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2019

SHOPPING SANTA BARBARA

Gift Guide By Leslie Dinaberg

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211 Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-962 - 2526


2019

SHOPPING SANTA BARBARA

Gift Guide

Our Annual Rundown of Where and What to Buy This Holiday Season

No doubt, ’tis the season for shopping for loved ones, but it’s also the season for so much more. So rather than browsing and carousing till you’re ready to drop, why not visit some of our favorite shopping hubs and cover more ground in less time? Here’s our shortlist of top-notch local holiday shopping faves. By Leslie Dinaberg

All phone numbers listed have area code 805 unless otherwise noted.

UPTOWN

Low-key, local-centric, less-crowded Uptown Santa Barbara is home to many Mom-and-Pop shops and longtime favorites.

LA CUMBRE PLAZA

121 S. HOPE AVE.; SHOPLACUMBRE.COM One of the most clever gift-giving secrets in town is A Crimson Holiday (570-1987; acrimsonholiday.com). This artisan gift gallery showcases more than 50 Santa Barbara area artists and is a great place to pick up locally made gift items like Menchaca Chocolates ([646] 369-7277; menchacachocolates.com), Doglicious Goodies for your pet, and therapeutic Hot Cherry Pillows ([855] 651-1651; hotcherrypillows.com).

This mall is also home to big brands like Macy’s department store (687-6411; macys.com), Tiffany & Co. jewelry (687-4581; tiffany.com), and GameStop (682-9658; gamestop.com) video games.

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GIVE THE GIFT OF WINE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

We all know the holidays can be stressful, particularly when it comes to gift shopping, so let us help relieve some of that stress with our new wine shipping program! Let WINE + BEER ship wine for you to friends, family, or your customers to anywhere in California at these amazing rates: 6 or 12 bottle packages for $25 shipping & handling 1 or 2 bottle packages for $15 shipping & handing Gift boxes are also available for shipping: single bottle for $9.99 or two bottles for $14.99

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Ask one of our knowledgeable sommeliers for more information or to help you choose wine for those discerning wine lovers in your life!

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RETAIL SHOP & BAR INSIDE THE PUBLIC MARKET 38 West Victoria @ Chapala

(805) 770-7701

FREE UNDERGROUND PARKING www.wineplusbeer.com


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LORETO PLAZA 3329 STATE ST.

You’ll find something for everyone on your list at Chaucer’s Books (3321 State St.; 682-6787; chaucersbooks.com), a thriving literary force in town since 1974. Outdoor lovers will enjoy John Gherini’s beautifully photographed Santa Cruz Island: An Illustrated History, or why not pair U.S Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s She Had Some Horses with tickets to her February 5 appearance at UCSB Arts & Lectures (110 Castilian Dr., Ste. 100; 893-3535; artsandlectures.ucsb.edu).

CircaTerra Travel Outfitters (3317A State St.; 568-5402; circaterratravel.com) has a nice assortment of Briggs & Riley, Eagle Creek, and Lipault lightweight carry-on backpacks and bags to carry you away, and a Mia Lotus massage at Estetica Mia (3311 State St.; 770-2117; esteticamia.com) is just the ticket to a relaxing daycation for the person who’s always taking care of everyone else. CONTINUED ON PG. 7

PERFECT Holiday GIFTS

165 S. PATTERSON AVE. 805-964-9944

MON - SAT 8:30 - 5:00 SUNDAY 10:00 - 4:00

www.lasumida.com

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ARTFUL GIFTS Visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store this holiday season to shop from a carefully curated selection of unique and thoughtful gifts, including jewelry collections from newly-discovered California designers, children’s toys and books, SBMA signature items, and artistic holiday cards. Find these and other artful gifts in the Museum Store.

MUSEUM STORE HOURS

Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm Thursday Evenings 5 – 8 pm Saturday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm 1130 State Street • Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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DOWNTOWN Distinctive architecture, unique shopping, and great peoplewatching are the hallmarks of a downtown excursion. Look for pretty decorations, bell-ringing Santas, and carolers dotting the streets during the holiday season.

PASEO NUEVO

651 PASEO NUEVO; PASEONUEVOSHOPPING.COM After 13 beloved years in Isla Vista, locally owned Miss Behavin’ (968-2840; missbehavinonline.com) has moved its always stylish but still affordable women’s fashion boutique downtown.

Family run Te Amo Jewelers (845-7558; teamojewelers.com) is a great spot to find high-quality jewelry and timepieces, or work with them to design design—or redesign— something uniquely your own.

And a holiday tradition since 1968, The Yes Store (theyesstore.com) is connecting gift-givers with the usual lineup of artists and craftspeople selling their handmade jewelry, blown glass, photography, ceramics, leather, and so much more.

SEVILLA SQUARE

2 GUTIERREZ ST.; SEVILLASQUARE.COM This quaint shopping area is home to some terrific local brands, including Riviera Towel Company (17 W. Gutierrez St.; 560-1571; rivieratowel.com), whose Turkish towels and textiles donate a portion of the proceeds to ocean-friendly nonprofits.

Folio Press & Paperie (301 Motor Wy.; 966-1010; foliopressandpaperie.com), with letterpress stationery and a nice selection of gifts.

Chapala & Parker (350 Chapala St.; 962-1115; chapalaandparker.com) women’s fashion and accessories; and Haywards (7 Parker Wy.; 966-1390; haywards1890.com), which has provided high-quality home furnishings to Santa Barbara since 1890.

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ARLINGTON PLAZA 1324 STATE ST.; ARLINGTONPLAZASB.COM

Across the street from the historic Arlington Theater are 10 charming, locally owned stores and restaurants worth a visit. DIANI Living (770-7043; dianiliving.com) is the embodiment of casual, chic S.B. style, and you’ll find unique garden accessories, barware, and gifts galore. There are also two other DIANI boutiques (dianiboutique.com) for shoes and clothing. Jeremy Harper

Acclaimed landscape painter Richard Schloss and his wife Julie Schloss’s Santa Barbara Fine Art (845-4270; santabarbarafineart.com) gallery showcases works from local artists, including many members of the renowned Oak Group.

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LA ARCADA PLAZA

1114 STATE ST.; LAARCADASANTABARBARA.COM This charming section of State Street is a lovely spot to stroll and enjoy the art-lined square and its 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival–style architecture. You’ll find educational toys and whimsical gifts at Peanuts Maternity & Kids (9 E. Figueroa St.; 618-1640; peanutvine.com), while adults will love the selection of luxury gifts and tableware at Coast 2 Coast Collection (845-7888; coast2coastcollection.com).

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ART Gallery 113 ~ Original artworks by S.B. Art Association Santa ~ Original There’s always something new atBarbara SantaArts Barbara Arts (884-1938; arts and crafts by local artists sbarts.net), which features beautifully crafted gifts by 50 local artists. Waterhouse Gallery ~ Fine California paintings, sculpture

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PRESIDIO NEIGHBORHOOD

TELL SOMEONE YOU CARE WITH THE

GIFT OF MASSAGE

BETWEEN CARRILLO, STATE, ORTEGA, AND GARDEN STREETS; PRESIDIONEIGHBORHOODSB.COM The Presidio Neighborhood, which includes the historic El Paseo (10 El Paseo; 962-6050; elpaseosb.com), is a vibrant few blocks centered around the historical site of the last of the Spanish fortresses (presidios) to be built in California.

Gift cards available for purchase online Shop for handmade, one-of-a-kind leather goods at Make Smith Leather (135 E. De la Guerra St.; 699-6296; makesmith.com); beautiful clothes and handmade jewelry at Lovebird (7 E. De la Guerra St.; 568-3800; lovebirdsb.com); and unique gifts and books at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum Shop (136 E. De la Guerra St.; 966-1601; sbhistorical.org/store). This area is also home to eight local wine tasting rooms — Au Bon Climat (813 Anacapa St.; 963-7999; aubonclimat.com), Barden (32 El Paseo; 845-8777; bardenwines.com), Cebada (813 Anacapa St., Ste. 6; 451-2570; forbiddenfruitorchards.com/cebada-wine), Frequency (831 Santa Barbara St.; 770-3069; frequencywines.com), Grassini (24 El Paseo; 897-3366; grassinifamilyvineyards.com), Happy Canyon (30 El Paseo; 203-0749; happycanyonvineyard.com), Jamie Slone (23 E. De la Guerra St.; 560-6555; jamieslonewines.com), and Silver (813 Anacapa St., #31; 770-8121; silverwines.com) — all of which offer wine club memberships, an ideal gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.

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WATERFRONT Waterfront activities in Santa Barbara are endless, and that includes recreation, restaurants, and shopping!

STEARNS WHARF

217 STEARNS WHARF; STEARNSWHARF.ORG Family owned since 1976, Nature’s Own Gallery (965-4040; stearnswharf.org/ natures-own) has a terrific selection of shells and loads of aquatic-themed ornaments, candles, and gifts focused on natural products. The toys, including talking parrots and bubble machines, at Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (962-0715; stearnswharf.org/deep-blue-sea) are perfect gifts of whimsy for the young and the young at heart.

SANTA BARBARA HARBOR 132-A HARBOR WY.; VISITSBHARBOR.COM The gift of a membership from Channel Islands Outfitters (899-4925; channelislandso.com) at the Harbor is a great way to provide hours of paddling fun for the whole family.

West Marine (564-1334; westmarine.com) has clothing and gear to suit Santa Barbara’s outdoor lifestyle, and Brophy’s Mercantile (962-0805) has a good selection of traditional Hawaiian shirts. CONTINUED ON PG. 15

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LOWER STATE STREET CABRILLO BOULEVARD TO 200 BLOCK OF STATE STREET The end of State Street has become a retail hub with new merchants at the Hotel Californian (36 State St.; 882-0100; hotelcalifornian.com), including Isla (hotelcalifornian.com/isla) men’s and women’s clothing that caters to the resort lifestyle. Also in the area, the new Santa Barbara Visitor Center (120 State St.; 869-2632) store has local items, including Chef Robin Goldstein’s A Taste of Santa Barbara cookbook, insulated water bottles with maps of the town, and Santa Barbara–scented candles and soaps. Find colorful, hand-printed textiles at Raoul (136 State St.; 899-4947; raoultextiles.com) and popular logo-wear tees and hoodies, wetsuits and more at Surf N’ Wear Beachhouse (10 State St.; 963-1281; surfnwearbeachhouse.com), the exclusive retailer for Yater Surfboards.

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Santa Barbara’s Uptown Local Artisan Gift Gallery Open through January 15, 2020 La Cumbre Plaza (Across from Chico’s) See our selection of handcrafted jewelry, wearable art, children’s gifts & books, beauty products, fabric art, fine art and more. Find something for everyone on your list!

riviera theatre gift cards

Are now available!

Give the gift of film this season!

Purchase at the theatre box office.

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www.syplasticsurgery.com • (805) 682 - 1731

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montecito Some of the town’s most unique stores can be found in Montecito, where both luxury and casual, effortless chic are consistently on display.

MONTECITO COUNTRY MART

1016 COAST VILLAGE RD.; MONTECITOCOUNTRYMART.COM This high-end, yet down-to-earth center is full of such boutique shops as Mate Gallery (895-MATE; mategallery.com), which sells sailing-centric gifts and curios; George (565-4777; georgesf.com georgesf.com), for pet essentials.

Poppy Marche (845-4026; poppystores.com), for children’s clothes; and James Perse (969-0300; jamesperse .com), which is fashion for men and women.

Toy Crazy (565-7696; gotoycrazy.com), for the kids and the young at heart; Kendall Conrad (886-8344; kendallconraddesign.com), for purses and accessories; Hudson Grace (565-9600; hudsongracesf.com), for home decor.

UPPER VILLAGE San Ysidro Road is also a great place for shopping. The charming William Laman Furniture Garden Antiques (1496 E. Valley Rd.; 969-2840; williamlaman.com)) has an ever-changing mix of unique objects you’ll swoon over. Imagine Artful Things (695-0220; imagineartfulthings.com)) is a beautiful gem of a store where you’re sure to find distinctive gifts for the home as well as everyone on your list (including yourself).

Also notable is Upstairs at Pierre Lafond (516 San Ysidro Rd.; 565-1503; shopupstairs.com), with everything from home decor to tabletop pieces and gorgeous local artwork; and Tecolote Book Shop (969-4977; tecolotebookshop.com), with a nice selection of books by locals and bestsellers.

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Our spacious gift shop is beautifully decorated for Christmas and stocked with a wide variety of unique gifts for everyone on your list! And since the Mission is a non-profit organization, every purchase helps support and sustain this beautiful national historic landmark!

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717 State St (@W.Ortega St/Paseo Nuevo)

Winter Solstice Service,

9:15 & 11:15 a.m.

For more holiday events, visit www.ussb.org/upcoming-events.

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Family Service

5:00 p.m. Heaven & Nature Sing: T r a d i t i o n a l S e r v i c e , 7:00 p.m. Jazzy Christmas: L i v e H o l i d a y M u s i c w i t h S w i n g , 9:00 p.m.

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Charm meets sophistication in the shops on Coast Village Road, which include exquisite, travel-inspired finds at Maison K (969-1676; maisonkstyle.com).

FREE plush leopard with purchase of any gift membership to the beautiful Santa Barbara Zoo.

Call (805) 962-5339 or visit sbzoo.org/holiday for more info

Photo: Tony Luna

Valid through 12/31/19 while supplies last.

(805) 962-5339 Just off Cabrillo Blvd. at East Beach sbzoo.org

Custom-designed jewelry creations at Silverhorn Design Studio (969-0442; silverhorn.com); the new Heather James Fine Art Gallery (845-5001; heatherjames.com).

Wendy Foster’s luxe women’s boutique Angel (565-1599; wendyfoster.com/ angelmontecito).

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GOLETA

The retail scene in Goleta is a healthy mix of national chains and hometown Mom-and-Pops. Check out Old Town to shop from the family-run Santa Barbara Gift Baskets (230 Magnolia Ave.; 952-9002; santabarbaragiftbaskets .com) and Bicycle Bob’s (320 S. Kellogg Ave.; 682-4699; bicyclebobs-sb.com).

Also worth a visit is Deckers Brand Showcase (6601 Hollister Ave.; 728-1640; deckers.com) at the company’s headquarters, where they stock shoes from UGG, Koolaburra, Hoka One One, Teva and Sanuk.

SHOP GOOD

DO GOOD

Holiday Giving for a Good Cause

Exhibition open until 12/23/19

A First Thursday Artists’ Exhibition Thursday, December 5th, 2019 5:00 - 8:00pm / 28 E. Victoria Street

Give the gift of locally created ART this Holiday! Enjoy shopping for original paintings, drawings, jewelry, and ceramics. Your purchases will support the creativity and professional growth of 24 exhibiting artists with disabilities. Opening Artists’ Reception with live music by the Traveling Hurtados, plus craft cocktails, light appetizers and desserts by local sponsors:

Shop Local Art & Gifts Holiday Gallery Hours: M-F 8:00AM - 4:00PM

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CAMINO REAL MARKETPLACE

7004 MARKETPLACE DR., GOLETA; CAMINOREALMARKETPLACE.COM Camino Real Marketplace has something for everyone, with big retailers like Best Buy, ULTA, Pier 1, and Tilly’s on hand.

You also can’t go wrong with a one-size-fits-all movie gift card for Metropolitan Theaters (metrotheatres.com) and another for one of the many eateries — Mesa Burger, Jane, On the Alley, Los Agaves, Anna’s Bakery, Natural Café, among others — in the center. CONTINUED ON PG. 23

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Give the Gift of Movies with a Metropolitan Theatres Gift Card! Lorem

Cruise the Ventura Keys Dec. 7, 11, 12, 15, 17 thru 23• 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Adults $16 • Seniors $13 • Children $10

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SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

Chain stores are virtually nonexistent in the more than 200 independent and family-owned boutiques in the Santa Ynez Valley.

LOS OLIVOS A treasure trove of plants, succulents, garden art, and home accessories, J. Woeste (2356 Alamo Pintado Ave.; 693-1951; jwoeste.com) is an enjoyable, eclectic, indoor-outdoor shop housed in a 114-year old farmhouse. R&D Los Olivos (2446 Alamo Pintado Ave.; [505] 999-7752; randdlosolivos.com) has a lovely collection of artisan jewelry, art and gifts.

Jedlicka’s Saddlery (2883 Grand Ave.; 688-2626; jedlickas.com) has an outpost full of authentic western wear and equestrian apparel.

SOLVANG Time Magazine’s “Most Christmassy Town in America” has more than 150 one-of-a-kind shops. The Family Coats of Arms (473 Atterdag Rd.; 688-7660) specializes in researching family name histories and creating heirlooms such as hand-sewn flags and hand-painted shields. Kitch is king at Sort This Out Cellars (1636 Copenhagen Dr.; 688-1717; sortthis outcellars.com), a creative collection of Bettie Page–inspired wines and collectibles, as well as Tiki treasures and other fun gifty goods. No holiday trip to Solvang is complete without a visit to The Jule Hus (1580 Mission Dr.; 688-6601), a year-round Christmas wonderland of blown glass ornaments, Scandinavian crafts, wooden nutcrackers, nativities, and more.

Top it off with æbelskivers from Solvang Restaurant (1672 Copenhagen Dr.; 688-4645; solvangrestaurant.com) and a box of cinnamon pastries from Mortensen’s Danish Bakery (1588 Mission Dr.; 688-8373; mortensensbakery .com), and take the holiday spirit home for dessert!

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Santa Barbara Independent Gift Guide 2019  

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood rundown of where and what to buy this holiday season. Published 12/05/19

Santa Barbara Independent Gift Guide 2019  

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood rundown of where and what to buy this holiday season. Published 12/05/19