Monday, November 25, 2013

Beach-themed weddings: Decor and tablescape ideas!

If you're planning a beachfront wedding and love simple, but chic, wedding decor -- you might want want to gaze at these beautiful details from one of our recent brides!


Beach wedding tablescape and centerpiece inspiration:

  • Crisp, white florals
  • Mason-jar vases
  • Sand dollars
  • Driftwood
  • Seashells and starfish

Ceremony accents might include a water station for guests in a vintage pitcher, accented by hydrangeas, and sweet little succulents:

For more inspiration and photos from our recent weddings, be sure to follow us on Pinterest!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Pacific Edge is the ideal beachside vacation for the whole family. Our Laguna Beach getaway offers a variety of interactive activities including complimentary snow cones at the Surf Pool, face painting on the beach, hotel scavenger hunts, sandcastle contests for the little ones and more! Plus, fireside s’mores, wine hour and yoga on the beach for a bit of grown-up relaxation!

We recently had the honor of hosting some of So Cal's favorite bloggers and their families in our oceanfront family suites and relaxing Bungalows, and wanted to share their experiences with our past, present and future guests!

Jill Parkin of Sandy Toes & Popsicles found the property as a perfect locale for her adventurous little one! Click here to read about what it's like to relax in the Bungalows and fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves.

OC bloggers Shelby Barone and Amy Barseghian (OC Mom Blog) brought their families for a daycation before the back-to-school hustle and bustle began! Check out their recap of their fun day SUP boarding, unwinding in their beachside Bungalow and relaxing in their family friendly oceanfront suites.

Caryn Bailey, of the blog Rockin' Mama, made the trip from San Diego with her two little ones, making the most of a fall day in our oceanfront Bungalows. See her family's adventures on the property here.

Blogger Chelsea Day (Someday I'll Learn) traveled from San Diego to create the perfect daycation with her kiddos - from dinner at our oceanfront restaurant The Deck, to a good night sleep in the family suite!

Liz Cerezo of Family is Familia saw the property as a perfect weekend daycation after a long week of school, activities, work and more! Check out her post with great tips on how to make the most of the property!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

NOV 10: Join us for 
“Sip & Shuck – Oysterfest” 

Oyster, Champagne, Small Bites, Vodka Luge & More!

On Sunday, November 10, 2-6 p.m., The Deck on Laguna Beach together with The Bungalows at Pacific Edge Hotel, will host "Sip & Shuck – Oysterfest" benefiting Surfrider Foundation, with special guests Master Ecailler Christophe Happillon and Francois Beall, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Ambassador.  During this rare opportunity guests will sample the finest and freshest oysters at The Deck’s oceanfront patio in addition to other delicious cuisine that will be sampled under the creative guidance of executive chef Rainer Schwarz.  A vodka ice bar with luge and a master mixologist will also be on hand. 

Attendees can mix, mingle and snap photos in the event photo booth, hosted in Pacific Edge's new beachfront private Bungalows, where partner brands like Hobie, Billabong, Fox and gorjana & griffin, who contributed to the unique designs of each Bungalow, will showcase and sell retail merchandise. Guests will also have an opportunity to enjoy a unique collection of art compliments of The Mint Art Gallery with renowned artists and photographers Heather Brown, Roger Merrill, Scott Carter, Rick Erkeneff, James Parkhurst and more.  Portion of the proceeds from the merchandise and art will benefit Surfrider Foundation South Orange County Chapter, a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches.

General admission for the 21-and-over event is $25 and includes oysters and small bites with champagne and beer sampling, as well as a commemorative champagne glass.  VIP entry is $50 and includes all general admission offerings plus the opportunity to enjoy the private top floor lounge with a VIP bartender and swag provided by Surfrider Foundation. 

For attendees looking to stay the night, Pacific Edge Hotel is offering Sip, Shuck & Stay packages that include a discounted room rate, complimentary valet parking and two general admission tickets to the event.  The "Standard Package," priced at $185, includes accommodations in a Standard room and the "View Package," includes an overnight stay in a newly-renovated ocean view room, priced at $285. 

The Deck on Laguna Beach is located at 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, nestled between the Pacific Edge Hotel and the Pacific Ocean, just off Pacific Coast Highway.  For more information on Sip & Shuck, please visit

Friday, June 28, 2013

Bungalow Spotlight: Sleepy Hollow

Inviting, soothing, and relaxing, The Sleepy Hollow Bungalow experience is casual, just like a day at the beach—with sand, sun, and surf. Designed by Tania Cassill Interior Design, the Bungalow’s color palette and theme is inspired by the art of one of Sleepy Hollow Group’s founding members, Wolfgang Bloch. Wolfgang’s art is a sublime, romantic interpretation of the Laguna coastline.

The Sleepy Hollow Group is a congregation of local designers and artists who share a love of the ocean, surf, outdoor lifestyle, and Laguna Beach. The group formed organically: each knowing one another through various connections. Amazingly enough, the group had a clear vision of what the Bungalow design needed to be. The Sleepy Hollow group is comprised of the following:
Tania Cassill of Tania Cassill Interior Design - A Laguna Beach resident for most of the past 40 years, Tania Cassill offers 20-plus years of experience in fashion and interior design, creating beautiful, functional spaces that are both comfortable and match her clients’ lifestyles.

Wolfgang Bloch - Wolfgang Bloch has lived in Laguna Beach for more than 20 years. His work has been exhibited in the pages of major international publications and on the walls of galleries and museums across the globe, including the Laguna Art Museum.

Bret Englander of the Cerno Group - Cerno is comprised of three childhood best friends, all born and raised in Laguna Beach. After pursuing different academic and professional paths, they reunited in their hometown and started a design and manufacturing company of modern LED light fixtures —100% made in the Laguna Beach.

Kerry Cassill of Paisley Label by Kerry Cassill at Lala - The local KC boutique is owned and operated by Kerry Cassill, a longtime Laguna business owner and resident. Her original designs are made from hand-blocked organic fabric and can be found all over the USA.

Joe Pfeifer of Vintage Wood Floor Company - Joe Pfeifer’s company has provided reclaimed and vintage wood beams, flooring, and various other wood elements to many Laguna residents.

“I love Laguna Beach and couldn’t imagine raising our family anywhere else. We are a tight-knit community—much like a village. We band together to help each other in times of need, we reach out when we need help, we celebrate together, and we take pride in our beautiful beach town. Our unique landscape of rocky coves, beautiful beaches, and rolling hills sets us apart from all of our neighboring communities.” —Wolfgang Bloch

Book your stay at the Bungalows on Laguna Beach at the Pacific Edge Hotel 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bungalow Spotlight: Fox Head Inc.

The design of the Fox Bungalow is very masculine and dark. It highlights the Fox brand with large, black and white photography on the walls, which include both motocross and surfing images. It’s the ultimate man-cave, echoing the high-intensity, physically demanding sport of motocross. Fox Bungalow guests will enjoy the classic leather couches, animal-skin rugs, and epic ocean views. It’s the ultimate beach retreat to recharge, both mentally and physically.

Fox is the most popular motocross apparel brand in the world today. Founded in 1974, Fox built their business by developing clothing for the high- intensity, physically demanding sport of motocross. It wasn’t until 2006 that the brand expanded its focus, penetrating sporting venues outside of motocross, such as surfing and snowboarding. Fox Racing has become an international leader in the youth lifestyle clothing market with its famous Fox Head logo seen worldwide today.
Fox Photoshoot at The Deck
As a frequent client and fan of the Pacific Edge Hotel, Fox has established a close relationship with Pacific Edge and its personnel, celebrating many momentous occasions at the hotel, The Deck restaurant, and in The Bungalows.

With a neighboring office in Irvine (Calif.) Fox has become a frequent guest of Laguna Beach. The small-town beach community of Laguna continues to attract their surf audience as a favorite spot for photo shoots, company celebrations and more.

Book your stay at the Bungalows on Laguna Beach at the Pacific Edge Hotel

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bungalow Spotlight: gorjana & griffin

The design theme for the gorjana & griffin Bungalow is “modern- nautical”—sleek and comfortable, incorporating a natural infusion of West Coast-casual and East Coast- polish. A mix of playful nautical elements and contemporary furnishings, keeping to a neutral color palette, with small pops of bright color.

gorjana & griffin is a socially conscious lifestyle brand, offering fashionable, high quality accessories for both women and men. The company began in 2004 from the design and business ambition of husband and wife, Gorjana and Jason Griffin Reidel, whose bi-coastal residencies have fused a West Coast lifestyle inspiration with the sophistication and polish of East Coast trends into each design and collection.

The Pacific Edge Hotel has been a recurring character in the company’s story throughout the past couple of years. From company lunches, to photo shoots, to our annual holiday party, gorjana & griffin continually finds itself at the property.

“Jason and I have experienced some of the world’s greatest cities—having lived in Europe, Canada, and in multiple locations across the United States. Laguna Beach is one of the most unique and charming towns we have ever seen. Art and culture thrive within the city’s breathtaking natural scenery. It has so much to offer for so many different people; no matter what your flavor, this town has something for you. The energy of Laguna Beach is truly special, and we could not imagine a better place to call home.” —Gorjana Reidel

Book your stay at the Bungalows on Laguna Beach at the Pacific Edge Hotel