Our regular Singles in Laguna columnist, Richard Craig, is attending to family matters, so I am covering for him this week.
It’s no big secret that I am single in Laguna, but what some may not know is that my friendship base is rather diverse. Having prominent friends is nice, but it’s the regular people that always seem to come through for me – with the few exceptions being my most admired cronies. So, I combed the regular folks and here’s the top three suggestions for sexy nights in Laguna with no money in your pocket.
If you live here, the Laguna Beach sunsets could not have possibly escaped your attention. (If the sunsets have escaped you, please return to your origins.) Pick a Laguna Beach cove, check the sunset time (Siri is great for this), and take a blanket. I suggest you arrive about 20 minutes before sunset.
If the skies are clear, you will watch the sun disappear behind Catalina Island, but even on the cloudiest days, the greys are dramatic. The best time of the evening is after the sun sets. A gentler color dances on the water and the windows of the oceanfront homes reflect a zestful spectrum. Some people bring wine, but I think it’s illegal to drink alcohol on the Laguna beaches. Anyway, wine is not a prerequisite for a memorable date on the beach.
Laguna Art Walk
The Laguna Art Walk occurs on the first Thursday of every month. All of the galleries and shops open their doors with delightful treats and spirits (usually wine, but Peter Blake served a delicious egg nog last Thursday). People walk from street to street visiting the galleries and the moving block party continues into the night. Laguna residents are unpretentious, so meeting new people is easy, and of course, we get a chance to say hi to old friends.
As one man says, “You get culture. You get to engage your date and understand their preferences and desires through artwork. It doesn’t hurt to be served wine all along the way. The experience makes the evening extravagant without the cost – that’s assuming of course that you don’t buy an expensive painting because you’ve had too much wine.” Also, engaging with other sexy, pretty art walkers gives you an opportunity to experience how you and your date behave socially – an important indication of whether you can get along long term.
Anyone who knows me well knows that Trader Joe’s microwavable meals is my idea of cooking. But I recognize that some people, such as Jenny Bak, like to chop onions. (For sexy foods I suggest you read my article on Love Engineer.) Now if your date is really into you – and trust me on this one – they will be interested in supporting your career anyway they can, and vice versa. If you are at home making dinner, you can take the time to dig deep into what direction you should go or what decisions you should make. Keep your sexuality out of it for the moment and focus on what’s really important for a balanced relationship.
Well, what’s the sexiest evening you’ve had without spending any money?