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July 28, 2016

Where to Find the Best Coffee in Santa Cruz County

The Buttery2 Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez A caffeinated creation by the Buttery. All photos by Garrick Ramirez.

With the surf and hiking trails pulling most of Santa Cruz out of bed early, you better believe we locals love our coffee. Whether you want to sit with a meticulously crafted third wave brew or simply refuel with a solid cup of joe, coffee options abound. Yep, we’ve got the place with the green mermaid too, but for a real taste of Santa Cruz, check out these independent coffee shops bursting with local flavor.

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July 12, 2016

Recipe: Buttery Banana-Nut Bread from Fairview Manor

Fairview Manor7 Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez All images by Garrick Ramirez
Fairview Manor is a cozy redwood escape tucked into the lush forests of the San Lorenzo Valley. Innkeepers Gael Abayon and Jack Hazelton run a charming, nearly 100-year old guest home that sits on a beautiful patch of land alongside the San Lorenzo River. The peaceful respite is immersed in nature with squirrels darting between trees and deer nimbly strolling at river’s edge.

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June 16, 2016

Say Hello to Pleasure Point

Photo by Instagram, @givener Photo by Instagram, @givener
We get it, it’s hard to fit everything in on one trip, but next time you’re in town be sure to spend some time in Pleasure Point. Need some convincing? We’ll keep it short and sweet with these quick reasons to hit up this little seaside surf town.

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May 19, 2016

Your Best Stay at Seascape Beach Resort

Seascape_Panoramic_Bluff Sunset 
One stay at Seascape Beach Resort and you’ll be hooked! From family vacations to romantic getaways, Seascape Beach Resort has a way of quickly becoming an annual tradition. And it’s not just those dramatic Monterey Bay views that call guests back, this picturesque resort has so much more to offer its visitors with fun activities that span the generations. So take a peek at some insider tips to your best stay at Seascape Beach Resort:

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May 15, 2016

Recipe: Almond Poppy Seed Muffins from Flora Vista Inn

Flora Vista Inn5 Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez
In the tiny coastal town of La Selva Beach, you’ll find the wonderful Flora Vista Inn, a historic farmhouse tucked among flowering fields near the Monterey Bay. The 1871 home — originally designed as replica of Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, IL — is now a bed & breakfast run by husband-and-wife team, Ed and Deanna Boos.

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