• EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a new business feature in The Coastline Pilot. See below for submission information.


    In and out


    A new shop on Forest Ave. is The Vault, at 381 Forest Ave., next to Melrose Place. Young, hip designer men’s clothing shoes and accessories, including Mark Nason, Donald Pliner, Ted Baker, Robert Graham, Antik Denim, 575 and Robins Jean;

    Bon Saveur, a waffle-and-espresso café at 202 Park Ave., has closed after about 1 ½ years in business;

    Two new shops have opened at the Pearl Street Commercial Center development, 1833 S. Coast Highway at Pearl St. Feast, a high-end housewares purveyor, and Elle H, a women’s clothing boutique, will soon be joined by a designer shoe store.

    Specials and news


    Rohrer Fine Art, 346 N. Coast Highway, will host a four-day jewelry trunk show, “Splendors of the Sea,” Jan. 25-28, featuring designs by Michael K. Jewels;

    Cedar Creek Inn, 384 Forest Ave., is now offering catering services.

    Hot deals

    Many shops in Laguna Beach are having post-holiday or winter clearance sales:

    Soul to Sole, 424 So. Coast Highway, is having its annual 50% off sale;

    You can get 50% off on holiday décor at Areo, 207 Ocean Ave.;

    Calendars are 25% off at Latitude 33 books, 311 Ocean Ave.;

    Indian Summer, 574 So. Coast Highway, is having a 20-40% off sale;


    Little Bohemian, 210 Beach St., is offering 10-70% off women’s wear.


  • RETAIL BEAT is a regular feature in the Coastline Pilot, and submissions from Laguna Beach retailers are welcomed. News items may be e-mailed to coastlinepilot@ with “Retail Beat” in the subject line; faxed to (949) 494-8979; mailed to P.O. 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; or dropped off at 384 Forest Ave., Lumberyard Mall, Suite 22 (between 18 and 19), Laguna Beach.