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FEATURES 102 | GETTING ONE’S MOORINGS Kim and Tammy Hughes’s eclectic Mesa abode. BY JOAN TAPPER PHOTOGRAPHS BY LISA ROMEREIN

112 | ONE WITH NATURE A budding photographer’s perspective of redwood forests, water holes, and life among the elements. PHOTOGRAPHS BY SOPHIE HABER

118 | SPRING BREAK A fashionable escape to the Madonna Inn with model and actress Lydia Hearst. PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW DURHAM STYLED BY SHADI BECCAI

PHOTOGRAPH: ANDREW DURHAM

126 | COUNTRY LIGHTS Onetime Hollywood starlet Virginia Cherrill’s rise to fame and her retirement in Santa Barbara. BY KEVIN SCRANTZ

SPECIAL FEATURE 145 | Santa Barbara Magazine Weddings All things nuptials, including looks for every bride, registry must-haves, garbs for the groom, sweet confections, posh pre and postwedding getaways, and more.

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CONTENTS LETTER FROM THE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

R . S .V. P.

6 8 Kristina McKean’s

ARTS SCENE

4 0 A note from Jennifer Hale

5 5 The star-studded Santa

motherhood essentials

8 7 Artistic duo Ruth Pastine

Barbara International Film Festival, Lolë Santa Barbara’s serene soiree, The Dream Foundation’s 12th annual Celebration of Dreams gala, and more

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photographers AROUND TOWN

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days; spruce up your living space with wares from Hudson Grace, Jenni Kayne, and Montecito Treasures; Olly Lithgow’s plant-based powerhouse; Gay Browne’s eco-essentials

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behind Torchlight jewelry, Louisa Kimble 6 4 Exotic Elu finds 6 6 Style spotlight:

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the silver lining

and Gary Lang, photographer Jesse Alexander’s latest tome, and a must-see music roundup

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Naked and Afraid 7 8 In Memoriam: Andy Granatelli, Harold Simmons, and Natalie McFadden 8 0 Giving Back: Diane Meyer Simon’s Global Green USA 8 2 Get Involved: Places to volunteer

9 5 An afternoon tea party 9 8 Bits + Bites: Grab bubbles

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EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE IT’S OK TO LEAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONS to

venture out and see the world. We can’t stay in this utopia all the time—or can we? With this adventurous spirit in mind, we present to you our spring issue chock full of travel and romance. Alas, dear reader, I don’t mean to spoil the story, but it all ends back where we started—because there isn’t a place more glorious than Santa Barbara, is there? We begin our journey following the roads and trails that take us to the otherworldly Nojoqui Falls, mere minutes away from our starting point. Our travelogue feature—“One with Nature” (page 112)—by local Sophie Haber and friends shows a budding photographer’s trek through our back roads to a mirage of sorts. Be inspired to take a trip of your own to this magical place and beyond. Another fun escape (but so close as to not need a full tank of gas) is the quirky and beloved Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. I always notice its iconic pink sign on my way toward Big Sur (with a stop at Hearst Castle to break up the journey). It must have been serendipitous that our model wearing the brightest of the season’s fashions (“Spring Break,” page 118) is the great-granddaughter of Mr. William Randolph Hearst himself. Lydia Hearst, already a very in-demand model and actress, is now cohost of NBC/Oxygen’s popular show The Face. When she wanted to get away (perhaps to San Simeon), a stop at the Madonna Inn was on her list of must dos. And then there is Virginia Cherrill—a woman who paved her own way on her own terms (“Country Lights,” page 126). Her road from Midwest farm girl to Hollywood movie star to her engagement to the Maharaja of Jaipur to becoming Lady Jersey in the grandest of English castles wasn’t an easy one. It was rife with love (did I mention she was Cary Grant’s first wife?), loss, and then love again (to her fourth husband, a Polish war hero). That her life story has spanned the continents and ended here in Montecito with the most romantic love of all is a page-turner and almost doesn’t seem real (oh, but it is). When you do find that real, unending love, hold onto it. The best way to do that is to make it official. With this, our spotlight on all things bridal—our special Santa Barbara Magazine Weddings section (page 145)—guides you into the best of the best our town offers to make your special day one for the books!

One of the things I most love about Kim and Tammy Hughes’s Mesa home—“Getting One’s Moorings” (page 102)—is that I feel I have traveled to another far-off place when I walk through its doors. The attention to detail, the antique relics used casually as hardware, the Old World feel of it all is inspiring— and let’s not forget the view! Their home is the perfect example that you don’t have to leave our town to experience the best life has to offer. If it’s all about living the good life, they have mastered it in spades. If reading this letter leaves you feeling a little like you have fallen down the rabbit hole, all I can say is: maybe you have. With travel and romance there can always be intrigue. But at the end of the day, I dare say, that even after the most beautiful trip, I still am so happy to come back to Santa Barbara. Is there any place in the world like it? I don’t think so.

Jennifer Hale

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CONTRIBUTORS MEGAN SOREL WHO Recently dubbed as one of 2014’s top photographers by Martha Stewart Weddings, this Santa Barbara wife/mother of two captures the magic and beauty of local love stories. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and blogs, including The Knot, Style Me Pretty, and Flutter. WHAT Shot our special Santa Barbara Magazine Weddings section opener, featuring Briana Rasinski and David Nachman’s mission revivalthemed nuptials (page 145).

“WHEN I FIRST MET WITH BRIANA AND DAVID, HER PARENTS, AND HER BROTHER, I IMMEDIATELY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE ENTIRE FAMILY AND THEIR BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP.”

ANDREW DURHAM This Los-Angeles based photographer is known for his work with Dior, Interview, and Vanity Fair, among others. WHAT Captured the avant-garde essence of the Madonna Inn with Lydia Hearst for “Spring Break” (page 118). “Working with Lydia was terrific,” says Durham. “She has a great sense of humor and really understands photography. That’s always a plus on a shoot.” WHO

“LOCATION SCOUTING WAS THE EASIEST THING EVER. WE COULDN’T TURN A CORNER WITHOUT DISCOVERING SOMETHING FANTASTIC. IT JUST KEPT GETTING BETTER.”

KEVIN SCRANTZ This bayou-based cinephile has written several screenplays—including Picture Perfect, which is currently making its way around the film fest circuit. WHAT Retold the story of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights leading lady Virginia Cherrill in “Country Lights” (page 126). “Finding out the whys and hows of an unknown girl catapulted into overnight fame who ended up happily growing avocados in Montecito intrigued me.” WHO

“I LOVE CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD AND THE STORIES OF THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT WHAT IT WAS. VIRGINIA CHERRILL’S STORY SEEMED REMARKABLE TO ME FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THAT IT HAD A HAPPY ENDING.”

LISA ROMEREIN This Seattle-born, Santa Monica-based shutterbug specializes in food, travel, architecture, and portrait photography and has an expansive list of top-tier clientele such as our sister publication, C, Vanity Fair, Sunset, and Veranda. WHAT Snapped Kim and Tammy Hughes’s seaside home in “Getting One’s Moorings” (page 102). “Tammy was such an active participant, and it was a pleasure to collaborate with her.”

WHO

“THE HUGHESES HAVE A GREAT ESTHETIC, VERY CREATIVE. IN EVERY SHOT, THEY ADDED LITTLE DETAILS THAT MADE IT SPECIAL.”

SHADI BECCAI WHO Crediting her Iranian-Italian heritage and travels abroad for her taste, this Los Angeles-based stylist has lent her fashionable eye to publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, and Marie Claire. WHAT Created vibrant looks for “Spring Break” (page 118). “I wanted to play along with the Madonna Inn’s ornate style by choosing looks that almost camouflaged with the extravagant decorations and patterns.”

“MY STYLE IS USUALLY VERY MINIMAL, SO IT WAS FUN TO STEP OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE AND PUT TOGETHER LOOKS THAT FIT IN WITH THE QUIRKY AND WHIMSICAL ROOMS.”

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SAIL AWAY SINCE 2004, the Santa Barbara Yacht Club has held its annual

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of organic, plant-based juices, elixirs, and smoothies, the powerhouse also offers nutrient-dense dishes formulated after ancient Chinese herbal recipes. “We try to make a real understanding of these incredible foods,” says owner Olly Lithgow, who opened Kotuku after discovering Chinese tonic herbs and their calming effects on the body’s nervous system. In addition to vitamin and mineral-laden menu items—the Coco-Katuku (from $4) is a frothy favorite containing raw cacao and stamina-boosting maca—the superfood store also offers everything from goat milk protein to medicinal reishi mushrooms so you can continue to reap the benefits of Kotuku’s healthy habits in the comfort of your own kitchen. –MEGAN POULIOT KOTUKU ELIXIR BAR & SUPERFOOD STORE 25 E. De la

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Founder of Greenopia, a book and web-based chronicle of eco-friendly businesses from Los Angeles to London, Gay Browne knows a thing or two about sustainable living. Incorporating earth-friendly products into her daily life— from fair trade coffee and dye-free sheets to biodiesel fuel and contaminant-free building materials—the wife/mother of three/author is proof that the switch to an environmentally conscious, healthy lifestyle needn’t be time consuming or daunting. In addition to the 250-plus businesses listed in her Santa Barbara guide, here are a few gems she frequents to sustain her own health and energy. –M.P.

MUST DOs Rarely do I begin my week without a visit to BIKRAM YOGA SANTA BARBARA, 805-687-6900, bikramyogasb.com. | The VEDANTA TEMPLE, 805-969-2903, vedanta .org, is a little slice of heaven for mediation and Sunday lectures. | Greeting cards by POSITIVELY GREEN (available at The Bookstore at the Vedanta Temple, 805-9695697, vedantabookstore.com), which donates 10 percent of profits to environmentally friendly organizations. | LE REVE ORGANIC SPA & BOUTIQUE, 805-564-2977, lereve.com, is a member of the Green Spa Network and has been green certified by the Santa Barbara Green Business Program. | My new favorite spot for quick gifts is WONDER, 805-965-6888, wondersb.com. From repurposed cotton blankets to chop

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Browne in her element; Bikram yoga and nature are an intergral part of Browne’s passions for healthy living; reclaimed wood salt cellars from Wonder.

blocks made of reclaimed wood from the Atlantic City pier, the items are heirloom quality.

BE SEEN traversing the town on this ’50s-inspired cruiser. LINUS, $485, available at Velo Pro Cyclery, 805-963-7775, velopro.com

TOTE-ALLY GREEN REDUCE YOUR ECO-FOOTPRINT while repping your Santa Barbara roots with SoLA’s reusable totes ($35, available at Kitson, 805-962-6565, shopkitson.com). Screen printed by hand in Los Angeles on 100 percent cotton canvas, these stylish carryalls are perfect for stashing all of life’s accoutrements— whether traveling to and from the beach, gym, or farmers market. –M.P. 50

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DID YOU KNOW? Reduce your gas consumption by about a half gallon per tank simply by installing locally designed GasPods (from $34.95 per kit of nine pods) to the roof of your car. The brainchild of Santa Barbaran Bob Evans, these small attachable knobs increase the aerodynamics of your automobile, resulting in decreased fuel consumption. –CARLY BATES

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TABLE TOP The newest home decor store to come to town, Hudson Grace— located in the Montecito Country Mart—is a product of the shared vision of Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton. Along with their original storefront in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights, the boutique features their signature white dinnerware, oversized serving pieces, glassware, and linen napkins in an array of 21 colors as well as a variety of other tabletop and decorative accessories of simple and quality design with strong European influence. Handpicked found objects—including vintage silver service pieces from hotels such as the Ritz, Savoy, and Connaught—also add a unique flair to the stores chic simplicity. –CHARLOTTE BRYAN T

LEFT TO RIGHT: Vintage hotel silver; signature dinnerware; owners Totah and McNatton.

HUDSON GRACE 1014 Coast Village Rd., Ste. F, Montecito, 805-565-9600, hudsongracesf.com.

SECOND TIME AROUND Montecito Treasures is a unique showroom specializing in residential estate furniture resale and appraisal. Cultivated under the eye of owner Lori Frisbie—who made her first antique purchase at age 16—the 2,000-square-foot, two-story warehouse offers a wide variety of styles and designs that brings buyers and sellers of quality furnishings together to discover pieces they truly love. Frisbie’s local, environmentally responsible business model stems from her two master’s degrees and her personal experience in becoming a concierge for customers looking to locate and promote the best items at fair prices. –CHARLOTTE BRYA NT

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A new addition to Montecito’s Upper Village shopping locale, Jenni Kayne Home offers everything one could need for a comfy, cozy abode. Items such as Caleb Siemon ceramics and Cire Trudon candles adorn the pearly white-pine shelves, enticing shoppers to reinvent their own expectations of interior design. The shop’s second floor also offers gifts for the baby’s room, including all-natural wooden building sets by Roy Toy and Tamar Mogendorff birdhouses. –CARLY BATES

JENNI KAYNE HOME 525 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito, 805-309-0560, jennikayne.com.

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STARSTRUCK IN S.B. For 11 straight days, Santa Barbara welcomed film fans from around the world as they attended the 29th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Hosting more than 180 independent films from 60 countries and panels with esteemed directors, writers, and producers such as “Creative Forces: Women in the Biz,” and “It Starts with the Script,” the SBIFF also honored esteemed Hollywood elite, including David O. Russell, Cate Blanchett, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jared Leto.

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SERENE SOIREE Lolë Santa Barbara—along with Eva Guerrand-Hermès and her husband, Olaf—hosted a cocktail and shopping fete to celebrate the launch of the new label, WHITE by Lolë, a luxury line featuring beautiful silk, cashmere, and lace pieces. Nearly 60 guests enjoyed champagne and small bites amid white candles, linens, and roses that covered the store, embodying the line’s serene spirit. The sparkling celebration benefited Santa Barbara Cottage Children’s Hospital and resulted in the donation of more than 400 toys to the hospital as gifts for children. PHOTOS : BLUE CALEEL

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first Community Action Fund for Women in Africa luncheon—hosted by Laurence and Brian Hodges—benefited the Santa Barbara-based organization that works with more than 2,000 women in conflict and post-conflict areas in Africa. Nearly $9,000 was raised through the sale of handmade African pillows, decorative potted succulents, and photographs taken by Eliot Hodges and Macduff Everton of the communities where CAFWA works.

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A night filled with food, drinks, and charity brought 550 donors to the Dream Foundation’s 12th annual Celebration of Dreams gala at the Bacara Resort & Spa, where the organization was able to raise onethird of its annual operating budget, with 100 percent of the proceeds fulfilling the dreams of adults facing life-threatening illness. PHOTOS : BARON SPAFFORD; BRANDON AND ERICA BROWN; MONIE DEWITT

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Torchlight wristlet by Make Smith Leather, $175, smokey quartz crystal necklace, $100, Thunderbird necklace, $110; Brown Spirit dream catcher, from $320; Ayla earrings, $38, and tribal cuffs, $55 each.

Kara Smith is an award-winning interior designer with an eye

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Designer Kara Smith; a Smith redesign in the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills; the cocktail lounge at Namibia’s Windhoek Plaza Hotel.

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[ S.B. BLACK BOOK ] Recently opened in Montecito’s Upper Village, Elu—French for “elected” or “chosen”—is Rio-born Cristina Nicoletti’s latest outpost of globally curated leather goods and accessories. This Montecito boutique—formerly known as Henry Beguelin with shops in Aspen, Chicago, Manhattan, Malibu, Los Angeles, and San Francisco—will continue to carry Henry Beguelin items but has added more than 40 new brands in the bright yet urban space. Herewith, Nicoletti’s uniquely edited Santa Barbara must-haves and local loves. –GINA TOLLESON ELU 525 San Ysidro Rd., Montecito, Cristina Nicoletti

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S.B. MUST DOs Hike SAN YSIDRO AND HOT SPRINGS TRAILS, santabarbarahikes.com. • Be Seen in the FUNK ZONE , especially THE LARK , 805-284-0370, thelarksb.com, and LES MARCHANDS WINE BAR & MERCHANT , 805-284-0380, lesmarchandswine.com. • Enjoying the sunset

scene at the BOATHOUSE at Hendry’s Beach, 805-898-2628, sbfishhouse .com. Must Haves I love HENRY BEGUELIN and CALLEEN CORDERO flat sandals and GUIDI summer boots. I am also looking forward to our spring and summer bags. I handpicked all of them and couldn’t choose a favorite.

Nairobi-bred designer Anna Trzebinski’s tribal Trzebinski couture comes to Santa Barbara for a private trunk show on May 7 and 8 8. Uniquely Maasai in color and adornment, Trzebinski’s traditional Kenyan garb is fashioned into modern and bohemian must haves. For more information, call 917-975-7718 or e-mail sales@anna trzebinski.com. –G.T.

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design background, it’s a good balance,” says Lizanne. “I think you’re always informed by where you live,” says Patti, noting that the designs are influenced by their local—and loyal—customers. “Our jewelry is more about the art of giving,” says Patti. “It’s a palette—or a lovely toolbox—of pieces of the moments of your life. Both women credit their parents who “had a big influence on who we are and the product,” says Lizanne, adding, “there’s a magic when you’re working with family. You know it’s important to take care of and respect each other. It can be difficult, but nothing else is quite the same.” The fact that two women are at the head of Waxing Poetic lends a certain distinction to the company. While that’s less unusual than it once was, Patti notes—and women have much more of a place now in business and leadership—still “our style is very intuitive. We’re much more of a feeling company, asking, Does it feel right for us and our customers?” If you do that, she adds, “Everything good follows. It’s in our DNA to care about the product.” Looking forward, the sisters hope to focus on the line they’ve created and expand on that. Not surprisingly, their celebrated journey is still unfolding.

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daughters; Jess Brown dolls, $210 each, Upstairs at Pierre Lafond; Retro Gallery glasses, $100/set of eight, huntersalley.com; butterfly decals, $38, luludk.com; quilt, $109, huntersalley.com; a beach stroll.

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The girls love to be outside. We like to bike on the boardwalk and go to Hammond’s Beach, Eucalyptus Ln., Montecito, to search for sea glass. • Brophy Brother’s, 805-9664418, brophybros.com, fish and chips are the perfect end to a day spent paddle boarding with my kids in the marina. • Though we need more children’s boutiques, Upstairs at Pierre Lafond, 805-565-1502, upstairsatpierrelafond.com, continues to be a favorite of mine for unique kids’ gifts. Arnoldi’s Cafe, 805-962-5394, arnoldis.com, is our go-to spot for a fun family dinner and a game of bocce ball.

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the Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid last December, you might have seen 25-year-old Montecito resident Forrest Galante, yes, in the buff, but not particularly scared, as he (and a similarly unattired female traveler) endeavored to survive 21 days in a Panamanian jungle. “I really had a good time,” says Galante, who foraged for edible fruits, vegetables, and shellfish; built a leaky shelter to shield against the unceasing rain; dispatched an anteater in the quest for food; and eventually caught a fish with a speargun he fashioned from bamboo, a thorn, and the rubber strap from his dive mask—the one piece of equipment he could take with him. “They call it the Everest of

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survival challenges,” he says. “There’s no prize, no reward, just a sense of accomplishment. No one does what we did, but I loved it.” The unscripted TV show seems tailor-made for Galante, who was born in Zimbabwe but moved to Cayucos, California, at age 14, when his family was evicted from their African farm at gunpoint during a period of political unrest. After finishing high school, he majored in biology at UC Santa Barbara, ran a business teaching adventure science, and upon graduation, spent the next 14 months traveling through 26 countries with his girlfriend (now fiancée) Jessica Evans. Since he’s returned, he often works as a contract biologist, assessing species or monitoring a habitat for state or federal governments or private industry. Galante’s entrepreneurial spirit, though, is irrepressible, and he’s forging ahead on several fronts with his own projects. The first is a website that originated from his experience traveling around the world. “I’m a big-time foodie,” he says, “and I was sitting in Thailand, going to Laos the next day, and wondering what I would eat there. I gathered information for four years and launched Travelgrub.com last October. Organized by kind of dish, it’s about things to eat around the world.” Galante, who is known as a competitive free-dive spear fisherman too, is working with his sponsor, Sturgill Spearfishing, on weeklong hunting-and-gathering adventure trips to Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, Australia, and the Caribbean. Not surprisingly, he’s also talking with a network about developing a TV show. After all, he emerged from Naked and Afraid with the highest primitive survival rating of any of the season’s participants—8.8 out of 10. “I’m not a big planner,” he says, “which is probably terrible for the long run. But I do things as they come up. I never say no to any opportunity.” The only thing the Panama experience did “is reinforce my love of extreme and unusual adventures. If I can make a career out of being a lunatic adventurer, I’d love that!” –JOAN TAPPER SPRING 2014

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SB PEOPLE | IN MEMORIAM

Racing legend/CEO of STP motor oil company Anthony “Andy” Granatelli recently passed away at the age of 90 from congestive heart failure. Inducted into multiple halls of fame—the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Motorsports Hall of

Fame of America, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, among others— Granatelli has left his mark on the racing community and Santa Barbara as well. Growing up as an underprivileged high school dropout in Chicago, Granatelli spent his youth working to help support his father and brothers after his mother passed away when he was 12. Upon purchasing Andy’s Super Service—a Texaco gas station turned pit-stop mechanic shop— eight years later, Granatelli’s passion for automobiles began to rev, and he set out on his mission to one day conquer the Indianapolis 500. After a handful of previous attempts and a number of other business ventures—most notably his complete overhaul of STP Oil Treatment—Granatelli eventually mastered the Indy 500 in 1969 with Mario Andretti 78

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behind the wheel and then again in 1973 with Gordon Johncock. A vanguard of the industry, Granatelli quickly became known for his ability to combine innovative technologies with talented race car drivers. After moving to Montecito and retiring nearly 30 years ago, Granatelli—along with his wife, Dolly—was an avid supporter of

local charities and organizations, including Santa Barbara’s Unity Shoppe, and also served as the chair of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Council. An inspiration both on and off the track, Granatelli’s legacy will remain within all who were graced by his presence, ensuring that the spirit of “Mister 500” will live on forever.

HAROLD SIMMONS Entrepreneur and philanthropist

Harold Simmons passed away last December at Dallas’s Baylor University Medical Center where he had battled illness for some time. The native Texan and quintessential American success story—he was worth roughly $10 billion—was a longtime Montecito resident. Born in 1931, Simmons was truly a self-made man from humble beginnings who rose to become one of America’s wealthiest individuals. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, and at the age of 29, he acquired a drugstore called University Pharmacy, from which he built a chain that he later sold for $50 million, thereby launching a career in investment and acquisition. He purchased a home in Santa Barbara in 1982 and was regularly seen at local social functions with his wife of 33 years, Annette Caldwell Simmons. The couple has given generously to a variety of philanthropic causes, widely supporting the arts, medicine, education as well as other numerous private charities, including Casa Esperanza and Unity Shoppe. Simmons also donated to Westmont College (a neighbor of his estate) during its Bright Hope for Tomorrow campaign, helping fund the Adams Center for the Visual Arts, Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics, athletic fields, the new observatory, and other improvements. Although he has been described as a man of few words, Simmons will be remembered

for his political activism. His views about the free enterprise system—to which he attributed his success—spawned generous contributions to conservative politicians, however, Simmons also donated to organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the Dallas Resource Center. In all, he believed in sharing his success with the communities he lived in and he will be deeply missed. –CHARLOTTE BRYANT

NATALIE MCFADDEN A kind-hearted mother, giving philanthropist, and passionate florist, Natalie McFadden passed away peacefully last December at the age of 76. Loved by everyone she met, her zeal for fostering

friendships and caring for her close-knit family was evident in everything she did. McFadden gave back to the Santa Barbara community in various ways, including volunteering at Laguna Cottages senior housing, the Assistance League, and Child Abuse Listening Mediation. She also found love in horticulture and floral arrangement, receiving national recognition from The Garden Club of America, for which she eventually served as president of the Santa Barbara chapter. Epitomizing grace and compassion, Natalie’s selfless nature and desire to help others impacted the lives of many. With the goal to leave the world a better place than when she found it, Natalie’s kindness and strength has left an impact on those whose lives she touched. –CARLY BATE S

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Growing up in a small Amish community in Indiana, Diane Meyer Simon “learned to love the stunning beauty of the environment,” and “fell in love with the Earth, it’s life, and it’s living systems,” she says. She has since dedicated her life to shifting global values to secure the safety of the environment for future generations. The political turmoil of 1968 also permanently shaped her commitment to humane politics and launched Simon into the realm of public service. After completing her undergraduate degree at Butler University in Indiana, she operated in almost every aspect of the U.S. Senate’s work as a staffer, administrator, and strategist, and organized countless fund-raisers for state and national democratic candidates. Widely recognized for her efforts in Indiana—she was named Indianapolis Woman of the Year in 1985—Simon moved to Montecito in 1989. Shortly after, as president of environmental advocacy group Global Green USA, Simon would draw from her political experience to help spearhead GGUSA and further the vision of its parent organization, Green Cross International. Simon founded GGUSA in 1993 following a meeting with Green Cross International president and former Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbachev modeled GCI after the International Committee of the Red Cross with the intent of unifying international environmental concerns and providing relief to areas facing ecological trouble. Months after founding the organization, Gorbachev personally elected Simon as head of the U.S. affiliate, also making her an honorary board member of GCI. Since then, Simon has committed herself to molding a message of international environmental responsibility for an American audience. GGUSA has become a national leader in advocating smart solutions to global warming and educates millions of people about climate-friendly solutions through programs like its Red Carpet/Green Cars Oscars campaign, which promotes conscientious modes of transportation by shuttling celebrities to award shows in hybrid vehicles. For nearly 20 years, the organization has helped shape the sustainability movement through green building practices for affordable housing, schools, and communities that will ultimately save money, improve health, and create jobs. It also works in a variety of other areas, from policy activism—supporting legislation that will improve energy efficiency and disarmament—to awarding grants that support green community projects. Through her efforts at GGUSA and GCI, Simon is working to fulfill her dream of “a United Nations for the planet, in which all countries band together to establish laws and rules for our planet to keep it clean and healthy,” she says. There are currently 46 Green Cross affiliate countries. While it is difficult for Simon to single out any of the many causes dear to her, a recent triumph can be seen in the eco-rebuilding of sustainable apartments, condominiums, and a community center in an area of the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans that was demolished in Hurricane Katrina. Recently, due to health concerns, Simon has had to greatly reduce her commitments to focus her energy on her passion for environmental and animal protection. Ultimately, she believes, “we must learn to lighten the human load, especially the U.S. load, on the earth’s resources.” –CHARLOTTE BRYANT

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VOLUNTEER HOP TO IT Santa Barbara and Ventura counties’ Little League Challengers are looking for volunteers for the Easter Egg Hunt for Kids with Special Needs on April 19 from 10:30 am to noon at Girsh Park in Goleta. Help is needed in providing a safe hunt area for children and teens as they search for eggs, take photos with the Easter bunny, and participate in games and activities. For more information, call 805-681-9165 or visit gochallengers.org.

GO GREEN

Lend a hand at the Community Environmental Council’s annual Earth Day Festival on April 26 and 27 at Alameda Park. With an average of 35,000 attendees each year, the festival heavily relies on volunteers to support the Zero-Waste team, manage vendor check-ins, greet festivalgoers, work in the Green Car Show, help with children’s activities, and more. For more information, visit sbearthday.org/volunteers.

SAVE THE DATE Friday, April 25 Angels Foster Care presents its third annual Al Fresco Afternoon on the Riviera beginning at 11 am at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore. Guests are invited to shop in the Angels Marketplace to purchase items such as jewelry, home goods, and fashion accessories before a Mediterranean-inspired luncheon at noon. All proceeds fund the training programs for Angels foster families and its foster care program. Tickets: From $125. For more information, call 805-884-0012 or visit angelssb.com.

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Mark your calendars for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women’s Board’s fourth annual fund-raiser, Off The Wall, starting at 6 pm at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House. While sipping drinks and tasting hors d’oeuvres, guests prepare for a live auction where the works of Ann Sanders, Ellie Freudenstein, Ralph Waterhouse, Ray Hunter, Nancy Gifford, and more are up for grabs. For the online silent auction, bidding begins two weeks prior to the event. Tickets: $350. For more information, visit sbmawb.org. –RACHEL GLAGO

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(Pastine’s from Hunter College of The City University of New York, Lang’s from Yale University), both have thriving art careers and enjoy national reputations. When artists are married to each other, it’s tempting to examine their work for clues of shared artistic inspiration. For Lang and Pastine, the common ground is vibrant, mesmerizing color. But that’s also where their work diverges. Pastine frequently paints in multiples, using rich color combinations that—on close inspection—reveal softly nuanced gradations. “I work with the juxtaposition of saturated and subtle color,” she has noted, “that which is difficult not just to describe but to see.” Lang is known for his large-scale tondos (circular canvases) painted with concentric rings of contrasting colors that appear to oscillate. “I play with color spontaneously,” Lang has said, “like an instrument, with a sense of wonderment and respect while finessing disciplines of chance.” View Lang’s solo exhibition “Circles/Words” at the Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, acegallery.net, through April 2014. –L . D.

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LEFT TO RIGHT : Her Serene Highness Princess Grace locks eyes with lensman Jesse Alexander from the royal box; an elegant spectator at Monaco's Hotel de Paris; legendary driver Stirling Moss takes a practice lap in his Lotus before winning the Monaco Grand Prix, 1962; Monaco: The Golden Age of the Grand Prix.

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SANTA BARBARA PHOTOGRAPHER Jesse Alexander recalls locking eyes with Princess Grace—former actress Grace Kelly—at Monaco’s 1960 Grand Prix: “She’s looking at this mob of paparazzi but she saw me and…click!” says Alexander, who, for decades, trained his lens on the auto racing world for Car and Driver Magazine’s predecessor, Sports Cars Illustrated. His new self-published book, Monaco: The Golden Age of the Grand Prix ($49.95, available at jessealexander.com) showcases the most glamorous race of all in an era where dashing men drove the speedsters in their shirtsleeves, aviators, and polo helmets. Four-time Monaco champion Sir Jackie Stewart— who penned the book’s introduction—deems Alexander “one of the great photographers of all time within motorsports.” But documenting speed is only part of the story; Alexander’s images go beyond the racetrack to capture the sport’s true essence: the spectators’ rapt expressions; the mud, joy, and weariness on the drivers’ faces; and, of course, Grace herself. – L .D. P.

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ST. ANNE’S PLACE

ONES TO WATCH What do you get when you cross the cool of Nat King Cole with the depth of Bob Dylan and the rawness of Jack White? Soulful fuzz-rock with a dash of psychedelia—also known as Saint Anne’s Place. Originally formed in 2009 as a quartet, the trio—made up of brothers Jacob and Samuel Cole and cousin Joel Martin—has been gaining recognition for their bluesy/R&B/Black Keys-esque vibe since the release of their 2011 EP, Speak Easy, later followed by their 2013 album Earth Shaker. In between shows and other projects—listen for them in the upcoming wine-country documentary Vintage 2014—SAP is currently working on new material with plans to tour later this year. Until then, head to Cold Springs Tavern and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. for a performance from what was once Lompoc’s best-kept secret. – M E GAN 90

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Don’t miss an evening of unprecedented classical music on MAY 17 at the Granada BRYAN FERRY

Santa Barbara-bred GARDENS & VILLA recently released their sophomore album, Dunes ($12.99, available at scdistribution.com), a 10-track medley of punchy percussions, synth-driven melodies, and ever-present bansuri flute solos. Recorded in what was once a Michigan locksmith building under the discerning direction of DFA Records producer Tim Goldsworthy— noted for his work with Cut Copy, Massive Attack, and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem—the album captures the cold, otherworldly winter in which it was recorded, making it the darker, mystic counterpart to the band’s eponymous 2011 album. With a headlining U.S. tour, a SXSW appearance, and a two-week stint in the United Kingdom with Broken Bells (the Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse rock duo), it’s safe to say Gardens & Villa is about to move mountains. –M.P.

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Brooklyn-based indie rockers are making their Santa Barbara debut on APRIL 25 at the bowl (tickets: from $49). Performing tracks from their sixth LP Trouble Will Find Me—released last spring—the quintet reveals what they’re calling a slightly lighter, more delicate side, while staying true to their somber, melancholy roots with classic hits from acclaimed records Alligator and High Violet. THE NATIONAL

Theatre, 805-899-2222, granadasb.org, where Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio is performing some of orchestra’s most triumphant works, including Cello Concerto—the final solo concerto of distinguished Czech composer Antonín Dvorák— and Soviet Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.

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From the debut of Roxy Music’s first hit, “Virginia Plain,” in the early 1970s to his solo renditions of blues and rock classics years later, British pop-rock sensation BRYAN FERRY has been serenading generations of the broken hearted and love-struck alike. Kicking off the season at the Santa Barbara Bowl, 805-9627411, sbbowl.com, on APRIL 19 (tickets: from $44), the “Slave to Love” himself will perform chart-topping hits and rarities from his catalog spanning 40 years and counting.

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FOOD + WINE

TEA TIME Savor the season with a sublime spread of sweet treats

A Magic Bowl and housemade chai tea accompanied by The French Press pastry chef Bryan Foehl’s baked goods. BY GINA Z. TERLINDEN

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An array of treats prepared by the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore.

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The San Ysidro Ranch; The French Press; Four Seasons Resort Biltmore; El Encanto; Chocolate Maya; Renaud’s Patisserie’s downtown cafe.

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THERE’S SOMETHING SO SPECIAL about afternoon tea. While not a typically American practice, the formal consumption of tea is one steeped in tradition among cultures all around the world—Japanese tea ceremonies date back to the ninth century, chai tea is a staple in India and Pakistan, and African regions also have preferred ways of serving the beverage. Our notion of afternoon tea, however, most resembles that of the British institution—a light meal of loose tea brewed in a pot and served with small sandwiches and pastries. And what better time for a ladylike gathering than the season of spring, or, more specifically, for Mother’s Day. Luckily for us, Santa Barbara restaurants and shops offer a lavish selection of treats for an elegant event at your home. To procure pastries for hosting a tea, head to one of the most popular coffee shops in Santa Barbara, The French Press, known for Culinary Institute of America-trained chef Bryan Foehl’s baked goods. “Our scones are a nice bridge between British scones and American scones and pair well with the tea selection we have,” says Foehl, who is also known for his pies, coffee cakes, and gluten-free goodies—all delicious complements to the shop’s chamomile tea-based Magic Bowl and the homebrewed chai. Maya Schoop-Rutten’s Chocolate Maya is a one-stop shop for a global selection of truffles and bonbons— SPRING 2014

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rich accents to go along with flaky pastries. Hailed as one the best patisseries in town (chef Renaud Gonthier’s croissants, tarts, and mille-feuilles rival those made fresh in Paris), Renaud’s is also a wonderful source for cookies—sables, macarons, meringues, and more. If you’re feeling the need to be pampered, head to one of our local hotels to savor the tradition in style. The Four Seasons Resort Biltmore’s Royal Afternoon Tea—served in the Bella Vista dining room—is fit for a princess. With a selection of 13 different teas (Darjeeling, English breakfast, and chocolate mint, to name a few), a glass of champagne, assorted finger sandwiches, miniature pastries, tea cake, and scones to top with whipped Devonshire cream and lemon curd, there’s not much left to be desired. “Our tea is a Santa Barbara tradition and a return to the classics,” says general manager Karen Earp. “Everything is made fresh in our kitchens. It’s all very decadent and even more so with a Kir Royale.” Likewise, the El Encanto—with sweeping views of Santa Barbara—serves either a light, traditional, or Bellini tea, depending on the occasion you’re celebrating. Served on custom-made china, savory sandwich selections such as egg salad with snipped chive, smoked salmon and crispy watermelon radish, and classic cucumber round out the menu of housemade pastries. While not offering a formal afternoon tea, the San Ysidro Ranch is a splendid setting for a cup of Earl Grey with chef Matt Johnson’s Meyer lemon tart. And enjoying it all in the serene olive tree garden makes the experience that much more special. n

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ONE TO WATCH Tanner DaFoe proprietors Rob DaFoe

and Jeff Tanner recently released their first wine, a 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon ($110, available at 805-603-4800, tannerdafoe.com). With grapes picked from one of the only true hillside vineyards—called Rogue Hill Block— located on a private estate in the eastern-most area of the Santa Ynez AVA, the duo produced only 150 cases using a traditional gravity-only process and basket press. Grab a bottle before they sell out—it’s being heralded as the new California Cab. –CHARLOTTE BRYANT

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Arigato, 805-965-6074, arigatosantabarbara .com, has some of the most unique sushi rolls I’ve seen in California. The sauces—like balsamic teriyaki and mango habanero—are very creative, and the flavor combinations are so interesting. They infuse many different cultures into the menu so you’re not just tasting Asian influence. For instance, the Mediterraneo ($8) has sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, and pine nuts.

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The Blue Agave, 805-899-4694, blueagavesb.com, is comfortable and intimate but still has a fun atmosphere. I really enjoy the cocktails, especially the blood orange margaritas ($11). What I really enjoy about Bouchon, 805-7301160, bouchonsb.com, is how they support local wineries and incorporate seasonal ingredients into their dishes. At Julienne, 805-845-6488, restaurantjulienne .com, the ingredients speak for themselves, especially the high-quality meats—it’s fun to build your own charcuterie board. The fried chicken ($23) at Arlington Tavern, 805-770-2626, arlingtontavern.com, is some of the best I have ever eaten. The food and atmosphere are a good mix between gourmet and relaxed.

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NEW TO DOWNTOWN Santa Barbara, Jaime Heer and Tucker Huget opened Armada Wine & Beer Merchant to celebrate the burgeoning craft beverage industry. Having worked as colleagues at Carr Winery for a combined eight-plus years, “Our passion inspired us to create a comfortable and inviting place of our own where guests can explore and enjoy wine and beer produced locally as well as from all over the world,” says the duo who offers more than 30 white, red, and sparkling wines along with 15 beers on their rotating beverage menus. Sip by the glass, flight, or bottle during an afternoon happy hour; stop by for an aperitif or nightcap; or purchase a bottle to go. “We are excited to have our space located in the beautiful San Marcos building courtyard within walking distance of many of Santa Barbara’s best restaurants, theaters, and museums.”

It takes one to know one. James Beard-nominated chef Ricardo Zarate, who helms the Funk Zone’s Blue Tavern, 805-845-0989, bluetavernsb.com, shares his favorite Santa Barbara restaurants he frequents for a meal when he’s not in the kitchen.

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FOOD for THOUGHT

The wine cellar at Mirò.

WHISKEY AND WINE As part of Bacara Resort & Spa’s Meet the Masters dinner series, whiskey guru Johnnie Mundell is gracing Mirò’s wine cellar on April 17 at 6 pm (tickets: $150, available at bacararesort .com). Hailing from the Scottish island of Islay, Mundell brings together whiskey novices and aficionados alike to talk single malts, casks, and stills during an hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a special four-course dinner (wine included) prepared by Bacara chef Johan Denizot.

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FUNK ZONE FOOD Savor the flavors, sights, and history of our town’s happening ’hood with Savor Santa Barbara Food Tours (tickets: $79, available at savorsantabarbarafoodtours .com). The brainchild of cousins Erin O’Rourke and Sara Dill, the tour—offered Friday through Monday—meanders through nearly two miles of lower State Street and the Funk Zone, a hotbed of the most happening restaurants and tasting rooms in town. Though the restaurants change periodically, seven stops are made and typically include The Brewhouse, Santa Barbara Winery, and more. EDIBLE ART Back for its third season, the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara’s 2014 Crave: Art, Food, & Social Experience dinner series kicks off April 19 at 7 pm (tickets: from $240, available at membership@mcasantabarbara.org) with a five-course meal that includes an array of aphrodisiacs such as basil, oysters, figs, and honey, paired with whites and reds from Buttonwood Winery.

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AMMY HUGHES vividly remembers the first time she saw their home on the Mesa. She was with

her husband, Kim, and they were between movies at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. He told her about a house that had been on the market a while and suggested they go by to take a look. The property was a two-story 1960s concrete box, partially demolished after having been treated like a frat house by the 20 or so college students who’d been living there. “The bathrooms were unspeakable, and it was in complete disarray,” Tammy recalls. “I said, ‘This is insane.’” Most of us, when we go househunting, are able to picture ourselves (or not) in the residence on offer. Or perhaps we have a dream house in our head that we envision building from scratch. But it takes a rare vision to be able to imagine the possibilities in what seems to be a ruin, whether it’s the framework of a house or two halves of a vintage concrete bas-relief hanging upside down on a chainlink fence. (More about that later.) As for the house, it had a good footprint and came with valuable permits for a renovation. And then there was the location: a spectacular, convenient-to-town bluff-top position with a Pacific view that stretched from Montecito to Shoreline Park. “Kim is a real estate developer and I’m an interior designer,” notes Tammy, and they’ve worked on homes that ranged from a beach house in Nicaragua to an English manor in Hope Ranch. With just one teenage son, Avery, at home, and with Kim’s Funk Zone office an easy bicycle ride away, they saw this as an opportunity to combine a new project with day-to-day urban pursuits. Working with Santa Barbara architect Henry Lenny, who is known for his Spanish colonial designs, and contractor Darrell Becker, the couple planned a 3,500-square-foot home with a dramatic two-story foyer that showcases the view as soon as you’re on the front step. “I wanted a Spanish colonial door, but with glass, so you could see to the ocean,” Tammy says. Once she found that key piece through an antiques dealer in Los Angeles, it set the course for many of the interior and exterior details. “My inspiration was Gaudí in Barcelona,” she says, with elements “that looked like they dripped wax” and romantic 1920s arches and curves. “I also wanted it to have a playful feel.” They call the house El Amarre, suggesting the Spanish word for “anchorage”—and indeed the panorama of the Pacific glistens from every room, including the entry, where a stunning staircase spirals to the second floor, with intricately patterned Nicaraguan concrete tiles adding color to each riser. Unexpected gargoyles fill niches in the curved walls, and a huge exuberantly sculpted plaster panel heralds the opening to the living room. The relief—carved in a Mexican baroque style called Churrigueresque—was just one of the couples’ salvaged architectural finds. The entry gates to the property came from Frank Sinatra’s Bel Air home, and the ornate fireplace surround in the living room was once part of an old Los Angeles facade that Tammy saw overturned and in fragments on a fence. It was missing a central element, but she had it put together and then happened to find a coral-color shield that seemed to be made for the piece. In fact, many of the fixtures and furnishings of the house—from bathroom tiles to pieces of silk fabric to antique wooden doors with handforged hardware—reflect countless visits to flea markets around the world and an emphasis on reusing vintage wares. “Why tear down what’s

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In the striking foyer, graceful curves unite the architecture of ceiling and staircase with details in the door. OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP : With shells, cherubs, and a shield, the fireplace surround vies with the view of Leadbetter Beach for dramatic effect; a painting by Thomas Lawrence presides over a 1920s Italian drinks cabinet; family photos grace a 19th-century Spanish desk below a suzani tapestry from Uzbekistan.

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perfectly good?” asks Kim. “You can capture a period with authentic materials, and it’s more comfortable to live in an environment like that.” A wall of glass with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opens the living room to the patio and the view, which often includes a lively cavalcade of kayakers, sailors, surfers, and stand-up paddlers on the water and walkers and runners on land. “It’s a little hard to relax when you see everyone so active,” jokes Kim. In fact, “everything is oriented to the ocean,” Tammy notes. Even the elegant dining table is angled so that no one has a back to the water, and the beautifully aged full wall-size mirror, which came from a deco-style building in New York, reflects the lights in the harbor below. Tammy made sure that the kitchen workspace was turned to face the scenery as well. Her talent for finding and reusing things is evident there, too. After selecting silver soapstone counters and a gray-green tile blacksplash, she came across a green Aga cooker on Craigslist that matched perfectly. Downstairs, along with a brilliantly tiled powder room—“my homage to Casa del Herrero,” Tammy says— and an inviting guest room, there’s also a TV room with overstuffed sofas that can double as an extra bedroom. Upstairs, the landing leads to the Hughes’s son’s room and the master suite, with an office for Tammy as well. “This house represents a change in lifestyle,” she says. “We like the proximity to downtown, and I like to entertain. It’s very rewarding.” n

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The beamed second-floor master bedroom includes a fireplace surround with “his-and-her” gargoyles. OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP:

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A spectacular Art Deco mirror from a New York building hangs in the dining room, with its expansive herringbone-patterned table, ebonized cane chairs, and an unusual bronze lamp with four delicate birds.

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ONE WITH NATURE A BUDDING PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES YOUTH’S FLEETING MOMENTS OF ADVENTURE IN OUR ELEMENTS

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Haber and her coterie of mates savor weekends and time off the grid in our back woods and waterholes. Road trips and hikes to spots such as Cold Springs, Hot Springs, Tangerine Falls, Lizard’s Mouth, Nojoqui Falls, and up to the redwoods of Big Sur, serve as nature’s reminders to quiet the mind, share with friends, and refresh the spirit.

There is nothing like standing under a redwood and gazing up toward the sky, obscured by its branches.... As if they are protecting the earth with their shield of branches and holding all of her secrets safe within their bark.

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I feel a long journey of exploration stirring in my veins.

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SPRING BREAK A whimsical weekend getaway with Lydia Hearst at the Madonna Inn

photographs by ANDREW DURHAM

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FLEUR DE LIS, Room 212 Top, $595, and skirt, $850, Peter Som; Pollini shoes, $645, Saks Fifth Avenue; earrings, $180, Kendall Conrad; Saint Aubin ring, $600, Allora by Laura.

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LIFE of LYDIA WHO Lydia Hearst, 29, model, actress, AIDS activist BORN In Wilton, Connecticut, daughter of Patricia Hearst and Bernard Shaw, great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst. She spent her childhood between Manhattan and her family’s iconic California compounds in San Simeon (Hearst Castle) and Wyntoon near Redding. DISCOVERED By famed photographer Steven Meisel, who shot her first magazine cover for Vogue Italia in 2004. Lydia has since worked with some of the most notable fashion photographers in the world, including Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen von Unwerth, Mario Testino, Paolo Roversi, Peter Lindbergh, and Terry Richardson. TUNE IN To season two of NBC/Oxygen’s hit competition series The Face. She joins fellow model coaches Naomi Campbell and Anne V. in mentoring a group of aspiring women as they compete for an international beauty campaign. ROLE MODEL When not working, lends much of her time to support amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) and Vienna’s annual Life Ball charity gala. LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER Following in her mother’s acting footsteps with an identically mischievous smile and ironic sense of humor (Patty Hearst starred in several of director John Waters’s cult classics and was well-regarded as one of his muses), Lydia will next be seen starring in Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (to be released this June), and recently worked with director Tara Subkoff for her project #Horror, which costars Chloë Sevigny, Balthazar Getty, Taryn Manning, and Natasha Lyonne. #LOVE Recently visited Santa Barbara and El Capitan Canyon with her boyfriend, actor and director Kevin Connolly (Entourage) to celebrate Valentine’s Day and their anniversary. “It was romantic, relaxing, and the perfect place to hike, stargaze, and fall in love,” she says. “Or in my case, fall in love all over again!”

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CANARY COTTAGE, Room 198 Sally Lapointe dress, $2,985, Allora by Laura; Moschino shoes, price upon request, Saks Fifth Avenue; Erickson Beamon Rocks earrings, $28, and ring, $42, Dressed.

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SILVER BAR LOUNGE Isabel Marant dress, $685, Diani; Jimmy Choo shoes, $675, Saks Fifth Avenue; Erickson Beamon Rocks earrings, $48, and House of Lavande ring, $256, Dressed. OPPOSITE : Moschino jacket, $1,895, shorts, $850, Saks Fifth Avenue; Pollini shoes, $698, Saks Fifth Avenue; Erickson Beamon Rocks earrings, $38, Dressed. For more information, see “On Location” (page 174) and “Shopping Guide” (page 175). Hair and makeup by Julianne Kaye, CloutierRemix.

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COUNTRY LIGHTS

From Illinois farm girl to a maharaja’s mistress to her final years in Montecito, the glamorous life of Hollywood ingenue Virginia Cherrill by KEVIN SCRANTZ

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HEN SHE DIED IN SANTA BARBARA in 1996, only the most diehard movie buffs recognized 88-year-old Virginia Cherrill’s name in newspaper obituaries and TV mentions. Her career was brief—a hiccup in Hollywood’s timeline—but as the leading lady in City Lights, arguably Charlie Chaplin’s finest film, her luminous beauty is indelibly embossed in cultural memory. Chances are, even if you do not know her name, you’ve seen her face. In his memoirs, Chaplin claimed that she was a society girl from Chicago who one day approached him on a beach and asked for a part in the film he was developing. The truth about how he met Virginia Cherrill, and her origins, are more provocative than that. Fittingly, like something out of a movie. The blonde beauty was actually a farm girl from Carthage, Illinois, raised by a single mother in a day when divorce still carried an unsavory stigma. And the Cherrills were far from wealthy. Mother Blanche Wilcox Cherrill managed to acquire some secretarial skills and was eking out a living working part-time for an Illinois senator who, as a personal favor, pulled strings to get 12-year-old Virginia into Wisconsin’s Kemper School, a somewhat frigid establishment run convent style by a squad of nuns. Blanche took a position there as matron to be near her daughter and help defray the costs of tuition. At Kemper, missing the windswept prairies and countryside, the pudgy adolescent turned to comfort eating and was a butterball with “a face like an apple,” Cherrill remembered. The high point of her stay there was her friendship with an older girl, Evelyn Lederer, the starstruck daughter of Jewish immigrants. By 1922, Lederer had struck out on her own for Hollywood, changed her name to Sue Carol, and after an unmemorable acting stint, began a long and successful foray as a talent agent, eventually marrying one of her clients, actor Alan Ladd. They were a power couple throughout the 1940s and ’50s. By 1924, Blanche and 16-year-old Virginia were back in Chicago. Blanche supported them with secretarial work and her meager savings while Virginia attended a prestigious girls’ day school and helped out by selling gloves at Marshall Field’s. By this time, Virginia was a svelte, pretty teenager. A year later, at a Halloween school dance, she met Irving Adler, a handsome young lawyer—“like Walter Pidgeon before he started to play fathers,” Cherrill said—from one of the city’s wealthiest families. Adler had escorted one of Virginia’s schoolmates to the affair, but after glimpsing the pretty blonde farm girl, asked her to dance and the two hit it off. So much so, they eventually married. The year 1925 was something of a watershed year for her, a harbinger of things to come. Not only was she voted queen of the Artists Ball in Chicago, but master showman Florenz Ziegfeld invited her to perform in his New York Follies, an offer Virginia—who had no intention of ever being an actress—declined. Her marriage to Adler was an unhappy one, allegedly because of her husband’s possessiveness. As it began to unravel, she finally accepted her pal Sue Carol’s invitation and fled to Los Angeles. “It’s who I am,” Virginia said later, from the vantage point of a lady in her 80s. “When a romantic situation becomes untender, I get the hell out. I always have. Story of my life.” Sue Carol introduced Virginia into the highest echelons of movie colony society. Among the first friends she made there were publishing potentate William Randolph Hearst and his mistress, film star Marion Davies. Attending a prize fight one night in 1928, near-sighted Virginia did not recognize the man sitting next to her as one of the most famous in the world. There was nothing wrong with Charlie Chaplin’s vision. Struck by her photogenic beauty, he offered 20-year-old Virginia the romantic lead in his next film, sans screen test, for $75 a week. “Before I signed my contract with Charlie,” Virginia later told historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill, “I made very clear that I wasn’t an actress, that I’d had no training of any kind, and he said, ‘That’s exactly what I want. If you had had any training, you would have to unlearn it, because I like to work my own way, and it’s not the way anyone else works.’”

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Cherrill in a publicity still; Chaplin’s tramp sees the blind flower girl home; Virginia Cherrill; Cherrill and Chaplin during a rare moment on the set of City Lights; Cherrill and second husband Cary Grant attend a Hollywood premiere with Randolph Scott and heiress Marion duPont, circa 1934; Cherrill and Grant on their wedding day. PREVIOUS PAGES, LEFT TO RIGHT : Cherrill poses in the palatial Osterley Park house she shared with the Earl of Jersey; a portrait of the actress in 1933.

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Working without a script, improvising as he went along, teaching an inexperienced newcomer how to act to his specifications, even a genius like Chaplin could hit dry spells waiting for inspiration, and often did. During those times, the entire cast and crew were still required to keep their regular calls at the studio on the off chance he did show up. “One waited, sometimes for hours, sometimes for days, sometimes for months, literally, three or four months, and Charlie wouldn’t come to the studio...nothing to do, I simply sat in my dressing room and read books, knitted, did needlepoint. And was generally bored…Charlie was a god. You forget—everyone forgets—in the studio he was the only person whose opinion mattered in any way,” she said. He was also a relentless perfectionist, oftentimes unsure of exactly what he wanted, forcing actors and crew to repeat the same scenes—ad nauseam—until he achieved what he wanted. The seemingly minor issue of Cherrill’s character handing the tramp a flower became an exercise in tedious repetition that dragged on for hours. “I don’t think Charlie really liked me very much. I don’t know why. I liked him. I was very impressed with him,” Cherrill remembered. “But we had almost no social contact of any kind. I was never invited to his house—of course, he didn’t entertain much. But when he did entertain, I was never invited. I had my own life. I had been married and divorced, and perhaps I was more sophisticated than...perhaps he saw me as the blind girl, and not as me, and for this reason didn’t like me.” It did not help that Virginia was one of his few leading ladies who didn’t succumb to his well-publicized charm. Then, well into the second year, halfway through the shoot with hundreds of thousands of frames already in the can, the unthinkable happened: Chaplin fired his leading lady. Chaplin’s son Sidney recalled it happening just before shooting the heart-wrenching finale where the flower girl—her sight restored because of the tramp’s sacrifice— realizes that he was her benefactor. Virginia asked Chaplin if she could leave early for a hairdresser’s appointment; she had a party to attend that night. And Chaplin blew up. Decades later, Virginia remembered the incident differently: “I was late coming back, probably from lunch, and he was kept waiting, which was not allowed. So, he said I was spoiled and I obviously shouldn’t be in films. And I was fired.” Chaplin hired his Gold Rush leading lady Georgia Hale and began reshooting. In retrospect, watching surviving footage of the retakes using Hale as the blind girl, it’s tempting to believe that City Lights nearly wasn’t the beloved classic we know today. Her flower girl seems too worldly-wise, lacking the ethereal fragility projected so well by the novice Cherrill. In any event, Chaplin realized that a complete reshoot would have been ruinous for him, a fact not lost on Cherrill. Or she and Chaplin’s mutual pal Marion Davies, who told Virginia she could name her own terms. “So, I said to Charlie, ‘I can’t come back and work because I no longer have a contract with you... I signed it before I was of age.’ He said, ‘That’s nonsense, absolute nonsense.’ So, I said ‘No, it isn’t. I was

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21 last week, and ask your lawyer if it’s not so.’ And he hung up.” “He called back later and said, ‘I think you’d better come down and we’ll talk about it.’ So Marion said, ‘Now you’ve got him.’ And I went back, and I got double the amount, so I had the large sum of $150 a week from then on, till the rest of the film.” City Lights turned out to be an instant hit, of course; Cherrill, who’d survived the two-year Chaplin maelstrom, was briefly world famous. She was able to parlay that success into a handful of mediocre films barely remembered today before her career fizzled. In between, she had an affair with hypochondriac Oscar Levant, but when she next married, it was to no less than Cary Grant. “Cary,” she said, “Was my favorite actor. He was not my favorite husband.” TOP TO BOTTOM: Virginia The personification of charm and all things suave onscreen was something of Child Villiers socializes a creep in private. Neurotic and deeply jealous, his insecurities made him lash with Polish airmen; her last husband, Florian out at his bride when drunk, and Cherrill recalled being beaten several times Martini; Cherrill (center) during the seven months they were together. Just three weeks into the marriage, visiting her beloved he throttled her so severely that a week later, her throat was still bruised and squadron; Cherrill at home in Santa Barbara she was barely able to speak. She filed for divorce and put an ocean between in 1977. herself and Grant. Europe’s great and near great welcomed her with open arms as a Hollywood sensation, and she was soon running around with aristocrats like the Prince of Wales and notoriously promiscuous Edwina Mountbatten on an endless round of Ascot balls and French yachting parties. One of Cherrill’s admirers, the owner of Romania’s largest steelworks, gifted her with a red and white Bentley; when she complained that its colors were vulgar, he replaced it with a dark green, pigskin-upholstered model. Another admirer was one of England’s richest men, George Child Villiers, ninth Earl of Jersey. But he was married, so she accepted an invitation from the Maharaja of Jaipur and sailed to India, where the oversexed monarch showered her with so many jeweled rings, her knuckles disappeared. Back in England, the newly divorced Earl of Jersey, George Child Villiers (“Grandy” to his blue blood friends) again pursued her and made her his countess, putting at her disposal five magnificent homes, 9,400 acres of land, and a trove of heirloom jewels. The effete earl was something of a cold fish; his idea of a good time was tying a rotting herring to the exhaust pipe of guests’ cars; a really good time, two herrings. Cherrill married into a glittering, if staid, world of suffocating protocol, where a task as mundane as serving a boiled egg to his lordship involved 12 servants. “Sex,” she claimed, “was never part of it. I could do just as I wished so long as I was discreet.” Visits to the maharaja continued. Cherrill’s stultifying lifestyle got a jolt with the onset of World War II. With Lord Jersey permanently away at army camps, Cherrill began entertaining wounded servicemen and adopted a squad of exiled Polish pilots. In 1942, when she was 35, she fell in love with one of them, 28-year-old Florian Kazimierz Martini. She gave the boot to dizzying wealth, transatlantic society, the earl, and the maharaja, and returned to California for a happily anonymous life with Martini, who got a job at Lockheed while they raised avocados. At the end of her life, in a house on a quiet Santa Barbara street surrounded by roses and a lifetime’s worth of mementos, the woman Chaplin made immortal, who married one of classic Hollywood’s handsomest stars, trysted with a maharaja, and held court over London’s tony Mayfair set remained—at least at heart—a farm girl. ■ 132

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A Chance Encounter FOR BRIANA RASINSKI AND DAVID NACHMAN, both

their relationship and the decision to

wed in Santa Barbara was due in large part to fate. The couple met at a Manhattan social club Rasinski opened with her brother. “I was about to head home for the evening until I saw David coming down the stairs,” she recalls. Opting to stay a bit longer was a decision she says “would change the course of my life forever.” After narrowly escaping Hurricane Sandy, the newly engaged New Yorkers sought refuge in Napa Valley. Having spent time in Santa Barbara with her uncle and aunt Craig and Susan McCaw, and together as a couple, the pair knew they wanted a California wedding. Using the opportunity to scout for locations, they scoured Napa to no avail and “opted to postpone our flight home and drove down the coast,” says Rasinski. “Weary from a long day, we made it to Santa Barbara in time to check into the Biltmore. As we walked through the lobby and outside in the warm ocean air, hearing the waves crash, we knew that this was the place for our big day.” Describing her inspiration to wedding planner Alexandra Kolendrianos and floral designer Mindy Rice as “mission revival on the beach,” together with her mother, Rasinski designed an “event that would work in harmony with an idyllic beach backdrop.” Following her walk down the aisle, they exchanged vows, which they wrote themselves, and chose readings for each cousin in a “traditionally structured but unconventionally substantive ceremony” in the Four Season Resort Biltmore’s Mariposa Garden. –A.D.H.

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In lieu of a traditional rehearsal dinner, the couple held a groom’s reception at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum; a mariachi band serenaded guests as they feasted on Mexican eats from Los Arroyos and sipped margaritas; Nachman with the McCaw family: warm and whimsical colors punctuated the decor; delicate place cards by Lazaro Press.

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The newlyweds; Santa Ynez floral designer Mindy Rice created the elegant centerpieces textured by lush greenery and citrus accents; members of the wedding party; the bride and groom’s custom-designed rings; a grand exit; guests sipped champagne and Coronitas as they waited for the ceremony to begin; dinner catered by the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore; the bride in Vera Wang.

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On the Range

spent surfing at a secret spot in California to a proposal by a moonlit campfire on the beach in Yelapa, Mexico, for artisans Bennett Williams and Blakeney Sanford, the elements have served as ready companions and steady landmarks throughout the duration of their relationship. It should come as little surprise then that the soul surfers would choose Sanford’s family ranch in Santa Ynez as the setting for their latesummer nuptials. “This land built me,” says Sanford of the location. “I grew from this dirt, and in these trees and on this place, we were married.” Known for her own large-scale art installations, Blakeney felt at ease designing and building an organic and raw wedding rife with recycled materials. With help from friends, she and Williams created dining tables and seating from reclaimed planks of first-growth wood they had collected, assembled succulent centerpieces sourced from the bride’s garden, and handpolished abalone shells that served as an ode to their deep connection to the ocean. To complete her own ensemble, the bride added braided leather straps and whimsical details with feathers she found on the ranch to her one-of-a-kind Queen Anne’s lace vintage gown. Following a hilltop procession with “a collection of their closest friends,” the couple tied the knot at the center of a Fibonacci spiral the bride’s father had mowed in grass. The merriment continued as guests watched a vivid pink sunset, lounged on Middle Eastern rugs, sipped cocktails from The Hitching Post, and feasted on homemade Mexican eats as well as boar sausage from one of Williams’s hunting trips. Friends camped all weekend on the ranch and gathered for grilled oysters near the Santa Ynez River. “It was a magical experience,” says Sanford, “a true work of art and the best installation we have accomplished.” –A.D.H.

FROM THEIR FIRST DATE

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The happy couple; found feathers add a finishing touch to her dress; the bride with Williams’s daughter, Reina; handbranded handkerchief napkins and abalone shells adorn the reclaimed-wood tables.

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Old World Union FOR BUSINESS OWNER, globe-trotter, designer, and blogger Caroline Diani, her engagement and ensuing wedding to actor, writer, and photographer Jeffrey Doornbos is markedly evocative of the very golden era of American Euro film that prized elegance and gave rise to her own style icon, Grace Kelly. Akin to a scene from Roman Holiday, the British expat met her prince charming on the steps of Hendry’s Beach as he was passing through Santa Barbara on a motorcycle trip. “The rest is history,” says Diani. Designing their nuptials with help from like-minded event planner Kimberly Curtis of Toast, both Diani and Doornbos’s shared tastes in art, architecture, and fashion proved invaluable in the planning process. “Once we articulated the general idea [of the design], we opened ourselves up to all the details we could think of,” says Diani. Though her eponymous Santa Barbara boutique hints at her penchant for a restrained urban-chic aesthetic, her golden-hued, Italian-inspired wedding speaks to the couple’s equally valued proclivity for time-honored tradition, European elegance, and class. For their ceremony at Santa Barbara’s El Presidio Chapel and reception in their backyard, details inspired by a Dolce & Gabbana aesthetic led to a feminine lace and gold palette that accentuated the historical architecture and blush tones of the Presidio and their backyard’s majestic mountain views. Guided by the axiom “Beauty always shows when you don’t mess with timeless and classic,” her lace Monique Lhuillier gown and lily of the valley bouquet—along with her late father’s prayer book and mother’s rosary—provided a source of comfort while she walked down the aisle. While neither the bride nor the groom is Italian, community and family has “always coexisted very naturally for each of us,” says Diani. Borrowing a page from the traditional weddings depicted in their favorite movie, The Godfather, the couple was “committed to making the day not just about us getting married, but about creating an extended family together.” –A.D.H.

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RIVIERA ROYAL Whether the belle of your Biltmore ball or the grand dame of a sunken garden party, choose from a variety of bridal looks for your unforgettable Santa Barbara wedding

Dress, $8,700, Monique Lhuillier.

Courthouse CLASSIC Dress, $1,700, and coat, $2,600, Monique Lhuillier.

Boho LUXE Montecito GLAM

Ring, $8,250, Bryant & Sons; Diptyque perfume, $145, Space NK Apothecary.

Perfume, $265, Strange Invisible; ring, $3,885, Daniel Gibbings.

Nancy Gonzales clutch, $2,420, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Jo Malone London perfume, $145, Saks Fifth Avenue; ring, price upon request, Silverhorn Silverhorn. Giuseppe Zanotti heels, $1,875, Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Jenny Packham dress, $5,783, Saks Fifth Avenue. Earrings, price upon request, Kai Linz; Nightcap dress, $385, Hawthorn.

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Chanel perfume, $88, Nordstrom; Sergio Rossi booties, $1,790, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Perfume, $220, BYREDO.

Boots, $450, Romp; Olo perfume, $45, Jenni Kayne; ring, $12,780, Cathy Waterman.

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“This spring, we’ve been accentuating the eyes using carefully placed lashes and flirty liner.”

Beauty experts share their tips & tricks for creating this year’s trends

—Leah Washuta, Unveiled Makeup & Hair, 805-452-5449, unveiledmakeup.com

THE BEES KNEES Channel sun-drenched summers courtesy of Chantecaille’s Save the Bees color collection ($83, available at Space NK Apothecary, 805-969-5566, us.spacenk.com). With the paraben-free cheek and eye palette and Pretty Brilliant glosses ($33) in soft shades, either let your natural beauty glow, or borrow from the spring runway and add a dramatic swipe of the Le Stylo liquid liner ($34) to your upper lashline. –A.D .H.

“Natural and romantic is always fashion forward, but natural does not necessarily mean nude. Use sheer berry colors, pinks, or warm roses to perfectly complement your skin tone.” —Christina Burns, 617-285-8772.

Resurrect your summer glow at Santa Barbara’s primping parlor, Honeys. In addition to custom airbrush tanning (from $45), the posh downtown location offers an array of specialty services, including lash perming ($35), eco-friendly sugaring hair removal (from $20), and brow shaping ($22). Why not make a day of it and take over the salon with your bridesmaids for a private sugaring or tanning party complete with complimentary bubbly?

“The ‘natural dramatic’ is a soughtafter look both on and off the runway. Be bold by adding a spicy cayenne or pinky coral on your lips.” —Ashley Kelly, LunaBella Makeup & Hair, 805-450-7049, lunabellaartists.com.

TIPS For a Friday night rehearsal dinner and Saturday wedding, plan accordingly and wax and tan on Thursday. Wanting to reshape and/ or grow out your brows? Book a “brow rehab” consultation three months prior to your big day.

“You can never go wrong with glowing skin. Some of the best products to achieve this look are Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint foundation ($53), By Terry Cellularose Blush Glacé ($58), and Sisley-Paris Golden Dry Oil ($90).”

HONEYS AIRBRUSH TANNING AND WAXING 209 W. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, 805-963-8300, ilovehoneys.com.

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PICTURE PERFECT

START NOW Permanent laser hair removal ($500/

hour) will be a time-saver come your wedding weekend and honeymoon. With a necessary minimum of five to six treatments for optimal results and a five-week recovery between each, it’s advisable to begin the process sooner than later. TWO TO THREE MONTHS BEFORE A few cake tastings past your ideal weight? The HCG diet ($700 for initial phase, $400 thereafter) is a bride’s best friend, yielding an average loss of onehalf to one pound per day. With a 23 to 43-day supervised program consisting of a personalized meal plan, regular hormone injections, and a three-week maintenance period after the initial phase of the diet, it is best to begin HCG at least eight weeks before your big day. TWO MONTHS BEFORE Erase age spots and

sun damage with noninvasive Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments (from $50). One to two treatments will leave your skin even toned and glowing. Allow at least 10 days between each treatment for recovery and ideal results. ONE MONTH BEFORE Rather than rely on

retouching to look picture perfect in your wedding photos, take matters into your own hands and begin Botox and ReJuveDerm injections now (from $11/unit). Starting a month before the wedding will allow time for things to settle and appear more natural. THE WEEK OF Give your skin a more youthful

glow with a Skin Tyte treatment (from $350). Utilizing lasers to stimulate collagen production and dermal retraction, it can be performed as late as the day before you say “I do.” THE MORNING OF Avoid the dehydrating effects of caffeine and put a little pep in your step with a vitamin B shot ($25). –A.D .H.

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and purposeful stationery. Whether you envision a traditional soiree, a rustic shindig, or an intimate south-of-the border destination wedding, find solace and inspiration via Santa Barbara’s ingenious paper designers. For Heidi Jimenez of Zenadia Design, 805-757-7693, zenadiadesign .com, working with fabrics such as cotton paper, velvet, suede, and leather lends her invitations a distinct texture unrivaled by traditional cardstock. • Perhaps drawing inspiration from her Honey Paper, 805325-9320, honey-paper.com, storefront’s natural Santa Ynez surroundings, UC Los Angeles design grad Michelle Castle brings the outside in with highly refined die cutting and wood printing on Fabriano Medioevalis deckled edge paper and wood veneer. • Harking back to the elegance, warmth, and beauty of vintage practices such as letterpress, the craftsmanship of Lazaro Press & Design, 805-861-8409, lazaropress.com, coalesces a variety of traditional and new techniques, including highly detailed laser cutting, to yield eye-catching, intricate designs. • “Not one to follow trends,” Leslie Lewis Sigler of Lilly and Louise, 805-687-9414, lillyandlouise.com, “works one-on-one with clients” without a pre-fab look book to “create truly custom designs unique to each couple’s story.” Ever the artist, she has used everything from watercolor painting to stitching and thread to satisfy brides’ varied visions. –A.D.H.

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one are the days of a single, gargantuan tower of icing and sponge cake. Rather, “choose something that makes sense thematically and works with your event parameters,” says celebrated Santa Barbara event designer Merryl Brown, 805-453-5729, merrylbrownevents.com. “There is no right or wrong when it comes to what you choose to serve.”

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“Infuse your wedding with color, texture, and—of course—memorable tastes” with a Viennese table, suggests Dawn Peters of Decadence Fine Cakes and Confections, 805-6862860, decadenceweddingcakes .com. Follow suit with a traditional French-style buffet bedecked with “profiteroles, macarons, fruit tarts,

first piece of wedding cake.” However, “sharing a piece of delicious pie or any one of their favorite desserts” would certainly be just as special, says Colling. Try her chocolate ganache and cookie crust pie. Amber Vander Vliet, owner of Enjoy Cupcakes, 805-451-0284,

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SANTA BARBARA’S PREMIUM CONFECTIONERIES SHARE THEIR SUGARY SOLUTIONS and petit cakes,” she says. Not one for formality? “Choose an American table with luxe chocolate bars, oldfashioned candies, and cookies.” A bit of a traditionalist at heart, Martha Stewart food editor and pastry chef Elizabeth Colling, 310-2705272, elizabethcolling.com, cites her favorite part of a wedding as “when the bride and groom feed each other the

and other mini desserts to “eliminate cake cutting fees and allow your guests to partake without having to wait to be served.” For Jessica Foster Confections, 805-637-6985, jessicafosterconfections .com, nothing is off limits. “If you really want to think out of the box, go for more interactive concepts like a DIY s’mores fire pit, hot cocoa bar, or a churros station,” says Foster. Want to impress your Southern in-laws? “Simply opt for a small tiered display of truffles and a personal cake.” Though Lynette La Mere, executive chef and owner of Pure Joy Catering, 805-963-5766, purejoycatering.com, loves a beautiful wedding cake, even she admits, “when our couples want to really wow their guests, we suggest a custom dessert station.” –A.D.H.

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Muddle pluot with fresh-squeezed lemon juice in a mixing glass. Add New Amsterdam gin, Contrato Vermouth Bianco, and Calisaya Amaro, and shake with ice. Strain into a coupe glass, add a splash of soda water, and garnish with a lemon.

FALL The Hungry Cat 805-884-4701,

thehungrycat.com. MIXOLOGIST Julia Muehl Apples from the Santa Ynez and Goleta valleys, available August through December.

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With Santa Barbara’s Mediterranean climate and proximityy to coastal farms, every season offers a multitude of fresh, organic produce. We asked our city’s most creative mixologists for their favorite signature cocktail recipes infused with local harvest offerings to distinguish your wedding any time of the year. CELEBRATORY SIPS Decadent wedding desserts complement the sparkling Beau Joie Champagne ($80, available at The Liquor & Wine Grotto, 805-969-5936, montecitovino.com), made from the finest grapes of Epernay, France.

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Combine rose petal-infused bourbon, fresh lemon juice, fresh apple juice, and cinnamon syrup in mixing glass with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass.

WINTER The Lark 805-284-0370, thelarksb.com.

Ryan Stowers Blood oranges, available November through May.

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(pictured) Combine cognac, fresh blood orange juice, simple syrup, and orange bitters in a champagne glass. Top with prosecco and garnish with a candied blood orange twist.

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King Baby bracelet, $210, Saks Fifth Avenue; Viajero bag, $1,300, Kendall Conrad; cufflinks, $975, Daniel Gibbings; Acqua di Parma razor and stand, $670, Nordstrom; loafer, $640, Gucci South Coast Plaza.

Jacket, $4,020, pants, $1,240, shirt, $615, tie, $240, and moccasins, $1,350, Tom Ford.

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WHILE WE SWOON over all the imperative details of a meticulously executed wedding and reception, we may, albeit unknowingly, glaze past the most paramount of all nuptial elements: a couple publicly declaring their love and shared identity as a single entity. As the number of “blended families”—wherein the bride and groom have children from a previous relationship—have increased, so too have “blended weddings.” Now more than ever, couples are relying on ceremonial details to solidify not only their union with each other, but also, and most importantly, their identity as a new family with their children. For Jennifer Guess, owner of Santa Barbara-based boutique public relations firm JZPR, and Kris Zacharias, creator and designer of Koolaburra shoes, their nuptial rite was both an opportunity to affirm their love for one another and embrace Kris’s children, Marlowe and Dylan, in their union. Opting for a familyonly ceremony atop El Encanto’s private Oak Tree Suite, the couple chose to forgo other attendants in favor of Marlowe and Dylan serving as ring bearers and being the only others included in the service. Earlier, Marlowe had spent the day primping with Jennifer, and Dylan and Kris were able to share boys time by helping each other with their bow ties and cufflinks. Following the ceremony, the couple welcomed 75 guests to the property’s storied arbor as 8-year-old Dylan brought libations for Jennifer and Kris to initiate their first toast as a family. Celebrations continued through the night as the kids boogied next to the bride and groom following their first dance and indulged in limitless sweets as the couple and guests soaked in the panoramic views lit by the enchanted glow of the supermoon, which welcomed a warm future for the new family. –A.D.H.

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actually runs through it, the five-star Ranch at Rock Creek offers everything you might expect of an all-inclusive stay in Montana’s Big Sky country. What adds to the mix of lodge rooms, canvas cabins, and private homes, though, are romantic accommodations, like the secluded canvas, wood, and stone Trapper Cabin, complete with a fireplace and its own soaking tub overlooking the creek. Finishing off a day of riding, rafting, fishing, shooting, or doing nothing at all, dinner at the Granite Lodge or outdoors at the Blue Canteen features locally sourced cuisine like grass-fed beef and organic produce as well as fine wines. Afterward, pull up a cowhide barstool at the Silver Dollar Saloon to sip a Montana draft beer on tap. –J.T. THE RANCH AT ROCK CREEK 79 Carriage House Ln., Philipsburg, MT, 877-786-1545; theranchatrockcreek.com. Rates: From $995 per person per night. 168

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Does the notion of mustering enough time, energy, and money to travel hours in the midst of wedding planning seem entirely unrealistic? Instead, book a weekend retreat a quick 45 minutes away at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Relish each other’s company with a serene couples massage and enjoy Topa Topa mountain views and a gardengrown dinner for two at fourdiamond restaurant, Maravilla. FOR THE WEARY COUPLE

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Nestled against the base of Palm Springs’ rugged Mt. San Jacinto, the Willows Historic Inn remains one of Southern California’s most elite and private getaways. With an original Mediterranean façade, grand living space, and guest list that includes Albert Einstein, Shirley Temple, and Clark Gable, the inn epitomizes old Hollywood while enveloping guests in Regency-inspired luxury. With only eight rooms in the original edifice, an onsite cascading 50-foot waterfall, private swimming pools, and proximity to downtown Palm Springs and Joshua Tree Reserve, the Willows provides a restorative escape for both your groomsmen and bridesmaids. THE WILLOWS HISTORIC PALM SPRINGS INN 412 W. Tahquiz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA, 800-966-9597, thewillowspalmsprings.com. Rates: From $375 per night. –ANGELIA DE MEISTRE-HAMMER

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Persistently pink, the historical Central Coast landmark The Madonna Inn, 800-543-9666, madonnainn.com, is a recognizable feature along Highway 101 near San Luis Obispo. The chaletstyle establishment has attracted hoards of visitors and celebrities—from the likes of John Wayne to Katy Perry. Originally the vision of Alex Madonna, a businessman and real estate developer, and his wife Phyllis, the first 12 rooms were completed in 1958 and quickly expanded to the construction of the main inn in 1960. The Madonnas personally decorated each of the 110 unrestrained and flamboyantly themed rooms, including the Irish Hills, Safari, and Caveman, to name a few. Many of the unusually large guestrooms utilize rocks form the surrounding area, some of which weigh over 200 tons, for features such as waterfalls or fireplaces. The rococo look also extends to common areas, including the pink tennis courts and handcarved marble balustrade (originally donated from our cover girl’s great-grandfather William Randolph Hearst from Hearst Castle) in the Gold Rush dining room. In its 55 years of existence, the inn has spawned countless traditions—in 1977, the first guest accomplished the unique feat of sleeping in every guestroom, an achievement that took seven years to complete—and has become an iconic symbol of times gone by that continues to delight California road trippers today. –CHARLOTTE BRYANT

“I couldn’t have been more excited to do this story at one of the most eccentric hotels in the country. Each of the uniquely decorated rooms provided the perfect backdrop. Maybe next time we’ll shoot at San Simeon!” —LYDIA HEARST ON THE ROAD Executive Editor Gina Tolleson trekked to Montana for a much-needed long weekend escape at The Ranch at Rock Creek (Getaways, page 168). Snowshoeing, skeet shooting, snowmobiling, skiing, and saloon tending does the soul good. BEHIND THE SCENES Snapping shots at Kim and Tammy Hughes’s spectacular spot (“Getting One’s Moorings, page 102) on the Mesa—with 180 degree-views of the harbor to Leadbetter Beach.

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