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Roxanne’s Birkenstock Outlet Warehouse Mission Mall 3595 Sueldo Rd 746 Higuera St Suite 130 San Luis Obispo, CA San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 541-3320 (805) 784-9590

• Open 7 days a week • We also carry kids’ shoes • Birkenstock repair services • Huge sale shoe selection

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Awe-mazing Views & Atmosphere Over 200 local wines, sake and craft beers Tuesday -Thursday & Sunday 4pm-closing • Friday - Saturday 2pm-closing

783 Market Avenue, Morro Bay (805) 225-1600 4


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newly remodeled • new executive chef David Sundeen serving the freshest seafood • full bar open daily 11:00am - 9:00pm

701 Embarcadero, Morro Bay (805) 772-2269 •

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Featuring jewelry by local artists 777 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo • 805-543-1921

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Mission Mall 746 Higuera #4 San Luis Obispo 805-541-2026

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The hottest new wine bar on the Central Coast is in Morro Bay. Come choose from over 100 LOCAL and International Wines along with a variety of local and imported Beer. Daily tastings, and wine by the glass, as well as Panini Sandwiches, Gourmet Meats and Cheese Plates, plus Amazing Chocolates and Live Entertainment weekly.

Open for Lunch & Dinner

Monday: 10% OFF all Pinot Noir (by glass & bottle) Tuesday: Buy one get one 1/2 OFF Food until 6pm “Wine Down” Wednesdays:2 for 1 Wine Tasting Thursdays: LIVE MUSIC! Fridays: 10% off all Imports Saturdays: 10% OFF any bottle of wine Champagne Sundays: Unlimited House Bubbles for $20 Bubbles Tasting and LIVE MUSIC!

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1099 Embarcadero Morro Bay, CA 93442

(805) 772-5055

Seaside Gallery

Fine Art in the Heart of Pismo Beach

580 Cypress Street, Pismo Beach, Open 10 -5 Daily, and 11-5 Sundays

Phone : 805-773-8057

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6675 Bay Laurel Drive, Avila Beach 805.595.1018 •

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SAN LUIS OBISPO San Luis Obispo is one of California’s oldest cities - its founding took place in 1772 with the establishment of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa by Father Junipero Serrra as the fifth mission in the California chain of 21 missions. The mission was named after Saint Louis, a 13th Century Bishop of Toulouse, France. The literal translation for the name, San Luis Obispo, is “Saint Louis, the Bishop.” Today, San Luis Obispo, a town of approximately 44,000 people, is the undisputed hub of the Central Coast and often finds itself at the top of various magazine “Best of” lists touting such things as “Best Small Towns” and “Healthiest Cities.” While San Luis Obispo is no stranger to good publicity, the locals are fiercely protective of this rare gem and commonly refer to their good living and unique lifestyle as the “SLO Life.” The city owes much of its vibrancy and energy to the fact that it is also a college town, home to California Polytechnic State University (known locally as “Cal Poly” or just “Poly”). In addition to providing a constant flow of new people and new ideas to the city, the university is also a key employer. The downtown of San Luis Obispo is often described as “world class” by visitors, and the Thursday night Farmers’ Market is a “must-see” while you are on the Central Coast. The event attracts thousands of visitors and locals each week. There you will find a bounty of locally grown produce as well as an abundance of good food and live entertainment. You will also want to take advantage of the many dozens of wonderful walking trails. The vistas found at the top of any one of the local peaks, which are actually volcanic plugs known as “morros,” will provide amazing views of the area and inspire more outdoor adventures.

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The PhoTo ShoP

Located in Downtown San Luis Obispo, The Photo Shop is ready to fulfill all of your photographic needs. We offer a variety of services and products for both the beginning and professional photographer. We offer Canon’s full camera line, as well as state of the art photo finishing for both film and digital images. Some of our services include high quality in-house scanning, printing, restoration and passport photos. 1027 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 543-4025 •


The past is History, the Future is a Mystery, this moment is a Gift, that’s why it’s called the Present. Turn To Nature invites you to discover a store of wonderful gift ideas. Sierra Club Nature inspired cards. A concise selection of books on the sciences, cooking, art, and the home. Educational toys to encourage young minds to explore the earth and universe. Exceptional jewelry, amazing minerals and beautiful gems. Practical clothing by Woolrich and Royal Robins. Hats, bags and a special selection of Alpaca scarves made in Peru just for us. A brilliant array of gifts for all those inspired by nature, travel and life. 786 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 540-3395 •


Come Visited SLO Swim a unique Women’s Swimwear Boutique located in downtown San Luis Obispo. SLO Swim has the largest selection of mix and match swimwear on the Central Coast. Owner Shelley Filip has been fitting customers since 1986. Specializing in D, DD and F cups. Special orders are never a problem. Customer service is top priority. Stop by and try on Lilu SWIM Fama, Vit A La Blanca, Sunsets, Maxine and Roxanna, just to name a few of WE SuiT YOU BEST our over 40 Lines. Please call or e-mail with any questions.


795 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 781-9604 •

Simply mama

Located downtown in beautiful San Luis Obispo, Simply Mama is owned and operated by Kathleen Huggins, R.N., M.S., IBCLC, who is also the best selling author of The Nursing Mother’s Companion. The store features stylish maternity and nursing wear, breastfeeding supplies as well as everything for baby in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Come for a visit today!

746 Higuera Street, Suite 4 (in the Mission Mall), San Luis Obispo (805) 541-2026 •


Located in the heart of downtown on the corner of Higuera & Morro is H&G features the most beautiful and unique accessories for over ten years. Now carrying a fine line of leather purses, shoes and other goods. H&G always carries locally handmade jewelry and accessories and the most up to date trends for the style concious fashionista. H&G carries clothing for the young and the young at heart. Come on down and try on some clothes and enjoy a drink while you shop on our Mimosa Mondays! 956 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-2900


Enhance your life with comfort, fashion footwear for any season. You will love our shoes, boots, sandals, clogs, slippers, and accessories that promote a healthy lifestyle and good well-being. Come see our great selection of sale shoes as well. Low prices, large selection, and great customer service are only some of the reasons to shop with us. FREE Shipping, FREE Exchanges, FREE Surfing… all the time! We ship our shoes worldwide and have your feet covered. Come enjoy UGG, Birkenstock, EMU, Keen, Naot, Vibram FiveFingers, Crocs, Teva, and more. “Where you can surf for any style!” 746 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (inside Mission Mall) (805) 541-3320 • (877) 756-2475 •• Central Coast DESTINATION 2012/2013



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Since 1973, AMBIANCE has had the privilege of providing its customers with a fun, friendly, and fashionable shopping experience. We offer a range of clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, gifts and home decor to celebrate every occasion. Whether it’s everyday comfy and casual, professional, or a very special, and sparkly event- we’ve got you covered. Merchandise is expertly sourced and hand-selected by our amazing team each season. We carefully curate every piece to provide only the very best to you. Please stop in to say hello. We’d love to get acquainted. 737 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 540-3380 •


Contessa S. has something for all the girls in your life! Whether you need a cute new outfit, a new pair of jeans, a new necklace to spice up that outfit, or the perfect party dress for women and children. We also have great gifts: Juicy Couture handbags & accessories; heavenly scented candles and diffusers; cuddly blankets, robes and pajamas; Girls Juicy sweat suits; toys AND more! Monday - Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 11-5. Bring in this ad and receive 20% OFF 1 item. 715 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-3600


Do you love shoes? The kind that would make Carrie Bradshaw purr? Then you have to check out !Romp! From classic brands to fresh-on-the-scene designers, owner Karen English tours Italy and beyond, searching out footwear artisans and designers that meet her tough standards of quality, craftsmanship and artistry and hand-selecting the very best for her delightful San Luis boutique. Stop by !Romp to view select styles from Cordani, Alberto Fermani and Fiorentini & Baker (Italy) Chie Mihara and Coclico (Spain) and California designers Calleen Cordero, Cydwoq and Salpy. Handbags, Belts and Jewelry round out this exquisite collection. home

714 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 545-7667 •


PCKB was founded on the concept of bringing upscale, quality bath and kitchen plumbing fixtures to the Central Coast, with an emphasis on down to earth personal customer service and a solid base of product knowledge. The world of kitchens and baths is ever changing and evolving with exciting new products that are relevant to our lifestyles and needs. Whether you need a simple faucet replacement or an entire houseful of fixtures and hardware, PCKB endeavors to provide clients with products and services that are water saving, long lasting, a good value and a source of pride for the homeowner. 3974 Short Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-2786 •


For over a decade, Matt Clark Tile & Stone has been proudly providing the most comprehensive selection of tile and stone to the Central Coast. Our staff specializes in personalized service and attention to detail that combines both the practical and the stylistic aspects of your project. We are your local source for Artistic Tile, Oceanside Glass, Sonoma Tilemakers, and Country Floors. Come visit our beautiful showroom for inspiration and guidance today.


181 Tank Farm Road, Suite 140, San Luis Obispo (805) 543-7600 •


Enhance your life with comfort, fashion footwear for any season. You will love our shoes, boots, sandals, clogs, slippers, and accessories that promote a healthy lifestyle and good well-being. Come see our great selection of sale shoes as well. Low prices, large selection, and great customer service are only some of the reasons to shop with us. FREE Shipping, FREE Exchanges, FREE Surfing… all the time! We ship our shoes worldwide and have your feet covered. Come enjoy UGG, Birkenstock, EMU, Keen, Naot, Vibram FiveFingers, Crocs, Teva, and more. “Where you can surf for any style!” 746 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (inside Mission Mall) (805) 541-3320 • (877) 756-2475 •• 16


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This is the part of the Central Coast that locals often refer to as being “above the grade” for the steep climb on Highway 101 between San Luis Obispo and Atascadero. The North County has a distinctive Mediterranean climate and terrain that has made it ideally suited for growing wine grapes. In fact, this region has transformed itself into a destination all on its own as it boasts well over 200 wineries. Paso Robles, a city that is home to around 30,000 people, has the official name of “el Paso de Robles” which translates from Spanish to “Pass of the Oaks,” but locals simply call it “Paso.” This town of rolling hills has always been known for its hot springs, but in more recent years it has been all about its wine country and fine dining. Be sure to visit downtown for an incredible variety of top-notch restaurants and shopping. And, do not forget to block out an afternoon for wine tasting. There are so many different varietals to choose from and each winery Vineyards, Templeton

has its own style, so you are sure to find one that you will want to visit again and again. Templeton, with its quaint downtown, offers easy living among the hills and oaks. A small town of under 5,000, Templeton sits halfway between Paso Robles and Atascadero. Wineries can be found in this area, which can often have the feel of an “old west” town. Templeton is a great place to celebrate the 4th of July with its Main Street Parade and fireworks show, you will swear that you were transported back in time! Atascadero has the look and feel of a small town. Locals look forward each year to the temporary ice skating rink in the Sunken Gardens. This city of approximately 28,000, takes great pride in its local zoo and lake. Home to many families, including those who commute out of the area to work, Atascadero is a community with strong ties to history and a commitment to progress. The area was originally settled by the Salinan Indians and began its modern existence

Lake Park, Atascadero

when it was founded in 1913 by entrepreneur, E.G. Lews.

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Reminisce is locally owned and operated by John and Jeannie Bork. We invite you to experience our village of shops, home to over 30 vendors and artisans. Stroll through and see a large variety of items from the past and present. Enjoy a unique shopping experience and find wonderful choices in Gifts; Candles; Vintage and New Jewelry; Accessories; Antiques; Lavender Products; Western Inspired Décor; Inspirational Books and Bibles; Architectural Salvage; Art; Pet items; Home Furnishings as well as Paso Robles branded items. Welcome smiles and warm greetings from Jeannie and her associates await you. 1344 Pine Street, Paso Robles (805) 239-1001 •


The Cottage is a vintage inspired boutique carrying a fresh mix of cottage antiques and unlikely finds. You will find a wide variety of both new and vintage wares for your home and garden. The store always has an abundant supply of mirrors with just the right patina, vintage linens, fragranced soy candles, beautifully packaged lotions and french soaps, vintage inspired jewelry, and a wonderful array of cottage style furniture with just the right finish. So come by for visit, we’d love to chat with you about your favorite things... and maybe we will have something on your list of must haves. 1320 B Pine Street (between 13th & 14th), Paso Robles (805) 237-8533 •


KAYA travels the world to find unique clothing, jewelry and folk art buying directly from the artisans. The shop is filled with color, whimsy and beauty. KAYA listens to what you want and like. Much of the clothing is designed and made just for KAYA. Once you discover this gem in Paso Robles, you’ll return again and again! Open daily from 10-6 except Sunday 11-4


1309 Park Street, Paso Robles (805) 239-9940 •

EarthtonEs Gifts, GallEry & MassaGE

Nestled in historic downtown Paso Robles is a unique destination with the right ingredients for conscious living. Get inspired to make your home into a sanctuary with unique art, hand-crafted and fair-trade statuary, incense, candles, and accent lights. Get nourished with mind and body care with our apothecary featuring organic aromatherapy scents, sprays, massage oils and lotions. Get balanced with books, CDs and guides bringing to life the right blend of spirituality and intention. Get sparkle with one-of-a-kind gifts, art, clothing and jewelry at affordable prices. Something for everyone is waiting for you at EarthTones.

1319 Park Street, Paso Robles (805) 238-4413 •


Located in the heart of downtown Paso Robles, Red Scooter Deli is the county’s number one resource to satisfy all your deli cravings! Featuring a variety of breakfast choices, salads, soups, piled high sandwiches and a full espresso/smoothie bar to tend to all your scooter desires! Indoor/outdoor seating overlooking the park square. Fresh bread delivered daily from local artisan bakeries. Gluten free options available. Hitting the wineries or hosting a business meeting? Box Lunches and Deli Platters to suit every event. Delivery available throughout North County. Open 7 days week 8 am – 6 pm. Red Scooter Deli – “The Deli that Delivers” 1102 Pine Street, Paso Robles (805) 237-1780 • 18


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AVILA BEACH • SHELL BEACH • PISMO BEACH • OCEANO ARROYO GRANDE • GROVER BEACH • NIPOMO These cities in the south part of San Luis Obispo County offer a great diversity of attractions and activities… here you find something for everyone!

Avila Beach is a tiny

which still stands today, was built in 1890 after a series of shipping

Oceano enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year! The terrain is made up of gently rolling hills and sand dunes, lush foliage and vineyards. There are lots of things to do in the area, but the biggest attraction is the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. Here the dunes are recognized as being the most extensive coastal sand dunes in the state.

accidents. Due to its unique topography, which has the effect of sheltering

Arroyo Grande, known

it from wind and fog, the weather in Avila Beach is consistently among the

by locals as “A.G.,” is

best in the world.

the largest of the “Five

beach hamlet of just 797 people that sits a few miles south of San Luis Obispo. Although Avila still has a working commercial fishing pier and the inland areas have extensive apple orchards, tourism is now the main industry. The Point San Luis Lighthouse,

Shell Beach is usually

Cities” (the other four

counted as part of Pismo

are: Shell Beach, Pismo

Beach, but don’t tell


that to the locals! One

Grover Beach) with a


thing to do is to check


out the top of the bluffs.

16,000 people. Widely

Standing at the top of

considered a great place to live, Arroyo Grande boasts a wonderful

these majestic cliffs will

downtown historic Village area, which is great for a nice meal and a lazy

give you spectacular

afternoon exploring the eclectic collection of shops. A.G. is one place you

panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. And, if you keep walking down the


and nearly

will definitely want to explore while on the Central Coast.

cliff trail – or, you can use the steps at nearby Cliffs Resort – you will be

Grover Beach, originally

treated to access to a world-class beach where you can enjoy swimming,

called “Grover City,” a

sunbathing, and surfing.

town of 13,000, voted Pismo Beach epitomizes

to change its name

surf, sand, and sun


all summer long. This

proximity to the ocean

town of 8,500 pulses with the







in 1992. Locals simply call it “Grover” and love it for its easy living and relaxed lifestyle. This place has its own flavor and character with plenty of families calling it home.

as visitors fill the local

Nipomo is as far south

beaches and walk the

as you can go in San

restaurant and shop-

Luis Obispo County and


has a rich heritage of

Beach is known as the “Clam Capital” of California and the city hosts its

agriculture. This city of



Clam Festival every October with a clam-themed parade followed by a

12,600 is home to many

clam chowder competition. Another popular event that is held each year

families and commuters

is the Pismo Beach Classic Car Show where those displaying their cars

to various parts of the Central Coast, including its much larger neighbor to

cruise downtown before the big event. There is so much to do for everyone

the South, Santa Maria. Attractive home values and a strong community

that it’s hard to not have a great time in Pismo Beach!

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Windmill Farms

We are a working farm growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables pesticide-free! We also have free-range chickens producing our farm fresh eggs. Visit us and take the kids on a walk to see the farm animals in Critter Corral or stroll around the grounds and enjoy our large selection of pottery, garden art and plants. Inside the barn you will discover beautiful gifts and specialty items for the home. The food lover will take pleasure in our large variety of gourmet products. Come in for a unique shopping experience in a friendly atmosphere and see what’s happening on the farm! 1275 North Thompson Ave & Highway 101, Arroyo Grande (just North of Nipomo) (805) 489-1000 •


We invite you to come-in and explore the spacious store that is Serendipity Unique Home and Garden located in the Village of Arroyo Grande. Inside you will find a relaxing ambiance and a treasure-trove of vintage collectables. Serendipity carries furniture, accessories, repurposed items, local art, fresh plants and dry botanicals for your home and garden. Come and explore. Dogs welcome! 148 W Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 481-5100 •


Located on Grand Avenue, across from C. J.’s Café, Reborn Consignment Boutique encourages recycling of new or nearly new clothing and accessories, by maintaining a boutique atmosphere and selling consigned items at low prices. Consignees provide new or nearly new women’s apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories and fashion jewelry. Brands include Liz Claiborne, Jones of New York, Calvin Klein, Annex, Notations, and many other recognizable trade names. Sizes range from 4 to 26, so most any woman will find something she likes. Additionally, local artisans display unique gift items, and collectors exhibit collectible vintage treasures. 620 East Grand Avenue, Arroyo Grande (805) 489-2290 • •


With over 25 years in the consignment business, we offer barely used, some never worn, upscale garments and accessories to choose from. Act II Boutique can offer you today’s fashions at a fraction of department store prices. Enjoy professional, personalized wardrobe advice in the ambiance of Act II Boutique. Stop by and see the great selection of handbags, jewelry and shoes that will help you create a one-of-a-kind look for any special occasion or just everyday casual. And by shopping Act II, you’re doing your part by dressing green.

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405 E Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 489-5266 •


Gerald’s Olde Tyme Chocolates’ kitchen is located amidst one of California’s premier regions for the production of fine wines, olives and other culinary delights. Owned and operated by Bea & Gerald Reed. Gerald has been making chocolates since 1969. He uses and owns a hundred year old recipe that was copyrighted in 1927 by a master chocolate maker. We serve only the finest chocolates and candies. Please stop in and say hi and taste the richness of history.


1741 A West Grand Avenue, Grover Beach (805) 489-3468


Stylehouse Furnishings, a leader in fine home furnishings, offers an extensive selection of unique furniture styles and design services. As a successful local family owned business, Stylehouse Furnishings has helped furnish beautiful homes on the Cental Coast offering quality lines such as Bassett, Lane, Broyhill, Simmons Beautyrest, and Tempur-Pedic. Stylehouse offers complimentary design services. Their experienced staff will assist you to create individual designs that truly reflect your personal style. Be sure to stop by their new location! 455 North Frontage Road, Nipomo (805) 929-6700 • 20


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On the Central Coast you will find a stretch of “Classic California” coastline, each town with its own unique character and flavor.

Cayucos has the look and feel of a true beach town. Budget Travel Magazine put it on its list of ‘America’s Coolest Small Towns. The days are long and the pace is slow. A great place Cambria, known for its “pines by the sea,” is for family vacation, young kids are free to roam a picturesque little hamlet nestled on the without a worry or a care. Walk the beach and north end of the county. In addition to the come up through downtown where you find a spectacular coastline (be sure to visit the some wonderful antiques, as well as other treats. Moonstone Beach Boardwalk), Cambria This is the place for a lazy summer vacation and features gourmet restaurants, fine wine tasting, in this town of 3,000 or so people, there not historic architecture, and beautiful art galleries much else to do but enjoy yourself. This town, in its “East” and “West Villages.” This small like so many others on the Central Coast, has a town of just over 6,000 serves as an inspiration rich Chumash and Spanish heritage, in fact, the year-round to local and visiting artists and name Cayucos derives from the Chumash word photographers. Be sure to check out the unusual “cayuco,” which is the Spanish word for the type sand at the public beach area at Shamel Park, of canoe the missionaries saw the Chumash use where you will find millions of tiny pebbles of to fish in the waters there. unusual jasper, serpentine, and other minerals. And, don’t forget to visit Hearst Castle, which Morro Bay is an old-time fishing village is just a few miles north on Highway 1 near the combined with an eclectic artsy vibe. There is no unincorporated community of San Simeon. This place quite like it that we know of. Morro Rock is a “must see” attraction that draws nearly a is a spectacular site that can be seen from all million visitors each year. parts of this town of 10,350 people. While there,

we recommend that you drive to the top of the Morro Bay Golf Course in the Morro Bay State Park on the south end of town. There you will find a trailhead for Black Hill, where you can take a short walk to the top and begin to get your bearings. Also, do not forget about the great shopping and food to be found by walking the Embarcadero. Los Osos (or the “Valley of the Bear”) is usually combined with neighboring Baywood Park for counting the population, which comes in at around 16,000. The town is located on the water at the south end of the Estero Bay. The history of Los Osos dates back as far as 1200 A.D. with the discovery of an ancient Chumash Native American archaeological site (known as “Los Osos Back Bay”) near The Elfin Forest, which is something you will want to be sure to see while you are in the area. A beautiful boardwalk trail will lead you in and out of the rare and incredibly interesting natural preserve.

Los Osos


Morro Bay

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In the center of town lies a historic tin creamery dating back to the 1890’s, which makes a perfect backdrop for what it houses now... The Garden Shed. There is so much inspiration with the ever-changing merchandise and ideas to take home with you. Stroll through our beautiful and peaceful garden area and enjoy bird houses, chimes, planters and garden decor of all kinds. Now Home to ‘Grow’ nursery, with its incredible selection of succulants and exotic plants and ‘Deer Run’ art and artifacts. The Garden Shed is the place to shop for those hard to find gifts and unique garden items. cayucos

2024 Main Street (half way between East and West Village) Cambria (805) 927-7654 •


For creative, unusual and unexpected treasures, Lady Spencer Galleria and Distinctive Gifts is your destination. We carry many American made items such as Fire & Light hand-poured glass tableware, hand-crafted, one-of-akind jewelry, specialty soy candles, natural soaps, lady’s handbags, original paintings, ceramics, beautiful mosaic mirrors, collectibles and much, much more. Enjoy the beautiful drive to Cayucos and experience the ambiance at Lady Spencer. 156 North Ocean Avenue, Cayucos (805) 995-3771 •


With more than 35 years experience in custom gold and silver smithing, Tim McLean specializes in crafting fine jewelry, including hand-made wedding sets, as well as restyling, restoration and repair of precious heirlooms. His unique shop in the old Cayucos bank building in downtown Cayucos carries a hard-tofind inventory of Tahitian, South Sea and freshwater pearls; gemstone strands, Canadian diamonds, Big Sur jade, gold, platinum, and silver jewelry. Also available are diamond anniversary bands, sapphires, demantoid green garnets, Sri Lankan blue moonstones, and men’s titanium, stainless and tungsten jewelry. 180 North Ocean Avenue, Cayucos (805) 995-1212 •


Come check us out. We sell a variety of items. Some locally made to support the locals. Jewelry, skullcaps, beautiful pictures of Cayucos and more. We’ve got a little bit of everything. Old albums, purses, clothes, hoodies, and much Cayucos more. We also carry gift items and we are the only ones that supply the town’s balloons! No party is too big or too small, just give us a call. Most importantly we try to make sure YOU leave with a smile. We appreciate your business. See you soon.


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248 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos (805) 900-5500 •


Aloha Shirt Shop in Morro Bay is the next best thing to a trip to Hawaii. Offering all of the premier brands from the Hawaiian islands and other tropical locations of the South Pacific. Tommy Bahama, Reyn Spooner, Tori Richard, Kahala, and Go Barefoot are just some of the many brands we are proud to offer for men, women and children. Sizes from x-small to 7X and new designs arriving weekly. Go on a mini vacation and come share the spirit of Aloha with us! Or visit us online. Always free shipping! 458 Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay (866) 746-7256 •


We are a swimwear shoppe for the whole family, in Morro Bay, that provides expert assistance for fittings, ensuring customer satisfaction in every aspect of the purchase experience! Name brands/ labels such as Jantzen, Calvin Klein, La Isla Brand, Bettie Page, Juicy Couture, DKNY, Michael Kors and so many more are well represented. Joselle-Ariel Swimwear is an authorized Speedo Approved Retailer for the serious competitor, too! Items for the beach, boat, work out, cruise, resort or poolside include swimsuits, board shorts, cover-ups, water shoes, sandals and numerous women’s, men’s and children’s related accessories. We are open 7 days a week, year ‘round for your convenience. 450 Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay (805) 771-8662 • 22


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Bella Vino’s is located in beautiful Morro Bay, overlooking the entire Embarcadero with amazing views of the bay, ocean and Morro Rock. We are passionate about enjoying epicurean delights paired with our wine in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our customers can enjoy the superior dishes along side our selection of over 200 wines, gourmet cheese, sake as well as draft and assorted bottled beers. Hours: Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday 4pmclosing. Friday - Saturday 2pm-closing. Closed on Monday.


783 Market Avene, Morro Bay (805) 225-1600 •


Located on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay, the Silver Seahorse is your premiere store for high-quality children’s clothing and gifts. If you’re looking to spoil a special child, you’ve found the right place! Clothing sizes range from newborn to 7 for boys, and newborn to 10 for girls. We offer a variety of unique items including hats, blankets, shoes and sweaters. We’re happy to assist you in choosing the perfect item for your little angel. Complimentary gift-wrapping is available. Established in 1994 by Carol Trapp and Nina Hamilton-Wilber.

601 Embarcadero Suite 7, Morro Bay (805) 772-1336 •


Time for Fun! Drop by one of the most unique family stores on the Central Coast. Offering toys, novelties, souvenirs, and standout T-shirt lines such as Old Guys Rule, The Mountain, and the hilarious Duck Co. line for adults and children. We’re located at the Marina Square shopping complex right on the water along the Embarcadero. Come by and join the Fun.

699 Embarcadero Road, Suite 2, Morro Bay (805) 772-8216


My 9-year-old granddaughter, Aine, and I opened a new rock shop/gift shop in Morro Bay. Aine designed our logo. We have a wide variety of rocks and crystals at reasonable prices. We carry an eclectic mix of metaphysical items. Some of our gifts are wax room diffusers, dragons of all kinds, magic wands, tea pots, handmade jewelry, chains, pendants and bracelets. We carry vintage bottles with sea items inside by local artist Melody; we carry photographic note cards by local nature photographer, Ruth Ann Angus and many other wonderful gifts. Parking is easy and sun catchers sparkle in our windows. 600 Morro Bay Blvd, Suite C, Morro Bay (805) 772-1100 •


We are a family owned bead and garden shop specializing in unique beads of all kinds, findings for making your own necklaces, bracelets and earrings, repairs and custom designed jewelry, herbs, succulents, and exotic plants for your home and garden, and other gift items. Don’t know how to bead? We can teach you! Call for a free beginner beading class when you mention this ad. Located in the heart of Old Town Morro Bay, (across from Bank of America) and open every day.

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333 Morro Bay Boulevard Morro Bay (805) 772-3338 •


Serving the freshest seafood from our own dock next to the restaurant. Watch the boats pull up and unload their catch while you dine on the freshest seafood in our newly remolded bar and dinning room with a panoramic view of Morro Rock and the bay. We are proud to introduce our new executive chef David Sundeen. Classically trained, Sundeen attended culinary school in New York, and has honed his skills at notable restaurants, La Grenouille in NY, Table 8 in LA, and Citronelle, Buchon, and Wine Cask in SB. Sundeen’s approach to preparing world class Seafood Bistro is not fussy but with lots of flavor at a reasonable price! Open daily 11am - 9pm. 701 Embarcadero, Morro Bay (805) 772-2269 • Central Coast DESTINATION 2012/2013



ARTS & CULTURE Considering its relatively small population and the fact that much of it is rural, the Central Coast has a vibrant arts and culture scene. The area is rich with Native American heritage and just about everywhere you turn, one can find remnants of the Chumash and Salinan legacy. And, it is no secret that the beautiful landscape attracts talented artists who are inspired to create. Live theater, art galleries, concerts‌ you name it, we have it all right here on the Central Coast! Be sure to take advantage of all the area has to offer.

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The Gallery at the Network is located in downtown San Luis Obispo and across the creek from the Mission. Featured at the Gallery site are over 40 award winning artists. In addition they host over 35 artists on their virtual gallery, Enjoy their unique collection of fine art and craft in the comfort of your home with a glass of wine! Browse our online portfolio of custom home and garden artwork to find exciting specialty artwork that you won’t find anywhere else. Visit the Gallery at the Network or sit in front of your computer and enjoy the creativity of the Central Coast!

778 Higuera, Suite B, San Luis Obispo (805) 788-0886 • •

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Located in downtown San Luis Obispo’s historic mission plaza, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is the premier visual arts venue on the California Central Coast. Emphasizing artwork by contemporary California artists, the Museum offers a variety of exhibitions and programs. Known for its San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival held during the first week of October and its holiday Craft Art Market filled with the work of local artists, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is truly the heart of the Central Coast art community. 1010 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 543-8562


Hands Gallery has been offering local residents and visitors the very best selection of fine contemporary crafts and one of a kind gifts for over 20 years. We are very proud to showcase the work of talented local, and nationally known artists, as well as unique and one of a kind objects crafted by artisans from around the world. We offer complimentary gift wrapping and will ship your gifts anywhere in the US.

777 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 543-1921 •


In September of 1984, Just Looking Gallery opened in the Mission Mall in downtown San Luis Obispo. Now celebrating its 28th Anniversary, the gallery has established itself as one of the premier galleries in the country, featuring original works, limited edition prints and one-of-a-kind sculptures. Just Looking Gallery is a rare blend of local, national and international artists. Owner Ralph Gorton and Gallery Director Ken McGavin continue to discover uniquely talented artists and guide them to the top of their profession. 746 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-6663 •


Every first Friday of the month, hundreds of visitors converge on downtown San Luis Obispo to see new art exhibits. With 25 to 35 galleries and nontraditional art venues (think coffee shops, boutiques, & salons), it’s SLO’s favorite night of the month to celebrate art for free! Art After Dark officially starts at 6pm and runs to 9pm. Venues spotlight the best of established and emerging local artists and sometimes feature the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. For a current list of participating venues visit and click on “Art After Dark.” 1123 Mill Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-9251 •


After a successful and award winning career in advertising, Abbey Onikoyi has transformed his vision to creating paintings that capture the individual spirit and the special moment of our culture and society. Onikoyi is a master of the human documentation and subjective composition. His art depicts vibrant colors and movement. The richness of his personality and ability to express the abstract create surreal and romantic lyricism. His work is collected in the local community, nationally, and world wide. Stop by his gallery in downtown San Luis Obispo and see for yourself, and your spirt will be uplifted by the experience! 570 Higuera Street, Suite 150, San Luis Obispo (877) 688-0156 • Central Coast DESTINATION 2012/2013



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Seaside Gallery is the Central Coast’s “go-to” multiple artist, fine art gallery in the heart of Pismo Beach specializing in affordable, original paintings of renown, emerging and local artists and high-quality, limited edition gicleés of your favorite national and international artists. In addition to paintings, Seaside Gallery offers original sculpture, photography, Rhythm USA Magic Motion Clocks, and Starlite Original Creations. Whether a serious art collector or looking to decorate your home, you will find an ever-changing selection of beautiful art to fulfill your dreams. We offer free parking and interest-free layaway financing. Open Daily 10-5 except Sundays: 11-5. arroyo grande

580 Cypress Street, Pismo Beach (805) 773-8057 •


From shabby to chic your, crafting boutique. The Shabby Scrapper is an inspiring retail scrapbooking store, dedicated to helping customers capture everyday moments about life and preserving them in a fun creative manner for generations to come. What ever your creative vision, our scrapbook and paper crafting items can help you express your own creativity. Scrapbooking is fun, addictive, and very therapeutic. The Shabby Scrapper invites you to come and explore your creativity. Let us help you create that one of-a-kind gift, that will provide memories for a lifetime. morro bay

1045 East Grand Avenue, Arroyo Grande (across from Rabo Bank) (805) 489-4430 •


Established in 2000, Fiona Bleu Gallery offers the most extensive collection of unique artwork in San Luis Obispo County. Owner and resident artist Rowan Chase describes Fiona Bleu as a “contemporary gallery with a modern influence”. Work from over one hundred artists is showcased brilliantly in a dynamic fusion of art and design. Vivid paintings, wood and kinetic sculpture, art glass, and fine jewelry are intermixed with innovative furniture and lighting solutions. Come visit to transport yourself into a world of sensory delight. Open daily 10- 6. 900 Embarcadero, Morro Bay (805) 772-0541 •

Gallery at Marina Square

Gallery at Marina Square is an esteemed Fine Art and Crafts Gallery of painters in all media, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, glass blowers & glass fusers, woodcrafters, and fabric artists exhibiting their artwork. The gallery is staffed by a community of over 60 professional artists living on the Central Coast, managed by its associates as a co-op gallery, and directed by the owner, Nona Jane Siragusa. Gallery at Marina Square is located along the waterfront in beautiful Morro Bay, California. Opening Receptions for artist exhibitions are held the 2nd Friday of every month and are open to the public. Visit our blogsite 601 Embarcadero, Suite 10, Morro Bay (805) 772-1068 •


Artists Charlie Clingman and Chris Pedersen met in Mexico on a surf trip when they were 15 years old. Art and surfing kept the two friends close and in 1998 they founded Forever Stoked. From original paintings to giclees, prints, greeting cards, stickers, and locally-crafted accessories, there is something for all budgets. This spacious industrial style gallery showcases their work as well as other amazing artists. Art opening receptions occur every few months and paintings are constantly rotated keeping the space fresh. We invite you to explore this fabulous gallery created by two friends who share a love of art, surfing, and nature. atascadero

1164 Quintana Road, Morro Bay (805) 772-9095 •


Gallery 41’s local artist and owner, Ryan Adams leads the way with his own painting style, not to mention his determination to have a friendly dynamic art scene where all can flourish. Seeing artists work live is routine at Gallery 41. Mission Man Wood has a furniture line called Old World Green. You can often find Kurt in his restoration shop next door. Chainsaw art created by Sean Adams and Mark Wolf grabs your attention immediately. Also painter Larry Sommers and ‘plein air’ oil painter, Riad Kaoud display art at the Gallery. California souveners, jewelry creations and a catus garden are also at Gallery 41. Bring the whole family and drive safe. 7010 Morro Road, Atascadero (805) 464-9181 26


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Dale Evers Design Studio is a full spectrum working art studio specializing in sculptural fine art, functional art, custom lighting, entry design, garden-art and fountain concepts. The studio/gallery is located in beautiful downtown Paso Robles on the corner of 10th and Park Street. If the door is open please feel free to come in. If we are closed, please call 805-434-9237 to make arrangements to visit. This way, we can give the attention you deserve. On short notice please call 805-748-7838. 1000 Park Street, Paso Robles • (805) 434-9237 (805) 748-7838 • •


Located in the heart of downtown Paso Robles, VFA is a critically-lauded contemporary art gallery presenting revolving exhibits of sublime as well as mind-provoking work by both established and emerging artists. The gallery, owned by Madeline Vale and internationally celebrated artist Edward Walton Wilcox, exhibits a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, multi-media and installation. Gallery hours are Thur, Fri, and Sat 11-9, Sun and Mon 11-4, closed Tues and Wed. 619 12th Street, Paso Robles (310) 795-4680 • •


PierceModern Gallery is located on Gallery Row in the heart of downtown Paso Robles, across from the City Park and a half block from the historic Paso Robles Inn. Representing 25+ artists, we carry a permanent collection as well as an ever-changing array of exhibits in Fine Art, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Glass, Furniture and Jewelry. Open Thursday, Friday and Sunday 4-9pm and Saturday 12-9pm and by appointment. Gallery Row • 617 12th Street, Paso Robles (805) 975-4860 •


Every first Saturday of the month, visitors walk about downtown Paso Robles to see new art exhibits. Galleries and tasting rooms participate by displaying the work of local artists and offer regional wine – an unbeatable combination! First Saturdays: Wine & the Arts officially starts at 5pm and runs to 8pm. For a current list of participating venues visit 1123 Mill Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-9251 •



Since 1986 Bronze, Silver & Gold has earned the reputation as being one of the finest galleries on the central coast. Offering museum quality art and fine jewelry. We represent over 30 local and regional artist specializing in oil and watercolor paintings, bronze, stone and metal sculpture. All selections are original and handcrafted here in the US. Bronze, Silver & Gold is also well known for our vast selection and exceptional value of unique silver and gold jewelry. Open 7 days a week. 4044 Burton Drive, Cambria (805) 927-5421 Central Coast DESTINATION 2012/2013



Antiques & collectibles During this time of plasma TVs and plastic bits of technology it is hard trying to find that personal and different item that will not go out of date. This is part of the reason antiques have remained so valuable. Rich in history, high-quality, often hand-crafted, antiques give the buyer a unique item to cherish and display. And there are so many hidden treasures waiting to be found right here on the Central Coast. If you are new to antiquing a good place to start is with home furnishings. A piece of antique furniture can date back hundreds of years depending on the durability of the material and the condition. You’ll often find that antiques are kept in a family for generations. Because of this, you may find mint condition furnishings more readily available than you might think. There are many chances for a person to buy antique furniture by hunting down an antique shop. Antique furniture can come in many forms but most commonly they are a set of drawers, desk, or a bookcase. These items are usually manufactured from heavy oak and show signs of wear over the years. They can be refurbished easily if a person is knowledgeable in the art of restoration. The most interesting and exciting activity you can do with antique furniture is determining its age. With the abundance of information available right at our fingertips, it’s quite simple to research antiques on-line. You may discover an enormous amount of history about where it came from, who created it, and even where the item has been so far. Antique furniture is one thing that never seems to go out of style regardless of where in the world it is found. And don’t forget about it’s utility. Part of the fun of antique furniture is not just its display, but it’s usefulness for storing all of our precious possessions.

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Spend an afternoon thoroughly amused and enlightened and go home with items that you will love from Vineyard Antique Mall. Our large store is filled with beautiful, affordably priced antique treasures. Our helpful, knowledgeable staff is happy to assist you. Enjoy an enriching shopping experience.

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2320 Ramada Drive, Suite A, Paso Robles (805) 237-4012


Two Susans’ Antiques is a special place offering a unique blend of items small to large, elegant to primitive with flair to the unusual. Buying trips to the Midwest and East Coast bring wonderful and different treasures to the shop. Two Susans’ Antiques has a “find” for everyone. In our shop, “nothing new” is a good thing. Look for us at our Grand Opening in mid-July 2012. Open at 10 a.m. seven days a week.

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Return Engagement serving San Luis Obispo County since 1993. We are a unique shop offering quality modern and antique furniture, collectibles, books and home décor plus jewelry. All at great prices! Return Engagement has something for everyone. Come in and explore for those one-of-a-kind treasures. We offer a 20% discount on different items weekly. You will have a wonderful shopping experience. Exit Traffic Way, 3 blocks north on El Camino Real. Open Monday–Saturday 10:00–6:00, Sunday 11:00-5:00.

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5630 El Camino Real, Atascadero (805) 461-8106

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Previous Home of the Historic Santa Margarita Auction Barn. With over 30 years of Antique History. Come reminiscence with us and enjoy the many Treasures our 35+ Dealers have offered with frequent Fresh Merchandise; Primitives, Country, Cottage, Collectibles, Glassware and Vintage Antiques…. visit our Rustic Room and Man Cave too. OPEN Mon-Sat 10-5:30, Sun 11-5 Come visit us soon! 22390 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita (805) 438-5329



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Country ColleCtibles

We would love to have you come visit Country Collectibles in Cambria. We have 5000 sq. feet of antiques and collectibles. We have Roseville, Depression Glass, Toys, Hawaiian Shirts, Franciscan Pottery, Posters, Vintage Jewelry – and loads of Sterling Marquisate Rings – You will love them! So stop in and visit with our friendly staff – and if you are lucky – visit with our official greeter – Miss Hollywood (our Shih Tzu). Open Daily 10am until 5pm. See you soon.

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Country Collectibles & Antiques Mall

2380 Main Street, Cambria’s East Village (805) 927-0245

Antiques On MAin

Nestled in Cambria’s historic east village, Antiques On Main has 100+ dealers and consignors, and over 10,000 square feet of shopping delight. We have something for everyone, including: Antiques, furniture, estate and costume jewelry, artifacts, collector beads, pottery, porcelain, Beatles, deco lamps and clocks, vintage and designer clothing, thousands of post cards, paintings and prints, musical instruments, depression glass, French enamelware, collectibles and more. New merchandise arrives daily. Come visit us for a trip down memory lane and an enjoyable shopping experience.

2338 Main Street, Cambria (805) 927-4292 •

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Rich Man PooR Man antique Mall

Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Cayucos for 25 years, Rich Man Poor Man Antique Mall is a center of attraction for the Antique collector. Country Home Magazine wrote that, “If you can’t find it in this mega Mall maybe you shouldn’t be collecting it”. Specializing in Estate Jewelry and home to “Mantiques”, you will find Antiques and Collectables from furniture, glass, jewelry, lamps, tools, knives, silver, pottery, art, books, etc. Representing 80 plus Dealers in over 14,000 square feet the Mall is sure to please the new collector as well as the most discriminating buyer. Open 10:00am-5:00pm. 146 North Ocean Avenue, Cayucos (805) 995-3631 •


Take a short trip back in time as you browse our 18,000 sq ft (in 2 stores) of treasures. Our malls are filled with always changing, one of a kind antiques, vintage items, collectibles, jewelry, sports memorabilia, fossils, gifts and more. There is a surprise around every corner and something for everyone at every age! Our stores are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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36 & 152 North Ocean Avenue, Cayucos (805) 995-2074 • (805) 995-1232 Central Coast DESTINATION 2012/2013



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(OLDIES BUT GOODIES) Here you will find the most fascinating and well merchandised Consignment Shop in the area. Fashions, Accessories, Fine Jewelry, Furniture and Home Décor. We also are pleased to have “Kid’s Corner” and feature Antiques and Vintage Collectibles. Come Rock and Roll RENDA SUE’ on the Boulevard from store to store. Open 7 days a week during summer. Now accepting merchandise. In-home consultations available. Mention this CONSIGNMENT INC. ad for 10% off your total purchase - first time visit only.



248 Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay (805) 772-7226 • (805) 235-5369


Come visit us! We are conveniently located in the heart of Morro Bay, across from the historical Bay theater. Whether you are in town for the day, or a local, we have many one of a kind items and lots of collectibles. Our selection includes antiques, memorabilia,glassware, original artworks, and vintage and handmade jewelry. Come see us today! Open daily 10 AM - 5 PM.

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475 Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay (805) 350-5200 •


Located in the heart of the Village of Arroyo Grande, Branch Street Antiques is a quaint shop with a large variety of estate and vintage jewelry, furniture, and unusual items for all collectors. Please come see us in the basement under Village Antique Mart.

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126 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 489-6208


Established in 1989, Village Antique Mart is the longest established antiques collective in Arroyo Grande. With over 30 dealers, specializing in many things including vintage clothing, jewelry, pottery, coins and more, there is always something for everyone in every price range. Located in the beautiful Village of Arroyo Grande, this family owned and operated business is the perfect destination for your afternoon of treasure hunting. 126 A East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 489-6528

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While antiquing in the unique village of Arroyo Grande. Come by the largest antique shop in the south county. Our diverse inventory will entice you.Some of our specialties are home decor, vintage modern,linens,toys,coins,dolls,trai ns and jewelry. We also have a large outdoor area full of unusual garden and accent items. No reproductions or crafts here. Come see us first, as we have plenty of parking and the coffee is always on.

410 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 489-5666 •


We invite you to come-in and explore the spacious store that is Serendipity Unique Home and Garden located in the Village of Arroyo Grande. Inside you will find a relaxing ambiance and a treasure-trove of vintage collectables. Serendipity carries furniture, accessories, repurposed items, local art, fresh plants and dry botanicals for your home and garden. Come and explore. Dogs welcome! 148 W Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 481-5100 • 30


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Antiques On MOnterey

Our collective specializes in American Antiques from 1800 - 1960’s with emphasis on furniture, glassware, ceramics, Bakelite, jewelry and much, much more. Our 14 dealers have a wealth of experience in collecting and selling antiques in the county. Located near motels on Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo. Ample parking on our lot or grove. Open Daily 11:00 – 5:30. Delivery available.

1599 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 783-1599

The AnTique CenTer

The Antique Center has 15 dealers from the central coast in one location for your shopping convenience. We specialize in antique and vintage furniture which we ourselves professionally refinish in our refinishing shop. We also offer antique glassware, pottery, collectibles, jewelry, Bakelite jewelry, antique bottles, country furniture and accessories, advertising books, vintage clothing and much more. We also offer expert furniture refinishing to the public. Open 7 Days, 10:00am – 5:30pm.

1239 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-4040


Welcome to Antique Boutique. We search the country for antiques and collectibles to satisfy our customers’ eclectic tastes. We have vintage bronze bookends, belt buckles, art, gifts, costume jewelry, clip earrings, books, furniture, fishing tackle, racks of vintage clothing and hats. We have scarves, purses, neckties and accessories for ladies and gentlemen. Please include the Antique Boutique on your visit to DOWNTOWN SLO. We’re on the creek, across from the Art Museum and 1/2 block from the County Historical Museum and the Old Mission. Bring this ad for 10% off any one item. 1019 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-4760


Vintage Etc. (formerly The Nest) is located in the historic Ah Louis building in downtown San Luis Obispo. It is filled with an inspiring mix of vintage and new home accessories, gift items, and furniture pieces. Beautiful and unique collections of jewelry, French soaps, candles, vintage items, and products from local artists are just a sampling of what can be found in this wonderful old mercantile. We strive to bring you unique items for your home and loved ones, and to make every visit a new experience. Open 7 days a week with extended hours on Friday and Saturday. Come on in and say Hello! 800 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 594-1942 •


SLO CONSIGNMENT FURNITURE, smart, eclectic, art to live on. SLO Consignment Furniture offers a curated collection of high-quality furniture and accessories. Unique antiques, vintage gems, and unusual contemporary items are offered at a fraction of their original price. Customers can browse the constantly changing selection of items to buy, or consign goods they would like to sell. At SLO Consignment, shoppers can find fabulous decorative items that are one-of-a-kind. Re-sale shopping is eco-friendly, budget-smart, and on-trend! 181 Tank Farm Road, Suite 110, corner of Long and Cross Streets, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-5900 •



Pismo Pickers antiques and collectibles is located in beautiful Pismo Beach, nestled in the Pismo Coast Plaza shopping center on Five Cities Drive, in Pismo Beach. We opened for business just five months ago, after moving here from a quiet little town in north Idaho. If the atmosphere seems a bit laid back it’s because we prefer a relaxedno-pressure shopping experience for our customers. Our vendors, numbering over 20, offer a large variety of items ranging from vintage crystal to rustic old buckets. We have many nice pieces to enhance your Victorian decor or if you prefer a log cabin, we even have old wood cook stoves and snow shoes to hang on the wall. 537 Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach (805) 773-3777 • Central Coast DESTINATION 2012/2013





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