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Now Open: Ranch 45 is a Celebration of Sustainable Beef & Local Produce in Solana Beach

“Everything served in the newly opened Ranch 45 restaurant is locally sourced and responsibly raised, including their poultry and beef.

The coffee beans used for their espresso bar are from Cafe Virtuoso, while the Free-Ranch Chicken is from Mary’s. Vegetables come from Chino Farms, and their eggs from Eben-Haezer .

The star of the menu is Brandt Beef, sourced from a family-owned ranch in Imperial County dedicated to using sustainable practices to produce their premium natural beef that’s free from antibiotics with no added hormones.

In the front-of-house and behind-the-line, General manager Pam Schwartz and Executive Chef DuVal Warner run the show.”

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Palm Springs and Coachella Valley, California (+ Gluten-Free) Getaway Travel Guide

I’ve been traveling there with my family since I was a young kitten, and it remains one of my favorite spots in the world. Gorgeous natural surroundings, amazing cuisine, great coffee, vintage shopping, mid-century homes and furniture, miles of hiking, hot springs and a tiki culture. Is there much more you need from a vacation destination?

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Made in San Diego: Artist Yu Kelsey’s Award-Winning Cakes at Coronado's Gluten-Free Pantry

Winning first place at San Diego’s 2019 Cake Show was not part of the plan for Yu Kelsey.

“I never thought about becoming a cake decorator, or working in a bakery. I actually had a dream of building movie sets,” she said.

Born in Tsukigase, a village outside of Kyoto, Japan, Kelsey was always interested in the arts, studying English for a year in Osaka before moving to California. She completed her BA at San Francisco University in Studio Arts, with a concentration in sculpting, ceramics and oil painting.

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One Day (and Gluten and Dairy-Free) in Ojai, CA Guide

We decided to spend a recent weekend getaway in Ojai, CA. I only heard great reviews about this mountain-side “small town” saddled between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and wanted to check it out for myself. I imagined a true small town, far inland, and away from it all. Like one of those Hallmark channel Christmas movie settings (is anyone else obsessed with those? I’m going to imagine you just said, yes.). What I got was a quaint town, only 15-20 minutes inland from the coastal city of Ventura. Surrounded by mountains and ranches, and filled with things to do and see (and eat), especially during our weekend stay, Ojai is definitely a unique place to visit. Here are a few of our favorites, to create your own ideal itinerary… 

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40 Things to See and Do in San Diego, CA (that the locals are keeping a secret!)

When you visit America's Finest City aka San Diego, California, you’re probably going to start with our world-renowned San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, amble around the museums in Balboa Park, run up for a day at Legoland, and take your family to Seaworld (what Blackfish?).

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One Day in Idyllwild, California (and Gluten-Free!)

Tucked in the mountains of San Jacinto, and just a hop, skip and jump away (aka 2 hours) from both busy metropolises of Los Angeles and San Diego exists the beautiful and quaint town of Idyllwild. The town serves as nice escape for anyone. Whether that’s a solo getaway, camping trip with friends or family, or a romantic adventure, driving up the hill will sure be worth it.

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10 places Californian residents won’t tell you about

I wrote this article for Matador Network on some of the hottest spots in California, that we may be keeping a secret from you... 

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15 Things the world needs to be thanking California for

I wrote this fun article for Matador Network on just some of things we should all be thanking the great Golden State for... 

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DESERT X MEETS THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIFECTA CHALLENGE

I had such an amazing time combining the Adventure 16's Trifecta Challenge (snow, desert and ocean in one day) and Palm Springs DesertX temporary outdoor art installation all in one day that I wrote a fun article all about it... 

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