Holiday Gift Guide

A Crimson Holiday

  • A Crimson Holiday


    We are a local artisan craft gallery featuring 40 artisans - designers - and craftspeople.
    We open every year on November 1st in La Cumbre Plaza, Santa Barbara, CA --this year we are next to Tiffany & Co at the Macy's end of the mall.
    For more info, call Marilyn Dannehower at: 805-967-8975

    Store Hours: M-F 10-8
    Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 11-6

    SHOP PHONE 805-570-3919

Fillmore and Western Railway

  • Fillmore and Western Railway


    The historic trains of Fillmore & Western are located in equally historic downtown Fillmore, California. The 1920’s-era business district greets visitors as they turn off of rural Highway 126. Fillmore is in the heart of The Heritage Valley, where travelers find themselves steeped in the history of local farming families and rich in agricultural treasures. Trains for every event from the holidays to weddings, corporate gatherings, and murder mystery dinner trains.

KC Furniture

  • KC Furniture


    Family owned and operated furniture store – for over 17 years. Open every day and located in the Oxnard Auto Center, across from Costco. Whether you are looking to re-do your living room, bedroom, family room, or patio, consider KC Furniture and shop local. Looking to re-upholster the couch or chair you love and can’t get rid of? Affordable and custom options at KC Furniture. Create your beautiful living space today.

The Walking Company RX

  • The Walking Company RX


    The Walking Company Rx™ offers the world's finest comfort footwear plus an expanded assortment of comfort and wellness products, brands and services like: Customized Therapeutic & Performance Orthotics, Certified Pedorthic Services, and iQube Digital 3D Scanning. The alternative to podiatrist visits and a much nicer way to health and comfort. In style.

Buena Lanes

  • Buena Lanes


    Buena Lanes is your home for family FUN and family entertainment in Ventura on Mesa Verde Lane right off Highway 101 between Victoria and Telephone. Give a gift card from Buena Lanes! Buena Lanes’ prices won’t break your family budget. Newly redecorated Bar & Lounge, Leagues for all ages, Party and Group Packages, Rock N Bowl, and the best munchies. For more info go to or call 805-677-7770!

Palm Garden Hotel

  • Palm Garden Hotel


    Delight in the unexpected at the Palm Garden Hotel. Dramatically refreshed and re-imagined after our spectacular renovation, this contemporary gem is equally suited for business and leisure visits to Thousand Oaks, CA. Encircling a tranquil, beautifully landscaped garden courtyard, stylishly appointed accommodations and exclusive amenities unite less than an hour from some of the most popular attractions in Southern California – from the beaches of Malibu to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Santa Monica Pier.

Infiniti of Thousand Oaks

  • Infiniti of Thousand Oaks


    Experience the Infiniti of Thousand Oaks difference for yourself! Find us at 3570 E Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Call 805-494-1200 or visit Browse our new Infiniti inventory or used car inventory to find the car of your dreams. If you need a car loan check out our finance page to start the process. If you need parts or service see our talented Infiniti repair technicians and Infiniti parts professionals. Infiniti of Thousand Oaks earned the 2014 Infiniti "Award of Excellence" for exemplary customer service for the ninth year in a row.

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Are you ringing in the new year with guests? Try these tips for entertaining.

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Some resolutions are harder to keep than others, and which ones you choose will make all the difference in your chances of having to make the same promise to yourself next year.

Chocolate Panna Cotta

This is so incredibly rich that you won't believe how simple it is!

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From scrapbooking to taking field trips, try these suggestions when entertaining your kids over their winter break from school.

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The origins of holiday traditions

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