Striking Santa Margarita Lake, CA- The ultimate hiking spot for nature lovers

By | 2018-02-28T18:40:33+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Santa Margarita|

By Donna Polizzi The central coast is filled with natural treasures, and Santa Margarita Lake is one of them. It’s one of the best things [...]

Madonna Inn Lights Up the Coast with Holiday Cheer in San Luis Obispo, CA

By | 2018-03-08T22:05:10+00:00 December 27th, 2017|City of San Luis Obispo|

By Donna Polizzi Christmas time at the Madonna Inn Resort and Spa is magical. Entering this lovely resort is like stepping onto a movie set, [...]

What’s brewing in Santa Maria Valley & on the California Central Coast?

By | 2018-03-08T22:11:47+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Arroyo Grande, Buelton, Orcutt, Santa Maria|

By Donna Polizzi Visit Santa Maria Valley Did you know that according to California Craft Brewers Association, more than 850 craft breweries call California home? [...]

Locked Inn Opens Up an Exhilarating World of Escape Causes-By Donna Polizzi

By | 2018-02-28T18:46:34+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Grover Beach|

Grover Beach couple introduces escape room opportunities for Central Coast thrill seekers  A company called Competitours contacted me over the summer with an invitation to [...]

With Wines, Vines and Bucolic Vistas, Santa Maria Valley Is a Sight to See

By | 2018-03-05T19:19:37+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Santa Barbara, Santa Maria|

By Donna Polizzi Having lived on the Central Coast since the mid-1980s, I’ve come to realize that every city in our region has treasures to [...]

Donna Polizzi: Barbieri Serves Up World-Class Wine — and Customer Service

By | 2017-10-27T04:25:37+00:00 September 17th, 2016|Los Olivos, Santa Ynez|

Paolo Barbieri and Erin Kempe create a gracious and tasteful experience in the heart of Los Olivos. Los Olivos is a quaint jewel of the [...]

The Five Most Stunning, Off-The-Beaten-Path Places

By | 2018-01-30T04:21:06+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Cambria, Edna Valley, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Templeton|

By now I think we can all agree that the Central Coast is stunning – rolling hills, endless ocean views, gorgeous valleys reminiscent of the Mediterranean. What better way to experience this beauty than by vacationing IN the most striking parts of it? A quick Google search can show any traveler the list of hotels in the area.

Sculpterra Combines World-Class Wine with Sculpture, Ironwork, and Gardens

By | 2018-02-01T07:00:33+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Paso Robles|

Visiting the Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden in Paso Robles was a fantastic experience. The entry gates were exquisite and ornate iron. Just beyond the gates, grew colorful, lush, ripe grapes that begged to be photographed. As soon as I stepped out of the car, the uniqueness of this place enchanted me.

Stax & Stax of Wine in Morro Bay

By | 2017-11-08T22:18:11+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Morro Bay|

Stax Wine Bar in beautiful Morro Bay is a cut above the rest. Whereas most wine clubs offer the same wines year after unoriginal year, Stax features over one hundred wines from local and international sources. They hunt high and low for the best from California and elsewhere. As if that wasn’t enough, they offer food and weekly specials.