Pour Me Some Paso

Pour Me Some Paso

By Misty Hall

Ah, Paso Robles. Dubbed by some as the “new Napa,” Paso has exploded into the wine scene in recent years. But despite its growing fame, Paso has managed to keep its rural cowboy charm and laid-back California vibe.

Here are three Paso wineries that have caught our eye — and a few others from across the Central Coast, too.

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Go Modern Boho at Kariella

Go Modern Boho at Kariella

By Misty Hall

Amara Bessa has always loved fashion. Growing up in Ojai, she cultivated a love of clothing that reflected her hometown: modern, bohemian, and flawlessly Californian. That’s how she stocks her three clothing boutiques which she named Kariella, after her daughter. “It’s always going to be stuff on-trend, but not trendy,” she says. “It’s still sophisticated and timeless.”

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The Ojai Music Scene

The Ojai Music Scene

Heading north on Highway 101 in Ventura, you will notice a road sign inviting you to join Highway 33 toward Ojai. Ojai is 13 miles east of Ventura and nestled under the mystical Topa Topa Mountains. Take that road and you’ll find yourself in quintessential small-town America. Tucked neatly inside the mountain range on what is historically Chumash territory, Ojai is a well-known artistic community. It is famed for the “Ojai Vortex” — a vortex where, apparently, all of your previous life experiences drain away and you discover the inner beauty of all things living and past. Yeah, that’s what I thought, too. Then I went there and discovered, much to my horror, that the Ojai Vortex exists.

That vortex most certainly exists in this tiny town’s musical offerings. Ojai has been (and is) home to so many famous actors, directors, and musicians that it makes the head spin.

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The Ojai Tennis Tournament

The Ojai Tennis Tournament

By Steve Pratt

The Ojai Tennis Tournament has always been about history, traditions, and community involvement. It is also big on moments.

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A Sweet Taste of Ojai

A Sweet Taste of Ojai

By Misty Hall

These days, we’re all about our tastings — wine, beer, bourbon, tequila, cheese, the list is always growing. Anytime you can combine food, drink, and friends with a little learning is a guaranteed good time.

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