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Hidden Gems in Solvang

By Donna / February 24, 2020 /

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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Christmas on the Coast

By Donna / December 2, 2019 /

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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Sanger Family Wines

By Donna / June 6, 2019 /

 Deep in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley is the delightful city of Solvang, California.  Solvang is located 30 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean  and temperatures can average 20 degrees higher in the summer than surrounding Central Coast cities. When visiting you simply must dress in layers.  I used to live in Solvang and temperatures can drop or rise 15-20…

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City Spotlight on Solvang

By Donna / February 1, 2019 /

Where is the best place to stay and have fun in Solvang?  There are so many options, but recently, Keys 2 the Coast set out to explore Solvang and enjoy one night of fun, good food and a change of scenery.   Solvang, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, is always a delightful place to visit for a quick getaway. If you want to check out the numerous wineries and tasting…

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Fresco Valley Cafe is a Favorite Amongst Dog Lovers – Santa Ynez Valley

By Donna / July 19, 2018 /

  There are so many amazing things to do in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The big question is, “What should we do today?” Recently, friends came into town and asked me “what should we do in Solvang?” Solvang is the Danish capital of America and the name means “sunny fields” in Danish.…

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Wandering Dog in Solvang, CA

By Donna / June 1, 2018 /

By Donna Polizzi It’s not what you’re thinking. The Wandering Dog Wine Bar opened its doors in 2007 and at the time was one of the only places open past 5 pm in Solvang. This was especially true on the west-side of town. The proprietors, Jody and Charles Williams, both worked on the winery side…

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I Love the Danish in Solvang, Ca

By Donna / November 10, 2017 /

By Donna Polizzi One of the most charming areas on the California Central Coast is the little Danish town of Solvang. Located roughly two hours north of Los Angeles, and 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara, situated in the heart of the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Solvang is home to some of the world’s most…

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Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort Will Have You Relaxed in the Saddle In No Time

By Donna / May 20, 2016 /

By Donna Polizzi There’s no place like the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort! I’ve had the privilege of staying at many beautiful hotels and resorts around the world, but let me tell you, the Alisal is beyond compare. I had no idea that this amazing place was less than an hour from my home. It…

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Nojoqui Falls – A Hidden Oasis

By Donna / May 13, 2016 /

You may not know that right here in Santa Barbara County is a beautiful, out-of-the-way park with a breathtaking, seasonal waterfall. Just a few miles south of Buellton

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