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LIFE&STYLE SANTA BARBARA

MARCH/APRIL 2017

THE

WEDDING ISSUE


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Private Events Event spaces & whole patio availble Receptions Rehearsals Bachelorette parties Groom’s cake parties Baby showers High teas Post-wedding brunches Chanpagne & dessert buffets Custom menus Event design & setup Semi-private reservations are also available for under 20 guests Contact Charlotte Events office: 805-770-5284

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ON THIS COVER March/April 2017 Volume 5 / Issue 2 Editor & Publisher Ottocina Ryan Lead Photographer Meadow Rose Creative Director Silas Fallstich Art Director Josie Couch Writers Jennifer Arreguin Robin Berger Natasha Burton Nora Tobin Photographers Joan Allen Silas Fallstich Rihanna Mercier Carly Otness Emily Reiter Ashely Streff

PHOTOGRAPHED by Silas Fallstich CONCEPT DESIGN by Noel Solomon with Fanciful Design Co. ELEPHANT “Tai” with Have Trunk Will Travel MODEL Jerica Lamens with Elite Model Management HAIR by Krysta Withrow with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar MAKEUP by Cynthia Fuentes with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar GOWN Allure Bridals FLORALS Margaret Joan Florals PAPER FLOWERS Fanciful Design Co. LOCATION Dos Pueblos Ranch

Stylists Emma Larsen Katie Seefeldt Noel Solomon Interns Amy Dong Owen Strassner Elena Tico

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WEDDING 16 / STAY AWHILE

Take a peek at quaint rustic nuptials that will take your breath away.

32 / MAGIC MOMENTS

Be transported to Lavender Oak Ranch, with fields of green and miles of lace.

38 / WILDLY IN LOVE

HEALTH 88 / SHAPE UP

Three tips to feel fit on your big day.

A wedding with a cause, on the beach, with an elephant.

TRAVEL

58 / MEET TAI

90 / THE HONEYMOON

Get to know our favorite four-legged wedding guest.

60 / FOLLOW MY LEAD

Dim the lights, cue the spotlight, and watch this pas de deux.

DINING

Looking for a sun-soaked getaway? You have arrived.

RECIPE 94 / DISH IT UP

The way to their heart is through their stomach.

74 / RAISE A GLASS

Cheers to your dream wedding and your dream cocktail.

80 / SOMETHING SWEET

Saving the best for last with these bright bites.

87 / OH-SO-SWEET TREATS: WEDDING DESSERT TRENDS WHAT WILL WOW YOUR GUESTS Stuck on the sweets? Check out these five tips for desserts that take the cake.

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Letter from the Editor

Back in October, Noel and I were sitting in the office, chatting about the wedding issue, when she proposed an idea. She had a fantasy of a wedding on the beach with an elephant draped in flowers. Several weeks, many calls with permitters who “didn’t see the humor in the idea,” a couple creative meetings, and endless logistics later, we were watching Tai, the elephant, step out of her trailer at Dos Pueblos Ranch. The result was Wildly In Love (page 38)—not just a surreal wedding, but one with a cause. An event not only arranged to celebrate the couple’s unity but also a day that goes beyond just them. In this case, it was focused on their love for elephants and giving back to elephant conservation. In lieu of gifts, donations to the International Elephant Foundation were encouraged. Having a concentration that goes beyond the couple changes the whole vibe of a wedding—the couple, family and friends feel more connected because they are all a part of something bigger. In this case, Tai was the link between the bride and groom, reconnecting them with nature and reminding them to embrace simplicity. The mood was peaceful, elegant and classic. It was an unbelievable day with everyone who came together to bring Noel’s vision to life. We pet Tai and watched her play in the ocean at sunset, splashing around and totally in her element. I woke up the next morning thinking it was a dream, and then wondering what Dos Pueblos Ranch beachgoers would think of the dinner plate sized prints in the sand. I can only image an actual wedding with an elephant on the beach. I hope this issue leaves you inspired to create your own wedding with a cause.

Ottocina Ryan

Editor in Chief Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine

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Bring the destination to your wedding • All natural • Alcohol optional

• Made with real fruit • Positive vibes included

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Creative Direction and Photography by Joan Allen Styling by Magnolia Event Design Wardrobe Styling by Emma Larsen Models Anna Didenko with Next Model Management and Arsenii Savitckii with Two Management Hair by Rick Farber Makeup by Erica Camarena Florals by Mark’s Garden Rentals by Vrivre Works Photo Retoucher Megan Miller Location Folded Hills Ranch 16 | MARCH/APRIL 2017


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Small Masterpiece Plate Food by Valerie Rice with Eat Drink Garden

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Magic Moments Photographed by Ashley Streff Photo Assistant Jaclyn Szabo Model Tara Blanchard with L.A. Models Hair by Lauren Cywan with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar Makeup by Lia Barabuscio with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar Location Lavender Oak Ranch with Santa Ynez Vacation Rentals Olvi’s Gown

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Olvi’s Gown Kai Linz Earrings, Allora by Laura Idan Cohen Gown Ring, 33 Jewels at El Paseo Bright Inc Bouquet

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Julea Domani Gown

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Olvi’s Gown Kai Linz Earrings, Allora by Laura

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Julea Domani Gown Kai Linz Necklace, Allora by Laura Bright Inc Bouquet

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Photographed by Silas Fallstich Concept Design and Coordination by Noel Solomon with Fanciful Design Co. Models Jerica Lamens with Elite Model Management and Israel Saez De Miguel with Wrenn Management Elephant “Tai” with Have Trunk Will Travel Hair by Krysta Withrow with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar Makeup by Cynthia Fuentes with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar Manicure by Aqua Skin & Nail Bar using LVX in Rhone Florals by Margaret Joan Florals Paper Flowers by Fanciful Design Co. Accessories by Porch Carpinteria Table Linens by Silk & Willow Furniture by Elan Event Rentals Tabletop by Atmosphere Atelier Cake by Room for Cake Location Dos Pueblos Ranch 38 | MARCH/APRIL 2017

wildly in love

A man emerges from the ocean in simple attire, he is slightly injured. A woman, with her elephant saves the man and returns him to health.The man upon awakening instantly realizes that he loves the woman, for her appearance. The woman is in love with him also but she won’t admit it mainly to herself.


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Allure Bridals Gown Shirt & Tie, Mission Tuxedo

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Allure Bridals Gown Shirt, Tie & Pants, Mission Tuxedo Truong & Co. Rings

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Stationery, Honey Paper

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Furniture by Elan Event Rentals Tabletop by Atmosphere Atelier Silk & Willow Table Linens

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Allure Bridals Gown Truong & Co. Earrings Tuxedo, Mission Tuxedo

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Meet Tai

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ai is a 48-year-old female Asian elephant with unique peach colored freckles. This statuesque beauty stands 8’ 8” tall and weighs 8,500 lbs. Her sweet, gentle personality makes her a favorite with people and other elephants. Her diet consists of up to 200 pounds of hay, fruits (watermelon is her favorite!) and vegetables a day. She washes it all down with up to 60 gallons of water. Tai, like many elephants, has had a place of respect in weddings and a variety of events. For many cultures keeping traditions alive is very important to their families. Tai has often been the guest of honor at weddings and many religious ceremonies, keeping Tai and her human friends connected to their heritage. Tai has also enjoyed invitations to weddings for those that simply love and respect elephants. Home is Have Trunk Will Travel Ranch in Perris, California, where Tai lives with her herd mates, Kitty, Dixie, Rosie, and Becky and her human family of 40 plus years. Her care includes daily baths, exercise and plenty of time for play and relaxing with her friends. Tai was born severely pigeon-toed, a major disability in the wild; being unable to keep up with the herd made her a target for predators and put her life in constant danger. With a healthy diet, vitamins, exercise, and specialized pedicures Have Trunk Will Travel was able to correct her gait throughout her life. Tai had a growth spurt in her late thirties and it was discovered that one leg was shorter than the other and it was becoming more pronounced as she aged. Her family at Have Trunk will Travel along with Joe DeMarco, Master Orthopod and veterinary specialists started research to design and develop elephant orthotics. Her gait is now smooth and she walks comfortably and confidently. Tai and her herd mates also participate in health research that benefits other elephants. An example is a water absorption project. The elephants were given a shower, then had cups placed on various parts of the body to measure the water absorption rate. The data was used to determine where to place man-made water sources for African elephants during a drought… Asian elephants helping African elephants. Asian elephants are endangered simply by loss of habitat. Tai is an ambassador for her dwindling species; she is one of about 29,999 Asian elephants left on earth. She uses her celebrity to bring attention to the plight and struggle against man’s urban development and the decreased safe environment for elephants in the wild through awareness and education. The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is the elephant charity that Tai supports. Over 90% of donations go directly to a project that helps elephants. IEF provides funding for 120 elephant programs and health and welfare projects worldwide. Learn more about them and how you can help by visiting: www.elephantconservation.org

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May I have this Dance Photographed by Anna Delores Photography Planning and Design by Wedding Kate Models Lauren Gish and Jack Krizmanich with It Model Management Florals by Casa Blanca Event Design Rentals The Tent Merchant Paper Goods and Calligraphy by Calligraphy Nerd Styling Assistant Hannah Montgomery Hair & Makeup by Pretty Please SB Cake by Brooke Martin for Bacara Resort & Spa Cocktails by Soiree Center Linens by La Tavola Location Bacara Resort & Spa

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Tuxedo, Friar Tux Shop

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SB LIFE & STYLE dining

Raise aGlass Glassware, The Blue Door

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Vodka Agave Nectar Lavender Bitters Hibiscus Lemonade

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Champagne Persimmon Syrup Tangerine Juice Beau Joie Champage, The Blue Door

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I’m a vodka soda type of girl, but as I lay eyes on shakers in mid flight, and a bottle of Ketel One juggling in between, that begins to change. This bartender is giving a spectacle that is not only turning heads, but making me second guess why I ever settle for Tito’s, soda water and a lime. Ivo, creator of Flair Project, makes one thing known—crafting cocktails is so much more than a glass, a pour and a delivery. Exuding personality, he has mastered the true spirit of quality service and mixed drinks. His routines embody efficiency, entertainment and, well, practice. Ivo’s presence is captivating, it’s easy, it’s fun. “The number one thing people say is, you really love what you do. When you do what you like, it’s hard to hide it. People can feel it,” he explains in between throwing a cherry behind his back and laughing. His disposition is genuine, and rare and I want him bartending at my own wedding.

The craft cocktail, the personalized experience and the ultimate entertainment are what make Flair Project so distinctive. With their firm mentality to not just serve, creating an authentic relationship with guests is just as crucial as putting on a show. His team creates a customized bar concept and cocktail menu depending on the theme, venue, city, and soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Although the bar isn’t always a top priority when planning one of the most important days of your life, the clinking glasses and exceptional cocktail flavors bring guests together, and definitely aid in generating *relatively* killer dance moves. Weddings celebrate a love that is portrayed in each minute detail, and Ivo voices “Why not make the bar special too?” As I look down at the ice layered on the pristine glass I savor the last drop. I am no longer a vodka soda type of girl.

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A stir and a garnish later, my drink is placed on the sleek bar top with a liveliness that outdoes the typical encounter of a person, a drink and a bartender. My cocktail is vibrant, with fresh ingredients. A few post worthy snapshots later, my taste buds are calling on me to take my first sip. I’m suddenly in a great mood. It could be because of the soothing aftertaste of the puree drizzling smoothly down like a promising potion, but the vitality surrounding me is surely the reason.

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something sweet Photographed by Silas Fallstich Model Mckenna Hogue Hair & Makeup by Lia Barabuscio with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar Manicure by Aqua Skin & Nail Bar using LVX in Serene

Rings, 33 Jewels at El Paseo Vietri Vase & Florals, Letter Perfect Andersen’s Danish Bakery White Chocolate Sarah Bernhardts & Petit Fours

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Opposite Page: Room For Cake Caramel Apples, S’mores on a Stick, Profiterole and Chocolate Peanut Butter Tarts Lele Patisserie Salted Caramel, Coconut, Vanilla, Raspberry, and Coffee Macarons & Coconut and S’more Marshmallows Enjoy Cupcakes Blueberry Blood Orange Chardonnay and Dipped Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes Your Cake Baker Californian Galaxy Cake Helena Avenue Bakery Raspberry Pistachio Donuts Enjoy Cupcakes Chocolate Chip Cookiewitch Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc de Champagne Truffle Rings, 33 Jewels

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Norma Kamali Top, Allora by Laura Kai Linz Sliced Diamond Ring, Allora by Laura Ring, 33 Jewels at El Paseo Helena Avenue Bakery Raspberry Pistachio Donuts Rablabs Agate Coaster, Letter Perfect

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Oh-So-Sweet Treats: Wedding Dessert Trends That Will Wow Your Guests By Jennifer Arreguin and Natasha Burton Unless you have a serious sweet tooth, chances are you'll spend more time crafting the perfect wedding menu than dreaming up drool-worthy desserts for your loved ones to enjoy. But your big day confection shouldn't get relegated to just another to-do to check off your planning list— the dessert you choose can make a major statement and even make your wedding more fun. (Plus, who doesn’t love noshing on a variety of delicious treats in order to make your final decision?) Here are five delectable ideas that are trending in 2017 for you to consider as you choose what wedding sweets to serve.

Take your cake up a notch

If you love the idea of serving a traditional wedding cake, you should know that you have a ton of creative options for making your dessert look incredible. This classic confection is anything but boring when you ask your baker to incorporate cool effects with edible artwork like glitter— perhaps a gold sparkle effect on buttercream—watercolor or metallic stripes. The result will be almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Make everything mini

Dessert bars are a wedding trend that's here to stay. Make yours stand out by serving mini treats like lemon bars, fruit tarts, donuts, cupcakes— you name it. Guests will get to sample a little bit of everything and you won't have to make tough decisions about what kind of dessert to serve.

Share local specialties

Let your wedding venue or city guide your dessert decision-making so you can introduce your nearest and dearest to the local specialties. (A Santa Barbara wedding, for instance, wouldn't be complete without a visit from the McConnell's ice cream truck.) This way, you get to share some hometown flavor with your guests—a great option if many of them are traveling to the city in which you live.

Create perfect pairings

We've all heard of wine flights and beer pairings…so why not apply this idea to desserts? A hot chocolate tasting bar—with Mexican, dark and white chocolate options—would be a total hit at a winter wedding, while a cookies-and-milk pairing station could steal the show in warmer seasons. ParadICE Shaved Ice is a fun, colorful option welcomed by creative guests. This island inspired treat has natural flavor options like mango, blood orange and passion fruit that are served over ice cream and topped with organic coconut. The interactive element would lend itself well to encouraging guests to mingle and chat among one another about their favorite flavors, too.

Pass 'em around

Passed edibles aren't just for cocktail hour. Keep the energy of the event flowing by having servers pass desserts—around the dance floor or outside at a lounge area—to help the momentum continue during your wedding. This is a great option for couples who want to forgo a traditional cake cutting and would prefer to keep the party going—without having to sacrifice dessert. Choose sweets that guests can easily eat with their hands (like bite-sized cookies and brownies) and consider offering a boozy treat—like champagne jello shots—to really turn the festivities up a notch.

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Shape Up

SB LIFE & STYLE health

Photographed by Carly Otness Written and Modeled by Nora Tobin Hair & Makeup by Kristabelle Marks with JosĂŠ Eber Salon Location Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore

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Beyond Yoga Top & Leggings


Get wedding day ready with these three simple strategies! Eat More Produce. In order to look your best on the big day, ditch the processed food a few weeks beforehand. Stored carbohydrates in the body retain water, which is what makes you bloated. Swap: Rice, junk food and crackers for sweet potatoes, roasted veggies, spaghetti squash, and mashed cauliflower.

Increase green tea consumption. This is time to load up on the beauty boosting magic known as green tea. Green tea has a high concentration of polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants reduce oxidative stress, which help to slow down signs of aging, fight chronic disease and increase energy. Green tea also stabilizes blood sugar levels, helping to avoid that late afternoon crash when blood sugar is low. Try: Un-sweetened green tea with lemon.

Perform strengthening and stress reducing yoga postures. Wedding season can be a stressful time. Performing just a few yoga poses will increase circulation, improve balance, reduce stress, and tone the entire body. Whenever you have 5 minutes, take time to do a few poses.

try:Dancer Pose begin to lift your left foot up, away from the floor and back, away from your torso. Extend the left thigh behind you and parallel to the floor. Stretch your right arm forward, in front of your torso, parallel to the floor.

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Hacienda AltaGracia Costa Rica Located in a lush mountainous region relatively untouched by tourism, the resort has the largest spa in Central America, a full equestrian center and ultralight planes, making it an ideal place for newlyweds to discover nature and culture, unwind at the spa or pool and connect with each other. Couples can start their new life together in a truly magical setting with breathtaking views, lavish hacienda style accommodations, and a staff that will discretely cater to every want and need.

regime of caballista (horsemen) and vaquero (cowboy) with a hands-on opportunity to interact with and care for a horse. Guests will take their horse from the pastures and bring them to the stables for a bath then saddle up for a chance to join the caballista herding cattle from one field to another. After, a delicious breakfast sitting by the river can be enjoyed before returning to the stables to see a caballista shoe a horse. Direct flights available from LA and NYC airports to San Jose and Liberia, CR.

Adventurous couples will delight in the new “Caballista for the Day� program, where they can experience the natural fitness

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Conrad Bora Bora Nui Long known as a romantic destination ideal for honeymooners, French Polynesia welcomes the Conrad Bora Bora Nui, the first new luxury hotel opening in Bora Bora in 10 years. Located in a private cove on Motu To’opua, a small islet located off the coast of Bora Bora, the resort faces out toward the open ocean. At over half a mile, its secluded beach is the longest white sand beach in Bora Bora. Soaring Mount Otemanu becomes the backdrop to the hotel when approached from the water, while the 86 renovated Overwater Villas and 28 Garden Villas look out upon the lagoon and an endless blue horizon, with the only sunset views in Bora Bora. Each of the bungalows and rooms feature king beds with a customizable pillow menu, sweeping ocean views and a wall-to-wall sliding door that leads to an expansive viewing deck equipped with lounge chairs and a table.

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Overwater Villa decks include comfortable catamaran nets for lounging directly over the water with eighteen Overwater Villas also offering an infinity plunge pool. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the overwater bungalow, synonymous with the crystal blue and turquoise lagoons of French Polynesia. Getting to Tahiti is easy aboard Air Tahiti Nui’s daily flights from LAX (twice daily during peak season).

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Carneros Resort and Spa Surrounded by 28 acres of rolling grapevines and picturesque farmland, Carneros Resort and Spa is a quintessential romantic escape in Napa Valley wine country. Inspired by Napa’s countryside with farm-style architecture, the luxury resort offers 86 cottages, 10 suites and private homes clustered throughout the property. The home-like cottages have various amenities such as fireplaces, indoor-outdoor showers, hot tubs, and French doors leading to landscaped gardens. Each charming cottage has 400-800 square feet of immaculately kept private outdoor living space. For the ultimate honeymoon, newlyweds can book a spacious Harvest Cottage or Harvest Suite. As an added perk, we suggest ordering bubbles and bubbly with the Fireside Butler Service, which includes a complimentary aromatherapy-scented bubble bath in the outdoor soaking tub and the lighting of the outdoor fireplace. The duo can pair this experience with Champagne or sparkling wines to celebrate their nuptials in the privacy of their cozy cottage. Ideal for an indulgent dinner or Sunday brunch, FARM at Carneros is the property’s signature restaurant offering an elegant dining experience. Couples can choose a candlelit dinner on the patio or sit indoors with fireplaces, dramatic lighting and a cathedral ceiling. Carneros Resort and Spa is also home to two other restaurants, a market, a high-end fashion boutique, a relaxing spa, and two pools. With an infinity-edged hot tub, turquoise pool and cozy cabanas, the adult-only Hilltop Pool offers guests front row seats to incomparable views of the Napa Valley countryside and surrounding vineyards. For a relaxing treatment and an excuse to indulge, The Spa provides a tranquil and secluded escape in the heart of wine country. The Spa uses indigenous ingredients to create “farm to treatment” experiences that evolve with the changing seasons, such as the Lavender and Vine Swedish massage; The Quince Essential; or the Olive Rosemary Body Scrub. The Spa has nine indoor treatment rooms and three outdoor treatment rooms, as well as a eucalyptus steam room, sauna, and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.

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SB LIFE & STYLE recipe

DISH IT UP Ingredients: 1 vanilla bean 3/4 cup sugar 7/8 cup butter, softened 1 1/8 cup all purpose flour 3/8 cup almond flour

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, it will be soft and soggy.

Pour the dough into a piping bag with a star nozzle.

Make 2 inch diameter circles, 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.

Bake cookies at 400 degrees for 6 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool.

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Photographed by Silas Fallstich at The Blue Door Recipe by Andersen's Danish Restaurant and Bakery


Four blocks from the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, the Cheshire Cat Inn offers travelers an opportunity to enjoy beautifully appointed accommodations in the two Victorian Queen Ann houses and Craftsman cottages. Enjoy the wonderful homemade breakfast and our renowned afternoon wine hour with local wine and hors d’oeuvres in our beautiful and lush English gardens.

This Santa Barbara Bed and Breakfast Inn has been owned and operated by the

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Dunstan family for over 30 years, and no

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