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15
Dec

Spotlight On: Smithcliffs

It’s a rare treat to have an opportunity to own a piece of luxury property in the exclusive community of Smithcliffs. This secluded, gated enclave includes just over 20 homes. As such, it’s unusual to see a listing for one of these stunning properties. Are you in the market for a truly exceptional Laguna Beach home? If

30
Nov

The Best Holiday Shopping in Laguna Beach

Are you wondering what to get your loved ones for the holidays this year? Do you have some hard-to-shop-for names on that list of yours? Do you want to find something unique and special for someone you really care about? Then look no further than Laguna Beach! Our charming village is brimming with wonderful shops

15
Nov

Giving Back in Laguna Beach

In case it isn’t obvious, the holiday season has arrived! No doubt you’ve seen Laguna Beach businesses getting into the spirit of things. Perhaps you’ve even begun your own holiday preparations, whether it’s planning your Thanksgiving feast or stocking up on holiday gifts. But maybe you’re beginning to feel that you’d like to find other ways to

28
Oct

Spotlight On: Monarch Bay

If you like the thought of being part of an oceanfront community, then you will love Monarch Bay in nearby Dana Point. Monarch Bay is an exclusive guard-gated community that provides residents with a host of luxury amenities. Homeowners pride themselves on the close community atmosphere, and many residents feel this is the best place

14
Oct

Halloween Fun in Laguna Beach

Do you love October as much as we do? While we don’t get the typical autumn colors here because of our Mediterranean climate, Laguna Beach is still an awesome place to spend the fall season. After all, nobody does Halloween quite like we do. If you’re in town and looking for a spooktacular time, check out one

29
Sep

Best Spots for Inspiration in Laguna Beach

Artists have been drawn to Laguna Beach since its early days, and it’s easy to see why. Our community has some of the most stunning vistas, natural beauty and interesting locations on the California coast. All you have to do is walk outside your front door to find inspiration for that painting, short story or

15
Sep

Spotlight on: Emerald Bay

We’re kicking off a new series on The Stanaland Group blog, where we spotlight a single neighborhood in Laguna Beach. We’ll detail the types of luxury homes and amenities that are available and what makes each neighborhood unique and special. To start off, we’d like to invite you to explore the North Laguna neighborhood of Emerald

30
Aug

Labor Day Weekend in Laguna Beach

Not only does Labor Day weekend signal the end of summer, but it’s also the last big hurrah before school starts in Laguna Beach. Go out with a bang by attending one or more of these events in and around town. They’ll be just what you need to end the summer on a high note

12
Aug

Back to School in Laguna Beach

Can you hear that? It’s the distant ringing of school bells, signaling the start of another school year. Although Laguna Beach public schools don’t begin until after Labor Day on September 6, now is the time to start getting ready for what is always a busy time of year if you have kids. Here are

29
Jul

How To Move With Your Pet

Moving is stressful on humans, but can be doubly so for pets. They don’t have the benefit of understanding what’s happening around them, so the process of packing up boxes and leaving the house can be very confusing. Add to that some stressed-out humans and suddenly your normally chill furry family member is a nervous