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From the Editorial Director

Santa Barbara is truly special. In my opinion, no place comes close to its magic, and I have traveled across the globe. While there are places I love to visit, I always leave with the feeling that I wouldn’t want to make my life there—that it is special because being there is temporary. But not so with this treasured place. I love that its dramatic beauty is also extremely easy to create a life in. And if you are lucky enough to have based yourself in these environs, then you will want to keep this Special Issue almost as your own S.B. black book—chock-full of ones to watch, editors’ picks, must-haves, classics, and go-tos—an insider’s look at what’s happening now and going forward into 2019. Starting with the cover by artist Luisa Sales (“About the Cover,” page 28), commissioned by Santa Barbara Magazine. The artistic directive was to incorporate some of the key elements of our slice of paradise into the work. Santa Barbara basically becomes the art itself—our nod to life lived here in a creative capacity. But you can’t tell a book (or a magazine, for that matter) by its cover—so delve deep inside to see what is new, interesting, and tried and true.

JENNIFER HALE

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Departments Contributors

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Design

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Garden

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Taste

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Outdoors

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Arts

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SANTA BARBARA

HotelBAR Californian WHERE THE SETS THE BAR.

WELCOME TO THE CALIFORNIAN

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PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Jennifer Hale

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EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Gina Tolleson

MANAGING EDITOR

Gina Z. Terlinden C R E AT I V E C O N S U LTA N T

James Timmins

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Charles Donelan Amelia Fleetwood Jennifer Blaise Kramer Christine Lennon Dawn Moore L.D. Porter Gabe Saglie Katherine Stewart Joan Tapper Sarah Yunker

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CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

David Cameron Leela Cyd Rob DaFoe Andrew Durham Blue Gabor Tierney Gearon Michael Haber Brian Hodges Elizabeth Messina Nancy Neil Dewey Nicks Victoria Pearson Lisa Romerein Randall Slavin Trevor Tondro Coral von Zumwalt INTERNS

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Blue Gabor

“Shooting Tina Schlieske is always a treasure, and this particular time struck me deeply, as she seamlessly tapped into bringing old songs into the new as well as bringing the community together in a revelatory way,” says the locally based photographer who shot the singer for “Cafe Society” (page 95). S.B. MUST DOs Greater Goods in Ojai for an eclectic mix of music, art, and community. • Lizard’s Mouth for sunset rock bounding with my boys and dog. • The Vedanta Temple store to stock up on books and incense.

Christy Gutzeit

“Knowing Marc’s childhood ties to the property and the architectural lineage of the estate, you could really feel how special this project was to him,” says the photographer who captured famed landscape architect Marc Appleton’s restoration of a historic Hope Ranch estate in “Hope Renewed” (page 63). S.B. MUST DOs Wiggly Storytime at the Santa Barbara Public Library. • Bon Fortune for whimsical gifts and party supplies. • Grabbing to-go lunches from The Food Liaison on the way to a beach day at Rincon.

Contibutors

Kathleen Quigley

“While touring the villa gardens of the Italian Lakes, a fellow traveler from Santa Barbara asked such astute questions and was so knowledgeable about gardens that I sensed he must have a great one,” says this New Yorkbased writer who wrote “Montecito Eden” (page 66). “On my next visit to Santa Barbara, I discovered he had a newly created garden designed by the legendary Isabelle Greene.” S.B. MUST DOs Tour Ganna Walska Lotusland, when the signature lotus flowers burst into bloom. • The outdoor sidewalk terrace for lunch at Tre Lune. • Dinner at Wine Cask.

ABOUT the COVER Luisa Salas

for more of Salas’s original works.

S A N TA B A R B A R A

Keith Hamm

“It’s nice to get out of town, but sometimes it’s nicer to stay,” says the Santa Barbara Independent reporter/ co-owner of Trailer 19 (an Airstream and tent-glamping delivery service) who penned our Outdoors section (page 87). S.B. MUST DOs Family beach days. • Creek hikes. • And for all-around community grace and heavy lifting in the wake of natural disaster, the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade.

PHOTOGRAPH: KEITH HAMM, CAITLIN FITCH

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“The first thing that caught my eye about Santa Barbara are its color-rich mountains that define the coastline. I wanted to somehow represent these naturally drawn shapes and get them into balance with some of the colors that pop into my mind when I think of its Spanish architecture blending into a scenario of palm trees and soft washed sand,” says the Mexico-based artist who created the cover for our Special Issue. “I’ve been living in the Caribbean for more than seven years now, and I can’t really put into words how amazing it is for me to see beautiful beaches around the world that share little to nothing (visually speaking) between one another. It’s simply inspiring how earth is sculpted into never-ending combinations.”


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DELFINA BLAQUIER

with daughter, Aurora, at Loon Point, Summerland.

Life’s a Resort

PHOTOGRAPH: BLUE GABOR

Style

Argentinean beauty and polo ambassador Delfina Blaquier claims the Central Coast, trend report, and ones to watch in health and fitness


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STYLE

Bringing gaucho chic to the beach is an effortless transition for model/photographer/polo player DELFINA BLAQUIER . Traveling the globe with her husband, Nacho Figueras, and her tribe of four children (Hilario, Aurora, Artemio, and Alba)— from spending days on the field at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club to attending the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle— Delfina has now staked roots in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez as the annual family summer spot. “My S.B. style is relaxed, and I tend to choose natural fibers like linen, silk, and cashmere,” she says. “I live in clothes that make me feel good.” G I N A T O L L E S O N

Delfina’s

S.B. BLACK BOOK Wine Tasting at HAPPY CANYON VINEYARDS , 805-203-0749, happycanyonvineyard.com, and a late lunch at S.Y. KITCHEN , 805-691-9794, sykitchen.com.

Clockwise from top left: Delfina wears ACHEVAL PAMPA ’s

Gloria blouse, Al

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Shopping at JENNI KAYNE , 805-309-0550, jennikayne.com, and PORCH , 805-684-0300, porchsb.com.

Boleo gaucho pants, and threaded Tiento belt from the Spring/ Summer 2019 collection; Talaberta

Surfing at RINCON POINT STATE BEACH , Bates Rd., Carpinteria.

bag; Delfina and Nacho

Sightseeing at the OLD MISSION SANTA BARBARA , 805-682-4713, santabarbaramission.org.

picks. Opposite: Delfina

take an ocean dip with their horses; Delfina and Aurora; her Resort 2019 at the Coral Casino in Tory Burch.

Missoni

Ulla Johnson

Brock Collection

PHOTOGRAPHS: BLUE GABOR

Dinner dates at LUCKY’S , 805-565-7540, luckyssteakhouse.com.


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“I love spending summers in Santa Barbara. It’s the perfect combo of beach, surf, and polo. My kids are happy here. So are we.”

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CATCH THE WAVE

Get the American Riviera look—from surf-girl glam to destination dressing and luxe lace layers

$990, Allora by Laura. 2. Slides, $250, Gucci South Coast Plaza. 3. Sunday knit set, $198, Free People. 4. Sunglasses, $350, Andy Wolf. 5. Maja cuff, $230, Kendall Conrad. 6. The Hammonds slides, $175, The Office of Angela Scott. 7. Sweatshirt, $125, Heidi Merrick. 8. Surf spray, $27, Bumble and Bumble. 9. Shirt, $1,150, Gucci South

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Coast Plaza. 10. Wet suit, $265, Cynthia Rowley.

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6. 1. Pants, $550, Anna Sui. 2. Necklace, $1,800, Peregrine Galleries. 3. Nightcap swimsuit, $198, Intermix. 4. Tracksuit top, $525, and pants, $725, Stella McCartney x Adidas. 5. Chanel sunglasses, $350, Occhiali Fine Eyewear. 6. Dress, $415, Ulla Johnson. 7. Brochu Walker camisole, $188,

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Jake & Jones. 8. Ancient Greek Sandals sildes, $300, Diani. 9. See by

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Chloé, Allora by Laura. 10. Lace mules, $795, Altuzarra. 11. Bucket bag, $580, Etro. 12. Ring, $3,850, Daniel Gibbings.


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Left to right: Ferguson’s accessories

A Better BOD

corner at ATWILL PILATES ; Ferguson

is CLASSICALLY TRAINED and

has taught all over the world.

One to Watch

Founded by Westmont graduate Colleen Ferguson, ATWILL PILATES is now open as a part of The Space, a classically equipped Gratz Pilates studio downtown. Ferguson was first drawn to the fitness method while studying classical ballet growing up in Connecticut, as it introduced her to a new level of stability and strength. After becoming certified in BASI Pilates in 2009, she continued training and taught both here and abroad. After spending two years teaching and traveling throughout South America, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Portugal, and France, she has now settled in Santa Barbara with her studio. Atwill Pilates not only offers classes but also houses a boutique featuring a curated selection of wellness products collected from abroad. 22 E. Victoria St., Santa Barbara, 805-729-

New to Carpinteria, SPARK45 is changing people’s physique twofold. The exercise studio utilizes the practice of Lagree Fitness—a workout that combines the strengthening and toning benefits of weight training with the lengthening and postural-enhancing benefits of Pilates—in addition to cycling classes, meditation, and chanting events. Next door at the physical therapy facility, experienced therapists create personal treatment plans to help each client improve their body’s overall function. 4660 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, 805-275-

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SoulMates Former Yasa Yoga owners Stephanie and Ryan Besler are launching their newest practice, YOGA SAVI , which offers private sessions, workshops, teacher training, and a wide variety of daily classes, including Candlelight Flow, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Core, and more. “Our styles of classes blend Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga into an alignment-based class enriched with the beautiful language of yoga, Sanskrit,” says Stephanie. “Whether you come in looking to advance your practice of yoga or simply want to work out, there is a class for you.”

22 W. Mission St., Ste. B, Santa Barbara, 805845-9244. I S A B E L B A S S I Y O G ASAVI. C O M S A N TA B A R B A R A

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Must-Have Johnny G, the Montecito-based cyclist who invented spinning, has now created the JOHNNY G SPIRIT BIKE , johnnygspiritbike.com, an electronically controlled magnetic resistance bike that creates the opportunity to truly differentiate your training sessions by duplicating and replicating the power of the ride you are on. This high-tech machine is equipped with touchsensitive electronic shifting, a proprietary handlebar, a cog-drive timing belt, and many more parts that all add to this new elevated state of biking. H . M .


SALON AT THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT THE BILTMORE SANTA BARBARA

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501 VALLEY CLUB ROAD, MONTECITO Beautiful 5BD/5.5BA Tuscan estate in a premier Montecito location, convenient to both Upper and Lower Villages. Sitting on almost two level acres with inspiring mountain views, this Sorrell designed home was built with quality and attention to detail throughout. Impeccably maintained with recent upgrades by the present owners. Light, spaciousness and quality combine wonderfully in the interior spaces. Gated and fenced for privacy, features include: long driveway lined with magnificent olive trees; spacious motor court with custom pavers; outdoor fireplace/entertainment area/BBQ; beautiful landscaping; rose gardens; citrus trees; walking paths; aviary/ chicken yard; bocce ball court; sparkling pool and spa; and, inspiring mountain views. Located in MUS.

OFFERED AT $7,750,000 ©2018 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHSCP) is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates LLC. BHH Affiliates LLC and BHHSCP do not guarantee accuracy of all data including measurements, conditions, and features of property. Information is obtained from various sources and will not be verified by broker or MLS. Buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of that information. CalDRE 00976141


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MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD gets

creative at the HOTEL CALIFORNIAN .

PHOTOGRAPH: CHRISTY GUTZEIT

Design

Making an Entrance

Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s high-drama effects at the Hotel Californian plus sustainable modern living and decor must-haves


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“To have a signature style means you’re trapped into a look, and I don’t want to be trapped. To stay relevant, you have to stay pliable. Design is a daily adventure.”

Design

Room & Board Redefined

In remaking the 1925 HOTEL CALIFORNIAN , designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, martynlawrencebullard.com, came on board to infuse the seaside inn’s 121 rooms and interiors with his iconic yet unpredictable style. For a city steeped in its architectural heritage and look, Bullard says he wanted “to give Santa Barbara a new edge that was fresh and exciting.” To do so, he paired the hotel’s Spanish colonial revival facade with modern Moorish designs—think a psychedelic dose of black and white from floor to ceiling with an array of eclectic antiques. The lobby alone is a graphic international experience with Moroccan tiles, Indian screens, and tables from Spain and Portugal. One could get dizzy taking in all the zigzags and metallics over a Negroni in the bar, but Bullard says he never does—the trick is mastering the right mix of graphics for the specific space. For a designer who outfits interiors from urban discos to ancient Umbrian castles and whose clients range from 19 to 91 years old, he has an unmistakable style, but don’t call it signature. “To have a signature style means you’re trapped into a look, and I don’t want to be trapped,” he says. “To stay relevant, you have to stay pliable. Design is a daily adventure.” 36 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-882-0100. J E N N I F E R B L A I S E K R A M E R THEHOTELCALIFORNIAN . C O M S A N TA B A R B A R A


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Clockwise from top left: Graphic

tile work runs inside and out; blackand-white artwork pays homage to Santa Barbara; MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD sits on

a velvet chair in the mesmerizing lobby; the MARRAKESH-STYLE SPA is also open to the public

for treatments; gold fixtures and oversize Moroccan mirrors dazzle in the hallway. Opposite: The LOBBY is black and white and striped all over.

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Scotti Sitz’s

S.B. BLACK BOOK I love HONOR BAR , 805-969-6964, honorbar .com, for classic American, CORAZON COCINA , 805-845-0282, corazoncocinasb .com, in the Santa Barbara Public Market for Mexican, and BIBI JI , 805-560-6845, bibijisb .com, for farm-to-table Indian.

One to Watch Resident SILKIE CHICKENS roost on

benches by Azadeh Shladovsky; Rooms Medallion Mirror #5.

We love to support our friends at MAISON K , 805-969-1676, maisonkstyle.com, WILLIAM LAMAN , 805-962-2840, williamlaman.com, PORCH , 805-684-0300, porchsb.com, and BOTANIK , 805-565-3831, botanikinc.com, here in Summerland.

PHOTOGRAPHS: SAM FROST

A private tour of BELLOSGUARDO , which sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

WHO Design curator Scotti Sitz

WHAT Sitz, with her partner John Davidson, fosters emerging and known

talented artists and designers in their newly renovated 1921 Summerland farmhouse concept store, GARDE, 805-845-8384, gardeshop.com.

KNOWN FOR Creating a mecca for modern yet whimsical furnishings and

accessories of impeccable taste for clients such as Ellen DeGeneres and designer Kelly Wearstler, this is their second location, expanding their lead in contemporary indoor/outdoor living.

Design

STAY At their second-floor hospitality space GARDE HOUSE. Available as

an Airbnb rental starting in August, the 1,000-square-foot apartment is complete with a slew of GARDE wares—all available for purchase—that change seasonally.

DON’T MISS An upcoming trunk show on August 18 and 19 for a new clothing

collection by Keehn Deutch. “As we are about a lifestyle, this is a nice way to fashion with interiors,” says Sitz. G I N A T O L L E S O N

Clockwise from top left: A

Materia Designs Forchette 18 chandelier, oak tables by Guillaume Sasseville for Studio SSSVLL, Christophe de la Fontaine chaise, Malgorzata Bany Pilotis table, Apparatus Bowl sconces, and Faye Toogood Roly-Poly chair; table by Studio E&R, The Wooden Palate bowl, Ben & Aja Blank mirror, Apparatus Arrow fixtures, and Zanat stools; chair, settee, and desk by Mandy Graham, Diva stool by Azadeh Shladovsky, Studio Ay pendant lamp, rug designed by Rooms for CC-Tapis.


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BARBARA KOUTNIK

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SUSAN CONGER

Estates Director ~ California 100 www.SusanConger.com 805.565.8838 CalRE#00545024

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It may look like a normal contemporary home from the street, but one of the city’s hottest new builds is one that’s given a second life to shipping containers. Those big metal boxes that transport everything around the world usually end up in a landfill, however, five of them went into shaping this Santa Barbara foothills house. Homeowners Dani and Bret Stone, a fashion stylist and environmental attorney respectively, wanted to set an example of something that could be stunning and sustainable at the same time, not to mention cost effective. They worked with AB DESIGN STUDIO , builder Don Barber, and MCFADDEN DESIGN GROUP to create a 2,400-square-foot custom concrete-and-steel structure of stacked containers. Every part down to the original doors are used but painted in welcoming hues. “We used 15 shades of gray,” says designer Sarah McFadden. “There was no way I was going to do white, and there was no way I was going to do color.” The subtle shades and shapes McFadden wove into each room make all the difference. Small rectangular cutouts and windows give the eyes resting points throughout, while the natural corrugation of the container (now painted gray) gives a completely unique backsplash in the kitchen. “It’s the details of the container that add contrast,” she adds. Proving this new type of building doesn’t have to be cold and industrial, the interiors are filled with warm textiles, bright artwork, and creative lighting. Adds Dani: “Green building can be beautiful, sustainable, and affordable.” J . B . K .

Design “Green building can be beautiful, sustainable, and affordable.”

A BD E S I GN S TUD I O I N C.C O M M CFA D D E N D E S I GN GR O U P.C O M

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Black steel trim and warm wood add contrast to the gray cement exterior. Opposite, clockwise from top left: An

ARTFUL STAIRCASE with a hidden

seam creates a line of interest in this boxy home; CORRUGATED METAL WALLS give texture to the interior; FIVE SHIPPING CONTAINERS

compose this modern concrete-and-steel home in the foothills.

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Farm Fresh

To create a modern farmhouse for a family of five in Montecito, designer JESSICA RISKO SMITH worked alongside Thompson Naylor Architects and Allen Construction for a LEED-certified rebuild. The near teardown left only the living room intact and reconstructed what the client requested: “a beautiful embellished farmhouse.” The challenge was color restraint, calling only for white, black, wood, and tiny hints of blue; Risko Smith answered it with heaps of texture and playful materials. “Shiplap became the accent element as it adds texture to an all-white space without being busy and overwhelming,” she says. Natural wood lent warmth, so white oak was used on nearly all the cabinetry. Since another goal was having everything open up to the outside, they installed skylights, a pass-through bar window, a double Dutch door, and full pocket sliders in the living room. Rope handles add “unexpected interest in all the right tones” off a hand-stenciled mudroom floor, which picks up a Moroccan motif seen on a half-dozen tile patterns throughout the home. “We all had a love affair with Tabarka tile,” Risko Smith says, adding that she used them in variations throughout the kitchen, bathrooms, and floors while being classic and consistent with color and pattern. “The tile became the thread that was unique, interesting, and different so everything wasn’t the same, same, same.” 114 E. De la Guerra St., Ste. 5, Santa Barbara, 805-895-2081. J . B . K .

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DUTCH DOORS add

high drama at the entrance; a backsplash of patterned tile amps up the kitchen; stencil artist GINNY SPEARS detailed

the floors in the mudroom; turquoise paint and worn wood offer elements of surprise; skylights in high ceilings create a canopy; shiplap and exposed natural wood lend interest in the neutral LIVING SPACE .

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Organic MODERNIST Design

Busy entrepreneur and founder of fitness and fashion company VPL, Kikka Hanazawa splits her time between New York and Los Angeles. When she and her husband looked for a quiet family retreat, his hometown of Santa Barbara made perfect sense—especially when they found an open-air 1963 steel-and-glass home overlooking the ocean. “We traveled and lived in Asia and Europe, and we wanted a more modern, contemporary setting, where we can easily transfer our eclectic mix of belongings,” Hanazawa says. “I don’t think living in a large European-style villa was really us. We needed more international style with wabi-sabi.” The home reminded her of the Japanese Katsura Palace, and she fell for the 20-foot ceilings, sculpted fireplaces, nonsymmetrical design, and “blurred inside/outside” as each room comes with its own private outdoor space. The trick, she admits, was furniture, since she’s not a fan of midcentury modern and didn’t want to throw a heap of reproductions against the architecture for a quick fix. Fortunately, their realtor introduced them to designer MARC NORMAND GELINAS , who agreed. “We both felt that it was being overused as of late,” says Gelinas who worked with them on their home—and then another—to mix private collections with new pieces. “We went with modern furniture that hinted at midcentury without hitting you over the head with it. For example, the Minotti sofa in the living room reflects these ideals but is exaggerated in length for a sophisticated, clean look that balances with the architecture of the room.” 1482 E. Valley Rd., Ste. 153, Montecito, 805-722-0052. J . B . K . M A RC N O RM A N D G E L I N A S .C O M

Clockwise from top left: The formal JANUS ET CIE dining table is paired with EAMES

side chairs under a LEGACY crystal chandelier left from the previous owner; the master bath features a bathtub by PATRICIA URQUIOLA for Agape overlooking a private garden; the master bedroom is done in low gray furniture—from a platform bed to a DESIGN WITHIN REACH womb chair; the curved architectural fireplace is matched with a round

chandelier from OCHRE and a MINOTTI sectional.


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Designer JENNI KAYNE ’s home collection emphasizes neutral tones—from throw blankets and textured pillows to soft pajamas and Moroccan slippers. With a similar aesthetic to her fashion line, this foray into decor is quintessential simple yet elegant California style. “This collection is inspired by the most-loved pieces in my own home,” says Kayne. “I love neutrals, and I like to introduce color through artwork, a beautiful floral arrangement, or the landscape you see outside the windows. When your furnishings are done in soft colors, it really helps to shine a spotlight on those other elements in your home.” 525 San Ysidro Rd., Ste. H, Montecito, 805309-0550. I S A B E L B A S S I JENNIKAYNE.COM

Sierra serveware (from $40).

One to Watch

In a world where everyone has so much firsthand access to design—from Pinterest to Instagram to endless online retailers—professional help doesn’t always make sense. After remodeling her own house using all the resources above, Misha Cooper realized what people often need is a therapist, not a designer. So she combined her family background in design—her mom owned a showroom in Houston—with her masters in psychology to launch her own namesake consultation business. MISHA COOPER INTERIOR DESIGN is more of a collaborative approach to selecting lights, wallpapers, paints, or entire homes when clients have what she calls “decision fatigue.” Like therapy, it’s about hearing a person. Adds Cooper: “I listen to the way people live to achieve the look they want.” 713-416-2367. J . B . K .

DESIGN

Treasure Hunt

Eric Berg’s EARLY CALIFORNIA ANTIQUES recently relocated from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara after a 26-year run. The shop feels right at home in our Spanish revival setting and is brimming with furniture, art, and pottery from the Early California period (1910 to 1940) along with housewares from Mexico and Spain. Shoppers can peruse iron chandeliers, Native American silver, Mexican cinema posters, Catalina pottery, Monterey furniture, vintage signage, and oil paintings. Berg calls it a “professional’s go-to” with carefully curated, one-of-a-kind design pieces, and while inventory is always changing, it’s a constant love letter to California. 1331 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-837-8735. J . B . K . E A R LYC A L .CO M

We Love...

MISSONI HOME ’s new Horoscope Collection

of satin, silk, and velvet textiles. The fabrics were inspired by a set of boards featuring the 12 characters of the lunar calendar—rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig—that Ottavio Missoni bought in the 1980s. H A N N A H M I L L E R

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Horoscope collection pillow (from $316, available at CABANA HOME , 805-962-0200, cabanahome.com).

Made by Hand

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The Gus end table (from $695).

Local artisan Shaun Boyd is making a name for himself in the Santa Ynez Valley with his custom midcenturyinspired furniture and home goods line, SHAUN BOYD MADE THIS . With pieces ranging from guitars and retro/ mod record players (from $155) to tables and desks (from $995), his heavily influenced Danish modern style stands out. For a signature home staple, his Super Ply collection features pieces made with layered plywood and pops of color that bring new life to your space. Tailor-made to perfection, his furniture designs showcase clean and simple lines with a modern touch. Get a peek into his craft at one of his semimonthly cutting board workshops ($135). 100 Industrial Way, Unit G, Buellton, 805694-8095. K A R A P E A R S O N S H A U N B O YD M A D E TH I S .COM

PHOTOGRAPHS: MISHA COOPER, STUDIO ARNA

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Tom Meaney Architect

Fine Ar t. Fine Architec ture. While studying for my architectural degree in Rome, I first realized the potential of combining my passions for art and architecture. My artwork has helped me to understand and appreciate the subtleties of color, proportion, and texture. Combined with my architectural training, I strive to create a home which emphasizes light, space, scale and detail. My goal is to create a home for my clients which reflects the unique qualities of their site and the individual aspects of their lifestyle.

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Top to bottom: NATE BERKUS patterns

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Made in the Shade

Pendleton is the latest name to debut a signature line for THE SHADE STORE . The iconic heritage company paired up with Sunbrella to introduce window coverings based on classic designs, including traditional ombré plaid and geometric Zapotec, a beloved Mexican blanket pattern based on 2,000 years of weaving history. It’s another big-name collaboration to add to The Shade Store’s growing collection, which already includes The Novogratz, Jonathan Adler, and Nate Berkus, who says he was happy to find a place that could bring his tailored neutrals and patterns to life. “Details are really important, including window treatments, and this collection represents colors and patterns that I find are easy to live with,” Berkus says. He first partnered with The Shade Store on his show, TLC’s Nate & Jeremiah by Design, and the collaboration pulls specific shades and prints directly from the couple’s travels. “This represents, for me, some of the best textiles I’ve found along the way, whether a place mat from Mexico, embroidery from Southeast Asia, or printed fabrics from Europe.”

Pink PERCH

Furniture designer Barbara Barry recently moved from Los Angeles to Ojai, where she’s renovated a midcentury-era home. The natural beauty of her newly adopted hometown helped inspire a new line of furnishings for BAKER FURNITURE with 70 pieces named for this locale and others, such as the Ojai dining chair. Everything bears the casual elegance that Barry is known for, and the color palette is pulled straight from the California outdoors, featuring hues of cinder, pink salt, and bleached sand with watercolor washes that evoke Ojai’s famed pink moment. “What I love about the Ojai area is its sense of place,” Barry says. “One feels rooted here—rooted in the natural beauty, in the scale of the community, and in the peaceful vibrations that seem to emanate from the Topatopa mountain range against which the town nestles. It is a perfect backdrop for serenity and mindful work.” J . B . K . B A K E R F U RN I TUR E .CO M

The Ojai dining chair ($3,435, available at CABANA HOME , 805-962-0200, cabanahome.com).

MUST-HAVE Design MIRI MARA ’s

white matte glazed bottles (from $125) and cups ($75).

805-220-6285. M I RI M A R A .CO M

635 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-319-7945. J . B . K . T HESHADES TORE.COM

Did You Know?

Anyone who’s hired The Tent Merchant for an event or wedding has probably been to the warehouse and asked what was for sale. “People would always come in and want to buy things, and we’d have to say, ‘No, it’s just for rent.’ That gave us the idea that we could sell furniture and decor,” says owner John Leenhouwers. The idea turned into a new storefront, the PROP & DECOR OUTLET , where customers can truly shop the look. Merchandise ranges from affordable wooden chairs to luxe sofas. About 5 percent of the goods are warehouse crossover, such as flatware, and the rest are one-of-akind finds. Leenhouwers says the low price points are a conscious effort to “break the mold” on State Street, adding: “We’re trying to do things slightly different, as we’re slightly bohemian.” 936 State St., Santa Barbara, 805560-6656. J . B . K . P ROPANDDECOR.CO M

Sweet D r e a m s

YAASA STUDIOS , a new lifestyle brand based out of Santa Barbara,

is determined to innovate eco-friendly luxury products to make life more comfortable. CEO Johannes Sauer is upping the world of comfort with customizable mattresses (from $600), a blanket that harnesses your body’s lost energy and recycles it back as infrared light ($230), and the brilliant Time Collection candles ($39). “Everyone is individual, and we all have different needs,” says Sauer. “So our products are made to measure, by hand, just for you.” 511 Olive St., Santa Barbara, 855-622-3711. I . B . YA A S ASTU DI OS.C OM


Architectural Millwork


Cynthia James Fine Art

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A view of the

Pacific Ocean from the

meandering FLORESTAL ESTATE in

Hope Ranch.

PHOTOGRAPH: CHRISTY GUTZEIT

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Hope Renewed

The stories of the FLORESTAL estate and Hope Ranch itself have been intertwined since the beginning: It was 1923 when New Yorkers Peter Cooper Bryce and his wife, Angelica, bought 52 bluff-top acres, including a mile of beach, in the new development in which he was an original partner. They hired George Washington Smith to design a Spanish Colonial-style home (constructed in 1925) that would come to be surrounded by beautiful gardens. There were lawns and Mediterranean gardens, courtyard fountains, allées of olives and magnolias, magnificent palms, even a funicular that carried beachgoers down to the sand. Noted architect Marc Appleton, the Bryces’ grandson, grew up in Arizona, but his family would regularly make the two-day trip across the Mojave Desert to arrive “at this incredible place overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Florestal was magical,” he remembers, “and my siblings and I always looked forward to visiting and exploring it.” After Peter Bryce died in 1964, Angelica lived at Florestal for another 16 years; then the estate was sold, passing through several owners over the next couple of decades. A few years ago, Appleton, who now lives in Montecito, got a call from longtime clients Alison and Geoff Rusack announcing that they had acquired Florestal. By this time the house “was in very bad shape,” the architect says, and “the grounds looked like a municipal golf course—all concrete paths and lawn. None of the original formal gardens were left.” Undaunted, the new patrons were “keen to restore the residence and landscape, and that is what we have achieved.” Appleton’s plan superbly blends the original design with

Garden areas that reflect more contemporary usage. Today, the grounds once again include an entry courtyard, great lawn, rose garden, and olive allée, as well as the lake and a lake pavilion, a pool, and a bocce court. Last October, in a gesture that speaks to the special place Florestal occupies in Hope Ranch history, the estate and the neighboring Bidwell property played host to a 1930s-style garden party that benefited the nonprofit Hope Ranch Beautification Fund. Says Geri Bidwell, the proceeds go “to help restore and replenish the post-drought landscaping needs of the community” as well as the roadsides along Laguna Blanca School and other common areas of the ranch. Some 300 guests attended the wine tasting and dinner, which was highlighted by Appleton’s lively slide show and history of Florestal. “Hope Ranch is a community with more than a century of commitment to making it a special and unique place to live,” notes Appleton, “so it’s gratifying to witness the current enthusiasm among residents.” J O A N T A P P E R Clockwise from top right: A gracious allée leading to the house; the original FLORESTAL estate; the lily pond. Opposite, clockwise from top: The ocean

view from the bluff top; architect MARC APPLETON ; columns frame the swimming pool; a floral display.

PHOTOGRAPHS: CHRISTY GUTZEIT; ORIGINAL FLORESTAL ESTATE, COURTESY OF MARC APPLETON

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Montecito Eden This amalgamation of garden influences from around the world—with towering cypress and an old olive tree allée a nod to Italy—unfolds into an odyssey of discovery. “It’s quasi California, quasi English, and quasi Italian,” says landscape architect ISABELLE GREENE about the property. An icon in California landscape design, she has created some 600 gardens over half a century. Educated in botany, she developed an early career as a botanical illustrator; she paints with plants. “I like the idea of being outside all the time,” says owner Stephen Schaible, a longtime investment banker who moved to Montecito six years ago after spending more than 30 years in New York City. In the front of the home stands an antique tiled fountain that was extant on the property. In the rear garden, an alfresco dining area overlooks a sliver of a black lap pool and a rose garden boasting a few David Austin varieties that provides flowers for the residence year-round. The garden then gives way to a simulation of a meadow with a rustic bridge over the drainage course. “As you move away from the house, it is intended to get wilder and wilder,” says Greene. Along with California native accents such as yucca, the meadow is colorful with flowers from around the world. “Plants native to the Mediterranean, South Africa, and Australia all do well here and are water intelligent,” says Schaible. Additionally, he noted that Greene has a network of distant sources that she accesses in search of the rare specimen planting or tree. This garden is also a sensory delight, with a profusion of citrus trees—from oranges and limes to potted lemons. It is scented with gardenia and heliotropes. Along one property line, a forest of deciduous trees was planted for a blaze of autumn color and includes rare black tupelos and oaks that turn red. And at the entry is an allée of eastern redbud, a show of white blossoms in the spring that all contribute to a garden that beckons in all seasons. 805-569-

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Clockwise from top: ITALIAN CYPRESS evoke the shores of Lake Como; the boulderstrewn meadow has a rustic bridge, flanked by the tawny day-lily, HEMEROCALLIS FULVA ; a fragrant pink lily, LILIUM ‘SOUVENIR’ , graces this urn, a gift from Greene; the ANTIQUE TILED FOUNTAIN that was extant in the garden.


TAKE A LOOK

Landscape architect Lockwood de Forest III's scrapbook of an almost two-month trip through Italy in 1921—focused primarily on gardens—is part of a trove of biographical information recently donated to the ART,

PHOTOGRAPHS: WATERCOLOR, COURTESY OF LOCKWOOD DE FOREST ARCHIVES; OPPOSITE, MATT DAYKA

DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM at UC Santa Barbara.

It augments a collection of his landscape drawings in the Architecture and Design Collection and also includes materials on the Santa Barbara Gardener, a journal de Forest and his wife, Elizabeth, founded and ran. The Library of American Landscape History, based in Amherst, Massachusetts, raised $25,000 to purchase the materials from de Forest's son Kellam de Forest and also retained him for a year as consultant. Architect Marc Appleton led the contributions. “Even though his work was concentrated in Southern California, Lockwood de Forest III is much more than a regional figure,” said LALH executive director Robin Karson. “His work is national because of its caliber.” 805-893-2951. K . Q . MUS EUM.UCS B.EDU

Below: The watercolor cover of LOCKWOOD DE FOREST III ’s 1921 ITALY SCRAPBOOK .

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Tanner’s FAT STEP sculpture, 156 x 48 x 120 inches, now in her garden, was originally a focal point of her 2006 solo show at Otis College of Art & Design.

Santa Barbara artist JOAN TANNER is clearly having a moment. Her work is on display in “Summer Nocturne: Works on Paper from the 1970s” at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art until September 23; her solo drawing show, “donottellmewhereibelong” is traveling to its sixth museum venue—the Cressman Center for Visual Arts in Louisville, Kentucky—and she’s part of a group show “Phantom Lim” at the Torrance Art Museum until September 1. But the best place to see Tanner’s art may be in her garden, where several large-scale sculptures—formerly on exhibit at various museums or galleries—are part of a wild landscape. The artist particularly enjoys watching the effect Mother Nature has on her creations. One monumental piece, Fat Step, composed of interior-grade plywood, “now has a patina that almost looks like it’s feathered,” Tanner notes with evident glee. “It’s going to be an homage to age.” Such nonchalance is characteristic of a long and successful career; Tanner, an Indiana native, began exhibiting her art in 1968, and her work resides in numerous private and public collections, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Getty Center, Harvard University, the New York Public Library, and Kentucky’s Speed Art Museum. L . D . P O R T E R J O A N TA N N E R.C O M

Green onGarden Top

INDOOR-OUTDOOR LIVING reaches new

heights with GREEN ROOFS over a guest house and cabana at a Hope Ranch property.

When the owner of a Hope Ranch residence wanted to renovate a 1948 ranch house, add a guest house and cabana, and somehow increase the flat land on the view side of the luxuriously sloping property, BLACKBIRD ARCHITECTS had the solution: They put green roofs on the smaller, lower buildings, notes Blackbird president Ken Radtkey, extending the land outside the second-story main living area, minimizing the building’s mass and fitting it neatly into the topography. Green roofs have myriad advantages, points out Susan Van Atta of VAN ATTA ASSOCIATES , who landscaped the roofs as well as the rest of the property: They’re quieter, cooler, and help meet

new-construction requirements for limiting water runoff. Using four to eight inches of nondegradable mineral soil, she planted water-saving sedums, Dudleyas, beach strawberry, and flowering sedges that are irrigated with low-precipitation-rate overhead sprays from pop-up nozzles. She extended the same choices to the in-ground landscape, knitting the views seamlessly together. “The project is so successful because it’s open and airy and strengthens the home’s indoor/outdoor relationship,” she says. “A green roof makes that friendlier.” J . T . B BI R D .C O M VA - L A .CO M

PHOTOGRAPH: FAT STEP, MATT STRAKA

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1. Rosy Rings diffuser, $60, Whisky + Leather. 2. Tory Burch charm bracelet, $198, Nordstrom. 3. Tile, $114 per sheet, TileCo. 4. Vintage rattan light shade, $85, Diani Living. 5. Oscar de la Renta, Montecito Country Mart. 6. White hollyhock,

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price upon request, Vladimir Kenevsky. 7. Cambridge candle, $85, Maison K. 8. Garden tableware set, $7,200, Lorenzi Milano. 9. Italian ribbed planter, from $254, Eye of the Day. 10. Rattan lounge chair, $525, William Laman.

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Clockwise from top left: OSCAR DE LA RENTA ’s Fall 2018

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DRACAENA CIRCLE ; paintings

by RUSSELL YOUNG in the PALMETUM ; guests stroll the CACTUS GARDEN ; a State

Street Ballet dancer in the LOTUS GARDEN ; meandering in the FERN GARDEN . Follow @SANTABARBARAMAG.RSVP

for more.

“Oscar was an avid gardener. The opportunity to be part of the gala seemed like a great collaboration for all of us. He adored Lotusland.” —ALEX BOLEN, CEO OF OSCAR DE LA RENTA

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Lotus Rising

PHOTOGRAPHS: STEFANIE KEENAN

LOTUSLAND CELEBRATES: GEMS OF THE GARDEN marked the 25th anniversary of our beloved estate of extraordinary rare and exotic plants—Madame Ganna Walska’s fantasy world of unparalleled beauty. Guests journeyed through connected gardens dotted with Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2018 looks and an exclusive debut of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a series of abstract paintings by acclaimed artist Russell Young. Madame Walska’s original Belperron jewels, including a pair of her personal ear clips, were gifted for auction during the event by her family. G I N A T O L L E S O N


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Local Bounty Seasonal soirees, sustainable seafood, and the flavors of Santa Barbara

PHOTOGRAPHS: MEGAN SOREL

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A sweet and savory salad by SEASONS CATERING for a MERRYL BROWN EVENTS -produced

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mushrooms; the carrot cake from PACIFIC HEALTH FOODS ; the

charcuterie and cheese board; SEASONS CATERING ’s

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Into the Woods

To celebrate a milestone birthday of a beloved local artist, MERRYL BROWN EVENTS created a fantastical dinner party set in a verdant woodland at a Montecito estate. Hundreds of trees, bushes, and ferns were brought in to create a secret enclosure for this unexpected wonderland where guests walked along a path entering a narrow leafy opening. Tiny woodland creatures with party hats meandered along a mossy flower, crystal, and plantadorned centerpiece. The little creatures each carried miniature cards, gifts, or berries toward the center, where a small wood table was set, surrounded by even more creatures having a celebration of their own beneath a canopy of ferns. Guests sat around the table wearing their own custom party hats created by local artisan Joya Rose Groves. For dinner, a bountiful buffet laden with forest-themed delicacies was served atop a variety of wood platters and stumps. Seasons Catering masterfully delivered a winning combination of beauty and culinary inspiration with an organic rainbow of carrots, braised mushrooms, a flowerfilled garden salad, roasted herbed potatoes, yellow and purple cauliflower, and an herbed tomato quiche. The pièce de résistance was a stunning platter overflowing with a variety of cheeses, dried fruit, honeycomb, charcuterie, olives, hummus, and a creamy wheel of Brie topped with sage, pecans, fresh figs, and drizzled with local honey. An organic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting adorned with edible flowers added a sweet touch to this epic soiree. MERRYLBROWNEVENTS.COM

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Merryl Brown’s GUIDE TO A PERFECT PARTY

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Whether your event is in a barn, a meadow, or in your backyard, be sure that your decor and entertaining plan works with the setting and not against it. Choose colors, details, and other elements that make sense within the context of your location and make your event theme come alive.

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Your event begins with the invitation, so design something that helps tell your story. By providing clues about what’s to come, you will create anticipation and excitement.

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Create an experience for your guests that is memorable, unique, and transports them. Think first about what is realistic for you in terms of budget and time commitment, then think about what the story is that you want to tell. Write it all down and make a time line and a storyboard for inspiration. Be creative, be organized, but most of all, have fun!

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God, as they say, is in the details. Pay attention to every element that goes into creating your event, and be sure that everything in its perfect place.

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Always work with the best possible team of vendors. You are only as good as your weakest link, and a perfect party never has a weak link!

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Flour Power

Montecito baker LORI STERN is catching eyes all over the world for her botanical confections. Currently she has almost 50,000 Instagram followers ogling her floral spring rolls and three-layer olive oil petal cakes, and Vogue magazine documented her “epicurean endeavors” this spring. It was just one year ago that this private chef (who fittingly lives near Lotusland) took her garden-to-oven approach public with a mail-order cookie business, and since then, she’s seen a whirlwind of sugar-dusted success. “I was doing the desserts for a friend’s party and the theme was Georgia O’Keeffe’s Flower Power, so the idea to press edible flowers into cookies hatched from that party,” Stern says about her fast beginning. “Since then, I planted an organic garden in my backyard and now use flowers in all kinds of dishes.” While Stern started cooking privately eight years ago— focusing on vegan, paleo, gluten free, plus “everything from

lamb to lobster”—it’s been these nature-based herb and floral cookies that launched her into Oprah territory, literally, hitting the O List this August. Her flower-pressed shortbread cookies ($48/dozen) and custom cakes may be the most photogenic, but her celebrity sweets are equally memorable and requested. She’s baked and hand-painted the faces of Cardi B, Frida Kahlo, and Kris Jenner—50 of Jenner’s to be exact—using all-natural ingredients including dark chocolate for the hair, espresso and cocoa powder for fine lines, and beet powder for blush. Museum galas, book signings, brand identities, birthday cakes, wedding toppers, and family portraits have all been crafted by Stern. More creative, colorful concoctions are to come—stay tuned for homemade crackers and video cooking lessons on her website and surely more iced familiar faces to grace social media. J E N N I F E R B L A I S E K R A M E R

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Letter Perfected

On a sunny afternoon at the Solana estate in Montecito, Sandi Nicholson and Alice Ryan hosted an alfresco lunch to toast ELLEN WELDON DESIGN . It was a nod to the throwback art of entertaining, highlighting a brand of refined custom invitations that stemmed from founder Ellen Weldon’s elegant handwriting. She began her career as a calligrapher for companies including Tiffany & Co., Cartier, and Estée Lauder before she launched her own business and now has clients from New York to Los Angeles. Longtime friend and client Marlene Veloz encouraged her to come to Santa Barbara. “That magical lunch was a collaboration of creative women—Alice Ryan is the leader of the pack!” says Weldon. “I chose the handmade paper from a mill, the ink color matched the lavender flower decor, and the gift of personal note cards was in keeping with the table linen colors.” With no catalogue on hand, every party, wedding, corporate event, or holiday card order Weldon takes on is custom, and the more out of the ordinary a request is, the more excited she is to make it. “Each job is unique,” she says. “We do watercolors, maps, home drawings, hand engraving, silk-screening, letterpress—whatever a client wants, we create it.” Color is trending, she notes, as are monograms, which she hand draws in different intriguing styles on neutral backgrounds. Long before Weldon perfected the art of penmanship, she flunked the subject in the sixth grade. As part of her incredible turnaround of parlaying a fail into a career, she now teaches the skill to schoolkids in her spare time in hopes that beautiful handwriting will continue with each generation. “That F is what inspired me to master the art of elegant writing,” Weldon says. “And I am still at it!” J . B . K .

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of honor ELLEN WELDON ; lunch outside at SOLANA ; guests admiring her CARD STOCK ; timeless MONOGRAMS are one of her favorite ways to personalize note cards; CALLIGRAPHY ; a blueberry-studded dessert; a table set in a lavender palette to match the STATIONERY .

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Flavors of Santa Barbara

Restaurateur / TV chef / author Curtis Stone recently spent time in our environs for a Central Coast tasting menu (running through September) at his Beverly Hills restaurant, Maude. Here, Stone gives us the highlights of his research.

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I’m highly caffeinated and drink five or six cups of the stuff a day. The culinary team got a lesson at HANDLEBAR COFFEE ROASTERS , 719-201-3931, handlebarcoffee.com, and a nice sampling of their beans. We were invited for a tour at FAIRVIEW GARDENS ORGANIC FARM , 805-967-7369, fairviewgardens.org, to pick from the harvest. The farm has a teen apprenticeship and after-school program as well as spring and summer camps. Educating children and our community about where our food comes from and how it is grown is an important part of maintaining a sustainable world for the next generation, and the work of building a relationship between education, community, and agricultural is critical. STEPHANIE MUTZ , 805-708-4969, seastephaniefish.com, is the only female uni diver in the state and we were lucky enough to taste her catch from the back of her boat. To return the favor, Stephanie joined us at Maude for a preview of this Central Coast menu. We feature her uni at the start of the meal with a sampling of raw shellfish and with uni and chive blossoms atop beautifully unctuous, aged Wagyu beef loin.

I didn’t really have good Mexican food until I was in my 20s, and I’m a sucker for tacos. LA SUPER-RICA TAQUERIA , 805-963-4940, is a gem and not exactly a hidden one. There is always a line at this little turquoise outpost with those passing through and locals alike, but the handmade tortillas, fresh salsa, and a cold beer with lime are well worth the wait.


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Maude Central Coast Menu Straight from the Sea 2017 Broc Cellars Chenin Blanc, Petillant, Shell Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles Clamato 2017 Liquid Farm Mourvedre, Vogelzang Vineyard, Happy Canyon Abalone, dulce, Chardonnay 2013 Ridge Chardonnay, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mountain Spot prawn, fermented peach, anise hyssop 2015 Haarmeyer Wine Cellars Riesling, “Wirz,” Cienega Valley Squid, smoke, fermented chilies 2016 Tyler Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County Rock crab, truffle 2010 Palmina Nebbiolo, “Honea,” Santa Ynez Valley Aged beef loin, sea urchin, market vegetables 2016 L’Aventure Syrah, “Optimus,” Paso Robles Cheeses from Stepladder Creamery Libertine, Central Coast Saison, San Luis Obispo Apricot, honeycomb, bronze fennel 2016 Scar of the Sea Chardonnay, “Noble Rot,” Bien Nacido Vineyard

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CURTIS STONE tasting vintages

at MOUNT EDEN VINEYARD . Opposite, clockwise from top left: The MORRO BAY OYSTER COMPANY ; a stop by THE CULTURED ABALONE FARM ; Stone and urchin diver STEPHANIE MUTZ ; a vineyard

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Clockwise from top left: The coal-fueled kitchen at THE MONARCH ; PHILLIP FRANKLAND LEE and MARGARITA KALLAS-LEE ;

the elegant yet rustic decor; FAMILY-STYLE FARE .

Family Feast

Following the opening of Frankland’s Crab & Co., Scratch Restaurants chefs and owners Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee have opened THE MONARCH at the Montecito Inn. Their higher-end restaurant aims to showcase the area’s sustainably sourced ingredients; chef John Butler’s seasonal selection includes beef, pork, and duck from Watkins Ranch; abalone from The Cultured Abalone Farm; pastured eggs and avocados from Sage Hill Farms; lamb from Jimenez Family Farm, and a variety of freshly harvested fruits and vegetables. The space also boasts a bevy of treasures designed by local artisans—from plates to the handcrafted tables. In an atmosphere “both elegant yet rustic, precise yet unforced”—each entree is served family style and cooked over coal, accompanied by the chef’s selection of delicious seasonal sides. T H EMONARCHMONTECITO . C O M

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Coming this fall to the MONTECITO COUNTRY MART are a few new hot spots to sip and dine. Fans of Elizabeth Colling’s former Merci To Go will toast to her new Merci, bigger and better now with a kitchen and wine so customers can take their seasonal salads, jambon-beurre sandwiches, and rosé to the courtyard. Autostrada is bringing its wood-fired pizza to full-service, brick-and-mortar life in the farm-to-table–inspired Bettina, complete with banquettes and wooden furniture.”When we decided to open Bettina, we set out to create a restaurant where we would want to be regulars,” says co-owner Rachel Greenspan. “We didn’t want anything too fancy or formal; just a beautiful and relaxed space that’s open all day with simple food, a thoughtful wine list, and a well-made cocktail.” Rounding out the restaurants is Caffe Luxxe, a European-style coffee shop with solid cappuccinos and an atmosphere to slow down and linger with friends. J . B . K . M O N TE CI TO CO UN TRYM A R T.C O M Left to right: BETTINA owners BRENDAN SMITH and RACHEL GREENSPAN ; Bellwether

ricotta, kale, Calabrian chile, and Parmesan pizza served seasonally at Bettina.

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Eco-friendly Fare

Having partnered with restaurants, retailers, and home cooks for more 30 years, KANALOA SEAFOOD recently added a market/restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara that serves fresh poke bowls, salads, tacos, and appetizers for lunch (and a new dinner menu debuts August 8). Owners Randee and Don Disraeli only source the most sustainably caught fish, creating a minimal footprint on the environment, and they have received the Marine Stewardship Council Certification—a globally renowned recognition enforcing a high standard for environmentally sustainable wild-caught seafood—which highlights their commitment to pursuing the most ecologically sound practices. “Our passion is to be as environmentally responsible as we can,” says Randee. “Giving the community access to fishermen and farms that are making good choices allows the consumer to use their buying power to support people who are doing their best to make a difference. From our sourcing to our serviceware, our markets and our restaurants offer a healthy, creative way to eat.” 715 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, 805-966-5159. H . M .

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Every Saturday from 6 to 11 am, several fishermen such as Paul Teall, Ron Evon, Garrett Rose, and a handful of others can be found at the FISHERMAN’S MARKET at the Santa Barbara Harbor. On the city pier, they sell freshly caught crab, shrimp, urchin, cod, abalone, and a variety of other fish and special catch-of-the-day items. “This is the highest quality and freshest seafood you can get in Santa Barbara. It’s all sustainably caught in our local waters just a day or two before the market,” says executive director Kim Selkoe, and “the prices are unbeatable, often a fraction of what you’d pay at the grocery store.” The fishermen at the market love sharing their cooking tips and can even teach you how to fillet, and since each seller specializes in only a few types of fish, diversity and sustainability is a sure thing. 6 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, 805-965-3023, ext. 109. H . M . CFS B.INFO Clockwise from top right: Rock crab caught by PAUL TEALL ; local sea urchin harvest; Kellet’s

Whelk sustainably caught in traps; among the largest commercial fishing vessels in the harbor, the Tytan is owned by GARY BURKE who fishes swordfish.

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On a Mission Lakey Peterson chases the World Title, plus camping, hiking, and exploring nature

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ONE to WATCH LAKEY PETERSON is having a good year. The Santa Barbara surf prodigy who turned pro at 17 kicked off 2018 with a victory at the opening event of the annual championship tour hosted by the World Surf League. At once alluring and grueling, this elite circuit welcomes the very best competitive surfers on the planet to aggressively and consistently gather ranking points across six continents from March to December, with an overall champ crowned at season’s end. Since she joined the tour six years ago, Peterson has always been considered an outside threat to a small handful of hardcore title contenders mostly from Australia and Hawaii. This year, however, starting with that win at the season opener, Peterson, who turns 24 in September, is currently ranked number two as the tour heads down the homestretch. “Gosh, it’s been a roller-coaster to get here,” she said earlier this summer, coming off her second contest win of the tour, on the Indonesian island of Bali. Peterson’s ups and downs mirror those of most top athletes. In 2016, for example, just 10 days before the start of the championship tour, she busted her left ankle surfing Rincon and missed half the season. But she doesn’t remember that setback with a frown. “To be honest, the injury was a blessing,” she explains. “I was able to take a step back, see my family more, and do new things with my time. It taught me so much patience and perspective. It also lit a fire in me to come back stronger.” It didn’t hurt, of course, that she underwent three months of physical therapy three hours a day. Peterson rebounded in 2017, finishing the season ranked sixth in the world, her best showing so far. While professional grit played a big role in Peterson’s return to form, she also credits renewed inward explorations into the mental game of competitive success. “This year, that’s been the biggest breakthrough for me,” she says. “The mind is so powerful and to now be using it as a tool has changed the game for me. To be the best in the world—that has always been my goal. It’s just taken me a few years to figure out how to get here.” As Peterson refines inward strategies, she’s also surrounded herself with a high-level support crew, including trainer Peter

Park—“Peter and his family have been by my side since I can remember, and he has always pushed me to be the best in the gym!”—and coach Mike Parsons, a national champ and bigwave pioneer. “Mike is like a second dad to me,” Peterson says. And then there’s Tom Allan, Peterson’s fiancé who proposed in a boat off the coast of Santa Barbara earlier this year. They met through friends at a bowling alley in Allan’s native Australia, where he surfs and studies physical therapy. “Tom came into my life four years ago and that changed everything for me,” Peterson says. Santa Barbara hasn’t had a woman world champion surfer since Kim Mearig in 1983. Peterson is clearly gunning to bring the title back home. But in the eyes of her peers and admirers, she’s already won on the bigger stage of life itself. “You know, the biggest thing I’ve learned is that everyone has setbacks,” she shares. “Not one person on this planet [gets through it] without things getting rocky at times—injury, family stuff, work stuff. Everyone has something. But the beauty of life is how we learn to grow as people. I really have come to believe it’s how you react to the setbacks that shapes who you are. It’s not always going to be easy, but you can always find a way to become better from these things—and that’s amazing!” K E I T H H A M M

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Top to bottom: Peterson catches air at RINCON last winter; happy at home in Santa Barbara.

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I grew up on the beach at HAMMONDS, and that’s where I learned to surf. It’s always been a special place for me to go and it’s incredibly beautiful. I absolutely love hiking, and aside from the surf, it’s probably one of my favorite things about Santa Barbara. I’ve hiked COLD SPRINGS TRAIL , santabarbarahikes.com/hikes/ frontcountry/coldsprings, since I was a little girl. I really feel at home when I am there. Nothing beats the authenticity of LA SUPERRICA TAQUERIA , 805-963-4940, for Mexican food, and the #12 is just unbeatable. I love the SANTA BARBARA ZOO , 805963-6310, sbzoo.org. I grew up going with

my family—my grandfather donated the elephants—and now it’s also so fun to just have a picnic on the grass with friends.

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Beach Bums

This spring marked the Santa Barbara beach launch of a simple idea that’s been a shady hit on sunny coastlines worldwide for generations. Welcome to THE CABANAS . Founded by local mom Teresa Ramallo-Whalen and headquartered on West Beach, the rental business offers pop-up cabanas, umbrellas, beach chairs, blankets, and towels, plus Frisbees, footballs, and free sand toys for kids. Gear up à la carte at the hourly rate (from $12) or select from half a dozen packages. 805-689-3233. K . H . S BC A BA N A S .CO M

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Join the Club

The toughest part about achieving the restorative bliss found while gliding solo upon the great Pacific is getting your personal watercraft from the garage to the sea. So there’s this: SANTA BARBARA SAILING CENTER offers kayak and paddleboard memberships at reasonable rates ($60/month), with unlimited sunrise-to-sunset access to all equipment. Wanna break away for a Monday lunch paddle? Maybe a decompression session after work on Friday? How about a weekend date on a two-person kayak? You’re covered. Membership also includes discount perks from other businesses in the harbor—from merchandise to sunset cruises. Marina 4, Santa Barbara Harbor, 805-962-2826. K . H . SBSAIL.COM

While you’re in the neighborhood, the closest surf shop to that fabled California point break is RINCON DESIGN , 805-684-2413, on Linden Avenue founded in 1980 by Carpinteria native Matt Moore, who still shapes custom surfboards on-site. Just up the coast on Santa Claus Lane, longstanding A-FRAME SURF SHOP , 805-684-8843, aframesurf.com, is a testament to wide-ranging wave gear just steps away from a favorite beach. Down the street, SURF HAPPENS , 805-966-3613, surfhappens.com, displays health-minded wave sense while maintaining focus on lessons and camps since 2000. In downtown Santa Barbara, three shops stand out: J7 SURF DESIGNS , 805-290-4129, j7surfdesigns.com, on East Mason Street; CHANNEL ISLANDS SURFBOARDS , 805-966-7213, cisurfboards.com, in the Funk Zone on Anacapa Street; and around the corner on State Street, SURF N’ WEAR BEACH HOUSE , 805-963-1281, surfnwearbeachhouse.com, also runs a summer kids’ camp at Leadbetter Beach. Finally, in the heart of the Good Land you’ll find SURF COUNTRY , 805-683-4450, surfcountry.net, offering a lineup packed with retail goods, lessons, board building, and repair, plus skate gear when waves fall flat. “We’ve been here for 19 years,” says owner Doug Yartz, who also leads one-on-one surfboard shaping instruction in proper technique and theory. “We’re the only full-service shop around.” K . H .

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Port Authority

On any nice day from mainland Santa Barbara, one can clearly see the Channel Islands, yet they seem a world away. Island trips take time to plan and run at the whim of waves and weather, plus you’ll need to haul your own water and gear if you’re planning to camp over. Blending such adventure with an equal portion of luxury is BASE CAMP CHANNEL ISLANDS , hosted by Lindblad Expeditions. Teaming up with Exhale—a leader in spa therapy and fitness—this excursion aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion cruise ship departs from Los Angeles for a fiveday loop (from $2,490) around Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and Santa Catalina islands, with hiking, tide pooling, birdwatching, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, daily yoga on the sundeck, and healthy foodie fare from the gourmet galley. The next Base Camp Channel Islands embarks this October. 800-397-3348. K . H . EXPEDITIONS .COM

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Into the WILD

Coastal campgrounds—including EL CAPITAN CANYON , 805-685-3887, elcapitancanyon.com, Santa Barbara’s original glamping destination—fill up fast come summertime, leading to explorations deeper inland. In the Santa Ynez Valley, you’ll find hundreds of well-maintained sites at LAKE CACHUMA RECREATION AREA , 805-568-2460, countyofsb.org/parks/cachuma .sbc, which features fishing, disc golf, a big swimming pool, and the activity-packed Neal Taylor Nature Center. Horseback riders prefer to base camp at RANCHO OSO RV & CAMPING RESORT , 805-683-5686, tucked away along the Santa Ynez River and outfitted with family attractions— from horseshoe pits to covered-wagon accommodations. Another comfy option, great for campouts and special occasions at home: Airstream and tent-glamping accommodations delivered and set up by Santa Barbara-based TRAILER19 , trailer19.com. Right off Highway 101 in Buellton, FLYING FLAGS RV RESORT & CAMPGROUND , 805-688-3716, highwaywestvacations.com/ properties/flyingflags, runs a tight operation with immaculate grounds, several pools, tri-tip cookouts, and—according to its steadily updated Facebook page—a free glass of wine every Thursday night at the newly renovated Sideways Lounge. Cheers to that. K . H .

Neighborhood OutdoorsWATCH Top to bottom: RANCHO OSO RV & CAMPING RESORT ; a safari tent at FLYING FLAGS RV RESORT & CAMPGROUND .

Outdoor digs from CAMP’D OUT .

Santa Barbara’s cherished hiking trails took a major hit this past winter, as wildfire, rainstorms, and deadly debris flows reshaped the landscape. Fortunately, our region is filled with folk who care deeply about the nature experiences found along these mountain footpaths. Since late spring, crews of volunteers have been rebuilding trails buried by landslides and washed out by floods. For workday opportunities close to town, check in with the MONTECITO TRAILS FOUNDATION . In the backcountry, LOS PADRES FOREST ASSOCIATION (LPFA) is always looking to put more boots on the ground. “People who love to serve the community with hands-on projects would enjoy the volunteer experience with LPFA,” says Santa Barbara native and avid backpacker Richie DeMaria. “Plus, word on the trail is that the lunch offered is among the best of any forest group in California.” K . H . L PF O RE S T.O R G M O N TE C I TO TR A I L S F O UN D ATI O N .I N F O

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WHO Musician Tina Schlieske

WHAT Once a month (claimed #TinaTuesdays),

Being from the Midwest, I love a good dark dive bar. THE IMPERIAL , 805967-3001, has great atmosphere and very good cocktails. Day drinking and vintage shopping at BABCOCK WINERY , 805-736-1455, babcockwinery.com, in Santa Barbara’s wine country...what’s not to love?

Schlieske—with a live jazz band in tow—croons timeless classics by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, and more at Les Marchands in the Funk Zone. “It’s great to get out of my comfort zone, and who knew people wanted jazz on a Tuesday? Les Marchands is the perfect place to play, as it feels like a throwback, but it’s also someplace new—sort of what I’m trying to bring to the music. A timeless place for timeless music for people who want to get lost a little!” WEAR The singer/songwriter dives into each performance full retro with a custom-made tuxedo and exaggerated bow tie from Miller’s Oath. “I told Kirk Miller that I wanted a classic tux but with feline flair. I was also inspired by the tux David Bowie wore to Don’t miss Schlieske’s next turn at the the Grammys in 1976, and gave the shirt the Edwardian high collar mike at LES MARCHANDS , 805for a nod to Elvis of course!” 284-0380, lesmarchandswine.com, on

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August 21. Make your reservations now—

GREAT CHOPS “I have always loved these songs of torch and

swing, but never had the courage to sing them. So after hitting 50, I didn’t care anymore! I really just wanted to sing these love songs right now—to be transported somewhere else for a little while—and it seems like other people really want to go there too.” G I N A T O L L E S O N

Clockwise from top right: ALAN CUMMING ’s cabaret; former

United States Secretary of State MADELEINE ALBRIGHT ;

photographer ANNIE LEIBOVITZ .

it’s always a sell-out.

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For 60 years, UCSB ARTS & LECTURES has provided Santa Barbara with an astounding array of cultural programming geared to all ages and tastes, gracefully fulfilling its mission to “educate, entertain, and inspire.” Ably helmed by Miller McCune executive director Celesta M. Billeci, the 2018-2019 season is jaw-dropping in its sheer breadth and depth, offering a bevy of unforgettable experiences at a variety of venues. Here’s a tip-of-the-iceberg list: musical wonder Wynton Marsalis shares the Granada stage with Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 29; South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir soundly celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday on October 4; music icon Joan Baez’s final tour includes a stop in Santa Barbara on November 1; daring diplomat Madeleine Albright discusses her new book on January 22; star photographer Annie Leibovitz revisits her storied visual career on February 28; The Joffrey Ballet mounts a George Balanchine masterpiece on March 5 and 6; actor Alan Cumming takes the stage for a cabaret performance on April 18; prolific author Michael Pollan ponders psychedelic drugs on April 23; and Grammy Award-winning Silk Road Ensemble unveils a world premiere multimedia program on April 26. 805-893-3535. L . D . P O R T E R A RTS A N D L E C TUR E S .UC S B.E D U

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The scaffolding is up, but the doors are open: As the SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART undergoes its ambitious renovation designed by Kupiec Architects PC and constructed by Diani Building Corp., the museum remains open for visitors to enjoy “Summer Nocturne: Works on Paper from the 1970s” through September 23 and “Nam June Paik: TV Clock” through October 14, along with highlights from the permanent collection. The renovation includes transforming the majestic Ludington Court (named for the father of founding member and prolific collector/donor Wright S. Ludington) and creating the Lovelace Art Receiving Facility to include a new 11-by-14-foot elevator to facilitate installation of large art pieces throughout the museum. Unseen (but important) improvements also include seismic retrofitting and ducting for a new HVAC system. The museum reports it has raised $36.2 million toward its $50 million goal to complete the first three of six stages of renovation. Reopening of currently closed spaces is planned for mid-2020. 1130 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-963-4364. L . D . P . SBM A.NET

Arts Clockwise from top: Architect rendering of SBMA’s CONTEMPORARY GALLERY post renovation; now on view, RICHARD DUNLAP ’s Summer

Nocturne, tar paper with lacquer and silver leaf and NAM JUNE PAIK ’s TV Clock, 24 fixed-image color television monitors mounted on 24 pedestals.

DANCEWORKS ’ 2015

interpretation of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by ADAM BARRUCH .

Happy Feet

DANCEWORKS , the inspired collaboration between

SUMMERDANCE Santa Barbara and the Lobero Theatre Foundation, has, for the past 10 years, sponsored an annual monthlong residency for notable American choreographers, enabling them to create, rehearse, and premier new works on the Lobero stage. This year, celebrated choreographer Doug Elkins is in residence with his dancers and is debuting a new work exploring the Japanese practice of kintsugi, or noble scarring. (Donors of $150 or more are invited to watch it all come together onstage August 17, 24, and 31, followed by a reception with the dancers.) And to commemorate DANCEworks’s 10th decade of existence, now-famous alums Larry Keigwin, Brian Brooks, Aszure Barton, Mark Dendy, Adam Barruch, Shannon Gillen, Kate Weare, and SUMMERDANCE’s first artist, Doug Varone, are participating in performances on September 7 and 8. Not to be missed. L . D . P . S BD A N C E W O RK S .CO M

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Where ART Thou

Clockwise from top left: SULLIVAN GOSS—AN AMERICAN GALLERY ;

Frances Gearhart’s Valley Ramparts at JAMES MAIN FINE ART ; Liz Hickok’s

Blue Tree Triptych at WALL SPACE GALLERY ;

Where to go when looking for the next masterpiece for your home

nonprofit arts organization THE ARTS FUND .

THE ARTS FUND , 805-965-7321, artsfundsb.org, is a community gallery mounting bimonthly guest-curated art exhibitions promoting Santa Barbara artists of all ages and backgrounds.

Furniture/interior design store CABANA HOME , 805-962-0200, cabanahome.com, displays work by emerging and midcareer artists in collaboration with Edward Cella Art + Architecture.

by the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.

The nonprofit cooperative GALLERY 113 , 805-965-6611, gallery113sb.com—operated by and for local artists—proffers monthly exhibits of paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry. The contemporary GONE GALLERY , 805-637-1424, features work by emerging artists from Santa Barbara County. Charlene Broudy’s GRAYSPACE GALLERY , 805-886-0552, grayspace.gallery, is a modern venue showing contemporary abstract work by local and national artists.

Opening its doors this fall, the Montecito outpost (and fifth location) of HEATHER JAMES FINE ART , heatherjames .com, offers Old Masters, Impressionist, modern, postwar, contemporary, American, and Latin American art. JADENOW GALLERY , 805-845-4558, highlights work of contemporary jade carvers and artists from diverse backgrounds.

MICHAELKATE INTERIORS & ART GALLERY , 805-963-1411, michaelkate.com, is a contemporary furniture store and gallery

space showcasing work by local and regional artists.

represent landscape painters, including work by members of the famed Oak Group (plein air artists devoted to preserving land for future generations). The full-service gallery STEWART FINE ART , 805-845-0255, dianestewart.squarespace.com, specializes in early California, American

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Located in the County Administration Building, THE CHANNING PEAKE GALLERY , sbac.ca.gov/channing-peake-gallery, is overseen

Located in the historic Oreña adobe, JAMES MAIN FINE ART , 805-962-8347, jamesmainfineart.com, offers art and antiques by American, European, and Asian artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Artist Richard Schloss and wife Julie recently opened SANTA BARBARA FINE ART , 805-845-4270, santabarbarafineart.com, to

and European paintings, Old Masters, period furniture, sculpture, tapestries, and objets d’art. SULLIVAN GOSS—AN AMERICAN GALLERY , 805-730-1460,

sullivangoss.com, concentrates on American contemporary and historical artists with an inventory of more than 3,000 works (paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, and sculptures).

WALL SPACE GALLERY , 805-637-3898, wall-spacegallery.com, focuses on photography, emphasizing work by emerging and midcareer artists using alternative processes, mixed media, and digital technologies.

Situated in La Arcada, WATERHOUSE GALLERY , 805-962-8885, waterhousegallery.com, represents painters from the western states including members of the California Art Club and Oil Painters of America. L . D . P


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thearlingtontheatre.com.

This historic movie theater—with an indoor village facade, a 320-seat balcony, and spacious patio—also serves as a performing arts hall. DON’T MISS Jazz singer Norah Jones comes to town on September 25. CAMPBELL HALL UCSB campus, 805-893-

3535, artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

This venue draws a variety of elite musicians from around the globe via UCSB Arts & Lectures—the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Mavis Staples have filled a room that also hosts dance performances, lectures, and films. DON’T MISS Actor Jeff Goldblum—also an accomplished pianist—takes the stage with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, on November 3. CHUMASH CASINO RESORT 805-686-

0855, chumashcasino.com.

Located in the middle of wine country, this resort boasts a 1,400-seat concert hall that has hosted Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, and Fleetwood Mac. DON’T MISS Soft Rock duo Air Supply on September 28. COLD SPRING TAVERN 805-967-0066,

coldspringtavern.com.

If you haven’t passed a Sunday afternoon with a tri-tip sandwich fresh off the grill, a beer, and some rock or blues tunes at this historical stagecoach stop, you haven’t

experienced this Santa Barbara institution. DON’T MISS Surprise gigs by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges. THE GRANADA THEATRE

805-899-2222, granadasb.org.

Home to the local symphony, ballet, and opera, this renovated 1,550-seat venue also hosts many of the UCSB Arts & Lectures downtown events and a slew of Broadway musicals, too. DON’T MISS Legendary rocker Boz Scaggs performs on September 11 and The Beach Boys play their iconic hits on September 21. THE LOBERO THEATRE 805-966-4946,

lobero.org.

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Artists from Brian Wilson to Neil Young have graced this stage, whose vivid history stretches back to the city’s first Old Spanish Days Fiesta parties. DON’T MISS Grammy-nominated songwriter JD Souther performs his jazzy pop from his latest album, Tenderness, on October 11. THE MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATER 805-

653-0118, venturatheater.net.

A beautiful old movie palace, this funky yet refined spot—arguably the best indoor venue between Los Angeles and San Francisco—is a longtime host to chart toppers desiring an intimate performance space. DON’T MISS Pop rockers Gavin DeGraw and Phillip Phillips strum their well-known tunes on August 19, and ’90s hip-hop group Bone Thugs-NHarmony come to town August 25.

Top to bottom: THE LOBERO THEATRE ; a look inside THE GRANADA THEATRE .

THE MAVERICK SALOON 805-686-4785,

themavsaloon.com.

Under new ownership, this Santa Ynez honky-tonk establishment now serves more elevated libations but continues to offer good country music. DON’T MISS AC/DC tribute band High Voltage on August 31. THE NEW VIC 805-965-5400, ensembletheatre.com.

This 300-seat theater is home to the Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara and hosts a colorful collection of lectures, ballets, films, and music. DON’T MISS Guitarist Chris Fossek plays with trumpet virtuoso Paul Merkelo and Peter Slocombe on tenor saxophone on August 10. SANTA BARBARA BOWL 805-962-7411,

sbbowl.com.

It’s truly one of the country’s most beloved outdoor concert sites. This fabled 79-yearold outdoor venue draws the biggest names in international concert touring—from Radiohead to James Taylor to Katy Perry— while hosting local acts and charitable events. DON’T MISS Music guru Jack White performs August 19; a throwback concert of Boy George, Culture Club, the B-52s, and the Thompson Twins will get you going on September 23; and ’90s female rocker Alanis Morisette plays on September 27. SOHO 805-962-7776, sohosb.com.

This classic brick-wall club offers live music seven days a week and features indie rockers such as Cat Power and older legends like Leon Russell. DON’T MISS The Molly Ringwald Project comes through downtown on August 17, and Goleta resident Zach Gill performs August 19.

PHOTOGRAPH: LOBERO THEATRE, PATRICK PRICE

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Cooling off at LOS OLIVOS LEMONS .

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Wonderland Settle in for fun family fare at the most laid-back, kid-friendly eateries in Santa Barbara and the valley PICO AT THE LOS ALAMOS GENERAL STORE , 805-344-1122,

the luxe wine country, Western-chic restaurant/bar/wine shop one of the kid-friendliest “grown-up” dining experiences in the Santa Ynez Valley. The team behind the French-inspired bistro BELL’S , bellsrestaurant.com, boasts Michelin-starred restaurant résumés, which translates to out-of-this-world escargot for you and perfect frites for les enfants. Instagram-worthy grilled cheese, a varying assortment of baked goods, and a sunny outdoor patio make for an easy breakfast or lunch at PLENTY ON BELL , 805-344-3020, plentyonbell.com. At KALYRA WINERY , 805-693-8864, kalyrawinery.com, kids are greeted by Duke, the gentle vineyard dog, plus lawn games, sidewalk chalk, and a well-appointed coloring table. Break from a day of wine tasting at THE DOGGY DOOR , 805-686-1158, doggydoordogs .com, where inventive hot dogs are served from a walk-up window. Adjacent to SAARLOOS + SONS , 805-688-1200, saarloosandsons.com, fronting Saarloos “Paark,” sits LOS OLIVOS LEMONS , 805-350-9839, losolivoslemons.com, where lemonade comes with—or without— flavor tinges like jalapeño or lavender and is accompanied by picnic benches, cornhole, and Jenga. “She’ll have a Mai Tai—extra cherries, hold the booze,” you’ll say at Solvang’s atmospheric “hidden” HIGH ROLLER TIKI LOUNGE , 805-688-1717, highrollertiki.com. Entered through a bookshelf is the speakeasy craft beer bar THE BACKROOM AT VALLEY BREWERS , 805-691-9160, valleybrewers.com/thebackroom, which offers an outdoor patio oasis, games, and coloring supplies. At D. VOLK WINES , 805-688-3488, dvolkwines.com, people watch from a patch of eco-friendly grass while indoor and outdoor games amuse the kiddos. During Family Fridays at BOTTLEST WINERY, BAR & BISTRO , 805-686-4742, bottlestbistro.com, children eat free from the kid’s dinner menu, so that’s 50-plus wines by the glass for you,and white cheddar-herb gratin mac 'n' cheese for the tots. A N N A F E R G U S O N S P A R K S

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Clockwise from top left: Games at D. VOLK WINES ; SAARLOOS & SONS ’ tasting room; treats at PLENTY ON BELL ; virgin cocktails at HIGH ROLLER TIKI LOUNGE ; the kid-friendly Plenty on Bell.

PHOTOGRAPH: PLENTY ON BELL, JEREMY MARTIN WIRTH

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Clockwise from top right: CREEKSIDE RESTAURANT AND BAR ; make s’mores at THE GOODLAND HOTEL ; kid food at SHORELINE BEACH CAFE ; outdoor patio at PADARO BEACH GRILL ; RORI’S CREAMERY in

the SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC MARKET

PHOTOGRAPH: CREEKSIDE, CASSON DEMMON

Kids With picnic tables, sprawling grass, a roomy sandbox full of toys, and the thrill of an occasional passing train, seaside dining at PADARO BEACH GRILL , 805-566-9800, padarobeachgrill.com, on Santa Claus Lane provides the ultimate family spot for burgers, salads, and beer and wine on tap. Recent renovations at CREEKSIDE RESTAURANT AND BAR , 805-770-3200, thecreeksidesb.com, have transformed the former 21-and-over bar into a family-friendly hub with an expansive outdoor patio, a Southern barbecue-based menu, and an impressive list of inventive cocktails. Serving up fresh seafood and Mexican-inspired dishes, SHORELINE BEACH CAFE , 805-568-0064, shorelinebeachcafe.com, is located on Leadbetter Beach for a toes-inthe-sand dining experience. Mom and dad can take in the views over breakfast, lunch, or dinner while little ones build sand castles and run wild. Organic ice cream, innovative tacos, artisan pizzas, fresh poke, and craft beers (to name just a few), are on hand at the SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC MARKET , 805-770-7702, sbpublicmarket.com. Load up on choice eats and settle in to open seating for a mealtime that appeals to the whole brood. Situated inside The Goodland hotel, the OUTPOST , 805-964-1288, thegoodland.com, serves up seasonal dishes, fresh catches, and more regionally inspired cuisine crafted with local ingredients. With alfresco dining, outdoor games, fire pits, a pool table, and an exciting event lineup, it’s a laid-back spot for exceptional eats and family fun. K A T R I N M C C A B E


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Museums for kids of all ages

Not your average museum, MOXI , 805-770-5000, moxi.org, encourages interactions exploring technology, magnetism, propulsion, sound, movement, and other unseen forces. With three floors of engaging exhibits and panoramic rooftop views, this museum is a must. Admission: From $10.

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A meandering collection of more than 1,000 species of indigenous plants, the 78-acre SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN , 805-682-4726, sbbg.org, covers California’s diverse native landscapes—from shady redwood groves to droughttolerant gardens and cactus-laden deserts. Admission: From $8.

A leading museum in the west, the SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART , 805-963-4364, sbma.net, houses 27,000 pieces of art spanning 5,000 years. With an ongoing calendar of creative, interactive events inspired by current exhibitions, The Drawing Room children’s gallery encourages art appreciation at any age. Admission: From $6. Explore local birds, bugs, mammals, artifacts, and astronomy at the SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY , 805-682-4711, sbnature.org. Founded in 1916, the picturesque grounds are nestled along Mission Creek, where kids revel in water-play stations, resident raptors, dinosaur digs, and insect inspections. Admission: From $7.

Clockwise from top right: The Muzzy Family Speed Track on MOXI’ s second floor; the SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM ; BaseCamp at

the SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY runs through

September 21; the SEA CENTER located on Stearns Wharf; the SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN .

Hovering over the Pacific on Stearns Wharf, the SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY SEA CENTER ,

805-962-2526, sbnature.org, offers hands-on experiences with intertidal marvels like sharks, sea stars, sea urchins, sea anemone, and jellyfish. Admission: From $6. K . M .

PHOTOGRAPH: SEA CENTER, GARY ROBINSON; MOXI, JASON RICK; SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN, SAXON HOLT/ PHOTOBOTANIC

Located in an 8,000-square-foot space overlooking the harbor, the SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM , 805-962-8404, sbmm.org, features nautical artifacts, exhibits, lectures, films, and educational programs that illuminate the wonders and perils of the Santa Barbara Channel, its islands, and the seafarers, scientists, and surfers who have explored these waters during the last 10,000 years. Admission: From $5.


BOOK WORM Local author Melissa Broughton’s self-published SLEEPY BUNNY: THE BUNNY WHO LOVED LAVENDER ($14.95, available at Chaucer’s,

805-682-6787, chaucersbooks .com) tells the

story of a rabbit named Amos who could never sleep or take naps until he found his favorite snack— lavender. Broughton—a bunny lover and lavender farmer who sells her crops at the Sunday farmers market in Lompoc—wrote this story (full of pretty illustrations from Santa Barbara resident Mary Harrison) about her own pet. Grady Hall’s ON THE TRAIL WITH SEYMOUR THE SNAIL ($19.16, Pepparchment Publishing,

pepparchment. com) follows

Seymour, who acts as a guide for an exciting adventure where you can discover some of the sights, sounds, and smells just outside your door. Goleta-based art teacher Patty Palmer’s DRAW, PAINT, SPARKLE: CREATIVE PROJECTS FROM AN ELEMENTARY ART TEACHER ($19.95, Roost Books, available at Chaucer’s, 805-682-6787, chaucersbooks.com) is a handy guide that directs little ones through 25 ageappropriate art projects. H.M.

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Stepping into Gina Andrews’s BON FORTUNE boutique is what every little girl’s dreams are made of—from whimsical tulle dresses to confetti cornucopias full of sparkling surprises. Shop for themed party decor items, exclusive Tutu de Monde children’s couture, curated paperie, toys, and bountiful balloons in her newly expanded retail space, and register online for craft workshops starting this fall. 929 Linden Ave., Carpinteria,

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When transitioning out of a full-time interior design career into mommy mode, Mackenzie Schurer was inspired to start SUNDAY DESIGN STUDIO , an online shop that offers a personal approach and modern take on nursery products. “As a designer, I had a very specific aesthetic in mind for my son’s room,” says Schurer. “I was also concerned about how the rest of our living spaces would house all the kid stuff without losing our personal style.” She began creating items she envisioned for her own home: pillows, blankets, and accessories (from $35) that mix fun prints while keeping a neutral color palette. Her collection leaves one’s home comfortable, stress free, and inspiring, just like a Sunday morning. K A R A P E A R S O N S UN D AYD E S I G N S TU D I O .CO M

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UGG ’s Fluff Yeah sheepskin slides ($75,

805-728-1640, ugg.com)—comfy and cozy slip-ons for your little ones.

Local designer Jen Santarossa’s THE LITTLE SHELLSHOP necklaces ($68,

New to Paseo Nuevo, Ata Sari and Kevin Mahany’s MAMA LUMA collection mixes European flair and West Coast

elegance with its selection of classic children’s clothes. From the pale pink party dresses to rose-detailed jumpers and black fur coats, this boutique is setting a more put-together precedent for kids’ apparel. “As UC Santa Barbara alumni, this town has become very special to us, and we wanted to bring a unique style as well as a sense of community to the younger generations,” says Mahany. 203 Paseo Nuevo, Santa

Barbara, 805-403-8314. I S A B E L M AMALUMA.COM

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Tembo ($39, available at Upstairs at Pierre Lafond,

805-565-1503, shopupstairs .com) is the newest addition

to THE ELEPHANT PROJECT ,

theelephantproject.com, a

company whose goal is to help the elephant crisis in the United States and abroad.

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Restaurant Guide 805-968-0100, ritzcarlton.com; open daily for dinner. Located in The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Angel Oak pushes the limits of a traditional steak house while offering delicious items such as Wagyu tataki nigiri, roasted diver scallops, hanger steak, grilled Scottish salmon, English pea agnolotti, and more.

ranch cuisine to the Santa Ynez Valley. The menu here often changes as the chef uses only the freshest, in-season ingredients.

family-friendly environment with a broad menu and large patio.

BELLA VISTA 1260 Channel Dr., Montecito, 805-969-2261, fourseasons .com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Four Season Resort Biltmore’s executive chef Marco Fossati prepares elegant Italian-inspired California coastal cuisine.

BIBI JI 734 State St., Santa Barbara, 805560-6845, bibijisb.com; open daily for dinner. Bibi Ji, a Hindi term that offers respect to the mothers and grandmothers of India, embraces that country’s traditions of hospitality along with fresh flavors from Australia.

ARIGATO SUSHI 1225 State St., Santa

BELLS LOS ALAMOS 406 Bell St.,

THE BISTRO 8301 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, 805-571-3018, ritzcarlton .com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy sweeping ocean views and menu highlights such as pastas and brick-oven flatbreads as well as lighter coastal cuisine at this more casual restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara.

Dr., Santa Barbara, 805-962-0337, alcazartapasbar.com; open Mon.-Sat. for dinner. Head to this cool Mesa boîte for Cal/Mex-infused Spanish-style nibbles.

ANGEL OAK 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta,

Barbara, 805-965-6074, arigatosb.com; open daily for dinner. Arigato (“thank you” in Japanese) to the owners of this superb State Street sushi restaurant.

ARNOLDI’S CAFE 600 Olive St., Santa Barbara, 805-962-5394, arnoldis.com; open Sat.-Sun. for breakfast, Tues.-Fri. for lunch, and daily for dinner. Honest Italian cuisine and bocce ball out back—that’s been the Arnoldi’s story since it opened in 1937. From the twin 7-Up neon signs framing the front door to the lively bar, this joint is as genuine as it gets. BAR 29 1134 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, 805-845-2778, bartwentynine.com; open for daily dinner. With one of the few latenight kitchens, Bar 29 cranks out filling crowd favorites like Wagyu sliders and poutine along with craft cocktails until 1 am all week long.

Los Alamos, bellsrestaurant.com; open Thurs.-Sat. for lunch and dinner, Sun.Mon. for lunch. A staple to Los Alamos, Bells is sure to wow your taste buds with signature dishes such as the strawberry and prosciutto salad, curried chicken salad sandwich, French gnocchi, and heirloom bean salad, to name a few.

Restaurants BENCHMARK EATERY 1201 State

St., Santa Barbara, 805-845-2600, benchmarkeatery.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Get comfortable in this BELLS LOS ALAMOS

BARBAREÑO 205 W. Canon Perdido St.,

Santa Barbara, 805-963-9591, barbareno .com; open Wed.-Mon. for dinner. This California-style bistro celebrates the surrounding terrain through its decor, menu, and name, which is derived from one of the extinct Chumash languages spoken in the Santa Barbara area.

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BLACK SHEEP RESTAURANT 26 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, 805-965-1113, theblacksheepsb.com; open Tues.-Sun. for dinner. At this lively and intimate dinner destination with an innovative menu, the ramen is a fan favorite. BLACKBIRD 36 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-882-0135, thehotelcalifornian.com; open daily for dinner. This classic-meetscontemporary restaurant located inside the Hotel Californian encompasses incredible Mediterranean influenced dishes with a large emphasis on Santa Barbara-sourced ingredients. THE BLUE OWL 5 W. Canon Perdido

St., Santa Barbara, 805-705-0991, theblueowlsantabarbara.com; open Mon. for lunch, Tues.-Sat. for lunch and dinner, Fri.-Sat. late night. Starting as a “night owl” pop-up, this eatery with Asian influences quickly became a local staple. For a midnight snack on the weekend, try favorites like the Thai basil cheeseburger or banh-mi.

THE BEAR AND STAR 2860 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, 805-686-1359, thebearandstar .com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Bear and Star brings refined

BLUEWATER GRILL 15 E. Cabrillo S A N TA B A R B A R A

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Blvd., Santa Barbara, 805-845-5121, bluewatergrill.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Recently opened on the Santa Barbara waterfront, this familyfriendly restaurant serves pristine quality seafood that is sustainably caught and prepared classically or with a modern twist. THE BOATHOUSE AT HENDRY’S BEACH 2981 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara,

805-898-2628, boathousesb.com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Head to Hendry’s Beach to dine on local seafood while watching the waves crash on the shore. BOUCHON 9 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara,

805-730-1160, bouchonsantabarbara.com; open daily for dinner. Farmers market ingredients star in elegant seasonal French-inspired dishes.

BRASIL ARTS CAFE 1230 State St., Ste. C,

Santa Barbara, 805-845-7656, brasilartscafe .com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This Brazilian cafe promotes the South American culture and lifestyle with authentic food, dance, and classes.

BROPHY BROS. 119 Harbor Way, Santa

Barbara, 805-966-4418, brophybros.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Locals and tourists flock to the harbor for sturdy cocktails, fish ‘n’ chips, grilled seafood, and great chowder.

BROTHERS RESTAURANT AT THE RED BARN 3539 Sagunto St., Santa

Ynez, 805-688-4142, brothersredbarn.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Brothers Matt and Jeff Nichols grew up cooking with family, and they incorporate that philosophy into running this feel-good kid-friendly joint. CA’ DARIO 37 E. Victoria St., Santa

Barbara, 805-884-9419, cadario.net; open daily for lunch and dinner. This charming spot offers true northern Italian dishes such as the crespelle trevisane, a gratin of homemade crêpes filled with ricotta cheese and radicchio.

CA’ DARIO CUCINA ITALIANA 250

Storke Rd., Ste. B, Goleta, 805-884-9419, cadario.net; open daily for lunch and dinner. This new addition to Goleta has an open kitchen where you can see the chefs preparing your meal.

This restaurant’s menu includes many Italian staples, such as homemade soup, fresh paninis, and a wide variety of pastas—the tagliatelle Bolognese is mouthwatering. CA’DARIO PASTA VELOCE 38 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara, 805-884-9419, sbpublicmarket.com/purveyors; open daily for lunch and dinner. Located in the Santa Barbara Public Market, this new addition serves pasta dishes as well as small plates such as artichoke poppers, fried calamari, chicken wings, and more. CA’ DARIO PIZZERIA 29 E. Victoria St.,

Santa Barbara, 805-957-2020, cadariopizza .net; open daily for dinner. Three doors down from the original Ca’ Dario, this pizzeria specializes in only the best creative yet authentic Italian pies.

CA’ DARIO PIZZERIA VELOCE 38 W.

Victoria St., Santa Barbara, 805-884-9419, sbpublicmarket.com/purveyors; open daily for lunch and dinner. This stall in the Santa Barbara Public Market has an emphasis on individual artisan pizzas as well as homemade meatballs, salads, and authentic Italian delicacies.

Restaurants CARLITOS 1324 State St., Santa Barbara,

805-962-7117, carlitos.com; open, daily for lunch and dinner, Sat. and Sun. for brunch. Enjoy refreshing margaritas and sophisticated Mexican food at this casual patio restaurant right the street from the historic Arlington Theatre.

CAVA 1212 Coast

Village Rd., Montecito, 805-969-8500, cavarestaurant.com; open daily for lunch and dinner, Sun. for brunch. Sip on sangria and enjoy a chile relleno or any of the many Spanish-influenced recipes served at Cava.

CHASE BAR AND GRILL 1010 State St.,

Santa Barbara, 805-9654351, chasebarandgrill .com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Since 1979, locals have enjoyed the lively atmosphere CONVIVO

and classic Italian dishes. Make sure to stop in for happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 pm. CHINA PAVILION 1202 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, 805-560-6028, china-pavilion.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. This newly redecorated spot is great for authentic Chinese cuisine. CHUCK’S OF HAWAII 3888 State

St., Santa Barbara, 805-687-4417, chucksofhawaii.com; open daily for dinner. Since 1967, locals have loved this familyfriendly steak house for its salad bar and simple menu printed on the side of sherry bottles.

CLEMENTINE’S STEAK HOUSE 4631 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, 805-6845119; open Wed.-Sun. for dinner. This oldschool, no-nonsense steak house always serves a big meal—make sure to save room for pie. COLD SPRING TAVERN 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com; open Mon.-Fri. for lunch and dinner, Sat.-Sun. for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tucked into the trees off the scenic Highway 154, this historic stagecoach stop is a rustic spot that offers live music, authentic barbecue, and traditional Western fare. CONVIVO 901 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa

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dinner. Located in the Santa Barbara Inn, Convivo, which means “to come together” in Italian, focuses on the idea of sharing plates with your friends and family. Wood-fired pizza, handmade pasta, fresh inventive salads, and a wide variety of Santa Barbara seafood are just a few things you can find here. Be sure to try the happy hour, one of the best in town.

ENTERPRISE FISH CO. 225

State St., Santa Barbara, 805-9623313, enterprisefishcosantabarbara .com; open daily for lunch and dinner. This lively, familyfriendly restaurant—a local and tourist favorite since 1977—is known for its fresh seafood and unbeatable happy hour deals.

Ave., Carpinteria, 805-684-1400, corktreecellars.com; open Tues.Sun. for lunch and dinner. This cozy spot is known for its EMPTY BOWL GOURMET NOODLE BAR farmers market-inspired entrees, afternoon tapas, charcuterie, cheeses, and wine flights such as style breakfast/lunch spot for fresh Drawing a Blanc? of Sauvignon Blancs. pastries, housemade bread, poached

CRUSH TASTING ROOM & KITCHEN

432 E. Haley St., Santa Babrara, 805-7224200, crushsb.com; open daily for lunch and early dinner. Michael and Lisa Amador’s tasting room showcases small-lot, handcrafted wines from producers throughout the Central Coast and also offers a menu of light bites. CRUSHCAKES & CAFE 1315 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara; 4945 Carpenteria Ave., Carpenteria; 5392 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 805-963-9353, crushcakes.com; open daily for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy a cupcake and cup of Intelligentsia coffee, or grab a healthy omelet, sandwich, or salad with friends. D’ANGELO’S BAKERY 25 W. Gutierrez

St., Santa Barbara, 805-962-5466, dangelobread.com; open daily for breakfast and lunch. Hit this relaxing European-

eggs, and more.

DOS CARLITOS 3544 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-688-0033, doscarlitos.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. This restaurant and tequila bar (more than 60 different varieties are offered) is known for its authentic Mexican cuisine—the fresh ceviche is a delicious appetizer.

Restaurants EL ENCANTO 800 Alvarado Pl., Santa

Barbara, 805-845-5800, elencanto.com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sun. for brunch. The hotel’s lounge, wine room, bar, and terrace boast California-coastal cuisine and stunning views.

EL PASEO 10 El Paseo, Santa Barbara,

805-962-6050, elpaseosb.com; open daily for dinner, Sun. for brunch. Head to this Spanish-style courtyard dining room for an icy margarita or cerveza, warm chips, and fresh guacamole. FINCH & FORK

EMPTY BOWL GOURMET NOODLE BAR 38 W. Victoria

St., Santa Barbara, 805335-2426, empty-bowlnoodle.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Located in the Santa Barbara Public Market, this busy Thai spot offers made-to-order salads, noodle dishes, and more.

FINCH & FORK 31 W. Carrillo

St., Santa Barbara, 805-879-9100, finchandforkrestaurant.com; open Mon.-Fri. for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sat.-Sun. for brunch and dinner. This restaurant has fun with modern comfort food such as fried chicken sandwiches, kale salad, and devilied eggs with carefully crafted cocktails and wine. FINNEY’S 35 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-

845-3100, finneyscrafthouse.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Located just up the street from Stearns Wharf, Finney’s is a locally operated restaurant and bar that ties together upscale cooking and casual dining. Some of the most popular items include the buffalo cauliflower, chicken and waffle bites, and crispy carne asada tacos.

FLAGSTONE PANTRY 38 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara, 805-617-4568, flagstonepantry.com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This counter in the Santa Barbara Public Market offers a selection of prepared sandwiches and salads incorporating wholesome, natural, and seasonal ingredients. THE FOOD LIAISON 1033 Casistas

Pass Rd., Carpinteria, 805-200-3030, thefoodliaison.com; open Mon.-Fri. for lunch. Known for its catering, The Food Liaison’s lunch counter offers packaged to-go foods, including open-faced sandwiches, soups, snacks, salads, and exceptional daily specials.

FOXTAIL KITCHEN & BAR 14 E. Cota St., Santa Barbara, 805-845-6226, foxtailsb .com; open Mon.-Sat. for lunch and dinner.

PHOTOGRAPH: EMPTY BOWL GOURMET NOODLE BAR, KRIS ZACHARIAS

CORKTREE CELLARS WINE BAR & BISTRO 910 Linden

EUREKA! 601 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, 805-618-3388, eurekarestaurantgroup.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Discover great burgers and craft beer in a contemporary rustic setting or on the patio.


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Known for its casual Mediterranean cuisine, Foxtail has a tasty selection of foods, including signature rice bowls and wraps, burgers, falafel, and more. FRANKLAND’S CRAB & CO. 1295 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, 805-845-9310, franklandscrabandcompany.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. This recent addition to the Montecito Inn features an array of seafood such as West Coast oysters, fish & chips, and local sea urchin toast. FULL OF LIFE FLATBREAD 225 Bell St.

Los Alamos, 805-344-4400, fulloflifefoods .com; open Thurs.-Fri. for dinner, and Sat.-Sun. for lunch and dinner. With a handcrafted artisanal menu and an emphasis on good eating, this restaurant serves a wide selection of flatbreads and salads.

THE GARDEN MARKET 3811 Santa Claus

Ln., Carpinteria, 805-745-5505; open daily for breakfast and lunch. A stop at this seaside boutique yields sandwiches, quiches, soups, and salads in the lovely garden in back.

GIANNFRANCO’S TRATTORIA 666

Linden Ave., Carpinteria, 805-684-0720, giannfrancos.com; open Wed.-Mon. for lunch and dinner. Creative takes on Tuscan grill specialties and Sicilian dishes are the draw here. GOA TACO 718 State St., Santa Barbara,

805-770-7079, goataco.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Known for paratha tacos (or if you prefer a traditional corn tortilla, you can opt for that), Goa offers innovative street food. With salads, tacos—the lamb shoulder with tzatziki and eggplant salsa is worth a try—quesadillas, and desserts, there’s something for everyone here.

THE HARBOR RESTAURANT 210 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, 805-963-3311, harborsb.com; open daily for lunch and dinner, Sat.-Sun. for brunch. This busy steak and seafood spot is the place to take in panoramic views of the coastline and Pacific. HARRY’S PLAZA CAFE 3313 State St.,

Santa Barbara, 805-687-2800, harryssb.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. At this historic restaurant, the drinks are stiff and the steaks thick and tender.

HELENA AVENUE BAKERY 131 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, 805-880-3383, helenaavenuebakery.com; open daily for breakfast and lunch. Serving assorted bagels, croissants, and seasonal treats, this bakery offers both indoor and outdoor seating with a comfortable atmosphere. HOLDREN’S 512 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-965-3363, holdrens.com; open Mon.Fri. for lunch, daily for dinner. Eight cuts of high-end prime beef, chops, ribs, and seafood are staples at this friendly spot. HOLLISTER BREWING COMPANY 6980

Marketplace Dr., Goleta, 805-968-2810, hollisterbrewco.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. This brewpub offers comfort food and handcrafted beers made on-site.

Mon.-Sat. for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fourth-generation Santa Barbaran Jill Shalhoob’s steak house offers an oldschool menu and weekly specials. JOE’S CAFE 536 State St., Santa Barbara,

805-966-4638, joescafesb.com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Since 1928, American favorites and strong drinks have been served at this cozy diner-style bar/restaurant—a local institution.

KANALOA SEAFOOD 715 Chapala

St., Santa Barbara, 805-966-5159, kanaloaseafood.com; open Mon.-Sat. for lunch and dinner. This fresh fish house is best known for the mouth-watering

HONOR BAR 1255 Coast Village Rd.,

Montecito, 805-969-6964, honorbar.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Honor Bar is known for its small size that contrasts with its big spirit and incredible dishes—the crispy chicken sandwich is a local favorite.

Restaurants INDUSTRIAL EATS 181 Industrial Way,

Buellton, 805-688-8807, industrialeats .com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Jeff and Janet Olsson’s Industrial Eats has a range of cuisines and keeps a close relationship with its purveyors, ranchers, growers, and fishermen. This is a great spot to stop for a wood-fired pizza or flavorful sandwiches while wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley.

JANE 1311 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-

962-1311, open Mon.-Sat. for lunch and dinner; 6940 Marketplace Dr., Goleta, 805770-5388, janesb.com, open daily for dinner, weekdays for lunch, weekends for brunch. These family-owned restaurants offer a variety of gourmet comfort food and delicious salad bowls.

JEANNINE’S BAKERY AND RESTAURANT 1253 Coast Village Rd.,

Montecito, 805-969-7878; 15 E. Figueroa St., 3607 State St., Santa Barbara, 7060 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 805-687-8701, jeannines.com; open daily for breakfast and lunch. These cozy spots are popular scenes for the handmade pastries, breakfast, and lunch dishes. JILL’S PLACE 632 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, 805-963-0378, jillsplacesb.com; open S A N TA B A R B A R A

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fried calamari appetizers, crispy fish tacos, and savory poke bowls. LA PLAYA AZUL CAFE 914 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, 805-966-2860, aplayaazulcafe.com; open Tues.-Sun. for lunch and dinner. Pair Mexican seafood entrees of generous proportion with an ice cold margarita served on a large outdoor patio nestled in the Presidio neighborhood. THE LARK 131 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, 805-284-0370, thelarksb.com; open Tues.-Sun. for dinner. Named for the sleek overnight Pullman train of the Southern Pacific Railroad that serviced Santa Barbara from 1910 to 1968, this Funk


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Zone destination boasts a delicious, seasonally influenced menu of familystyle dishes. LA SUPER-RICA TAQUERIA 622 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara, 805-963-4940; open Thurs.-Tues. for lunch and dinner. With its homemade corn tortillas and casual patio seating, this family-owned Mexican restaurant has been a favorite for decades. LE CAFE STELLA 3302 McCaw Ave., Santa Barbara, 805-569-7698, lecafestella .com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This contemporary FrenchAmerican cafe with a large patio and great happy hour offers everything from crepes or boeuf Bourguignon to fresh salads or a classic cheeseburger. LOCAVORE KITCHEN 21 W. Victoria

St., Santa Barbara, 805-845-0499, locavore-kitchen.com; open Tues.-Sat. for lunch and dinner, Sun. for brunch and dinner. Bringing more than 30 years of experience as a chef and consultant in Los Angeles, Andrew Crawley and his wife, Sharon, have opened a locally minded restaurant that serves up California comfort food. LOQUITA 202 State St., Santa Barbara,

805-880-2280, loquitasb.com; open daily for dinner. This traditional Spanish-style restaurant features popular tapas, such as patatas bravas, tortilla Española, and a variety of paellas.

LOS AGAVES 600 N. Milpas St., Santa

Barbara, 805-564-2626; 2911 De la Vina St., Santa Barbara, 805-682-2600; 7024 Marketplace Dr., Goleta, 805-968-7024, los-agaves.com; open daily for lunch and dinner, Sat.-Sun. for breakfast. This is a local favorite for its modern Mexican dishes—the chiles norteños (poblano chiles stuffed with shimp, cheese, and topped with chipotle sauce) are a favorite. Enjoy fresh salsas with warm chips while you wait.

LOS ARROYOS 14 W. Figueroa St., Santa

Barbara, 805-962-5541; open daily for lunch and dinner, Sat.-Sun. for breakfast; 1280 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, 805-969-9059, 5764 Calle Real, Goleta, 805-770-8209, losarroyos.net; open daily for lunch and dinner. The Mexican food at these popular venues is straightforward and fresh.

LOUIE’S CALIFORNIA BISTRO 1404 De la Vina St., Santa Barbara, 805-963-7003, louiessb.com; open Mon.-Fri. for lunch, daily for dinner. This pleasant Californiacuisine bistro is tucked into the front corner of the historic Upham Hotel. LUCKY PENNY 127 Anacapa St., Santa

Barbara, 805-284-0358, luckypennysb .com; open daily for lunch, and dinner. This hip walk-up cafe offers options from fresh-made pastries and coffee to woodfired pizzas and scrumptious salads to enjoy at the picnic tables on the patio.

LUCKY’S 1279 Coast Village Rd.,

Montecito, 805-565-7540, luckyssteakhouse.com; open daily for dinner, Sat.-Sun. for brunch. Enjoy filet mignon, seafood, and great wine at this first-rate steak house. LURE FISH HOUSE 3815 State St., Ste. G 131, Santa Barbara, 805-618-1816, lurefishhouse.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. This restaurant’s menu reflects the fresh local (and sustainable) catch. Don’t miss the all-day happy hour menu on Sundays.

Restaurants MARAVILLA 905 Country Club Rd.,

Ojai, 805-646-1111, ojairesort.com; open daily for dinner. At the Ojai Valley Inn’s signature restaurant, linger amid 200-year-old oak trees and take in views of the golf course and mountains while you dine on gourmet internationally inspired recipes.

MESA VERDE 1919 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, 805-963-4474, mesaverderestaurant.com; open Mon.-Fri. for lunch, daily for dinner, Sun for brunch. A fresh take on vegetarian with inventive and modern plant-based cuisine—try the popular rajas tacos with black beans, smoked veggies, and all the fixin’s. METROPULOS FINE FOODS MERCHANT 216 E. Yanonali St., Santa

Barbara, 805-899-2300, metrofinefoods .com; open Mon.-Sat. for breakfast and lunch. Metropulos is the perfect place to prepare for a picnic or lunch with sandwiches, salads, fresh deli meats, and cheeses. MILK & HONEY 30 W. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, 805-275-4232, S A N TA B A R B A R A

milknhoneytapas.com; open Mon.-Sat. for dinner. Dine on flavorful modern tapas and fresh cocktails at this hip spot. THE MONARCH 1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-869-0789, themonarchmontecito.com; open Wed.-Sun. for dinner. This upscale eatery embraces locally sourced wine, ingredients, and decor, with main dishes cooked over coals and served family style inside the Montecito Inn. MONTECITO WINE BISTRO 516 San

Ysidro Rd., Montecito, 805-969-7520, pierrelafond.com; open daily for lunch and dinner, Sat.-Sun. for brunch. Chef Jake Reimer complements the esteemed wines of owner Pierre Lafond and winemaker Bruce McGuire with his California bistro cuisine.

MOSTO CRUDO 7 W. Haley St., Santa

Barbara, 805-689-5679, mostocrudo.com; open Tues.-Sun. for dinner. This tapas bar offers a range of delicious items such as yellowtail ceviche, savory cheesecake, duck crostini, and charcuterie.

THE NUGGET 2318 Lillie Ave., Summerland, 805-969-6135; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and 5685 Calle Real, Goleta, 805-964-5200, nuggetbarandgrill.com, open daily for lunch and dinner. Down-home American fare—burgers, steaks, salads and seafood—with the appropriate dose of Western kitsch and memorabilia are the draw at these family-friendly joints. THE OAK 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, 855-

697-8780, ojaivalleyinn.com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whether you want a meal from the ocean, the ranch, or the garden, chef Jason Holzwarth has created a menu featuring several items from each, making sure there is at least one gluten-free, dairy-free option in each category.

OLIO CRUDO BAR 11 W. Victoria St.,

Ste. 17, Santa Barbara, 805-899-2699, olioelimone.com/olio-crudo-bar; open daily for dinner. Seasonally driven crudo (raw) Italian seafood and meats, as well as cotto (cooked) bar menu items are served on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Victoria St., Ste. 17, Santa Barbara, 805899-2699, olioelimone.com; open Mon.-Sat. for lunch, daily for dinner. This upscale restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine in an inviting atmosphere. Visible through a glass wall is the wine cellar, which represents the award-winning list of more than 230 selections. OLIO PIZZERIA 11 W. Victoria St.,

Ste. 21, Santa Barbara, 805-899-2699, oliopizzeria.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. This neighborhood pizzeria and enoteca serves gourmet meats and cheeses, fresh salads, more than 15 different wood-fired pizzas, and a delectable array of desserts.

OLIVELLA 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai,

805-646-1111, ojaivalleyinn.com; open Wed.-Sun. for dinner. Olivella serves both traditional and modern Italian dishes. OLIVER’S 1198 Coast Village

Rd., Montecito, 805-969-0834, oliversofmontecito.com; open daily for dinner. This plant-based eatery has a strong menu of fresh, organic flavors, including avocado toast, toasted farro risotto, and heart of palms ceviche, to name a few. ON THE ALLEY 117 Harbor Way,

Santa Barbara, 805-962-6315, and 7038 Marketplace Dr., Goleta, 805-845-8096, onthealley.com; open daily for breakfast and lunch, Fri.-Sun. for early dinner. From the owners of Brophy Bros., these spots feature quick bites—tacos, clam chowder, burgers, and salads.

PHOTOGRAPH: OLIVER’S, MICHAEL HABER

OPAL RESTAURANT AND BAR 1325 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-966-9676, opalrestaurantandbar.com; open Mon.Sat. for lunch, daily for dinner. Eclectic California cuisine with cultural influences from around the world is served in an engaging environment. THE OUTPOST 5650 Calle Real, Goleta, 805-964-1288, outpostsb.com; open daily for dinner. Situated inside the Goodland hotel, this happening spot offers a menu of international street food such as bao buns and rock shrimp tacos as well as entrees with a California-cool vibe. PADARO BEACH GRILL 3765 Santa

Claus Ln., Carpinteria, 805-566-9800,

padarobeachgrill.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Visit this local family favorite for outdoor patio-style dining. This kid-friendly restaurant provides ample space for large events, birthday parties, and live music. THE PALACE GRILL 8 E. Cota St., Santa

Barbara, 805-963-5000, palacegrill.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. The Palace Grill honors Cajun food and hospitality in a jazzy atmosphere.

THE PALMS 701 Linden Ave., Carpinteria,

805-684-3811, thepalmscarpinteria.com; open daily for dinner. Cook your own steak over the indoor grill in a fun atmosphere that has been around for more than a century.

PANE E VINO TRATTORIA 1482 E. Valley

Rd., Montecito, 805-969-9274, panevinosb .com; open Mon.-Sat. for lunch and dinner, Sun. for dinner. A cozy ambiance is the attraction at this quiet Italian restaurant.

PETROS 1316 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-899-9110, petrosrestaurant.com; open Fri.-Sun. for lunch and dinner, Tues.-Thurs. for dinner. If you’re feeling especially bold at this upscale Mediterranean eatery, try the spicy Greek kafteri cheese blended with hot peppers to tantalize your taste buds.

Restaurants THE PICKLE ROOM 126

E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, 805-965-1015, threepickles.com/pickel-roomdinners; open Mon.-Sat. for dinner. Stroll through the red door for an old-school feel that pays tribute to Santa Barbara’s historic Chinatown. Try the pickle martini and the Reuben eggrolls to blend in with the regulars. RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & BISTRO 3315 State St.,

Santa Barbara, 805-569-2400, and 1324 State St., Ste. N, Santa Barbara, 805-892-2800, renaudsbakery.com; open daily for breakfast and lunch. Savor the French breakfast dishes as well as salads, sandwiches, quiches, and

delectable pastries. RINCON BREWERY 5065 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, 805-684-6044, rinconbrewery.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. The Rincon Beach coastline and local Carpinteria farmlands together form the “waves of grain” that inspire these handcrafted beers and bar bites. RODNEY’S STEAKHOUSE 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, 805-884-8554, rodneyssteakhouse.com; open Tues.-Sat. for dinner. The high-end restaurant serves tender steaks and seafood. ROOT 246 420 Alisal Rd., Solvang, 805-

686-8681, root-246.com; open Tues.-Sun. for dinner. This swanky yet inviting hot spot is frequented for its interesting farmfresh menu.

ROY 7 W. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, 805-

966-5636, restaurantroy.com; open daily for dinner. A great spot to check out some art while you eat, especially for a late meal (they serve until midnight).

SAKANA 1046 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, 805-565-2014; open Tues.-Fri. for lunch, Tues.-Sun. for dinner. Savor traditional Japanese cuisine and sushi with an artistic twist at this gem.

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SCARLETT BEGONIA 11

W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara, 805-770-2143, scarlettbegonia.net; open Tues.-Sat. for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sun. for breakfast and lunch. With menus that change every week, this downtown eatery aims to treat guests with delicious local and seasonal bites.

SEVEN 224 Helena Ave., Santa Barbara, 805-845-0377, sevensb .com; open Mon.-Fri. for happy hour and dinner, Sat.-Sun. for lunch and dinner. Take in the buzz of the Funk Zone over creative cocktails and elevated bar bites—including a daily mac & cheese and variations of loaded french fries, both with a variety of available add-ons.

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SAMA SAMA KITCHEN 1208 State

St., Santa Barbara, 805-965-4566, samasamakitchen.com; open Tues.-Sun. for dinner. Sama Sama offers Indonesianinspired dishes created with fresh ingredients from our farmers market.

SANTO MEZCAL 119 State St., Santa

Barbara, 805-883-3593, santomezcalsb .com; open daily for lunch and dinner. From the creators of Los Agaves Restaurant comes this Funk Zone restaurant concept showcasing Mexican cuisine with a contemporary edge.

SATELLITE 1117 State St., Santa Barbara,

805-364-3043, satellitesb.com; open Mon.Sat. for lunch and dinner, Sun. for lunch. Located inside the bustling Impact Hub, the locally sourced vegetarian menu crafted by chef Emma West is packed with out-of-this-world flavors to complement the selection of small production wine and beer.

SAVOY CAFE & DELI 24 W. Figueroa St.,

Santa Barbara, 805-962-6611, thesavoycafe .com; open Mon.-Sat. breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sun. for breakfast and lunch. The salad bar here boasts more than 41

THE SHOP 730 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara, 805-845-1696, yourshopkitchen.com; open daily for breakfast and lunch. At this American-style eatery, almost everything on the menu is made in-house.

Restaurants SHORELINE BEACH CAFE 801 Shoreline

Dr., Santa Barbara, 805-568-0064, shorelinebeachcafe.com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kids can play in the sand under the sun while parents take a mini-vacation with the fresh cocktails and beach-worthy fare.

SIDES HARDWARE & SHOES 2375 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos, 805-6884820, sidesrestaurant.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Stop for a quick bite and try the crispy pork belly tacos with cabbage, cilantro, lime, and house salsa. SLY’S 686 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, 805684-6666, slysonline.com; open Mon.-Fri. for lunch, daily for dinner, Sat.-Sun. for brunch. From the retro cocktail list to the menu of classic steak house favorites, owner/chef James Sly offers up a charming dose of Americana. SMITHY KITCHEN + BAR 7 E. Anapamu

St., Santa Barbara, 805-845-7112, smithysb .com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Smithy Kitchen + Bar is the perfect

place to meet friends and family for dinner, a drink at the bar, or a sweet treat with the variety of signature cocktails, homemade pastries and desserts, and a fresh savory menu. STELLA MARE’S 50 Los Patos Way, Santa

Barbara, 805-969-6705, stellamares.com; open Tues.-Fri. for lunch, Tues.-Sun. for dinner, Sat.-Sun. for brunch. Escape to this homey hideaway for a French countryinspired meal.

SUCCULENT CAFE 1555 Mission Dr.,

Solvang, 805-691-9235, succulentcafe.com; open Wed.-Sun. for breakfast and lunch, Thurs.-Sat. for dinner. Find complete comfort with a friendly staff and large serving sizes of filling fare—from breakfast biscuits to lamb burgers with feta and yogurt sauce.

SUMMERLAND BEACH CAFE 2294

Lillie Ave., Summerland, 805-969-1019, summerlandbeachcafe.com; open daily for breakfast and lunch. This quaint Victorian beach house restaurant serves meals with down-home hospitality.

S.Y. KITCHEN 110 Faraday St., Santa Ynez, 805-691-9794, sykitchen.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. The rustic Italian-inspired restaurant will whisk you into a warm and tasty atmosphere complemented by wood-fired pizza and authentic pappardelle. TAP THAI CUISINE 3130 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-682-1114, tapthaicuisine.com; open daily for dinner. Healthy and homemade Thai food is served in a modern ambiance. TEDDY’S BY THE SEA 5096 Carpinteria

Ave., Carpinteria, 805-566-0576; open daily for lunch and dinner. New to the Carpinteria area, this restaurant has plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the beautiful views. The chefs here focus on serving fresh seafood but also have other options such as burgers, steak, and fried chicken.

THE TEE-OFF 3627 State St., Santa

Barbara, 805-687-1616, teeoffsb.com; open daily for dinner. This popular steak house is a throwback to the good ol’ days.

TOMA RESTAURANT 324 W. Cabrillo

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Blvd., Santa Barbara, 805-962-0777, tomarestaurant.com; open daily for dinner. One of Santa Barbara’s most romantic waterfront restaurants—a local favorite—serves exquisite seasonal Italian and Mediterranean dishes. TRATTORIA GRAPPOLO 3687

Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-688-6899, trattoriagrappolo.com; open Tues.-Sun. for lunch and daily for dinner. This friendly Italian bistro is located in the heart of wine country.

TRATTORIA MOLLIE 1250 Coast Village

Rd., Montecito, 805-565-9381, and 1218 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-770-8300, tmollie.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Now with a second location downtown, this family-friendly restaurant is open to off-menu requests but still serves up the same delicious Italian cuisine beloved at their Montecito location.

authentic Italian cuisine. VIA VAI 1483 E. Valley

Rd., Montecito, 805565-9393, viavaisb.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Indulge in thin-crust pizza, fresh salads, or hearty pasta on the terrace.

VILLA WINE BAR & KITCHEN 618 Anacapa

St., Santa Barbara, 805770-5283; villawinebar.com; open Tues.-Sat. for dinner. Small bites, salads, panini, and flatbread are accompanied by an impressive wine and beer selection at Villa, Sean and Gabi Larkins’s familyfriendly restaurant.

TRATTORIA VITTORIA 30 E. Victoria

VIVA 1114 State St., Santa Barbara, 805965-4770, vivasb.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Viva offers a Mexico Cityinspired menu and atmosphere.

TRE LUNE 1151 Coast Village Rd.,

WILDWOOD KITCHEN 410 E. Haley St., Santa Barbara, 805-845-3995, wildwoodkitchensb.com; open Wed.-Sun. for lunch and dinner, Sun. for breakfast. This restaurant offers delicious barbecue with a twist—dishes including a pulled pork sandwich, Thai

St., Santa Barbara, 805-962-5014, trattoriavittoria.com; open Mon.Fri. for lunch and dinner, Sat.-Sun. for dinner. Bringing a little slice of Italy to Santa Barbara, this eatery is known for its authentic dishes.

Montecito, 805-969-2646, trelunesb.com; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A sophisticated Italian eatery, this spot is always packed with regulars and local celebrities alike.

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cobb salad, and more. Or stop by for breakfast on Sundays. WINE CASK 819 Anacapa St., Santa

Barbara, 805-966-9463, winecask.com; open Tues.-Fri. for lunch, Tues.-Sun. for dinner. The beloved Wine Cask and the adjacent Intermezzo Cafe and Bar serve gourmet Mediterranean-style recipes.

YELLOW BELLY 2611 De la Vina

St., Santa Barbara, 805-770-5694, yellowbellytap.com; open daily for dinner. Owners Alex Noormand and Tracy Clark serve items such as homemade pizzas, roasted chicken sandwiches, and freshly baked cast-iron cookies.

YOICHI’S 230 E. Victoria St., Santa Barbara, 805-962-6627, yoichis.com; open Tues.-Sun. for dinner. This traditional Japanese restaurant provides a unique multicourse dining experience with a wide selection of sake and wines. ZAYTOON 209 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, 805-963-1293, zaytoon .com; open Mon.-Sat. for lunch, daily for dinner. Live entertainment completes the atmosphere at this Lebanese-style eatery, where belly dancers saunter among diners on the patio.

URKEB 413 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-

837-8937, urkeb.com; open daily for lunch and dinner. Home to German street food, this restaurant is known for its döner kebap. Start by choosing a bun, wrap, or bowl and pick out your ingredients— veggies, meats grilled on a vertical rotisserie, and homemade sauces.

ZEN YAI 425 State St., Santa Barbara, 805957-1102; open Tues.-Fri. for lunch, daily for dinner. This family-owned modern Thai restaurant offers authentic dishes.

VALLE FRESH 380 Bell St., Los Alamos,

805-865-2282, vallefresh.com; open Thurs.Sun. for lunch and dinner. Alongside its extensive catering business, this location is impresses with tacos and mouthwatering tapas.

ZOOKERS 5404 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, 805-684-8893, zookersrestaurant.com; open Mon.-Sat. for lunch and dinner. This relaxed atmosphere comes with a creative seasonally influenced menu.

VIA MAESTRA 42 3343 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-569-6522; open Mon.-Sat. for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sun. for lunch. Renato Moiso’s cozy bistro serves S A N TA B A R B A R A


SANTA BARBARA ARCHIUM 805-233-8006, archiumcellars

.com. This winery produces Rhône varietals made from tiny, concentrated grapes with extremely low yields. Try the 2015 Archium “Dissident” GSM—a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. AREA 5.1 WINERY 137 Anacapa St., Ste. B, 805-770-7251, a51wine.com. Unearth the secret blends and otherworldly varietals found only at Area 5.1, located along the Urban Wine Trail. AU BON CLIMAT 813 Anacapa St., Ste.

5B, 805-963-7999, aubonclimat.com. For more than 30 years, Jim Clendenen has specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir. His downtown tasting room features ABC wines as well as Verdad, Vita Nova, Qupé, Makor, and Barham Mendelsohn.

AUGUST RIDGE VINEYARDS 5 E.

Figueroa St., 805-770-8442, augustridge .com. August Ridge is inspired by the spirit of California and the classic elegance of wines from Northern Italy. The unique location of this vineyard allows for growing of specific Italian varietals such as Nebbiolo.

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CARR VINEYARDS AND WINERY 414 N. Salsipuedes St., 805-965-7985, carrwinery .com. Situated in a hut that was built in the 1940s, Ryan Carr’s downtown cave is the source of whites and reds from grapes grown on more than 100 acres across Santa Barbara County. CEBADA WINE 4001 8 E. De la Guerra St.,

805-451-2570, forbiddenfruitorchards.com. From Sandra Newman’s Forbidden Fruit Orchards, Cebada Estate vintages are the perfect artisanal Burgundian-style wines.

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217 Stearns Wharf, Ste. G, 805-618-1185, conwayfamilywines.com. Located on Stearns Wharf, the Conway family’s nautical-inspired tasting room—a happening spot on the weekend—is home to 15 different wines. DRAKE WINES 32 Anacapa St., Ste. B and

C, 805-845-4801, drakewines.com. Andi and Mark Cummins’s Funk Zone tasting room features Drake wines as well as Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noirs from their Chatter label.

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DV8 CELLARS 28 Anacapa St., 805-966-

6601, dv8cellars.com. Founded in 2011, this boutique winery creates ultra-premium vintages reminiscent of the wine from the Rhône Valley of France. FOX WINE CO. 120 Santa Barbara St.,

805-699-6326, foxwineco.com. With a passion for elegant Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah as well as a combined 30-plus years in the wine industry, Sarah and Blair Fox started making their own wines entirely by hand. FREQUENCY 831

Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, 805-770-3069, frequencywines.com. Zac Wasserman crafts small production Rhône varietals available at a newly opened downtown tasting room next door to C’est Cheese.

GRASSINI FAMILY VINEYARDS AND WINERY 24 El Paseo, 805-897-3366,

grassinifamilyvineyards.com. Grassini’s sustainably produced Bordeauxstyle Sauvignon Blancs and Cabernet Sauvignons are served at the historic El Paseo complex downtown. HAPPY CANYON VINEYARD 30 El Paseo, 805-203-0749, happycanyonvineyard.com. The Barrack family produces their awardwinning Bordeaux varietal wines at the Santa Ynez Valley ranch and vineyard that they call home. JAFFURS WINE CELLARS 819 E.

Montecito St., 805-962-7003, jaffurswine .com. This winery is well-known for Roussanne, Viognier, Petite Sirah, Grenache, and Syrah.

JAMIE SLONE WINES 23 E. De la Guerra St., 805-560-6555, jamiesloanwines.com. Jamie and Kym Slone toured the wine regions of France, Germany, Italy, and Spain before settling in Santa Barbara and establishing their own wine label and tasting room. KUNIN WINES 28 Anacapa St., 805-963-

9633, kuninwines.com. This winery is known for staying true to the nature of the grapes farmed. Try the 2015 Pape Star Rhône blend.

LAFOND WINERY 111 E. Yanonali St.,

805-845-2020, lafondwinery.com. A reserve label belonging to the Pierre Lafond family that specializes in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah, you’ll find Lafond Winery & Vineyards in the heart of the Funk Zone while cruising the Urban Wine Trail.

MAIL ROAD WINES 835 E. Canon Perdido St., 805-451-4440, mailroadwines.com. This Pinot Noir is sourced exclusively from

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the Mount Carmel Vineyard located 50 miles northwest of Santa Barbara at the geographic center of the Sta. Rita Hills and the end of Mail Road. MARGERUM WINE COMPANY 813 Anacapa St., 805-845-8435, margerumwines .com. Stop by Doug Margerum’s tasting room, which features his own reds and whites as well as others—Cent’Anni, Cimarone, Happy Canyon, and various French and Italian labels. MELVILLE VINEYARDS AND WINERY

120 State St., Ste. C, 805-770-7952, melvillewinery.com. Ron Melville and his son Chad’s Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah are the stars at this tasting room.

MUNICIPAL WINEMAKERS 22 Anacapa

St., 805-931-6864, municipalwinemakers .com. With modern sophistication and edgy style, Municipal Winemakers offers free wine delivery to guests who bike to the tasting room. Also ask about their reusable bottles and refill deals.

NOTARY PUBLIC notarypublicwine.com. Notary Public grapes are grown in the rich soil of Santa Barbara County and are focused on producing elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc wines. OREANA WINERY 205 Anacapa St., 805-

962-5857, oreanawinery.com. Located in the Funk Zone, Oreana is known for two things—wine and parties.

PALI WINE CO. 116 E. Yanonali St., 805-

560-7254, paliwineco.com. Cofounders Tim Perr and Scott Knight believe in small lots of Pinot Noir and other varietals—try the Santa Barbara-inspired 2016 Huntington Pinot Noir, with hints of black cherry and spices. PARADISE SPRINGS WINERY 210 State

St., 805-690-3650, paradisespringswinery .com. Originally based in Virginia, this established winery moved to California in 2014 to start producing on the beautiful West Coast and has been creating their distinctive, captivating wines ever since. POTEK 406 E. Haley St., Ste. 1, 805-7705105, potek.com. With a commitment to producing the best wines in the Santa Barbara County, winemaker David

Potter applies unique French techniques to his winemaking.

THE VALLEY PROJECT 116 E. Yanonali

RIVERBENCH WINERY 137 Anacapa St., Ste. C, 805-324-4100, riverbench.com. Winemaker Clarissa Nagy’s love for the aromas of Pinot Noir is what drives her to continue to refine Riverbench wines.

St., 805-453-6768, thevalleyprojectwines .com. The Valley Project was created out of a desire to showcase the amazing viticultural areas and microclimates within Santa Barbara County by producing a plethora of wines including Syrah, Merlot, and Grenache.

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VOGELZANG 1129 State St., 805-568-0900,

SANGUIS 8 Ashley Ave., 805-845-0902, sanguiswine.com. This minimalist winery and tasting room is where cool-climate Rhône and Burgundian varietals are produced.

WENZLAU wenzlauvineyard.com. Organically farmed, estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay shaped by Justin Willett, and owners Bill and Cindy Wenzlau are the winemakers for the sparkling wine and rosé.

1114 State St., Ste. 26, 805-770-7873, sanfordwinery.com. Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir are the draw at this tasting room in the historic La Arcada courtyard.

SANTA BARBARA WINERY 202

Anacapa St., 805-963-3633, sbwinery .com. Established in 1962, Santa Barbara Winery—the oldest in the county— currently produces Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Syrah, and more.

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SILVER WINES 813 Anacapa St., Ste. 31,

805-770-8121, silverwines.com. Benjamin Silver’s wines—his lineup includes Viognier, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and more— capture the complex flavors of fruit he purchases. Stop by his new tasting room to try them. SIMPLE FISH WINES 805-698-8739,

simplefishwines.com. Enjoy Simple Fish Wine’s 2016 Santa Barbara County Martian Vineyard Grenache Blanc, 2017 Central Coast Rosé of Syrah, and 2015 Santa Barbara County Thompson Vineyard Grenache.

SKYENNA 12 Helena Ave., 805-403-8085,

skyenna.com. Lenny Germano produces Viognier, a rosé of Cab Franc, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. Stop by his Funk Zone tasting room to sip and savor. SUMMERLAND WINERY 2330 Lillie

Ave., Summerland, 805-565-9463, summerlandwine.com. Visit this upscale tasting room and boutique to try the dozen different blends created from Central Coast grapes, and shop for wine accessories, home decor, and gourmet food products as well. S A N TA B A R B A R A

vogelzangvineyard.com. With high-quality grapes sustainably grown on 77 acres of Happy Canyon, this vineyard produces palate-pleasing Pinot Noir, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, and more.

WHITCRAFT WINERY 36 S. Calle Cesar Chavez, Ste. A, 805-730-1680, whitcraftwinery.com. Whitcraft has been on the map and producing high-quality wines since 1985. Now, founder Chris Whitcraft’s son, Drake, focuses on making unadulterated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

SANTA YNEZ BAEHNER FOURNIER 2840 Montecielo

Dr., 805-688-7118, bfwine.com. Limitededition Bordeaux-style wines made with estate-grown grapes sourced from Dr. Bob Baehner and Vickie Fournier Baehner’s vineyards, each named for an encounter with nature— Sunshine, Rainbow, Moonglow, Misty, and Northstar.

BRIDLEWOOD ESTATE WINERY

3555 Roblar Ave., 805-688-9000, bridlewoodwinery.com. Bridlewood’s 105-acre mission-style estate winery is known for its Syrah.

CALZADA RIDGE VINEYARD 3001 Old

Calzada Ridge, 805-688-0935, calzadaridge .com. Richard and Pamela Harris’s monoculture vineyard only produces limited quantities of Viognier.

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1733 Fletcher Way, 805-693-9300, crownpointvineyards.com. Roger Bower’s coveted estate wines are only available on a limited basis.

born Mike Brown started Kalyra (“a wild and pleasant place” in the Australian Aboriginal language) in 1989. You can also taste his sparkling and dessert wines at HELIX, 805-693-8864, his newer tasting room in Buellton. ROBLAR WINERY AND VINEYARDS

3010 Roblar Ave., 805686-2603, roblarwinery. com. This viticultural experience in the valley not only boasts 38 acres of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon (and sells Syrah and Cabernet Franc as well), but also a commercial kitchen and cooking school, facilities for private events, and vineyard tours. SUNSTONE VINEYARDS AND WINERY 125 N.

Refugio Rd., 805-688-9463, sunstonewinery.com. The Rice family’s French country-style property and villa is a lovely place to take out-of-town guests for wine tasting as well as a beautiful location for private events.

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WEATHERBORNE WINE CORP. weatherborne.com.

Minimalist winemaking lends a limited production of Pinot Noir, Grenache, and rosé. SUNSTONE VINEYARDS

WESTERLY WINES

westerlywines.com. In addition to producing Bordeaux varietals from the Happy Canyon AVA, Westerly has partnered with Wine To Water, a nonprofit that brings clean water to communities around the world.

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FALCONE FAMILY VINEYARDS 805-

350-0397, falconefamilyvineyards.com. The Falcones’ wines reflect the soils and climate of their vineyard, on the eastern corner of the Templeton Gap named “Mia’s Vineyard” after their daughter.

GAINEY VINEYARD 3950 E. Hwy. 246,

805-688-0558, gaineyvineyard.com. This Spanish-style vineyard, winery, and gourmet tasting room is a relaxing place to spend an afternoon in the valley as well as a great location for a private event. KALYRA WINERY 343 N.Refugio Rd., 805-

693-8864, kalyrawinery.com. Australian-

959 E. Hwy 246, 805-688-7108, bellacavallifarms.com. Based in the Santa Ynez Valley, Bella Cavalli values the quality of their grapes and fruit, making their wines top notch. BLACKJACK RANCH VINEYARDS AND WINERY 2205 Alamo Pintado Rd.,

805-686-9922, blackjackranch.com. After inventing, patenting, copyrighting, and trademarking California blackjack (play goes to 22 instead of 21) in 1989, Roger Wisted opened Blackjack Ranch Winery—a 30-year culmination of passion for wine.

BUTTONWOOD FARM WINERY AND VINEYARD 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd.,

805-688-3032, buttonwoodwinery.com. Winemaker Karen Steinwachs stays true to the tradition of sustainable vineyard management and environmental sensitivity while incorporating her own style in creating boutique wines.

CARIVINTAS WINERY 476 First St., 805-693-4331, carivintas.com. With a children’s play area and pet-friendly policy, Carivintas makes an afternoon wine tasting an easy family experience. CASA CASSARA WINERY & VINEYARD

1607 Mission Dr., Ste. 112, 805-688-8691, casacassarawinery.com. Stop by the tasting room to sample new releases by Casa Cassara, which has been making wine in the Sta. Rita Hills since 1998. CROSSHATCH WINERY 436 Alisal Rd.,

Solvang, 805-691-9192, crosshatchwinery .com. Ryan and Jessica Carr’s cofermented wines are the star at this tasting room.

D. VOLK WINES 1588 Mission Dr., 805-

VINCENT VINEYARDS 2370 N. Refugio

688-3488, dvolkwines.com. Enjoy a glass of rosé or any of the single-vineyard Santa Barbara County wines from female winemaker Dana Volk at a new familyfriendly tasting room in Solvang.

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DASCOMB CELLARS 1659 Copenhagen Dr., Ste. C, 805-691-9175, dascombcellars .com. Established in 1999, this charming boutique winery offers Rhône, Burgundy, and Bordeaux-style wines and is one of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Santa Barbara County.

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FELIZ NOCHE 473 Atterdag Rd., 805-686-

Rd., 805-691-4200, vincentvineyards .com. Vincent Vineyards uses only the most exceptional farming techniques to grow the best fruit and produce Cabernets, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and more.

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0001, feliznochecellars.com. Local winemaker Felipe Hernandez’s wine brand features a variety of 2011 to 2013 vintages, including one of his most popular wines, a Sangiovese that he calls Mi Pasion. FERGUSON CREST fergusoncrest .com. Founded in 2006, Ferguson Crest is a family-run boutique winery set at the highest point in Solvang overlooking the Santa Ynez Valley. Try the crisp, lush Viognier or the spicy and sumptuous Syrah. JONATA 805-564-8581, jonata

.com. Specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah, Jonata (Chumash for oak BRICK BARN WINE ESTATE tree) utilizes polyface farming to integrate a variety livestock, honey bees, and a communal garden into their Rideau serves a selection of her Rhônefarming model. varietal and award-winning wines.

LINCOURT VINEYARDS 1711 Alamo Pintado Rd., 805-688-8554, lincourtwines .com. Bill Foley’s winery creates Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah. LIONS PEAK VINEYARDS 1659

Copenhagen Dr., 805-693-5466, lionspeakwine .com. Enjoy the award-winning Cabernet Sauvignons or any of the library wines dating back to 1994.

LUCAS AND LEWELLEN VINEYARDS AND WINERY 1645

Copenhagen Dr., 805-686-9336, llwine .com. Winemaker Megan McGrath Gates and owners Royce Lewellen and Louis Lucas create wines from 400 acres of grapes in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria. LUCKY DOGG WINERY 447 Atterdag

Dr., 805-331-3698, luckydoggwinery.com. Brent Melville’s Solvang tasting room is where to find wines with humorous labels such as Hair of the Dog Syrah and Underdogg GSM. RIDEAU VINEYARD 1562 Alamo Pintado Rd., 805-688-0717, rideauvineyard .com. Originally a guest ranch on the stagecoach route between Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara, this property’s historic El Alamo Pintado Adobe is now a tasting room in which Louisiana-born Iris

ROYAL OAKS WINERY 1687 Mission Dr., 805-693-1740, royaloakswinery .com. Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon (for blending), and Merlot are the three varietals grown on the Royal Oaks Vineyard in Santa Ynez, though the winery produces other wines as well.

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RUSACK VINEYARDS 1819

Ballard Canyon Rd., 805-688-1278, rusackvineyards.com. Geoff and Alison Rusack’s tasting room is a pictureperfect place for a picnic or just sipping wine and enjoying the view.

SEVTAP WINERY 1622 Copenhagen

Dr., Ste. 1, 805-693-9200, sevtapwinery .com. Sevtap is known for its small-lot, handcrafted Bordeaux varietals. SHOESTRING VINEYARD AND WINERY 800 E. Hwy. 246, 805-693-8612,

shoestringwinery.com. Bring a picnic, sit under the olive trees, and enjoy Bill and Roswitha Craig’s awardwinning, limited-production Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. SORT THIS OUT CELLARS

1636 Copenhagen Dr., 805-688-1717, sortthisoutcellars.com. Stop by this retro tasting room to celebrate wine culture in a fun, hip fashion. S A N TA B A R B A R A

STORM WINES 530-409-1875, stormwines.com. Starting with six barrels in 2006, winemaker Ernst Storm capitalizes on the climate similarities between the Western Cape of South Africa and Santa Barbara County with a focus on classically styled, well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. TOCCATA 1665 Copenhagen Dr., 805686-5506, llwine.com/visit-toccata. Santa Barbara County wine pioneers Louis Lucas and Royce Lewellen have planted Italian varietals Pinot Grigio, Malvasia Bianca, and more at their Toccata Vineyards. TWENTY MILE WINERY 1661 Mission

Dr., 805-686-5159, olivehouse.com. This boutique winery by Olive House offers tastings of olive oil and wines.

BUELLTON ALMA ROSA WINERY AND VINEYARDS

181 Industrial Way, Ste. C, 805-691-9395, almarosawinery.com. Richard and Thekla Sanford have been growing grapes in Sta. Rita Hills since 1970, and now they produce mainly Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir. Taste the vintages at their Buellton tasting room.

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areas of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, producing wines that combine concentration with delicacy.

Happy Canyon. MOSBY WINERY AND VINEYARD 9496

Santa Rosa Rd., 805-688-2415, mosbywines .com. Mosby’s lineup includes Dolcetto (a dry, dark red Italian varietal), the Zinfandel-like Teroldego, and Primativo.

BRICK BARN WINE ESTATE

795 W. Hwy 246, 805-686-1208, brickbarnwineestate.com. The 35-acre estate vineyard’s wine is crafted by Winemaker Rob DaFoe and is unique in its singularity and heritage.

PACIFIC RIDGE VINEYARDS

35 Industrial Way, 805-245-5198, pacificridgevineyards.com. Visit Avant Tapas and Wine for sips of this winery’s Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

BUSCADOR WINES 140 Industrial

Way, 805-242-5206, buscadorwine.com. This is a unique boutique winery and tasting room in the heart of Buellton that handcrafts limited-release Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Blanc, and more.

THE CENTRAL COAST GROUP PROJECT 65 Los Padres Way, Unit 2, 805-

874-2316, ccgpwines.com. This boutique producer of fine wines in Santa Barbara County uses a natural approach to enhance ancient techniques to build flavor, texture, and balance. CHOLAME VINEYARD 140 Industrial Way, 805-610-1122, cholamevineyard. com. Cholame Vineyard’s 10 acres of land were chosen for the ability to produce varietals that thrive in the soil of the region. Their farming practices maximize the potential to produce impeccable wines. COLD HEAVEN CELLARS 92 Second St.,

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Sauvignon), and Three Saints (the “great value” label). FOLDED HILLS 2323 Old Coast Hwy., 805689-1450, foldedhills.com. Located behind the coastal mountains of Santa Barbara County, Folded Hills has a collection of fresh, pure, expressive Rhône wines from the Santa Ynez Valley.

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Unit D, 805-691-9413, standingsunwines .com. At Standing Sun, try the vintages and stay for the live music on t he weekends.

THORNE WINE 7820 Santa Rosa Rd.,

IMAGINE WINE 140 Industrial Way, 805-

LOMPOC

0676, hitchingpost2.com. Gray Hartley and Frank Ostini have been blending Pinot Noir, Syrah, and a Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend since 1979.

688-1769, imaginewine.com. Winemaker Ross Rankin established Imagine in 2004. Made exclusively from Santa Barbara County fruit, the 2007 “Winged” Paradise Mountain Syrah is a must-try.

CORDON WINE 90 Easy St., 805-570-

KEN BROWN WINES 157 W. Hwy 246, 805-680-9400, kenbrownwines.com. This small family-owned business specializes in Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills.

DIERBERG FAMILY OF WINES 1280 Drum Canyon Rd., 805-697-1466, dierbergvineyard.com, starlanevineyard .com. Stop by the Dierbergs’ Star Lane tasting room to sample selections from their wine labels: Dierberg (premium Burgundian varietals), Star Lane (Bordeaux-style Malbec and Cabernet

STANDING SUN WINES 92 Second St.,

HARTLEY-OSTINI HITCHING POST WINERY 420 E. Highway 246, 805-688-

Ste. A, 805-686-1343, coldheavencellars .com. Founded in 1996, Morgan Clendenen’s winery is dedicated to crafting the finest Viognier, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. 3988, cordonwine.com. Winemaker Etienne Terlinden produces small lots of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, rosé, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. Tastings at his Easy Street Wine Collective, where Cordon is produced, are by appointment only.

PENCE VINEYARDS & WINERY 1909 W. Hwy 246, 805-735-7000, pencevineyards .com. This 200-acre working ranch turned vineyard and winery in western Santa Barbara County is home to 38 acres of organically farmed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

LAFOND WINERY AND VINEYARDS

6855 Santa Rosa Rd., 805-688-7921, lafondwinery.com. Tasting is a relaxing event at Lafond, where you can stroll the bucolic grounds while sampling many different wines. MARTELLOTTO WINERY 100 Los Padres

Way. Ste. 7, 619-567-9244, martellotto .com. Winemaker Greg Martellotto has a focus on producing delicious, distinctive Bordeaux varietals from S A N TA B A R B A R A

805-693-1483, thornewine.com. Situated in the Sta. Rita Hills, Thorne is one of many small producers creating sophisticated Pinot Noirs.

AMPELOS CELLARS 312 N. 9th St., 805-

736-9957, ampeloscellars.com. Owners Peter and Rebecca Work practice organic and biodynamic farming for their grapes. Ampelos also sells Chien Wines’ current releases.

ARCADIAN WINERY 1515 E. Chestnut Ave., Ste. B, 805-740-2311, arcadianwinery.com. Joe Davis combines traditional methods of producing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah with personal techniques that push the limits of expectation. BABCOCK WINERY AND VINEYARDS

5175 E. Hwy. 246, 805-736-1455, babcockwinery.com. Since 1984, Bryan Babcock has enjoyed acclaim as one of the area’s top winemakers. BREWER-CLIFTON 329 N. F St., 805-


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735-9184, brewerclifton.com. This winery produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Sta. Rita Hills. CLOS PEPE ESTATE VINEYARD 4777

E. Hwy. 246, 805-735-2196, clospepe .com. Clos Pepe is a small family farm that produces limited lots of unoaked Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. CORE WINERY 321 N. D St., 805-714-5057, corewine.com. Located at the Lompoc Wine Factory, Core is a family-based winery that maintains a strong emphasis on growing their vines to produce the best wines. D’ALFONSO-CURRAN WINES 4457 Santa Rosa Rd., 805-736-9463, d-cwines .com. Bruno D’Alfonso and Kris Curran bring decades of winemaking experience to their BADGE, Di Bruno, Curran, and D’Alfonso-Curran labels. DE SU PROPIA COSECHA 1501

E. Chestnut Ct., 805-345-9355, desupropiacosecha.com. Chris and Deanna King consider their most important element to be sourcing the best grapes when producing their Rhône Valley and Southern France-inspired Chardonnays and Cabernets.

DOMAINE DE LA CÔTE 1712 Industrial Way, 805-500-8337 ext. 2, domainedelacote .com. This is a collection of vineyards on more than 60 acres of land with an

unparalleled microclimate, geology, and elevation for winemaking. FIDDLEHEAD CELLARS 1597 E. Chestnut Ave., 805-735-7728, fiddleheadcellars.com. Winemaker Kathy Joseph established Fiddlehead in 1989 to master such varietals as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Today, her wines stem from the Santa Ynez Valley as well as Oregon’s Willamette Valley. FLYING GOAT CELLARS 1520 E.

altitudes, soil types, and climates, The Hilt’s wines reflect the diverse maritime climate of the Sta. Rita Hills. JALAMA WINES 1637 E. Laurel Ave., 805-735-8937, jalamawines.com. Located in Lompoc’s Wine Ghetto, winemaker Mark Cargasacchi’s tasting room offers five different blends—from the 2012 Carg Pinot Noir to the 2012 El Capitan blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Petit Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chestnut Ave., Unit A, 805-736-9032, flyinggoatcellars.com. Smooth Pinot Noirs and a sparkling wine put this vineyard on the map, and owner Norm Yost prides himself on mastering the details of making wine.

JCR VINEYARD 1500 E. Chestnut Ct., Unit D, jcrvineyard.com. Jalama Canon Ranch and Vineyard is a premier place for growing cool-climate grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

FOLEY ESTATES VINEYARD AND WINERY 6121 E. Hwy. 246, 805-737-

805-735-2283, kesslerhaakwine.com. This is one of the few Sta. Rita Hills wineries that produce a Riesling as well as sparkling wines.

6222, foleywines.com. This Rancho Santa Rosa winery reflects Bill Foley and winemaker Ryan Aura’s devotion to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

GYPSY CANYON WINERY 4373 E.

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Hwy. 246, 805-705-1446, gypsycanyon .com. Deborah Hall creates Angelica from century-old vines—a rare taste of California history—as well as luscious Pinot Noir.

THE HILT 805-564-858, thehiltwines.com.

Planted on vineyards 13 unobstructed miles from the ocean with a range of

KESSLER-HAAK 1700 Gypsy Canyon Dr.,

KITÁ WINES 300 N. 12th St., Unit 1A,

805-819-1372, kitawines.com. Kitá Wines values the balance between soil, climate, location, and taste as their fruit is hand sorted in both the vineyard and again in the winery to ensure only the best grapes are carried into the wines.

LA MONTAGNE WINERY 1509 E. Chestnut

Ave., 805-291-6643, lamontagnewinery .com. A self-proclaimed businesseducated foodie, Kimberly Smith puts

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LIQUID FARM 1225 W. Laurel Ave.,

Unit 1, 805-868-2426, liquidfarm.com. A Chardonnay-focused project made with little intervention and manipulation, Jeff Nelson, James Sparks, and Brian Evans’s lower-alcohol wines are straight from the vine.

LONGORIA WINES 415 E. Chestnut Ave.,

866-759-4637, longoriawine.com. Rick Longoria specializes in European-style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Try his wines in his new tasting room in the historic JM Club building in Lompoc. LORING WINE COMPANY 1034

W. Aviation Dr., 805-736-0053, loringwinecompany.com. A part of Lompoc’s Wine Ghetto, this winery stands apart from the rest because of Brian Loring’s 12-year experience with Pinot Noir.

LUTUM 300 N. 12th St., 805-345-6544,

lutumwines.com. Brought to life as a shared vision from entrepreneur Bill Price and winemaker Gavin Chanin, this winery focuses on smallproduction, single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

MELVILLE VINEYARDS AND WINERY

5185 E. Hwy. 246, 805-735-7030, melvillewinery.com. Ron Melville and his son Chad create Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah at this Mediterranean-style winery in the Sta. Rita Hills.

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MONTEMAR 1501 E. Chestnut Ct., 805735-5000, facebook.com/Montemarwines. Handcrafted wines, charcuterie, and a variety of cheeses are just a few of the delicacies offered here. MORETTI WINES 1595 E Chestnut Ave.,

805-735-4400, morettiwines.com. Antonio and Jeni Moretti dedicate themselves to producing European-style wines that are both well balanced and food-friendly. Favorites include Syrah, Pinot Noir, and a flavorful Bianchetto.

PALI WINE CO. 1501 Chestnut Ct., 805-

735-2354, paliwineco.com. Pali crafts small lots of Pinot Noir and other varietals.

PALMINA 1520 E. Chestnut Ct., 805-

735-2030, palminawines.com. Palmina exclusively produces Italian varietals.

PEIDRASASSI 1501 E. Chestnut Ave., 805-736-6784, peidrasassi.com. This small but serious winery also churns out loaves of fresh bread. POINT CONCEPCION WINES 1601

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W. Central Ave., 805-736-7763, point concepcionwines.com. Try the ready-todrink Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.

PRESS GANG CELLARS 805-291-3141, pressgangcellars.com. Tiny lots of Grenache, Syrah, Roussanne, and Sauvignon Blanc are all made in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto and inspired by a love of music, surfing, travel, food, and wine. SANDHI WINES 1712 Industrial Way, Ste.

B, 805-500-8337, sandhiwines.com. Sandhi is named after the ancient Sanskrit word meaning “collaboration,” which represents the partnership of the label’s creators— dynamic duo Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman—as well as the connection between man, earth, and vine. SANFORD WINERY AND VINEYARDS

5010 Santa Rosa Rd., 805-735-5900, sanfordwinery.com. Winemaker Steve

Fennell crafts Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Noir in the handmade adobe winery at Rancho la Rinconada in the Sta. Rita Hills. SEA SMOKE ESTATE VINEYARDS

1604 N. O St., 805-737-1600, seasmoke .com. Sea Smoke produces exceptionally complex Pinot Noir from the 170-acre Sta. Rita Hills vineyard. SPEAR VINEYARDS AND WINERY 6700

Hwy. 246, 805-737-1829, spearwinery.com. Spear Vineyards and Winery is a familyowned, in-house farmed and certified organic vineyard in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA that produces quality, authentic wines.

STOLPMAN VINEYARDS 1700 Industrial Way, Ste. B, 805-736-5000, stolpmanvineyards.com. Dedicated to sensible farming and winemaking, Stolpman creates natural, vibrant, sitespecific wines. SWEETZER CELLARS 308 N. 9th St., Unit C, 805-588-2291, sweetzercellars.com. The makers of Sweetzer Cellars look to find the perfect balance between fruit and earth to produce the besttasting wines. TRANSCENDENCE WINES 313 N. F St., 805-689-5258, transcendwines.com. This small, family-run winery in the heart of Lompoc makes complex, structured wines and gives back a portion of their sales to several different nonprofit organizations. TURIYA 321 N. D St., 805-478-7016, turiyawines.com. This one-woman operation produces red blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese. TYLER WINERY 300 N 12th St., Ste. 4A,

805-741-7281, tylerwinery.com. Delicacy and balance are Justin Willett’s key ingredients to create the perfect Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

LOS OLIVOS ALTA MARIA VINEYARDS 2933 Grand

Ave., Ste. A, 805-686-1144, altamaria.com. James Ontiveros and Paul Wilkins’s tasting room showcases their Santa Maria

PHOTOGRAPHS: SANFORD WINERY AND VINEYARDS, BLAKE BRONSTAD

all of her drive and passion into her wines. Her love and desire to produce Pinot Noir has since led her to create her own Pinot Blanc and Tempranillo.


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Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as their exclusive label, Autonom. ALEXANDER AND WAYNE 2922 Grand Ave., 805-688-9665, arthurearl.com. This winery excels at traditional whites and reds. ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS

5249 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-686-9604, andrewmurrayvineyards.com. Well-known winemaker Andrew Murray shows his exceptional handcrafted artisanal Rhône varietals at his sleek tasting room.

ARTHUR EARL 2922 Grand Ave., 805-693-

1771, arthurearl.com. Whether you prefer whites such as Malvasia Bianca, or reds such as Tempranillo, Arthur Earl has as many as 15 different wines available at the tasting room located in downtown Los Olivos.

ARTISTE WINERY AND TASTING STUDIO 2948 Grand Ave., Ste. E, 805-686-

Blanc as well as his Bordeaux-style reds. BYRON VINEYARD AND WINERY

2367 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-938-7365, byronwines.com. In 1984, Ken Brown pioneered the production of Pinot Noir on the Central Coast. The winery now offers more than 170 different types of Pinot Noirs, which can be sampled and purchased at the tasting room.

C5 VINEYARD 805-714-8892, c5vineyard .com. C5 is composed of organicsustainable farmed wines, with delicious specialties including Albariño, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and more. CARHARTT VINEYARD 2990 Grand Ave., Ste. A, 805-693-5100, carharttvineyard .com. Stop by the “World’s Smallest Tasting Room” and enjoy a smooth glass of Mike, Brooke, and Chase Carhartt’s Sauvignon Blanc or estate Syrah.

2626, artiste.com. At this “tasting studio,” you try vintages and create art on canvases or in sketchbooks set around the room.

CARINA CELLARS 2900 Grand Ave., Ste.

BARBIERI WINE COMPANY 2369 Alamo

CONSILIENCE WINES 2923 Grand Ave.,

Pintado Ave., 805-688-8882, barbieriwines .com. Master Sommelier Paolo Barbieri worked in the restaurant business for 30 years before moving to California to hand-craft Rhône varietals using minimalistic winemaking techniques. The tasting room also houses Kempe Wines, which was formed by Erin Kempe and Barbieri in 2010 and focuses on Bordeaux varietals. BECKMEN VINEYARDS 2670 Ontiveros Rd., 805-688-8664, beckmenvineyards .com. From a 365-acre vineyard, Steve Beckmen harvests and produces Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, and others.

BLAIR FOX CELLARS 2902 San Marcos Ave., 805-691-1678, blairfoxcellars.com. After working at various wineries locally and in Australia, Santa Barbara native Blair Fox founded his own winery to produce delicious Rhône-style Viognier and Syrah. THE BRANDER VINEYARD 2401 N. Refugio Rd., 805-688-2455, brander.com. Taste Fred Brander’s famed Sauvignon

A, 805-688-2459, carinacellars.com. Carina Cellars creates wines from grapes grown in both Santa Barbara and Paso Robles.

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805-691-1020, consiliencewines.com. At Consilience, you can taste all three labels owned by Bill and Jan Sanger— Consilience, Tre Anelli, and Marianello. COQUELICOT ESTATE VINEYARD 2884 Grand Ave., 805-688-1500, coquelicotwines .com. Bernard Rosenson established this organic, family-run winery in 2005. The tasting room is located in what once was a blacksmith shop in 1886. CRAWFORD FAMILY WINES 2477 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-698-3889, crawfordfamilywines.com. Mark and Wendy Horvath embrace a “garagiste” style, sourcing fruit from esteemed vineyards around the county for tiny lots of Pinot and Chardonnay along with a Rhône program from Ballard Canyon. DEMETRIA ESTATE WINES 6701 Foxen

Canyon Rd., 805-686-2345, demetriaestate .com. Established in 2005, this familyowned winery produces artful wines using low yields, sustainable and biodynamic farming practices, and gentle winemaking procedures. S A N TA B A R B A R A

DRAGONETTE CELLARS 2445

Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-693-0077, dragonettecellars.com. Dragonette Cellars’ logo captures the medieval philosophy that wine is “drinkable gold.”

DREAMCÔTE WINE CO. 2933 San Marcos Ave., 805-691-1200, dreamcotewines .com. A small-batch wine and cider collaboration project with new bright, fruit-forward offerings every season. EPIPHANY CELLARS 2947 Grand Ave., 805-686-2424, epiphanycellars .com. Established in 2006 by Eli Parker, Epiphany continues to provide the central coast with quality wine made in the hills of Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas. EVAN’S RANCH 2901 Grand Ave., 888-

424-6398, evansranchwines.com. One of three Gainey ranches, Evan’s Ranch focuses on growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah, making it the cooler cousin to Gainey’s Home Ranch, which features Cabernets and Merlots that grow better in warmer climates.

FESS PARKER WINERY AND VINEYARD 6200 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-

688-1545, fessparkerwines.com. Founded by the late actor/entrepreneur Fess Parker, this vineyard and winery—a perfect spot for a picnic or private event—crafts uncompromising wines. FIRESTONE VINEYARD 5017 Zaca

Station Rd., 805-688-3940, firestonewine .com. The Firestones (famous for beer, local politics, and at one point, tires) founded their Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignonproducing vineyard in 1972.

KAENA WINE COMPANY 2890 Grand Ave., 805-688-4069, kaenawine.com. Hawaiian for “potential for greatness,” Kaena is operated by Hawaiian native Mikael Sigouin. Starting with just three barrels in 2001, Kaena now produces 2,000 cases of wine—with an emphasis on Grenache—a year. KOEHLER WINERY 5360 Foxen Canyon

Rd., 805-693-8384, koehlerwinery.com. Situated on the celebrated Foxen Canyon Trail in the Santa Ynez Valley, Koehler Winery consists of a 100-acre estate planted with 30-year-old vines.


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LARNER 2900 Grand Ave., 805-688-8148,

Pinot Noir, 2017 Martian Gamay Noir, 2015 Gold Coast Pinot Noir, and more.

larnerwine.com. Larner is a familyrun boutique estate with a limited production of 900 cases per year and known for the award-wining fruit that has set the vineyard apart as a Californian Grand Cru.

TENSLEY WINES 2900 Grand Ave., Ste. B, 805-688-6761, tensleywines.com. Familyowned Tensley Wines was established in 1998 and specializes in Syrah.

OAK SAVANNA VINEYARD 5095

TERCERO WINES 2445 Alamo Pintado

Zaca Station Rd., 805-686-9604, andrewmurrayvineyards.com. Oak Savanna Vineyard specializes in limited amounts of Chardonnay and Syrah.

Ave., Ste. 104, 805-245-9584, tercerowines .com. Larry Schaffer’s label focuses on Rhône-style whites and reds.

PRODIGAL WINES 2880 Grand Ave.,

Ste. C, 805-688-6081, tessamariewines .com. Granddaughter of the late actor/ vintner Fess Parker, Tessa Marie Parker sources her fruit from some of the most esteemed vineyards in the Santa Barbara County. Her specialty is Sangiovese.

805-688-0476, prodigalwines.com. This family-owned and operated winery specializes in Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir sourced from its own Quinta Santa Rosa vineyard and other vineyards in the appellation.

TESSA MARIE WINES 2901 Grand Ave.,

688-5400, refugioranch.com. The Gleason family’s 440-acre Refugio Ranch produces nine different grapes.

TORETTI WINES 2933 San Marcos Ave., Ste. 101, 805-688-8002, toretti.com. Located atop the Santa Maria Valley, this familyowned and operated vineyard focuses on growing quality grapes.

RIVAHIL WINERY 2901 Grand Ave., Ste.

TRE ANELLI 2923 Grand Ave., 805-

REFUGIO RANCH 2990 Grand Ave., 805-

C, 805-691-9951, rivahilwinery.com. Fred Williamson’s new tasting room features red and white southern Rhône varietals. SAARLOOS & SONS 2971 Grand Ave., 805-

688-1200, saarloosandsons.com. This family’s vintages are labeled with unusual names such as The O.G. Grenache Noir.

SAMSARA WINERY 2446 Alamo Pintado

Rd., 805-688-8689, samsarawine.com. Sanskrit for “the eternal cycle of life,” Samsara emphasizes wine growing as opposed to winemaking.

SOLMINER 2890 Grand Ave., 805-691-

9195, solminer.com. Husband and wife duo Anna and David de Laski created the brand and vineyard as they fell in love with the wine country in Santa Barbara in 2012.

STOLPMAN VINEYARDS 2434

Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-688-0400, stolpmanvineyards.com. Syrah is one of the premier grapes of this Ballard Canyon vineyard.

STORY OF SOIL 2362 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-686-1302, storyofsoilwine. com. This label features delicious wines such as 2016 Sierra Madre

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691-1020, treanelliwine.com. Tre Anelli combines Italian and Spanish allure with Santa Barbara County grapes for a modern yet rustic tasting endeavor.

VERDAD & QUPÉ 2963 Grand Ave., 805-

686-4200, verdadwines.com. With these labels, Bob Lindquist and Louisa Sawyer Lindquist spotlight Spanish varietals.

WAYLAN WINE CO. 2963 Grand Ave.,

806-693-2193, waylanwineco.com. Brothers Brad and Greg Saarloos have been cultivating delicious wines in the Los Olivos area since 2015.

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ZACA MESA WINERY AND VINEYARDS

6905 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-688-9339, zacamesa.com. Pack a picnic, play a game of chess on the life-size chessboard, or take a scenic stroll on the hiking trail. Call the tasting room for information on special tasting events and winemakers’ dinners. ZINKE WINE CO. 2366 Alamo Pintado Ave., 805-691-9718, zinkewines.com. This winery and vineyard values the natural growth of its fruit with no additives or manipulation, producing some of the purest wines of the region.

LOS ALAMOS BEDFORD WINERY 448 Bell St., 805344-2107, bedfordwinery.com. With an ambiance for rich conversation, the tasting room features a deeper wine experience through the knowledgeable staff willing to deliver their customers a one-on-one articulation of each wine. CASA DUMETZ WINES 388 Bell St., 805-

344-1900, casadumetzwines.com. Owner and winemaker Sonja Magdevski incorporates her lifetime of travel experiences to produce vibrant wines that showcase the balanced nature of the grapes, the harvest, and the seasons in the Los Alamos community.

LO-FI WINES 448 Bell St., 805-344-0179,

lofi-wines.com. Lo-Fi believes in natural growing—neutral barrels, native yeasts, and natural pH.

LUMEN 458 Bell St., 805-344-1122, lumenwines.com. From winemakers Will Henry and Lane Tanner comes a unique label that has a variety of distinctive wines from the fruit of the Santa Maria Valley, Alisos Canyon, and the town of Garey. MARTIAN RANCH & VINEYARD

9110 Alisos Canyon Rd., 805344-1804, martianvineyard.com. Martian Ranch & Vineyard offers a wide variety of wines, including Grenache Blanc, rosé, and Clairette.

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WINERY 2115 S. Blosser Rd., Ste. 118,

805-347-8720, brucherwinery.com. Since taking over the winery in 2010, Janis and Mike Schmidt have been finding the best possible harvests while producing artisanal wines to “delight the senses.”

CA’DEL GREVINO 2510 E. Clark Ave., 805-621-5889, grevino.com. Ca’Del Grevino is a signature wine brand that mixes the highest-quality fruit and attention to detail to produce award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Syrah wines.

KENNETH VOLK VINEYARDS 5230

Tepusquet Rd., 805-938-7896, volkwines .com. Proprietor Ken Volk crafts worldclass wines, especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

PRESQU’ILE 5391 Presqu’ile Dr., 805-

937-8110, presquilewine.com. Indulge in

TRES HERMANAS VINEYARD AND WINERY 9660 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-

937-8451, treshermanawinery.com. What started off as a cattle ranch later turned into a fully operating vineyard. Marvin and Paulette Teixeira even offer private barrel tastings with winemaker Mark Horvath.

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CAMBRIA ESTATE WINERY

5475 Chardonnay Ln., 805-9387318, cambriawines.com. Enjoy a slow-paced day of elegance filled with gourmet cheeses and other specialty items paired with tasty Cambria wine. CHALLEN WINERY 2330 Westgate Rd., 323-879-8081, challenwinery. com. This small Santa Barbara County vineyard handcrafts quality Pinot Noirs. COSTA DE ORO WINERY 1331 S.

Nicholson Ave., 805-922-1468, cdowinery. com. Located beside a lush mountain and valley, Costa de Oro creates a friendly and warm atmosphere for all its visitors.

COTTONWOOD CANYON VINEYARD AND WINERY 3940 Dominion Rd.,

805-937-8463, cottonwoodcanyon.com. Although small, this ultra-premium winery never fails to delight. The winemakers specialize in Chardonnay, Syrah, and Pinot Noir.

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FOXEN VINEYARD 7200 Foxen Canyon

Rd. and 7600 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805937-4251, foxenvineyard.com. The Foxen boys remain loyal to their day-one goals: the creation of small production, sustainably farmed, vineyardfocused wines.

J. WILKES WINES jwilkes.com.

Winemaker Wes Hagan sources fruit from the Santa Maria Valley, Sta. Rita Hills, and Paso Robles Highlands District to create blends representative of the diverse mesoclimates of the Central Coast.

Winery

the creations of four generations of the Murphy family’s estate production of Santa Maria Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc. RANCHO SISQUOC WINERY 6600 Foxen

Canyon Rd., 805-934-4332, ranchosisquoc .com. Sarah Holt Mullins believes in crafting quality wines in small quantities. She manages 12 varietals and blends from Sauvignon Blanc to Merlot. RIVERBENCH WINERY 6020 Foxen Canyon Rd., 805-937-8340, riverbench .com. Winemaker Clarissa Nagy’s love for the aromas of Pinot Noir is what drives her to continue to refine Riverbench wines. She is known for her elegant and sophisticated winemaking style. RUNWAY VINEYARDS 4651 Santa Maria Mesa Rd., 805-264-2858, runwayvineyards .com. This family-owned business emphasizes their philosophy of creating impeccably proportioned wines by hand-picking the grapes and handling the wines gently.

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OJAI CASA BARRANCA WINERY 208 E. Ojai

Ave., 805-640-1255, casabarranca.com. Bill Moses’s certified organic winery is dedicated to employing winemaking practices without toxins.

OJAI ALISAL VINEYARD 475 E. Ojai Ave., 805-640-7987, ojaialisal.com. Viognier, Grenache, Syrah, and Malbec are just some wines produced at the magical Ojai Alisal Vineyard. Ojai’s tapas restaurant, Azu, is where they call home. OJAI VINEYARD 109 S. Montgomery St.,

805-798-3947, ojaivineyard.com. Adam and Helen Tolmach produce seven different varietals (Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Syrah).

TOPA MOUNTAIN WINERY 821 W. Ojai

Ave., 805-640-1190, topamountainwinery .com. Lauro Guerra’s winery is located in the Upper Ojai Valley but you can sample the vintages at the tasting room in town.


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BELMOND EL ENCANTO 805-845-5800,

belmond.com/elencanto, rates from $475.

KNOWN FOR Romantic bungalows and suites on a property that has been a landmark on the Riviera since 1918. WHAT’S NEW Celebrations of the hotel’s centennial that pay homage to Santa Barbara’s pioneering movie studios. And for the hotel’s canine guests, a menu in partnership with TeaPet. DON’T MISS Savor sunset views of downtown and the ocean with a libation from the 100 years of Silver Screen Glamour cocktail menu. FOUR SEASONS RESORT BILTMORE

805-969-2261, fourseasonsresort.com/ santabarbara, rates from $595.

KNOWN FOR Architect Reginald Johnson’s Spanish-style aesthetic and the lush landscaping of this romantic old Hollywood retreat across from Montecito’s Butterfly Beach. WHAT’S NEW Overlooking the ocean, the 2,000-square-foot Anacapa Suite has its own plunge pool and includes access to the private-membership Coral Casino. DON’T MISS Settle in on the terrace of the cozy Ty Lounge and sip a Biltmore Fuerte—the winner of Santa Barbara’s Official Drink contest—featuring locally distilled Cutler’s 33 bourbon.

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HILTON SANTA BARBARA BEACHFRONT RESORT 805-564-4333, www3.hilton.com,

rates from $240.

KNOWN FOR Its gorgeous location across

from the beach in Santa Barbara and extensive grounds that capitalize on the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. WHAT’S NEW The stylishly remodeled guest rooms—part of the new Hilton branding of the former Fess Parker DoubleTree resort—plus the California heritage menu at Rodney’s restaurant. DON’T MISS A chance to savor Central Coast wines at the Fess Parker Wine Tasting Room, then hop on a bike and ask the concierge for a map to explore miles of coastal cycling paths.

Hotels

HOTEL CALIFORNIAN 805-882-0100, thehotelcalifornian.com, rates from $550. KNOWN FOR The Moroccan-inspired

design by Martyn Lawrence Bullard and a trendy spot at the edge of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone. WHAT’S NEW Pretty much everything; the hotel burst on the scene in late 2017 with an ocean-view pool, the epicurean Blackbird restaurant, and the gourmet Goat Tree Cafe. DON’T MISS The signature Connect/ Intuitive Reading treatment at

THE CORAL CASINO at the FOUR SEASONS RESORT BILTMORE

Spa Majorelle, with personalized gemstone aromatherapy. INN OF THE SPANISH GARDEN

805-564-4700, spanishgardeninn.com, rates from $399.

KNOWN FOR The intimate atmosphere of a romantic Mediterranean getaway. WHAT’S NEW The inn’s concierge can tailor activities just for you; there are boutiques and wineries in the historic Presidio District just steps away. DON’T MISS Linger over continental breakfast in the secluded garden and enjoy wine tasting on Friday and Saturday evenings. KIMPTON CANARY SANTA BARBARA

805-884-0300, canarysantabarbara.com, rates from $400.

KNOWN FOR The in-the-heart-ofeverything downtown location and a roof deck and pool with spectacular views. WHAT’S NEW A curated luxury shopping experience with private styling by local DIANI boutique for guests staying in the Canary Suite, plus monthly Sip & Swirl wine tastings with panoramic city vistas. DON’T MISS The nightly wine hour in the lobby and Thursday evening yoga on the roof. KIMPTON THE GOODLAND HOTEL

805-964-6241, thegoodland.com, rates from $248.

KNOWN FOR Its hip surf-inspired decor and a passion for music, with a vintage record players in every room. WHAT’S NEW A lively roster of poolside happenings, from Game Night and Movie Night to yoga classes and concerts with up-and-coming local bands. DON’T MISS VNYL, a vintage record


shop inside the hotel, plus a listening station powered by Sonos. Magazine

MONTECITO INN 800-843-2017, montecitoinn.com, rates from $195. KNOWN FOR A connection to silent film star Charlie Chaplin who’s

said to have founded the inn on Coast Village Road. WHAT’S NEW Scratch Restaurants’ artisanal cuisine at Frankland’s Crab & Co. and The Monarch, and coming in winter, fine dining at the Silver Bough. DON’T MISS An in-room massage or facial by Float Signature Spa. OJAI VALLEY INN 855-697-8780, ojaivalleyinn.com, rates from $379. KNOWN FOR An away-from-it-all atmosphere enhanced by the THE OJAI VALLEY INN

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spiritual pursuits for which Ojai is famous. WHAT’S NEW Open studio hours and inspiring classes with local artists at the just reopened Artist Cottage, plus celebrations of Ojai’s valley-to-table culinary heritage at the new Farmhouse. DON’T MISS Test your golf game at the resort’s par-70 championship course or nourish your body and refresh your mind with a Chumash legacy Kuyam treatment at the 32,000-square-foot Spa Ojai.

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RITZ-CARLTON BACARA 805-968-0100, ritzcarlton.com/santabarbara,

com. Domestic rates are $24 for

KNOWN FOR A bluff-top ocean-view location—next to a championship golf course—with two natural beaches as well as saline pools with a touch of glamour. WHAT’S NEW The Natural Glow kombucha facial at the 42,000-square-foot holistic spa is a highlight of a wellnessoriented getaway. DON’T MISS Sampling the wine flights in the Foley Tasting Room followed by a contemporary gourmet steak house dinner in Angel Oak overlooking the Pacific. J O A N T A P P E R

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montecito, later this year. Built on the beachfront site of a landmark hotel, the resort will include 124 guest rooms, 37 suites, and Sense, a Rosewood Spa. Rates from $825. J . T .

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