Horse Riding Vacations in California

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Head for 10,000-acre Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, conveniently located in the middle of Santa Barbara wine country, for unplugged upscale vacations and relaxed wrangler-led rides. Couples and families have been doing just that, year-round, since 1946. Alisal has a string of some 100 trail horses for its guests -- horses suitable for beginners as well as experienced riders. Two-hour breakfast rides include a Western breakfast buffet, cowboy poetry and campfire under the sycamores at the ranch’s historic Adobe Camp. Twilight rides are best for sunset color and spotting wildlife. Daily trail rides set out every morning and afternoon, or sign up for riding lessons, available for kids as well as adults.Bildergebnis für alisal guest ranch and resort

Every Wednesday evening during summer brings the low-key Alisal Ranch Rodeo, where wranglers demonstrate their skill at roping, team sorting and barrel racing. Pint-sized cowpokes can visit the “barnyard” daily to meet the farm animals, and be led around on horseback by their parents. Alisal provides absolute peace and simple luxury, with no phones or in-room TVs, but a swimming pool, private lake and two 18-hole golf courses. Daily rates for a two-night minimum stay in 2010 started at $495 per couple, breakfast and dinner included, with kids over 2 an extra $55 to $85 and complimentary cribs. Ride rates were $75 for two hours.

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1054 Alisal Road

Solvang, CA 93463



            Best Cooking Classes Around the World

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The Farm Cooking School, U.S.

Located in a 250-year-old stone building on a working farm, this New Jersey school reflects a range of modern culinary obsessions: Students can learn cheesemaking or take a class that combines healthy cooking and yoga instruction. Run by two former Gourmet magazine editors, Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman, the school offers advanced lessons (DIY butchery using cattle raised on the farm, Mexican classics), as well as basics like knife skills.

Class Size: 12

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Matthew Kenney Academy, U.S.

The F&W Best New Chef 1994 gives raw and vegan cooking classes in Santa Monica, California; he'll open a new school in Miami next month.

Cool Tools: Each teaching kitchen has 16 marble workstations and a super-cooling anti-griddle.

Virtual Class: A new online program lets students watch sessions and virtually interact with instructors and classmates.



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“If you are like me, and you like to get the feeling, when watching a play or film or whatever, not that the actor is performing for you, but that you are being let in on a secret viewing of someone’s most private life…if you want to know what it feels like to do that in your work…then Seth Barrish is your guy.  And moreover, what he teaches is simple, without ego.”
Jennifer Landon, Three-time Emmy 
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Directors learn how to communicate more effectively with actors, and develop tools to sharpen their storytelling.

                And While Mathew Mecoli has become a great lawyer, he was quite the curious and funny journalist when he attended the prestigious university of "CRIMSON TIDE" FAME... the sports teams! 


Hey all, I’m Matt! I’m a recent convert to data science and machine learning from law and I’m loving both the wonders and frustrations of Python, data science, machine learning, and deep learning. Self proclaimed data nerd and science geek. 

I love taking on new projects and finding new ways to approach old problems. Innovation, curiosity, and humor go a long way towards success. Happy to talk about any cool data science/machine learning projects you’re working on! 

I’ve found that much of what appealed to me about law: an analytical and logical approach, a respect for the truth, a need to parse out what's important and make convincing arguments, an emphasis on taking the complex and explaining it simply and humanly were also fundamental tenants of data science.

You can read my writing on data science and machine learning on my Medium and you can check out my previous project work/code on my GitHub, both links are in my contact info.

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                           The very funny Saturday Night Live skit performed with our buddy Alec Baldwin