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June 16, 2014

Santa Cruz Style: 3 Hotels to Inspire Your Home Decor

Those little shampoo bottles aren’t the only thing I bring home from hotels. If it’s an especially stylish spot, I also return with eager plans to redo my living room. I can’t help coveting an atmospheric lobby or a chic guest room. I have a Pinterest page packed with images of hotels whose ideas I want to steal...or just luxuriate in virtually. Interior design has a remarkable ability to shape mood and evoke different eras and places. Like a good vacation, it can transport you far

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May 28, 2014

California’s Next Craft Beer Destination

Santa Cruz is experiencing a craft beer renaissance. The region -- better known for its wine -- hasn’t been widely regarded as a mecca for beer lovers. But that’s about to change. The local scene has gained new momentum from a recent batch of breweries and taprooms and overwhelming support from locals. And there’s no end in sight. As of this writing, another brewery -- the county’s 8th -- is set to open

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April 24, 2014

Surf Town USA

Photo by Garrick Ramirez Photo by Garrick RamirezThere is a 20-foot surfer who greets most visitors to Santa Cruz. As the focal point of a vivid Mission Street mural, she pedals a beach cruiser -- surfboard tucked under arm -- against a field of red and giant white letters that

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March 20, 2014

What's a POPUP?

Pop_Up_Sm Photo by Garrick RamirezOne of the more unique additions to the Santa Cruz food + drink scene is POPUP, a new concept from Zach Davis and Kendra Baker, the team behind the beloved

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March 11, 2014

Assembly: Food, Design + Community

Assembly restaurant Santa Cruz Photo by Garrick RamirezBy now, you’ve likely heard about Assembly, the much anticipated restaurant from Kendra Baker and Zach Davis. They’re the dynamic

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