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City Spotlight on Santa Ynez
Travel

City Spotlight on Santa Ynez

Keys 2 the Coast recently discovered a fantastic hideaway that is the perfect place to stay in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. The tiny town of Santa Ynez, population 4,418, the is in the midst of wine country, 51 miles north of Santa Barbara and 65 miles south of San Luis Obispo. The…

Margaritas Delights with Family-Style Mexican Cuisine
Dining Delights

Margaritas Delights with Family-Style Mexican Cuisine

The bright red, Spanish-style exterior of Margaritas Mexican Restaurant is probably a familiar sight to some, especially since it first opened in Pasadena 42 years ago, in 1977. One of a dying breed of restaurants, it remains firmly within family hands: owner Ruby Bugarin took over Margaritas in 2006 with her brother as partner when…

Who is the Chu of ‘Chew with Chu?’
Dining Delights

Who is the Chu of ‘Chew with Chu?’

By Brianna Chu Before you start: I know it’s a dumb pun. I am indeed aware, as I was the idiot who came up with it. So…hi! I’m Brianna, an early twenty-something, recent university graduate who was born and raised in Pasadena. As you might have guessed, I love food! I’ve been lucky to grow…

Soh Grill: Changing the Face of Korean Barbecue
Dining Delights

Soh Grill: Changing the Face of Korean Barbecue

By Brianna Chu Soh Grill opened its doors to Raymond Avenue a year and a half ago. When its owner, Tamara Kim, moved to Pasadena about three years ago, she noticed a lack of Korean food options and decided to open the restaurant in charming Old Town Pasadena. While Soh Grill is Kim’s first restaurant,…

City Spotlight on Solvang
Travel

City Spotlight on Solvang

Where is the best place to stay and have fun in Solvang? There are so many options, but recently, Keys 2 the Coast set out to explore Solvang and enjoy one night of fun, good food and a change of scenery. Solvang, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, is always a delightful place to visit for a quick getaway. If you want to check out the numerous wineries and tasting…

Expectations Versus Reality of Weight Loss
Health & Fitness

Expectations Versus Reality of Weight Loss

Searching for weight loss information on the internet can feel like rummaging around a yard sale, hoping to find a fitting tablecloth. It can be tough to sort through what works and what doesn’t. I never knew that the master cleanse was a thing, until one of my clients came up to me looking much…

Rolling into Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Travel

Rolling into Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

By Greg Aragon Las Vegas is an exciting place, full of incredible and luxurious hotels and casinos. But, a few miles off The Strip, there is a natural wonderland with a visual payoff that no slot machine or glitzy show can match. It is called Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and it is a…

Ways to Destress Using Yoga for Beginners
Health & Fitness

Ways to Destress Using Yoga for Beginners

By Joselin Hernandez As we ring in the new year, fitness goals are set forgetting stress management is just as important in achieving a healthier new you. Yoga is a great way to release stress after a long day of work. This practice can seem daunting to those new to the practice but fret not….

Day Tripping Down to Dana Point Harbor
Travel

Day Tripping Down to Dana Point Harbor

By Greg Aragon For Richard Henry Dana, it was the culmination of an epic and grueling two-year voyage from Boston to California. For me it was a day trip in a rental car. Either way you slice it, Dana Point Harbor makes a great getaway. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the man-made…

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