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Beauty and Talent on the Central Coast

By Donna / August 12, 2020 /

Does anyone else feel like they are stuck in slow motion? Over the past few months, for levity’s sake, let’s call it a “staycation,” many of us have slowed our pace from hare to tortoise pace, due to loss of jobs, clients, and sheltering at home. Undeniably, the ramifications of this trying time are tragic.  In my slowed pace, I have had time to…

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Featured Winemaker: Barbieri Wine Company

By Donna / July 7, 2020 /

Vinum Est Datum “Wine is a Privilege” Paolo Barbieri Barbieri Wine Company was founded in 2005 by Master Sommelier Paolo Barbieri. Paolo is from Rome and left Italy at age 22, where he moved to England with a dream of learning English and pursuing a career in the restaurant industry. He started off working various…

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Ignite the Fire Dance by Shane Mastriano – Central Coast Artisan Spotlight

By Donna / June 25, 2020 /

Keys 2 the Coast Staff was tasked with finding unique and talented artisans. Meet Shayne Mastriano ‘Ignite Fire Danceʼ was founded in 2013 by Shayne Mastriano after training shortly under the first fire dancer to ever perform for Cirque Du Soleil. Since then, heʼs performed as a half time performer for the San Fransisco 49erʼs…

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Top Places to Go Camping in Monterey County

By Donna / June 15, 2020 /

Monterey County, found in the central region of California has a lot to offer those who visit. It has many tourist attractions including regional parks (where you can enjoy outdoor activities), beautiful forest views, amazing cliffside and ocean views, bay aquarium, and epic shopping. If you are looking for a good place to visit with…

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Melissa Bagley – Central Coast Artisan Spotlight

By Donna / June 8, 2020 /

The Central Coast is gifted with beauty, natural wonders, and endless talent. Recently, Keys 2 the Coast held an Artisan Contest, and it was difficult to select three winners. Today we feature the insanely talented photographer… Melissa Bagley Keys 2 the Coast followers love to know the best places to wine, dine and explore. Melissa…

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Alice Murphy – Central Coast Artisan Spotlight

By Donna / May 13, 2020 /

The Central Coast is gifted with beauty, natural wonders, and endless talent. Recently, Keys 2 the Coast held an Artisan Contest and it was a difficult task to select 3 winners. Congratulations to…Alice Murphy. She is truly a gifted artisan.   Getting to know Alice Murphy Imagine a miserable cold day, October 1st, 2013, at…

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Root Beer Stand to Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

By Donna / April 13, 2020 /

If you’re often in a hurry, but want a good meal while traveling between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, Buellton California, is a great place to stop with plenty of parking for a delicious and quick lunch in a comfortable yet elegant setting. Welcome to Buellton The Santa Ynez Valley Marriott is located 31 miles…

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Cold Spring Tavern

By Donna / March 20, 2020 /

Long ago, Cold Spring Tavern was once a well-frequented stagecoach stop. Today, it is a rustic and extraordinary restaurant, offering a unique menu, fantastic food, and an experience that feels like a walk back in time to the old Wild West. It is only 20 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, in the Los Padres National…

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Keys 2 the Coast Oceania Cruises in the Mediterranean

By Donna / March 20, 2020 /

Click here to get all the info you need on this upcoming Oceania Cruise in the Mediterranean!

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Trattoria Uliveto – Where Everyone Knows Your Name

By Donna / March 18, 2020 /

Remember that old sitcom with the catchy theme, set in a Boston Pub? A place where everyone knew your name. In fact, every time this particular regular patron entered the bar, he was greeted by name…by everyone in the bar! Sounds nice, doesn’t it? A place where everyone knows your name.  Everyone is Greeted Well,…

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