Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Invitation

Things To Do In Santa Cruz

Here are some of our favorite places to eat:

Coffee, Tea, and Pastries:
Kelly’s French Bakery – 402 Ingalls St, Santa Cruz – (831) 423-9059
The Buttery – 702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz – (831) 458-3020
Lulu Carpenters – 1545 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz – (831) 429-9804
Lulu at the Octagon – 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz – (831) 429-5858
Coffee Cats – 255 Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley – (831) 439-0700

Zachary’s Restaurant– 819 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz – (831) 427-0646
Café Brazil – 1410 Mission St, Santa Cruz – (831) 429-1855
Linda’s Seabreeze Café – 542 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz – (831) 427-9713
The Buttery – 702 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz – (831) 458-3020

Lunch and Dinner:
Sabieng Cuisine (Thai) – 1218 Mission St, Santa Cruz – (831) 425-1020
Malabar (Indian/Asian) – 514 Front St, Santa Cruz – (831) 423-7906
Taqueria La Cabana (Mexican) – 2332 Mission St, Santa Cruz – (831) 425-7261
Shogun Japanese Restaurant – 1123 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz – (831) 469-4477
Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub – 1220 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz – (831) 426-9930
Ristorante Avanti (Italian) – 1711 Mission St, Santa Cruz – (831) 427-0135
Pizza My Heart – 1116 Pacific Ave # B, Santa Cruz – (831) 426-2511
Dharmas (vegetarian) – 4250 Capitola Rd, Capitola – (831) 462-1717

Here are some of our favorite places to go:
Nisene Marks State Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park (beautiful old-growth redwoods)
Wilder Ranch State Park (walk to the beach or tread into the mountains)
Pogonip State Park (a brisk walk close to downtown with good views of the city)
All parks in Santa Cruz

Seabright Beach (quieter family beach adjacent to tourist beaches / has fire pits)
Twin Lakes Beach (quieter family beach with fire pits)
Davenport Landing Beach (15 minutes north of Santa Cruz / beautiful but it can be windy):
Pleasure Point Beach (a popular surf spot)
All beaches in Santa Cruz (it's hard to go wrong in SC)

Other Places of Interest:
The Mystery Spot (for those of you who recognize the name from our wedding invitations... Yes, we live just up the street from the "World Famous" Mystery Spot)
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Roaring Camp Railroad
Swanton Berry Farm (organic pick your own/or-not strawberries and other fine delectables)
Bonny Doon Vineyard & Winery
De Laveaga Golf & Frisbee Golf Course

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Registry

We set up registries at Macy's and The visitor password for is lupine.

Your love and care is the greatest gift we can receive. Thank you, and we hope to see you in June!

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Wedding Spot: Quail Hollow Ranch County Park

The wedding and reception will take place at Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, located in Felton, approximately 15 minutes from the cities of Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. The address is 800 Quail Hollow Road, Felton, CA. Here's a link to driving directions and a map:

More photos:

Lodging Information

The Santa Cruz area is a popular summer vacation destination and we recommend making reservations soon - lodging options will fill up quickly. Here are just a few of the many hotels, motels, and camping options in the area.

Santa Cruz
Hampton Inn - (831) 457-8000
All Suites Best Western
- (831) 458-9898
Comfort Inn - (831) 426-2664

Continental Inn -
(831) 429-1221
Coast Hotel -
(831) 426-4330
Harbor Inn - (831) 479-9731

Scotts Valley
Hilton Scotts Valley
- (831)-440-1000
Best Western Scotts Valley - (831) 438-6666

Adobe on Green Street -
(831) 469-9866
Babbling Brook
- (831) 427-2437

For those of you who want to enjoy the great outdoors, which is pretty spectacular in Santa Cruz, there are several camping options. We recommend Henry Cowell State Park, located in the mountains just outside of the city of Santa Cruz and close to the wedding venue. Other Santa Cruz state parks that offer camping be found here.

We'll continue to update this page as we hear about new options. Unfortunately, because the wedding falls on a popular vacation weekend in Santa Cruz, we have been unable to secure block rates.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Please Save The Date

It's official: Alison and Michael are getting married!

We're super excited and can't wait to see all of you in June. Here's a scan of the "Save the Date" cards which were just mailed out: