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Stark Spirits Distillery Hosts Private Tour for Pasadena Chamber as Kick-Off to Round 4 of SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge
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Stark Spirits Distillery Hosts Private Tour for Pasadena Chamber as Kick-Off to Round 4 of SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge

Local artisan distillery showcases beverages and explains distilling process to guests A select group of Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Board members and friends enjoyed a private tour of Stark Spirits Distillery in Pasadena on Sept. 12 as a kick-off for the final online round of voting in the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. Distillery owners Greg…

Relaxing at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
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Relaxing at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

By Greg Aragon There are many great ways to see San Diego and one of my new favorites is from the balcony of a room at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina. Epitomizing California coastal chic, the hotel offers incredible ocean views, waterfront dining, a contemporary poolside lounge, an eco-friendly spa, and great…

Paella, Olive Oil and the Blue Iguana in Ojai
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Paella, Olive Oil and the Blue Iguana in Ojai

One of my favorite places in spring is Ojai, where beautiful landscapes and small town charm mix to form pure relaxation. A friend and I recently took a day off work and snuck away to this little hideaway. It was only for the night, but the memories will linger for a long time. The getaway…

A local’s ultimate guide to Hamburg, Germany
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A local’s ultimate guide to Hamburg, Germany

​Photos and guide by Jennifer Schlueter ​Hamburg has been called “the gateway to the world” for ages and guarantees to provide you with all that comes with this label. You can experience the ritziest neighborhood with the most elegant architecture, but, not far away at all, dive into the wild, uncensored red light district and…

Lago Giuseppe in Templeton, Ca is a Keys 2 the Coast Favorite
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Lago Giuseppe in Templeton, Ca is a Keys 2 the Coast Favorite

By Donna Polizzi  Joe and Jeanine Mistretta, along with their daughter Morgan Aanerud, have created a delightfully tempting escape in Templeton, that exudes Italian family charm called Lago Giuseppe Wintery and Event Center.The Lago Giuseppe Winery is nestled amongst ancient oak trees, with the sounds of flowing water adding to the tranquility of this new…

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Less Swirling, More Drinking at Bodega Wine Bar

By Emily G. Peters Bodega Wine Bar is just the kind of drinkery that Pasadena needs. There’s no sniffing, swirling or ludicrous wine descriptors here. An empty stomach and open mind are all the ingredients needed for a stellar night on the town. Founded by friends Jason McEntee and Greg Seares in 2002, Bodega scratched…

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