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Author: #ShareSLO Staff

Arts + Culture, Eat + Drink, Family

Buy Local Bonus

Calling all shoppers! The City of SLO has launched a brand new Buy Local Bonus program that rewards you for shopping local. It’s really pretty simple — shop in-person or online at your favorite local businesses, save your receipts and turn them in to receive a $20 gift card to another local business! Now that’s ...
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Attractions + Entertainment

The Future is #SLObright

What a year. Looking back on 2020, it wasn’t the year any of us planned for, but we are so proud to see how SLO has weathered this pandemic. The sun is still shining in our little corner of California and we know that won’t change anytime soon, thanks to our incredible local community of ...
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Attractions + Entertainment, Family

3 Oh-SLO-Magical Holiday Activities in 2020

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and San Luis Obispo is feeling it even if it’s a little different this year! You can still experience the magic of the holiday season with us with some brand new activities throughout SLO that are sure to be lit. Twinkle and Shine The holiday parade will be back ...
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Arts + Culture, Attractions + Entertainment, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Fashionable Francophile | Q&A with Marianne Seaborne of Maison Marianne

Marianne Seaborne has loved the French lifestyle ever since she was a child when her family would spend their summers traveling Europe. Now, she runs Maison Marianne, a boutique in the heart of Downtown SLO that gives homage to European styles and designers, while also focusing on sustainable and ethically sourced fabrics. We chatted with ...
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Attractions + Entertainment, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Creative | Q&A with Sadie Rogers of SLOcally Made

Sadie Rogers dreamed up the idea for SLOcally Made in 2017 when The San Luis Obispo Collection asked her if she wanted to fill the old Muzio’s space (where Junkgirls is now). With not nearly enough inventory to fill the few hundred square foot storefront, she reached out to 17 other creatives. Fourteen said yes, ...
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Tom's Toys Storefront
Attractions + Entertainment, Family, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Toy Shop | Q&A with Jillian Wahlquist of Tom’s Toys

Tom’s Toys has been bringing children joy through their expansive toy collection for decades. Their iconic neon sign, castle turret and free gift wrapping are just a few of the things that set this special local toy shop apart. We sat down with Vice President Jillian Wahlquist to learn more about the company’s long history, ...
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Attractions + Entertainment

Local Holiday Shopping in SLO

Shopping small and supporting local businesses is more than trendy this holiday season. It’s the responsible thing to do. In San Luis Obispo, a slew of shops and boutiques with one-of-a-kind and quirky products await the discerning shopper looking for something special. Skip Amazon this year and head to Downtown SLO to deliver a bit ...
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dog blog
Family, Outdoor + Recreation

Un-fur-gettable Things to Do with Your Dog in SLO

It’s easy for humans to relax in San Luis Obispo. We’ve made that clear enough. But what about our canine companions? How can they relax while visiting SLO? Bring them along for some outdoor adventure or some pampering, too. Looking to stay in SLO awhile? There are plenty of pet friendly hotels in San Luis ...
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karson butler headshot
Arts + Culture, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Event Planner | Q&A with Amber Karson of Karson Butler Events

Amber Karson has had a knack for planning events ever since she was a kid, throwing Christmas parades with her twin sister, Emily Butler in their one-stoplight town in Northern California. As adults, Amber and Emily have planned and executed corporate and social events all over the globe — fulfilling Karson Butler Events’ core mission ...
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Boo Boo Records
Arts + Culture, Family

Holiday Gift Guide for the Sustainability Junkie

Back to basics with these (mostly female) makers working their craft right here in SLO. SLOcally Made pop-up SLOcally Made is a woman-run collective of 25+ local makers and artists who have come together to bring form, identity, and purpose to the concept of shopping local this holiday season. The artists have reimagined traditional trades ...
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