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London Bakery & Tea Room

 

Looking for the perfect spot to catch up with your friends? Or maybe even go on a date? London Bakery & Tea Room right here in Ramona is the perfect place! Grab a cup of afternoon tea and enjoy each other’s company in this oliver twist/downton abbey like interior and soak up the fun. 

 

Owner and operator Joanne Bennett, originally a singer from London, came to the United States with the plan of continuing to sing. After deciding to move on from singing, she fell into her next strongest passion, baking. Joanne received her baking education from her mother, who was also a pastry chef. Some of the recipes used in London Bakery & Tea Room today are actually her grandmothers! 

 

London Bakery & Tea Room specialized in British baked goods and are most famous for their scones and high tea. They also serve shortbread, jams, jellys, cakes, and fulfill special orders! Joanne wanted to keep the mom and pop business model and is also adamant on remaining a scratch bakery. So you are guaranteed to have the freshest baked goods out there! Joanne bakes with love and healing and hopes that all of her guests get that much out of going to her slice of heaven. 

 

Here at London Bakery & Tea Room, they have everything you need for perfect afternoon tea. The antique-like atmosphere perfectly compliments our beloved city of Ramona. There are classic antiques and paintings filling up the space in the bakery that are of Joanne’s own personal collection. Along with her decor, she also used her own bone china from England as well as any that are donated. It’s truly a breath of fresh air to enjoy tea in this bakery. Everything from the decor, the food, and the music just brings you back to how it used to be and you are able to sit and converse with loved ones. 

 

I highly recommend coming to check out Joanne’s London Bakery & Tea Room for a relaxing and elegant experience. I know I will certainly be back!

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Anytime Fitness Has Some New Looks!

Your health and fitness is super important, but sometimes it feels like fitting the gym into your schedule isn’t possible. I totally get it, we’re all so busy and most gyms close around 9 and don’t open until 6 am. Wouldn’t it be great if you could find a gym that you could go to anytime you wanted to?

 

At Anytime Fitness, that is possible! This gym located at 850 Main Street in Ramona, California is open 24/7! If you’ve been here before, but haven’t been in a while, it’s time to hit the gym! They’ve recently renewed and expanded their entire facility. The space below them opened up and they decided to hop on the opportunity. You may remember the video I did with them about a year ago and they’ve blown up since then! 

 

Majority of the new space is used for training and is filled with machines and equipment such as boxes for box jumps, new medicine balls, dumbbells, foam rollers, and other great training materials. Their clean and friendly environment makes enjoying your workout effortless. You’ll never have to worry about finding parking or run down gym equipment.

 

In their efforts to expand their power lifting side, they have invested in new top of the line machines that you may not see anywhere else. There is a prowler sled available to test your  strength and TRX training tools to maximize your strength within your workouts. 

 

Belonging to a gym that cares about their clients and their health means being a part of a gym that is going to constantly be updated and renewing equipment that will help you get the most out of your workouts. Anytime Fitness is always evolving to become the best version of itself so that you can become the best version of yourself. With their flexible hours and new equipment, fitness will be turned into stress free fun. 

 

Some of their amenities include 24-hour access, 24-hour security, convenient parking, worldwide club access, private restrooms, private showers, virtual training, anytime fitness app, and even a water massage bed. They have a wide variety of equipment to help you attain any fitness goal you may have including: cardio equipment such as treadmills and stair climbers, strength and free weights like barbells and squat racks, and functional training such as medicine balls and battle ropes.

 

Memberships start as low as $39.99. If you’re looking to join a supportive, welcoming gym community, with people of all fitness levels who want to see you succeed, and works around your busy schedule, make a membership appointment by calling 760-315-4040 or by emailing Ramona@Anytimefitness.com.

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The Home Buying Process & Mortgage Myths Debunked with Rodrigo Ballon

Buying a home can be scary. There are a lot of ideas out there floating around and every person you talk to will probably give you a different answer. There are a lot of myths and when it comes to buying a home, you want to make sure you have all your facts straight. On this episode of Ramona Revealed, we sit down with the Monopoly Man, Rodrigo with Cross Country Mortgage to answer the questions: myth or fact?
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Cedar Creek Falls: The Challenging Waterfall Hike

On this episode of Ramona Revealed we will be touring another beautiful hike!

Cedar Creek Falls, known by locals as Devil’s Punch Bowl is a 6 mile round trip hike that leads to a waterfall. The views along the way are stunning. At a good pace, you can get down to the waterfall in an hour.

As you hike, you are led through the backcountry hills of eastern San Diego lined with black oak, cedar, and cottonwood trees. The trees make a great habitat for all types of birds so keep an eye out!

To enjoy the beautiful views, you do have to have a hiking permit and they are pretty strict about monitoring the path. To obtain a permit, you simply visit the recreation.gov site and select the date you would like to hike. You do have to create an account but all days in August currently have availability so you shouldn’t have a problem accessing the trail. You can visit the Cedar Creek Falls website for more information about permitting.

I definitely recommend getting an early start, before six o’clock if possible! It can get very hot at midday and remains that way in the afternoon. I also recommend bringing lots of water and some sunscreen.

If you are a beginner, you may want to build up to this hike or wait to try it until the fall. The trail back is fairly steep and can get very hot in the summer months. If you do wait to visit Cedar Creek Falls until the cooler months, you may be rewarded with a more powerful waterfall as rainfall accumulates.

While this hike is definitely tough, you will get to enjoy some of the best nature has to offer right here in Ramona.

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Explore Ramona Grasslands Preserve

I am going to tell you about some amazing views on this episode of Ramona Revealed!

Ramona Grasslands Preserve is one of the most stunning places in the area. The preserve has four miles of trails, tables for a seated picnic, and free-roaming wildlife! I love walking this trail and taking in all of the natural beauty of our town.
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The Best Auto Repair Shop in San Diego: Action Auto Care Center Ramona

Who do you trust to take care of your car? I will tell you who I trust!

On this episode of Ramona Revealed, I am going to show you guys around my automotive repair shop. I have been coming to Action Auto for years because they do good work and take care of their customers.

David used to be the manager at Action Auto but was asked by the owners if he was interested in co-owning. David jumped at the opportunity and he and his wife Susan eventually bought the previous owners out. Susan runs the Human Resources department and keeps the business operational while David handles the repair side of things.

David has immense drive, ambition and work ethic. Everyone on staff loves helping all the visitors that come in. David especially has a lot of passion for automotive care. He is caring and helpful inside and outside of the shop. His integrity also guides the repair service. He has the customer’s best interest at heart. He wants to keep his customer’s safe, but he won’t sell you apart if you don’t need it.

I love that Action Auto offers a special rewards program similar to point programs at restaurants. Every time you visit, you earn points that you can use as dollars off your next visit. They also have a warranty program. They offer a 36 month/36,000-mile warranty which covers your car if the part has a warranty on it.

The Action Auto team works hard to keep your car running smoothly. Whether you just need an oil change or maintenance repairs, they have you covered.

I highly recommend the Action Auto team. You can trust them with your car, just like I do!

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4 Tips To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Moving is THE WORST.

No one wants to pack everything up, sort through all of their possessions, donate the stuff, all while keeping the house tidy for showing.

To help get you through this stressful and time-consuming process, I created a checklist to guide you. The tips I compiled may even help you save some money!

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San Diego Food Bank Partner in North County: Giving Back to the Local Community

We are back with another episode of Ramona Revealed!

I want to show you a place important to our office. The Ramona Food & Clothes Closet does so much for the local community. Every holiday season we host a canned food and toy drive for their Christmas Program. Let’s take a tour and learn what exactly it is that they do!

Vesna Curry, the manager of stores and products at Ramona Food & Clothes Closet, is going to show us around! Vesna loves helping the company give back to the community. Their motto is “Because you gave, we can give.”

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The Best Boutique Restaurant in Ramona: Marinade on Main

On today’s episode of Ramona Revealed, we are popping just across the street from my office to Marinade on Main. This restaurant is truly one of my favorite spots, and not just for the convenience! I love all the fresh flavors and local produce.

They make basically everything from scratch! From their marmalade to all the breakfast baked goods, it’s all made in house. They locally source produce, meats, and eggs from nearby farms.

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