The Santa Ramona Chronicles

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January 3, 2020

The casual atmosphere of a family home, it seems so far removed from what we would expect from a party hosted at a business in the heart of the city but it’s exactly what people got at Vesuvio’s on New Years Eve. Whether in full gowns and white tie, button downs with rolled sleeves, or soft bare skin and chilled nips all were welcome at the Italian ball drop pre-game hosted by Julia Ruggieri, the new owner of the illustrious Vesuvio’s on Shady Street.

With a New Year comes new opportunity, be it following a line of mistaken assumption and chasing the suggestion of “coupling” with the handsome escort for a New Years party, getting a gym membership that I’m confident will pay off this year for those of us who brave that storm, or taking the helm of a much loved restaurant with bold new Ideas. Before this party I had the chance to sit with Miss Ruggieri and talk to her about what Vesuvio’s meant to her and what she might hope it would mean to the community, there was a lot of the usual tal...

December 23, 2019

When we here in Santa Ramona think of Christmas, we think Santa, Elves, presents and trees. We love our sun and our sand but when the holiday’s come around I suspect we all get a little twinge in our heart when we think of what we won’t get… Snow. Well, a quick, easy drive inland and you can have your cake and eat it too at a cozy little Village occupied by the well shined jackboot of Santa and his Elves that might have the denizens of SRV thinking a little different when Chistmas time comes around, instead of thinking of Santa, Elves, presents and trees, we could simply be thinking of Winter Valley.

When you first enter Winter Valley it almost feels like another country. The Swiss Alps or the Swedish Sarektjåkkå. After you park the car and wander in to the heart of the village you’re greeted by a jolly Santa and enchanting sounds and smells. Across the square that sits in the center of the festivities is a four piece band who will really set the mood with trumpets, cello and drums. B...

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