Podcast by Laguna Beach Living
Season 1, Episode 9: Mo Honarkar28/11/2019 Duration: 43min
Mo Honarkar is a serial entrepreneur who owns multiple properties in Laguna Beach, including his recent acquisition of the historic Hotel Laguna. In this episode, the businessman and founder of Laguna Beach Company outlines his thoughts on OC’s homelessness, building height regulations, and his advocacy for more international tourism. While Mo realizes that sometimes his views may differ from other residents, to him dialogue is the key to community. Join us as we chat about the important issues for our town’s growth. 905200
Season 1, Episode 8: Cristina Cappelli of the Holistic Home Network16/10/2019 Duration: 25min
Paging all neighbors! This week we’re chatting to Cristina Cappelli, founder of the Holistic Home Network. In this ep, Cristina breaks down some of the top things to consider if you’re looking at moving, even sharing her picks for OC’s healthiest suburbs and catching us up on her mission to help developers plan for healthier communities. So get cozy on the couch and enjoy this chat about the importance of feeling safe in your own home.
Season 1, Episode 7: ROOTS the Beauty Underground06/09/2019 Duration: 40min
Summer may be coming to a close but that #HotGirlSummer glow never has to end. This week, we sit down with Laura Linsenmayer, founder of the OC’s Roots the Beauty Underground. More than just our favorite non-toxic cosmetic shop, Roots Beauty inspires self-love through clean cosmetics. If you’re looking for truly clean products and sustainable packaging, Roots Underground is worth a visit. Learn more about Laura’s story and her clean beauty tips here.
Season 1, Episode 6: Mary McDonald of Double M Pottery10/07/2019 Duration: 53min
Mary McDonald is the J.K. Rowling of the OC. Except, instead of becoming an illustrious author in her late 50’s, Mary took up ceramics and created Double M Pottery, crafting every ceramic piece with her own hands at her Laguna Beach boutique. Mary is living proof that it’s never too late to discover a skill or begin a dream. Check her out on this week’s episode!
Season 1, Episode 5: Jess Watson of The Shop01/06/2019 Duration: 24min
For this week’s Lagunan (yes, this is the proper noun we’re using for OC locals), we have mompreneur and founder of The Shop, Jess Watson. The epitome of Cali-beach style with just the right amount of salty, The Shop is based around everything Jess believes to be true about the OC. For this local lady, that means summer vibes, beauty, surf, and the local community. Check out more of her story in this week’s episode, and stop by their storefront or shop online to support local female-owned businesses… and when you do, tell her LBL says hi!
Season 1, Episode 4: Malcolm Warner of Laguna Art Museum18/04/2019 Duration: 25min
Are you looking for a dose of Laguna culture? Check out this week’s LBL episode where we sit down with Malcolm Warner, Executive Director of the Laguna Art Museum. Prepare to be inspired as you learn more about Laguna’s own world-class art gallery.
Season 1, Episode 3: Somer Sood of Black Bough05/04/2019 Duration: 23min
Palestinian-American humanitarian, aid worker, interior-designer, and business owner. (Impressive, we know.) Somer Sood recently launched her boutique, Black Bough in Laguna to introduce modern, clean, and minimalist home decor. In this episode, Nikki and Somer talk all things decor-inspo but also explore entrepreneurship, moms as role models, and activism -- three topics for which Somer is both passionate and highly knowledgeable. In short, Somer Sood is one Laguna local inspiring us on multiple fronts. Meet her in this week’s ep.
Season 1, Episode 2: Toni Iseman22/03/2019 Duration: 47min
This week Nikki sits down with Laguna’s former mayor, Toni Iseman. Nobody knows (and loves) Laguna Beach more than her. She’s served 20 years on the council, including four terms as mayor. A determined woman who aims to #KeepLagunaQuaint, she’s learned to grow a tough skin through fighting for her home and the people she believes in, as well as keeping our oceans clean and focusing on Laguna’s homeless population. If you’re interested in learning more about Toni’s vision for the future of Laguna or taking a walk down memory lane and getting a glimpse of Laguna’s past, this one’s for you.
Season 1, Episode 1: Kindness Project OC28/02/2019 Duration: 26min
Welcome to the Laguna Beach Living podcast. Each week, we’ll be sitting down with some of our favorite local OC folk, from foodies to entrepreneurs to changemakers. For our first episode, host Nikki Bostwick sits down with Janelle Caldwell of Kindness Project OC. As the name suggests, Kindness Project OC is a way to offset scary news by focusing on daily acts that spread a little more positivity in the world. And we think that’s pretty damn inspiring! Give it a listen and let us know what you think!