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56 Letter from the Editorial Director … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … 40 Contributors … Our writers, photographers, and more … … … … … … … … … … … … … 42 Behind the Scenes … A day at home on the Riviera with the de Albergaria family, soaring
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Taste … Exclusive helicopter rides to private tastings and tours at Sanford Winery, chef Cat Cora’s new Mesa Burger joint, The Little Door opens, vegan eats, and more … … … … … …
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Spring has sprung around our city, but what really changes when you live in paradise? The weather is basically perfect and the only obvious difference is perhaps less layers are needed as the days last longer. But it’s within the cultural landscape that we see change—starting with our thriving waterfront areas that are evolving. The Funk Zone continues to churn out creativity while the adjacent Lagoon District is fast on its heels. From the wine and food scene to the designers (see Catherine Gee “One to Watch,” page 66) in the mix, it’s exciting to see what’s brewing down there. We introduce you to some of the movers and shakers making waves and give you the lowdown on the new downtown. But creativity isn’t new to our clime. Take our in-depth look into the world-famous Santa Barbara Writers Conference (“Write On,” page 134), which literary couple Barnaby and Mary Conrad started many moons ago. With authors (and close friends) such as Joan Didion, Ray Bradbury, and Charles Schulz on the lineup, it’s no wonder it became industry legend. Now, with a new book and a documentary following the buzz, we take you for a walk down memory lane. When the de Albergaria family chose to raise their brood in a George Washington Smith French Normandy-style house on the Riviera (“Roman Holiday,” page 112), it was no coincidence. The curated home feels as worldly and sophisticated as the family that inhabits it, and the joie de vivre with which they live is inspiring. Speaking of inspiration, many artists of Santa Barbara are constantly using their surroundings to inform their work. We present a portfolio of modern-day botanicals (“Petal Pushers,” page 126) by local female painters and photographers that capture our flora in the most unique of ways. Flowers are one of the most important elements of any wedding celebration…except perhaps for the loving partner, perfect dress, and oh-so special bauble. But there are so many things to do once you are about to say “I do.” With Santa Barbara seemingly as the wedding capital of the Golden State—I’m not sure a more romantic locale can be found—we present the best of all things bridal in our special wedding section (page 141). With romance in the air, artistic endeavors aplenty, and all things abloom, this is the perfect season to celebrate life in the American Riviera—with red, white, and blue ablaze in spring’s sartorial trends—our eternal Garden of Eden.
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“Catherine Gee [“One to Watch,” page 67] was incredible to collaborate with—a clear point of view meshed with fluidity, stillness, and confidence,” says the Los Angelesbased photographer who also shot the new MOXI museum for What’s Now (page 47). S.B. MUST DOs The Santa Barbara Zoo is charming. • Kids World Park for playground time. • A stroll along the Ellwood Mesa.
“It was such an honor to shoot a George Washington Smith house. The tall rooms and gorgeous terraced gardens were stunning,” says one of our go-to photographers who highlighted the de Albergaria family in “Roman Holiday” (page 112). “They were so welcoming and fun to work with.” S.B. MUST DOs Grabbing dinner and drinks at Loquita. • A picnic on a vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. • Tacos at Mony’s.
“It was a blast capturing the Gaviota Coast from the air as we journeyed north at 1,000 feet with Nanco Helicopters,” says the Santa Barbarabased photographer who snapped “Wine Flight” (page 87). “The short trip to Sanford Winery was only upstaged by the world-class wines we tasted and the chance to see the beautiful property from both air and ground.” S.B. MUST DOs Paddle boarding around the harbor on a warm day. • Beer tasting in the Funk Zone with friends. • Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore.
“I love summers in the Colorado mountains—everything is so clean, green, and lush,” says the Los Angeles-based freelance writer who penned “Snowmass Splendor” (page 108). “I had never hiked the Maroon Bells before, and I finally got to do it. It was even more gorgeous than I imagined!” S.B. MUST DOs Sipping vanilla milkshakes by the gorgeous Coral Casino swimming pool is my idea of heaven. • A weekend stay at the San Ysidro Ranch is truly what dreams are made of. • Dinner at Lucky’s—steaks and martinis are a must. S A N TA B A R B A R A
“As soon as I walked into The Little Door, I noticed a table against a window looking into the Sunken Gardens,” says this locally based photographer who captured “Family Affair” (page 90). “I knew immediately that’s where I’d shoot the food.” S.B. MUST DOs Ceviche at Corazon Cocina in the Santa Barbara Public Market. • Evolation Yoga in Summerland. • Bree’osh and Andersen’s Danish Bakery and Restaurant are the pots of gold on both sides of the rainbow.
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Left to right: TIMBER peeks out on the shoot; SUNSET on the patio; TONDRO captures the whole crew;
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Ciao Bella LOCATI ON A George Washington Smith French Normandy, built circa 1928, perched on the American Riviera with sweeping views of the ocean. WHO Photographer Trevor Tondro captured the historic residence and the international family of five who lives there for “Roman Holiday” (page 112). WHAT From morning croissants in the kitchen to sunset car rides around the Riviera, it was all about a day in the life of the de Albergaria family at home.
Left to right: MICHAEL HABER with JENNIFER HALE and crew; KASIMIRA MILLER bright
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W HO Kasimira Miller, NEXT Models W HAT Photographer Michael Haber snapped our all-American inspired spring cover. W EA R Miller was star-spangled in an Oscar de la Renta blouse from Julianne Boutique, jeans by Dôen, earrings by Kendall Conrad, and belt and neck scarf from Whistle Club.
Left to right: TAYLOR NANCARROW piloting his Robinson; tasting at SANFORD WINERY ; soaring along the coast; SB MAG staffers Charlotte Bryant and Gina Z. Terlinden.
Flight of Fancy LOCATI ON From takeoff at Nanco Helicopters in Goleta, flying up the vibrant Gaviota Coast and over the Sta. Rita Hills to Sanford Winery. WHO Pilot Taylor Nancarrow flew photographer Blake Bronstad and Santa Barbara Magazine staff up to Sanford Winery for the ultimate wine tasting experience (“Wine Flight,” page 87). WHAT Sanford Winery’s welcoming staff poured delectable vintages of Chardonnay, rosé, and Pinot Noir. S A N TA B A R B A R A
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After 25 years in the making, the highly anticipated MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM OF EXPLORATION + INNOVATION , has opened its doors downtown next to the train
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After starting The Santa Barbara Company in 2012 with her mom, Caroline Law has gone out on her own to launch another gift box company called PHYLA after her middle name, Phila. With a focus on sustainability and fair trade, Law ﬁlls the wooden boxes (pictured, from $55) with luxe artisan products, including Ojai olive oil, Handlebar coﬀee, and organic lip balm. “We are trying to move away from a culture that values endless amounts of mass-produced ‘stuﬀ’ and toward beauty and thoughtfulness,” says Law. Create and send your own box online or purchase a premade gift bundle and PHYLA will make a donation to a good cause, such as World Bicycle Relief. 805-364-2502. J . B . K .
Food trucks, make way for home goods on wheels. STABILES , Santa Barbara’s roving home-decor truck, has been steering its way between State Street and the Funk Zone weekly and now has a new permanent brick-and-mortar shop on Canon Perdido. Owner and STABILES air artist Samuel Guzmán created the plant decor. mobile shop and many of the goods inside it. “We started by designing and making air plant decor and from there progressed to other products for the home and everyday life,” says Guzmán, who still does custom air plant installations for clients. Many of the items come from sustainable lines designed in collaboration with other artisans, and include soy wax and essential oil candles, cutting boards, linens, tableware, and jewelry. “We stock everything with the intention that it will make life a little easier and enjoyable.” 127 W. Canon Perdido St., Ste. C, Santa Barbara, 805-455-2810. J . B . K . S TA B I L E S S A N TA B A RB A RA .C O M
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Based in town, the new online shop RACING HEROES oﬀers passion and craftsmanship when it comes to premium model cars. Husband-and-wife team Lukas and Annemarie Niklasson share an enthusiasm for automobiles, which they believe manifest style and epitomize innovation and design. The model cars (from $250) are assembled by hand with meticulous attention to detail—many of them were constructed using historical records and with more than 1,000 individual parts. According to the couple, these cars “inspire trend and culture, kindle dream and fantasy, and foster nostalgia for unforgettable stories.” C O U R T N E Y J O N E S R AC IN G H E R O ES. C O M
A model PORSCHE ($330).
Meet Debra, the new blush wine ($24) from MUNICIPAL WINEMAKERS . She’s been described at the tasting room as full-bodied and a complex character. Some fans are in love; others are still married to the brand’s beloved Pale Pink. Which rosé rules the Muni roost? You be the judge. J . B . K . M U N I C I PA LW I N E M A K E RS .C O M
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Tucked in the back of the Funk Zone behind mircrobreweries and tasting rooms is a boutique gym that’s brewing with mad science. THE LAB —a partner with P3 and Elite Performance & Rehabilitation—oﬀers regular clients the same specialized training as NBA, MLB, and NFL pros, which cofounder Dr. Marcus Elliott says, “takes the guesswork out of injury prevention and optimization.” Programs (inquire for pricing) are highly customized after initial biomechanical and force-plate run assessments. And each workout to follow, be it weight training or a jog on the antigravity treadmill, revolves around individual attention—so much so that the team caps membership at 30 people. “We’re committed to the transformation of members’ lives—in the way their bodies move and perform. We’re intentionally selective,” says general manager Ruth Loomer. Members round out their experience with massage and cryotherapy, while nonmembers can dip into the gym for à la carte Pilates and yoga classes. 121 Gray Ave., Santa Barbara, 805-679-6750. J . B . K . T H ELABS B.COM
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At FITNESS TRANSFORM , trainer Mikki Reilly helps people get back to their “primal body” with a comprehensive program that combines a paleo diet with primal movements—think squats, lunges, and twists—to combat modern, more sedentary lifestyles. Living a paleo lifestyle herself, Reilly incorporates an ancestral approach toward dieting—eating low-carb, high-protein, and omega-3 rich foods; clients see reduced inﬂammation, improved mobility, and accelerated fat loss. Helping her clients move better, feel stronger, and live the lives they’ve always imagined, Reilly says, “We believe that everyone has a birthright to be lean, ﬁt, and pain free at any age—just as our ancestors were—and we can restore our body to the highest level of health and ﬁtness when we know how.” 1213 State St., Ste. K, Santa Barbara, 805-680-9506. K A R A S M I T H
your whole body to ultralow temps with CRYOTHERAPY ;
state-of-the-art workout stations at THE LAB .
Locally made turmeric and pineapple coldpressed juices (pictured, $66/six) from FRESH FUZION detoxify and boost metabolism for a perfect postworkout refresh.
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Romance on the Beach ($60).
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Looking for a fun way to improve your exercise routine? Check out THE AERIAL STUDIO in Ventura, where you can discover aerial arts while improving your strength and ﬂexibility. You can enjoy the hippest new form of ﬁtness— from beginning adult classes (from $28) to the ﬁrst and only form of aerial yoga accredited by the Yoga Alliance—in a studio that’s committed to creativity, instruction, and wellness. 4476 DuPont Ct., Ste. B, Ventura, 805-340-3412. C . J . TH E A E R I A L S TUD I O .N E T S A N TA B A R B A R A
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Wind in their Sails
The SANTA BARBARA SAILING CENTER is garnering lots of young fans for the epic birthday parties (from $75/hour) at sea. Kids can cruise aboard the Double Dolphin, race in a small-boat regatta, or paddleboard out on an adventure. After playing pirate or watching for whales, they can head to the clubhouse for games and cake—and if kids really get hooked, send them to the pros’ after-school sailing program to learn the ropes, sheets, and halyards. Marina 4, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, 805-962-2826. J . B . K . SBS AIL.COM
Be a ZOO VIP Looking to hang a new, unusual piece of art on your wall? How about one created by an elephant or penguin. The SANTA BARBARA ZOO has partnered with IfOnly, ifonly .com, to oﬀer unforgettable VIP experiences (from $40) that give visitors the chance to paint with an animal, be among the ﬁrst to welcome a newborn giraﬀe into the world, go behind the scenes to see endangered species up close on a private safari, and more. As an added bonus, a portion of all proceeds supports the zoo’s conservation eﬀorts. 500 Niños Dr., Santa Barbara, 805-9625339. K . P . S B Z O O .O RG Get behind the scenes for the birth of a zoo baby with IFONLY ’s VIP packages.
Sitter on DemandWhat’s Now S wi n g Kids
Picture this: You’re getting ready for an evening out, the babysitter is coming at 6 pm, and everything is running seamlessly. That is, until the babysitter cancels. Don’t worry, there’s an app for that. Founded by UCSB grads Kasey Edwards and Becka Klauber Richter, HELPR , helpr-app.com, provides screened and CPR-certiﬁed sitters (from $21/hour) in as little as three hours’ notice. 877-417-4883. C . J .
Santa Barbara-based GALAXY SWING COMPANY is on a mission to make sure every child experiences the “wonderful weightlessness only found on a swing,” according to founder Albert DiPadova. The company’s Swing for Free program provides free ﬂying saucers to kids— anyone is welcome to share their story online and every month they choose a deserving recipient. J . B . K . G A L A X YS W I N G.C O M
Swept AWAY Thanks to former mayor Marty Blum and the Santa Barbara City Council, April is oﬃcially kite month in Santa Barbara. This proclamation supports National Kite Month, a nonproﬁt venture cofounded by the American Kite Flyers Association and the Kite Trade Association International, which work to celebrate the history and future of the beloved pastime. The 32nd annual SANTA BARBARA KITE FESTIVAL returns April 9 with extended hours and extra kite contests, including the ever-popular children’s tail chase, funniest kite, and highest ﬂying. The free event is held on the west campus lawn at Santa ANGEL OAK Barbara City College, and kites can be purchased on-site for anyone looking to get swept away with the fun. C . J . S BKITEF EST. N E T S A N TA B A R B A R A
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A Ripe Idea Apeel Sciences puts a new lease on the lifespan of produce Just off Milpas—where warehouses churn out everything from iron to beer—is an unassuming building that’s brimming with creatives and scientists. Inside, avocados ripen on steel racks at a slothlike pace while technicians don goggles in a Breaking Bad-like lab with healthy initiatives to fight world hunger one fruit and vegetable at a time. APEEL SCIENCES is the brainchild of James Rogers and backed by investors including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and innovators like chief commercial officer Jason Spievak, who cofounded local tech start-up successes such as Invoca. The concept is an all-natural, invisible, tasteless, odorless, microlayer made of plant derivatives (everything from broccoli stems to vineyard grape scraps) that coats produce in effort to slow down spoilage. “It’s entirely composed of food,” says Spievak. FDA approved to the highest designation of GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe), Apeel’s pre- and postharvest products, Invisipeel and Edipeel,
have optimized formulations for each specific food—from tomatoes to mangos. Bananas can be naturally treated so precisely that consumers could purchase a bunch of seven that would ripen individually each day of the week. Aiming to revolutionize the agriculture industry by reducing the reliance on pesticides and chemical preservatives, Apeel targets farmers big and small—from corporate giants to locals like Jay Ruskey of Good Land Organics in Goleta. Since experimenting with the product, Ruskey has more than doubled the lifespan of his prized caviar limes, which could drastically widen his distribution and raise profits. Apeel currently has 60 employees—more than half of which are UC Santa Barbara grads— but that number is soon to grow along with its facilities when the headquarters move to Goleta this spring, carrying on its in-office yoga and Friday guacamole challenges. However, this homegrown company has lofty goals, knowing that expanding the lifespan of fruit could help salvage 50 percent of produce that’s lost to spoilage worldwide. While that number is more like 30 percent in the United States, it climbs to 90 percent in sub-Saharan Africa. “Hunger is a global problem and we need a global solution,” says Spievak. “Apeel is the cheapest, easiest, safest way in the world to make more food.” J . B . K .
A PE E L S CI E N CE S .C O M
Left to right: Avocados treated by Apeel can
last three times longer than regular ones; inside the labs at APEEL SCIENCES , which CBS News hailed as “the biggest revolution since refrigeration.”
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“Apeel is the cheapest, easiest, safest way in the world to make more food.”
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What’s Now Top to bottom: Volunteer divers monitor three
different sizes of reef balls in the Caribbean, as transplanted coral nubs insure good coral coverage and faster coral recovery; a REEF BALL after five years underwater is fully grown
over with special species of coral.
Under the SEA
Founded by avid free diver Chris Goldblatt, the FISH REEF PROJECT (FRP) began as a small Santa Barbara nonprofit and has since evolved into America’s first National Reefing Entity. With a mission to “help ocean life thrive,” and successful projects in California and Hawaii, FRP’s latest undertaking involves building a five-acre artificial reef in the waters off Summerland Beach. The new reef will not only restore and stimulate marine life impacted by 100 years of leaking wellheads, but also provide a local and sustainable area for fishing and dive tourism. Internationally, FRP has become a well-recognized global ambassador for ocean-health projects, and its International Marine Mitigation Bank system has been adopted all around the world as the default procedure for addressing deep-sea mining’s harmful impact on ocean life. “We have carried the torch a great distance,” says Goldblatt, but now the FRP seeks your help—namely in its effort to raise $5 million to deploy and monitor the Summerland project. The new reef will be named after the largest donors in honor of their contribution to their community and their role in “establishing a legacy of ocean health for generations to come.” 315 Meigs Rd., Santa Barbara, 831-2742302. T A Y L O R M A S K E T F I S H RE E F.O R G
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Supermodel Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger’s second turn on the catwalk was a preppy and bohemian dream. In February, the see-now, buynow TOMMY X GIGI collection romped a Venice Beach runway—a seaside strand turned into the ultimate #TommyLand amusement park, fanned with flamethrowers, high-flying rides, and a surprise performance by Fergie. The Montecito/Malibu-raised model/designer made it a family affair, with stunning sister Bella Hadid joining her in the much-hyped fashion fete. More family and friends were front row, including their mother, Yolanda; father, Mohamed; and brother, Anwar (who is also hitting the modeling jackpot these days) as well as Lady Gaga and other Los Angeles A-listers. Gigi and Hilfiger put a twist on each other’s East Coast meets West Coast tastes— think piles of revamped Hilfiger logos mixed in with graphic swimwear, patchwork denim, metallic jackets, and a bevy of boho dresses that closed the show. “It’s a great moment for fashion in California, and we were thrilled to take the show there this season,” says industry icon Hilfiger. “Our Spring 2017 collection is inspired by the casual, cool, chic vibe that’s so signature to California.” G I N A T O L L E S O N
“The collection is inspired by my relaxed Californian lifestyle, fused with Tommy Hilfiger’s signature heritage. It blends the East Coast and the West Coast, and both Tommy and I have put a twist on each other’s sense of style.” —GIGI HADID S A N TA B A R B A R A
Clockwise from top: GIGI leads the runway show in Venice Beach with sister Bella close behind; BELLA HADID in a
closing look; Gigi’s first editorial cover in spring 2013; with designer TOMMY HILFIGER .
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Clockwise from left: Adidas Superstar sneakers, $79.99, Nordstrom; pouch, $585, Balenciaga; pajamas, $120, Chance; tank dress, $85, American Colors.
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WHO Catherine Gee, age 32 WHAT Chinese-American artist, former Arts Fund
director, and fashion designer
WEAR Gee’s simple silk bias-cut slips (from $398), camis
(from $124), and maxi dresses (from $448) have caught the eye of Vogue, WWD, and boutiques nationwide. WHERE Her wood-beamed, Haley Street studio adjacent to The Mill is part of a buzz-worthy business neighborhood recently dubbed The Lagoon District, which is burgeoning with plenty of creative entrepreneurs. YOU SHOULD KNOW Last fall, Gee won the 2016 WWDMAGIC and Galeries Lafayette (Paris) Emerging Designer Crème de la Crème competition. LOOK FOR More strong streamlined silhouettes prominently influenced by our Mediterranean climate. G I N A T O L L E S O N CATHERINEGEE. C O M
“The Lagoon District
is quietly buzzing with entrepreneurs and businesses doing really cool and inspiring work within a few blocks of each other. It’s poised to experience substantial growth and I love working in this area—it’s incredibly vibrant.”
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Clockwise from top left: Gee’s HALEY STREET STUDIO is filled with colorful
silks and inspiration boards; a design moment; the two-toned BIAS-CUT SLIP is a Gee signature.
S.B. BLACK BOOK I love abstract painting, and it’s always great to discover galleries that highlight our local abstract painters. Palettes and forms at GRAYSPACE , 805-886-0552, grayspace.gallery, inspire and inform how I approach design. The SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL , sbiff .org, is the cultural highlight of my year. Cerebral and exciting! The AD&A MUSEUM , 805-893-2951, museum.ucsb.edu, at UC Santa Barbara for a balance of fine art, architectural drawings, and designs by many California-based contemporary artists. I love perusing vintage furniture design and objects at THE BLUE DOOR , 805-364-5411, thebluedoorsb.com—a Funk Zone gem. I get my daily teas and SUN POTION , sunpotion.com, tonics at both AH JUICE , 805-968-1032, ahjuice.com, and KOTUKU ELIXIR BAR , 805-897-3382, kotokuelixirbar.com.
STYLE Top to bottom: Miu Miu embellished pumps, $1,180, Net-a-Porter; 360 Cashmere sweater, $265, Wendy Foster.
Pretty in PIN K
Shades of SORBET are Spring’s new NEUTRAL Top to bottom: Rosita drop earrings, $345, Rebecca De Ravenel; Le Specs sunglasses, $119, Nordstrom;
earrings, price upon request, Mish New York; Norma Kamali trench, $395, and
pants, $110, Allora by Laura.
Mr. Smith striped oxford, $475, Office of Angela Scott.
Everything is rosy with the new DIY custom Dionysus handbag ($6,700) available exclusively at GUCCI . 347 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451. G U C CI .C O M
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Interior and jewelry designer Fruzsina Keehn brings her elegant bijoux collections to WILLIAM LAMAN on July 21 and 22. New York-born, Los Angeles-based Keehn creates vintageinspired jewels—a “throwback to the old Hollywood heyday” and nostalgia “for the glory years of Paris to Palm Beach,” she says. Look for her extravagant cuﬀs, necklaces, and antique-style brooches to catch your eye. 1496 E. Valley Rd.,
Montecito, 805-969-2840. G . T . WILLIAM L A M A N .C O M
Clockwise from top left: Designer FRUZSINA KEEHN ; beaded necklaces ($2,500 each); bangles (from $13,250).
Embrace the beachside vibes at ROWAN BOUTIQUE , which recently reopened under the new ownership of Gina Chadbourne. From ﬂowing tops and comfortable denim shorts to accessories and breezy, oﬀ-the-shoulder ﬂoral dresses, casual elegance and laid-back, eﬀortless styles from the likes of Sundry, Velvet, Citizens of Humanity, Level 99, J Brand, and more are the draw. 3817 Santa
Claus Ln., Carpinteria, 805-684-6474.
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the Funk Zone.
Infusing her fresh, contemporary energy into the Funk Zone’s Waterline, Jennie Stierwalt-Reiter’s new retail concept BLANKITA marries her passions for styling and merchandising. Named after Stierwalt-Reiter’s love of wearing white (and her original Coast Village Road outpost, Blanka), Blankita carries boho-modern women’s jewelry, shoes, handbags, belts, and hats, plus organic spa and skin products. Upon experiencing Blankita, customers should “walk away feeling more beautiful and uplifted than when they ﬁrst walked in,” says Stierwalt-Reiter. Next up: An online store is opening in May. 120 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, 805-869-
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Grande Dame The multiple talents of celebrated style maven BEATRIX OST (model, muse, artist, writer, and poet) receive lavish treatment in The Philosopher’s Style ($65, Greyhouse, available at Alice at the Montecito Country Mart, montecitocountrymart.com)—a coﬀee-table-size tome you’ll want to read aloud. L . D . P O R T E R
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CLEAN & GREEN
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Local ECO products walking the talk
Natural product aﬁcionado Bradd Kern and Jaeson Plon (pictured), an avid ocean adventurer and UC Santa Barbara alum, joined forces to produce SEA BOTTLE — premium personal care products that protect your health and the oceans. Sales from their preservative-free, eco-friendly softening hand wash ($24) are committed to the 1% for the Planet movement, which echoes Kern and Plon’s global business promise. “When we started out with Sea Bottle, sustainability and environmental consciousness were at the core of our brand,” says Plon. “If we are going to clean hands, we should also clean the ocean!” G . T . SEAB O T T LEST O R E . C O M
Super green phytonutrients including kale, seaweed, and blue seakale pack a powerful punch in PACIFICA BEAUTY ’s kale skin care set ($25). Carpinteria surf mom and entrepreneur Brook Harvey-Taylor’s kale water micellar cleansing tonic, super detox wipes, and kale detox face wash keep oily and blemish prone skin at bay. “Kale Detox is a perfect summer cleanser,” says Harvey-Taylor. “A great way to remove sun screen, dirt, oil, and pollution. Plus it smells amazing!” G . T . PA C I F I C A BE A U TY.C O M
Locally inspired hues of LAUREN B. BEAUTY nail polish ($18, laurenbbeauty.com) like Vintage on Vine, Santa Barbara Surf, and PCH.
With pure plant essences of grapefruit, orange, jasmine, guava, and lemon peel mixed with base notes of rose water, apple, and pineapple, SARABECCA ’s Floral Citrus roll-on perfume ($16, sarabecca.com) will have you feeling spring fresh. S A N TA B A R B A R A
H E A LT H + B E A U T Y
A mutually desired change in locale drew Mary and Lucy Firestone to our shores. Ready to leave the chill of the Northeast and the grind of the Left Coast respectively, the Firestone siblings (yes, they are cousins to the winemaking tire scions in the valley) chose the 805 to set down roots and further expand their mindful, restorative lifestyle brand WILD PRECIOUS LIFE . “Moving to Santa Barbara was an intentional life change for us both. We love having more time to spend with our families outside—at the beach and in the mountains—and also appreciate the nurturing yet vibrant small-town feel,” say the Firestones, whose blogosphere includes motivational and uplifting messages, exclusively curated empowering retreats, and a one-of-kind organic fragrance, The First, created to embody the positive vibe that the sisters live by. “There is a sense of connection here, which we deeply appreciate as we discover new things almost daily and expand our community.” G . T . WILDP RECIOUS LIFE.C O M
“Moving to Santa Barbara was a life change forStyle us. We love having more time to spend with our families outside—at the beach and in the mountains—and also appreciate the nurturing yet vibrant small-town feel.” Top to bottom: MARY AND LUCY FIRESTONE
at East Beach; The Firestones’ premiere fragrance, THE FIRST
($165); Firestones’ next lifestyle retreat will be at Napa’s Carneros Inn.
Mary + Lucy’s
HEALTHY MUST DOS Massages at the spa at BELMOND EL ENCANTO , 805-845-
Prenatal yoga with Siddhi Ellinghoven at SANTA BARBARA YOGA CENTER , 805-965-6045, santabarbarayogacenter.com.
What a wise woman!
Acupuncture with MINKA ROBINSON STEVENS , 805-708-
Avocado toast and the Gold Rush nut milk with turmeric at JUICE RANCH , 805-845-4657, juiceranch.com. Sweating it out with JENNY SCHATZLE , 805-845-6700, jennyschatzle.com. S A N TA B A R B A R A
Interior designer JEFFREY ALAN MARKS leans on the SANTA BARBARA ARM CHAIR —a piece
from his new line for Palecek— inside a Montecito residence he designed.
Modern Classics PHOTOGRAPH: TREVOR TONDRO
Timeless design meets innovative eyes EDITED BY
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Designer to the stars JEFFREY ALAN MARKS is known for his role on BRAVO’s Million Dollar Decorators and for his beach-infused interiors all across the globe. “JAM” or “Jammie”—as he’s affectionately called by fans and clients alike—has been spending more and more time here, bringing his “rugged yet sophisticated” style to lucky locals. The interior designer says he’s “just as at home in London decorating a Georgian townhouse as he is building dream homes in California beach towns” and always pulls together big, bold looks, be it a navy and white-striped dining room or a Beach Club dog bed—one of the new products in his line for Palecek. Other pieces include an oversized rattan pendant and a hand-woven rope seat, warmly named the Santa Barbara armchair. Hoping to one day call our slice of paradise home, JAM always keeps an eye out for property and enjoys hitting the hot spots while off duty. 310-207-2222. J E N N I F E R B L A I S E K R A M E R J A M - D E S I G N .C O M
S.B. MUST DOS Dining on the patio at SOMERSET , 805-845-7112, somersetsb.com.
Discovering MOXI, THE WOLF MUSEUM OF EXPLORATION + INNOVATION , 805-770-5000, moxi.org. Picking up some loaves of bread and a bite to go at HELENA AVENUE BAKERY , 805-880-3383, helenaavenuebakery.com. Kate McMahon’s KAKOON handknit sweaters, 805-698-7569, kakoonhandknits.com. Heading to the valley for lunch at INDUSTRIAL EATS ,
Browsing WILLIAM LAMAN , 805-969-2840, williamlaman.com, for the perfect home accessories.
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JEFFREY ALAN MARKS FOR PALECEK Green Oaks
oversized pendant ($2,208). Opposite, clockwise from top: Beach Club dog bed (from $1,516); Glenwood tray ($596); Santa Barbara armchair in upstream mist ($2,137), all available at CELADON HOUSE , 805-899-4676,
Midcentury social supper tray ($17) from The American Art Works.
Take home a slice of Joanna Gaines’s style from HOME SANTA BARBARA .
Welcome HOME Fans of HGTV’s Fixer Upper will be happy to hear Joanna Gaines’s style has landed in Santa Barbara. Lisa Knutson and Lisa Rodgers, along with local coowners Lynsey and Jason Trueman, opened HOME SANTA BARBARA in The Hub downtown, oﬀering locals a slice of Gaines’s warm designs. Customers can pick up a piece of decor or order roomfuls of the famed Magnolia furniture via in-house consultants—a huge perk, as Gaines doesn’t sell anything online. Genres range from farmhouse to industrial to boho to architectural—a new line that debuted last fall. “It all goes together,” Knutson says. “Mix and match— you don’t have to design the whole house.” But if you’re a huge fan, you could. 14 Parker Way, Santa Barbara, 805-470-9776. J . B . K . HOMES ANTABARB.COM
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EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE has brought the concept of estate sales to an online marketplace forum that’s rocking the vintage and antiques shopping experience. Similar to physical estate sales, EBTH works with people who experience a major life event (i.e., death, move, retirement) and then posts their goods online for bidders and buyers across the world to access. Oil paintings, oriental rugs, silver, china, chaises, and more are rounded up from cities everywhere 350 times a month, with items starting at $1, so the pursuit is endless. J . B . K . E B TH .C O M
Wall Power The often agonizing and expensive process of framing art just got a whole lot easier and more aﬀordable. In a few clicks, FRAMEBRIDGE sizes up your piece with an estimate (nothing is more than $159) and sends you a tube to mail it to their staﬀ of designers who help select the right material. Within days, the framed artwork is safely back to you, beginning an addictively easy process to ﬁnally get all those family portraits and collected drawings on the wall. J . B . K .
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Finnish birch chairs, circa 1953 ($8,445/set of six).
Founded in the late 1980s in Minneapolis, DANISH TEAK CLASSICS has been a cult favorite for sourcing vintage modern furniture. For years, the small company discussed the possibility of a second location and this spring, debuted Studio West in the Funk Zone. Just like its sister store, the Santa Barbara showroom (open to the trade and public Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment) oﬀers one-of-a-kind furnishings from Europe along with art and home goods by California artisans. “We want people to know, despite our name, we do not have only Danish, and we do not have only teak,” says showroom manager Anne Rogers. “We are lovers and curators of high-quality, mid-20th century design.” 116 E. Yanonali St., Suite C-1, 805-845-3472. J . B . K . DA NIS HTEAKCLAS S ICS .C O M S A N TA B A R B A R A
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This year marks the 20th annual CARPINTERIA
BEAUTIFUL’S HOME AND GARDEN TOUR ,
April 29 from 11 am to 5 pm. Five homes and gardens are on the 2017 self-guided tour ($30), which showcases some of Carp’s best kitchens, pools, views, and more—with a few surprises along the way. J . B . K . There’s a focus on ﬂowers this spring at GLOBAL EYE ART COLLECTIVE , 805-2596390, geartco.com, in Santa Ynez. During the month of April, sign up for one of the workshops (from $20)—from an introduction to ﬂower arranging to DIY Mother’s Day arrangements. Or simply place an order for an Easter centerpiece. G . Z . T . We’re loving this hot new buy-and-sell app—a way to quickly ditch or score secondhand items. LETGO , letgo.com, oﬀers a simple way to post and sell old belongings in a snap. Santa Barbara users can swipe through to ﬁnd a plethora of new and antique home and garden ﬁnds—from poker tables to grandfather clocks. TAY LO R M A S K E T
Turn photos from your phone into colorful coﬀee table conversation pieces. NOWVEL , nowvel.com, is like having an art director curate memories into hardcover photo books—many of which are free—in minutes with just a few clicks of the mobile app. J . B . K .
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Buck the mainstream chest of drawers with this colorful Eames storage unit (from $3,375) by Herman Miller at DESIGN WITH REACH , dwr.com.
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Pillow Talk To dress up her daughter Elin’s room, blogger Samantha Wennerstrom (Could I Have That) teamed up with Caroline Diani of DIANI DESIGN STUDIO for cheerful, custom pink pillows. “I fell in love with an antique Chinese fabric at Diani Living and knew it was the perfect accent to the room,” Wennerstrom says. “Caroline added a gold tassel and made it large enough to function as a lounging cushion in Elin's reading tent. The best part is that the fabric, I later learned, was a wedding blanket made by a mother passed down to her daughter—a longtime tradition in China.” 1324 State St., Santa
Barara, 805-770-7043. J . B . K . D I A N I L I V I N G.C O M
Who says kids’ clothes can’t just hang out especially when you can DIY with an industrial rack for a new bohemian look. G . T .
PURE FIX DECOR ’s vibrant macramé recycled bench—the perfect punch of color for a mudroom or homework nook. G . T .
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Amid the persistence of California’s severe drought, two local women have taken it upon themselves to be part of the solution. Meet Paige Minney and Stephanie Ranes, the power team behind SAGE & WILLOW , a local landscape consultancy that specializes in California-native and drought-resistant gardens. With ingenuity and a pair of enviable green thumbs, the duo transforms properties into ecologically sound landscapes that are water wise and beautiful, helping Santa Barbarans shape their drought-stricken yards and cut their water bills in half. Starting with hand-drawn designs, they deliver colorful concepts often ﬁlled with lots of lavender, poppies, and many times, sage and willow. C H A N T A L P E T E R S O N
A SAGE & WILLOW handmade rendering of a drought-friendly garden.
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We’re loving the creative cacti pots, succulent bowls, wreaths, and living walls from GARDEN STREET & COMPANY . Floral designer Sarah Mckittrick ﬁnishes the design down to the container, plus, delivery or “porch pick-up” service is perfect for gifts or instant interior gratiﬁcation. 805-331-9481. J . B . K . G A RD E N S TR E E TCO M PA N Y.C O M
From Ojai’s WILD EARTH BUILDERS comes a 50-foot-long doublelayered poolside bench fashioned from “cob”—a natural, nontoxic earth-building material made from soil, sand, straw, linseed oil, and beeswax on a foundation of recycled concrete and gravel. This is eco-friendly seating that’s a tribute to the environment. 805-3122002. J O A N T A P P E R WILDEARTHBUILDERS .C O M
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The artiﬁcial grasses from VERDURE BY PAYSAGE allow you to keep your lawn lush despite the drought. Realistic-looking ground covers range from fescue and Bermuda grasses to durable, high-traﬃc versions soft enough to tickle your toes. 805-324-5600. J . T .
Landscape designer PAUL HENDERSHOT ’s retro striped garden chair ($525, pictured) is made of solid wrought iron—so comfortable you never need a pillow and so ﬂexible that it rocks—with a painted ﬁnish in Southern California green or a color of your choosing. 805-646-
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En route to a tasting at SANFORD WINERY .
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Having recently partnered with SANFORD WINERY for the most memorable wine-tasting experience on the Central Coast, NANCO HELICOPTERS now offers private picnic and tasting tours for two ($499/ person) via a scenic 30-minute flight on a Robinson R44 Raven. From the hangar in Goleta, owner/ pilot Taylor Nancarrow flies guests up the Gaviota Coast and over the Sta. Rita Hills to the winery, located in the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley. “We saw an opportunity to provide a unique mode of transportation to one of the most renowned vineyards in Santa Barbara County,” says Nancarrow. “We look forward to sharing this high-end experience with our customers.” Upon arrival, oenophiles are greeted with sips of bright, not overly oaky Chardonnays, crisp rosés, and luscious Pinot Noirs sourced from the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, La Rinconada, and more. “We encourage guests to ask questions and our hosts to adapt the level of detail to their preference,” says Sanford sales director Francesca Lindley. Topping it off—a rustic and elegant picnic overlooking the stunning vineyards along with the estate-grown wines. G I N A Z . T E R L I N D E N NANCOHELICOP TERS .CO M SANFORDWINERY.COM
Taste Clockwise from top: NANCO ’s Robinson
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It was “the desire of being part of the community and the beautiful location that we found across the street from the Courthouse Sunken Gardens” that made brothers Frederic and Nicolas Meschin want to open a Santa Barbara iteration of their much-loved Los Angelesbased THE LITTLE DOOR restaurant. With the help of their cousin Emmanuelle Recher (a dietitian) and chefs Jean Paul LuVanVi and Peter Nicolas, that possibility has come to fruition, albeit with its own spin. “We love the rich history of Santa Barbara and also the intimacy,” says Recher. “This is also why we are building on strong relationships with local farmers, vineyards, and suppliers.” The food is Mediterranean French with a local flair, using seasonal ingredients in dishes such as black olive tapenade-crusted rack of lamb with a madeira, smoked garlic, and goat cheese sauce ($38) or spicy steamed black mussels with North African Ras el Hanout broth ($20). The restaurant is known for its romantic ambience at dinnertime, yet afterward, brings on a loungelike vibe that incorporates music and visuals by artist Edouard Chimot. 129 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, 805-560-8002. G . Z . T .
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A MEZZE PLATTER of homemade pita, flatbread, kibbeh, falafel, and spanakopita; EMMA RECHER ; BLACK COD AND CITRON RISOTTO ;
chef JEAN-PAUL LUVANVI ; a traditional TARTE TATIN .
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Clockwise from top left: Chef Cat Cora; the MESA MARKET with mixed
farm lettuce, grapefruit, crushed avocado, red onions, radishes, and green goddess dressing; the MONTECITO burger.
New Kid on the Block
Calling the Mesa home now for more than a decade, celeb chef Cat Cora has opened a craft concept restaurant, MESA BURGER , along with partner/visionary Chris Chiarappa. What started as a “collaboration of a neighborhood (the Mesa) of devoted supporters and investors” has turned into the spot where foodies and families have been lining up outside to order handmade items such as the Montecito ($12)—a beef patty with griddled goat cheese, bourbon-glazed mushrooms, an onion ring, truﬄe aioli, arugula, and grilled onions. “We oﬀer something for everyone—from gourmet, handcrafted burgers to farm-fresh salads and healthy, delicious kids’ meals,” Cora says of the industrial-chic burger joint. “Plus, we have a selection of turkey, chicken, ﬁsh, and vegan/vegetarian sandwiches all served on locally baked brioche or gluten-free buns.” 315 Meigs Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-963-7492. G . Z . T . M ES ABURGER.COM
Now with executive chef Marco Fossati on board, the FOUR SEASONS RESORT BILTMORE has the only kitchen in Santa Barbara—and one of only about a dozen in all of California—that’s licensed to cure its own meats. The two-month process involves salts, sugars, bacteria cultures, and a converted climatecontrolled wine locker—“Wine fridges have the correct temperature, just like a cellar,” says Fossati. Under the direction of banquet chef Chris Shertzer, the meat-curing program has allowed the Biltmore’s charcuterie oﬀerings to ﬂourish, with standard items like bresaola, coppa, lonzino, and soppressata in addition to specialties such as a cacciatorini made with Telegraph Brewing Company’s 1912 Biltmore Ale. The selections have a starring role in the Bella Vista Restaurant’s antipasto platter as well as its legendary Sunday brunch. 1260 Channel Dr., Montecito, 805-
969-2261. G A B E
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Don’t MISS Taste The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts presents its fourth annual
SANTA BARBARA FOOD & WINE WEEKEND from April 7 to 9 at the
Bacara Resort & Spa. This year, highlights include James Beard Award-winning chef Nancy Silverton’s special menu at Angel Oak, vintner Richard Sanford’s take on the Sta. Rita Hills, a Q&A with Julia Child’s great-nephew, writer Alex Prud’homme, and more. G . Z . T . B A CA R A CU L I N A R YW E E K E N D .CO M
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A spread at BELLA VISTA RESTAURANT .
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Vegan + Vibrant
Spring-clean your diet with IMLAK’ESH ORGANICS , UC Santa Barbara alum Tucker Garrison and Philip Richardson’s Goleta-based company that specializes in nutrient-rich superfoods ethically sourced from small-scale organic farmers around the world. Products (from $9.25) include glutenfree/vegan cacao wafers, goji berries, maca powder, sacha inchi, macambo beans, and more. Shop in various stores around town or online, where you can also ﬁnd recipes for healthy meals, desserts, snacks, and smoothies. T A Y L O R MASKET
Denisse Salinas (aka LE PETIT CHEF ) is known for her swoonworthy Instagram feed (@lepetitchefsb) as well as ﬂavorful plant-based menus she creates for private events. Healthy dishes include items such as veggie quinoa cakes with roasted corn relish (pictured) or farmers market-fresh tropical fruit pavlova with mango curd. Check out her blog, Le Petit Eats, where she posts seasonal vegetarian and vegan recipes—caprese mac & cheese anyone? 805-637-3899. G . Z . T .
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Food for Thought
Created by local nutritionist Justine Hamilton, THE SLANT ON PLANTS is a valuable resource for anyone looking to educate themselves on the beneﬁts of plant-based eating. Certiﬁed in nutrition from Cornell University, Hamilton understands that most people do not have time to consume all the information available regarding the science of a whole-food, plant-based diet, so her newsletter is a way to easily present a Reader’s Digest of key facts in a “plant-inspired, humor-required” way. “Plantbased eating is not a diet,” says Hamilton, “but a lifestyle of love for animals, the planet, and your body.” T . M .
GREEN Cuisine Taste
Guilt-free food is what’s on the menu at GREEN TABLE . Located just a few blocks from the State Streeet farmers market, Green Table boasts exclusively organic, locally sourced, vegetarian, 100 percent gluten-free superfood concoctions that are super light yet nutrient dense and packed with ﬂavors—think roasted beet salad ($9.50) with arugula, sunﬂower seeds, oranges, goat feta cheese, Himalayan salt, and organic coconut sugar. Also oﬀering a large selection of matcha beverages (the menu boasts 12 blends, ﬁve lattes, and two specialty drinks), Green Table hopes to not only bring customers delicious and healthy cold-pressed juices, wraps, burgers, pastas, and salads, but also to educate them about the importance of eating foods that balance the body and support the environment. 113 W. De la Guerra St.,
Santa Barbara, 805-618-1233. T . M . G R EEN -TAB L E. C O M
TH E S L A N TO N PL A N TS .C O M
TASTE TIPS REPLACE ANIMAL PROTEIN on your plate with grains or legumes such as
lentils, brown rice, or quinoa. My kids love it when I make tacos with rice, beans, veggies, and guacamole.
Try to have TWO TO THREE DIFFERENT KINDS OF VEGETABLES on your plate, including a nutrient-packed
dark leafy green such as steamed spinach—you’ll be full before you know it.
Top to bottom: Raw
PRACTICE PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION and realize your taste buds and food desires will change and soon you won’t even miss animal protein.
almond milk and matcha ($5.50); beet salad ($9.50).
Don’t think about what you’re missing out on, think about WHAT YOU ARE SAVING —your health, the planet, and animals.
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Don’t miss photographer Brian Hodges’s May 19 pop-up of black-and-white images captured on a recent trip to Uganda. Along with Linda Cole—executive director of Santa Barbarabased nonprofit AFRICAN WOMEN RISING , which aims to empower women by providing technical skills and support in education, agriculture, and microfinance training—the duo documented the organization’s work, resulting in stunning photographs that highlight those living in the war-torn country. “Brian’s images capture the beauty and resilience of people in northern Uganda,” says Cole. “His pictures tell stories of immense poverty as people struggle to overcome the effects of war, but also of joy, friendship, and progress.” G I N A Z . T E R L I N D E N
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Arts MOORE is MORE “It’s one of the most important pieces of architecture in Santa Barbara County, and architects from all over the world make pilgrimages to it and pay tribute to it,” says Dennis Whelan, UC Santa Barbara’s associate campus architect, about the university’s recently renovated THE CLUB & GUEST HOUSE , an icon of postmodern architecture. The faculty club building, known for its spectacular lagoon and ocean views, was built in 1968 and designed by world-renowned architect Charles Moore (1925-1993) and associate William Turnbull (1935-1997). Moore—a charismatic figure who was relentlessly peripatetic (he taught at several universities and was dean of Yale’s architecture school)—was a leading practitioner of postmodern architecture and an inspired choice for the (then) nascent faculty members at UCSB. “This was an experiment,” Whelan says, “as to what could denote a place of its time and what this assembly of spaces would do for them as a young faculty.” Indeed, the faculty club was unlike any other
building on campus, with its zigzag of geometric planes (walls with cutouts and open upper levels) resulting in a theatrical play of light accentuated by colorful banners rendered in neon tubing (a pop art version of heraldic crests adopted by Ivy League schools), not to mention the ancient artifacts (medieval stone fireplace surrounds and Islamic carved wood ceilings) culled from the estate of William Randolph Hearst playfully positioned throughout. The recent extensive renovation—appropriately helmed by current members of Moore’s firm Moore Ruble Yudell—respects Moore’s spirit and retains critical elements of the original design, neon banners included. As Whelan notes, “The building now reflects the maturity of the faculty.” Bldg. 581, University of California, Santa Barbara, 805-8937000. L . D . P O R T E R
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Clockwise from far left: The UCSB FACULTY CLUB
renovated by MOORE RUBLE YUDELL ; an interior
view of the original faculty club, one of the earliest examples of POSTMODERN ARCHITECTURE ; a drawing
of the faculty club by Charles Moore/Urban Innovations Group.
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There’s a tender, poignant quality to VIRGINIA MCCRACKEN ’s boxed vignettes. The self-taught Santa Barbara-based artist creates small worlds inhabited by tiny papier-mâché creatures who possess distinctive personalities. “People react to them very emotionally,” says McCracken, “they laugh, often. I’ve had people cry. There’s a sentiment attached to them.” The ability to provoke heartfelt reactions through her art may be the result of McCracken’s former background in psychology; she spent 25 years as a licensed therapist. Some of McCracken’s creatures sport elaborate outﬁts, a testament to the artist’s abiding interest in fashion. “I’ve always loved fashion and clothes,” she says. “If I don’t put clothes on them I feel as if they’re exposed and vulnerable.” Enthusiasm for McCracken’s work is widespread—she’s represented in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Closer to home, her creatures hold court at Upstairs at Pierre LaFond, 805-565-1502, upstairsatpierrelafond.com. L . D . P .
Hope Floats As Carpinteria-based writer Kate Merrick makes her way back toward laughter and life, she shares her journey in her honest new book, AND STILL SHE LAUGHS: DEFIANT JOY IN THE DEPTHS OF SUFFERING (Nelson Books, $16.99). Here, she weaves together stories of three resilient, biblical women with her own experiences of losing a child, her 8-year-old daughter, Daisy, revealing the emotions, surprising joy, and deep hope in the midst of heartache. Merrick—wife of local pastor Britt Merrick (son of surfboard shaper Al Merrick)—opens her heart, wanting readers “to know that suﬀering isn’t to be feared,” but rather that we “should all feel the freedom to cry and laugh.” COURTNEY JONES
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The oversize image that greets visitors to “David Wiesner & the Art of Wordless Storytelling” at the SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART shows a boy reading, suspended among trees above his room. It’s a tribute to the way picture books—in particular, the works of this award-winning artist/author—open the imagination to incredible new worlds. The 70 watercolors on display until May 14 come from the 10 books Wiesner has written and illustrated himself: There’s a sky ﬁlled with Brussels sprouts from June 29, 1999, ominous toads from Tuesday, and pigs that escape from other storybooks in The Three Pigs, among others. There’s also art from Spot, a tablet app that allows viewers to explore interconnected fantastical universes, and from Wiesner’s new Fish Girl, a graphic novel about a mermaid who turns into a young woman as she ventures beyond her aquarium home. What’s important about a wordless story, says Wiesner, is that “everyone can tell it in their own voice. There’s no wrong way to read it.” 1130 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-963-4364. J O A N T A P P E R SBMA.NET.
With this exhibit, SBMA debuts its free mobile app, sbma.net/app, that provides a self-guided audio tour to changing shows and its permanent collection. Top to bottom: David Wiesner’s JUNE 29, 1999 ,
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watercolor on paper; ART & MAX , watercolor, acrylic, and poster paint on paper.
IMAGES: WINTER WHITES, BILL DEWEY; JUNE 29, 1999 AND ART & MAX, COURTESY OF DAVID WIESNER
Women in Print
As a fourth-generation Californian, Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung should have included herself when writing REMARKABLE WOMEN OF CALIFORNIA ($35, Dream City, available at Chaucer’s Bookstore, 805-682-6787, chaucersbooks .com)—an insightful overview of women who shaped California’s history (including Isadora Duncan, Sybil Morse Brand, Amelia Earhart, and Helen Gahagan Douglas). In RADICAL BODIES: ANNA HALPRIN, SIMONE FORTI, AND YVONNE RAINER IN CALIFORNIA AND NEW YORK, 1955-1972 ($55, University of California Press, available at Tecolote Book Shop, 805-969-4977, tecolotebookshop .com), UC Santa Barbara professors
Ninotchka Bennahum and Bruce Robertson team up with dance aﬁcionado Wendy Perron to highlight the work of three daring innovators whose contributions continue to inﬂuence the dance world. Floral designer (and recent Ojai transplant) Louesa Roebuck’s genius for transforming foraged materials into glorious assemblages is lovingly revealed in FORAGED FLORA: A YEAR OF GATHERING AND ARRANGING WILD PLANTS AND FLOWERS ($40, Ten Speed Press, available at Upstairs at Pierre Lafond, 805-565-1502, upstairsatpierrelafond.com). Don’t miss a workshop discussing how foraging and gleaning work with current soil, watershed, and local organic food movements before a book signing ($85, including a signed copy of the book) with Roebuck at Upstairs at Pierre Lafond on April 9 from 1 to 5 pm. L . D . P .
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These days, the welcome to the FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI begins before guests ever set foot on that Hawaiian island with the relaxed elegance of the hotel’s luxe lounge at the Honolulu airport. It’s another aspect of the attentive sophistication of the ocean-side resort, which reopened in February after substantial renovations. Located on a bluff overlooking the protected waters of Hulopoe Bay, the Four Seasons’ 213 rooms and suites now reflect the lush tropical ambiance, with teak and zebra wood accents surrounding furnishings of rosewood, leather, and linen in a calming neutral palette. Dining choices range from the contemporary Japanese cuisine of Nobu Lanai to the Hawaiian seafood and steak dishes of One Forty (named for the square mileage of the comma-shaped isle), while the lobby lounge offers the perfect spot to savor a sunset cocktail. And though Lanai’s varied terrain beckons adventurers with end-of-the-road beaches, dirt roads for four-wheel drive exploring, upcountry horse and hiking trails, and otherworldly volcanic rock formations, the most satisfying activity may simply be giving in to the island atmosphere and doing nothing at all. Rates: From $1,150/night. 808-565-2000. J O A N T A P P E R F O UR S E A S O N S .CO M / L A N A I
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Clockwise from top left: The theater at the historic CATALINA CASINO ; the PAVILION HOTEL at dusk; a view of AVALON HARBOR .
Cruise to Catalina
A quick 75-minute high-speed ferry ride across the Pacific on the Catalina Express, catalinaexpress.com, CATALINA ISLAND has been a beloved getaway for Hollywood and Southern California since 1919 when William Wrigley Jr. purchased the majority of the shares of the land. Now, the Wrigley-Rusack family (also residents of Santa Barbara) has updated the charming isle while keeping a focus on the history.
Where to Stay The recently renovated PAVILION HOTEL sits nearly right on the sand of Avalon Harbor. A highlight: Relaxing around the fire pit in the early evening with complimentary wine and cheese.
Where to Eat
Go casual with authentic Mexican fare at MAGGIE’S BLUE ROSE or get in the island spirit with fresh oysters and clam chowder at BLUEWATER AVALON . Turn it up a notch with the sophisticated new-American
cuisine (think grilled octopus with heirloom beans, pickled red onion, chickpeas, and roasted eggplant purée), craft cocktails, and sophisticated wines at AVALON GRILLE .
What to Do Rent a cabana and dig your feet into the sand at the
DESCANSO BEACH CLUB —the spicy cucumber margaritas make you feel as if you’re in Cabo. Go on an UNDERSEA EXPEDITION to witness sea life in its
habitat, or rent a golf cart to zip around and explore the island before indulging your sweet tooth at LLOYD’S OF AVALON . Lastly, take a step back in time with a tour of the CATALINA CASINO , the iconic circular Art Deco landmark perched on the northern point of Avalon Bay. G I N A Z . T E R L I N D E N VI SITCATALINAIS LAND.CO M
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Sea greens, ocean blues, and serene whites set the palette for the $40 million renovation of MONARCH BEACH RESORT , which made its debut last summer in Dana Point, an hour south of Los Angeles. The sophisticated 400-room hotel has drawn on its ocean-side setting for inspiration and views not only in its accommodations but also in its restaurants—from a welcoming lobby lounge and contemporary tavern fare to Mediterranean farm-to-table cuisine and elegant Pacific Rim dining. Especially noteworthy is the addition of the Miraval Life in Balance Spa, with 24 rooms and more than 70 signature treatments, including offerings based on the coastal setting such as Sea Salt Serenity ($375). Said a recent guest (an aficionado of the Miraval flagship in Arizona): “The spa was beautiful and serene and to have the concept closer to home is amazing. Also the new designs in the rooms and lobby are fabulous.” Rates: From $374/ night. 800-722-1543. J . T . M ONARCHBEACHRES ORT.C O M
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Clockwise from below: A relaxation lounge at the Viceroy Snowmass; dining at VENGA VENGA ; river rafting with BLAZING ADVENTURES ; sunny months in SNOWMASS ;
the VICEROY SNOWMASS .
While we all know the virtues of winters in the Rocky Mountains, the warm months in Colorado are truly sublime with majestic beauty, fresh air, and endless activities, and there’s no better place to take advantage of this than the resort town of SNOWMASS . An easy-going spirit is what you’ll come to adore in both the locals and visitors who flock here for its family-friendly attitude and low-key appearance.
Where to Stay
The VICEROY SNOWMASS , 970-923-8000, viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/snowmass, is the crème de la crème
with every amenity you could possibly desire at your fingertips. Rooms are stylishly adorned with faux-fur throws, fireplaces, and state-of-the-art kitchenettes. A sumptuous swimming pool and high-tech gym are crowd-pleasers, and the property also boasts a 7,000-square-foot spa.
Where to Eat VENGA VENGA CANTINA & TEQUILA BAR, 970-923-7777, richardsandoval.com/vengavenga, is the perfect spot to
meet up with friends and grab margaritas and Southwestern bites. For luxe cuisine, EIGHT K at the Viceroy provides the ultimate mountainchic setting and uses locally sourced ingredients in the classic dishes.
What to Do
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“I’ve always had a strong predilection for Spanish colonial and Old World architecture. George Washington Smith
houses seemed like a natural fit.”
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A COLLECTION OF HATS picked up from various vacations hangs above a vintage bench. Previous pages: The front view of the FRENCH NORMANDY home.
After two years away for work in San Francisco, Alina and Bernardo de Albergaria were eager to return to Santa Barbara with their three kids. Before moving to the Bay Area, they’d sold their beloved Upper Eastside home and wanted to find something with as much heart, soul, and history. The couple shares a storied past of living in historic areas from the Venezuelan Andes to Bath, England, to Rome, where Bernardo grew up next to the Spanish Steps. So when their realtor showed them not one but four George
Washington Smith homes, they found a star along the American Riviera in a 1928 French Normandy ocean-view abode. “Because I spent nearly a decade of my youth in South America and Europe, I’ve always had a strong predilection for Spanish colonial and Old World architecture,” Alina says. “George Washington Smith houses seemed like a natural fit, and while I can’t say we knew we would live in one, they have always been at the top of our dream list.” This 5,700-square-foot two-story white-stucco
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The DE ALBERGARIA FAMILY (clockwise from top
left): Gisella, Dario, Tessalina, Bernardo, Alina, and poodles Timber and Caprice.
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childhood home in ROME fill the living room, which was lightened up with modern metallics and CUSTOM DRAPERIES fabricated locally by SNIEGA ABLINGIS .
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Contrast is key in the dining room, with blackand-white chairs sourced through ELIZABETH VALLINO and a stone fireplace etched with “CLARIOR E TENEBRIS” meaning “light-
ness from darkness.”
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playroom sports a black-andwhite peel-and-stick WALL MURAL of the TREVI
FOUNTAIN by WALL26 ; an ESPALIERED LEMON TREE
climbs up the white stucco wall of the garage.
home boasts dramatic rooflines and is dotted with original peekaboo windows painted the classic Santa Barbara green. French doors open up to a back patio with century-old olive trees overlooking the ocean. The previous owners recreated the gardens in the spirit of Lockwood de Forest—the property’s original landscape architect—with hedges, roses, lavender, magnolias, and espaliered lemon trees. For the interiors, Alina lightened everything, turning the “basketball orange” wood floors to a light, beachy stain and painting the walls and beams white. As a jewelry designer and founder of Designs by Alina, she used her same method of mixing materials to juxtapose the soft and romantic with dark, rugged textures. Just as a statement necklace of hers melds hand-worked leather with pale, brilliant pavé diamonds, her dining room pairs dark hides on white floors and white seats with shiny black lacquer. “Whether I am designing a piece of jewelry or a living space, I am drawn to unconventional blends,” she says. “Combining diamonds and pearls with leather, for example, is as natural to me as infusing heirloom furnishings with modern pieces.” New and old is at every turn with generations of art and furniture woven into their home, hinting at all the scenes of their lives. Upstairs, photographs of the kids—twins Dario and Gisella (14) and daughter Tessalina (10)—are printed on stainless steel and chronicle their travels to Argentina, Morocco, Spain,
Clockwise: An ITALIAN-STYLE FARM TABLE from RESTORATION HARDWARE with an ocean view; Timber and
Caprice lounge in the WOOD-PANELED LIBRARY ; the master bed dons blue and white pillows in RAOUL TEXTILES ; the SWIMMING POOL set low in the garden.
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The back of CASA VENTALIA is graced with CENTURYOLD OLIVE TREES and
gardens done in the spirit of LOCKWOOD DE FOREST ,
the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original landscape architect.
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The de Albergaria crew piles in—and on—the FAMILY FIAT . Opposite, top to bottom: A STONE FOUNTAIN overlooks the sea; a SPRING LUNCH is set on
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and New York. In the sitting room, an old tapestry from Bernardo’s childhood home hangs near blackand-white photos of his mother modeling in the late 1950s. “Not only was I surrounded by architectural gems at literally every corner in the neighborhood, but my mother was also an avid antiques collector,” says Bernardo, a tech executive. “We still have pieces from my family homes in Rome and Portugal and we’re now able to marry old European pieces with this amazing example of New World history.” Having taken the director’s seat for the interior design, Alina made sure their house is a real representation to who they are and how they live. “When I set out to design a space, I begin by trying to imagine how life would unfold in it. Our lifestyle is very relaxed, so even though we have antique pieces, which would look quite formal in another setting, we make certain that they reflect us,” she says. Enter the craze of life with two teens, a preteen, two dogs, and multiple languages being chattered around the dinner table. Any formality in furniture gives way to impromptu pool parties, a rowdy garageturned-game room with a Roman-themed wall mural, cocktails with friends on the deck, and neighborhood spins in the Fiat. On weekends, they pile into the book-lined library and light a roaring fire for family movie night. In effort to keep this room free of TVs
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a character in the movie of our lives, one that mirrors the personalities of the very people it embraces.” and wires, Bernardo uses a projector to screen films such as Up or Life is Beautiful on the wall. Over the years, and many moves later, they’ve always named each house Casa Ventalia—a marriage of “Venezuela” and “Italia.” However Alina’s mother prefers Villa Alegria, which means “Happy Villa” because she says that everyone in it is always happy. Adds Alina: “A home to me is like a character in the movie of our lives, one that mirrors the personalities of the very people it embraces.” ●
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ERIKA CARTER ’s Felix’s Magnolias, acrylic on tin, 36 x 48 in.
Opposite: Carter’s Lola, acrylic on birch panel, 48 x 72 in.
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CARIN GERARD ’s Peony Pure, oil on linen, 36 x 36 in.
Opposite: AMBER O’NEILL ’s Palm Shadows, oil on wood panel, 18 x 24 in.
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CATHERINE ERB ’s Untitled flower study 22, mixed media photo encaustic, 40 x 40 in.
Opposite: PENELOPE GOTTLIEB ’s Convallaria majalis, acrylic and ink over John James Audubon print, 38 x 26 in.
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“Working with flowers is in my blood,” says Carter, who once worked as a floral designer and whose affinity for plants dates to her childhood spent visiting a grand Montecito estate where her grandparents lived as caretakers. (“There were secret gardens and flowers everywhere,” she remembers.) The flower images in her paintings are created from memory. Inspired by Mexican retablos, Carter often paints on tin, and her brilliantly hued work has an endearing folk art quality. ERIKACARTERART.CO M
Erb’s luminous photographs of flowers often appear otherworldly, which seems to mirror her artistic process: “I spend the most time searching for glimpses of a thing’s divine essence,” she says. “When I am successful, the result is not just an image, but a feeling and a reminder that the magic always happens in the present.” Entirely self-taught, the Tennessee native spends her summers in Santa Barbara, viewing its gardens and terrain through her camera lens. CATHERINEERBP HOTO G R AP H Y. C O M
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“The paintings selfconsciously to both the invasive attitudes of human annexation and to the
ecological crisis of invasive species,” —PENELOPE GOTTLIEB
In her Invasive Species paintings, Gottlieb alters existing print plates from the John James Audubon archive, binding and adorning the magnificent birds with equally magnificent botanicals. But beauty has its cost: Audubon killed numerous birds in his quest to portray them, and the botanicals overlaid by Gottlieb are invasive species that pose dangerous threats to native ecosystems. “The paintings self-consciously draw attention to both the invasive attitudes of human annexation and to the ecological crisis of invasive species,” says Gottlieb.
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“What I try to find is something in the flower where you see the inner soul, the inner beauty,” says Gerard, a classically trained artist who applies Old World oilpainting techniques to create large-scale, thoroughly modern still-life paintings. Well versed in the complicated science of color theory, Gerard paints from monochrome versions of her own photographs of justopened gardenias, peonies, and roses, bringing their sensuality to life with her unique color schemes. CARINGERARD.COM
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Working with oil paint on wood, O’Neill favors succulents as painting subjects due to their sculptural quality and vivid, pure colors. “I’ve been a bit obsessed with succulents,” she admits, “there’s something really strong about them.” Indeed, O’Neill’s larger-than-life portraits of these botanical beauties have a bold, tactile quality. Their powerfully large scale is purposeful; a means of forcing viewers to “stop and smell the roses,” says the artist with a smile. A M B E RO N E I L L .C O M
something in the flower where you see the inner soul, the inner beauty.” “What I try to find is —CARIN GERARD
CARIN GERARD â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Peony Plethora,
oil on linen, 38 x 28 in.
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Clockwise from top left: JOAN DIDION and some striking wheels in California; JESSICA “DECCA” MITFORD ’s
grudging acceptance postcard; a 1975 poster for the SANTA BARBARA WRITER’S CONFERENCE ; writers
schmoozing over a meal at THE MIRAMAR .
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Thanks to Barnaby and Mary Conrad, famous faces appeared year after year during the Santa Barbara Writers Conference at the Miramar Hotel
Top to bottom: EUDORA WELTY , BUDD SCHULBERG , ALEX HALEY , and WILLIAM BUCKLEY were just a few of
the NOTED LITERATI who imparted wit and wisdom to the attendees at the SANTA BARBARA WRITERS CONFERENCE .
The date was June 22, 1972. The place was Cate School in Carpinteria. And writer/artist/restaurateur/raconteur Barnaby Conrad was welcoming the first students to the opening of the weeklong Santa Barbara Writers Conference. Among the speakers that inaugural year were Ray Bradbury, Ross Macdonald, Budd Schulberg, and Jessica “Decca” Mitford—literary notables that Conrad had brought together thanks to his wide-ranging friendships and the force of his larger-than-life personality. It was an auspicious beginning. Conrad, with his wife, Mary, went on to run the conference for 32 years, inviting such famous figures as Charles “Sparky” Schulz, Elmore Leonard, Eudora Welty, Julia Child, Alex Haley, Joan Didion, Artie Shaw, Amy Tan, and scores of others who inspired generations of writers—
bums, video, and audiotapes that Mary had safeguarded. “I had pictures and press—everything, including the parties,” she says, adding that she wanted to “have people know that this happened in Santa Barbara.” The three collaborators worked on the project for a year and a half, organizing the book chronologically and trying to catch the essence of each annual conference. Each chapter is a kind of time capsule, highlighting world events, listing the hot books of the season, and recounting the speakers’ public presentations as well as behind-the-scenes events in the workshops and late-night “pirate” sessions. So there is William Styron in 1980, talking about how he came to write Sophie’s Choice and Elmore Leonard in 1996, discussing how his book Get Shorty was being transferred to the silver screen. Ray Bradbury gave the keynote address from the first year on, and Charles “Sparky” Schulz was a perennial participant, as Snoopy became the conference logo. For most of the first three decades, SBWC took place at the Miramar Hotel, and that resort’s comfortably bohemian atmosphere added to the informality and accessibility for which the conference is famous. “There’s a wonderful rubbing of elbows,” says Mary. “We’re all writers and peers,” adds Pallamary. “There’s no ‘us’ and ‘them.’” That feeling permeates the documentary movie that has grown out of the scrapbook project. Suggested by Lisa Angle, the director of Literary Gumbo, the film is a collaboration between Mystic Ink and Ninety Degrees Media. It blends archival clips and photos with recent interviews with conference speakers and workshop leaders who pay homage to Barnaby Conrad and pinpoint the encouragement and mentorship they experienced. Among them is Fannie Flagg, who started out decades ago as a participant and aspiring writer, based her first novel on a short story written at the conference, and has gone on to many best sellers and multiple appearances at SBWC as a speaker. “I went there with trepidation in 1975,” she remembers, “and because I had so much encouragement, that gave me the confidence to start a whole new career. Ten books later I’m ready to retire!” Flagg will return to give the opening address at this year’s conference, to be held June 18 through 23 at
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“Because I had encouragement, that gave me the to start a .” —FANNIE FLAGG whole
confidence new career
novices and veterans alike. Now those decades have been commemorated with clippings, photos, and reminiscences in Mary Conrad, Y. Armando Nieto, and Matthew J. Pallamary’s Santa Barbara Writers Conference Scrapbook (Mystic Ink Publishing, $29.99). The book was a labor of love says Pallamary, a longtime conference workshop leader. It grew out of the decades of al-
PHOTOGRAPH: MICHEL FAINSILBER
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Science fiction writer RAY BRADBURY gave the keynote address at the first conference in 1972 and for many years afterward, sharing his clear-eyed views of the writer’s life with novices and veterans alike.
“He did not seem to recognize her but she was sure that she had met him three years before, at someone’s house in Santa Barbara.”
Top to bottom: MARY AND BARNABY CONRAD ready to hit
the road; conference memorabilia; a JOAN DIDION novel and her
Santa Barbara musings.
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the Hyatt Santa Barbara. Since 2010, Charles Schulz’s son, Monte, has owned SBWC and he is keeping the conference true to its roots. “Our great asset,” says conference director Grace Rachow, “is our rich history and the fact that it feels like a family.” Speakers often return as teachers, including this year’s new workshop leaders Jervey Tervalon and Gar Anthony Haywood. “Writers are solitary creatures,” Rachow adds. “It’s hard to know if you’re good. To have a place where there’s support and a safe environment and honest feedback is amazing.” ● S A N TA B A R B A R A
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Top to bottom: WILLIAM BUCKLEY and GORE VIDAL (shown in a television studio) famously did not get along. Though they spoke at SBWC in the same year and both stayed with Mary and Barnaby Conrad, their visits had to be separated so that the two men didn’t meet, remembers the Conrads’ daughter Kendall; cartoonist CHARLES “SPARKY” SCHULZ was responsible for the conference’s Snoopy logo.
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JEANNETTE HAWES and CHRISTOPHER HAHN ’s lush Ganna Walska Lotusland wedding—produced and designed by Merryl Brown Events—seems as though it was plucked straight from a fairy tale. Following a serendipitous first meeting three years prior, Jeannette and Chris were married in a ceremony that included the mixing of gold and white sand, poetry and prayer, music by the Santa Barbara String Quartet, a reading from Corinthians, and a performance of “Bridge over Troubled Water.” The eight-foot train of Jeannette’s Sottero and Midgley wedding dress trailed dreamily behind her as she walked down the aisle toward three striking gothic arches crafted from white flowers by Mark’s Garden. Bursts of vibrant color—spectacular centerpieces of roses and orchids in shades of deep purple— appeared at the topiary garden reception. Crystal-cut glassware and 19th-century silver from Small Masterpiece, silk napkins, and gold-embossed menus at each place setting created the impression of a formal French château. While departing the celebration on their tandem bicycle, Jeannette’s petticoat got snagged and tore off. “It was so funny!” she says, “like a scene from a movie.” K A T H R Y N P A T R I C K
Clockwise from top right: The groom and bride (in a dress from PANACHE BRIDAL and earrings by KAI LINZ ); LOTUSLAND details;
ring was custom made by
DANIEL GIBBINGS and
evokes images of the rising sun, meant to symbolize their love as a “radiant star in the orbit of the cosmos”; tables topped with decor from TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS and LA TAVOLA
FINE LINEN ; “unicorns”
from LOS PADRES OUTFITTERS ; floral decor by
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MARK’S GARDEN .
Ojai native and heritor to the town’s beloved Earthtrine Farms, LEIF DAUTCH married Marin County local BRITTANY PETERSON at the farm itself, amid more than 200 friends and family. The theme of the wedding, fittingly, was “farmal,” melding farm with formal. The ceremony was set against stunning views of the Ojai backcountry and was marked by poetic vows and a serenade on the fiddle by the groom. Cocktail hour, a graceful tented outdoor reception, and late-night dancing followed. Leif, a deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice, and Brittany, a sports marketing manager, left a day after their wedding for two weeks in the Seychelles and Kenya before returning home to San Francisco. C H A N T A L P E T E R S O N
Left to right: Brittany and Leif at the groom’s family’s EARTHTRINE FARMS ; decor by LA TAVOLA
FINE LINEN and TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS .
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After a day spent wine tasting, KATIE CLEMENTS and BRANDT HILL tied the knot at a small, casual wedding party with friends and family from all over the country. The two met in law school and dated for more than four years before Brandt’s fireside proposal in a small, snowy cabin in the Vermont countryside. The two were married at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse by Brandt’s father, a superior court judge, in a ceremony that Katie described as “the perfect mix of our personalities, with humor and love.” Their nuptials embraced the late-summer atmosphere with florals in shades of peach, rust, ivory, and light gold. The bride found her Martina Liana open-backed lace ivory dress from her close friend and college roommate’s Birmingham, Alabama, bridal boutique Ivory & White. Following a reception at the Wine Cask, the couple spent their honeymoon wining, dining, and relaxing at Lake Como. K . P .
Top to bottom: The bridal bouquet by family friend ANNIE WILLIAMS ; the BRIDE AND GROOM —both attorneys—were married by the groom’s father, a superior court judge.
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College sweethearts EVA SITU and TOMMY KIM dated for 11 years before exchanging vows in a small ceremony influenced by the couple’s Chinese and Korean cultures and produced by Michel B. Events at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The bride’s gown was offset by pieces passed down from both sides of the couple’s family: her engagement ring was reset with a diamond from her new mother-in-law’s ring and accompanied by earrings and necklace to match, along with a jade necklace gifted by Eva’s grandmother. For the reception, guests gathered at The Lark and dined under a canopy of flowers and greenery cascading from the ceiling’s rustic wooden beams. The family-style menu brought in seasonal local ingredients, and blooms and fresh berries in rich, romantic tones decorated a tiered cake from Lelé Pâtisserie. Though their ultimate honeymoon goal is Japan, the couple enjoyed a short postwedding trip to Portland, Oregon. K . P .
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and groom, whose parents live in Ojai; a LAVENDERS FLOWERS creation; the
couple traded a big San Francisco wedding for a LOW-KEY CELEBRATION amid 35 loved ones; “Santa Barbara made the most sense to us because we really like the restaurants,” says the bride; the bride paired a J.CREW wedding gown with a
Past and Present JOSH BRINER and JACQUELINE BERNIARD took a step back into Santa
Barbara’s past in a wedding ceremony held at the historical El Presidio de Santa Bárbara, where Josh’s ancestors were among the first to be married in the chapel exactly 230 years earlier in 1786. After researching his family’s history upon booking the venue, “We knew it was written in the stars,” says Jacqueline, “we were meant to be married there.” K . P .
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waltz-length gold lace wedding veil.
Viva La! CAROLINA KOEPENICK was only 17 when she first met HUGH MONTGOMERY IV , but it wasn’t until the Santa Barbara natives crossed paths a few years later that they started dating. Just six months later, Hugh proposed to Carolina at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church—her favorite hometown spot—with a custom platinum and diamond ring that he helped design. The couple exchanged vows at the bride’s family’s Montecito home in iconic Santa Barbara style: with a fiesta-themed wedding. Guests were treated to a festive fete replete with a mariachi band, a churro-flavored cake from Crushcakes, and two miniature donkeys that carried flowers (and libations) in their sidesaddles. After Hugh’s friends jokingly tossed him into the pool, the newlyweds dried off with three relaxing nights at the Bacara Resort & Spa. T A Y L O R M A S K E T
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groom’s sister with her humorous contribution to the day—MINIATURE DONKEYS to set the
tone of the festivities; the poolside soiree.
From the moment JONATHAN BLACK first smiled at VERONICA TAYLOR on a sidewalk in Silverlake, Los Angeles, she was smitten. “I brazenly asked, ‘Do you have a girlfriend?’” Veronica remembers. Following a romance marked by time spent strolling and sunning in Santa Barbara, the couple returned to the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore to say “I do.” The ceremony was inspired by Audrey Hepburn—elegant, simple, and classic, with all-white flowers and a retro ambiance. Veronica floated down the aisle to the tune of the Beach Boys’s “God Only Knows” in an ethereal chiffon gown designed by her personal friend Oday Shakar. After being surprised by confetti cannons that were fired as the two were pronounced man and wife, 150 guests poured into Tydes Restaurant for sunset cocktails followed by dinner and dancing in La Pacifica Ballroom. For their honeymoon, the couple jetted off to Costa Rica to soak up some rays on the beaches of Nosara. K . P .
“During our fiveyear courtship, we spent many weekends walking the grounds at the Biltmore and the Coral Casino.” Clockwise from top right: The groom with his two best men and six groomsmen at BUTTERFLY BEACH ; the happy couple;
Veronica in a custom gown by her longtime friend, designer ODAY SHAKAR .
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Clockwise from top right: Almost 100 guests gathered at DEMETRIA ESTATE ; the bride (in a J MENDEL lace gown) and groom at their rehearsal dinner at the SAN YSIDRO RANCH .
VOWS in the Valley Against a backdrop of rolling hills, Demetria Estate is the rustic Los Olivos vineyard where SOPHIA ZAHOUDANIS married ANDREW KINELL . After eight years of dating, Andrew knelt on the beach in Nantucket and presented Sophia with an exquisite emerald-cut diamond. “I’ll never forget the way it caught the light that evening,” says Sophia. Inspired by the stunning landscape of her family’s vineyard, Sophia wanted the wedding to be simple, natural, and organic. The bride wore a minimalist Vera Wang gown, and floral arrangements incorporated native blooms such as olive, sage, eucalyptus, rosemary, bay, and white Majolica roses. In an intimate ceremony, the bride and groom read personalized vows to one another and exchanged honey (a Persian tradition) to signify a sweet life together. After zipping off in a vintage Range Rover, the couple spent two weeks traveling along the western coastline of Corsica. K . P .
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Padaro Beach was the site of LAUREN MCEWEN and JONATHAN BRYSON ’s summertime nuptials. The bride (an alumna of Crane Country Day and Cate schools) and groom were married at the bride’s family’s 1940s beach house in a vibrant and memorable celebration. “We wanted a casual wedding,” says Lauren. “Needless to say, the event was the best day ever for us—we were surrounded by our favorite people, in our favorite place, with our favorite food and drinks (lots of them!), and one heck of a dance party.” The couple, who wed after dating since 2009, called on Soigné Productions to see their vision through. The two enjoyed a private oceanfront ceremony among friends and family followed by a dinner of Mexican fare by Jessica Knight Catering—complete with margaritas, an authentic taco bar, and an array Continued on page 169 of traditional desserts. G I N A Z . T E R L I N D E N
Left to right: The MEXICANINSPIRED FETE at the bride’s
family’s PADARO BEACH home; LAUREN AND JONATHAN .
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Dedicated to producing beverages that focus on daily wellness, DIRTY LEMON formulas feature clean ingredients—think lemon juice, activated charcoal, ginger, and dandelion root—all without sugar. The skin + hair drink ($65/case of six) also includes hydrolyzed ﬁsh collagen peptides, which improve skin elasticity and internal collagen production while providing nutrients for optimal hair health. Other supercharged beverages promise beneﬁts like detox, sleep, and energy—healthy antidotes to postwedding burnout. T A Y L O R M A S K E T
At STUDIO B —a boutique style salon in the heart of Santa Barbara—a team of talented stylists combine their years of experience and passion for hair artistry to create unique looks for brides. A seasoned veteran in the world of wedding hair and makeup, Brianna OlceseStewart opened the high-end salon as a personal home base. Studio B’s stunning styles (from $95) promise to help brides feel relaxed, radiant, and conﬁdent on their big day. Says Olcese-Stewart: “Trends for 2017 include beachy, eﬀortless waves, center parts with a minimalist hair crown, and undone braids and braided updos are always popular.” 108 W. Mission St., Santa Barbara, 805626-0370. K . P .
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Event planner extraordinaire Jill Remy’s go-tos when it comes to creative caterers Ashley Transki and Brian Congdon of DUO CATERING & EVENTS , 805-957-1670, duoevents.com, have innovative and fresh menus with twists on originals. Chef MAILI HALME , mailihalme.com, is super passionate about her menus and clients and really gets to know them and their favorite foods, recreating family recipes and sourcing the best ingredients available. A staple in the Santa Ynez Valley, the husband/wife duo Jeﬀ and Janet Olsson of NEW WEST , 805-688-0091, newwestcatering .com, cure their own meats, and their menus are very much a reﬂection of California wine country. A true full-service company, RINCON EVENTS , 805-566-
9933, eventsbyrincon.com, not only handles your food and beverage needs but also provides rentals and lighting for a one-stop shop for a complete ease of mind when planning your event. The epitome of farm to table, SAVOIR FAIRE , 805-963-9397, savoirfairesb.com, does an amazing job preparing interesting and unexpected menus. G . Z . T .
Punch up your palette with a delectable dessert by LORI FOOD + CAKES . Wedding cakes (from $7/slice) come in ﬂavors such as olive oil, earl grey, or zucchini spice with seasonal fruits, curds, jams, or interesting custards. “Cake trends have shifted over the years— from intricate royal iced cakes to fondant-covered cakes to more rustic, naked cakes,” says personal chef/ cake designer/artist Lori Stern, who can also create confections vegan, gluten free, or without reﬁned sugar. “Right now I believe artistic and natural ﬂavoring and coloring is what we’ll see more of this year.” 805-
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Having been a go-to name in the events biz for more than 25 years, REVELRY EVENT DESIGNERS president and CEO Edgar Zamora has numerous nuptial
notches on his belt. The Argentinean-born creative has designed parties and celebrations for the likes of the Grammys, the Academy Awards Governors Ball, and numerous A-list weddings, to name a few. “Working on weddings and events in Santa Barbara is a pleasure for us, as the relaxed ocean-side atmosphere is always embraced in the design,” says Zamora. “There’s a sense of calm throughout the entire day, even when the event is grand and extravagant. You don’t get that type of experience in other cities, especially in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.” Here, he shares his favorite local haunts and trends for the year. 323-263-1657. G . Z . T .
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Trends for 2017… Our design concepts are innovative and carefully curated, often setting the next big trend. GOLD, CREAM, IVORY, AND WHITE weddings are back. We like to incorporate romantic and soft accents with the designs, a true reflection of the special union taking place. Our clients look for interesting ways to personalize their weddings, so we work to add those SIGNATURE DETAILS to each event. They are sophisticated and discerning consumers, and our events are designed to mirror their lifestyles. Pantone’s color of the year, GREENERY , will be playing a big role in the future weddings and events we’re designing.
If you’re looking for a fresh yet sophisticated space with amazing service, the FOUR SEASONS RESORT BILTMORE , 805-969-2261, fourseasons.com/santabarbara, is a wonderful choice. We love working with the friendly staff.
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When Santa Barbara native Amy Logsdon created her first map for her sister’s wedding in 2007, she discovered a way to put her lifelong passion for art to use by designing custom watercolor illustrations for life’s special moments. Logsdon’s one-of-a-kind MOMENT MAPS (from $100) showcase a couple’s journey through life together by incorporating various landmarks and locations from favorite moments throughout their relationship. Says Logsdon: “It makes me happy to create something of importance for others and bring that special time to light in custom artwork.” K . P . MOMENTMAP S .COM
Perfection via Positivity What if the first step to achieving a “perfect” body for your wedding day was learning to love the one you’re already in? Collin Christine hopes to teach women just that with MINDFUL BRIDE TO BE . Her customized motivational programs combine mind, body, and health packages to help future brides develop a positive body image, and by improving women’s relationships with food and body image, Christine’s team helps women feel confident and comfortable on their big day. “You already are that strong, beautiful woman you want to be,” says Christine. “You just need to coax her out, and I can show you how.” 805-452-4489. K . P .
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Santa Barbara native Amy Pihlar uses years spent as a high-end clothing designer in New York City to create bold floral arrangements with an emphasis on color and texture. Pihlar’s childhood love for flowers and the gorgeous California coast inspired her to take up floral design and start her locally based BRIGHT INC. “I have an eclectic style and like to use unusual materials in my work,” says Pihlar, whose unique arrangements breathe fresh life into old traditions. 917-406-9120. K . P . BR I GH TI N C .N E T
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Tracey Morris has two great loves: flowers and people. Relying on more than 25 years of design experience, Morris finds a way to satisfy both of these passions by helping clients celebrate their big occasions with exquisite and expressive floral arrangements. Named for her two beloved cats, Morris’s floral design studio ELLA & LOUIE produces a range of looks to suit her brides’ specific visions— from classic elegant designs or brightly colored flower crowns to unusual yet stylish succulent bouquets. 406 E. Haley St., Santa Barbara, 805-722-5553. K . P .
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Based in the Funk Zone, WREN relies on natural elements to shape blooms sourced from local flower farms into unique and vibrant arrangements. Cocreators Emma Lauter and Carla Wingett use their backgrounds in the event and design industries to create simple organic looks that perfectly fit each client’s details and personalities for their special event. Inspired by nature, art, and the changing seasons, Wren’s floral design and table styling services promise to “add life and magic to any space.” 13 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, 805-234-6145. K . P . W R E N F L O R A L .CO M
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Garden PARTY Top to bottom: Marni Margerum; Justine Hamilton and Leslie Lundgren; the chalkboard seating chart.
To celebrate Santa Barbara Magazine’s annual Home & Garden issue, designers, architects, photographers, and editors gathered for an intimate lunch at the MONTECITO COUNTRY MART . Autostrada— opening this fall at the mart—served salad, spring vegetables, and their famed kale, cauliflower, and margherita wood-fired pizzas, while Marni Margerum poured Margerum’s new rosé release. Afterward, guests mingled for olive oil cake and coffee in the courtyard, which was made festive by Bon Fortune. PHOTOGRAPHS: CHRISTY SCHULER
Clockwise from top right: Andy Tobias; tables set by Bon Fortune; menus with herbs and copper detail; Paul Fortune, Gina Tolleson, Stephanie Nicks, Chris Brock, and Dewey Nicks; olive oil cake from Autostrada.
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City of Stars The 32nd annual SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL took place over the first 10 (rainy) days of February, welcoming some of the industry’s top writers, directors, and stars to downtown Santa Barbara. The 2017 event opened with the world premiere of the documentary Charged, followed by a gala at Paseo Nuevo. Taking place in the midst of a buzzy award season, Oscar winners Mahershala Ali, Damien Chazelle, Casey Affleck, and Emma Stone all received honors at the Arlington Theatre along with household names such as Ryan Gosling, Jeff Bridges, Denzel Washington, and more. The festival screened more than 200 films (many international) along with documentary shorts, student competitions, and weekend discussion panels at the Lobero Theatre.
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Clockwise from top left: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone; Michelle Williams; Isabelle Huppert in the Dom Pérignon lounge; Jeff Bridges and moderator Scott Feinberg; La La Land director Damien Chazelle and SBIFF executive director Roger Durling; Belvedere at the Lobero.
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RSVP Left to right: Denzel Washington accepts his award; Aaron TaylorJohnson; Mahershala Ali; Virtuosos Award winners Ruth Negga, Naomie Harris, and Janelle Monรกe.
Clockwise from above: The marquee at the Arlington Theatre; Casey Affleck; Dev Patel; Manchester By The Sea writer/director Kenneth Lonergan.
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left: Talina Hermann (center) with Emily and Jordan Fife; Benjamin and Ariane Aumont; Daniel and Beth Kuttner; Gretchen Lieff, Beverly Jackson, Richard Mineards and Wendy Foster; the Steve Hermanndesigned midcentury dining room; George Piperis; Lorie and Michael Porter; Maika Monroe.
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Clockwise from top left: The spa pool setting at the Bacara; Stephanie Brennan, Magdaleena Nikolov, Denise Vitiello, and Ashley Degenford; the Natura Bissé pure air bubble; Christina Rottman, Kathy Nicolson, and Karen Bauer; Christine Dawes and Dani Stone.
Guests feted the launch of BACARA RESORT & SPA ’s partnership with luxury skincare line Natura Bissé at a poolside soiree cohosted by Santa Barbara Magazine. Mingling among food and cocktail stations where tasty treats were inspired by some of the line’s products— think sipping a citrusy Vitamin C martini while trying the C+C Vitamin Cream—partygoers were also encouraged to step inside the pure air bubble room pop-up to see where special treatments were taking place among 99.995 percent pure air. P H O T O G R A P H S : S AVA N N A H J O H N S - P E D R O C C H I
Clockwise from far left: Kristal McKanders, Brittany Burhop, Anne Elcon, and Dena Roche; Sarah-Bina Rautiola and Robin Fell; Vitamin C martini and proseccobased Diamond Rose and Oxygen cocktails.
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RSVP Clockwise from top left: Gloria Steinem; Natalie Orfalea and Gloria Steinem; guests at the Orfalea Foundation Downtown Center.
UCSB ARTS & LECTURES held a private dinner with feminist and activist GLORIA STEINEM . About 60 accomplished guests— including Lynda Weinman, Tipper Gore, Anne Towbes, Sara Miller McCune, and Natalie Orfalea—gathered at the Orfalea Foundation Downtown Center for tapas catered by Kay Bowman. The intimate conversation with Steinem was followed by a larger sold-out event at the Arlington Theater. Here, Steinem told personal stories, spoke on the importance of people coming together, and answered questions, addressing the crowd: “Just do what you can; we are powerful.”
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Metallics sparkled as 400 guests toasted at the Coral Casino to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the PACIFIC PRIDE FOUNDATION . This was the fifth Royal Ball, now a biannual event, done by Merryl Brown Events and Percy Sales, designed by Rrivre Works. The Four Seasons Resort Biltmore catered a lively menu, which included a macaroni & cheese bar, mini burgers, and LGBTQ (lettuce, guacamole, bacon, tomato, and queso) sandwiches. Entertainment included flamenco, go-go dancers, and a silent auction of Tiffany & Co. rings and vacations, which raised money for the foundation’s advocacy programs and services.
Clockwise from top left: Nancy and Mike Sheldon; Daniel and Mandy Hochman, Cantor Mark Childs, and Lauren and Steve Katz.
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Clockwise from top left: Peter and Pieter Crawfordvan Meeuwen; Tina Schlieske, Justine Roddick, and Louis Almaraz.
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To celebrate the synagogue’s 90th anniversary, members of CONGREGATION B’NAI B’RITH came together for a Chagallinspired Dreamers Ball at the Bacara Resort & Spa. At the event, guests received small chocolate violins to honor the 25th anniversary of Cantor Mark Childs. The sold-out evening gala included lively music from We The Folk, pledges to raise money for Jewish educational programs, and a number of video tributes along with speakers addressing the event’s theme of “Honoring Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” P H O T O G R A P H S : M AT T H E W M C K E N Z I E
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Spring 2017, Volume 44/Number 3 is published quarterly with an additional issue in February by Smith Publishing Group, LLC. Periodical
JESSICA FRIEDMAN was walking her dog, Jasper, while visiting her family in Santa Barbara when ALEXANDER TRUITT —who was supposed to be in New York—snuck
out to California and surprised Jess with a proposal at her favorite spot on Miramar Beach. With beloved Jasper as their ring-bearer, the bride and groom’s personalized wedding ceremony also incorporated both Jewish and Balinese touches. Held in the backyard of the Montecito home where Jessica grew up, the wedding welcomed guests with mountain views—in a setting alight with lanterns and natural greenery. K . P .
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For HAL CONKLIN and HALEY MCGUIRE , the most memorable moment of their wedding was “seeing our children and grandchildren so happy,” says Hal. A former mayor of Santa Barbara, Hal dated Haley for 22 years before tying the knot at an intimate family ceremony at Westmont College. In place of bridesmaids or groomsmen, the couple’s seven children surrounded them as they walked down the aisle. Says Hal: “Now we are one big happy family.” K . P .
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