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CONTENTS

Features

Breath of Fresh Air

Out of the Weeds

BY AMELIA FLEETWOOD

BY MAXWELL WILLIAMS

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DEWEY NICKS

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TOC Spirit Warriors B Y H O L LY E J A C O B S

PHOTOGRAPHS BY BLUE GABOR

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On Our Cover

Anna Getty at home in Yves Saint Laurent. Photographed by Dewey Nicks.

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Departments Letter from the Editorial Director …………………………………………………………

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Contributors … Our writers, photographers, and more ……………………………………. .

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What’s Now

… The Rosewood Miramar’s oceanfront debut, retro-style glamping, makers collectives, sustainable consumption and the White Buffalo Land Trust, our health and beauty picks for spring, and more ………………………………………….………………………………

Style … Unexpected wedding trends for 2019, a weekend elopement at the Four Seasons

Resort Biltmore, and more ……………………………………………………………………………

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Arts … George Legrady’s lenticulars, Lost Horizon Bookstore and Stewart Fine Art’s new

digs, Victoria Riskin’s memoir, and more ……………………………………………………………

Taste …The Farmhouse at the Ojai Valley Inn, picnic go-tos and sip tips, The Silver Bough’s debut, wine tasting on Coast Village Road, and more ……………………………………………

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FROM THE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Spring brings renewal—in our resolutions (that we aim to keep from the New Year) and in nature. The scent of jasmine and flowers blooming in full force after a more dormant winter season makes this city come alive and awakens the senses. With Mother Earth as our theme of sorts, this issue is full of all things anew. Take Anna Getty (“Breath of Fresh Air,” page 92) as a profound example of a life lived more simply within our natural environs. While she had a bustling life in Los Angeles, it is her full-time residency in Ojai now that grounds her and her family. The “green” abode she created with her husband, Scott Oster, is the balanced base for all of her eco-warrior works. With two new environmental film projects being released later this year, we thought it was the perfect time to spotlight her eco-minded endeavors. Speaking of endeavoring in a natural setting, we profile a burgeoning new group of farmers (“Out of the Weeds,” page 98) whose crop is not the grapes of years past in the Santa Ynez Valley but compliant cannabis cultivation done in an organic way. While a controversial topic, it is an emerging new economy that has staked a claim in our territory, and there’s no turning back. Like it or not, it is big business and seems here to stay (with more licenses in our county than any other county in California). With legitimate weed farming the wave of the future, we present some of the forerunners who are taking a farm-to-table approach in their methodology. Spiritual awareness can come from many sources—from aura cleansers to bodywork therapists— and our town seems to be full of them. We offer a portfolio (“Spirit Warriors,” page 108) of some of the healers in our midst shot on location at one of Summerland’s best-kept secrets, The Sacred Space. And when it all comes down to it, being balanced and centered is the name of the game. If that comes from spiritual work, a hike in our surrounding foothills, or just a swim in the ocean, this place has opportunities for all. We always celebrate the beauty that surrounds us on a daily basis within these pages. But especially at a time when we have been hit so hard by nature’s wrath, it is nice to focus on the softer side of our great outdoors. As with any issue of Santa Barbara Magazine, we also highlight the latest and greatest within our perimeters—from new hotel openings (welcome back Miramar, you have been missed!) to the best of the season’s sartorial and beauty offerings. And with spring in the air, romance seems predestined. We highlight the latest bridal offerings within our Style section (page 51) with an elopement fashion shoot at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore. Check in to check out what to wear this season for all your nuptial needs. Hope springs eternal, and the same can be said for our own private garden of Eden. With environmental warriors helping to ensure our paradise will be around for future generations, new crops aplenty in a once one-horse farming town, and healers in all realms ready to transport you into a life of longevity, there isn’t a more progressive (and dare I say pretty) place to be.

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“It was a joy to spend time going inward with extraordinary people at The Sacred Space in Summerland,” says the The Silver Lining author and blogger who penned “Spirit Warriors” (page 108). “Santa Barbara is as beautiful on the inside as it is outside.” S.B. MUST DOs Work with The Partnership for Resilient Communities to mitigate future damage from debris flows in our community. • Share a meal at Bettina in the Montecito Country Mart. • Shop for books at Tecolote Bookshop.

Dewey Nicks

“Anna Getty brings a regal quality to the photography with her impressive posture and flowing movements, but it’s her warm smile, sense of fun, and open personality that made the whole crew feel the time spent together was more like a playdate than a portrait session,” says the local photographer who captured the eco-minded Ojai resident for “Breath of Fresh Air” (page 92). S.B. MUST DOs The itty-bitty ice cream cones at Rori’s Artisanal Creamery. • Family tennis at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. • Chaucer’s Bookstore is well worth a visit.

Alice Brophy

“I’ve lived and worked in Santa Barbara since 2005 and have met some of the most quietly talented and cool women in the world here,” says the stylist for “One Small Hitch” (page 58). “I had the opportunity and pleasure of meeting Courtney Ellzey of Vanner Hats for the first time on this shoot.” S.B. MUST DOs Enjoying a glass of wine at Satellite before treasure hunting at Renaissance Fine Consignment. • Art parties at the Squire Foundation. • Local concerts around town via SoFar Sounds.

Contributors

Blue Gabor

“I think there is a collective need for us all to access and heal the deeper parts of ourselves,” says the photographer and frequent Santa Barbara Magazine contributor who captured local healers for “Spirit Warriors” (page 108). “Our community is so rich with facilitators of this process, and The Sacred Space is a natural place to gather and celebrate them.” S.B. MUST DOs Vesper service at sundown at the Vedanta Temple. • A glass of wine under the magnolia tree at Bodega Los Alamos. • Knapp’s Castle with a picnic dinner.

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Chris Evans

“For our spring fashion shoot, the models Aaron and Natalie O’Connell were just a dream to work with. Being married to each other, they brought incredible chemistry and great vibes to the set all day,” says the locally based photographer who shot our spring wedding fashion story, “One Small Hitch” (page 58). S.B. MUST DOs Butterfly Beach, where I married my gorgeous wife. • Taking my daughters on a Lil’ Toot ride across the harbor. • Dinner at Loquita.

Maxwell Williams

“Visiting the Santa Barbara County legal cannabis farms in their infancy was an eye-opening experience, and I loved finding out how much the farmers approach it actually caring about their product in a way akin to vintning,” says the Los Angelesbased writer who headed to our neck of the woods to research “Out of the Weeds” (page 98). S.B. MUST DOs Brunch on the beach at the Shoreline Beach Cafe. • Warbler Records to dig in the crates. • Checking out the tide pools at Ellwood Mesa.

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What’ s now Class Act 35

The ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR

BEACH MONTECITO makes

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Roll out the welcome wagon for the Rosewood Miramar, health + beauty rituals, and spring forward with eco trends

PHOTOGRAPH: COURTESY OF ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR BEACH

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Miramar Reborn

At last, the long, long, long, long wait is over. The ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR BEACH MONTECITO hotel has opened with a flourish in its iconic oceanside setting, the culmination of developer Rick Caruso’s 12 years of patience and financial investment. Yes, the Pacific panorama is mesmerizing, but don’t be daunted by the shiny newness of the surroundings. Just give in to the seductive feeling you’ve been invited to a grand mansion or an elegant country club. The welcome mat is out for celebratory occasions as well as casual get-togethers and parties on the vast lawn. Locals have already discovered that the Manor Bar—with its old-school Rat Pack atmosphere—is the place to hang out in what is arguably the ultimate roadside attraction. Rates: From $800/night. 1759 S. Jameson Ln., Montecito, 805-900-8388. J O A N T A P P E R

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PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR BEACH

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What’s Now MUST–DOS Shuffleboard and an Aperol spritz at the BEACH HOUSE deck and bar. Cool down with Rori’s Artisanal Creamery vegan eucalyptus lime sorbet at THE SCOOP SHOP . A sunset champagne birthday toast on the oceanfront terrace of

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Score one-of-a-kind pieces specially curated by James Perse and his team at THE GATEHOUSE . Wrap yourself in an alkaline marine cocoon or cleanse your aura with a Montecito sage purification treatment at SENSE SPA . Get GOOP -approved goodies from Gwyneth Paltrow’s first permanent hotel retail sundries shop.

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MALIBU FARMS restaurant; a BEACH HOUSE SUITE terrace; the beet salad and kampachi

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MONTECITO ’s signature pink custom JOLLY ;

chef MASSIMO FALSINI ; the entrance to the GRAND BUNGALOW ; a LANAI KING room.

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A Home for MAKERS

Left to right: INGA

GUZYTE ’s Malala,

Frida 2, and Amy at “Rebel Women” at SULLIVAN GOSS .

THE MUJERES COLLECTIVE in Summerland is a carefully

Girl Power

Dressed in sawdust-coated sneakers and a wide-brim fedora, artist INGA GUZYTE can’t help but smile at the stacks of skateboard decks towering over her tiny studio space. “It’s definitely time for a bigger workshop,” she laughs, before adding: “I know it just looks like piles of old boards, but each one has such a unique story to tell.” Among them is the one about a young woman who left Germany to study English in Santa Barbara, towing little more than a dream and her beloved skateboard. Somewhere between her art classes at Santa Barbara City College and afternoons at the city’s beachfront skate park, sculpture and sport collided, and soon Guzyte found herself sawing, shellacking, and inlaying used decks around abstract themes of humor and irony. “What attracted me was the fineness of the lines and the vibrancy of the colors,” says Charles Donelan, who is highlighting her work in his upcoming group exhibition “The Long Game” at The Arts Fund, 805-965-7321, artsfundsb.org, from May 17 to July 5. A few weeks later, Guzyte is debuting her “Rebel Women” series in a solo exhibition from June 6 to July 23 at Sullivan Goss—An American Gallery, 805-730-1460, sullivangoss.com, featuring color-drenched portraits of some of her favorite female icons. “One person’s story can speak to the experiences of so many others,” Guzyte says thoughtfully. “I’m hoping my art can inspire those connections.” N I N E T T E P A L O M A

curated boutique featuring handmade objects by female makers alongside vintage finds. It’s the brainchild of owner Rita Villa, a fan of maker’s markets who realized her former retail space Bonita (which has been consolidated with Bonita Beach nearby) could be transformed into a communal marketplace. Villa enlisted the eye of family friend/creative manager Nina Heiden, and together the pair came up with a list of artisans from the tri-county area and beyond— including Villa’s daughter, Alanna Gones, of Bestow Pottery— to populate the store. Weekend maker-led workshops are part of the plan, and stay tuned for an on-site donation-based yoga class. 2330 Lillie Ave., Summerland, 805-565-3848. L . D . P O R T E R I N S TA GR A M .CO M / M UJ E RE S C O L L E C TI V E

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The inaugural Meet the Makers of Los Olivos takes place on May 25, when five creatives come together to form LOS OLIVOS MAKERS . Stroll the event, held from 11 am to 4 pm in each women’s retail space; meet Michelle Castle and see her watercolors at Honey Paper, 805-325-9320, honey paper.com; Kristen Cramer will throw pottery at Global Eye Art Co., 805-259-6390, geartco.com; Diane Dorsey shows her jewelry making at R&D Los Olivos, 505-999-7752, randdlosolivos.com; Christina LoCascio paints with wine at Los Olivos General Store, 805-688-8148, losolivosgeneralstore.com; and Vicky Kallens demonstrates leather stitching at Artisan’s Gallery, 805452-2128, artisansgallerylosolivos.com—crafty inspiration for everyone. G . Z . T . S A N TA B A R B A R A

Left to right: Ceramics from Global Eye; a Vicky Kallens

clutch; the minds behind LOS OLIVOS MAKERS .

PHOTOGRAPH: MUJERES COLLECTIVE, STEPHANIE BAKER

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Kate’s

KATE COPPOLA ’s self-healing journey began when she

had her own health scare in 2016 and walked out of the cardiologist’s office with a “‘rest of my life’ prescription in hand,” she says. “I decided at that moment that I didn’t want to be married to meds, so I learned how to heal myself.” Coppola—a mother, musician, and trained chef—took her health into her own hands and became an integrative nutrition health coach, a Reiki master, and a sound alchemist. She now has plentiful practices in Montecito and Los Angeles featuring group (from $45) and private (from $100) supersoul sound baths. She says, “We all have the power within to heal ourselves.”

DAILY RITUALS Before my feet hit the floor in the morning, I do KUNDALINI YOGA , THE GRACE OF GOD MEDITATION . It is one of the most powerful affirmations a woman can do. I choose different CRYSTALS daily to help promote my physical, spiritual, and mental health. Wherever I am feeling blocked is how I choose my crystal. I set my intention with a specific crystal which allows it to interact with my energy fields or chakras. I have learned that there is no one diet that fits all. EATING FOR MY DNA has completely changed my overall digestive health. A healthy gut is the core of a healthy existence. BEING PRESENT THROUGHOUT MY DAY helps me to

understand that all things and people matter and that I am exactly where I am supposed to every second of every day.

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HOUS EOFP ROFOUND. C O M Top to bottom: Sound alchemy

with sacred Tibetan bowls; bath ceremony.

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Coppola performing a sound

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House Call

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The old adage “An apple a day…” no longer applies if you are following integrative practitioner DR. MATT MONTEE ’s recipe for vitality. After receiving his PhD and master of medical science degree from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, the California native paired his love for travel with his passion for serving people’s health needs. “I bring medicine to the comforts of home,” he says. “That’s where the best healing can occur.” Montee’s door-to-door visits can include IV vitamin infusions, ozone treatments, and other remedies to lessen inflammation. “I help people perform at whatever their goals are set at—from professional athletes to patients suffering from chronic disease as well as those who just need a pick-me-up.” 805-620-2049. A M E L I A F L E E T W O O D M ATTMONTEE.COM

SKIN DEEP

GARA SKINCARE is the love

PHOTOGRAPH: EMILY DZIUK, MARIANA SCHULZE

child of cofounders Emilee Dziuk and Paul Barnett. The handcrafted organic collection of CBD-infused potions was created when Dziuk saw a hole in the market. She was dissatisfied with the available options for healthy alternatives to the chemicals, petroleum, and harsh synthetics found in most facial and body products. She explains, “Both Paul and I are interested in the medicinal uses of herbs and plants, especially cannabis.” The couple studied herbalism, and in 2015, after moving to Ojai, they scaled up production of their first herb-infused remedies. On their microfarm, the pair grows, harvests, infuses, distills, and extracts everything by hand using traditional methods to create small seasonal batches to heal and soothe skin. A . F .

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Top to bottom: Ritual

Intentions ($20); “right now, my favorite product is the Youth Serum, which is also infused with CBD for maximum regenerative and restorative qualities,” says EMILEE DZIUK . “It helps repair sun damage and is very healing.”

G e n d er B ende r

“The nose has no gender!” insists FLUID FRAGRANCES cocreator Lynette Reed, who, with her partner, Phil Clark, are both longtime beauty industry veterans. Reed’s scent inspiration was fueled by the love of her son, Harris Reed, an up-and-coming fashion designer in London, and the concept that perfume can be fluid and free to the smell of the beholder. Must-haves for spring? Dabble on the floral herbal citrus or musky dirty rose scents ($32). G . T . FL UIDDFRAGRANCES .CO M

Soul Mates

A decade ago, Oprah Winfrey declared her first live webcast with Eckhart Tolle, spiritual thinker and author of A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (2005, Viking), to be “the most exciting thing she has ever done.” In 2019, Winfrey and Tolle are still talking; Winfrey’s podcast, SUPERSOUL CONVERSATIONS , features a 10-episode series with Tolle, revisiting each chapter of his book. Honest, thoughtful, and invigorating, the episodes outline the path to peace and harmony for both individual listeners and the planet we share. C A L E I G H F L E G G O PRA H .CO M


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BIKE to BEATS

Head over to STARCYCLE for an energetic indoor cycling experience complete with uplifting tunes and intricate choreography. Each instructor has a preferred style of music, making every class different, and they design your exercises to go along with the beat of each song—“class literally turns into a dance party on a bike,” says co-owner Dani Stone. Each 45-minute session (call for pricing) is a candlelit cardio-based ride that guides you on a fun, inspiring fitness experience that targets both your body and mind. La Cumbre Plaza, 121 S. Hope Ave., Ste. D115, Santa Barbara, 805-837-0074. H A N N A H M I L L E R

Top to bottom: Baobab

leaf face mask ($48); face oil with lost crops

Ethical and Powerful

complex ($84).

STARCYCLERIDE.COM

Inspired by North Ghana’s reliance on the Baobab tree, Santa Barbarans Tom Cole, Barbara Berger Maes, and Dr. Luc Maes founded KAIBAE to unleash the power of underutilized plants such the baobab for wellness, skin care, and snack products. Kaibae’s “lost crops” are natural resources that grow freely in the wild but whose powerful benefits have yet to be marketed. Not only is the company working to improve the livelihood of local communities around the world, but it delivers healthy, effective products—a fruit powder, a leaf face mask, a facial oil incorporating a number of botanicals, and a cookbook. G . L .

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Studio Start-Up

Traditionally Modern

Beat workout boredom with CLASS PASS , whose motto is “every class with one fitness pass”—as you can now choose from a number of workouts around town with just one fitness membership (from $29). Enjoy a cardio burst at Mad Fitness SB, experience results-driven training at San Roque Pilates, challenge your body and mind at DiviniTree yoga, or top it all off with graceful, balanced micro-movements at barre3. With studio fitness classes as the way of the future, why settle for just one? G . L . CLAS S PAS S .COM

APOTHECAI ’s Optimal

Digestion ($107.95).

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Physician of acupuncture and Eastern medicine Rose Goodman combined 37 dynamic nutrients to support women’s vitality with APOTHECAI ’s meticulously sourced Blooming Health supplement ($44.95). Creating a range of unique blends, Goodman backed traditional Eastern medicine with science to create a line of doctor-formulated herbal supplements for a “simple and profound treatment method,” she says. Combining natural botanicals to restore circadian rhythms for more regenerative sleep and energized mornings, her Deep Wave sleep blend ($44.95) might just be the answer to that run-down feeling. C I A R A G I L M O R E A PO TH E CA I .C O M


Healthy LIVING

Gay Browne, a personal environmental health advisor and founder of Greenopia (the website is relaunching this fall), inspires individuals to live a more environmentally friendly life through her new book, LIVING WITH A GREEN HEART: HOW TO KEEP YOUR BODY, YOUR HOME, AND THE PLANET HEALTHY IN A TOXIC WORLD ($15.95, Citadel, amazon.com). Browne’s step-by-step resource includes a green self-test, green heart action, as well as a section that individuals can utilize to ensure a clean difference in their own world. Browne’s message advocates that individual efforts to create a more ecofriendly environment will mobilize a collective effort to generate positive environmental change. “The first Earth Day was held in Santa Barbara for a reason—not only is it the most beautiful place I know, but more importantly, it is the place where most of us living here realize that it will only stay this way if we take care of it. Santa Barbarans are true stewards of the earth and I am proud to call this my home.” S K Y L A R S O R K I N

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During a hospital stay for a chronic illness, local author Megan Mori noticed that the ups and downs in her illness were similar to an adventure or a journey, and decided to write a book for others experiencing persistent health issues. Her self-published HAPPY & SICK: HOW TO BE HAPPY WHILE BEING SICK ($15.99, available at Chaucer’s Bookstore, 805-682-6787, chaucersbooks.com) is the result, and it’s packed with helpful advice on how to grapple gracefully with illness (including how to talk to someone who is sick). L . D . P .


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Greening Up

Healthy soils, restored water cycles, increased biodiversity—these are some of the goals of what’s known as regenerative agriculture. And practicing, developing, and promoting it here in Santa Barbara County is the mission of the WHITE BUFFALO LAND TRUST , the nonprofit founded by Steve Finkel in early 2018. The organization came out of the confluence of several threads, says Finkel, who grew up in Los Angeles, has a background in economics and business, and made movies promoting eco-travel before putting aside a lifelong interest in nature to work in real estate and the financial field. In 2015 he and his wife, Lyndsey McMorrow, moved from a 100-acre farm in the Santa Ynez Valley to a 12-acre avocado ranch in Summerland, and though Lyndsey’s health was declining, she was inspired by others in the regenerative agriculture movement to begin to apply those principles to their property in 2017. Her death prompted Steve not only to continue that work but to amplify it through WBLT. A lot has happened in just over a year. Finkel connected with Jesse Smith, a Santa Barbara native who was growing produce for restaurants and local chefs on a leased 50-acre farm off Route 150 until the Thomas Fire upended things. Smith signed on as WBLT’s director of land stewardship, and the avocado ranch became a demonstration farm for the nonprofit. Since then, WBLT has triaged old trees on the property, added terracing, and planted cover crops. Sheep are being brought in to graze the weeds, and the transition to other appropriate dry-land Mediterranean crops like figs and persimmons has begun. WBLT is also in the process of starting three other demonstration farms—on one, 100, and 1,000 acres—to show how regenerative agriculture works

in varied parts of the county, with differing microclimates and crops. “Regenerative agriculture is based on global principles, regional practices, and local techniques,” notes Finkel. “We’re willing to make investments to lead. We’ve made a commitment to inspire others in the region.” That commitment includes education: WBLT has developed a pilot program with Santa Barbara Middle School for two agriculturally oriented student electives. The nonprofit also maintains an adult speakers’ program, free and open to the public, three or four times a year at the group’s Impact Hub headquarters. There are “food, drinks, and talks,” says Finkel, “focusing on innovative land stewardship concepts.” Looking to the future, WBLT hosts workshops and field days for those who actually manage farms. “We want to train the next generation of land stewards,” says Smith, noting that so far about 40 people have participated who have influence over 10,000 acres in the region. On the horizon is a final part of WBLT’s core strategy— bringing exemplary regenerative agricultural products to market. First up is a new beverage that Finkel promises is healthy and delicious. He adds, “A lot of people who see what we’re doing say, ‘You’re moving so fast.’ But it’s like spring growth… the right conditions come together.” J . T .

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Top to bottom: JOSH GRANING looks

through a magnifying loop at rhizosheath for roots, root hairs, root exudates, soil structure, and aggregation; diverse cover CROP SEED MIX being sown before the winter rains;

WBLT’s flagship farm. Save the date for White Buffalo’s first FALL CELEBRATION at Sunstone Winery on OCTOBER 19 .

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PHOTOGRAPH: CHRIS EVANS

Bridal vibes for 2019, off the beaten aisle, and tropical trips to say “I Do”

Isle blazer, $575, and Ember skirt, $448, Heidi Merrick; Nili Lotan top, $550, Allora by Laura; necklace, price upon request, Saint Laurent; hat, $180, Vanner; Gianvito Rossi shoes, $975, Barneys New York.


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Clockwise from top right: Naeem Khan; Lela Rose; Cushnie; Rodarte; Oscar de la Renta; Monique Lhuillier; Viktor&Rolf; Elie Saab.

Off the Beaten Path Be bold with nontraditional wedding styles and shapes

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COLOR Theory

Pastels, pops of pink, and gold lace— don’t be afraid to throw shade down the aisle

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RENE CAOVILLA ’s satin serpentlike sandal ($1,495, modaperandi.com) is a dramatic temptation for any fashion-forward bride.

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“The color story we are loving for the 2019 wedding season is the dusty mauve tulip combined with the bright tones of spring greens,” notes florist Kristen Caissie of MOON CANYON DESIGN , which has set the stage for many romantic nuptials on the Central Coast. G I N A T O L L E S O N M O O N C A N YONDESI G N.C OM

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Music Makers

PARTY PROPER PRODUCTIONS is bringing the party this wedding season. This creative, tag-team duo jumpstarted their sound-production company, establishing themselves as the go-to DJ in Santa Barbara for weddings, events, and corporate parties. Founders Kayla Picciuto and Andrew Elia (DJ Persian House Cat) combined forces two years ago when their passion for parties began to morph into cultured community events. “Party Proper started because of our fundamental belief in the power of music and sound to transform a space, to transform energy, and ultimately, to bring people together,” says Picciuto. They have collaborated on a wide range of local events—a charity gala for the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, most recently the grand opening of the Funk Factory in the Funk Zone, and this season they will be taking the wedding industry by storm. K A R A P E A R S O N

Tommie Vaughn and husband Tony Grimes have turned their onetime weekend passion project into a high-demand mobile bar and event service dubbed GOBARSB . Providing three different size rustic mobile bars, mixology, and knowledgeable bartending A mobile GOBARSB . services, they can cater to your specific wedding needs. Design a unique specialty cocktail menu or enjoy their selection of killer craft brews and delicious local wines. Make sure your big day stands out—and no one leaves thirsty! 805-350-8263. G I A N A L E Ó N

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Well Cheers!Style Served Toast the newlyweds with a pair of handmade Czech contemporary MAY champagne coupes ($120, 1stdibs.com). 1stdibs.com

Treat your guests to creative and bespoke menu calligraphy by PAPER AND CLOTH , bypaperandcloth.com.

Pixie Pimm’s Cup 1 / 2 C U P S P IM M ’ S N O . 1 4 WH O L E P IX IE TAN G E R IN E S 3 WH O L E P ER SIAN C U C U M B E R S 2 WH O L E L IM E S 1 / 2 C U P F R E SH M IN T LEAVES 1 CU P C H IL LED G IN G ER ALE O R G IN G ER B E ER 1 C U P C H ILLED P R O SE C C O 3 C U P S C R U SH E D O R P ELLET IC E 1

Halve three of the Pixies and one lime, then squeeze the juice into a large pitcher. Slice the remaining tangerine and lime into wheels and set aside for garnish. Slice the cucumbers into long ribbons and add to the pitcher, reserving at least four ribbons as garnish. Add the fresh mint leaves to the pitcher. Pour the Pimm’s directly over the produce and gently muddle the mixture together. Refrigerate the mixture for about an hour to allow the flavors to steep and chill. Fill Collins glasses with crushed ice and pour over with the Pimm’s juice mixture, until about halfway full. Then top each glass with about 1/4 cup each of ginger beer and prosecco. Garnish as desired. Serves four. B E C K Y S U E W I L B E R D I N G BAKINGTHEGOODS .COM

A twist on the classic British cocktail, this cheery libation takes its inspiration from OJAI PIXIE tangerines.


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For an unrivaled reception centerpiece, break the bank for one of Julie Simon’s artistic bakery marvels. Known for her sugar sculptures and botanic mastery, Simon joins BON FORTUNE EVENTS for a sugar rose luncheon and workshop at Rose Story Farm on May 19. G . T . B O N F O RTU N E .C O M S A N TA B A R B A R A


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One Small Hitch

If you are not up for planning a big wedding bash, head to a stunning location for an intimate affair just for the two of you. Herewith, a romantic weekend elopement at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore that proves less is more when you are with the one who matters most to you

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On her: Nili Lotan top, $550, Allora by Laura; Neptune bottoms, $175, Heidi Merrick; metallic sandals, $980, Gucci South Coast Plaza; vintage kimono, stylist’s own; pink ring and earrings, prices upon request, Silverhorn. On him: Plum shawl tuxedo jacket, $145/ rent, The Black Tux; vintage suit pants, stylist’s own; shoes, $995, Salvatore Ferragamo.

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PHOTOGRAPHS: CHRIS EVANS; STYLIST: ALICE BROPHY; HIAR: BROOKE FUSCO; MAKEUP: MARCELLA CAPUTO

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Above: On her: Romaine silk shirt, $2,890, and pants, $1,400, Gucci South Coast Plaza; sunglasses, $420, Saint Laurent; mules, $750, Prada. On him: Kiton sport coat, $7,850, Barneys New York; cotton dress shirt, $20/rent, The Black Tux; vintage suit pants, stylist’s own; Tom Ford sunglasses, $495, Occhiali Fine Eyewear; Cartier watch (throughout), price upon request, Bryant & Sons. Bottom left: Isle blazer, $575, and Ember skirt, $448, Heidi Merrick; Nili Lotan top, $550, Allora by Laura; hat, $180, Vanner; necklace, price upon request, Saint Laurent; Gianvito Rossi shoes, $975, Barneys New York.

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Jacket, $2,295, and pants, $1,025, Giorgio Armani; earrings, $795, Allora by Laura; clutch, $1,995, Judith Leiber; Gianvito Rossi sandals,

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$975, Barneys New York; veil, stylist’s own. Above right: Sally Lapointe coat, $4,200, Allora by Laura; rings (right hand), price upon request, Silverhorn.

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ELOPE 101

Alegria by Design partners Armando Martinez and Shauna Timmons share their PRO TIPS for an ultimate Santa Barbara elopement

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Do not modify expectations. Have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of but with just a handful of guests. Every bride wants what’s special and unique, whether it’s your first wedding or third.

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Be unapologetic. Have only your tribe there, your core people who you want to share a glass with and dance with under the stars. Elopements are about love, emotion, and a firm foot in what’s important.

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PHOTOGRAPHS: CHRIS EVANS; STYLIST: ALICE BROPHY; HIAR: BROOKE FUSCO; MAKEUP: MARCELLA CAPUTO

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Most local hotels and event venues will happily accommodate smaller groups weekdays. So yes, you can have the venue you’ve always wanted.

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A great photographer is everything but especially when you have just a handful of guests. Always spend the money to capture the most romantic day of your life. If it’s just two of you, so you can easily visit all of the city’s most beautiful locations with your photographer—from the beach to the courthouse and the Old Mission Santa Barbara, or rent a boat and capture the city view from the water.

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Don’t forget your beauty squad. Hair and makeup are a must, especially if you are eloping. If it’s just the two of you, your hair and makeup team’s pampering really help to calm nerves and lighten the mood. They become your surrogate wedding party. S A N TA B A RB A RA E L O PE M E N T.CO M

Clockwise from top: On her: Vintage dress, stylist’s own; shorts, $1,095, Naeem Khan; Gianvito Rossi sandals, $975, Barneys New York; rings, price upon request, Silverhorn; dress, $350, and belt, $152, Allora by Laura; earrings, price upon request, Silverhorn; bracelet, stylist’s own; ring (throughout), price upon request, Bryant & Sons. Opposite (bottom): Sally LaPointe dress, $1,550, Allora by Laura; jacket, stylist’s own; necklace, $990, Tom Ford; Dries van Noten booties, $725, Bergdorf Goodman. On him: Boss jacket, $695, Neiman Marcus; cotton dress shirt, $20/rent, pocket square, $10/rent, and pants, $145/rent, The Black Tux; bow tie, $195, Saint Laurent; shoes, $995, Salvatore Ferragamo.


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Bag, $340, Cult Gaia.

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Earrings, $450, Casa Chiqui.

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Launching this April, the new BEAUTY MATCH app gives users the ability to find the perfect provider for more than 13 beauty services, including hair, makeup, tanning, waxing, massages, and more. Simply set your desired price, send out a request, match with providers to browse their linked social media accounts, and discuss your needs to find the perfect fit. The locally designed app, brainchild of hair guru Joel Mallet, functions like a dating app to conveniently pair up on-the-go clients with beauticians and features the ability to pay for your service from your phone. C . B . B E A UTYM ATCH A PP.C O M

Hat, $214, Janessa Leone.

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Swimsuit, $545, Johanna Ortiz.

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Sunglasses, $495, Tom Ford.

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Announce your big day with a unique Save the Date by ELLEN WELDON DESIGNS (from $35/set, weldondesign.com). The perfect honeymoon accessory to match a lifelong commitment, these premium waxtanned bridle leather luggage tags ($60, makesmith.com) from MAKE SMITH come with a lifetime guarantee.

Stylist Scents

Be on the cutting-edge of this year’s wedding trends by hiring The Grapeseed Company’s SCENT CAMP for your big day—now guests can craft custom wedding favors to their liking. A spinoff of their Scent Bar parties hosted in-store, the Scent Camp team now comes to you in their custom airstream trailer to any number of venues such as ranches, resorts, wineries, and more (from $500). Guests can create their own products—pour lip balms, mix rollerball perfumes, craft bath oils, and more— incorporating original scent blends and finished off with a custom label. No nuptial plans anytime soon? Visit The Grapeseed Company’s permanent scent bars in the Seaside Makers Collective stores in the Funk Zone and in Carpinteria to get your fragrance fix. 805-318-1486. G . L . TH E G RA PE S E E D C O M PA N Y.C O M

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SEASONS RESORT BILTMORE .

Under the Stars

Design and florals by TYLER SPEIER EVENTS @tylerspeierevents,

rentals by THE TENT MERCHANT @thetentmerchant, canopy/draping/ lighting by BELLA VISTA DESIGNS @bellavistadesigns, brass goblets/ candlesticks/vases by OTIS & PEARL @otisandpearl, linens by LA TAVOLA @latavolalinens.

Event planner, designer, and florist Tyler Speier shares his pro tips for an intimate nuptial dinner CHOOSE A SETTING THAT IS REFLECTIVE OF YOU, YOUR PERSONALITIES, AND YOUR STORY. A beautiful, memorable setting will

set the tone for a memorable, beautiful event!

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH A TEAM OF VENDORS WHO CAN HELP YOU ARTICULATE AND REFINE YOUR VISION AND THEN BRING IT TO LIFE. A good

team allows you to be fully present on your wedding day so you don’t have to worry about all the little things. PAY ATTENTION TO THE SMALL DETAILS.

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After the main items are planned (location, catering, photographer, etc.), take time to brainstorm with your planner/designer about all the little things you can add to enhance the experience. DON’T FORGET: THE HEART OF ANY NUPTIAL CELEBRATION IS A CELEBRATION OF YOUR LOVE AND YOUR FAMILIES. All of

the other details come secondary to that.

No matter how much you meticulously plan and how great your team is, something may not go to plan! There are so many things that are out of our control—from unexpected weather to traffic and delays—so MAKE SURE

YOU HAVE A PEACEFUL, JOYFUL, FLEXIBLE ATTITUDE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY . 805-

250-1135. G . T .

PHOTOGRAPH: CHRIS EVANS

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Clockwise from top right: The newly revamped THOMPSON ZIHUATANEJO ; the

palapa-lined PLAYA

Amor en Mexico

LA ROPA ; chef MIGUEL BALTAZAR ’s

dining experience.

What was founded as a secluded beachside getaway for international jet-setters in the late 1970s has recently been revamped into the THOMPSON ZIHUATANEJO , a luxury lifestyle resort located directly on Zihua’s Playa la Ropa—a long, wide, palm tree-studded strand of sand with calm waters (rare for a beach on the Pacific coast of Mexico). After a year-long renovation, the resort now boasts 56 rooms and beachfront suites redesigned with a midcentury/Mexican aesthetic, including the 11 new adults-only swim-up suites—perfect for a wedding party to take in tropical seaside festivities. Most rooms include private plunge pools for a quick dip, but there’s also a cabana-lined, adults-only pool adjacent to Hao, which serves an allday menu of the freshest contemporary Mexican fare, as well as a familyfriendly pool next to Ceniza (“ash” in Spanish), a more upscale outdoor restaurant that features chef Miguel Baltazar’s dining experience. Or while away the hours on a palapa in the sand and take in the sights and sounds of the bustling beach. Rates: From $235/night. G I N A Z . T E R L I N D E N

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Left to right: The beachy-chic LOOT SURF & LIFESTYLE boutique; the ground-level cafe.

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Occupying a blufftop location on the Palos Verdes peninsula in Los Angeles, the Mediterranean-style TERRANEA is imbued with the spirit of romance. Imagine a proposal on a catered picnic for two or during an intimate meal of inventive gourmet California cuisine at mar’sel. Say your vows with a Pacific panorama as a backdrop or in one of the elegant indoor venues, then idle away the next few days in the luxurious honeymoon suite or in one of the 582 guest rooms or suites. Indulge yourselves by luxuriating in a couple’s massage in the 50,000-squarefoot spa. The 102-acre property offers a range of activities or the opportunity to do nothing at all. Rates: From $405/night. J O A N T A P P E R TE RR A N E A .C O M

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GEORGE LEGRADY ’s Frolic 1 (green/color),

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To fully appreciate artist George Legrady’s multilayered works at CABANA HOME (on display through May 24), you need to see them from several angles. This is because they move: A 1940s-era black-and-white image of young girls playing transforms into a scene of lush, colorful garden foliage and then back again. Known as lenticulars, each artwork is a combination of several photographs that have been thinly sliced and attached to vertical curved lenses (20 per inch). As the viewer moves, the image transitions into another, and a different photograph emerges. It’s a cinematic experience that mandates physical presence. Lenticulars are not new—similar technology dates back to the late 1800s—but the digital age has enabled them to become monumental in size. Legrady, who began as a photographer, is well aware of the impact size can have and is skilled at choosing striking images. Among the 13 works on display at Cabana Home, several combine his own contemporary color photographs with vintage black-and-white photos taken by family members from Eastern Europe (Legrady was born in Hungary). “I’m interested in the fact that the brain recognizes right away that the black-and-white image is from another time,” he says. Coincidentally, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 805-963-4364, sbma.net, is also displaying its own recently acquired Legrady work through May 5. A Guggenheim Fellow and professor of interactive media at UC Santa Barbara, Legrady heads UCSB’s Experimental Visualization Lab. He is renowned internationally for his visually arresting artworks conjoining advanced data processing and cultural content. 111 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara, 805-962-0200. L . D . P O R T E R

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Legrady’s VISIT TO GIVERNY: HANGING MOSS , 2018, lenticular photographic print mounted on Dibond, 50 x 28 in.

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The community of Ojai, long a destination for the artistically inclined, is home to CANVAS AND PAPER , a nonprofit art exhibition gallery space. Located in a carefully renovated former residence, the minimalist space—with its centerpiece round ottoman—provides a sanctuary for contemplating a rotating troika of specially chosen artworks, each mounted on its own wall. “To my mind, this allows the viewer to interact and focus more in an undistracted way on what’s in front of them,” says founder/director Neil Kreitman, a UK native who relocated stateside in 1976. Every three months, Kreitman culls three artworks to display from a collection he established of primarily 20th-century modernist work by British, European, and American artists. The current exhibition—through June 16—features three portrait drawings by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). Visitors to Canvas and Paper naturally gravitate to the exquisite garden at the back of the property, created by Kreitman’s domestic partner, Sarah Munster, a fellow UK transplant and noted garden designer. “It’s an extension to the gallery,” Kreitman says of the garden, “a quiet place.” 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai, 805-798-9301. L . D . P .

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board is hosting its sixth annual OFF THE WALL fund-raising event on April 27 at 5:30 pm at the Carrillo Ballroom. This lively and fast-paced event (tickets: $400) sends every general attendee home with a piece of original art donated by a local or regional artist. Start the evening with drinks and hors d’oeuvres before picking your masterpiece through a lottery system. G I A N A L E Ó N S BM AW B.O RG / E V E N TS / O F F - TH E - WA L L

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Although he is world renowned for founding analytical psychology as well as for his influential work in the diverse fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy and religious studies, Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), never referred to himself as an artist, despite having created an impressive number of artworks. A fascinating exhibition at UC Santa Barbara’s ART, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM —“The Illuminated Imagination: The Art of C.G. Jung”(through April 28) organized in partnership with the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung, Zurich, the Art and Psyche Working Group and Pacifica Graduate Institute—leaves little doubt as to Jung’s prodigious artistic talents. Jung’s primary artistic endeavor was The Red Book, a red leather-bound tome he painstakingly illustrated over a period of 15 years, documenting his imaginative experiences in the manner of a medieval illuminator. Packed with vivid color-infused symbolic renderings annotated with calligraphy, the book is both art and artifact. “He’s an immensely sophisticated colorist and visual thinker,” says the museum’s director, Bruce Robertson. Yet despite its clear artistic merit, The Red Book (W.W. Norton) was not published until 2009, almost 50 years after Jung’s death. The exhibit includes full-size facsimile pages from The Red Book, as well as many of Jung’s manuscripts, books on art, drawings, and sculptures. 805893-2951. L . D . P .

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For some, an impressive pedigree can impose an equally impressive destiny, and that’s certainly the case for Victoria Riskin, whose Hollywood provenance propelled her to write FAY WRAY AND ROBERT RISKIN: A HOLLYWOOD MEMOIR (Pantheon Books, $30, available at Chaucer’s Bookstore, 805-682-6787, chaucersbooks. com) about the lives of her illustrious parents. “What interested me was getting to know my parents,” says the author, “and the more I probed into their lives, the more I fell in love with them.” Indeed, the stories Riskin recounts about her parents could provide story lines for several films. (Writing the book itself involved serious drama; midway through the process, Riskin’s home was destroyed by the Montecito mudslides, but miraculously her research notes were found— untouched—in the debris.) Riskin’s mother was Fay Wray, the stunning actress remembered for stealing King Kong’s heart, who suffered a hardscrabble childhood in a Utah mining town before making her way to Hollywood in 1920 at the tender age of 14. Blessed with talent, good looks, and steely determination, Wray soon found herself working six days a week acting in silent movies. Ultimately, Wray made more than 100 films during her 57-year career (none, however, with her husband Robert). Robert Riskin’s journey to Hollywood was less direct and included stints in New York’s garment industry, producing silent films in Florida, and writing and producing Broadway plays before venturing to California in 1930. His screenwriting career took off when he partnered with director Frank Capra; together they invented the screwball comedy, producing classics like Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can’t Take It With You, and It Happened One Night (which garnered Academy Awards for both men). Victoria Riskin is no less fascinating than her parents; after a largely idyllic Hollywood childhood, she (naturally) became an award-winning writer and producer, serving as president of the Writers Guild of America West, an organization her father helped found. A noted human rights activist, Riskin served 12 years on the International Board of Human Rights Watch and has received numerous awards, including being named Woman of the Year in 2014 by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. She splits her time between Martha’s Vineyard and Santa Barbara. L . D . P .

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For the culturally inclined (think art, antiques, books), Montecito’s Upper Village is already a cherished destination. But the specialty retail ante has been upped with the relocation of LOST HORIZON BOOKSTORE and STEWART FINE ART to a roomy shared space where browsing for art and books also includes glimpses of the village’s majestic mountain views. “We realized we could open something together without stepping on each other’s toes,” says Jerry Jacobs, who cofounded Lost Horizon with wife/artist Angela Perko 35 years ago, and specializes in books on art, architecture, photography, and design and also offers vintage prints, posters, and early paintings by California artists. “The books help the paintings,” agrees Diane Warren Stewart of Stewart Fine Art, whose eye for museum-worthy art has served collectors—beginners and connoisseurs—for more than three decades. Stewart offers historic paintings by European and American artists, including local artists such as Colin Campbell Cooper, Lockwood de Forest, and Dewitt Parshall. Despite their tony location, both Jacobs and Stewart are dedicated to entry-level buyers, noting that for a reasonable price, budget-minded clients can easily acquire a book, painting, poster, or print. 539 San Ysidro

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A view of “THE ILLUMINATED IMAGINATION: THE ART OF C.G. JUNG” on display at UCSB’s Art, Design


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How do you commemorate 100 years of music-making in Santa Barbara? Start with CELEBRATING CAMA’S CENTENNIAL: BRINGING THE WORLD’S FINEST CLASSICAL MUSIC TO SANTA BARBARA ($30, Sage, available at Chaucer’s Bookstore, 805-682-6787, chaucersbooks.com), Hattie Beresford’s lively chronicle of the Community Arts Music Association. Accompanying her vivid depictions of performers and patrons, concerts and historic venues are some 350 vintage photographs and clippings, portraits, and programs that illustrate the organization’s musical journey. From the beginning, there were acclaimed orchestras as well as community choruses, municipal bands, and world-class musicians. It makes for a fascinating story, notes Beresford, adding, “When world events and changing musical tastes posed serious challenges to their success, the organization adapted and found ways to persevere, even thrive, against all odds.” J O A N T A P P E R

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Kat Catmur, the designer—nearly 90 and irrepressible—is known for her unique, colorful approach to retail and commercial interiors, textiles, graphics, furniture, exhibitions, toys, and more. The lavishly illustrated book is a well-deserved tribute to a supremely talented designer whose creative influence will be felt for generations to come. Don’t miss the book signing event with the authors and the designer on May 30 at Raoul Textiles. L . D . P . Prolific Santa Barbara author (five books and counting) and self-described recovering corporate lawyer David L. Gersh also happens to be an avid art collector. His latest book, HOW TO COLLECT GREAT ART ON A SHOESTRING ($15.95, Open Books, open-bks.com), provides insightful advice for new and experienced collectors about buying art—for a few thousand dollars—by artists whose work resides the permanent collections of MoMA, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney. L . D . P .

In the design world, Gere Kavanaugh looms large. As revealed in A COLORFUL LIFE: GERE KAVANAUGH, DESIGNER ($40, Princeton Architectural Press, available at Raoul Textiles, 805899-4947, raoultextiles.com) penned by Louise Sandhaus and

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Clockwise from top left: Tydes Restaurant

at the Coral Casino; specialty cocktails from YOLA Mezcal; Yasmine and Sam Zodeh; Jodi Lyn O’Keefe and Gia Genevieve; Ellen von Unwerth and Dewey Nicks; cohost Belle Hahn with Douglas Little and von Unwerth.

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When photographer ELLEN VON UNWERTH was in Los Angeles for the Academy Awards, luck would have it that she crossed paths with Santa Barbara philanthropist Belle Hahn, who quickly manifested a magical tour of the beloved Lotusland and welcome dinner to Montecito for Unwerth and her menagerie of friends. “It was a true honor showing this iconic artist our treasured oasis,“ says Hahn. “Ellen fell in love with the powers of the garden and Madame Walska’s vision.” The dinner—hosted by Hahn, Jennifer Smith Hale, and Yasmine Zodeh—featured cocktails by YOLA Mezcal and Potek wines, and designer Douglas Little created Lotuslandinspired botanical fantasies on the long tables at Tydes restaurant at the Coral Casino. GINA TOLLESON

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Top to bottom: BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee; Rami Malek won the Academy Award for best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody; Lucy Boynton in Gucci; Alfonso Cuaron and Yalitza Aparicio; Melissa McCarthy on the red carpet in front of the Arlington Theatre.

The 2019 SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL showcased local and international talent alike. The premiere of Mimi deGruy’s inspiring and emotional film about her late husband, beloved filmmaker and ocean activist Mike deGruy, kicked things off while a film about the local surf scene, Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story, closed the show. Downtown Santa Barbara was transformed as local and visiting cinephiles took in more than 200 films at venues around town. In a notable act of sheer determination to not disappoint a waiting crowd, Santa Barbara Aviation airlifted Viggo Mortensen after Highway 101 was closed due to inclement weather, and he arrived at the Arlington Theatre to an elated audience. This year’s celebrity tributes hosted names such as Rami Malek, Claire Foy, Melissa McCarthy, and Glenn Close, while the Outstanding Director Award featured a conversation with all five 2019 Academy Award-nominated directors. The Santa Barbara Magazine lounge at Hotel Santa Barbara helped pass holders escape the rain in a space designed by Marc Normand Gelinas with flowers from Hogue & Co. As it does each year, SBIFF also hosted a variety of free screenings and educational programs throughout the duration of the festival and during its popular “third weekend.” Save the date for next year—January 15 through 25, 2020. C . B .

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Women’s panel participants; Virtuosos Award recipients Claire Foy, Richard E. Grant, Steven Yeun, Elsie Fisher, Thomasin McKenzie, John David Washington, and Sam Elliott.

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Clockwise from top right: Jamie

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master classes, and workshops—all created by The Farmhouse’s premier culinary ambassador, Nancy Silverton. Joining the noted restaurateur and James Beard Foundation Award winner are celebrity colleagues like Phil (“Eat Like Phil”) Rosenthal, pasta guru Evan Funke, restaurant critic and Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl, and Tuscan butcher Dario Cecchini, among others. Interspersed with Silverton’s signature events are a busy calendar of culinary programs, from wine tastings with the inn’s sommelier and other vine-oriented evenings to cooking and baking classes for young and old. 905 Country Club Rd.,

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Classic barn architecture meets contemporary style at THE FARMHOUSE , the new $20 million event and culinary center at the Ojai Valley Inn. The setting is pure Ojai—with rows of citrus and olive trees, a gorgeous gnarled oak, and the Topa Topa Mountain Range (surprisingly green!) as an embracing backdrop. There’s even a redwood table and benches that a local schoolteacher and his students carved from a tree charred during the Thomas Fire. Designed by Napa Valley-based architect Howard Backen, the expansive 220-acre complex centers on a sleek towering outdoor fireplace with an abundance of outdoor seating and candlelit lanterns to add an evening glow. On one side, the aptly named Great Room stands ready to accommodate more than 600 guests for drinks, dinners, weddings, or any other celebratory happenings. On the other, there’s another welcoming space with an intimate library—think wine tastings with friends—and a demonstration kitchen that’s an epicurean’s dream. It comes complete with 14 counter seats, live fire capability, and a pair of TV screens designed to showcase every whisk and knife slice to stadium-seated foodies attending cooking classes. Just outside, neatly ensconced between rows of clementine trees, is a luxe outdoor kitchen for grilling and demonstrations, and a chef’s organic garden in an array of raised vegetable beds. The mouthwatering produce—from colorful chards to exotic garlics, depending on the season—is curated by Scott Daigre of Tomatomania fame, just one of several artisans in residence along with beekeeper Glenn Perry and miller Philip Asquith. The kitchen will play host to a stellar roster of chefs’ dinners, lunches, barbecues, book signings,


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butter-roasted chanterelles, pigeon egg, pigeon tea, and black truffle; duck liver tartlette; local California

Indulge your wildest culinary fantasies at THE SILVER BOUGH , Phillip Frankland Lee’s new tasting experience at the Montecito Inn. Every Thursday through Sunday night—there’s only one seating for eight guests at 7 pm—diners (aka “ticket holders,” as reservations are managed similarly to ticket sales for a theater show) get to see magic happen in an immersive setting. Beginning at 6:30 pm, guests check in at the front desk of the hotel for a pre-show specialty libation. At 7 pm, diners are taken to an area for Act I, where the story of The Silver Bough begins as the host explains how each bite—such as smoked cultured butter and whipped caviar—corresponds to the story. At the end of the act, a curtain opens revealing the main stage—the 16-foot chef’s counter, with Lee and team ready to serve dinner. Act II continues with nine courses of the most decadent flavors: sea urchin, Wagyu beef, foie gras, caviar, 24-karat gold, and truffles are just a few ingredients to make an appearance. And the finale is equally decadent. Pastry chef Margarita Kallas-Lee prepares four dessert courses that play with the taste buds. Following the meal, guests can mingle with the culinary team over after-dinner drinks. As this isn’t a typical dinner out, tickets ($550 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity; $450 without alcohol) are reflective of the experience. “The evening is an event,” says Lee, “one we hope epicurean pursuers and open-minded explorers alike will cherish and remember for many years.” 1295 Coast Village Rd., Montecito,

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The aptly named CAFE ANA , situated at the corner of Anacapa and Anapamu, is the culinary brainchild of married owners Katherine Guzman Sanders and Clockwise from top left: Avocado Julian Sanders along with chef Ryan shrimp toast and salmon conserva; Whyte-Buck. The trio’s foodie chops inside Cafe Ana; caviar service with are truly impressive: Julian has a pizzelles and housemade kettle chips. degree in hospitality management and is a certified sommelier, Katherine is a hospitality public relations guru, and Ryan’s culinary talents hail from high-profile restaurants in Oregon (Ox) and New York (Golda). And they have a space to match their skills. The former coffee shop has been transformed into a high-ceilinged, light-filled environment where patrons can see Santa Barbara’s famous courthouse bathed in early morning light and view the mountains turning pink at sunset (the cafe is open from 7 am to 7 pm). The marbletopped standing bar is the perfect place to survey the contemporary art pieces by Julian’s mother (Ro Snell) and brother (George Sanders). Choices from the morning menu include eggplant toast with hummus, onion, and pickled turnip; the midday menu features a patty melt

(with fromage Américain made in-house). The evening menu—paired with champagne, wine, or beer—often includes a caviar choice (salmon, trout, paddlefish, and American sturgeon). As Katherine notes, “Caviar doesn’t always have to be such a ‘hoity-toity’ affair.” Ryan adds, “Have fun with it. Put it on potato chips.” Brunch is served on the weekends—pancakes included—and dinner service is in the works. There’s even a special Happy Hour menu available Wednesday through Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm. It’s the quintessential all-day cafe with an exuberant vibe. Katherine sums it up: “We are a neighborhood restaurant, and we want our guests to come back for every meal.”

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Clockwise from top: A checkered floor is era appropriate in the 1953 home; one of Cyd’s baking creations; STYLING FOR INSTAGRAM .

renovating her own. Between shooting for Saveur and Kitchn and penning her recent book, Styling for Instagram: What to Style and How to Style It ($21.99, St. Martin’s Griffin, available at Chaucer’s Bookstore, 805-682-6787, chaucersbooks.com), she’d been überexposed to kitchen trends. Since Cyd and her husband, Dave Kilpatrick, are both artists, they knew they wanted soulful, vintage elements along with plenty of color in their 1950s Mesa home—this would not be an everyday white kitchen. Together, they opted for dusty rose, a tone that recalls travels to India and Italy. Just don’t call it girly. “It’s Dave’s favorite color and reminds us of the faded buildings in Cinque Terra,” she says. Custom cabinets and a custom “extrasaturated” pink were paired with turquoise trim and brass hardware, “the jewelry”

she notes, laughing that it cost more than the IKEA island. But the real gem is the stove, a white Wedgewood that was loving restored in Ventura at Antique and Vintage Stovetop. With six burners and a piewarming shelf, it’s perfect for the baker. “I like vintage ones better than super deluxe stoves. This one is consistent and very hot,” says the decisive chef. “It’s either hot or off.” J E N N I F E R B L A I S E K R A M E R L EELAC Y D .C O M

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With FOLDED HILLS , wine tasting arrives in Montecito. The boutique wine project with roots in the Santa Ynez Valley opened its intimate hospitality space along Coast Village Road in March. The design is ranch-inspired, aimed at capturing the rugged charm of Folded Hills’ rustic setting in the Gaviota Mountains, near Nojoqui Falls, less than five miles from the ocean. There, Kim and Andy Busch—members of the same family that gave the world Budweiser beer—have established a 600-acre farmstead, complete with livestock, produce, and vines of organically grown, cool-climate Rhône grapes. Designed in collaboration with interior decorator Amanda Masters, the tasting room features a sprawling photo mural of the family ranch and seating on a reclaimed, upholstered church pew festooned with handmade

leather straps, and bridle buckles. Brass touches, wood tones, and cognac colors abound. The vibe is elegant and understated at once. “Andy and I had been looking Left to right: KIM and ANDY BUSCH ; FOLDED all around Santa HILLS ’s tasting room on Coast Village Road. Barbara to open a more urban tasting room to compliment the ranch,” says Kim. “We hadn’t considered Montecito, but when our friend approached us about opening in his beautiful new building, it seemed like the perfect solution. We are part of what feels like a true Renaissance of this hard-hit yet resilient seaside community.” Look for an estate tasting room at the family ranch to open in July. 1294 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, 805694-8086. G A B E S A G L I E F O L D E D H I L L S .CO M

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Check out Poe & Co. Catering’s new dinner delivery service, POE TO GO —a weeknight meal drop-off for busy families. “My husband and I decided to start this business after years of clients requesting a restaurant-quality and more personal meal dropoff service,” says co-owner (along with her husband, Jayson) Jamie Poe. “We are both chefs and decided to make the leap once we knew we had a baby on the way. It perfectly blends our passions of food and family, and we want to add an amenity for local parents who need a little help with dinner.” Offered to residents between Ventura and Goleta (Ojai and Los Angeles are coming soon), the gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free options include seasonal dishes such as miso black cod with cabbage slaw, quinoa-black bean enchiladas with tangerine salad, or braised chicken stew with romaine salad. Kiddos can choose from standbys like chicken tenders and steamed broccoli or baked ziti and tomato soup. There’s something for everyone. 805-669-7187. G . Z . T .

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Designer turned lifestyle influencer Jenni Kayne’s new PACIFIC NATURAL: SIMPLE SEASONAL ENTERTAINING ($45, Rizzoli, available at Jenni Kayne, 805-309-0550, jennikayne.com) is a season-by-season look at Kayne’s favorite entertaining, cooking, and crafting ideas executed in her signature California-conscious way. G . Z . T .

Wine Time

Ernst Storm, founder and winemaker of STORM WINES , grew up in South Africa, which is famous for winemaking. Eventually, he found himself on the Central Coast of California where he worked for Firestone and Curtis wineries before starting his own label in 2006. Storm utilizes techniques from home and combines them with methods learned while working in California in order to create a unique “Old World/New World approach,” as he refers to it. He also cofounded Notary Public wines with Les Marchands while his brother Hannes helms Storm Wines— South Africa, specializing in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, making them a bihemisphere wine-making family. 530409-1875. C H A R L O T T E T H O M A S S TO R M W I N E S .CO M STORM WINES ’

2015 Pinot Noir from John Sebastiano Vineyard ($55).

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The BELMOND EL ENCANTO recently joined with Sunstone Winery for a charitable (and tasty) partnership supporting local youth. Esteemed winemaker Bion Rice crafted two impressive vintages—a red blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Mourvèdre called Enchanted Riviera ($19/glass) and a white Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillon blend called Charming Vista ($19/glass)—both benefitting Youth Interactive, youthinteractive .us, a group that helps adolescents develop lifelong skills and promote success beyond graduation. Sold exclusively in the dining room and bar at Belmond El Encanto, each bottle earns $5 for the nonprofit, whose goal is to connect students ages 14 to 24 with skills and resources through youth-led entrepreneurial undertakings. Both the artist behind the bottle label and Youth Interactive participant, 18-year-old Jack Miles, says, “Youth Interactive is a safe place I can always come to and feel free to express myself while meeting important people in the community and becoming a better person.” 800

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Patrick Braid’s new line of gourmet food products, MONTECITO & CO. “all came from a huge disaster in one of the most beautiful and affluent areas of California,” he says. The owner of the popular Village Cheese & Wine Store on East Valley Road just launched his line of coffee, wine, olives—and beer is on the horizon as well. The products are all local and high-end; Doug Margerum, for example, makes the white Rhone blend ($36) and the Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir ($67). The best part: A portion of all proceeds benefit the myriad mudslide recovery efforts still ongoing more than a year later. G . S . MONTECITOANDCOMPAN Y. C O M

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For philanthropist/cookbook author/film producer Anna Getty and her husband, former professional skateboarder/deejay Scott Oster, their move from Los Angeles to Ojai was a gradual but organic one. The couple—who were married in Big Sur in 2015 and have two children together (2-year-old Bodhi and 4-year-old Roman) in addition to Getty’s two older children from her previous marriage)—initially bought a modern Mediterranean house by architect Catherine Moore nestled among 50 acres of orchards in Upper Ojai to serve as a retreat from their city lives. They were in search of a sense of community and a simpler and healthier way of life for their family. “We used to come for weekends,” says Getty, “but as of the last two years, we now call Ojai home.” Recently, the environmentally conscious brood moved closer to town in a newly remodeled, sustainable design by Getty and her husband. “We used FSC-certified woods and really focused on purchasing second-hand and vintage furniture,” she adds. “We found all-organic beds, bedding, and pillows from Good Night Naturals, an eco-mattress store in L.A. All of the textiles are made of natural and sustainable fibers. We also spent time researching low/non-VOC paint and energy-efficient appliances.” To keep her tribe full of life, Getty is open to alternative healers and keeps abreast of the latest research on health. “I try to cook well for the kids—we love our green smoothies, drink celery juice, green tea, and make our own almond and walnut milk as well as bone broth, all of which really help to keep wellness at an optimum.” Getty boosts her own immune system with vitamin IVs and also keeps up a rigorous workout routine—switching between cross training, hiking, Pilates, and yoga. “The whole family loves to rock climb and snowboard,” Getty says. “My mother has osteoporosis, so I focus on keeping fit and building muscle mass, which makes a big difference.”

Locally, Getty and Oster are involved in Prima, a hemp company with an educational platform. “I believe in CBD as a modality for wellness. I know how beneficial it can be for people’s health, especially for older people who are having pain issues,” Getty says. “We use CBD regularly for anxiety, sleep, and inflammation. Being involved with it on a grassroots level feels good.” Outside the home, she leads her menage to do their part of having less of a footprint and practice sustainable actions. “We have a bin in the minivan that’s full of reusable mugs, coffee cups, and straws to replace disposable ones,” she says. “We are becoming more mindful about what we use and throw away. Of course I have been using cloth bags for 15 years, but making changes is a slow process. A lot of it is about being open and reeducating myself and then, in turn, the kids.” This year, the family is taking an educational expedition to the Galápagos Islands to trawl for plastic. They will be working with The 5 Gyres Institute to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure. Getty’s most recent passion projects include donning the hat of executive producer for two environmental film projects—The Fantastic Fungi with Paul Stamets about the many uses of mushrooms for health and stress and to combat global warming; Kiss the Ground, directed by Ojai residents Josh and Rebecca Tickell, focuses on food and wellness. “I never set out to be involved in films,” she says, “but if things resonate with me and contain an exploration of a better way to live, then I enjoy supporting those projects.” Living life in an artful yet eco-minded, global way is Getty’s true vision and vocation. “I work on staying positive, being in a place of intention, and being joyful. I work on myself and try to hit all the quadrants—emotional, spiritual, physical—and being of service to friends, family, and humanity.” ●

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After legalization, Santa Barbara is poised to become Feature the epicenter of cannabis farming

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Feature Most of the farms are geared toward highyield production, with an eventual eye toward the sort of cannatourism that will turn the Central Coast from wine country to weed country.

Up in Los Alamos, surrounded by greenery and lush farmland in every direction, York Shackleton kicks at a pile of horse dung. He looks and talks like any young farmer, wiry and rugged and proud of his crops. Except there aren’t any crops yet, not until the cannabis growing season begins in June. Still, mature plants in planters are lined up in a row on the seat of a picnic table by the farmhouse. “I have a lot of rare genetics that only I possess,” says Shackleton, as excited by plant propagation as any grad-school horticulturist. “We’re going to cut those down now and clone them.” Shackleton’s High Star Farms is one of an estimated 100-plus cannabis farms operating legally under more than 1,000 licenses in Santa Barbara County. It’s the most by county in the state, recently passing longtime cannabis stronghold Humboldt County, since the state shifted from medical to recreational cannabis at the beginning of the year. Most of the farms are geared toward highyield production, with an eventual eye toward the sort of cannatourism that will turn the Central Coast from wine country to weed country. All of the other farms are working under temporary permits, Shackleton says, but because he had been running large-scale grows in Monterey for years before buying the Los Alamos property—which features a hotel he plans to get online as soon as he can, and enough fields to grow thousands of pounds of cannabis—he didn’t qualify for the grandfathered temporary permit. And because he was compelled to apply as soon as he


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“We have a lot of visitors coming through to look at wine country, so why not cultivate cannabis country as well?” —ADRIAN SEDLIN

ADRIAN SEDLIN of CANNDESCENT , one of the nation’s biggest cannabis brands.

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could, he says that High Star has felt an urgency to pass through all the notoriously difficult, but necessary, hoops to get a business license, and they stand to be the first such farm in Santa Barbara County with one. No easy task, says the farmer/filmmaker (he’s directed movies starring Nicolas Cage and Guy Pearce) from Calabasas, who employed his mother to do the permitting. “They chose us as a guinea pig,” Shackleton says. “It’s a huge milestone. We’re in an area that’s premier land. It’s wine country. It’s very prestigious.” Just a few miles down the 101 in the farmland outside of Buellton, Sara Rotman is also on prime land. A goat chews at her boot through a fence as she gestures to the area where her polo grounds were supposed to be. She’s an equestrienne, having played top-level polo for years, and her savvy is readily apparent, coming from the world of high-end fashion branding, where her clients were the likes of Michael Kors and Goop. But in 2014, after she closed on the property in Buellton, a life-or-death fight against Crohn’s disease debilitated her. Doctors put her on high doses of morphine, prednisone, and Remicade, a strong immunosuppressive that left her susceptible to, and nearly dead from, tetanus. After doing some research, her husband, Nate Ryan, convinced Rotman—who describes herself as a caffeinated, type-A personality—to try CBD, the nonpsychoactive version of cannabis. “Lo and behold, it worked,” she says with a laugh. “It was better for my

pain, and it worked on my inflammation.” Soon, the couple rejiggered the plans for the farm. And as with all Rotman endeavors, the plans turned into a full-fledged business. They produce a crop of organic outdoor-grown cannabis flower for other manufacturers like Select, a fast-growing company specializing in CBD vaping products. Rotman says she is looking to expand her own brands, Bluebird805 and the newly launched Busy Bee’s Farm Flavors, which focuses on vaping products with farm flavors like rosemary, honey, and pomegranate. Rotman feels that the explosion of farming in Santa Barbara boils down to the growing conditions—the cool breeze and the fertile soil—which have long made the region a prime spot for Pinot Noir grapes and other produce. Still, Rotman says there are myriad challenges to running a successful cannabis business, not the least of which is pushback from already established farmers in the area, who believe the smell of cannabis will impact their wine, a concern that remains unproven. “We share a lot of the same values,” says Rotman. “We have a product that is style and taste oriented—olfactory requirements are just as important for cannabis as wine. We have an aesthetic appreciation for this specific plant that we grow and its intricacies and its idiosyncrasies and how do we express that plant. Our terroir impacts the plant, so we have very sympathetic business and farming practices.”

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The explosion of farming in Santa Barbara boils down to the growing conditions—the cool breeze and the fertile soil.

Adrian Sedlin, whose brand Canndescent is one of the biggest cannabis companies in America, believes that Santa Barbara County is great for outdoor grows, but the financial ceiling of the cannabis farms is much lower than that of the vintners. Canndescent’s headquarters are in Santa Barbara, though their grow operates in Desert Hot Springs, three and a half hours south, because the


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Inland Empire town was the first to offer licenses to cannabis cultivators who wanted to get in on the ground floor in 2014. “We have a lot of visitors coming through to look at wine country, so why not cultivate cannabis country as well?” Sedlin says. “I fully believe some will make that successful. Where the analogy breaks down is that you’re

not supposed to sell product across state lines. So understand that the opportunity that’s available for California wine growers is conceivably the seven billion population of planet Earth; the [cannabis] growers can service the 39 million people in California.” The retail end is one of the sectors that has growth potential, says Coastal CEO Malante Hayworth and CFO Continued on page 121


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Suzan Pelfrey SUPERPOWER Blending ancient and contemporary healing modalities to integrate all levels of a person’s being and foster greater alignment with the soul’s purpose. KNOWN AS An integrative healing practitioner who offers intuitive life coaching, shamanic energy medicine, and counseling from a spiritual perspective. PASSION Supporting people to find the barriers within themselves that keep them from living the fullest expression of who they are while guiding them to their own deeper spiritual awareness. SANTA BARBARA SPOTS Butterfly Beach at sunset, the Vedanta Temple to meditate, and Chaucer’s Bookstore. DAILY ROUTINE MUST “Prayer. When I get up in the morning and at night before sleep, I do a short centering prayer to connect my heart with gratitude and love. I call this practice my bookends.” CURRENT PROJECTS Working with a new health company in Marin that is bridging Western medicine with quantum physics. “I’ll be starting a women’s group in Santa Barbara and am planning a group retreat for later in the year.” WORDS TO LIVE BY “Learn to listen and trust your own intuitive wisdom. Let it lead you into the quiet place in your heart. Everything you need is waiting for you there.” suzanpelfrey.com

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Dan Buettner SUPERPOWER Exploring the world’s traditional cultures and distilling their lessons for the rest of us. KNOWN FOR Identifying the five places in the world—dubbed Blue Zones—where people live the longest, healthiest lives; writing for National Geographic; three world records for biking across Africa, the Americas, and around the world; being author Kathy Freston’s lesser half. SANTA BARBARA SPOTS Handlebar Coffee shop (“a Nirvana for social interaction”), Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle bar (“try the tofu drunken noodles”), and Oliver’s (“for the world’s best plant-based dining”). DAILY ROUTINE MUSTS Eight hours of sleep, beans for breakfast, and some kind of physical activity. CURRENT PROJECTS A National Geographic cover story and book on the world’s healthiest diets and Blue Zones projects in 26 cities aimed at making healthy choices easier. WORDS TO LIVE BY “Adulthood is overrated.” bluezones.com

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Ann Van de Water SUPERPOWER Being a motivational changemaker who empowers people to cultivate, practice, and embody true self-mastery through her True Self Mastery lifestyle program. KNOWN FOR Being of service as a yoga teacher, life coach, wellness and spiritual teacher, and her enchanting voice. PASSIONS Creating shamanic-inspired clearing, healing, and blessing rituals and ceremonies as a modern-day medicine woman with the support of her Peruvian teacher, Puma. SANTA BARBARA SPOTS Long walks, swimming and sunbathing on Miramar Beach, jumping in the waterfall pools during hikes in Rattlesnake Canyon. DAILY ROUTINE MUSTS High-vibe nutrition, movement, and breath work. CURRENT PROJECTS Her latest book, Everyday Intentions: How Every Moment is Initiating You to Be Your Best Self, and The True Self Mastery School of Yoga 200-hour teacher training accredited by Yoga Alliance. WORDS TO LIVE BY “Love everyone and tell the truth.” —Neem Karoli Baba annevandewater.com

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Kamma Bothe SUPERPOWER Practicing the art and science of identifying life cycles. KNOWN AS An astrological counselor, reader, and coach. PASSIONS Transformation and learning to live a life according to what is rather than what one wants it to be, leaving the struggle behind. SANTA BARBARA SPOTS Hiking Romero Canyon, walking Hendry’s Beach in the June morning fog, and Renaud’s Patisserie for croissants. DAILY ROUTINE MUSTS A 30-minute meditation in the morning and a 30-minute walk every afternoon. CURRENT PROJECT Finishing her book, Living Consciously with Stars. WORDS TO LIVE BY “Life grows in cycles, much like the rings of a tree.

There are beginnings, middles, and ends.” kammastro.com

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Randee Brookins SUPERPOWER Facilitating the “Aha!” moment in people. KNOWN AS A self-defense instructor and a self-empowerment mentor for The Inner Warrior Project, an organization created to empower women to be assertive, confident, and safe. PASSION Bringing women together to become more grounded on the earth, rediscover their center, and connect with one another. SANTA BARBARA SPOTS “Motorcycle rides through the Santa Ynez Valley, Cold Spring Tavern, walking my dog at Hendry’s Beach.” DAILY ROUTINE MUSTS Physical movement, reflection, and setting intentions. CURRENT PROJECTS Planning a women’s retreat called Women Who Warrior, which will be held in July. WORDS TO LIVE BY “Live a life of compassion. Believe the best in others and that people are doing the best they can. Discover who you are and stand up for what you believe in.” innerwarriorproject.com

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Fatima Huet SUPERPOWER Enabling people to live well in their bodies. KNOWN FOR Body transformation and slimming program that combines different techniques and treatment modalities to produce great results. PASSION Learning and helping people achieve their goals. SANTA BARBARA SPOTS Butterfly Beach at sunset, Lotusland, The Sacred Space, José Eber Salon. DAILY ROUTINE MUSTS

Meditation, qigong exercises, drinking organic green vegetable and fruit juices, learning something every day, walking barefoot on the earth, and spending time at the beach in the sunshine. CURRENT PROJECTS Completing a holistic health and naturopathic program and pro bono work with seniors. WORDS TO LIVE BY “Live each day like is the last day—with a lot of love.” 805-284-7801

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SUPERPOWER “Letting go and trusting that I am being looked after.” KNOWN AS A Holocaust survivor turned music producer turned restaurateur, chiropractor turned co-owner of The Sacred Space. PASSIONS The journey inward, beauty, learning, eating an organic vegetarian diet. SANTA BARBARA SPOTS Cold Spring Trail, Summerland Beach, Montino’s music studio. DAILY ROUTINE MUSTS Mindfulness and a cup of coffee and scone from Jeannine’s Bakery on Coast Village Road. CURRENT PROJECT Clearing my desk. WORDS TO LIVE BY “Yes, dear.”

SUPERPOWER Love. KNOWN FOR Serving a cup of tea to each

person who enters her Sacred Space sanctuary and always trying to be in her highest place. PASSION “Alleviating pain and suffering wherever and whenever I can.” SANTA BARBARA SPOTS Lotusland, the Vedanta Temple, and Cold Springs Trail. DAILY ROUTINE MUSTS “Twice-daily meditation and finding my mind/body/spirit connection by climbing into and cleaning the ponds at The Sacred Space.” CURRENT PROJECT The Sacred Space. WORDS TO LIVE BY “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.” —Philo of Alexandria thesacredspace.com

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Kevin Khalili SUPERPOWER Helping people discover their inner fountain of youth to live a long, happy, healthy, high-functioning life. KNOWN FOR Showing people their unique bio-blueprint and then prescribing home exercises, lifestyle recommendations, food management, and custom-compounded nutraceuticals. PASSIONS “Laughing, keeping life simple, supporting my community, loving my family, nurturing Mother Earth, embracing Father Time, and inspiring to improve.” SANTA BARBARA SPOTS “The Laser Rehab Institute, the farmers market, and anywhere I can exercise.” DAILY ROUTINE MUSTS Morning sweat (hot yoga, DollyRocker, spinning), many daytime smiles, and nightly deep sleep. CURRENT PROJECT The launch of Dr. Khalili, LLC, a company focused on plant-powered products along with innovative home fitness equipment. WORDS TO LIVE BY “Strive to thrive, live to give, yearn to

learn, less is best.” kevinkhalili.com

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Matt Pesendian SUPERPOWER Inspiring people to live a healthy, happy, and balanced lifestyle through alternative and holistic arts. KNOWN AS A hatha yoga, qigong, and Chinese medicine teacher and practitioner. PASSION “Treating people with cancer at the Oncology Acupuncture program that I helped develop at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center.” SANTA BARBARA SPOTS Surfing at Rincon, hiking the Jesusita Trail, and the Saturday morning Santa Barbara farmers market. DAILY ROUTINE MUSTS Maintaining a daily yoga and meditation practice. CURRENT PROJECTS Running in-depth yoga trainings in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Sayulita, Mexico. WORDS TO LIVE BY “Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but follow no one absolutely.” —Chinese Proverb mattpesendian.com

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Julian Michalowski. Coastal won a highly coveted license to be downtown Santa Barbara’s only dispensary, and their beautifully designed high-end 6,300-sqare-foot dispensary experience one block over from State Street on Chapala, is opening in June. They’ve also opened a 10,000-square-foot headquarters where they will run a delivery service, a distribution company, and a lab where they’ll make their own products and develop new ones. “It’s a very competitive process to have a dispensary,” says Michalowski, who says Coastal will employ 50 people by opening day. “There were hundreds of pages of applications, and it cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to apply. But everybody has been great to work with; it’s as new an experience for them as it is for us, so everybody’s cautious. Everybody wants to make sure it’s good for the community.” The fact that the city is playing it safe could pay off in the long run. Rotman says that making sure things are organized will benefit everyone in the end, from the cannabis growers to the vintners. “Some of our lawmakers understand that we have the opportunity to be the Napa of weed,” she says, “and that there is going to be extraordinary benefit to the community from a health and wellness perspective, from a financial perspective, from a tourism perspective, from a farming perspective.” ●

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TEAK WAREHOUSE

Suppliers of high-end outdoor furniture at wholesale prices to the public & trade nationwide for over 25 years.

Sherman & Luci

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Teak Warehouse Portofino

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Poppi Side Tables

Be inspired by the designs, variety, and quality of outdoor furniture pieces at Teak Warehouse, an established manufacturer of outdoor furniture for 25 years. All pieces are fully assembled and available for nationwide white glove delivery. Manufactured in Italy, France, Belgium, Northern Europe, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The luxury outdoor cushions shown here are included at no extra cost.

www.teakwarehouse.com / sales@teakwarehouse.com / 800.343.7707 / Open Daily


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