Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, California 92629
Phone: +1 (949) 240-2000
Fax: +1 (949) 240-0829 email@example.com
Newly Hatched Giant Easter Egg Designed by Album Surf
DANA POINT, Calif. – March 5, 2018 – Guests and the local community are invited to hop over to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel to admire five egg-straordinary hand-painted Easter eggs. On display from Monday, March 19 through Sunday, April 8, 2018, the 8-foot eggs were painted and designed by local artists including Trevor Mezak, James Galindo, Robin Hiers, and Kym de los Reyes, as well as Matt Parker who created this year’s newest addition to the collection. The enormous eggs make the perfect backdrop for a springtime family photo to be cherished for years to come.
EGG-CEPTIONAL EASTER BRUNCH On Sunday, April 1, guests can indulge in a lavish Easter Brunch featuring an incredible display of tempting palate-pleasers, including freshly made salads, cheeses, ham and roast beef carving stations, chilled seafood, sushi and other savory selections. Traditional breakfast items such as eggs Benedict, waffles, and made-to-order omelets will be available, as well as a delectable dessert buffet to top off the springtime celebration. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Easter Brunch is $125 per adult and $62.50 per child (exclusive of tax and gratuity) and will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
EGG-CITING EASTER BASKETS Make Easter even sweeter with an Easter Basket filled with house-made sweets and treats by Executive Pastry Chef Sylvain Haage and his team. Each basket is $35 and is filled with a rice crispy treat flower, chocolate covered marshmallow tulips, Valrhona chocolate bunnies, Cadbury crème eggs, Starburst jelly beans, and a plush Easter bunny. Easter Baskets can be purchased in The Market Place or can be ordered in advance by calling Resort Services at 949-240-2000.
EGG-CELLENT EASTER EGG DISPLAY
RESIN THE WAVE (created in 2018) Resin the Wave was inspired by color, specifically the emotion and feeling that comes when you combine unconventional tones and shades onto a surfboard. We’ve sought to take our resin tinting style of color application on surfboards to the large scale and shape of the Easter egg. ~ Matt Parker, Board Designer and Head Shaper at Album Surf
About Album Surf Since 2001, Album Surf has been sharing the stoke with one-of-a-kind surfboards and quality apparel. Their innovative and artistic approach to surfboards has led to a growing customer base around the world. Album's flagship retail showroom is just seven miles south of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in San Clemente, California.
BUNNY BAHAMAS BEACH (created in 2017) Bunny Bahamas Beach exemplifies the fun and glamorous lifestyle of the beach life in South Orange County ~ Artist Robin Hiers
About Robin Hiers Robin Hiers paints beautiful people doing fun things. Raised by artistic parents that encouraged her natural talent - she has never questioned her role in life. She simply paints art that makes people happy. Robin has a signature style that you can recognize right away. Bold and confidant, very direct, her lines are created with no hesitation. Influenced by pop culture, fashion, the beach life, and beautiful people - her art is a reflection of the times. Currently residing in her native Laguna Beach - she is capturing the life that is a feast for the eyes.
Learn more about Robin’s work at www.LGOCA.com or contact the Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art at 949-677-8273
BCHBUNY (created in 2017) Southern California families spend their holidays on the beautiful coast and fantastic beaches. The egg is a reminiscent, vintage nod, to a California Easter! ~ ArtistKym De Los Reyes
About Kym De Los Reyes A native Southern Californian, Kym De Los Reyes is establishing a presence in her community and nationally. Her work is currently being collected through-out the U.S. Her art has been exhibited and sold in Lorimar Winery Art Gallery and at the Truax in Temecula, CA. Through The Christenberry Collection in Columbus, SC, her work has been collected by clients all over the east coast. She had been represented by The Gallery Downtown in Pomona, CA. Kym is thrilled to be represented by Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA and Emerald C Gallery in Coronado, CA. She is grateful for the opportunities this artistic journey is taking her. Kym holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Cal State University, Long Beach. She is a faithful, happy wife and blessed mother of two!
Learn more about Kym’s work at www.LGOCA.com or contact the Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art at 949-677-8273
PIPE DREAMS (created in 2017) Surfing and the ocean have always been part of my life. Before I start a new art piece, I always go surfing. It gets me inspired and in a good mood. ~ Artist Trevor Mezak
About Trevor Mezak Defined and recognized for his elaborate use of texture in his signature impressionistic style, Trevor Mezak is an artist who is driven to create every day. "I feel the day is missing something if I don't," says the artist. Fascinated with the ocean since he was a child, he has a passion for painting beach scenes, which are most often memories from recent surf trips. Born in southern California, Mezak has been painting since his teens. His self-taught style has evolved through his vast experience with mediums and techniques. Acrylics, because of their vivid color and texture, have proven to be his medium of choice. While he notes William Debilzan and Aldo Luongo as artists who inspire him, Mezak draws much of his inspiration from his experiences in the world and the moods they establish. "Before painting, I have to go surfing. It puts me in the right place. When you're in a good mood, it shows in your art. My studio is filled with loud music, the smell of coffee, my black lab at my side, and the occasional kid running through." Trevor is currently partnering with Collector's Editions and Disney Fine Art. His works are quickly growing in popularity and selling in galleries internationally.
DON’T FEED THE ANIMAL (created in 2017) Don’t Feed the Animal was inspired by the art of Norman Rockwell. ~ Artist James Galindo
About James Galindo James Galindo is an emerging young artist from Palm Springs, California. He began drawing at a very young age and eventually decided to pursue a college degree in painting. During his senior year in high school, James enrolled in figure drawing classes at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California. It was then that he discovered his passion for figurative art, which encouraged him to pursue a higher education at Laguna College of Art & Design. After eight years of intense study, James graduated with a Master's Degree in Fine Art. He has been the recipient of multiple scholarships and awards. James currently lives and works in Los Angeles, and teaches drawing and painting classes at Laguna College of Art & Design and Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.