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americana musings


12 summer lovin' 24 new england romance 36 honeymoon - no passport required 54 beachfront beauty 76 for the love of baking with elizabeth colling 86 hollister ranch 96 kate spade inspired dessert table 102 favorite things welcome basket 123 al fresco celebrations 66

natural intentions


EDITOR LETTER Ahoy Mates! Summer has officially arrived and we're ready to make a splash - a splash of a statement that is. Summer is a season of escapes and getaways. This inspired our cover story. We searched high and low to find five unique and breathtakingly beautiful spots for you to run off to. Whether you're honeymooning or in need of a weekend getaway, these destinations are sure to give you the travel bug. More than ever, summer is also time for fashionable outdoor gatherings, picnics in the park, beach bonfires, etc.. If you're in need of some refreshing party ideas, look no further! Read on to find sweet, savory and even spicy seasonal recipes that make the perfect addition to any summer gathering. We also threw in a few tablescapes and favor ideas that we know you'll love. And, stay tuned for our Fall 2013 issue! We're thrilled to announce we're going to print! As of this coming Fall we will be offering Flutter in both digital and print mediums. Lucky Southern Californians will be able to have and hold these pretty pages for as long as we both shall live. We'll be sure to let you know when and where you can pick up a copy. Anchors away!


CONTRIBUTORS Emily Blake Photographer, Los Angeles Elizabeth Colling Artisan Pastry Chef, Santa Barbara Melanie Duerkopp Photographer, San Francisco summer lovin' 2013

Kim Wiseley Co-founder & Editor in Chief Tracy Lazaro Co-founder & Art Director Jessica Short Advertising Associate Submissions General Inquiries

Willa Kveta Photographer, Santa Barbara Leslie Lewis Sigler Lilly & Louise, Santa Barbara LunaBella Makeup & Hair, Santa Barbara Elizabeth Messina Photographer, Santa Barbara Mary Phan Very Merry Events, Santa Francisco Jacqueline Pilar Photographer, Santa Barbara Kristen Beinke Photographer, Santa Barbara Amber Roper Red Creative, New Zealand Cari Thomas DIY Guru, Santa Barbara Rebecca Rotenberg of Docuvitae Photographer, Los Angelos

inspiration to make your

skip a beat


summer lovin’ 2013

ed itor’s picks

essie- summer collection rock the boat

tateossian 'mechanical nautical watch' cuff links

swedish dream sea salt soap

naughty nautical

sunday funday kate spade new york 'carmelita' wedge sandal

fishs eddy 'we do' mugs

condĂŠ nast iphone cover vogue - july 1939

west elm recycled glass jugs

jill michael bracelet gold chunky anchor chain

condĂŠ nast poster print glamour - july 1960

otto pestemals 11

i read it - i see it - i need it

ipanema maritme flip flops

Summer Lovin'

Photography by Emily Blake 12

San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California


uch of the creative elements and design came from my sister’s guidance and inspiration. M One of the most unique elements of the wedding was the flowers and use of tillandsia (air plants) in lieu of traditional greenery. We loved how the soft silvery-green of the xerographicas went with the softer creams and blushes of the peonies, roses and pink king protea that were used. –The Bride




Wedding Coordination Kelly Leonard Clark of Event of the Season Venue and Catering San Ysidro Ranch Photography Emily Blake Photography Cinematography Modern 8 Films Florist (personals) Shannon Kimbrough of Effloresce

Florist (ceremony and reception) Crimson Horticultural Rarities

DJ and Lighting Gavin Roy Presents Hair & Makeup Mar of Team Hair and Makeup Rentals Town & Country santa-barbara-showroom Paper Suite Olivia San Mateo of Olive-Route

Visit for a video of Aniko and David's Summer Lovin'


By Amber Roper of Red Creative Studio -

Photography by Karen Wise




New England Romance Stonover Farms in Lenox, Massachusetts





Credits=i Photography Karen Wise Venue Stonover Farm Caterer and Day-of Coordinator Mezze Catering Florist Crocus Hale Lighting Julie Seitel Dress Lela Rose from Mark Ingram Atelier Shoes Miu Miu Tuxedo Hickey Freeman Invitiations Designed by Miko McGinty Printed by Coeur Noir



t i e r a s t i k the game of love Are you a game player? Film Festival In A Box is a party game for movie lovers and lovers alike. Watch four indie love flicks that will warm your hearts with romantic tales from around the world. This romantic conversation piece will engage and entertain you and your guests.

fortune telling teacup fortuitous cup & saucer What's in the stars for you and your beau? Find out over a cup of tea! Legend has it you can tell your fortune from reading the remaining leaves in an un-strained cup of tea. We love this curious cup and cute kit design by Molly Hatch.

on the spot kit This is the perfect, last minute gift for friends or yourself ! The portable gift set comes complete with Stain Solution Pacquettes, a Classic Wash & Stain Bar, a Classic Fabric Fresh, a Crease Release and a Static Solution so clothing will survive unexpected stains, wrinkles, odors & more!


seed bomb kits Fun favor idea!

bindle box These bundles of sweet possessions make the perfect care package for any occasion. We suggest the "Blokes" box for a unique groomsmen gift. Bindle the boys with all the essentials for your big day including a festive tie, body wash, a forty of beer and some fudge.

life-of-the-party-kit This kit contains everything you need to make an unforgettable night less regrettable. Gift the kits out at your next bachelor[ette] party and you'll be the savior of the shindig.

diy cake topper kit Create your own custom wooden cake topper from etsy company, Together Forever. The possibilities here are endless. Be sure to get creative and visit their etsy page for inspiration.

honeymoon searched high and low through the mountains and the deserts to the sandy shores to bring you our we have

T O P FIVE GETAWAYS all located

within the usa



Sea Island, Georgia Image courtesy of Elizabeth Messina



sea island

where will i sleep?

The Cloister, Sea Island Resorts Sea Island, Georgia

Located along the southern coast of Georgia - with five miles of private beaches, endless activities and five-star dining - this is a true (and charming) lovers getaway.

what will i do?

Sea Island is all about pampering you! Sit back, relax and be sure to enjoy one of their exclusive spa experiences. Sail the shores at sunset, bike the island, golf and spa till your heart's content. Want to see Savannah? It's a quick hours drive up the coast where you can see the beauty of southern living at its finest.

where will i eat?

The resort plays host to 7 unique dining experiences. Enjoy everything from a burger and fries to Wagyu Striploin and possibly all the peaches you can eat in between. Be sure to sip on a glass of local wine. Yes, Georgians make wine, too!

Avenue of the Oaks




where will i sleep? Hotel Jerome Aspen, Colorado

Nestled in the heart of Aspen and the majestic Rocky Mountains, this retreat is luxury fit for two.

what will i do?

Honeymooning in the winter? Enjoy renowned skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cuddling up fireside with cup of cocoa. Honeymooning in the summer? Hike, horseback ride, hot-air balloon..., dare we say shop?

where will i eat?

Head to the Pine Creek Cookhouse where you'll bask in the beauty of the Elk mountain range while delighting in true gourmet dining. Depending on the time of year you go, you can take a cross-country ski tour‌lantern lit at night, or a romantic horse-drawn sleigh up to the restaurant.


martha's vineyard where will i sleep?

Hob Knob Hotel Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

This charming, eco-chic boutique hotel sits amongst 124 miles of stunning New England shores. With six towns, over forty restaurants, and endless activities, you're shore to have a grand getaway. Don't forget your best topsiders!

what will i do?

Sail the shores with You can rent a wide variety of boats including an old-fashioned wooden canoe. Grab a bottle of wine and row off into the sunset just like Ryan Gosling and Amy Adams did in the Notebook.

where will i eat? Bring an appetite for Lobster! Specifically the Lobster Roll. We hear the best are served on Fridays from 4:30pm and 7:30pm at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven.


orca island, alaska

orca island GLAMPING FOR TWO

where will i sleep? Orca Island Cabins Orca Island, Alaska

Have you seen the photos? The breathtaking views alone sold us! Located on a private island in scenic Humpy Cove in Resurrection Bay, Orca Island is for the couple who loves camping with a little luxury. In other words, this is "glamping" at its finest! No busy hotel, no city lights, no distractions. Just you, your hubby and your private island. Stay in ecofriendly yurt cabins and experience an adventure of a lifetime.

what will i do? Once you arrive at your destination there's no real need to leave. Hike, kayak, fish, relax and simply enjoy each other...and the sweet sounds of nature.

where will i eat? Guests are required to bring all of their own food onto the island, which is equipped with barbeque grills and propane ranges. Before you board the water taxi to the island, plan to do some shopping in Seward (the mainland) so you can prepare a few gourmet meals for two. Don't forget s'mores essentials!



where will i sleep? El Cosmico Marfa, Texas

This chic couple's retreat is part vintage trailer, safari tent and teepee hotel and campground, and part creative lab, greenhouse and amphitheater. It's a community space that fosters and agitates artistic and intellectual exchange. El Cosmico offers opportunities for creativity and play ranging from sewing to cooking to art classes to writing workshops and more.

what will i do? Visit the artsy West Texas town of Marfa where you'll find large-scale internationally renowned artworks and installations such as a fake Prada store and concrete boxes. The town is literally a desert art oasis that will leave you inspired. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the mysterious "Marfa Lights" at night.

where will i eat? Eat at the Food Shark - a mouthwatering Mediterranean-by-way-of-West-Texas food truck. Order and dine amongst communal-style picnic tables of locals and wanderers. Save room for dessert - we hear the cookies are to die for.


Restored Classic Trailer, El Cosmico

TOP TEN REASONS TO HONEYMOON DOMESTICALLY 1. no passport required! 2. more bang for your buck. {trade the exchange rate for first class lodging and dining} 3. avoid leg cramps from long international flights. 4. create memories that are close by so that you can easily revisit them later. 5. aren't there a handful of places in miss america that you've always wanted to visit? 6. explore diverse cultural fare - some of the best the world has to offer - right here in the u.s. 7. less time spent in an airport = less stress on you and your hubby. 8. love your pet, fido can come too! 9. they say home is where the heart is. 10. only have time for a weekend getaway? a domestic mini-moon is your answer.

Marfa images, courtesy of Nick Simonite


destination: marfa will leather goods oaxacan duffle

destination: martha’s vineyard kate spade starwood ‘love is in the air’ tote

destination: sea island anthropologie seaside striped tote

destination: aspen ralph lauren printed blanket bucket bag destination: orca island herschel supply co. little america backpack

Make Smith Leather Goods

for grooms gifts

Key Chain with Clip

Bi-Fold Credit Card Wallet

Business / Credit Card Sleeve

Custom Flask Cover

Work Belt

Docuvitae Photography




Beachfront Beauty Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California





Wedding Coordination Imagine Weddings

Venue and Catering Bacara Resort and Spa

Photography Docuvitae Photography

Florist Modern Day Design Music SB String Quartet - Ceremony Gumbo Entertainment - DJ Reception Christopher Wooley- Guitarist Lighting Ambient Event Design Linens La Tavola Linen Hair & Makeup The Studio Agency Rentals Classic Party Rentals Calligraphy Janice Blair


your wedding style as it’s written in the stars

{ july 23 -august 21} Want to be the belle of the ball? You're in luck! Tonight, the spotlight is all yours. We absolutely adore your loving and playful nature and think your wedding will be a total blast--full of dancing, good times, glamour, and glitz! Yes, it's true—you have a natural attraction towards the finer things in life. However, there's no need to let your big day leave you bankrupt. Choose what’s important to splurge on and what you can let slide. So, can we come? FLUTTER TIP While you love to be the center of attention, remember to give yourself a break and take time to recharge. And, in the midst of your wedding prep, try not to be a bridezilla. (Your bridesmaids will really appreciate it!) SPLURGE All eyes will be on you! Splurge on a designer dress or some killer heels!

Michael Costa Photography

kate spade new york 'say yes - mrs' stud earrings jimmy choo nude kid leather 'vita' peep toe

m·a·c cremesheen lipglass

benefit perfume see and be seen sasha red valentino 'bow' sequin clutch

what is your bridal style?

Forage Blush Linen Bowtie

Zoobug Unisex White Wayfarer

Polaroid Instant Print Digital Camera

Boys' Ludlow Suit Jacket & Pant

Harry Potter Hufflepuff Edition

Canvas Fedora


Stripe Mini Car Cufflinks

Blue Suspenders

Melanie Duerkopp Photography

Bicycle Ring Bearer Pillow

Tim Burton's Playing Cards

Kids' Classic Wing Tips

NATURAL INTENTIONS - BLOOMING INSPIRATION Fresh flowers bring life to your summer look

Photography by Kristen Beinke Summer styles by Luna Bella Hair and Makeup


1. Hairstyle: Soft Waves, Look: Beach Romantic

1. description

11. natural element

1. hair (style, look)

1. (flower name)

Soft Waves - Beach Romantic


111. makeup 1. inspiration

Orange sherbet and bright shades 2. lips

3. cheeks

All About Orange lipstick topped with a touch of nude lipglass in Florabundance 5. notes:

Peaches blush

Makeup products by M.A.C.

4. eyes

Texture and Orange eyeshadows

2. Hairstyle: Modern Chignon, Look: Classic (yet modern) Beauty 1. description

11. natural element

1. hair (style, look)

1. (flower name)

Modern Chignon - Classic (yet modern) Beauty


1i1. makeup 1. inspiration

Lavender Fields... lavenders and pinks with a blue undertone 2. lips

3. cheeks

Plum Liner with Viva Glam Nicki Minaj 2 lipglass 5. notes:

Pink Swoon blush

4. eyes

Beautiful Iris eyeshadow with a razor thin winged liner using Fluidline Blacktrack

Makeup products by M.A.C. All proceeds from lip color benefit the M.A.C. AIDS Fund

3. Hairstyle: Deconstructed Fishtail Braid, Look: Bohemian Chic 1. description

11. natural element

1. hair (style, look)

1. (flower name)

Deconstructed Fishtail Braid - Bohemian Chic

Chinaberry Tree Flower Buds

111. makeup 1. inspiration

A pop of coral, the midway between pink and peach 2. lips

3. cheeks

Ravishing lipstick with Pink Lemonade lipglass

5. notes:

Springsheen Sheertone Shimmer blush

Makeup products by M.A.C.

4. eyes

Sushi Flower eyeshadow with Fluidline Blacktrack liner

1. description

11. natural element

1. hair (style, look)

1. (flower name)

Voluminous Curls - Wild Glamour

Fern Leaf

111. makeup 1. inspiration

Exotic beauty with bold complementary colors 2. lips

3. cheeks

Cherry lip pencil with Ruby Woo lipstick

5. notes:

Sunbasque blush

Makeup products by M.A.C.

4. eyes

Amber Lights and Handwritten eyeshadows

1. description

11. natural element

1. hair (style, look)

1. (flower name)

Top Knot Bun - Flirty Fun

Craspedia Billy Balls

111. makeup 1. inspiration

Hippie chic... minimal product for maximum effect 2. lips

3. cheeks

Shy Girl lipstick with Myth lipglass

5. notes:

Margin Sheertone Shimmer blush

4. eyes

Woodwinked and Expensive Pink eyeshadows

Highlight inner corner of eye using M.A.C. Phloof! Makeup products by M.A.C.

w w w. k r i s t e n b e i n k e . c o m

what is in your bridal bag? LunaBella MakeUp & Hair gives us the skinny on their

brides-bag must-haves


You'll most likely experience tears of joy at some point. Keep an emergency tissue in your dress for dabbing tears away instead of wiping (and smearing your makeup)

with your fingers

laura mercier 'arabesque collection' lip glacĂŠ

eye drops

breath mints (not chewing gum)

Be ready to lock lips at any moment

bobby pins

Secure your (hair) style

yves saint laurent golden gloss mac 'pro longwear' lustre lipcolour

Two-step colour+gloss that lasts approximately 12 hours

flutter tip:

oil free blot film (with no powder)

Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control Blotting Sheets - This will help reduce the shine/oil from your face

Forget to bring the blot film? Fear not, flawless! Disposable toilet seat covers will do just the trick.

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for the love of baking with elizabeth colling

Elizabeth Messina Photography


This summer, renowned Martha Stewart Food Editor and pastry chef, Elizabeth Colling treats us to an Antique Apple Tart. Elizabeth is a baker, artist and creative based out of Santa Barbara, California. With a talent for blending beautiful ingredients together to create artisan confections she graces us with the perfect seasonal tart that’s suiting to serve at any soirÊe. 56

SUMMER RASPBERRY-LEMON SPRITZER Ingredients 1 cup fresh raspberries 2/3 cup sugar 4 1/2 cups club soda, chilled 1/2 cup lemon juice ice cubes lemon slices

Directions 1. Place raspberries and sugar in a food processor; process until pureed. 2. Strain; reserving juice and discarding seeds. 3. In a small pitcher, combine club soda, lemon juice and raspberry juice. 4. Serve in glasses over ice. Garnish with lemon slices. Serves 4



Antique Apple Tart Recipe - 3 1/2 pounds apples (About 8-10 apples. I like to use a variety.) - 1 container (8 oz) fresh raspberries - 1/2 cup sugar - 2 tablespoons lemon juice - 1/4 cup all purpose flour - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces - 1 each vanilla bean - 1 each egg yolk - 2 tablespoons heavy cream - 2 tablespoons sanding sugar - 1 recipe Pate Brisee (see below) 1. Divide pie dough (a.k.a pate brisee) in half and roll out each piece to about 1⁄4” thick. Place one piece in the refrigerator and line the bottom of a 9” tart or pie pan with the other. Place the tart pan in the refrigerator. 2. Peel and core apples. Cut into 3⁄4” - 1” chunks. Place them in a medium bowl with the raspberries, sugar, lemon juice, flour, salt, and the seeds from the vanilla bean. Toss to combine. 3. Remove both the tart pan and the extra piece of dough from the refrigerator. Place all of the apples in the tart and dot with butter. 4. Cut out hearts with remaining piece of dough and place all around the tart (starting at the outer edge and moving inward.) Refrigerate or freeze pie until firm, about 1-3 hrs., but not overnight. 5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Make egg wash by whisking together yolk and heavy cream. Brush egg wash over pie and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Place tart on a sheet tray and bake at 425 for 15 min. Turn oven down to 375 and continue baking for an additional 30 minutes, or until the crust is a deep golden brown. The juices from the apples should be bubbling. Remove tart from oven and let cool on a wire rack before serving.

Pate Brisee (the pie dough) Makes enough for one, 9” pie (with top and bottom crust) - 2 1⁄2 cups all purpose flour - 1 teaspoon salt - 1 teaspoon sugar - 1 cup butter, cold, cut into ½ inch cubes - 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons ice water In a food processor combine flour, salt and sugar. Pulse to combine. Add butter all at once and pulse for about 5 seconds until mixture resembles course crumbs with some larger pieces remaining. Add ice water and pulse just till water is mixed in, about 8-10 pulses. Dough will still be crumbly. Wrap in plastic, use a rolling pin to bring dough together, and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to overnight.


Hollister Ranch Willa Kveta Photography




venue private estate, hollister ranch photographer willa kveta photography planner zohe felici - felici events hair and makeup lunabella hair and makeup florist imelda iraeata and zoe hitchner lighting lbps cupcakes enjoy! cupcakes catering new west catering rentals the tent merchant


Melanie Duerkopp Photography


kate spade inspired dessert table very merry events

Hello Lovelies! If you're anything like us, you're smitten over anything and everything Kate Spade. From the bold color palettes to the playful expression of words and patterns, to the classic (yet modern) garb, we're here to inspire you with a spunky and timeless approach to your next dessert table. Kate Spade says "live colorfully". We say ENTERTAIN COLORFULLY!

credits Photography Melanie Duerkopp Dessert Station Design-Styling Mary Phan of Very Merry Events Florals Huckleberry Karen Cake + Desserts Gabrielle Feuersinger of Cake Coquette Judy Kahn of Kahnfections Cake stands One True Love Vintage Rentals

Jacqueline Pilar Photography


a few of our

Favorite Things Welcome Basket by leslie lewis sigler of lilly & louise

Are family and friends flocking far and wide for your big day? If you're having a destination wedding, welcome your guests with a sweet surprise upon arrival. Keep in mind your destination and fill the basket (or bag) with a few of your favorite things from the area. If you can, include a homemade treat to really show just how much you love them! You're welcome.

- Favorite local wine - Sparkling water with a squeeze of lemon - Lemon off our lemon tree (or from local farmer's market) - Local olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar (we got ours from - Handmade soap - Almonds in cotton pouch - Homemade strawberry crumble in mini mason jars (see recipe on next page) - Homemade toffee chip cookies (recipe on

A few of Leslie's favorites from Santa Barbara


Ingredients For the Strawberries 2 cups strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/3 cup granulated sugar Sprinkle of salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon cornstarch For the Crumble 1/4 cup salted butter, melted 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2/3 cup all purpose flour

Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 1. For the strawberry mixture, toss together strawberries, lemon juice, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla extract and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Set aside. 2. While strawberries sit and thicken, assemble the crumble. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and flour to a small to medium sized bowl. Whisk ingredients together. Slowly add in melted butter and stir in to combine until crumbs develop. 3. Add strawberry mixture to ramekins (I used two 6oz. sized ramekins/mason jars). Spoon crumbs over the tops of the strawberries. 4. Bake crumbles for 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream! Servings: Two 6oz.-sized ramekins/mason jars

Recipe Courtesy of Kim McKeown of Lilly & Louise


Do-it-yourself print your own tags at home go to to download printable tags

leslie lewis sigler of lilly & louise

Lilly & Louise is a boutique stationery studio focusing on weddings, parties and everything in between. Check out their charming creations at

Phillip Van Nostrand Photography



RED, WHITE, AND BLUE by True Blue Events


credits Design and Coordination True Blue Events Photography Phillip Van Nostrand Rentals Elan Event Rental Venue University Club Hair & Make-up Unveiled Dessert Sugar Cat Studios Florals Tenley Erin Young Graphic Design Jamie Nordella



Al Fresco Celebrations ENTERTAINING IDEAS WITH SHINDIG EVENTS Photography by Corey Sanders 123






SWEET AND SIMPLE IDEAS WE 1. Natural Napkin Rings made out of fresh flowers and herbs. 2. Mini Mandarin Orange Place Settings. 3. Welcome Cocktails - recipe online at 4. S'mores Kits for when the sun goes down, the stars come out and the bonfire begins. 5. Colorful Ribbon Garland centerpiece that hangs from tree to tree. 6. Party favors! Two-minute chocolate cake in a mug.





by Cari Thomas, DIY Guru

create a classic wax seal that can be used to adorn any envelope, wine bottle, or even party favor. Tools and Materials: • Wax paper • Miniature wooden spools • Assorted buttons with shapes and designs

(we chose an anchor, but you could always use you and your beau's initials)

• Hot glue gun • Glue dots • Assorted color sealing-wax sticks/candles • Matches / lighter

How-To: 1. Cover your surface with wax paper. 2. Using your hot glue gun, glue your button(s) of choice to the wooden spools to create your stamp. 3. Light the wick on your wax stick and let it melt down. As it starts to melt, let the wax drop onto your wax paper surface in a circular shape. Drop enough wax equivalent to the size of your stamp (one wax blob at a time). Allow wax to cool for a few seconds and then gently stamp. This may take a few tries to finesse. 4. Repeat step 3 as needed. 5. Once dry, peel your wax seals off of the wax paper. Use a glue dot to secure onto your envelope / object of choice. Note: you can also melt the wax directly onto your envelope for a more official sealing. If mailing, we recommend placing the wax-sealed envelope inside another envelope to ensure perfect delivery.


THE BACKYARD BARBARENO Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara



½ oz (15 ml) Re-Find Handcrafted Vodka Paso Robles, California

1. Combine all ingredients except cilantro flowers in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously to mix.

½ oz (15 ml) Ventura Orangecello Blood Orange Ventura, California

2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. 3. Garnish with a few cilantro flowers.

2-½ oz (73 ml) fresh blood orange juice ½ oz (15 ml) farmers market fresh lime juice Barspoon of guava jalapeño preserves Mama’s Preserves, Arroyo Grande, California Cilantro flowers for garnish

The Backyard Barbareño (one of the extinct Chumash languages of the Santa Barbara area) takes its inspiration from Santa Barbara’s Spanish roots combined with its abundance of California fresh ingredients. The vodka is uniquely craft distilled from grapes (“from vineyard to bottle”) in the adjacent wine producing region of Paso Robles. The resulting creation? A refreshing, citrusy cocktail that’s a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy, with just the right amount of tang. The rocks glass was carefully chosen to showcase the drink’s striking color and garnishes with delicate and simple lines.


summer sipping with the four seasons resort

weddings and special events

Elizabeth Messina Photography

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