Your Laguna Beach home is your sanctuary. We are so lucky to have miles of pristine beaches and abundant natural scenery at our doorsteps. It is like being on vacation every day! If you want to make your home even more inviting and inspiring, then step it up by engaging all the senses. Here are some great suggestions on how to do just that, as well as where you can find products locally.


You know how wonderful it feels to have silk, satin, and velvet against your skin. There’s no reason you can’t bring those same wonderful feelings and textures into your home. Score a luxurious knit throw at Cottage Furnishings, some sumptuous Syrian furnishings at Alkhayat, or lightweight Turkish towels and nubby, hand-woven baskets at The Little Market. Cater to your sense of touch and mix and match different textures to your heart’s content.


Having fresh and tasty food on hand is essential to creating a sanctuary at home. Lucky for you, there’s no end to the number of places you can score fresh organic produce and artisanal foods in Laguna Beach. Head to the Laguna Beach Farmers Market held every Saturday to find fresh fruits, veggies, and more to stock in your fridge. At Pearl Street General Market in South Laguna, you’ll find gourmet prepared foods from around the world, as well as an excellent selection of coffee, beer, and wine. Speaking of wine, the Laguna Canyon Winery is the perfect place to add delicious local wines to your collection.


Research shows that spending time outdoors reduces stress and is beneficial to your mind, your body, and your soul. With our year-round temperate weather in Laguna Beach, it’s easy to blur the lines between indoors and outdoors in our homes. Find an amazing array of plants suitable to our climate at Laguna Nursery, or bring something beautiful into your home from nearby Roger’s Gardens.


When you walk into a spa or any other space that focuses on relaxation, one of the first things you notice is the smell. It’s so easy to recreate at home using essential oils, incense, and naturally scented candles and bath and body products. Indulge in a hand-poured, handcrafted and richly-fragranced candle at Laguna Candles. Or treat yourself to an arrangement of lovely, fragrant flowers from The English Garden.


Finally, don’t forget to add the element of sound to your private Laguna Beach sanctuary. Find a beautiful water fountain at Laguna Coast Pottery and relax to the peaceful sounds of trickling water. Find soothing bells and crystal singing bowls to aid your meditation practice at The Chakra Shack. Or buy a beautiful handmade wind chime at Buy Hand to hang in your garden or window.


If you’re buying or selling a luxury Laguna Beach home, click here to contact John Stanaland or call 949-689-9047. The Stanaland Group is standing by to answer all your questions about coastal Orange County real estate. Let our team help you find your ultimate sanctuary!