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Make Summer Longer and Head to Cayucos Beach!

By Rani Shah

There is just something about being close to the ocean that makes me feel summer! And with summer now gone and fall is upon us, I can't help but pang for a few more summer days! Don't get me wrong, I love the fall...in fact, looking forward to bundling up a bit (as much as we can here in coastal ... Read More

International Walk To School Day is October 3rd!

By Rani Shah

I didn't even know there was such a thing! But there is! And we can all do our part do join in on this day to walk to school! Even if you drive your kids,  just park a a bit away and walk the rest! Bus riders do their part by walking to the bust stop. And if you ride your bike, well keep riding... Read More

Peace Love Story Festival!

By Rani Shah

A while back I did an interview on a local storyteller, Zette Harbor. (To read the interview and review of her Story Harbour CD, click here!) And knowing her, I knew she would soon be up to something else amazing! Enter Peace Love Story Festival! She has developed an interactive journey to peace thr... Read More

Crochet Heart Tutorials

By Rani Shah

And me too! I finally learned how to crochet a heart! Online! There are a multitude of blogs and webspaces that will teach you either in pictures or video how to crochet a heart. Is online technology and freedom awesome or what! So in honor of Valentine's Day coming up, I decided to crochet thes... Read More

Rang in the New Year right, now keep it going!

By Rani Shah

Remember last year, I was supposed to start off 2011 with a fresh, chilling dip in the Pacific Ocean, but I missed it. Well, not this year!!! I finally took the plunge and started out the year with a fresh new perspective, alongside my mom, who is visiting from India and my youngest daughter, Tamra,... Read More

Ring in the New Year with Zongo at Avila Beach, CA

By Rani Shah

(image courtesy of Zongo All Stars) Get ready to ring in the new year with live music at an awesome beach boardwalk! What is unique about this event is that it's actually three events in one: At 8pm there will be a massive drum circle open to all ages. It will be held on the Promenade at the foo... Read More

Christmas in Cayucos

By Rani Shah

(Artwork courtesy of Cayucos Chamber of Commerce) Cayucos is a quaint little seaside town that is having it's 4th Annual Merchant Open House! Come ride on the free horse drawn carriages, participate in many children's activities, see the tree lighting ceremony,  walk along with the strolling carol... Read More

Holiday Magic at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, CA!

By Rani Shah

(Image courtesy of Charles Paddock Zoo website) Come out to the zoo and help give "special" gifts to all the animals! Santa will be there too! Hot Chocolate will be served as we thank the animals! Details: Holiday Magic at the Zoo Saturday, December 17th from 11am-1pm, Lago Avenue, Atascad... Read More

Santas House in Mission Plaza San Luis Obispo California

By Rani Shah

(photo courtesy of Davis Middlecamp and SLO Tribune) Have you been to Santa's House yet?  Come see Santa in the Mission Plaza in Downtown San Luis Obispo! He will be there along with his elves now through December 24th! At Santa's House, you can sit on Santa's lap or stand for that matter and t... Read More

A Christmas Story - You'll Poke Your Eye Out!!!

By Rani Shah

One of my all time favorite holiday movies is playing as a live stage production at San Luis Obispo Little Theater!   Playing December 2nd through the 23rd, A Christmas Story is one of those "must see" activities. (artwork courtesy of SLO Little Theater) The SLO Little Theater is a wonderful, sm... Read More