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Once Upon a Time in the

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Fall fashion makes a stopover at Santa Barbara’s iconic Cold Spring Tavern

FEATURED RESTAURANTS

LOS ARROYOS • LOUIE'S LUCKY'S • RENAUD'S SB RESTAURANT WEEK

SANTA BARBARA SEE • SHOP • EAT • SIP FALL/WINTER 2018 VOL. XXXIX

THE BEST TO-DO'S IN SB FESTIVALS, EVENTS, ACTIVITIES


RAILS FAITHFULL THE BRAND VELVET LEVEL 99 JAMES JEANS J BRAND SUNDRY CHASER STILLWATER FLYNN SKYE SEAVEES XIRENA CITIZENS OF HUMANITY JOAH BROWN MIKOH TOM FORD SUNGLASSES FIDELITY DENIM

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1046 COAST VILLAGE ROAD, MONTECITO COAST VILLAGE CENTER • 805.969.1515


where shelter and nature converge

3823 Santa Claus Lane • Carpinteria • 805-684-0300 • porchsb.com


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Fine Outdoor Furniture

Image courtesy of Gloster Furniture, Inc.

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

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Discover OLIVELLA — the signature restaurant at the authentically reimagined Ojai Valley Inn. 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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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

www.los-agaves.com


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TIMELESS CLASSICS for THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

An Eclectic Blend of Fashion & Accessories for Women and Children

LOS OLIVOS 2920 Grand Avenue • 805.697.7377 Mon- Sat: 10:30am-5:30pm Sun: 11am-5pm SANTA MARIA TOWN CENTER 317 Town Center East • 805.922.9195 Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm • Sun: 10am-6pm

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CONTENTS FALL/WINTER 2018

FEATURES

BOUTIQUES | GALLERIES HOME DECOR STORES 22 ZFolio 34 Ace Rivington 36 Plum Goods 40 Wildflower Women 42 Cozy Corner 101/Hostess Gifts 44 Lovebird 45 #ShopSmall Talk 76 Shops@Waterline 78 Habitat Home and Garden 80 Reed Interiors 82 Reed Closets 84 Mid-Century Modern Muse

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

Fall fashion heads west for a stopover at Santa Barbara’s iconic Cold Spring Tavern

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February 22 - March 3, 2019 s B r e s ta u r a n t w e e k s . c o M

Taste Paradise

$25 two course Lunch and $40 three course dinner come and celebrate with us for the second 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 chefs’ talent using local product‌ farm to table style. View Menus and Make reserVations at sBrestaurantweeks.coM

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Voted BEST for Designer Jewelry in the United States, featuring over 100 artists, art glass, photography, gifts and more.


. Z Folio

1685 Copenhagen Drive Solvang 805 693-8480 www.zfolio.com

Voted BEST for Designer Jewelry in the United States, featuring over 100 artists, art glass, photography, gifts and more.


CONTENTS FALL/WINTER 2018

IN EVERY ISSUE

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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 58 Lucky's 60 Louie's 63 Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro 64 Los Arroyos Solvang 96 SB Restaurant Week

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DESTINATIONS AND FESTIVALS

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

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PASTA PERFECTION

Local chef Ayda Robana brings a Roman classic home

ON OUR COVER

The fall/winter fashion feature was shot on location by photographer John Schell at Santa Barbara's iconic Cold Spring Tavern. Model Cat Norris from No Ties Management wore a variety of looks from the area's best boutiques. For more fall fashion go to page 46.

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Lucy and Lady welcome you

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Experience an elegant night of dining and lasting memories. Featuring fresh, local ingredients, unexpected flavors and an extensive wine list, it's a sure bet. Open for dinner daily 5pm-10pm, lounge 4pm-11pm. Call 805.686.0855 for reservations.

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AMBIANCE www.shopambiance.com visit our newest location at 1266 Coast Village Road

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Uncommon Beauty

From whimsical to museum quality and collector creations, there is something fresh and inspiring for everyone. - Z Jiroutova, ZFolio Owner

Voted Top Retailer for Designer Jewelry in the United States by the JCK Design Center, ZFolio thrives in two artful retail gallery locations - one in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley’s quaint Danish village of Solvang and the other on Cannery Row in Monterey. What began as a suitcase filled with optical crystals from owner Zdena’s native Czech Republic, is today ‘the place to go’ for distinct, unusual and hard to find creations. “Z,” as she is known, and her husband Michael Mendizza, who also happens to be an accomplished photographer, curate their award-winning contemporary gallery with museum quality art glass, wood, designer jewelry, nature photography, home decor items, and personal accessories. ZFolio represents over 100 American and international designers. For over a decade, discerning clients return time and time again, often with first-time visitors in tow, to to explore and discover unusual, intriguing, and enchanting creations. ZFolio, surrounding our lives with uncommon beauty.

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One-of-a-Kind Contemporary | $3,595,000 Chic Montecito home with renovations & expansions that won’t disappoint. Crysta Metzger | 805.453.8700

Montecito Country French Home | $3,250,000 4BD, 3.5BA ~ Situated between the upper and lower villages. Teresa McWilliams | 805.895.7038

Luxurious Spanish Townhome | $1,735,000 3BD, 3BA ~ La Aldea located in the heart of Downtown. Barbara Koutnik | 805.565.8811

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THE WINE COUNTRY’S FA V O R I T E G E TAWAY Tucked away in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country Alisal Guest Ranch offers you a blend of civilized pleasures and unspoiled natural beauty. Picture championship golf, horseback riding and endless opportunities for rest, relaxation, fine wines and world-class BBQ. Indulge in the escape of a lifetime.

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Heather James Fine Art

what's

Shaker Mill

Get to know Santa Barbara's newest kids on the block.

Locavore Kitchen

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, self-proclaimed "unauthentic" BIBI JI INDIAN RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR sources fresh ingredients from local farmers and their own “urban tower” gardens. The seafood, from local diver Stephanie Mutz, is as fresh as it gets. Wash down the spicy fare with a selection from their natural wine list. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are also available. 734 State Street, 805.560.6845, bibijisb.com HABITAT HOME AND GARDEN The gorgeous new addition to the corner of State and Gutierrez offers a welcome alternative to “big box” furniture stores. This lifestyle home furnishings showroom houses five thousand square feet of global meets contemporary design bliss. Find decor inspiration in their collection of unique home furnishings, handcrafted pieces, imported antiques, and accessories. There’s also an in-house design team ready to assist customers with a full range of design services. 400 State St., 805.343.1050, habitathomeandgarden.com

HEATHER JAMES FINE ART Set to open in late 2018, this

unique gallery is spearheaded by husband and wife duo James Carona and Heather Sacre. The new Montecito location will showcase an array of museum-quality exhibitions of important works from a cross-section of periods, movements, and genres, including Impressionist, Modern, Post-War, Contemporary, American and Latin American, Old Masters, and antiquities. 1298 Coast Village Road, montecito@heatherjames.com Housed in a restored home in the historic Theater District, LOCAVORE KITCHEN is a destination restaurant which features handcrafted, rustic cuisine with an array of international flavors. The owners take pride in their efforts to raise service industry standards of community-based sustainability by supporting local farmers, wineries, and breweries. 21 West Victoria, 805.212.5115, locavore-kitchen.com The Los Arroyos family has added a new member. LOS ARROYOS SOLVANG is the latest location where locals and visitors can find the same fresh, handcrafted Mexican fare freshly prepared fish tacos, enchiladas, pozole, tamales, and other beloved dishes - that makes Los Arroyos a locals’ favorite. They are located right next to the New Frontiers grocery store in the renovated Merkantile shopping center. 1992 Old Mission Drive, 805.693.2994, losarroyossolvang.com

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MAMA LUMA Inspired by the natural beauty of Santa Barbara and the elegance of European tradition, this upscale children’s boutique located in Paseo Nuevo specializes in dressing young girls. The collection is handmade in Turkey and designed to bring a cultivated style to the younger generation. 203 Paseo Nuevo, 408.201.2989, mamaluma.com MOLLIE'S Famed Montecito restaurant Trattoria Mollie has found a new home right next to the Granada Theater in downtown Santa Barbara. Indulge in all of the familiar favorites, plus a few new menu additions. Note: die-hard Lasagne Bolognese fans, you don’t have to wait until the weekend to order the tasty dish, as it is now offered every day of the week. 1218 State Street, 805.770.8300, molliesonstate.com THE MONARCH has landed. Scratch Restaurant chefowners Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee have brought their brand of rustic, yet elegant cuisine to the historic Montecito Inn. The meals here are designed to be a shared experience, as the fresh fare is served familystyle. The Hope Ranch Mussels, stewed in a cast iron dutch oven, will have you coming back for more. 1295 Coast Village Road, 805.869.0789

The Monarch

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SHAKER MILL, a cocktail bar inspired by the Golden age of Cuban cocktails, is set to open this fall on lower State Street. The drinks feature local and sustainable produce paired with Cuban-Californian food from the talented team behind the award-winning restaurant Barbareno. Added bonus: the space is shared with San Diego based brewery, Modern Times.

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Hand-studded and painted leather vest. LOVEWORN

Vintage Louis Vuitton with custom fringe. AMBIANCE

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Lasso the latest trend and head west with a bit of fringe, high plains prairie lace, or classic cowboy boots.

Suede bag with fringe. LOVEBIRD Hand-silk screened and distressed t-shirt. LOVEWORN

Silk and lace camisole tops. ROWAN

Studded side buckle boots. JAKE & JONES Prairie floral print dress. ANTOINETTE Tiered lace skirt. TIENDA HO

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WILDFLOWER WOMEN Ruffle-yoke ribbed sweater. AMBIANCE

do double duty with two of fall's wildest trends.


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.

CHASEN Indulge in playful dresses, rompers, on-trend denim, and an amazing selection of cozy sweaters and more. Goods available at a variety of price points and looks ranging from cool basics to a bit edgy. 1046 Coast Village Road, Montecito, 805.845.6186

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AMBIANCE

is Montecito’s go-to lifestyle boutique for the fun, fashion-minded crowd. The merchandise mix includes contemporary lines from all-star collections, as well as a selection of home and lifestyle items. 1266 Coast

Village Rd., 805.869.1811, shopambiance.com

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ANTOINETTE offers a shopping experience that covers everything from cosmopolitan dressing to a more relaxed Santa Barbara style. Shop a beautifully curated selection of the finest European fashions, jewelry and footwear from world-renowned designers from Italy, France, and America. 1046 Coast Village Road, 805.969.1515

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Whether it’s a just a touch or you’re covered from head to toe, animal prints for fall are spot on.

Beach-washed plaid shirt. ACE RIVINGTON

Long sleeve midi dress. CHASEN

Anine Bing blazer and pants. JAKE & JONES

Hand-printed thermal. LOVEWORN

Back zip boots. PLUM GOODS

Leather snakeskin print wrap belt. LOVEBIRD Woven scarf. TIENDA HO

Boxy crew neck tee. AMBIANCE

Cow hide fold-over clutch. ROWAN

Muscatti Moto tee. PLUM GOODS

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Animal print jumpsuit. PLUM GOODS

Leopard print sunglasses. OCCHIALI

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FORM + FUNCTION Our Pre-WWII Stearman Roundel Cap holds in the heat when it’s cold, keeps the sun off when it’s hot.

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Guest Editor Beau Lawrence, storyteller, designer, and founder of men’s lifestyle brand Ace Rivington gives us the lowdown on Santa Barbara swagger, style, and tips for a fall wardrobe tune-up.

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TEMPERATURE REGULATION No matter where I land, I always have one of our Homespun French Terry sweatshirts on hand for instant cozy comfort.

LAYERED EFFECT Add a few Super Soft Crew Tees in fall colors to your closet. Layer them under old buttonups and sweaters for an easy and inexpensive wardrobe update.

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WHISKEY TOBACCO & ROSE Rita's favorite things sure make any adventurous man or woman smell amazing. Created from 18 essential oils.

WONDERWALL Our Wall of Denim ensures that customers find the best fit and fabric for their needs. And it’s not just the guys who shop here - women love our denim, especially the Slim Tapered Stretch Selvedge style and our high rise skinny.

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LIVIN’ THE LIFE Our designs are built in small batches with most of our products being made in Los Angeles.

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EMERGENCY KIT These Carry-On Cocktail Kits are great for traveling and are always at the top of my “gifts for guys” list.

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CHEAP AIRFARE One sip of the Cacao Negroni from Test Pilot Bar and I am lost in balmy, carefree tropical vacation memories.

INNER INDIANA This durable Filson Bush Hat never goes out of style and only gets better with age.

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We offer IN-HOUSE TAILORING at our Santa Barbara location for a comfortable, perfect fit every time.

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SETTING THE TONE For a timeless soundtrack Buena Vista Social Club is my go-to - it’s as intoxicating as a hot night in a Havana lounge and it never gets old.

Ace Rivington is a men’s lifestyle brand inspired by the spirit of adventure. The jeans are California conceived and made in the USA from Italian milled fabric. Classic tees, buttonups, hats, and signature Homespun French Terry sweatshirts round out the collection. The vibe is cool, the fits are modern, and the looks are straightforward. Relax, hang-out, and enjoy a cocktail and Cuban tunes while shopping the well-curated, wanderlust-inducing selection of lifestyle goods and gifts - Pendleton towels, Manready Mercantile candles, AVI-8 watches, Wolverine boots, and more - at the flagship store in Santa Barbara’s historic La Arcada shopping center. Or head over the pass to the Santa Ynez Valley and check out their new "Alaskan Themed" Los Olivos location. SANTA BARBARA - 1114 STATE ST #25, 805-881-2999 | LOS OLIVOS - 2920 B GRAND AVE, 925-248-2772 | ACERIVINGTON.COM

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Time Tells Its Own Tale

nothing matches the unmistakable character of ďŹ ne antique furniture pinetrader.com

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PLUM GOODS FALL FAVES 1. MADE IN SANTA BARBARA Local photog Meadow Rose prints on wood to create beautiful, affordable wall art.

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3. LOVE THEIR STYLE This local sunglass co. gives a pair of eyeglasses to a child in need for every pair you buy. 4. STRAWS SUCK We love these lifetime guaranteed glass straws. 5. KISS THE COOK Check out their incredible assortment of cookbooks and kitchen goods. 6. OH BABY The store's baby section features organic onesies, swaddles, toys, books and more.

“Our mission is to offer beautiful things, made with integrity, and to represent the natural beauty and style of Santa Barbara with ecoconscious goods for all aspects of living.”

7. ECO CHIC You’ll find comfortable, sustainable clothing lines you can’t find anywhere else. 8. SANTA BARBARA STYLE Snuggle up in sweatshirts and tees from local designer ADKTD Lifestyle.

Amy Cooper - Owner

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9. TASTE OF THE TOWN From local chef and author Robin Goldstein.

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The notion that it’s better to give than to receive is put to the test at Santa Barbara sustainable

lifestyle store Plum Goods. The conscientiously-curated store, located downtown, is the go-to for handcrafted, fair trade, and upcycled commodities. A fabulous selection of gifts, home goods, fashion, shoes, and accessories for men and women upholds the notion that great quality, style, and design can coexist with an eco-friendly ethos. Plum Goods owner, Amy Cooper, makes it her mission to offer products with a purpose, that are built to last, better for the planet and the people making them. A lively playlist sets the tone for an inspiring and entertaining shopping experience. For those looking to reduce their environmental footprint, Plum Goods hits the sweet spot. Treading lightly, buying and giving green generously never looked so good.

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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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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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intimo The finest selection of lingerie and sleepwear imported from Italy, France, and New York is available at Intimo, housed on the other side of Antoinette boutique. Indulge in expertly tailored La Perla lingerie, clean and sporty designs from Hanro, or from a selection of gorgeous fashion forward swimwear from Huit. 1046 Coast Village Road, 805.969.1515

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Fine art dealers since 1984, Elizabeth Gordon Gallery offers a provocative collection of original work that rewards and captivates the discriminating collector of contemporary art. The extraordinary works of art from the talented stable of artists will excite and energize you. If you are starting a collection or adding to one and love fresh, provocative, captivating works, visit Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, located in the 300 block of State Street at 15 W. Gutierrez, 805.963.1157


This lifestyle boutique is filled with the color, patterns, and great designs of modern fashion forward clothing, shoes, swimwear and accessories, as well as a thoughtfully curated selection of baby clothing, toys, books, skin and body care goods and home items. 136 E. Canon Perdido, 805.770.7763, jakeandjones.com

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an artistic melange of California cool, road-trip, rock-and-roll and old-school beach culture, reflected in an exclusive collection of custom-made, handcrafted clothing and accessories. Shop the impressive collection of vintage denim and be sure to check out the gallery in the back featuring works by local artist Wallace Piatt. 11 Anacapa Street, 805.895.8330, lovewornsb.com

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OCCHIALI In business since 1988, Occhiali is the area's exclusive distributor for top international eyewear. Occhiali is the place to go for both fashion-forward and classic eyewear and sunglasses. They combine high-fashion awareness with prescriptive expertise. 7 West Canon Perdido, 805.963.5760 and 1046 Coast Village Road, 805.565.3415, OcchialiEyeWear.com

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INTERVIEW WITH AMBER LEASE OWNER OF

Wildflower Women Amber Lease is one busy woman. She’s a mother of two, personal stylist, and owner of Wildflower Women and Sandbox Kids. And she still manages to artfully curate a covetable collection of clothing, accessories and lifestyle goods for women, babies and girls for multiple stores - one in the Santa Ynez Valley wine tasting hot spot Los Olivos, another in Santa Maria and a new location in Pismo Beach. Here she offers insight into her growing brand. THE INSPIRATION As a busy on-the-go mom of two boys, I understand the need to develop a fashionable yet effortless look. I have always been a fashion enthusiast, so I took my mid-western values along with my California girl approach to life and started creating stylish wearable looks for everyday women. A LITTLE HISTORY I grew up in retail. My family owned a clothing store called Johnson's For Children. There I learned the ins and outs of the retail world. Because children’s clothing was second nature to me, I first opened Sandbox Kids in 2009 and a few years later developed the women’s concept, which became Wildflower Women. THE GOODS I do all the buying for the stores and am very selective regarding what I bring in. As a personal stylist, I know how to edit each collection to include a wide array of women. I typically go for the classics - earth tones, simple cuts, and timeless fits. THE GOAL My goal is to offer a taste of the experience of a bygone era - like the traditional department stores and women’s boutiques my mother and grandmother used to take me to. They were kind, sweet, and unique to their time and respective places. I hope to offer a sense of what it was like to shop at these stores in their heyday. FRESH BLOSSOMS Being a Wildflower means allowing yourself to grow places you never knew possible and that’s a reflection of what we are doing this year. In addition to opening the Pismo Beach location, we are launching an online store and adding girls clothing sizes 7-16. We now cover newborn girls all the way through young and seasoned women. Our in-house personal shopper and stylist Lauren Condit joined the Wildflower family last spring. She offers complimentary services and a keen eye to help customers find the best fits and looks for their individual style. Email Stylist@ wildflowerwomenboutique.com to book an appointment.

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RIVIERA TOWEL COMPANY A portion of every sale of their beautiful, high-quality Turkish towels is donated to marine agencies working to protect our oceans. Shop the full collection of artisan-woven towels, bathrobes, blankets, bags, along with a beachy selection of accessories at their designer showroom. 17 W. Gutierrez St., 805.560.1572, rivieratowel.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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PORCH is Santa Barbara’s destination for creating effortless California beach style. Porch’s curated mix of home furnishings, decor and gifts with a global and organic inf luence offers customers an eclectic shopping experience. 3823 Santa Claus Lane, 805.684.0300, porchsb.com

INDIGO INTERIORS

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

Essentials for Beach & Home New Location 17 W. Gutierrez St. Next to D’Angelo’s Bakery

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The soft glow of a lamp or lantern is an easy way to generate a warm ambiance.

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Porch Layer on the comfort and pile on the pillows. Throws in neutral tones and luxe textures convey a sense of calm and invite snuggling.

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Hostess Gifts

This hostess gift from J. WOESTE defines the art of giving.

DON'T HIT THE HOLIDAY PARTY CIRCUIT EMPTY HANDED, GIVE YOUR HOSTESS THE MOSTESS The morning after the big bash your hostess will love sipping hot coffee from this PLUM GOODS mug.

This gift box from SANTA BARBARA COMPANY is full of locally crafted snacks for your hostess to have on hand for the holidays. Give your hostess the well-earned gift of relaxation with this Himalayan salt soak from SALT.

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Your hostess will thank you for these table-saving ceramic tile coasters from SANTA BARBARA COMPANY.

A scented candle is always a welcome gift - especially when it’s accompanied by these bottled matches from PLUM GOODS.

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SALT 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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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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Tienda Ho has a wide variety of exotic clothing in every color imaginable. Select from embroidered, hand-printed, batiked, or crocheted pieces. There's also a great selection of accessories, jewelry, rugs, furniture, home goods, and hand-hewn art pieces from Morocco, India, and Indonesia. 1105 State Street, 805.962.3643

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Lovebird boutique • jewelry bar Where Birds of a Fashionable Feather Flock Together

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n a petit spot located just off of State Street in the Presidio Neighborhood, colorful clothing, glints of gold and silver, and the intoxicating scent of candles and essential oils provide a few signs that you’ve landed in the shopping oasis Lovebird Boutique and Jewelry Bar. Owner Jennifer Scarbrough has been a careful and conscientious curator of the space since its opening in 2008, filling it with casual day wear clothing, basics, and intimates, as well as special occasion pieces, shoes, bags, and a covetable selection of jewelry. Browse gift-worthy goods like cards and original works from local artists Erica Carter and Liz Brady, organic bath soaps from Santa Barbara Aromatic, or Mermaid hoop earrings from Cali Belle. And quality is not sacrificed for affordability within the diverse wealth of collections offered here. The bright blue bistro table and chairs outside the front of the store provide a place for people to gather, shoppers to catch their breath, or simply for friends to catch up over a cup of coffee. In a world of fast fashion and big chain stores, this locally-owned store is a rare bird indeed. LOVEBIRD BOUTIQUE & JEWELRY BAR • 7 E DE LA GUERRA STREET 805.568.3800 • LOVEBIRDSB.COM • @LOVEBIRDSB

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#ShopSmall Talk 3 In a world of big box stores and corporate chains, our local business owners are working hard to preserve the distinctive character of Santa Barbara. These independent establishments reflect our community, bring variety to our retail experience, and vitality to our neighborhoods.

quick questions with thriving local retailers

Shannon & Albert DiPadova

Riviera Towel Company

Tell us about yourself and your business. We always joke you have to be Italian to work with your spouse because we’re really good at yelling at each other by day then kissing and making up by night. While traveling abroad, Shannon fell in love with the colorfully striped towels called “peshtemals" or “foutas" which are found all over Europe. About three years ago we decided to launch Riviera Towel Company to bring these stylish towels and textiles factory-direct to Santa Barbara. We donate a portion of sales to marine organizations working to protect our oceans. What’s the best part about owning a business in SB? We found the perfect space in what many locals refer to as the HUB. Here you can start and end your day only shopping local - breakfast at D’Angelo’s Bakery, lunch at Backyard Bowls, a class at Yoga Soup, or peruse the goods at Chocolate Maya, EGG Galleries, Hayward’s and other great independent retailers. And I love the sweet smell of coffee from SB Coffee Roasting Company wafting through our space all day long.

Jill Johnson

Loveworn Give us some background info about yourself and your business. I have been designing and creating all of my life and have a relentless passion for doing what I love. My latest endeavor is Loveworn. The retail boutique is a snapshot of my vision for the brand and a haven where we create and test a lot of product. It’s a casual store with an edgy, couture vibe. A lot of the clothing is produced locally by my partner Wallace and me. We also offer one of the bestcurated selections of vintage denim in California. Was there a specific moment or event that inspired you set up shop in SB? Yes. I wasn’t even thinking of starting another business, but when a friend showed me this commercial space near the beach that was about to become available I jumped on it! I immediately had a vision and a feeling that was just so strong. What’s your current in-store obsession? Our cashmere sweaters for sure. Each one is so unique and soulful, I get attached to them. Also coveting - any painting by Wallace (we have a gallery in the back of Loveworn) but my cottage is tiny, and you need some serious wall space for his art.

What are you most coveting in the store right now? Albert - We didn’t intend to sell the striped deck chairs with pompoms featured as a prop in our catalogues, but we’ve have been asked so many times if we sell them, we ordered some for our customers. Shannon - The Santa Barbara Towel is still my fav. Proceeds from the sale of this particular style support the Channel Keepers, a local organization who patrols our harbors to make sure the Cruise ships are on their best behavior.

Genny Cummings & Chili

Indigo Interiors Tell us about yourself. First and foremost I’m an Interior Designer, as confirmed by fantasies of alternative living spaces - tiny houses, earthen coil houses, and tree houses. For over 37 years my husband Tom and I have shared our home with family, four dogs, 3 cats, and a vast community of wildlife. Hiking with our pooch, practicing yoga, fantasizing about homes, and a good book over a glass of cabernet balance my busy work week. How did you come to own a small business? I always had fond memories of working in this very small, interesting store in the Chicago suburbs when I was in high school, but eventually ended up in advertising. However, between falling in love with the Japanese design aesthetic, constantly daydreaming about houses, and becoming a bit disillusioned with my job in advertising, all it took was a little encouragement from my family and viola, I opened my own business. At what point did you know that SB was the place to be? I developed a love of the Japanese aesthetic and their vintage furniture when my sister lived in Japan. When a small space opened up down from my advertising job, I seized the moment! Soon after, Indigo, a Japanese furniture and folk art store, was born. Over the past 34 years and 2 moves within the neighborhood, Indigo evolved into the current, more contemporary manifestation of the original store. I’ve discovered that longevity requires retail recreation about every 7 years.

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Jacket, AMBIANCE. Skirt, ANTOINETTE. Camisole, ROWAN. Boots, JAKE & JONES. Belt and black pearl necklace, WILDFLOWER WOMEN.

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Fall fashion heads west for a stopover at Santa Barbara’s iconic Cold Spring Tavern

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Denim shirt and boots, AMBIANCE. Lace top, WILDFLOWER WOMEN. Plaid shirt and hat, ACE RIVINGTON. Jeans and earrings, LOVEBIRD.Necklaces, ROWAN. FALL/WINTER 2018


Sweater and boots, AMBIANCE. Skirt, TIENDA HO. Earrings and fringe bag (on table), LOVEBIRD. Necklace, ANTOINETTE. Leather cuff, ROWAN. Gold ring, PLUM GOODS. Throw, RIVIERA TOWEL COMPANY.


Jumper and boots, ROWAN. Sweater, AMBIANCE. Bag, LOVEWORN. Beanie and watch, ACE RIVINGTON. Belt, TIENDA HO. Necklace and earrings, LOVEBIRD. Bracelets, PLUM GOODS. Ring, ANTOINETTE.


Jacket, WILDFLOWER WOMEN. Sweater and tee-shirt, LOVEWORN. Jeans and boots, JAKE & JONES. Bag, AMBIANCE. Choker necklace, ROWAN. Earrings, LOVEBIRD.

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Dress, CHASEN. Jacket, JAKE & JONES. Boots, WILDFLOWER WOMEN. Scarf and rings, ANTOINETTE. Bracelet, TIENDA HO.

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Dress and boots, JAKE & JONES. Lace top, WILDFLOWER WOMEN. Necklace and ring, AMBIANCE. Belt, TIENDA HO. Earrings, LOVEBIRD.


Jacket and hat, WILDFLOWER WOMEN. Dress and earrings, PLUM GOODS. Ring, AMBIANCE. Necklace, LOVEBIRD. Crystal necklace, ANTOINETTE. DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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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

BEST SEAFOOD IN TOWN

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

LUNCH • HAPPY HOUR • DINNER • SUNDAY BRUNCH • OUTDOOR PATIOS 101 East Cabrillo Blvd. 805 966 2112 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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LUCKY’S: B e c a u s e G r e a t n e s s A l w a y s Ta s t e s G o o d T

hey say you can never have too much of a good thing, so what about a great thing? Lucky’s is that, and its loyal army of locals and regular Santa Barbara visitors declare daily - whether they come for weekend brunch, a working lunch, evening cocktails or special occasions ranging from an intimate wedding proposal to a big birthday blowout - that they can’t get enough of their favorite hang. It’s no wonder. They come because they know what matters - the best ingredients treated right, friendly professional service, and an inviting, convivial ambience. They know, too, that Lucky’s provides it, day in and day out, as reliably as the sun shines during the Santa Barbara summer. Do a thing well, why change it? Lucky’s does its enduringly stable menu extremely well, with classic appetizers like shrimp and crab cocktails and French onion soup, arguably the best (USDA Prime) steaks in town and a zillion classic side dishes including eight potato dishes alone, creamed spinach and fresh corn. And for a place that is largely dedicated to animal protein from terra firma, Lucky’s treats super-fresh local seafood just right, has vegans covered with their own burger plus sautéed tofu with Japanese vinaigrette, and rounds it all out with about a baker’s dozen of to-die-for desserts. Since you can’t get enough, Lucky’s will continue to invite you back for more. LUCKY’S • 1279 COAST VILLAGE ROAD, MONTECITO • 805.565.7540 • LUCKYS-STEAKHOUSE.COM

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CLASSIC STEAK HOUSE FOOD IN COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS. BLUEWATER GRILL Bluewater Grill's selection of sustainably caught seafood features a full raw bar, oysters and local sea urchin, seasonally available halibut and white seabass all served in the airy, two-level restaurant with an upstairs bar and outdoor patio. 15 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 805.845.5121

FEATURING PRIME STEAKS, LIVE LOBSTER, FRESH SEAFOOD, AN EXCEPTIONAL WINE LIST AND SUPERB COCKTAILS. DINNER SEVEN NIGHTS BRUNCH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY RESERVATIONS: (805) 565-7540 1279 COAST VILLAGE ROAD MONTECITO LUCKYS-STEAKHOUSE.COM

THE BREWHOUSE A favorite with locals of all generations, this gem serves up delicacies like bacon wrapped filet mignon, pan seared ahi tuna and pistachio encrusted salmon with red wine sauce. 229 Montecito Street, 805.884.4664

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

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A Taste of the Santa Barbara You Love

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ITH SO MUCH HAPPENING in the bustling Funk Zone, it can be easy to forget the peaceful, small-town feel that has been attracting folks to downtown Santa Barbara forever. For a revivifying old-school dining experience where farm to table has always been “in,” head to Louie’s Bistro in the Upham Hotel. At lunch or dinner, you can enjoy appetizers and a glass of local wine or a cold beer at a leisurely pace, either in the cozy dining room or on the wraparound veranda, surrounded by lush gardens. Either way, Louie’s invites guests to slow down and relax while relishing the friendly service and terrific food that have made it a locals’ favorite for more than thirty years. Owner Anne Rizzoli and Chef Marco “Tony” Manzaneres serve what Anne refers to as “Santa Barbara wine country comfort cuisine” partnered with terrific, primarily Central Coast wines and a few steak-friendly Napa Cabernets. Parking’s easy, the pace is relaxing, and the menu doesn’t require a thesaurus of food words from the current culinary zeitgeist. Grilled meatloaf, rack of lamb, pork chop or filet mignon; cioppino; pizza and pasta; the best fresh local fish, desserts, and more - it’s all familiar food done right. And it just might make you remember the Santa Barbara you fell in love with first. LOUIE’S BISTRO • 1414 DE LA VINA STREET • 805.963.7003 LOUIESSB.COM

Louie’s invites guests to slow down and relax while relishing the friendly service and terrific food that have made it a locals’ favorite for more than thirty years.

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A taste of Paris ... Without the trip to France! Now in Montecito, CA.

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 38 West Victoria, Public Market

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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

Serving the Freshest Seafood in SB!

ENTERPRISE FISH CO.

Award-Winning Happy Hour Lobster Special | $1 Oyster Special

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CORAZON COCINA Join Chef Ramón Velazquez for fresh ceviches, mouth watering tacos and homemade agua frescas! Our favorite is the Tia Juana - Spanish octopus, Mexican wild shrimp, Oaxaca cheese, avocado, almond arbol salsa and roasted anaheim chiles! 38 West Victoria, Public Market, 805.845.0282

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1218 State Street, Santa Barbara • 805.770.8300 • molliesonstate.com 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 European-style breads and pastries and great breakfasts and lunches. 25 West Gutierrez Street, 805.962.5466

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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.

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ENTERPRISE FISH COMPANY Come check out the newly renovated lighthouse and get hooked on the best in fresh, sustainable seafood. Enjoy our waterfront patio, full bar and extensive local wines. Get up to $20 and invites to special events when you join our eCrew at bluewatergrill.com/ecrew

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come in, get hooked

15 e cabrillo blvd tel 805 845 5121

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For over 40 years this Santa Barbara staple has been serving up wild-caught and sustainably sourced seafood. Enjoy favorites like Live Maine Lobster, freshly-shucked oysters, premium steaks, shellfish, and EFC’s famous lobster bisque. Don’t miss their award-winning happy hour. 225 State Street, 805.962.3313 FALL/WINTER 2018


Renaud’s in Montecito

A Playful New Take

In all his years as a chef, French-born patîssier Renaud Gonthier has never lost sight of what brings him joy: they include a colorful salad that stands tall on the plate but doesn’t overflow, a delicate rolled (not folded) omelet, a golden-crusted croissant, the idiom of French baking for which he’s locally famous. Now he has brought that sensibility to a new location in Montecito. The space reflects a traditional bistro design with a gleaming, modern display case for his desserts and other treats. This Renaud’s is open for breakfast and lunch like the others, but also for dinner, and Gonthier is having fun with the familiar here. He gives his croissant a savory turn as a pressed French Cubano sandwich with smoked ham, Gruyere cheese and cornichons. He makes a croque monsieur on a large slice of bread, cuts it into squares and serves it as snack fare at the beer-andwine bar. He uses pâte à choux, the light éclair dough, to make Parisian gnocchi. He makes croquettes “because they’re fun and I like them.” There’s even a hangar steak cooked Sous-vide to perfection and then quickly seared on the grill. Of course, the newest Renaud’s has all the usual pastries, macarons, cakes, pies, tartlets, cookies and other divine treats that have made Renaud’s everyone’s go-to for an authentic taste of Paris. RENAUD’S PATISSERIE BAKERY & BISTRO • 1187 COAST VILLAGE ROAD, MONTECITO • 805.324.4200 • RENAUDSBAKERY.COM

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LOS ARROYOS Welcomes a New Member To The Family TONY AND MARIA ARROYO opened the first of four Los Arroyos restaurants

in 1999, and Tony has since opened others in Montecito, Goleta, Camarillo and even Carmel, Indiana. These are truly “family” restaurants. At every one, family members are there to make the experience fun and friendly and the food fresh, authentic, excellent and super-satisfying. Tony’s two brothers work with him, and so does Tony and Maria’s 15-year-old son, Diego. The extended family includes many employees who have been together for 12 to 19 years, as well as their children. Now, as the 20-year anniversary approaches, this collection of thriving family restaurants has a new sibling in Solvang, right next to the New Frontiers grocery store in the renovated Merkantile shopping center. The menu has all the familiar handmade, freshly prepared tacos, enchiladas, pozole, tamales, and other beloved dishes that continue to draw patrons from all over SB, California and far beyond. Order at the counter, settle in with a beer or a glass of local wine at the bar, in the dining room, or on the patio, and then let the experience wash over you. You’re among friends - and family.

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

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

2981 Cliff Drive • 898-2628 • BoathouseSB.com 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

Still Serving the Best Local Shellfish in California

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

Adam and Tom White 1981

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company at the end of historic stearns wharf

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

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

jane downtown Simple and delicious food made daily from scratch. 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 goleta downtown

1311 STATE STREET • 962.1311

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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 FALL/WINTER 2018


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funk zone hot spot!

Laplace Wine Bar & Shop

Owners Betty Dunbar

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ewcomer Laplace Wine Bar and Shop has reinvented the Funk Zone wine-tasting experience by inviting customers to “travel the world in a glass.” The inventory of more than 400 wines, representing legendary producers from France, Spain, Germany, Italy, California and beyond, was assembled by international wine collectors and experts Betty Dunbar, the creative force behind Laplace, and her co-proprietor, Dennis Peterson. During Dunbar’s many years in the wine industry, she has been a wine importer and distributor, has managed Brander Vineyards, and has extensively explored the wine regions of France. Laplace, as a result, sells only quality, whether it’s an exclusive high-end collectable wine or one of roughly 60 wines priced under twenty dollars. Laplace’s highly trained staff can direct you to the perfect bottle to enjoy with charcuterie and cheeses in the spacious outdoor terrace. Customers are also invited to join one of their four unique wine clubs. Don’t miss the gift shop, their champagne/caviar black tie event in November or the open house in December.

Once you’ve made wine, dug trenches in a vineyard, and studied the geology of the soil in ancient vine-producing regions, you see why people become obsessed with the word “terroir” she says. “It gives wines a sense of place, and our goal is for customers to have a bottle of wine in their hands that has a sense of place without having to spend a lot.

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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

129 E. Anapamu St. • Santa Barbara • 805.560.8002 • thelittledoorsb.com THE little Door Santa Barbara With its stunning view of the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, casual, cozy interior and very special customer service, The Little Door captures the feel of a Belle Epoque restaurant. Chef Oscar Ledesma offers contemporary-American fare, but includes decidedly French accents and influences from around the Mediterranean. 129 E. Anapamu St. 805.560.8002

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 68

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LOS ARROYOS This homemade Mexican food is crafted each day using only the finest ingredients. Their 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 and ceviche. 14 West Figueroa Street, 805.962.5541 1280 Coast Village Road, 805.969.9059 1992 Old Mission Drive, 805.693.2994

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

MESA VERDE Four 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. 1919 Cliff Drive, 805.963.4474 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

COME ON GET HAPPY

Casa Blanca

Quench your thirst at these local watering holes with settings that will charm, sooth, and entertain.

DOWNTOWN

Bluewater Grill 15 East Cabrillo Blvd. bluewatergrill.com The Brewhouse 229 West Montecito Street sbbrewhouse.com Casa Blanca 330 State Street casablancasb.com Enterprise Fish Co. 225 State Street enterprisefishco.com

Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen 35 State Street finneyscrafthouse.com FisHouse 101 East Cabrillo Blvd. sbfishhouse.com Goat Tree Hotel Californian 36 State Street thehotelcalifornian.com The Good Lion 70

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The Good Lion 1212 State Street goodlioncocktails.com The Little Door 129 East Anapamu Street thelittledoorsb.com Holdren’s 512 State Street holdrens.com Jill’s Place 632 Santa Barbara Street jillsplacesb.com

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

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

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California Bistro MOLLIE'S The new State Street location for famed Montecito restaurant Trattoria Mollie offers Chef Mollie's beloved brand of fresh, classic Italian cuisine. It's the perfect place in the theater district to grab a bite before a show and the Lasagne Bolognese is a locals' favorite. 1218 State Street, 805.770.8300

LOCATED IN THE CHARMING 130 YEAR OLD VICTORIAN UPHAM HOTEL BANQUETS PRIVATE PARTIES LUNCH & DINNER

1404 De La Vina St. 805.963.7003

Padaro beach grill 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

RENAUD'S PATISSERIE & Bistro Indulge in the same delectable authentic fresh baked French pastries, tarts, cakes, cookies and other culinary creations by Chef Renaud at the new location, in the heart of Montecito. 1187 Coast Village Road, 805.324.4510 3315 State Street, 805.569.2400 1324 State Street, 805.892.2800 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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GROUNDS SB'S BEST COFFEE SPOTS

and other yummy stuff

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 Street, handlebarcoffee.com Helena Avenue Bakery 131 Anacapa Street Goat Tree Hotel Californian 36 State Street, thehotelcalifornian.com Jeannine’s ­15 E. Figueroa Street, jeannines.com Lucky Penny 1 ­ 27 Anacapa Street, luckypennysb.com Renaud’s Patisserie 324 State Street, renaudsbakery.com Santa Barbara Roasting Company 321 Motor Way, sbcoffee.com

MORE HOT SPOTS FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT: DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

The French Press

Santa Barbara Roasting Company

330 STATE STREET • 805.845.8966 CASABLANCASB.COM

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WHERE THE LOCALS GO

The Daily Grind

UPTOWN/ELSEWHERE

Daily Grind 2001 De La Vina St. & 2912 De La Vina St. Good Cup ­1819 Cliff Drive Handlebar Coffee ­2720 De La Vina Street, handlebarcoffee.com Jeannine’s ­3607 State Street, jeannines.com Renaud’s Patisserie ­3315 State Street, renaudsbakery.com Vices & Spices ­3558 State Street, vicesandspices.net

STEAKS • CHOPS • BURGERS • SALADS 805.963.0378 www.JillsPlaceSB.com 632 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara

MONTECITO

Bree’osh ­1150 Coast Village Road, breeosh.com Honor Market ­1255 Coast Village Road, honormarket.com Jeannine’s ­1253 Coast Village Road, jeannines.com Renaud’s Patisserie 1187 Coat Village Road, renaudsbakery.com

excellent food and ambiance

SUMMERLAND

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

Lucky Penny

Renaud's Patisserie

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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Enjoy that Santa Barbara sunshine!

SANTA BARBARA SHELLFISH COMPANY Located at the end of 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

See & Be Seen Beautiful State Street Patio! Happy Hour 3-6 everyday (Buy one small plate, get one 1/2 off) SANTO MEZCAL

Scratch-made Cakes & Pastries Exquisite Wines & European Beers

Santo Mezcal brings a welcome infusion of firstrate, 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. 119 State Street, 805.883.3593

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner High Tea, daily from 2 p.m. The Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Restaurant 1106 State Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101 805-962-5085 | Private Events: 805-770-5284 AndersensSantaBarbara.com

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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 FALL/WINTER 2018


THE BLACK SHEEP This locals' favorite 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

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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Shops@Waterline An artisan collective makes its mark on the Funk Zone shopping scene.

With a prime location in the heart of Santa Barbara’s bustling Funk Zone, Shops@ Waterline is making its mark as the place to shop for local goods. The marketplace’s studios set around a central lounge space are populated with some of the area’s best makers and artists. You’ll find a diverse assortment of goods from art, apparel, jewelry and body products, to home decor, gifts, ceramics, and fine art photography. The shops share the building with Lama Dog Tap Room, The Nook, Fox Wine Co. and Topa Topa Brewing so you can sip and nosh your way through the collective. If you visit on a weekend day, you’re likely to hit one of the regularly hosted trunk shows, pop-up shops, or live music. MEET THE MAKERS PETER HORJUS ART A fine artist, illustrator, and graphic designer, Peter creates original art, cards and prints recognizable by his fondness for line, form, and texture.

Peter Horjus Art

DANCING FLAME is a simple and elegant collection of handmade jewelry and accessories inspired by love and the amazing beauty of nature. Since 2004 THE GRAPESEED COMPANY has been utilizing the by-products from wine to make natural, antioxidantrich skin, body, and hair care products. Plus you can make your own products at the gorgeous scent bar.

Dancing Flame

Local Prints by Serigraph The Grapeseed Company

LOCAL PRINTS BY SERIGRAPH What better way to celebrate local pride than goods from a company that has been producing high-quality tees, sweatshirts and more at their local Carpinteria warehouse since 1976.

wall space specializes in unique and creative fine art photography. The gallery works with national and international artists placing work in public and private collections all over the world.

wall space

THUNDER MOON COLLECTIVE This lush space is full of living green treasures calling your name including succulents, ferns and other greenery, plus carefully curated goods like vintage glassware, jewelry, cards and more.

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The modern, yet timeless pieces from DC BLUE DESIGNS are individually handcrafted using recycled sterling silver, 14k gold filled, and copper metals.

DC Blue Designs

JESS CONTI LEATHER GOODS The handcrafted leather goods from this self-taught artisan emphasize the natural elements and textures of the leather by accenting its organic beauty with hand stitching and metal pieces. With an emphasis on nature and iconic local landmarks, MEADOW ROSE PHOTO ART is a compilation of original photos that are hand-printed on natural wood to create affordable wall art in all shapes and sizes.

Jess Conti Leather Goods

LIONHEART JEWELRY Like ocean waves, each piece of this handcrafted collection is unique. The individual works of wearable art are created with recycled sterling silver, gemstones, and “treasures� from the sea. SEASHORE LANE A cool California vibe permeates this super soft, comfortable collection of handmade bikinis, tees, tanks, cozy sweatshirts, and more, all made here in Santa Barbara.

Thunder Moon Collective Meadow Rose Photo Art

Inspired by the ocean and the beach, the popular JULES BY THE SEA collection is made by hand using precious stones, sterling silver or nickel and lead-free gold fill metal. Jules also makes a line of covetable 14k gold and diamond pieces.

Shops@Waterline 120 Santa Barbara Street 805.845.1482 waterlinesb.com

Lionheart Jewelry

Seashore Lane

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HABITAT HOME & GARDEN Where Global Designs Find Modern Lines

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ifestyle home furnishings store, Habitat Home and Garden, has served Central Coast customers and designers for over 25 years and recently opened a showroom in Santa Barbara. The 5,000 square foot showroom at the corner of State and Gutierrez with a 2,000 square foot attached warehouse, has plenty of off-street parking and anchors the retail and restaurant renaissance currently underway on lower State Street. Habitat offers a full range of design services and specializes in guiding customers, both commercial and residential, through interior and exterior projects from consultation and conceptualization to VASES Looking for the installation and completion. It’s also a welcome alternative style to conventional box home furnishings stores. Here, custom finishing touches? is king and the past and present blend effortlessly. The Habitat team scours the globe, primarily throughout Europe and Asia, Habitat has an in search of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces that have both history and soul. Some treasures are left intact, but most are assortment of vases in all shapes and sizes customized, reimagined, and repurposed to meet the unique design needs and whims of each customer. to complete the look. An organic vibe permeates the showroom, as natural materials and finishes are celebrated in the designs. A veritable jungle of living plants emphasizes the art of living green. Decidedly not a “matching set” company, the distinct and deliberate mix of bohemian, vintage, and contemporary textures and styles creates an aesthetic that is unique to Habitat. Owner Lars Kieler defines their customer service as “going out of the way to say yes, we can install this, customize that, and you can have it when and exactly how you want it.” If you can’t get your fill at the Santa Barbara store, then head north to the San Luis Obispo showroom or for a real treasure hunt, visit their 30,000 square foot warehouse. It’s tucked away just off of Highway 1 in Arroyo Grande. The thoughtfully-curated and well-organized space is brimming with thousands of unique handmade pieces, antiques, decor items, custom furniture, and inspiring vignettes. Customers can peruse rows of raw wooden planks, to hand-select the perfect shape, wood grain, and length to create a truly custom table-top. Visits to the warehouse are by appointment only and so worth the beautiful drive. 400 STATE ST., SANTA BARBARA • 805.343.1050 | 777 MARSH ST., SAN LUIS OBISPO • 805.541.4275 | HABITATHOMEANDGARDEN.COM

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VINTAGE CHAIRS A great way to add a touch of whimsy to your space.

SHIP LAMPS These running lights are recycled from old ships and bring great mood lighting to any room.

“In a world where almost everything is available in endless quantity and built to be replaced, we pride ourselves on creating pieces that are different and specially made to last a lifetime. From our upholstery to our case goods, almost all of the furniture we offer is exclusively a Habitat product.” Lars Kieler - Owner/Founder of Habitat Home and Garden

FALLEN TIMBER Old teak trees taken down by storms are reborn as contemporary dining tables. Shown with stainless steel cross base.

Check out their 30,000 square foot warehouse in Arroyo Grande.

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MODERN AND FUNCTIONAL A designer collaboration for a WOW result

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S AN INTERIOR DESIGNER, MELISSA BASSETT, Director of Wow at Shubox Modern Armony Wine Country, recognizes exceptional quality when she sees it. Melissa recalls a moment from her visit to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show last year, “I saw the Armony cabinets with their clean lines, warm materials, and beautiful lacquer finishes, and I immediately knew this was the look and quality I’d been searching for. The clincher was getting to meet the talented team at Armony Cucine USA. While designing and building her new custom home in the Napa Valley, Melissa worked hand in hand with Armony’s lead

designer, Michel Clair, and Romain and Myriam Doussineau of Reed Interiors, to finalize the exquisite design for her state-of-the-art kitchen. Melissa's expert eye allowed her to incorporate complementary materials in fresh ways. A rich wood veneer was selected for the tall units

and a warm Visone lacquer for the island. These materials were paired with Carrara marble backsplashes and Wirbel steel countertops - a bold move that perfectly mixed sleek, yet traditional elements to complement the vineyard setting and modern lines of this showcase home. The result is an impressive kitchen that is clearly the centerpiece of the house. To achieve a cohesive and harmonious flow throughout the house, she also selected Armony cabinetry for the laundry room, wall-hung bathroom vanities, and custom drawer units for the walk-in closets. The beautiful textures, warm materials, and crisp lines complement the stunning modern architecture of this resort-like vineyard property. “Every moment, since that day I first met with this incredible team, I’ve been delighted with my choice to work with Armony Cucine USA. Collaborating with a talented designer like Michel was an added benefit that brought the kitchen to another level and exceeded (my already very high) expectations.”

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CLOCKWISE FROM OPPOSITE PAGE: A full view of the beautiful kitchen with mixed wood veneer, Visone lacquer, and glass units; powder room where Armony cabinets enhance the grey-toned tile; the guest bathroom cabinets stay in sync with the color palette; a beautiful sunset over the vines; the oven wall integrates seamlessly into the design and includes an Arena Style accessory and large stainless-steel drawers with motion sensor lighting.

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CLOSETS

MODERN AND FUNCTIONAL

For the most intimate space of the home, Reed Interiors now offers a truly personal interpretation of warmth, quality, well-being, and style. Their new walk-in closet systems, made in Italy, offer a large variety of finishes: elegant lacquered shades, sinuous wood grains, beautiful fabrics, and shiny glass surfaces. Closets can be equipped with a complete range of easily adjustable accessories to create a precise and personal storage space. With or without back panels or doors, their system can be adapted to your needs, space, and budget. Essential and original designs and details for a perfect walk-in closet or wardrobe are available at Reed Interiors in downtown Santa Barbara.

REED INTERIORS 590 E. GUTIERREZ, SANTA BARBARA • 805.684.7583 • REED-INTERIORS.COM

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Walk-in closets can be separated from the other spaces by sliding doors; wardrobe with glass hanging doors and transparent Fume doors; the elegance details are present in each product; hanging rods in aluminum with bronze finish and shelves illuminated by LED lamps with motion sensors; large wardrobes with matte lacquer and satin glass finishes; A bronze finish aluminum frame ensures a selfsupporting structure. CLOCKWISE FROM OPPOSITE PAGE:

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MID-CENTURY MODERN muse An Ojai retreat undergoes a major makeover to reveal its Zen nature.

The vibrant orange painted front door greets guests.

WHEN SANTA BARBARA INTERIOR DESIGNER

Deborah Campbell’s clients set out to find a house that could A Phoebe Brunner painting of “The Pink Moment” commissioned by the designer, hangs accommodate a yoga studio, the moment or rather the “pink above a George Nakashima console in the entry. moment” they laid eyes upon the mid-century Ojai property, an offer was in the works. The wife, a geophysicist and yoga practitioner and her husband, a retired CEO, couldn’t resist the allure of the brief period when sunlight bounces off of the Topa Topa Mountains at dusk and bathes the valley in soft pink hues. The home’s floor to ceiling windows provide picture-perfect viewing of this daily occurrence known locally as “The Pink Moment.”

“The use of teak and Ojai sandstone showcases the natural beauty of the area and creates a tranquil Zen retreat that so mirrors my clients’ sensibility. - Deborah Campbell Although the couple wished to honor the home’s roots they didn’t want mid-century modern to dominate the design. So, when the word “Zen” popped up in the initial design discussions, Campbell seized upon it to set the tone and the project got underway. The result is a thoughtful convergence of organic materials and textures, pops of color, luxurious teak wood, and judicious use of Bohemian paisley, which warms the interiors without compromising the clean lines and timeless appeal of mid-century modern design. There are lots of moments in this house, some Zen and others pink, and they all add up to tranquil time at a beautiful home retreat. FOR INQUIRIES: DCID • 805.969.9657 • DEBORAHCAMPBELLDESIGN.COM

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The former slate tile covered fireplace, the focal point in the living room, was replaced with Ojai sandstone.

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Raoul block printed linen drapes soften the guest bedroom, and modern seating provides a pop of color.

A teal blue accent wall in the Master bedroom provides a contrast to the light streaming in from the floor to ceiling windows. Organic textures, a neutral palette, and teak wood accents create a peaceful atmosphere in the living room.

Floor to ceiling windows bathe the Master bedroom in oak tree-filtered sunlight.

The sandstone fire pit is the perfect place for guests to gather and relax with a glass of wine.

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SANTA BARBARAdestinations W H AT, W H E N , W H E R E & W H Y I N S B .

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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.

1. STATE STREET: Located in downtown Santa Barbara, this main street features shopping, outdoor paseos and plazas, fine dining, bars, historic sites, cultural venues, and entertainment. Parking is plentiful, and it’s a straight shot down to the beach. downtownsb.org 2. THE FUNK ZONE: This vibrant “funky” mix of historical marine structures, industrial lots, and old houses is where art galleries, cafes, wineries, microbreweries, museums and other independent businesses converge. Located between State St. and Garden St., and Montecito St. to Cabrillo Blvd., funkzone.net 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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

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8 BEACH BOUND EAST BEACH Play volleyball, hit the playground, or grab a bite at the East Beach Grill. 1400 Cabrillo Blvd.

7. 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

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6. 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

9 WEST BEACH Launch a kayak, go stand-up paddle boarding or windsurfing. 299 West Cabrillo Blvd.

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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.

For a complete listing of area parks and beaches go to: santabarbaraca.gov or countyofsb.org

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P E R F O R M I N G A RT S 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

THE MUSIC IN THE GARDENS WORLD RHYTHMS This new fundraiser invites guests to stroll the Academy’s five beautiful gardens and at each location enjoy music, wine, and intercontinental cuisine prepared by chefs on-site, thoughtfully curated to complement the music being performed. Sunday, October 21, 3-6 pm. 1070 Fairway Road, 805.969.8787, musicacademy.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 ocean-side 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.

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.

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

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 Granada Theatre

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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.

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RINCON This famous, world-class 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.

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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GOLFING Santa Barbara is well known for its scenic courses. The Santa Barbara Golf Club, located in the heart of the city, is one of the most popular golf courses in California. The championship golf course at Sandpiper has been rated by Golf Digest as one of the top twenty-five public golf courses in the country and boasts amazing mountain and ocean views. Glen Annie Golf Club, a championship course with first class amenities, is nestled in the beautiful surrounding foothills. Santa Barbara Golf Club: 805.687.7087,

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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,

Hello Sunshine! Santa Barbara revels in over 300 days of sunshine per year and with an average

annual temperature of 70 degrees, there really isn’t an “off-season”. It’s always “on” in SB!

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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 Just adjacent to the beach, this shipwreck themed playground has many beautiful features including surfacing whales, a conch shell lighthouse, murals, and a nautilus shell play area. With picnic areas nearby 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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I N S P I R AT I O N P O I N T: Santa Barbara's close proximity to the Santa Ynez Mountain Range makes for some great hiking opportunities. The most popular trails are found in the front country. Try a local favorite, Inspiration Point, via Jesusita Trail. At around 2.5 miles round trip, this hike is doable for most hikers and rewards with one of the most stunning views of the city and Pacific. Take Tunnel Road all the way to the end - parking is limited. The trail begins on a paved fire road and at the end of this road, head straight up the dirt road. After about a 1/4 mile, take the trail to the left, head up and enjoy! For other front country, back country and ocean trail options, go to santabarbarahikes.com.

A CULTURED COAST

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

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA 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, mcasantabarbara.org SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM Located in the harbor and dedicated to preserving the

maritime heritage of the California Coast, the museum is home to the impressive Point Conception First Order Fresnel Lighthouse Lens, and a variety of highly interactive exhibits. 113 Harbor Way, 805.962.8404, sbmm.org DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM

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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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20: LIVE DIVE AT THE SEA CENTER Become immersed in the world below the ocean’s surface. Watch and interact with SCUBA divers live as they explore our local coastal ecosystems under Stearns Wharf and beyond. sbnature.org, 805.682.4711

19-21: 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. 805.962-5339, sbzoo.org

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29-30: 27TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA LEMON FESTIVAL Enjoy a variety of activities, including live music, pieeating contests, rides, arts and crafts vendors and tasty lemon desserts, along with the Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show and the everpopular Safety Street. 805.967.2500 lemonfestival.com

23-JAN. 6: SANTA BARBARA NIGHT MARKET Santa Barbara will host its first ever 6 week long European-style Christmas Night Market. This unique shopping experience will feature holiday themed décor, live music, carolers, food and beverages. Tues through Sunday from 4-10 pm. Paseo Nuevo, 701 State Street 805.722.9456

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12-14: 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

33RD ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019

5-7: THE 32ND ANNUAL CALIFORNIA AVOCADO FESTIVAL Carpinteria is host to one of the largest free festivals in California. The “Avofest” offers up a premier live music line-up, great food, arts and crafts and the world’s largest vat of guacamole! 805.684.0038, avofest.com 6: AIA ARCHITECTOURS 2018 is a celebration of local architecture and cultural identity as it highlights the extraordinary architectural legacy in Santa Barbara. The 10th anniversary event will celebrate the fabric of SB's downtown, including some of its history, hidden gems, and evolution. 805.966.4198, aiasb.com 13: SANTA BARBARA HARBOR & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL This event marks the opening of lobster season. Meet local fishermen and enjoy locally-caught seafood, live entertainment, marine related demonstrations and other familyoriented activities. 805.897.1961, harborfestival.org 90

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9&11: LA BOHÈME - Opera Santa Barbara launches their 25th anniversary season with Puccini’s beloved story of love, friendship and loss. Omer Ben Saedia directs and Kostis Protopapas conducts a classic production features rising stars Eleni Calenos as Mimi and Nathan Granner as Rodolfo. The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, 805.899.2222, granadasb.org

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7: 66TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA HOLIDAY PARADE Usher in the holiday season with a colorful contingent of highstepping marching bands, fabulous holiday floats, local personalities, and of course, the much anticipated arrival of Santa Claus. 6:30 pm, 805.962.2098, downtownsb.org 16: 33RD 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

THE 31ST ANNUAL CA AVOCADO FESTIVAL

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15-17: THE 74TH ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW At one of the grandest celebrations of orchids in the country growers from around the globe gather and exhibit their world-class specimens. Enjoy stunning exhibits, plant sales, orchid art and photography, and floral arrangements. Location: Earl Warren Showgrounds, 400 Calle Real, 805.403.1533, sborchidshow.com

UCSB Arts & Lectures

TOP: OCTOBER 13 - Company Wang Ramirez. Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang create dance-theater works. BOTTOM: OCTOBER 4 - Soweto Gospel Choir. Songs of the Free honor Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.

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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 Street, 805.962.7411. For a complete list of upcoming concerts, visit sbbowl.com

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first came across this wonderful sauce in Rome several years back on a stopover on the way to visit my family in Tunisia. Amatriciana is a well-known and muchbeloved sauce in central Italy, much like its sister sauces Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe. Its simplicity and unctuousness leave you wanting to lick the bowl or at least grab a piece of bread for a scarpetta (cleaning the bowl with bread). It gained popularity amongst chefs worldwide in 2016 just after the tragic earthquake in Amatrice. Chefs and restaurateurs everywhere featured it on their menus and donated the proceeds to relief efforts. I recently taught my 9-year-old daughter, Lulu Miel, how to make it, and it is now her favorite pasta.

Pasta all’Amatriciana 2 tablespoons good quality olive oil 4 ounces thinly cubed guanciale, unsmoked bacon or pancetta 1 large shallot minced 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 anchovy fillet (optional) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes 2 cloves garlic minced 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 2 bay leaves fresh or dried 1 cup dry white wine 1 28 ounce can of peeled San Marzano tomatoes with juices crushed by hand 1 cup of Sungold or any small sweet tomatoes like grape or cherry tomatoes A handful of kosher salt to flavor the boiling pasta water 1 pound of Gigli pasta (you can also substitute with Bucatini) 1/2 cup finely grated sheep's milk pecorino Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, more pecorino and a drizzle of olive oil Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet. I like to use a large 12" cast iron. Add guanciale or the pork product of your choosing, and saute until golden and starting to crisp. Add shallot, salt, sugar, anchovy, tomato paste, chili flakes, garlic, thyme, and bay leaves and fry together for 1 or 2 minutes. Add the white wine to deglaze. Allow some of the alcohol to cook off. After 1 minute, add the hand crushed canned tomatoes and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the fresh tomatoes (whole if small or halved if larger). Simmer together for another 20 minutes until tomatoes soften and melt into the sauce. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil. Season with salt, add the pasta and cook, occasionally stirring. Cook two minutes less than the package cook time so the pasta is al dente. Drain, reserving a cup of the pasta water. Toss the pasta in the saucepan on low heat, gradually adding a bit of the pasta water until sauce and pasta are incorporated; note you may not need the full cup of pasta water. Turn off heat and add 1/2 cup of the pecorino. Serve with fresh parsley, olive oil, and more pecorino or freshly grated Parmesan.

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Ayda Robana

Inspired by Santa Barbara’s beauty and abundance, chef Ayda Robana started her catering company in 2007. She was among the first to bring the pop-up dining experience to the local culinary scene. Ayda can help create and execute the perfect dining experience for your next event and is also available for food styling and cooking classes. Ayda Robana Catering • 805.837.9009 • aydarobana.com

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3. Santa Barbara Museum 1130 State Street, 963.4364

4. Sullivan Goss 7 East Anapamu, 730.1460

5. Waterhouse Gallery 1114 State Street, 962.8885

2. Habitat Home & Garden 400 State Street, 343.1050

3. Hayward's 7 Parker Way, 966.1390

4. Indigo Home Furnishings 1321 State Street, 962.6909

5. Marc Normand Gelinas 1482 East Valley Road, 722.0052

6. Menelli Trading Co 1080 Coast Village Road, 682.8552

7. Plum Goods 909 State Street, 845.3900

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31. Tre Lune 1151 Coast Village Rd., 969.2646

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California Pizza Kitchen Eureka! Nordstom Cafe & eBar Panda Express Pascucci new! PokeCeviche

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Center Stage Theater

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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Paseo Nuevo Cinemas

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