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Easter Events Coming Up In SLO County

SLO County Easter

SLO County Easter Egg Hunts

Easter is coming up this weekend, and with that, numerous Easter-related events and special meals! These are great activities for families to partake in together within Central Coast communities. As your SLO County real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on upcoming Easter events around SLO County.

Easter Events for Kids

  • An Easter Egg Hunt is taking place at the Oak Shores Campground this Saturday, April 15, at 2 p.m. for Oak Shores residents. Bring your basket and camera. There will be an egg hunt for kids five years and younger, and then ages six to 10. RSVP by today to Janice at 472-9404 with your child’s name and age.
  • Pismo Peach hosts their annual Easter Extravaganza this Saturday as well, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dinosaur Caves Park. The hunt is free, with different age groups hunting at different times. Then enjoy games, bounce houses, face painting, an appearance from the Easter Bunny and more.
  • Head to Downtown City Park in Paso Robles this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Hop To It! Your kids can meet the Easter Bunny at the holiday house. Be sure to pack a camera and snap some photos! It’s free and open to all.

Special Easter Meals

  • Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo will be hosting a special Easter menu on Sunday, along with their regular menu offerings, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. They’ll also have the Easter Bunny visiting on both Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for photos and greetings. Make reservations!
  • Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo will host an Easter Breakfast Buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy an omelet station, ham, sausage, bacon, French toast, bagels and cream cheese, biscuits and gravy and more, along with an assortment of Madonna Inn cakes and cocktail specials. Reserve your spot!
  • Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles will also host an Easter Brunch Buffet on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Indulge in Kelly’s Famous Bacon, a seafood station, a taco bar, desserts and pastries, endless mimosas and champagne and more. Check out the full menu and make reservations!

As you can see, there is no shortage of ways to celebrate the Easter holiday this coming weekend in SLO County. Choose the events that sound most appealing to you and make reservations if need be!

When ready to accomplish your Central Coast real estate market goals, you know where to find me. I am your SLO County real estate agent, here and ready to help. Contact me at your earliest convenience.

Have a Happy Easter!

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
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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

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
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SLO County Restaurant Month Details!

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SLO County Restaurant Month

January is SLO County Restaurant Month! If you’ve still got holiday guests staying with you, or you feel like never cooking again after last week’s holiday cooking, this is the perfect opportunity to get out and try some new fare at a local restaurant. You’ll be enjoying amazing food for an affordable price, while supporting local business and your community!

As your Central California real estate agent, I’d like to help you plan for SLO County Restaurant Month by filling you in on the details. Restaurant Month is happening throughout the month of January, beginning Friday, but not all participating restaurants run their prix-fixe menus daily. You should check the full schedule for days, hours and phone numbers to make reservations.

  • In Arroyo Grande, enjoy three courses for $40 at Robert’s Restaurant daily! Rooster Creek will also be participating, with a menu to be determined still.
  • In Avila Beach, enjoy three courses for $40 at Gardens of Avila every day, starting at 4 p.m., and enjoy three courses for $30 at Ocean Grill Avila Beach Sunday through Thursday only.
  • In Cambria, head to Robin’s Restaurant for four courses for $40 daily!
  • In Morro Bay, head to Windows on the Water for three courses for $30 daily, and Brickhouse BBQ for a special combo price Tuesday through Sunday.
  • Paso Robles has lots of participating restaurants! Artisan has two courses for $30 Sunday through Thursday. Bistro Laurent has three for $40 daily. Buona Tavola has three for $30 Sunday through Thursday. Enoteca Restaurant & Bar has three for $30 daily. Estrella Restaurant has three for $30 daily. Il Cortile Restaurant has $45 menu plus the cost of wine, every Wednesday starting Jan. 14. La Cosecha has three for $40 Sunday through Thursday. Mistura has three for $30. Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse has three for $30 daily. Paso Terra has three for $30 Tuesday through Saturday. Robert’s Restaurant has three for $40 daily. Second Press has three for $30 daily. The Restaurant at Paso Robles Golf Club has three for $30 Monday through Friday. Thomas Hill Organics has two for $30 or three for $40 Sunday through Thursday.
  • In Pismo Beach, Giuseppe’s Cucina Italiana has three courses for $40 Sunday through Thursday. Lido at the Dolphin Bay Resort has three for $40 daily. Marisol at The Cliffs Resort has three for $40 daily. SeaVenture Restaurant has two for $30 daily. Splash Café has complimentary margherita pizza with purchase of $20 daily. Spyglass Inn Restaurant is participating, with a TBD menu.

There are 16 restaurants participating in San Luis Obispo as well, with details found on the SLO County Restaurant Month website. New this year is Go Local Wine Deals! Participating Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo wineries will be offering deals as well during the month of January. In my next blog post, I’ll fill you in more on those.

Enjoy your New Year’s Eve and get pumped for January! Make the most of it here in Central California. When you’re ready to buy or sell in the Central California real estate market in 2015, contact me, your Central California real estate agent!

From Grace Borzini
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Café Musique coming to San Luis Obispo, CA Area on May 3!

violinCafé Musique is on tour and will be in San Luis Obispo, CA area on Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m.! If you’re looking to see some amazing talent, that blends music across genres, you won’t want to miss hearing Café Musique!

This band, which has been together for over a decade, will be celebrating the release of its third album, “Half Step Behind” by holding five concerts throughout the Oak Shores, CA and surrounding areas.

Band members include Brynn Albanese (violinist), Duane Inglish (accordion player), Fred Murray (bass player) and Craig Nuttycombe (guitarist). In addition to the band members, local Oak Shores, CA area guest artists will be performing that include Tony Clements (tuba), Eric Williams (bouzouki), and Duane Inglish’s daughter, Erin Inglish (banjo).

Be sure to come out to Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo this coming Saturday at 2 p.m. to hear Café Musique play! Tickets are $25 a person.

If you are considering buying a home in the Heritage Ranch or Lake Nacimiento, CA area, my team would be happy to help you find one. Most individuals I show homes to in this area fall in love at first sight! It is just a great place to live. Let me know how I can help you make this place become home.

From Grace Borzini
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Lake Nacimiento, CA Area Taste of Templeton Event

olive oil picLocated just 30 minutes from the Lake Nacimiento area is an event you won’t want to miss! The Taste of Templeton takes place on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Templeton Community Park and celebrates local olive growers and wineries.

Admission to this event is free and wine tasting is $10 if tickets are purchased ahead of time or $15 at the door. This unique event will feature gourmet cuisine, cooking demonstrations, hand-crafted olive oil, fresh ingredients, recipe sharing, wine tasting and live music.

The Taste of Templeton is a nod to our agricultural heritage and local growers and producers of the finest, award-winning extra virgin olive oils and wines. Area wineries and local olive growers will come together to offer samples of their products.

To enhance this event even more, the largest farmer’s market in San Luis Obispo County, the Templeton Farmer’s Market, will also be held in conjunction with the Taste of Templeton from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This gives you a chance to get local produce during the same stop as enjoying gourmet food and taste the amazing wine and olive oils.

If you are considering buying property in Lake Nacimiento or Heritage Ranch, whether it be to live year-round or use as a vacation home, I’m your gal! I am an expert on this gorgeous area. It is the perfect season to consider a new home purchase…and interest rates are on the rise so you won’t want to wait. If you are considering buying a new home, or selling your current Oak Shores, CA property, contact me today!

From Grace Borzini
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Don’t Miss the 5th Annual Flavor of San Luis Obispo (SLO) on May 4!

wineResidents of Lake Nacimiento, Heritage Ranch and Oak Shores won’t want to miss the 5th annual Flavor of San Luis Obispo (SLO) on Sunday, May 4 from 1-4 p.m. at the beautiful Historic Jack House & Gardens, located in downtown San Luis Obispo.

This event will give you the opportunity to sample the best wine and food the Central Coast has to offer! Live music features James Statton and The Rick Jarret Group. Now who doesn’t love food, wine and great music?

The best part is that this event serves the important purpose of raising money to benefit the United Way of San Luis Obispo County—to ignite lasting community change through a focus on education, income and health.  The Flavor of San Luis Obispo sponsors include the City of San Luis Obispo County, SESLOC Federal Credit Union, and 92.5 The Krush.

Ticket prices
Pre-sale prices are $30 for students and $40 for adults. Tickets purchased at the door are $45 for students and $55 for adults. To take part in this event, you must be at least 21 years old and bring a valid Student ID and driver’s license.

To pre-order tickets (and participle in the reduced rate), mail a check to:

Flavor of SLO
United Way of San Luis Obispo County
PO Box 14309
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 

If you are thinking of selling your Lake Nacimiento, Heritage Ranch or Oak Shores home and find a home that better fits your needs—contact my team! We have are seasoned experts in this market and are here to help you find the perfect home as well as sell your current one.

From Grace Borzini
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Join Oak Shores Realty for a Rain Dance at Lake Nacimiento!

rain danceJoin residents throughout Lake Nacimiento, Oak Shores and Heritage Ranch this Saturday, March 1st at the Oak Shores Main Marina to welcome the rain with a Native American rain dance. Scheduled for 3:30 P.M., Alan “Spirit Hawk” Salazar, a Chumash spiritual leader, will conduct this impressive dance in an effort to show appreciation for the vast power that is nature as well as the environment that we live, work and play in. The extended drought that has affected much of California, including nearby homes on Lake Nacimiento, has taken its toll on the region. With recent rains giving local residents and visitors a strong sense of optimism and storms predicted to continue, it’s time to band together as a community to celebrate the much-needed rains!

Whether you plan to give thanks for the rain in person this Saturday or will send grateful energy in spirit, lets give thanks for the recent rains in and around the Central Coast and eagerly await more. The Chumash tribe has called the Central Coast region home for over a millennia and Oak Shores Realty is both honored and thrilled to welcome their spiritual leader for a Native American rain dance. With the rain so desperately needed in recent times and so imperative to sustaining life, we will celebrate what has been given to us lately and appreciate the beautiful nature that surrounds our communities.

Should you have any questions about Lake Nacimiento real estate, the local areas or what makes our spectacular region so great, contact me today. I look forward to seeing residents, visitors and friends this Saturday at the Oak Shores’ Main Marina! Don’t forget to join Oak Shores Realty and Alan “Spirit Hawk” Salazar at 3:30 P.M. Collectively, we hope that Mother Nature will hear our gratitude and make 2014 a wonderful, wet year at Lake Nacimiento.

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Celebrate the Holidays This Weekend Around Lake Nacimiento!

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Looking for something festive to do this weekend around Lake Nacimiento?  You’ll enjoy the opportunity to celebrate the season in your own back yard with the Annual Christmas Lights Parade and Open House Social here on Lake Nacimiento, or venture to Paso Robles for a beautifully Victorian Christmas!

If this is your first year celebrating the holidays in your Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch home, you’ll find the lifestyle on Lake Nacimiento to bring about even more holiday cheer.  As a Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent, it’s a privilege to serve these communities and see first hand what makes Lake Nacimiento such a great place to vacation or call “home.”  I enjoy telling potential buyers about the various events throughout the year, the activities that Lake Nacimiento has to offer and showcasing the beautiful homes from which there is to choose.

Celebrating the season with loved ones doesn’t get better than right here on Lake Nacimiento, so gather your family and friends and don’t miss this weekends’ festivities!

Oak Shores 6th Annual Christmas Lights Parade & Open House Social

Friday, December 13th at 5:30pm

– You won’t want to miss this Saturday as friends and families in Oak Shores gather together for the Annual Christmas Lights Parade & Open House Social !  A few families volunteered to open their home as a “stop” for the parade and everyone is invited.  The evening begins at 5:30pm at the Gillenwaters to kick off the event with some holiday cheer!  At 5:50pm, the parade of homes along Lake Nacimiento begins!  Grab your golf cart, car, bike or anything you can drive and join the caravan to enjoy the beautiful homes on Lake Nacimiento!  In the past, many have decorated their mode of transportation with Christmas lights and decorations which is an added dose of fun!  Please RSVP to Janice at 472-9404 so host homes know how many guests to expect!

27th Annual Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase
Vine Street (Between 8th & 21st Streets), Paso Robles

Saturday, December 14th from 6-9pm

– Another option for celebrating the holiday season this Saturday is ideal for those who enjoy historic charm!  The nearby city of Paso Robles is hosting the Vine Street Victorian Showcase beginning at 6pm on Vine Street.  One of the first residential streets in Paso Robles, Vine Street boasts many beautiful Victorian homes.  The entire street will be blocked off to traffic from 8th Street to 21st Street for this festive events.  Some of the homes will feature entertainment such as carolers, story tellers, bands, Scrooge, a Christmas pageant and much more!  You won’t want to miss viewing the ornately decorated homes and the spirit of cheer!  This magical event is completely free and open to everyone.  Visit the Paso Robles website for more information.

I hope you’re able to enjoy one, or both, of these holiday events this weekend!  You’ll find both events will boost your holiday cheer and are a great way to connect within the community!

As always, if you’d like to learn more about living or vacationing on Lake Nacimiento; please feel free to contact me today!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Fun Holiday Events This Weekend Around Lake Nacimiento!

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I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends!  It’s always an exciting time of year as the spirit of the holidays and time spent with loved ones seems to create an even deeper sense of community here on Lake Nacimiento.

As a Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent for over twenty years, I enjoy seeing the various events and activities that take place in our community!  It’s one of the things I talk with buyers about who are looking to buy a vacation home or permanent residence here in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch because buying a home is so much more than choosing a property.  You want to know that wherever you live or vacation; there’s a lifestyle that fits what you’re looking for!

If you currently live on Lake Nacimiento, or are visiting this coming weekend, there are a few great holiday events you won’t want to miss!  You can choose to stay around Lake Nacimiento or venture to nearby Paso Robles or both!  Either way, these events are a great way to kick off the Christmas season!

Annual Oak Shores Community Christmas Dinner and Dessert
Oak Shores Clubhouse

Friday, December 6th at 5:30pm

– Everyone is invited to the Annual Oak Shores Community Christmas Dinner and Dessert!  The entire evening is provided by Pastor Rodger Coale and the Oak Shores Christian Fellowship and is an wonderful evening you won’t want to miss!  Live music by the Good Shepherd Worship Band and the opportunity to meet and mingle with neighbors will be a great way to kick off the holiday spirit!  Please RSVP to Janice Gillenwater at 472-9404 or Marion Lafave at 472-9450.

52nd Annual Holiday Light Parade
Downtown Paso Robles

Saturday, December 7th at 7pm

– Grab some warm blankets and chairs and head to downtown Paso Robles to enjoy the sights of twinkling lights and spectacular floats. You don’t want to miss the parade this holiday season featuring local establishments and of course, Santa Claus who is taking time off from his busy toy making schedule to visit Paso Robles.  The theme this year is “Christmas in Toyland” and will be a fun event you’ll want to be sure to attend! For more information visit the Paso Robles website

Hopefully you’ll be able to take part in these events and maybe even meet new friends within the Lake Nacimiento community!

If you don’t currently own a home in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch, but have been considering the possibility; please feel free to contact me today!  I would be happy to answer your questions and show you some of the beautiful homes currently available on Lake Nacimiento!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

Upcoming Summer Time Events Around Lake Nacimiento!

While it can seem like summer has already reached its peak and is winding down for the season, there are still plenty of upcoming events throughout Bradley, CA and the Heritage Ranch, Oak Shores and Lake Nacimiento communities. Whether you live in your Oak Shores real estate year-round or your Lake Nacimiento real estate is a secondary vacation property, I encourage both residents and visitors to check out some of the region’s most popular end-of-summer events. Here are some great ways to relax, socialize and enjoy all that the Central Coast has to offer for the remainder of summer:

Paso Robles Rotary Winemakers’ Cook-Off
Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles, CA
Saturday, August 10th, 2013 – 6 P.M.

Enjoy the best of what Paso Robles’ local winemakers have to offer AND support an excellent cause! While you must be at least 21 to attend, all money goes directly to the Paso Robles Rotary Club to support its various causes – Including local youth scholarships. Featuring live music and dozens of local wineries offering their best gourmet food and signature drinks, there is certain to be something for every palette. A popular annual event, the Winemakers’ Cook-Off draws enthusiasts from throughout the region.

Celebration of the Arts: Dance Workshop
Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles, CA
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 – 9 A.M.

Join the Cantinas Ranch Foundation’s Celebration of the Arts department for a colorful, one-of-a-kind morning of dance and movement! Hosted by expert dance teacher Hayley Mac, who has appeared in a variety of music videos and commercials, start your morning by getting active and having some fun. Be sure to dress appropriately to participate – Leggings, capris, sweats, dance shoes and tennis shoes are acceptable but shorts will not be allowed.  All participants must be at least 12 years of age, so gather friends and family for a unique, fun-filled morning of dance and activity!

Paso Mac and Cheese Festival
Le Vigne Winery, 5115 Buena Vista Dr., Paso Robles, CA
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 – 2 P.M.

Macaroni and cheese lovers will find their nirvana at the Paso Mac and Cheese Festival. With over twenty renowned chefs offering their signature take on this all-American favorite, a variety of gourmet macaroni and cheese will be available to sample and taste. Additionally, an array of vendor booths will feature other food items – Including almonds, olive oils, cheese and gelatos. With live music and over twenty wineries offering pours, Oak Shores Realty encourages residents and visitors alike to arrive hungry, thirsty and ready to enjoy the tastes of the Central Coast!

As an experienced Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, I truly enjoy the sense of community that the area offers. From events capturing a wide array of interests and tastes to scenic vistas at every turn, it’s easy to see why so many people enjoy the relaxed pace of life here. If you’re considering buying a Lake Nacimiento home, I encourage you to contact me today. I look forward to helping you find that dream property in the safe, desirable community that you want.

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders’ “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!