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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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Arts + Culture, Eat + Drink

Holiday Gift Guide for the Gastronome

Looking to switch up from the traditional turkey and ham this year? Look no further, the legendary recipes of the Gin family are yours to make and savor over in their second cookbook.    Mee Heng Low Cookbook The Mee Heng Low restaurant in San Luis Obispo’s Chinatown was a touchstone for many local residents, ...
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Sock Drawer SLO
Attractions + Entertainment, Family

Holiday Gift Guide for Uniquely SLO Finds

Who said stickers are just for kids? Not us. Pipsticks is for anyone who still has childlike wonder inside of them, or even for those looking for it. Pipsticks Sticker Club Pipsticks is a sticker subscription service founded by Maureen Vaquez in 2014, and yes — they send stickers straight to your door! While the ...
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Eat + Drink, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Restauranteur | Q&A with Steve Bland of SLO Provisions

Whether you’re looking for a picnic lunch, need to pick up a bottle of wine or are planning a five-course Thanksgiving dinner — SLO Provisions has you covered. Partners in life and business, Steve Bland and Dwyne Willis started SLO Pro just five years ago, though many locals can’t imagine the Mojo area without their ...
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Family Fun
Attractions + Entertainment, Family

Family Friendly Things To Do in the Fall

We’re back to school and navigating through a new normal, and families are always looking for ways to rejuvenate, refresh, and get outside of the house together to enjoy something new. In SLO, we have ideas for how to enjoy the autumn, safely of course, and with some fancy fall-themed face masks we hope! Play ...
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SLO Sweets Chocolate Truffles
Attractions + Entertainment, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Candy Shop | Q&A with Miranda Battenburg of SLO Sweets

With a company mission like “Make Memories Here”, it’s no wonder SLO Sweets shops are filled with nostalgia of childhood candy dreams. Miranda Battenburg and her husband opened the old fashioned candy stores more than 13 years ago and have aspired to help customers reminisce on past memories centered around a particular candy — which ...
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Junk Girls
Attractions + Entertainment, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Makers | Q & A with Jenny and Melissa of Junk Girls

Jenny Kompolt and Melissa James started Junk Girls in their garage in 2009 with the goal of inspiring others and bringing more creativity and joy into their own lives. We sat down with Jenny and Melissa to learn more about switching from the corporate tech world to art, their secrets to tapping into creativity when ...
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View of San Luis Obispo from Terrace Hill
Attractions + Entertainment

A Well-Balanced Fall

Temperatures may be dropping but this fall, SLO is the place for some outdoor wellness adventures. As SLO City Farm continues to harvest produce for locals in SLO, like it’s delicious heirloom tomatoes, places like Brookshire Farms are getting ready to welcome everybody for pumpkin picking and farm adventures — watch for updates here! But ...
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Eat + Drink, Support Local

Meet Your Neighborhood Pizzeria | Q&A with Laura Ambrose of Woodstock’s Pizza & Backyard

Since 2001, Jeff and Laura Ambrose have owned the San Luis Obispo Woodstock’s, along with the other California restaurants. Much has changed in the nearly 20 years of ownership and even more since Jeff originally started working for Chuck Woodstock back in 1980. Woodstock’s now has eight locations on the West Coast and the SLO ...
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