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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 25, 2014

Celebrate 4th of July in Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz County is celebrating the 4th of July with a bang! There are tons of family friendly events happening all around the county in celebration of Independence Day. Check out some of our top to-dos on your 4th of July in Santa Cruz!4thofJuly


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 16, 2014

Santa Cruz Style: 3 Hotels to Inspire Your Home Decor

Those little shampoo bottles aren’t the only thing I bring home from hotels. If it’s an especially stylish spot, I also return with eager plans to redo my living room. I can’t help coveting an atmospheric lobby or a chic guest room. I have a Pinterest page packed with images of hotels whose ideas I want to steal...or just luxuriate in virtually. Interior design has a remarkable ability to shape mood and evoke different eras and places. Like a good vacation, it can transport you far


June 04, 2014

Here's to Many Happy Returns at Seascape Beach Resort

Seascape Beach ResortWhen you check in at Seascape Beach Resort- Monterey Bay, chances are good you're a returning guest, but even


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