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Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Seaside Luxury in Santa Barbara
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Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Seaside Luxury in Santa Barbara

Are you up for an adventure on the California Coast?  If you want to stay at the best beach property on the Central Coast, the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara is a truly magnificent property that will not disappoint. Herve Humler, co-founder of the Ritz-Carlton, has built a premier brand of over 100 hotels, providing…

Downtown at the 2018 Taste of Arcadia
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Downtown at the 2018 Taste of Arcadia

By The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Restaurants in Downtown Arcadia will be going mobile on Monday, Sept. 24 to participate in the 2018 Taste of Arcadia at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.  Each year the Taste brings amazing food and drink samples from 45 of the best restaurants in the San Gabriel…

Calling All Foodies to Tastes & Sounds on South Lake
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Calling All Foodies to Tastes & Sounds on South Lake

San Gabriel Valley’s largest culinary and music festival Thousands are expected to attend the special 10 year anniversary celebration of Taste of South Lake in Pasadena on Saturday, Sept. 29 from noon to 5 p.m. Presented by Logix Federal Credit Union the popular culinary and music festival is back as Tastes & Sounds on South Lake and…

Meandering Through Monterey’s Cannery Row and Aquarium
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Meandering Through Monterey’s Cannery Row and Aquarium

By Greg Aragon Ever since reading John Steinbeck’s classic 1945 novel “Cannery Row,” I’ve dreamed of Monterey, California. The book’s imagery of old wooden piers, fish packing plants and colorful characters has lingered in my head for years. Add to this a yearning to also experience the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and it’s easy to…

Sweeping Views and Boutique Charm at Andaz San Diego Hotel
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Sweeping Views and Boutique Charm at Andaz San Diego Hotel

By Greg Aragon I love being in the heart of the action. But, I can also appreciate a casual evening with wine and wonderful views. I got both and much more, when I recently discovered Andaz San Diego, a fascinating boutique hotel located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego….

Ocean View Rooms, Butterflies and a Clam Festival
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Ocean View Rooms, Butterflies and a Clam Festival

By Greg Aragon Sometimes I hear of a new hotel from a friend, an email tip, or a news release. And once in a while, if I’m lucky, one will catch my eye while driving. The latter was the case, when a friend and I were recently heading home from a trip to Hearst Castle….

Celestino Ristorante Celebrates Summer Sicilian Style
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Celestino Ristorante Celebrates Summer Sicilian Style

Over twenty years ago, the Drago Brothers set out to show Los Angeles what true Italian and Sicilian food consists of and have since made a name for themselves as powerhouses of fine Italian cuisine in Los Angeles. For over two decades, Celestino Ristorante has been Pasadena’s mainstay for fans of authentic Italian cuisine, changing…

Top 5 Best Restaurants to Visit in Santa Barbara
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Top 5 Best Restaurants to Visit in Santa Barbara

By Donna Polizzi Keys 2 the Coast has chosen five of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. With over 300 restaurants in Santa Barbara, this was a deliciously difficult task for our trusted recreational foodies. Our methodology was to carefully select establishments that have gone the distance to delight locals and visitors, for many years.  A combination of delectable dishes,…

Lions, Tigers, and Gondolas at Two California Zoos
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Lions, Tigers, and Gondolas at Two California Zoos

By Greg Aragon I love zoos. I love the awareness they bring to the plight of animals and the joy and intrigue they bring to kids of all ages. So when I heard that two of my favorite California zoos recently added a couple of must-see attractions, I knew I had to investigate. In March,…

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