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n behalf of the staff, artists, photographers, designers, writers and others who have helped to make Passport Gateway Magazine the area’s most popular visitor guide since 1995, we invite you to join the millions of readers who have used our magazine to find the very best places to eat, shop and play in Paradise on the Pacific, where the unique east to west, southern facing coastal orientation creates the Mediterraneanlike abundance of sunshine, moderate temperatures and dazzling beauty that


attracts more than six million annual visitors to this seaside sanctuary commonly called the American Riviera. This is the place that was claimed by Spain in 1542, when the first European to set foot on the California coast was greeted by gift-bearing Chumash Indians who had thrived here for thousands of years and are today one of the region’s largest employers and philanthropists. This was the moviemaking capital of the world in the early 20th Century. This is where Charlie Chaplin built a hotel and Jimmy Cagney owned a wharf; where Laurence Olivier married Vivien Leigh and John & Jackie Kennedy honeymooned; where miles of palm lined beaches frame a moving canvass of white sailboats on crisp blue seas and magnificent sunsets silhouette the rich, red terra cotta rooflines that surround one of California’s most popular Spanish Missions; where you’re 92 miles north of Los Angeles,

332 miles south of San Francisco, and, hopefully, far enough from home to become accustomed to a more relaxed, carefree lifestyle as you explore the sun-drenched beaches, picturesque harbor, gourmet restaurants, shopping treasures, museums, galleries, awardwinning wineries and historical sites. This is also the place where you’ll find charming sidewalk cafes and worldclass restaurants; and, where you’ll enjoy shopping adventures at first-class national and international stores as well as our eclectic mix of locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries. This is the home of five Nobel Prize winners; media celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Laura Schlessinger

and Dennis Miller; entertainers Jeff Bridges, Carol Burnett, John Cleese, Kevin Costner, Bo Derek, Kirk Douglas, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dennis Franz, Tab Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Michael Keaton, Cheryl Ladd, Christopher Lloyd, Rob Lowe, Eva Marie Saint and Jonathan Winters; singers and songwriters Jeff Barr y, Jackson Browne, Christopher Cross, David Crosby, Barry DeVorzon, Bruce Johnston, Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina, Peter Noone and Glen Phillips; TV/film producers and directors Bruce Brown, Chris Carter, Tom Pollock, Ivan Reitman, Joel Schumacher, Dick Wolf and Robert Zemeckis; bestselling authors Jack Canfield, Barnaby Conrad and Sue Grafton; sports legends Jimmy Connors, Fred Couples, Tommy Curren and Andy Granatelli; business titans Gene Montesano, Charlie Munger, Paul Orfalea, Fred Siegal, Harold Simmons, Herb Simon and Ty Warner; and, all of the rest of us who live, work and play in one of the world’s favorite destinations. Welcome to paradise. We’re glad you’re here.  - Betty Carroll ­7



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Impressionist plein air painter Mirella Olson has received numerous awards for her watercolors & oils in the U.S. and abroad. Mirella expresses the compelling forces of creation with strong design & gentleness of execution. Juried in the Societa delle Belle Arti in Verona, Italy; the S.B. Art Association, Gallery Los Olivos, Art Guild of Santa Ynez Valley & Los Padres Watercolor Society, Mirella’s beautiful creations can be seen at various area galleries as well as Sundays at the Cabrillo Blvd. Art Show. Visit her website at or call (805) 964-0869. CONTENTS: © Seaside Communications, Inc., 2011 All rights reserved. Passport Gateway Magazine of Santa Barbara accepts but is not responsible for the return of unsolicited text, manuscripts or photographic materials.

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Holiday Shopping

in Santa Barbara The Best Places to Find the Perfect Gifts!

Holiday shopping in Santa Barbara is a rewarding experience and there’s no greater reward than discovering the eclectic mix of locally owned boutiques, galleries and shops that are some of the best places to find the perfect gifts in paradise on the pacific. We’ll begin at Loreto Plaza at the corner of State and Los Positas streets where you can enjoy a luxurious spa treatment at Qui si Bella eco-Wellness spa and find quality skin care products, candles, exotic scents and gift certificates for that special person on your list. No matter what time of day you’ve begun your shopping adventure, Le Café Stella, the popular French-American cafe overlooking Loreto Plaza on McCaw Avenue is a locals favorite place to eat, drink and relax for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Shelly Niro, Santa Barbara Arts From Loreto Plaza, we recommend you travel south on State Street to Downtown santa Barbara, where you’ll find the area’s highest concentration of retail shopping treasures in the eleven blocks from Sola Street south to Highway 101 with abundant public parking off Chapala and Anacapa streets and openair trolleys, electric shuttle buses and pedi-cabs available to help you navigate the most beautiful downtown on the California coast. As you enter the downtown area, be sure to visit Natasha, the contemporary women’s clothing boutique in Victoria Court at 1231 State Street that specializes in easy care, easy wear casual clothing in natural fabrics made in California as well as the area’s largest selection of Citron and Cutloose apparel and a wide selection of accessories, shoes, bags, jewelry and hats. And since you’re just across the street from the box office at the beautifully restored Granada Theatre at 1214 State Street, may we suggest that tickets to the State Street Ballet’s December 17th or 18th performances of The Nutcracker or the Santa Barbara Symphony’s New Year’s Eve celebration Moments bracelet, Pandora make excellent gifts. 12

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Locally owned, 33 Jewels is proud to feature a diverse collection of several Santa Barbara jewelry artists as well as international jewelers. This full service jeweler has an extensive collection of diamonds & colored stones and a variety of precious metals. 33 Jewels also offers a distinct & unique bridal selection, create your custom designs, repair work and service on fine watches. Their fine craftsmanship is heirloom quality – handmade and symbolic, each a small wearable treasure. Open 11am-6pm daily, Noon-5pm Sunday. Closed Tuesdays.

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of high fashion & casual beach elegance with luxe collections of jewelry, knitwear, denim, swimwear, separates & handbags. Angel prides itself on its unique local interpretation of fashion & individual approach to style, with many new lines from emerging & well-known designers arriving for Fall & Winter. Open Mon.Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 11am-6pm.

BIKINI faCtOrY 2275 Ortega Rd., Summerland, 969-2887

A mainstay of the Santa Barbara shopping experience, Bikini Factory is only 5 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, nestled in the cozy artistic community of Summerland. Bikini Factory not only sells but creates ladies swimwear for all body types & ages, offering full service, constantly updated stock and they mail too! (Continued on page 20)

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eaturing a diverse collection of several Santa Barbara jewelry artists as well as international jewelers, this locally owned boutique gallery offers a different shopping experience for people who appreciate handmade, heirloom quality jewelry. 33 Jewels has a beautiful collection of hard to find Estate and Antique jewelry, featuring uncommon designs and materials, dating from the early 1800’s to the late 1900’s. A full service jeweler, 33 Jewels also does custom design, repair work, and maintains fine watches. Proudly hailed as “Where Santa Barbara Gets Engaged,” 33 Jewels offers a distinct and unique bridal selection with a large selection of engagement and wedding rings, as well as gifts for the bridal party. It is easy to fall in love in Santa Barbara; let us help you commemorate the moment. With the a sense of pride and fine craftsmanship, owner Diane Garmendia takes particular joy in making your custom designs come to life, as well as repurposing older jewelry from your collection. Being the only female owned and operated jewelry store in Santa Barbara, 33 Jewels’ staff has a unique sense of what women want, and can help them (and their sweethearts) with their most important purchases! As you walk in, you are greeted with the beautiful glow cast by the amazing chandeliers and wall sconces of Danish “reverse glass painting” artist, Ulla Darni. This illuminated art with a practical function truly is a sight to behold at night, and even more stunning in your home! Upstairs, the Trésor de Vintage Collection features fine vintage costume jewelry, designer handbags, dresses and gowns, accessories and other apparel from the 1950’s through the 1980’s. Detailed and elaborate pieces by Chanel, Miriam Haskell, Coro, Ciner, Hobé, Carnegie and more, complement beautifully restored dresses and gowns by Dior, Mr. Blackwell, Fredrick’s of Hollywood (1950’s), and many others. This is a true treasure of Santa Barbara! 33 Jewels at El Paseo, 814 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 957-9100 Open 11am-6pm daily, Noon- 5pm Sunday, Closed Tuesdays • Extended Holiday Hours ­17

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store at 1130 State Street on the lower level of the SBMA in downtown area’s charming cultural district offers a variety of merchandise unique to the Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, including the area’s finest selection of art books, music and dvds. You’ll find distinctive art objects, jewelry and apparel by local artists, as well as beautiful SBMA signature products, and educational children’s books and toys. The Museum Store proudly supports fair-trade merchants from around the world, and, all proceeds support the Museum of Art’s exhibitions and extensive education programs. A block south on the east side of State Street, the charming La Arcada Court is the home of Santa Barbara Arts at 1114 State Street, Suite 126 where you’ll discover fine contemporary crafts and one-of-a-kind gifts from handmade jewelry to pottery, hand blown glass, photography, wind chimes, bells, artistic clothing and more from over 40 local artists. For over 35 years, The Andersen’s Danish Bakery and Restaurant has been providing the finest authentic Danish and European cuisine and bakery items available at 1106 State Street; and, they’ll ship their worldfamous Kringle, Butter Rings and Danish Strips along with MCS handbag, Angel, Montecito other wonderful items directly to your door! 33 Jewels at 814 State Street in the historic El Paseo, California’s first shopping center, is a popular, full service jeweler that proudly features a diverse collection of wearable treasures from Santa Barbara jewelry artists and international jewelers that include an extensive collection of diamond, colored stones, and, a variety of precious metals. The Yes Store, Santa Barbara’s annual artist cooperative, located at 740 State Street is celebrating their 43rd season of offering special hand-made custom jewelry, ceramics, fused and blown glass, graphics, photography, weaving and clothing on sale through Christmas Eve; and, if you’re holiday shopping on Sunday, be sure to visit the Sunday Arts & Crafts Show where over 200 resident artists display their own original work in a beautiful outdoor setting under the palms on Cabrillo Boulevard from Stearns Wharf to Chase Palm Park at the only continuous, non-juried arts festival of original drawings, painting, graphics, sculpture, crafts and photography in the world. At the corner of Carrillo and State streets, Wendy Foster State Street, one of downtown Santa Barbara’s premier shopping destinations for over 20 years, offers discerning shoppers the opportunity to create entire coordinated outfits, often featuring lines designed locally or not available elsewhere, from an extensive inventory of clothing and accessories; and, the locally owned Lovebird Boutique & Jewelry Bar stores at 535 State Street and 7 East De La Guerra offers a wide and varied selection of women’s apparel, handbags, shoes, accessories and Zia jewelry created by owner Jennifer Scarborough. You’ll find more exquisite holiday gifts at the Santa Barbara Art Glassblowing Studio at 706 East Mason Street, where master glass artists will ­18

help you design your own handblown ornaments. Before we leave Santa Barbara for the lush coastal community of Montecito where celebrity residents like Oprah Winfrey, Kirk Douglas, Rob Lowe and numerous other famous entertainers, artists and writers are often spotted in the area’s upscale boutiques, galleries, fine restaurants and world class hotels; we recommend a visit to Santa Barbara Winery, to enjoy the wine tasting room at the area’s oldest winery just two blocks from the beach at 202 Anacapa Street; and, if you need a break from your holiday shopping extravaganza, we suggest you visit the Santa Barbara Zoo that is known as one of the world’s most beautiful zoos and is home to 160 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects exhibited in open, naturalistic habitats overlooking Howard Connor, Santa Barbara Arts the Pacific Ocean, the Andree Clark Bird Refuge and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Montecito is divided into the two areas shown on the map on page 16 of this magazine. The Upper Village near the corners of East Valley Road and San Ysidro Road is bordered by the historic San Ysidro Ranch, the luxury resort that is considered to be one of the most romantic hideaways in the world. The Lower Village on Coast Village Road between Olive Mill Road and Hot Springs Road is bordered by the palatial Four Seasons Biltmore that combines the glory of historic California with legendary Four Seasons service. We’ll begin this phase of our holiday shopping adventure in the Upper Village at Wendy Foster in the Plaza del Sol at 516 San Ysidro Road, the flagship of four stores that this local fashion icon owns in the greater Santa Barbara area. Wendy Foster was raised in Montecito and this store has earned a national reputation for showcasing her classic luxury fashion collections from New York, Paris, Los Angeles and Asian based designers, and, her unique hand Healy Designs, The Yes Store picked jewelry selections in artfully designed displays. The Upper Village is also home to the Pierre LaFond Montecito Market at 516 San Ysidero RoadVillage where you’ll find a wide array of unique gift baskets, olive oil, vinegar and other culinary treats. In the Lower Village, we suggest you visit the elegant Montecito Inn that was built in 1928 by the legendary Charlie Chaplin on the corner of San Ysidro Road and Coast Village Road before you explore the mix of high fashion and casual beach elegance with luxe collections of jewelry, knitwear, denim, swimwear, separates and handbags at Angel at 1221 Coast Village Road, the younger and more hip of the four Wendy Foster stores that showcases cutting-edge collections from designers like Joie, Nightcap and MK2K. Our holiday shopping adventure concludes with a visit to the charming seaside community of Summerland, just five minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, where the Bikini Factory, at 2275 Ortega Road, has been offering all shapes and sizes of mix & match bikinis for over 40 years along with cover-ups, shoes and colorful beachwear. Happy Holidays! ­19


Chan Luu Wrap Bracelets, Angel, Montecito

KIMBERLY HAIRPIECES & WIGS 1429 State Street, 899-8200

With over 30 years experience, Kimberly Kim offers her customers the very finest 100% human hair extensions, custom fitting, a vast assortment of high fashion designer wigs & toupees. Much more than just a hairpiece boutique, Kimberly offers medical adhesive bonding, scalp treatments, free consultations & private appointments. Quality products, service, privacy & attention to detail awaits you at Kimberly Hairpieces. Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm or by appointment.


535 State St., 560-9900 7 East De La Guerra, 568-3800 This locally owned boutique, with 2 downtown locations, offers a wide & varied ­20

selection of women’s apparel, handbags, shoes, accessories & Zia Jewelry created by owner Jennifer Scarbrough. Choose from fashions by Johnny Was, Flax, Wooden Ships, XCVI, Green Dragon & more. Lovebird offers a comfortable & affordable Santa Barbara shopping experience.

NATASHA 1231 State St., 965-4542 This contemporary women’s clothing boutique specializes in wash & wear easy clothing in natural fabrics made in California. A fun place to shop, Natasha offers a wide selection with personalized service, and daily shipments of new merchandise. Natasha also has the largest selection of CITRON silks and rayons and wonderful, cozy, colorful sweaters. Great jewelry, shoes, handbags and belts by HOBO make Natasha your one-stop boutique and they can ship your purchases home for you! (Continued on page 24)

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QUI SI BELLA ECO-WELLNESS SPA 3311 State St., 682-0003 (In the Loreto Shopping Center)

This luxurious eco-wellness spa combines modern advancements in beauty treatments with ancient holistic healing rituals amidst the soothing waterfalls & Tuscan-style décor. Select from an extensive spa menu & emerge glowing with serenity & health from the inside, out. In Italian Qui Si Bella implies “beauty from within.” Let Qui Si Bella bring out your beauty. Call for appointment. Scan the code to view the modern beauty treatments and ancient holistic healing rituals that will inspire your senses and renew your spirit!


SANTA BARBARA ARTS 1114 State St. #26, 884-1938 (In The La Arcada Courtyard)

This locally owned one-stop gift gallery located in the historic La Arcada courtyard features beautifully crafted treasures by fifty local artists including stunning handmade jewelry, hand dyed silks, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, photography, mobiles, books and much more with complementary gift-wrapping. Open Mon. - Sat. 11am - 6pm. Sun. Noon - 5pm Scan the code to see the beautifully crafted treasures at this locally owned one-stop gift gallery located in the historic La Arcada Courtyard. (Continued on page 26)

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WENDY FOSTER - Montecito

516 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito, 565-1506 Contemporary Santa Barbara Lifestyle Wendy Foster State Street

Wendy Foster - a local store with a national reputation. Wendy was raised in Montecito and now has four stores in the area. The current collections she has in Montecito are: Piazza Sempioni, Shirin Guild, and Dosa, and really, really gorgeous jewelry from around the world. Open 7 days, 9am to 8pm.

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833 State Street, 966-2276 - For over 20 years, Wendy Foster’s boutiques have influenced the Santa Barbara fashion scene by launching young designers & featuring labels from around the world. Wendy Foster State Street is a premier shopping destination in downtown Santa Barbara & offers a mix of street savvy clothing & elegant ensembles. This boutique is a must stop for locals & visitors alike on the popular State Street strip.

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Georges Braque, Glass on a Table, 1909-10, oil on canvas, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART 1130 State St., 963-1364, A remarkable permanent collection featuring ancient art: 19th C, American, French & English, 20th C, European, North American & Latin American, as well as a vast collection of works on paper and highly praised Asian art. Through January 1, 2012 visit Echoes of Japan: the Prints of Henri Riviere (1864-1951), an exhibition tracing his career from his early days as a designer of show plays for the Cabaret du Chat Noir to the albums of Parisian cityscapes & Breton landscapes with which he made his name. Also, visit the children’s gallery, café & gift store. Open Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm.


SANTA BARBARA ARTS 1114 State St. #26, 884-1938 Santa Barbara Arts is your one-stop gift gallery located in the historic La Arcada courtyard. This locally owned shop features beautifully crafted treasures by fifty local artists including Santa Barbara’s own Bud Bottoms, creator of the dolphin fountain. The eclectic mix includes stunning handmade jewelry, hand dyed silks, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, photography, mobiles, books and much more. With complementary gift-wrapping, you’re sure to find the perfect item for someone special... or just treat yourself to a treasured memento of Santa Barbara. Open Mon. - Sat. 11am - 6pm. Sun. Noon - 5pm

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Special Exhibition

September 17, 2011 – January 8, 2012 1 1 3 0 S TAT E S T R E E T S A N TA B A R B A R A , C A 805-963-4364 This exhibition is organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, as well as the generous support of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board and the Willfong Family Trust.

Events & Activities 67th Annual S.B. International Orchid Show More than 70 exhibitors from the United States & around the world will display hundreds of different orchid species & named varieties at the 67th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, March 16-18, 2012 at Earl Warren Showground’s’ Warren Hall. Orchid experts will conduct demonstrations on orchid care, flower arranging & more. A vast selection of blooming orchid plants & products will be available for sale during the show with concurrent events including open houses at several nurseries in the Santa Barbara area. Tickets available after January 1, 2012 through & at the Showground’s box office during the show weekend. Visit

State Street Ballet’s Stellar Season! The Nutcracker: Santa Barbara’s only professional ballet company will perform the quintessential Christmas tale of adventure and fantasy - the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on December 17 at 2:00 & 7:30 pm. and December 18, 2:00 PM. The Secret Garden: Based on Burnett’s famous novel, this classic story is transformed into a modern-day ballet for all ages. It is a story of loss, dreams, and hope complete with cutting edge choreography and luscious costumes. February 25 at 7:30pm & February 26 at 2 pm. Both performances are at The Granada Theatre. Tickets start at $28 with sr/st discounts. Call 805-899-2222.

Celebrate With T he Symphony! A stellar concert of works by Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” and Piano Concerto No 5. “Emperor,” will be held on November 19, 20 (8 p.m. & 3 p.m.) at The Granada Theatre joined by piano virtuoso Hong Xu.Ring in New Year’s Eve with music from Opera to Broadway. Bob Bernhardt, guest conductor of the Boston Pops, will be joined by soprano Mela Dailey, December 31, 8:30 p.m. $35 up.On January 21, 22 (8 p.m. & 3 p.m) Anne Akiko Meyers will perform Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending and Ravel’s Tzigane plus music by Bach and Haydn. Nir Kabaretti will conduct in November & January.Tickets start at $25. Call 805-899-2222 or Photo: David Bazemore


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Enjoy Great Seafood Specialties at Arch Rock Fish

ARCH ROCK FISH 608 Anacapa St., 845-2800

You’re invited to experience Santa Barbara’s newest “neighborhood joint” where Celebrity Chef Scott Leibfried and his HJL Restaurant Advisors partners have created a uniquely local, always welcoming space that serves the best and freshest food and drink available from local vendors. Open for dinner daily and lunch/dinner Sat & Sun. $$(10-30)/FB


New age Scandinavian cuisine with international flair, excellent wines, all accented with genuine Danish pastry and desserts. The Andersen’s love of food and people is evident as you enjoy your breakfast, lunch $ U n d e r $10 p e r p e r s o n $$ $10 t o $16 p e r p e r s o n $$$ $17 t o $24 p e r p e r s o n $$$$ $25 o r m o re p e r p e r s o n FB Fu l l Ba r B&W Beer & Wine Only E E n t e r t a i n m e n t


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THE BOATHOUSE 2982 ½ Cliff Drive, 898-2628 (At Hendry’s Beach,

Arguably the most beautiful restaurant setting in Santa Barbara, the Boathouse sits on the sand at Hendry’s Beach, amidst the bluffs. Large beachside patio with giant fire pit, inside/outside bar with fabulous cocktails (try the Blood Orange) fresh oysters, plus display kitchen with mesquite grills. Open daily from 7:30am and featuring a breakfast that is a sure fire winner any day of the week. $$/FB

CHUCK’S WATERFRONT GRILL 113 Harbor Way, 564-1200

Continuing the tradition of great food & service of Chuck’s of Hawaii on Upper State, Chuck’s Waterfront Grill has come to Santa Barbara’s Harbor. Prime Grade Top Sirloin Steaks, “Chuck’s Style” fresh (Continued on page 36)

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Santa Barbara’s Best Danish Restaurant & Bakery


or over 35 years, Andersen’s Restaurant & Bakery in the historic La Arcada has been serving locals and visitors with the finest authentic Danish and European cuisine and bakery items for breakfast, lunch and candlelit dinner at one of the most charming locations on the West Coast. At The Andersen’s, you can people watch on the sidewalk patio while savoring European style cafe cuisine or dine indoors where the European castle motif is adorned with Royal Copenhagen plates, Danish tile work, gleaming copper pots, fresh flowers, shimmering chandeliers and gilt framed original oils painted by Mr. Andersen. The beautiful, newly renovated LiseLotte room is locals favorite that also provides ample room for parties! The Andersen’s breakfast menu features Eggs Napoleon, Crab Cake, Turkey and Smoked Scottish Salmon Benedicts, Homemade Sausage, and, warm Danish’s, Strudels and Croissants. The lunch menu features traditional Smoked Scottish Salmon, Fiskefilet with Rémoulade, Andersen’s own Chicken Liver Paté and Roast Beef Danish smørrebrød open-faced sandwiches on freshly baked bread, salads, burgers and, numerous other delectable options and changing lunch specials. The Andersen’s ‘High Tea’ that features a festive tier of Andersen's LisoLotte Room scone, apple strudel, small sandwiches, a Petite Four, a small cream pastry and strawberries in season accompanied by your choice of teas is served from noon to 9pm daily. Dinner is served by candlelight at Andersen’s to from an extensive menu that features a magnificent marbelized Rib Eye Steak, Smoked salmon with dill sauce, tender, slow roasted Scandinavian Duck, Vol au Vent, Jaeger Schnitzel and other European favorites like the hearty Hungarian Goulash and authentic Frikadeller and Hakkebof. An exquisite wine list includes selections from the Foxen, Wolff Winery, Ancient Peaks, Renard and many more wineries; and, the dessert selections are the perfect conclusion to an outstanding culinary adventure. The PRIX FIXED JAZZ evenings that feature live music from Nicole Lvoff, Randy Tico and Chris Judge create a unique dining experience. The Marzipan Butter Ring is the specialty at Andersen’s world famous bakery that also offers a wide array of baked to perfection pastry; and, they’ll even ship their world famous Christmas Kringles, Cookies, Marcipan Candies, layer cakes and other mouthwatering bakery selections when you visit In Denmark a bakery and restaurant combo is called “Konditori.” Here in America, Mrs. Andersen and Charlotte welcome you to the LAND OF ANDERSEN’S, where the passion for quality and love of the beautiful pastries and cakes are ever present and the new avant-garde take on northern European cuisine that focuses on the Danish but oh so much more will keep you coming back to this very special dining experience located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara at 1106 State Street. 962-5085. ­34

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Enjoy Classic Santa Barbara Dining at the Paradise Café

Alaska halibut, teriyaki grilled prawns, grilled sea scallops, King Crab legs & Australian lobster tail are served nightly from 5pm, with Sunset Dinner Specials from 5pm-6:30pm. Reservations suggested. $$$/FB

EL PASEO RESTAURANT 10 El Paseo, 962-6050

Located in the historic El Paseo, Santa Barbara’s most romantic restaurant features freshly prepared soups & salads, delicious Mexican entrees, fresh fish, seafood, great grilled meats & handmade tortillas served in a scenic, beautiful indoor/outdoor courtyard. Open for dinner daily 4pm; Happy Hour Mon. - Fri. 4pm-6pm. Sunday Brunch. $$/FB/E

ENDLESS SUMMER BAR CAFÉ 113 Harbor Way, 2nd Floor, 564-4666

Upstairs from Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, this surf-inspired bar-café offers great harbor views and was named one of the “top ten seafood spots by the sea” in the June’07 issue of Sunset Magazine. The Endless Summer menu features seafood fresh off the docks like sesame crusted ahi on a warm spinach salad, fish & chips and


popcorn shrimp, crisp salads, and, a Happy Hour with food & drink specials like the Endless Summer Blonde Ale. $$/FB/E

FARMER BOY RESTAURANT 3427 State St., 687-7011

All-American home style cooking since 1958 & home of Karleskint Catering, Farmer Boy features 75 omelets, cinnamon rolls made fresh daily, early bird & lunch specials. Seniors & Children’s Menu. Located in the San Roque Plaza. $/B&W

THE FISHOUSE 101 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 966-2112

Huge tropical fish tank, display kitchen, fire pit, oceanfront location, patio dining, innovative cocktails & an extensive wine list. In its ten years of operation, the FisHouse has quickly become second to none in Santa Barbara’s rich tradition of great seafood. Locally owned & operated by the same family that brought you the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, the FisHouse offers specialties like Macadamia Nut Sea Bass and old favorites like local lobster. Open daily for lunch & dinner from 11:30am. Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 5pm-7pm. $$/FB (Continued on page 38)

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HARRY’S PLAZA CAFE 3313 State St., at Las Positas, 687-2800

Since 1968, the legendary Harry’s Plaza Cafe has served quality food at reasonable prices, the most generous drinks in town and the best desserts on the planet to visiting celebrities, athletes, politicians and all the loyal locals that have made Harry’s one of the area’s favorite places to eat, drink and enjoy. Open for lunch & dinner daily. $$/FB


World class dining & spectacular views in a beautiful setting create a truly great luncheon or dinner experience. Begin with a fine wine or cocktail & watch boats glide by in the scenic harbor. Savor fresh fish, seafood, prime steaks, prime rib, salads & delicious desserts. Breakfast 8am-Noon weekends; lunch daily 11am-2:30pm and dinner 5pm-10pm, Sat. until 11pm at the Harbor & Longboards. $$$/FB


KAHUNA GRILL 12 De La Guerra Place, 965-6770 (In Paseo Nuevo Mall) 7010 Marketplace Dr., 685-3711 (In Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta)

You know exactly what you’re getting when you walk thru the doors at Kahuna Grill – laid back surfer fare at affordable prices. Choose from seven different mouth-watering, freshly grilled classic burgers, sandwiches, fresh salads, veggie burgers, fries, onion rings, shakes & a great Children’s Menu. Dine inside amid the classic surf photos & surfing paraphernalia, or on the patio. Beer, soft drinks, specialty coffees. Open daily for lunch or dinner. $$

MADISON’S GRILL & TAVERN 525 State St., 882-1182

Voted ‘Best Sports Grill & Happy Hour’ for 12 years! Serving lunch daily, Madison’s offers heated patio dining & indoor seating with 42 HDTV’s & stadium surround sound. Their ‘All American Grill’ menu features ribs, steaks, seafood, pasta, salads & sandwiches. Daily Happy Hour with half-price drinks & appetizers. $$/FB

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101 East Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA (805) 966-2112 Open 7 days a week Now Serving Sunday Brunch

- Serving finest seafood anywhere From exotic distant nets to the freshest local catch

Award-Winning Wine list

Full Bar * Martini Menu Private Banquet Room with Custom Menus Catering * Take-out

A popular local’s favorite, opal restaurant and bar infuses an Eclectic California Cuisine with creative influences from around the World. 1325 State Street Next to the Arlington Theatre Open Daily 966-9676

Chuck’s Waterfront Grill

Classic Santa Barbara Style Dining By The Boats!


t just doesn’t get any better than this: patio dining By the Boats and Under the Sails, in classic Santa Barbara style, on the new open air Deck at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill. Recently selected the winner of the Best New Architectural Feature category of the Santa Barbara Beautiful 2011 Annual awards, the Chuck’s Waterfront Grill Deck features radiant heated flooring to keep your toes warm, firepits with flames dancing to keep guests cozy, a glass windscreen to  buffer the breeze, and sails overhead to keep you dry on the occasional foggy evening.  Sculptural landscaping and uplighting of the sails create a world-class ambiance “By the Boats, Under the Sails”, overlooking the Santa Barbara harbor and the shimmering hills of the American Riviera beyond. If the breeze is a little blustery, or the winter’s cold has you thinking it’s time to cozy up to a booth, join Friends and Family inside at Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, a traditional waterfront steak and fish house at the Santa Barbara harbor. Maybe a bowl of Fisherman’s Stew is on your mind, with local swordfish, halibut, and other fresh fish straight from our Fisherman’s Market around the corner, simmered with tomatoes, veggies, and herbs. Best savored with a glass of our own Chuck’s Syrah (made by local vintner Fred Brander), and followed up by a Kauai Mud Pie, just for the experience of it.For reservations, call (805) 564-1200. Upstairs from Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, The Endless Summer bar-café, a Sunset Magazine recognized “Top 10 best spots around the West to enjoy seafood along with a seaside view.” The Endless Summer bar-café is named for the world-famous surfing film made in the early sixties and is filled with surfing memorabilia and videos that celebrate the culture that has become such an iconic part of the California lifestyle. The food and drink are designed with the lifestyle in mind also; The Endless Summer bar-café is the kind of place one might drop in to share Mai-Tais and Popcorn Shrimp before or after heading out to the surf or to savor the SesameCrusted Ahi on a Warm Spinach Salad before a leisurely stroll along the breakwater. Many of the local fisherman finish their day here; most are happy to share their stories, and you’ll have a great story to share after dining at this surfing-inspired gem atop Chuck’s Waterfront Grill by the boats at 113 Harbor Way. ­40

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Points of Interest EL PRESIDIO DE SANTA 1 BARBARA HISTORIC PARK The Presidio includes buildings that were part of the last Spanish military outpost in the New World. The chapel contains restored 18th century decorations. 123 E. Canon Perdido St. 966-0719.

 ARPELES MANUSCRIPT K 2 LIBRARY Collection of prized manuscripts & rare documents. 21 W. Anapamu St. 962-5322.

8 GRANADA THEATRE For over 70 years the historic Granada Theatre has been the premiere center of entertainment for the entire Central Coast. 1216 State St. 966-2324. Santa Barbara Zoo Over 500 animals on over 30 scenic acres of a former beachside estate. 500 Ninos Dr. off Cabrillo Blvd. 962-5339.

SANTA BARBARA 3 COUNTY COURTHOUSE Timeless Spanish-Moorish masterpieces with colorful corridors, historic mural room, 85 ft. observation tower. Great views from the clock tower. 1100 Anacapa St. 962-6464.

GANNA WALSKA LOTUSLAND A 37-acre botanical wonder containing subtropical & tropical plants from around the world. Located in Montecito, just east of Santa Barbara. Reservations required for tours from mid-Feb. thru Nov., (805) 969-9990.

SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM Santa Barbara’s newest museum offers a vibrant exploration of our relationship with the sea. Offering state-of-the-art theatre presentations, hundreds of exhibits, and a unique museum store. In Santa Barbara’s working harbor, 113 Harbor Way. 962-8404.

SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM Charming adobe complex, built in 1817, houses one of the finest collections of regional history in California. 136 E. De La Guerra St. 966-1601. 4

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART One of the nation’s outstanding regional museums with important holdings of American, 19th century French and Asian art. 1130 State St. 963-4364.


STEARNS WHARF & TY WARNER SEA CENTER Oldest operating wharf on the West coast with ships and eateries. The Sea Center offers a glimpse into marine life that inhabits the Santa Barbara Channel and includes displays dedicated to the preservation of rare and endangered species and habitat types. At the foot of State St. 564-5518 & 962-9111.


ARLINGTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Originally built in 1875 the interior contains a mock Spanish village. Curved ceiling is “star studded” and creates an outdoor illusion. 1317 State St.



SANTA BARBARA MISSION “Queen of the Missions” is 10th of the California missions established in 1786 by Spanish Franciscans. Gift shop. Daily from 9am-5pm. 2201 Laguna St. 682-4713. BOTANIC GARDEN Over 1,000 plants in a wide variety of habitats. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. 682-4726. SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Nationally renowned museum specializing in North American West Coast and California natural history. Special theme exhibits. 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd. 682-4711.


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THE NATURAL CAFÉ 508 State St., Santa Barbara 962-9494 361 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara 563-1163 5892 Hollister Avenue, Goleta 682-2363 968 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village 449-0099 698 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo 546-9200

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THE PARADISE CAFÉ 702 Anacapa St., 962-4416

Consistently voted by locals as the “best lunch,” “best health food,” and “best fish taco,” the Natural Café offers natural pastas, sandwiches & burgers, as well as fresh local fish, homemade soups, salads and wholesome burritos. Voted “best outdoor patio dining,” the downtown State Street location is a fun place to people watch while you dine! $/B&W

The Paradise Café has been a local’s favorite for more than 25 years. The atmosphere is fun & casual and features an art deco bar, outdoor garden patio & dining rooms decorated with original local art. Steaks, seafood, chops & the signature Paradise Burger are all grilled over live Santa Maria oak. Open for lunch & dinner from 11am, Sunday Breakfast at 9am. $$/FB

OPAL RESTAURANT & BAR 1325 State St., 966-9676

PIERRE LAFOND WINE BISTRO 516 State St, 962-1455

A local’s favorite, Opal’s Eclectic California Cuisine fuses creative influences from around the world with American regional touches: from Chili-Encrusted Filet Mignon to Fresh Pan-Seared Fish & Seafood, Homemade Pastas, Gourmet Pizzas from our wood burning pizza oven, fresh batked breads, deliciously imaginative salads & homemade desserts. Sophisticated yet comfortable, Opal’s radiates a warm, friendly atmosphere with fun, effi-


Their Seasonal Menu captures the freshness of Santa Barbara Farmer’s Markets as well as their own organic garden. Grilled organic salmon, wild mushroom sacchetti pasta, steak salad with bistro sirloin, florette wine cake & more. Wine flights – full line of New Belgium beers on tape. Daily specials. Indoor or outdoor patio seating. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner 9am-9:30pm. $$/BW

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waterfront guide Land and Sea Tours THE LAND SHARK View Santa Barbara by both land and sea, on this “boat with wheels!” Designed for comfortable cruising, the ambhibious Land Shark offers fully narrated 90-min. tours departing from Stearns Wharf at 12pm and 2pm, winding thru the streets of Santa Barbara and its historical landmarks, and splashing down into the blue waters of the Santa Barbara harbor. $25 Adults, $10 kids; Private Charters also avail. Call (805) 6837600; or visit

Harbor & Stearns Wharf Off of Cabrillo Blvd. on Harbor Way, come watch the fishermen unload their catch in one of the oldest working harbors on the West Coast, dine with a view and visit the exciting Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, which offers fun for the whole family. East of the Harbor, at the end of State St., lies Stearns Wharf, built in 1872 as the first working wharf in California. Today, the Wharf caters to visitors with shops, restaurants, fish market, boat charters and the Ty Warner Sea Center.


ARROYO BURRO BEACH Referred to as “Hendry’s Beach,” this beach off Cliff Drive, near Los Positas, is known for its sunsets and “The Boathouse” restaurant. Butterfly Beach In front of the Four Seasons Biltmore on Channel Drive, this quiet beach is convenient for those staying in Montecito.

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Boating & Whale Watching Condor Express Climb aboard the all new Condor Express, a jet powered catamaran, for a spectacular whale watching trip, sportfishing or island excursion. Captain Fred Benko and his crew are knowledgeable about the whales, islands & sea. The Condor Express has a spacious galley with food and cocktail service. Call (805) 882-0088 or 1-888-77-WHALE or visit:

East Beach This popular beach offers volleyball, beach grill, children’s playground, & arts center. On East Cabrillo Blvd., across from the Hotel Mar Monte. Goleta Beach Near UCSB, this large beach hosts a restaurant, grass picnic & BBQ areas & fishing pier. Sandspit Rd., off Hwy 217. Leadbetter Beach A favorite family beach, this area is good for windsurfing & surfing and boasts a full restaurant, grass picnic & BBQ areas. Shoreline Dr., across from City College.

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PUBLIC GOLF COURSES GLEN ANNIE GOLF CLUB 405 Glen Annie Road – 18 Holes Goleta • 968-6400

RIVER COURSE AT THE ALISAL 150 Alisal Road – 18 Holes Solvang • 688-6042

HIDDEN OAKS GOLF COURSE 4760G Calle Camarada – 9 Holes Santa Barbara • 967-3493

SANDPIPER GOLF COURSE 7925 Hollister Avenue – 18 Holes Goleta • 968-1541

LA PURISMA 3455 State Hwy. 246 – 18 Holes Lompoc • 735-8395

SANTA BARBARA GOLF CLUB 3500 McCaw Avenue – 18 Holes Santa Barbara • 687-7087

OCEAN MEADOWS GOLF COURSE 6925 Whittier Drive – 9 Holes Goleta • 968-6814

TWIN LAKES GOLF COURSE 6034 Hollister Avenue – 9 Holes Goleta • 964-1414

RANCHO SAN MARCOS GOLF COURSE 4600 Hwy. 154 – 18 Holes Santa Barbara • 683-6334

ZACA CREEK GOLF COURSE 223 Shadow Mountain Drive – 9 Holes Buellton • 688-2573


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erched majestically on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just north of downtown Santa Barbara, you’ll find a true championship course known as one of the best golf facilities in California. Sandpiper Golf Club designed by William F. Bell in 1972, is an inspiring combination of challenge and beauty that was named by Golf Digest as one of American’s top 75 upscale golf courses. Sandpiper was included in the 2011 Top 40 Golf Courses in the State of California – Golf Digest

Measuring over 7,000 yards from the back tees with a championship rating of 74.5, this par 72 course with mature, wooded fairways, undulating terrain and challenging greens attracts players of all skill levels and has tested the abilities of PGA and LPGA players alike, playing host to several professional tournaments including The PGA Tour Tournament Players Series, The LPGA Tour Santa Barbara Women’s Open and the prestigious final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School. While the front nine is slightly longer and more challenging than the back, the stretch of holes on the bluffs along the ocean are truly extraordinary. The 11th hole, a 224-yard par 3, drops dramatically from tee to green and offers spectacular views of the scenic Santa Barbara coast. The ocean also comes into play on the par-5 13th; this challenging hole offers a panoramic view of the coastline and the Channel Islands. “The ocean and mountain views are breathtaking and the golf course conditions are superb”, says General Manager & Director of Golf, D.J. Limardi. “Our main goal at Sandpiper is to provide all of our guests with a level of service that compliments a world class golf experience”. Conveniently located just minutes from downtown and the Santa Barbara Airport off Hwy 101 at the Winchester Canyon Road exit, Sandpiper combines a tradition of championship golf and spectacular surroundings with a full range of services that include an experienced and courteous staff, ocean view practice facility, Titleist rental clubs packages, PGA instruction and an award winning golf shop. Sandpiper also offers a restaurant that serves signature breakfast, lunch, and cocktails options. For more information visit ­60

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Championship golf with spectacular ocean and mountain views. Stay & play packages available. 18-Hole green fees with cart from $50. 805.968.6400


Conveniently located across from UCSB this regulation Golf Course is a nature lover’s paradise. Devereaux Creek meanders through the course providing water, wetlands and abundant wildlife along every hole. Tree-lined fairways and the finest quality greens enhance the golfer’s enjoyment. With a fully equipped practice facility, driving range, custom club fitting and teaching professionals, it is ideal for golfers of every ability

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Santa Barbara Explore wine country. Wine Tasting is everywhere - from downtown Santa Barbara to the scenic, country backroads of the Santa Ynez or Santa Maria Valleys. Over 100 wineries to choose from! Great wines, friendly people, and a beautiful, relaxed setting. What are you waiting for?

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Vintners’ Festival - April 2012 * Celebration of Harvest - Oct. 2012

Calendar of Events NOVEMBER Nov 1-Jan 8 S.B. MUSEUM OF ART Presents Picasso & Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910-12, an intimately scaled exhibition, featuring approximately 15 paints & 25 prints conceived by Georges Braque & Pablo Picasso during one of the most prolific & intensely experimental exchanges in the history of art. 1130 State St., 9634364. Nov 11 & 13 OPERA SANTA BARBARA Presents La Boheme, a classic, touching & poignant love story. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 899-2222. Nov 1-Jan 1 S.B. MUSEUM OF ART Presents Echoes of Japan: the Prints of Henri Riviere (1864-1951), an exhibition tracing his career from his early days as a designer of show plays for the Cabaret du Chat Noir to the albums of Parisian cityscapes & Breton landscapes with which he made his name. 1130 State St., 963-4364. Nov 24 THANKSGIVING PUMPKIN SMASH What could be more fun?! S.B. Zoo, 10am-3:30pm. Visit Nov 30 17th ANNUAL LA ARCADA CHRISTMAS WALK Join in the fun & celebration of the holiday season

as La Arcada Court, 1114 State St., entertains all with strolling carolers, local music groups, holiday goodies, photos with Santa (from 5-7:30pm) & much more. Come enjoy the shops, restaurants & galleries from 5pm-8pm.

DECEMBER Dec 2 DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY PARADE More than 50,000 spectators line State Street 6:30pm to cheer on a colossal contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities & the most anticipated appearance of the evening â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the arrival of Santa atop his festive sleigh. Dec 2 JULEFEST TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Celebrate this annual Julefest (Winterfest) Tree Lighting Ceremony at Solvang Park in the Danish community of Solvang with singing, music & dancing. For more information, visit Dec 3 OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS Los Olivos welcomes the holiday season from 3pm-7pm as local businesses & galleries open their doors with open house events & refreshments. The streets are adorned with hundreds of luminaries & the smell of popcorn & roasted walnuts waft thru he air. Santa will be on hand in a horse-drawn carriage & local chorale groups will sing carols. ­63

Calendar of Events Dec 3 SOLVANG JULEFEST PARADE Come to this delightful Danish community & enjoy live entertainment, holiday merriment and, of course, the arrival of Santa! For more information, visit Dec 4 SLEDDING AT THE ZOO & SNOW LEOPARD FESTIVAL! Fun for the whole family at the S.B. Zoo, 10am-3pm. Dec 8 CHUMASH CASINO RESORT Your ticket to headline entertainment, presents Mannheim Steamroller – the #1 best selling Christmas artists of all time. Visit for tickets & information. Dec 10 SOLVANG NATIVITY PAGEANT Come celebrate the season with choirs, costumes & live animals as they bring A Christmas Story to life. Performances at 5pm & 7pm, dancers performing at 4pm, at the Solvang Festival Theatre, downtown Solvang. Dec 10 TUBA! TUBA! TUBA! Don’t miss this annual Tuba Christmas Performance at Storke Placita, 700 block of State St., from 12-1:30pm. Dec 11 HARBOR PARADE OF LIGHTS Bring your warm coat & get a great viewing spot on or along Stearns Wharf & The Breakwater in the Harbor, starting at 5:30pm with fireworks, West Beach, around 7pm. ­64

Bring in the New Year with a pop! Santa Barbara Symphony

Dec 15 CHUMASH CASINO RESORT Your ticket to headline entertainment, presents The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, featuring spectacular costumes & crackling choreography performed by top Russian artists. Visit for tickets & information. Dec 17-18 STATE STREET BALLET Santa Barbara’s only professional ballet company performs The Nutcracker, a quintessential Christmas tale of adventure & fantasy. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Dec. 17th at 2pm & 7:30pm, and the 18th at 2pm. For tickets call 899-2222.

Calendar of Events Dec 31 S.B. SYMPHONY NEW YEAR’S EVE POPS CONCERT Come ring in the New Year with a pop! Reserve tickets early at (805) 898-9386 as this concert sells out every year!

JANUARY Jan 26 CAMA Presents the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra featuring conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 8pm. 899-2222 or visit Jan 26-Feb 5 S.B. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Santa Barbara rolls out the red carpet for film lovers & food fans during the S.B. International Film Festival. For further information on this 11-day celebration of cinema visit

Georges Braque, Bottles & Glasses, oil on canvas, Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES FUTURE EVENTS Mar 16-18 67th ANNUAL S.B. INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW More than 70 exhibitors from the United States & around the world will display hundreds of different orchid species & named varieties at the 67th Annual S.B. International Orchid Show at Earl Warren Showground’s 9am5pm. Tickets available after January 1, 2012 through & at the Showground’s box office during the show weekend. Visit for further information.

WHALE WATCHING aboard the Condor Express. Witness gray whales & humpbacks Dec-Apr; humpbacks & blue whales May-Nov. Call 882-0088 or toll free (888) 77-WHALE.

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW Over 200 local artisans display their art, crafts & gifts for purchase. The only continuous, non-juried arts festival in the world! Admission is free. Every Sunday from Chase Palm Park along the beach on Cabrillo Blvd. to State Street. ­65

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Santa Barbara Area Code (805) AIRLINE COMPANIES Alaska Airlines...........................(800) 426-0333 America West............................(800) 235-9292 American Airlines......................(800) 433-7300 American Eagle.........................(800) 433-7300 Continental Airlines..................(800) 523-3273 Delta Airlines............................(800) 221-1212 Delta Skywest Airlines...............(800) 453-9417 Japan Airlines............................(800) 525-3663 KLM Airlines............................(800) 374-7747 Northwest Airlines....................(800) 225-2525 Swissair Airlines.........................(800) 221-4750 United Airlines..........................(800) 241-6522 US Air Express Airlines.............(800) 428-4322

AREA AIRPORT SERVICES Pacific Aviation...................................967-0429 Santa Barbara Airbus...........................964-7759 Super Ride Airport Shuttle..................683-9636 Hangar space/light aircraft maintenance Tie down space for general aviation Aircraft: Mercury Aviation................................964-6733 Signature Flight Support.....................967-5608 Stratman Aero Services........................967-8096


Enterprise Rent A Car.........................966-3097 Hertz Car Rental.......................(800) 654-3131 National Car Rental............................967-1202 Thrifty Car Rental..............................681-1222 U-Save Auto Rental.............................963-3499

FOREIGN CURRENCY Paul Brombal Coins & Jewelry 3601A State Street...............................687-3641

PERFORMING ARTS Arlington Theatre................................963-4408 Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre...............965-9652 Granada Theatre.................................966-2324 Lobero Theatre....................................963-0761 Center Stage........................................963-0408 Opera Santa Barbara...........................963-0761 Santa Barbara Symphony....................963-4408 Metropolitan Theatres Movie Hotline.963-9503

VISITOR INFORMATION Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau...............................966-9222 Tourist Information 1 Garden Street . ................................965-3021

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Amtrak......................................(800) 872-7245 Amtrak/Local Station..........................963-1015 Greyhound Bus Terminal....................965-7551 MTD Santa Barbara............................683-3702

24 hr. free reservation service Hot Spots Reservation Service...(800) 793-7666


Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital 351 S. Patterson..................................967-3411 Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Pueblo at Bath Street .........................682-7111

Alamo Rent A Car....................(800) 327-9633 Avis Rent A Car..................................964-4848 Budget Rent A Car...................(800) 221-1203



Passport Magazine Santa Barbara Winter 2011  
Passport Magazine Santa Barbara Winter 2011  

Santa Barbara's Premier Visitor publication