Orcutt Sign

The beautiful town of Old Orcutt, California, is a great laid back, small town weekend getaway. A town where you can walk to anything you need and has the old fashioned, hometown feel. In Old Orcutt, most of the businesses are owned and run by a local family. If you’re looking for a fantastic getaway,…

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christmas-wharf-monterey

Growing up as an only child in Cincinnati, Ohio, gave me plenty of opportunity to shovel snow in sub-zero temperatures.  Let’s just say, I’m grateful to live on the California Central Coast, where we don’t have to deal with ice on our windshields and plowing snow out of the driveway in the morning. We may…

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Crestview dining room table

One of the main challenges facing families in California, is the cost of rent and perhaps even more so, the cost of housing and home ownership. An obvious issue causing California’s unaffordable housing crisis, is an imbalance between supply and demand. Due to California’s extraordinarily positive attributes, including fantastic climate, cultural and recreational amenities, and…

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Bob serving pizza

On a recent Keys 2 the Coast trip to Italy, I had the opportunity to explore Sicily, Venice, Florence and Portofino. While every moment was wonderful, every bite of food delicious and the scenery magnificent, it did not escape me that some of the magnificence of Italy is similar to what we have here on the California Central Coast. Specifically,…

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Strolling down the street in Old Orcutt recently, I caught a whiff of amazing, soothing aromas, wafting from a storefront and I had to pop inside!  The owner of Parable Candle Company, Elaine, greeted me warmly and invited me in…and what a delight! Lovingly hand-poured, aromatic candles, homemade gourmet and luxurious soaps, lotions and bath…

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Owner’s Kurt and Dawn make you feel like family at Vino et Amicis. Old Orcutt is a place to Wine-About. Step out of the hustle, bustle and busyness of life, to enjoy all that Old Orcutt has to offer.  Experience fine, award-winning wine from our world class wine region, or taste delicious food from one…

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cuban coffee and pastries

I recently stopped at a new coffee shop in Orcutt and was treated to not only a heartwarming, and inspirational story, but a quintessential American success story. Before I go onto just how fabulous the coffee is, allow me to take a quick detour. Once upon a time on the small island of Cuba, a…

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naughty oak sign

  Breweries and Tap Rooms are popping up all over the Central Coast. According to California Craft Brewers Association, more than 850 craft breweries call California home. That’s more than any other state in the nation.  Locally, you can experience some of the best. Personally, I have always been a wine connoisseur or tequila fan.…

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