About 100 people gathered for the launch of the Soul Project at Don and Summer Meek's Laguna Beach home Wednesday night.
While sipping on Peligroso tequila and munching on tacos, guests mingled with the founders and artists who are taking part in the Soul Project, an apparel company that partners with local artists and charities in different cities in an effort to get the word out and support "soul places."
Soul places, Summer Meek said, are places in the world that you connect to and hold a place within you.
Summer Meek was born and raised in Laguna Beach. She said that fact might make her a bit biased, but she's not the only person who finds that the city has a lot of soul — the packed house Wednesday was one indication of that.
"I can be gone for five minutes, five days or five years, and I hit the canyon and I know I'm home," she said.