Witches House in Laguna Beach
Unusual homes, found no where else on earth, are one of the many reasons I am working on an architectural tour featuring unique residential and commercial structures in Laguna Beach. The Witches House was built from 1924 to 1929 by Vernon Barker. This house has many odd angles and irregular shingles with steep gables as high as 60 feet tall. Later, Mr. Barker was the chief architect for the UCLA Medical Center. Stay tuned for my architectural tour coming soon!
Madison Square Café is ready for Halloween! Check out their holiday decorations, along with their home and garden items, while you have breakfast or lunch. Remember to bring your dog but don't come on Tuesdays.
Come visit Laguna Beach this Sunday and join my Heisler Park/Downtown tour. It starts at 3pm at the Lifeguard Tower at Main Beach. History, architecture, local landmarks and public art will be featured. Go to www.lagunabeachwalks.com to order your tickets!
Come watch the U.S. Lawn Bowling Open here in Laguna Beach from September 21st - September 27th. For more information, go to: http://www.lagunabeachlawnbowling.com/usopenlawnbowling.htm
Recently I received a message from my good friend and artist, Jim Marshall. He asked if I could help him sell a few of his pieces. I have always been in love with his "Giant Green Iguana", so now I want to find him a good home. He has been temporarily hanging out at a local gallery here in Laguna Beach for the last year and is now ready for a permanent home.
Laguna Beach has seven miles of picturesque Pacific coastline. While you are here, don't forget to sign up for one of my walking tours!
Fun Fact Friday - Did you know Eiler Larsen, our famous greeter, has his own street in Laguna Beach? Besides his street, we have two statues of him in town and his footprints in concrete. You can see all this on my HIP District tour.
"Water Wall" at Anita Beach
Love seeing the Garibaldi fish in Francesca Zobeck's "Water Wall" as I walk to the beach at Anita Street. We stroll by this abstract representation of the ocean and its marine wildlife during the HIP District Tour.
Lifeguard Headquarters update
Time for an update on our lifeguard headquarters project. It is moving along and still scheduled for a December finish date. I can't wait for the construction to be finished so we can have our Main Beach back.
Homeless artist Gisberto Bertucci
Just about every day I see Gisberto Bertucci at Main Beach. He is a homeless artist who draws people's portraits on Starbucks coffee lids. I hear the Starbucks in Newport Beach hangs his work on their walls. When you see Gisberto in Laguna Beach, tell him "Ciao"!
More pictures are on Laguna Beach Walks Instagram