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. www.hobie.com
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
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. www.osainternational.com.
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. www.lagunaartmuseum.org.
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.
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. www.thedigitallab.com.
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.
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