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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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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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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The Central Coast Wine Region has become a modern- day gold rush. People are jumping on the bandwagon, and in some cases, “can wagon.” Wine bars, Wineries and Breweries are popping up all over the California Central Coast.  Talking with owners and wine makers has revealed that this industry has become a long awaited second…

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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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Located on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard and Winery is a beautiful sight to visit and wine taste some of Santa Barbara’s best wines. Nestled inside a 78-acre canyon filled with cottonwood trees, Cottonwood Canyon is a peaceful place to sit and enjoy a glass a wine, while looking out across this gorgeous property and the valley beyond.…

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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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