Travel Blog

March 29, 2019

3 Reasons to Spring To Annieglass this Season

While Watsonville has become a recent hub for independent artisans, a pioneer of its burgeoning craft scene is Annie Morhauser who founded her Annieglass glassware studio amidst the town’s sprawling agriculture fields in 1983. Today, her luminous pieces are featured at high profile hotels and retailers-Four Seasons, Neiman Marcus, the Bellagio in Las Vegas-and two of her pieces are on permanent display at the Smithsonian. Yet, each elegant piece continues to be handmade here in Santa Cruz County. This year, we honor Annieglass’ 35th anniversary with three reasons to visit this spring, as well as a chance to win a free experience at Annieglass’ fun and innovative Craftbar!

February 15, 2019

SANTA CRUZ STYLE: 3 HOTELS TO INSPIRE YOUR HOME DECOR

Interior design has a remarkable ability to shape mood and evoke different eras and places. Like a good vacation, it can transport you far from your everyday surroundings. I think Santa Cruz makes for a fun, evocative design scheme. It has a strong, iconic style that references both its natural setting and sunny, outdoor culture.

December 15, 2018

SANTA CRUZ LIFESTYLES OF THE INSTA-FAMOUS: JACLYN BRIDGES OF QUEEN OF SUCCULENTS

A bubbly brunette with a background in fashion, Jaclyn Bridges of Queen of Succulents (@queenofsucculents) hated dirt when she received her very first succulent from a friend’s mom. “I wasn’t a plant person at all,” recalls Bridges. “I didn’t even like touching mushrooms at the grocery store.” Succulents, though, were different. Her first succulent “looked