First Thursdays Art Walk January 2018

First Thursday Art Walk January 2018

First Thursdays Art Walk March 2018 Laguna Beach California

Where:  Laguna Beach, California

When:  The first Thursday of every month

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Please note:  Each gallery may have varying hours. Please check FTAW website for more info.

Cost:  Free

Trolley Service:  Free Art Walk trolley service starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.  In North Laguna, trolley service starts at Laguna Art Museum.  In South Laguna, trolley service starts at Bluebird Canyon Road.

Parking:  Metered parking is available along Coast Highway.  It is free after 7:00 p.m.

First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach…. bringing more awareness to arts and education.

First Art Walk of the New Year

January 4, 2018

North Laguna Galleries

Laguna Art Museum

307 Cliff Drive

California Mexicana

Missions to Murals, 1820–1930

ends January 14, 2018

Quorum Art Gallery

374 N. Coast Hwy

Meet featured artist, Mike Kinney.

Sandstone Gallery

384-A N. Coast Hwy

Meet the exhibiting artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments during Art Walk from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Exhibit runs from Jan 2 – Jan 29, 2018.

Central/Downtown Laguna Galleries

Avran Fine Art

540 S. Coast Hwy Ste 104 & 106

Featuring the works of their newest artist, Alison Haley Paul. Meet the artist and enjoy a special artist demonstration starting at
7:00 p.m.

LCAD Gallery

374 Ocean Ave

The Romance of Prague and the Glory of Vienna
An exhibition by the participants of
LCAD’s 2017 Summer Abroad Program
January 4 – January 25, 2018

Elena Fine Art Gallery

570 S. Coast Hwy

Original artworks by Russian artist Angelika Privalikhina and new local artist, Lori Gilbert.  Also showing two original Diego Rivera Artworks.

Miche McClendon

241-A Forest Avenue

New collection focusing on the powers of different gems.  Meet the artist.  Refreshments being served.

South Laguna Galleries

Cove Gallery

550 S. Coast Highway, Suite 103

This week, 2 high school seniors, Shea Skenderian and Ella Steinbach will be showing their work at Cove Gallery.

Nuance Home & Lifestyle

1200 N. Coast Hwy

Artist reception for local artist

Carrie Rawls

New Year’s Eve Laguna Beach

New Year’s Eve Laguna Beach

Celebration Guide

It’s almost time to ring in the New Year!

Welcome 2018!

Here are a few of the Laguna Beach’s New Year’s Eve happenings

New Year's Eve Laguna Beach California 2018 Guide NYE Party 2017 2018

C’est La Vie

373 S. Coast Hwy


Five Course, Prix Fixe, New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu


213 Ocean Ave.


Live DJ upstairs & downstairs 9:00 p.m.


K’ya Bistro Lobby

1287 S. Coast Hwy


  • Live music
  • Complimentary champagne toast at midnight
  • Complimentary desserts from 10:00 p.m. – midnight

K’ya Bistro

Laguna Beach Brewery & Grille

237 Ocean Ave.


New Year’s Eve party with DJ Vibe 8:30-Close

Laguna Beach Brewery & Grille

Laguna Playhouse

606 Laguna Canyon Rd


  • Rita Rudner’s
    “Laugh, Drink & Leave”
  • Complimentary champagne & dessert
  • Watch the East Coast ball drop at the end of the show

Laguna Playhouse

Lumberyard Restaurant

384 Forest Ave.


Live jazz 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Lumberyard Restaurant

Main Street Bar & Caberet

1460 S. Coast Hwy


  • Music 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
  • Drink specials on premiums

Main Street Bar & Caberet

Marine Room

214 Ocean Ave.


New Year’s Eve Party 9:00 p.m.

Marine Room


30801 S. Coast Hwy


The Montage has a few different events to choose from.

Lobby Lounge 8:00 pm.m – 2:00 a.m.

The Loft – 2 different seating times

Studio – reception starts at 8:00 p.m.

Paintbox – 6:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Children 5-12 are invited as well

Please visit the Montage Website for all reservation and pricing information


1740 S. Coast Hwy


Mozambique is offering two New Year’s Eve Dinner seating times.

First seating will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Second seating will be from 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Second seating includes your table all night.  It also includes admittance to the Main Stage, Durban Room, and Boma Room entertainment.


Nirvana Grille

303 Broadway #101


  • 1st NYE dinner seating at 5:00 p.m.
  • 2nd NYE dinner seating at 7:30 p.m.

Nirvana Grille


1183 S. Coast Hwy


Live music 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.


422 S. Coast Hwy


Skyloft will be offering two New Year’s Eve Dinner seatings.

First seating is 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Second seating is 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. with entertainment and NYE toast



30832 S. Coast Hwy


  • Champagne toast
  • Party favors


The Boom Boom Room

will be re-opening for one night only….New Year’s Eve!

1401 S. Coast Hwy


Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres and a full bar

More information and RSVP:  The Boom is Back

The Cliff

577 S. Coast Hwy


Live Music:
Robert Jon Duo 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Cliff

The Ranch at Laguna Beach

31106 S. Coast Hwy


New Year’s Eve Party 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Tommy Bahama Bar & Grill

400 S. Coast Hwy


  • Live Music 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Live Music 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tommy Bahama Bar & Grill

Support Kollock Family

Support the Kollock Family by Donating!

Kollock Family Catalina Raine Kollock Laguna Beach Ca

Photo taken from GoFundMe page.

The Kollock family needs support from the Laguna Beach Community now more than ever.

On December 16, 2017 the unimaginable happened their five-week old baby Catalina Raine Kollock was unresponsive so they called 911. When the Laguna Beach Police and Laguna Beach firefighters arrived, they rushed her to the hospital, but she could not be revived.

This is a tragedy no parent or family should ever have to suffer. Please help us support the Kollock family.

This is where the Laguna Beach Community is needed.  We need your help. Ryan is the sole supporter of the family as a personal trainer in Laguna Beach. Teresa stays home taking care of their four older children.

Lindsey Meehleis has set up a GoFundMe page for the Kollock family.  Please be kind and donate to the Kollock family in these tragic times. They’ll need to cover funeral expenses and allow Ryan Kollock to take a few days off to grieve and be with his family.

Our prayers and condolences are with you Ryan, Teresa, and family.

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips Clean eating during the holidays Health Haven Studio Laguna Beach

How are you planning to finish 2017? The holiday season is an easy time to get distracted from our regular routines and habits, especially when it comes to our fitness and nutrition! From the sweets, treats, and extra drinks it’s no mystery where the extra pounds to start the new year come from.  If you want to avoid the holiday gain, finish 2017 strong, and have a head start on the new year then follow some of these Healthy Holiday tips! They will help keep you moving, make lean choices, and enjoy the season even more!


Regular schedules are often changed during this time of year, due to the holiday events, parties, and must-do to-dos lists. It is no surprise that exercise is one of the top activities to get replaced! DO NOT make this mistake; if anything, move even more this time of year. Laguna Beach may not be covered in winter white snow, but this allows for nonstop outdoor activity while enjoying the beautiful scenery! One of the ways I have been getting some extra movement is by leaving my car at home and walking to all our festive local shops here in the Laguna Beach Community. That way I get both shopping and exercise in! Whenever you have the chance to walk, bike, or hike PLEASE TAKE IT! Some other great ideas to keep you accountable is to sign up for exercise classes, hire a personal trainer, or get a workout buddy to keep each other accountable. Movement must be a priority, not just to prevent that holiday weight-gain, but to keep you healthy and strong. The more movement, the healthier your holiday!


During the month of December sweets, treats, and drinks are everywhere! At work, home, the store, your children’s school, etc. One of the healthiest actions you can take is making clean choices as often as possible! If you are not at a party or special event focus on fueling and nourishing your body! Have REAL food ready to eat at all times. What is REAL food? Think of food without ingredient lists: meat, eggs, legumes, whole grains, veggies, fruit, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, nuts, etc. Have healthy snacks available and plan clean meals to stay on track. When it comes to sweets, there are multiple methods to creating healthier versions! First, you can replace all the sugar in your recipes with stevia or other natural lower calorie sweeteners. Second, you can choose to create lower carb options by using almond or coconut flours. Third you can swap the oil and butters in the majority of recipes with apple sauce or Greek yogurt. Healthy choices are all around us, even during the holidays! The only thing left to do is to make the choice!


Do not let the pressure of weight-loss or a perfect diet ruin your holiday season! As a trainer, I do not expect any of my clients to stick 100% to their fitness and nutrition plans during the holidays. What I encourage is for them to plan their cheat/treat meals, so that they can enjoy each bite or sip GUILT FREE. Having a cheat or treat is not worth it if you are going to regret your decision immediately following. So, if you have a party you are going to, choose a certain item you really want ahead of time and enjoy the experience! Work hard and eat clean as often as you can so that when a special event comes up you can be proud of your hard work and enjoy the reward!

When it comes down to it, this time of year can be difficult to stay on track with our fitness and nutrition, but it is not impossible. The best option you have is to simply try! Try to move as much as you can, make clean choices, and enjoy planned special treats to make for a healthy holiday season. If you follow these simple tips  and tricks you will have a head start on the new year!  Take care, stay strong.

I am available to help you achieve your fitness goals in my private Laguna Beach Studio.

Haven Schulz

Certified Personal Trainer

Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Owner of Health Haven Studio

TOYS FOR TOTS Laguna Beach

TOYS FOR TOTS Laguna Beach

TOYS FOR TOTS Laguna Beach U.S. Marine Corps Reserves

TOYS FOR TOTS Laguna Beach

Please join some of Laguna Beach’s local businesses in supporting the United States Marine Corps Reserve TOYS FOR TOTS program!!!

Why they do what they do!!

The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program’s main purpose is to collect new, unwrapped, toys during the months of October, November and December.  They do this every  single year. They distribute these presents to less fortunate children in the communities in which the campaigns are conducted.

For further information, please visit the Official Website for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Listed below are a few of the Laguna Beach drop-off locations where you can drop off new, unwrapped, toys for the tots.

If you know of any others, please let me know and I will gladly add that information.

North Laguna Beach Drop-Off:

Any day during their business hours.  Last day for drop-off is Dec 21st.

Local Insurance Agent Phil Newton has joined forces with RWorld Surf & Skate in providing a convenient drop-off location in North Laguna.

Phil Newton Insurance
305 N. Coast Hwy, Suite Q (upstairs)

RWorld Surf & Skate
305 N. Coast Hwy
RWorld Surf & Skate

South Laguna Beach Drop-Off Event

ALL DAY Monday Dec 18th

30832 S. Coast Hwy
Starfish Laguna

Each person that brings in a new, unwrapped, toy will receive 50% off their check!! Live music by begins at 6:00 p.m.

South Laguna Beach Drop-Off Event

Thursday, December 14th 6:00 p.m.

Coyote Grill
31621 Coast Hwy
Coyote Grill

Bring a toy and get a free bottle of Mago AND you will also be entered into their raffle.   Raffle is at 8:00 p.m.  They will also be having drink specials all night!