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Merry Christmas from Crystal Cove!

Posted on Dec 26, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  2 Comments

Well, Merry belated Christmas, that is. Yesterday, we headed to Crystal Cove State Park to see some of the vintage-inspired holiday decor and enjoy a “traditional” white (sand) Christmas. I think it’s going to take years to get used to trading in the snow and evergreens of the Midwest for the beaches and palms of Southern California, […]

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Colors of Christmas at Montage Laguna Beach

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  4 Comments

It’s Christmas season in Southern California, which means two things: palm trees covered in lights and gorgeous sunrise and sunset skies! After a week of traveling when I landed at LAX last night, I decided to check the weather and noticed conditions were predicted to be ripe today in Laguna Beach for a nice sunrise. […]

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The Pirate Gods Have Been Angered…

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  5 Comments

Yesterday, Jenny and Adam Burke came down to visit us, and we took them around some of our favorite spots in Laguna Beach. We had a great rooftop meal at our favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach, Mozambique. We went to Pearl Street Beach to see Arch Rock. We checked out the scene at Crescent Bay, […]

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Fall Vacation in Laguna Beach

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  4 Comments

Summer vacation ended today for the tourists, and fall “vacation” started for the locals in Laguna Beach. The Pacific Coast Highway, moving at a snail’s pace all summer, flowed at a pleasant cruise. Swimsuit-clad pedestrians weren’t overrunning the town like astray Walkers. Heck, today is even the last day of the Pageant of the Masters (yes, […]

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Laguna Beach, California Sunset Photos

Posted on Jul 26, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  19 Comments

I’ve become a beach bum. If you know me, you might be surprised to read that statement, as I have been like the living embodiment of Cartman when it comes to the hippie lifestyle (don’t let them fool you: beach bums are a subset of the hippie movement). However, unlike your typical beach bum who […]

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California Beaches: Laguna’s Table Rock Beach

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  No Comments

This post features some photos I took at Table Rock Beach in Laguna Beach, California, along with some tips for finding this beach, and my thoughts on it. Table Rock Beach is a pretty popular spot in Laguna Beach, especially among locals for cliff jumping. A lot of people love this beach, but I’ll admit […]

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California Beaches: Laguna’s Pearl Street Beach

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  3 Comments

Continuing my series of the best beaches in California is Pearl Street Beach in Laguna Beach. This post contains photos of Pearl Street Beach, tips for finding it, and some info about the beach. Pearl Street Beach is a small spot with reefs comprising both the north and south rims of the beach. I previously […]

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California Beaches: Laguna’s Victoria Beach

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  16 Comments

This post features some photos I just took of Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach, California, along with some tips for finding this quiet beach, among other things. One of the things that I’ve discovered the last few months is that California has some exceptional beaches, and I don’t mean the typical tourist hotspots where you’re […]

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