Posts By: Lauren McIntyre

Pismo Preserve Nearing Completion

The Pismo Preserve sounds like a development, in this case it’s just the opposite. The Pismo Preserve is what will happen if the County of San Luis Obispo ponies up $400k to complete the purchase of a 900-acre cattle ranch overlooking Pismo Beach. If the deal goes through, there will be no development as usual on the site.

For the Love of Latrines!

Rule #1 in the event planning business is to make sure you have accounted for enough space to take care of bodily functions. I know it sounds funny. But it is true. Bathrooms are big deal in the world of events. I had to chuckle when I was teaching my course at California Polytechnic State… Read more »

How to Tame the “Dog Days of Summer”

Those of you who are antiquities majors already know this, but for the rest of us it may surprise that the “dog days of summer” goes back to Greek and Roman times. They associated the hot, humid days of July and August with the rise of Sirius, the dog star, during that same time. The… Read more »

And Yet We Need More Wine Grapes!

Can you imagine 243,000 tons of wine grapes? How many football fields the pile would cover? Well, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, that’s how many wine grapes were harvested in the Central Coast district of California in 2013, including Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties. Let’s convert that to liquid, since… Read more »

Free Farm and Fish Fun

Only constructive f-words are allowed in this blog, and today we have at least three of them: Farm, Fish and Free. Using these 3 words and a little of your own planning, you can make a wonderful Friday afternoon getaway for fun, or find a local farmers’ market most days of the week. Here’s the… Read more »

Central Coast Wine Stars in this Classic

Do good by drinking wine. What could be better? You can actually achieve this version of Nirvana here in San Luis Obispo in mid-July at the Central Coast Wine Classic. Let us explain. We here in San Luis Obispo County talk a lot about “central coast wine” and sort of assume that everybody knows what… Read more »

Parisian Party Paradise

Being that I plan parties and events for a living, you would think I would be biting at the bit to throw my 10 year old daughter a birthday that would blow her mind.  To be honest, in our family, birthdays are usually more about having an experience involving going somewhere instead of an actual… Read more »

Getting Out More – My Paso Backyard

Wine-Tasting-Spread

I need to get out more. That is one of my resolutions this year, to get out in to my own backyard. I live in North County, work in South County. Lucky duck one might say. Yes, it is true. I like to call it best of both worlds, as I make the daily drive… Read more »

A Night at the Lodge

Masonic-Lodge

Early March always brings the arrival of San Luis International Film Festival. Five days of independent film makers displaying their digital craft amongst the big and small screens of the county. From documentaries, to shorts, student films and narratives the array of subjects, cinematography and creative ambitions converge to make this one of the best… Read more »