Five Ways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Five Ways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day Of all the special joys in life, The big ones and the small, A mother’s love and tenderness Is the greatest of them all. – Unknown Whether making a grand gesture or just showing gratitude with a card or drawing, showing mom how much you love her…

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At Your Service: Planning A Perfect Beach Picnic

At Your Service: Planning A Perfect Beach Picnic There’s nothing we enjoy more than helping our guests create memorable experiences during their time in Monterey. Often, we have couples visiting for a romantic getaway, celebratory occasions, or just some down time to decompress and recharge. Whatever the reason, a beach picnic always seems to put…

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24 Hours in Monterey

24 Hours in Monterey You finally have the reservation made – destination, Monterey. You have just 24 hours to relax, recharge and have a little fun – so what do you do with this golden nugget of time? How do you make the most of it? Let us help design your perfect itinerary during your…

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Girls Getaway Guide!

Every girl needs a vacation and we know how important quality time with your bestie is – but a little adventure and pampering never hurt either! Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have designed some fun specials and packages, ideal for your next girl’s getaway! Pick from a day trip or a weekend…

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48 Hours in Monterey

48 Hours in Monterey So, you’ve planned that much needed weekend getaway and you want to make the most of every magical Monterey Moment! We know how precious your time is and here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have some wonderful ideas of how to get the most out of your next visit…

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5 Ways to Romance Your Valentine

Love is in the air and so is the panic that ensues around this time of year of how to best spoil your Valentine! Leave it to the pros here at the Portola Hotel & Spa to help give you a bit of inspiration. We’ve come up with a few ideas to help create a…

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CC’s Rumtini

Cocktail Recipe – CC’s Rumtini   Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub at the Portola Hotel & Spa is known for award-winning craft beer, but their talented bartenders also serve up some of the best specialty cocktails in Monterey, including the popular CC’s Rumtini created by Cecilia.  This martini was inspired by guests at…

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Head Brewer Collaborates with Country Malt Group to Create Malty Deliciousness

Guest Post by Justin Rivard, Head Brewer, Peter B’s Brewpub Back in late November, I was talking shop with Jonathan Plise, one of our talented beer ingredient distributors and specialist with Country Malt Group. I worked with Country Malt Group back when I lived in Michigan and love their products and passion for high quality grains,…

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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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Celebrating 5 Years of Pub Talk – Guest Post by Chris Nelson

“You know what that music means…” When KRML’s Jeff White utters these familiar words on November 8th, we will be celebrating the five year anniversary of our radio show, Pub Talk. Broadcasting every Wednesday evening from the patio of Peter B’s Brewpub, Pub Talk is labor of love for those involved in its production.  …

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