April 2015

Found 20 blog entries for April 2015.

Laguna Art Museum - Image Credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Patrick_Pelster

The Laguna Art Museum is an excellent attraction in the city for art lovers and those that just want to try something new. It features California art and its purpose is to bring art into public exposure. They want to expose the world to art in order to promote understanding and to promote a better understanding of the role of art in American culture through conservation, collection, exhibitions, research and education.

They collect and care for works created by local artists that represent the life and history of the state. It’s the only museum in the state that collects California art and only art from here. Here is a look at what you should know about the Laguna Art Museum.

About Laguna Art Museum

Their vision is to be the premier museum of

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Dining - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/neshom-447256/

230 Forest Avenue is Laguna Beach’s favorite place to dine. It’s a landmark dining destination in the heart of downtown Laguna with an address you won’t forget. 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant and Martini Bar is a lunch and dinner destination in downtown featuring over a decade of amazing dishes thanks to award-winng executive chef and owner Marc Cohen.

You’ll love their innovative California cuisine, their upbeat atmosphere and ever changing wall of art adding to the charm. If you love chic restaurants, lively dining spots and excellent outdoor patios, check out 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant and Marini Bar.

About 230 Forest Avenue

230 is all about the seafood. Along with their insane seafood flavors, enjoy steaks and their famous martini bar.

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Romance - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/bngdesigns-213864/

There are plenty of places to go for romance in Newport Beach. From the many fine dining restaurants to the beach, you're sure to add a spark to any relationship. Here are some of the top ways to find romance throughout the Newport Beach area.

Balboa Island

If you enjoy shopping, strolling and relaxing, this is the place for you. It's a quaint area with plenty of lovely shops and eateries. You can enjoy rediscovering your romance as you discover some of the intimate shops throughout the area.

A Gondola Ride

At night, the canals of Newport Harbor offer plenty of romance. You can enjoy a gondola ride with a serenading gondolier as you enjoy kissing under the bridges.

Crystal Cove State Beach

A stroll along the sand or just time

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Marine Mammal Center - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marin_Marine_Mammal_Center.jpg

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center was started in 1971 with just three volunteers. It was originally used as a way to house seals and sea lions. Today, it has grown into something quite amazing. Here's what you will find at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.


With plenty of education programs, this organization is the perfect choice for both children and adults. You can learn all about the different sea creatures through the many programs, which include:

  • Mommy and Me - Perfect for moms and their toddlers to earn all about marine mammals.
  • Kindergarten through Grade 12 School Programs - Split into age groups with choices, such as Seal Lion Story and Ocean Heath Issues.
  • Home School Programs - Workshops for ages 5 to 12.
  • Scout
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On behalf of the buyer, The Aaronson Group has opened escrow on 2 Shore Walk, Newport Coast, Orange County, California. (MLS® #NP15061155)

This 6,180 sq. ft. Santa Barbara inspired, custom corner estate features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and panoramic views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Sprawling nearly 30,000 square feet of exquisite landscape, the beautifully appointed property resides in the luxurious enclave of Crystal Cove on a private lot with a wrought iron motorized gate. The single level home showcases classical architecture with lush resort styled grounds that celebrates an elegantly coastal lifestyle. Its expansive living area opens to an abundantly upgraded kitchen, breakfast nook, courtyard, and covered loggia with vaulted

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Theatre - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/geralt-9301/

The Laguna Playhouse is unlike any other area attraction. With plenty of shows held each year, the magic of the theatre will bring you back for more.

The Playhouse was founded in 1920 and has been working hard to serve the community ever since. With core values including heritage, artistic excellences, operational excellence, education and community inclusion, The Laguna Playhouse is certainly a gem of the Laguna Beach area.

The 2015 Season

You can enjoy plenty of shows every year at The Laguna Playhouse. Not all of the choices have been announced for the 2015 season, but the upcoming performances do include:

  • Murder for Two - April 22nd to May 17th on the Main Stage
  • Movie Mayhem! The Final Take - May 9th on the Youth Theatre stage
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Found inside the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, Mosaic Bar and Grille is one of the finest choices for dining in the area. This restaurant provides poolside dining near the Mosaic Pool with California-inspired beach fare. You can choose from all types of items on the menu and during the summer months, you can even enjoy live entertainment every night of the week.

The Menu

At Mosaic Bar and Grille, the menu consists of salads, grilled sandwiches, daily seafood and a healthy spa menu. The menu does change with the season. Some of the choices you may find on the menu here include:


  • Two Eggs with bacon, hash browns and toast
  • California Omelet
  • Huevos Rancheros
  • Fruit Bowl
  • Breakfast Burrito


  • Chicken
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Italian Food - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/portobayevents/9308719144

Known as one of the top Italian restaurants in all of Orange County, Rothschild's provides a great place for dinner. Whether you need to entertain clients or find a place for your next date night, this fine Italian restaurant is a good choice. Here's what you will find at Rothschild’s Restaurant.

The Menu

The menu consists of appetizers, soups, salads, pastas and other entrees. You will find plenty of options on the dinner menu and a smaller selection of smaller portions on the lunch menu. Some of the favorite choices include:

  • Crispy Spinach and Chicken Ravioli
  • Apricot-Glazed Baked Brie
  • Escargot Rothschild's
  • Seafood Cakes
  • Homemade Minestrone
  • Caprese alla Mozzarella
  • Fettuccine Romano
  • Fusilli Brocoletto
  • Lobster
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Despite the attraction of a big city life, two thirds of Millennials would prefer to live in the suburbs rather than the city. The main reason? They want a home with more bedrooms than the average city living environment can provide. For those on the hunt for a suburban lifestyle, Orange County is a great first spot to start your dream home search.

Suburban Living vs. City Living

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Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pageant2a.jpg

The Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach includes more than just the Festival Art Show, which happens every year. It also includes the Pageant of the Masters, exhibits, collections and an outreach program. Here's what you will discover at the Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach.

Pageant of the Masters

Held every summer, the Pageant of the Masters comes with a new theme each year. For 2015, the theme is "The Pursuit of Happiness." The event is the crowning jewel of the Festival of Arts and one of the most unique productions found in the world. With plenty of world-renowned artistry, it's a very popular event every year.

The Pageant of the Masters is a 90-minute show of "living pictures" from classical and contemporary works of art. Real people post

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