BJJB magazine brandi jones and joshua bacorn sharing santa cruz lifestyles
LETTER TO READERS
Dear Reader, Brandi
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we want to wish
It is May and
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
We a r e f e a t u r i n g o n e o f o u r
takes great photos of the furry kids.
highly recommend him, his name is Robert Milici and his information is located at the
end of the article.
they like their homes. home. issue.
MSM money has
We have featured the article in this You can see if this concurs with
your wife, mom, yourself.
Some was true
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Mothers also have a special way in which gone
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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:
electronics. So what are
women looking for
when they shop for a home?
Sunshine for flowers and gardens
MSN Real Estate the top 10 things that women
A great place for Socializing
A dedicated laundry room
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
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.
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.
wine for mom Hi there, Steve here, from Vinocruz.
Not into bubbles? How about a lovely not
want to recommend to great wines for
your moms that they will love.
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-
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
Marcel Moineaux ($75).
Here are two suggestions;
This Grand Cru
Grown and produced in Scotts Valley,
Blanc de Blanc is for serious wine lovers
and will add elegance to any Mother’s
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
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
This wine offers the
Chard ($20) spends one year in
Zinfandels are always ready for any
profile we enjoy from a Pinot plus plenty
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) ?
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
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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
chef would envy. The kitchen
steel appliances and a ample amount of cabinets space.
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
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!
2 3 00 MURI E L DR . UC ANBUYME . CO M 11
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.
contemporary kitchen is open and functional. The stainless steel appliances and the This
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.
Lounge at the bar, or sit by the fire, or sun bath out side on the deckâ€Ś. all greatly relaxing activities this home offers.
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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
seal pop his head up to say hello, or standing
waves crash on the rocks, there is a certain calm serenity to the vast, overwhelming
that I try to capture.
Robertâ€™s art is available to be seen or purchased at
BJJB magazine If you are a mother of a furry kid, Robertâ€™s photography would be a great gift to capture the true essence of your fur baby.
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.
him today at 415-517-4052...donâ€™t worry he is local.
He also specializes photos of CARS,
WATER, SURF along with the DOGS.
“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” ― Johnny Depp
“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
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positive out of body experience.
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Both are coffee drinks
serving coffee to their beach -
that pair well with Verveâ€™s â€“we
front neighborhood on 41st Ave.
pay attention to the needs of
Now, Verve has three locations
become well known along the
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
company's West Coast roots shine through
comfortable experience. Verve also actively participates in the
from Visit Verve Coffee Roasters at any
of their three locations:
Santa Cruz resident and California native,
1540 Pacific Avenue
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
played a big role in shaping the brand, from pre-work surf sessions, to Cali tees and camp mugs, to Jeremiah Killeâ€™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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