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WINTER 2015 FEATURES 118 NEOPRENE DREAM Swedish model and actress Erika Linder layers up with winter wet suit glam. PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID CAMERON StyLED BY KIM CHANDLER

130 RENAISSANCE REDUX Noelle and Dick Wolf open their artfilled home and stake a local legacy with MOXI: The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation. by KATHERINE STEWART PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW MACPHERSON PRODUCED BY MARIA SMITH

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LEELA CYD ON OUR COVER: Noelle Wolf in Oscar de la Renta. Photograph by Andrew Macpherson. Produced by Maria Smith. Styled by Julia Cohen and Jennifer Cohen. Hair by Campbell F. McAuley/Solo Artists. Makeup by Kara Yoshimoto Bua/Starworks for CHANEL.

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till you drop on Coast Village Road, drink and be merry at The Imperial, The Goodland opens in Goleta, and more

ville bares her tips for nourished skin, warm up with Mizuba Tea, The Honest Company’s Christopher Gavigan, and more

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FOOD + WINE

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1 6 6 Bits + Bites: Ina Garten comes to Santa Barbara, a chocoholic’s dream gift, ring in the New Year with local sparkling wines, Salt & Pepper Together At Last, and more

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1 0 3 An avian tribute at Lotusland, the whimsical Vera Cruz house, our annual hot list of local books and music, and more G E T A W AY S

1 1 1 Iceland’s breathtaking beauty, a Santa Fe sojourn, and the hippest local hotels

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LETTER FROM THE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

WHEN WINTER ROLLS AROUND IN SANTA BARBARA , you might not notice. You can’t be faulted,

though, as the weather is close to perfection and most of the foliage is still on our trees. But it’s the annual traditions that remind us it’s that special time of year. From the Downtown Holiday Parade that floats along State Street to the trolleys that troll around the light-filled neighborhoods, it’s hard to miss the festive spirit in the air. And with all the holiday hoopla comes the shopping—finding the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas (or Hanukkah) list. We made it a bit easier for you by having our editors curate some fabulous finds (“Our Holiday Gift Guide,” page 69). Or shop until you drop on Coast Village Road— full of the great mom-n-pop shops—in our spotlight on the fabled fairway (“Street Scene,” page 56). But don’t forget about the stores dotting State Street or the arcades off the beaten path. Our town really does have unique and chic stores at every turn. We also take you inside an annual holiday tradition—lifestyle blogger Valerie Rice’s yearly Christmas party (“Tinsel & Tamales,” page 148)—to show you how to create your own fun fiesta. Valerie is our town’s own Martha Stewart and everything she creates is done with love and attention to detail. Speaking of absolute perfection, Noelle and Dick Wolf’s artful home (“Renaissance Redux,” page 130) is at the top of its game. A historic estate lovingly restored, it is breathtakingly beautiful and filled with the most spectacular museum-quality art. What is also beautiful is their passion for philanthropy in our environs. Their focus at the moment is the new children’s museum, MOXI: The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, which just broke ground downtown. With a young family, many charitable pursuits, and busy careers, the Wolfs have no intention of slowing down. Like so many generous others in our midst, they continue to make our town a better place for all, which is the best gift you could give if you ask me. During this time of year, the sport of surfing becomes a main focus. For those who thought summer was the high season, think again. In honor of the swells hitting their stride during the winter months, we present a fashion-forward portfolio, “Neoprene Dream” (page 118). Famed photographer David Cameron shot of-the-moment model Erika Linder in a modern take on mixing wet suits with edgy luxe layers. Who knew neoprene could be so chic? If surfing isn’t your sport of choice, what about a day away at cowboy camp? Right in the backcountry of Ojai, people are flocking to fulfill their City Slickers fantasies. We spent a day in the mix with horses, lassoes, and dungarees and bring it to you in “Urban Cowboys” (page 142). For the person who has everything or is hard to buy for, a cowboy experience could be a great present. Just a thought! This issue is our holiday gift to you. Full of all sorts of stories to surprise, we hope you enjoy. Happy holidays and happy New Year to you and yours!

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ANDREW MACPHERSON WHO This London-born, Los Angeles-based photographer has shot musicians, actors, and other celebrities for countless magazines, including Harpers & Queen, British Vogue, Vanity Fair, and more. He currently has three book projects—A Question of Spirit, Two Million Miles, and PINK: 10 Years. WHAT Captured the exquisite essence of philanthropist Noelle Wolf in “Renaissance Redux” (page 130). “It was such a pleasure getting to reconnect with Noelle after more than a decade and seeing how her dream of being a mum had blossomed into such a beautiful reality.”

CHARLES DONELAN WHO This Santa Barbara-based teacher, writer, and former competitive skier has degrees from Yale and Columbia, wrote a book on Lord Byron, teaches at Laguna Blanca School, and is the arts editor at The Independent. WHAT Shadowed Alpine skier David Court for his “SB People” profile (page 96). “I mostly write about the arts, so taking on a story that involved getting out of the theater or the gallery and going to the Alps was a big change,” says Donelan.

MARIA SMITH WHO This KATHERINE STEWART WHO This part-time Montecito resident has penned books as well as articles for Rolling Stone and the New York Times. WHAT Took a tour of Dick and Noelle Wolf’s home for “Renaissance Redux” (page 130). “Dick’s library is just so darn cool. First-edition Shakespeare, Hemingway, Sherlock Holmes, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming, Baroness Orczy…,” says Stewart. “If only we could get them all together for a dinner party.”

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Simply pulling up to The Goodland, the new Kimpton hotel that opened in Goleta in October, you realize you’ve come across something special, certainly not like any other hotels nearby. For starters, the vintage Woody and Airstream parked outside give just a taste of what’s inside. Along with Santa Barbara-based consultant and contributor Jim O’Mahoney, Los Angeles-based design firm Studio Collective meticulously scoured the culture of California—and O’Mahoney’s Santa Barbara Surf Museum—to curate the comfortable decor. The lobby is, in a word, playful. There’s a photo booth waiting for guests to snap a memory, backgammon tables and a billiard room ready for a game, six classic surfboards, and a display of historical artifacts from the area, including an original Santa Barbara-issue $5 bill that dates back to 1902. To one side is the Good Bar, where you can grab a quick cocktail on your way in. On the other is the much-touted Outpost restaurant that, come happy hour, looks out to fire pits, a pool, palm trees, and the sunset-lit Santa Barbara mountain skyline. –G.Z.T. The Goodland

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TOWN & COUNTRY Catstudio duo Carmel and Terrell Swan are a couple who share a passion for art and travel. Designed by Terrell— a native to our shores—the frosted Santa Barbara glasses ($14.95 each, available at kitson.com) pay homage to hidden gems, including the botanic garden, Rincon, and State Street. –JA CKIE M OO Re

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: O’Brien’s beloved turntable; some original LPs; the Brandy Crusta.

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MUSIC—“It makes or breaks a party, even when all of the other elements are in place,” says Carter—and it needs to be a record too, like Cal Tjader’s Huracán. CANDLES lit everywhere. LAUGHTER and good people— on both sides of the bar. CREATIVE FREEDOM—“‘Your shift is your party’ is a phrase Dawn uses,” says Carter. GOOD INGREDIENTS, like a well-rounded selection of bitters for the cocktails served in weathered crystal stemware.

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Named after a summit in Ojai, Chief’s Peak—brainchild of dynamic duo Ariane Aumont and Joya Rose Thomas, whose serendipitous meeting and playful suggestion “Lets open a bar one day!” came to fruition last summer—is Ojai Rancho Inn’s latest addition. A hotel room turned lounge open from noon to 10 pm every day, it’s small and friendly with a view of the garden and pool and attracts visitors and locals alike. With both indoor and outdoor seating, it’s a place where it’s easy to start a conversation or begin a friendship. Inn owners Chris Sewell and Kenny Osehan’s refreshing design is in keeping with the rest of the property’s decor. Heather Levine ceramic lights illuminate the bar, which is stocked with a selection of local beer, wine, soju, sake, quirky nonalcoholic beverages, and a clutch of cocktail shrubs made by Nostrum. Vintage board games, membership mugs that hang on the wall, and a record player for lo-fi vinyl enthusiasts (music is curated by Warbler Records & Goods’ Kurt Legler) round out the space. –AMELI A F LEETWOOD

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If there’s one thing Dawn O’Brien— proprietress of much-talked-about albeit hidden cocktail lounge The Imperial— knows, it’s how to throw a good party. Every Wednesday through Saturday evening, along with her two bartenders, Matthew Carter—“a genius with recipes and ingredients,” she says—and Dane Thompson, “who is a jewel and so critical to our intimate vibe,” the trio aims to please. And that’s not hard when you have their genuine personalities, hundreds of original vinyl records (primarily jazz), and full bar with interesting local libations and a carefully edited list of signature cocktails. Not to mention the cool retro decor inspired by O’Brien’s vintage Polynesian, Asian, and French finds. With that, here are their tips for having a good time. –G.Z.T

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“Our goal is to create a space that will continue to evolve, grow, and give back to the community we love.” —CHANNON ROE

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Channon, Marlon, and Bianca Roe; a look from In the Field Interiors; a one-of-a-kind Sam Roberts hat with Aril Napier vases; vintage collectables and a bronze bracelet; Bianca in her store; African beads and a Sam Roberts bone and leather necklace.

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“Build it and they will come,” Bianca Roe says with her fine Aussie twang and a twinkle in her eye. She speaks of her and husband Channon’s latest endeavor—In the Field, a lifestyle store in Ojai. Two years ago, the Roes came to raise their family far from the hub of Los Angeles. They were attracted by the natural beauty, convinced it acts as an incubator for creativity to the cross pollination of people that make up their beloved town. “Ojai is full of brilliant, progressive locals with innovative ideas,” says Bianca. “Opening this store is a way to share all that inspires us” in a community that is going through an undeniable renaissance. Drawing on the visuals from a road trip to the Southwest this summer, Channon wanted the interior—with its stark, paired-down, monastic sparseness—to embody the raw beauty of that region. The Roes opted for a gallery feel, keeping it simple so the white walls could act as perfect hosts to showcase their eclectic inventory. Embodying the couple’s passion for travel, art, and design, the store (also a base camp for Channon’s interior design company, Channon Roe Maison + Design, inthefieldinteriors.com) mixes clothing for men, women, and children by labels such as Mister Freedom, imogene + willie, and Mes Demoiselles; an apothecary; fine jewelry, homewares; books; kids’ toys; surfboards; utilitarian tools; and vintage furniture and clothing. Many of the brands they carry are tried and tested. “If I can build our entire house and WINTER 2015

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STREET SCENE It’s only about five blocks long, but the stretch of road between Hot Springs and Olive Mill embodies the sense of uniqueness that we like to claim in Santa Barbara. Of course, there’s nothing in the world like our American Riviera, but that’s especially true of the array of boutiques, eateries, salons, and other shops that line Montecito’s Coast Village Road. The community spirit runs high here, with a wealth of businesses owned and operated by friends and neighbors who have sought out the best and most unusual items for their customers. Clothes for her, him, and the kids; decor for the home; glittery baubles; sparkling drinks and tantalizing desserts…. They’re all here, along with places for an elegant meal, a family dinner, or coffee and a catch-up with good friends. There’s a nod to the necessities too—from the daily newspaper (and eyeglasses to read it with) to a weekly hair trim. The holidays make for a fine time to explore; you’ll find gifts galore. But it’s especially nice to know that after the decorations are taken down and life returns to a normal pace, you’ll still find that special something here that you just can’t find anywhere else. –Joan Tapper

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ith 20 years of experience working with doctors and plastic surgeons, expertise in a litany of high-tech treatments, and a full clinical-strength product line available in major retailers nationwide, it’s little wonder that skin-care guru Kate Somerville is well on her way to building a cosmeceutical empire. Yet, behind her Los Angeles-based clinic’s curtains and own glowing visage is a motorcycle-riding gal who traded Tinseltown’s frenetic pace for “freedom and space” in Santa Barbara’s Mission Creek hamlet. While she’d just as easily spend a Sunday afternoon lounging on the beach and eating family dinners at local Mexican joints, we press Somerville for her go-to healthy haunts and tips for keeping skin glowing during the winter. How would you spend your ideal weekend at home in S.B.?

I’d wear no makeup, hang out with my family, then take my cruiser down to the beach and go hiking with my dog. I also love motorcycle rides. We take Gibraltar up to Cold Spring Tavern for lunch. How would you advise treating skin in Southern California?

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also important to use Vitamin C and other antioxidants. Top picks: Kate Somerville IllumiKate CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $48, Mega-C Dual Radiance Serum, $90, Age Arrest Wrinkle Cream, $90. How do you recommend maintaining skin in the winter?

Exfoliation—dry skin is dead skin. In the winter, it’s all about cell turnover. The next step is hydration, but you must also moisturize skin for optimum balance. Select a moisturizer for your skin type to lock in oils and keep skin hydrated and fresh. Other beneficial ingredients are peptides and retinols, which increase collagen production. Top picks: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate, $85, DermalQuench Liquid Lift, $95.

Kate’s S.B. Black book Cold-brewed coffee at Lucky Penny, 805-284-0358, luckypennysb .com, has less acid than regular coffee. It’s important to keep acid levels down because it manifests in skin issues. • I love Whole Foods, 805-837-6959, wholefoodsmarket.com, for the Farmer’s Garden veggie juice. • I order tacos at Shoreline Beach Cafe, 805-568-0064, shorelinebeachcafe.com, and put my feet in the sand. • Shintori Sushi, 805-898-0177, shintorisushi.blogspot.com, is a favorite, and though it’s not really healthy, Mexican food at Delgado’s, 805-684-4822, delgadoscarp.com, in Carpinteria—yum!

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When Christopher Gavigan arrived from the East Coast to commence his environmental sciences studies at UC Santa Barbara, he was overcome with a sense of belonging and the sentiment that “all was right,” he says. “I landed during a stunning sunset at the Santa Barbara Airport and walked to campus. It was one of those life-changing moments.” Two decades, a wife, three kids, a book, a move to Los Angeles, and an estimated $1 billion-valued company later, the consummate family man, best-selling author of Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home (2009, Plume), and cofounder with Jessica Alba of The Honest Company, honest.com, chalks his sunny outlook, crusade against toxic products, and his pursuit of well-being to the axiom “happiness is a choice.” A college internship at a local elementary school kindled his interest in environmental health, leading Gavigan to believe “how choosing more natural, sustainable, and nontoxic products could lead to a healthier and happier life.” Here are a few of his favorite ways to unwind in Santa Barbara.

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Virgin Visage Italian designer and former supermodel Carolïna Gramm knows a thing or two about beauty and class. From spending her youth in Milan working for Gianni Versace and New York as the face of Chanel N°5 to designing the interiors of multimillion dollar Park Avenue homes and her eponymous Ojai storefront, Gramm is, in a word, an expert in splendor and finery. The Renaissance woman’s natural foray into the beauty industry then was only a matter of time. What began as a successful experiment in her grand Ojai kitchen swiftly evolved into her first commercial skin-care product—an olive oil-spiked night cream—and the beginning of her aptly named beauty range, Extra Virgin Skin. Banning the inclusion of toxic chemicals and preservatives such as sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and petrochemicals, her Extra Virgin Night ($90) features a delicate blend of locally sourced Ojai Valley olive oil and boasts a unique grouping of peptides, skin-soothing aloe vera, age-fighting soluble collagen, vitamin E, and antioxidant-packed edelweiss extract, proven to noticeably reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and dullness. Citing the healing and anti-inflammatory capabilities of extra-virgin olive oil, Gramm also recommends using her star product to remove makeup, heal sunburns, and treat poison oak. Look for her range to expand in the near future with the inclusion of a lighter cucumber-infused 24-hour cream, sunscreen, and under-eye serum. CarolIna Gramm 326 Ojai Ave., Ojai, 805-7985900, extravirginskin.com.

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Mighty Mud Despite our readiness to slather ourselves in the latest creams, we cannot help but think that in sprinting toward the New Year, perhaps it’s time to get back to the basics. Nature’s antidote? A bit of sun (or heat) and mud. Santa Barbara’s finest spas combine luxury with otherworldly therapy for treatments that yield results, full-body relaxation, and, most importantly, peace of mind. Part of a recent overhaul of its 42,000-square-foot spa, the Bacara Resort & Spa, 805-571-4210, bacararesort.com, literally takes detox remedies to new heights with its Rooftop Mud Bar treatment ($99/person, two-person minimum). The experience—sipping bubbly, a head-to-toe marine mud mask, and expansive coastline vistas atop a Moorishinspired terrace—easily rivals the most exclusive Aegean jaunts. A nod to its glamorous history and standing as the only Forbes five-star resort in Santa Barbara, The Spa at the Belmond El Encanto, 805-845-5800, belmond.com/elencanto, appeals to guests’ royal

inclinations by way of vino and Patagonian marine-infused body treatments. Pamper with the Deep Sea Purification ($160) skinpolishing scrub and algae wrap that provides deep hydrating and a reduction in water retention. Taking a page from the healing practices of ancient cultures while paying homage to the indigenous Chumash people’s rich heritage, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 855-697-8780, ojairesort.com, aptly named its signature the Kuyam (from $85/person)—in Chumash, “a place to rest together.” The treatment fuses dry heat, three types of self-applied cleansing desert red clay, inhalation therapy, and spiritual healing through a guided meditation. Reemerge with body, soul, and mind in sound alignment. Appealing to our penchant for the finer things in life, The Spa at the Four Seasons Biltmore, 805-969-2261, fourseasons.com/ santabarbara, takes the cake for its well-appointed surroundings and delivery on its promise to ensure results-driven treatments. Case in point? Find relief from a tough match at the courts and ease sore muscles with a circulation-stimulating dry brushing followed by a lymphatic purifying Detoxifying Seaweed Wrap ($170).

Living Water Little did local tea aficionado Lauren Danson know that what started as a morning ritual would evolve into Mizuba Tea Co. For Danson, the passion lies in the experience of seeing a batch of matcha tea from its inception in the countryside of Uji, Japan—the birthplace of Japanese green tea—to its fruition. While a phile of all teas, namely fine oolongs, she specializes in matcha for its good-for-you benefits (blood-oxygenating chlorophyll, super antioxidants, energy-boosting caffeine, and essential amino acids). Danson also takes equal pleasure in the gentle nuances of her four different grades of matcha— Daily ($20), House Organic ($25), Culinary Organic ($30), and Kichoen Ceremonial ($50)—and the elements necessary to obtain a perfect product. “I taste tea like wine,” she says. “If you approach it with a sommelier’s nose, you may taste notes of churned butter, vanilla smoothness, or a robust note of toasted hazelnuts. It all depends on how old the plant is, how it was harvested, and what part of the estate it’s from.” MIZUBA TEA CO. 805-705-8480, mizubatea.com. Available at Isabella Gourmet Foods, 5 E. Figueroa St., Santa Barbara, 805-585-5257, isabellagourmetfoods.com.

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of choice is a paddleboard that he uses to head far offshore and get into a mental zone that produces the imaginative characters and situations that have populated cartoon strips, children’s books, and movies. The latest creation to emerge is Hitpig, the colorful story of a pig with steampunk style and a female elephant who form a friendship under unlikely circumstances. Recently sold to Dreamworks, the movie—for which Breathed is writing the script—is now in development. This isn’t the first time one of his works has been aimed at the silver screen. In fact, he says, “I wanted to be in film since I walked out of Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” when he was about 20. A California

“Screenwriting is about structure and efficiency. As a cartoonist, you always come up with the punch line first. Then you work backward.” native, Breathed grew up in the Los Angeles area but attended college in Texas and drew a cartoon strip for the school newspaper. He went on to publish Bloom County for a national syndicate. It won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1987—though Breathed disavows the editorial description and savors the fact that the award riled a lot of other cartoonists. He followed up with Outland and later the Sundayonly Opus, named for his quizzical central character, a penguin. That strip ended in 2008, with Opus tucked safely in bed in a final panel drawn from the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon. “I like to play with icons,” Breathed says, and “I wanted to put [Opus] in the most comforting place ever.” Meanwhile, Breathed and his then-wife had sought a sunnier climate after living in rainy Seattle. “I remembered coming to the 94

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Miramar when I was a kid,” he says, and Santa Barbara beckoned. The couple raised their two children here—Sophie, now 14, and Milo, now 12. Breathed had also started writing children’s books. The first, A Wish for Wings That Work, featured Opus and was turned into an animated Christmas special. The thought of that book prompts him to recall a Robin Williams anecdote. Breathed was going over his story with director Steven Spielberg, who would produce the special and who was on the set of Hook. Williams, in his Peter Pan costume for that movie, happened by just as Breathed described a scene where Opus attended a support group for birds who couldn’t fly. Latching onto an image of a kiwi, Williams performed an impromptu riff on the New Zealand bird that left everyone in puddles of laughter and led to an uncredited cameo in the final cartoon. Since then, several other Breathed books and stories have been filmed, though these days the author tends to forego the book stage and produce a series of gorgeously illustrated storyboards that serve as a template for a movie. “Screenwriting is about structure and efficiency,” he says. When it comes to developing a story, he starts with a specific scene, usually an emotional moment where “things come together. As a cartoonist, you always come up with the punch line first. Then you work backward.” Breathed now shares the house in Rincon with his fiancée, jewelry designer Heather Standish Wright, and several dogs. There is space, too, for her 18-year-old son, Austin, and 16-year-old daughter, Abby, as well as his children, who enjoy the water and the protective neighborhood atmosphere. “Here, I can send the kids out in the evening,” he says. “They surf under the moon.” The couple is in the process of transforming the home—a rental—from a bachelor pad to something else. But posters on the walls are vivid reminders of his work, and a series of framed vintage ray guns—yes, ray guns—from the 1930s and ’40s attest to his passion for the quirky. “It’s not only the nostalgic element,” he says, “but how they applied design to toys” that’s the attraction. He also has several motorcycles in the garage, including the “perfect adventure motorcycle” that he uses to get to remote spots where he can contemplate his next project. “A motorcycle isn’t about the experience of moving,” he says. “It delivers you to a place that others can’t get to. Motorcycles bring me to solitude.” Which returns us to the paddleboard on the ocean off Rincon. If you happen to see Berkeley Breathed there, don’t disturb him. He’s working. –JOAN TAPPER

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Like their near relations, serious surfers, big-mountain skiers, and snowboarders are notoriously reticent when it comes to revealing their secret spots—those special places where terrain and conditions come together to create magic. For David Court, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara and the mountaineer/entrepreneur behind Alpine Exposure, a full-service mountain adventure company based here in Santa Barbara, knowing where the riding will be best on any given day is a lifelong passion that he’s translated into a successful company. When he’s not at UCSB interpreting satellite climate data or at home in Santa Barbara with his wife, Christi Westerhouse, and their 7-year-old daughter, Francesca, Court can most often be found hip-deep in powder leading a group to free-ride paradise in the Swiss, French, or Italian Alps. With decades of experience negotiating both the challenging pistes and the tradition-bound villages of Europe’s megamountains—in particular Zermatt and Chamonix— Court can arrange everything from your arrival in Zurich or Geneva to a luxurious hotel suite at the resort, special meals in the private dining rooms and wine cellars of gourmet chalets on the slopes, and, if you are up for it, a sleek helicopter to drop you on your own private Alp for some epic deep-powder descents. Currently averaging approximately 90 days per season on the slopes—virtually all of them either in Europe or Canada—Court has cultivated an elite clientele who share his taste for the rarefied and the authentic. In part, this explains his 2013 decision to expand beyond Alpine Exposure’s thriving European operation into a new partnership with heli-skiing pioneers Canadian Mountain Holidays. When asked about this alliance, Court says, “I am still primarily an Alpine guide, but when I got a chance to experience what CMH has to offer, I immediately understood that we were interested in the same things.” Translation: deluxe private lodges hidden deep in the Canadian Rockies, helicopters instead of chairlifts, and millions of vertical feet of fresh snow. Perhaps most interestingly, Court credits our conspicuously snow-free city with sparking his ambition to create Alpine Exposure. “There’s no way I could ever have done this if I hadn’t been living in Santa Barbara,” he says, adding that “it was the culture of adventurous life here that gave me the confidence to move onto this bigger stage.” –Charles Donelan 96

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La Grande Dame Celebrating the one and only Leslie Ridley-Tree

“I think that in life, we don’t leave much behind for very long,” muses Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree in the sitting room of her Regency estate, a home she shared with her late husband, Lord Paul Ridley-Tree, founder of Pacific Air Industries (for which she now serves as CEO). While a surprising assertion given the enumeration of nonprofits she has supported, it underscores that while we might be quick to spot her trademark brilliant red hair from afar or note her monogram displayed on a myriad of cultural edifices, the altruist and doyenne of Santa Barbara’s philanthropic culture remains to many an enigmatic figure. For Ridley-Tree though, despite her admission “I’m not just focused on one thing; I’ve been told that my giving is a wee bit different,” the goal is rather simple. Whether having lent her time and business expertise to numerous boards, donating to care for the animals at the zoo, supporting the expansion of Santa Barbara Cottage Health System, earning honorary alumna status from UC Santa Barbara, or championing Westmont College’s masterfilled art museum, she maintains, “I want to show the joy of giving and the joy in seeing someone’s face light up. Giving has been such a part of me, I don’t know another way.” –ANG ELIA DE meistre-hammer

“If the seeds that we planted have helped people live better, learn better, be kind to each other, succeed in life better, in some way, then that would be a good thing.” What inspired your philanthropic spirit?

I was taught at a very early age that whatever you have, you share. Even if you have very little, you share more of yourself. All of my life I’ve tithed. I believe it’s something everyone can do. Which local causes are you particularly passionate about?

I’m passionate about homeless people and people who are hungry. Fifty-two percent of the homeless people in Santa Barbara are homeless not because they’re transients, but because they’ve fallen on bad luck. Casa Esperanza, an organization I’ve been involved with for a long time, has helped countless people find housing, jobs, and rehabilitation from poverty. I’m also passionate about education. As a child, I was always 98

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punished for misbehaving [due to dyslexia]. Even in college, though I studied law and literature, I couldn’t spell. Everyone should have the opportunity to learn. The first year I lived here, I helped Santa Barbara City College begin a scholarship fund to help single parents return to education. At UCSB, I sponsor 15 scholarships for students who have learning disabilities, some of whom have gone on to pursue doctoral degrees. In what areas is nonprofit support in Santa Barbara lacking?

I don’t think that people are necessarily aware of the women on the street who need help. I’ve noticed many more women in the last few years. It’s a very real issue, but many combine it with the issue of homeless men. Doing so overpowers and separates the problem.

Ridley-Tree surrounded by her loved ones for her 90th birthday.

How has the climate of giving in Santa Barbara changed over the years?

supportive of each other for a long time.

Santa Barbara is an outstanding community. After the market crash, it was a hard climate and several nonprofits slowed down. But giving never totally stopped. I do wish though that there would be more collaboration on all fronts. For example, Casa Esperanza would have had a hard time surviving without support from the Food Bank. Both have been very

How would you articulate what you and your husband have given to the community?

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the season, nothing epitomizes California more than the sun and surf. Santa Barbara’s premier surf school Surf Happens invites middle and high schoolaged volunteers to get involved in various community service projects all year round to receive community service credit. This winter, those interested can sign up to help with charity surf days for at-risk youth and kids with cancer, the annual Rincon Classic competition, and other surf camps. For more information, call 805-966-3613 or visit surfhappens.com/after-school.

SAVE THE DATE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 Have you ever wondered what a white winter in Santa Barbara would be like? Bringing the notion to life, the Santa Barbara Zoo’s Snow Leopard Festival celebrates the beautiful— and endangered—animals amid actual snow brought in to the zoo. Parents can watch their children sled down the specially constructed “mini-Himalayan” mountains or partake in the wintery activities themselves. The festival is free with zoo admission (from $10), but there is an additional cost for all-day access to snow areas. For more information, call 805962-5339 or visit sbzoo.org. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 Support the State Street Ballet at a private reception, exhibition, and auction beginning at 5 pm hosted by ZFolio with jeweler Paula Crevoshay, whose imaginative collections— recognized by major museums such as the Smithsonian, Carnegie, and HeadleyWhitney—are on display. The event will also feature an exclusive creation by the artist to benefit the State Street Ballet. Reservations required. For more information call 805-8457375 or visit crevoshay.zfolio.com.

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER It should come as no surprise that opera diva Madame Ganna Walska, muse and creator of Santa Barbara’s fantastical Lotusland garden, loved and admired her naturally plumed fellow singers: birds. But Madame would not be amused by the rapid rate at which her feathered friends— victims of climate change and vanishing habitats—are disappearing > Santa Barbara artist Robyn Geddes’s Milky Skies for Difficult Crows Grid, oil and silk Sscreen, each panel 12 x 12 in. A N TA B A R B A R A

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from the planet. This makes “FLOCK”—an art exhibition on display from February 28 to May 23 (reservations required)—a fitting tribute to Walska’s avian passions. Curated by artist Nancy Gifford and focused entirely on the plight of birds in the environment, the show features work by more than 30 artists from near and afar and includes five site-specific installation pieces integrated into the garden itself. “The garden is very artful, so art really belongs here,” says executive director Gwen Stauffer, noting the exhibition also serves to highlight Lotusland’s long-standing conservation mission. “We’ve been gardening organically here for about 20 years,” she points out. “Lotusland is more than a beautiful garden, we’re more than a historic garden, we’re a very beautiful and healthy habitat.” Devoted as it is to the topic of birds, the art itself cannot avoid beauty—however dire the message—and some of the artists’ work will be available for sale to benefit Lotusland. –L.D. PORTER Ganna Walska Lotusland 695 Ashley Rd., Montecito, 805-969-9990, lotusland.org.

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Santa Barbara architect Jeff Shelton is well-known for his whimsically beautiful buildings, and the Vera Cruz House on Santa Barbara Street exemplifies his singular, creative perspective. The recently constructed 700-square-foot home is literally plastered with 400 (and counting) paintings donated by roughly 80 local artists, including skateboard graphics whiz Vernon Courtlandt Johnson and budding artist Haven Lindsey, age 7. (Shelton personally contributed at least 50 paintings.) A local landmark from inception, the Vera Cruz House recently garnered a Santa Barbara Beautiful award. Shelton’s inspiration for his art-bedecked building design was The House of 1,000 Paintings created by folk artist Sanford Darling (1894-1973), who covered every surface of his Santa Barbara home—inside and out— with his own paintings. After Darling’s death, the house was disassembled and a number of the paintings made their way into museums, including the American Folk Art Museum in New York. –L.D.P.

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The Natural to conceptualize images I see in nature,” says Ro Snell, whose art reflects a lifelong passion for bucolic landscapes reminiscent of her native England, where her family owned farmland for four generations. “Outside In,” Snell’s solo show at Solvang’s Elverhøj Museum of History & Art from January 24 to April 12, examines how objects found in nature—but often overlooked—can reveal an area’s history or trigger memories of the past when viewed up close. Using an impressive variety of mediums (lithography, drawing, photography, sculpture) and a collection of discarded objects culled from her rural Santa Ynez property, Snell combines minimalist beauty with intellectual content. Twisted oak branches carefully wrapped and arranged in gestural formations hint at mankind’s alteration of the landscape, while a graphic black-and-white print of densely packed bare trees suggests a memorable solitary walk in winter. “I think my work relates to the area of Santa Ynez because of the similarity to the landscape where I grew up in England,” says Snell. “It’s a perfect fit for the Elverhøj, where we celebrate Solvang’s history and the arts,” says the museum’s executive director, Esther Jacobsen Bates. “Ro’s art displays an impressive range, diversity, and depth. She tells stories visually, and with her splendid new work for ‘Outside In,’ she connects local history with a contemporary sense of place.” –L.D.P.

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With two of three band members hailing from Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez, Fairground Saints signed with The Verve Group/ Universal Records last fall and are scheduled to release a debut album this winter. The young alternative-folk band has been performing at local festivals in and around Santa Barbara as they prepare for postrecord-signing projects headed their way.

Funky R&B rockers The Fire released their second album Underwater ($3.96, sound cloud.com/thefiredepartment music). The band started their musical climb while attending UC Santa Barbara. Today, they reside in Ojai where they are exploring new music, recording at the same studio as Goleta native Katy Perry, and touring the West Coast.

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described “bare-bones album” mixes Americana blues with psychedelic rock and soul. Originally from Santa Ynez, Kathleen Sieck recently debuted Where the Sleepers Lie (free, kathleensieck.com). She describes her simplistic country-inspired music as a reflection of her life as a Christian, a Californian, and most importantly, a mother and wife. Sieck stays true to her roots through her poetic lyricism and timeless melodies. Having met in Santa Barbara and instantly bonding over similar musical influences, Greg Doscher and Allie Thompson formed Mexico City Blondes. The pair has since gained recognition through the combination of sultry and soulful sounds in their first single, “Fade.” The overall silky smooth vibe and dreamy lyrics

Nolan Frank, Michael O’Grady, Rob Ketchum, Jackson Guthy, and Edison Lo are the faces behind up-and-coming band North of Nine. The driving force behind the group’s recently released single “We Ride” is Guthy’s soft, heartfelt talent and musical capability. “I’ve come a long way as a musician and songwriter since opening for bands like One Direction,” says Santa Barbara-rasied Guthy. “North of Nine is an expression of both where I’ve been and where I’m going. I find myself in a very energized place lyrically and sonically, and I hope the music I’m making with the band makes everyone who listens to it feel that way too.” Keep an eye out for their first album to be released in early 2015. –Jackie Moore

consistent throughout their tracks foreshadow a promising future for their upcoming debut album set to release in 2015. Current Isla Vista residents Sun Daes believe they were destined to become bandmates. The two founding members, Jared Payzant and Gabe Poissant, met at an oncampus radio station at UCSB their freshman year and eventually completed their band with dorm mates. The youthful crooners released their indie/rock-infused debut album Video Swim ($6, sundaes.bandcamp .com) in early 2014. –Annie Aph ay

Santa Barbara band Gardens & describe their musical genre as “galactic fever.” After their visit to Richard Swift’s National Freedom studio in Oregon, pop-in recording sessions with Tim Goldsworthy, and a few psychological experiments along the way, the band has put together an EP of musical sketches, Televisor (free, gardensandvilla.com). Villa

After spending years as a member of Lompoc band Saint Anne’s Place, lead guitar and vocalist Jacob Cole branched out into the solo world with the debut of Chasing Ghosts (free, saintannesplace.bandcamp .com). Recorded in 48 hours, his self-

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Written to intrigue and educate consumer audiences, Central Coast writer Michael Cervin introduces his first nonfiction work, Our World of Water: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Earth’s Most Critical

(Infinity Publishing, $12.95). The novel discusses topics such as water’s benefits, the pros and cons of spring water, toxic contamination, privatization, municipal water systems, lawsuits, and how water will affect our future. In an effort to make an immediate difference, 10 percent of every book sold is donated to water charities around the globe.

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Celebrity chef Melissa Costello, who recently moved to Santa Barbara, introduces an outline of her new cleanse, The Clean in 14 Detox (Health Communications, $18.95), which boasts good-tasting food that curbs cravings and gives your body natural energy. Along with other helpful tips, Costello answers questions and provides extensive information for beginners.

UC Santa Barbara film and media studies professors Michael Curtin, Jennifer Holt, and Kevin Sanson showcase the changes technology is producing within the entertainment industry in Distribution Revolution (University of California Press, $29.95). The book includes three sections— studios, upstarts, and creatives— featuring exclusive interviews, up-and-coming enterprises, and 108

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trade secrets from film and television veterans that illustrate a digital revolution in the making. Demeter’s Choice: A Portrait of My Grandmother as a Young Artist (Create Space, $25) tells the story of Mary Lawrence Tonetti, a young American sculptor exploring Europe and discovering a balance between love and art in the late 19th century. Written by the protagonist’s granddaughter, local resident Mary Tonetti Dorra, the novel contains extensive personal details and even includes some of Tonetti’s original sketches and notes.

Longtime fisherman, maritime consultant, journalist, and harbor operations manager Mick Kronman’s first novel, From Hooks to Harpoons: The Story of Santa Barbara Channel Fisheries

(Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, $24.95), sheds light on the local fishing industry. What started as a 10,000-word chronicle of our city’s fishing history quickly evolved into a book covering everything from gear and influencers to markets and the seafood industry as a whole. Feeling that something was missing in their lives, MattHEW S. Mazza and his family uprooted from Santa Barbara to venture abroad in search of something more than just a nine-to-five job. In his new novel Leaving it All Behind: One Family’s Search (Towhead Industries, $15), Mazza recounts their journey throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa and shares his newfound

appreciation for all life has to offer. In Life by the Cup (Atria Books, $25) author and Ojai resident Zhena Muzyka shares her struggles of being a single mother with a son who needed a costly surgery. Armed with a dream and an optimistic attitude, she founded Zhena’s Gypsy Tea and, in her memoir, urges others to dream big, stick to your values, and make your passions a reality. Part-time Santa Barbara resident Matthew Stewart challenges the American Revolution’s philosophical and religious origins in Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic (W.W. Norton & Company, $28.95). Stewart interprets the ideas and principles of our Founding Fathers from a new perspective and argues the true foundation of our nation’s achievements. –Sarah Scarminach

Grammy-winning songwriter Paul Williams teams up with Santa Barbara screenwriter Tracey Jackson to encourage readers to conquer their inner struggles, seek help for their difficulties, and have a more positive outlook on life in Gratitude & Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life (Blue Rider Press, $27.95). Chapters include how to recognize bad behaviors and help others, the power of strength and community, and more.

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Stay all close up? Santa Barbara photographer Brian Hodges rented a Land Rover; packed it with six relatives and friends, camping gear, and food; and spent 12 days on the Ring Road that circles the island. “We were in harmony with nature, delighted to find alien landscapes,” he says. Traveling at the summer solstice meant almost continuous daylight. “Being independent allowed us to adapt to whatever schedules our bodies chose—long hikes at 3 am, breakfast at 2 pm, and dinner at midnight.” There were picnics by remote waterfalls and late-night soaks in hot springs in the middle of nowhere. His favorite place? The hip east coast town of Seydisfjordur, for its “excellent food, fjord views, and a unique end-of-the-road quality,” he says. –Joan Tappe r

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina, icelandairhotels .com/en/hotels/marina, is a colorful new hotel in the capital’s harbor. The Sunna Guesthouse, sunna.is, is simple, functional, and convenient for touring Reykjavík. In Seydisfjordur, a traditional hotel is Hotel Aldan, hotelaldan.is.

Get Around Land Rover Car Rental Iceland, ice-rovers.is, offers vehicles with tent roofs for camping.

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Seven thousand feet above sea level , the delineation between earth and sky is

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Noelle Wolf, with her husband Dick, open their Palladian home and combine their passions for the arts, education, and the newly dedicated MOXI: The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation

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Terra-cotta roundels by 15th-century Florentine sculptor Andrea della Robbia square off a living room vignette of persimmons and golds.

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in Maine. Another contains all of Dick’s own TV scripts bound in leather. “Picking up those first editions is a step into the past,” Noelle says. “You can imagine how special and exciting it must have been for the person who bought the book when it first came out. These days, we have so many other avenues of entertainment, so it’s a unique pleasure to put oneself back in that mind-set.” The library also showcases striking works of design such as a pair of Italian lighting fixtures in the shape of human arms that boldly extend from either side of the fireplace. “Dick’s favorite city in the world is Florence,” Noelle says. “As we were traveling, say, through Italy and France, we started buying furniture and art, and it snowballed and became our hobby.” Noelle’s concern for children informs many of her philanthropic involvements. She serves on the boards of The Alliance for Children’s Rights, which protects the rights of impoverished minors, and the Joyful Heart Foundation (founded by Mariska Hargitay), which seeks to end domestic violence and abuse. Noelle is a trustee of the La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls, which she attended as a teenager. She is also active in the Maine community where she and her family go to unplug during the summers. She serves on the board of the Mount Desert Island Hospital, and last year, she cochaired the Friends of Acadia benefit, raising more than $1 million for conservation, restoration, and education projects in Acadia National Park. When Noelle first learned about MOXI—an effort led by Jill Levinson, a native Santa Barbaran and mother of three—it instantly felt like a great fit. Jill and her committed and talented team, including campaign cochairs Nancy Sheldon and Alixe Mattingly, have been able to muster a broad and necessary coalition of support, securing donated property and permits from the city, finding allies in the offices of the mayor and city council, and winning the backing of Santa Barbara Unified School District

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Handembroidered silk curtains inspired by a Renaissance design frame a finely carved marble sculpture (c. 1686) by Christophe Veyrier representing Lysimachus combatting the lion. OPPOSITE: “The living room is a perfect blend of 16thcentury Italian with Renaissance pieces,” says Odile de SchiétèreLongchampt, the Wolfs’ interior designer. Most furnishings and art date from the early French and Italian Renaissance circa 1400 to 1600.

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superintendent David Cash, who enthuses, “This is what a classroom should be.” As with so many epic adventures, it all started at the sandbox. “Jill came up to me and said, ‘Would this be something that interests you?’” Noelle recounts. “Any train Jill is on, I’m on it,” she says affirmatively. The Wolfs’ estate has been a gathering spot for some of MOXI’s strategy powwows. Donors and board members gather in the living room of the newly built “guest house”—a multiroom complex that also serves as office space. A 16thcentury copy of Caravaggio’s St. John, made for the Knights of Malta, complements a 16th-century Flemish tapestry. Over the fireplace hangs a nine-shot collage of a G-string-clad Pamela Anderson; snapped by Sante D’Orazio, the black-and-white images convey an elegant, edgy sensuality. Sitting on Dick’s desk is a Royal Seal of Monaco—an honor bestowed upon him for his service as the honorary consul to Monaco in Los Angeles. Dick is deeply involved in the Monte Carlo Television Festival, which he and his wife attend every year. In October, they cochaired the annual Princess Grace Foundation Dinner, awarding grants of nearly $1 million to some of the world’s most talented young performing artists. With such a broad range of far-flung interests, the Wolfs are pleased to have found a vital project in Santa Barbara that reflects one of their core values: inspiring the next generation of thinkers and innovators. “We have a lot of global interests,” Noelle acknowledges, “but you really do have an impact when you do something in your own backyard.” n 138

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Floor-to-ceiling custom shelving in the library is lined with rare first editions. OPPOSITE, TOP TO BOTTOM: A collector’s tableau of tapestry, art, and one of-a-kind objets; Dick’s own TV scripts bound in leather.

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With such a broad range of far-flung interests, the Wolfs are pleased to have found a vital project in Santa Barbara that reflects one of their core values: inspiring the next generation of thinkers and innovators.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The ocean-facing patio; the Palladian architecture of Carleton Winslow Sr.; Noelle, an avid horse enthusiast with Lucille; a French carved marble roundel of a noblewoman circa 1700; the informal study and breakfast room; Noelle in Lanvin.

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Rancher Jeff Ohaco shares his love of Western culture with us city folk at his Californio Cowboy School in Ojai. Writer Amelia Fleetwood and friends get roped in....

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L.W. Walman, Boone Campbell, and Mitch Collier look on while classmates take a spin in the arena; Jeff Ohaco and his wife Jay’s favorite cow horse, Zorro. RIGHT:

“COwboy up”reads a sign at the entrance to the

riding arena at Rancho Rio Vista. Nestled in the backcountry of Ojai, Jeff Ohaco’s horses roam wide pastures, while cows kick up dust in their pens and a dog slinks outside the fence, keeping a watchful eye on the livestock. It is a different world. One that Ohaco doesn’t mind sharing. “The main goal of our cowboy school is for people to have fun and get out of the city,” says Ohaco, whose cowboy roots run deep. Born on a working cattle ranch in Arizona that has belonged to his family since the 1800s, Ohaco paid his dues as a Hollywood stuntman in his youth. These days, he prefers to spend his time breaking colts, breeding and selling well-bred quarter horses, and lending a hand at ranches during roundup and branding time. At his monthly Californio Cowboy School, Ohaco draws on a large circle of talented friends—bronc rider Boone Campbell, the well-known horseman Bruce Sandifer, and leather worker Chris West—who all match Ohaco’s passion for riding horses and handling livestock. All are profoundly influenced by the historical principles of the vaqueros and their sacred traditions brought to California by the early Spanish settlers. These  fundamentals are rooted in classical Spanish riding, which is enjoying wider popularity these days. Sandifer, who is president of the Californio Bridle Horse Association, adds, “I was raised on ranches my whole life, and this way of riding appeals to me because it is the easiest on the stock.” For Ohaco, the overriding goal is true unity between rider and horse. “If I manage to instill any of the practices and traditions of the vaquero style of riding, especially the respectful communication and mindfulness needed to work successfully with horses,” Jeff says as he sits by the fire, “it’s been a good day.” n

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CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: Ojai residents Amelia Fleetwood and restaurateur Spoon Singh take a moment before hopping into the saddle; Boone Campbell expertly swinging a loop; Molly Steele; Mitch Collier on Sardine; cowboy coffee is served; Collier gets roped; Matt Montee and Rosie; Collier lining up his next target; Ohaco and leather worker Chris West.

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ORGET THE HAM. When Valerie Rice—the lifestyle blogger behind Eat Drink Garden— entertains at Christmas, it’s all about tamales. The family’s housekeeper, Rica, introduced the Mexican tradition eight years ago when Rice’s daughters were babies. Ever since, they make 100 of them each December for their annual party at home in Montecito. Wrapped up like presents in corn husks with a ruby red raja sauce, Rice serves them to friends alfresco along with plenty of candlelight and champagne, creating the ultimate casual California Christmas. “The holidays can be such a pressure-filled time socially, and often overly formal,” she says. “I still make sure there’s the sparkle and glitter of the

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Rice spends every day tending her expansive garden and then blogging about seasonal picks, recipes, and parties on Eat Drink Garden. OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A greeting shot of tequila with sweet and spicy sangrita immediately kicks up the party and introduces the Mexican theme; since they were toddlers, Rice’s daughters have been spreading masa on corn husks in the kitchen together every December; chiles are dried ahead of time and then go into the tamales with braised pork.

holidays, but that it’s interpreted in a way that makes everyone relax and feel a little bit of that holiday magic in a very Santa Barbara way.” In the spirit of simplifying, one of Rice’s party tricks is limiting options. She doesn’t do multiple courses, buffets, or large open bars. Instead, she makes a few good choices that she knows her guests will love. Right as they walk through the arched doorway of her Spanish colonial home, everyone gets a shot of tequila and sangrita chaser. Then it’s champagne—just champagne— which she says pairs perfectly with spicy foods and eliminates the nonstop drink orders, not to mention the multitude of stemware (and cleanup!) required for formal dinners. “My philosophy on entertaining is very much the same,” says

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MENU Appetizers Potato and Chicken Flautas Guacamole Sprinkled with Pomegranate SEEDS Veggie Platter TEQUILA AND Sangrita

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TOP TO BOTTOM: The champagne bar cart sports a repurposed copper ice bucket, sturdy wicker trays, and bundles of seasonal flowers; decorating is about layering for Rice, who makes a simple green garland or wreath last the entire stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas by sprucing it up with pomegranates and seasonal flowers.

Rice. “A good foundation of a pretty table, a killer playlist, and a full glass makes it easy to have a good time—not just your guests but as the host too. If you’re not having a good time, chances are your guests aren’t either.” Rice insists on actually enjoying her own parties instead of being tied to the stove. She believes regardless of how gorgeous the table is set, people really just want to eat comfort food, and the host’s job is to make their guests feel comfortable. This is why she says tamales—which are made in advance and are very casual, yet pretty and festive—make the perfect party food. For this party, Rice serves them two ways: vegetarian rajas (chile and cheese) and puerco en salsa roja (pork in red sauce). The masa is gluten-free, making it a modern-day crowd pleaser, and the chile sauce looks colorful alongside garden greens. Beforehand, she sets out potato and chicken flautas plus guacamole sprinkled with pomegranate seeds—another dish that doubles as decor with the red and green color palette. “The look and feel of my table is always inspired by the season and what’s growing in my garden. I want it to feel like Christmas in Santa Barbara, which means magnolia leaves, cypress, eucalyptus, and pomegranates.” Using what’s natural “rather than heading to Michael’s,” Rice decorates her table with more pomegranates, branches, and herbs. On the loggia, she relocates a tree from her backyard, adding copper siding around the container and twinkling lights. Moroccan votives grace the table and star lanterns give a glow overhead, while holiday music streams through hidden Sonos speakers. After dark, a fire pit draws guests into the courtyard for Mexican butterscotch pudding and buñuelos (a traditional dessert of fried dough topped with sugar and cinnamon). There are sweets, spice, and more champagne, fueling a refreshing new tradition. Rice, who cherishes visions of her toddlers standing on kitchen chairs spreading masa on corn husks adds, “In our house, tamales have come to mean Christmas much more than gingerbread and eggnog.” n

D.I.Y. Join Valerie Rice at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore on December 3 from 4 to 6 pm for her Tinsel & Tamales workshop ($49/person, including light bites and bubbly), where she’ll demonstrate how to make tamales and decorate for the holidays in her signature Santa Barbara style. Afterward, join Rice for Holiday in Piedmont ($69/person) a Northern Italyinspired wine tasting dinner created in collaboration with Four Seasons executive chef Alessandro Cartumini. For more information, call 805-565-8232.

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ith the recent craze in artisanal food production, there’s no surprise bread—the staff of life, a staple in every kitchen—is enjoying its turn in the spotlight. It’s one of the oldest foods known to man, its forms varying as much as the cultures that consume it. The French have their baguettes, Italians love focaccia, South Asia is known for roti and naan, and what’s a Mexican meal without a tortilla? The common denominators are typically some sort of flour, water, sometimes yeast, and a pinch of salt. Here in Santa Barbara, though, a handful of artisan bakers are churning out loaves that aren’t your average white bread. Having grown up in his mother’s bakery in Idaho, James Sparks—also the winemaker at Liquid Farm—is no stranger to sourdough. He opened Another Bread Company in Solvang in June 2013, and now, he and his wife, Anna, bake their signature Artisanal Craft loaves (a rustic sourdough pain au levain that “goes with everything and is great for sopping up soups, sauces, and stews,” says James) and New York-style bagels. Their latest venture: making comforting bar bites such as handmade soft pretzels for Babi’s Beer Emporium in Los Alamos. Amy Dixon’s The Baker’s Table has become a Santa Ynez go-to for ciabatta, baguettes, and more. Though she does turn to the farmers market for seasonal ingredients to incorporate into her loaves, “We are always developing new flavors,” she says. “My favorite wintertime loaf would be our cranberry/walnut/ orange pain au levain. I have a passion for bread and pastry. Sharing my passion and good food has always been one of life’s greatest pleasures.” Up the 101 in Los Alamos, former television honcho Bob Oswaks’s Bob’s Well Bread Bakery has become a go-to for customers looking for the perfect loaf to pair with a meal. “I think of my loaves less in terms of seasonality and consider more the flavor profiles and how they can pair with different meals,” says Oswaks. “In the winter, our Pain au Lardon (bacon bread) is a savory addition to many dishes such as our lunchtime tartine with a poached egg, heirloom tomato, and frisée.” With two locations—an industrial kitchen in Carpinteria and a stall in the Santa Barbara Public Market, Rossell Studer’s Crazy Good Bread Co. is a result of her seeking a change of pace after her children were born. “I have always been passionate about bread, with the experience that if bread is not on the table, something is missing,” she says. “A friend and I experimented with adding flavor to a sourdough loaf. When I discovered what was available when we added lavender, I thought, This is what I want to do!” Along with these new bakers on the block are some Santa Barbara standbys that have been around for years. Downtown on West Gutierrez Street is breakfast hot spot D’Angelo, which fills hungry bellies with housemade rosemary lemon or kalamata sourdough—especially delicious topped with artichoke spread and poached eggs for the Egg’s Rose dish. Having recently relocated to upper De la Vina Street from downtown, Our Daily Bread has spruced-up digs but has been pleasing locals since 1981. Every day, owners Ze’ev and Laurie Zalk’s ovens bake about a dozen different breads, from challah to foccacia. “We have a variety of breads we sell in our store as well as deliver locally (Tri-County Produce, Olio e Limone, Ca’Dario, and more),” says Ze’ev. “We develop new and healthy breads such as the Flax Plus—a flavorful sandwich bread that’s hearty enough to be served with wintery soups.” –GINA Z. TERLINDEN

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While we’re the first to swap our morning cup of Joe for a glass of something green, come 2 pm, our caffeine withdrawals and sugar cravings have us abandoning all good intentions and scrounging for sugary and salty snacks. But what if a daily serving of veggies could also quell our appetites for something just a tad bit sweet? With two locations in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles-based Pressed Juicery—arguably the first to ignite the West Coast juice craze—is changing the game again with the soft-serve juice hybrid, Freeze. A blissed-out blend of the company’s most popular juices and silky-smooth almond and coconut milks. The vegan, gluten, and dairyfree concoctions—available in six flavors: Greens (think kale in a cup plus dates and coconut), Roots, Citrus (a less sweet take on an orange-cream pop), Fruits, Chocolate Almond, and Vanilla Almond Freeze—are sure to satisfy the pickiest of health nuts and dessert connoisseurs. While Freeze is not available in Montecito, for a post-date night dessert or mid-shopping pick-me-up, swing by Pressed’s relocated downtown outpost in Paseo Nuevo (slated to open this winter) for the frozen treat. –A N G E L I A D E M E I S T R E - H A M M E R

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has everything? Amy Atkins Sawyer, a parttime Santa Barbara resident who has won two Emmys as a news anchor for Fox, found the answer one day in the summer of 2013. “I was looking at an assortment of pepper jars in my kitchen, and all of a sudden it hit me like a lightning bolt,” she says. “Why doesn’t someone offer salt and pepper together?” After a few weeks experimenting with supermarket-quality ingredients, her husband, the former Nightline anchor Forrest Sawyer, asked, “Why don’t you use really great salt and pepper?” Amy began importing the highest quality ingredients she could find. Soon she had enlisted an army of friends to try out salt sourced from around the world, such as French Grey and Pink Himalayan, mixed with black Tellicherry pepper. The next two months were a roller coaster of trial and error—“a lot of error!” quips Amy—as she sought the perfect ratios of ingredients for those mad-dash cooks that move through the kitchen with verve and spirit. “When we finally got it right, I realized that I had discovered the perfect hostess gift,” she says. “It’s easier than a bottle of wine and lasts a lot longer. Every single day, people are pinching it and they’re grateful. At Christmastime, people ordered cases, and that’s when I realized I could really turn this into a business.” The first place to carry Salt & Pepper Together at Last (from $10) was Pierre Lafond, followed by Foragers Pantry in the Santa Barbara Public Market and Porch in Carpinteria. Presently, Amy is in the process of negotiating with a major upscale supermarket chain. “This has been—knock wood—super fun every step of the way,” she says. “The enthusiastic reactions of others makes this an incredibly joyful product to be a part of. They seem as excited as I am to see salt and pepper brought together at last. It’s like a revolution in a jar!” –Katherine Ste wart

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It’s easy to call Norm Yost a pioneer of Santa Barbara’s foray into sparkling wine. “I wasn’t aware of anyone else making sparkling wine in 2005, so I jumped at the opportunity,” says the Flying Goat Cellars winemaker, recalling his first bubbly under his current label. “Given my experience producing sparkling wine in Oregon and Northern California, this seemed like a perfect addition to the portfolio.” A decade later, Yost makes four sparklers a year, by hand, and is introducing a fifth— a Brut Cuvée—in 2015. And experimentation has gone mainstream. More than 30 Santa Barbara winemakers are now dabbling in bubbles. It makes sense that Santa Barbara County would be fertile ground for sparkling wine. Growing areas here—most notably Sta. Rita Hills and the Santa Maria Valley—produce remarkable Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, the main ingredients in the world’s best champagne. Add their ripeness at low sugars and their acidity, and you have what’s ideal for making bubbles. Sales are a driving force, too. Carr Vineyards & Winery’s inaugural 2009

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Blanc de Noir, made in downtown Santa Barbara, is a top seller. So is the brandnew Champanky from Fontes & Phillips in Santa Ynez and the new 2011 Blanc de Noirs at Solvang’s Lucas & Lewellen. Summerland Winery’s staggered release of its first-ever Blanc de Noirs sold out— twice. And Riverbench’s three annual sparklers make its Funk Zone tasting room a destination. And while Pinot and Chard reign supreme, some winemakers are picking grapes outside the box. Municipal Winemakers’ Dave Potter’s yearly release Fizz is Syrah-based (though he’s releasing two traditional cuvées in 2015). Sonja Magdevski uses Syrah, too, and pours her wildly popular Sonja’s Suds at Casa Dumetz Wines’ Los Alamos tasting room. For its tasting room in Los Olivos, Blair Fox Cellars sources Grenache for its Foxy Bubbles. And Tessa Marie Wines—where Fess Parker’s granddaughter is ramping up her sparkling wine production—brings bubbles to life with Vermentino. “Remember the rosé explosion that happened 10 years ago?” asks Fontes & Phillips winemaker Alan Phillips. “It’s what’s happening right now to sparkling wine in Santa Barbara.” –Gabe Saglie

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or nominal rate outside county copies: Average: 3,907; actual: 3,911. (4). Free distribution outside the mail (carriers or other means): average: 10,515; actual: 10,769. E. Total free distribution: Average: 14,422; average: 14,680. f. Total free distribution (sum of 15c and 15e): Average: 24,811; actual: 25,026. g. Copies not distributed: Average: 5,189; actual: 4,974. H. Total: Average: 30,000; actual: 30,000. i. Percent paid and/or requested circula tion (15c/15f x 100): average: 41.9%; actual: 41.3%. 16. Electronic Copy Circulation. A. Paid electronic copies: Average: n/a; actual: n/a. b. Total paid print copies (15c) + paid electronic copies (16a): Average: 10,389; actual:

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.com. PAGE 128-129 Adrienne Landau white mongolian lamb jacket, $895, Saks Fifth Avenue, 805-884-9997. Sheer beaded

quired. Will be printed in the Winter 2015 issue of this publication. 18. I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete . I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information request-

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THE WAY WE WERE

To view more of Crowley’s work, stop by Summerland’s Cafe Luna, 805-695-8780, for his current “Santa Barbara, the Way I See It,” exhibit featuring images from Goleta to Summerland.

At certain points in life, we’re spurred to revisit places where even through the hazy gray surrounding, memories past and lingering impressions remain. Come the holiday season, we cannot help but return to a childhood fantasyland, Toyland and Santa’s Kitchen, where—until their closing in the early 2000s—it was Christmas 365 days a year. Even now, we can almost smell the saccharin scent of fudge , barrels of pastel taffy , wispy cotton candy, glazed caramel apples, and envision seemingly infinite rows of Lego sets, limited-edition Barbie dolls, and miniature carousels. For local narrative photographer Eliot Crowley, Santa Claus Lane’s dissolution was, no pun intended, a sign of the times. “I always think in terms of story. I didn’t know at the time [2007], but businesses would be closing all over the place in the next few years,” he ruminates. “All I needed to do w as finish the [story] by including someone who would be affected by the closing of a toy store. In this case: a father and daughter.” –A N G E L I A D E M E I S T R E - H A M M E R

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