10 Best Activities at the Ocean Institute for Kids

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Dana Point? Doheny State Beach? Whale Watching? Sailing? Yes, Dana Point is home to some of Southern California’s most popular beaches and ocean activities, but there is more to this part of the coast than Dana Wharf. Dana Point is also home of the Ocean Institute that has…

Paloma’s BIG DREAM BEDROOM REVEAL!

It was a huge surprise for a precious four-year-old and her eight-year-old sister last weekend when our Special Spaces Orange County team worked around the clock to make her dream of a ‘Galaxy of Unicorns and Rainbows’ come to life!

“Anxiety: The New Teen Epidemic”

   According to a Harvard statistic, in 2019, 1 in 3 teenagers will experience chronic anxiety. So many people of all ages suffer and don’t know what they are feeling, but especially with teenagers- the constant pressures and stresses. With so many social media outlets like Snapchat, Youtube, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, it’s no wonder why so many teens…

A Rescued Treasure

Every day we see dogs walking their owners - we live in a dog-friendly culture! 

San Clemente Dentists Win Major Business Awards

Shoreline Dental Studio, a local San Clemente dental practice, won two Stevie Awards, including “Company of the Year” and a “Woman of the Year” accolade for Dr. Kristen Ritzau, at the 17th Annual American Business Awards on June 11th. The Stevies—a nod to the Greek “stéphanos,” meaning crown or reward—were presented at a gala ceremony at the Marriot Marquis Hotel…

Let’s Cut to the Chase at Camino Real Playhouse

You know they’re creepy, kooky, spooky and ooky, but did you know the Addams family can sing? The macabre musical came to Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano recently featuring all your t.v. and big screen favorites: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday and Pugsley, along with Uncle Fester, Grandma, Lurch, some new friends of the family and some very old ancestors.…

Sabroso Festival 2019 at Doheny Beach

Sabroso Festival took place over the weekend on April 6th and 7th at Doheny State Beach. Now in its sixth year, its stop at Dana Point has sold out for the second year in a row. With unlimited free tastings from over 150 highly sought after craft beer companies, award-winning gourmet tacos from some of the best OC establishments there…

Forever Home – Remodeled Retreat

Tell me, what do the words “forever home” mean to you? Do you imagine a polished retreat of pristine finishes? Or maybe you envision a comfortable beach cottage with a warm and welcoming design?  As the Sea Pointe Construction team often says, “The answers are infinite and individual. No two will ever be the same.”

Music Matters

When you ask Patti Compton and Anthony Small who their favorite musicians are, you won’t hear Billboard chart-toppers like Ariana Grande, George Strait or Imagine Dragons. Instead, you’ll hear names, such as Nathaniel Rateliff, Thelonious Monk, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. If you don’t know who those artists are or anything about their musical influences, a new foundation…

A Little Foam Board

The first thing I noticed as I pulled up to Tom Morey's place on the beach, was that he was waiting for me on the bench out front. The man is 83 years old, yet gave me the impression that at a moments notice if I were to have come up the street hooting and hollering about the waves being…