The holidays are underway! For a lot of people this can be a really stressful time of year. Allowing yourself the opportunity to relax is key to keeping those stress and anxiety levels under control. To most of us, the epitome of relaxation includes a day at the spa. So that’s why in this episode of Ramona Revealed we’re going down to China Blue Day Spa! Which is practically my second home! They always get my hair styled exactly the way I want it. They opened May 1, 2001 and currently have 8 hairstylists, 2 manicurists, 1 esthetician, and 2 salon coordinators. Read more
You’ve seen the TV Show Cheers, right? I love the show and I love the characters. As most of you know, the “Cheers” from the show is in Boston. But today, we’re sharing a place here on Ramona Revealed that isn’t known for some classic characters like Sam, Norm or Carla….but for the BEST Cheeseburger in San Diego! We’re going down to the classiest dive bar in Ramona, we’re going to Cheers of Ramona! This really is the place where you can find great food, great music, great drinks, and one of my favorites, FREE POOL! Read more
In our newest installment of Ramona Revealed, we’re going to a really neat spot. Something that you can’t find in many places around Ramona, or even in San Diago. We’re going to Casa Rustica! The story of how they got started is really special, and you as you tour Casa Rustica and take in their collection, you can really feel the history and how much Andy and Mary Anne really love what they do! Read more
Do you like Seafood? How about Mexican Food? Well guess what! You can have BOTH! In this installment of Ramona Revealed we’re going to a place to eat fantastic Mexican Seafood, watch football in the fall, watch the classic cars on Cruise Nights and drink the BEST Micheladas in San Diego whenever the need for one hits you! You may have already figured it out! But if you haven’t, we’re talking about my favorite Mexican restaurant, Mariscos Mar De Cortez!
Eating healthy when you’re on the go can be difficult! Sometimes it seems like the only option is to swing into a Fast Food Restaurant, hit the drive-through, and eat on the road. But after this post, maybe you’ll consider a much healthier alternative. I’m talking about Ramona’s Natural Marketplace! This Marketplace offers so much in terms of food, education about healthy food choices, and the customer service is consistently top notch!
A lot of people have to have a car, it’s a part of life! But if you ask a lot of people, they will tell you that buying a car is something that they don’t enjoy doing. Car sales people can be pushy, and it’s stressful. Well, this week on Ramona Revealed, I thought that we should share a fantastic auto sales shop located right here in Ramona that is dedicated to providing an honest, stress free experience!
What’s your most favorite place in your house? For a lot of people, it’s their study, outdoor space, big chair, comfy couch, or love seat. But, for me it’s my dining room table! The reason why is because my dining room table is where my family has always come together at the end of the day. It’s where kids do their homework, it’s where we make important family decisions.
Hey Everybody! This installment of Ramona Revealed, I’m highlighting one of my most favorite places here in Ramona thats known for fresh and flavorful food, paired with an amazing Atmosphere! The Maincourse!
One of the things that makes The MainCourse such a hit in Ramona is it’s head Chef Mario Romero Santos. He was born in Mexico City, Mario loved to cook alongside his mother as a child. In her passing, he continues to keep her recipes alive holding on to all that she taught him about food and table.
There’s truly nothing better than moving into a new home, and a part of that home is of course, your yard! So this week, we’re focusing on your outdoor space with an awesome and extremely unique Garden Shop located right here in Ramona! DS Garden Shop!
The owners, Michael and Alisa Gentilucci love gardening, and believe that your landscape is an extension of your home. Your landscape reflects your values and has an impact on your health just as much as the interior. With this belief, they started making their own garden sculptures like Containers, Animals, Birdbaths, Stepping Stones and of course, Statues! But one of the things I love about their store is their Meditating animals (See Zen Dog Below), as well as their fun and unique gift animals!
Their landscaping love eventually led them into opening up their own store and helping others build the space that accurately reflects who they are!
As their business continued to grow, and with a love of gardening, they started reaching out to other designers of yard decor and today, DS Garden Shop features the work from other manufactures from around the area!
As you walk through DS Garden Shop, you’ll see Garden Gnomes, Bird Houses, Stepping Stones, Bird Baths, Garden Markers, and so much more! Those of you more creative types can even watch the process of making them from start to finish as they make their own molds and you can actually watch the entire process from start to finish.
If you check out their Facebook Page, you’ll see some of the fun stuff they do like the adventures of Zen Dog! As well as some of their newest designs and additions to their collection!
“But Regina, I love this, but I don’t live in Ramona! Can I look at their collection online? Will they ship?” Of course they will! Check out their website at DSGardenShop.com and you can see their entire collection! Make sure you check out their very popular Zen Creations which are appealing to people of all walks of life so they recommend picking up a few extras Zens to spread a little joy to those you love. They will even give you Free Shipping on ANY combination of Zen Creations which value at $99.00 or more. Enter coupon code shipzensforfree on the view cart page and then select the free shipping option.
I really do love this shop, I love their story, I love that they promote other manufacturers and their love of helping others, and I’m so happy to showcase them! So go by, check them out, and get a free gift with EVERY purchase!
This week on Ramona Revealed, we take a look at a must visit Coffee Shop in Ramona! Since 1993, The Packards Coffee Shop has been a staple of the Ramona community and a great place for Breakfast, Brunch, and of course, my favorite….crepes! Great coffee, food, and the best spot to hang out on Cruise Nights.
Cruise Night Specials
One of the things I love about the Packards Coffee Shop, and what makes it a must visit Coffee Shop in Ramona is that it’s the perfect place to go to on Thursday nights to meet up with friends for the Ramona American Graffiti Cruise. This popular summertime tradition takes place Thursday nights and runs through September and you can count on Packards Coffee Shop to showcase their “Weekly Cruise Special” on their Facebook Page
Cars will begin to gather for the cruise between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Most drivers line up near Ron’s Tire & Brake on Etcheverry at Main Street, while others join along the way. Read more