Laguna Beach has its own certified Farmer’s Market every Saturday from
8 to 11 a.m. in the Lumberyard parking lot. The outdoor market carries
all the great produce and more that you’d want including: breads, honey,
olives, cheese, fish, plants, humus, cookies, strawberries, stone fruits,
organic produce and orchids. Information: (714) 573-0374.
Laguna Culinary Arts offers all kinds of cooking classes for all
cooking enthusiasts. Upcoming classes are a savoring summer class on
Saturday July 6 featuring fire roasted eggplant and pepper soup;
asparagus and goat cheese wrapped in phyllo with roasted pepper couli;
baby green salad; curry and ginger rubbed lamb with apricot-lime sauce;
ratatouille; buttermilk shortcakes with mascarapone and summer fruit. The
price is $165 per person -- $250 for two. On Sunday July 7 from 5 to 9
p.m. there will be an Italian Sunday cooking class that will feature
caprese salad; roasted pepper and grilled bread salad with sage; grilled
fish with garlic chard; pears and pepper Parmesan with honey. The price
is $95 per person, or $150 for two. All classes are hands-on, and include
a nice meal. The cooking school also carries fine cookware and supplies.
It’s at 550 South Coast Highway, on the second floor. Information:
Jackie Lee Interior
Jackie Lee Interior Design is one stop shopping for all kinds of
decorating needs. The store can help you with window coverings, custom
reupholstery, bedspreads, pillows and carpet. Its window coverings
selection includes draperies, Hunter Douglas blinds, solar shades,
matchstick blinds and Roman blinds. Its at 1745 South Coast Highway.
Glenmore Antique Irish Pine
If you love the look of antique pine furniture, you’ll love Glenmore
Antique Irish Pine. The shop is filled with chairs, armoires, tables, end
tables, desks and more. It’s open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. It’s open Monday by appointment
only. It’s at 1178 North Coast Highway. Information: 497-6938.
Bargain shoppers will appreciate the finds at Affordables - Fine
Furniture and Decorative Accessories. The consignment shop buys and sells
home decor and furnishings. There’s a nice selection of lighting, china
and chairs. It’s open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. It’s
at 1141 North Coast Highway. Information: 376-9811.
One of my favorite clothing shops in Laguna Beach, Little Bohemian
carries some really great pieces for casual dressing. There’s a big
selection of Paul Frank merchandise, my favorite L.A. based designer -
Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore, Anna Huling and French Connection tee’s. It’s
at 210 Beach. Information: 497-8850.
Soul to Sole
Everyone loves Soul to Sole for bargains on shoes and clothing. The
store carries eyeglasses, T-shirts, skirts, casual pants, accessories and
a great selection of casual shoes. Popular shoe brand names include
Rocket Dog and Chinese Laundry. The shop caters to women only, and the
424 South Coast Highway Store is much larger and has men’s clothing and
shoes. Information: 497-3109 or 497-8881.
Kids and adults who crave candy can find every kind of candy under the
sun including candies you might remember from your childhood at Candy
Baron. The candy store carries Jelly Bellys, salt water taffy,
chocolates, licorice, Gummy candies, sugar free candies and more. All of
the candies are placed in huge barrels for easy shopping, and candies are
sold by weight. It’s at 231 Forest Ave. Information: 497-7508.
Areo is a great place to find gifts and home accents. There’s a big
selection of candles, frames, mirrors, outdoor lighting, journals, pots,
cards and garden pieces. Areo is at 207 Ocean Ave. Information: 376-0535.