Monthly Archives: November 2017

Laguna Beach Hospitality Night

Laguna Beach Hospitality Night

Laguna Beach Hospitality Night Downtown Laguna Beach California Santas Beach House Christmas Tree Lighting

Laguna Beach Hospitality Night

The tradition continues in Downtown Laguna Beach!  Let us ring in the holiday season of 2017 together!  Yes, this Friday, December 1st, marks the first Friday in December.  It’s that time of year.  The City of Laguna Beach along with the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will sponsor their yearly Hospitality Night.

When:

Friday, December 1st

Where:

Downtown Laguna Beach
Pepper Tree Parking Lot
Between Forest Avenue and Ocean Avenue

Hours:

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Hospitality Night Events & Timeline

  • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Community Concert Band on Beach Street
  • 5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Thurston Middle School Band in the Pepper Tree Lot
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Elementary School Choirs next to Santa’s Hut
  • 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Arts, crafts, and candy canes in the Pepper Tree Lot
  • 6:00 p.m.-6:10 p.m.
    Community sing-along in the Pepper Tree Lot
  • 6:10 p.m.
    Santa Claus will arrive to light the tree in the Pepper Tree lot
  • 6:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
    Live music on the stage at the end of Forest Avenue
  • 6:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
    Business open houses

Street Closures:  Beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Forest Ave. between Coast Hwy and Glenneyre.  Between 5:00-5:45 p.m. on the remainder of Forest Ave., Glenneyre, and Mermaid.  Canyon Rd & Forest, Beach & Ocean, 3rd & Mermaid, will be closed until 10 p.m.

Other Fun Things to Do in Laguna Beach including Winter Fantasy Sawdust Art & Craft Festival.

Join Santa at the winter wonderland of 175 artists and their creations.  Enjoy unique holiday shopping.  So much to see!  Artists' works include:  clothing, jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, metals, painting, photography, and sculptures.  There will be live entertainment, outdoor cafes, and art classes as well.

Dates:

November 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17

Open from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


PR Laguna Buy Hand and The Peace Exchange

Join Laguna Buy Hand and The Peace Exchange

Buy Hand Laguna Viddya Reddy, Katie Bond And Kavita Reddy
Buy Hand Laguna Viddya Reddy, Katie Bond And Kavita Reddy The Peace exchange

Buy Hand Laguna and The Peace Exchange are holding a global holiday party to celebrate the end of 2017. The two organizations, fueled by their passion to help disadvantaged people around the world, invite you to celebrate with them while shopping for a cause.

The Peace Exchange is a registered local 501c3 non-profit organization founded in Laguna Beach, CA.  The organization works to promote fair trade by supporting ‘at-risk’ groups around the world.  Through establishing fair trade cooperatives, The Peace Exchange has provided artisans in the Democratic Republic of Congo a sense of livelihood.  The Peace Exchange is expanding their efforts in 2018 and will use proceeds from the event to help expand into Bolivia and/or Nepal.

Buy Hand specializes in American handmade gifts and jewelry. Earlier this year, the local retailer expanded its line to include a global fair trade collection that showcases vibrant colors and treasured craftsmanship from around the world.

The global-themed event will feature gifts (while supplies last), music, food, and authentic Indian henna on the retailer’s site.

The celebration takes place during December’s Art Walk on December 7th, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at

1175 S. Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Click here for directions

All are welcome. Free of charge.


Small Business Saturday, Laguna Beach

Small Business Saturday Laguna Beach Shop Local

Small Business Saturday Laguna Beach
11-25-17

Hi friends, neighbors and visitors! We all work hard for our money and owning a small business is not always easy.

We have put together a list of small businesses you should be supporting!

PLEASE support these local small businesses that support the Laguna Beach Community!

2Bella Boutique
Boutique in Laguna Beach, California
260 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
2Bella Boutique

Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry
Jeweler in Laguna Beach, California
352 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry

Alessa By Chef Pirozzi
Bustling pizzeria chain serves thin-crust pies & pasta amid a rustic dining room.
234 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, Ca 92651
Alessa By Chef Pirozzi

AREO Home
Home goods store in Laguna Beach, California
207 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
AREO Home

Candy Baron
231 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Candy Baron

Casual Laguna
225 Forest Ave. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Casual Laguna

C'est La Vie
French Restaurant
373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
C'est La Vie

Community Partners Realty
Laguna Beach Real Estate Experts
1968 S Coast Hwy #863, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Community Partners Realty

Coyote Grill
Mexican Restaurant
31621 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Coyote Grill

English Garden
Florist in Laguna Beach, California
1199 South Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA 92651
English Garden

EPIQ Laguna Beach
Clothing store in Laguna Beach, California
537 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
EPIQ Laguna Beach

European Optical
Optician in Laguna Beach, California
1276 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
European Optical

Fredric H. Rubel
Watch store in Laguna Beach, California
246 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Fredric H. Rubel

Fresh Produce
Clothing store in Laguna Beach, California
240 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Fresh Produce

Harmony Tea Bar
Bubble Tea
305 Forest Ave #103, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Harmony Tea Bar

Havaianas Sandals
Shoe store in Laguna Beach, California
160 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Havaianas Sandals

I C London
Lingerie store in Laguna Beach, California
314 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Jasmine of Anatolia
Gift shop in Laguna Beach, California
214 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Jasmine of Anatolia

Johnny Rockets
Hamburger Restaurant
188 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Johnny Rockets

Kokopelli Gallery
Native american goods store in Laguna Beach, California
Address: 332 Forest Ave # 2, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Kokopelli Gallery

Kristalle
Collectibles store in Laguna Beach, California
875 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Kristalle

Laguna Art Museum
Museum in Laguna Beach, California
307 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach Community
Marketing and News
Laguna Beach Community

Laguna Beach Cyclery
Bicycle repair shop in Laguna Beach, California
240 Thalia St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Beach Cyclery

Laguna Beach Historical Society
Historical society in Laguna Beach, California
278 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Beach Historical Society

Laguna Candles
Candle store in Laguna Beach, California
332 Forest Ave #8, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Candles

Laguna Canyon Smog and Automotive Repair
Smog inspection station in Laguna Beach, California
1965 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Canyon Smog and Automotive Repair

Laguna Coast Pottery
Garden center in Laguna Beach, California
392 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Coast Pottery

Laguna Exchange
Non-profit organization in Laguna Beach, California
995 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Exchange

Laguna Eyes Optometry
1100 S Coast Hwy Ste 201, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Eyes Optometry

Laguna Supply
Women's clothing store in Laguna Beach, California
210 Beach St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Supply

Laguna Surf & Sport
Surf shop in Laguna Beach, California
1088 S. Coast Highway Laguna Beach Ca 92651
Laguna Surf & Sport

Lala
Boutique in Laguna Beach, California
1145 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

LF Stores
Clothing store in Laguna Beach, California
278 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
LF Stores

Little Bohemian
Children's clothing store in Laguna Beach, California
282 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Little Bohemian

Little Freebirds
Boutique in Laguna Beach, California
227 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Little Freebirds

Local Communicator
Business Marketing Consultants
Local Communicator

Lumberyard
American Restaurant
384 Forest Ave #10 Laguna Beach Ca 92651
Lumberyard

Naked Dog Bistro
Pet store in Laguna Beach, California
424 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 9265
Naked Dog Bistro

Nuance Home + Lifestyle Boutique
Home goods store in Laguna Beach, California
1200 S Coast Hwy #103a, Laguna Beach, CA
Nuance Home + Lifestyle Boutique

Pacific Gallery
Art gallery in Laguna Beach, California
228 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Pacific Gallery

Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Non-profit organization in Laguna Beach, California
20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Rock Martin Custom Jewelry
Jeweler in Laguna Beach, California
268 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Rock Martin Custom Jewelry

Salerno's Ristorante
Italian Restaurant
220 N Beach St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Salerno's Ristorante

Salon A-2 and Skin
Beauty salon in Laguna Beach, California
31656 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Sergio's Empanadas
Argentinian Restaurant
977 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Sergio's Empanadas

Shoe Cellar
Shoe store in Laguna Beach, California
245 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Shoe Cellar

Spice Merchants of Laguna Beach
1175 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Spice Merchants of Laguna Beach

Supercolor Imaging
Photo lab in Laguna Beach, California
230 Beach St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Supercolor Imaging

Tania Clark Salon
Beauty salon in Laguna Beach, California
2025 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The British Hair Company
Hair salon in Laguna Beach, California
750 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The British Hair Company

Thee Foxes' Trot
Gift shop in Laguna Beach, California
260 Forest Ave # 2, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Thee Foxes' Trot

The Flower Stand
Florist in Laguna Beach, California
384 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The Foundation Studios by Lisa G Artistry
Beauty salon in Laguna Beach, California
31752 Coast Hwy #100, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The Foundation Studios by Lisa G Artistry

The Grove On Forest
Coffee Shop
384 Forest Ave #4, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The Grove On Forest

The Shop. laguna beach
Women's clothing store in Laguna Beach, California
1020 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The Shop. laguna beach

The T-shirt Company at Laguna Beach
387 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The T-shirt Company at Laguna Beach

Three Seventy Common
American Restaurant
370 Glenneyre St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Three Seventy Common

Toes on the Nose
Clothing store in Laguna Beach, California
276 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Toes on the Nose

Treasury Funds
Home Loans-Refinancing
Treasury Funds

Vertigo Home
Home goods store in Laguna Beach, California
1550 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Vertigo Home

Violet's Boutique
Boutique in Laguna Beach, California
241 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Violet's Boutique

Thank you for taking the time to read our list of Laguna's small businesses.

Small Business Saturday in Laguna Beach only comes around once a year so please shop local.

Laguna Beach Community


Tibetan Lama Talking on World Peace Laguna Beach

Tibetan Lama to Offer Public Talk & Healing Ceremony for World Peace in Laguna Beach

Ttibetan Lama to speak on world peace in Laguna Beach

Yangsi Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist lama in the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, will offer a public talk, How to Achieve Happiness, and Healing Ceremony for World Peace in Laguna Beach on Sunday, November 19 at the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach, 286 St. Ann’s Drive Laguna Beach CA 92651

 

All are welcome to attend both events organized by Laguna Beach’s Gonpo Ludup Study Group, part of the international Tibetan Buddhist organization the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.

 

Based in Portland, OR, Rinpoche teaches in English and is known for his extraordinary insight into the Western psychological condition.

 

“Rinpoche really understands the dissatisfaction and depression so many of us in the West experience, and has a way of making Buddhist psychological tools accessible to everyone," said Gonpo Ludup coordinator Kate Macdonald.

 

Born in Kathmandu in 1968, Yangsi Rinpoche was recognized at age six as the reincarnation of a great master and yogi from Western Tibet. He was enthroned that year and at ten began his studies at at Sera Je Monastic University, in south India, where he graduated in 1995, after 25 years of study, with the highest degree of Geshe Lharampa.

 

In 1998 Rinpoche left India to bring the ancient wisdom of the Buddhist teachings to the West. Since then he has taught extensively throughout the US and Europe. In 2005 he founded Maitripa College in Portland, which bridges the worlds of Tibetan Buddhist and Western scholarship. He is also the spiritual director of Buddhist centers in Puerto Rico and Seattle, WA.

 

In the public talk, How to Achieve Happiness, Rinpoche will delve into the Buddhist approach to happiness and inner peace. Attendees are encouraged to bring any and all questions they might have about happiness, Buddhism, or life in general.

 

In the Healing Ceremony for World Peace, Rinpoche will confer a blessing of Medicine Buddha, said to be the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings.

 

“Medicine Buddha is about healing,” says Rinpoche. “The ceremony is to help heal the time that we are going through as a community, as a country, as a nation, as an individual what each of us is going through. Any kind of healing ceremony is very beneficial for your personal life to make progress.”

 

Attendees are welcome to bring the names and photos of loved ones to the ceremony. You are also welcome to email the names of your friends and loved ones to kate@gonpoludup.org. Rinpoche will include them all in his prayers.

 

Event Details

Public Talk: How to Achieve Happiness

Sunday, November 19, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach
286 St Ann’s Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Sliding scale $10 – $30; no one turned away for lack of funds

To get more information or to register click here

 

Event Details

Special Event: Healing Ceremony for World Peace

Sunday, November 19, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach
286 St Ann’s Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Free, offered by Gonpo Ludup Study Group

To get more information or to register click here


Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Health Haven Studio, which is located steps away from Agate Street Beach, has provided LagunaBeachCommunity.com with a recipe for healthy chocolate chip cookies. Health Haven Studio is a bright, open environment full of energy. Being centrally located in Laguna Beach allows many clients to walk from their homes or go for a run on the beach after their training sessions. I strongly believe in the fact that everyBODY is different; each client has a different goal, motive, schedule, lifestyle, etc. This is why I offer a variety of options for my clients: one-on-one training, small group training, nutrition counseling, meal planning, and much more.

When clients work out with me at Health Haven Studio, they can expect nothing less than a thorough and challenging 25-50 minutes! Workouts will vary depending on the client, but everyone receives a diversity of exercises and styles. Trust me, I understand that not everyone likes working out, but it is my goal to change that even if it is just by the slightest bit.

One-on-one training is great for clients who are focused on meeting a specific goal, have various limitations, or just need some time for themselves. One-on-one truly enables the client to get the most out of their workout. As a trainer I am able to zero in on their form, rest time, imbalances, and areas that need extra work.

My small group training sessions are private and personalized for the group. Meaning, my clients sign up together (family, friends, co-workers) and they decide what type of training they are interested in. Strength, mobility, endurance, or a mix of them all. Many of the small group training sessions will be in a high intensity circuit format that truly pack a punch! What a better way to spend time together than building relationships and strength with small group training at Health Haven Studio.

Nutrition plays an important role in the philosophy of my training here at the studio. DON’T WORRY, that doesn’t mean clients are put on unrealistic restrictive diets. I give my clients healthy recipes, alternatives, and options so they can enjoy eating clean without feeling deprived. My meal planning and nutrition counseling sessions give my clients and me the time to discuss their likes, dislikes, weaknesses, needs and habits, when it comes to their daily food intake.

A meal planning meeting involves my client and I sitting down together to create a goal oriented plan that includes the food they will eat and healthy recipe replacements (for some of those not so healthy treats). Along with their meal plan, clients at Health Haven Studio receive a copy of my own healthy recipe E-book, which is filled with healthy recipes for crepes, pancakes, cookies, brownies, lasagna, meatballs, pizza, tacos, etc. Having these healthy options to share with clients is one of my favorite parts of being a trainer! To tell someone they can eat brownies and pancakes while still meeting their goals is flat out awesome (there is really no other way of saying that).

The purpose behind my nutrition counseling sessions is to check-in with and discuss the current state of my clients’ nutrition. This is a time when clients can ask questions, solve problems, and make any necessary adjustment to their plans. We are only human and getting of track is completely normal! That is why there are trainers like me and places like Health Haven Studio to provide individuals with the education and motivation they need to succeed.

In addition to all of my training options at Health Haven Studio, I stand by the belief that accountability is key. The support and guidance my clients receive doesn’t just end when they walk out the door. I make sure to keep in touch throughout the week to make sure they are staying on track. Health Haven Studio clients have the ability to contact me with any questions they might have in regards to their fitness and nutrition needs. The following are some of the topics we discuss: what to eat at a certain restaurant, tips on eating and exercises while traveling, how to deal with muscle soreness, cooking tips, and questions regarding specific product brands. My clients know that I am there for them both in and out of the studio. YOUR goals are my GOALS.


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