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2017

October 2017Top Resorts in Southern California: Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 – Laguna Beach
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September 2017Smart Meetings – Major Meeting Venues – Laguna Beach
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September 2017Readers Digest – 50+ Dreamy Hotel Rooms with Views You’d Wish You Were Looking at Right Now- Laguna Beach
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September 2017Stu News Laguna – Splashes, at Surf & Sand Resort Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach
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September 2017 – Calabasas Style Magazine – Surf and Sand Resort – The Perfect Beach Escape – Laguna Beach
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August 2017 – Gentry Destinations Magazine – Weekend Getaway – Laguna Beach
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August 2017 – American Spa – How to Celebrate National Relaxation Day – Laguna Beach
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August 2017 – American Spa – Saltwater Pools to Dive For – Laguna Beach
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May 2017Orange County Register – Food Events for May 25 – June 1 – Laguna Beach
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May 2017Laguna Beach Magazine – Two of a Kind – Laguna Beach
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May 2017Laguna Beach Magazine – Guys’ Day Out – Laguna Beach
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May 2017Locale Magazine – The Best Spas in Orange County to Treat Yourself – Laguna Beach
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May 2017Arizona Foothills – Escape the Heat and Head for the Beach – Laguna Beach
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April 2017 American Girl In Chelsea – Travel – Lovely Laguna Beach, The Surf n’ Sand Resort- Laguna Beach
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April 2017OC Weekly– OC Grub Guide –  Love And BBQ – Save the Date: SPLASHES Wine Dinner Series With Silver Oak – Laguna Beach
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April 2017Readers DigestThe 10 Best Babymoon Destinations for You and Your Hubby – Laguna Beach
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March 2017 – OC Weekly – Our OC Restaurant 2017 Picks – Splashes Restaurant – Laguna Beach
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January 2017LA Travel Magazine  – “Aquaterra Spa” Spa Spotlight- Laguna Beach
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January 2017 Tastes&Travels.com – Dive In And Enjoy “Splashes” Cuisine & Happenings- Laguna Beach
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January 2017 Brit.co – 10 Restaurants That Are So Gorgeous You’ll Never Want to Leave
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January  2017 TheRogueMag.com – City Guide: Laguna Beach
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2016

December 2016 Forbes.com – Best New Year’s Day Pairings – Champagne & Bloody Mary’s
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December 2016 Laguna Beach Magazine – Bubbling Over
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December 2016 SanDiegoFoodFinds.com – New Hotel and Travel Destinations
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December 2016 Forbes.com – Bleisure: Good For You. Good For Your Career.
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December 2016 – LagunaBeachIndependent.com – A Helping of Festive Food, Holiday Fun Awaits
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December 2016 Locale San Diego – Winter Wander-Land 
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December 2016 VegasSeven.com – Take a Laguna-cation 
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November 2016 TravelingCynthia.com – Take a Hike! Around-the-World Hiking Trails
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November 2016 StuNewsLaguna.com – Support Artist Funds
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November 2016 OceanHomeMag.com – Surf, Sand & Sun
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November 2016 FabFitFun.com – Fabulous Getaways to Escape from Winter
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October 2016 InStyle.com – Fall-Inspired Spa Treatments You Have to Try
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October 2016 USAToday.com – Hotels in the Laguna Beach Area
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October 2016 OurSouthBay.com – Beach Swap: Cheating on the Southbay with Laguna Beach
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Modern Luxury
October 2016 Modern Luxury Orange County Online – Best Hotels for a Staycation
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September 2016 Brides.com – The 5 Dreamiest Venues for a Beachfront Wedding in Orange County
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September 2016 CBS Los Angeles – Best Restaurants In Laguna Beach
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September 2016 USA Today – Hotels Right on the Ocean in Laguna Beach, California
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September 2016 Brit + Co – 9 Epic Babymoon Vacays in North America for that Last Hurrah 
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August 2016 Laguna Beach Magazine – Rave Worthy Ribs
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August 2016 – Much Ado About Fooding – Splashes Brings Bright Summer Menu to Laguna Beach 
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August 2016 Coastal Living – Our Favorite California Hotels
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July 2016 Bask Magazine – Fresh and Light California, French Inspired.
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July 2016 eating my way through OC – Taking a Dip at Splashes
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June 2016 LA Confidential – 6 Amazing Hotels to Stay as You Drive Along PCH 
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July 2016 Sunset Magazine – 2016 Sunset Travel Awards
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July 2016 Harper’s Bazzar UK – California 10 Modes of Transportation
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July 2016 Haute Living – Life is a Beach! Our 5 Favorite SoCal Beach Bars
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June 2016 Ocean Home Magazine – Executive Chef Ron Fougeray’s Recipe for Watermelon and Beet Gazpacho 
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June 2016 Los Angeles Confidential – Where to Roadtrip with Your BFF
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June 2016 Modern Luxury Orange County –  Top 5 Live the Good Life
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June 2016 San Diego Food Finds – Street Fairs and Summer Food
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May 2016 California Wedding Day Magazine – Ocean’s 11 Seaside Views and Sandy I Do’s
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May 2016 Healthy Travel Magazine– 8 Convenient Memorial Day Getaways
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May 2016 USA Today.com – California Wine Vacations!
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May 2016 Laguna Beach Magazine – Luxe Leftovers
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April 2016 Modern Luxury Orange County – Relax, Jack!
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April 2016 FabFitFun.com – Sexiest Hotels for Romantic Getaway
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April 2016 Liquor.com – 5 California Cocktails Celebrating 2016’s Pantone Color of the Year
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March 2016 Haute off the Rack – Surf & Sand Resort Instagram Round Up
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March 2016 Laguna Beach Magazine – Healing Hands
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March 2016 Laguna Beach Magazine – A Sweet Start 
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March 2016 Laguna Beach Indy Magazine – Planning Easter Brunch 
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March 2016 Great Taste Magazine – Ron Fougeray, Executive Chef, Surf & Sand Resort 
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February 2016  Coastal Living Magazine – Spring Break Trip Ideas under $5,000
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February 2016  Hotel F&B Magazine – On the Move
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February 2016  Wine Enthusiast – 9 Wine Brunches to Get You Through Winter
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February 2016  Laguna Beach Magazine – Desserts, Shaken or Stirred
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February 2016  Boarding Area.com – Valentine’s Day Hotel Offers
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January 2016  Jetsetter Blog – Valentine’s Day at Luxe Hotels
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January 2016 Destination Weddings & Honeymoons – How to Marry in SoCal
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January 2016 American Spa – Top Facials to Repair Sun Damage
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January 2016 Modern Luxury Brides – Southern California Venue Guide
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2015

New Beauty

December 2015 New Beauty – 8 Signs You Need to Go to a Spa
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locale
December 2015Locale Magazine – Orange County’s Best 180 Degree Ocean View Restaurants
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Gayot
December 2015 Gayot.com – Splashes
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luxury-travel
December 2015 Luxury Travel Magazine – Ring in 2016 Around the World
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Laguna Beach Magazine
December 2015 Laguna Beach Magazine – Holiday Happenings
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locale
December 2015Locale Magazine – These Ho-Ho-Hotels Will Make This Holiday Season Your Best One Yet
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LA Times
November 2015LA Times – 18 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Super Deals on Hotels in California, Mexico and the West
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November 2015PeterGreenberg.com – You’re Ultimate Guide to Black Friday & Cyber Monday Travel Deals
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November 2015American Spa – Best Spa Trails for National Take a Hike Day
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Modern Luxury
November 2015Modern Luxury OC – Fab Five
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Eat Drink
November 2015EatDrinkOC – New Executive Chef at Splashes
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la-confidential
November 2015 LA Confidential – 7 Wellness-Focused Getaways to Take Before Holiday Season Hits
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luxury-travel
November 2015 Luxury Travel Magazine – Best Trails for National Take A Hike Day, Nov 17
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Family Vacation Critic
November 20152015 Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Travel Deals
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LA Times
October 2015LA Times – Charming Laguna Beach is a must-see during the holidays
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Stu News
October 2015 Stu News Laguna – New Splashes chef innovates French tradition
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Modern Luxury
November 2015Modern Luxury OC – Making a Splash
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luxury-travel
October 2015 Laguna Beach Magazine – Laguna Welcomes New Culinary Talent
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Small Market Magazine
October 2015 Small Market Magazine – Surf, Sand and Strategy
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CNT
October 2015 Conde Nast Traveler – Top 20 Resorts in Southern California: Readers’ Choice Awards 2015
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luxury-travel
October 2015 Luxury Travel Magazine – Best Romantic Fireplace Destinations
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First to Know
October 2015 FirstToKnow.com – Career Spotlight with Ron Fougeray, the New Executive Chef at Surf & Sand Resort
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Orange County Business Journal
October 2015 Orange County Business Journal – New Chefs, Enriched Eateries Offer Fresh Opportunities
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luxury-travel
September 2015 Luxury Travel Magazine – Ideal Spa Treatments to Recover from Summer Sun
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OC Register
September 2015 Orange County Register – People on the Move
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AZ Foothills
September 2015 AZ Foothills Magazine – Visit Laguna Beach in its Off Season for a Genuine Experience
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la-confidential
August 2015 LA Confidential – 5 Last-Minute Getaways and Staycations to Toast the End of Summer
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USA Today
August 2015 USA Today – Try exotic fruits at these adventurous eateries
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August 2015 KPBS – Summer Travel
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August 2015 Laguna Beach Magazine – Foodie’s Day Out
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August 2015 Luxury Travel Magazine – Luxury Hotel & Resort Packages to Wipe Away Jet Lag
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Bustle
August 2015 Bustle.com – National Relaxation Day Is Here! Unwind With These 8 Amazing Getaways
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USA Today
July 2015 USA Today – California Surf Vacations
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USA Today
June 2015 10best.com – 10Best Summer Spa Treatments Under The Sun
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Elite Magazine
June 2015 Elite Magazine – Laguna Beach…A Seaside Village
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Laguna Beach Independent
June 2015 Laguna Beach Independent – On the Table
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USA Today
June 2015 10best.com – Shacking Up: 10Best Boutique Hotels in Southern California
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Coast
June 2015 Coast Magazine – Sweet, with Celery
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OCinSite.com
June 2015 OCinSite.com – Fourth of July Activities Abound at Surf & Sand Resort
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Fodors
June 2015 Fodor’s Travel – 7 Resorts for the Perfect Babymoon
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luxury-travel
May 2015 Luxury Travel Magazine – Memorial Day Escapes: Some of the Best from East to West
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Laguna Beach Magazine
May 2015 Laguna Beach Magazine – The Best of Brunch
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luxury-travel
April 2015 Luxury Travel Magazine – Summer Spa Treatments for the Outdoor Adventurer
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My SoCal'd Life
April 2015 My SoCal’d Life – A Getaway to the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach
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Blue Eyed Finch
April 2015 Blue Eyed Finch – Surf & Sand – Laguna Beach
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Blonde Abroad
April 2015 The Blonde Abroad – The Ultimate Beachside Retreat: Surf and Sand Resort
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Visit Laguna Beach
April 2015 Visit Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach’s Hidden Menu Items
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April 2015 Healthy Travel – Splashes Easter Brunch
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Midlife at the Oasis
March 2015 Midlife at the Oasis – Surf & Sand: My New Laguna Beach Home!
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Stu News
March 2015 Stu News Laguna – Chef David Fune’s Tsunami of Taste Textures and Sensations
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Riviera
March 2015 Riviera OC – Spring Break at Surf & Sand Resort
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Fooding
February 2015 Much Ado About Fooding – News
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Eat Drink
February 2015EatDrinkOC – Splashes Restaurant at Surf and Sand Resort
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Desert
February 2015Desert Sun – Valentine getaways offer romance and luxury
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OC Foodies
February 2015OCFoodies – Valentine’s Day at Splashes
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Spafinder
February 2015Spafinder – Valentine’s Day Deals for a Stress-Free February
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Riviera
February 2015Riviera OC – Food & Drink Guide
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Coast
January 2015Orange Coast Magazine – Where the Chefs Eat
Laguna Beach Independent
January 2015Laguna Beach Independent – From ‘I Do’ to Honeymoon
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Style Me Pretty
January 2015 Style Me Pretty – Surf and Sand Resort
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2014

 

Association News
December 2014Association News – Forward Thinking
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Visit Laguna Beach
December 2014Visit Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach: a Wonderland of Winter Desserts
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LA Confidential
November 2014Los Angeles Confidential – Staycation
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Coast Magazine
November 2014 Coast Magazine – Table Talk
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New York Post
November 2014 New York Post – 5 odd birds for this year’s Thanksgiving feast
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OC Register
November 2014 Orange County Register – Thanksgiving Dinner
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November 2014Laguna Beach Magazine – Bottoms Up
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October 2014 Laguna Beach Magazine – Hearts on their Sleeves
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everyjoe
September 2014EveryJoe – Man-friendly Spa and Wellness Getaways
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August 2014 Vegan Magazine – Where to Celebrate National Yoga Month this September
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August 2014Sunset Magazine- Laguna Beach, CA
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August 2014Shape Magazine – Skin-soothing scrub
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July 2014Hotel Chatter – Boom, Boom, Pow and Room Service: 8 Hotels for The 4th of July
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coast
July 2014Coast Magazine – OC’s Eclectic Eats
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wedding-planner
July 2014 Wedding Planner Magazine – Best-Kept Locale Secrets For A Destination Wedding
Modern Luxury
July 2014Modern Luxury Riviera OC – Food & Drink Guide
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Modern Luxury
July 2014Modern Luxury Riviera OC – 10 Chefs We Love
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star
June 2014StarTribune.com – Photo Essay: Surf & Sand Resort
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riviera
June 2014 Riviera OC – Mix It Up
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riviera
June 2014Riviera OC – Beer vs Wine Event
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May 2014 Laguna Beach Magazine – Tag Team
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wedding-planner
March 2014Wedding Planner Magazine – What’s your SECRET for running the most effective SALES meeting?
where
March 2014WHERE Orange County – Teemu’s Perfect Day
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HospitalityNet
March 2014 HospitalityNet – Lindsay Myers Promoted to Assistant General Manager at Surf & Sand Resort
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OC Register
March 2014The Orange County Register – Plenty on the plate for Celebrate Good Taste weekend dining deals
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oc-weekly
March 2014OCWeekly Blogs – Surf & Sand Resort Hosting Beer & Wine Events This Weekend
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locale
March 2014Locale Magazine San Diego – Shoreline Style In The Real OC
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luxury-travel
February 2014Luxury Travel Magazine – Top Romantic Valentine’s Day Spa Treatments for Two
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Wine Enthusiast
February 2014Wine Enthusiast Magazine – Five Spiked Soups
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Wall Street Journal
January 2014Wall Street Journal – For Resorts, Deep Freeze Proved Balmy
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usa-today
January 2014USA Today -Where to stay in Laguna Beach
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luxury-travel
January 2014Luxury Travel Magazine – Valentine’s Day Destinations Around the World
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oc-insite
January 2014OCinSite.com – Fall Finale
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2013

 

crave
December 2013 Crave Local – Hair of the Dog
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honest-cooking
December 2013HonestCooking.com – Moonshine Spiked Mulled Cider
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December 2013 CBS Los Angeles – Where to Dine on New Year’s Eve in OC
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huffington
November 2013The Huffington Post – The Complete Cyber Week Travel Deals Guide
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Smart Meetings
November 2013 Smart Meetings – Meetings That Make a Splash
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meetings
November 2013Meetings Focus – Coastal Orange County dining trends
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CNT
November 2013 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award 2013 – Top 25 SoCal Resorts
Smart Meetings
September 2013Smart Meetings Best of 2013 – Meetings that make a splash
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riviera
August 2013Modern Luxury Riviera – Orange County
spectrum
July 2013The Spectrum – A Beach Getaway
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July 2013Laguna Beach Magazine – Unwind in Style
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lax
July 2013Lax Magazine – The California Issue
California Wedding Day
July 2013 California Wedding Day – Danielle & Trent
California Meetings
July 2013California Meetings & Events – Summer for Sale
Modern Luxury
July 2013Modern Luxury – Brides California
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sd-reader
July 2013San Diego Reader – 4th of July Celebrations
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SoScottsdale
June 2013SoScottsdale – The Men’s Issue
LAist
June 2013 LAist – The Best Weekend Escapes from LA
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usa-today
June 2013 10Best.com – Best Hotel Views
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cbs-la-2
May 2013CBSLA.com – Surf And Sand Resort
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Bergen County Magazine
May 2013Bergen County Magazine – Live like a local in Laguna Beach!
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locale
May 2013OC GO! 2013 Locale
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California Meetings
May 2013 California Meetings & Events – On The Road
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TheStreet.com
May 2013TheStreet.com – Double Brie & Fig Burger
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Kaleidoscopic Wandering
May 2013Kaleidoscopic Wandering – Thoughts from Surf and Sand Resort
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Exquisite Weddings
April 2013Exquisite Weddings by San Diego Magazine
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Laguna Beach’s Best
March 2013Laguna Beach’s Best – Surf and Sand
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February 2013Laguna Beach Magazine – Get the Skinny
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cbs-la-2
February 2013 CBS Los Angeles – Indulge In 2013 OC Restaurant Week
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La Jolla Village News
February 2013La Jolla Village News – Travel
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MusicRadar
January 2013MusicRadar – Matt Sorum talks songwriting
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LA Times
January 2013LA Times – Chef Reyes
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JustLuxe.com
January 2013 JustLuxe.com – Babymoons
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2012

 

cbs-la-2
December 2012LA CBS – Orange County’s Best Rooftop And Balcony Bars
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forbes
November 2012Forbes.com – Celebrate Skyfall With Movie Inspired Martinis
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California Wedding Day
October 2012California Wedding Day – Get Cozy with Surf & Sand Resort’s Romance Packages
hotel-chatter
October 2012HotelChatter.com – 7 Unusual Bloody Mary’s For a Boozy Brunch
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OCExecutive.com
September 2012OCExecutive.com – Indulge in Pumpkin Bliss at Aquaterra Spa
FabFitFun.com
September 2012 FabFitFun.com – 7 Hotspots to Spend Your Babymoon
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laguna-beach-mag
August 2012Laguna Beach Magazine – Inspired Spaces
Luxury Travel Mavens
August 2012 – Luxury Travel Mavens – 8 Great Resort Pools
fox-news
August 2012FoxNews.com – Outrageous Culinary Pet Vacations
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examiner
July 2012Examiner.com – A Perfect Blend of Fun & Relaxation
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TheDailyMeal.com
July 2012 TheDailyMeal.com – 17 Outrageous Culinary Pet Vacations
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oc-family
July 2012 OC Family – Summer Spa Specials
SanDiegoVille.com
July 2012 SanDiegoVille.com – Best Ways to Cool Down This Summer In and Around San Diego
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The Hollywood Reporter
July 2012The Hollywood Reporter Magazine – Beyond ‘Real Housewives’: How to Spend 48Hrs in the OC
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examiner
June 2012 Examiner.com – Beach-body ready?
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DiscoverSD.com
June 2012DiscoverSD.com – Summer Hotel Deals
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travel-leisure
June 2012 – TravelandLeisure.com – Most Over-the-Top Room Service
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EliteDaily.com
May 2012 EliteDaily.com – The Most Elite Fido-Friendly Hotels
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OCFoodies.com
May 2012 OCFoodies.com – Splashes Launched A New Summer Menu
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NY Times
March 2012NY Times – Check In, Check Out
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oc-weekly
February 2012 OC Weekly – On the Line: Jeff Armstrong of Splashes, Part Three
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oc-weekly
February 2012OC Weekly – On the Line: Jeff Armstrong of Splashes, Part Two
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cbs-8
February 2012 CBS8.com – Cool and Extraordinary Valentine’s Day Gifts
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advocate
February 2012Advocate.com – Four Great Places to Eat in the O.C.
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oc-weekly
February 2012OC Weekly – On the Line: Jeff Armstrong of Splashes, Part One
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riviera
January 2012 Riviera OC – Chocolate Fond-You
cbs-la-2
January 2012CBS LA.com-Best OC Facial & Foodie Fix
boston.com
January 2012Boston.com – Travel deals for V-Day
cbs-la-2
January 2012CBS LA.com – Best Boutique Hotels
805 Living Magazine
January 2012805 Living Magazine – Spas in Laguna

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