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LIFE& STYLE

SANTA BARBARA

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August 2013

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Vol 1. August 2013

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Volume 1 Issue 2 / August 2013 Editor / Publisher Jeffrey Florentine Art Director Hannah Boydstun Advertising Sales Brenna O’Toole Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine is published by Santa Barbara Life & Style, Inc. PO Box 5072 Santa Barbara, CA 93150 For distribution, advertising, or other inquires info@SantaBarbaraLifeandStyle.com Santa Barbara LIfe & Style - Issuu Edition


IN THIS ISSUE

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Take a look at Santa Barbara’s best al fresco dining restaurants voted by you. 10 SERVICE WITH A SMILE. Fresh faces of Santa Barbara: Meet Andreza Andrade, General Manager of Bella Vista Restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore. 13 SHOP THIS LOOK. Shop the look from Santa Barbara Life & Style’s glamorous cover shoot. 19 POETIC JEWELRY. Waxing Poetic spreads their wings and expands in Los Olivos. Get the inside scoop on their new jewelry line being released this September. 23 SECRET GARDEN. Escape to one of Montecito’s secret gardens where the Santa Barbara Life & Style team show how to glam up any dinner party.

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Letter from the

Editor Dear Friends ,

Welcome to Issue Two of Santa Barbara into one of the area’s most distinctive Life & Style Magazine, Santa Barbara’s black jewelry companies and of course a book on the behind scenes of everything Montecito event styled by yours truly. stylish. For those not familiar with Santa Barbara As “No Sky” July is behind us, and the Life & Style Magazine, we are a design firm warm Santa Barbara nights are approaching, based in beautiful Santa Barbara, though we thought it would be fun to feature all the we derive our inspiration from our travels beauty this paradise has to offer. throughout the world. In this issue we will take you to Bella Vista at Four Seasons the Biltmore for an over the top photo shoot, give you sneak peek

Enjoy the issue. I hope to see you around this summer at one of Santa Barbara’s great patios!

Jeffrey Florentine Editor-in-Chief Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine

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Santa Barbara’s

Top D ning Patios Everyone in town knows that while summer has officially been here for a few weeks, it isn’t until about now that the nights truly become appropriate (leave that jacket at home!) to spend a night out dining al fresco at one of Santa Barbara’s many eateries. We summed them up based on feedback from our readers. Bon appétit!

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Best Patio for Pets:

Café Stella Set just off Upper State Street on Las Positias, this French American café provides Santa Barbara with a great option to dine with Fido. The dog friendly patio has majestic views of the Santa Barbara mountains. This, combined with delicious food, will keep you and your dog coming back for more!

Best Patio After a Day at the Beach:

Brophy Brothers Show up in your flip flops, wipe off the sand take in the ocean breeze. Enjoy the view and eat some of the freshest seafood in Santa Barbara. A table on this coveted patio is worth the wait. Saddle up to the bar while you wait and grab a spicy Bloody Mary, an oyster shooter and watch the sea urchin divers unload their latest haul.

Hottest Patio Scene:

Zaytoon Dare to take a trip to taste the delicacies of Lebanon? Dine in front of a blazing fire pit and twinkling lights while enjoying the sounds of a violin and guitar duo. This sexy patio is always happening with the town’s “it” crowd. Though the setting is magical, the food will bring you back.

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Best waterfront patio:

Best Patio to pROpose:

The boATHOUSE AT HENRY'S BEACH

Bella vista, four seasons biltmore

Sea breezes, seafood, steak and a spectacular ocean view...So memorable! Be sure to snag a seat during Happy Hour at the bar area for some of SB’s greatest dining deals. Sip a glass of wine, while looking at the sand, protected from the elements by a glass wall.

With a roof that retracts over the dining room and an intimate ocean-view patio, the entire restaurant is open air. Soft candles, swaying bamboo curtains overhead and stately fireplaces make this the perfect place to propose. Take that special someone for a romantic walk on Butterfly Beach before a decadent five star dinner.

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Best patio for a sunday funday:

THE LARK Enjoy the sunshine after a day of wine tasting with friends at Santa Barbara’s newest restaurant. Though young, this place has been an instant hit with locals. Located in the heart of the Funk Zone, this upbeat patio boasts a ‘funky’ twist with makeshift walls of glass, succulents and bath tub planters.


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anta Barbara Life & Style spent the day with Andreza Andrade, one of Santa

Barbara's newest additions. Andreza is general manager at Bella Vista Restaurant in the Four Seasons Biltmore. Hailing from Brazil, Andreza recently moved here from Boston where she spent several years managing the Bristol Lounge at Boston's Four Seasons Hotel. A social media mogul, Andreza boasts some 3,700 Twitter followers (@AA_Fashionista). Follow her as she updates her fans on the ins and outs of her new city as well as the glamorous highlights of managing one of Santa Barbara's top restaurants. This fashion forward beauty is not only stylish, she also has a deep passion for service excellence. Santa Barbara's newest bella donna was gracious enough to spend the day with our team to give us some personal insights as well as the latest happenings at Bella Vista.

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Q: What first sparked your interest in the food and beverage industry?

A: I remember being drawn to my mom's cooking and hosting skills. We always had a great time at the dinner table with family and friends at small gatherings during my childhood. My Brazilian upbringing offered ample opportunity to enjoy good cooking, celebratory feasts and shared laughter. Today, I bring those early lessons of warm hospitality to a new level of sophistication.

Q: How have your past experiences translated to your career with Four Seasons?

A: Prior to joining Four Seasons, I worked in stand alone restaurants in Boston. A succession of ‘name brand’ learning experiences molded my professional development. The heady experience of working for the most prestigious hospitality group in the city truly helped to broaden my knowledge and management skills. I have used these skills and those gained during my tenure with Four Seasons to grow as a leader.

Q: Who has been the most influential figure that has inspired your career?

A: Julia Child - She made it fun to get back into the kitchen and taught us not to fear French food. She reminded us that the homeliest activity can be high art if approached with the right spirit. Raise a glass of cooking sherry in her honor!

Q: When you're not at work, what do you do for fun?

A: I love to be outside. Whether it is running down State Street or jogging beachside at Butterfly, Santa Barbara has so much to offer. I love gardening, and I cannot forget about shopping. After this interview I'm heading to Sak's for a new dress! Reading relaxes me. Reading relaxes me. I love Paulo Coelho's books. Even though I work in a restaurant all day, I love to go home and cook for friends. It is the perfect opportunity to share a meal and drinks with friends. 16

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Q: Shifting to Bella Vista, do you have a favorite meal to pair with a cocktail?

A: It's hard to choose amongst Chef Cartumini's Californian inspired Italian menu. Chef loves the Farmer's Market, and our menu is ever changing based on what's in season. Right now, I really like the crispy Branzino. It's served over a bed of summer beans and honey red onion tossed with a tangy sherry dressing. This dish craves the Backyard BarbareĂąo, a drink we created using ingredients sourced within 100 miles. It's a refreshing summer cocktail and pairs excellently with this nice, light fish.

Q: Where does Bella Vista get the inspiration to create all of the fantastic food and cocktail creations?

A: Our team is very talented. We get inspiration from travels and locally sourced ingredients of Santa Barbara's rich bounty. One of the most important aspects of the process is collaborating as a team. During our staff meetings, we practice creativity via writing, brainstorming and approaching ideas from different angles. With the entire team working together, we come up with some pretty unique and interesting concepts. It is one of my most favorite aspects of working here.

Q: What’s the most gratifying aspect of being the general manager at Bella Vista?

A: The ability to put smiles on the faces of our guests by enhancing their dining experiences. As a consummate hostess, I enjoy meeting people and providing friendly service with efficiency. I like helping my team create lasting memories. I believe in building and cultivating strong and long-term relationships with guests. I keep in touch with guests from Boston and they visit when they travel to Santa Barbara. I look forward to creating that same connection in Bella Vista.

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Jewelry: Vintage Chanel available at Coast 2 Coast Collection

Dress: Sally LaPointe

Belt: Allora by Laura B-Low the Belt: Allora by Laura

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Jewelry: Aurora Borealis available at Coast 2 Coast Collection Dress: Enzoani, Love Collection available at La Soie Bridal

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Photo Credit: Leah Valentine with Leah Valentine Photography Location: Photographed at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Makeup: Candi with All Dolled Up Beauty Team Hair: Laura & Lacey with RochĂŠ Studios Credited Stores: Coast 2 Coast Collection, Allora By Laura, Saks 5th Ave, La Soie Bridal


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J EWELRY BY DESIGNER STEPAHIE KHEDER

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SANTA BARBARA LIFE & STYLE SITS DOWN WITH OWNER

TO GET THE FULL DISH ON ALL THINGS GREAT WITH WAXING POETIC

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Patti informed SB Life & Style of their newest

past, present and future. It all comes together

location (opening soon) in Los Olivos, just doors

and creates a unique setting to showcase their

down from their previous flagship location!

fantastic jewelry.

The team was invited for an exclusive look

The new store location is:

SHE BEGAN THE PIECE BY PASTING

2477 Alamo Pintado Ave

NUMEROUS PIECES OF TEXTURED

behind the curtain of PAPER ON THE WALL. THIS CREATED THE MOST their new location BREATHTAKING IMAGE.

It is scheduled for a soft

where the designer,

THE EVOLUTION OF THE CATEPILLAR

opening August 10th

Stephanie Kheder,

INTO THE BUTTERFLY SERVES AS A

walked us through

and a grand opening is

METAPHOR FOR THE GROWTH

scheduled for October..

the new space.

OF WAXING POETIC OVER THE YEARS

Stephanie showed us her

As an added bonus, Waxing

current “frescoupage” art piece she had

Poetic also gave us a few sneak peeks

created. This striking piece adorns the

into their new jewelry line, available in

back wall of this magnificent space. `As an added accent, tarot cards used in the readings about the store reveal insights to their

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September! We are sure you'll be dreaming of these amazing pieces for the next few nights! Accessorize us please!


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Montecito's Secret

GARDEN Santa Barbara Life and Style Magazine was given the key to this private garden located in the heart of Montecito. Upon receiving the key, we were sworn to secrecy on the specific location of this exclusive garden. (Sorry!) This garden consists of multiple herb beds, citrus trees, avocado trees, rosemary bushes and a whole bunch of amazing smelling plants growing inside. This aromatic flora enveloped our senses when we arrived. The Santa Barbara Life & Style team were tasked to dress up this amazing garden table for an intimate event held inside the secret garden. We were inspired by the bounty of the garden and utilized its resources. By using the garden's tomatoes, rosemary, lavender and mint for arrangements to deck out the table we gave this elegant garden a bit of understated glamour. The garden table was flanked with rustic benches dressed with super plush pillows and cashmere blankets so guests could stay warm on a chilly Santa Barbara evening. Heavy wrought iron candle lanterns were hung from the the citrus and avocado tress, allowing the candle light to showcase the colored fruits in each tree. It all made for an enchanted evening.


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