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August 19, 2014

5 Best Bites

Despite arriving first, appetizers can feel secondary to a meal -- kind of like the Garfunkel and Oates of the dinner table. But who doesn’t love a good appetizer? When you arrive hungry to a restaurant, nothing is more anticipated than the moment an appetizer plate hits the table. Plus, sometimes you just want to pop in to a restaurant for a bite and a drink. Here are five of my favorite appetizing spots in town:

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August 06, 2014

Breakfast on the Inn-side

Those who like to stay at a Bed & Breakfast are seeking charm. Historic architecture, friendly conversation, restored craftsmanship, manicured gardens, these are the things that infuse a trip with more that just a room to sleep in. We are looking for comfort and an extra bit of ambiance to make our well

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July 29, 2014

A Stroll Through Capitola Village

The quaint seaside village of Capitola began as a humble tent camp along the shore of the Monterey Bay. Camp Capitola, as it was known, welcomed its first guests in 1874 making it the first beach resort in California. A few years later, it premiered a magnificent wood-frame Victorian hotel -- Hotel Capitola -- that echoed

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July 23, 2014

Santa Cruz is Also for Lovers

Hot date coming up? Let Santa Cruz be your chaperone. Here are a few ideas for outings to spark a love connection.Outdoorsy CoupleYou demand beauty from your date. Nope, you’re not superficial: you just love the great outdoors. And a good place to start is with a stroll through the enchanting gardens at UCSC Arboretum whose 135 acres wind over a picturesque

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July 16, 2014

Reputation of Exceptional Santa Cruz Products Expands Regionally and Nationally

What do Oprah Winfrey, author John Grisham and Christina Aguilera have in common? They are all longstanding customers of Annieglass, Inc., now celebrating 30 years of creating “Art for the Table.”Is there anyone in Santa Cruz who doesn’t feel proud to say that Annieglass is made right in our own town? I certainly did when I saw Annieglass in the gift shop at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite!Ann

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