We're getting our town back!! Summer is over, the Art Festivals are closed, vacationers have packed their bags, school has started and our little beach town is quiet once again. You may think of Laguna Beach as a laid back artist community but in the summer you can't swing a beach towel without hitting someone.
Don't get me wrong, I love the Festival of Art, the Sawdust Festival and the Pageant of the Masters. Our art scene supports many artists and craftsman (my sister-in-law included - an outstanding jeweler) who work year round to build up their inventories of pottery, paintings, jewelry and sculpture and many of these artists make their living from these art festivals. But the sheer number of people that visit Laguna Beach in the summer can be overwhelming. It's like hosting a dinner party and everyone actually shows up...and brings a friend.
It's hard to complain too much since Laguna Beach is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We have great art, good food, pristine beaches and perfect weather. Who wouldn't want to buy a home here? As a Realtor, who often shows property outside of Laguna, the summer traffic can add hours and a lot of frustration to my day (I have a feeling I won't be getting much sympathy).
...but for a little while we get our sleepy little town back again, that is until the Christmas shopping season begins in a week or two.