Santa Cruz sparkles through the lens of September Wren. Golden, sun-drenched images of Boardwalk rides, seaside icons, and colorful vintage signs convey the timeless allure of our classic beach town. We asked the talented East Coast transplant what drew her to Santa Cruz and how she spends leisure time with her four young children.
What do Oprah Winfrey, author John Grisham and Christina Aguilera have in common? They are all longstanding customers of Annieglass, Inc., now celebrating 30 years of creating “Art for the Table.” Is there anyone in Santa Cruz who doesn’t feel proud to say that Annieglass is made right in our own town? I certainly did
Sarah Gerhardt taking on the big waves at Mavericks Can you imagine surfing Mavericks like Santa Cruz’s very own Sarah Gerhardt? Riding waves so big you can drive a double-decker bus through the barrel!? Well Sarah G. took on the challenge and will forever be known as the first woman to surf the big waves
If you spotted 27 year old Olivia Teutschel in a local coffee shop ordering a latte, you would never suspect that moments later she would be on a forklift unloading grapes at Bargetto Winery or inside of a tank scrubbing and pressure washing. As the first female winemaker in the 81 years of winery history,
Carlo Espinas, new-to-town chef for Assembly Restaurant in downtown Santa Cruz, says that when he cooks, he usually makes too much food. It’s a habit that was formed when cooking for his large Filipino family (including 46 cousins just on his mom’s side), and it’s still influencing him. He says, “Our culture centers around the table—laughing, chatting