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FEATURES 116 | RAISING RINCON Brook and Billy Taylor’s brood hang loose at their laid-back home. by AMELIA FLEETWOOD PHOTOGRaphs by MICHAEL HABER

126 | REBEL ON THE ROAD Iconic actor James Dean’s last days racing the roads in Santa Barbara. by JOAN TAPPER

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CONTENTS LETTER FROM THE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

4 0 A note from Jennifer Hale

90th, school fund-raisers, and more STYLE

CONTRIBUTORS

6 5 Tamara Kaye-Honey’s

4 2 Our writers and

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AROUND TOWN

4 7 Junior lifeguards paddle

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5 7 The Pacific Pride oundation’s Parisian fete, a dinner with Gloria Steinem, Granada’s

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Ojai Essentials 7 4 Footloose and Fancy Free: Strappy sandals to slide into H E A LT H + B E A U T Y

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8 5 Double trouble with tennis pros Bob and Mike Bryan

8 8 Out on a limb with wood-

worker John Birchim 9 0 Giving Back: Garland and Miles Reiter make positive contributions in their growers’ communities 9 2 Get Involved: Places to volunteer ARTS SCENE

9 7 Late heiress Huguette

Clark’s art is up for auction, Beatrice Wood’s drawings at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, a detailed look at Old Spanish Days Fiesta, and more­

Austria’s Lake Wörthersee­, and cruising the Channel Islands FOOD + WINE

1 6 1 The Santa Barbara Public Market opens its doors 1 6 5 Bits + Bites: Local brewers create sour beers, Olio Crudo Bar serves up raw Italian bites, a rosé popup tasting in Ojai, and more WEDDINGS

1 6 9 The ring, the gown, the honeymoon…

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Summer in Sant a Bar bara is a sea son no t t o be missed . Some may argue that every season is special here, and I don’t disagree. They are all unique and wonderful and full of their own traditions, but it is this time of year when our town really gets to show off its finest color . Even a little June gloom can’t dampen our spirits. The experienced know that by early afternoon, the mist will burn off and the city will shine bright again. Our haven is so ready for the warm months that we even created a holiday to kick it off—summer solstice! A day (“Fun in the Sun,” page 50) when all sorts (and I do mean all sorts) come out and celebrate with exotic and colorful getups (or lack thereof). It’s full of pure exuberance and fun! After the heat of the parade and celebrations, it’s time to do what comes naturally—head to the beach. I will always miss the Santa Barbara summers of my youth where a day consisted of hours whiled away at Hope Ranch Beach, hanging at friends’ houses for barbecues, and then going back to the water at sunset for bonfire . Brook and Billy Taylor live that paradise everyday in a surfer’s dream contemporary compound (“Raising Rincon,” page 116). Our fashion editorial and cover (“Queen of the Coast,” page 132) defines the motto “toes in the sand” while looking fresh in skin-baring neutrals. Famed photographer Tierney Gearon captured the magic and light of Rincon Point—land of sun, sand, and sea. Besides the sea, there are the mountains and plenty of hikes to be had. There is horseback riding, tennis, and many more sports to enjoy in our great outdoors. And let’s not forget the music scene at the Santa Barbara Bowl with world-class acts clamoring to perform in one of our most special venues. Speaking of performances, the 90-year-old Granada Theatre (RSVP, page 58) sparkling anew will host many a show not to be missed, as will the Lobero and the Arlington theatres. And before the shows there is the food…. How perfectly does dinner and a show (or concert or play) go together? The food scene is now truly happening with great new restaurants, old trusted ones, our beloved farmers market, and now the bustling Santa Barbara Public Market (“Taking it Downtown,” page 161). I’m not sure it gets much fresher and tastier. Fourth of July is a day that I love. Picnics with friends and walking down State Street en masse toward the harbor is always an annual group activity (and by group I mean hundreds of your nearest and dearest) to marvel at the magnificent fireworks display timed to mus . With the sparkles and flashes and ooms, the mountains are lit up temporarily in dramatic repose. And then there is Old Spanish Days Fiesta (“Viva La!,” page 102), a moment where our city honors its past with parades and dance festivals, parties in the streets and squares…it really is an extraordinary tradition. Even with remnants of confetti stuck in our hair when someone gleefully breaks a decorated cascarone egg on one’s head, it’s all in good fun. In between all these celebrations are the moments that are most special. It is the lazy lingering days full of our town’s most exceptional gift—its pure breathtaking beauty. Whether you’re at the Mission rose garden, in the spectacular Santa Ynez valley, amid the boats in the harbor, walking the cobbled street in Spain in the historic El Paseo…it’s in these moments that you stop and pinch yourself because you get to live here. And then, with a deep breath and a moment of gratitude, you smile and continue on with your epic (and hopefully endless) summer.

Jennifer Hale

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we were going to press, tragedy unfolded at UC Santa Barbara. Our hearts and prayers are with the university, the victims’ families, and our community as a whole. We are a tight knit-town and I know our residents will heal together and be even stronger in our resolve to highlight the many blessings this city bestows upon us. 40

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AMELIA FLEETWOOD WHO A member of Jack Grapes’s Los Angeles Poets & Writers Collective, this Ojai-based writer has worked with the Huffing on Post, C, Vogue, and Styloot.com. WHAT “I love how a family’s home really creates a picture and how it’s shaped by the interests of the family,” she says of the Taylors, whose home she penned in “Raising Rincon” (page 116). “I w as reall y impressed w ith the T a ylors’ vegan bea uty l ine Pa c if ica and the ir pass ion and comm itment to all th ings n a tural. ”

ERIN GRAFFY

WHO This Santa Barbarabased historian has lectured and written on our town’s beloved Old Spanish Days Fiesta for numerous publications, and she’s currently working on a new book, Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara History through Public Art. WHAT Honors the 90th anniversary of Old Spanish Days Fiesta in “Viva La!” (page 102). “I want people to see the connections and understand what the founders of Fiesta had wanted to capture and preserve in the modern celebration.”

“I lo ve be ing in n a ture. I lo ve w ork ing w ith fr iends . E ver yth ing w as comb ined in the shoo t we d id . It w as just a grea t d a y.”

TIERNEY GEARON

WHO This Los Angeles-based photographer is known for pushing the boundaries of contemporary photography and has been exhibited in distinguished galleries and museums such as Ace Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, and Phillips auction house. WHAT Shot our summer fashion editorial “Queen of the Coast” (page 132) on the Rincon shoreline. “I recently discovered Rincon about six months ago and was blown away,” she says. “I thought it was such a beautiful, magical place.”

“T he h ighl ight for me in th is ar t icle is to sho w ano ther grea t piece of S ant a B arb ara ’s ra ce h istor y.”

KEITH HAMM

WHO Currently working on a book about the history of Santa Barbara’s Powell Peralta Skateboards and the Bones Brigade skate team, this former Santa Barbara Independent news reporter has also written for Outside magazine and is the author of Scarred for Life: Eleven Stories About Skateboarders. WHAT Covered the creative compound of Neil Harrison and Lana and Darrick Rasmussen in “Branding Rustic” (page 142).

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WHO This multigeneration Santa Barbaran and founder of the Santa Barbara Surf Museum is a curator of all things surf/ skate/speed and has been published in The Surfer’s Journal, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, to name a few. WHAT Lent his prized collection of James Dean photos to commemorate the American heartthrob-turned-speed demon in “Rebel on the Road” (page 126).

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that rockets you into the air and across the water like a whip. Try kiteboarding. Invented in Europe but made popular in Maui, the sport has taken local beaches by storm. Strapped to what looks like a wakeboard, kiteboarders are harnessed to inflatable sail that are powered purely by wind—current speed records reach nearly 65 miles per hour. As a pastime, kiteboarding is still the new kid in town. There’s currently only one licensed and insured place to take lessons in Santa Barbara, Airborne Kiteboarding. “Students start off by flying a t ainer kite on the beach,” explains Mike Sysavat, Airborne’s owner and instructor. “When the student is ready, we move the lesson to the water and practice all related techniques.” With each lesson lasting three hours, progress depends on the participant. “Most pick up the sport in about nine to 12 hours,” says Sysavat. “There are no prerequisites except to prepare for a lifetime of fun and adventure.” –VIJU MATHEW A I R B OR N E KI TEB OA R DI N G 805-403-3769, airbornekiteboarding.com. 48

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the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Former participant Sydney Vincent recalls her summers spent in Junior Lifeguards as “some of my most prominent childhood memories.” Taught by professionally trained ocean lifeguards, emergency medical technicians, state park offi ers, and fi efigh ers, the programs are an exciting, competitive summer activity for kids. Specific skills learned include fir t aid and CPR, ocean science, and beach and wave dynamics along with athletics like running, paddle boarding, and swimming. The programs, located throughout the greater Santa Barbara area (see “Summer Sessions”), also offer a variety of day trips and special events. –C har l otte Bry ant

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What originally began as a birthday parade for artist and mime Michael Gonzalez on May 1, 1974, Santa Barbara’s annual Summer Solstice Festival has evolved into one of the county’s largest arts event, drawing crowds of more than 100,000 people to celebrate the longest day of the year. Flooding the streets with captivating float , eccentric costumes, masks, and giant puppets, this year’s parade—themed “games”—will make its way up State Street (from Cota to Micheltorena streets) on June 21 to it’s final destination Alameda Park, where the festivities continue with live music, food, and beverages from local restaurants as well as an arts and crafts boutique. Capturing the flamboyant festi al for the past five year , photographer Kevin Steele gives a behind-the-scenes peek into the parade with his books Solstice People (from $30, available at solsticeparade .com), released each year to raise proceeds for the celebration. “With so many great characters joining the carnival atmosphere, it’s a visual playground,” says Steele. “From the mayor to the musicians, they are all in character.” –Gra ce Wool f

GET INVOL VED Help bring the parade to life at the Sa nta Bar bara Summer Sol stice Wor kshop . Located at 613 Garden Street, the workshop is held Wednesday through Sunday until June 20. “Each year, about 400 participants come as often as they like during public hours,” says Solstice executive director Claudia Bratton. For hours and registration (from $15), or to donate supplies, call 805-965-3396 or visit solsticeparade.com.

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Carp’s Lucky Charm DESPITE EARL Y SUMMER COASTAL GL OOM, lately we’ve been finding our way to the beach town of Carpinteria morning, noon, and night. The draw? A delectable and frothy Mayan mocha ($3.75, a blend of milk, espresso, and Mexican chocolate) and a Moon Bowl ($9.95) filled with acai peanut butter, strawberries, banana, and granola from the cozy L ucky L lama Coffeehouse. Teeming with youthful energy and jovial small-town charm, our new choice spot to enjoy the company of friends or local folk bands is the materialization of couple Ryan and Ashley Moore’s decade-long aspiration to create a “space for people to meet and visit, a place that is relaxing and fun with live music whenever possible,” says Ryan, a third-generation Carpinterian and son of locally lauded surfboard shaper Matt Moore. With a wellappointed menu of scrumptious sweet treats; organic bowls made with produce from the nearby Farm Cart; and organic, local, fair trade Green Star Coffee, the Llama prizes taste, quality, and fun. –A ngelia

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’Tis the season for outdoor living. From lounging seaside, hiking the backwoods, or dining alfresco, summertime activities are aplenty in Santa Barbara. To make the most of the longer, sunnier days and warmer nights, check out these outdoor film serie , guaranteed to continue the fun long after the sun goes down. Pack a picnic, grab your lawn chairs, and stake out a spot at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden for UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures’ Summer Film Series. Starting July 11

(with the exception of August 1), the Friday night starlit screenings feature films from th silent era’s comedy greats, such as Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton. The movies start at 8:30 pm, but go early for a prime spot. For those seeking to

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satisfy a more eccentric film palat , Sama Sama Kitchen’s Sunday Screenings offers a range of flicks from full length features such as Bigfoot County to local documentary shorts like The Alchemistress. Projected in the back patio of the hipster haunt, the events also offer an equally satisfying lineup of craft cocktails and homemade popcorn. With past film including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Grease, Friday Night Movies on Stearns Wharf is a cinematic

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festival program includes Bizet’s family affair. Kicking iconic opera Carmen, honoring legendary off in late August, the mezzo-soprano (and academy voice proseries—presented on gram director) Marilyn Horne, who sang the the seaward end title role at the baton of Leonard Bernstein of the pier near during the Metropolitan Opera’s 1972 to Santa Barbara 1973 season. Cabaret, the Academy’s Shellfis musical review gala benefit on August Co.—runs 7 showcases voice program fellows through September, Lo tus land is reprising its annual summer- coached by Horne and famed comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. –L.D.P. making it the time gala—albeit with added intrigue this year— picture-perfect with Lotusland Celebrates: O nce Upon A Time MUSIC ACADEMY O F THE WEST 1070 way to end the on July 27. U p for auction is a charming replica of Fairway Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-969-4726, the iconic wishing well, handcarved in marble by season. –M.P. musicacademy.org. local sculptors Blake Rankin and Donald Davis. For more information, call 805-969-3767, or visit lotusland.org. –Zoe Tar my

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It was an evening of Parisian glamour and opulence at the Pacific Pride Foundation’s Royal Ball. The third annual gala, designed by the distinguished Merryl Brown Events, was held at the Bacara Resort & Spa, where supporters of the LGBT community dined on French fare—think coq au vin and croque madame—prepared by master chef David Reardon. With 650 guests, including celebrities such as Jane Lynch, the gala raised $250,000, making it the largest fund-raiser in the organization’s 35-year history. Pho t o: Is a a c H ernandez 57

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hosted its 14th annual Blue Water Ball, where 240 guests gathered to help raise funds that enable the organization to protect the Santa Barbara waterways and beaches. With local sponsors such as the Coastal Fund, Environment Now, and MarBorg Industries, the sold-out event netted $60,000 for Channelkeeper through Shaun and auction items such as the Carla Tomson Mammoth ski package and a day of surfing with Shau Tomson. Pho to s: Jen Renee Garcia Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

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The Ro aring ’20s Guests clad in flapper and dapper attire celeb ated the Granada Theatre’s 90th anniversary, which included the unveiling of The Towbes Center

for the Performing Arts along with a performance by Broadway sensation and Tony Award winners The Midtown Men. As guests savored braised beef short ribs and poached sea bass— prepared by chef Michael Hutchings—2014 Teen Star Mary-Grace Langhorne serenaded guests with Etta James’s classic, “At Last.” Following The Midtown Men performance in the Main Hall, 125 VIP guests reveled at the speakeasy-themed after party with performances by Live Band headed by Woody DeMarco, and State Street Ballet dancers demonstrating the Charleston. P h o to s: Bar o n Spa ff o rd

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The Lo ng est Rev o lu tio n Powerful women of all ages gathered for a public lecture and dinner reception with Gloria Steinem to benefit UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures at the Arlington Theatre. Inspiring nearly 2,000 attendees with her lecture followed by a lengthy Q&A, Steinem, who recently turned 80, spoke on women’s rights and the many challenges they still face on issues such as reproductive freedom, equal pay, and sex traffickin . She offered advice and encouragement saying, “I’m keepAnnette Caleel ing my torch and with Gloria using it to light the Steinem torches of others.” PHO TO S: Kimberly Citro

SHAKEN AND STIRRED The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the seventh annual Saks & The City. Emceed by Billy Baldwin, the 007-inspired event included auctions of items including a 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Premium Package, a Katy Perry tour dress and ring, and the popular Bond for a Day package. Nearly 300 guests enjoyed appetizers and desserts from local restaurants and raised more than $140,000 for families with children who have cancer. Ph o to s : Jo e N ewb erry

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Marymount of Santa Barbara celebrated its 75th anniversary with an art deco-inspired Best of the American Riviera auction at Riviera Park and the Belmond El Encanto. All 220 guests enjoyed cocktails accompanied by live music, a delicious dinner by Pure Joy Catering, and dancing with DJ Paul Worthey. Live auction items included a Maserati for the weekend, restaurant and spa experiences, and a Hawaiian island escape. This year’s event raised more than $360,000 for the school’s operational budget and Sense of Place Phase I renovations. Ph otos : Ph otos by Pri sci lla

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The Coral Casino was transformed into the lavish Parisian Hôtel Costes for the annual All Saints-by-the-Sea Parish School benefit More than 100 guests attended the gala that featured decadent dishes prepared by the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore. With live and silent auction items such as a private dinner for 20 at The Lark, a four-night stay in Todos Santos, and a surfboard signed by Kelly Slater, the event raised more than $80,000 to benefit the school s facilities and scholarship funds. Ph otos : B aron S pafford

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Garden Street Academy hosted its ninth annual fundraising auction and cocktail party, Rock of Ages. The 120 guests traveled through around-the-world food stations that included Mediterranean, Chinese, Mexican, and American cuisines. Partygoers rocked out to One Eyed Willie and Garden Street Academy’s own band, Staff Infection. Throughout the evening, parents bid on silent auction items such as VIP tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, a day with fashion designer Heidi Merrick, and more. The academy raised $20,000 at the event to benefit their technolog initiatives, field trip , theater and arts performances, and scholarships. Ph otos : M oni e Ph otograp hy

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More than 200 guests gathered for an evening of rock ‘n’ roll and good vibrations at the Crane Country Day School annual spring benefit Beginning the evening with “eat to the beat hors d’oeuvres” from Georgia’s Smokehouse, guests enjoyed entertainment from the Crane Chorus, The Hollywood Stones, King Bee, and alumna Jessie Bridges. Bidders scooped up items such as Double Dolphin sunset cruises, a Tesla for the weekend, and a two-week ski trip to Aspen to meet their goal for the school’s operating budget.

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Themed after Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, Around the World in 80 Days, Laguna Blanca School hosted 270 guests at its annual spring auction and gala at the Bacara Resort & Spa. Guests danced throughout the night to DJ Erik Lohr’s electronic beats while bidding on live and silent auctions, which included a Hawaiian vacation, a stay at New York City’s Plaza Hotel with a wine and cheese-pairing cruise on the Hudson River, and a weekend getaway to Chicago. The event raised more than $600,000 to benefit the school Ph otos : Li nda A llen Blue

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Growing up in Nova Scotia, Canada, my husband and I both had cottages and spent a good deal of time on the ocean. Ten years ago, we moved from New York to Pasadena, which is pretty far from the water. We found ourselves missing that seaside cottage experience and started looking for suitable areas to buy a second home. We ended up falling in love with Montecito for its charm, history, and sense of ease. When we happened upon a small, very run-down Lutah Riggs-designed midcentury home, that sealed the deal.

ith a thriving private design business and retail showroom in Pasadena, Tamara Kaye-Honey now has her sights on Santa Barbara. “I’ve always loved the elegant but relaxed coastal California vibe here that speaks to my ‘new-vintage’ style,” she says. “Plus, I discovered the perfect space.” That space, House of Honey, is a coveted spot in San Ysidro Village that she plans to stock with her debut custom lighting line as well as collections of furnishings and objets created in collaboration with designers from around the globe. The boutique will also be an interiors TAMARA’S MON TECITO haven for Zak + Fox wallpaper, BLA CK BOO K and accessories from Tom Dixon, I’m obsessed with hardware stores, and Mo n t e cito Amanda Wright pottery, LamV illa g e T r ue Va lue Har d w ar e , 805-969-4419, bert et Fils lighting, Alexandra truevalue.com, is so old school, it’s amazing. You Von Furstenberg, Werkstatte Carl can get anything from paint to light bulbs to beach chairs. • E y e So ci e ty , 805-444-5182, eyesociety Aubock, and Kelly Wearstler, online.com, is a tiny shop chock-full of cool vintage among others. Look for Tamara’s and rare glasses...perfectly handy since I’m blind and need about 20 pairs of glasses around the house whimsical yet discerning taste and shop. • Designed in 1956 by Lutah Riggs, the that draws from the past and Ved an ta T empl e , 805-969-2903, vedanta.org, is present, and her keen eye for the an architectural gem that’s a two-minute walk from our house. It’s a great place to meditate, catch a lecunpredictable. Time to roll out ture, or enjoy incredible views. • The B o ttle Sh o p , the welcome mat. 805-969-4466, is an unassuming treasure box with a hidden refrigerated wine cellar stocked with rare finds li e Sea Smoke Chardonnay. • I crave Mary’s organic chicken nachos from the Mo n t e cito Wi ne Bist r o , 805-969-7520, pierrelafond.com.

How will this store differ from the Pasadena boutique?

The Montecito shop will be a well-edited jewel box with our most exclusive lines and one-of-a-kind treasures. We represent cutting-edge lighting and furniture designers, artists, ceramicists, and as some major luxury brands like Missoni and Heath ceramics. I think we will be a welcome surprise to the area and complement our fabulous neighbors in the San Ysidro Village. Describe Santa Barbara summer style in your eyes.

Classic, simple, yet sophisticated, and with a pop of the unexpected. Must haves?

An artful mix of old and new, always set off with unique, chunky gold jewelry. I love to mix Isabel Marant skirts or pants with vintage tops. I also like Rag & Bone blazers with boyfriend jeans and simple white T-shirts. Three things in your closet that you bought just for Santa Barbara?

My Eres one-piece swimsuit, Paul Smith straw hat, and an Imogene + Willie tunic.

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the latter. This year, she is expanding her charitable reach and brand with the launch of her hair-care line, Underground Culture (available at Underground Beauty Supply, 805-899-8820), which “utilizes a blend of complex natural botanicals and proteins to strengthen as well as give shine and fl xibility to the hair,” she says. Effective as it is socially responsible, the line remains free of toxic parabens, sulfates, and animal cruelty, and donates a dollar per full-size product to local and national youth music, art, and culture organizations.

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mid Santa Barbara’s typical West Coast surf vibe exists a cultish undercurrent—or religion, if you will—of another nature. The antithesis to the laid-back beachy Santa Barbara ethos, its members learn early on to embrace diligence and strive for perfection. Whether indoctrinated at birth, converted later in life, or part of its select and secretive senior “mafia ” its followers abide by a rigid set of rules and regulations; gather regularly for midweek youth groups; converge on Sundays to practice what they preach; and nurture, hone, and evolve the skills of its young local prodigies, poising them for global recognition. The youth groups? Clinics. Sects? Private country clubs. Church? Tournaments. The religion? Tennis. Its prodigies turned icons? Hometown heroes Bob and Mike Bryan. >

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While some contend that Southern California’s golden era of tennis champions—Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Jeff Tarango, Jimmy Connors, and Stan Smith—is experiencing a steady decline in light of the game’s continued popularity, the feats of the twin brothers, 36, prove otherwise. With 98 career men’s doubles titles, 15 Grand Slam doubles championships, five Olympic medal , four consecutive Grand Slam titles (aptly termed the “Golden Slam”), 21 Davis Cup doubles team wins, two NCAA championships during their time at Stanford, a charitable youth foundation, and more than $530,000 given to kids tennis programs, the Bryan brothers’ illustrious shared careers and ardent commitment to mentoring deserving juniors in and around the 805, speaks to both Santa Barbara’s deeply veined tennis culture and its cyclical recipe for international success in the sport.

You grew up in Camarillo, but Santa Barbara feels like home. Bob: Our dad, Wayne Bryan, was the captain and number one player for UC Santa Barbara and is now in their Hall of Fame. His circle of friends includes former teammates such as

Knowlwood head pro Jerry Hatchett and prominent local attorney David Grockenberger. Mike : As juniors, we played a number of Santa Barbara Tennis Patron events. We really got our start here. The tournaments were always fun and exciting with competitive players and matches. Though our parents have always been our coaches, we would work out at the Tennis Club of Santa Barbara from time to time and at Knowlwood. Were you “born on a court?” Bob : Our

parents always say we were playing before we were even born. Our mom, Kathy Bryan, is a former pro circuit player and actually won a doubles match at our club on her due date. Our parents owned a club and as kids, we were there almost every day. As toddlers, we’d sit —BO B BRYAN in their teaching baskets and would hand them balls during their lessons.

“Tennis is the absolute best teacher of life lessons. It teaches sportsmanship, how to win and to lose, diligence and striving for goals...”

What maintained and/or motivated your interest in the game? Mi ke : College

tennis inspired us. From a young age, our parents took us to college matches at UC Los Angeles, UCSB, USC, and Pepperdine. Pro players that fired us up were Andre Agassi and Ricky Leach, and in doubles, the Jensen brothers. It was a great thrill when we got to know and eventually compete against our idols on the pro tour. Why do you think of Santa Barbara as the “Tennis Capital of the World?” Bob : The Santa Barbara Open is always a great event with lots of good players, and the Ojai Tournament is one of the best of its kind in the country. And, of course, the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons has so many positive grass roots programs. It’s a warm and perfect incubator for up-and-coming players. What advice would you give to aspiring players? Bob : Have

fun on the court. Make friends in your city and at tournaments. Our dad always said, “Attending one motivational event—like an exciting, raucous, well-played college match—is better than 30 days of practice.” Mi ke : Our dad also told us, “A champion with no class is not a true champion.” How has the game helped evolve you as individuals? Bob : Tennis

is the absolute best teacher of life lessons. For example, it teaches sportsmanship; how to win and to lose; diligence and striving for goals; and the necessity of physical, mental, and emotional health.

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tinkering with your game and trying to get better. We love the game and we love to compete. When we no longer feel that way, we will hang it up. Mike : Singles and doubles have never been better played than they are on the tour today. You have to constantly be improving to stay at the top. While you must work on your weapons and what you do well, you have to work just as hard on your weaknesses. When did you decide to start your own Bryan Brothers Foundation? Bo b : We’ve had our foundation for more than seven years now and have donated more than $530,000. O ur next event is on July 19 at the Spanish Hills Country Club and we hope to make another $100,000. Mike : We always have a Pro Am tournament, an exhibition, and a performance with our Bryan Brothers band. Last year, Andy Roddick and Mark K nowles played against us. We have no one on salary in our foundation. All the money we raise goes back to the kids and the various programs we sponsor.

Is the scholarship that you sponsor with the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons an extension of your foundation? Bo b : We

are happy to sponsor deserving juniors in Santa Barbara by giving funds to the SBTP who in turn facilitate lessons and pay for entry fees, equipment, and travel for their tournaments. Mike: We also take several juniors to our Davis Cup matches. They get box seats, hotels, and morning workouts with our dad and other top local coaches. What lasting impact do you think you

: I think we will be remembered as saving and helping popularize the great game of doubles. We are also proud of the money we have donated for kids. Bo b : When it is all said and done, we will have left the tennis campsite cleaner than we found it. I think parents consider us to be good role models for their kids. We always try to do it the right way: be good sports, help the game, and help the kids that are coming along after us. n will have on the sport? Mike

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FOr l ocal w oodw orker John Birchim, heeding Thoreau’s famed axiom “This world is but a canvas to our imagination” is not an act solitarily confined to his t ade, but rather, similarly, it is a rule that guides and permeates his life. A dedicated surfer at heart, Birchim spent his most formative years carving Gaviota and Goleta’s storied breaks, observing the waves’ harmonious rhythms, and developing a novel understanding of nature’s inherently fluid and balanced beaut . Though he claims to “have never dreamed of being a professional woodworker,” his resolve to forgo conventional practices in favor of studying the earth’s intricacies is apparent in his pursuit of spiritual harmony and

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appreciation of nature through surfing a well as his course of study at Humboldt State University that culminated with a bachelor of science degree in environmental geography. Akin to surfing woodwork and “the art and soul of trees” remained steady elements throughout Birchim’s life as he watched his father, a longtime detective with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Offic , build his dream house with his own hands. When Birchim started a family of his own, his father helped him build his Refugio home, allowing him to “experience the satisfaction of building” for himself, he says. The craft quickly evolved from a hobby to a vocational understanding that “the thing we so casually refer to as ‘wood’ is actually the bones of trees, one of the earth’s most beautiful, peaceful, and selfless creation ,” he says. According to Birchim, work then became his “school of life” as he began a prolific career wit childhood friend Guner Tautrim crafting furniture, surfboards, and frames from locally sourced salvaged trees. Under the guise SeaBorn Designs, their clients included El Capitan Canyon Resort, Santa Barbara Arts, and accomplished local artists such as Robert Heeley and Aubrey Falk. Eventually parting ways with Tautrim in 2009, Birchim saw his “own dream of balance between work, family, and surfing come to fruition with the inception of his company, Jaya. Transcending the physical satisfaction of crafting something by hand, for Birchim, carpentry assumes a rather spiritual nature. Like his connection to and respect for the waves, he has come to “revere [trees] for growing and offering their lives for our culture and lifestyle,” further honoring them by naming his son, Koa, after the sacred Hawaiian koa tree “chosen for its strength, beauty, longevity, and pleasure to work with.” While he “enjoys the serenity of building” in his modest workshop perched in Tecolote Canyon and cites framing art as his favorite woodworking enterprise, he ensures carpentry remains a family affair by constructing and building tree houses with his brother and fellow woodworker, Bo. Preserving the trees’ organic integrity and splendor, he “emphasizes the natural curvilinear lines of the wood to match the natural curves of the tree” while adding a variety of details that can include tables, benches, slides, swings, or zip lines. In allowing the “tree bones” to tell him what they want to be, he concludes, “Without fail, I end up with a finished project that is better than anything I could have come up with.” n

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and CEO of Reiter Affiliated Companie , and his brother, Miles Reiter, CEO of Driscoll Strawberry Associates, are consistently working to make positive contributions to their communities by applying their personal values to the way they do business. Building upon the groundwork their grandfather/ cofounder of Driscoll’s, Joseph “Ed” Reiter, originally laid in 1904, Miles and Garland officially became partners in the late 1970s. They are fourth-generation California farmers, and third in berries—a market their family has been in for more than 100 years. With farmland spanning from Mexico to Portugal, Driscoll’s has evolved into the world’s largest distributor of fresh strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, and controls 85 percent of the market share for raspberries. Under Garland’s direction, Reiter Afilliated Companies RAC) has helped spearhead a movement toward investing in the well-being of Central California farm workers and their families with community grants that address issues in education, health, youth, family, and community leadership. In addition to the grants, RAC is also working to create a healthier and happier workforce through the launch of Sembrando Salud, which aims to reduce the rising obesity and diabetes epidemic in both the United States and Mexico. Through the program, participants are taught by a promotora (peer health educator) how to read nutrition labels, cook healthy meals on a budget, and incorporate alternative forms of exercise into their day-to-day lives. Furthering their maxim of employee wellness, RAC launched La Clínica FreSalud in 2009 to provide affordable, high-quality healthcare for farm workers and their families. Now, clinics in Oxnard, Santa Maria, Watsonville, and Salinas operate as primary care facilities and offer acute, chronic, and episodic care to 80 percent of employees and their families. Through the continuity of their service and the development of personal relationships, the clinics focus on disease prevention and improving the health and quality of life of agricultural workers and their families. RAC has also established Giving by Reiter Affiliated Company Employees GRACE), a program that seeks to extend the organization’s values internally and to families and communities outside of RAC. GRACE has connected RAC employees with projects such as Habitat for Humanity, Shoeboxes of Love, food drives, and humanitarian relief efforts for victims of natural disasters. Miles, a graduate of Princeton University, is also involved in a variety of industry organizations as well as his local community; has served on numerous boards such as the Produce Marketing Association; and served as chairman of the board of both the California Strawberry Commission and the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. In 2011, he was appointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. This March, Natividad Medical Foundation honored him with its annual Hero Award in recognition of donations from Driscoll’s totaling $107,700 to support cross-cultural initiatives. Nearly $75,000 of that amount went to help launch a new nationwide medical interpreting initiative for medical patients who are from indigenous cultures of Mexico, Central American, and South America who speak neither English nor Spanish. –Ch arl o tte Br y ant

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THEBANANAMANKAPPA and FAMILYTYRANNY/CULTURAL SOUP All three films highlight artist Mike Kelley’s predilection for appropriating and then subverting already established socio-cultural archetypes and showcasing his ability to collaborate with equally provocative auteurs. All films introduced by UCSB Critical Theory and Integrative Studies Professor, Colin Gardner Mary Craig Auditorium Free Reserve tickets at the Visitor Services desks or online at tickets.sbma.net.

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For nearl y 60 years, the wrought iron gates leading to Bellosguardo—the conspicuous 23-acre bluff-top Santa Barbara estate overlooking East Beach—have remained securely locked. But curious Santa Barbarans, accustomed to observing from afar the manicured landscape shrouding the estate’s unoccupied 27-room >

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mansion, are able to glimpse some of the gilded treasures possessed by Bellosguardo’s reclusive owner, the late heiress Huguette Clark. On June 18, Christie’s auction house, christies.com, is offerring for sale more than 400 objects (fine art musical instruments, decorative arts, rare books) owned by Clark, who was 104 years old at the time of her death in 2011. The impressive cache includes items acquired by Huguette’s father, self-made copper magnate and one-time U.S. senator W.A. Clark, whose wealth nearly matched that of his contemporary, John D. Rockefeller. Among the standouts offered by Christie’s are John Singer Sargent’s Girl Fishing at San Vigilio, an impressionistic composition painted in 1913; William Merritt Chase’s 1886 painting, A Water Fountain in Prospect Park; and a Stradivarius violin known as the Kreutzer (circa 1731) that Huguette, an amateur violinist, was known to play. The eccentric Huguette also owned several New York apartments and a 52-acre estate in Connecticut but opted instead to live her last 20 years in a New York hospital room. The court battle waged over her $300 million estate settled two years after her death, prompting the Christie’s sale. Fortunately, the court settlement preserves Huguette’s desire to bequeath her Santa Barbara property to a charitable foundation charged with fostering the arts, and Bellosguardo’s gates may one day open to the public. For more information, visit friendsofbellosguardo.org.

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Three rarely seen works on paper by artist Beatrice Wood. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP : You Look Like a Goddess on a Hairpin (1932); Dance Craze (1982); and Two-Faced Nellie (1987), all gifts to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art from Francis M. Naumann and Marie T. Keller.

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Her luster-glazed ceramics are well known, but Beatrice Wood’s ultimate creation was her fascinating bohemian life, which lasted 105 years. “Living in the Timeless: Drawings by Beatrice Wood”­on display through August 31 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art showcases a portion of the artist’s rarely seen works on paper donated by art historian/dealer Francis M. Naumann, francisnaumann.com, whose close friendship with Wood began in 1976 while researching his book on the New York Dada art movement. As a stage actress in her early 20s, Wood was an active Dada participant with artist (and lover) Marcel

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Duchamp. (Her autobiography, I Shock Myself—penned in her ninth decade—vividly recalls her early adventures in New York’s avant-garde community.) The half-century Wood later spent at her potter’s wheel in Ojai may seem tame by comparison, but she never lost her coquettish spirit. “She flirted with me constantl ,” says Naumann, “as she did with any young man who came into her presence.” Indeed, Wood cheekily credited her longevity to “chocolate and young men.”­ SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART 1130 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-963-4364, sbmuseart.org.

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The Day at Pacheco’s Harmer excelled at capturing the details of the dress of the time, and many of the California customs are expressed in his paintings. He loved depicting lively crowds and horses and happy children at a fandango; this painting gives us a sense of a grand day on a rancho, as Don Pacheco rides in gallantly to greet his guests and extend his hospitality.

Artist Alex ander H armer was Santa Barbara’s fir t major painter of note. Originally from the East Coast, he married into an old Spanish family, living in the family adobe adjoining De la Guerra Plaza. Harmer became enamored of the stories and customs of the Californios and sought to preserve their traditions. He excelled at capturing the history of Santa Barbara’s early Spanish days in vivid color and rich detail. In each painting, Harmer wanted to authentically portray Spanish California customs, and each character represented was some early day member of the community. His wife, Felicidad Abadie Harmer, was said to be the most beautiful woman and was frequently featured in his paintings. Harmer is hailed as Southern California’s fir t great painter of the 19th century, and his work is the nearest we have to photographic representation of the era.

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rook, Bill y, and their three children— Chet, 14, Xiaxia, 12, and Marlin, 4—live a charmed life on Rincon Beach...the quintessential California Dream. Located in the seaside community of Carpinteria, Rincon is home of the fabled longest wave in the state and was even immortalized in the Beach Boys’s famous song, “Surfin’ Safari ” It also may well be the epicenter of all that is California—sun-bleached hair adorning freckle-faced kids, breathtaking sunsets, wet suited surfers stippling the waves of the Pacifi , beach bonfire , frisky dogs playing in the sand, and the natural setting by the mouth of the river. Arriving at Rincon Beach, you get the feeling you’ve stumbled upon a romantic, secret world that belongs in simpler, more innocent times. As she drives up to her house in the gated residential community, Brook Harvey-Taylor—cofounder of Pacifica a line of natural, 100 percent vegan beauty products—still has to pinch herself when she sees the surf rolling in. “There is not a day that I don’t think how lucky I am,” she says. “Living on Rincon Beach is most definitely a dream come true for me and Bill .” All of the Taylors are competitive surfers, more often in the water than not. Chet mends the dings of locals’ surfboards; even Marlin considers herself a surfer. Homeschooling their children frees up the Taylors so they can take family trips and keep the kids focused on what they love most: music and surfin . Both Billy and Brook attended college in Oregon, and it was ultimately the Portland weather—and the wish for warmer waters to surf—that fueled their wanderlust. One fateful trip, in search of sunnier climes, they decided to scour the California coast for a great surf town to call home. As luck would have it, after landing in Los Angeles, all of their belongings, including their beloved surfboards, were stolen. In a land where every cloud has a silver lining, this seeming tragedy gave the Taylors

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The Taylors love to mix and match their midcentury aesthetic with vintage skateboards and surfboards. OPPOSITE: Brook taking up the ukelele in her living room. Hair and makeup by Geoffrey Rodriguez. Chet takes care of the locals’ surfboards; Xiaxia heads out for a paddle.

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the opportunity to fall in love with beautiful, sunny Carpinteria, home to Rincon Designs, where they replaced their stolen boards. Brook, who has surfed Rincon since her early 20s, has always loved it there. “So many times I’d look up at those houses on the beach and think how lucky the people who lived in them were,” she says. Nine years ago, their dream came true when the Taylors found their present house. They were encouraged by a neighbor, who seduced them with magical stories of raising children on Rincon, creating such an enticing scenario that they were determined to replicate it, and the deal was sealed. The house, which started as a 1972 tract home, has now been sculpted into a wonderfully light and airy family home with a good dose of midcentury aesthetic, adding some chicness to the easy atmosphere. If houses are said to create portraits of their owners, then this one is an easy read, especially being that it was designed without the help of an interior decorator. The beach house is the perfect canvas to showcase the Taylors’ eclectic personal style, always taking into account the considerations of real life. Filled with vintage skateboards and surfboards, the fun-loving spirit of the rooms comes alive with colorful objects, art work, and furniture carefully chosen for its ability to stand the test of time—style-wise—as well as to withstand the wear and tear of children. Brook jokes: “Our beautiful Milo Baughman white sofas are now beautiful grey Milo Baughman sofas; but I love that idea of barefoot kids running all over the house, so we made sure it’s very livable.” Collecting things that have history, durability, and meaning, the Taylors insist, is a rule of thumb. Brook especially loves the Shepard Fairey prints and fine ar photography hanging throughout the house. Everything contributes to a warm and welcoming home. Brook’s favorite purchase: “It seemed like a fortune at the time, buying the Noguchi lamp.” They bought it when she and Billy first tasted succes . “It means so much to us.” For Brook and Billy, both self-made with the advent of their company, Pacifica the purchase became a reminder of how far they have come. Pacifica conveys the dichotomy of a sophisticated lif lived naturally. “It’s about beauty, lifestyle, the use of all natural ingredients, and recyclable packaging,” she says. They were heavily influenced by ean Michel Cousteau of the Cousteau Society. He encouraged the Taylors to use recyclable materials and natural products, allowing them to “walk the talk” and to be responsible business owners. Brook reflects on what she took way from her childhood, growing up on a small cattle ranch in Montana. For her, it’s all about the cycle of life and the connection to nature. “For my kids,” she says, “the waves are their horses.” True. And the connection to Mother Earth remains the same. n 121

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P R E VIO US PAGE S : Swimsuit, $198, So De Mel. Mannin ring, $395, Jenni Kayne. Bracelets, from $2,250, Silverhorn. Earrings, $250, Kendall Conrad.

Tibi bustier, $225, Tibi skirt, $398, and Carrie Hoffman necklace, $385, Dressed. Ring, $100, and stacking rings, $37 each, Kendall Conrad. O P P OS IT E : Top, $1,190, Sportmax. Vintage Levis, price upon request, What Goes Around Comes Around. Bracelets, from $2,250, rings, from $3,950, and necklace, $3,700, Silverhorn.

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Swim top, $240, Eres. Organic by John Patrick cardigan, $298, and skirt, $425, Wendy Foster. Necklace, $3,700, bracelet, from $2,250, and rings, $2,200 each, Silverhorn. Earrings, $250, Kendall Conrad. O P P OS IT E : Dress, $1,195, CĂŠdric Charlier. Rings, from $3,950, bracelets, from $2,250, and necklace, $3,700, Silverhorn.

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Swimsuit, $238, Kore Wear. Mannin ring, $395, Jenni Kayne. Bracelets, from $2,250, ring, $3,950, and necklace, $8,900, Silverhorn. Gregory Parkinson hat, stylist’s own. OPPOS IT E : Donna Karan New York dress, $1,895, Saks Fifth Avenue. Bracelet, $260, and rings, $46 each, Kendall Conrad. Necklace, $3,700, Silverhorn.

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Sachin & Babi top, $235, Allora by Laura. Isabel Marant skirt, $475, Diani. Ria Menorca shoes, $90, Steven Allen. Carolyn Roumeguere earrings, $350, and Ugo Cacciatori choker, $715, Elu. Bracelets, from $2,250, Silverhorn. OPPOSIT E : Thakoon jacket, $1,850, Julianne. Swimsuit, $350, Norma Kamali. Rings, $2,200 each, Silverhorn. For more information, see “Endless Summer” (page 174) and “Shopping Guide” (page 175). Hair and makeup by Lucy Halperin at One Represents using Clinique cosmetics and Ren skincare. Intern: Charlotte Bryant.

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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 fi eplace 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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Bran ding R ust ic A trio of artisans handcraft their own nine-to-fi es

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Stormy Monday Goods branding irons and founder Neil Harrison in the wood shop. Opposite : Harrison’s living room, with his collection of about 800 LPs in a record cabinet (top left) built by woodworker Darrick Rasmussen; Low rocker by Rasmussen (top right).

et Neil Harrison going about his high-performance surfboards or the custom skateboards and cutting boards coming out of his wood shop and you’ll get a glimpse of his stoked inner teenager. That driving force of his youth—equal parts doodling artist, aspiring craftsman, and wave-riding skate rat—became finely honed over the year , first in the art department at surf-apparel giant Quiksilve , then at rival Volcom, which he helped launch in 1991. And now it’s carried him here, to a Montecito bungalow beneath mature oak and sycamore trees, the home of Stormy Monday Goods. Harrison’s living room is an organized and sparsely appointed creative space where art books and collectibles welcome visitors to a fireside surround-sound from his ast and cherished record collection. At a small table, Harrison, 43, inspects a pair of Stormy Monday denim jeans—checking thread color, stitching strength, and the feel of the nylon-weave pockets he makes out of army surplus sleeping bag liners. He handcuts his pant labels from thick pieces of scrap leather. Except for the surfboards, all of Harrison’s goods are built at least partially from repurposed materials. Many of his cutting boards, for example, started out as discarded off-cuts on a cabinetmaker’s shop floo . After some shaping, sanding, and finishing the hardwood slabs are ready for the kitchen. Similarly, Stormy Monday skateboard decks are old maple beaters that he’s reshaped, sanded, and repainted for the wildly growing skate demographic that digs the smaller, so-called cruiser boards. Others forgo the streets entirely and instead hang them as wall art. Either way, Harrison stays busy working with his hands and on his own terms. “More and more craftsmen, engineers, artists, and the like are literally getting back in the garage and creating and building their own brands the way they want to,” says Harrison. “They’re working for themselves and being able to hire their friends and have a better quality of life. I believe it’s a very exciting time to be a small manufacturer.” He’s not alone. Out front, at the end of the dirt driveway, the wood shop is strangely quiet. Saws and sanders are shut off as Harrison’s good friend, Darrick Rasmussen, wipes a soft cloth along the vivid grain of a stunning walnut credenza that he’s spent nearly 100 hours building from scratch. “I’ve been interested in furniture since I was a kid, going to flea markets with my mom ” says Rasmussen, dressed in Stormy Monday denim, a waxed canvas shop apron, and steel-shank utility boots. “I always had this fantasy about having a wood shop when I was an old guy.” At 37, Rasmussen is way ahead of his dream. Like Harrison, he grew up surfing and skateboarding in and around Orange County, with backcountry snowboarding trips to the mountains. Starting in his 20s, he played guitar and toured with rock band Innaway for about seven years. Back from the road, he began revisiting early impulses to build furniture, and after a handful of community college wood shop classes in his native Huntington Beach, he moved to northern California for a rigorous, two-year certificate

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program in fine woodworking from College of the Redwood . Right there by his side, making her own art, was his wife, Lana Rasmussen. Lana and Darrick met Harrison through the cupcake baker at their wedding four years ago. They’ve been friends ever since. A skipping stone’s throw down the creek bordering the property, Lana has set up her art studio in an outbuilding flooded with natu al light. The space—a modern, open-concept cabin in the woods—doubles as her and Darricks’s home. She’s projecting a transparency of one of her prints against a large sheet of paper tacked to a wall, preparing to draw the small piece into larger form. Nearby, several of her drawings cover a small desk. “All of the drawings are ink on etching paper,” she explains, “with any color done with colored pencil. I specialize in works on paper.” While Lana’s techniques come from a fine arts degree from New York University, her Native American motifs—the buffalo silhouette in black ink, the headdress prints from carved linoleum block—descend directly from her grandmother’s Lenape tribe, as does Killscrow, the name of the company through which she and Darrick sell their art and furniture. “It’s all very much about using our hands and making these things ourselves,” says Lana. “Our end results are so different, but when it comes to our tastes, we all have a well-rounded sense of what we’re interested in, and we’re always feeding off each other’s art, music, books, all that.” “When you get into something, you want to excel, to learn more techniques,” adds Harrison, back in the main house preparing for a R&D surf trip down to Mexico. “I’m learning joinery and how to sharpen blades from Darrick. And I can be a sounding board for him and Lana and the work they do. It’s really about community, opening doors for each other.” n

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eattle has Pike Place Market. Los Angeles has the Grand Central Market. San Francisco has the Ferry Terminal. And now, Santa Barbara has the Public Market , with 15 merchants serving up an array of artisanal foodstuffs—from soup to sweets—under its own red-tiled roof at the corner of Chapala and West Victoria streets from 7 am until 10:30 pm daily. There’s an aura of history hovering over this spot. For fi e decades, artist Joseph Knowles’s huge six-panel tiled mural depicting Santa Barbara’s past graced the side of a grocery store. But now, the iconic artwork faces a different direction, and the vibe inside the bustling 15,200-squarefoot industrial-chic space is defini ely up to the minute. At T he Pasta Shoppe, a chef rolls out dough in full view of customers and shapes it into bite-size pieces. At T he C ulture C ounter C o., behind the display of international cheeses, vendors are scooping slices of prosciutto into carry-away paper cones. And at Enjoy C upcakes, a shopper is weighing a choice between fl vors—chocolate blackberry Syrah versus blood orange jalapeño Chardonnay. For managing partner Marge Cafarelli, who has developed the market as part of the Alma del Pueblo residential project next door, the scene represents the culmination of several years of planning and construction. “This is very exciting for us,” she says. “It was difficult to get 15 tenants to open at once, but it was imperative that everyone be ready at the same time.” The public response has been enthusiastic, she adds: “People say it feels like somewhere they’ve been before in Europe. It’s familiar but new. The biggest surprise is how often I hear, ‘This is what I’ve always wanted.’ There’s something for everyone.” Indeed, the market seems to have most food groups covered. There are hamburgers offered at Belcampo Meat C o., which

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FOOD + WINE also includes a butcher shop for the beef, lamb, pork, goat, and other meats raised sustainably on its Northern California ranch. “We’re doing farm to table,” notes Belcampo CEO Anya Fernald, who is delighted to be part of the Santa Barbara venue. “We’re trying to take our products to a community with a huge hunger for values-rooted food and that cares about the product.” For fresh fish, there’s Santa Monica Seafood; Flagstone Pantry is a gourmet deli and bakery; il Fustino purveys olive oils and vinegars; and C razy Good Bread C o. has shelves of fresh loaves. Forager’s Pantry bills itself as “a market within a market with everything from produce and pantry items to a sponge,” while beverages are represented by JuiceWell, Green Star C offee, and Wine+Beer, with brews on tap and wine by the glass (as well as the bottle). The Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar serves up its fille bowls at a spacious counter, but, in fact, most of the merchants have spots for customers to enjoy their wares, and the market has several additional skylit areas with tables and chairs that are convenient for carry-out snacks, salads, soups, and sandwiches. There’s also T he K itchen—a space planned for cooking demonstrations and other communal events. As for the ice cream, that’s the domain of R ori’s A rtisanal C reamery. “There’s such energy here that doesn’t exist anywhere else in town,” notes proprietor Rori Trovato, who also has a shop in Montecito. In addition to her traditional scoops, she has added grab-and-go items such as Monkey Balls (banana ice cream dipped in chocolate as well as raspberry chocolate blobs, “like a bonbon”). It’s not just that the market is new, she adds. “People are ready to love it.”

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LIST OF VENDORS Belcampo Meat Co. 805-770-7800, belcampomeatco.com. Crazy Good Bread Co. 805-770-2953, crazygoodbread.com. The Culture Counter Co. 805-7707778, culturecountersb.com. Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar

PIZZERIA 29 EAST VICTORIA STREET SANTA BARBARA CA 805 . 957 . 2020

805-335-2426, facebook.com/ emptybowlsb. Enjoy Cupcakes 805-451-0284, enjoycupcakes.com. Flagstone Pantry 805-617-4568, flag tonepantry.com. Foragers Pantry 805-770-2012. Green Star Coffee 805-845-5564, greenstarcoffee.com.

Il Fustino Oils and Vinegars 805-845-4995, ilfustino.com. JuiceWell 805-962-1188, wejuicewell.com. The Kitchen 805-770-7702. The Pasta Shoppe 805-692-8939, thepastashoppellc.com. Rori’s Artisanal Creamery 805845-2223, rorisartisanalcreamery.com.

Santa Monica Seafood 805-845-0745, santamonicaseafood.com.

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FOOD + WINE | B ITS + BITES off with a swirl of creamy TH E Cool goodness at ’s The Lovin’ Spoonful, 8 T OP thelovinspoonfulfroyo.com, the , frozen yogurt shop that recently opened on the Mesa. Here, the Santa Barbara family man shares his favorite summer spots. –G.Z.T.

When you’re sitting on the balcony of Brophy Bros., 805-966-4418, brophybros.com, eating your favorite fish and enjoying a beverage along with the view, you’d swear you’d been dropped into some earthly paradise. • If you’re hosting guests, it is hard to top sitting out on the veranda at the Belmond El Encanto, 805-8455800, elencanto.com, sipping a glass of fine win , taking in the breathtaking panoramic vista. • Andersen’s, 805962-5085, andersenssantabarbara.com, is a great place for Danish pastries at a sidewalk table while watching life and the locals drift by. • Three Pickles, 805-965-1015, threepickles.com, makes one of the best sandwiches in town. T ry the C uban ($8.95)—slow-roasted pork, ham, pickles, avocado, garlic aioli, and melted Swiss cheese on a roll. My wife, Jane, is C uban, so I’ve eaten dozens of them. • When you need something special for a birthday or wedding, Wayne Kjar, 805-845-5519, yourcakebaker .com, makes absolutely delicious mouth-watering cakes, cupcakes, and other goodies.

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Fruits of the Sea The third restaurant by Olio e Limone proprietors Albert and Elaine Morello is Olio Crudo Bar. Crudo—which translates to “raw” in Italian—is the theme of the menu here, where diners can come (on a first-come/first-served basis) t taste gourmet seaside-inspired dishes such as Tonno Rosso ($28, pictured)— Atlantic bluefin tuna belly with asabi shoots and a ginger vinaigrette paired with Mionetto Cartizze prosecco. After dreaming of turning the space (formerly The Herbal Spirit) into a bar for Olio e Limone, when the property became available, they jumped at the chance to open a crudo bar. “We absolutely love crudo and have been offering various crudo dishes as specials at Olio e Limone Ristorante for years,” says Elaine. “We saw Olio Crudo Bar as the perfect complement to our existing concepts. We crave crudo at the end of a long night—it’s light, delicious, and healthful.” Not in the mood for seafood? There’s also cotto (cooked) dishes, salads, as well as dolci (desserts). “Our crudo items are inspired by those found all over coastal Italy, particularly Sicily, Sardegna, and Campania.” –G.Z.T. OLIO CRUDO BAR 11 W. Victoria St., Ste. 18, Santa Barbara, 805-899-2699, olioelimone.com/olio-crudo-bar.

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branding and slaughter, the vaqueros (cowboys) would let off a little steam and show off their riding and roping skills. This friendly competition eventually grew into a larger organized contest. Today the Competición de los Vaqueros features team penning, reining, roping, bare and saddle bronc riding, and steer wrestling—all skills used by the original vaqueros. Trading ships coming back from the Philippines loaded up with wonderful silks from the orient to trade for California cattle hides. Those long-fringed silk Spanish shawls, as well as the tortoise shell combs on which the ladies’ mantillas were attached were actually Chinese. Fiesta is filled with fandango , flamenc , and folklorico. In the original era, the Californios were famously fond of dancing; their parties and balls regularly lasted for three days of nonstop eating, drinking, and dancing. People danced until the morning, had breakfast, took a nap, and got up to dance again a second day, and continued for a third day. Contemporary observers were in awe of their agility—even that of the senior citizens. The favorite dance of the people in Santa Barbara was la jota, a sprightly couples’ dance. It was also the custom for people to sing verses as they danced accompanied by guitar and violin. Appropriately, the presidente for this year’s Old Spanish Days 90th anniversary, Dennis Rickard, is the greatgreat-grandson of José de la Guerra, former commandante of the presidio and alcade of Santa Barbara during the original old Spanish days. Dennis’s father, Jack Rickard, a former city mayor and judge, was El Presidente 65 years ago in 1949. “Our tradition of horses and expert equestrians, rodeo competitions with skillful cowboys, singing and dancing and delight in welcoming visitors are the very things we commemorate in our Old Spanish Days,” Rickard points out. “They have been treasured in our community for 180 years.” n

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