Lisa Vogel

The quintessential Southern California beach girl, LUXE creator Lisa Vogel grew up surrounded by all things swim. Over forty years ago, her parents founded RAJ Manufacturing — the swim industry’s leading house of fashion—and the world of swimwear quickly became an innate part of her life. From dinner table conversations to testing out her parents’ newest bikini gems in the Pacific surf to modeling as a teenager for the company’s print ad campaigns, the business of swimwear has always been a constant in Lisa’s life, so it’s no wonder that she has spent most of her adult life designing and marketing some of the most recognizable swim brands in the world. Along with her close knit family, she spent every summer traveling to the world’s most notable beaches and getaways—from the South of France to India and everywhere in between—in which she had the remarkable opportunity to be exposed to the world’s most appreciated treasures across art, design, music and all things culture. After graduating from USC, Lisa officially joined the family business and set to work learning every aspect of the company, never looking back. For the last 15 years, Lisa has lead the creative direction in developing such notable contemporary swimwear brands as Athena Pick Your Fit, Next by Athena, Ella Moss Isla, Splendid Swimwear, GUESS Swimwear, Hurley Swimwear, St. John Swim, Tommy Hilfiger Swimwear and Reef Swimwear. Lisa, a fashionable mother of two, now enters into the next chapter at RAJ, launching her own eponymous line to provide stylish sophisticates with high fashion-inspired swimwear that fits, flatters and shows off a woman’s body, while helping to hide imperfections. The perfect blend of Lisa’s laid back beach upbringing with the eclectic cultural influences derived from her extensive travels, Luxe by Lisa Vogel is the smart, stylish and sexy swimwear solution for beach sophisticates and stylish moms across the globe.

Where were you born ?
In the front seat of my grandma’s Ford Mustang, in the emergency zone in front of Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach.
How long in Orange county:
My whole life!
Laguna Beach
Creative Director, LUXE by Lisa Vogel swimwear; Co-President, RAJ Manufacturing
Favorite Restaurant:
The Quiet Woman
Best Sushi:
Laguna Sushi
Best Ethnic Food:
Best Italian:
Best place for late night dining:
My house
Best dessert:
Chocolate croissant bread pudding at 230 Forest Ave. or chocolate soufflé at Bungalow.
Best place for a romantic date:
Studio at Montage
Best Sunday brunch:
Big Canyon Country Club
Hautest Club/Lounge:
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in Orange county:
Crescent Bay Beach in Laguna
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Fashion Island and the Swimspot pop-up store
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bvlgari
Best Spa:
Favorite Charity Event:
Oceana Sea Change
Favorite Cultural Event:
Art Walk in Laguna
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Orange County Performing Arts Center
Best Aspect of Orange county:
The gorgeous weather and living next to the beautiful Pacific Ocean
Best Steakhouse:
Best Pizza:
South Coast Pizza (formerly known as Me N Ed’s on 17th Street in Costa Mesa)
Best Lunch:
Mariposa in Neiman Marcus
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Yogaworks Laguna Beach
Best Massage:
Kathy Cohen at Newport Workout
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Your Car Our Driver
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Laguna Art Museum
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Crystal Cove Beach Cottages
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