Laguna Talks

Background

Billy Fried’s day job is Chief Experience Officer of La Vida Laguna, an experiential teambuilding company. When he’s not transforming company cultures, Billy writes The Kibitzer, a bi-weekly column on local issues for the Laguna Beach Independent. A committed activist and environmentalist, Billy sits on the Board of Transition Laguna.
He’s the Pope of Trash and self-described “Filth Elder.” Meet filmmaker, screenwriter, author, stand-up comic, and visual artist John Waters. He spoke with us about life at 71, his latest book, and the long running Hairspray, which is now playing at the Laguna Playhouse.
Sridar received a transmission 8 years ago to start a transformational festival of yoga, Kirtan, and workshops as a path to spiritual discovery. Today BhaktiFest is thriving with 2 festivals a year and thousands of attendees from around the world at the Joshua Tree Retreat center. Here’s his story.
Meet Ivan Spiers, owner of Laguna’s Mozambique and Sky Loft, two of the most happening restaurants in town. Both feature live music nearly every night of the week, and both offer rooftop dining. Listen to Ivan’s extraordinary journey from Durban, South Africa to Laguna, via London, and his years in the music and apparel businesses.