Trend Watch: Trunk show at Laguna Supply

It's trunk show time.

Laguna Supply, an amazing women's boutique downtown, is having a Crippen Trunk Show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. The new line, designed by Susie Crippen, former designer and founding partner of J Brand, is "effortless, chic clothing women will wear every day and for years to come," according to an announcement for the show.

"I wanted to put eight pieces of clothing and three pairs of shoes in my suitcase and be ready for any destination and situation I would be put in," Susie Crippen said in a statement.

For more on the shop, check it out at Laguna Supply is at 201 Beach St.; (949) 497-8850.


Taim hosting special artist for Art Walk

March 7 marks the monthly Art Walk, and Taim Boutique will be hosting artist Korrie Lukei as well as selling her artwork.

"Growing up an identical triplet made it difficult for Korrie to be her own person and as a result used her artistic talent as a means of developing her own identity. Whether it was by painting, drawing, doodling or helping women to feel beautiful through makeup and hair design, Korrie is often quoted as saying that 'Art is what gives me life!'" a press release states.

Lukei, who now lives in Irvine, grew up in a small town just outside of Seattle and uses the "myriad of colors and textures often seen in the natural landscapes" in her work.

Taim, pronounced like "thyme," is a stylish women's boutique that specializes in helping customers find their own personal style. Check out deals and other happenings at, where you can also eye owner Kendra Pearce's favorite pieces and accessories.

The shop is 1259 S. Coast Hwy.; (949) 715-4200.


TripAdvisor names Laguna one of best beaches

Laguna Beach was one of several beaches to received TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Beaches award.

The Travelers' Choice Beaches awards are based on the reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor travelers, according to a news release. Top beaches — 276 of them to be exact — were honored in countries such as Africa, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean.

"Sharing the story with the world as to how special Laguna Beach really is and having the visitors' recognition in this way compliments our community as a whole," Judy Bijlani, president and chief executive of Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau, said in a statement.

A list of the top beaches is at


Adam Neeley nabs design honors

The Oscars may be over, but Adam Neeley of Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry took home his own honor this awards season with two awards from the Manufacturers and Jewelry Suppliers of Americas at its annual Vision Awards: first place for professional design excellence and first place in gold distinction for a pair of earrings called "Spectra."

"These earrings, completely hand fabricated, showcase a color gradient gold bezel set with rainbow moonstones," Neeley said in a press release. "The metal transforms seamlessly from a rich yellow gold over seven colors into a white gold at the top. The interior of the bezel was oxidized to showcase the adularescence and color of the moonstones."

Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry is at 352 N. Coast Hwy. More information is at


Upcoming events at Laguna Beach Books

Laguna Beach Books is one of the few independently-owned bookstores around as Features Editor Michael Miller recently wrote about.

The bookstore has a few events coming up. On March 20, its monthly book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shop to discuss "A Death in the Family," by James Agee. Agee's novel "reconstructs through the lens of fiction the real-life car accident that claimed his father when James was not yet six years old," according to description of the book on

Also, Timber Hawkeye, author of "Buddhist Boot Camp," will be at the bookstore at 4 p.m. March 3, and Dr. Leana Wen will discuss her book, "When Doctors Don't Listen," March 6. More information about the events is at

The shop is at 1200 S. Coast Hwy.; (949) 494-4779.


Open house at Hortense Miller Garden

Here's a chance to check out the Hortense Miller Garden, the historical mid-century modern home and unique garden in North Laguna, at The Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden's Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9.

Sturdy shoes are recommended for the garden tour and donations are welcomed. Parking is at Church of Christ Scientist, 635 High Drive, and a shuttle will take participants to the home.

For more information, email

ALISHA GOMEZ is the managing editor of the Coastline Pilot and Huntington Beach Independent. She can be reached at or (714) 966-4618.

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