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DANA POINT, CALIF – July 8, 2015 – Experience the grandeur of dramatic cliffs and breathtaking bluffs and be invigorated overlooking blankets of sandy beaches and the shimmering sea from 180blu at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Few locations offer the unsurpassed setting as what is experienced atop this 150 foot bluff. A true #BucketList experience, 180blu offers a vantage point where several species of dolphins and whales swimming in their natural habitat can be seen and guests can be immersed in the power and majesty of the Pacific Ocean. It only takes one visit to discover that the ocean breezes awaken the body, the sunsets seduce the soul, and the remarkably unique experience forever moves the spirit.

Soulful Beach Sounds of Ryan Heflin
Thursday through Sunday, 180blu features acoustical guitarist Ryan Heflin. Heflin describes himself as a musician who sings and plays guitar with a laid-back acoustic, beachy, bluesy, soulful, singer-songwriter flow. He grew up in southern California and spent many of his days absorbing the timeless wisdom and cleansing energy of the sun, sand and ocean. “Music is a metaphor for life, only revealing its secrets if you come to her honestly, that is, if you are completely present,” declares Heflin.

Tacos and Sushi
Throughout the summer, guests can delight in tasty tacos on Tuesday evenings with such offerings as a Churrasco with black bean, guacamole, molcajete salsa, and queso fresco; Tequila Chicken with corn pico de gallo, cotija cheese, and pumpkin seed pesto; Crispy Halibut with pico de gallo, cabbage and chipotle crema; and a Wild Mushroom and Garlic Quesadilla. Hand-rolled sushi is highlighted on Friday and Saturday evenings with selections including California rolls, Catalina rolls, sushi, and sashimi, as well as a few signature items. A selection of hand-crafted cocktails are inspired by the Pan-Latin cuisine of Raya and showcases a Piloncillo Sunrise, Lavender Margarita, Yuzu Fresa, Mojito Cuzco, Passion Fruit Mojito and Tamarind-Togarashi Margarita.

Guests are invited to follow the resort’s Bucket List experiences via social media channels including Facebook and Twitter and are encouraged to share their own #BucketList and #RCMemories inspirations and experiences.