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Monday, Sep 1, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 10th: The "Sideways" Celebrations Grow

Happy 10th: The "Sideways" Celebrations Grow

The parties are bubbling, like sparkling wine, around Santa Ynez Valley. Read »

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Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Sideways" 10th Anniversary: Wine Country Celebrates

"Sideways" 10th Anniversary: Wine Country Celebrates

The Santa Ynez Valley looks back at the vino-loving film. Read »

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Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Solvang Savory: Mac and Cheese Festival

Solvang Savory: Mac and Cheese Festival

The Danish burg fetes the creamiest of comfort foods. Read »

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Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 at 7:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: Taste of Solvang

Tickets on Sale: Taste of Solvang

Pastries and wine. Wine and pastries. Repeat. Read »

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Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 6:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Taste of Solvang Fun: Sweets & Swing

Taste of Solvang Fun: Sweets & Swing

The sugar-cute village spotlights its pastry side. Read »

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Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Beautiful Greyhounds of Solvang

The Beautiful Greyhounds of Solvang

Sleek of coat and sweet of nature? You bet, dog buffs. Read »

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Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Solvang's Sparkliest Season, Day by Day

Solvang's Sparkliest Season, Day by Day

Julefest brims with cheery happenings; best schedule ahead. Read »

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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Solvang Sweet: S'moresFest!

Solvang Sweet: S'moresFest!

The Graham-cracker-y treat is a new addition to the village's Julefest. Read »

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Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Art Meets Autumn: Golden State Scarecrows

Art Meets Autumn: Golden State Scarecrows

A trio of towns around the state put out their most creative fall figures. Read »

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Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

December in October: Solvang Julefest Tickets

December in October: Solvang Julefest Tickets

It's been called one of our country's "Most Christmassy" towns. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.