Behind the Scenes
When we arrived on set at Montage Laguna Beach, everything looked amazing. The Mosaic Pool was stunning, the ocean view magnificent, the giant Christmas Tree was festive. Giant Christmas Tree!? But this isn’t a holiday commercial! What does it take to move a 23-foot Christmas Tree? Can we use movie magic to take it out in the post-production process? Producers scrambled, and our Director and Director of Photography huddled. With some very creative angles, we found a way to shoot around it. You’d never know it was just weeks before Christmas when we shot this scene.
Get the Inside Scoop on the Montage Laguna Beach:
Spoil yourself silly at a bluff-top resort in SoCal’s famously artsy beach town
To add a touch of luxury to your Orange County vacation, pop into Montage in Laguna Beach for a meal and a wander on the grounds. This resort does a fine job of feeling both grand and homey, from its California craftsman architecture to the civilized live music in the ocean-view bar every night.
Kids love the dolphin-view restaurant by the pool and the trails that crisscross the top of the hotel’s flower-filled bluff-top location, all open to non-guests. If you want a little grownup time, head to Montage’s top-notch spa , including an oceanfront lap pool. The kids? Sign them up for the hotel’s Paintbox Program for crafts and time at the beach while you slip away for a couple of hours.