Chef Alonso

Trattoria Uliveto – Where Everyone Knows Your Name

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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Art Covered Walls

An Adventure Into Wine & Art

I have always looked forward to “Date Night” with my wife Kori, but this time I must say my anxiety was a little high. All my life, art was never my forte. My art teachers in school were somehow always telling me, “Well, at least you tried.” Despite these past art transgressions and unmotivating words…

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Hitching Post BBQ pit

Home on the Range—A trip back in time to the Hitching Post 1

If you just rolled into town or you’ve lived in an underground bunker, those would be the only two reasons why you haven’t heard of the Hitching Post in Casmalia, CA.  Casmalia is a cow town located about 15 minutes outside of Old Orcutt at 3325 Point Sal Road, Casmalia. Open Monday through Saturday, from…

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Wine Decorations

Hidden Gems in Solvang

I am a native of Santa Barbara County in California, and I love wine. I am no expert, never took a wine class, but have done my fair share of tasting and research! Living in the middle of wine country on the Central Coast can be the envy of many a Wine lover. I have…

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Florence Italy

Antica Torre Di Via Tuornabuoni

It’s fascinating to me that historical buildings have a way of bringing life to a location. When describing places that I have visited, the ones that cause goosebumps to create the memories that last a lifetime.  This is especially true in Italy. Staying in Florence at Antica Torre Di Via Tornabuoni 1, was an incredible experience.…

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Brunching at Piadina

How many times have you said, “I never win anything?” I say that all the time. It doesn’t stop me from entering all the Instagram contests, but I honestly never think I will win. Well, this time when the Central Coast’s newest hotel and restaurant opened, and they posted a contest on IG that my…

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Planetarium Suite

Oceania Sirena

The Sirena joins the ranks of her sister ships, the Regatta, Insignia, and Nautica, as the newest member of Oceania Cruise line fleet. Whether you are a first-time voyager or a veteran of the sea, the Sirena has everything your heart could desire for a magnificent journey. When it comes to luxury, the Sirena has…

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Venice: Dreams are Made in Italy

Venice is as magical as imagined and a weekend isn’t nearly enough. Still, two days are enough to give you a lifetime of memories. Taking the train to Venice from Rome is a fun ride that takes approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. It’s a comfortable ride and the view from the window is worth…

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