Portola’s Holiday Gift Guide

Portola’s Holiday Gift Guide ‘Tis the season for giving and receiving – but, often times holiday shopping can be overwhelming and a bit cumbersome. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to check off all the items on your holiday gift giving list – all at once and even treat yourself along the way? Well,…

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Holiday Happenings at the Portola Hotel & Spa

Holiday Happenings at the Portola Hotel & Spa Enjoy in the magic of this holiday season during the Portola Hotel & Spa’s Winter Wonderland, December 13-25th! From holiday—themed dining events, Christmas carols to cookie decorating, a life size Gingerbread House for holiday photo ops, and even a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus – there…

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Monterey Bay ocean

2018 Is All About Fun, Fun & More Fun

It’s All Right Here  Happy New Year! We are so thankful for all our readers and are thrilled to announce that we have officially changed the name of Central Coast Living to It’s All Right Here! And with that – we are about to focus on fun, fun and more fun in 2018! We polled…

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10 Resolutions for a Happy & Healthy 2018

Okay – so the 2018 will be here in just a few short days and it’s time to make those resolutions!  I don’t know about you, but I want 2018 to be all about being fit, fabulous and most importantly, happy. Being that my happy place is the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, I decided to use…

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Jacks Monterey Bar & Fireplace

Toast Under the Mistletoe: Holiday Drink Recipe

Let’s toast to the season with a holiday-inspired cocktail, created by our Mixologists at Jacks Monterey, right here at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Tradition may say one must give a kiss under the mistletoe, but in this case, why not a sip?!   Introducing your new favorite holiday libation – The Mistletoe   Ingredients…

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Couples Masage

Plan A Winter Spa Day at Spa on the Plaza

‘Tis the season to be jolly and for many of us a little stressed out – so why not treat yourself or someone special to a much-needed and well-deserved Spa Day! Monterey’s Spa on the Plaza at the Portola Hotel & Spa is offering some amazing Spa Specials all season long – each with a…

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Poppys in Monterey

Holiday Gift Guide

The Holiday Season is upon us and for many of us, this time of year means   lots of shopping. It’s always fun to give gifts that are unique and of course, the “perfect fit” – so here at Central Coast Living, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite, Monterey Bay-themed…

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Harbor Sunrise

Fall Festivities

Falling Leaves & Festivities Cool mornings and sunshine-y afternoons means Fall is upon us here on the Monterey Peninsula. Leaves are changing and fall flavors are making their appearance. Everywhere you turn in Monterey, you are reminded of the season, from décor, to foliage – it’s absolutely gorgeous during this time of year! In addition…

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Beet salad from Jacks Monterey

Fall Recipe: Coke Farm Beet Salad

Around this time of year, we all begin planning our Thanksgiving Day/Weekend menus and sometimes it’s fun to mix it up with something new! This year, the Portola Hotel & Spa’s Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese is sharing one of his favorite, Fall-inspired salad recipes, featuring local, organic produce and the season’s finest ingredients. Happy cooking!…

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