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215-room Hyatt House hotel coming to Channel Islands Harbor

A four-story, 215-room Hyatt House hotel is slated to break ground in April at Channel Islands Harbor. Brighton Management subsidiary Bright Peninsula Road, LLC, will build the hotel for an estimated $55 million-$60 million, said Channel Islands Harbor Director Mark Sandoval. The Hyatt House, which is expected to open in 2022, will be the eighth Read More →

Vodka and latkes on menu at Bettina

By   /  Friday, December 13th, 2019  /  Destinations, Restaurants, South Coast  /  No Comments

Husband and wife team Brendan Smith and Rachel Greenspan, owners of restaurant Bettina in Santa Barbara’s Montecito Country Mart, will offer a Vodka & Latke Night on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23 to celebrate Hanukkah. Vodka & Latke Night includes a trio of latkes with toppings of persimmon and apple compote; crème fraiche and caviar; Read More →

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Hotel Cerro will open in SLO in January

By   /  Friday, December 6th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Restaurants, Tourism  /  No Comments

The Hotel Cerro will open in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo in January. The luxury hotel, at 1125 Garden St., will offer 65 rooms and suites ranging from 350 to 920 square feet. All accommodations feature goose-down duvets and fine linens over luxurious platform beds, and extra-large bathrooms with glass walk-in showers, plush Read More →

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Santa arrives early at Rosewood Miramar Beach

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, South Coast, Tourism  /  No Comments

Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito marked the official start of the festive season Nov. 27 with the inaugural Miramar tree lighting celebration on the resort’s Great Lawn. More than 1,800 people gathered together to enjoy a dynamic show that included memorable musical performances, the season’s first “snowfall,” the arrival of Santa, a spectacular light show Read More →

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Distiller bets on enthusiasm for Central Coast craft liquor

By   /  Friday, November 29th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Education, middle, Small Business, Startups  /  No Comments

Central Coast flavors in all stages of distillation deliver a powerful aroma of sugar, wine and spices just one step inside the door of Calwise Spirits. In the back room, founder Aaron Bergh tweaked the flow of the still, cooling down the “tail” cut of a batch of rum — what’s left after he’s extracted Read More →

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Paradise Cafe in Santa Barbara has new owner

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2019  /  Destinations, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast  /  No Comments

Acme Hospitality is taking over operations at the Paradise Café in downtown Santa Barbara in January. The restaurant group currently owns Helena Avenue Bakery, The Lark, Loquita, Lucky Penny, Monkeyshine, Tyger Tyger and Santa Barbara Wine Collective. “As a longtime Santa Barbara resident and a frequent guest of the Paradise over the last 20 years, Read More →

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Johansson and Driver to be honored at Santa Barbara film festival

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  No Comments

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver will receive the “Outstanding Performers of the Year Award” at the 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival for their critically acclaimed work in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story,” which will be released in theaters and on Netflix on Dec. 6. Johansson and Driver will be honored Jan. 17 at the Arlington Read More →

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