Get To Know… Laguna Beach


“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Vibrant surf culture meets storied art scene in Laguna, a dovetailed coupling with staying power from past to present. Far from the “whoa, dude!” stereotype you may have seen on TV, this cliffside community has sparked many an enterprise, and more than its share of artistic moments. Once By The Pacific is an imaginative collection of photos and poetry, and 101 Things To Love About Laguna Beach is an unabashed love letter to its subject, featuring whimsical watercolor illustrations. For a peek behind the surftown curtain, Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume is a big wave enthusiast’s coffee table dream, and Hobie: Master of Water, Wind & Waves is an insightful tribute to the titan of California surf. Make an Insta-escape from the daily humdrum by tapping into the curated worlds of The Shop. Laguna, Hobie Surf Shop and The Montage. And finally, let the images of Endless Summer and the sounds of The Surfaris surf guitar transport you to a very Laguna place and time.

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And A Very Special Playlist…


Theme From A Summer Place, Percy Faith
Let’s Go Surfing, The Drums
Rockin’ Robin, Bobby Day
Dream Lover, Bobby Darin
Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys
For The Longest Time, Billy Joel
Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Paul Simon
Bye Bye Love, The Everly Brothers
Grazing In The Grass, Hugh Masekela
Do It Again, The Beach Boys
Paint It, Black, The Rolling Stones
Hooked On A Feeling, B.J. Thomas
Somebody to Love, Jefferson Airplane
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini, Brian Hyland
Take Five, The Dave Brubeck Quartet
The Girl From Ipanema, Stan Getz

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