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A treasure Trove in Laguna
It's not easy to categorize Trove in Laguna Beach. Is it an antique store, gallery or a place to find museum-quality pieces to call your own?
Devotees simply say, "Wow." It's a one-of-a-kind showroom with now twice the space since it moved from its Coast Highway location to Ocean Avenue last summer.
Longtime Trove seekers knew that co-owners Heather and Bobby Lee would have an even better place to store their treasures, a mix of art and home furnishings, including 18th-century primitive pieces from Belgium; mid-20th century Danish pieces; organic hemp hand-loomed linens; luxury Matteo bedding and atypical finds; fertility figures that served as rice paddy markers from Malaysia; a rare mid-1800s cook's canteen from the back of a stagecoach with canisters for spices and a grind handle for coffee or flour; an antique bronze hibachi from Japan; and a mid-century modern Howard Keith sofa from London.
It's also a resource to find contemporary art pieces by Cheryl Ekstrom, who has exclusive rights to make limited-edition stainless steel sculptures of an Eames chair and ottoman. She also offers stainless steel sculptures of the marshmallow sofa, swan chair and large and small bean bag chairs.
Trove is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 370 Ocean Ave. in Laguna Beach. For more information, call (949) 376.4640 or visit http://www.trovegallery.com.
Dine green at Crow Bar
Congratulations to the Crow Bar and Kitchen in Corona del Mar for taking a green initiative. The Green Restaurant Assn. just certified Crow Bar, an upscale gastropub, as the first "green restaurant" in Orange County.