Holiday Events Coming Up in SLO County

SLO County Events

SLO County Holiday Events

In my last blog post, I shared a list of winter holiday events coming up in Monterey County. It should come as no surprise that the list of festive events in SLO County is just as long! Plan the next month out with this list of fun and festive events taking place in SLO County for the holidays. As your SLO County real estate agent, I’ve put together a list of the most helpful information:

  • The 5th Annual Cambria Christmas Market is a festive, ongoing gathering that is meant to feel like one of Germany’s traditional Christmas markets. You can enjoy brats, Gluhwein (traditional hot spiced wine) and other baked goods and treats while wandering through over one million lights, shopping among vendors, listening to live music and more. It runs now through Dec. 23 at Cambria Pines Lodge.
  • Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight Tours are running through December! See the estate as Mr. Hearst’s guests would have enjoyed it in the 1920’s and 1930’s with wreaths, towering trees, and a one-of-a-kind poinsettia tree. You will also hear stories of holiday festivities during the estate’s heydays.
  • Head to Sunken Gardens in Atascadero on Dec. 2 for their Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy a complimentary tour of City Hall, a visit with Santa, hot chocolate, holiday music by local groups, and the moment all of the lights turn on. It is free and open to everyone!
  • The Holiday Harmony & Tree Lighting Ceremony at Pismo Beach Pier takes place Dec. 2. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy an event that includes bounce houses, crafts, music, cookie decorating, visits and pictures with Santa, and the downtown tree lighting that takes place at 6 p.m. They will even have fresh snow!
  • Downtown SLO hosts their Annual Holiday Parade on Dec. 2 this year. It’s one of the largest parades on the Central Coast and attracts thousands of spectators, so don’t miss it. The parade features all kinds of floats, vehicles, marching bands, dancers and more. It runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free to attend!
  • SLO Little Theatre is hosting A Christmas Story Dec. 3-23. Enjoy this Christmas classic as you watch Ralphie and his quest for a BB gun live on stage. Some of the shows will offer martinis at the bar. Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
  • Downtown Paso Robles will host their own Christmas Light Parade on Dec. 3. The parade begins at 7 p.m. and takes place down the streets of downtown Paso Robles. Enjoy lit up floats and the arrival of Santa Claus at the Holiday House, who is in downtown city park until Christmas Eve.

Again, this is just a snippet of the holiday events taking place in SLO County, just as my blog post with holiday events in Monterey County was. There is no shortage of festive spirits and activities in the Central Coast region of California this time of year. Enjoy your month!

When ready to achieve your Central Coast real estate market goals, contact me, your SLO County real estate agent. I am here and ready to help you!

Grace Borzini

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Holiday Events Coming Up in Monterey County

Monterey County Holidays

Holiday Events in Monterey County

From one holiday to the next, there are plenty of Christmas-themed events coming up in the Central Coast region of California! Are you in the holiday spirit yet? If not, attending one or a few of these upcoming events in Monterey County will be sure to put you in one. As your Monterey County real estate agent, I am here to fill you in!

  • Who says you have to live somewhere cold to enjoy ice skating outdoors? You can enjoy ice skating on the Central Coast, right near the ocean! Head to Ice Skating by the Bay at Custom House Plaza in Monterey from now through Jan. 1. It runs daily, including holidays.
  • There are plenty of tree lighting ceremonies coming up, including the Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting tonight, Nov. 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The tree is located in Jewell Park. Enjoy the lighting ceremony and Santa’s Christmas Party at Chautauqua Hall, with entertainment and refreshments.
  • Christmas at the Inns takes place on Nov. 29 and 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Ten of Pacific Grove’s bed and breakfasts and inns deck their halls and open their doors to guests. Stroll around to a few or all 10 and appreciate the Victorian-era splendor while enjoying live music and holiday treats at each one.
  • Pacific Grove is on a roll this week, because their Holiday Parade of Lights also takes place Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. Enjoy this hometown holiday parade all lit up, with lighted parade floats, marching bands, dance troupes, equestrian performers, carolers, and of course, Santa.
  • The Carmel-by-the-Sea Christmas Tree Lighting will take place this Friday, Dec. 2, at 3:30 p.m. Head to Devendorf Park for live entertainment, refreshments and a visit from Santa. The tree is lit at 5:45 p.m., and afterward, Carmel Plaza will host their annual open house.
  • Visit with Santa and his reindeer under the Golden State Theatre in Old Monterey! From 12 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 3, live reindeer will be available for you to view, and Santa will be available to take photos with and to find out what you want for Christmas this year. Enjoy gifts, treats and making memories.
  • Marina’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at Vince DiMaggio Park takes place this Saturday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of caroling around the live Christmas tree, more entertainment, s’mores at an open fire, cookies, hot apple cider and an appearance from Santa.

This is just a selection of the many holiday events taking place in Monterey County in the coming month! View more in this See Monterey article.

Enjoy your holiday season, and as soon as you’re ready to buy a Central Coast home, or ready to sell your Central Coast home, contact me. I am your Central Coast real estate agent, here and ready to help you any time of the year!

Grace Borzini

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Lake Naci News – November 2016

Lake Naci News – November 2016
Oak Shores Christmas Lights Parade and Social

oak shores christmas light social

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21 Pit Stops to Make In Monterey County

Monterey County Attractions

Go horseback riding in Monterey County

Are you taking a road trip this weekend for Thanksgiving? Do you have family or friends visiting you on the Central Coast for the holiday? Did you just move to the area, and this is your first long weekend to get out and explore? No matter what your Thanksgiving weekend plans are, the Los Angeles Times shared an excellent list of 21 pit stops to make in Monterey County.

Whether you’re visiting, you just moved here, or you’ve lived here forever, see how many of these stops you’ve made, and which stop on this list is your favorite! As your Monterey County real estate agent, I’m not going to share them all, but I am going to share some of my favorites from the list:

  • Big Sur River Inn – When passing through Big Sur, especially during the holidays, be sure to make a stop here. It is nestled on one of Big Sur’s original homesteads, founded in 1934, and it’s famous for its hot apple pie! Have a slice while enjoying the breathtaking views.
  • Carmel Mission – This is one of many missions on the Central Coast, and the second established by Franciscan padres in California. It is a National Historic Landmark and still an active place of worship. Stop for a service or just for a tour and photos. Soledad Mission was also included on the list!
  • Monterey Bay Equestrian Center – What better way to tour the Central Coast than on horseback? Saddle up and ride along the beach from this seaside stable. This is a great place to bring visitors, or a great activity for longtime natives if they’ve never been!
  • Pinnacles National Park – Walk or jog some of your turkey meal off this weekend while enjoying wild rock formations and topography. This park is a habitat for endangered California condor, so maybe bring a pair of binoculars and do some sightseeing while you walk.
  • River Road Wineries – We all know that wineries abound on the Central Coast! This LA Times article recommended River Road Wineries, which stretch along the western edge of Salinas Valley between Greenfield and Salinas. Enjoy wines from Hahn, Pessagno, Paraiso and more.
  • Earthbound Farm Stand – This landmark in Carmel Valley began as a raspberry farm and is now one of California’s main organic food pioneers. After indulging in Thanksgiving food, stop by the café to enjoy an organic salad, smoothie or another healthy option served here.

Check out the rest of the LA Times article for more road trip pit stops in Monterey County this weekend, or anytime! The Central Coast is vast and has tons of options for fun for the whole family.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday, and when ready to accomplish your Central Coast real estate market goals, contact me, your Central Coast real estate agent! I am here and ready to help you.

Grace Borzini

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Why You Should Sell Your Central Coast Home during Holiday Season

Central Coast Home Sellers

Central Coast Home Sellers

Thanksgiving is upon us this week, and right after, most of us will go into a holiday shopping, decorating and wrapping frenzy until Christmas and New Year’s Eve are complete. As a homeowner, you are probably thinking that now is not the time to sell your Central Coast home. As a Central Coast real estate agent, I want to point out a few reasons why now might be the perfect time to sell!

Though the Central Coast real estate market slows down during the holiday season, it never stops. There are always people needing to buy and needing to sell. Here are five reasons why KCM Crew recommends a homeowner sell now rather than wait:

  • There is less competition from other sellers! This is one the biggest perks. Most Central Coast home sellers will wait to list their home until after all of the holiday hoopla is over, which will increase competition. If you sell now, you will attract most buyers who need to buy now.
  • Relocation buyers are still out there. Companies don’t stop hiring, therefore people needing to relocate for a job need to do so now. Kids are out of school during the holidays, so some families find it the perfect time to move. Not everyone celebrates Christmas. There will always be buyers!
  • Buyers that are looking during the holiday season are serious buyers. Because the market is slower this time of year, you know that buyers looking for homes during the holiday season are serious about buying. If they weren’t, they’d wait. You can expect a faster transaction!
  • You are in control. It’s still a seller’s market. If you have a lot of holiday parties, school programs and holiday shopping to partake in, you can control when showings will take place. We can work around your schedule so that it is as convenient as possible for you.
  • Homes show better during the holidays. There are fewer hours of daylight in the winter, but during the holiday season, you can light up your Central Coast house with Christmas lights, a holiday tree, candles, garland, bows, winter flowers and more. It’s easier to make your house look attractive!

We are fortunate to have beautiful weather here on the Central Coast most days out of the year. Therefore, there are few reasons why you shouldn’t sell your Central Coast home now, if you are ready to sell. Why not move on with your life? Christmas vacation might be the ideal time for your family to move, too!

Whether you decide to sell now or after the holidays, I am your Central Coast real estate agent, here and ready to help you through the home-selling process. Contact me if you have questions, or if you’re ready to get started!

Grace Borzini

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Lake Naci News – November 2016

Lake Naci News – November 2016
Oak Shores Christmas Gift Bazaar

Oak shores gift bazaar

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Where to Dine Out On Thanksgiving in SLO County

SLO County

Thanksgiving in SLO County

In my last blog post, I shared a list of restaurants in Monterey County that are serving up traditional Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 24! As your Central Coast real estate agent, allow me to share a list of places where you can dine in SLO County on Thanksgiving this year. It’s up to you to choose your favorite from the lists, to make a plan with family or friends, and to make a reservation! You’ve got one week.

  • Apple Farm Restaurant in San Luis Obispo is serving up a menu that includes your choice of traditional turkey and dressing, prime rib of beef, honey glazed ham and more, with soup or salad, cornbread, mashed potatoes, pies and more. Cost is $38.95 for adults and $18.95 for kids age 12 or under.
  • Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo has their annual thanksgiving dinner waiting for you, with traditional entrees such as roast turkey, ham and duck, along with lobster, prime rib, salmon and filet mignon. Enjoy decadent pies and cakes at the end! Cost is $39.95 for adults and $24.95 for kids 12 and under.
  • Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse has you covered with a breakfast buffet in the morning and a traditional Thanksgiving buffet in the afternoon and evening. Enjoy soups and salads, a carving station with turkey and prime rib, sauces, sides and desserts. Cost is $39.95 for adults, $14 for kids under 12 and free for kids under five.
  • Robin’s Restaurant in Cambria has a special Thanksgiving menu available from 1 to 8 p.m. Enjoy salmon bisque or a salad, appetizers to share, main dishes for every taste bud, sides and desserts. From braised lamb shank to butternut squash ravioli, to traditional turkey and stuffing, you’ll find something you love!
  • SeaVenture in Pismo Beach has a Thanksgiving meal just steps away from the sandy shore! Choose from prime rib, roulade or pork, baked cod, roasted turkey breast or butternut squash and roasted corn, with appetizers, sides and desserts. Cost is $45 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under.
  • Cello Ristorante & Bar at Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles has a dine-in or takeout option! Their fancy menu includes options like arugula and roasted heirloom beet and pumpkin salad, scallops with lobster sauce, free-range turkey, lamb rack, prime rib and glazed salmon, along with four dessert options. Cost is $75 for adults and $18 for children.

For more dining options on Thanksgiving in SLO County, check out this Visit San Luis Obispo County article. For options in Monterey County, check out this blog post. Where will you be dining? Share in the comments!

Have fun planning your Thanksgiving holiday, and when ready to plan your home-buying or home-selling goals in the Central Coast real estate market, contact me. As your SLO County real estate agent, I’m here to help you achieve them!

Grace Borzini

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Where to Eat Out On Thanksgiving in Monterey County

Monterey County

Thanksgiving in Monterey County

Don’t feel like cooking a Thanksgiving feast this year? Don’t worry, there are plenty of local restaurants that will do it for you! As your Central Coast real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on your Thanksgiving options, so that you can make a reservation and a plan with family and friends.

Here is where you can find traditional Thanksgiving favorites in Monterey County on Nov. 24:

  • The Big Sur Inn Restaurant will supply you with traditional dishes and amazing views. Enjoy herb-roasted turkey with mushroom dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberry relish and more. Cost is $55 for adults and $15 for kids under age 12.
  • Fandango Restaurant in Pacific Grove will provide a meal of duckling pate, olives and Basque salad, with choice of entrée including roasted turkey, roast sirloin, grilled salmon, ham or others, with a variety of desserts to top it off. Cost is $38.95 for adults and $16.50 for kids under age 12.
  • Anton & Michel in Carmel-by-the-Sea has all of your traditional favorites this year as part of their three-course Thanksgiving feast. Options include butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, cornbead stuffing and pumpkin cheesecake. It’ll feel like you’re at home! Cost is $42 for adults and $21 for kids under 12.
  • Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel Valley has a farm-to-table meal waiting for you on Thanksgiving. The buffet-style feast will feature apple cider brined Diestel turkey breast, honey lavender cornbread, maple butternut squash soup and other favorites, with a flair. Cost is $75 for adults, $30 for kids 5-12 and free for kids four and under. They also have to-go traditional turkey dinners available!
  • Portola in Monterey is beginning a new tradition in their Grand Ballroom! Enjoy California cheeses and cured meats, carved-to-order turkey, prime rib, maple glazed ham, traditional sides and decadent desserts. Cost is $54.95 for adults, $39.95 for seniors, $25.95 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under five.
  • Peter B’s Brewpub in Monterey is the perfect place for families looking for a casual, affordable Thanksgiving option. Stop by for a full-on Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie! Enjoy some beers with dinner, too. Cost is $14.99 per plate.
  • Bayonet and Black Horse has a Thanksgiving buffet waiting for you in Seaside. Enjoy several salads, roasted turkey, all of your favorite side dishes, roasted prime beef, pan seared salmon, chicken marsala and more. Cost is $35.95 for adults, $17.95 for kids 6-12, and free for kids under four.

For more places to dine on Thanksgiving in Monterey County, check out this See Monterey article. If you have a recommendation of where to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal on the Central Coast, please share it with the rest of us in the comments!

Enjoy making plans for your upcoming holiday feast, and when you’re ready to accomplish your Central Coast real estate market goals, contact me. I am your Monterey County real estate agent, standing by and ready to help!

Grace Borzini

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Lake Naci News – October 2016

Lake Naci News – October 2016
Smoking Ban proposed for county parks is blessed by Parks Commission

Smoking could be banned in all public areas of county parks except in designated smoking areas under a proposed prohibition that earned a county Parks Commission recommendation last week.

Under the proposal presented to the commission by county health department staff on Thursday, Manzanita and Jacks Peak parks would be completely smoke-free, while smoking would be limited to designated areas at Royal Oaks, Toro, Laguna Seca, and San Lorenzo parks, and Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio. Read more at the Monterey Herald.

Grace Borzini

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