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The fine art of the getaway Every element is in place for an idyllic retreat: A refined resort perched high on a coastal bluff. Pristine, white sand beaches below. And the picturesque arts community of Laguna Beach all around. Montage Laguna Beach offers a seaside destination unlike any other, pairing extraordinary amenities with the genuine warmth of a cozy, Craftsman-style estate. It’s the ideal Southern California beach retreat, whether you’re seeking a restorative midweek or weekend vacation, planning a small to mid-size meeting, or hosting a romantic wedding reception. Montage Laguna Beach has received award-winning distinction for its comfortably elegant accommodations, ocean-inspired spa and distinctive regional dining. Three sparkling swimming pools, onsite activities and access to outstanding tennis, golf and the town’s vibrant arts community will keep guests as active and engaged as they wish to be. The artistry of Laguna Beach reaches back to the early 1900′s, when artists – inspired by the area’s raw natural beauty – settled here. In that spirit, the history and beauty of the region prevail at Montage. Here, the resort’s décor and architecture artfully meld with the surrounding natural beachfront habitat. Museum-quality fine art that reflects the early California Arts & Crafts movement […]
Pacific Edge, Joie de Vivre Hotels’ Laguna Beach property, unveils The Deck, the ultimate beachfront dining experience. Located literally steps from the sand with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, this relaxing, 160 seat open-air restaurant offers a food and beverage menu specializing in classic beach fare in a breathtaking setting. The Deck, which gives guests a front row seat to watch surfers, paddle boarders, dolphins and sunsets, captures the unrivaled feeling of escaping to a faraway place, right in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach. Locally celebrated Chef Michael Ingrino created the menu at The Deck, which includes seafood, steak, burgers, salad, and paella, as well as specialty drinks like the “Guava Mango Margarita” and “Blue Crush.” To create the menu, Ingrino drew inspiration from flavors found in favorite beach towns across the globe, focusing on simple, light dishes. The cocktail menu includes fresh fruits and spices, with ingredients such as cucumber, lemon, blueberry, basil and honey. The Deck will be open daily from 11:00 am to 9:30pm, with Sunday Brunch beginning at 9am.
Owned by a mother-daughter duo, this cute children’s clothing boutique specializes in organic and earth-friendly apparel for newborns, tots and little ones up to size 10. Find everything from teeny board shorts and bikinis to dapper duds and colorful dresses by brands like Purebaby Organics, Petit Lam, Stella Cove and Rowdy Sprite.
Renowned for its custom-made jewelry, this downtown shop, located in a charming historic building, specializes in yellow diamonds and exotic stones collected over the course of 20 years. Also for sale is custom art, including everything from metal works to hand-blown glass.
Find a world of flavor at this spice store, which carries more than 200 spices, house-made blends, 100 loose leaf teas from regions around the globe and a variety of olive oil. Find Mexican chocolates and an array of accessories like teapots, mugs, salt platters and much more.
Troy Lee Designs, a leader in motorsports enthusiast products, is happy to announce the opening of a flagship boutique and design center. This one-of-a-kind Boutique & Design Center features the Troy Lee Designs sportswear line, which encompasses premium tees, jeans as well as the name sake’s higher end clothing line – the Steve McQueen line. Capturing the essence of the active California lifestyle, The Troy Lee Designs Boutique & Design Center also features a selection of TLD bicycle wear and sportswear and touts some of the most exciting motorcycle memorabilia from some of the greatest names in racing history!
Business Profiles and Blogs
Seafood by the Seashore Las Brisas serves a menu chock-full of seafood and some of the best views in town.- By Linda Domingo | Photos by Jody Tiongco “The coastal cuisine of the Mexican riviera,” is how chef Abe van Beek describes Las Brisas. Since 1979, the restaurant has served Mexican-inspired cuisine and some of the best views in the city. Chef Abe started at the institution about five months ago, and says the staff is working hard on evolving the restaurant for 2013. With a background that includes Studio at Montage Laguna Beach and Aqua, formerly at The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Abe is excited for what’s to come, and helping more clearly define Las Brisas’ identity. One thing that won’t change, he mentions, is the view: “You just can’t beat that.” Even if you’re a local, the colors and tastes of the margaritas will make you feel like you’re on vacation. For those wanting to taste the tropics, the Diver’s Cove is made with Blue Curacao, perfectly matching the ocean below, and the mango margarita tastes like it was just plucked from a tree. Meanwhile, margarita purists will be pleased with the salty and sweet Ultimate Margarita. The popular […]
Carmelita’s Laguna Beach
The Right Ingredients Carmelita’s serves up delicious Mexican cuisine in a friendly, inviting atmosphere. –By Micaela Myers | Photos by Jody Tiongco Carmelita’s has all the right ingredients—a great location, an inviting interior, friendly staff and, most importantly, tasty Mexican cuisine. Recently opened, the Laguna location is the second restaurant for owner Clemente Heredia, a third-generation restaurateur. Clemente opened the first location in Rancho Santa Margarita in 2009. After just a couple of months in business, Carmelita’s is packed for dinner seven days a week. Clemente credits his locals-first emphasis. “They’re my foundation for everything,” he says. The restaurant will change as needed to meet the desires of the locals, he promises. The staff is also an important part of that equation. By our second visit to Carmelita’s, they knew our names. “They’re just trying to make the experience better,” Clemente comments. He explains he has a rigorous interview process and seeks out a service-oriented staff with just the right personalities. That same attention to detail applies to the food, and Clemente monitors the quality of all ingredients. And while the food is authentic, Clemente says he’s not afraid to use new techniques with old favorites. Cheese lovers can start […]
The Tastes of Broadway
April 11, 2012 Broadway by Amar Santana continues to lure in locals with a constantly changing menu of adventurous seasonal cuisine. –By Micaela Myers / Photos by Jody Tiongco When Amar Santana and his business partners Ahmed Labbate and Rich Cadarette opened Broadway by Amar Santana last summer, the inspiration was Amar’s native New York City. He wanted to create a place where guests could “come in, sit down and enjoy the show.” Amar says Broadway brought to Laguna something completely different, and like a night in New York City itself, an evening at Broadway is never the same. The open kitchen complete with front row seats at the chef’s table provides a live show of dinner in the making. The industrial design with a high ceiling creates an open feeling, inviting everyone to one big party. “I basically want to create a comfortable atmosphere,” Amar says. Locals have welcomed Broadway, making for a loyal base of customers. “We have a lot of repeat customers, them to have the so we don’t want same thing all the time,” he explains. His new restaurant venture allows him to change the menu every couple of weeks, which wasn’t such an easy task when he […]