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HOMES MOM

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LETTER TO READERS

Dear Reader, Brandi

and

magazine!

Josh

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we want to wish

Go Josh.

here

It is May and

for

is,

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all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day!

Wh a t a r e y o u g o i n g t o d o f o r y o u r

mother or what are your kids going to do for you? furry

Some mothers out there have

babies

and

we

haven’t

forgotten

about you.

We a r e f e a t u r i n g o n e o f o u r

friends

favorite

and

photographers

who

takes great photos of the furry kids.

I

highly recommend him, his name is Robert Milici and his information is located at the

We

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they like their homes. home. issue.

over

what

MSM money has

women

most

like

in

a

We have featured the article in this You can see if this concurs with

your wife, mom, yourself.

Some was true

for me, but others did not fit. J o s h i s d o i n g t h e Wh o l e 3 0 t h i s m o n t h . I a m attempting

to

you

like

this

issue

remember to like us on Facebook!

Mothers also have a special way in which gone

hope

do

it

as

well

as

support….minus the Lula’s chocolate that I just ate…..hehe. If you don’t know what

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wh at moms want in a home

Women make up 70% of all consumer spend-

the list fits for some moms, but we noticed

ing in the United States according to studies.

that moms around Santa Cruz really look for

The top items women spend their money on

the following items when buying a home:

are

homes,

furniture,

electronics. So what are

cars

and

then

women looking for

when they shop for a home?

Sunshine for flowers and gardens

According to 

MSN Real Estate the top 10 things that women

Big Closets

Jetted Tub

Location

Security

A great place for Socializing

A dedicated laundry room

Low maintenance

Master bath shower separate from a tub

2 car garage

A great kitchen

A smart layout

Open spaces– great rooms, big backyards, or

look for in a home are: 

Light and Bright– our mom’s love sunlight.

big open spaces that holds

everyone together. 

Bedrooms on the same levels as moms room– mama bears like to keep kids close.

Indoor-outdoor living so she can keep an on kids or guests.

Charm– something that has character and charm.

Well Built– mom’s want to make sure their happy home is not going to fall apart on them.

Safe and Secure– moms want to make sure their family and friends a r e s a f e .

So what do mom’s like in a home. We 4


Big kitchen connected to dinning room and open courtyard.

Light bright open breezy family room that is overlooked by the dining room and kitchen.

Big backyard off of the family room and kitchen with a side yard with play structure, sand box, and room for gardening.

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10 ft. ceilings with big windows and opens to the center courtyard.

Large decks off of the kitchen and dinning room and next to the open sunny pool area.

Big open green gardening areas.

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wine for mom Hi there, Steve here, from Vinocruz.

I

Not into bubbles? How about a lovely not

want to recommend to great wines for

too

your moms that they will love.

one?

I think

sweet.

Chardonnay

any-

Consider one fermented in stainless

one can never go wrong with Cham-

steel from local vintner Santé Arcangeli

pagne or sparkling wine for special oc-

($26)

casions.

To

Chard that’s all green apples and pears

make a very special day, we carry a

o n t h e p a l a t e . Like the buttery, oaky Chards?

French champagne from the house of

Bruzzone

Marcel Moineaux ($75).

you.

Here are two suggestions;

This Grand Cru

to

enjoy

Family

a

bright,

Vineyards

is

light

the

bodied

one

for

Grown and produced in Scotts Valley,

Blanc de Blanc is for serious wine lovers

Bruzzone

and will add elegance to any Mother’s

French oak.

Day gathering.

For less money, but no

Finally, if there is a BBQ in store for Mom this

less fun, I suggest Parigot sparkling wine

year here are a couple of red wines she might

($25). From another French producer this

enjoy.

wine

Noir

grilled food. La Honda’s 2012 Zin ($20) is me-

grapes and is a beautiful deep red color

dium bodied and packed with blackberries,

in the glass.

spice and even a hint of chocolate. Mom love

is

made

from

100%

Pinot

This wine offers the

flavor

Chard ($20) spends one year in

Zinfandels are always ready for any

profile we enjoy from a Pinot plus plenty

those Cabs?

of tiny bubbles to tickle any Mother’s

Sauvignon ($28) . Very limited production, this

nose. Rosé of Mourvedre from local pro-

Cab has the structure

ducer, Le P’Tit Paysan ($17) ?

This fun

on it’s own. Well balanced with a lovely finish

wine is all strawberries and guava on the

this wine is delightful now and will improve for

nose and palate. Refreshing and subtle,

the next decade.

Try P.M. Staigers 2009 Cabernet to

enjoy with food or

2 for 1 wine tasting ticket

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WELCOME home 2 3 00 M U RIE L D R . , S A NTA C RU Z We l c o m e t o T h e G r o v e , a n a r e a o f n e w e r h o m e s i n a d e s i r a b l e m i d t o w n l o c a t i o n t u c k e d in between Capitola and Santa Cruz but still close to conveniences, shopping and a great commute location. This wonderful property is at the end of a quiet street and has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and over 2600 SF of living space with a good functional floor plan. Great curb appeal and the well kept neighborhood greets you as you drive up to your stylish home. The entrance of the home brings you into an 8

inviting forma l living


r o o m w i t h d i n i n g area. The heart of the home feature cious

a

very

kitchen

spa-

that

a

chef would envy. The kitchen

has

counters,

granite stainless

steel appliances and a ample amount of cabinets space.

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and

storage


It opens to the family room that overlooks the great patio and backyard which makes entertaining fun and easy. The family room features many nice amenities including oak hardwood floors, gas fireplace and recessed lights. There is another dining area and a breakfast bar perfect for informal meals. Access to the 2 car garage and an indoor laundry room can be found off the kitchen. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms

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which all open up to a large bonus room or second family room and a shared guest bath.

The master suite is very spacious and has a raised ceiling with fan, recessed

lights, large walk in closet and custom window treatments. The master bath has double sinks, soaking tub, and stall shower.

The beautifully landscaped lot is almost 7000 Sf

and has a great play structure, storage shed, lawn area, fountains, stone walkways and patio. A perfect spot to enjoy life!

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RELAX

681 HARBOR COVE, SANTA CRUZ

This is an rare opportunity to own a home in the gated complex called Harbor Cove located on the upper Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. The grounds are serene and back up to Arana gulch and look over the upper yacht harbor. As you drive into the gate you enter your garden like oasis. The immaculately maintained

landscaping is lush, pristine, and

vibrantly green! Park your car in your oversized two car garage and enter into the newly remodeled unit. You will feel the pride of ownership sweep over you. It features three bedrooms and three baths. A half bath is conveniently located on the first floor.

The

contemporary kitchen is open and functional. The stainless steel appliances and the This

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modern counter tops add to the flare. The living room/ dining room combination is warm, bright, and is splendid for entertaining or having a quiet night in. It also opens onto your quaint patio which is sunny and great for barbequing with friends and family! Upstairs find all of the bedrooms with a superb layout. They are versatile and can be used for office space, nursery, work-out room, media room, or whatever your heart desires! The master suit is charming and roomy. It features a private deck and custom bathroom. The oversized shower is tastefully done and rounds out the amenities offered at this elegant property. Walk to beach, Yacht Harbor, shopping and restaurants with the exclusive private steps down to the Santa Cruz Upper Yacht Harbor.

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The master bedroom is oversized and features 2 closets and a remodeled modern master bathroom. The master bedroom opens up with stately double doors and over looks the SC Harbor Boat Storage.

What people have commented the most about is all the garden areas of the complex from the green belt and lawns, flowers, and the big back yard of the unit itself with palm trees, raised beds, lilies, all showered in sun.

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Lounge at the bar, or sit by the fire, or sun bath out side on the deck‌. all greatly relaxing activities this home offers.

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LOCAL ARTIST

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127 BURLWOOD DR, SCOTTS VALLEY– vacant lot $500,000 16


BJJB magazine I tend to see the world in photographs, a series of images, constantly stopping motion in my mind and tripping the shutter. I think I've always been that way, since before my Dad put a camera in my hand at ten years old. We lived on the North Shore of Long Island and I can still remember sitting on our boat as a kid, stopping time with my eyes. The sea, the sky, the shore in the distance, the way the light played with them all, and finding the perfect balance to keep forever in my mind. I guess its a bit ironic that the images I take today with my camera are long exposures. But its more about capturing the feeling I have inside for the sea and my life long addiction to it, than it is about the technical aspects. Whether its sitting on my

surfboard

watching

a

harbor

seal pop his head up to say hello, or standing

on

a

cliff

watching

the

waves crash on the rocks, there is a certain calm serenity to the vast, overwhelming

force

that I try to capture.

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of

the

ocean


Robert’s art is available to be seen or purchased at

www.robertmilici.com

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BJJB magazine If you are a mother of a furry kid, Robert’s photography would be a great gift to capture the true essence of your fur baby.

He can

capture in photo the little nuances you see in your dog each day from the tilt of their head, the look in their eye when they wait for you, or the engetic sprint after a ball.

Robert has the

ability to transform that memory to your wall, screen saver, or Facebook background.

Call

him today at 415-517-4052...don’t worry he is local.

He also specializes photos of CARS,

WATER, SURF along with the DOGS.

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“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” ― Johnny Depp

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“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things -a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.” ― John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog 21


I will take one missile, one bowl of soul, and one WF cookie, please! There is only one place in the

that Verve is more than a coffee

world

a

roaster, they are an experience

totally

that has captured the hearts of

bowl

where of

a

soul

missile bring

and

a

positive out of body experience.

all the locals.

That

Coffee

Santa Cruz in 2007, roasting and

Both are coffee drinks

serving coffee to their beach -

that pair well with Verve’s –we

front neighborhood on 41st Ave.

pay attention to the needs of

Now, Verve has three locations

our

across

place

Roasters.

is

customer-

cookie,

better

cookie.

There

that

Verve

wheat known

is

no

as

free WF

the

Verve

city

started in

and

have

become well known along the

mistaking

California coast and among the 22


coffee community. Both the coffees and baristas at Verve are some of the best in the world -- and have the awards to prove it. But, stepping into any of the three Santa Cruz cafes, you'll notice

immediately

that

the

company's West Coast roots shine through

to

create

an

engaging

comfortable experience. Verve also actively participates in the

entire

Farmlevel

supply

to

chain

Streetlevel

through

direct

trade

relationships.

owner

Colby

Barr,

a

from Visit Verve Coffee Roasters at any

Co-

of their three locations:

long-time

Santa Cruz resident and California native,

travels

roughly

1540 Pacific Avenue

four

104 Bronson Street, Suite 19

months of the year to find and

816 41st Avenue

source the most unique coffees from around the world. The

Santa

Cruz

community

vervecoffeeroasters.com has

played a big role in shaping the brand, from pre-work surf sessions, to Cali tees and camp mugs, to Jeremiah Kille’s art showcasing in each of the shops (who is also featured in this magazine). While there are plans to expand to Los Angeles this year, Santa Cruz will always be home.

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OTHER LISTINGS

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Grand Home SANTA CRUZ BIG HOME $750,000 4BD 2600 SQ.FT.

Yacht Harbor 681 HARBOR COVE, SANTA CRUZ $639,000 3 BD/2.5 BTH

Downtown SC 125 BLAINE #M , SANTA CRUZ $375,000 2 BD/ 1 BTH 860 SQ. FT. 28


OTHER LISTINGS

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