Southern California Beach Towns

Laguna Beach

Artisance

We're praying our friends keep getting hitched so we have additional excuses to shop this elegant design boutique. On our dream gift list: a set of horn-handle utensils and a pile of glam, silver-dipped bracelet cuffs.
278 Beach St., 949-494-0687, artisancelaguna.com for more information

Products: Women's Clothing, Accessories, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

Girl in the Curl

Longtime surfer Mary Martmann offers feminine yet functional wave-riding essentials, from daisy-print boards to flirty bikinis.
750 S. Coast Hwy., 949-497-4475; 34116 Pacific Coast Hwy. (in Dana Point), 949-661-4475, girlinthecurl.com for more information

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique

Muse

Take a break from the beach and hit this local favorite, as some cast members of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County have been known to do, for trend-nailing essentials by names like Tibi and Alice & Trixie.
300 Forest Ave., 949-497-7026

Products: Women's Clothing
Type of Store: Boutique