Santa Maria Valley

A Rad Escape to the Radisson in Santa Maria, CA

By Donna Polizzi We all have reasons that require an occasional escape from the requirements of everyday life.  It’s amazing how just a couple of days away from work, home and sometimes our kids, can restore a person’s energy and put a more positive spin on life in general.  Not to mention the importance of…

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Cubanissimo Cuban Coffee House and Cafe in Orcutt, Ca

By Donna Polizzi 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…

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Rancho Sisquoc Winery in Santa Maria, CA

By Donna Polizzi A Keys 2 the Coast favorite is Rancho Sisquoc Winery at 6601 Foxen Canyon Road in Santa Maria. Known for 40 years of crafting small batches of delicious, superior wines, in a setting that is unforgettable, are two of the many reasons that make this winery and tasting room a destination for…

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Cottonwood Canyon Winery in Santa Maria, Ca

cottonwood wine santa maria, ca

By Donna Polizzi Living on the Central Coast and working for Keys 2 the Coast, finding the best places to wine, dine, explore and more is a gift. Yesterday, I discovered the most delicious, aged red wines at Cottonwood Canyon Winery.  It is truly an impressive facility, located at the northern edge of the Foxen…

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Stars and the Star-Struck…

By Donna Polizzi Visitors continue to flock to Hearst Castle and the Santa Maria Inn, just as they did in the heyday of Hollywood. Living on the Central Coast is living the dream. The mountain and ocean views are simply awe-inspiring. It’s no wonder tourists flock from around the world to visit Santa Barbara, San…

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Things To Do in Santa Maria – Keys 2 the coast.

By Donna Polizzi After living on the California Coast since the mid-eighties, I’ve come to realize that every city in our region has treasures to be enjoyed. That is if…you know where to look. Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo have always received favorable recognition for many reasons and justifiably so. What many people don’t…

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