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Baby on Board!

By On January 24, 2016

If you’ve seen me lately, there’s no surprise, but I’m excited to share that Chris and I are expecting baby number three this summer — another Orsini boy! Having three kids wasn’t… Read More

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Yosemite Calling

By On January 18, 2016

Naturalist, author, and environmental philosopher John Muir famously wrote in a letter to his sister, “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” Even though I don’t consider myself to be all… Read More

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2016 Annual SLO Events

By On January 8, 2016

Whenever New Year’s Day rolls around, there’s a big debate on if you’re a resolution person or not. Some figure why focus this one time of the year on doing something better… Read More

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William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach

By On January 4, 2016

On New Year’s Day, after Kelly and I checked out all the fun at the Cayucos Polar Plunge, my husband and I headed to William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach in San Simeon. We love… Read More

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Carlin Soule Memorial Polar Bear Dip

By On January 2, 2016

There are local events, and then there are local events that are so beloved that they become local traditions. The Carlin Soule Memorial Dip in Cayucos is one of them. This year,… Read More

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The Cambria Christmas Market

By On December 19, 2015

There are so many great holiday events around SLO county this time of year. One of my favorites is Cambria’s Christmas Market! I headed there Friday night for a holiday dinner at Cambria… Read More

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A Holiday Ambiance

By On December 16, 2015

I love walking around downtown SLO this time of year to see how all the shops and boutiques decorate. The holiday ambiance sets the tone for a giving season. And one of… Read More

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Baxter Moerman Fine Jewelry

By On December 15, 2015

  By this time, you’re either in two camps with holiday shopping. You’ve nailed your gift list and have all your gift giving duties checked off, or you’re lost beyond belief and… Read More

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Gift Guide: Little Kids

By On December 13, 2015

What is the one gift you remember waking up to on Christmas morning and totally freaking out? For me, it is a toss-up between a Fisher-Price play kitchen and my Easy-Bake Oven.… Read More

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Central Coast LIVE! Launch

By On December 8, 2015

Have you ever headed out to enjoy one of our many great wineries or restaurants, heard a local band playing and said man, I wish I could hear them more often? Well,… Read More