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Looking for the PErfEct Gift this season? check out SLO MOPED! Mopeds provide the perfect EaSy, fun way to get around! SavE tiME and MOnEy with free parking and up to 125 miles per gallon!

169 Granada Drive, Suite 3, San Luis Obispo | 805.544.PEDS | www.slomopedonline.com 4

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209 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo CA 93405 • 805.544.GEMS • SLOGlitters.com HOLIDAY 2011/2012

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Authentic Indian Cuisine 2115 Broad Street San Luis Obispo (805) 781-0766 www.shalimarslo.com

1137 Garden Street San Luis Obispo (805) 783-2890

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PO Box 3225 • san luis obispo, CA 93403 TELEPHONE (805) 512-9602 CREATIVE DIRECTOR

the ladies in your life this Holiday season

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• furniture • accessories • mattress gallery • interior design •

Your New Furniture Destination 455 North Frontage Road Nipomo 805.929.6700 www.stylehousefurnishings.com

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1014 Los Osos Valley Rd Los Osos 528-4785

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Mama’s Meatball

F i n e I t a l i a n Re s t a u r a n t & C a t e r i n g

N o w B a n q u e t Ro o m A v a i l a b l e Need a place to host your Holiday PARTY?

Mama’s Meatball provides the perfect private dining to host your wedding, rehearsal dinner, business meeting, birthday party, HOLIDAY celebration and more! CALL TODAY! FULL SERVICE CATERING also available for offsite locations!

50% OFF Lunch or Dinner Buy 1 Entree & 2 Drinks, get 2nd Entree of equal or lesser value 1/2 off! Not valid with other offers or delivery orders. One coupon per table, order or party.

Minerva handmade, hand dyed, orignial clothing

1037 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo | 805.541.2659 | www.waltwatson.com

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NEW HOURS! Open 7 Days a Week! 10:30am - 10:00pm

570 Higuera Street, Suite 130, San Luis Obsipo - located downtown in The Creamery 805.544.0861 | www.MamasMeatball.com order online | pick up | delivery | dine in


Holiday Shopping finding the perfect gift A good gift shows you care enough about someone to really consider their interests and likes. Here are some ideas to focus your thoughts and get you started toward finding the gift of their dreams. First of all, decide on your budget. This will help to narrow your choices from the overwhelming to the manageable. Forget the ho-hum, find something unique! The easiest way to do this is to shop locally. By visiting a Central Coast boutique or gallery, rather than a chain store, you are guaranteed to find an exclusive, exceptional gift. Consider your intention. Do you want to give something they will cherish forever, or something fun that will make them laugh? What is their overall style and personality? Are they elegant, flamboyant, quirky, eccentric, traditional? Do they like practical things they can use or would they appreciate something lavish? Think about the colors they choose to wear, the accessories they like. Do they like chunky jewelry, fun prints, or understated, classic styles? Visit local jewelers and boutiques for the latest trends and to talk to the experts. Take their circumstances into consideration. Perhaps they have a new home that needs decorating, a new job that requires a professional wordrobe, or a busy schedule and they might enjoy some pampering and beauty products. Give a personalized gift certificate. We’re not talking Target here, be sure the gift certificate matches the interests of the recipient. This is a great idea for someone who enjoys services, such as massages or pedicures. It’s also perfect for those on the go – if you know their favorite spot to dine, ask if they offer gift certificates. And for someone who has

everything, consider an overnight stay away from home. The Central Coast is packed with beautiful resorts that will offer a luxurious yet convenient retreat. Give a gift you can personalize. A frame could hold a cherished photo or poem or a photo album could be filled with photos from a recent event. You could even put together a basket of gifts. For example, if the recipient has just relocated, you could fill a hamper with relevant treats and useful products - in pretty packaging, of course! What are their hobbies or interests? If they like making jewelry, why not find them a book about it, and include some pretty beads and jewelry making tools. If they like gardening, how about a gardener’s cart full of things like gardening gloves, spades, seeds, gardener’s hand cream and a book about plants? Or, a specialized cooking class and apron for an aspiring chef? With the great shopping available on the Central Coast the possibilities are endless! HOLIDAY 2011/2012

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California Blonde

If you’re trying to buy a gift for that special someone in your life who has everything, a trip to California Blonde is in order. As soon as you step foot into this cavern of bric-a-brac, your mind will reel as you are confronted with possibilities at every turn. Should you go for the inflatable moose head, the dancing Hawaiian lamp or the one-of-a-kind, hand-painted telephone? Owner Joy Baker strives to keep her inventory fresh and original. Since she adjusts her inventory every two weeks, if you see something you like, you gotta grab it. 1137 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 783-2890

AmnesiA

Visiting Amnesia is like taking a mini-retreat off the ordinary path into a peaceful world filled with glorious colors, handcrafted treasures, fanciful clothing for men and women, exotic jewelry and much, much more. This collection comes directly from the enchanting lands of Bali and Thailand, from loving people whose handicrafts are world renowned. Many people who enter our doors forget where they are as they linger in delight that the atmosphere seemed to have captured the essence of these magical places. 787 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 543-4323

TURN TO NATURE

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 • karlendesign.com/turntonature

Vintage etc.

Vintage Etc. (formerly The Nest) is located in the historic Ah Louis building in downtown SLO. 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, holiday items, and products from local artists are just a sampling of what can be found in this wonderful old structure. We strive to bring you unique items for your home and loved ones, and make every visit a new experience. Open 7 days a week with extended hours during the holiday season. Merry Christmas from Vintage Etc.! 800 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 594-1942 • www.vintageetcslo.com

Crushed Grape

Established in 1986, The Crushed Grape is the oldest locally owned wine shop and deli in San Luis Obispo County. The Crushed Grape features home made gifts, farmer’s market produce, and local award winning wines. Known for our local San Luis Obispo County baskets, we ship daily across the USA, and deliver throughout the county. We have baskets for every occasion, ranging from $20.00 to $250.00. Our full service gourmet deli features fifty items, including an award winning hot-pastrami sandwich, a Tuscan turkey melt, and a Hawaiian-applechicken. Mention this ad for a free wine opener with your sandwich order. 319 Madonna Road, Suite 2, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-4449 • www.crushedgrape.com

OntOlOgy

A unique second hand store specializing in everything for the home and garden. We carry new jewelry, house hold items, holiday decorations and much more. Our second hand item range from the the unique to everyday item for your home. All of our furniture is repaired and painted to match all styles of homes.

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20 years in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Daria Mussak, the owner, wants to say “Thank you” to all her loyal customers who have supported her throughout the years. You will find that special gift because Unique Selections is like a museum of jewelry, rocks, minerals and amazing fossils from all over the world. With her expertise, Daria, can explain everything about gems, fossils and more. Can’t find that piece of jewelry you are looking for… the expert staff can create it for you. Happy Holidays and stop by here! Special Holiday Hours. Closing 6pm Christmas Eve. 790 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 545-9566

Serendipity UniqUe Home & Garden

The newest shop in the Village of Arroyo Grande is a treasure trove of eclectic interior and exterior design pieces. Serendipity Unique Home & Garden is home to an expertly-curated collection of rustic furniture, antiques, plants, dry botanicals, water features, art, and other handsomely repurposed decor. Some of the art featured is created by artists exclusive to Serendipity. Visit our website to learn more. Serendipity is the perfect place to find a unique holiday gift for that special someone! 148 W Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 481-5100 • www.serendipityag.com

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 • www.windmillfarms.org

ALL THAT GLITTERS

jewelry

A Unique Jewelry Store, serving the area for over 30 years. We have an extraordinary wedding selection for both her and him. Unable to find that piece that’s stuck in your mind? Let us help you create your dream – him for her or her for him. Need assistance with the “something old” or “something borrowed”? All repairs are done on site. We invite you to stop by and see us. Our goal is to help you achieve your dreams for that very important event – or special occasion.

209 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-4367 • SLOGlitters.com

LE CrèmE JEWELrY & BOUTIQUE

In 2005, Kelly Maddalena’s passion for making jewelry inspired her to open Le Crème Jewelry & Boutique. Today Le Crème is one of San Luis Obispo’s most popular jewelry stores. Discover beautiful and affordable handmade jewelry designs with sterling silver and 14kt gold fill findings. Kelly hand picks her stones such as, turquoise, garnet, citrine and more. Shop our feminine and stylish tops, scarves and designer handbags. Le Crème has the perfect gift for Christmas and other special occasions. Stop by now and see why everyone loves this fabulous boutique. Free Parking and Gift Wrapping! Custom orders and gift certificates available, too. 464 Marsh Street, Suite A, San Luis Obispo (across from SLO Fish and Chips) (805) 541-2736 • www.lecremejewelry.com

SERENGETI WEST FINE JEWELERS

At Serengeti West Fine Jewelers, you’re not just another customer. They treat you like family and their expert staff will guide you in your quest to find that perfect piece for you or your loved one. For that unique item that you won’t find anywhere else, work with their award-winning designer and metalsmith, Craig A. Boisvert, who has been mastering the jewelry arts for 35 years. Visit them on the corner of Monterey and Morro in charming Downtown San Luis Obispo and they will cater to all of your jewelry needs. When you demand the very best, Serengeti West.

951 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 546-8706 • www.serengetiwest.com HOLIDAY 2011/2012

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Minerva

The swell of creativity began for Nicole Watson as a girl, watching her grandmother drape fabric, crafting imaginative pieces. Thus she embarked on a path that would take her and her husband, Walt Watson, an artistic wizard of metal and steel, on a 35-year creative journey from New York City to Santa Barbara and now to Minerva, in downtown San Luis Obispo. Each Minerva design is unique unto itself - completely original, one of a kind. Elegant and hip, yet always down-to-earth, handmade, hand dyed, original clothing Minerva’s individuality and detail serve to inspire and compliment that exceptional spirit and personality which lies deep within the heart of every woman.

Minerva

1037 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-2659 • www.waltwatson.com

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 • www.simplymama.com

Finders Keepers Consignment Boutique

“Dare to be as fabulous on the outside as you are on the inside!” is the guiding principle behind every aspect of Finders Keepers, an upscale consignment boutique. Consigners from across the country come together to create an amazing selection of designer fashions. You’ll find an inventory that allows mothers and daughters to shop side by side among a staff ready to help you find that special look for any occasion. Finders Keepers also offers a stunning selection of jewelry, boots, cozy cashmere and must-have designer handbags. 1124 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 545-9879 • www.finderskeepersconsignment.com

HepKat ClotHing

Our new expansive location on Higuera Street in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo has more intrigue than ever! Our boutique carries a full line of Classic Glamour dresses with decades of inspiration, shoes to go with every outfit whether it be edgy contemporary or classic, handbags in their own class, many designers of jewelry, and a unique men’s selection. We take pride in that the majority of our lines are made in the USA and the quality will withstand years of use. Our memorable expression of our clothing and accessory lines will bring you back time and time again! 785 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 547-0777 • www.hepkatclothing.com

Conessa s. Boutique

Contessa S. has something for all the ladies in your life this holiday season! Whether you need warm sweaters, 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! Holiday hours 10:00am- 6:00pm M-S, 11:00am- 5:00pm Sun. Bring in this ad and receive 20% OFF 1 item.

715 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-3600

H&G ClotHinG

H & G Clothing is celebrating ten years on higuera st. To celebrate this occasion H & G has had a makeover and now features tons more of the unique and inexpensive clothing and accessories H & G is known for. H & G always has a great selection of one of a kind handmade goods made by local artisans. Come by and check out the new inventory for fall: boots, coats, scarves and other cozy things. Can’t wait to meet you! 956 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-2900 18

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director y holiday shopping KAYA

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 • www.kayapasorobles.com

SHOESURFING.COM & ROXANNE’S BIRKENSTOCK

clothing

KAYA shoes

Enhance your life with comfort fashion footwear for any season. You will love the 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 Returns, FREE Exchanges, FREE surfing…all the time! We ship our shoes worldwide and have your feet covered. Come enjoy UGG, Birkenstock, Keen, Naot, Vibram FiveFingers and more. “Where you can surf for any style!” 746 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (inside Mission Mall) (805) 541-3320 • (877) 756-2475 • www.ShoeSurfing.com• info@shoesurfing.com

!Romp

Bringing the World to Your Feet. Sexy and sophisticated handmade Italian footwear for women is our specialty at Romp. Since 2005 !Romp has been bringing unique, fashion forward , classic and exciting lines of footwear to the Central Coast. Lines include Alberto Fermani, Fiorentini & Baker, Chie Mihara, Coclico and California designers Calleen Cordero and Cydwoq. Handbags, belts and beautiful jewelry round out the collection. Come visit !Romp and bring the world to your feet. 714 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 545-7667 • www.rompshoes.com

Hands Gallery

galleries

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 • www.HandsGallery.com

THE GALLERY AT THE NETWORK

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, www.HomeandGardenArtLink.com. 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 • www.galleryatthenetwork.com • www.homeandgardenartlink.com

Frame works

galleries & framing

Whether you are a homeowner or interior designer, the home is your canvas and you are the artist. Frame Works will help you create a unique frame design that helps express your good taste. We are a highly qualified Custom Picture Framer specializing in upper end framing and preservation of old documents, memorabilia, needlework, fine paper art as well as oil and acrylic paintings. We design and manufacture custom picture frames from hand wrapped silk mats with gold leaf frames to inexpensive metal poster frames. Experience our creative design, masterful craftsmanship and service from our family owned business. 339 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 542-9000 • www.SLOART.com HOLIDAY 2011/2012

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holiday shopping directory furnishings

Pacific futon co. & House of Waterbeds

Pacific Futon Co. & House of Waterbeds are family owned and operated for 37 years. We are the Central Coast futon and waterbed experts! Come in and browse our amazing selection of futons, waterbeds, platform beds, memory foam beds, 3-way futons and more! Wondering what to get that hard to shop for teen or young adult - a beanbag makes the perfect gift and is a fun affordable alternative to a chair or couch. Have a Happy Holiday and stop in and explore Pacific Futon Co. and House of Waterbeds! 1459 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-8470 • pacificfutonsandwaterbeds.com

StylehouSe furniShingS

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! bicycles & other vehicles

455 North Frontage Road, Nipomo (805) 929-6700 • www.stylehousefurnishings.com

Cambria biCyCle Outfitter, CbO

Cambria Bicycle Outfitter, CBO, has been serving Central Coast cyclists for over 25 years! We stock quality Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Cruiser’s, Commuter’s & even Kids bikes! Visit our large local CBO San Luis Obispo, or Paso Robles showrooms & discover the best selection of bikes, parts, clothing & cycling accessories. Not only is our inventory the best, but we also offer our ultra low mail-order-.com prices locally! Our full-service local bike shops have professional mechanics & staff dedicated to earning your business. For directions, details, & to shop our amazing selection & unbeatable low prices checkout our website! 1422 Monterey Street. San Luis Obispo • (805) 543-1148 1645 Commerce Way, Paso Robles • (805) 221-2602 • www.cambriabike.com

DYNAMIC ElECtrIC VEhIClEs

Electric vehicles appeal to a wide variety of users due to their simple, economical, efficient and non-polluting nature. DYNAMIC Electric Vehicles sells and services a broad line of products including small scooters, electric bikes and more. The commuter going up to ten miles one way to work, the business with local delivery needs, the municipalities with regular routes to cover, ranch and agricultural operations, can all participate in the savings to both their budgets and the environment. Come in and let us help you find the clean, green, electric machine that’s right for you. Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 6 pm. 2161-B Broad Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 594-0110

SLO MOped

Looking for an easy, cheap and fun way to get around? Check out SLO Moped! Enjoy friendly travels - everyone says “hi” to someone on a moped! Save money on a low cost investment to buy a moped and get up to 125 miles per gallon of gas! Benefit from free and easy parking - mopeds can park where bikes park! Come into SLO Moped today for the perfect holiday gift!

sweets

169 Granada Drive, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-PEDS • www.slomopedonline.com

Sweet earth ChoColateS

Sweet Earth Chocolates is an artisan chocolate shop located in San Luis Obispo. Our chocolates are handmade in SLO using only organic and fair trade chocolate. Our truffles & filled chocolates are beautifully decorated and placed in a box of your choosing. We offer an enticing selection of other handmade chocolates for any gift or event including peanut butter cups, turtles and barks. Give your guests, or yourself, an extra special treat with our delicious handmade chocolates. 1445 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo • (805) 544-7759 • (805) 782-9868 950 Chorro, San Luis Obispo • (805) 785-0375 • www.sweetearthchocolates.com 20

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director y holiday shopping electronics

Coast ElECtroniCs

This Holiday Season, get the Great gifts locally you know they want at prices that can’t be beat! We carry all your home and office electronic products including Home Theater, Computer Services, RC Toys, Educational Toys, Phones, Super HD Flat Screen TVs and Services. With the best brands available to you, LG, Toshiba, Panasonic, Kenwood, Boston, Pioneer, Yamaha and Radio Shack. Come shop the best selection around through your local retail electronic specialist! Your local RadioShack dealer. Family run business serving the Central Coast since 1978. We’re here to serve! 510 Quintana Road, Morro Bay • (805) 772-1265 • www.coast-electronic.com 1014 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos • (805) 528-4785 • www.coast-electronic.com

music

Boo Boo RecoRds

CD’s • Vinyl • Books • Turntables • T-Shirts • Posters • Lifestyle Products • Iconic Art Come in and experience what a modern record store feels like. Locally owned and operated since 1974 and recently selected by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the leading music stores in the country, Boo Boo Records has made their name on the strength of their deep selection of music and their friendly knowledgable staff. Add in their evolving inventory of books, t-shirts, posters and and other iconic lifestyle goodies and you will see why visitors from around the world treasure this local jewel. 978 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 541-0657 • www.booboorecords.com

Shop Local Keep money in your neighborhood.

Help out the environment.

Locally owned businesses recirculate 70% more money back into the local community than chain stores.

Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases, requiring less transportation, and they generally set up shop in commercial corridors rather than developing on the fringe. This means less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.

Get better service. In a local business, you know the person behind the counter, and they know you. They have a deep understanding of the products they sell and they take time to serve their customers.

Create and keep jobs. Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and small businesses are far less likely to pull up stakes and move operations to another city or country, taking their jobs with them.

Invest in your community groups. Nonprofits receive an average 350% more support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.

Vote with your dollars. If each household redirected just $100 of planned holiday spending from chain stores to locally owned merchants, the local economic impact would be in the millions of dollars.

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Holiday November 4 Art After Dark Downtown San Luis Obispo 6:00pm – 9:00pm sloartscouncil.org It’s SLO’s favorite night of the month to celebrate art! Don’t fall behind on your holiday shopping! Come down and check out our Christmas items! November 19 Holiday Boutique Pavilion on the Lake, Atascadero 10:00am – 3:00pm atascadero.org Get a head start on your holiday shopping! Creative craft vendors will display a variety of unique handmade items that make wonderful holiday gifts. November 25 – December 24 Santa’s House Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo 10:00am – 8:00pm downtownslo.com Bring the kids and join us to take a keepsake photo and visit Santa in Mission Plaza. November 25 Holiday Lighting Ceremony Paso Robles 5:30pm pasoroblesdowntown.org Kick off the season and enjoy 22

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an evening of live music, community speeches, candle lighting ceremony and community caroling. November 27 Christmas Concert & Parade Village of Arroyo Grande arroyograndevillage.org Grace Bible Church provides a Christmas Music Chorus at the Gazebo with a 70-piece Choral & Instrumental group on Sunday followed by our annual Christmas Parade, Christmas Carols and Tree Lighting. Holiday Street Faire Old Town Morro Bay 9:00am – 4:00pm morrobay.org Come and experience a family fun-filled event with arts and crafts, face painting, food, many vendors, and entertainment. December 1 Hospitality Night Cambria 5:30pm – 9:00pm cambriachamber.org Stroll the streets and enjoy the businesses of Cambria who open their doors for your enjoyment offering discounts, drawings, food, refreshments, and pictures with Santa. Santa and Mrs. Claus

attend tree lighting ceremonies throughout the village. December 1 - 31 Christmas at the Castle Hearst Castle hearstcastle.org During the Holiday Season, Hearst Castle presents an opportunity for visitors to experience the Castle as it might have been on Christmas in the 1920s or 1930s. The Grand Rooms Tour and the Evening Tour are excellent tours to see many of the decorated rooms. Christmas at the Castle is an event that is not to be missed and is fun for the entire family! December 2 36th Annual Holiday Parade San Luis Obispo Time: 7pm Location: Higuera Street in Downtown SLO downtownslo.com Court Street presents the 36th Annual Holiday Parade “Very Bear-y Holidays.” Bright floats, jammin’ music, marching bands, animal groups and classic carolers rocking the streets of Downtown San Luis Obispo. Parade watchers are encouraged to come early and set up their blankets and chairs for prime viewing spots.


Calendar Art After Dark Downtown San Luis Obispo 6:00pm – 9:00pm sloartscouncil.org Over 20 galleries and nontraditional art venues (think restaurants, boutiques, and salons) spotlight the best of established and emerging local artists. They sometimes also feature the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Expect sore feet and creative juices to be flowing! Holiday Harmony & Tree Lighting Downtown Pismo Beach 5:30pm – 8:00pm pismoevents.com Join Santa and his carolers as they make their way on a fire truck to the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. Kids will have fun during Holiday Harmony with fresh snow, a bounce house, crafts and cookie decorating. Enjoy hot drinks and listen to carols as the tree is lit. A Polaroid picture of Santa will be available at no charge. December 3 Lighted Boat Parade Morro Bay 6:30pm-8:30pm morrobay.org Visitors come from hundreds of miles to see this annual event.

All shapes and sizes of boats are decorated for the holiday season harbor cruise. A Spectacular sight to see! Be sure to come early and enjoy live music and shopping throughout the day! Reindeer Run Mitchell Park, San Luis Obispo 8:00am slocity.org The Parks and Recreation Department is excited to host the first Reindeer Run at Mitchell Park! The 5K route is perfect for runners and walkers of all abilities. Enjoy pancakes with Santa Claus at the Senior Center immediately following the run. Event t-shirt and breakfast ticket included. Holiday themed costumes encouraged and the best costume wins a prize! Additional breakfast with Santa tickets can be purchased. 50th Christmas Light Parade Paso Robles 7:00pm Downtown Paso Robles pasoroblesdowntown.org Join the fun and celebrate the season as Santa comes to Paso Robles at the 50th Annual Christmas Light Parade themed, “Celebrate The Season”.

45th Annual Holiday Parade West Grand Avenue, Grover Beach 10:00am – 11:00am grover.org This is one of the only daytime parades in San Luis Obispo County! Bring the entire family and enjoy entertaining floats and service groups. Santa’s Workshop and Tree Lighting Ramona Garden Park Center Grover Beach 11:00am – 6:00pm grover.org Come and visit over 25 artists and crafters who have created unique, handcrafted gifts for you and your loved ones this holiday season. Festivities include a visit with Santa, fun activities for kids, demonstrating artists and crafters, live music, holiday tree lighting, and an evening outdoor holiday movie! December 2 – 23 A Christmas Story San Luis Obispo Little Theatre slolittletheatre.org Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. A Christmas Story is the perfect, family-friendly way to celebrate the holidays! HOLIDAY 2011/2012

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Holiday December 3 Babes In Toyland Clark Center, Arroyo Grande 1:00pm & 6:00pm clarkcenter.org Coastal Chamber Youth Ballet proudly presents its 4th annual production of Babes in Toyland. Experience the magic of Toyland with colorful characters including Mary Contrary, Tom Tinker, Bo Peep and her Sheep, the Three Blind Mice, beautiful Dolls, and many more. The costumes, music, and dancing will fill your senses and get you into the holiday spirit! December 3 – 4 Holiday in the Plaza Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo 9:00am – 5:00pm downtownslo.com Handmade, quality arts and crafts fair just in time for the holidays featuring Santa’s house, food, and live music. December 5 – 26 Classic Carousel Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo 11:00am – 8:00pm downtownslo.com Looking for the perfect way to kick off the season with your family? Watch your child’s face light up as they take a ride on the classic carousel! 24

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December 6 Festival of the Trees Cambria 6:30pm cambriachamber.org If you are looking for a mix of Christmas cheer and Holiday hoopla combined with the joy of giving, you will find it at the annual Christmas Tree & Silent Auction. The $20 admission ticket includes wine and gourmet appetizers along with a chance to buy your fully decorated tree at the spirited live auction. Money from sales of trees go to local charities. December 8 Holiday Stroll Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach 5:00pm – 9:00pm pismoevents.com Shopping, refreshments, live music, grab bags for the kids and a Surfin’ Santa will be on hand. December 9 Christmas in Cayucos Ocean Avenue, Cayucos 5:00pm – 8:30pm cayucosbythesea.com Free horse drawn carriage rides, children’s activities, tree lighting, strolling carolers and a visit from Santa. Holiday shopping with gift ideas, special offers, giveaways, refreshments and entertainment.

Winter Wonderland Downtown Atascadero 5:00pm – 9:00pm Shop the Street Faire, ride the antique carousel, give the kids a treat in the Elks Little Train, shoot down the ice slide. Enjoy holiday music and lots of food. Cavort with costumed holiday characters. December 9 – 11 Victorian Christmas 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Fri – Sat 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Sunday slocity.org Come enjoy the splendor of a Victorian Christmas with docent led tours of the historic Jack House. And, don’t miss the evening candlelight tours! Following tours, hot cider and cookies are served in the Victorian kitchen and visitors may enjoy unique items in the Wash House Gift Shop. December 10 Vine Street Victorian Showcase Vine Street in Paso Robles 6pm-9pm pasoroblesdowntown.org A classic street lined with beautiful Victorian homes, decked in the holiday charm of yesteryear.


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Nutcracker Christopher Cohen Center, SLO pacslo.org The Civic Ballet Presents it’s 33rd Annual Nutcracker directed By Drew Silvaggio. It’s Christmas Eve and Clara is about to have the night of her dreams! Audiences of all ages will marvel at the magic and wonder of this spectacular, professional production that has delighted the Central Coast for more than 30 years.

Holiday Concert & Sing-Along Christopher Cohan Center, SLO 3:00pm pacslo.org A traditional holiday show with an interactive twist! The fifth annual Forbes Pipe Organ Holiday Concert & Sing-Along comes to the Performing Arts Center. This memorable, heart-warming concert features performances by the Vocal Arts Ensemble, Central Coast Children’s Choir, and Cal Poly University Organist Paul Woodring playing a collection of holiday carols on the magnificent Forbes Pipe Organ while audience members sing along.

Jingle Bell Rock Clark Center, Arroyo Grande 7:30pm clarkcenter.org This fast-paced, fun-filled show is a high-energy celebration of the holiday season. Be prepared to have the merriest of Christmases with this family-friendly holiday event and its contemporary spin on a classic yuletide review.

December 11 Holiday Concert Clark Center, Arroyo Grande 3:00pm clarkcenter.org The San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony presents their annual Holiday Concert. December 17 Victorian Teddy Bear Tea Paso Robles Golf Club 2:00pm – 4:00pm pasoroblesdowntown.org Visit with The Snow Queen and King, Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Elves and Victorian Friends. Music, storytelling, gingerbread cookie decorating, and more.

Christmas & Holiday Sing-Along Clark Center, Arroyo Grande 4:00pm clarkcenter.org The Arroyo Grande Rotary Club is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Community Christmas and Holiday Sing-Along. The Event will include performances by various groups as well as audience singalongs of Christmas and Holiday songs. Last year, the Sing-Along attracted a near sell-out crowd and this year we expect to have greater attendance for this joyous community event.

January 1 30th Annual Polar Bear Dip Cayucos Pier 9:30am cayucoschamber.com Hundreds of people show up each January 1st to kick off the New Year by jumping into the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean off Cayucos as part of the Carlin Soulé Memorial Polar Bear Dip. No wetsuits are allowed, and most participants wear swimming suits or come in costume - including pirates and ladies in fancy hats, or with accessories, including sombreros, wedding dresses or anything fun they can think up. The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m., with the Polar Bear Dip at noon. HOLIDAY 2011/2012

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Holiday Dining eat, drink and be merry Whether you need someone to cater your holiday party, you are looking for a bite to eat during your holiday shopping, or you and yours are ready for a romantic dinner for two, dining on the Central Coast cannot be beat! If you have the date selected and you are ready to start planning your holiday party, now is the time to find a caterer to suit your needs. If you do not already have someone in mind, begin your research in local publications (like this one!) and online. Ask for testimonials and view them as an indicator of the company’s past experience and expertise. If you have been at an affair where the canapés were fabulous, or a friend cannot help enthusing about how amazing the dinner was at a catered event, capitalize on it; your own experience of a caterer’s food or a personal suggestion can often lead you to a company that fits the bill. Call to set up meetings with at least three or four companies to discuss your requirements, making sure you have asked if they are available on the date of your holiday party and checked that they can manage to cater for your estimated numbers. When you are choosing your menu think inseason and local. Not only will it be more budget friendly, it will be tastier, too! If you are looking for a romantic dinner for two, you just need to grab a quick-but-delicious bite to eat, or perhaps you’re planning a holiday event at a restaurant, here a few things to keep in mind when choosing your venue. First things first, how is the food? Fresh local produce is a must for great meals. The Central Coast offers an abundance of fine dining restaurants run by reputable chefs who use top ingredients. Be sure to check out the restaurants listed on the pages that follow. Don’t forget ambiance. What is the noise level of the restaurant? Is it so quiet that it is uncomfortable? Is there music in the background? How is the lighting? Do candles surround you or are you under cafeteria lighting? All of these things can add up to a more or less formal dining experience – and your restaurant decision will depend on what you are looking for. 26

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And, of course, you will need to consider the cost. Price does not always indicate quality. Many small, locally owned restaurants provide delicious, fresh food at reasonable prices. But if you are looking for a hostess, a waiter and a sommelier to cater to your needs, rather than a countertop to place your order, the Central Coast eateries will not let you down. The beauty of dining at our local restaurants is the wide array of delicious food just waiting for you to enjoy.


director y holiday dining Marie Callender’s restaurant & Bakery

american

Here at Marie Callender’s, we specialize in mouth watering, made from scratch entrees and pies. Marie’s is committed to freshly prepared foods using only the highest-quality ingredients. We serve up a wide variety of classic American foods updated with today’s flavors, including our signature Famous Pot Pies, Freshly Roasted Turkey Dinner, St. Louis Bourbon BBQ Ribs and Gorgonzola, Pecan and Field Greens Salad. We have the most competitive prices around and a spectacular view of the ocean. Ranging from Artichoke and Mushroom Chicken to Prime Rib, we have a wide variety of Entrée choices. 2131 Price Street, Pismo Beach (805) 773-0606 • (805) 773-9153

Bel Frites

belgian fries

SLOs most unique restaurant, Bel Frites, specializes in Belgian fries served with a variety of dipping sauces and seasonings as well as the largest selection of Belgian beers and ales on the Central Coast. Fresh Idaho potatoes are prepared daily and twice-fried in trans-fat free pure Canola oil. Homemade dipping sauces include such favorites as Curry Mango Chutney, Smoky Chipotle Aioli, and Garlic Pepper Mayo. Seasonings include Jamaican Jerk, Fresh Garlic and Parsley, and more. Open Noon until 2:30AM on Tues-Sat, Bel Frites is a favorite stop for a midday snack or a late night rendezvous. 1127 Garden Street, Downtown San Luis Obispo (805) 784-0422 • www.belfrites.com

Woodstone Marketplace

bistro

Located off San Luis Bay Drive, Woodstone Marketplace is an eclectic combination of Deli, Market, Wine Shop, Coffee & Espresso Bar. Just a step off the beaten path, Woodstone Marketplace is the perfect spot for a delicious meal in our peaceful creekside atmosphere. We are open for breakfast & lunch and dinner we offer a chef-prepared nightly dinner special Monday through Saturday. Dine indoors in our craftsman-style seating area, or outdoors on our patio overlooking the Bob Jones Trail. 6675 Bay Laurel Drive, Avila Beach (805) 595-1018 • www.woodstoneavila.com

SplaSh Café artian Bakery

catering

For more than two decades, Splash Café has served up sensational delicacies. Our award-winning clam chowder is world renown and our bakery items are fresh and divine. Come in and enjoy some of our other delicious seafood entrees like fresh salmon tacos or grilled Ahi tuna salads. We use the freshest ingredients and produce, handcraft everything lovingly from scratch and serve it up with a smile on our face. Now offering full service catering and wedding cakes! See our menus on our Website. Bon Appétit! 1491 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo • (805) 544-7759 197 Pomeroy Avenue, Pismo Beach • (805) 773-4653• www.SplashCafe.com

Shalimar reStaurant

indian

San Luis Obispo’s finest Indian restaurant, the magic of Indian cooking is in the blending of spices and other fresh ingredients. At Shalimar we make each entree to satisfy YOU. Representing the best in Indian cuisine, Shalimar offers an atmosphere that will make it an enjoyable experience for all. Serving both lunch & dinner, Shalimar also offers complete event catering & carry out services. Bring the family to Shalimar today to enjoy the finest IndianPakistani dishes in San Luis Obispo. With daily buffets and great service, every visit is sure to satisfy any appetite!

2115 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 781-0766 • www.shalimarslo.com

Doc Burnstein’s ice cream LaB

ice cream

The only old-fashioned ice cream parlor on the Central Coast, featuring superpremium ice cream in the historic Village of Arroyo Grande. Watch Doc’s awardwinning ice creams hand-crafted on-site. Follow the model trains that disappear into tunnels, over bridges, even outside the parlor. Enjoy the live-performance “Ice Cream Lab Show” on Wednesday evenings at 7:00, where the audience makes a new and unique flavor to be featured on the weekend. Bring the kids Tuesday at 3:30 for Children’s Book Reading & Crafts. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience, Doc’s is a must see for every ice cream lover. Also located in Old Town Orcutt. 114 West Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 474-4068 • www.DocBurnsteins.com HOLIDAY 2011/2012

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MAMA’S MEATBALL - RESTAuRAnT & CATERing

Mama’s Meatball has specialized in creating seasonal menus by using only the finest and freshest ingredients. We have a vast experience in creating exceptional environments with a full service catering for weddings, special events, holiday parties, corporate engagements & gatherings of any size and location. It is our pleasure to make sure that everything looks and feels as extraordinary as it will taste. Banquet Rooms available for any event. Open 7 Days a Week from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm. Dine-In, Take-out and Catering. Visit us online to place your order. 570 Higuera Street, Suite 130, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-0861 • www.mamasmeatball.com

CUGINI’S PIZZERIA & TRATTORIA

Cugini’s Pizzeria & Trattoria offers truly authentic Italian dishes. Our famous Sicilian-style pizzas and traditional pizzas (baked to perfection in our woodfired oven) are to die for. We use only the best local vegetables, tastiest cheeses, and leanest meats, and serve our fabulous ravioli, meatballs, and lasagna with homemade white or red sauce. We also offer delicious gyros (pitas filled with a blend of roast lamb and beef, onions, tomatoes, and tazaki sauce), salads, desserts, wine, and domestic and imported beer. Dine in, take out, delivery, catering. 3810 Broad Street Suite 3, Marigold Center (by Taco Bell), San Luis Obispo (805) 784-9999

Del’s Pizzeria anD italian restaurant

Del’s Famous Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant was established in Shell Beach back in 1973. Since those hazy psychedelic days, our family owned and operated institution has been handcrafting the finest pizzas in San Luis Obispo County. Our seductive sauces, legendary lasagna, mouthwatering meatballs, and infamous warm house rolls have enlivened the palates of millions over the past 38 years. With an award winning wine list, charming staff, and romantic views of the Pacific Ocean, Del’s warmly invites you in to enjoy a delicious evening on the central coast! Happy Holidays! mexican

401 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach (805) 773-4438 • www.delspizzeria.com

Vallarta’s Mexican cantina

At Vallartas we prepare only the most authentic and delicous Mexican dishes this side of the border. Come in and try our sizzling fajitas, homemade chili verde and chili relenos. Quench your thirst with one of our award winning margaritas or your favorite cocktail at our fully stocked bar. We are open seven days a week and family owned and operated. Under new ownership.

seafood

1761 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 543-0777

Giovanni’s Fish Market & Galley

Come inside and browse our showcase of fresh locally caught wild fish, smoked fish, and shellfish. Choose some Live Abalone or Live Spotted Prawns from our indoor live tank to take home for dinner. Look through our vast selection of sauces, marinades, seasonings and breadings. And don’t forget to try some of our fresh baked organic bread, baked throughout the day, hot and crunchy right out of our oven. Take out or dine in at our new expanded outdoor patio. Enjoy the most scenic view of Morro Rock and Morro Bay Harbor from our wharf patio. We are a family friendly environment. wine bar

1001 Front Street, Morro Bay (805) 772-2123 • www.giovannisfish.com

STAX

Created as a “Tapas Bar” style Restaurant, STAX offers a Variety of American and International cuisine in a small plate format know traditionally in Spain as “Tapas”. With this unique menu, customers can sample a variety of the cuisines and plates, at affordable prices. Unlike traditional restaurants, where meals come pre-paired with side dishes, STAX offers the customer the opportunity to “Build” their own meals tailored to their specific tastes. In addition to world and local cuisine, STAX offers a world class Wine Menu for patrons to choose from international wines, as well as small local artisanal wineries. 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay (805) 772-5055 • www.staxwine.com 28

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Health & Beauty beat the winter blues As the cold winds blow, the sunblock and conditioners go back in the medicine cabinet and we feast instead of exercise, right? Wrong! Your beauty and health routines continue but the rules change. By the time the first leaf falls, it seems like you can scratch your name on your dry skin. Indoor heating combined with cold windy weather take a toll on your skin. To ward off dry rough patches include exfoliation into your daily routine. Using either a dry or wet loofah followed up with a high quality moisturizer will do the trick to keep skin soft and smooth. And just becaused they are covered by socks and shoes does not mean your feet shouldn’t be touchably soft. Schedule a regular pedicure, and for a little extra treatment, once a week at night apply a foot cream and wear socks to bed. If your hands are feeling especially chapped, schedule a manicure, a parafin hand treatment and add the same routine into your evening - use a rich hand cream and wear cotton gloves to bed. And, think soft and smooth for your face as well. Visit your local aesthetician for a moisturizing facial, add a daily moisturizer to your foundation (we recommend one with 15 SPF), use a night cream and consider introducing an eye cream into your routine. If you have the pale skin blues, consider an airbrush tan and use a bronzer on your checks and across the bridge of your nose to give a lightly sun-kissed glow. And don’t forget the sun, even in winter you still need sunscreen. As for your health, while you are bundled up in winter, with your body camouflaged, it may seem difficult to avoid unwanted weight gain. Cakes, pies, candy, and alcohol are everywhere you go. And you may be inside more, playing Scrabble instead of beach volleyball. In addition, it gets dark earlier in winter - people get bored or depressed and nibble. Winter was why comfort food was invented! Some people say our metabolisms change in winter, but we can’t find too much scientific evidence of that.

When it comes to winter eating, be sure you get enough vitamin D, which comes from the sun and from dairy products. Studies show that young people, as well as elders, suffer vitamin D deficiencies in winter, when people are not outside as much and the sun is not sufficiently strong to cause the body to synthesize the vitamin. And, while holiday feasts are irresistible, be sure to monitor the amount of food you’re consuming. Enjoy a sample of all the delicious treats, but don’t overindulge. Be sure to drink plenty of water, sometimes that feeling of an insatiable appetite is coming from dehydration not hunger. Instead of following up that hearty meal with a tv episode, try a brisk walk. A little self-discipline and self-care will go a long way during the cold winter months.

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HepKat Beauty parlor

Newly relocated, just next door to our old location in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. Along with our expanded space and nichey design we are now together with our Clothing store which offers added entertainment to your visit. Our stylists prove to be a step ahead of the hair industry in color and style. Their talent has been recognized by industry leaders as well as their repeat customers. Whether you are looking for edgy bold, natural glamour, extensions, a bridal package, or professional make-up, our stylists will exceed your expectations. Feel free to browse our portfolios for fresh new ideas. Appointments not required but recommended and always friendly consultations. 785 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 547-0777 • www.hepkatclothing.com

Salon 544

Located in Downtown San Luis Obispo’s West End, Salon 544 offers a unique, fun and friendly atmosphere for men and women. Each stylist posses the experience and creativity to cater to all your hair, skin and nail desires. Cuts, color, color corrections, special occasion hair and makeup, facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures are just a small sampling of the services on our menu. We have free parking and offer services Monday - Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome and evening appointments are available.

paso robles

544 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 544-1717 • Salon544.com

Charisma salon

Treat yourself to a Charisma Salon experience today. At Charisma Salon we offer an array of services including cuts, colors, highlights, perms, up-dos, pedicures and waxing for women and men. Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Get your loved one something you know they’ll enjoy - stop in to buy a gift certificate today! Located in the heart of Paso Robles we are easy to find. Stop by or call to make an appointment today. You’ll be glad you did! Open Tuesday thru Saturday. Walk-ins welcome.

Charisma s a l o n

561 12th Street, Paso Robles (805) 226-8241

The Sorce Salon BouTique

Update your looks and spirit in a cozy Boutique Salon steps away from the park in downtown Paso Robles. Professional and experienced staff provide cuts, colors, highlighting, lowlighting, and perms. Shop our gifts while waiting. Bridal Packages available. Shop our vintage boutique. Call today to schedule your appointment.

The

Sorce

Salon Boutique

945 Spring Street, Suite 7, Paso Robles (805) 226-8655 • cell (831) 383-8533

Uptown Hair StUdio & day Spa

Located Uptown away from the hassle, our 2200 sq ft salon offers plenty of parking. Uptown Hair is ready to give you our special attention. Whether you are looking for a new “look” or just a place to call home, we offer all hair services for clients 1 to 100 years old. Our staff offers a wide range of choices for Color with Wella - Goldwell - Schwarzkopf - Redken and more. Looking for extentions? We offer HairLocs and Strand By Strand Bonding products. Uptown offers a full Spa menu for Facials, Massage, Nail Services, Ear Piercing, Body Treatments and Wraps. 705 B Pine Street (Corner of 7th & Pine), Paso Robles (805) 237-2200 • www.uptownhairpaso.com

Morjesi’s salon

Located in the historical downtown district of Atascadero, offers nothing but the best for our guests! We take pride in many years of combined experience. We set our standards above and beyond. Always seeking out the finest quality of hair and skin care ...we offer a wide variety of colorlines, retail and everything for a pretty face! Stop by or look us up ...see ya soon!

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Holiday Index All That Glitters 209 Madonna Road San Luis Obispo (805) 544-4367 allthatglitters.net

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab 114 West Branch Street Arroyo Grande (805) 474-4068 docburnsteins.com

Morjesi’s Salon 5905 Entrada Avenue Atascadero (805) 460-0766 morjesis-salon.com

Amnesia 787 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo (805) 543-4323

Dynamic Electric Vehicle 2161 Broad St # B San Luis Obispo (805) 594-0110

Ontology 956 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo (805) 783-2616

Bel Frites 1127 Garden Street San Luis Obispo (805) 784-0422

Finders Keepers 1124 Garden Street San Luis Obispo (805) 545-9879 finderskeepersconsignment.com

Boo Boo Records 978 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo (805) 541-0657 booboorecords.com California Blonde 1137 Garden Street San Luis Obispo (805) 783-2890 Cambria Bicycle Outfitter 1602 Main Street Cambria (805) 926-2230 1422 Moneterey Street San Luis Obispo (805) 543-1148 1645 Commerce Way Paso Robles (805) 926-2230 Charisma Beauty Salon 561 12th Street Paso Robles (805) 226-8241 Coast Electronics 1014 Los Osos Valley Road Los Osos (805) 528-4785 510 Quintana Road Morro Bay (805) 772-1265 Contessa S 715 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo (805) 541-3600 Crushed Grape 319 Madonna Road San Luis Obispo (805) 544-4440 crushedgrape.com Cugini’s Pizzeria & Trattoria 3810 Broad Street #3 San Luis Obispo (805) 784-9999 cuginis.blogspot.com Del’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant 401 Shell Beach Road Pismo Beach (805) 773-4438 delspizzeria.com

Frameworks 339 Marsh Street San Luis Obispo (805) 542-9018 sloart.com Gallery at the Network 778 Higuera Street # B San Luis Obispo (805) 788-0886 galleryatthenetwork.com Hands Gallery 777 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo (805) 543-1921 handsgallery.com Hep Kat 785 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo (805) 547-0777 H&G Clothing 956 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo (805) 541-2900 Kaya 1309 Park Street Paso Robles (805) 239-9940

Pacific Futons & House of Waterbeds 1459 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo (805) 544-8470 pacificfutonsandwaterbeds.com Romp 714 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo (805) 545-7667 rompshoes.com Roxanne’s Birkenstock 746 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo (805) 541-3320 roxannesbirkenstock.com Salon 544 544 Higuera St San Luis Obispo (805) 544-1717 salon544.com Serendipity 148 W Branch Street Arroyo Grande (805) 481-5100 www.serendipityag.com Serengeti West Fine Jewelrs 951 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo (805) 546-8706 serengetiwest.com

Splash Café 1491 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7567 197 Pomeroy Ave Pismo Beach (805) 773-4653 splashcafe.com Stax Wine Bar 1099 Embarcadero Morro Bay (805) 772-5055 Stylehouse Furnishings 455 North Frontage Road Nipomo (805) 929-6700 www.stylehousefurnishings.com Sweet Earth Chocolates 1445 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7759 (805) 782-9868 950 Chorro Street San Luis Obispo (805) 785-0375 www.sweetearthchocolates.com Turn To Nature 786 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo (805) 540-3395 karlendesign.com Unique Selections 790 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo (805) 545-9566 Uptown Hair Studio & Day Spa 705 B Pine Street Paso Robles (805) 237-2200 uptownhairpaso.com

Shalimar 2115 Broad Street San Luis Obispo (805) 781-0766 shalimarslo.com

Vallarta’s Mexican Cantina 1761 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo (805) 543-0777

Mama’s Meatball 570 Higuera Street, Suite 130 San Luis Obispo (805) 544-0861 mamasmeatball.com

Simply Mama 746 Higuera Street # 4 San Luis Obispo (805) 541-2026 simplymama.com

Vintage Etc. 800 Palm Street San Luis Obispo (805) 594-1942 vintageetcslo.com

Marie Callender’s 2131 Price Street Pismo Beach (805) 773-0606 mariecallenders.com

SLO Moped 169 Granada Drive #3 San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7337 slomopedonline.com

Windmill Farms 1275 North Thompson Road Arroyo Grande (805) 489-1000 windmillfarms.org

Minerva 1037 Chorro Street San Luis Obispo (805) 541-2659 www.waltwatson.com

The Sorce Salon Boutique 945 Spring Street, Suite 7 Paso Robles (805) 226-8655 (831) 383-8533

Woodstone Marketplace 6675 Bay Laurel Place Avila Beach (805) 595-1018 woodstoneavila.com

Le Crème Jewelry & Boutique 464 Marsh St. Ste A San Luis Obispo (805) 541-2736 lecremejewelry.com

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