The Tale of the 62-Foot Montage Holiday Tree

A few years ago, the Montage Resort decided to “give back” to the Laguna Beach community with an awesome, enormous tree-lighting ceremony and Open House event. The very first year, the grounds were packed with more than 1,000 people and it’s only mushroomed from there. This year, the Montage Holiday Open House takes place this […]

Best Thanksgiving Pies in Town – Order Now!

Ron Reno, our beloved 30-plus year baker at Andree’s Patisserie is – once again – elbow deep in pie orders. Each year at this time, his bakery phone lights up with orders for his renowned Thanksgiving pies. They only come in three flavors (because who can really think of another?) – Pumpkin, Apple with crunch […]

Starfish Asian Takes on the Tree Lighting Flood of Humanity

If you’re intent on attending the enormous annual Montage Tree Lighting event on Monday, Dec. 1st, allow me two small pieces of advice that will make the entire evening a most excellent affair for you. Tip #1. Go early. The event begins at 4:30 p.m., and if you’re there (especially with your family and kids) […]