The Hortense Miller Garden has something in bloom every month of the year.  Located in the upper slopes of Boat Canyon, in Laguna Beach, the garden was established in the 1959.  The two and half acre garden, shows the large array plants that can be grown in Southern California. The garden is specifically designed and maintained to encourage plant diversity and wildlife species. They offer Open House Saturdays, private tours and a variety of the classes, such as Meditation in the Garden and Sun Catcher workshops. For more information about the garden, see their website at:


Crystal Cove is a group of luxury developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach, just north of Laguna Beach. Crystal Cove is also home to the Crystal Cove State Park, with is Historical District, canyons and marine park. Located at 9 Coral Ridge, this 11,000 square foot home is part of the Coral Crestdevelopment. This six bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 2019. Named “Chateau de la Mar,” this estate has an open floor plan that is filled with natural light. Attention to detail can be seen in the high ceilings, oversize windows and disappearing sliding doors. The home has dual kitchens, an elevator and a library.  There are world class views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding hills and canyons. This home sits on a large 22,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, barbeque pit, fire pit and putting green. Coral Crest is home to 27 custom built estates. Coral Crest residents, like all Crystal Cove residents, are invited to the join in all the resort style recreational activities offered at the Canyon Club. 


Laguna Beach is beachside community in Orange County.  The population is approximately 23,000.  The city has seven miles of beaches. Located at 2101 Crestview Drive, this 3,600 square foot home is part of the Upper Diamond community. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1964. The living fireplace is finished with black leather slab granite. The gourmet kitchen features Calcutta Marble, Wolf appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. There is elevator access to all levels. There are views from every level of the home and property of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets. The home sits on a 8,300 square was Upper Diamond is situated just south of Wood Cove and residents have easy access to the beach.