a hygienist. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia where she received her degree in dental hygiene.

The couple live in Dana Point, where their three sons attend school.

For more information, call 497-3397 or visit


Candle Studio to Brighten Downtown

Pure Light Candle Studio, flickering off Laguna Canyon Road for more than three years, is relocating to a more visible downtown location, 540 S. Coast Highway, Suite 202, next to the House of Big Fish.

Owner Judy Kelly invites the public to the studio’s grand opening celebration, Nov. 6 and 7, coinciding with festivities by neighboring merchants: a new Tommy Bahama store opens and Bubbles marks its 10th year at Hotel Laguna.

Though business flagged at her initial location, the move is bittersweet for Kelly since she opened Pure Light in May 2007 in honor of her son Tyeson, who died from an accidental drug overdose at age 25.

This holiday season, Pure Light will offer a “Paint and Pour” program on Thursdays where anyone can paint a pot filled with a choice of fragranced wax, a one of a kind container candle.

Party packages and after hour ceremonies will still be an option at the new studio.

Kelly and her husband will continue twice a year trips to Bali, treasure hunting to restock the studio as well as offering guided trips next year.

Kelly’s surviving sons, Pace and Shayne, play a role in the family business. “In my mind there is no doubt that Tyeson lives on in all of the creative expressions that continue to show themselves to us at Pure Light.”

Studio hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. During First Thursday Art Walks they will be open until 8 p.m.  For more information, visit or call 949-376-7200.

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