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Valentines Day Dining Laguna Beach

Valentines Day Laguna Beach

Valentines Day Laguna Beach Special Valentine's Day Dinner Dining Laguna Beach California

Many of your favorite restaurants here in Laguna Beach will be offering up their special Valentine's Day Menus. 

Make the night of February 14, 2018 a special one!

♥ C'est La Vie Restaurant ♥

373 South Coast Highway

Saint Valentine’s 4 Course Dinner Menu

which includes a choice from all their homemade desserts!

website for details

♥ Driftwood Kitchen ♥

619 Sleepy Hollow Lane

4 Course Valentine’s Dinner

4:30 – 9:30 P.M.

website for details

♥ Laguna Canyon Winery ♥

2133 Laguna Canyon Road

4 Course Valentine's Winemaker's Dinner Party

February 14th, 2018

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

website for details

♥ Mozambique ♥

1740 South Coast Highway

6:00 P.M.

Valentine’s Prix Fixe

Choose from 11 entree items plus

appetizers, salads, and desserts

website for details

♥ Sapphire Laguna ♥

1200 South Coast Highway

3 Course

Special Valentine’s Day Menu

website for details

♥ Skyloft ♥

422 South Coast Highway

Offering their Valentine’s Day Extras Menu

February 9th – February 18th along with their regular menu

Featuring Best Selling “off-menu” Chef Author Creations

website for details

♥ Studio at Montage Laguna Beach ♥

30801 Coast Highway

Valentine’s Day Menu

With or without wine pairings

website for details

♥ The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach ♥

30801 Coast Highway

Appetizer, 3 Course Valentine’s Day Menu, Dessert

Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label

website for details

♥ Tortilla Republic ♥

480 South Coast Highway

3 Course Valentine’s Menu plus

Complimentary glass of wine or champagne

website for details


Quick Easy Healthy Recipes

Quick Easy Healthy Recipes

Quick Easy Healthy Recipes from from Haven Schulz of Health Haven Studios of the Laguna Beach Community Recipe

Quick Easy Healthy Recipes

The New Year is here Laguna Beach Community and Haven Schulz of Health Haven has provided us with a few quick and easy healthy recipes!

 The holidays are over and we are back to work, back to school, back to the busy routine. My name is Haven Schulz, a Laguna Beach personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist! One of the challenges many of my clients face is finding quick and easy ways to prepare healthy meals for both themselves and their families. Meal planning is one of the best ways to prepare your healthy recipes for a busy week ahead! From breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert, I would like to give you some of my tips and recipes to succeed this year! 

(Now, I know that every body is different and when I do private training at Health Haven Studio each of my clients meal plans are unique. Please take from this article what you can, but know that these recipes and meal schedule may not suit everyone.)

First and foremost, breakfast is a very important meal! After hours of “fasting” during your night of sleep, those are the first nutrients entering your body to start the day!   However, your mornings may be chaotic if you are rushing kids to school or that alarm clock doesn’t quite wake you up! I highly suggest you consider making a protein packed breakfast the night before so you can simply warm your meal up and even eat it on the go! Here is one of my favorite breakfast recipes to make for my family and I:

Health Haven Crustless Quiche

When it comes to lunch and dinner, I often suggest clients use dinner leftovers for lunch the next day. Making one or two extra servings for dinner can be an extremely helpful way to plan for a healthy day ahead of you. Preparing dinner can be extremely complicated due to conflicting schedules, kids after school activities, or long work meetings. Having a one-pan/pot meal is a great option for less clean up, simple serving, and easy storage! My Zucchini Lasagna is a delicious options for both dinner and lunch! This recipe can also be made MEAT FREE if you desire. Make two pans and enjoy leftovers the next day:

Health Haven Zucchini Lasagna

Finally, I can’t have my clients restricting themselves from delicious sweets! Aside from busy schedules during the beginning of the year, many of us restrict ourselves too much because we trying to eat as clean as we can. This often results in binge eating or giving up on one’s diet completely! I encourage my clients to REPLACE, NOT RESTRICT when it comes to some of the foods they enjoy! The following recipes are some of the most simple recipes to grab on the go for a delicious treat while still sticking to your goals:

Chocolate Oat Protein Cookies

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

“Fail to prepare; prepare to fail.” When it comes down to the basics of sticking to your fitness and nutrition goals, planning ahead is key! With recipes like the ones provided above you will be able to prepare for success with less stress! For more information, meal planning tips or recipes please come visit me at my private fitness studio right here in Laguna Beach! Take care, stay strong!

To get 20% off of Health Haven’s Healthiest Recipes Ebook the Laguna Beach Community can use the following discount code: LBCM

Haven Schulz 

Laguna Beach Resident Personal Trainer

Owner of Health Haven Studio

(949)-207-9115


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!

1: KEEP MOVING

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!

 

2: MAKE CLEAN CHOICES

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!

 

3: ENJOY THE SEASON

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


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


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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