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Bonita summerland a

Mother Denim Frank & Eileen Figue Carolina K Star Mela Mes Demoiselles Matta Chan Luu Tee Lab Calleen Cordero

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Mara Hoffman Lem Lem Tori Praver Stella Mccartney Vix by Paula Hermanny Mikoh Heidi Klum Sundry Cali Dreaming Birkenstock

POUPETTE ST. BARTHS Bonita 2330 Lillie Ave 805.565.3848 Bonita Beach 2325 Lillie Ave 805.565.4848 www.bonitasummerland.com


FROM THE COLLECTION OF PETER COHEN

ALWAYS FASHION

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HIGH DRAMA

Hayward’s has the largest selection of outdoor furniture and accessories between Los Angeles and San Francisco —in stock for immediate white glove delivery.

7 PARKER WAY SANTA BARBARA (805) 966-1390 haywards1890.com


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Fresh and Authenitc. Always.

Santa Barbara’s favorite family owned Mexican restaurant serving traditional handcrafted recipes from the ďŹ nest ingredients. Always.

Santa Barbara | Goleta | Westlake Village

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Solvang

1685 Copenhagen Drive 805 693-8480

Monterey

750 Cannery Row 831 655-9891

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Voted the Best for Designer Jewelry in the United States Art Glass Photography Art for the Home Gifts Gi and more

1685 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang 805 693.8480 750 Cannery Row, Monterey 831 655.9891

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Blanka ARA Collection Occhiali ZFolio Sirena

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Elizabeth Gordon Gallery Porch Ace Rivington Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Reed Interiors

Wedding and event planner Rani Hoover gives a fresh take on time-honored traditions

Fall fashion takes a dramatic turn at the New Vic Theatre FALL/WINTER 2017


porch where shelter and nature converge

5065 Carpinteria Avenue off Linden Carpinteria CA 805.684.0300 www.porchsb.com


SAN YSIDRO RANCH

More awards than any other hotel/resort in the United States.

#1 Favorite Leisure Hotel Anywhere in the world ... Forbes #1 Resort in the United States ... Travel + Leisure #1 Top 20 U.S. Hideaways ... Andrew Harper #1 America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants ... Wine Enthusiast #1 Top 20 Food + Wine Resorts ... Andrew Harper #1 Most Romantic Restaurant ... Santa Barbara News-Press #1 Diner’s Choice ... Open Table Grand Award - Stonehouse Restaurant ... Wine Spectator Hall of Fame Award ... TripAdvisor 900 SAN YSIDRO LANE, SANTA BARBARA, CA 805-565-1700


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WHAT'S NEW

Get the scoop on the latest and greatest new store and restaurant openings around SB

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SANTA BARBARA STYLE

A seasonal sampler of Santa Barbara's best fashion, home decor, jewelry, art and gifts

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DINING

Savor the diversity of flavors the American Riviera has to offer

RESTAURANT FEATURES

Get to know some of Santa Barbara's boldest taste makers, restaurant owners and chefs 65 Tre Lune 66 Santo Mezcal 69 Los Arroyos 70 Mesa Verde 73 Ca Dario 77 Bottlest Bistro

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Explore the world of options and opportunities to get out & play and celebrate

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AT HOME WITH OM SWEET MAMA Chef Ayda Robana shares her inspired and aromatic North African take on classic Seafood Bouillabaisse

ON OUR COVER

Model Sage Blundell is caught in repose at the stunning New Vic Theater, home of Ensemble Theatre Company. For more fall fashion shot by photographer John Schell and a peek behind the scenes go to page 44.

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John Schell Matt Dayka Erin Feinblatt Meadow Rose Bob Beresh Arna Bajraktarevic C O N T R I B UTIN G WR I T ER S

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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin

American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

The Schoolhouse and the Bus: Mobility, Pedagogy, and Engagement Two Projects by Pablo Helguera and Suzanne Lacy / Pilar Riaño-Alcalá September 27 – December 8, 2017 Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB 552 University Road museum.ucsb.edu

Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara September 16 – December 8, 2017 Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB 552 University Road museum.ucsb.edu

September 15, 2017 – January 14, 2018 Santa Barbara Historical Museum 136 East De la Guerra Street sbhistorical.org

Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present September 17 – December 17, 2017 Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara 653 Paseo Nuevo mcasantabarbara.org Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road

Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now September 17 – December 31, 2017 Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1130 State Street sbma.net

Visit sbma.net/pstsb for more.

SANTA BARBARA WEEKEND Join us for a special celebration of PST: LA/LA in Santa Barbara from October 20 – 22!

Major support for Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present and Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.

Images, top to bottom: Suzanne Lacy, Skin of Memory, 1999, Installation view, Courtesy of the Artist; Pablo Helguera, The School of Panamerican Unrest, 2006, Installation view, Schoolhouse in front of the Galeria Nacional de Arte, Honduras, Courtesy of the Artist; Chumash, Basket, undated, Plant fiber, 10 in. diameter x 5 1/8 in., Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by Robert Easton; Efraín Recinos, Guatemala vista desde 33,000 kms de distancia (Guatemalita), 1960, Oil on masonite, 172.8 x 52.8 in., Courtesy of Coleccion John Gody; Valeska Soares, Any Moment Now…, 2014, Courtesy Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, Photo Credit: Charles Benton, 365 vintage dust jackets mounted on linen panels and 4 vintage library ladders, Panel sizes: 10 x 8, 12 x 12, 14 x 11 inches, Variable overall dimensions, Installation view Eleven Rivington Gallery, 2014, Image courtesy of the Artist.


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BLAKE ASHLEY DESIGN For socially conscious luxury leather and woven products, check out PARKER CLAY. This Santa Barbara based lifestyle brand just opened their flagship store and offers a range of purses, wallets, luggage, accessories, and home goods - all ethically made in Ethiopia. 133 E Anapamu, 805.699.5144, parkerclay.com

JUNIPER: A new Montecito boutique curated by creative director/ personal stylist/designer, Marie Ferris, offers a delicate mix of contemporary clothing, one-of-a-kind belt buckles and handbags, and statement jewelry pieces. 525 San Ysidro Road, 805.618.8467

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what's Get to know Santa Barbara's newest kids on the block. ACE RIVINGTON: Located in downtown Santa Barbara this men’s clothing store and name sake brand is inspired by the spirit of adventure and offers fashion basics in updated fits - terry sweatshirts you’ll want to live in, jeans made from Italian imported denim, super soft tees and more. 1114 State Street #25, 805.881.2999, acerivington.com AUGUST RIDGE VINEYARDS: Recently opened in the historic La Arcada Plaza at Figueroa and State Street. The focus is on Italian varietals wines from their Paso Robles based vineyards. Try the Italian Varietal flight or the Estate and Reserve flight and add a cheese pairing for an authentic foodand-wine experience. 5 East Figueroa Street, 805.770.8442, augustridge.com   HOTEL CALIFORNIAN: Santa Barbara’s latest coastal retreat borders the Funk Zone and combines quintessential Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with a modern Moorish vibe. The 121 room hotel, comprised of three separate buildings, one of which occupies the site of the original 1925 Hotel Californian, features gardens, paseos, and a rooftop pool with endless views. 36 State Street, 805.882.0100, thehotelcalifornian.com   DANISH TEAK CLASSICS: Look no further than the Funk Zone for an impressive selection of fine vintage Scandinavian furniture and lighting, designs by other European and American mid-century designers, and specialty home goods and gifts. Interior design services are available upon request. 116 E Yanonali Street, Suite C-1, 805.845.3472, danishteakclassics.com 24

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LOVEWORN: Owned and operated by true creatives and local artists, Jill Johnson and Wallace Piatt, are keeping the “funk” in the Funk Zone. The boutique specializes in handmade dresses, tee shirts, artisan and vintage denim and also features handbags and jewelry made by other Santa Barbara designers. 11 Anacapa Street, 805.895.8330, lovewornsb.com

BLAKE ASHLEY DESIGN: With the recent opening of this multi-line interior design showroom and studio, there’s no need to drive to L.A. The Montecito Upper Village location carries an extensive product library of indoor and outdoor textiles, wallpapers, trims, custom furniture, accessories, lighting, and rugs and is open to retail customers and the trade. 1482 East Valley Road #41, 805.695.0373, blakeashleydesign.com TAYLOR PAIGE AESTHETICS: For a rosy glow, head to skin therapist and HydraFacial MD specialist Taylor Paige, who recently set up shop in the Funk Zone. The HydraFacial is the “it” treatment and delivers immediate and long term skin health benefits with no downtime or irritation. 116 E Yanonali Street, Suite D1, 805.883.8573, taylorpaigeaesthetics.com

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ACE RIVINGTON THE SHOPKEEPERS occupies a hot spot corner adjacent to the Funk Zone’s best restaurants and tasting rooms. It’s home to the Waxing Poetic flagship store and an eclectic mix of high-end clothing, accessories, housewares and general amusements. 137 Anacapa Street – A, 805.883.3132, theshopkeepers-sb.com

SIRENA: Located on the second level of the building at the corner of Yanonali and Grey in the Funk Zone, Sirena provides a well-edited, elevated selection of contemporary clothing, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. The collections capture a relaxed and effortless Santa Barbara style while leaving money in your wallet for the wine tasting and dining below. 116 E Yanonali Street #E-1, 805.252.3062, instagram: @sirena.funkzone

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Fresh FOLK FLORAL picks - Allora by Laura allorabylaura.com

All that GLITTERS - Plum Goods, plumgoodsstore.com

SANTA BARBARA

Western vibes, mad for plaid, red rules, and all that glitters - Santa Barbara's top shops offer up the season's hottest trends.

SILVER, GLITTER and RED, three trends in one pair - Occhiali occhialieyewear.com

Denim with FRINGE benefits - Rowan rowanboutique.com

CHECK mate - Antoinette antoinetteboutique.com

Tip toe touch of VELVET - Sirena instagram:@sirena. funkzone

Worthy PLATFORM - The Shopkeepers theshopkeepers-sb.com

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RED hot jewels - ARA Collection, ara24k.com

Crushing it in VELVET - Bonita bonitasummerland.com

Rapt with WINTER FLORALS - Rowan, rowanboutique.com

Heavy METALS The Shopkeepers theshopkeepers-sb.com

MOODY BLOOMS - Sepi facebook.com/sepiconsign

BECAUSE STEALING FROM HIS CLOSET IS ALWAYS IN STYLE GUY (OR GIRL) GEAR BY ACE RIVINGTON acerivington.com

SHIMMER & SHINE Bryant & Sons bryantandsons.com

It's a plaid, plaid world.

VELVET gold mine -Blanka blankaboutique.com

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Beanie, yeah baby!

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Cynthia Dress

BLANKA THE LABEL

MANIFESTING DESTINY & DESIGNS BLANKA BOUTIQUE OWNER AND PERSONAL STYLIST JENNIE STIERWALT ADDS FASHION DESIGNER TO HER RESUME AND GIVES US THE SKINNY ON THE LAUNCH OF HER PRIVATE COLLECTION BLANKA THE LABEL.

MADE IN L.A. We manufacture in Los Angeles. It’s so cool to produce locally and provide fair paying jobs in my home state! Because the fashion industry is one of the highest polluting industries in the world, we use deadstock fabric so that we are not part of the problem! So a lot of our fabrics are only available in small quantities and won’t be repeated, so each delivery is one-of-a-kind.

Vintage Bag

ABOUT BLANKA THE LABEL It’s inspired by classic vintage silhouettes reminiscent of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Our wrap dress, a best-seller, fits a variety of body types. Customers love the slightly sexy attitude, plunging neckline, and touch of feminine glamour it provides. Our two piece 50’s inspired pencil skirt and tank is one of my personal favorites - it’s classy and timeless.

Vintage Hat

Luna Earrings

DREAMS = REALITY Designing BLANKA the LABEL has been a dream come true. It’s amazing to see the sketches and designs I created in high school and college become a reality! It nurtures my faith that we really can create the life of our dreams. So thankful I have!

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ON DESIGN I design pieces that are missing in the other collections I carry in the store. Some pieces are inspired by my personal styling clients who need classic basics - from the perfect blazer to the perfect tank, to the perfect tee (coming in spring ‘18)! Classic Wrap Dress

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ALLORA BY LAURA Elegant and on-trend collections from Peter Cohen, See by Chloe, Zero + Maria Cornejo, and Nili Lotan, hang alongside selections from famous Italian fashion houses Amina Rubinacci and Borbonese, and Allora by Laura's own line of private label leather and cashmere accessories. Allora also offers an abundance of knitwear, essential for our sunny day to cool evening climate. 1269 Coast Village Rd., 805.563.2425, AlloraByLaura.com

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ANTOINETTE

Inspired and created by Carine DegliEsposti, Antoinette offers a shopping experience that covers everything from cosmopolitan dressing to a more relaxed Santa Barbara style. Carine’s initial vision stemmed from a passion for the finest European fashions and it continues to be honored with a beautifully curated selection of clothing, jewelry and footwear from worldrenowned designers from Italy, France, and America. 1046 Coast Village Road, 805.969.1515

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Santa Barbara boasts an eclectic mix of boutiques and only-in-SB shops offering everything from expertly-curated designer goods, to custom jewelry and bathing suits. With something at every price point, and for every style, Santa Barbara is a shopper's paradise.

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CHANEL • YSL •MANOLO BLAHNIK • VERSACE LOUIS VUITTON • VALENTINO • BALENCIAGA BURBERRY • IRO • FENDI • GUCCI AND SO MUCH MORE!

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Bonita features distinctive and elegant bohemian clothing , jewelry and gifts curated from owner Rita Villa whose worldly travels capture her signature style. Spell of Byron Bay, Frank & Eileen, Mother Denim, Star Mela and Matta are mainstays. 2330 Lillie Avenue, Summerland, 805.565.3848

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ALICE MCCALL ALICE + OLIVIA CLEOBELLA C/MEO COLLECTIVE DIANE VON FURSTENBERG FREE PEOPLE HALSTON HERITAGE MATISSE MINKPINK MLM ONE TEASPOON OTIS & MACLAIN EXCLUSIVES PRIVACY PLEASE QUAY SCHUTZ MANY MORE!

Bonita BEACH features tropical swim, cover ups and

gifts for women along with men's sol style. Perfect for your destination getaway or Cali staycation. Favorites include Mara Hoffman, Stella McCartney, Tori Praver, Mikoh and Lem Lem. 2325 Lillie Avenue, Summerland, 805.565.4848

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BRYANT AND SONS

Since 1965 the Bryant family has offered Santa Barbara and Montecito customers the world's most elegant selection of jewelry and gift items, along with original designs and rare finds. Bryant & Sons is proud to represent many of the world's most distinguished jewelry designers and timepiece collections. 812 State Street, 805.966.9187 and 1482 East Valley Rd., 805.565.4411, BryantAndSons.com

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ARA the fine art of fine jewelry

ARA Collection is known worldwide for its beautiful, hand-hewn 24k gold jewelry. Stunning adornments for the neck, ears, wrists, and fingers are forged using molded coins, sparkling diamonds in a rainbow of colors, oxidized silver mixed with yellow gold, and an array of brilliant gemstones and other mineral forms collected from all around the world. The origins of ARA Collection trace back to Bodrum, Turkey, the hometown of brothers Cuneyt and Ali and location of the original waterfront retail boutique and workshop. At an early age the creative force behind the now global brand began molding, crafting, and collecting gems and gold and in 1987 the family entered into the jewelry making business. The flagship boutique, located on Coast Village Road in Montecito, is also home to a full workshop, replete with a state-of-theart laser machine. A bench jeweler since the age of 13 and master goldsmith with 30+ years of experience, ARA Collection owner/ co-founder Cuneyt, comes from a long line of Turkish artisans and is readily available for custom work, repairs, and sizings. 1253 COAST VILLAGE ROAD, SUITE 204 • 805.965.3999 • ARA24K.COM DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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20/20 STYLE with Occhiali

Occhiali “eyewear gallery” provides an exquisite and diverse selection of hard-to-find designs, all created with exacting standards of craftsmanship. It’s also the kind of place that gets you excited about selecting new eyewear. Thirty years on, the renowned optical boutique with locations in Montecito and downtown Santa Barbara continues to offer the best in distinctive eyewear and sunglasses - from the ever-popular Chanel and Oliver Peoples lines to those from small independent French makers Thierry Lasry, Anne et Valentin, J.F. Rey, and Francis Klein. The superb quality of handmade frames from Japan is apparent in collections from New York fashion designer Thom Browne, as well as those from Masunaga, Matsuda and Jacques Marie Mage. Other international sensations include the rimless titanium frames from Lindberg of Denmark and the exclusive Lunor line from Germany. Owners Irwin and Salli Eve value the relationships they and the Occhiali team - all licensed opticians - have formed with customers over the years. Their signature boutique experience combines prescriptive expertise with an understanding that every client is unique. When selecting the perfect look, eye and hair color, skin tone and face shape are considered, along with the lifestyle, personality and image the customer wants to project. 7 WEST CANON PERDIDO • 805.963.5760 AND 1046 COAST VILLAGE ROAD • 805.565.3415 • OCCHIALIEYEWEAR.COM 32

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Discover Olivella — the all new signature restaurant at the authentically reimagined Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. It’s a true culinary achievement where valley-to-table cuisine comes alive with an adventurous California take on Italian gourmet. And, it has recently been honored as the only 4 star restaurant between LA and Northern California. Reserve your favorite table today.

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OJAI VALLEY INN & SPA For some luxurious R & R spend a few days at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Recognized as one of the top spa destinations in the world, this white stucco and red tile roofed Shangri-La boasts a legendary 18-hole championship golf course, a tennis center, six on-site eateries and of course an award-winning spa. The gracious and professional staff and beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites provide all of the professional attention and amenities that have consistently earned this resort and spa the AAA Five Diamond Resort since 2006. 905 Country Club Road, 855.697.8780, ojairesort.com

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INDIGO INTERIORS

HAYWARD'S has been serving Santa Barbara since 1890. Their beautiful 12,000 square foot showroom is f illed with a carefully edited selection of high quality brand-name outdoor furniture, umbrellas, f ire pits, accessories and gifts. 7 Parker Way, 805.966.1390, Haywards1890.com

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INTERIOR DESIGN HOME FURNISHINGS ANTIQUES GIFTS Come visit our Beautiful Showroom in Downtown Santa Barbara 1321 State Street, Santa Barbara California 93101 | 805 962-6909 | www.indigointeriors.com

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indigo Fine furnishings and interior design boutique Indigo is well-known for its East meets West aesthetic. Shop furniture, unique antiques and textiles, decor items, gifts, and jewelry. Designer/owner Genny Cummings is on-hand to share her expert advice and design services. 1321 State St., 805.962.6909, indigointeriors.com

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s i r e n a Making a Splash in the Funk Z one

Meet business partners and friends, Ariel Miller and Leah

Washuta, who recently opened Sirena - a little oasis of affordable fashion in the Funk Zone. These two know a thing or two about California cool having been born and raised in Malibu and Santa Barbara respectively. This insight is reflected in their boutique’s well-edited, elevated selection of contemporary clothing, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. Located on the second level of the building at the corner of Yanonali and Grey, Sirena - mermaid in Spanish captures effortless Santa Barbara style, while leaving money in your wallet for the wine tasting and dining below. The inspiration We wanted to bring a fresh, new, on-trend and sexy look to Santa Barbara, while still keeping it affordable - that’s why nothing in the store is over $150. For us, it’s all about blending a laid back beach vibe with a little more of a city aesthetic. The vibe It was also important to create a fun and relaxed vibe in store. One where our clients feel comfortable to stop by, chat, get inspired and enjoy a glass of rose with us...after all, it is the Funk Zone. Landing in the Funk Zone We have always loved hanging out in the Funk Zone, so the moment we saw our space we just knew it was “the one.” The Funk Zone represents Santa Barbara for us: local, relaxed, good vibes, great art and great wine and everyone’s always in a good mood - what's not to love? Keeping it local We love supporting local talent, and there is so much of it around Santa Barbara. Our jewelry collections are handmade by local artisans who also happen to be our great friends!

116 E Yanonali Street #E-1 805.252.3062 Check out all of the latest goods on Instagram @sirena.funkzone


From enormous resonant wind chimes and garden pavers in the shape of flip flops, to delicate glass orbs, intricately potted succulent containers and whimsical ceramics and statues, this magical indoor/outdoor store is a gardener's paradise. Take a path to the charming cottage to find an equally enchanting selection of interior gift and decor items. It's a must-stop for Santa Ynez Valley visitors and a locals' favorite. 2356 Alamo Pintado Aveune, Los Olivos, 805.693.1951, jwoeste.com

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PINE TRADER ANTIQUES For over 30 years, Pine Trader Antiques has offered the finest available selection of Antique Irish and European Pine, and French Country furniture. Each piece is individually selected in Europe by owner Clive Markey. View this extraordinary collection in the Summerland showroom location or online. 2345 Lillie Avenue, Summerland, 805.845.2618, pinetrader.com

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PLUM GOODS This "little shop with a big heart" offers the unique and the unexpected, the funky and the functional. Innovative, beautiful art, textiles, glassware, jewelry, toys, cards and more, made with integrity whether by hand, recycled, fair trade, organic or simply inspired. 909 State Street, 805.845.3900, plumgoodsstore.com

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ROWAN Sweet beachside boutique Rowan, offers the best of casual, yet elegant Santa Barbara style. Shop the freshest dresses from Velvet, comfy tees and sweats from Sundry, cozy Joah Brown sweaters, a fabulous selection of Tom Ford sunglasses and more. 3817 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, 805.684.6474

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Experience the healing benefits of pure Himalayan at this unique salt cave, spa and retail store. Indulge in a Salt Cave session or luxurious treatment, like the signature Salt-sational Himalayan Salt Scrub and Massage. 740 State Street, 805.963.7258, SaltCaveSB.com

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currently on exhibit Elizabeth Gordon Gallery continues to push the envelope within the Santa Barbara art scene, offering works from accomplished

contemporary artists from all around the country. Current artist, Wallace Cleveland Piatt is certainly no exception. Wallace’s work is inspired by industrial environments, layers of old street art, vintage imagery, and chaotic issues in his life. His work is an eccentric combination of several vastly different areas of artistic vision - blatantly bold colors, audacious pop art-like graphics, and modern minimal settings, along with a generous side of social commentary. To see Piatt’s latest work, visit EGG at 15 West Gutierrez, 805.963.1157, elizabethgordongallery.com DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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Santa barbara company Locally crafted artisan goods, welcome amenities for events, and beautiful gift boxes are the focus of this one-of-a-kind boutique. Shop delicious local olive oil, fragrant organic wine-inspired soaps, artisanal pickles, local art, books, and more. 214 E. Victoria St., 805.845.3700, santabarbaracompany.com

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SEPI Located in the heart of Montecito's retail zone is this highly-curated luxury designer boutique. Here you'll find the world's finest designer goods - shoes, ready-towear, jewelry, and handbags, either gently used or if you are lucky, with the tags still attached. 1273 Coast Village Road, 805.845.0055, Facebook.com/sepiconsign

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THE SHOPKEEPERS This experiential retail, gallery, and events project occupies a sweet corner spot in the Funk Zone. It's also the flagship home of local jewelry collection Waxing Poetic and filled with an eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, home decor items, gifts and more. 137 Anacapa Street, 805.284.0700, theshopkeepers-sb.com FALL/WINTER 2017


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WELCOME TO PLANNING YOUR

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FROM MONTECITO TO THE HEART of Santa Ynez Valley wine country, Santa Barbara County is the ultimate destination for your dream wedding. With beaches and mountains, expansive estates and intimate hideaways, amenity-packed resorts or a villa just for two, SB is the place where locals and visitors love to say I Do.

o you know you want to wed in Santa Barbara, but now what? We've turned to Rani Hoover, owner and creative director of Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings & Events, to share with us some of her expert tips on wedding planning in the SB area. With her BS in Hotel & Restaurant Management, 15+ years in the hospitality industry, hundreds of successful events and an incredible support team, Rani Hoover continues to be the choice of clients seeking out the top rated and best reviewed planner/designer to work with.

PLANNING PRO TIPS:

Gather anticipated guest list and determine count Calculate overall wedding budget range Book your wedding planner/designer Plan for the season (weather, sunset, etc.)

C L I E N T TA L K I N G P O I N T S :

Indoors or out? Rustic and relaxed or refined and elegant? Market lights, chandeliers, pendants or a combination? How “foodie” should we go? Is serving hard alcohol a priority? (this can sometimes determine the venue!) Ceremony: denomination, traditional elements, religious and cultural inclusions To after-party or not to after-party

SET SCHEDULE:

Thursday: guest arrival & welcome cocktail party Friday am: wine tasting tour, horseback riding on the beach, golf, spa, group hike Friday pm: rehearsal dinner celebration Saturday: wedding day! Sunday am: farewell brunch and pool/beach day Sunday pm: intimate family dinner Monday: honeymoon departure!

S A N TA B A R B A R A C O U N T Y S E A S O N :

June - September: beautiful weather with sunny days and temperate evenings October - May: have a working option to celebrate indoors or with a backup rain plan

VENUE OPTIONS:

Estate/Ranch: private (sometimes remote) property, full production, intimate settings $$$-$$$$ Resort/Hotel: service, amenities, location, stay with guests $$-$$$$ Urban: strolling access to shopping, dining, food & entertainment, architecture, culture $-$$$ Park: access to some of the county’s most picturesque settings and views, full production $-$$$

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Q: When should we start planning? A: It’s never too early or too late! Q: How much will a wedding in Santa Barbara County cost? A: The budget range is your budget range. The discussion to have is how this range is allocated for your guest count and overall vision. Q: How do we choose a venue? A: With your planner. Have your guest count and overall wedding budget range ready. Q: How do we get started? A: Call Rani Hoover to discuss your options and get the ball rolling. • have your anticipated guest count and budget range • gather inspirational images of celebrations or designs you and your fiancé are drawn to • get ready to have FUN with planning your wedding - choosing and trusting the right professionals makes the entire process enjoyable!

“We’re inspired by the ever-changing event industry and the diversity of our clients to design events curated to suit the celebration, embrace the space and represent the unique style of each individual. We love the blending of religions, the fusion of cultures, the joining of families and celebrating love stories.” -Rani www.ranihoover.com 805.845.8199

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Top, ROWAN. Jacket, CHASEN. Pants, BLANKA. Glasses, OCCHIALI. Shoes and bracelet, SEPI. Necklace, ANTOINETTE. Earrings and ring, ARA COLLECTION.

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Dress and shoes, ALLORA BY LAURA. Necklace, earrings, and ring, ARA COLLECTION.

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Oscar de la Renta gown, SEPI. Shoes, THE SHOPKEEPERS. Belt, ANTOINETTE. Earrings, BLANKA. Ring, ARA COLLECTION.

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Jacket and earrings, BLANKA. Top, PLUM GOODS. Pants, ANTOINETTE. Boots, ALLORA BY LAURA. Necklace, black diamond cuff, and diamond tennis bracelets, ARA COLLECTION. Waxing Poetic Silver bead bracelet, THE SHOPKEEPERS.

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Dress, BONITA. Shoes, BLANKA. Bracelet, SEPI. Waxing Poetic earrings and ring, THE SHOPKEEPERS.

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Sequin kimono, ALLORA BY LAURA. Bra, INTIMO. Pants, BLANKA. Necklace and earrings, ARA COLLECTION.

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Scarf, ANTOINETTE. Top, BLANKA. Jeans, BONITA. Leather jacket, ACE RIVINGTON. Sunglasses, OCCHIALI. Ring, ARA COLLECTION. Waxing Poetic rings, THE SHOPKEEPERS.

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porch Where shelter and nature converge and community is created. FOR CALIFORNIA NATIVES Diana Dolan and Christie Boyd, nature is always the muse. When the two opened Porch in 2008 they wanted to share their common love of beauty and create a place where the local community could gather and be inspired. And after 9.5 years in business, it's apparent their connection to the community is as vital as the merchandise they sell. Their gorgeous home and garden store, housed in a loft-like space, opens up to an expansive garden. It has become a Mecca for customers seeking to create Porch’s distinctive indoor-outdoor, organic style in their homes. Loyal locals stop in weekly to see fresh shipments of indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, dinnerware, textiles, and outdoor planters, both contemporary and Mediterranean style - goods that Porch owner, Diana Dolan lovingly refers to as “jewelry for the home.” Exquisite cactus and succulent arrangements, perfect for gifting or for the home, are available in a multitude of vessels and sizes. Porch has a dynamic Instagram feed which features new arrivals and the latest happenings, so shoppers don’t miss a thing! Out-of-area customers can still shop, as Porch will happily ship! The inviting garden got an update last spring and now boasts an open-air “shed” that accommodates ever-changing outdoor living vignettes, as well as regular workshops that bring the community together. Recent workshops included growing and cooking with heirloom tomatoes, adult summer camp (aka glamping & stamping), summer entertaining,

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and planting tabletop cactus gardens. Another new addition currently parked in the garden is a gleaming vintage trailer, home to Folly, a tiny boutique filled with an interesting mix of vintage and handmade artisan goods, mostly from California. Porch hosts regular art shows and provides local emerging artists, like fine art photographer Will Pierce, an opportunity to share their work and launch burgeoning careers. Because supporting the community that supports Porch is of the utmost importance to owners Christie and Diana, 10% of art show sales is donated directly to the Carpinteria Arts Center. 3823 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria 93013 • 805.684.0300 • porchsb.com Instagram @porch_carpinteria

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DENIM TAILORING LANDS IN SANTA BARBARA Beau Lawrence introduces his Ace Rivington collection of made in USA denim, tees and sweatshirts, along with a full selection of lifestyle goods and gifts at Santa Barbara’s La Arcada shopping center. N NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 after arriving home in Carpinteria early for a typical workday, Beau Lawrence announced to his wife Yasmin (who was six months pregnant with their second child at the time), “Sweetie, I just quit my job, and this piece of fabric is our future.” Every brand has a story, and this is how local Men's Lifestyle brand, Ace Rivington, got its start. The fabric that would eventually be branded “Homespun French Terry” was an essential element in launching Ace Rivington's iconic crewneck sweatshirt on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. After a very successful campaign, Lawrence would return to his wife, this time asking her if they could sell their house to finance building a full collection. 110,000 catalogs later, the full Ace Rivington line of men's goods was born. Inspired by “a character 100 times cooler than me”, Ace Rivington is a fictional figure Lawrence dreamed up - half A River Runs Thru It and half Remington Guns (or typewriters depending on your likes). Denim, which Lawrence knows incredibly well after spending 16 years in Global Denim Design for Guess and other major players, is the foundation of the apparel assortment. Ace Rivington jeans are produced in Los Angeles from fabric imported from Italian denim mill Candiani. Take advantage of the on-site tailoring and alterations while you sip one of Ace’s famous mojito’s, and soak in the sounds of Buena Vista Social Club - a truly unique shopping experience. In addition to everything from well-priced button up shirts and tees to denim and sweatshirts, the lifestyle store carries other goods sourced from “friends around the US who are also following their dreams by building their own brands,” says Lawrence. Exploring new destinations in style and comfort embodies the Ace Rivington ethos, and a shopping trip here is a quintessential Santa Barbara retail experience. 1114 State St #25 • 805.881.2999 acerivington.com

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Ace Rivington Founder Beau Lawrence (left) brings a love for denim to State Street. The Cuban themed La Arcada location is filled with his own California produced designs along with other quality American brands.

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The sweatshirt that started the brand has a prominent place in the store and features the USPTO trademark that Lawrence established for the signature red tipping.

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7 Santa Barbara is participating in the monumental initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with four significant exhibitions that explore Latin American art from the early mission period to the modern and contemporary era. PST: LA/LA brings a unique opportunity to Santa Barbara, encouraging cross-cultural dialogue and critical investigation of Latin American art in a local context. This presentation includes monographic studies of individual artists such as Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; an examination of artistic production in a specific country as in Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, and the Community Arts Workshop; a presentation of two leading practitioners of social practice Suzanne Lacy and Pablo Helguera in The Schoolhouse and the Bus: Mobility, Pedagogy, and Engagement, Two Projects by Pablo Helguera and Suzanne Lacy / Pilar Riaño-Alcalá at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara; and a look into the vital contribution of Chumash artistic production in Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. In addition, each institution has organized a robust programming season filled with events, workshops, and a Latin American Film series. The Santa Barbara collaboration culminates on the weekend of October 20-22 with panel discussions, symposia, performances, and lectures. For more information on exhibitions and related programming in Santa Barbara, visit www.sbma.net/pstsb.   Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. For more information on PST: LA/LA, visit www.pacificstandardtime.org.

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HE REED INTERIORS TEAM ASSISTED A LOCAL SANTA BARBARA CUSTOMER designing, creating and installing their dream kitchen and floor. It was imperative to the customer that the kitchen be aesthetically stunning and functional at the same time. Clean lines and open spaces were essential to create the desired modern look, yet still maintaining a warmth for comfortable family cooking and casual gatherings. When visiting the space, Michel Clair, head designer at REED, suggested to open the space by creating large windows facing the beautiful oak trees. Bringing the outside in, transformed the entire space with a natural warmth and tranquility that only nature can provide. The kitchen features a balanced mix of white lacquer and dark oak with a modern and open design. Long counter tops, a large island, plenty of storage, and the luxury of invisible appliances.   The flooring is a vintage European design, a collection crafted out of genuine French White Oak, a premier hardwood. For centuries, this wood has been used for everything from flooring to shipbuilding because of its stability. The floors generous widths and lengths is topped with REED's exclusive finish for a classic aesthetic. Custom stair treads helped beautify the staircase. There's nothing the REED's team enjoys more than seeing their clients happy, and seeing that "WOW" expression on their faces upon completion. REED INTERIORS & DESIGN • 590 E GUTIERREZ STREET, SANTA BARBARA • 805.684.7583 • REED-INTERIORS.COM

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Reed’s European sensibility infuses this super-functional modern kitchen (clockwise from left): off-white Armony lacquer cabinets with slotted pulls and brushed stainless steel trim; large island includes a Gaggenau full zone induction oven; clean, inviting oak veneers cover the cooling units; a suspended hood with recessed LED lighting hovers like a minimalist sculpture.

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WHERE TO EAT

ANDERSEN'S DANISH RESTAURANT & BAKERY Andersen's, where everything is made daily from scratch, is known for their fine European and Nordic cuisine. Their sidewalk patio is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or a Mimosa. 1106 State Street, 805.962.5085

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BOATHOUSE Located at Hendry's beach, the Boathouse is a hip, nautical eatery that serves mouth-watering dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ocean views are spectacular. 2981 Cliff Drive, 805.898.2628

BOTTLEST BISTRO Executive Chef Owen Hanavan turns organic produce and fruits, the freshest seafood, and the finest meats into dishes that let great ingredients shine, but with the right amount of flair. It’s wellconceived food, beautifully presented. 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805.686.4742

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CLASSIC STEAK HOUSE FOOD IN COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS. FEATURING PRIME STEAKS, LIVE LOBSTER, FRESH SEAFOOD, AN EXCEPTIONAL WINE LIST AND SUPERB COCKTAILS.

THE BREWHOUSE A favorite with locals of all generations, this gem serves up delicacies like filet mignon enchiladas, seared ahi tuna and macadamia encrusted halibut with three citrus cream sauce. 229 Montecito Street, 805.884.4664

DINNER SEVEN NIGHTS BRUNCH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY RESERVATIONS: (805) 565-7540 1279 COAST VILLAGE ROAD MONTECITO LUCKYS-STEAKHOUSE.COM

BROPHY BROTHERS Both the Santa Barbara and Ventura locations have a fun, lively atmosphere with beautiful views of the mountains and harbor. Choose your spot: sit at the full length bar and meet some locals, enjoy the lively atmosphere with an inside table, or grab a space on the balcony and lean in at the bar or sit at a table. 119 Harbor Way, 805.966.4418

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CA DARIO Cá Dario has been one of Santa Barbara's favorite Italian food restaurant for many years. The food is excellent, the decor is inviting and lively and the staff is professional and attentive. The menu includes savory antipastis, tasty pastas and risottos, and mouth watering entrees. 37 East Victoria Street, 805.884.9419 FALL/WINTER 2017


TRE LUNE

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ontecito residents treat Tre Lune Ristorante & Bar like a second home, dining there several times a week. Many visitors do the same, becoming short-term regulars. Tre Lune is that kind of place - comfortable and classic with wood floors, white tablecloths, vintage paparazzi photos on the walls, and veteran servers. Guests are immediately presented with crusty artisanal bread, a bottle of fine spicy olive oil from the Puglia region, and a ramekin of spinach pesto. Add a cocktail or wine from the extensive, exclusively Italian list, annually recognized by Wine Spectator, and all is suddenly and soothingly well. The menu is a sweeping lineup of authentic, carefully prepared regional classics made with the best ingredients from Italy - tomatoes, olives, cheeses, and cured meats - and local farmers markets. The snappy grilled calamari with spinach is a fantastic alternative to fried calamari, also delicious here. The carpaccio is benchmark good. Whole branzino, cooked in the pizza oven, swam in the Mediterranean yesterday. There are diverse pizzas and pastas, veal scaloppini, and ossobuco - a braised veal shank with saffron risotto. “Humble” spaghetti and meatballs has become, at Tre Lune, a destination dish on its own. The main menu sticks to Italy, but breakfast (served seven days a week) is international, with egg dishes, waffles, pancakes, bagels and salmon, and much more. TRE LUNE • 1151 COAST VILLAGE ROAD, MONTECITO • 805.969.2646 • TRELUNESB.COM

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SANTO MEZCAL A delicious shot of Mezcal.

SANTO MEZCAL brings a welcome infusion of first-rate, authentic regional Mexican food to lower State Street. Located next to the Indigo Hotel, on the edge of the Funk Zone, the newest addition to the Los Agaves family of restaurants is a bit more upscale than its siblings, with table service, a modern interior and a full bar fronting a wall of mezcals and tequilas. Santo Mezcal continues the family tradition of great food and friendly service and even shares some menu items, like the kids favorites taquitos and queso fundito. But while more-complex dishes can be challenging in the fast-paced Los Agaves kitchens, here no one minds waiting a couple of minutes while sharing appetizers or one of the signature ceviches with a beer or a house specialty drink in hand. The food is colorful and delicious, with an emphasis on seafood. Try the tacos with grilled octopus, hummus, avocado and pepper oil; the crab enchiladas; any of the moles, or shrimp with a mezcal cream sauce. Whole fish emerge from the oak-burning oven, and there are great deals on rib-eye steak, which is served several ways, including with a cheese-stuffed pasilla pepper, a crab enchilada and beans. SANTO MEZCAL • 119 STATE STREET • 805.883.3593 66

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Ca dario pizzeria Pizzas range from an ultra-traditional Margherita to fresh takes such as the Soffione con Uovo, with dandelion greens, mozzarella and a farm egg; the Rossa Piccante, featuring Fresno chilies, spicy Calabrese salami, tomato and mozzarella. Know that any pizza can be made with the owner's gluten-free crust. 29 East Victoria Street, 805.957.2020

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CASA BLANCA Casa Blanca is a lively Mexican restaurant with a terrific bar, lots of seating options indoors and out, and a reasonably priced menu. Mexican classics include chile rellenos, tamales and fajitas, as well as specialties like the Puerco en salsa tomate. 330 State Street, 805.845.8966

CONVIVO This scenic waterfront hot spot features a contemporary twist on Italian entrees, including house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, rotisserie chicken, and fresh seafood and steaks served family-style. 901 E Cabrillo Blvd., 805.845.6789

M ESA VERDE VEGAN GLUTEN FREE FOOD 1919 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara • 805.963.4474 • MesaVerdeRestaurant.com DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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D'ANGELO'S BAKERY D’Angelo's is the kind of bakery locals love and visitors are overjoyed to find. Choose a table indoors or out and enjoy freshly baked Europeanstyle breads and pastries, great breakfasts and lunches, and strong Italian coffee. 25 West Gutierrez Street, 805.962.5466

FARMER BOY If you grew up in Santa Barbara’s San Roque neighborhood, you know Farmer Boy restaurant - it’s the classic American diner with all the standards. The fresh take on this beloved local diner maintains the essence of the original. 3427 State St., San Roque Plaza, 805.687.6584

In 1871, Santa Barbara’s own Judge R.B. Ord introduced Mexican avocado trees to the U.S., bringing the joy of healthy fats and guacamole to all.

FISHOUSE FisHouse has built a huge following by offering ultra-fresh seafood, good drinks, an excellent happy hour, great prices and exactly the kind of friendly, casual atmosphere that beach volleyball players, fishermen, families, locals & visitors love. 101 East Cabrillo Blvd., 805.966.2112 68

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The Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Takeout family of restaurants keeps growing, with outlets in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Camarillo and the newest, in Goleta, which opened in June. their Don't miss out on Here you’ll find the same lovingly crafted fare served at every Los Arroyos, which means the cajete, same handmade tortillas, the same great salsa bar, homemade everything, and rice that’s cooked outhwatering Mol m fresh up to ten times daily and never reheated. s del Mar. We had The comfortable, casual interior is a bit more modern here, with dark faux-leather banquettes, Pa zo le , & Ta co tile, and white walls adorned with black-and-white images of “ingredients,” from chiles to corn to try all three! to a tortilla press, taken by local photographer Silas Fallstich. There’s also a full bar with many interesting tequilas, a couple of big-screen TVs, and a spacious shaded outdoor patio. It’s the ideal setting for drinks and $6 appetizers, such as a langostino quesadillas, grilled bacon-wrapped shrimp with avocado, or a taco trio plate (chicken, steak and carnitas) during happy hour from 3-6 p.m., Monday - Friday. Maybe the biggest Los Arroyos “secret” is the Saturday and Sunday breakfast, with authentic Mexican dishes at prices ranging from $7.95 to a breakfast steak dish for $12.95. There’s rich, strong coffee to go with it, and to go with that, there’s a new kicker: homemade churros. LOS ARROYOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT & TAKEOUT • 5764 CALLE REAL, GOLETA • 805.770.8209 • LOSARROYOS.NET DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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PLANTS MEET PLATE Three years ago, Mesa Verde brought a vibrant new world of plant-based cuisine to Cliff Drive. Since then, the casual spot has become a locals’ favorite for delicious vegan food blending vibrant Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors. Chef de Cuisine Chris Rayman talks about the need to “build flavor” in vegan dishes, and build he does. Polenta fries come with smoked patty pan squash, white beans, and za’atar, a thyme-based Middle Eastern spice mix with toasted sesame and cumin. Caramelized fried Brussels sprouts team with pickled red onions, pumpkin seeds, fava bean puree, za’atar, sherry vinegar and tamari. Zucchini “pasta” comprises strips of the raw vegetable with warm heirloom tomatoes, ovendried crimini mushrooms, fresh basil, and Rayman’s macadamia nut ricotta cheese and grated cashew parmesan, plus gluten-free breadcrumbs. Regulars love the cheeseboard - two kinds of nut cheese with condiments such as blackberry-red wine jelly, pickled apples and mustard seeds, local honey, and tamari almonds. The uniquely delicious desserts include a superb baklava. One local forager calls whenever he has a haul of chanterelles, and Rayman turns them into a special, and every week, another local forager delivers a box of edible flowers that adorn a wide variety of dishes. This is food with a firm modern connection to flavor and to good old Mother Earth. MESA VERDE • 1919 CLIFF DRIVE 805•963•4474 MESAVERDERESTAURANT.COM

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HOLDREN'S STEAK & SEAFOOD Elegant and timeless, Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood, features USDA prime midwestern cornfed beef, charbroiled over their mesquite grill. The "Cowboy Cut" is their signature steak, a 20-ounce prime bone-in rib chop served over spicy onion rings. Their fresh seafood selection includes bacon wrapped barbecue tiger prawns, seared Hawaiian ahi, and a shrimp scampi like no other. 512 State Street, 805.965.3363

Enjoy that Santa Barbara sunshine! Happy Hour 3-7 everyday Buy one small plate, get one 1/2 off Beautiful State Street patio!

Scratch-made cakes & pastries Breakfast, lunch & dinner High Tea, served daily from 2 p.m.

The Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Restaurant 1106 State Street 805-962-5085 AndersensSantaBarbara.com

JILL'S PLACE A little off the beaten path sits Jill's Place, a favorite among locals for their "old school dinner menu" of steaks, fish, chops and chicken all of which include soup, salad and a choice of sides. All of the meats at Jill's Place are hand picked daily and come directly from their local family owned meat company ensuring the absolute highest quality available. 632 Santa Barbara Street, 805.963.0378

California Bistro LOCATED IN THE CHARMING 130 YEAR OLD VICTORIAN UPHAM HOTEL

JOE'S CAFE The city’s oldest restaurant opened in 1928 in what had previously been a laundry, a blacksmith and a slew of restaurants. Now it’s a Santa Barbara institution. Locals and visitors stream in beneath the classic neon marquee, then gather at the bar for famously generous cocktails or hunker down in booths for some good, old American saloon food. 536 State Street, 805.966.4638

BANQUETS PRIVATE PARTIES LUNCH & DINNER

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jane QUALITY, VALUE & SERVICE Enjoy our family recipes and friendly service.

JANE Open for lunch and dinner, Jane simply provides an inviting atmosphere, carefully prepared food and genuinely friendly service. Menu favorites include grilled breast of duck, seared ahi and prawn salad bowl, the natural hamburger and fish and chips. The atmosphere at both locations is inviting, cozy and warm. 1311 State Street, 805.962.1311 6940 Marketplace Drive, Goleta, 805.770.5388

jane downtown Simple and delicious food made daily from scratch. LOUIE'S Located in the historic Upham Hotel, Louie’s welcomes its second decade of serving consistently superb California bistro fare, all prepared creatively with the freshest available ingredients. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the dining room or on the heated veranda. 1404 De La Vina Street, 805.963.7003

jane goleta downtown

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THE LARK The Lark, located in the historic SB Fish Market building in the heart of the Funk Zone, uses locally sourced and responsibly grown seasonal ingredients. Served family style, the delectable dishes are intended for sharing. Enjoy classic and craft cocktails and selections from the extensive wine list. 131 Anacapa Street, 805.284.0370 FALL/WINTER 2017


C A’ D A R I O

Traditional Italian Cuisine

Loyalty has its dangers. Ca’ Dario chef-owner Dario Furlati jokes that if he changed his menu, he might get in trouble with his customers. “They come in for certain favorite dishes,” he says, some of which he’s been serving since the restaurant opened in 1997. Of course, who can blame the chef ’s regulars for holding him hostage to his own cooking? He’s from Lake Cuomo, and his menu reflects his northern roots in classic dishes like homemade ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta and drizzled with sage butter; whole ovenbaked branzino, an identity element of Italian cooking; and a 24-ounce bone-in rib-eye steak that’s a $36 bargain. “Authentic,” Furlati says, describing his food in a word - which is why it never gets old. But while the regulars might own the main menu, Furlati uses the daily specials to introduce rare regional dishes. From Rome, there’s baked gnocchi topped with butter, sage and Parmesan, and from Trentino, he might serve canerderli, a kind of dumpling made with bread, eggs and speck (smoked prosciutto). He also taps local sources for spot prawns, halibut, duck, quail and even venison - maybe grilled and finished in the oven with shallots, garlic and rosemary. Add wines from California, Italy, Chile, France and Argentina, and a dessert list of carefully made classics, and you’ll be defending the menu against change, too. 37 EAST VICTORIA STREET • 805.884.9419 • CADARIO.NET

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Italian wines & a warm welcome on State Street Ahh

, those timeless companions, food and wine - in a world of fruit bombs and cult wines, the food can get overlooked. So it’s nice to have Paso Robles based August Ridge Vineyards around, where the focus is on Italian varietal wines made always with food and friendly gatherings in mind. These elegant wines, for folks who want to be here now, not watch the cellar for a decade, are available at the brand-new August Ridge tasting room in the historic La Arcada Plaza at Figueroa and State Street. Pull up to the bar, bring a group to the upstairs mezzanine, or grab a sidewalk table. Then try the Italian Varietal flight, featuring six classic varietals, or the Estate and Reserve flight, which includes a Super Tuscan blend, a Nebbiolo blend, the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and more. Add a cheese pairing for a true food-and-wine experience. During Happy Hours (Monday and Wednesday 3-6 pm), the Pinot Grigio and a selected red and are $5 a glass. “Our tasting room reflects the warmth and the welcome feeling of an old-world bistro,” says owner-winemaker John Backer. “I want our customers to experience great wines and to feel like they are part of our community. We want them to feel that spirit and not just hear the words.” AUGUST RIDGE VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM • 5 EAST FIGUEROA STREET • 805.770.8442 • AUGUSTRIDGE.COM

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LE CAFÉ STELLA Le Café Stella features the intricacies of French cooking with an enjoyable and relaxed American twist serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu includes tasty treats such as chicken carbonara and beef bourguignon, as well as sliders, burgers, salads and sandwiches. They feature a full bar and a dog friendly outdoor patio. 3302 McCaw Avenue, 805.569.7698

LOS AGAVES Fresh ingredients and careful cooking are reflected in a menu full of delicious regional dishes from central and southern Mexico, Puebla, Oaxaca and, in particular, Guadalajara. Everything is made by hand daily, including the tamales, the tortillas, and the salsas. 600 North Milpas, 805.564.2626 2911 De La Vina Street, 805.682.2600 7024 Market Place Drive, Goleta, 805.968.7024

LOS ARROYOS Serving fresh, homemade Mexican food crafted each day from the finest ingredients. The original recipes offer a variety of dishes from traditional fare such as Sopes, Tamales, and Pozole to modern cuisine including the Mama’s Salad with grilled vegetables, Ceviche with fresh fish, and the Garden Burrito. 14 West Figueroa Street, 805.962.5541 1280 Coast Village Road, 805.969.9059 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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Voted Best Steakhouse in Santa Barbara since 2007 SB News Press • SB Independent santabarbara.com

Featuring Prime Steaks Award Winning Wine List Dinner begins daily at 5:00 Lunch Mon. - Fri. 11:30 - 3:00 Sunday Brunch 10:00 - 3:00

512 State Street 805.965.3363

HAPPENING HAPPY HOURS DOWNTOWN The Brewhouse 229 West Montecito Street sbbrewhouse.com Casa Blanca 330 State Street casablancasb.com FisHouse 101 East Cabrillo Blvd. sbfishhouse.com The Good Lion 1212 State Street goodlioncocktails.com Holdren’s 512 State Street holdrens.com

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Jill’s Place 632 Santa Barbara Street jillsplacesb.com Joe’s Cafe 536 State Street joescafesb.com Pickle Room 126 E. Canon Perdido Street threepickles.com/pickel-room Test Pilot 211 Helena Avenue testpilotcocktails.com GOLETA Los Arroyos 5764 Calle Real losarroyos.net

UPTOWN/ELSEWHERE Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach 2981 Cliff Drive sbfishhouse.com/boathouse Le Stella Cafe 3302 McCaw Avenue lecafestella.com MONTECITO Los Arroyos 1280 Coast Village Road losarroyos.net CARPINTERIA Sly’s 686 Linden Ave slysonline.com

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BOTTLEST WINERY BAR & BISTRO Wine and Beyond in the Valley

Bottlest is a

is one-of-a-kind destination offering perhaps the most unique entertainment experience in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Buellton complex houses Santa Barbara County’s largest winery, a critically acclaimed restaurant with modern farm-to-table fare, and a full bar with live music every weekend night. Guests come in to taste wines available from the vast “Wine Wall,” where automated dispensers pour samples and full glasses of 50-plus wines. For those seeking more than wine tasting, Bottlest offers a full bar open, until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and featuring cocktails, pub fare and live music, as well as an upscale dining menu from 5-9 p.m. daily. Here’s a plan: reserve a table in the high-ceiling main dining room with views into the winemaking facility and the display kitchen. Join friends for a guided tour of the winery - you’ll begin by creating your own personalized bottle of wine, followed by tastings of three reds straight from the barrel and three whites from the stainless steel tanks. Follow that with a three to fivecourse dinner at Bottlest Bistro. Executive Chef Owen Hanavan turns organic produce and fruits, the freshest seafood, and the finest meats into well-conceived, beautifully presented dishes that let great ingredients shine, but with the right amount of flair. Save room for desserts like the Belgian chocolate rice tart, or California bay leaf ice cream.

35 INDUSTRIAL WAY, BUELLTON • 805.686.4742 • BOTTLESTBISTRO.COM

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Voted Santa Barbara’s Best Restaurant with a View BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • HAPPY HOUR

LUCKY'S Great food and service never go out of style and terrific ingredients make a noticeable difference. The menu is a la carte with a huge selection of different cuts of USDA prime beef, live lobsters and the freshest seafood. Sides range from skinny onion rings and creamed corn to locally grown vegetables, tomatoes and salad greens. 1279 Coast Village Road, 805.565.7540

2981 Cliff Drive • 898-2628 • BoathouseSB.com ON THE ALLEY

Still Serving the Best Local Shellfish in California

On the Alley began as an overflow place for Brophy Brothers. Locals especially like its casual feel, the reliability of its “simple, honest food” and the ease of grabbing something good to eat at the beach, on a bench by the sea wall or at the wood picnic table right in front. 117 Harbor Way, 805.962.6315 7038 Market Place Drive, Goleta, 805.845.8096

PADARO BEACH GRILL Adam and Tom White 1981

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company at the end of historic stearns wharf

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A family-friendly, American eatery and bar, Padaro Beach Grill offers a unique dining experience. Whether grubbing burgers inside the renovated dining room, watching the kids explore the sizable sand pit play area, or grabbing drinks with friends on the lush, grass patio, it's a guaranteed good time for all. 3765 Santa Claus Lane, 805.566.9800 FALL/WINTER 2017


SANTA BARBARA SHELLFISH COMPANY Located at the end of cheerful Stearns Wharf, hungry patrons crowd this casual restaurant where hefty crab and lobster are dropped into boiling cauldrons while award-winning chefs diligently work the open kitchen serving up signature dishes that rival any four star restaurant. 230 Stearns Wharf, 805.966.6676

SANTO MEZCAL Santo Mezcal brings a welcomed infusion of first-rate, authentic regional Mexican food to lower State Street. The newest addition to the Los Agaves family of restaurants is a bit more upscale than its siblings, with table service, a modern interior and a full bar fronting a wall of mezcals and tequilas. 119 State Street, 805.883.3593

Thank You

Santa Barbara Voted “Stiffest Drinks in Town” since 1928

Homemade Cakes and Pies Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ... 7 Days a Week

SLY'S Focused on simple and delicious food, owner James Sly has been behind the stove for over forty years and has had plenty of time and experience to refine his art. Sly’s re-creates classic dishes using top-quality ingredients serving only hand-cut, aged prime steaks and a fabulous seafood menu, including local abalone. 686 Linden Ave. Carpinteria, 805.684.6666

Kitchen from 7:30 am until 10 pm “Everything just a little bit better” 536 State Street (corner of Cota) Santa Barbara Reservations 966-4638 PLEASE VISIT OUR OTHER FINE DINING RESTAURANTS LUCKY’S, TRE LUNE AND BUCATINI IN MONTECITO AND SANTA BARBARA DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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Higher Grounds SB'S HOT COFFEE SPOTS DOWNTOWN Breakfast Culture Club 711 Chapala Street, breakfastcultureclub.com Crushcakes 1 ­ 315 Anacapa Street, crushcakes.com D’Angelo Pastry & Bread 25 W. Gutierrez Street

The French Press ­1101 State Street & 528 Anacapa Street

Handlebar Coffee ­128 E. Canon Perdido St. & 2720 De La Vina St. Helena Avenue Bakery 131 Anacapa Street

Jeannine’s ­15 E. Figueroa Street, jeannines.com

Lucky Penny 1 ­ 27 Anacapa Street, luckypennysb.com

Rebar Coffee Market ­214 State Street, rebarcoffee.com

Renaud’s Patisserie 324 State Street, renaudsbakery.com

Santa Barbara Roasting Company 321 Motor Way, sbcoffee.com

Helena Avenue Bakery

330 STATE STREET • 805.845.8966 CASABLANCASB.COM

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'Where the Locals Go’

UPTOWN/ELSEWHERE

Daily Grind 2001 De La Vina St. & 2912 De La Vina St. Good Cup ­1819 Cliff Drive

Jeannine’s ­3607 State Street, jeannines.com

Burgers • salads • steaks • Chops 805.963.0378 w w w. J i l l s P l a c e S B . c o m 632 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara CA 93101

Our Daily Bread ­2700 De La Vina Street, ourdailybread.net Renaud’s Patisserie ­3315 State Street, renaudsbakery.com Vices & Spices 3 ­ 558 State Street, vicesandspices.net

MONTECITO

Bree’osh ­1150 Coast Village Road, breeosh.com

excellent food and ambiance

Honor Market ­1255 Coast Village Road, honormarket.com Jeannine’s ­1253 Coast Village Road, jeannines.com

SUMMERLAND

Red Kettle Coffee 2275 #A Ortega Hill Road, redkettlecoffee.com

Rebar Coffee + Kitchen Bree'osh

Santa Barbara’s Best Micro Brewery Happy Hour 4-6 Daily • Lunch and Dinner Specials 229 W. Montecito St. 884-4664 Open 7 days DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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NEWEST ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION!

SOMERSET Menu selections focus on farm-driven California cuisine with light French and Italian influences. The stunning classic, yet modern interior and “Tuscan-like” courtyard provide the perfect space to gather with friends and indulge in a craft cocktail and fine dining offerings. 7 East Anapamu Street, 805.845.7112

DINNER & WINERY TOUR PACKAGE

$75

• Tour Santa Barbara County's Largest Winery.

PER • Create Your Own Personalized Wine. PERSON • Enjoy a 4-Course Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings,

crafted by Executive Chef Owen Hanavan. Reservation required. Call for more details. Valid on Fridays and Saturdays only.

35 INDUSTRIAL WAY, BUELLTON 805.686.4742 WWW.BOTTLESTBISTRO.COM

Padaro Beach Grill 3765 SANTA CLAUS LANE • CARPINTERIA 805.566.9800

STELLA MARE'S Set in what was originally a farmhouse, Stella Mare’s overlooks the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. A beautiful glass greenhouse encloses the outdoor room providing a magical ambience complete with sofas by the fire for sipping drinks. Enjoy classic French country bistro cooking with flair. 50 Los Patos Way, 805.969.6705

THE STONEHOUSE

FAMILY STYLE VENUE • ISLAND AND OCEAN VIEWS • CATERED EVENTS WWW.PADAROBEACHGRILL.COM

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A recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award since 2014, The Stonehouse oozes refined old-world style defined by careful attention to every detail. While the menu features the full SB bounty, fresh local seafood and produce, it also offers classic tableside preparations such as steak Diane, cherries jubilee and crêpes Suzette. 900 San Ysidro Lane, 805.565.1700 FALL/WINTER 2017


Food and wine hav e always been intrinsically

THE BLACK SHEEP

link ed in the Italian cultur e: one sim ply

A local eating spot that was started on the premise of creating something unique. The setting is lively and intimate with a small and large plate concept to encourage sharing dishes for a varied and extensive culinary experience. Nearly forty microbrew beers are available, as well as many California wines. 26 East Ortega Street, 805.965.1113

does no t go without the o ther .

TOMA Experience the Santa Barbara waterfront’s most romantic restaurant and savor exquisite Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Pour over local and Italian wines along with a full bar of hand-crafted cocktails and spirits, and enjoy warm and attentive service while dining window-side with a enchanting view of the Santa Barbara harbor. 324 West Cabrillo Blvd., 805.962.0777

Tre Lune Creating genuine Italian cuisine with love and care is Tre Lune’s stock in trade. A favorite with Montecito residents, “Three Moons” is set in a charming setting. Enjoy high-quality Italian cooking served in the lively dining room, with its historic black-and-white photographs, white table cloths and hardwood floors. 1151 Coast Village Road, 805.969.2646 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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MONTECITO VIEW MEDITERRANEAN

SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS

Fabulous 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath with ocean/mountain views in private setting Visit video tour at https://vimeo.com/210423137 $2,995,000 Barbara Koutnik/Kathy Marvin • 805.565.8110 • www.BarbaraKoutnik.com

Private and Gated Montecito Location, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Single-Story Distinctive Contemporary Styling. www.582Freehaven.com $4,995,000 Jennifer Plana 805.895.2112

MONTECITO’S BEST VALUE

DOWNTOWN MEDITERRANEAN TOWNHOUSE

Beautifully Remodeled 5 bedroom 5 bath offering easy living and a flexible floor plan for seamless Indoor outdoor entertaining. Gorgeous contemporary Viking kitchen. Grand living room opens to dining with bay windows. Two master suites. $2,198,000 C Scott McCosker • 805.687.2436 • www.ScottMcCosker.com

A Refreshing Blend of Classic Santa Barbara Architecture and Chick Contemporary Interior. Small Fenced Yard, 2 Patios and a 2 Car Attached Garage. Almost 1,600 Sq Ft 3 Bedroom 3 Bath. $798,000 C Scott McCosker • 805.687.2436 • www.ScottMcCosker.com

MONTECITO SPANISH REVIVAL ESTATE

EL ESCORIAL VILLAS

Down a private tree lined drive in the Hedgerows of Montecito, find this 1926 Spanish Revival Estate designed by Mary Craig. On 1.3 acres, the residence has 6 bedrooms, grand public rooms with French doors that open to the patio and terraces. $5,650,000 Barbara Koutnik • 805.565.8811 • www.BarbaraKoutnik.com

1,2 and 3 bedroom condominiums located at beautiful East Beach! El Escorial is a resortlike complex in a tropical setting with a lovely pool and spa, health club, tennis courts and a 24 hour Guard Gate. Prices range from $629,000 to $1,200,000 Karin Holloway 805-895-3718 • Bob Oliver 805-965-0863

MONTECITO (805) 969.4755

MONTECITO UPPER VILLAGE (805) 969.0900

SANTA BARBARA (805) 682.2477

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1. Santa Barbara County Courthouse: This National Historic Landmark is a stunning example of Spanish-Moorish architecture. The courthouse, built in 1929, is famous for its mural room, sunken gardens, and panoramic views from the top of the open-air clock tower. 1100 Anacapa Street, 805.568.2220, santabarbaracourthouse.org 2. Old Mission Santa Barbara: Founded in 1786, the “Queen of the Missions” occupies a commanding position atop 12 acres overlooking the Pacific and the city. Take a tour and then enjoy a picnic at the adjacent rose gardens. 2201 Laguna Street, 805.682.4713, santabarbaramission.org

Of the hundreds of diversions Santa Barbara has to offer on both land and sea, these top 10 are a must for first time visitors, long-time travellers, and born-and-raised SB locals.

3. Santa Barbara Zoo: Located overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the zoo is home to 146 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. More than 500 animals are on exhibit in open, naturalistic habitats. 500 Ninos Drive, 805.962.5339, sbzoo.org 4. Stearns Wharf: Built in 1872 for passenger and freight shipping along the South Coast, the wooden pier is now home to a variety of restaurants, shops, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. State Street and Cabrillo Boulevard, stearnswharf.org

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6. The Harbor: Enjoy some of the best views of the waterfront, city, and mountains while indulging in the fresh catch of the day at one of the resident restaurants. Check out the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum or take a stroll along the breakwater. 113 Harbor Way, 805.962.8404, santabarbaraca.gov 7. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Regarded as one of southern California’s finest, featuring nationally recognized collections and special exhibitions, as well as a permanent collection, the museum has more than 27,000 works of art. 1130 State Street, 805.963.4364, sbma.net

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LEADBETTER Learn to surf on the mellow waves that roll in below the cliffs. Shoreline Dr. and Loma Alta.

BUTTERFLY Take in a romantic sunset at this west-facing beach, across from the Four Seasons Biltmore in Montecito. 1260 Channel Drive.

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THE ARLINGTON THEATRE A 2,000 seat Mission Revival style theater, with a faux-Spanish village interior, hosts movies, concerts, lectures and more under a ceiling of twinkling stars. 1317 State Street, 805.963.4408, thearlingtontheatre.com GRANADA THEATRE Restored in March 2008; this world-class performing arts center is home to some of the area’s finest performing arts companies - Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Symphony, CAMA, State Street Ballet and Santa Barbara Choral Society. 1214 State Street, 805.899.2222, granadasb.org

OZOMATLI October 19th, 8:00pm at the Lobero Theater. Innovation and creativity have define Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group represents the city’s eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli’s success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world styles. The “Dioses del Baile ,” or “Gods of Dance,” have created one of the most exciting, captivating and flat-out fun live shows touring today. 805.966.4946, lobero.org

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY AT THE NEW VIC Santa Barbara’s professional resident theatre company engages audiences with entertaining, compelling, and thought-provoking productions ranging from new works to innovative interpretations of the classics. 33 West Victoria Street, 805.965.5400, ensembletheatre.com OUT OF THE BOX THEATRE COMPANY This non-profit community theater company presents exciting, edgy and socially relevant contemporary musicals. Enjoy productions that fall outside of the common expectations of musical theatre. 805.963.8198, outoftheboxtheatre.org MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST Over 200 annual events are held at this beautiful oceanside campus - home to one of the nation’s preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classical musicians. A host of internationally renowned faculty artists, guest conductors, and soloists participate and perform. 1070 Fairway Road, 805.969.4726, musicacademy.org

The Arlington Theater was built in 1931 on the former site of the Arlington Hotel which was destroyed following the 1925 6.8 earthquake.

LOBERO THEATRE California’s oldest, continuously operating theatre is also home to many of Santa Barbara’s outstanding performing arts organizations. Founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, it is widely recognized as one of Santa Barbara’s architectural jewels and designated as a State and City landmark. 33 E Canon Perdido Street, 805.966.4946, lobero.org CENTER STAGE THEATRE This intimate black box theater located in the Paseo Nuevo shopping center hosts weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies. 751 Paseo Nuevo, 805.963.0408, centerstagetheatre.org OPERA SANTA BARBARA Exciting, high caliber operas, as well as educational programs for the community are presented by this treasured organization. 805.898.3890, operasb.org

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SANTA CLAUS A family-friendly locals' favorite, with a beautiful wide beach. Shop and eat nearby at Santa Claus Lane. Just north of Carpinteria.

ARROYO BURRO AKA Hendry’s, this beach is dogfriendly, has great sunsets, tide pools and bluffs. Dine at The Boathouse. 2981 1/2 Cliff Dr.

RINCON This famous, worldclass point break attracts surfers from around the globe. Just south of Carpinteria.

THE SANTA BARBARA COASTLINE IS UNIQUE BECAUSE ALTHOUGH IT RESTS ON AMERICA'S WEST COAST, IT ACTUALLY RUNS FROM EAST TO WEST, AS OPPOSED TO NORTH-SOUTH.

THE SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN Explore the remarkable diversity of California’s flora and vegetation, via 5.5 miles of easy-to-walk nature trails. This living museum, widely regarded as a model botanic garden, covers over 70 acres with more than 1,000 taxa of native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, cacti, in beautiful natural settings. 1212 Mission Canyon Road, 805.682.4726, sbbg.org ALICE KECK PARK MEMORIAL GARDEN

Take a self-guided tour of this botanical collection of over 75 different tree and plant species. Enjoy the koi pond, sensory garden, walking paths, butterfly garden, picnic areas and a charming gazebo. 1500 Santa Barbara Street LOTUSLAND Covering 37 acres on the historic estate of the late Madame Ganna Walska, this garden is unlike any other. Exceptional design and creativity combined with botanical and horticultural depth make this a must-see. Indulge in the rare cycad collection, the whimsical Topiary Garden or the Water Garden, where the Indian lotus flowers bloom. Reservations are required. 805.969.9990, lotusland.org MORETON BAY FIG TREE This California Historical Landmark is possibly the largest of its kind in California. Brought from Australia as a small cutting this Ficus macrophylla is now 80 feet high and over 175 feet across. 100 West Montecito Street

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SBGolf.com; Sandpiper: 805.968.1541, SandpiperGolf. com; Glen Annie: 805.968.6400, GlenAnnieGolf. com SURFING AND STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING Santa Barbara’s south-facing coast is home to great surf for beginners and experts alike. South Pacific swells send smaller waves our way in the summer, but fall and winter storms from the north Pacific can generate serious surf. That’s the time to visit Rincon, a world-famous point break just south of Carpinteria to

watch expert surfers ride big waves. Leadbetter Beach in town and Campus Point, at UC Santa Barbara are great for beginners. For any surf or stand up paddle board needs go to A-Frame Surf Shop at 3785 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria. 805.684.8803, AFrameSurf.com CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK Some of the best kayaking, snorkeling and hiking opportunities in California are available on and around the Channel Islands. Located just off of the coast of Santa Barbara, the islands

are home to over 2,000 plant and animal species. Beautiful marine life, pristine kelp forests, rugged coastline, and hidden sea caves make this a world-class destination. Santa Barbara Adventure Company offers both day and overnight trips for beginners and advanced kayakers and snorkelers. SBAdventureCo. com, 805.884.9283 SKATERS POINT Go for a session at one of Southern California’s coolest skate parks. This 14,600 square foot state-of-the-art park features rails, a half-pipe,

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fun boxes and other rad elements. It is located on the waterfront, at Garden Street and Cabrillo Boulevard. Protective gear required and enforced. 805.564.5418, SantaBarbaraCA.gov WHALE WATCHING Gray, Blue and Humpback Whales migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel, breaching, spy hopping and spouting as they make their way up and down the coast. Resident seals and dolphins are abundant throughout the year and you may even see a dolphin pod with numbers in the hundreds. 805.965.1985, CondorExpress.com CHASE PALM PARK Take a spin on the antique carousel and then head over a charming bridge to a shipwreck-themed playground at this waterfront park. With drop-in picnic areas nearby, as well as reservable picnic areas and event facilities, this park has something for everyone. 236 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, 805.564.5418, SantaBarbaraCA.gov THE URBAN WINE TRAIL Taste some of the finest wines produced in Santa Barbara County, all within blocks of downtown and the beach. Both novices and aficionados are provided the opportunity to learn about and taste a diverse variety of wines from the area's best vineyards. For a map and more info go to UrbanWinetrailSB.com SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY SEA CENTER For close encounters with sea creatures, head to this interactive marine education center, where guests enjoy exhibits, a theater, and a live touch pool for a real hands-on experience. 211 Stearns Wharf, 805.962.2526, SBNature.org

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DAY TRIP DESTINATION: Santa Ynez Valley

For an entirely different experience, head over the pass to the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country, where rolling, oak-studded hills hold six charming towns, each with a unique flavor. Explore vineyards by horseback, indulge in fresh farm-to-table cuisine, sample the latest microbrewery batches or try your luck at the Chumash Casino. For more information: VisitSYV.com

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S E V E N FA L L S This hike is no stroll in the park, but

well worth the effort, especially after a good rain when the water is flowing, and the pools are full. The trail begins on a paved access road and after about a mile turns to dirt. Follow the road just a little more toward the turnoff to Inspiration Point and instead of making the turn to Inspiration Point (which is another fantastic hike) turn right and start making your way up the creek to Seven Falls. The hike is about 3.3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of about 800 feet. Parking at the trailhead is limited, with strict parking rules. You must park behind the white line or risk a ticket. Please keep dogs on a leash and be aware this is a residential neighborhood. For other frontcountry, backcountry and ocean trail options, go to SantaBarbaraHikes.com

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SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM Located in the heart of the historic downtown El Pueblo Viejo District, the museum collection includes relics from Chumash, Spanish, Mexican, Yankee and Chinese cultures, as well as artifacts and textiles that date back to the 15th century. 136 East De la Guerra Street, 805.966.1601, SantaBarbaraMuseum.com CARRIAGE & WESTERN ART MUSEUM See a collection of over 50 saddles, once belonging to the Cisco Kid, Will Rogers, and others, along with exhibits featuring everything from polished hearses to old stagecoaches. 129 Castillo Street, 805.962.2353, CarriageMuseum.org KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM This museum houses a

remarkable permanent collection, including an original stone copy of the Declaration of Independence, handwritten scores by leading composers, and the computer guidance system from the first Apollo flight to the moon. 21 West Anapamu Street, 805.962.5322 rain.org/~karpeles/sb.html

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As the leading contemporary arts presenter in Central California, the museum hosts three rotating exhibitions per year, each of which is on view for fourteen weeks. Check the museum website for the exhibition schedule. Admission is free. 653 Paseo Nuevo, 805.966.5373, MCASsantaBarbara.org

SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM Located in the harbor and dedicated to preserving

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EVENTSANDFESTIVALS It may be Santa Barbara's cooler season, but the action is just heating up! Food, wine and art take center stage, with festivals and events celebrating (& serving) everything from avocados to urchins. MUSIC, THEATRE AND SPORTS TO SATISFY EVERY FAN AND ENTHUSIAST'S PALETTE.

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14: SANTA BARBARA HARBOR & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL This signature autumn event is held in Santa Barbara’s main harbor and marks the opening of lobster season. Meet local fishermen and enjoy locallycaught seafood, live entertainment, marine related demonstrations and other family-oriented activities. Admission is free. 805.897.1961, harborfestival.org

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20-22: BOO AT THE ZOO The Santa Barbara Zoo transforms for three nights of safe, traffic-free trick-­o rtreating, including a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Boo-Choo-Choo train rides, Creepy Crawly encounters, Spooky Storytelling, Goblin Games, and more. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 21 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 22, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 805.962-5339, sbzoo.org

29: The Celebration of the Harvest opens with the new TASTE OF SANTA BARBARA WINE COUNTRY at The Fess Parker, a DoubleTree Resort, located ocean-front in downtown Santa Barbara. This outdoor tasting event will feature 50 Santa Barbara Vintners pouring new fall releases and library wines alongside mouth watering bites from Santa Barbara Wine Country's top restaurants and artisans. 7:00-9:30, 805.688.0881, celebrationofharvest.com 29-OCT. 2: THE CELEBRATION OF THE HARVEST This four day wine harvest celebration in Santa Barbara Wine Country features the Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Country, wine dinners, vineyard excursions, winery open houses, and the Harvest Experience Passport. 805.688.0881, celebrationofharvest.com

7: AIA ARCHITECTOURS 2017 is a celebration of local architecture and cultural identity as it highlights the extraordinary architectural legacy in Santa Barbara This year’s theme is “Living with Water”. Tour seven sites including historical structures and contemporary buildings. 805.966.4198, aiasb.com

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3: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS TOUR Three of today’s hottest alt-Latino groups come together for the first time. See Grammy award-winning La Santa Cecilia, Mexrrissey, whose pitch-perfect mash up of music pays homage to British indie rocker Morrissey’s iconic songs, and the Grammy nominated, all female mariachi band Mariachi Flor de Toloache. 805.893.3535, artsandlectures.ucsb.edu

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1: 65TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA HOLIDAY PARADE Usher in the holiday season with a colorful contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday floats, local personalities, and of course, the much anticipated arrival of Santa Claus. 6:30pm, 805.962.2098, downtownsb.org FALL/WINTER 2017


31-10: 33RD ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 showcases the best in independent and international cinema. Over 200 films, including 50+ U.S. premieres and 25+ world premieres are screened annually. The festival consistently attracts and honors the brightest stars and most accomplished leaders in the industry. For more information, sbiff.org or call 805.963.002

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24: SPECIAL OLYMPICS 3RD ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE is a fun opportunity for individuals and teams to take a dip into the chilly Pacific and raise funds for Special Olympics So Cal. The event starts with a pancake breakfast cooked up by SB County firefighters and ends with an icy plunge! 805.884.1516, sosc.org/santabarbara 24 - MARCH 4: SB RESTAURANT WEEK is a celebration of our restaurant and hotel community showcasing their hospitality, service and chef's talent using local product farm to table style. Prix fixe menus at $25, $35 and $45. sbrestaurantweeks.com

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10: 32ND ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA PARADE OF LIGHTS begins at 3pm with a visit to Santa’s Village at the Santa Barbara Harbor. The boat parade starts at 5:30 pm, followed by a fireworks show launched from West Beach at around 6:30pm. The best viewing is from Stearns Wharf or the harbor. 805.564.5530, santabarbaraca.gov

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Choose from over 100 annual events - from critically acclaimed concerts, dance performances, and talks by worldrenowned artists, and the UCSB film series. The 2017-2018 season’s performances include Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Pink Martini, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Cirque Éloize, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, plus so much more. For a complete listing of events visit artsandlectures.ucsb.edu, 805.893.3535

ongoing goings-on Farmers Market Separate markets are held six days a week around the Santa Barbara area - the most popular on Tuesday afternoons, downtown, and on Saturday mornings a few blocks from State Street. Every week, year round, local farmers offer fresh seasonal products, including a diverse array of vegetables, fruits, honey, nuts, flowers, meat, seafood and other artisanal products. For a weekly schedule go to sbfarmersmarket.org Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show Since 1965 Santa Barbara County artists have been setting up shop every Sunday, year round from 10:00 - dusk along Santa Barbara’s waterfront on Cabrillo Boulevard (from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez). 805.897.1982, santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/parksrec/recreation/sbaacs 1st Thursday Check out this award winning program highlighting downtown arts, culture and entertainment on the first Thursday of every month. All 1st Thursday attractions are free. 5 - 8 pm. downtownsb.org Concerts at the Santa Barbara Bowl Built in 1936 as a WPA project, the “Bowl” is one of the most scenic and intimate amphitheaters in the world, attracting world-class artists to perform under the stars and amidst beautiful old-growth oak trees. 1122 N. Milpas St., 805.962.7411. For a complete list of upcoming concerts, visit SBBowl.com. Concerts in the Park Free music concerts are held at Chase Palm Park, located on Cabrillo Blvd. along the waterfront. Come dance, picnic and celebrate summer on Thursday nights from 6:00 - 8:30, during July and August. 805.897.1946, civicaweb.santabarbaraca.gov

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About Om Sweet Mama - Ayda Robana, culinary artist, caterer, and private chef, is passionate about using locallysourced, organic, farm-fresh ingredients. Highly influenced by her world travels and Tunisian-American upbringing, she founded Om Sweet Mama catering in 2008 and was among the first chefs in Santa Barbara to introduce pop-up meals in locations around town. 805.837.9009, omsweetmama.com

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Ayda Robana of Om Sweet Mama uses a

potpourri of fresh ingredients to put a North African Twist on classic Seafood Bouillabaisse. This savory medley includes clams, mussels, shrimp, chorizo, aromatic herbs, and local vegetables.

Seafood Bouillabaisse with a North African Twist Serves 4-6

For the sofrito 1 small leek 1 medium carrot 1 large shallot 1 piece celery ½ bulb fennel 1 small Thai chili 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. butter 2 tbsp. olive oil ¾ cup diced chorizo seco or pancetta 5 new potatoes, cut into small pieces 1 pinch saffron 1 tbsp. tomato paste 1 tbsp. Tunisian harissa 2 sprigs of thyme 1 handful chopped parsley 2 bay leaves ½ of a preserved lemon, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp. of salt 5 cups chicken stock 1 cup lobster or clam juice 1 cup dry white wine 1 lb. each of little neck clams, Manila clams, mussels, shrimp 1 cup heavy cream

This recipe is inspired by my travels in southern Spain and North Africa. The rich and f lavorful broth has an Andalusian and Moorish feeling and incorporates two of my favorite ingredients chorizo seco and preserved lemons. It pairs perfectly with a cold White Ale and crispy grilled bread on a cozy winter night. - Ayda Robana

Make a sofrito* from the veggies listed in Step One. Fry in 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once softened and translucent (5-10 minutes) take them out of the large stock pot and set them aside. Add remaining olive oil and fry chorizo and potatoes for another 5-10 minutes until crispy and golden. Add aromatics (saffron, tomato paste, harissa, thyme, parsley, bay leaf, preserved lemon, garlic, salt) and the liquid (stock, lobster or clam juice, wine). Bring to a boil. Add scrubbed and debearded shellfish. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until all the shells have opened. Add heavy cream and stir. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and lemon wedges. *Sofrito is a sauce used as a base in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Latin American cooking. Preparations may vary, but it typically consists of aromatic ingredients cut into small pieces and sauteed or braised in cooking oil.

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11. Rowan 3817 Santa Claus Lane, 684.6474

12. Salt 740 State Street, 963.7258

13. Sepi 1273 Coast Village Rd., 845.0055

14. The Shopkeepers 137 Anacapa St., 284.0700

15. Sirena 116 E. Yanonali, 252.3062

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2. Kim Kieler Gallery 1 N. Calle Cesar Chaves #5, 899.2299

3. Santa Barbara Arts 1114 State Street, 884.1938

4. Santa Barbara Museum 1130 State Street, 963.4364

5. Sullivan Goss 7 East Anapamu, 730.1460

6. The Gallery Montecito 1277 Coast Village Road, 969.1180

7. Waterhouse Gallery 1114 State Street, 962.8885

2. Hayward's 7 Parker Way, 966.1390

3. Indigo Home Furnishings 1321 State Street, 962.6909

4. Marc Normand Gelinas 1482 East Valley Road, 722.0052

5. Menelli Trading Co 1080 Coast Village Road, 682.8552

6. Pine Trader Antiques 2345 Lillie Avenue, 845.2618

7. Plum Goods 909 State Street, 845.3900

8. Porch 3823 Santa Claus Lane, 684.0300

9. Reed Interiors 590 E. Gutierrez Street, 770.5363

10. Santa Barbara Company 214 East Victoria, 845.3700

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3. Benchmark Eatery 1201 State Street, 845.2600

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4. Brewhouse 229 W. Montecito Street, 884.4664

15. Joe's Cafe 536 State Street, 966.4638

5. Brophy Brothers 119 Harbor Way, 966.4418

16. The Lark 131 Anacapa Street, 284.0370

6. Cá Dario 37 East Victoria, 884.9419

17. Le Cafe Stella 3302 McCaw Avenue, 569.7698

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25. Shellfish Company 230 Stearns Wharf, 966.6676

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19. Los Arroyos

29. The Black Sheep

14 W. Figueroa Street, 962.5541 1280 Coast Village Road, 969.9059 5764 Calle Real, 770.8209

26 East Ortega Street, 965.1113

3427 State Street, 845.6749

10. FisHouse 101 East Cabrillo Blvd, 966.2112

11. The Garden Market 3811 Santa Claus Lane, 745.5505

20. Louie’s 1404 De La Vina, 963.7003

7 E. Anapamu Street, 845.7112

50 Los Patos Way, 969.6705

30. Toma 324 West Cabrillo Blvd., 962.0777

31. Tre Lune 1151 Coast Village Rd., 969.2646

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HUSBANDS AND WIVES From the screenplay by Woody Allen Adapted and Directed by Jonathan Fox October 5 - 22, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Company opens the 2017-18 Season with world-premiere adaptation of Woody Allen’s 1992 groundbreaking film, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay. A witty and urbane comic-drama, Husbands and Wives follows two couples, facing middle age squarely in the face, who find themselves questioning their faltering marriages. Woody Allen’s sardonic humor and razor-sharp insight permeate this story of frenetic coupling and un-coupling.

Tickets available at etcsb.org, or by calling the Box Office at 805.965.5400

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February 23 - March 4, 2018 s B r e s ta u r a n t w e e k s . c o M

Taste Paradise

come and celebrate with us for the “First annual” santa Barbara restaurant week. wine and dine in your favorite restaurants throughout the beautiful american riviera. our santa Barbara restaurant and hotel community will join together showcasing hospitality, service and chef’s talent using local product… farm to table style. enjoy dining at santa Barbara’s top restaurants for dinner offering prix fixe menus at $25, $35, & $45. Please visit our weBsite to ParticiPate at sBrestaurantweeks.coM

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