White House Pilates, a second generation Pilates legacy of the method’s founder, Joseph Pilates, with a team of seasoned instructors, imparts the teachings of Joseph to help clients build enough strength and flexibility in their abs and lower back to crack a walnut in a single sit-up. Whether training clients privately or in groups of four to five per instructor, Caroline and her team lead workouts that incorporate mat-based movements and spring-powered resistance machines, such as reformers and towers.
Having grown up on a farm in central Canada, Marlowe Huber already knew about crop harvesting and soil when he began making wine in the early 1980s. He refined his skills still further by studying oenology in Vancouver before embarking on his first wine-business venture with his brother, Darren. Together they ran two wineries in British Columbia for 15 years before opening Laguna Canyon Winery in 2003. Today, staffers pour out a diverse selection of Laguna Canyon wines in the Barrel Tasting Room.
At Romeo Cucina, the chef prepares fresh pastas daily, from gnocchi to stuffed ravioli and tortellini, alongside a menu of pizzas and other Italian specialties such as veal scaloppini and linguine with fresh clams and mussels. Both eateries also share a similar inviting décor, with white linen-covered tables along with Italian-inspired art on warm yellow or exposed brick walls.
Wa-ter-mark (noun): a mark showing the greatest height. This simple definition sums up co-owner and head chef Marc Cohen's goal: to create a dining experience at the top of gourmands' to-do lists. The LA Times describes his whimsical culinary aesthetic as "…[a] distinctive stamp, one informed by a particular love of Mexican and Pacific flavors and an artistic flair." With fresh fish and seafood at the forefront, Cohen's culinary presentations are often lauded as edible works of art, much like Pollock's famous mustard splatter. Menus comprising 36 ”grazing plates” dabble in savory meats such as filet mignon and duck confit, with unusual accents of capers and orange butter, watermelon, and shishito peppers.
Because the presence of liquid is integral to a Watermarc, the restaurant offers a 239-point wine program with selections representing varietals from around the globe. With virtually every wall filled with windows, natural light floods the space, instilling steel-colored chairs and smoky-gray napkins with a rich shimmer and bartenders with glamorous farmers' tans.
You'll be centrally located in Laguna Beach with a stay at Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, minutes from Main Beach Park and Laguna Art Museum. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Festival of Arts and Heisler Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 125 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax and unwind with massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional features at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Laguna Beach? This hotel has 650 square feet (60 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms.
Housed in a historical home, The Cottage Restaurant has charmed diners for the past 35 years with a garden view overlooking the Laguna surf and a menu of elegant breakfast and supper fare. More than 30 egg creations, such as eggs florentine ($13.75) and a chicken-fajita omelette ($11.25), conquer morning plates, and chefs toy with fresh ingredients, traditional recipes, and ancient sorcery to create stacks of homemade pancakes bedecked in a spectrum of flavors, including cranberry orange ($6.30 for four) and blueberry buckwheat ($8.30 for four). Lunchtime feasters can indulge in charbroiled salmon resting on a bed of rice and crisp vegetables ($10.25), or mouth-dive into a french dip sandwich nurtured by tender roast beef ribbons and swaddled with savory au jus ($10.25). Dinner commences with crispy bruschetta ($7.25) or succulent salmon and crab cakes ($8.95) before waiters parade to tables armed with a slew of fresh salads, pastas, and giant inflatable Snoopys.