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February 12, 2014

The Kitchen is Where the Heart Is!

Downtown Santa Cruz, my kids and I know it well. The sights and sounds--colorful window displays, street performers, familiar shop owners--can turn a simple stroll down Pacific Avenue into a great kids activity. Toss in some recent rainy weather and cabin fever and it's an all out puddle-splashing adventure!Who needs umbrellas when we can duck in and out of our favorite shops?

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January 21, 2014

Charlie Hong Kong Owners Maintain Grassroots Campaign for Better Food Policies

charlie_hong_kong_bowls Courtesy of Charlie Hong KongCharlie Hong Kong owner Carolyn Rudolph eats at her own restaurant every day. As a food activist for healthier eating habits, why wouldn’t

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November 12, 2013

Bargetto Family Shares 80th Anniversary Celebration with Community

CVCbig-4cellargathering2_1959-SmallThe story of how fourth generation director of winemaking John Bargetto came to write the history of Bargetto Winery began with another story. Before even contemplating

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November 06, 2013

From Film Festival to Guitar Festival, Two Events to Keep on Your Radar

Santa Cruz Film FestivalSanta Cruz is home to more than twenty of the world's most admired luthiers, or makers of stringed instruments. That fun fact comes to us via Jayme Kelly Curtis, a local musician who is bringing the

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October 04, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday

A lovely succulent and cactus garden at Liz Lyons Friedman's studio. A lovely succulent and cactus garden at Liz Lyons Friedman's studio.Open Studios is full of lovely surprises. Read more about this self-guided art tour and

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