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Hobie offers surf fashion for all


Find all of the surf lifestyle accessories you’d ever want at

Hobie Surf. It’s one of Laguna’s most visited surf shops, carrying

everything from home decor to custom surfboards. There’s hula-theme


bedding, Hawaiian quilts, Tiki Farm ceramic vases, cookie jars and

cocktail glasses. It even carries high-end bamboo furniture from

Palacek. Custom surfboards are its specialty, and it has apparel for

the entire family. Popular surf brands are carried here, and it’s now


selling boutique brands from Lucky, Michael and P.J. Salvage. For

bargains, wait for the biggest sale of the year, the third weekend in

August. There’s also a Patriot Day sale in March. Open from 9 a.m. to

8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and

Saturday. 294 Forest Ave. (949) 497-3304.

Worth looking into

Looking for the latest in eyewear? Emporio Optic carries it. The

sister store to the Optical Shop of Aspen stocks cutting edge designs


by Kieselstein-

Cord, Matsuda, Exalt Cycle, Clayton Franklin, Paul Frank and

Hiero. And, of course, it carries popular designer frames: Gucci,

Giorgio Armani, Oliver Peoples, Oakley and Persol. With 20

collections to choose from and an experienced staff that can help you

select the best frame for your face, this is a find. There are

unlimited choices in lens colors and coatings for custom frames. Open

from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; from 10 a.m. to 9


p.m. Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. 263 Forest Ave.

(949) 464-3933.

Getting crafty at the beach

The Laguna Craft Guild is having a fall show 2002 through Dec. 15.

Shows will feature local art and crafts ideal for holiday gift

giving. All shows are at Main Beach on The Cobblestone. Open from 10

a.m. to dusk Sundays.

For the surf fiend on your list

The much anticipated “Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing”

book from the hit Surf Culture exhibit at The Laguna Art Museum is

now for sale. Pick up a copy at the Laguna Art Museum Store. It makes

a perfect gift for surf enthusiasts. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

daily. 307 Cliff Drive. (949) 494-8971.


The Sawdust Art Festival’s 12th annual Winter Fantasy runs every

weekend through Dec. 15. The holiday shopping extravaganza also

offers art workshops and demonstrations, Santa, entertainment,

gardens, outdoor cafes and a saloon and festive holiday lights. A new

gift registry was added for convenience. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays. 935 Laguna Canyon Road. (949) 494-3030.

Custom Christmas

Get a jump on the holiday rush by ordering custom cards at Laguna

Digital Inc. It’s offering a special on holiday cards with a color

photo on the outside and a message inside through Nov. 31: Deluxe

cards, measuring 5.5 by 8.5 inches, cost 99 cents each. Standard

cards, measuring 4.25 by 5.5 inches, cost 59 cents each. Open from 9

a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 1705 S. Coast Highway.

(949) 464-2030.

Pining for Irish furniture

The pine furniture selection is hard to beat at Glenmore Antique

Irish Pine. It constantly receives new shipments of furniture from

Ireland and carries premium pieces. Choices include dining sets,

armoires, dressers, buffets, chairs and beds. Open from 11 a.m. to 5

p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. 1178 N. Coast Highway. (949) 497-6938.

Get clean at a discount rate

Laguna Beach Car Wash is celebrating its fifth year with special

coupons in the Coastline Pilot. Look for coupons for 30% off a full

detail and 20% off on a mini-detail, good through Dec. 31. It

specializes in hand car washes and only uses soft cotton diaper

towels to protect car’s paint. Also, it uses high quality 3M and

Meguiar products only. 2055 Laguna Canyon Road. (949) 497-1041.

* BEST BUYS is a weekly feature of the Coastline Pilot. Send

information to Greer Wylder at or P.O. Box 248

Laguna Beach, CA 92652, or via fax at 494-8979.