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We Are Almost There! (I hope) IF YOU ARE A PARENT AND HAVE TAKEN YOUR KIDS ON ANY KIND OF DRIVING TRIP, THEN THAT UNIVERSAL QUESTION EMANATING FROM THE BACK SEAT, “ARE WE THERE YET?” really resonates. In regard to the pandemic, “Are we there yet?” The answer is, “Probably. Maybe. Not quite. Yes. Almost. Who knows for sure?”
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As restrictions ease up and life begins to return to something resembling “normal” we have much to celebrate in California and in our local communities. Schools will be reopening, restaurants and local businesses will flourish again, the Arts will return to live performances (Gads, no more Zoom performances!) and sporting events will be fully attended (no more NBA “bubbles”). We can dine out and not have to sit in a plastic tent. We can also go to the movies again and enjoy many
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films as they were meant to be seen—on the big screen with Dolby Surround Sound, as opposed to streamed into our family rooms on a flat screen TV and sound bar. Movies are absolutely superior in a Cineplex environment. However, let’s not get carried away too soon. There are many questions that are still not answered with 100% certainty. Robin and I are fully vaccinated, but how do we interact with those who are not? How safe are we? 90%, 95%? Right now some of our very good unvaccinated friends are not and will not be invited over for dinner.
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Life goes on. This issue features outdoor living at home. The restrictions of the past
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year have made our home environment more important than ever, indoors and out. Like many of you, Robin and I have invested in updates and upgrades to our home. It has been our castle, so we are treating it like one. Our April issue featured a review of our Home Services marketers and the July issue focuses on the outdoors in our own backyard. We hold all of our advertisers to a very high standard. We would trust
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Oaks Christian Community Comes Together for Virtual Gala "Together, A Day to Give" netted over $740,000 through sponsorships, silent and live auction items and Moment to Give contributions from the Oaks Christian community. Guests hosted watch parties at their homes during the online event, which featured lively bidding action on items including a European river cruise, an African Safari, an exclusive Dodger packet with Orel Hershiser and more.
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Open Yoga at Saddlerock Ranch is an outdoor
The theme of “On Location in Malibu 2021:
yoga and sound healing class hosted by Salvaje
Paintings by the California Art Club” is exploring
Malibu, on Sunday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at
the beauty of Malibu. This art exhibition is fea-
Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu. The focus of Salvaje
tured at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Malibu is to show people how easy it is to connect
at Pepperdine University. All the paintings were
with the world around them and especially with
created by current members of the California Art
themselves. Tickets cost $25. EventBrite.com
Club, the state’s oldest art association. The online exhibition runs through Sunday, August 1, 2021. The exhibit includes a virtual tour and videotaped artists conversations. In-person viewings will commence at a date TBD. Arts.Pepperdine.edu
SUNSET SAILS Sip local wine or listen to live entertainment by Santa Barbara musicians while enjoying a stunning Santa Barbara sunset aboard the Double Dolphin this summer. Sipping on the Sea takes place July 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and occurs the third Thursday of each month through October. Sample wine or beer from a featured locale in your very own take-home cup! Also set sail for Music on the Water, a sunset cruise featuring music and majestic coastline views Fridays through September. Reservations required. SBSail.com
21ST ANNUAL WOODIES AT THE BEACH The “Best of the Best” Wood Wagons from throughout the Western United States will be at the 21st Annual Woodies At The Beach event on Saturday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Santa Barbara City College. Come and enjoy the artistry and craftsmanship that made these Wood Wagons legendary while appreciating the beautiful view
of the blue Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the cool beach
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ARTICLE ALICIA DOYLE
At-Home Haven: Design Tips to Create Your Backyard Paradise THERE’S NOTHING LIKE ENJOYING A
grilling and accessory equipment available for
LITTLE SLICE OF PARADISE IN YOUR OWN
the outdoor kitchen.”
BACKYARD. But where do you begin? Our
For more than a decade, Thousand Oaks
favorite experts shared some of their ideas
Fireside and Design has specialized in selling,
about creating a haven at home where you can
designing and building outdoor spaces with
relax, refresh, celebrate, spend time with loved
built-in barbecue islands, fire pits, outdoor
ones, or simply enjoy your own solitude any
fireplaces and heating equipment.
time of day or night.
“Our 3-D graphics program allows us to show you what your space will look like before the first
FLOW & FUNCTION When
brick is laid,” Malinowski explains, adding that or
this program “allows us to drop in the actual
outdoor space, one must consider not only the
equipment that is being considered and to make
aesthetics, but the functionality of the space,
last-minute design changes.”
says Thomas Malinowski, manager of Thousand Oaks Fireside and Design. “You are literally adding usable, livable square
Making changes after the island is built, or even after the building process has begun, can be almost impossible, very costly, or both, he warns.
footage to your home—square footage that will
“Consideration must be given to how the
not only add enjoyment to your home, but also
family entertains, future family growth and
value,” says Malinowski, who has been involved in
positioning of the structures so as to make
the hearth, barbecue and casual furniture industry
it convenient and seamless with regards to
for about four decades.
the design of the home,” Malinowski advises.
The “Outdoor Room” concept has been
“Often times when we visit a site, an existing
around for a long time, but the refinement of
barbecue island has been constructed in a very
design and product offerings suitable for outdoor
inconvenient or inappropriate place.”
use has become quite sophisticated, he notes.
He notes examples of this when he hears
“There was a time when outdoor furniture
clients say, “We have this outdoor kitchen, but it
was unmistakably outdoor furniture,” he says.
is on the side of the house where no one wants
“Now, many outdoor furniture brands are just as
to go… everyone wants to be near the pool when
comfortable indoors as well as outdoors.”
we are entertaining,” or “Our existing island is
Likewise, “grilling equipment has gone through a transformation, from an offering
way out in the yard so far from the house that it is not convenient to grill over there.”
of a simple gas or charcoal barbecue to vir-
“At times, the view comes into play as to where
tually unlimited possibilities with regards to
to position the island,” he says. “If raised bar or
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counter seating is part of the design of the island, you want to avoid
adding that it will not be a happy garden in six months when plants
having your guests, while they are seated at the island, to be looking
are fighting for space, water and nourishment.
at a wall or the house while the view in back of them goes unnoticed.” There are many things to consider when designing an outdoor space, he further emphasizes. “Rushing into getting it done quickly without much thought can lead to an underappreciated or unwanted space.”
To avoid this, “find out how large the plants get. If one plant gets to 3 feet wide and so does the one next to it, you need to plant them 3 feet apart, for example, Germander sage and Spanish lavender.” Find inspiration for backyard projects and request a free design consultation at CatInAHammock.com or call 805.263.4200 to learn more.
View the latest products at ThousandOaksFireside.com or call 805.496.6660 to schedule a design consultation.
tunity to enjoy outdoor living year-round, says Justin Kopicki, owner
Life in Southern California presents itself with the unique opporWhen you have a backyard, big or small, you get a chance to cre-
of Cal CustomScapes.
ate a piece of paradise away from the world and its noise—a place
“With real estate at a premium, I like to consider any available
where you can sit by an olive tree, take in the beauty of hydrangea
outdoor space part of a home’s useable square footage,” he says.
flowers and appreciate what nature offers us when we take time to
“These are spaces that deserve the same attention to detail and
pause, says Kristina Jones, CEO & Principal Designer with Cat In A
customization as the rest of my client’s home.”
Hammock, an outdoor living design and build construction company.
Cal CustomScapes is committed to an aesthetic and client-
“It’s those moments that elevate our experience of life and give us
centered philosophy deserving of each person’s individual style and
peace,” she emphasizes. Homeowners constantly tell her that they didn’t spend much time in their backyard before they transformed it.
investment in their home. “My customers appreciate the opportunities they have to be involved in the design process and being able to customize their
“And once they finished, it’s the best place to spend time and take
project to their individual tastes,” says Kopicki. “In considering
a break, share breakfast, discuss plans for the week or unwind over
the style and architectural features of my clients’ homes, as well
a glass of wine,” Jones says.
as their functional needs, I work with them to create one-of-a-kind
When you begin envisioning your perfect backyard, “first, think about what you enjoy doing, for example, dining or laying in a hammock,” she advises. “Make sure you have the basics covered and have marked out the main patio seating area.”
outdoor living spaces.” Design elements that can be incorporated into your space include fountains, custom grill enclosures, fire pits and custom planters. “These features—together with the architecture of your home,
Second, think about what you would like to be doing in your backyard.
trees, plantings, and walkways—can be highlighted by LED light-
“Know that even though your current space doesn’t have that—
ing,” he recommends.
for example, an area to gather around a fire pit—it’s something you can create.” Third, select a style and color scheme. “Is it modern with gray tones, or is it natural with curvy pathways and brown tones?” Fourth, search Pinterest and decide what type of plants you like. “Do you want flowers that brighten up the garden and don’t mind maintaining them, or do you want evergreens and grasses that look beautiful and have low maintenance, or maybe a little bit of both?”
In other advice, Kopicki suggests keeping an open mind and welcoming a dialogue during the design process by addressing questions such as, “What about your yard do you already love? What would you change? How do you envision using your new space?” Additionally, accent lighting is an important part of creating a gorgeous outdoor living space. “Cal CustomScapes specializes in the design and installation of low-voltage LED lighting systems,” Kopicki says. “Outdoor
And finally, make sure you include landscape lighting.
lighting fixtures come in a wide variety of different styles, finishes
“It will make your backyard truly transform from ordinary to extraor-
and intensities, as well as color gradients to bring your yard to
dinary in the evenings, and you’ll get to enjoy it longer after the sunset.”
life during the night hours. A well thought out lighting design can
She also recommends doing a complete plan of your backyard
also provide a stunning nighttime display from inside the home.”
even if you are going to do it in increments, because “having a
You should also consider your priorities when looking at
complete plan will prevent double work in the future.” If you are thinking of adding a fire pit later, hire a plumber to run a gas line and leave a stub up in the ground. “That way you won’t have to demolish or remove any hardscape or plants later. When you’re doing it at the same time, it will save you money on rework in the future.”
available space—meaning how you want to use the space and the style and feeling you want to create. That said, it’s important to have a well-defined plan regarding style and intended use. “Every home presents itself with unique opportunities for how space can be used,” Kopicki adds. “One design consideration that
In other advice: avoid overplanting.
should never be overlooked is the appearance of an outdoor space
“Especially if you’re buying the one-gallon size—it’s tempting to
from inside the home.”
plant them close so you have a full garden immediately,” says Jones,
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AT-HOME HAVEN (CONTINUED) COMFORT & LUXURY In Southern California, there’s simply no better place to socialize than outside in your very own backyard haven. “Whether it’s alfresco dining, lounging around a fire table, or having that long-awaited get-together with friends and family, the right furniture pieces can make all the difference,” says Bryan Gold, marketing manager at Aldik Home, which is proud to only carry Summer Classics outdoor furniture. “It is impeccably made, durable and most importantly, as comfortable—or even more comfortable—than indoor furniture,” Gold emphasizes. “Summer Classics is the only luxury patio furniture that hits all the right notes.” Aldik Home is unlike any retail store you have ever visited, he says. “Filled to the brim with the most lifelike silk flowers and plants, Aldik Home
handmade artificial trees made with real trunks, and silk floral arrangements, this 24,000-square-foot store is a feast for the senses.” Aldik Home has been the “go-to secret weapon” for interior designers, set decorators and savvy homeowners looking to add the
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finishing touches to their indoor spaces with some lasting natural beauty. “And for those looking to transform their outdoor space, interspersed amongst the artificial plants and flowers is the most jaw-dropping line of patio furniture on the marketplace: Summer Classics,” Gold says. For those looking to add natural beauty to their outdoor space, teak is a trendy patio furniture option this year. “It is important to be discerning about the types of teak furniture you see on the marketplace, however, as not all teak is created equal,” Gold advises. Summer Classics uses the finest teak in the world: marine-grade, sustainably harvested teak from Indonesia, which outperforms all other teak. “Not only do they choose the best material, they also adhere to the best building methods, like hand-carving curved pieces rather than cutting corners and steam-bending like other manufacturers,” Gold says. “They also employ the mortise and tenon construction method, which while more laborious, makes for much more durable furniture.” Summer Classics’ teak furniture is available in the natural
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honey-golden color or in a pre-weathered finish called Oyster teak, a favorite amongst interior designers. “This Oyster teak is a maintenance-free, set-it-and-forget-it teak that gives you peace of mind and stunning sophistication,” Gold says. When creating your backyard paradise, keep comfort at the top of your mind, he further recommends. “If you purchase furniture that looks nice, but isn’t very comfortable to sit in, then you won’t be spending as much time outdoors as you had hoped,” Gold warns. “If, on the other hand, you choose furniture that is luxuriously comfortable, you will find any excuse to sit outside or invite friends and family over.” Comfort is key, which is another reason Summer Classics stands out. “All of Summer Classics’ collections, be they Teak, Aluminum or Resin Wicker, are amazingly comfortable,” Gold adds. “Aldik Home showcases more than 20 different collections of Summer Classics
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furniture, including the Majorca line, which is the most comfortable
recognize concrete masonry as a design material in addition to its util-
patio furniture in the world.”
ity, taking into account life safety, earthquake resistance, fire resistance,
See Summer Classics collections at AldikHome.com or call 818.988.5970 for more information.
longevity, and sustainable use and reuse of materials in their construction. Their offerings include a wide range of concrete paving products to accommodate many design possibilities and price points in
a designer’s palette of shape, texture and color options worthy of
Building a blissful backyard adds an entire new layer to your living space, says Brad Kinder, owner of The Folding Door Store.
the numerous award-winning projects built with their material. The Paseo Paver is a popular option for backyard patios, pool decks and
“A backyard paradise truly creates a sanctuary that is not only
outdoor entertainment areas, because of the stone’s smooth, flat
an escape for your own relaxation, but also a place where you
surface and clean lines; rustic options include the Timberline paver
can spend quality time with your loved ones,” Kinder says. “The
and tumbled Estate Cobble and Castle Cobble lines.
folding and sliding doors we offer allow this new sanctuary to flow
“People seem to really like large format pavers like our Paseo and
seamlessly in and out of homes and have helped our clients create
Pavilion pavers for patio and pool decks,” says Angelus’ Paver Sales
incredible entertainment spaces.”
Manager Tom Murphy. “The other trend we’re seeing are linear and
The Folding Door Store provides the best patio doors with an
plank-style pavers like our Aqualina and Timberline. The combina-
approach to carefree living. With locations in Westlake Village and
tion of a wood plank look with the low-maintenance and longevity of
Irvine, the store offers extensive selections of the three fundamen-
concrete pavers has been a real plus for our customers.”
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ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY MELISSA CURTIN
AFTER MORE THAN TWO YEARS APART DUE TO THE
get my mom interested in the sea urchin, but she sure
PANDEMIC, I FOUND MYSELF REUNITING WITH MY
loved the fresh mussels, clam chowder and crab cakes!
EAST COAST MOTHER IN SANTA BARBARA. Known
Afterwards we only had to cross the pier to board
as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara boasts tempera-
a 70-foot vessel with Celebration Cruises’ Azure
tures in the 70s year-round and has about 80 cloudy
Seas for an hour and a half sunset sail. We huddled to
days a year. Even though we arrived during May gray,
keep warm, captivated by the Santa Barbara coastline,
that wasn’t going to stop me from showing my mom
where the Santa Ynez mountains meet the sea.
the beauty of Santa Barbara, including its red-tile roofs,
The next day we walked a few minutes from our
classic Spanish Revival architecture, culinary delights
hotel to the Funk Zone, an exciting area with 13
and coastal beauty. Recently included on Conde Nast
blocks bustling with eateries, wine tasting rooms,
Traveler’s “Hot List” for travel destinations in 2021, Santa
street murals, artist studios, art galleries, craft brew-
Barbara was the only California locale mentioned.
eries and boutique shops. Once a manufacturing hub
We checked in to The Eagle Inn, located a block
in the 19th century, this area is home to the city’s
from the beach. The quaint Spanish Mission-style
urban wine trail, a self-guided tour of over 20 tasting
B&B features private balconies and patios and in-room
rooms representing Santa Barbara County wines. Sip
fireplaces and spa tubs. Each morning complimentary
a sparkling wine tasting flight at Riverbench, craft
made to order breakfast arrived at our door. From this
brews from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., or arti-
West Beach neighborhood my mom admired the sur-
sanal spirits from Cutler’s Artisan Spirits, the city’s
rounding homes as we walked a short distance to the
first distillery since Prohibition.
historic Stearns Wharf pier above the sprawling beach.
Stroll over to Lucky Penny for lunch where actual pen-
Completed in 1872, it became the longest and deepest
nies cover the restaurant exterior. Place your sandwich,
water wharf between San Pedro and San Francisco,
salad or pizza order and dine outside on a muffaletta or
serving passenger and freight shipping needs for over a
wood-fired pizza, like The Salty Surfer with prosciutto
quarter of a century. Our mission was to dine at the end
and pineapple. Don’t miss the FROSE or Italian sodas
of the pier at one of Julia Child’s favorite lunch spots—
in flavors like pistachio honey and blood orange. For a
the Santa Barbara Shellfish Co. where local uni arrived
fancier dinner in the Funk Zone, try Spanish tapas and
plated over raw sea scallops and sliced limes. I couldn’t
craft cocktails at Loquita.
EXPLORING SANTA BARBARA, THE “AMERICAN RIVIERA” (CONTINUED)
The main artery, State Street, is now car-free with
ourselves in bromeliads, succulents and silvery
wine bars and restaurants spilling onto sidewalks.
blue-grey foliage. Tropical exotic blooms overhead,
Nearby in the historic Presidio my mom and I bonded
brightly colored seed explosions down below,
even more sipping a sensational red and white tast-
pools with massive clam shells as water features,
ing flight outside at the new Sevtap Winery located
odd-looking worn statues from France, and sym-
next to Lobero Theatre. The winemaker “Art” Sevtap
metrical carved leaves are all part of this fantastical
is a former baker for Emeril Lagasse, so freshly
plot of land. The whole estate is a result of Madame
baked breads like rosemary Kalamata and focaccia
Ganna Walska’s purchase with her sixth husband in
plus tapas make a nice addition to the Sevtap wines
1941, where she spent 43 years cultivating the plant
sourced from grapes from the Santa Ynez region. It
utopia until her death at age 97.
was impossible not to leave without Sevtap bottles of
I couldn’t resist taking my mom to witness the New
Happy Canyon’s Sunday Kind of Love, La Presa’s Dry
England-style Rosewood Miramar Beach estate
Riesling, and Martian’s Grenache Rose.
with its expansive lawn, a drool-worthy location to
Afterward, we zigzagged our way over to La
stroll and clink cocktail glasses or share a bite with
Paloma Café, a bustling restaurant with plenty of
your loved one oceanside. The Miramar Bar was
outdoor seating that celebrates the early California
designed to feel like you are on a yacht.
settlers who used Spanish and Mexican influences
And just an 8-minute drive from town, the Santa
with indigenous ingredients cooked over fire. We
Barbara Zoo changed my opinion about zoos and gave
shared oak-grilled Crispy Brussels Sprouts quick
me a new appreciation for their dedication to preserva-
fried with syrah-porcini mushroom reduction, Santa
tion and conservation. Set on 30 acres of lush grounds,
Maria Tri-Tip, Pork Shoulder Carnitas and a spicy
giraffes have beachfront views and the California Trails
Mexican salted chocolate tart.
area features threatened and endangered California
One morning we found ourselves in the nearby
natives like Channel Island foxes, bald eagles and
low-key luxurious town of Montecito, just 10 minutes
condors, and desert tortoises. We marveled over the
away. We may not have seen Prince Harry or Meghan
gorgeous gaggle of flamingoes, toucans, gorillas,
Markle, but I did manage to take my mom on another
gibbons and a snow leopard.
adventure—electric bikes! The new e-bikes can be
We packed in a lot over two nights and three days,
rented right on Coast Village Road from newcomer
but we could not miss the nearby seaside town of
Mad Dogs & Englishmen. Terrified for my mom
Summerland for a bite at high-end home store
since it was her first time on a zippy e-bike, we walked
Field + Fort, where a new outdoor eatery dishes up
our bikes through the chic town to buzz off in various
fancy toasts, breakfast, salads and carefully crafted
speeds down through idyllic neighborhoods to the
sandwiches on their terrace. Filled with antique shops
Butterfly Beach waterfront. A bike path allowed us to
and expensive boutiques for home décor on the main
fly up the hilly coastline admiring the colorful flower
street in Summerland, we noticed many vintage
blooming path along the ocean while also gaping at
Porsches and found ourselves in an unusual haven,
the Four Seasons Resort grounds.
the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary. A 45-minute
A highlight of our visit was exploring Lotusland
docent-led tour divulged the stories of 30 relin-
since we are both plant and garden fanatics. This
quished birds who had been rescued because they
37-acre botanical paradise in Montecito boasts 25
had been abandoned, abused, injured or orphaned—
different gardens with rare cycads, cacti, palms
reminding both my mom and me how important it is
and euphorbias. The horticulture nirvana had us
to commit to taking care of one another.
repeatedly exclaiming, “Look at this!” as we waltzed
At the end of our getaway, my mom had been
through a Japanese garden, a rose garden, an insec-
seduced by these seaside towns and kept asking,
tary garden and a shade palm garden and immersed
“How can I move here?”
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“I loved gathering with other OCS parents in a social
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nice to hang out and watch the gala together,” she said. “It
“What an amazing virtual event! We are so grateful to God for all He has done in and through our generous donors to
OCS parent Jean Kim and her family hosted a party at their home, and while they missed an in-person event, they
definitely wasn’t the same, but the school definitely made it the best it could be… all in all, it was SO much fun!!”
make this night and this school year a success,” said Chief
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other OCS families at the Echevarria home.”
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“While it was no comparison to an in-person event, it
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The online event saw lively bidding action on items, such as
the touches of seeing the students showcase some of
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their gifts on behalf of the gala, such as the music at the
Dodger packet with Orel Hershiser, a purebred Labrador Retriever,
top, the song on the beach at the end (of the livestream). It
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