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Marina I. Jokic

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Simple, Fresh Ingredients Are Transformed into Luscious Dishes at the Wine Cask Simple, Fresh Ingredients Are Transformed into Luscious Dishes at the Wine Cask

By Marina I. Jokic

Long before the farm-to-table movement overtook the restaurant world, Wine Cask in Santa Barbara was capitalizing on fresh ingredients and local wines. Wine Spectator award-winning spirits and delectable dishes have put this restaurant on many a 'must-do' list of Santa Barbara food and wine spots.

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Eclectic California Fusion Food and Cocktails at Opal Restaurant and Bar Eclectic California Fusion Food and Cocktails at Opal Restaurant and Bar

By Marina I. Jokic

Situated in Santa Barbara, California, Opal is the go-to destination for those who simply want a respite from their frenzied schedules, a place that will let them relax and connect with the important people in their lives.

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Planning the Perfect Day with Simply Chic Events Planning the Perfect Day with Simply Chic Events

By Marina I. Jokic

Simply Chic Events in Bakersfield, California specializes in customized wedding packages, and has been awarded "The Knot Best of Weddings" for two consecutive years. Owner Irma Green is eager to help her clients bring their visions to life.

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Sample Coffees and Teas of the World at Pasadena's Copa Vida  Sample Coffees and Teas of the World at Pasadena's Copa Vida

By Marina I. Jokic

Located in Pasadena, Copa Vida provides the ideal setting to enjoy a hot or cold beverage in the temperate California climate.

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Get Your Donuts Anytime You Want with Strongman Mini Donuts Mobile Donut Shop Get Your Donuts Anytime You Want with Strongman Mini Donuts Mobile Donut Shop

By Marina I. Jokic

Strongman Mini Donuts in Bakersfield, California has gone against the grain by offering its customers gourmet, artisanal donuts from a mobile shop and by doubling as a catering service.

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Indoor Cycling is Re-Invented at Pasadena's SoulCycle Indoor Cycling is Re-Invented at Pasadena's SoulCycle

By Marina I. Jokic

By combining a mental component of inspirational coaching with music, candlelight, and a high-intensity, heart-pumping cycling workout, SoulCycle is trying to change the way people view cycling altogether.

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