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The Bardot Brasserie is a Top Spot for Dining in Las Vegas

By Donna / March 23, 2021 /

KEYS 2 THE COAST may have found the best restaurants for brunch, in all of Las Vegas. Considering the options, that’s a big statement. The Bardot Brasserie Restaurant is located inside the Aria Hotel. I stumbled upon it while at a travel conference, with Montecito Village Travel at the Aria and, as soon as I saw it, the beautiful entrance beckoned me…

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A Weekend Getaway to Mesa, Arizona

By Donna / February 11, 2021 /

A Weekend Getaway to Mesa, Arizona Santa Maria Airport now flies directly to Mesa, Arizona. Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona and is a hotspot for families, foodies, and those interested in Native American history and culture.  Visit Mesa Grande Cultural Park Around 2,000 years ago, the Native American’s, now known as the Hohokam,…

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An Adventure Into Wine & Art

By Donna / February 27, 2020 /

I have always looked forward to “Date Night” with my wife Kori, but this time I must say my anxiety was a little high. All my life, art was never my forte. My art teachers in school were somehow always telling me, “Well, at least you tried.” Despite these past art transgressions and unmotivating words…

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Hidden Gems in Solvang

By Donna / February 24, 2020 /

I am a native of Santa Barbara County in California, and I love wine. I am no expert, never took a wine class, but have done my fair share of tasting and research! Living in the middle of wine country on the Central Coast can be the envy of many a Wine lover. I have…

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Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden

By Donna / December 7, 2019 /

The Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden, in Paso Robles, California, is well known and highly regarded for their delightful varietals and their incredible, one-of-a-kind, sculpture garden. The Frankel family, have yet again, brought another unique draw to their vineyard.    “The Legacy of Wine in California”  The recent art unveiling of “The Legacy of Wine in…

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Modern Day Gold Rush

By Donna / July 18, 2019 /

The Central Coast Wine Region has become a modern- day gold rush. People are jumping on the bandwagon, and in some cases, “can wagon.” Wine bars, Wineries and Breweries are popping up all over the California Central Coast.  Talking with owners and wine makers has revealed that this industry has become a long awaited second…

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Bello Forno Will Always Have a Pizza of My Heart

By Donna / June 3, 2019 /

On a recent Keys 2 the Coast trip to Italy, I had the opportunity to explore Sicily, Venice, Florence and Portofino. While every moment was wonderful, every bite of food delicious and the scenery magnificent, it did not escape me that some of the magnificence of Italy is similar to what we have here on the California Central Coast. Specifically,…

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Pedal On With Big SLO Bike!

By Donna / April 30, 2019 /

It’s fun to be on the same page with your friends and family.  It is even MORE fun to be on the same bike! Petal, party and experience San Luis Obispo. Big SLO Bike offers several, two and a half hour, guided bike tours through downtown.  You can customize your ride and stop where you…

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Distill My Beating Heart

By Donna / April 6, 2019 /

If you are traveling through the central coast and find yourself wanting to wine taste, beer taste, or even spirit taste, you will want to stop in Buellton. Right off the beaten path near an Ostrich Farm, Industrial Way is home to all of these places. DorWood Distillery and tasting room owned by Jay Lockwood…

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Babcock Winery, Lompoc: Cheers to an Incredible Wine Tasting Adventure

By Donna / March 17, 2019 /

Located off Highway 246 lies an inviting 110 acres of lush vineyard and beautiful countryside, enticing guests into the exciting Babcock Winery and Vineyards. Owned and run by partners Bryan Babcock and his wife, Lisa, the Babcock Winery and Vineyard offers their gusts a unique wine tasting experience, all in the comfort of an effortlessly…

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