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With Wines, Vines and Bucolic Vistas, Santa Maria Valley Is a Sight to See

By Donna / November 4, 2016 /

Having lived on the Central Coast since the mid-1980s, I’ve come to realize that every city in our region has treasures to be enjoyed. That is if you know where to look. Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo have always received favorable recognition for many reasons, and justifiably so. What many people don’t realize, is that Santa…

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How sweet it is…top bakery selections

By Donna / May 20, 2016 /

Since 2009, the Brown Butter Cookie Company has been serving up delectable treats. When put this sweet and salty cookie in my mouth, it made my taste buds do the tango!

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Nature’s Majesty – Monarch Butterflies on the Central Coast

By Donna / May 20, 2016 /

By Blake Lewolt Imagine walking 3000 miles with no signs, no map, and no compass, traveling between 50 to 100 miles a day. That is exactly what Monarch Butterflies do every single year. Monarchs are the only species of butterfly that, (like birds) make a two-way migration every year. A true enigma lies in their…

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Getting Funky in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone

By Donna / May 20, 2016 /

When it comes to seasonal parades, cultural festivals, nature preserves, fantastic restaurants or outdoor shopping, Santa Barbara sets the standard. I never grow tired of the spectacular scenery, amazing weather and friendly, laid-back people.

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