Monday, June 27, 2016

Billabong Bikini Bungalow Bash

BillabongJohn Frieda® Hair Care hosted their A Bikini Kinda Life Summer Surf Party, celebrating the launch of their A Bikini Kinda Life X Beach Blonde Kit at the Pacific Edge Hotel.
An eclectic group of bloggers, influencers, athletes and retailers joined the two teams for an amazing night of oceanfront relaxation, including notable attendees: Blair Fowler, Kimberly Pesch, Brittany Ali, Casey Loza, Celine Linarte, Christene Hsu, Kristen Leanne, Lina Bugz and Lindsay Perry  along with athletes: Alessa Quizon and Courtney Conlogue.

Guests mingled in the private bungalows, styled by Pow Wow Design Studio, above the sea while listening to acoustic music by Victoria Bailey and sipping on ice cold cocktails out of their Corkcicle Tumblers.

The bungalow also featured a John Frieda® braid bar, Pür cosmetics touch up station, and a flower crown station by Bloom Babes

The Pacific Edge Hotel's bungalows and deck was definitely the haute spot for A Bikini Kinda Life Summer Surf Party!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Flashback: Chelsea Lankes Performs at PEH

Chelsea Lankes, indie pop darling, rocked out at Pacific Edge Hotel in an intimate ocean front performance last fall during Joie de Vivre Hotels's GOOD MEASURE TOUR with Noise Pop and Boing Boing! This Tour has been shortlisted for LE Miami's Most Original Campaign for the world's first event to reflect the shift in luxury on June 6-9th. 

LE MIAMI defines the evolution in contemporary travel by connecting the limited edition crowd of rebellious travel brands with high-level buyers representing the creative class. However different their individual causes, they come together as artists of the industry to share creativity and drive thhe movement forward.

Check out this incredible video with great views of the Pacific Edge.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Architectural Digest Mexico names Pacific Edge Hotel a 'Small Coastal Paradise'

Architectural Digest MEXICO features Pacific Edge Hotel as a TOP Destination Hotel!

As translated from this article: 

"Small Coastal Paradise: The Pacific Edge Hotel is situated in one of the most charming areas of Southern California.

Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Laguna Beach is a town that seduces all its visitors and has many restaurants, cafes, shops, and art galleries and above all, is on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Edge Hotel, a member group of Joie de Vivre, offers guests a unique stay, as most of the rooms look out onto the beach. Since the hotel is in the center of town, you can do everything on foot."

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

COVER STORY: Pacific Edge Hotel featured in OC Register

Pacific Edge Hotel took the lead in a featured cover story by the OC Register, on newsstands TODAY, titled: Beach butler? Surfing safari? Shoreside hotels in O.C. get creative with their offerings.

The beachfront Bungalows definitely set the Pacific Edge Hotel apart from any Orange County or Southern CA hotel on the coast. As the article quotes, "Pacific Edge General Manager Thomas Lee said the hotel needed meeting space, so managers had to think creatively about how to offer something that would set it apart from other hotels."

"A lot of hotels have beach access, but they're not right on the beach like us," he said. "Having that, it's a very unique advantage for us."

It was a perfect coincidence that the OC Register stopped by to photograph the hotel on the same day Miriam Gin of Simply X Classic hosted her blogger luncheon in the Gorjana and Griffin Bungalow. Along with fellow fashion and lifestyle bloggers, Kathleen Barnes of Carrie Bradshaw Lied, Lydia Webb of Jetting Jewels and Niki Mencon of My Style Diaries, the ladies' social gathering played a major part of this featured piece. 

We can all certainly agree that a meeting in the Bungalows makes a work day, a GREAT day at Pacific Edge Hotel. Bungalows are available for meetings, social events or just a day for family or friends to hang on the beach with their very own private space to make their stay a VIP experience. 

For more information on Bungalow bookings or to reserve, check out our Bungalow page

Photos courtesy of OC Register by Jeff Gritchen, Staff Photographer 

Friday, April 29, 2016


Fashion and lifestyle blogger, Miriam Gim, from Simply X Classic, invited her fellow girlfriend bloggers for a day at our stylish Gorjana & Griffin Bungalow at Pacific Edge Hotel. We were thrilled to host these chic ladies for an afternoon, being that two have been to Pacific Edge Hotel before and covered the properly so fabulously. You may recall reading Carrie Bradshaw Lied blog post about her "Staycation in Laguna Beach" as well as My Style Diaries visit to PEH, but this time the girls were "Playing Hooky" (as My Style Diaries so perfectly puts it) for their lunch date & daycation on the beach together, joined by Jetting Jewels

The Gorjana & Griffin Bungalow was the best spot for these fashion bloggers to sip on champagne, nosh on delicious nibbly bites from The Deck and make their many costume changes for photoshoots with the gorgeous coast as their backdrop!

You can count on fashion bloggers to take stunning photos onsite. Thanks to Miriam, Kathleen, Nikki and Lydia for their stylish stay at PEH! 

And a special thanks to Miriam's little girl for stealing the show in all of her Beach Bungalow cuteness. 

Check out these bloggers online and via social: 

Photos courtesy of Simply X Classic & Carrie Bradshaw Lied 

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Are you ready to XSperience the Bungalow life? There's been a BLAST of energy at Pacific Edge Hotel. The XS Bungalow is quite the hot spot, fueled by local Laguna Beach-based XS Energy Drink and referred to as XS COF, which stands for Center for Optimal Fun!

Take a look at this cool video by the XS brand showcasing the disco-tiki style bungalow designed to deliver on the XS promise of adventure and opportunity, while energizing your body and mind. 

The COF is all about helping people XSperience the natural beauty of Laguna through an adventure partnership with the Eco Warrior Foundation - including Stand Up XScursions, surf lessons, snorkel and free dive tours, mountain biking, hiking or just chillaxing with cold XS cocktails and delicious food from The Deck

Contact us today to book your XSperience in this awesome Bungalow at Pacific Edge Hotel. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Deck & Driftwood Kitchen OC's BEST OceanView Restaurants

Locale Magazine just named both Pacific Edge Hotel's in-house dining experiences as two of OC's BEST 180 Degree + Ocean View Restaurants

We love being home to The Deck and Driftwood Kitchen and can see why Locale gave us such great recognition - you just can't get any closer to the coast! While The Deck connects directly to our Bungalows with an open-air vibe, Driftwood Kitchen sits right above the beach with panoramic views of the Pac Coast. 

Locale Magazine states...."The Deck specializes in seafood inspired by the restaurant’s beachfront location. Menu items include freshly caught oysters on the half shell, pan-seared Alaskan halibut and jumbo Maine scallops. All of this can be enjoyed from their beach-facing outdoor dining area with stunning views of the Pacific. Have all the fun of dining on the beach without the hassle of getting sand in your food. Feeling a little cold outside? Don’t worry, as ample heat lamps and umbrellas will keep you enjoying the great outdoors."

Driftwood Kitchen's Executive Chef Rainer Schwartz has recently launched a new spring menu, as seen in OC Foodies Magazine, which includes vibrant seasonal ingredients including squash blossoms, heirloom tomatoes, cauliflower, Yukon gold potatoes, green & red papaya yellow corn, spring peas and morel mushrooms. Dishes you must try: Grilled Colossal Tiger Prawns & Dates, Summer Squash Blossoms and Whole Santa Barbara "Sea Stephanie Fish Uni"  
For the best in outdoor dining with award-winning cuisine, visit Pacific Edge Hotel's oceanfront restaurants: The Deck and Driftwood Kitchen
Photos courtesy Locale Magazine & OC Foodies Magazine