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May 05, 2016

Chaminade Resort - A Place to Meet, Gather, Retreat & Repeat

Chaminade Resort and Spa Farm to table wine dinner - September 2014-38-X2
It's not hard to see why Chaminade Resort & Spa is a popular choice for meetings, weddings, reunions and other special events. The impressive hilltop views have a way of surprising guests with a panorama of green hills, redwoods, eucalyptus trees and of course, those ocean views. Take a peek at some of the ways Chaminade can be at the center of your next special event!

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March 30, 2016

B&B Featured Recipe: Goat Cheese Frittata from Historic Sand Rock Farm

Sand Rock Farm7 Photo Credit Garrick Ramirez All photos by Garrick Ramirez
The idyllic property is lined with paths that meander through magnificent acacia trees, flowering gardens, and past a romantic old barn and ivy-covered winery ruin. Birdsong and trickling fountains fill the air as two scruffy little pups frolic nearby, pausing only to have their bellies rubbed by guests. Yep, it’s absolutely dreamy which helps explain its popularity as a wedding venue.

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March 08, 2016

Secretly Awesome Santa Cruz

Garden of Eden Photo Credit Garrick RamirezGarden of Eden Photo by Garrick Ramirez
Like most destination cities, Santa Cruz enjoys its well-known touristed spots as well as its hidden gems. From concealed gardens to a killer swimming hole, these “secret” spots are those special places usually only revealed by a well-informed friend. We’ve collected a few of our favorites below. Seek them out and you’ll soon be the one in the know!

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January 25, 2016

Bridal Expo at the Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove

Strike a pose with The Booth Bus. Photo by Julie Cahill and coordinated by E Events Co.Photo by Julie Cahill and coordinated by E Events Co.
As our recent post announced, it's wedding planning season! Find all the information you need to plan the perfect wedding! Check out the area's best photographers, florists, caterers, bakers, wedding and reception venues, entertainment, and other important services. Enjoy bridal fashion shows in the Sun Room, door prizes, and a valuable Grand Prize drawing!

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January 11, 2016

Planning An Epic Santa Cruz Wedding

The Booth Bus - Vintage Volkswagen Bus Photo BoothThe Booth Bus - Vintage Volkswagen Bus Photo Booth
The big question has been popped -- and hopefully so has the champagne -- so now comes the fun part. With plenty of inspiring settings and talented artisans to choose from, planning a wedding in Santa Cruz County is the start of your nuptial bliss. You already know the who, so let us help with the what, where and when. Below, we’ve rounded up the best resources and advice to help make your big day one to remember.

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