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July 08, 2014

5 Best Sweet Treats

Santa Cruz has a remarkable number of ways to indulge your sweet tooth. When in town, I’ll rationalize a stop at one of the following spots for an afternoon pick-me-up. Like Jerry Seinfeld recently commented on his way to a cronut shop, sweets are like “mini vacations in your stressful day.” Here then are five suggestions for a delicious, bite-sized getaway:

BY Garrick Ramirez


June 30, 2014

Westside Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Bag - sm All photos by Garrick Ramirez

Before I got to know Santa Cruz, I would dip into town sporadically to hit the Boardwalk before scooting back up to San Francisco. But when my wife’s family relocated from


June 24, 2014

More Santa Cruz Style

I did an earlier post where I profiled three local hotels that I thought defined Santa Cruz style. Today, I’m picking three additional spots -- 2 restaurants and a winery -- that further exemplify the local aesthetic.ShadowbrookOld World Charm


June 19, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

Santa Cruz Wharf Delicious seafood, super-tasty cocktails and breathtaking views? Oh yeah! You'll find them at FireFish Grill on the Santa Cruz Wharf.We love to see Santa Cruz

BY admin

May 29, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

Chaminade Spa Patio and Pond

Slip on your robe and enjoy some "me" time at The Spa at


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