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FEATURES 104 | A MUSE IN OUR MIDST The iconic Bo Derek wears it well while catching up with friend and writer Carolyn Espley-Miller. PHOTOGRAPHS BY RANDALL SLAVIN STYLED BY LEAH FORESTER JOHNSON

114 | RIVIERA RUSSE Victoria and Michael Imperioli fill their downtown home with vibrant European interiors. BY JOAN TAPPER PHOTOGRAPHS BY LISA ROMEREIN

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CONTENTS LETTER FROM THE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

3 6 A note from Jennifer Hale CONTRIBUTORS

3 8 Our writers and photographers AROUND TOWN

4 3 Rocking and rolling

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, Montecito boutiques open their doors for charity, Storyteller Children’s Center’s gala, the Community Environmental Council, and more STYLE

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through the Funk Zone, the reopening of Jimmy’s in our gourmet ghetto, and making the season bright with some merriment in town

6 4 Our holiday wish lists

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profits spreading holiday cheer 8 3 Get Involved: Places to volunteer ARTS SCENE

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North Carolina, and more FOOD + WINE

1 5 7 Full of Life Flatbread’s Clark Staub takes us foraging 1 6 0 Bits + Bites: A bevvy of

bakeries are popping up in our environs, The Lark chefs’ favorite hideaways, and more local gourmet tidbits

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FOR GENERATIONS, THIS TOWN HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION for many creative

types—Charlie Chaplin, Martha Graham, George Washington Smith, and Channing Peake to name a few. Artists, actors, and architects have all thrived here in our midst. Perhaps it was the physical perfection of this town that helped them flourish? Decades later, the next crop of creatives are making their mark…. One such standout toiling away in her Montecito studio is Elizabeth Slaught (“The Artist in Her Studio” page 126). A fine painter, sculptor, and printmaker by training, Slaught creates beautiful and romantic nudes that are becoming highly collectible these days. The fact that her European-inspired guesthouse/studio is as beautiful as the home she lives in is a testament to her overall aesthetic. We take you inside for a personal tour. Another woman who created perfection in her studio was the groundbreaking architect Lutah Maria Riggs (“The Underlying Architecture of Lutah” page 140). A legend in these parts, we present an in-depth profile of her life and achievements. For it is just as important to look back as it is forward to understand where we have been to see where we are going. It is with her unique design talent that much of our city’s “look” has been identified with—from rarified estates to city landmarks such as the Lobero Theatre. Speaking of the past, we bring you a fashionable escape (“Belle Epoque,” page 134) set at The University Club of Santa Barbara, one of the oldest buildings downtown that has stood the test of time. We can’t think of a better location as a backdrop for our gilded glamour story on accessories—sure to inspire you for some holiday shopping perhaps? Also, check out our annual gift guide (page 64) direct from our editors. It has the top picks for the season—a Cliffs Notes version to the best of giving (and getting!). While we are on the topic of the season, I don’t think there is a house (“Riviera Russe,” page 114) more perfectly designed for this time of year. Designer Victoria Imperioli, with her husband, actor Michael Imperioli, live in a vintage Victorian that is layered to perfection. Being a set decorator in New York for years only adds to Victoria’s deft hand that has created this downtown jewel. And speaking of sparkling, Bo Derek is still shining four decades after she first arrived on the world stage. Now making her home in our great Santa Ynez Valley only proves the point that living in our environs might be the key to the fountain of youth. Her beauty radiates from every photo we captured (“A Muse in Our Midst,” page 104). Wearing the season’s cool mix of dressed up but dressed down sweaters and layers, Bo exudes elegant perfection. Perfection is probably the common denominator in the lives of the artists that emanate from here. We are all striving for it in one form or another, and it is those actors, architects, and artists that are sharing it with the world…from our vantage point. Enjoy the view!

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CONTRIBUTORS CHRI STI ANNE TAYLOR This Texas-born, Santa Barbara-based photographer started out shooting weddings but has since leapt into the world of fashion. Her images have graced the pages of Turkish Vogue, Darling, and more. WHAT Produced and shot “Belle Epoque” (page 134). “I took inspiration from the University Club, which was originally exclusive to men,” she says. “I wanted to show a female who evoked the same regality and strength.” “WHAT MADE THIS SHOOT WERE THE PEOPLE WHO CAME TOGETHER ON IT. ALL THE VENDORS AND CONTRIBUTORS WERE LOCAL, AND EACH PERSON’S WORK LENT TO ITS BEAUTY.”

L.D. PORTER This writer, who splits her time between Newport Beach and Santa Barbara, has penned articles for the Santa Barbara Independent (for which she’s the style editor), 805 Living, and more. WHAT Got a behind-the-scenes tour of portraitist Elizabeth Slaught’s atelier for “The Artist in Her Studio” (page 126). “I love visiting artists in their studios; it’s fascinating to see spaces dedicated to the creative process,” says Porter. “It’s also another way to glean understanding of their work.”

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This Hollywood-born photographer has been published in GQ, Esquire, and Rolling Stone as well as numerous art exhibitions. WHAT Photographed local resident Bo Derek for our fashion feature, “A Muse in Our Midst” (page 104). “It was fun spending an afternoon getting to know someone who had such a resonance in my early life. I remember very distinctly sneaking into a theater to see a Bo Derek movie that I was way too young to see. Memories like those don’t fade over time.”

This Los Angeles-based travel scribe has written about her global getaways for our sister publication, C. WHAT Penned “Winter Wonderland” (page 97). “Zürich was far more charming than I ever imagined—it literally looked like I had walked into a fairy tale…cobblestone streets and swans in the lake,” she says. “And I’ve been lucky enough to visit some of the best ski resorts in the world, but Gstaad is like Aspen on steroids— überchic and sophisticated.”

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“VERY RARELY DO I GET TO SHOOT SOMEONE WHO I’M LEGITIMATELY EXCITED TO SHOOT. BO DEREK IS AN ICON WHO REPRESENTS THAT PERFECT CALIFORNIA GIRL.”

C AR O LYN E SP LE Y- MILLER This Santa Barbara-based style maker and blogger—aka Slim Paley—is known for her editor’s eye for home, garden, fashion, and bon vivant posts. WHAT Conversed with the iconic actress Bo Derek for “A Muse in Our Midst” (page 104). The longtime friends talked about current projects, travels, and a revamped life in the Santa Ynez Valley. WHO

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AROUND TOWN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Lining the walls of the newly opened Guitar Bar in the Funk Zone are dozens of acoustic and electric six-strings by tried-andtrue lines such as Taylor, Paul Reed Smith, ESP, and Orange as well as newer names like Suhr, Echopark, Nash, and more. Having spent 25 years selling the best guitars in the biz to novices and pros alike at stores all over town, owner Jamie Faletti, a native Santa Barbaran, says, “I had been putting together a dream shop in my head. At the beginning of 2012, I knew it was time to go big or go home.” Now, his industrial-chic shop offers instruments (from $149), amplifiers, accessories, and more, including lessons for the young and young at heart. “I love selling kids their first guitars,” he says. “It makes me remember the feeling I had when I got my first guitar at age 10 and the whole world of music opened up to me.” As for his personal favorite instrument? “That’s almost as hard as saying which child is your favorite,” he says. “I do have a soft spot for a Gibson small-body acoustic that I have because it’s the guitar I played for my kids when they were babies.” –GINA Z. TERLINDEN SANTA BARBARA GUITAR BAR 137 Anacapa St., Ste. A selection of Teye guitars.

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FRESH FAST FOOD is what you’ll find at Lucky Penny, the copper coin-covered snack shack in the Funk Zone. Line up inside to order La Colombe coffee drinks or fresh-made pastries to go. For lunch or dinner, enjoy a wood-fired pizza—such as the Breakfast on Milpas ($13, fingerling potatoes, chorizo, a sunny side-up egg, spicy tomatillo marinara, cotija cheese, and cilantro), a spiced lamb meatball sandwich ($10), or a Market salad ($8, local greens with a honey-thyme vinaigrette and toasted almonds, figs, shaved carrots and radishes, and goat cheese) with a glass of wine or Red Stripe beer on the covered patio. If you happen to be at one of the neighboring wine tasting rooms or at Figueroa Mountain Brewery, you can also order a bite and Lucky Penny will deliver it to you at no additional charge. –G.Z.T. LUCKY PENNY 127 Anacapa St., Santa CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: The facade; a Margherita pizza; a chalkboard menu; manager Syd Wedemeyer.

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“Being in such close proximity to so many other great businesses that are passionate about food and dedicated to creating great products is truly inspiring and has created an amazing community.” —MICHAEL GRAHAM, OWNER, C’EST C HEESE

heady combination of historic architecture and great food is hard to beat; and the downtown crossroads of East Canon Perdido and Santa Barbara streets—home to El Presidio de Santa Bárbara—is ground zero for experiencing both. Directly across from the Presidio, Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens—an iconic building that, for 60 years, housed a popular Chinese restaurant and cocktail lounge—was recently reborn as Three Pickles Subs & Sandwiches and the Pickle Room, 805-965-1015, threepickles.com. Locals are thrilled to reclaim their cherished watering hole—lovingly restored by business owners Bob Lovejoy and his son, Clay—and the libationary talents of Jimmy’s longtime bartender Willy Gilbert. Next door, there’s always a swarm of bikers—the nonmotorized variety—hanging out sipping java at Handlebar Coffee Roasters, 719-201-3931, handlebarcoffee.com, owned by former professional cyclists Kim Anderson and Aaron Olson, who have dubbed their culinary neighborhood the “Gourmet Ghetto.” Steps away, the Sojourner Cafe & Restaurant, 805-965-7922, sojournercafe.com, is a comfy venue frequented by the healthconscious set for more than three decades. Devoted regulars favor the brilliantly hued beet gazpacho, and save room for baker Ashleigh Carracino’s sublime desserts. Sophisticated foodies have discovered Julienne, 805-845-6488, restaurantjulienne.com, the corner bistro where chef/owner Justin West’s seasonal menus of innovative flavor combinations—like pork belly with smoked poblano sausage, stewed peppers, and French fries—feature locally sourced ingredients. Around the corner, C’est Cheese, 805-965-0318, cestcheese.com— Michael and Kathryn Graham’s decade-old fromagerie—stocks 120 cheese varieties and every conceivable accoutrement (think charcuterie, condiments, and cutlery). Get ready for the debut of C’est Cheese Part Deux, an expanded version of the existing shop to include a larder, cafe, and even more local wines. Across the street, Panino, 805-963-3700, paninorestaurants.com, serves the lunch bunch a tempting array of soups, salads, and sandwiches from a repurposed Victorian home. On chilly nights, booking a fire pit table on the spacious outdoor patio is the best way to savor tasty Lebanese specialties at Zaytoon, 805-963-1293, zaytoon.com. –L.D. PORTER

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“From the newly reopened PICKLE ROOM to farm-to-table restaurant JULIENNE to C’EST CHEESE and all the GREAT BUSINESSES in between, we are fortunate to have such GREAT NEIGHBORS.” 00ERS —AARON OLSON, OWNER, HANDLEBAR COFFEE ROAST

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AROUND TOWN

Get into the SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

TOP TO BOTTOM : The Downtown Holiday Parade; The Old Mission; the David Shelton sculpture at the Bacara.

Revel in the spacious lobby of the Bacara Resort & Spa, 805968-0100, bacararesort.com, from December 21 through 24 for its tree lighting ceremonies (free) that take place from 4:30 to 5:30 pm every evening. This year, the Bacara has partnered with renowned local artist David Shelton to create a stunning 12-foot-tall steel and handblown glass sculpture. Enjoy homemade cookies and hot apple cider as the work of art is lit. • On December 6 at 6:30 pm, the Downtown Holiday Parade, santabarbaradowntown .com, will pass by more than 50,000 people ooohing and aaahing over marching bands, holiday floats, and the arrival of St. Nick. • The Old Mission Santa Barbara, 805-682-4713, santabarbaramission.org, is stunningly lit with candles at 7 pm on December 21 as

carolers sing. Afterward, there’s a blessing of the birth of Jesus—reenacted with live animals—on the front lawn. • The annual Parade of Lights (free), santabarbaraca.gov, floats through the harbor and Stearns Wharf on December 8 from 3:00 to about 7:15 pm. This year’s theme—Rock’n & Roll’n Holiday—is sure to bring out some elaborately bedecked boats. Hint: The best spots from which to view the parade are Stearns Wharf and the breakwater. Don’t forget to stop by Santa’s Village at the city pier in the harbor at 3:00 with the little ones, and be sure to stay through the parade to catch the fireworks display afterward. • In addition to its regular 25-minute horsedrawn trolley tours (from $5) of the Danish enclave in the valley, Solvang Trolley & Carriage Co., 805-794-8958,

solvangtrolley.com, offers holiday rides after sunset. Check the website for a schedule for rides with Santa himself. –G.Z.T.

A tree on Stearns Wharf

One-Stop Shop Having recently moved from their Hollister Avenue digs

to an airy space downtown on Motor Way, Frank and Marlene Bucy’s Folio Press & Paperie/

Wootton Printing stationery boutique has reopened just in

time for Christmas, offering holiday and special occasion cards and invitations by Smock, Rifle Paper, Mixt Studio, and more in addition to their own custom designs; ornaments; pens; and other presents (pictured). “We continue to offer lovely free gift wrapping for purchases,” says Marlene. “We want to make it easy: Pop in, get a gift, and it’s ready to go—card too.” –G.Z.T. FOLIO PRESS & PAPERIE/WOOTTON PRINTING 301 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, 805-966-1010, foliopressandpaperie.com.

SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER Resolve to reclaim your peace of mind and find time to do what you love courtesy of Caroline Pendergast’s Upper Village Concierge. The personal assistant and lifestyle management firm soothes the headaches of a busy schedule, “taking on the ‘have tos’ so you can enjoy more of your ‘get tos,’” says Pendergast. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, this sought-after professional brings creativity and warmth to all of her services. “She tackles tasks with grace, confidence, and class,” says client Lisa Bradley. And whether that means checking off your holiday gift list or arranging a family getaway, she’ll take care of the details.

–JANA BARRETT

UPPER VILLAGE CONCIERGE 805-455-6392, uppervillageconcierge.com.

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R.S.V.P. The BREAST CANCER RESOURCE CENTER held its 15th annual Pink Polo Party, where guests gathered at a private estate overlooking the glistening Pacific Ocean to enjoy fruity cocktails, elegant appetizers, and a private polo exhibition. Most notably, a silent auction also took place and items included handmade Corinna Gordon jewelry, an English countryside vacation, and a two-night getaway for two couples at Swanson Vineyard in Napa Valley. Guests then danced the night away in support of breast cancer research and recovery. P H OTOS : CL AR I SSA KO E NI G

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HOME AWAY FROM HOME JENNI KAYNE has made her mark with not one, but two new stores. One stocked with her latest clothing and accessories and the other with her favorite finds to adorn your abode and children. Kayne invited guests to stroll between the two boutiques and take in her latest Santa Barbara digs. PHOTOS :

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SHOP FOR A CAUSE Celebrating its opening, CALYPSO ST. BARTH hosted a private party for guests of Kendall Conrad, Lisa Hagerman, Hollye Jacobs, and Frances Schultz Dittmer. Attendees were treated with crisp cocktails and savory hors d’oeuvres while a portion of the night’s proceeds went to DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL, the Santa Barbarabased nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by poverty and natural disasters. PHOTOS: COURTESY OF CALYPSO ST. BARTH

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Designer KENDALL CONRAD brings her wares to the Montecito Country Mart for a pop-up shop—designed by husband David Cameron— through the New Year. Farm Shop provided a epicurean extravaganza with hors d’oeuvres and strolling mini entrees while DJ Michael Smith had them dancing in the

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A DECADE OF DRESSED Susan Pitcher’s DRESSED + READY boutique celebrated its 10-year anniversary with guests clad in their favorite Dressed duds from seasons past and present. Attendees shopped the curated collections and 10 percent of proceeds went to the STORYTELLER CHILDREN’S CENTER. P H OTO :

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY STORYTELLER CHILDREN’S CENTER hosted its 25th anniversary gala honoring key founder Kenny Slaught and his dedication to the cause. The 1930s Old Hollywoodthemed event celebrated the generosity of donors and the achievements of Storyteller, a tuition-free early education system designed specifically for atrisk children living in poverty. The supper club took place at the Bacara Resort & Spa and paid tribute to the many integral factors in Storyteller’s success.

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COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL’s eco-chic GREEN GALA at The Lark restaurant, guests learned about the organization’s aim to reduce fossil fuel consumption and educate others for a brighter, greener future. Decor made from repurposed and recycled materials adorned the restaurant, which served bites such as roasted chicken with brown butter polenta and fig crostini to some 250 attendees. More than $140,000 was raised to benefit CEC’s programs. PHOTOS: ERIN FEINBLATT, COAST PHOTOGRAPHY

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ALDA TAKES THE STAGE UCSB ARTS & LECTURES and the SAGE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE MIND sponsored a lecture by iconic actor/director/author/professor Alan Alda. The event took place at The Granada Theater and touched on subjects such as the advice he has given to young people after he himself had a near-death experience. Alan Alda and Roman Baratiak

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TASTE OF THE TOWN Santa Barbara celebrated its best food and wine while benefiting the ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION. The Riviera Park hosted 750 guests while a total of 80 restaurants and wineries offered up their best dishes and drinks. Attendees were able to participate in a silent auction that raised nearly $150,000 for arthritis research and the annual Juvenile Arthritis Conference.

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WINING AND DINING Celebrating three decades of acheivement, WINE CASK co-owners Doug Margerum and Mitchell Sjerven invited the community to its 30th anniversary Alumni Dinner. Around 150 guests enjoyed exclusive wine and gourmet bites while reminiscing about the restaurant’s success. A portion of the evening’s profits were donated to the AMERICAN RIVIERA SCHOLARSHIP, which helps fund Santa Barbara City College culinary arts students. P H OTOS : S H E L LY VINS O N

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STYLE Gem of a Gal Jeweler KAI LINZ’s diamonds are a girl’s best friend

Kai at home wearing a The Row sweater, Vince leather pants, her own diamond chain necklaces, and Zara boots.

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really something that just happened to me, more so than a conscious decision,” says the 55-year-old designer. “People were always trying to take my jewelry off me, asking me to make the same for them.” So when KAI LINZ — with her husband, Doron, and two kids—moved from Manhattan in 2004 “to get out of the city for a year or two,” the local demand turned into a boutique business out of her hillside home. Known for her clean, modern, yet plenty-of-bling layering, Kai’s baubles are truly on every best-dressed woman’s wish list in town.

How has living in Santa Barbara influenced your designs? When

we first moved here, we went to the beach every afternoon. Watching the sun set on the water and seeing the light reflect like sparkling gems...I wanted to recreate that in a day-to-night collection. I initially started with silver and diamonds, but during the last five years, I’ve been working a lot with rose gold, which I find very flattering for most skin types. What are your favorite stones to work with? I

enjoy working with all the “sliced” stones, particularly diamonds. They’re so beautiful, and the more I use them, the more one-of-a-kind pieces I create.

What is the quintessential piece of your collection with the S.B. woman in mind? My

long rosecut diamond bead necklaces are something that can be both casual and formal and are perfect for the Santa Barbara woman.

What should every woman have in her jewelry box? A pair of oval micro-pavé diamond hoop earrings. I have them in three sizes. What’s on your holiday wish list? A

rose-gold watch. I am

not really a car person but maybe a grey Tesla model S. Any memorable trips that have sparked inspiration? Jaipur

and the rose hue of the light reflected on the Pink City. Also, an African safari—the incredible beauty and colors of the Okavango Delta. As an designer, what do you collect? Photography as art. I’ve been collecting photography for more than 20 years and I have my own collection of all my travels and work as a photographer. I studied at the School of the International Center of Photography in New York for five years and have taken classes at Brooks Institute here in Santa Barbara. Three must-haves for the S.B. winter that are in your closet?

Vince black leather cropped pants, a pair of Golden Goose sneakers, and the Miky leather bowler bag from Tod’s. Something we wouldn’t know about you? Even though I am not a very good swimmer, I went on a surf trip around the world with my then boyfriend and now husband. It was challenging and sometimes very scary. Ah, what we do for love! n

Kai’s S.B. BLAC K BOOK I love the watermelon mint juice from PRESSED JUICERY, 805-845-2093, pressedjuicery.com. Especially for martinis! • Hiking MONTECITO PEAK, santabarbarahikes .com, with my dogs, Bruno and Lola. • LILY’S TAQUERIA, 805-966-9180, lillystacos.com, is a great place to get delicious tacos for a quick daytime snack. • Regina Henderson for facials at CASHMIR BEAUTY LOUNGE, 805969-2322, in Summerland. • I’m addicted to the lateafternoon classes at COREPOWER YOGA, 805-884-9642, corepoweryoga.com, on State Street.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT : A modern living room view; painting and chair were Parisian flea market finds; an assortment of Kai’s baubles; the designer wearing The Row’s suede pants, Zara top, and Prada boots; sliced agate with pavé diamond earrings; a Saarinen table paired with a Moroccan rug and French leather chairs in the kitchen serves as an extra workspace; layers of Linz’s jewels with her favorite Golden Goose sneakers and J. Crew boyfriend jeans; strands of inspiration in her design studio.

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ABOVE :

Cire Trudon candle, $55, Jenni Kayne; Jillian Dempsey Anarchy bracelet, price upon request, Maxfield; malachite box, from $840, Silverhorn. BELOW :

Camille K cuff, $1,100, Wendy Foster; dress, price upon request, Gucci; faux succulent garden, $365, Botanik.

P H OTO G R A P H : L OT U S L A N D , C O R A L VO N Z U M WA LT

Squash blossom necklace, $1,900, Peregrine Galleries; Rolex watch, price upon request, Silverhorn; emerald ring, price upon request, Bryant & Sons.

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Oliver Peoples sunglasses, $335, Occhiali Fine Eyewear; crocodile clutch, price upon request, Hermès.

Shagreen trays, $1,800, and coasters, $68, Cabana Home; turquoise bracelets, price upon request, Sheryl Lowe Designs.

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Bone necklace, price upon request, Dezso; scarf, $620, Jules Allen Studio; snake cuff, $1,650, Daniel Gibbings Jewelry.

WEEKEND NOMAD

ABOVE: Leather table runner, price upon request, finery.com; Peter Beard book, $69, Taschen; Angie jacket, $360, Lolë.

Presents and pleasures for sunsets in Ojai

Poncho vest, $485, Heidi Merrick; gloves, $565, Perrin Paris; Kuba pillow, $395, Maison K.

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Patricia Underwood hat, $455, Jenni Kayne; shawl, $275, Calypso St. Barth; Valentino boots, $1,695, Dressed; clutch, $1,000, Kendall Conrad Design.

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Oscar de la Renta napkins, $75, Saks Fifth Avenue; Mont Blanc pen, $1,265, Churchill Jewelers; Smock Paper cards, $14/box, Kathleen Cooper Fine Papers.

GUIDE

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Stylish hostess gifts reminiscent of the moonlight over Santa Barbara

Sale di Mare salt, $45, C’est Cheese; bowls, $152, Botanik; cake knife set $335, Tiffany & Co.

Wine pearls, $25, Nordstrom; Michael Aram coasters, $109, Forever Posh; Isabel Marant, Diani.

Arte Italica charger, $142, K. Frank; Christofle flute, $270, Coast 2 Coast Collection; Champagne Henriot, $55, Vino Divino; runner, $26, Furbish Studio.

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P H OTO G R A P H S : M O O N OV E R S A N TA B A R B A R A , J O H N PA L M I N T E R I ; T I F FA N Y & C O . C A K E K N I F E S E T, T I F FA N Y & C O .

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NATIVE TREASURES

MK Signature candle, $42, Maison K; faux fur throws, $79 each, Restoration Hardware.

Gifts inspired by the natural beauty and heritage of our town ALISA BAUR Art Director

Roses, Rose Story Farm; mixrack, $150, and Le Corbusier chair, $4,260, Design Within Reach. Alberto Giacometti book, $25, Assouline; Dries van Noten, Wendy Foster; ring, $2,150, Daniel Gibbings.

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Santa Barbara Magazine contributor (remember Katy Perry’s August/September 2008 cover?) and avant-garde photographer Tierney Gearon has combined her passions and creativity as a mother and artist in her latest project, Alphabet Book (Damiani, $27). It’s not surprising that the whimsy and quirkiness of Gearon’s eye takes us into the world of unbridled and free-spirited moments of childhood play. Most of these artful images—of her own children and friends—are where Gearon found the connection of youthful spontaneity and the hidden pursuit of each letter. As a result, this is a thoughtful photography book for young children—and an unexpected visual experience for adults. –G.T.

BE SEEN at Gearon’s exclusive book signing at the Kendall Conrad pop-up boutique at the Montecito Country Mart on December 7 from 4 to 6pm. Special event treats by Rori’s Artisanal Creamery. Kids welcome!

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“THIS BOOK IS A COLLABORATION I DID WITH MY CHILDREN AND THEIR FRIENDS. I WANTED TO DO AN ART BOOK FOR CHILDREN AND A CHILDREN’S BOOK FOR ADULTS.”

ONE TO WATCH ’Tis the season for giving back and keeping warm…. One Moon’s cashmere capes, wraps, and capelets are one-stop shopping. Partners Tara Mercurio and Michelle Waugh brainstormed the idea behind their entrepreneurial effort after an evening serving Thanksgiving dinner at a soup kitchen. Their goal was to create top-of-the-line luxury pieces that provide comfort and warmth while spreading awareness of social issues. For each chic California capelet (covetable cashmere with leather trim) sold, proceeds go toward sleeping bags and other essentials for people in need. One Moon sponsors holiday sleeping bag package drops, special dinners at a women’s shelters, and spending one-on-one time assisting clients and caseworkers at local shelters, including a recent visit and benefit for Storyteller here in Santa Barbara. –G.T.

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SB (Fingerprint Strategies, 2012)— coauthored with Australian social scientist Ross Honeywill— took a turn for the greater good when Norton, cofounder of the Santa Barbara-based The Big Idea group discovered he had meningitis and spent months convalescing on our shores. During that time, he conceived the idea of Crowdspending .com, which is designed to change the balance of power between us—the consumers— and the corporations we have to spend our money with for necessities like banking, credit cards, cell phones, and insurance. “These companies are reliant upon our money, though we are so tiny that they can ignore what we want for our economy, society, and environment,” says the British-born father of three. “We all have to buy these

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things, so by joining together as a crowd, we negotiate better terms and conditions both for each of us individually and for us as a society. We have a very simple purpose—to bring things back into balance so they can work better. We think it’s about time that our economy and society reflected that.” Herewith, his big idea. Seventy percent of the capital that runs the American economy comes from consumers, yet there is no such thing as the average consumer. Consumer spending drives this economy, but what drives consumer spending is misunderstood. Instead of dividing people up by wealth or demographics, it’s actually values and beliefs that determine how someone spends money.

Explain the numbers.

There are two distinct groups when it comes to spending. One group—driven almost exclusively by the extraordinary deal—are cautious spenders, especially in tough economic times. The second group, NEOs (for New Economic Order), are driven by a search for the unique, the individual, and the extraordinary in things they buy. NEOs are only 24 percent of the population but account for 57 percent of discretionary spending. They are from all income levels and every generation, but they are the ones who drive much of the economic success and are the ones who effectively saved the economy during the last five years. How does that pertain to consumer spending during a

Recessions polarize spending. For the people who need a deal to get them excited, the deals have to get a lot better. Interestingly for the NEOs, they cut back on things they didn’t really connect with but spent more on things that truly reflected their own sense of individualism. That is why we have seen companies like Whole Foods and Mini thrive during the last five years despite tough economic times overall. recession?

How will Crowdspending.com

How will Crowdspending.com change the way businesses operate? It will make it much easier. Each of the industries we operate in is highly competitive, and when you get beyond the marketing spin, the products are essentially the same. These companies spend fortunes— usually around a third of their total revenue—on commissions, marketing, and incentives to get us to spend with them rather than their competitors. Crowdspending will negotiate the terms on behalf of its members, so none of that money needs to be spent. Our members get a rebate on their spending and the corporations make higher profits. The cost of those higher profits is that they have to become better companies—they have to treat us better, pay their taxes, make sure their employees and suppliers are being treated properly, and meet much higher standards of how they take care of the environment. Do you think the recession has hit Santa Barbara differently?

Although the recession has been hard on many people in Santa Barbara, we have weathered it much better than most. We have a higher percentage of NEOs than most towns, so our local economy survived. Now is the time for us to push on through.

change the way consumers spend? It won’t change how we buy; we’ll still buy the same things in the same way from companies we know. What will change will be the meaning and the pricing. The crowd sets the terms for its joint spending— companies are answerable to us if they want our money and we are big enough to matter. 76

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birthdays” and other occasions, and every time “we came up, we felt we could breathe.” They bought a parcel of what had been an avocado ranch in Montecito, built a house, and moved in five years ago with their three children—Emily, 12; Cameron, 10; and Kieran, 7. But they hardly expected the welcome they received or imagined the roles they’d play in Santa Barbara’s nonprofit world. “It’s been a phenomenal move,” says Fiona, who was amazed at the passion her new neighbors brought to their endeavors. “It’s such a cultural community.” With his many ties to the movie industry—he’s also principal of Traction Media, which represents independent filmmakers—Doug was particularly interested in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. “I had watched it grow in prestige, and I wanted to know more,” he says. An acquaintance made at an Los Angeles dinner party put him in touch with executive director Roger Durling and then-board president Jeff Barbakow, who invited Doug to join the board of directors soon after. For the last three years, he’s served as board president. “I was fortunate to step in at a time when we could continue to move forward,” he says. “Roger has been incredibly successful Fiona and Doug Stone at the Arlington Theatre, where the SBIFF kicks off its opening night on January 30. in bringing celebrity talent for tributes and awards, and he’s had a strong hand in growing the festival creatively.” But Doug wanted to IT WAS THE DESIRE TO RAISE A FAMILY enhance those efforts by making the festival outside Los Angeles that first prompted important to the industry: “We weren’t entertainment attorney Doug Stone and his getting certain films Roger wanted because wife, Fiona, a visual effects producer, to the filmmakers wanted to wait” in order to consider moving to Santa Barbara. “We asked premiere their work at festivals where they ourselves where we could go and still comwere most likely to sell to distributors. Two mute,” remembers Doug. “We’d been here for WINTER 2014

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years ago, he came up with an acquisition program designed to overcome that obstacle. “But this is still a community festival,” notes Doug, who continues to commute to L.A. a couple of times a week, “and we don’t want to lose that.” The 10-10-10 student competition, AppleBox free family films, 3rd Weekend showings, and the Field Trip to the Movies (a filmmaking workshop for 4,000 to 5,000 local kids) are all ways that SBIFF gives back to the community. All are planned to continue next year, along with the popular panels and red carpet-worthy actor and director tributes. What’s the buzz for next year? Everyone is still very close-lipped about specifics. “I don’t get involved in programming,” Doug says, “but Roger has been to Telluride and Toronto, and he has good sources for finding films. As for sponsorships that help fund the SBIFF, those are now being put in place. It’s been a good experience. The satisfaction is watching the festival grow.” Meanwhile, Fiona, who began her career as broadcast journalist in her native England, has turned her efforts toward Santa Barbara’s new children’s museum. When her son Kieran was in preschool, she signed up to be an “ambassador” for the project, sharing its vision and gathering parent input. Three years ago, she joined the board of directors. “Santa Barbara has so much,” she says, “but this aspect has been missing. It’s not a typical children’s museum. We’ve been working to develop a full-on, 21st century interactive experience. I was a visual effects producer, and visual effects bring technology and artistry together.” To develop that, the board has “met with some incredibly talented people to pick their brains.” Located next to the train depot, “the museum will be easy for people to visit,” she adds. The building was designed by the late Barry Berkus and has already been approved by the city planning commission; the next step is to raise money—$20 million in addition to the $5 million already donated by the board— with ground breaking planned for 2014 and completion sometime in 2015. “I’m constantly impressed with the personalities and dedication of everyone on the board,” she says. As for coming to Santa Barbara, “it’s been such a happy accident.” –JOAN TAPPER

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A cornerstone of the Santa Barbara nonprofit community, the Hutton Parker Foundation provides support to organizations throughout the county and helps them achieve their highest level of performance. “When I think of the holidays and our sector, I think of all the organizations in our community that work especially hard to ensure no one is forgotten or alone,” says executive director Pamela Lewis. “I think about those less fortunate—the physically and mentally disabled, children without families, those without food and shelter…. Many organizations have special programs and volunteers that gear up this time of year. Here are a few that come to mind.”

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ANGELS BEARING GIFTS WHAT Brings happiness to people

with developmental disabilities who have no one to remember them by providing gifts on birthdays and holidays, and also fosters compassion within the community via year-round educational outreach and volunteer activities.

“The holiday season is our busiest—we rely on volunteers to shop for, wrap, and deliver gifts to more than 200 people in our community by Christmas.” —LINDA COWEN, COCHAIR

For more information, call 805-884-7222 or visit angels bearinggifts.org.

FOOD FROM THE HEART WHAT Prepares and delivers

—DENIS E HINKLE, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPM ENT AND COMMUNICAT IONS

For more information, call 805-9651001 or visit fsacares.org.

HILLSIDE HOUSE WHAT Offers developmentally

disabled residents a safe, respectful, dignified environment where they can maximize their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional abilities in order to achieve their utmost independence.

“For the past 20 years of delivering meals every week of the year, Thanksgiving is the one holiday when we really go all out—we bring a week’s worth of meals to our clients every Wednesday before Thanksgiving. We plan and prepare for it months in advance.”

“We have many seasonal arts and crafts activities. Visiting performers come in to lead caroling, we decorate the tree, Santa comes for a very popular visit.... The end of the year is also an important time as we ask our community to give generously so that we can budget for next year without having to cut any of our vital services and programs.”

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healthy, fresh, organic meals to low-income, home-bound citizens with health problems.

FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY WHAT Through various programs

such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Senior Services, Family Support & Information Services, and Youth & Family Services, the Family Service Agency has provided information, advocacy, counseling, and case management that results in accessibility to basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, and medical and mental health care for more than 100 years.

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families and individuals we serve—especially our senior population, which is often isolated and lacking basic needs. We strive through all of our programs to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community.”

ber 5, the seventh annual Vodka Latke on December 7, and Latkes & Laughter Chanukah Comedy Night on December 11. Our classes, programs, and special events are open to all.” —MICHAEL RASSL ER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

For more information, call 805-9571115 or visit jewishsantabarbara.org.

NEW DIRECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WHAT New Directions offers

educational and leisure travel opportunities free of charge to developmentally impaired children and adults.

“I have been leading Holiday Happiness tours every year since 1985. I cannot think of a better way to spend the holidays than to bring joy to others!” —DEE DUNCAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

For more information, call 805967-2841 or visit newdirections travel.org.

ORGANIC SOUP KITCHEN WHAT Provides a minimum of

14,000 organic, nutritious soups and meals to underprivileged members of our community. Its connections with local farms and food vendors allow the organization to maximize the value of every dollar received. By keeping the underprivileged happy and healthy, the Santa Barbara com-

munity spends less on health care, crime prevention, and government programs.

“We have found that fresh, healthy meals provide the greatest impact on our streets. Many hospitals have switched to using natural ingredients for the same reason we did—the body needs a strong immune system to survive hard times.” —ANTHONY CARROCCIO, FOUNDER

For more information, call 805886-7427 or visit organicsoup kitchen.org.

UNITY SHOPPE WHAT For 96 years, this nonprofit

organization has helped tens of thousands of homeless and lowincome individuals, families, and seniors with food, clothing, basic daily necessities, and job training.

“Some of Unity Shoppe’s unique holiday services include a food and clothing store where parents can shop with dignity; a senior center where volunteers can prepare special needs packages for those in care facilities; and Santa’s Toy Shoppe, which provides low-income parents an opportunity to select toys for their children during the holiday season.” —BARBARA TELLEFSON, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER SANTA BARBARA WHAT Builds a vibrant and

inclusive Jewish community by enhancing the well-being of Jews in Santa Barbara, Israel, and throughout the world and by strengthening the relationship between the Jewish community and the community at large.

“Chanukah is early this holiday season (November 28 through December 5), but we do have our Family Chanukah Party on Decem-

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VOLUNTEER FIERCE FEMALES Do you have a passion for music and helping others? Girls Rock SB! is looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand with various activities such as fund raising, event planning, and teaching workshops. Volunteers do not need to be musically gifted but must be dedicated and reliable. For more information, call 805-861-8128 or visit girlsrocksb.org.

WALK AND TALK If you’re interested in not only learning more about the fascinating history of Casa del Herrero—the George Washington Smithdesigned classic Montecito abode—but also leading informative tours around the iconic building and grounds, here is an opportunity to get started. Casa del Herrero is offering docenttraining classes every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 am from January 16 through March 6, 2014. For more information, call 805565-5653 or visit casadelherrero.com.

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HELPING HANDS Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties is on the lookout for hard-working volunteers with a desire to preserve hope and happiness in the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Candidates must complete online orientation classes, six hours of training, and have reliable transportation. Bilingual abilities are helpful but not required, and the application deadline is February 1, 2014. For more information, call Candice at 805-6769474 ext. 0 or visit tri-counties.wish.org.

HORSING AROUND The Santa Barbara Zoo is seeking dedicated animal lovers and history buffs to volunteer for positions such as docent, keeper aid, and ambassador. The commitment not only benefits the zoo’s animals and visitors, but is also fun and worthwhile. For more information, call 805-962-6310 or visit sbzoo.org. –CARLY BATES

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Originally from Santa Barbara, THE BLUES AND GREYS released Bright Lights ($4.95), an album filled with indie-rock folk tunes. Throughout the tracks, instruments such as the dobro, mandolin, banjo, and cello can be heard, creating a diverse sound with a soulful vocal delivery. • Raised as a surfer girl in Santa Barbara, 21-year-old ERIN NICOLE SMITH grew up attending tap, ballet, and jazz classes at Rudenko School of Dance. Both her passions encouraged her to begin her music career and inspired her

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free-spirited indie style and debut album, Crying Butterflies ($9.90). • Lyrics from ERLAND’s folk album On Our Side ($9.99) pose profound questions, giving the band what they call a sound track to their lives. • Isla Vista-born electronic grunge rockers FMLYBND released two singles along with their debut album Gold ($6.93). The group of six acts as a family—hence the name—to create their alternative sound. • Local folkrock band GHOST TIGER released their debut Birdfeeder ($1.98)—two lyrically appealing songs that explore the band’s four-part harmony and soulful vocals and lend a refreshing, laid-back style to indie music. • In celebration of their 30th year together, HEADLESS HOUSEHOLD plans to release their ninth album—rumored to be an outstanding collection of rock, country, bluegrass, and jazz—before Christmas. • Touring nationally, Santa Barbara-based IRATION recently released their third full-length album, Automatic ($9.99). Originally from Hawaii, the band members met while growing up, only to reconnect in Isla Vista and form Fmlybnd

their surf-happy alternative rock style. Automatic is filled with guitar, transcending lyrics, and a melody that brings out the sunshine on a rainy day. • Known for his harmonic acoustics, UC Santa Barbara alum JACK JOHNSON

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You ($11.99). The Montecito resident’s experience with the waves is reflected in his sound, which encompasses the breezy atmosphere of our the ukulele, dobro, piano, melodica, accordion, and glockenspiel. • Santa Barbara hip-hop artist JAY OCTOBER released Confetti: The Beginning (free)—six songs, the intro of which is gaining popularity. • After receiving her first guitar at age 13, JESSIE BRIDGES—actor/musician Jeff

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Ojai residents Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray—the duo behind the band SEA STARS—have released their debut full-length album The Unknown ($9), which covers an alternative genre with whimsical sounds of dreamy folk and trancelike atmospheric rock.

From Where I Stand ($9.90). After moving to Santa Barbara, Costner’s wife encouraged him to join forces with bandmate John Coinman. Now, seven years after making their international debut, the band continues to produce intrinsically beautiful and stirring acoustic sounds using a fiddle, banjo, and other instruments. • Ventura native, UCSB alum, and current Ojai resident Vaughn Montgomery—also known as LITTLE BIG HERE —has released his debut album Small Goals (free). A talented musician who jams with Jack Johnson, Montgomery mixes the piano and guitar to create a California folk-rock sound. • NAKED WALRUS’s

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short stories with T.C. Boyle Stories II (Viking, $29.99). With work from his three most recent collections and featuring 14 previously unpublished stories, the volume also includes a preface in which Boyle reflects on his writing style throughout his career. • DALLAS WENNER CLARK,

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Beach eatery Andria’s Harborside, has shared the restaurant’s award-winning recipes in her new cookbook, Andria’s Harborside: Secret Recipes of a Santa Barbara Icon (Aes D’ana Publishing, $34.95). The book is punctuated with images of original art by Dallas’s husband Peter Clark as well as a brief history of the West Beach area. Dallas plans to launch her next book, I Did It (And You Can Too)—which highlights her life’s accomplishments, including her fight against breast cancer—at the 2014 Women’s Festival in Santa Barbara. • Associate professor of ethnomusicology and global and international studies at UCSB, TIMOTHY J. COOLEY’s Surfing about Music (University of California Press, $29.95) debuts in January. In his book, he explores surfers as a global group that experiences and shares similar music practices, including genres, festivals, and producing their own music. Using his personal experience as a practicing musician and devoted surfer, Cooley dives into surf music ranging from punk-rock to singer/songwriter. • Santa Barbara-born GRETEL EHRLICH has ventured beyond the Pacific Ocean to Tohoku, Japan, to record experiences of survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami (Pantheon, $16.99). Her book includes stories from rice farmers, monks, fishermen, and an 84-year-old geisha who lived through one of the earth’s deadly natural disasters. • After almost losing her vision, local author NORA GALLAGHER wrote her story in her health memoir, Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic (Knopf, $24). Recounting her illness, this book allows others who have experienced life-threatening illnesses to relate to her story. • More than your average cookbook, SUZANNE GOIN’s The A.O.C. Cookbook (Knopf, $35) is filled with seasonal recipes, information about the delectable ingredients, and colorful images. As a bonus, Caroline Styne, Goin’s business 90

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her Minneapolis childhood with one of her bands, ONE OF THE BOYS , through their recently released six-song EP Pinned Up. As a tribute to the musical era she grew up with, Schlieske’s EP takes a female perspective as she includes cover songs by musical greats, including Bob Dylan, The Jayhawks, and The Replacements. Her other band, TINA AND THE B-SIDES , plans to release an album in March. “It was recorded in my old hometown, Minneapolis, at Terrarium Studios where Prince, Beck, and many others have recorded,” she says.

their softer, soulful side as well. • Isla Vista-based band THE OLÉ’S have released a new EP, No Strings (free)—three songs that stay true to their signature sound of reggae, hip-hop, and rock, creating up-beat high-energy music. • Son of Carpinteria-based actor Alan Thicke, R&B/soul musician ROBIN THICKE

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songs that resemble the hard-rock appeal of their first album yet shows

album, Blurred Lines ($13.99). Produced by wunderkind Pharrell Williams, the upbeat collection of songs offers what proved to be the hit of the summer. • Santa Barbara natives TOMMY AND THE HIGH PILOTS

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CD. • Santa Ynez resident BRIAN RUSSELL’s Scribe (Kengorus, $15.15)

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is a dark and haunting story about the MacIntryes’ summer in Scotland.

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style buildings appear to be the one

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killer who had brutally murdered a couple in the house they are leasing,

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and the killer wants to recreate the gruesome event. • Santa Barbara

unveil the original architecture of the

activist and practicing clinical psychologist MICHAEL SEABAUGH has

area. • Montecito local SUE GRAFTON has uncloaked her 23rd novel in

written his self-published The Cure for Love ($10.99), which explores

the Alphabet series with W is for Wasted (Putnam, $28.95). Based in a

the journey of psychologist Dr. Jack Cochran as he helps a patient

fictional Santa Barbara, this book follows Kinsey Millhone, who uncovers

through a difficult relationship.

the death of a local private investigator and an unidentified homeless

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man. • Former actress and current mystery writer MELODIE JOHNSON

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who returns to acting after running low on money. Upon landing a role

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to escape her family drama.

the murder. • Known as a talented singer/songwriter, KENNY LOGGINS

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discovers the strength and courage

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WINTER WONDERLAND THERE ARE DOZENS OF REASONS

to love Switzerland: the Alps, the chocolate, precision timepieces, its unwavering neutrality. But if you don’t have a secret bank account—or if you don’t ski for that matter— there’s still an abundance of activities during the winter months to keep you intrigued. Adored by the European elite, Gstaad is a snow lover’s dream come true. At the Gstaad Palace, you’ll rub elbows with socialites, celebrities, >

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resembles a log cabin. EAT & DRINK Early Beck,

diplomats, and those in the know. With wood furniture and jaw-dropping views of the Alps, the 74 rooms and 26 suites are truly cozy Swiss mountain chalets. As soon as your bags are unpacked, relax and enjoy a cocktail in the lobby lounge where overstuffed plaid chairs, worn-in leather couches, and a fur-clad crowd will entertain you all afternoon and into the night. Perched on a hill with views of downtown Zürich, the castlelike Dolder Grand seamlessly embraces Old World charm with modern amenities. The 173 rooms are übersleek with floor-toceiling windows and sophisticated control panels that perform almost every function imaginable. When the temperatures drop, free-standing bathtubs and heated floors let you know you’ve come to the right place. Rooms in the original building are equally impressive with classic furnishings and traditional marble bathrooms. But perhaps the most enticing aspect of the hotel is its spa—more than 40,000 square feet of saunas, steam baths, aroma pools, and a state-of-the-art gym. Once you’ve been properly pampered, enjoy high tea in the grand lobby or simply stroll through the hotel to view the art collection, including works by Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Keith Haring, and Andy Warhol. When you’re ready to head outdoors, a wooded path leads to an ice rink—beloved by locals of all ages, it’s the perfect spot to practice your figure eights or simply sip

earlybeck.ch, is great for a coffee and croissant. You might spot legendary designer Valentino lunching at the Hotel Olden, hotelolden.com. GreenGo nightclub, palace.ch, at the Gstaad Palace is where the who’s who from around the globe sip champagne until the wee hours of the morning. DO Ride the gondola up Eggli mountain, where skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing await. Luxurious amenities abound in the opulent Palace Spa, palace.ch. Pulled by horses adorned with bells, sleighs are at the ready for a romantic ride through the snow.

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hot chocolate and watch the fun. –STEPHANIE STEINMAN THE DOLDER GRAND Kurhausstrasse 65, Zürich, 011-41-44-456-6040, thedoldergrand.com. Rates: From $605. GSTAAD PALACE Palacestrasse 28, Gstaad, 011-41-33-748-5000, palace.ch. Rates: From $527.

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O MUCH has been written about Bo Derek’s looks

throughout the years that I actually attempted to steer away…and failed. My excuse is simply that it’s almost unsettling (and certainly unfair!)—how blue the eyes, how perfect the nose, how high those cheekbones. Perhaps I’ll just address the obvious question: At 57, does she still have ‘It’? To which my answer would be: God, yes. Though Bo—like many iconic screen goddesses—is more petite in real life than she appears in film and photos, her delicate features and physique belie a tenacious warrior woman within. Xena was out in full force this past August when Bo successfully conquered Turkey’s Hellespont swim, while many men nearly twice her size did not. Battling exceedingly choppy seas from the coast of Europe to Asia in a little less than two hours, she fulfilled a challenge she had set for herself a scant year before. Istanbul’s just one of a myriad of exotic ports Bo has called upon this year—the Galápagos Islands, Dubai, Spain, Lebanon, and the Amazon, to name a few more. Curious, enthusiastic, and above all, game with a capital G, she’s blessed with all the most enviable attributes of a master traveler, switching from glam to rough with seemingly unflappable finesse. During long flights, she has the ability to tuck herself into such a tiny ball, it must be seen to be believed. Catching up with Bo at home between travels, I find her raspy voiced and tired, yet buzzing with excitement. In her governorappointed position as the Commissioner of the California Horse Racing Board for almost four years, she had attended the prestigious Breeder’s Cup race the day before, witnessing what must be one of the most movie-worthy races in recent history. A 50-year-old jockey coming out of retirement, a young female trainer with a new heart (quite literally), and a horse that, when first born, had been left for dead comprised the winning team. You couldn’t make it up. Her deep compassion for the four-legged among us also made Bo the perfect choice to chair the Medication and Track Safety Committee of California, a cause she takes very much to heart. Home is nestled within the gracious mountains and rolling vineyards of Santa Ynez, where she shares a recently renovated Cliff May ranch-style house with her partner of 11 years, actor-singer John Corbett. Renovations included a new master suite with peaked ceilings (John is 6’5”), exposed wood beams, and a luxurious spa. The couple drew their design inspiration from favorite hotel suites around the world, including the Plaza Athénée and the Villa d’Este. A prime example of Bo’s unruffled demeanor? She swears the construction experience “was a dream” and they actually “miss” their builders. Machito, a 40-year-old pony mule and an Irish wolfhound named Scarlett are also in residence. No doubt they’ll be the first happy recipients of Bo’s newly revamped, all natural, animal beauty product line scheduled to relaunch this spring. Life is good and incredibly peaceful here in Bo’s little slice of heaven…dare I say it’s a 10? — C ARO LYN ES P LE Y-MI LLE R To read more about Bo’s Hellespont swim, visit the September archives of slimpaley.com.

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Vintage dress, stylist’s own. Ottotredici blanket, $664, Wendy Foster. Boots, Derek’s own. For more information, see “Shopping Guide” (page 175). Hair and Makeup by Kerrie Urban. Interns: Carly Bates and Kalie Stier.

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A bust of Dante stonily greets visitors in the front hall; in the living room, a statue adds a grace note over the sofa created by Victoria, an interior and theatrical designer.

his is a generous house,” says Victoria Imperioli of the five-bedroom 1890s upper east side home she and her husband, Michael—think Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos—share with their two sons and daughter. “It’s beautifully built and architecturally very clean, with tall ceilings and light. The Victorians never built a box. I like houses with roots and character.” For Victoria, who has made a career designing theatrical sets and residential interiors, the “bones” of the house provide the perfect backdrop for the couple’s longstanding collection of art, objets, furniture, and fabrics, while its close-to-downtown location suits everyone in the family. Yet it wasn’t real estate that first brought the couple—who lived in New York City’s Tribeca and had a weekend house in Westchester—to town. “We came for the film festival in 2010,” remembers Michael, who had written and directed The Hungry Ghosts, which was shown that year. “We fell in love with Santa Barbara—its beauty, its culture.” Recognizing the glittery aspects of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival experience, they later returned to see if the place “was what we thought. We were looking for a change.” “We looked at Montecito, the Riviera, and Hope Ranch,” says Victoria, “but we wanted a place that was cool for the kids so they could walk.” They bought the house—which had originally been built for an Episcopal parson—in April 2012 and moved in three months later. “It was a huge move,” says Michael. “The kids were preteens and teens. We were in the middle of our lives.” But Victoria is “like a tornado, a force of nature.” “I didn’t touch the layout,” she says, “I don’t like to rip stuff apart,” though she did pull out the old bathrooms and restore wood details like moldings and oak floors. Then she upholstered the walls with textured damasks and silks, swagged the ceilings, added rosettes to friezes, hung painted panels on doors, reshaped sofas, and arranged chandeliers, paintings, statues, and bibelots. “Mostly the style of the house is Empire,” Victoria says. “I love neoclassical style, which has clean lines and layers.” She also loves color, for example, rich reds—“it’s a stimulating color, but only for certain spaces”—and elegant saffrons. And she uses Roman shades and drapes to dramatic effect. “Naked windows are not for me.” Victoria, who was born in the Ukraine, moved to New York with her family when she was 13, but frequent trips to Italy, Greece, France, and England accentuated her love of art and architecture, as did college in Europe and years spent living in Germany. Her bold style is showcased at Metropolitan—the home design boutique she opened on State Street earlier this year—which includes room vignettes as well as a workshop where she fabricates and reupholsters furniture. Of course, “with clients, I work around their collection and what suits them,” she says. But at home, she turns to the furnishings that have filled the family’s residences for years.

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Sunlight intensifies the warm golds of the master bedroom, with several antique Italian paintings on the damask-covered walls. The family’s collection leans heavily on portraits and landscapes, which are prized for their spiritual energy.

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A son’s bedroom takes its colorful cues from the hues of a replica Tiffany hanging lamp that has followed the family from house to house. OPPOSITE, TOP TO BOTTOM: A Pompeiian villa was the inspiration for the family room; another son’s bedroom includes the kind of exuberant window treatment characteristic of the home.

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“I never discard anything,” says Victoria, even fabrics, which she’ll use and reuse. “Old art pieces are the root of a culture. I want my children to grow up with these things, but they have to carry an aesthetic and spiritual value.” That’s obvious from the moment one steps into the formal entrance hall. At the base of a gracefully angled staircase, a bust of Dante rests on a pillar. The statue had its previous home at Studio Dante, the experimental theater space established by the Imperiolis in New York. Flanking the Italian poet is a 16th century oil entitled The Fall of Jerusalem. “Michael bought me three significant paintings when we got married,” in 1996, remembers Victoria. “This was one of them.” Off to one side, the library is lined, floor to ceiling, with books. The space serves as an office for Michael, who rents another—without phone or internet distractions—downtown, where he’s currently writing a script for a TV pilot. As for acting, he’s on movie screens in Spike Lee’s Oldboy and is part of the regular cast of Showtime’s Californication, whose seventh season airs in early 2014. “Having a consistent presence [near L.A.] has been good,” he says. The house is designed for the family to relax. “The world moves fast,” says Victoria. “You come here, and things slow down. Michael likes to read in the living room,” which is decorated in her signature scarlet with black and gold accents. That room opens to a flamboyantly decorated dining room, but “we hang out in the kitchen,” she notes, where she added a marble floor to complement the cabinets and counters. There’s also a family room for TV upstairs. “That’s my most complicated room,” she says, pointing to screens, panels, and a color scheme modeled on a Pompeiian villa. The master bedroom, with its walls and sofas upholstered in sunny yellow and a view of the ocean, is hung with antique Italian landscapes. But for Victoria—like Michael, a longtime Buddhist practitioner—the adjoining room, centered on a gilt Buddha she’s owned for two decades, “is the most important in the house. In the morning, we do meditation here and see the sunrise.” Not surprisingly, the move to Santa Barbara has prompted plenty of interest by family and friends. “When you live in a place where everyone wants to go, you get a lot of visitors,” says Michael, an avid cook who enjoys having small dinners for two or three guests. The abundance of local and seasonal ingredients has added to the pleasure. “I’ll shop at the farmer’s market on Saturday. This is a paradise for vegetarians.” “The house is meant for entertaining,” acknowledges Victoria. Yet “the environment is not for show but for family enjoyment. Our house is a private abode. What you see is what’s for us.” n

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Elegantly carved and curving leaves serve as handles on the ornate Italian bowl, embellished with ribbons and tendrils on its handpainted enamel surface. OPPOSITE: For her bedroom, the daughter requested a Moulin Rouge theme that translated to scarlet walls and a luxurious half-canopied bed.

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THE ARTIST IN HER STUDIO Elizabeth Slaught combines Old World techniques with 21st century technology in her Montecito atelier.

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ike the Renaissance artists, Santa Barbara-based Elizabeth Slaught makes figure drawings while looking at a live model. It’s a classic art studio practice most contemporary artists find daunting, but one at which Slaught excels. “The figure to me is the basis of art,” she says. “I just connect with the human form.” Viewing her work, it is impossible not to agree: Rendered in luscious pastel or charcoal on heavy Italian paper, her figure studies have a warm, tactile quality. “What I love most about her art is its luminosity, its elegance, and the languid mood the studies evoke,” says Kimberly Phillips, who displays Slaught’s work at her Montecito boutique, Maison K. Born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area, Slaught’s passion for art surfaced in childhood and formed the focus of her educational pursuits at UC Santa Barbara, University of San Francisco’s Academy of Arts, and the Art Center College of Design. She honed her graphic design talents at the Carpinteria-based industrial design firm Forms+Surfaces before establishing her own successful graphic design business in Santa Barbara. During the last decade, Slaught’s artistic practice has evolved from commercial to fine art. Every Monday afternoon, a group of women artists gather in Slaught’s studio to sketch figure drawings for three hours, working in 20-minute intervals followed by a short rest so the model can stretch and the group can critique the results before taking up the next pose. (The remainder of the week Slaught sketches alone with a model.) The studio, a handchiseled-stone building adjacent to her Montecito home, was designed by Slaught “to give me the feeling I was working in an old studio and garden somewhere in Europe,” she says. Special details—a limestone fireplace from France; antique roof tiles from Morocco, France, and Italy; and a reclaimed wood display shelf—were

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Slaught’s studio and the rustic, natural environment that inspires her. OPPOSITE : Two opposing large steel-framed windows capture views of both mountains and ocean and flood the space with northern light. PREVIOUS PAGES, LEFT TO RIGHT : A charcoal on paper figure; artist Elizabeth Slaught.

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inspired by her European travels. The umberstained cement floor lends a warm earth tone to the space, and two large opposing steelframed windows offer inspiring views of both mountains and ocean, capturing the northern light that is, according to Slaught, “fantastic for creating any kind of art.” While Slaught’s artistic practices and physical surroundings may evoke the Old World, her approach to promoting her work is decidedly 21st century. Slaught’s website serves as a virtual gallery where her art can be viewed and purchased. Of late, the site has also prompted real-world viewings of her work: London’s Brick Lane Gallery invited Slaught to participate in its “Art in Mind Exhibition, Figurative Works” earlier this year based on her online images. She makes weekly posts on her blog, thefiguralist.blogspot.com, which also includes several time-lapse videos, each showing Slaught creating a figure study from start to finish. It’s fascinating to see the artist at her easel, her fluid hands making strong, confident gestures, followed by smooth caresses as a threedimensional figure gradually emerges from a flat piece of paper. The significance of video technology’s ability to reveal the physical effort behind the age-old practice of drawing the human form is not lost on Slaught: “It’s a progressive way for people to see my work process,” she says. Slaught’s current artistic passion— printmaking using copper plate intaglio— also dates back to the Renaissance (think Albrecht Dürer). Like her time-lapse figure study videos, printmaking demonstrates Slaught’s talent for merging new and old technologies: by making etchings of her travel photographs, she transmutes modern technology (photography) into an ancient one (printmaking). It’s no surprise she was selected this year to participate in Spain’s Mini Print International of Cadaqués, a juried exhibition including artists from 50 countries around the world. As for what’s next for this multitalented artist? “I’d love to start sculpting on a big piece of marble,” Slaught says with an inspired smile. n

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Slaught’s figure studies are rendered in luscious pastel, charcoal, or oil paint on heavy Italian paper, which lends a warm, tactile quality. OPPOSITE : Slaught designed her space “to give me the feeling I was working in an old studio somewhere in Europe,” she says. You can view Slaught creating her work at elizabethslaught.com.

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“THE FIGURE TO ME IS THE BASIS OF ART. I JUST CONNECT WITH THE HUMAN FORM.”

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Special details in the studio— including a limestone fireplace from France and a reclaimed wood display shelf—were inspired by Slaught’s travels.

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BELLE EPOQUE DECADENT AND ROMANTIC ACCESSORIES RECALL A TIME GONE BY AT ONE OF SANTA BARBARA’S OLDEST SPACES, THE UNIVERSITY CLUB

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Gown, $4,160, Emil Couture. Blouse, photographer’s own. OPPOSITE: Gown, $995, Inga Nataya. Jacket, $650, and hat, Yesteryear Essentials. Earrings, $250, Coast 2 Coast Collection. Sergio Rossi boots, $1,210, Diani. PREVIOUS PAGES, LEFT TO RIGHT : Floral headpiece, $125, S.R. Hogue. Gown, $995, Inga Nataya. Lilien necklace, $495, Coast 2 Coast Collection; gown, $3,200, Emil Couture. Miriam Haskell bracelet, $295, aqua ring, $150, cameo ring, $225, amber ring, $75, amber and smoke crystal ring, $150, Miriam Haskell ring, $125, Coast 2 Coast Collection.

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Gown, $995, Inga Nataya. Jacket, $650, Yesteryear Essentials. Lilien necklace, $495, and earrings, $250, Coast 2 Coast Collection. For more information, see “Shopping Guide” (page 175). Photographed at The University Club of Santa Barbara, 805-966-0853, uclubsb.org. Hair by Katie Lee. Makeup by Jenny Hopwood. Decor by Town & Country Event Rentals, 805-770-3300, townand countryeventrentals.com.

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THE UNDERLYING ARCHITECTURE OF LUTAH by ERIN GRAFFY

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TO RIGHT : Lutah in her office soon after her design triumph with the von Romberg home; 1939; the von Romberg residence (1937-1938).

LUTAH MARIA RIGGS. What was the driving force or inspiration that spoke to her passion, her profession, her spinsterhood, and her privacy? Not only was she Santa Barbara’s first female licensed architect (1928), but her name also remains among America’s most distinguished professionals in the field and was the first among California women to be named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Much has been written of her work with renowned architect George Washington Smith (she was his draftsman then chief designer). However, their relationship lasted only eight and a half years, ending upon his death in 1930. Lutah continued as an architect in her own right and primarily on her own for another astonishing 50 years, producing homes and buildings with her unmistakable imprint of meticulous attention to detail, siting, and space. With recent interest in her life and work—including an upcoming documentary produced by the Lutah Maria Riggs Society (see page 174)—the question is often asked: How do we define this idiosyncratic character? The contradictory nuances of her personality were as varied as her architectural style. Her image—a small frame enveloped in her trademark long, dark “bag lady” coat—was in complete contrast to the open, airy, light-filled domiciles she created. She never married, and she proudly informed that fact, emphatically correcting others that she was Miss Lutah Riggs. Rumored suspicions of a long-lost beau or whispered wonderings if she had been a lesbian are equally without support. She was not in the least hostile to men—although she was annoyed at the times men would not hire her because she was a female architect. On the other hand, she was equally irritated with feminists who hailed her as a “great woman architect.” She felt the term was demeaning; she preferred to be thought of as a great architect, period. CHILDHOOD Perhaps then it is fitting that our story finds the enigmatic Lutah born on Halloween 1896 in Ohio. An only child, Lutah never really knew her father, who was a physician. Before she was 2, he deserted the family to join a health cult in California after he became ill. His absence was extraordinarily hard on Lutah’s mother, Lucinda; she was not only emotionally devastated, but also left financially destitute. The mother and child lived hand-to-mouth with in-laws (who beseeched the husband to come back and do his duty to care for his family), relatives, and friends. They were continually in desperate or tenuous housing situations. When Lutah was 8, her father passed away in California. Nine months later, Lucinda and Lutah traveled to the West Coast to settle his effects. Through unknown circumstances, Lucinda ended up in a whirlwind courtship to a divorced man she just met; they married in Washington. The three returned to Indiana, where mother and daughter experienced domestic security in their new two-story home. It was short lived: a year and a half later, Lucinda and her second husband were divorced. Two years after her divorce, Lutah’s mother took up with an enlisted army private working as an army cook in Texas. The two married in January 1912, and the family moved to Indianapolis, where Lutah attended high school. The name Lutah—said to be an invention of her TOP TO BOTTOM : Portrait of Lutah at 15 in Washington, mother’s—hardly stood out in a class filled with students D.C. to see President Wilnamed Ersel, Mendle, and Tillma at Manual Training High son inaugurated after winSchool. Their class’s motto was “Build high, dig deep”— ning a contest; Lutah was 26 when she toured with probably prophetic for the future architect. Lutah was a George Washington Smith smart, diligent student and seemingly excelled at everything and his wife throughout Mexico to sketch archishe did: honor roll, designing school posters, earning awards, tectural detail; Riggs kept art contests, serving as assistant academic editor of the school detailed diaries filled paper, and even winning the Indianapolis News student with eclectic information on homes and people. contest to attend the inauguration of President Woodrow

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P H OTO G R A P H S : TO P, S A N TA B A R B A R A H I S TO R I C A L M U S E U M ; WAT E R C O L O R S , A R C H I T E C T U R E A N D D E S I G N C O L L E C T I O N . A R T, D E S I G N & A R C H I T E C T U R E M U S E U M , U C S A N TA B A R B A R A ; D I A R I E S , M O N T E C I TO A S S O C I AT I O N H I S TO R Y C O M M I T T E E . O P P O S I T E : A L L P H OTO G R A P H S E XC E P T V E DA N TA T E M P L E , LO B E R O T H E AT R E , A N D O C TO B E R H I L L M O D E L B Y M A R V I N R A N D

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P H OTO G R A P H S : TO P, S A N TA B A R B A R A H I S TO R I C A L M U S E U M ; WAT E R C O L O R S , A R C H I T E C T U R E A N D D E S I G N C O L L E C T I O N . A R T, D E S I G N & A R C H I T E C T U R E M U S E U M , U C S A N TA B A R B A R A ; D I A R I E S , M O N T E C I TO A S S O C I AT I O N H I S TO R Y C O M M I T T E E . O P P O S I T E : A L L P H OTO G R A P H S E XC E P T V E DA N TA T E M P L E , LO B E R O T H E AT R E , A N D O C TO B E R H I L L M O D E L B Y M A R V I N R A N D

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Baron and Baroness Maximilian von Romberg Residence, 1937-1938; Robert Gross beach house, 1949; Wright S. Ludington house October Hill, 1973, October Hill model; the Lobero Theatre; Alice Erving House; the Vedanta Temple; Lutah at the C. Pardee Erdman house, 1966.

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P H OTO G R A P H S : TO P A N D O P P O S I T E , M A R V I N R A N D . B OT TO M L E F T, C O U R T E S Y O F M O N T E C I TO A S S O C I AT I O N H I S TO R Y C O M M I T T E E

TOP TO BOTTOM: Lutah’s own exquisite home—Clavelitos—was sited so as not to disturb the oaks on the property, 1926. She described her award-winning architecture as “Andalusian, Mexican Colonial, and Riggs!”; her annual tradition of burning her Christmas tree at her home built for one. OPPOSITE : Wright Ludington’s Hesperides, 1957-1959.

Wilson. She was plucky and puckish (she once won the cash prize of a joke contest by writing witty jokes about schoolmates), clever and likable, and was elected to student senate. During Lutah’s senior year, her stepfather—urged by his sister in Santa Barbara to move out there—found a job running the streetcar on East Haley. After graduation, Lutah and her mother joined him in Santa Barbara, arriving in October 1914. In Santa Barbara, Lutah attended the junior college, finishing with her teaching certificate in 1917. The family lived in a tiny house on North Soledad Street. But it turned out that this, again, was no home sweet home. Sensitive Lucinda, who was tender and devoted to Lutah, managed to pick—for the third time in a row—a man seemingly useless in being able to provide financial and emotional security. Her stepfather was not dependable with money and drifted through various laborer jobs. Letters later exchanged by Lutah and Lucinda portray him as very sloppy; the home was in disarray and a miserable mess. Lutah processed her affairs in a practical way. Her sensible response was to work at any and every small job to earn money, and then go on to higher education, as her mother had always encouraged her. She diligently pursued and won a scholarship to UC Berkeley through a subscription drive contest with the local paper. Now she sought a degree. As a teenager, drawing always appealed to Lutah. In junior college, she enjoyed college chemistry so much she fancied pursuing it as her major. And in interviews of the 1980s, Lutah mentions that she had an interest in studying history. But one other fascination—architecture—gave her the opportunity to fuse all three. With architecture, she could combine her analytical and problemsolving skills; it provided the ability to infuse a sense of history; above all, it could give practical expression to her tremendous creative and design talents. Her years at Berkeley at “the Ark” (as the architectural school building was Continued on page 174

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By the time she finished the University of California and was ready to start her profession, Lutah had already picked out who would be her SOUL MATE AND LIFE PARTNER: ARCHITECTURE.

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“Foraging is just picking—not farming,” says Clark Staub, the baker/chef/creative spirit behind Full of Life Flatbread in Los Alamos. And what an abundance of ingredients there are to pick from in Santa Barbara County, especially during winter and spring. There are mushrooms, of course—chanterelles and morels. Wild asparagus, wild onions, wild celery, wild fennel, and watercress. Purslane and sea beans. Nettles and nasturtiums that have reseeded themselves beyond someone’s garden. There may still be berries of all kinds, prickly pear cactus (though it’s probably not the season for the fruit at the tip), quince (a fuzzy apple that may >

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TOP TO BOTTOM: Full of Life Flatbread’s mastermind Clark Staub; a bevy of sea beans; a savory wild nettle and chanterelle mushroom flatbread pizza.

have been the original “forbidden fruit”), acorns, and rose hips. Fruit counts as forage; you may find avocados, lemons, and oranges. At the ocean, you can harvest wild mussels or put on a wet suit and snorkel in search of spiny lobster. As far as his own foraging adventures go, Staub says he’s followed a natural evolution. After a career in the music business in Los Angeles, he opened a bakery in Claremont and founded a farmers market there. “I began as an ‘urban forager,’” he remembers. “I’d walk across the street to the market and make up the bakery menus from what was available.” Later, he moved to a five-acre property in Vermont and recalls being amazed by a meadow of ramps, the wild onion relative that enjoys a short but flavorful East Coast season. Above all, Staub attributes his foraging to a sense of curiosity: “I’m a self-taught chef. I’ll say, ‘Let’s play with this ingredient,’” which is how he discovered the possibilities of sea beans, which he first read about and later saw in the Berkeley Bowl cooperative marketplace. Recently, interest in foraging has increased, Staub says—along with attention to crafts and skills, from coffee roasting and chocolate making to pickling and canning—that really didn’t exist on a broad scale only a few years ago. “It’s all part of the microbusiness movement,” he notes, adding “customers want to know the story behind the food. Every week at the restaurant, we’ll do a display of what we’re using. It’s amazing how many people don’t know what certain things”—such as quince or artichoke flowers—“actually look like.” “We forage when and where we can,” Staub says, always with an eye for seasonality, nutrition, and color. He finds his nettles, for example, at the edge of a local farmer’s fields and takes advantage of “field bakes”—essentially long-distance catering assignments—to make use of what he finds along the way. During a stint cooking for the Nature Conservancy on Santa Cruz Island, Staub discovered an abandoned orchard with wild peaches, pears, and European bay trees that all contributed to the meals he served. Finally, he also relies on a network of farmers and other foragers. “We do a lot with mushrooms, and we get them from people we know. And I get killer prickly pear pickles from the husband of an employee.” Staub encourages everyone to take a walk in the woods, and for those who want to try foraging for themselves, he has very specific advice: “You have to be a curious cook.” Residents of Santa Barbara will have a new opportunity to sample Staub’s cooking next spring, when his second restaurant opens in the Alma del Pueblo project downtown. The 3,700-square-foot space, designed by Sam Hatch of Hatch and Associates, will have an expanded menu for lunch and dinner seven days a week as well as a full bar. “I’ve seen the food scene in Santa Barbara blossom in the last two years,” says Staub, and after 10 years in Los Alamos, “it was time to take on the challenge of building on what we’ve created.” n

FIRST-TIME FORAGERS Walk around Fairview Gardens, 805-967-7369, fairviewgardens.org. Talk to the docents and see what things such as purslane look like. n Visit farmers markets to try greens you’re not familiar with and talk to the farmers about them. n Don’t trespass on someone’s land, and don’t forage at the sides of the road—pesticides or other toxic substances may have permeated the plants. n If you’re picking watercress, be aware of what might lie upstream (pollutants flow downstream and are absorbed by plants). n When it comes to hunting mushrooms, go with an expert; mistakes in identification can be deadly. n

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PURSLANE AND SEA BEAN SALAD SALAD 1 c. purslane (smaller leaves and branch tips) 1

/2 c. sea beans, separated /2 c. nasturtium leaves 1 /4 c. nasturtium flowers 1

10 borage flowers 5 mint leaves, julienned 1 spring onion, halved and thinly wedged 8 cherry tomatoes, halved 10 oil-cured black olives, pitted and coarsely chopped 1

/4 c. feta cheese, drained and crumbled

2 purple carrots (or regular carrots), sliced paper thin lengthwise through a mandoline into iced water 1 tsp. chives, diced (optional) DRESSING 2 tbsp. sherry vinegar 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp. lemon juice 3

/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

1 garlic clove, smashed and minced Mix all dressing ingredients in a jar and let macerate while you make the salad. (This will make more dressing than you need for this salad but the dressing will keep in the refrigerator for later use.) In a large bowl, lightly dress the purslane, sea beans, carrots, and spring onions to taste. Arrange on a communal platter or individual plates. Scatter the olives, nasturtium leaves, mint, flowers, and chives (if using) around the salad and top with feta. Serves four.

“This is a great COLORFUL WINTER SALAD packed with NUTRIENTS. The purslane, sea beans, and feta all add a SALTY TASTE; the delicate nasturtium leaves add a SLIGHTLY CITRUS FLAVOR; and the dressing works well to balance the entire dish. With FLOWERS and CAREFUL ARRANGEMENT, this salad is a BEAUTIFUL DISH on a CHILLY WINTER DAY.” — C L A R K S TA U B

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FOOD + WINE | B ITS + BITES At the helm of THE LARK , 805-284-0370, thelarksb .com—the latest hot spot to open in the Funk Zone— are executive chef Jason Paluska and executive sous/pastry chef Nick Flores, the dynamic duo that creates fresh food with a modern twist. Here are a few off-the-beatenpath places they hit up on their (occasional) days off. –GINA Z. TERLINDEN

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A KCHEN Project supper. RIGHT : Moules à la crème.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The Lark; Paluska and Flores; The Shop Cafe and its Just-In-Yo Face; Island’s Paradise Pale Ale.

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Mix a cup of creativity with a dollop of donations (thanks to its Kickstarter campaign) and you have the latest culinary startup: KCHEN Project. Chef Kevin Clark Harris and partner Emily Nordee (when combined, their initials sound like “kitchen,” resulting in the eponymous name) are the dynamic duo behind this supper club with a twist. Themed dinners (from $60)—multiple-course meals of locally grown ingredients paired with complementary cocktails—are held at various locations around town. “Our recent Don’t Miss the Boat dinner was awesome from a decor perspective—we even dressed our staff as sailors,” says Nordee, whose dream “would be to have a brick-and-mortar space of our own, and to continue with our philosophy.” –CARLY BATES KCHEN PROJECT 805-324-4563, kchenproject.com.

LET THEM EAT BREAD Local baking connoisseurs are going back to the basics and sprucing up our daily bread with a wave of new bakeries swirling around town. Another Bread Company, 877-327-2656, anotherbreadcompany.com, is not quite as run-of-the-mill

as it sounds. James Sparks keeps his loaves crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside while incorporating tantalizing flavors like kalamata olive with rosemary, thyme, oregano, and lemon. Bob’s Well Bread Bakery, bobswellbread.com, owner Bob Oswaks puts his heart and soul into creating luscious loaves such as garlic-rosemary and chocolate-cherry. Rossell Studer’s Crazy Good Bread, crazygoodbread.com, incorporates our town’s changing seasons into its unique doughs. Flavors such as chocolate black pepper, pumpkin spice pecan, and fan favorite fig masala are sure to surprise taste buds. Genuine Bread, genuinebreadco. com, visionaries Andrew Elia, Jeff Appareti, and Geoff Jensen focus on making bread the star of the show with their fun varieties, including cranberry walnut and French country sourdough. Look out for a possible new addition to their menu—loaves made with local beer. 160

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A house was not a home; Lutah designed homes...the one she never had, but one that would embody what she and her mother would have sought: “Shelter from the elements, a place of retreat and rest, a place of happiness, if possible, and enough beauty to provide a lift for the spirit,” she once wrote. When she designed for her clients, Lutah never tossed down a blueprint of pretty rooms. She listened like a mother to what her clients needed and what would bring her clients satisfaction—and joy. She started with a small room, the womb of her architecture, and everything would grow from there. This exemplifies how adept Lutah was at different styles. She first captured and excelled at the picturesque romanticism of the Spanish revival style in Santa Barbara, because it was the setting of her beloved community “home.” But when Baron Maximilian von Romberg dreamed of a palatial European abode, Lutah could also envision that and bring it to life. The openness Alice Erving sought in a modern home, Lutah adroitly designed in what the Los Angeles Times described as a “glass tent.” Conversely, Lutah was equally adept at translating the privacy required by Greta Garbo through a reserved Williamsburg-style home. When building her own home on Middle Road in Montecito, Lutah was 28 and single. Her home was clearly designed with one person in mind, and in fact, for only one person: Lutah herself. It was everything she wanted and was not meant to include a husband or future children. Lutah was self-sufficient and in her personal experience, nothing was gained through marriage.

THE LUTAH TOUCH IN SANTA BARBARA Today we see Lutah’s hand most visibly in one of Santa Barbara’s most iconic landmarks: the Lobero Theatre. But Lutah’s architectural touch also caressed the community with comforting details, like an interior designer selecting decorator pillows for the couch and the perfect lamp to tie in the decor. Lutah sought to make Santa Barbara’s living space more beautiful and peaceful. In restoring their George Washington Smith home, She put her stamp on the five-story Suski Gretchen and Robert Lieff learned about his lead designer, Lutah Maria Riggs. building to make it harmonize with Casa de la Gretchen’s research led to an entire archive on Lutah at UC Santa Barbara’s Art, Guerra and El Paseo, for which she created the Design & Architecture Museum. Realizing that Lutah was worthy of recognition beyond the architectural community, Gretchen—with fellow enthusiast Leslie charming entrance welcoming pedestrians in Bhutani—launched the Lutah Maria Riggs Society, attracting others interested from State Street. She had her hand in designing in discussing Lutah’s design and style. The society’s synergy is now producing a the parking area between the library and the documentary film on Lutah, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Her touch can Kum-Kum Bhavnani (Nothing Like Chocolate). For more information, visit lutah.org. be found in the sweet water trough designed for horses and dogs at the corner of Sycamore Canyon and Stanwood Drive. And the Santa Barbara Umbrella, which is a perennial bloom across Southern California, was of course her design...some 90 years ago. n

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< LEFT TO RIGHT: Leslie Bhutani and Gretchen Lieff; Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm Douglas at Los Sueños, 1930s. One of the last homes Smith and Riggs designed, Los Sueños is now owned by Gretchen and Robert Lieff.

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called) were filled with a very tight, familylike friendships between the students—both male and female. Lutah was in her element. Her days were happy, attending “moving pictures” frequently, regularly going out with her pals to dances and parties, and taking hikes in the hills of San Francisco. She was brilliant, broad-minded, and well read. She excelled, taking top place for the evaluations, and earning high praise for her renderings and design. Winning the Alumni Prize at graduation allowed her to return for graduate work. By the end of college, letters exchanged between mother and daughter indicated Lucinda was planning to divorce her husband. Quite often, Lucinda sounded like an anxious teen, while Lutah took on the role of the sensible parent. Lutah repeatedly encouraged her mother to stop worrying and provided advice on handling her husband and planning for divorce. Lutah frequently mentioned money—where they could save some, schemes to earn more, and her future aspiration to earn enough to take care of them both. “I want to get enough money ahead to get the house fixed completely so we can live like human beings,” she wrote. She continually sent her mother money and even made arrangements to upgrade the home’s bathroom fixtures. With her degree in hand, and a portfolio of award-winning designs, Lutah was now ready to step out into the real world. In the 1920s, however, women did not “have it all.” What they had was a choice: they could be married with a family, or they could have a career. Lutah went a third route of her own making. By the time she finished her work in architecture from the University of California and was ready to start her profession, Lutah had already picked out who would be her soul mate and life partner: architecture. Their offspring were her homes and building designs, and she poured into them her devotion and energy, fussing over and attending to every detail.

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THEAT RIC A L REVIVA L A perennial stop for actors of the stage and screen, the Lobero Theatre hosted a revival of The Voice of the Turtle, John Van Druten’s comedy about sex and New York City, starring Academy Award nominee Martha Scott and Hollywood newcomer Wendell Corey, in 1948. This December, the Lobero reopens after six months of preserving and renovating the interior of the architectural landmark—the work of George Washington Smith and Lutah Maria Riggs—and reconstructing the entryway, thanks to a $7 million capital campaign. Founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, the Lobero is California’s oldest continuously operating theater, now ready for its next long run. –JOAN TAPPER

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