Redding, CA: Shape Up In Shasta Cascade

The breathtaking Shasta Cascade region offers world-class rivers, lakes and trails making it the perfect location to shape up with a plethora of outdoor activities....

Long Beach CA: Hotel Maya

Paying homage to this mysterious culture stands the Hotel Maya along the harbor in Long Beach. Complete with the unique and spectacular architectural style of the stepped pyramids, Hotel Maya welcomes guests into their "village" of modern structures assembled to create this luxurious seaside resort.

Murphys, CA: Murphys Haunted Hotel

When you arrive in the authentic town of Murphys, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, the locals will ask about where you are staying. If your response is Murphys Historic Hotel, expect the response to be, Haunted! That hotel is haunted!

San Diego, CA: The Keating Hotel

Southern California. Italian design. Ferrari. Stainless steel. Maserati. Bang and Olufsen. Rain showerheads. Just one of these by itself is damn sexy. Put them all together, add a king-sized bed, and you have the uber sexy Keating Hotel.

Arrowhead, CA: Mountain Swimming Hole

Nothing beckons the old days of hiking up the mountains to a nearby waterfall and jumping into the water feet first. Local photographer Sam Katz brings us back to those old memories with a look back.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Los Angeles, CA: dineLA Restaurant Week

Diners can now prepare to eat their hearts out at some of Los Angeles’ most coveted dining destinations, as reservations are now being accepted for dineLA’s Restaurant Week. The widely-popular, twice-yearly program returns January 20-31, 2014 featuring delicious newcomers Herringbone LA, Mud Hen Tavern, and Allumette alongside returning favorites such as Crossroads, FIG Restaurant Santa Monica, and Petrossian Paris Restaurant & Boutique. To book a reservation, simply visit dineLA's website and choose from over 300 restaurants offering a selection of specially-priced $15, $20 and $25 lunch menus and $25, $35 and $45 dinner menus.

For the first time in its six year history, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has added $85 experiential tasting menus to dineLA's Restaurant Week, as part of a new pilot program. Designed for those looking to elevate their dining experience, the multi-course tastings are available at some of the city’s most sought-after restaurants. The full list of restaurants participating in the $85 tasting menu program will be released in early January 2014.

dineLA, the official authority on all things culinary in Los Angeles, presents Restaurant Week to invite both Angelenos and travelers to experience the variety of globally-influenced culinary offerings throughout the greater LA area. From Venice to Hollywood, Downtown L.A. to Beverly Hills, both casual diners and foodies are invited to enjoy meals at a great value from acclaimed chefs including Sang Yoon, Ricardo Zarate, Susan Feniger and Jimmy Shaw.

For a chance to savor Los Angeles’ cuisine all year long, diners can enter to win “dineLA for a Year.” Food lovers who sign up for the dineLA newsletter are automatically entered to win the ultimate prize—a restaurant gift certificate every week for one year. The 52-week prize-pack is valued at an appetizing $2,600.

About dineLA’s Restaurant Week:

dineLA’s Restaurant Week is a 12 consecutive-day, non-ticketed dining event, showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination and highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences LA has to offer. Presented by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board and in partnership with American Express®, dineLA’s Restaurant Week is designed to stimulate business and introduce new customers to restaurants located in the many neighborhoods throughout LA County. For more information, visit their website or visit them on Facebook.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

San Diego, CA: Beerology and Craft Beers

In San Diego craft beer is a prevalent part of the dining culture. Nothing represents this better than the Beerology exhibit at The Museum of Man in Balboa Park which is running through the Summer of 2014. This is evidenced by the booming number of local craft breweries in the area pumping out beers from special blends and labeled with enticing names. On any night of the week local beer drinkers can enjoy Double Bastard, Pearl Necklace, Belching Beaver, Satanic Chimp, Red Headed Hop Child, or Old Viscosity.

Ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese, and other cultures are represented in this exhibit and their strange, albeit clever brewing arts. The headhunters from the Amazon, chewed poisonous cassava root to create their unique beer (although the exhibit points out they rarely go headhunting any longer). Women of one tribe chews roots and spits them back into a bowl, which is then fermented and brewed to create the special "craft" brew.

The history of beer is quite fascinating dating back to the beginning of recorded history. The production of beer is credited with the creation of mathematics, property ownership, record keeping, and medicine. From Mesopotamia to San Diego, California, beer has been a healing and convivial part of our culture for over 10,000 years.

After enjoying the exhibit, one can travel to a number of local breweries to imbibe. Monkey Paw Brewery, Mission Brewery, Stone Brewery, Green Flash, Alesmith, Acoustic Ales and Ballast Point, all have tasting rooms within a short drive of Balboa Park. Most serve only beer, no other drinks or food, and are designed for the taste buds of the true beer connoisseur. But to enjoy a variety of beers in one location, and perhaps some delicious cuisine that compliments the local frothy broths, plenty of restaurants keep a good reserve on hand.

57 Degrees carries a nice variety of beer as well as being a wine retail store, wine bar, wine storage facility, and restaurant. Scrumptious selections of food, wine and of course, beer are available in this contemporary and lively venue. Serving also as an event facility, there is no shortage of vibrant and stimulating energy among the patrons and staff. To enjoy the perfect beverage while taking in the perfect sunset, overlooking San Diego Bay, 57 Degrees is the best location for a laid back vibe to end the day.

Another fantastic brewery that has it all, delectable food, a variety of drinks and of course, some of the finest craft beer, is Hillcrest Brewing Company. Touted as "The World’s First Out and Proud LGBT Brewery", HBC is located next door to the iconic Hillcrest Pride Flag and serves some of the best pizza one can find in San Diego. Hillcrest is known for it's wide variety of open-minded lifestyles and HBC seems to be a central location for locals and visitors alike to let their hair down and be real. The raucous laughter of the beer and pizza consumers is consistent from open to close here.

For more information on the Beerology exhibit visit their website.

San Diego Museum of Man
1350 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-2001

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Palm Springs, CA: A Holiday Art Affair at Gallery 446

Gallery 446 will present a collection of original artwork created by Desert Arc clients at “A Holiday Art Affair” on Sunday, December 15, 2013, from 12:00pm to 7:00pm, through the efforts of art curator and Modernism Week board member, Laurie Weitz. All Desert Arc art that is displayed will be on sale. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Desert Arc, which provides services to clients that enhance the quality of life and create opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.

The mission of Desert Arc is to enhance the quality of life and create opportunities for adult clients with disabilities, 18 and over. Desert Arc serves people with developmental disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and other medical conditions. Many have multiple disabilities and nearly all are low income. Currently Desert Arc has 900 clients enrolled in all programs.

Other attractions on display December 15 will include a boutique style atmosphere featuring:

· Original designs by Shari Belafonte
· Vintage clothing for women and men by Déjà Vu vintage finery by William Miller
· Celebrity makeup artist Maryam of Beverly Hills
· Original paper sculpture greeting cards by artist Chad Stephens
· Wearable art by “Chatoyance by Martine Suhl”
· Book signing by Grace Robbins
· Celebrity Chef Andre Carthen

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or item for a child or teen for the Gallery’s “Cocoa and Candy Canes Toy Drive” benefiting the Marine Corps’ “Toys for Tots” program.

For more information about Gallery 446 visit their website or call 760-459-3142. For more information on the event, please visit Desert Arc website or call 760-346-1611 or email

Gallery 446
SOIN Studios
446 S Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

San Simeon, CA: Hearst Castle Tours

Hearst Castle has long been since regarded as a miraculous place along the exquisite California coastline. A private country estate containing some 165 rooms and situated on 86,000 breathtakingly beautiful acres in San Simeon, California, La Cuesta Encantada (The Enchanted Hill) is truly a sight to behold. Conceived by W.R. Hearst and constructed by architect Julia Morgan, Hearst Castle was a playground for the privileged and the few. Members of Hollywood’s A-list, politicians, heads of state and successful businessmen all graced the halls at “the ranch” as Hearst himself referred to this glamorous country house.

Housed within the Castle are countless works of art and antiquity, passionately collected by W.R. Hearst. Spanish ceilings, architectural fragments, medieval tapestries, Renaissance furniture, 19th century sculpture and other decorative arts, such as ceramics, metalwork and textiles all made the long journey from Europe and the Mid-East to the Castle.

These treasures remain on display just as they were during the heyday and splendor of the Castle, now to be enjoyed by everyone who has an interest in beauty, art, architecture and history.

Despite its grandeur, W.R. Hearst welcomed the rich, the famous, the influential and guests from every walk of life to the Castle where he enjoyed hosting parties, screening movies and relaxing by the Neptune Pool. Gifted to the State of California by the Hearst Family, Hearst Castle is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is operated by California State Parks.

A few of the historic locations of the castle are:

Two pools can be found at Hearst Castle: the Neptune Pool and the Roman Pool. Each one is truly a sight to behold, and set the stage for lively parties and social gatherings.

Filled with the finest wine money could buy, the Wine Cellar was constructed during the Prohibition Era, and featured gates to protect Hearst’s collection.

Although no longer in operation, Hearst Castle was once the site for the world’s largest private zoo, holding exotic animals from every continent.

Discover the lush, serene gardens that were planned and developed as carefully as other parts of the Castle were by Hearst and Morgan.

Reserve tickets online up to 56 days in advance to take a tour of Hearst Castle, a true sight to behold. Find the tours that interest you most, by learning more about the daily Hearst Castle tours open to the public. Hearst Castle offers a 10% discount on the second and third daytime tours booked for the same day, when one tour is booked at full price. Please allow at least one hour between tours when scheduling multiple tours. Visitors may remain on the hilltop between and following the daytime tours to enjoy the gardens and visit the Neptune and Roman Pools at their leisure.

Hearst Castle‎
750 Hearst Castle Rd
San Simeon, CA 93452
(800) 444-4445‎

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Indian Wells, CA: New York New Year's Eve

At least 150 people are expected to continue what is now a desert tradition, by dressing up and ringing in 2014 the way New Yorkers do. The 2nd annual “New York New Year’s Eve” celebration will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells, California.

Guests will start their evening off with cocktails at 6:00pm followed by an elegant buffet dinner, raffle prize giveaways, music, dancing, and a live, televised “ball drop” from Times Square in New York at 9:00pm accompanied by a champagne toast and party favors. Dancing and dessert will continue until 10:30pm, giving attendees the option to head home and put on their PJ’s or continue on to their next party.

This year’s Chair is Loretta Ferraro, well known event planner and wife of Desert Arc CEO Richard Balocco. All proceeds benefit Desert Arc. The mission of Desert Arc is to enhance the quality of life and create opportunities for adult clients with disabilities, 18 and over. Desert Arc serves people with developmental disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, mental retardation and other medical conditions. Many have multiple disabilities and nearly all are low income. Currently Desert Arc has 900 clients enrolled in all programs.

Ticket prices are $100 per person (dinner and champagne toast), $125 per person (VIP preferred seating, dinner, champagne toast, and two drinks), and $525 for two (Platinum VIP package includes preferred seating, dinner, champagne toast, two drinks, and overnight stay at the Miramonte Resort on New Year’s Eve.)

To make reservations and purchase tickets, please call Desert Arc at 760-346-1611, by December 27, 2013, or email Alison Elsner at

Mitch Blumberg, Deputy Director of Desert Arc, said, “We have so many people attend our party from throughout southern California because it has something for everyone. Not only will there be outstanding gourmet buffet stations, top notch entertainment, and a spirited, warm atmosphere with instant friends, but also we will be raising funds to directly impact the lives of Desert Arc clients by providing meals, transportation, and job training to developmentally disabled adults who are finally given the chance to live independently and contribute to society.

The beautiful Miramonte Resort and Spa, nestled into the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, is located at 45-000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA. 92210.

For more information, please visit the Desert Arc website or call 760-346-1611 or email

New York New Year's Eve
Miramonte Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara's Surf Culture

Surf culture is synonymous with the laid-back, carefree California lifestyle. Most Californians appreciate the spiritual connection between man and the sea, and many share a fascination with watching surfers in action. Matt Warshaw, surfer and author of The Encyclopedia of Surfing, rightly observes, “Surfing, alone among sports…turns not a skill into an art, but an inexplicable and useless urge into a vital way of life.” Surfing is an integral part of the Santa Barbara lifestyle, which attracts visitors from all over the world who come to experience life on “The American Riviera®” firsthand.

Santa Barbara has always played an understated but influential role in the international surf scene. Pro surfers Tom Curren, Bobby Martinez, Kim Mearig, Kelly Slater and Shaun Thomson, and major brands Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax and Al Merrick’s Channel Islands Surfboards all call Santa Barbara home. Legendary surf spots, such as Rincon, the Ranch and Jalama, and living legends George Greenough, Bruce Brown and Renny Yater have also helped put Santa Barbara on the surfing map.

With museums dedicated to surfing, plentiful opportunities for surf instruction, and breaks that attract surfers from all over the world, Santa Barbara offers an accessible cultural immersion for the budding surfer and surf-curious. And shoppers will be stoked about the surf niche retail scene. From the flagship Channel Islands Surfboards shop to custom board boutiques, Santa Barbara offers an array of contemporary surf fashion and equipment.

Santa Barbara’s rich surf history is now preserved and the story told via the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s permanent Marilyn S. Tennity Surfing Exhibit: Surf’s Up! Santa Barbara. Surf’s Up! includes artifacts, photos, classic surfboards and other memorabilia, along with oral histories of famous local surfers, surf spots, board shapers and others who made Santa Barbara a leader in the sport. Video clips include Gates Foss, who first surfed Rincon back in the 1930’s, and interviews with Renny Yater, Al Merrick, Tom Curren, Davey Smith, Kim Mearig and Bobby Martinez. In keeping with the museum’s interactive theme, a nine-foot high, twelve-foot long wave with sound and video allows visitors to get a sense of what it feels like to ride a wave. And a surfboard framed by a wave is perfect for photo ops—and figuring out whether you are goofy or regular footed. (The museum is closed Wednesdays.)

Upstairs from the Maritime Museum, the Endless Summer Bar-Café has filmmaker Bruce Brown’s official endorsement and is decorated with memorabilia from the film Endless Summer (1964), a world-famous surfing film that helped define the genre and mirrored the surf culture which has become such a part of the California lifestyle. The restaurant’s collection of surfboards includes one of the first boards made by Renny Yater in 1953 and an abalone inlay board made by Renny and installed in honor of Bruce’s 70th birthday, celebrated at the restaurant. The casual restaurant has great harbor and mountain views, a lively, inviting atmosphere—and you might just spot Bruce himself savoring fish and chips.

For more surf culture, head to the Funk Zone (near Stearn’s Wharf) to visit the Santa Barbara Surfing Museum. Not your average museum, the impressive collection curated by photographer and founder James O’Mahoney includes collectible surfboards, skateboards, skimboards; surf music, books, art and movies; and vintage clothing and antiques. The museum is open Sunday afternoons from noon to 5pm or by appointment, and admission is free.

Round out your surf education with a visit to Sullivan Goss Gallery to see iconic paintings of surfboards and beach scenes by local artist (and surfer) Hank Pitcher. And stop by Jaffurs Wine Cellars in downtown Santa Barbara, near the waterfront, to taste the wines of surfer-winemaker Craig Jaffurs. The tasting room/production facility is decorated with rare, vintage surfboards, and Jaffurs collaborated on a limited edition wine with label artwork by Hank Pitcher.

Over the years, surfers “discovered” breaks once known only to locals. The most notable, Rincon, is considered the “Queen of the Coast” set on the Santa Barbara-Ventura county line. Waves peel flawlessly for up to half a mile, and it has long been a testing ground for surfboard technology and design by Santa Barbara’s most famous surfers and shapers. Leadbetter, Santa Barbara’s downtown surf spot, provides small breakers perfect for those learning to surf, located just west of the Harbor, across the street from Santa Barbara City College. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, the aptly named Campus Point also has a great break for novices. Although a relatively mellow surf spot, winter swells can produce classic top to bottom barrels (perfect waves) off this shale-layered point. Sandspit, at the Santa Barbara Harbor, is best in winter and is not for novices! The waves break with heavy backwash and long-spinning tubes and are often crowded with surf-stoked locals.

El Capitán State Beach, one of the best cobblestone point breaks in California, is fifteen miles northwest of the Santa Barbara Harbor. El Capitán produces hollow waves (tube rides) when a good-sized west swell reaches around the Channel Islands. There are a myriad of “secret” surf spots in and around the Channel Islands. Exposed breaks, swift currents, and rocky reefs make surfing there very dangerous. Jalama Beach Park, north of Point Conception and quite a bit off the beaten path, is often exposed to high wind conditions. Jalama features both beach and reef breaks, and the dramatic conditions require experience and higher skill levels.

A variety of surf schools, seasonal camps and instruction options are available for beginners of all ages and group sizes: Santa Barbara Adventure Company, Surf Happens, Santa Barbara Surf School, Santa Barbara Seals Surf School and Ocean Adventures/A-Frame Surf Shop. Rentals are available at A-Frame, Channel Islands Surfboards and Surf N’ Wear’s Beach House surf shops. And, for a different approach to surfing, try Stand Up Paddle Surfing with the help of Channel Islands Outfitters. Note: Novices are strongly encouraged to learn the etiquette—unofficial “rules” that surfers follow to create order and foster safety in the water—before heading out to ride the waves.

Santa Barbara offers a number of locally-owned and operated surf retail shops that have managed to survive the competition from major chains. While Channel Islands Surfboards might have gone big time (now owned by Burton), the brand has distinctly local roots and the flagship Santa Barbara retail store, located in the Funk Zone, boasts the largest number of boards shaped by Merrick.

A-Frame Surf Shop (3785 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria): Run by brothers Sam and Rob Holcombe, A-Frame is right on the beach at Santa Claus Lane and carries apparel, wetsuits, sunglasses and boards. Rentals available for visitors.

Blueline Stand Up Paddle Surf (24 East Mason Street, Santa Barbara): Blueline has one of the largest inventories of Stand Up Paddle Surf equipment in the nation, and offers a retail shop in the Funk Zone.

Channel Islands Surfboards (36 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara): CIS was started in Santa Barbara by legendary shaper Al Merrick in 1969, and has sponsored some of the best surfers in the world including Tim Curran, Tom Curren, Taylor Knox, Rob Machado, Yadin Nicol, Dane Reynolds, Kalani Robb, Kelly Slater, Lisa Anderson, Rochelle Ballard, Bethany Hamilton and Sofia Mulanovich. The flagship retail shop is the only place in the world where Santa Barbara branded CIS apparel is available for purchase.

J. Seven Surf Designs (24 East Mason Street, Santa Barbara): At the Funk Zone storefront, J7 offers custom boards hand-shaped by co-owner Jason Feist, as well as stylish clothing and accessories with a more fashion-forward bent than typically found in a surf shop.
Rincon Designs (659 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria): Carp local Matt Moore shapes custom boards and carries apparel by the usual suspects including Quicksilver, Rip Curl and Hurley.
Surf Country (109B South Fairview Ave., Goleta): Locally-owned by Goleta born and bred surfer Doug Yartz, this shop receives praise for the staff’s positive, open attitude. New and used boards are for sale including designs by Yartz himself, and the apparel includes local lines like Low Tide Rising.

Surf N’ Wear’s Beach House (10 State Street, Santa Barbara): Open since 1962, The Beach House is a massive retail store, jam-packed with boards, wetsuits, apparel, shoes and accessories. They carry vintage boards as well as Renny Yater’s designs. Rentals are available for visitors.

Visit Santa Barbara-The American Riviera for visitor information and Hot Deals.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Beverly Hills, CA: Winter Solstice Vampire Wine Tasting for MYTH Masque

Certainly you don't want to miss opportunity for Californians and California visitors to welcome Winter with Vampiric style.

On the evening of December 21, 2013 The Winter Solstice Vampire Wine Tasting is being held at the Vampire Lounge and Tasting Room in Beverly Hills. Held in the legendary Fang Club, known as the Vampyre Elisium of the original purveyors of Decadence, this event is being held in collaboration with MYTH Masque's own Chambre du Vampire. Guests are invited to an elegant wine tasting experience at the Vampire Lounge, which is rumored to be owned by a circle of vampires, with this cool seductive tasting room is the first of its kind.


Guests will enjoy limitless pours from an extensive wine menu, tantalizing food pairings, music, and lush vampiric ambiance. Upscale white, red or black attire encouraged! Two tasting tiers, with two very limited seating options now available for booking.

Roam with the rogues of the night, sipping the blood of juicy grapes, and dancing with abandon. What vampire would ever decline a night of such tasty bites?

For more information visit the Chambre du Vampire website or the Facebook event.

Tasting Vampire Lounge and Tasting Room
9865 S. Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Carlsbad, CA: Wine, Beer, and Cheese classes for La Costa Wine Company

la costa wine company
Flummoxed with marrying your beer with the milky goodstuff? Not sure how to pair that bottle of shimmering wine? Up for some new tasting tricks, or just ready to drink to the dickens?

Then mix and match your delicious way to success with my 2014 class schedule, now available online!

These courses are a brilliant way to brush up on, or expand your curd, cork, and cerveza know how. They'll also make for much-coveted and droolworthy gifts this hustley-bustley holiday season.

Cheese & Wine (1/18, 2/9) $49
Cheese & Beer (1/15, 2/5, 3/9) $39
Wine 101 (2/8, 3/12, 4/13) $39

Give the gift of all three classes for $115, or better yet, gift yourself for making it through another gaggle of stressors this wintertide! Visit La Costa Wine Company online to find more information.

La Costa Wine Co.
6986 El Camino Real #2
Carlsbad, CA 92009

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

San Diego, CA: South Park Luminaria

Crowds of people filled Grape Street Square to watch South Park’s first holiday tree sculpture light up the night. But this wasn’t your typical green Christmas tree, because South Park is not your typical urban setting.

Todd Williams, the artist who designed the sculpture, has tree cred. He was involved in the San Diego Port District’s Urban Trees public art project, and he also created the unusual metal tree sculpture at Alchemy restaurant.

The idea behind South Park’s tree sculpture was to 1) celebrate the holidays without killing a tree, and 2) use recycled, reused materials to reflect an urban setting. That lovely tree was once a wood fence, if you can believe it. You can also see how it’s constructed with nuts and bolts, those “individual elements coming together” that make a community, Williams said.

You could witness those different elements as local business owners, families, renters and homeowners, school kids, the elderly, gay and straight celebrated what was called First Light, the official kickoff of Luminaria, South Park’s first month-long celebration of light. We’re not a cookie-cutter neighborhood, because we’re not cookie-cutter people. We come from different backgrounds, yet what binds us together is love and appreciation for our little town.

The PA system at First Light made it tough to hear the speeches and presentations, but if you missed it, you should know that the South Park Business Group that organized the Luminaria named the winners of the home decorating contest. The winning homes were 1707 Fern St. for best overall design; 1920 Fern St. for most original; and 1738 30th St. for best door. Be sure to drive by these locations to experience what our creative neighbors have done to add sparkle to South Park. You can also see the winners on Facebook.

KUSI News and ABC News came to First Light, as well as special guests interim Mayor Todd Gloria, Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, and Santa, of course.

Don’t forget — the Luminaria Walkabout is Saturday, Dec. 7, 6-10 p.m. More info on

Photos and article courtesy of Bonnie Nicholls, the South Park Scribe, your expert on all things in South Park San Diego! Bonnie Nicholls is a freelance writer and blogger based in South Park, San Diego. She specializes in business success stories and web content. You can find her on Twitter.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sausalito, CA: December Open Art Studios

On Saturday and Sunday, Dec 7 & 8, is the annual December Open Art Studio in Sausalito. There will be 80 studios open from 11am to 6pm for the public to view the work of local artists over the weekend.

"This year has been very productive and I will have more paintings available
than ever before," said Sue Averell, owner of Sausalito Artists @ Work located on the 2nd floor in Studio 235. Studio 235 is only one of the many studios open for the weekend.

The ICB Art Studios are home to almost 100 artists and offer visitors the opportunity to see inside the working studios of some of the Bay Area's most talented artists. Nestled close to the San Francisco Bay, toward the North end of Sausalito, is this landmark historic building, steeped in the area's ship building roots, and rekindled by the creative juices of a vibrant community of artists.

"I'm so pleased to be showing a large selection of Urban Landscape and Botanicals, two Seascapes, two pieces from my NEW Underwater Series and two from my NEW Inside Out Series," said Sue.

ICB Art Studios are located on the corner of Harbor Drive and Gate Five Road. There is plenty of free parking anywhere in the lot.

ICB Art Studios
480 Gate Five Road
Studio 235
Sausalito, CA
(415) 706 5051

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