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FEATURES 102 | LIVING OUT LOUD EVERY DAY Philanthropist and thrill seeker Eva Guerrand-Hermès talks life, love, and her latest venture, Lolë. BY GINA TOLLESON PHOTOGRAPHS BY TC REINER

110 | WILD WEST SEDUCTION Once upon a time for fall fashion at Los Alamos’s 1880 Union Hotel. PHOTOGRAPHS BY NANCY NEIL STYLED BY LEAH FORESTER JOHNSON

120 | LIFE OF WINE

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The Murphy family trades its Southern compound for a modern dream in a Santa Maria vineyard. BY ROB DAFOE PHOTOGRAPHS BY LUCA TROVATO

128 | OPEN RANGE Relive the past with cowboys and poets at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort. BY JOAN TAPPER ON THE COVER Eva Guerrand-Hermès in Jean-Paul Gaultier at Dos Peublos Ranch. Photograph by TC Reiner.

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FA LL 2 01 3 CONTENTS

3 6 A note from Jennifer Hale CONTRIBUTORS

STYLE

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4 3 The Slow Is Fast crew

Corto Moltedo shares his fall essentials

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ones to watch for warming up your home

Kimberly Hahn and James van Arsdale, Granada Books brings tomes back to town, and more

1 5 5 The ring, the gown, the honeymoon…

8 4 Giving Back: The Breast

Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara 8 7 Get Involved: Places

to volunteer 9 1 Up-and-coming artists

the Carmel Valley Ranch FOOD + WINE

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wine club, a new experience at the Bacara Resort & Spa, sommelier secrets, and more WEDDINGS

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9 7 A romantic respite in Paris

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road-trips down the California coast, the Montecito Country Mart and the Anacapa Project bring new biz and buzz to town, and more

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8 2 Mattei’s Tavern chef Robbie Wilson cuts us in

garden gala and Santa Barbara Magazine’s ultimate Lawn Party at the El Encanto Hotel

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Jennifer Hale

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CORAL VON ZUMWALT This Los Angeles-based photographer and mother of two has shot for many publications, including O Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and Sunset Magazine. WHAT Captured the magic behind the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort for “Open Range” (page 128). “I loved shooting there,” says Coral. “You really feel like you have gone back in time.” WHO

“WE STAYED IN A CABIN, AND THERE IS NO TV, NO PHONE. I LOVED IT. THERE ARE REAL COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS WHO WORK ON THE RANCH —IT’S EVERY PHOTOGRAPHER’S DREAM.”

SARAH YUNKER A Santa Ynez Valley native and former editorial assistant at Santa Barbara Magazine, this freelance writer’s work has been featured in several publications, including Inside Santa Ynez Valley Magazine. WHAT Chatted with the couple behind Firestone Walker brews, David and Polly Walker, for “SB People” (page 79). “Growing up in the valley, I knew of the Walkers already,” Sarah says. “But it was exciting to get to know them on a more personal level.” WHO

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LEAH FORESTER JOHNSON After getting her start styling as the public relations director for Diane von Furstenberg more than a decade ago, she has gone on to work on many projects, ranging from creating the Decollage boutique in Manhattan and as C magazine’s former fashion director. WHAT On her inspiration for “Wild West Seduction” (page 110): “When I style a shoot, I create a fantasy about the woman we are depicting.” WHO

“THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN WORKING WITH A TALENTED GROUP OF PEOPLE AND CREATING COLLABORATIVE MAGIC. THAT’S WHEN I FEEL MOST ALIVE.”

MICK HAWK This recent Santa Barbara transplant met philanthropist Eva Guerrand-Hermès in 1990 in Prague. “Befriending and working with Eva was tantamount to being here at the launch of her store Lolë,” he says. “Eva and I have always shared a fascination with building companies, so the opening of the store has been a treat for me.” WHAT Produced and art directed our feature, “Living Out Loud Every Day” (page 102). “I like logistics,” he says, “so making sure everyone ended up on the same page was challenging but fun.” WHO

“TRACKING DOWN EVA ON ANY GIVEN DAY IS DIFFICULT ENOUGH, BUT WHEN SHE WAS TRAVERSING THREE CONTINENTS—ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE. I’M USED TO IT, HOWEVER, AND IN THE END, ALL ROADS LEAD TO SANTA BARBARA.”

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Dan Malloy, Kanoa Zimmerman, and Kellen Keene’s new book, Slow Is Fast: On the Road at Home, combs the coast of California

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A AR RO OU UN ND D TT O OW WN N “In the last month, I have learned more about the people and places along the California coast than I had in 34 years and a thousand trips by car.” —DAN MALLOY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT : Part of the 50-day itinerary that took the guys from Mendocino County to Cuyama; the trio’s route through the Golden State; taking a breather on the way to Cuyama; their stopover in Santa Cruz.

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For surfer Dan Malloy (a Patagonia ambassador from Ojai), San Francisco-based photographer Kanoa Zimmerman, and Kellen Keene (a fisherman and filmmaker from San Luis Obispo), creating SLOW IS FAST: ON THE ROAD AT HOME was the ultimate opportunity to see their home state in a new—slower-paced— light. With their bikes, one bag of film, a few cameras, flippers, a surfboard, wet suits, and a two-man tent in tow, the trio set off on the adventure of a lifetime last year, biking the California coast. The book tells their story through pictures—stops at spots such as Santa Cruz and Big Sur. Sponsored and funded by Patagonia, the book ($35, available at Chaucer’s Bookstore, 805-682-6787, chaucers books.com) highlights their experiences and the fascinating people that they met along the way of their 50-day, 700-mile trek. DON’T MISS A Slow Is Fast tour stop—book signing, live music by Todd Hannigan and friends, and more— at 7 pm on September 13 at Patagonia, 235 W. Santa Clara St., Ventura, 805-643-6074, patagonia.com.

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EASY DOES IT “I love MontecIto. I grew up going there, and I always wanted to live there,” says Jim Rosenfield, developer of the Montecito country Mart, the new incarnation of the popular shopping center at the corner of Hot Springs and coast village roads. “the center was built in the 1960s, and we’re treating it like a historic property, though—strictly speaking—it’s not. We’re putting in doors and windows like the originals” because “we want it to be charming again.” Rosenfield, who is also be-

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hind similar country marts in Brentwood and Marin, is committed to creating a public space for “people to interact and meet family and friends.” He adds that they’re investing in Jim rosenfield preserving and enhancing the center with “fantastic and Pressed Juicery, 805landscaping,” as well as more 845-2093, pressedjuicery.com. comfortable spaces to sit For family shopping, there’s and linger. the GeorGe pet shop, 805He also emphasizes the 565-4777, georgesf.com, and mix of merchants, including toy crazy, 805-565-7696, services like the venerable gotoycrazy.com. clothiers Montecito BarBers, 805JaMes Perse, 805-969-0300, 969-1314, montecitobarbers jamesperse.com, and Malia .com, now in the hands of the Mills, 805-845-2137, malia third generation of owners, mills.com, have both been and read ‘n’ Post, 805-969enthusiastic supporters of the 1148, which houses a post country mart concept. “We beoffice branch. “I’m proud lieve in Jim Rosenfield and his that they’re there,” he says. vision for the project,” notes “they’re useful. We’re lucky Perse, “so we signed on early to develop relationships to help anchor the developwith merchants.” ment. We like our stores to be longtime food-oriented integrated into the neighbortenants include Panino, 805hood—not always in the most 565-0137, paninorestaurants obvious shopping areas—and .com, Xanadu bakery, 805the country marts are hubs of 969-3550, Montecito natutheir communities.” ral Foods, 805-969-1411, “We open stores in commontecitonaturalfoods.com, munities that we love,” adds and little aleX’s, 805-969Mills, “and these are businesses 2297, littlealexs.com, which that the community can fall in have been joined by rori’s love with as well. the recepartisanal creaMery, tion has been great.” 805-770-2266, rorisartisanal the Montecito country creamery.com, for ice cream, Mart will continue to evolve, says Rosenfield. “We’ve also welcomed calyPso, interMiX, and sPace nK aPothecary. I go slowly and methodically and try to find the right tenants. It takes me a long time.” But his vision is unwavering: “I want it to be the village you go to two or three times a day for your needs.” –Joan taPPer

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IT TAKES A CERTAIN VISION

to look at a fish-storage warehouse and see the core of a network of artisanal chefs, winemakers, and brewers, but that’s what developer Brian Kelly did, says Sherry Villanueva, a managing partner with Kelly, of the ANACAPA PROJECT, which

extends almost the entire block from Anacapa and Yanonali streets. “Brian was interested in adaptive reuse,” she says. The concept developed organically during the last four years as the group sought out local

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entrepreneurs who were passionate about food and wine. “Our team was looking for people who were interested in creating a destination collectively,” she adds. The first of the project’s tenants, FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWERY, 805-964-2252, figmtnbrew.com, opened in June and immediately attracted visitors interested in sampling everything from a light pilsner to a robust stout and the popular Hoppy Poppy IPA from its 32 taps. The centerpiece restaurant, THE LARK, 805-2840370, thelarksb.com, followed in early August, transforming the historic Castagnola Fish Building into an urban modern space with a classic personality—the design of San Francisco restaurateur Doug Washington. “We’re focusing on shared plates,” notes general manager Dan Russo, who says chef Jason Paluska emphasizes new American CLOCKWISE FROM cuisine with TOP : Riverbench’s lots of sauces tasting room; a sip at Cutler’s Arti- and flavors san Spirits; happy from around hour at Figueroa the world. Mountain Brewery; There’s also The Lark. space for a cooking-school kitchen and special events. For those who simply crave a jolt of java and a sweet (or a slice), LUCKY PENNY, 805284-0370, luckypennysb .com—yes, wrapped in a mosaic facade of one-cent pieces—has a streetside window to order coffee,

“Developer Brian Kelly wanted to bring back to LIFE the CREATIVE and INTERESTING aspects of the NEIGHBORHOOD.” — S H E R RY VIL L ANU E VA

pastries, and pizza. Wine aficionados have been eagerly awaiting LES MARCHANDS WINE BAR & MERCHANT, 805-284-0380, lesmarchands wine.com—a wine bar and retail shop created by master sommelier Brian McClintic (featured in the movie Somm) and his partner, Eric Railsback. In a room reminiscent of a French cafe, albeit with a top-to-bottom wall of wine bottles, you can order plates of charcuterie and cheeses to accompany the tantalizing list of local wines and offerings from Burgundy. Filling out the roster of tenants are three wine-tasting rooms: RIVERBENCH, 805-3244100, riverbench.com, AREA 5.1, 805-770-7251, and AVELINA WINE CO., avelinawine.com, which will include a fullproduction winery; CUTLER’S ARTISAN SPIRITS, 805-845-4040, cutlersartisan.com, a craft distillery of American-style whiskeys as well as vodka and gin; and the GUITAR BAR, 805-770-4272, sbguitarbar.com, will sell instruments and provide practice rooms and jam session venues. “These independent businesses are creating something that’s bigger than the sum of its parts,” says Villanueva. “It’s definitely been a labor of love.” –J.T.

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SANTA YNEZ BLACK BOOK Having worked in the travel industry for more than 20 years, Ballard resident Carol Ann Kelley-Elwell knows a thing or two about what makes for a few days of fun in our rustic enclave. “Autumn is my favorite time of year in the valley,” she says. “The colors are amazing— with all the vineyards ripening—and the weather is great.” Here, she shares some easygoing ways to wander the hills. –G.Z.T.

FAMILY TIME My 7-year-old daughter, Audrey, loves to sit at the old-fashioned soda counter at Chomp, 805688-7733, chompsolvang.com, and gobble a wrangler burger (topped with hickory sauce, bacon, and onion rings) with sweet potato fries. Don’t miss the family-size banana splits! • I

and French flare abound. I love

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on Cachuma Lake, 805-688-

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at Bonita Los Olivos; Wendy Foster; Cachuma Lake; a croissant from The Baker’s Table; Waxing Poetic’s new outpost and the entrance; S.Y. Kitchen. OPPOSITE: Bin 2860.

ite weekend ritual,

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whether on foot

which has a little bit of everything

or horseback and

for the hombre in your home. •

always with my

Valley girls love White/Warren

hounds, Taj and

cashmere wraps from Wendy

Minnie, in tow, is

Foster Los Olivos, 805-686-

hitting the trails at

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Midland School,

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as they sell what we wear—den-

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im, Ts, cashmere, peasant tops,

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children’s boutique, 805-440-

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Personalized vintage-inspired jewelry abounds at Waxing Poetic’s new store, 805-686-4545, waxing poetic. com, in Los Olivos. SIPS AND BITES For a break from wine tasting, my husband, Tim, and I like to take beer lovers to Bin 2860 International Wine Shop, 805-693-8537, bin2860.com, inside Fess Parker’s Wine Country Inn & Spa to taste from a vast collection of rare craft beers from around the world. • I like meeting friends at the chic Sante Wine Bar and Lounge, 805-6919641, santewinebarlounge.com, for a glass after work or before dinner in Solvang. Try a local gem like Bratcher Pinot Noir. • We love to sit at the sushi bar at Kingfish, 805-688-2397, kingfishsolvang.com, and let chef Leroy Reprogle do the rest. • I get ginger scones at The Baker’s Table, 805-688-4856, thebakers-table .com. Amy Dixon serves an organic, farm-to-table lunch menu as well as picnics to go. • The new restaurant S.Y. Kitchen, 805-961-5794,

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to be seated on the porch. • I can’t wait for Jeff and Matt Nichols to reintroduce old favorites from their former restaurant, Mattei’s Tavern. Scheduled to open in time for Thanksgiving, Brother’s Restaurant at The Red Barn will maintain its original old steak house culture with a modern twist. n

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Designer JENNI KAYNE sets her sights on Santa Barbara with her latest shop in Montecito

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STYLE What was your motivation to open a store in Montecito? I’ve had a great customer base in Montecito for years now. When I began thinking about expansion, Montecito was a no-brainer. My Santa Barbara customers were shopping at my Almont store for a lot of home and children’s items, and I’m really excited to be able to bring that to them here. If you were to design a collection for the S.B. woman, how would you describe it? When I think of the S.B. woman, I think of luxe and sophistication but at the same time easy and practical. There would also be a good amount of cashmere and silks, of course. Three must-haves in your fall wardrobe?

A striped Jenni Kayne button-down shirt, a great high-waisted jean, and a pair of my D’Orsay flats. The ’90s have always inspired me. I love that it was a cross-cultural and generational time. There was a mix of everything and people really created their own style.

What era most inspires you?

S.B. MUST DOs Grabbing food and a great bottle of wine from PIerre LAfOnD MOnTecITO MArKeT , 805-565-1502, montecitoshopping.com, and going to BuTTerfLy BeAch , Channel Dr., Montecito. • Taking my kids to LOTuSLAnD , 805-969-9990, lotusland.org, to see the beautiful

Fashion and home accessories available in Kayne’s Upper Village store. BELOW: Looks from the Fall/Winter 2013 collection.

landscape. • A weekend at the SAn ySIDrO rAnch , 805-5651700, sanysidroranch.com, with my husband, and that includes a great meal at Plow & Angel. • Tacos at LA SuPer-rIcA , 805963-4940, with my kids after a day at the beach. • Driving to Santa Ynez to visit my horses and eat at LOS OLIvOS WIne MerchAnT & cAfe , 805-688-7265, losolivoscafe.com.

Kayne’s fall fave :

Camping at El Capitan with friends and family.

RETRO RENEWED

Designer hilary Tisch’s Amulette line—sold at Jenni Kayne—is a reflective twist on 18th, 19th, and 20th century jewelry. The Santa Barbara-raised, L.A.-based 20-something curates vintage treasures and makes them into more wearable pieces. “My heart will always be with antique jewelry,” she says. “I love the energy each piece has and the history behind it.” –JUlIAnne KUSKey LEFT TO RIGHT :

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LOVE SISTERS-IN-LAW Veronica Swanson Beard (left) and Veronica Miele Beard (right) joined forces for their namesake brand, Veronica Beard. Bicoastal socialites known for their fashion and finance careers respectively, the Beards created a “uniform” reminiscent of Calvin Klein’s clean lines and Ralph Lauren’s classic pieces but with their own youthful twist on American sportswear. On the heels of being nominated as a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, the designers are hosting a

that Henry Beguelin is coming to Montecito

1 Le Cuir Perdu stamped snake-print bag, $1,095. 2 Beth Orduna cuff, $545. 3 Le Cuir Perdu fur vest, $1,575. 4 Henry Beguelin riding boot, $1,150. 5 Carolyn Roumeguere necklace, $2,800. 525 San Ysidro Rd., henrybeguelinbycn.com. Opens September 21.

trunk show at Dressed, 805-565-1253, dressedsb.com, on October 24.

LAVISH LOOKS

JULIANNE 525 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito, 805-969-7100, julianneny.com.

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The opening of Julianne brings designer fashion to the Montecito Upper Village retail row. The second outpost from owner Julianne Stark’s flagship store in Port Washington, New York, the sleek boutique—outfitted by local interior designer Linda Chase—stocks the likes of Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, Azzedine Alaïa, Erdem, and Lanvin, just to name a few. “Our store incorporates cuttingedge luxury collections within our vision of a warm, welcoming space,” says sales manager/buyer Lauren Reynolds, who, along with her cohort Amanda Fazio, help add to your wardrobe. “We provide a personalized distinctive service to the women of Santa Barbara.”

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FALL ESSENTIAL S Fashion runs in the family for handbag designer Corto Moltedo—the offspring of Vittorio and Laura Moltedo of the coveted Bottega Veneta legacy. Blessed with an innate eye for leather and luxury, this New Yorkborn, Italian-raised, Paris and Florence-based entrepreneur brainstormed his eponymous collection of chic clutches and shoulder bags in 2004. Lucky for us, the ever-irreverent yet elegant Moltedo adores our Santa Barbara shores and is bringing his European charm and pop-up atelier to a private trunk show setting here in November. Ciao Corto! –G.T.

Q&A What was the inspiration for your Fall collection? This season, I was inspired by the cityscapes of New York—the way my heart beats when I land at the airport and drive into town and I see the lights, the sparkle, the skyscrapers, and the horizon. If you were to design a bag for a Santa Barbara woman, what would it be? A beach bag. Full of color, fun, reminiscent of Italy…Capri and Venice. Three words that describe the West Coast to you? Sun, smiles, cactus. When you visit, any S.B. must do’s? A bike ride through the Santa Barbara Cemetery. It might sound eerie but it’s one of the most magical places I’ve ever been to. First love? A ’67 Mustang. And my high school sweetheart, Natasha. Best Italian words ever? Buon giorno!

THE COLOR PALETTE OF THE COLLECTION COMES FROM THE GRAY OF THE CONCRETE, THE BLACK FROM THE GOTHAM NIGHTS, AND THE BLUE FROM THE SKY. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT : Priscilla China blue python bag, $3,400; black napa straw bag, $1,400; Susan Desny clutch, $2,000; vintage ’67 Ford Mustang; iPhone sticker, $532, corto .com; Umit Benan jacket $1,650, and pants, $490, Opening Ceremony, openingceremony .com; Rolex custom Daytona watch, Moltedo’s own; candle, $66, Maison Kitsune, shop.kitsune .fr; Shamballa beaded bracelet, price upon request, barneys.com.

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Artful men’s clothing line Best Dressed Monk scored a prime location on Coast Village Road—must be the good karma that local entrepreneur Allen Gold garnered after a retreat to a Tibetan Buddhist monastery off the coast of Scotland. The savvy and stylish investor—along with theatrical costume designer and life partner, Kira—created their collection of “classic, yet nonconformist, of the moment, yet transcending time, urban, yet peaceful” clothing for the contemporary man. Look for the store opening mid-October. –G.T.

WE WANT… to wrap ourselves up in this Taiana Giefer

handfelted, striped reversible blanket with metallic leather fringe ($2,880, taiana .com) for a bonfire at Hammonds.

Asymmetrical-closing long jacket, $875.

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Known for her individualistic and distinct designs, Danuta Alyassin—a Polish immigrant success and master jewelry designer by way of Manhattan and Santa Fe and proprietor of upscale jewelry boutique Danuta—offers ancient Celtic motif-inspired pieces created out of precious stones, platinum, silver, and gold. The charming storefront on Coast Village row has become a favorite of locals for one-of-a-kind creations. “Because we work directly with our patrons, often sketching designs on the spot,” says co-owner and designer Jonathon Duran, “anyone who walks through our doors gets custom designed work to their exact specifications.” –J.K.

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of adventure and love for the arts propelled her to travel, and after graduating from Stanford University with a bachelor of arts degree in English and drama, she ventured to London for an actor-training program at the London Academy of Music and

Dramatic Art. With no thoughts of returning to the valley, Polly met English native David Walker. David, who grew up in the countryside of Devonshire, was a computer entrepreneur and the two shared a mutual love for theater and the outdoors, specifically horses. When they decided to return to California, it was a natural move. “I was the added bonus,” laughs Polly. The Walker’s first stop was Los Angeles, but when Polly discovered the challenges of the theater scene, they took a different route toward Silicon Valley—but didn’t get too far. “David and I paused in the Santa Ynez Valley,” she says. “We holed up on a ranch with two babies, and I knew we were home.” At the time, Polly’s brother, Adam Firestone, was running the family winery. Brothers-in-law Adam and David would spend time together drinking and debating the subject of good and bad beer. This passion and search for a decent ale lead them to brew their own. Now, 17 years later, Firestone Walker Brewing Company continues to grow its craft beer culture along the Central Coast. In January, the company opened Barrelworks, a facility that houses its barrel-aged wild beers and strong ales. Firestone Walker is currently working on a project in Venice Beach, aiming to keep the tradition of meaningful family enterprise alive. While Polly plays a large role in supporting the Firestone Walker partnership, she continues to nurture her love of the arts and philanthropy. “I grew up in a family where public service and a sense of the community were the norm,” she says. “My mother’s father was an English vicar, and she naturally inherited an open-door policy and need to give of herself.” She previously reunited with her love of acting and ran the Solvang Theaterfest Youth Theater Summer Shakespeare workshop and the Shakespeare workshops at Dunn Middle School. And she works with the Santa Barbara Foundation and St. Marks-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church. In every aspect of their lives, the Walkers root themselves in family tradition. But with three daughters currently stretched across the globe, Polly and David are creating new traditions—whether that means sailing the Santa Barbara Channel, or getting involved with a small community in Kenya. Whatever may be, beer is just a perk. “Long dinners peppered with good food, fiery conversation, and wonderful beer…,” says Polly. “It’s an all-encompassing way of life.” n

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Mattei’s Tavern? It was a collaborative effort with Ali and Charles based on the desire to preserve its heritage and history while simultaneously updating the space. What’s one of your signature touches you’ve brought to the restaurant? Bringing in members

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In 1996, a group of breast cancer survivors and other community members noticed a need for a resource center open to all at no cost. It would be a safe, informative space for women (and men) desiring information, support, or a bit of both. Thanks to generous, private donations, the Susan Love MD Breast Cancer Foundation, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, and others, the BCRC opened as a nonprofit organization just one year later in November 1997. Since its conception, the BCRC has been a vital community asset, helping clients understand and deal with their respective challenges. With more than 100 active volunteers collectively logging more than 10,000 hours annually, the BCRC is able to offer an impressive array of services,

including a library; one-on-one peer counseling; support groups; and integrative therapy services, including meditation, reflexology, and art therapy. The BCRC also conducts a field outreach program to promote breast health education and mammogram screening in underserved areas in the community, aiming to ensure Santa Barbara County residents have the opportunity to receive mammograms early in life and at no charge. Hollye Jacobs, breast cancer survivor and author of the popular, insightful blog The Silver Pen, says, “The Breast Cancer Resource Center is a silver lining for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer in Santa Barbara. Its services provide the comfort and support that make all the difference during treatment.” The BCRC ’s ability to remain a nocost organization is crucial to its mission. Executive director Silvana Kelly says, “It is our hope that our special community will see the benefit of the BCRC services and consider us in their annual charity contributions so that together, we will ensure that we are building healthy lives and raising the standard of breast health care in our community.” In 2012 alone, the BCRC took in 244 new clients, and the mammogram service screened 90 clients and diagnosed two women with breast cancer. The center is able to offer its services free of charge due to the many volunteers, annual campaigns, and events such as the Think Pink Fundraiser Gala. Clearly, the founders were right about a stand-alone center designed to bridge the gap between treatment and support. At the BCRC , positivity is key, as Ocean notes: “Regardless of a cancer diagnosis, everyone can enjoy a life full of fun, happiness, comfort, and adventure. Thanks to the BCRC , we are surviving every day and living this ideal.” n

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rooms and 10 suites, each of which boasts private balconies from which guests can gaze at the Eiffel Tower, sparkling in all its splendor. After spending the day exploring the city, sip a glass of champagne at the Bar Marignan before dining on exquisite

to savor the changes in the landscape and its bounty. At the carmel Valley ranch—in the sunny glen that extends inland from the famed beachside town—apricot, nectarine, and cherry orchards long ago gave way to a sophisticated 139-suite getaway in a spectacular setting with a Pete Dye golf course, tennis courts, and spa. What’s been added in the last few years, though, is an emphasis on playfulness, not just in children’s activities but also in fitness, stargazing, bocce, tree swings for adults, and explorations of the natural world—growing lavender, beekeeping, garden tours, and guided hikes. The harvest season means honey tastings that salute the work of the resort’s own 60,000 italian honeybees (which undoubtedly like to buzz among the more than 7,500

French cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant, which offers a seasonal menu that changes weekly. –Krista KaczorowsKi

HotEL MariGNaN Paris 12 rue de Marignan, Paris, France, 011-33-1-40-76-3456, hotelmarignan.fr. Rates: From $500.

lavender plants) as well as winemaker and beer brewer dinners. And the hikes? What better time for adventure excursions to the valley’s panoramic ridges, hilltops, and meadows or, perhaps, as the days grow shorter, a romantic sunset stroll. –JoaN taPPEr carMEL VaLLEY raNcH One Old Ranch Rd., Carmel, 866-405-5037, carmelvalleyranch.com. Rates: From $325.

CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT : Lush lavender sweeps the landscape; an evening view; the resort lobby; rope swings for the young at heart.

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EVERY DAY EVA GUERRAND-HERMÈS—with her husband, Olaf, and daughters—circles the globe, living life to its fullest. Here in an exclusive Santa Barbara Magazine interview, the philanthropist, adventuress, mother, entrepreneur, conservationist, and yoga enthusiast shares why all roads lead her home to Santa Barbara

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Global Citizen I was born in Starnberg, Germany, but I am 100 percent Czech. We are a small country of 10 million and I am very proud of my Czech heritage. With our stellar tennis players (Ivan Lendl, Martina Navratilova), authors (Franz Kafka, Milan Kundera), composers (Antonín Dvorák, Bedrich Smetana), gold-medal Olympic hockey team, and our very forward culture, contemporary arts, and music scene, it is a very cool nation. And Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

live and let live Until I was 8 years old, I grew up in Bavaria on a beautiful lake—Ammersee, which I absolutely adored—completely lost in the bucolic countryside. We moved to North America and my parents tried to replicate our lifestyle. We found it in Kelowna, British Columbia, a gorgeous lake community between the Coastal Mountains and Canadian Rockies. With an incredibly natural and active lifestyle, I grew up playing tons of tennis (eventually on the Canadian National Junior Tennis Team), skiing, waterskiing, sailing, and hiking. In a sense, coming to Santa Barbara later in my life with our family, I was trying to find my wonderful, active, small-community Canadian childhood…but with a balmier climate. CrossinG the border I left Canada to study at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massa-

chusetts. Moving to the East Coast with my family on the West Coast was quite a jump. I really enjoyed my studies, played lots of tennis in snowstorms (which I was already accustomed to), and cheered our hockey team to a NCAA Division 1 title—which, for a Czech/Canuck, is huge. United nations I ended up an economics major, and was fortunate—through one of my Harvard professors—to be catapulted back to the Czech Republic when the Eastern Bloc opened up in the early 1990s to work with Václav Klaus, then Minister of Finance, who later became President of the Czech Republic. Hence, I quickly “returned” to a country where I had never lived, but for which I felt a huge affinity, spoke the language, and was part of an exciting time as it moved from communist rule to a free-thought and free-market economy. My desire to work with the Czech and Slovak republics—and actually Eastern Europe in general—took me into the investment banking and finance spheres, where I spent almost eight years working in New York, London, and Prague. star-Crossed love Olaf and I met in New York, and from the beginning, we shared a love

for taking sports to an extreme level and traveling to the most remote destinations imaginable. Actually, we fell in love discovering surfing together, going from Fiji to Australia to Indonesia in the quest for the best waves. What I always found wonderful about our surf trips is that they brought us to parts of the world that we would otherwise not discover—from the jungles of southern Costa Rica to one of the last megalithic cultures on the untouched island of Sumba, which has one of the most pristine white-sand beaches, gorgeous waves, and scuba diving. We are always exploring—Indonesia, Tibet last year, Israel this summer. We share our love for family, friends, European heritage, and the magnificent cultures and history of Asia—we have taken our children all over China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines— and manage to mix both continents every year. And when we travel, we always try to add to the local community, whether it is through bringing art supplies into orphanages in Siem Reap or preparing and serving food to children at their school in Sumba. Most importantly, Olaf and I share common family values and priorities, we are loyal to our friendships, and we love great food.

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How did you discover Santa

We came here for the first time in October 2007 on a “reconnaissance” trip for a couple of months. Year after year, we kept coming back, drawn by its natural beauty and supportive, family-oriented community. After years of living in London, New York, Prague, and Paris, Olaf and I had begun to spend a lot of time at our family home south of Tangier, Morocco, on the Atlantic Coast. It is a place where we eat from our own vegetable garden and the seafood brought by the fishermen is fresh everyday. As the children were growing up, I was ready to find a similar environment but with the opportunity for a good education, both in school and extracurricular activities. A dear friend recommended Montecito, and a surf buddy told us about Hollister Ranch. Incredibly, the two places were only 40 miles apart! So we came.

Barbara?

How has your lifestyle in California transformed your family and daily life? California dreaming is certainly transformative! Growing up in Europe and Canada, you cannot even imagine that you could spend your daily life outside, on mountains, and in the ocean. My husband and I hike many variations of Hot Springs Trail every day. We love to picnic at Hollister Ranch, surf and boogie board at Santa Claus Lane Beach, eat from our organic vegetable garden, play tennis

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Tree pose at 16,500 feet altitude in the Tibetan Plateau...the high doesn’t get much higher!

Playing tag at the Paris flagship store established in 1836...

Sharing wave stories with Olaf in the crystal blue ocean at Nihiwatu, Sumba...

Exploring the North Island of New Zealand...

Family ponies in their pastures at Sidi M’ghait, Morocco, on the Atlantic Coast...

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Gazing to the sea at our refuge, Tanan Lot, Bali...

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R. NelsoN PaRRish’s art aNd friendship has touched us foR yeaRs. ouR liviNg aNd diNiNg Rooms aRe filled with his Pieces. they evoke the harmony aNd Chaos of natUre. oNe seRies was eNtiRely iNsPiRed by his eaRly moRNiNg suRf tRiPs to hollisteR RaNch with olaf.

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THE SANTA BARBARA MAGAZINE INTERVIEW with the kids, ride our pony, and take nighttime Jacuzzis under the stars. You seem to radiate a passion for healthy, engaged, and

ing—everything from bamboo construction to planting rice to making chocolate from cocoa fruits—to understand this unique ecosystem.

sustainable living. What is

What was your path to

your approach or philosophy

becoming a part of Lolë?

I think consuming less, living more simply, and doing what one can to protect our earth are some of the most important values in today’s world. And if you want your children to follow, you must lead by your own actions. Inspired to take action while watching sand mining destroy our local beach in Morocco, we started our Santa Aguila Foundation dedicated to the preservation of beaches and coastlines worldwide eight years ago. Our main activities include running our educational and informative website, coastal care.org, publishing books by world-renowned authors such as Orrin H. Pilkey’s The Worlds Beaches, and partially funding Denis Delestrac’s documentary Sand Wars, which will be released this year on PBS. It deals with beach-sand mining and coastal erosion around the world and how beaches and their marine wildlife are at risk of disappearing completely in the near future if we do not take strong action. We engage our children and our friends and have found immense support in the Santa Barbara community. Also, every summer, we travel to Indonesia, where our children spend time at Bali’s Green School (which we consider the foremost environmental school in the world), where they can engage in sustainable learnfor making it work?

An active lifestyle, love of nature, and over-reaching desire to live with peace of mind and a true sense of well-being have always been at the core of my life. And I have always loved sharing this lifestyle and goals with my friends—whether through my daily hikes up to the hot springs and Romero Canyon Trail, yoga sessions at YASA Yoga or Yoga Soup, getting my butt kicked by Peter Park at Platinum Fitness, or pool workouts at a friend’s house. Whatever it is, the concept of being together with your girlfriends while you are healthy, getting some fresh air and a bit of sunshine, and a lot of laughter is really what it is all about. And as a result, I spend a lot of time in activewear. When my husband and I met Bernard Mariette, now our partner and CEO of Lolë, we started collaborating on our definition of what the ultimate contemporary women’s activewear company would look like. Our core concept was to people and products—the idea that a brand should nurture the body and mind with fun, feminine, and beautifully designed activewear that is stylish enough to transition instantly from the studio to the street. And by building genuine values at Lolë, we felt strongly that we wanted to turn “consumption” into Continued on page 158

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“saNta baRbaRaNs tRuly embody lolë’s motto ‘live oUt loUd every day’ iN a way that few Places i caN thiNk of do. wheRe oN eaRth caN you hike in the moUntains aNd a few miNutes lateR be staNd-uP paddlinG in the oCean?

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Gregory Parkinson top, $1,000, and skirt, $1,375, savannah. thomas Wylde vest, $11,250, dressed. hat, stylist’s own. cuff, $425, and bangles, from $98, Peregrine Galleries. christian louboutin loafers, $795, saks Fifth avenue.

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Valentino south coast Plaza. kai linz Jewelry earrings, $4,300, dressed.

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rachel Zoe collection vest, $425, and pants, $250, neiman Marcus. shawl, $2,290, Monique lhuillier. dolce & Gabbana bra, $275, saks Fifth avenue. hat, stylist’s own. cuff, $425, Peregrine Galleries. rings, from $35, Waxing Poetic. oPPosite :

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LIFE of WINE

THE MURPHY FAMILY TRADES THE SHORES OF MISSISSIPPI FOR THE TERROIR OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY

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toasted grass of Santa barbara County’s prime cattle grounds and nestled on a perch at the south end of the Santa Maria Valley sits one of the Central Coast’s newest winery gems. it’s a compound of 200 acres focused not only on the production of fine wines but the life of wine at its finest. According to owner Matt Murphy, “it all comes down to our love of Pinot noir....” Presqu’ile Winery is the combined vision of the multifaceted Murphy family whose love of wine drew them to California with the goal of creating a new place for the clan to gather after hurricane Katrina all but destroyed their Mississippi gulf Coast compound—named Presqu’ile (French for “peninsula” and Creole for “almost an island”)— in 2005. named by Matt’s grandfather, the property was a gathering place for extended family, friends, and good times. rebuilding the structures was not an option due to government codes, so for a time the family was missing a bucolic retreat. A year later, Arkansas native Matt and his college sweetheart, Amanda, landed on the Central Coast when he jumped at the chance to help family friends with their fledgling winery in the Santa Maria Valley. the opportunity turned into a three-year stay, and in that time, the couple met winemaker dieter Cronje (who is now Presqu’ile’s winemaker), whom Matt worked under for that first vintage. ultimately, the two bonded over the challenging harvest work as well as their separate experiences and appreciation of the same bottle of dujac, a 1997 Clos de la roche. Since then, the two have been the best of friends. After looking up and down the West Coast to identify the perfect plot of land for their dream Pinot, the Murphys—including Matt’s father Madison, mother Suzanne, sister Anna, and brother Jonathan and his wife lindsey—found themselves back in Santa Maria making a deal for the ground. Soon they were searching for the right architects to bring their vision to life, ultimately deciding on the firm of taylor lombardo Architects, whose distinct winery designs effortlessly combine intense function with enduring style. having the goal of a modern yet traditional look for the house, they decided quickly that there should be some continuity between the house, winery, and tasting room. taylor lombardo brought a contemporary design with classic lines to the structures, which provide a modern backdrop to the varied landscape. Coyote brush, vineyards, water features, vistas, and the cozy comfort of the Solomon hills to the west and the San rafael Mountains to the east all collide into what assistant winemaker/proprietor Jonathon deems the “new island” for the family, just as it was designed to be. Starting with the 6,200-square-foot house, the influence of luminary designer Mies van der rohe is ever present. the beauty of “less is more” lives on, but with the scope of Presqu’ile, one can also find the result that more can be really great. “i was interested in contemporary architecture, but my parents’ taste tends to be more eclectic,” says Matt. “i think you can have modern architecture that feels like it’s been here forever.” Sustainable elements were included wherever possible; the sandstone used

The home’s open floor plan spills out to impressive Santa Maria Valley views via floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. PREVIOUS PAGES, LEFT TO RIGHT: The main residence combines modern elegance and rustic class to create a showcase for entertaining; the winery commands its hilltop perch overlooking the 70-acre vineyard.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT : A guest room bed from Room & Board and linens from Restoration Hardware; the foyer with a Poul Henningsen artichoke lamp and Danish vellum sideboard; the light-filled kitchen; Matt and Amanda in the master bedroom. OPPOSITE: Arcadia Studio’s landscape design blends into the natural brush.

Views of Toro Canyon; Cheryl Giefer, with Wilson, happy in her exotic TK tk compound. The center atrium deflects natural light to all four corne the house. Tropical Views of Toro Canyon; Cheryl Giefer, with Wilson, hay in her exotic

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extensively throughout the property—to beautiful effect—was quarried by Lompoc Stone and installed by Santa Maria’s Pat Black Masonry. “We wanted a stone element to bring a rustic vibe,” says Matt. “It was a great bonus that it was from Lompoc.” The compound is flush with many types of features and areas—for one to get a complete visit of the property, it could take days and many, many bottles of good wine. Filling these dramatic spaces became the next endeavor. The architects had laid a precise and epic canvas for any designer, and again, staying local, the Murphys enlisted Neil Korpinen and Rick Erickson of Montecito-based Korpinen-Erickson, Inc. to run with it. Korpinen remarks, “It was truly amazing to realize that Presqu’ile was redefining what a winery is and executing it with an attention to detail that is every designer’s dream.” Throughout the property—and much like the wines produced here— all elements are finished with care and devotion to elegance and a timeless vision. Identity of place is key says winemaker Dieter Cronje, speaking to the beauty and essence of wine. “Personally, the project is a dream come true,” he says. “Lucky for me, Matt and I had a very similar dream.” Matt continues, “It all boils down to trying to make really good Pinot Noir in this part of the world.” With a firm grasp on the heritage of the area and nods to local heroes like Bob Lindquist and Jim Clendenen, Matt says with a smile, “We are not the wine pioneers of this valley by any means. We just hope to make the dot on the map a little bigger.” n

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“We try to have our property and its location influence the wines more than our hands,” says winemaker Dieter Cronje.

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Vibrant succulents punctuate the muted palette. OPPOSITE: The private lounge behind the tasting room for wine club members was designed by Neil Korpinen. JANUS et Cie Muse collection seating, custom steel and cedar seating/ benches by Neil Korpinen, metal drum tables and mercury glazed pots from Pottery Barn, concrete ping-pong table by James DeWulf.

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“WE ARE NOT THE WINE PIONEERS OF THIS VALLEY BY ANY MEANS. WE JUST HOPE TO MAKE THE DOT ON THE MAP A LITTLE LARGER.” —M ATT M U R PH Y

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OPEN RANGE

With trail rides and cowboy poets, the ranchero style lives on at the ALisAL

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t’s a weekly tradition : Every Wednesday from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the grandstand at the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort fills with families—from small fry in miniature cowboy hats and colorful boots to Westerngarbed couples and a fair share of doting grandparents—who watch the wranglers ride through the arena behind the American flag for the rodeo. As the sun casts long shadows on the golden hills, head wrangler Tony Thompson calls the events, introducing the participants and their times in feats of calf roping and barrel racing, for example, or introducing the silver-haired cowboy poet who will recite his verses in between competitions. The finale comes down to team sorting, for which several wranglers have to deftly round up three particular calves from a group and herd them speedily across a finish line. “Some claim this event started here in the Santa Ynez Valley,” says Thompson, who wears a belt buckle proclaiming his own win in the Wild Horse Race in the 1988 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo. Time for the winning team? A mere 58 seconds, which draws hearty whoops and cheers from the spectators, who then head to a mouth-watering outdoor barbecue. Cattle, horses, and roundups have been part of the story here since 1843, when Raimundo Carrillo—a grandson of one of the soldiers who had accompanied the Portolá expedition through California in 1769—got a grant from the Mexican government for the 13,500 acres he would call Rancho Nojoqui. Like other ranchers of the period, Carrillo raised his cattle for hide and tallow, which could be transported over long distances. But when thousands of prospectors flooded in during the Gold Rush, he profited enormously by selling them beef. During the next two decades, the ranch passed through several hands, and in 1868, after floods and a devastating drought wiped out the herd, ranchero Ulpiano Yndart was forced to sell out to an American, H.W. Pierce, whose family would own the property until 1907. Pierce used water from the Santa Ynez River to put in an irrigation system, and he rebuilt the cattle operation. It was probably during his tenure that the ranch was renamed Alisal, which, some say, refers to the majestic sycamores that still provide welcome shade. The ranch changed hands again in 1927, this time to railroad magnate and racehorse aficionado Charles Perkins, who kept the cattle but also added Thoroughbreds to the mix, notably a big black horse named Flying Ebony, which won the 1933 Kentucky Derby. Today, Flying Ebony’s stall is the tack room in the barn

at the Alisal, which has been owned by the same family for 70 years, since Montecito’s Charles “Pete” Jackson bought the property in 1943. “Grandfather had ranches in a number of places,” says Jim Jackson, Pete’s grandson and now chief operating officer of the company, “and he thought of this as a feeding ranch” for calves from one of his big spreads in Nevada. Pete’s Alisal manager, however, noticed that some Hollywood people were beginning to find their way to the valley and asked why they couldn’t get stars to stay at the ranch. Why not indeed? They converted some of the buildings to cottages, added a few new ones, and opened in 1946, initially for 30 guests in spring and summer. In fact, in those first few years, the ranch became a destination resort for celebrities like Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck and even kept a photographer on hand to record their visits and special events like Clark Gable’s wedding to Lady Sylvia Ashley in 1949. Although the famous kept coming (and still visit, albeit with less fanfare), “by the 1950s the focus was all about families,” Jackson says. And horseback riding, of course. The popular breakfast trail ride has been on the agenda since the very first season. It’s a chance for even novice riders to glimpse what this corner of California must have been like more than a century ago: rolling hills unmarked by power lines and dotted with sycamores and oaks hung with moss; more challenging mountains carpeted with denser greenery; deer bounding across a pasture; a green heron stalking its prey. The hour-long ride leads to the Old Adobe, an atmospheric replica of a handbuilt creek-side cabin from the 1930s, and features a morning feast of fruit, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash brown potatoes, as well as flapjacks, says Thompson, flavored “with a special ingredient—eating outside.” Thompson, who came to the Alisal 26 years ago, follows in the footsteps of iconic head wranglers—like Jake Copass, who was a crusty cowboy poet himself and sometimes staged lighthearted skits for guests during the breakfast outings. A noted storyteller, he might also regale them with tales of days when steelhead trout filled the Santa Ynez River tributaries and he could feel them bouncing off his horse’s legs. Another longtime wrangler in the 1970s and ’80s was Bill Nichols, who would rope guests as a way of starting a conversation with them. These days, Thompson is in charge of the 100-plus horses and a dozen wranglers who lead guests on Alisal’s 50 miles of trails, give riding lessons, and sometimes compete in the Wednesday rodeos. “We go to great lengths to match horses and riders,” he says, adding that, “this is one of the few ranches

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where advanced riders can lope on the trail. We’ll see lots of wildlife, always deer or bobcats, even bears.” Over the years, other guest pastimes have been added to the mix. A pool went in early, and the tennis courts have long been popular. By 1954, there was a nine-hole golf course, followed by additional holes a few years later and a second course in 1992. Palmer Jackson, Pete’s son, took over running the ranch in 1972— at 83, he still comes into the office twice a week—and created Lake Alisal, which has provided opportunities for boating and catch-and-release bass fishing as well as a nice spot for archery. “We added mountain biking in the last five or six years,” says Jim Jackson. The trails are moderate to almost expert. “It’s about how much of the ranch you can see,” he adds, “not how fast you can go.” Even more recent is the spa and fitness center, which, like the rest of the resort, has a low-key Western ambience. While Alisal has grown as a guest ranch, the cattle stocker operation has continued under the supervision of Jim’s brother C.W. Roughly 1,500 calves arrive in October, add 300 pounds during the next eight months, then are rounded up and shipped off in May or June. “They’re not here in peak ranch season,” Jackson adds, so the whole ranch, which is still a hefty 10,500 acres, is open to guests. There are now 73 studios and suites, none with phones or TVs. And it’s just that feeling of being in a more traditional, less-harried era that is prized by guests who return year after year with their children and even grandchildren for some much-cherished family time. It’s the kind of resort where a woman checking in might pull an envelope out of her purse and say, “Oh, I have something for you. It’s the key I forgot to give you when we checked out last summer.” Yes, there are real keys, among other well-established customs: All gentlemen must don a jacket at dinner, and pianist Bill Powell continues to play tunes from the Great American Songbook and other favorites in the Oak Room, as he has since 1968. The Alisal also maintains its place among annual Santa Ynez Valley traditions. “We’re the first stop for the Rancheros Visitadores,” says Jackson. “From Friday to Sunday, they camp here at a remote 20-acre site, ride from here to the mission, and come back before they go on to their big camp in the mountains.” Other historic connections are a bit more elusive. There’s no evidence of structures from Raimundo Carrillo’s day, he notes. “Cowboys slept outside, but based on the contours of the land, you can guess where the cattle were.” And though the Old Adobe is not the original, it’s satisfying to know that “it’s a spot where someone built an adobe home and lived there in the oldfashioned way” into the 20th century. And the landscape still exerts its undiminished power to awe. “I like going on the Lake Trail to Deer Canyon,” says Thompson. “You have an overlook of the Santa Ynez Valley, and you can see for miles. When I want to wow ’em, I take them up there. You come around the top—Boom!” n 132

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Tall trees shade the resort’s traditional Western-style buildings. OPPOSITE, TOP TO BOTTOM: Dustin Mackie and Katherine Johnson are two of the wranglers who show off their roping expertise, lead rides, and care for Alisal’s horses.

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Alvaro Rojas and Anna Louise Sacks at The Bourbon Room.

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sAntA BArBArA is celeBrAteD for its flourishing wine industry; however vino hasn’t always been the libation of the land. Since the mid-1800s, when California became part of the United States and American settlers moved in, the popular drinks of the day were legally distilled and bootlegged gin, whiskey, and bourbon. And from 1920 to 1933, Prohibition didn’t even curb the thirst for the hard stuff. In 1962, vintner Pierre Lafond founded the first post-Prohibition commercial winery—aptly named Santa Barbara Winery—helping popularize grape growing in the area. However, with the recent trend in farm-to-table and artisanal food production is the creation of artisanal spirits and handcrafted cocktails made with the same exacting attention to detail. These days, craft cocktails—meticulously made with the freshest, seasonal produce and handmade mixers—are the norm at bars and restaurants all over town. Alvaro Rojas and Anna Louise Sacks’s Western-inspired Bourbon Room is the quintessential watering hole for such sips. At this off-the-beaten-path joint (there’s not even a sign above the door) by the honky-tonk Creekside where State Street turns into Hollister Avenue, concoctions such as the Bittered Sling—made with whiskey, bitters, sugar, and an orange garnish, it’s “one of the first cocktails to be created when bitters were invented in the early 1800s,” says Rojas—share the list with signature sips like the Kitty Coupe Deville and the vodka-based Moscow Mule, popularized in the mid-1900s when vodka consumption

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Ascendant spirits’ distiller steve Gertman; the Bourbon room’s moscow mule and old fashioned. oPPosite: the signature kitty coupe Deville.

was all the rage in America. “Anna and I did quite a bit of R&D of classic cocktails to deliver a menu that is inspired by the original recipes,” says Rojas, and homemade touches such as housecured cherries (a simple recipe Sacks picked up while living in Wisconsin) are incorporated into many of the drinks. Feeding the frenzy for fine spirits are two new distilleries to open in the area—quite a feat considering there are currently only a few hundred in the country, according to Steve Gertman, who founded Ascendant Spirits (the first post-Prohibition distillery in Santa Barbara County) last spring. “A few years ago, I started learning more about the craft distilling movement and realized that with the growth in the spirits market and the limited number of distilleries, there was a great opportunity,” says Gertman, who fell in love with fine whiskies when he tried his first scotch while on a trip to Scotland in 1998. “The craft spirits industry is currently experiencing the same rapid growth that craft brewing did.” At his boutique distillery in Buellton, he creates small-batch Breaker bourbon whiskey, American Star vodka (if you take a tour you might be lucky enough to try his caviar lime vodka), Silver Lighting moonshine, and, eventually, gin. “Our products are handcrafted in extremely small batches,” he says. “For example, Breaker bourbon whiskey is produced from only eight barrels per batch, which yields only about 1,600 bottles (the big distilleries in Kentucky use well over 100 barrels per batch and this allows them to blend away flaws). With such small production, we cannot hide or blend away flaws or mistakes—our methods and products must be perfect.” In the Funk Zone, Ian Cutler—whose great-grandfather Duke Cutler bootlegged moonshine in Northern California during Prohibition—recently opened Cutler’s Artisan Spirits, a reiteration of his family’s decades-long involvement in the booze business. Cutler, who graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in chemistry and geology in 2006, initially set out in the science field before getting into spirits. “I’ve had a strong draw toward distilling spirits for nearly 15 years, however about six years ago, I started making it a reality by working on a business plan and traveling the world visiting distilleries. I met a lot of great master distillers and I was fortunate enough to learn from some of the best,” he says. After a serendipitous encounter with Anacapa Project manager Sherry Villanueva at an American Distilling Institute conference in Kentucky, he found his ideal space. There, he distills American style whiskey, vodka, gin, and some liqueurs, however, keeping in the spirit of moving forward with trends, he says, “I’m interested in white whiskey and other whiskeys using unique grains and ingredients—crafting whiskeys that push the boundaries.” n

WHERE TO FIND Ascendent Spirits 37 Industrial Way, Ste. 103, Buellton, 805-691-1000, ascendantspirits.com. The Bourbon Room 4444 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, 805-265-3788. Cutler’s Artisan Spirits 137 Anacapa St., Ste. D, Santa Barbara, 805-680-4009, cutlersartisan.com. Ascendant spirits’ steve Gertman in his distillery.

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3 mint leaves • 1 slice of lime 1 tsp. sugar • 4 bourbon-infused cherries • 1 oz. cherry bounce 2 oz. bourbon CHERRY BOUNCE Fill 1/5 of a Mason jar with raw cane sugar. Add pitted bing cherries until full. Add bourbon to fill. Age for at least two and a half weeks.

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Sommeliers BrIan McclInTIc and ErIc raIlSBack are the minds behind the new les Marchands Wine Bar and Merchant, 805-284-0380, lesmarchandswine .com. Their expertise recently gained international recognition through the documentary film Somm, which follows McClintic through the last leg of his journey to earn the coveted title of master sommelier. “Everything about our business serves to promote Santa Barbara County wine,” says McClintic. Here, the duo shares their favorite Central Coast comestible combos. –JoanIE HudSon At la Super rica, 805-963-4940—the super rica Especial (a roasted pasilla chile stuffed with cheese and pork) paired with a bohemia beer is legendary. santa barbara is the biggest international source for fresh uni. spend a day diving for these edible treasures and enjoy them with a bottle of Lieu Dit chenin blanc ($27)—a collaboration between railsback and tyler Winery’s Justin Willet. If diving isn’t your thing, take a seat at the hungry cat, 805-884-4701, thehungrycat.com, and order up.

A visit to the Gaviota Pier, 805-968-1033, parks.ca.gov, is an underrated expedition. Watch as fresh crab and octopus is pulled up from the ocean floor, and be sure to bring some champagne to liven up the voyeuristic fishing experience.

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Off the grid and a comfortably consistent sunday afternoon favorite is cold Spring Tavern, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com—its remote location off the 154 pairs well with live music, draft beer, and the famous tri-tip sandwiches ($9.25).

noT JuST for oEnoPHIlES With longtime Santa Barbara vintner Bill Foley’s purchase of Bacara Resort & Spa last spring comes the introduction of the Foley Food & Wine Society’s first tasting room, The Experience. Created in 1996, the society, foleyfoodandwinesociety.com, brings together the family’s collection of wineries, resorts, and golf courses—nearly 30 individual properties as nearby as Firestone Winery in Los Olivos to Wharekauhau Lodge in New Zealand—to those who share an affinity for food, wine, and luxurious living. With the opening of The Experience, guests of the hotel as well as locals can sip and purchase wines from Chalk Hill, Kuleto, and Lancaster estates, among others. Furthermore, the tasting room offers concierge services, including cooking classes and custom vineyard and winery tours as well. –G.Z.T. THE EXPErIEncE at Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, 805-290-1475, bacararesort.com.

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Born from a love of Old World wines and the terroir from which they are produced, Santa Barbara-based importers Ted Vance and Donny Sullivan’s Mixed Six provides rare, wellcrafted vintages for connoisseurs and amateurs alike. Each month, the experts curate a group of six wines that are carefully selected from boutique vineyards in Europe and mailed out at a discounted flat-rate price ($120). “The wines we select are made by real people who put their blood, sweat, tears, and passion into it,” says Vance. Liven up your Thanksgiving meal with the November picks—three wines from Austria and a mixed lot of French reds, each of which pairs well with a lavish turkey meal. –G.Z.T. MIXEd SIX mixedsix.com.

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Brent proposed to Santa Barbara-bred Jocelyn in Big Sur amid a glowing fire and majestic redwoods. KEEPING IN LINE with the Cinco de Mayo holiday

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AnGelA FRAMe A n D STe PHen THOMSen at Santa Barbara Christian School but only began dating after college. AMID A FOURTH OF JULY fireworks display, Stephen popped the question

at Angela’s parents’ Goleta home. THE LA CUMBRE COUNTRY CLUB ceremony and reception had a French

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KRi STiAn SPeDiACC i A n D DeReK PAC HeCO THE LOVEBIRDS MET on Thanksgiving Day 2008 when Santa Barbara-

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in los Olivos for the ceremony—the couple wrote the vows—and reception. THE DAY AFTER the wedding, Sarah and Michael escaped to Jalama Beach

and stayed in a cabin for the night before spending a week in Big Sur. ■

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“investment” by offering long-lasting, versatile clothing with real value. I really loved the recent Patagonia “Don’t Buy Our Clothes” campaign. It was fantastic and mirrors our philosophy. Let’s create products that are functional, versatile, and you feel great in. It makes so much sense in today’s world to act in a conscientious manner. And if you set the example, you will inspire people to do likewise. But at the same time, we really keep it fun at Lolë. Our inspiration comes from the extraordinary women we meet every day. What other local outreach and charities will

I’ve always wanted to take the opportunity of being part of local communities to find charitable projects that are original to us and inspired by our mission. In Santa Barbara, we formed the Children’s Fund for Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with the mission to create activity and well-being spaces filled with art supplies, musical instruments, books, iPads, and educational and therapeutic toys for seriously ill children and their families. With the proceeds of a significant percentage of our sales from the Santa Barbara-based Lolë Pop Up store (open last November and December), we were able to donate enough supplies to last through this year, and with our new store, we aim to donate enough to completely outfit two new children’s activity rooms in the new Cottage Children’s Hospital that’s currently under construction. It’s been so touching to hear the stories from the child life specialists of our donation’s impact in easing the emotional and physical pain of the hospital’s youngest patients as they undergo chemotherapy, surgeries, or other procedures. Also at Lolë, we have the Yellow Label program. We take back used coats from our clients, offer a discount on a Lolë jacket, sell the used coat online, and then donate the proceeds to the local Santa Barbara Foodbank. We have had many celebrities join the movement by donating their coats and have raised substantial amounts of money for food banks around the country.

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Barbarans truly embody Lolë’s motto “Live Out Loud Every Day” in a way that few places I can think of do. Where on earth can you hike in the mountains and a few minutes later be stand-up paddling in the ocean? Women here play together and with their families in an active, natural, healthy way that is unparalleled. ■

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Hike to the top of SAN YSIDRO TRAIL, santabarbarahikes.com, along the waterfalls and take in the breathtaking 360-degree view at the top of East Camino Cielo Road. • Overnight ride with LOS PADRES OUTFITTERS, 805-331-5252, lospadresoutfitters.com, to the Chumash painted caves. Bathe in a river, grill dinner on an open fire, listen to bears breathe outside your tent at night. • D’ANGELOS BAKERY, 805962-5466, and RENAUD’S PATISSERIE & BISTRO, 805-892-2800, renaudsbakery.com, for almond croissants—a taste of Paris for the weekend! • SANTA BARBARA ROCK GYM, 805-770-3225, sbrock-gym .com, for the kids—the best training grounds for a Mount Everest ascent that may be in their future! • The wind caves at the GAVIOTA STATE PARK, parks.ca.gov, to explore and dream with your children.

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STA R LIGHT, STA R BRIGHT, 19 49 Singer Doris Day was a rising young actress when she stood under the Granada Theatre marquee on April 14, 1949, for the glittering world premier of My Dream Is Yours, a showbiz musical costarring Jack Carson, Adolphe Menjou, and Eve Arden. The theater, however, was already a grand dame, having opened with great fanfare in 1924. It’s been a fixture on Santa Barbara’s performing arts calendar ever since. In the early days, there were silent movies with Charlie Chaplin; today plays, symphonies, opera, and ballet have all filled this glorious hall. This fall, the Granada kicks off its 90th anniversary season on September 24. That’s something to sing about. For more information, call 805-899-2222 or visit granadasb.org. –JOAN TAPPER 160

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