With the holidays behind us and Spring so far in the distance, we have a long stretch of winter ahead. For the locals, the 40- to 50-degree Laguna nights certainly put a wintery nip in the air. For those of us who are transplants or just visiting for a while, this is quite a ways from the winter woes we're used to. With the beautiful sunny, 70-degree days, we may even forget that some of our far-away friends are defrosting their cars and shoveling themselves out. To those of us lucky enough to be in Laguna Beach this time of year, let's lift a glass in a toast to the tremendous retreat we have surrounding us. For those of you shivering in the chill of the real winter weather, we hope to see you soon!