Santa Ynez

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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City Spotlight on Santa Ynez

By Donna / February 13, 2019 /

Keys 2 the Coast recently discovered a fantastic hideaway that is the perfect place to stay in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. The tiny town of Santa Ynez, population 4,418, the is in the midst of wine country, 51 miles north of Santa Barbara and 65 miles south of San Luis Obispo. The…

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Tucked away in the Santa Ynez Valley, CA – Sunstone Winery

By Donna / February 1, 2018 /

By Donna Polizzi Tucked away in the cradle of the Santa Ynez Valley, where the rich and famous boast second homes, hundreds of miles away from the Los Angeles rat race, is a true gem on the Central Coast.  Sunstone Winery, located at 125 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, is a short 35-minute drive from Santa Barbara.…

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Buellton Marriott offers classic escape, rich history…

By Donna / February 15, 2017 /

I love good food and recently found a new place that will be a regular stop when I travel between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. The Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, located in Buellton California, was recently remodeled and let me tell you…It is impressive. The Santa Ynez Valley is 31 miles North of Santa…

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Barbieri Serves Up World-Class Wine — and Customer Service

By Donna / September 17, 2016 /

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 Santa Ynez Valley. Amid oak trees, ranches and wineries, it’s hard to believe the community of 1,100 is home to more than 40 wine-tasting rooms, all of which are located…

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