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The Best Hair Salon in Laguna Beach
Posted on 2015-08-25

The Best Hair Salon in Laguna Beach


You’re three days into your Laguna Beach vacation when disaster hits, and you need a salon. The only problem is that your stylist is a day’s travel away, and you need someone now, and someone in Laguna Beach. And this is your hair we’re talking about, so you don’t want just anyone. They have to be better than good, they need to be awesome. Who’s your best choice? The professionals at Serandi. So how is it that I can recommend Serandi? I can not only recommend them, I can tell you that there isn’t even anyone in their league. Seriously...Continue

Laguna Beach Neighborhood Meeting Place
Posted on 2015-08-19

Laguna Beach Neighborhood Meeting Place


Whether you’re in town for just a few days as part of a Laguna Beach vacation, or you’re new to town, you’ll want to know about what us locals call the neighborhood meeting place. Hennessey’s Tavern is located at 213 Ocean Ave. in Laguna Beach, California and it’s the town’s default destination whenever someone says, “I don’t know, where do you want to meet?” With its laid-back and cozy atmosphere, it makes for the perfect spot to catch up with old friends or to make new ones. First off, and possibly most importantly, they have a fully stocked bar...Continue

The Greeter
Posted on 2015-08-10

The Greeter


When you’re driving into Laguna Beach on Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll notice a statue of a man where Park Ave. and Forest Ave. intersect Pacific Coast Highway. This is the statue of “The Greeter” as locals call him. Eiler Larsen was born March 27, 1890 in Denmark. His father worked as manager of the city’s poorhouse, which isn’t without irony as you’re about to read...Continue

Bluebird Park Laguna Beach
Posted on 2015-08-05

Bluebird Park Laguna Beach


If you’re visiting Laguna Beach for a few days with children, and you’re looking for something to do other than the beach, we recommend taking a trip with the family to Bluebird Park. Most of the local children call it “Rocketship Park” because of the the 40 foot tall structure that greets you as you enter the park. Here’s what else you can expect. It’s an immense fenced-in park, meaning that your children can’t run off into a dangerous street with cars driving by. At the center of the park, there are shaded picnic tables that view almost every part of the park from a central location...Continue

Second Smallest Catholic Church in the World
Posted on 2015-07-28

Second Smallest Catholic Church in the World


Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the second smallest Catholic Church in the world, St. Francis by the Sea was built in 1933 from the rubble of the March 10th Long Beach earthquake. This was a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 120 people and resulted in $50 million worth of damage. It lead to the Field Act that mandated earthquake resistant construction. This 1,053 square foot church has only 42 seats and still features the stained glass and Spanish tile from its original construction...Continue