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October 22, 2017

How to Dress Like a Local

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Santa Cruz County definitely marches to the beat of its own drum when it comes to fashion. It’s comfort first and the more outdoorsy you look, the better. Going to the store in your active wear is perfectly acceptable (yes, the active wear video describes the area perfectly) and yoga leggings stay on hours after class. There are of course plenty of fashion conscious individuals among us, but the relaxed surf culture has a strong influence on almost everyone’s style, especially on the weekends.

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October 15, 2017

Local Bakers & Roasters Join Forces at Cat. Cloud. Companion

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The sweet scent of fresh baked pastries, hot from the oven, and the sharp smell of coffee lures professionals, families, and old friends to a small cafe in downtown’s Abbott Square Market. Cat. Cloud. Companion is a partnership between local coffee roasters Cat & Cloud and the community-minded, pastry and sourdough masters at Companion Bakeshop.

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October 10, 2017

Public Art in Unexpected Places: On the Hunt for Murals & Mosaics

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Discovering a mural or a mosaic down a hidden alley or behind a hair salon is a thoroughly satisfying experience. It can generate that same rush of excitement you feel when you stumble upon a great new lunch spot or a rope swing in the middle of the forest. It’s these small surprises that keep everyday life interesting and leave you itching for your next adventure.

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September 25, 2017

Top 5 Educational (and Fun) Family Outings

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When it comes to family fun in Santa Cruz there’s no shortage of choices. Thrill seekers can ride zip lines through the forest with Mount Hermon Adventures or make their stomach drop on the Giant Dipper at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Those looking for less of an adrenaline rush can explore the shorelines of countless picturesque beaches, hike through redwood forests, and then take the kids out for ice cream. If you’re looking for family-friendly outings that are both entertaining and educational, however, these five local landmarks won’t disappoint.

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August 28, 2017

Meet the Chefs, Winemakers, and Gardeners Behind Your Next Santa Cruz Meal

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Santa Cruz County boasts acres of beautiful farmland, from pumpkin patches and strawberry fields to vineyards and apple orchards. Even though we might pass by one of these crops when driving north towards Davenport or south through Watsonville, for most of us, farmland stays on the outskirts of our imagination. We rarely know which plot of land our food came from, much less the farmer who grew it.

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