Celebrating the best of the American Riviera, The Revere Room highlights local-first ingredients from nearby farms and purveyors. Join us daily for a delicious and highly-sustainable dining experience for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
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EAT + DRINK
Savor the diversity of flavors the American Riviera has to offer
WINE + DINE FEATURES
Get to know some of Santa Barbara's boldest taste makers, restaurant owners, and chefs
Montesano Market & Deli
The Revere Room at Rosewood Miramar
L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele
WELLNESS + BEAUTY
Find the best local places to renew, refresh and rejuvenate
SANTA BARBARA STYLE
A seasonal sampler of Santa Barbara's best fashion, home decor, jewelry, art and gifts
DESTINATIONS AND CALENDAR
Explore the world of options and opportunities to get out and play
WINTER SQUASH FOR THE WIN
Curried Kabocha Squash Soup by local chef Ayda Robana
ON OUR COVER
The fall/winter fashion feature was shot on location at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Photographed by Jacqueline Pilar. Model Zoe Casey with No Ties Management. For the full fashion feature go to page 76.
COVER LOOK: Silk blouse, Catherine Gee. Coat, pants and shoes, Chapala and Parker. Hat and ring, ShineUP. Necklaces, Jules By The Sea. Earrings, Anna Janelle Jewelry.
Santa Barbara ’ s Premier Dining & Shopping Destination
AUGIE'S OF SANTA BARBARA is a dream realized for long-time locals Augie and Karen Johnson. The spacious establishment—beautified by local architect Jeff Shelton—houses over 600 craft spirits and international tequila, mezcal and local agave spirits, making it one of the largest curated collections in the world. The culinary team, led by SB native Chef Eduardo, utilizes the fresh bounty from local farms and fisheries to create healthy fine cuisine to be paired with a selection of craft cocktails, spirits, and fine wines. Augie's also offers liquor lockers so guests can reserve their own special selections to share with friends and family whenever they visit. 700 State Street, augiessb.com, @augiessb
CASHY'S PLAYPEN is Montecito's ultimate destination for dog lovers. This one-stop pup shop balances form with function and is led by Parisian founder Caroline Martel-Miller and her adorable French Bulldog and the store's namesake, Cashy. Come in for the essentials—organic treats and high-quality food, and leave with the things you didn't necessarily know your furry friend needed—handmade leather walking sets, stylish bow ties and cute bandanas. 1292 Coast Village Road, @cashysplaypen
Suppose you've always wanted to try authentically Italian and genuinely delicious pizza from one of the oldest and best pizzerias in Naples but can't swing a trip to Italy at present. Head to downtown Santa Barbara where you'll find L'ANTICA PIZZERIA DA MICHELE
Located in the way-back-in-the-day Copper Coffee Pot spot, this Neapolitan pizzeria is the expanding brand's most recent opening. They also fire pies in LA, NYC and Long Beach. Although the offerings are truly Italian with Margherita and Carbonara pizzas, Spaghetti Pomodoro and Cacio E Pepe classic pasta dishes, the menu also capitalizes on the fresh seasonal bounty of the area to include local seafood catches and citrus-infused salads. 1031 State Street, damicheleusa.com/santabarbara, @damichelela
Talk about a talk of the town transformation—LOCAL MONTECITO is just that! Located in a once under-utilized lower courtyard of a Coast Village Road shopping center, this dynamic eatery is now abuzz with locals and visitors alike. Montecito's latest gathering spot is not only favored for its innovative cocktails, impressive wine list and eclectic menu items like Ahi Crudo,
Get to know Santa Barbara's newest kids on the block.Cashy's Playpen
Blistered Shishitos, Nashville Hot Fish and Chips and Cast Iron Hanger Steak, but also for the spacious and relaxing indoor-outdoor patio setting— replete with cozy features like a communal lounge area, cozy fire pit and gorgeous green living wall. And with the added treat of live music seven days a week and happy hour Monday through Friday, you'll be motivated to reach "regular" status at Local in no time. 1187 Coast Village Road, localmontecito.com, @localmontecito
Head to family-owned MANGIONE'S ITALIAN ICE for a delicious and authentic taste of Italy. Italian Ice, unlike ice cream or gelato, can be water or dairy-based, and Mangione's Italian Ice makes both in-house daily. The delectable water-based flavors include mango, cherry, lemon, strawberry, peach and watermelon. The dairy-based menu consists of chocolate, cookies and cream, creamsicle, vanilla chip, peanut butter, coconut and other creamy, dreamy options. 1222 State Street, mangionesitalianice. net, @mangionesitalianice
When Gene Montesano and Tre Lune general manager and wine director Leslee Russell team up good things happen. And the recent New York-style/ Jewish delicatessen addition to the Coast Village Road restaurant lineup, MONTESANO MARKET & DELI, is a great example. Start the day with an espresso and delectable pastry from D' Angelo Bakery, or indulge in a cozy comfort lunch of house-made matzo ball soup, a classic pastrami on rye or green salad—take it to go or relax on the spacious outdoor patio or indoor dining space. The market component of the eatery is populated with the high-quality, authentic goods you'd expect to find in an Italian grandmother's pantry—everything from imported canned tomatoes, somm-approved wines and dried pasta to fresh produce, kitchen wares, and giftable goods. 1150 Coast Village Road, montecitodeliandmarket.com
Calling all carnivores! The San Diego-born RARE SOCIETY brand has brought its upscale yet approachable dining concept to Santa Barbara. A homage to the infamous Las Vegas steakhouse, this new eatery offers a fresh take on great steaks and classic accompaniments in a renovated lower State Street space that suggests retro-train travel and the glitz of the Rat Pack, with the casual comfort of Santa Maria style steakhouses. Premium proteins—cuts of dry-aged ribeyes, Australian wagyu, and classic filet mignon—are grilled over an open flame and served alongside bedrock steakhouse specialties such as Oyster Rockefeller, a grande seafood tower and caesar salad. 214 State Street, raresociety.com, @raresocietysteakhouse
The TAMSEN GALLERY features the vibrant work of visual artist Robert W. Firestone. Firestone's art portrays the human psyche and its colorful emotional experience, drawing inspiration from his experience as a clinical psychologist. From vivid dreams printed on glossy acrylic to geometric cityscapes laser cut from metal to dynamic portraits printed on canvas, the Tamsen Gallery offers a rich visual experience in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. 911 1/2 State Street, tamsengallery.com, @tamsen_gallery
What happens when a veteran tech couple—as in married—fuse a tech start-up process concept with great beer and a love of their local community? The result is the Funk Zone's hottest new brewery and gastropub, VALIDATION ALE , where customers' orders are translated into votes to determine an evolving tap list. The Validated beer in each category is the most ordered, and the Vying beer is a new recipe, challenging the incumbent. If the challenger sells more, it will take over as the new Validated brew. The delicious and diverse menu—fried pickles, burgers, salmon salad and one of the tastiest fried-chicken sandos we've ever had. 102 E. Yanonali Street, validationale.com, @validationale
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WHERE TO EAT
1114 Sports Bar & Games
With craft-inspired food and drinks, multiple big screens, billiard tables, pinball machines and many more arcade games, Eleven14 Sports Bar & Games is the place to be for all of the “big games.”
1114 State Street, 805.965.4770
For more than 45 years this family-owned restaurant has been serving Northern European cuisine with a Californian twist. Endulge in traditional Scandinavian pastries, cakes, coffees and champagnes, along with a great happy hour, high tea, breakfast, lunch and dinner
Augie's of santa barbara Augie's of SB is a dream realized for long-time locals Augie and Karen Johnson. The spacious establishment houses over 600 craft spirits and international tequila, mezcal and local agave spirits, making it one of the largest curated collections in the world.
700 State Street, 805.664.0516
Generous drinks, a friendly and casual atmosphere and value-driven food are the hallmarks of Benchmark Eatery. The doublesided indoor-outdoor bar with a great selection of beer keeps the fun rolling.
1201 State Street, 805.845.2600
BOATHOUSE Located at Hendry's beach, the Boathouse is a hip, nautical eatery that serves mouth-watering dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their ingredients are fresh, delicious and nutritious and the ocean views here can't be beat.
2981 Cliff Drive, 805.898.2628
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
EAT HERE OR AT HOME
Grab an indoor or outdoor table to enjoy authentic espresso drinks, a breakfast baguette, Russell’s matzo ball soup, or a classic pastrami on rye or Reuben sandwich. The Market & Deli also prepares delicious deli platters and charcuterie boards for entertaining or to enjoy at home.
GENE MONTESANO and Tre Lune general manager and wine director, LESLEE RUSSELL, partner to open Montesano Market & Deli on Coast Village Road.
LET’S EAT—NY STYLE: The Market & Deli offers daily staples, plus homemade salads, fresh bread from D’Angelo Bakery, Tre Lune’s meatballs and eggplant parmesan and prime brisket from Joe’s Café
SMALL WARES FOR A BIG IMPACT: Everything in the enticing selection of kitchen ware, place settings, bespoke aprons from Montesano’s Civilianaire label and other designer duds makes a perfect gift—even if the recipient is you.
SWEET STYLE: Whether it’s a slice of coffee cake, a slice of Tre Lune’s New York–style cheesecake, Russell’s noodle kugel or Joe’s famous chocolate chip cookies, the Deli & Market has you covered.
VINS ON PHILE: A certified sommelier, Russell stocks the Market & Deli with an exciting collection of excellent wines from Italy and Santa Barbara County, plus microbrews that go great with their fantastic fare!
MONTESANO MARKET & DELI 1150 COAST VILLAGE ROAD • 805.969.3717
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LOCAL SPIRIT(S): LOCAL’s drink menu is ideal for celebrating any occasion, any time of day. Try a handcrafted cocktail, like the Hibiscus Paloma or Mike’s Marg a glass from the globally-inspired wine and beer list. LOCAL even offers house wines, crafted for the restaurant by esteemed Santa Barbara winemaker Paul Lato.
SOCIAL VIBES: LOCAL has undoubtedly become one of Montecito’s social hubs, where fresh, elevated food and delicious drinks are served in a relaxed, yet lively atmosphere. Adding to the convivial ambiance is live music nearly every night (until late!), and an after-dinner scene that breathes new life into the Lower Village.
THOUGH IT IS ONE OF MONTECITO’S NEWEST dining establishments, LOCAL Montecito has lived up to its name as a locals’ gathering spot, bringing together good food, wine, cocktails and live music seven days a week.
crab, whole lobster and even a burger, the casual, party-loving Broad Street Oyster Co. answers the question "What would happen if Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High was really into seafood?" 418 State Street, 424.323.4401
Coast Village Road, Montecito
Storke Road, Goleta
38 W. Victoria Street,
Both the Santa Barbara and Ventura locations have a fun, lively atmosphere with beautiful views of the mountains and harbor. Sit at the full length bar and meet some locals, enjoy the lively atmosphere with an inside table, or grab a space on the balcony and lean in at the bar. 119 Harbor Way, 805.966.4418
Cá Dario has been one of Santa Barbara's favorite Italian food restaurants for many years. The food is excellent, the decor is inviting and lively and the staff is professional and attentive. The menu includes antipastis, pastas, risottos and other tasty entrees. 37 East Victoria Street, 805.884.9419
1187 Coast Village Road and 250 Storke Road
D’Angelo is the kind of bakery locals love and visitors are overjoyed to find. Choose a table indoors or out and enjoy freshly baked Europeanstyle breads and pastries, great breakfasts and lunches, and strong Italian coffee.
25 West Gutierrez Street, 805.962.5466
If you grew up in Santa Barbara’s San Roque neighborhood, you know Farmer Boy restaurant— it’s the classic American diner with all the standards. The fresh take on this beloved local diner maintains the essence of the original. 3427 State St., San Roque Plaza, 805.687.6584
FisHouse has built its 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 and visitors love.
101 East Cabrillo Blvd., 805.966.2112
OPEN FOR BREAKFAST, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, The Revere Room also hosts various special events, like their monthly wine dinner series featuring multiple courses of seasonal delicacies paired with wines from top producers throughout California.
INSPIRED BY THE NUMEROUS farms and purveyors within the Central Coast, Executive Chef Massimo Falsini and his team create culinary dishes that place special emphasis on local, seasonal ingredients including vegetables and herbs from the resort’s own on-site culinary garden. That “local first” mentality is showcased in The Revere Room’s thoughtfully crafted menus, featuring such mouthwatering brunch favorites as the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with seasonal berries and the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market Bowl with poached eggs and roasted vegetables; to lunch and dinner standouts like Nonna Gloria’s Meatballs with tomato passata and Pecorino; Citrus Marinated Halibut Ceviche with avocado, jicama and fresno chilis; Beluga Lentils & Quinoa with cauliflower and rapini; and Crispy Monterey Salmon with charred asparagus and salsa verde.
“THE BOUNTY OF PRODUCE we have in this area is incredible,” says Paul Osborne, Resort Chef at Rosewood Miramar Beach. “Because of this we have a strong focus on plant based and vegetable-focused cuisine. The Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market is plentiful yearround, and our menus are inspired by what is at the peak of season locally.”
TO ACCOMPANY THE FOOD MENUS, diners will find a selection of craft cocktails, from the signature Smokey Old Fashioned to the classic Margarita, along with regional and international wines by the glass and bottle. For the perfect pairing, try the Lunch Prix Fixe Menu, featuring three courses with a glass of wine, or look to Osborne’s go-to combination of crudo and rosé: “Our Longfin Yellowtail Crudo pairs perfectly with a glass of Liquid Farm Rosé, especially while sitting on our patio on a balmy summer evening.”CAL-ITALIAN CUISINE INSPIRED BY THE BOUNTY
The Revere Room
LOCATED AT THE LUXURIOUS Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito, The Revere Room is the resort’s newest onsite eatery, where Italian-inspired Coastal California cuisine celebrates the beauty and bounty of the American Riviera.
A CLASSIC REQUIRES COCKTAILS: American whiskeys and bourbons are featured prominently, in the Rare Old Fashioned (complete with a garnish of Italian lardo) and a “lighter, brighter” Manhattan, while the Spanish Tile combines aged rum, cherry liqueur, fortified wine and absinthe.
PLAYING WITH FIRE: “I’ve built my entire culinary program around live fire,” says Wise, who grills premium meats over American Red oak in the exhibition kitchen.
Dry-aged rib-eyes, Australian wagyu and filet mignon are complemented by steakhouse classics like oysters Rockefeller and raw bar specialties.
A ROOM WITH REFERENCES:
Pulling inspiration from old-time travel, the main dining space is dominated by a row of central booths designed to mimic Victorian train carriages, while the merlot-colored walls conjure local wine grapes, and velvetand-leather seating oozes that Old Vegas essence.
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An artisan donut shop and cafe serving scratchmade, seasonally inspired donuts along with a limited breakfast menu, locally roasted coffee and a selection of Central Coast beer and wine. Voted Santa Barbara's Best Donut Shop in 2019, 2020 and 2021. 512 State Street, 805.965.3363
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. The meats at Jill's Place are hand picked daily and come directly from their local familyowned meat company.
632 Santa Barbara Street, 805.963.0378
The city’s oldest restaurant opened in 1928 in what had previously been a laundry, a blacksmith and a slew of restaurants. Guests 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
L’Antica Santa Barbara is the newest West Coast location of one of Naples’ oldest pizzerias. Offering welcoming service and authentic Italian cuisine, including the not-to-be-missed Neapolitan pizzas the restaurant is known for, it’s the next best thing to being in Italy. 1031 State Street, 805.770.8055
LOCAL is Montecito’s newest gathering hub, bringing together elevated New American Fusion food, handcrafted beverages and live music daily. Adding to the convivial spirit is the inviting indoor-outdoor setting, highlighting a 360-degree bar, communal fire pit and spacious patio.
1187 Coast Village Road, 805.770.2269
A LONG-STANDING TRADITION
Originally founded in 1870, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is one of the oldest and best pizzerias in Naples, a city known as the modern birthplace of pizza. As the brand’s newest West Coast outpost, L’Antica Santa Barbara pays tribute to the food and age-old traditions of Italy.
PIZZA IS A WAY OF LIFE: L’Antica is most known for its 151-year-old Neapolitan pizza, which was featured in the movie Eat, Pray, Love. The Margherita, a simple staple of tomato, cheese and basil, will transport you to Italy with one bite, while the Carbonara Pizza, featuring eggs, smoked bacon, cheese and black pepper, is a delicious rendition of the beloved Italian pasta, in pie form.
ITALY MEETS CALI: The food menu celebrates the traditional flavors and ingredients of Italy, with a nod to the seasonal bounty of California. From handmade pastas with imported cheeses to salads with local citrus and entrees of locally-caught Santa Barbara seafood, every skillfully-made dish is a delicious journey between the two regions.
PRO-CURED: We’ll never say no to cured meat, and L’Antica delivers. In fact, the restaurant has its own in-house salumeria, meaning mouthwatering salumi is always at your fingertips.
DINE AL FRESCO: Located in a Spanish-style historical landmark building along State Street, the restaurant offers an inviting indoor and bar setting, complete with a pizza oven churning out delectable pies, but it’s hard to beat an al fresco meal from the large, treecovered patio.
SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT: L’Antica’s classic Italian desserts, like Tiramisu and Affogato Al Cafe, are a delightful way to end a meal, but during the summer months, a scoop of gelato from the on-site gelato cart is the next best thing to actually being in Italy.
Pizzeria da Michele
On The Alley, Ventura
the Alley (OTA) has become a Santa Barbara favorite since opening adjacent to its sibling, Brophy Brothers in 2011. That onetwo combination has now been replicated in a conjoined building with the opening of OTA in Ventura Harbor Village.
NEW OLDRELIABLE: Brophy’s does things right, and so does OTA, with attentive, honestly friendly service, a casual ambience and well-prepared favorites like burgers, sandwiches, the chicken wrap, their famous Baja shrimp tacos, poke salad and much more.
LOOK. RELAX. LIBATE!: Like a cool, satisfying sip with your view? OTA has you covered with wine, favorite draft microbrews, a classic Margarita, Brophy’s Bloody Mary and Tito’s vodka-spiked fresh lemonade.
AFTERBURNERS: A harbor-side breakfast may be OTA’s best-kept secret (but not for long). Pile on your favorites in your “breakfast bowl,” or grab an egg sandwich, French toast sticks, waffle sticks or avocado toast spiced up with pickled onions and daikon sprouts.
WATER WORLD: OTA’s location is as good as it gets, overlooking a fleet of working fishing boats, with long views to the hills behind Ventura. Morning, noon or night, this is THE place
This Mexican food is freshly crafted every day using original homemade recipes and top-quality ingredients. The menu boasts a variety of dishes from traditional fare such as tamales and pozole, to modern cuisine including ceviche and the Mama’s Salad with grilled vegetables.
14 West Figueroa Street, 805.962.5541
1280 Coast Village Road, 805.969.9059
Lucky's proves that great food and service never go out of style. Terrific ingredients make a noticeable difference on this a la carte menu that boasts 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
Their kitchen uses fresh, locally sourced produce and supports farms and fisheries guided by principles of sustainability. The pizza dough and pasta is made daily and all of their sauces and dressing are made in-house from scratch.
1112 State Street, 805.883.3935
MONTESANO MARKET & DELI
Gene Montesano and Tre Lune general manager and wine director, Leslee Russell have opened Montesano Market & Deli, an emporium for everything from espresso, bread and coffee cake to charcuterie and matzo ball soup, to kitchen staples, cookware, wine, beer and gifts.
ON THE ALLEY
On The Alley began as an overflow place for Brophy Bros. Locals especially like its casual feel, the reliability of its “simple, honest food” and the ease of grabbing something good to eat at the beach, on a bench by the sea wall or at the wood picnic table.
Modern French and Mediterranean cuisine is served for lunch and dinner indoors or outdoors in the La Arcada Plaza. The menu includes traditional items like pan-seared duck breast and escargot and a few surprises offered on their Ethiopian menu for weekend brunch.
Rare Society brings a fresh take on great steaks and classic accompaniments to Santa Barbara, in a setting that suggests retro-train travel and the glitz of Rat Pack Las Vegas, with the casual comfort of Santa Maria style steakhouses.
VALIDATED…AND VYING: The name plays on a process tech start-ups use, which Validation Ale modified to decide what should be on tap. New beers, called “vying,” are pitted against previously validated beers. Outsell the incumbent, and they take over as “validated.” New beers are developed in-house and through recipe submissions from home or pro brewers.
SIP AND LEARN: Beer lovers often get little info about their favorite beverage, but Validation proprietors Brian and Briana Deignan have come up with a visually dynamic, informationally rich charting system to describe exactly what’s what.
BEER BARN FOR TECHIES? Validation’s tech-forward space includes unique ontable QR codes that reduce lines at the bar and enhance service by allowing guests to order and pay at their leisure, even if they’re away from their table.
BEYOND PUB GRUB: Another entrepreneurial couple who, Brian says, “are prolific in their recipe creation,” runs the kitchen inside Validation. “The Philly tritip is ridiculously good, and so is everything else.” Look for breakfast on weekends starting in fall.
LOCALS BUILDING A COMMUNITY:
“We live here, and we are thrilled to join the other local, family-owned businesses in town,” says Brian, “We love educating people about beer and being part of a community. Beer brings people together.”
TECH VETERANS tap into the zeitgeist and serve up innovation at their high-concept Funk Zone brew pub, Validation Ale.
ALE 102 E. YANONALI STREET
“WE LOVE EDUCATING PEOPLE ABOUT BEER AND BEING PART OF A COMMUNITY. BEER BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER.”
RENAUD'S PATISSERIE & Bistro
Indulge in delectable authentic fresh-baked French pastries, tarts, cakes, cookies and other culinary creations by Chef Renaud at all three area locations.
1187 Coast Village Road, 805.324.4510
3315 State Street, 805.569.2400
1324 State Street, 805.892.2800
the REVERE ROOM AT THE ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR Rosewood Miramar Beach’s all-day eatery pays tribute to the bounty of the region. Here, elevated Cal-Italian cuisine highlights fresh, local ingredients, some grown in the on-site garden. The elegant dining room and outdoor patio with glimpses of the ocean complete the experience.
1759 S. Jameson Lane, 805.900.8388
SANTA BARBARA SHELLFISH COMPANY
Hungry patrons crowd this casual Stearns Wharf-located restaurant where hefty crabs and lobsters 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
Located right on Leadbetter beach, Shoreline Café is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara while enjoying a delicious meal. With an extensive menu sure to satisfy any craving, they have been serving Santa Barbara locals and visitors alike since 1997. 801 Shoreline Drive, 805.568.0064
STATE & FIG
Nestled in the La Arcada Courtyard, State & Fig provides a quintessential Santa Barbara dining experience for all occasions. Enjoy sipping mimosa's al fresco during their weekend brunch or perhaps toasting the bride and groom at a customized private event. 1114 State Street, 805.965.1730
Savor exquisite Italian and Mediterranean cuisine at SB waterfront's most romantic restaurant. Select a varietal from the extensive list of local and Italian wines or a hand-crafted cocktail from the full bar. Enjoy friendly and attentive service while dining window-side with a enchanting view of the Santa Barbara harbor. 324 West Cabrillo Blvd., 805.962.0777
Creating genuine Italian cuisine with love and care is Tre Lune’s stock in trade. A favorite with Montecito residents, “Three Moons” serves up high-quality Italian cooking 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
With a background in tech and a love for making beer and building a community, Brian and Briana Deignan serve up great microbrews lots of customer-friendly innovation at their high-concept Funk Zone brew pub, Validation Ale.
102 E. Yanonali Street, 805.500.3111
Welcome to Wine Cask, reopening 2023… known for the highest caliber service and innovative dishes featuring a menu that focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Offering an award winning wine list along with innovative signature cocktails, this iconic culinary landmark provides a new refined take on the modern American palette all with a touch of nostalgia.
813 Anacapa Street, 805.966.9463
is where the mountains meet the ocean, and a world-class, no-car-required wine tasting experience is just a few steps in almost any direction. Given Santa Barbara’s proximity to the Santa Ynez Valley and the Santa Maria Valley, two of the best wine regions in the US, it’s no wonder that a variety of wineries and tasting rooms now populate hot downtown spots, the perennially poppin’ Funk Zone, and other bustling nearby neighborhoods. And thanks to the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, navigating the wealth of options has never been easier.
WINE TASTING in Santa Barbara dates back to 1962 when Santa Barbara Winery first opened its doors in a warehouse near the city’s oceanfront. In 2005 the Trail began to organically develop around this forerunner, and by 2007 eight of the original downtown wineries joined forces to officially create the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. The goal was to offer everyone from oenophiles on serious tasting missions to novices simply looking for a day of fun the opportunity to learn about and taste the wide range of varietals and styles crafted from the county’s best vineyards.
THE TRAIL is populated with dozens of wineries and tasting rooms sprinkled throughout several districts, each with a distinct personality and vibe: the iconic Funk Zone, the historic Presidio Neighborhood, the Haley Corridor, and to the north in the “Goodland” of Goleta, and to the south in upscale Montecito, and laid-back Summerland Explore the Trail on foot, hop on a shuttle, cruise it by bike, or catch a ride-share.
Along the way, be sure to stop and sample the eclectic assortment of restaurants, breweries, cocktail joints, art galleries, coffee bars, retail shops and even a distillery.
For more info, go to urbanwinetrailsb.com
WELLNE S S & BEAUTY
In this soothing section, you’ll find the best local places—from splendid spas to chic salons—to renew, refresh and rejuvenate body, mind and spirit.
Turner Medical Arts’ newest physician is here to make you look and feel more beautiful and confident than ever
With the goal of offering patients the very best care in all areas of health, beauty and wellness, Turner Medical Arts has assembled a topnotch team of esteemed professionals who are true experts in their fields. First to join the team is Allison Pontius, MD who brings her extensive experience and specialized expertise in facial injections to Turner Medical Arts, furthering the practice’s reputation as the premier destinations for surgical and non-surgical treatments and wellness solutions for women and men on the Central Coast.
DR. ALLISON PONTIUS
Master Injector and Anti-Aging Expert Dr. Allison Pontius is a tripleboard-certified physician specializing in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. For the past 15 years, she has dedicated her career to maximizing facial beauty through non-surgical, minimallyinvasive injections with neuromodulators and fillers. Her unique full-face rejuvenation approach creates seamless facial beauty and harmony.
“Beauty is a balance. We want the filler to be undetectable-
where all we see is the beauty of the face. To do this requires a full-face assessment and treatment plan."
“My definition of beauty is having healthy, glowing skin and all the proportions of the face in harmony."
After 18 years practicing in New York, California native Dr. Pontius is thrilled to return to the West Coast, bringing her expertise in injectables to Turner Medical Arts.
"When I look at a face, I ask myself how can I make it more beautiful. How can I improve on their facial features. My goal is not to totally change the way a patient looks. I want them to look like the best version of themselves." – Dr. Allison Pontius
“We are here to help women and men as they age feel, look and, most importantly, function at their best –and we approach this with an ideal balance of science-backed knowledge and warmth.”
– Dr. Duncan Turner
of the stage of life you’re in, you deserve to look and feel your best, which is why at Turner Medical Arts, “aging gracefully” means staying ahead of the aging process to improve health and well-being from the inside out.
Dr. Duncan Turner and his team of esteemed professionals, including gynecologists, board-certified plastic surgeons, women’s health nurse practitioners and weight-management counselors, take a comprehensive
approach to anti-aging, sexual health and plastic surgery to treat the whole patient, not just a particular concern. Offering the most cutting-edge surgical, noninvasive and minimally-invasive procedures and wellness solutions, conveniently located on Coast Village Road in Montecito, Turner Medical Arts utilizes the latest innovations and technologies to help women and men reach new levels of health and happiness in order to live their best lives.
1250 COAST VILLAGE ROAD, MONTECITO • 805.962.1957
WELLNESS + BEAUTY RESOURCE GUIDE
Santa Barbara is the perfect place to relax, unwind and find peace of mind. Breathe in the ocean air, hike the foothills and explore offerings from medical arts to a new "do". A vast field of talented and qualified health and beauty professionals are available to help you look and feel your best!
Bone Score is a new tool that provides physicians with enhanced insight into bone quality and bone density. The procedure, available at Turner Medical Arts and other area clinics, is a quick, radiation-free, in-office measurement involving a small, acupuncture-like tip that passes through the skin to press against the shinbone. A sensor records the softness of the bone and outputs a simple score. To find a doctor or learn more, go to bonescore.com.
carlyle salon and style bar
Treat yourself from head to toe at this luxurious and affordable salon and spa, where old Hollywood glamour meets modern convenience and au courant styling. The simple menu covers all of the basics, including the latest color trends, cuts, blowouts, nail services, waxing, special occasion hair and makeup. 350 Chapala St., 805.963.8787, carlylesalon.com
float luxury spa
Spend the day or pop in for a quick fix at this charming little oasis tucked away in downtown Santa Barbara. Choose from a menu of massages, facials, waxing, acupuncture and body treatments in a modern yet comfortable luxury spa environment. 18 East Canon Perdido Street, 805.845.7777, floatluxuryspa.com
le rêve Organic Day Spa & Boutique
Quiet your mind and restore your body at Santa Barbara’s first and only green-certified spa. Le Reve strives to use only the finest organic products in their treatments and services, including facials, massages, waxing, sunless tanning, and more, all provided by knowledgeable and experienced estheticians and massage therapists. 21 West Gutierrez Street, 805.564.2977, le-reve.com
Lucky Puppy Optical
From pediatric eye exams and myopia management to lazy-eye treatment and more, the team at Lucky Puppy Optical is here to make sure that your child lives life with the clearest vision possible. They specialize in children’s glasses, and their affiliated optometrist offers comprehensive pediatric eye care using the latest in computerized technology. 1114 State Street, Suite 25, 805.869.2434, luckypupoptical.com
MiraMed and Day Spa
Family-owned MiraMed and Day Spa has been providing beauty services to Carpinteria and Santa Barbara locals for over 15 years. In 2019, they partnered with Medical Director Adam Weissman MD and began providing medical spa services such as laser hair removal, Botox, and dermal fillers. Day spa services such as nail, hair care, dermaplaning facial exfoliation, and HydraFacials are also available at the Carpinteria location. 916 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria & 1921 State Street, Santa Barbara, 805.770.2461, miramedanddayspa.com
Experience the healing benefits of pure Himalayan salt at this unique spa and retail shop, which features the largest underground crystal salt cave in North America. Indulge in a halotherapy Salt Cave session or the signature Salt-sational Himalayan Salt Scrub and Massage. 740 State Street, 805.963.7258, saltcavesb.com
Sol Seek Yoga
Community-building and inclusivity are at the heart of this downtown yoga studio, where a full range of classes are offered in a variety of beautiful locations—in-studio, at the beach, or in a local park. The Sol Seek Yoga studio team of experienced teachers warmly welcomes and supports yogis of all levels and backgrounds. 25 East De La Guerra Street, 805.259.9070, solseekyoga.com
Taylor paige aesthetics
Aesthetician Taylor Paige combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced integrative treatments while making her facials not only relaxing but informative. Learn about your unique skin and how to address your specific skin concerns while delighting in visible results. 116 E Yanonali Street, 805.883.8573, taylorpaigeaesthetics.com
This La Arcada-located premier Optometry practice and glasses boutique offers unique, handcrafted eyewear from around the world. Their optometrist, David Zucker, O.D., specializes in the treatment of headaches and dizziness, dry eye therapy, and specialty glasses and contact lenses. 1114 State Street, Suite #7, 805.899.1240, urbanopticseye.com
As it has for over 15 years, Yoga Soup continues to provide a variety of yoga classes and workshops taught by an inspiring roster of instructors in their spacious studios. A diverse schedule of classes serves experienced practitioners, beginners and everyone in between. Peruse the retail space for a curated selection of yoga-related equipment, clothing, books, gifts and more. 28 Parker Way, 805.965.881, yogasoup.com
BACK IN BLACK 1. Hat, The Shopkeepers. shopkeeperssb. com 2. Denim romper, Chapala & Parker. chapalaandparker. com 3. Necklace, Jules by the Sea. julesbytheseasb. com 4. Slip dress Catherine Gee. catherinegee.com 5. Bag, ShineUP. shine-up.com 6. Earrings, Baxter Moerman. baxtermoerman.com 7. Bag, The Shopkeepers. shopkeeperssb.com 8. Blouse, Catherine Gee. catherinegee. com 9. Ring, Marisa Mason Jewelry. marisamason.com 10. Sweater, Loveworn. shoploveworn.com 11. Necklace, Marisa Mason Jewelry. marisamason.com 12. Bag, Wildflower Women. wildflowerwomenboutique.com 13. Ring, Anna Janelle Jewelry. annajanellejewelry.com 14. Earrings, Baxter Moerman. baxtermoerman.com 15. T-shirt, Loveworn. shoploveworn.com 16. Necklace, Anna Janelle Jewelry. annajanellejewelry.com 17. Glasses, Occhiali. occhialieyewear.com
OH YOU PRETTY THINGS 1. Bracelets, Jules by the Sea. julesbytheseasb.com 2. Sequin separates, Chapala & Parker. chapalaandparker.com 3. Cardigan and skirt, The Shopkeepers. shopkeeperssb.com 4. Ring, Marisa Mason Jewelry. marisamason.com 5. Sweater and 6. Necklace, The Shopkeepers. shopkeeperssb.com 7. Hat, ShineUP, shine-up.com 8. Blouse and skirt, Chapala & Parker. chapalaandparker.com 9. Earrings, Marisa Mason Jewelry. marisamason.com 10. Sneakers, SeaVees. seavees.com 11. Bag, The Shopkeepers. shopkeeperssb.com
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Santa Barbara boasts an eclectic mix of boutiques and only-in-SB shops offering everything from expertly-curated designer goods to custom jewelry and swimwear. With something at every price point, and for every style Santa Barbara is a shopper's paradise.
Located in downtown Santa Barbara's historic La Arcada shopping center on State Street, this momand-pop denim shop is home to Central Coast denim brand Ace Rivington. Come in for a custom denim fitting or repair and shop for super soft Ace Rivington tees, henleys and French Terry sweatshirts. A wellcurated selection of California lifestyle goods and gifts inspired by the spirit of adventure rounds out the offerings. 1106-A State Street, 805.560.1580, acerivington.com
ANNA JANELLE JEWELRY
Anna Cardenas, owner and designer of her eponymous jewelry brand, is big on the delicate details that define the 14K yellow gold-filled, semiprecious and fine jewelry collections showcased in her beautiful Paseo Nuevo Mall-located boutique. Here you’ll find elegant, easy-to-wear jewelry, all handmade in Santa Barbara and a tightly-curated selection of crystals, candles, gifts and decor items. 711 Paseo Nuevo, annajanellejewelry.com, @annajanellejewelry, 805.560.2300
Each exquisite piece populating the cases of this downtown San Luis Obispo fine jewelry store is designed and handmade by co-founders Matthew Baxter and Matthew Moerman, alongside their inhouse goldsmith. Since its founding in 2009, clean, classic designs and artisanal craftsmanship have defined the brand’s aesthetic. An inviting showroom and excellent customer service make this a must-shop destination for jewelry. 1128 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, 805.801.9117, baxtermoerman.com
The Bikini Factory offers a vast selection of separates and one-piece swimwear, hats, sandals and other “beachy” accessories. The Bikini Factory has been helping girls and women of all body types find the most flattering suits and perfect fits for over 50 years. They also offer design services for custom-made suits. 2275 Ortega Hill Road, Summerland, 805.969.2887
This elegant flagship store and atelier is beautifully curated with goods including printed silk blouses and dresses, elevated denim and jacquard coats by designer Catherine Gee, along with timeless staples and a tight edit of covetable accessories and lifestyle goods. 1114 State Street Suite #24, 805.324.4699, catherinegee.com
Step into a world of sophisticated offerings and interiors at this downtown Santa Barbara showroom
1114 State Street, Suite 24, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 catherinegee.com
and studio. Peruse a cohesively curated mix of global goods focused on natural textures, sustainable furniture collections and a calming color palette. 1224 State Street, 805.899.4676, celadonhouse.com
Chapala and parker
Katie Koski, owner of Sevilla Square's beloved corner clothing boutique Chapala and Parker, has a commitment to offering au currant goods that genuinely capture the essence of casual but elegant Santa Barbara style at an easy price point. 350 Chapala Street, 805.962.1115, chapalaandparker.com
Coast 2 Coast Collection
Create an inspired home and shop gorgeous dinnerware, crystal, linens, wine and cocktail glasses, serving pieces, vases, gifts, candles and jewelry. Fine brands include Christofle, Vietri, Juliska, Michael Aram, Jan Barboglio, Riedel, Versace, William Yeoward and much more. Wedding registry services available. 1114 State Street Suite 10, 805.845.7888
Shop from the comfort of your own home from a carefully-curated selection of men's and women's swimwear, clothing and accessories, along with cabana-inspired home decor and more. This online swimwear destination keeps the resort vibes going year-round. ilovecococabana.com, @ilovecococabana
the crafter's library
Nurture your creative spirit, learn something new and leave with a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted project at this unique gathering space. Here makers of all abilities are welcomed to enjoy various classes and workshops, including basic sewing, glass etching, macrame and other modern craft projects. 9 East Figueroa Street, 805.770.3566, thecrafterslibrary.com
A trip to Dylan Star will remind you about the pleasures of in-person shopping. Both Santa Barbara locations—one in the Funk Zone and another in Paseo Nuevo shopping mall—are brimming with a wide selection of on-trend women's and men's clothing, accessories, gifts and lifestyle items. Owner Erica Brown and her team make sure the shopping is both fun and functional for every customer. 110 Anacapa Street and 317 Paseo Nuevo, 805.242.8086, dylanstar.com
For a magical shopping experience head to home decor and lifestyle boutique, Folly. Now located in Arlington Plaza in downtown Santa Barbara, this beautifully curated space offers vintage wares, an impressive collection of goods from wellestablished local artisans and a charming children's section. 1324 State Street, 805.381.9248, @follyhome on Instagram
Gallery 113 first opened its doors in 1973 in a modest space at 113 East De La Guerra Street.
Owner, Dina Murillo
JUST SAY NO TO "DAD" DENIM
> You should never have to choose style over comfort. That's why we offer a core collection of fleece hoodies, joggers and shirts that are tailored and tapered for a more modern fit— designed for maximin comfort and to banish any baggy, sloppy vibes. Our inventory also includes an excellent lineup of accessories and lifestyle goods like jewelry, messenger bags, knives and of course, our own ShineUP custom-scented candles.
GUEST EDITORMeet Guest Editor and ShineUP owner Dina Murillo
Though the inspiration for this clothing and lifestyle boutique came to her on a 2018 Paris trip, she has created a must-shop spot that is quintessential Santa Barbara. Located in an OG—as in one of the few precious pieces of real estate left untouched by developers—building in the Funk Zone and a stone's throw from the ocean, ShineUP is small but mighty, not unlike Dina and her beloved Frenchie sidekick, Mabel. And while ShineUP initially catered to men's fashion, 49.7 percent of the world's population will be thrilled to know that it now has a burgeoning selection of clothing and accessories for women.
The categories that fill the racks and shelves here have several things in common; exceptional quality, feelgood fabrics and reasonable price points. Dina is very judicious when it comes to buying for the store. Because of the limited space, she only carries a few select brands each season, along with year-round staples like felt hats, artisan knives, jewelry, sunglasses and leather goods.
ShineUP has a loyal local following not only because of the great merchandise, the authentic customer service and good vibes inside the store but also because of what happens just outside the doors on Helena Avenue. Since opening in April 2019, Dina has hosted over a dozen street parties—with plans for more—featuring live music from local bands. She's a big believer in building community and having fun! Here she shares a few of her picks for adding a little comfort, polish and sparkle to your wardrobe this season.
KEEPIN' IT LOCAL
> Almost everything in the store is either SB or California-made. We're big on supporting small businesses that make sustainable goods. The LA-made, lightweight eco-Suede Trucker Jacket ticks all of the boxes. It's perfect for layering on chilly mornings and cool evenings, comes in a variety of colors and is a solid addition to any closet.
WARES FOR WOMEN
> Over the past few seasons, I've worked diligently to build our women's clothing and accessories departments. We now carry a range of clothing that can go from comfy at home or cruising around to dressed up for a night on the town. And
I am super excited about some of the local jewelry designers we carry and this great leather bag line—like some of my fave SB wines, they just get better with age and wear.
"I adopted the ShineUP tag line, 'The vibe is real, and the s*#% is cool,' after hearing it over and over from people walking in and checking out the store."
Founded by a small group of inspired artists, the Gallery was organized as an independent cooperative space to foster and promote the work of local artists. In 1978 the Gallery moved to its present location in beautiful La Arcada Court. 1114 State Street #8, 905.965.6611
HABITAT HOME & GARDEN
Located at the corner of State and Gutierrez, Habitat Home & Garden offers a welcome alternative to “big box” furniture stores. The 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 Street, 805.343.1050, habitathomeandgarden.com
Visit Hayward’s beautifully curated 12,000 square foot showroom to see inspiring vignettes and shop high-end outdoor furniture, umbrellas, pillows, cushions, fire pits, decor, gifts, party favors and more. Select from a variety of quality materials and styles—from teak or wrought iron, to traditional or modern—to create, customize, and optimize your outdoor living space. 7 Parker Way, 805.966.1390, haywards1890.com
J. WOESTE LOS OLIVOS
J. Woeste in Los Olivos is a must-see-andshop destination for gorgeous garden and decor inspiration. As you roam this fanciful horticultural haven, filled with a vast collection of potted succulents, outdoor sculpture, resonant windchimes, artisan ceramics and more, it’s easy to see why. Be sure to pop in and peruse the 114-year-old farmhouse which is filled to the rafters with a stylish selection of homewares, practical and elegant entertaining essentials, luxurious lotions, bright begonias and cheeky gifts. 2356 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos, 805.693.1951, jwoeste.com
Jess Conti Leather Goods
Shop classic, one-of-a-kind leather goods— handbags, belts, totes, wallets, key chains, jewelry and more handcrafted by artisan Jess Conti in her Funk Zone working studio and retail showroom. All of her design patterns are original and each piece of luxe leather, suede and hide is cut by hand and all goods are a combination of hand and machine sewn. 121 Santa Barbara Street, jesscontileathergoods.com
jules by the sea
Jewelry designer Jules Kramer offers her handmade, gold-fill, sterling silver and ocean-colored gemstone collections, along with treasures from other local artisan makers at her quaint Funk Zone shop. This laid-back Cali living lifestyle gallery is located just a few blocks from the beach. 121 Santa Barbara Street, 805.628.2116, julesbytheseasb.com
La Tavola Fine Linen
This specialty linen rental company is known for unmatched quality and style. Their couture rental selection includes a wide range of fabrics from formal to rustic, neutral to vibrant, prints to
“Our goal is to provide the best denim experience you’ve ever had. Lifetime warranty with every pair.”
- C. E. Beau
THE ART OF CONSIGNMENT Generations of Style
At high-end consignment showroom, The Art of Consignment, coowners Amy Maloney and Judy Smith have curating resale furniture and decor goods down to a science. The shop, a veritable trove of top-quality, pre-owned furniture and decor items, showcases collections from Henredon, Baker, Palecek and other covetable lines. In 2019 when the mother/daughter duo sold their houses and were in dire need of finding new homes for their personal collections of "lonely furniture", the shop got its start. Since then, the pair have used their collective well-trained eyes and experience in staging and interior design to amass a myriad of pieces from around the world.
The Art of Consignment space, merchandised with inspiring vignettes, makes it easy to imagine how these previously-loved pieces—like the recently acquired McGuire rattan sheaf of wheat dining table—could become the next owner's prized possession. Half of the fun here is the treasure hunt; chances are you will be wellrewarded for the time spent perusing. Don't stop at the storefront; be sure to explore the narrow isles of the petite labyrinth in the back of the store, as it is full of unexpected gems. And if you see something you love (and chances are you will), hop on it because the inventory turns over like hot cakes!
While there are many compelling reasons to shop consignment, sustainability is at the top of that list, especially when fantastic options at affordable prices already exist. Ms. Maloney sees "vintage is an essential part of the circular economy" and takes pride in knowing that the business she and her mother have created is decreasing the consumption of new furniture and, in part, creating more sustainable commerce. Here, everyone wins; the consignor, the proud new owner and the environment. The next time you are in the market for a home update, pop into The Art of Consignment and feather your nest with a fabulous "new-to-you" find.
"Each piece we source is unique. While we look for quality, style and usability, we also search for eye-catching and timeless goods. Our collection is curated for our customers and keeping up with trending styles and indemand merchandise is a vital part of our job. Our favorite pieces are those with stories behind them. We love hearing about the history of pieces, making them all the more one of a kind."- Co-owner, Amy Maloney
> It's all in the details and finishing touches. The impressive showroom, filled with wonderful decor items, inspires layering a space with objects that tell a story, add texture or a pop of color. And sometimes treasures like this fabulous ceramic vase tick all of the boxes.
> We're smitten with this paisley slip-covered club chair, and it has a twin if you'd prefer a pair. It's just the right classic red and perfect for sinking in and curling up with your current read and a cup of tea. There are always loads of cozy comfort options in the form of sofas, settees, chairs and upholstered benches.
IN HEAVY ROTATION
> The Art of Consignment's selection of original paintings—including landscapes, still lifes, portraits and abstracts—turns over quickly as it's a go-to for clients, collectors and designers in search of additions to a gallery wall. There's nothing like art to add depth and interest to a homescape.
> The inventory includes pieces from a timeline that spans decades, even centuries and a design aesthetic that ranges from mid-century modern—like this gorgeous coffee table—to 1980s
Memphis Design. The criteria for consigning here is simple; if it's a quality item in good condition that has retained its value, it just may end up on the store floor.
HIDDEN HAPPY HOUR
> This 18th century mahogany bar cabinet looks like a sophisticated doll house, but to the delight of adults at cocktail time, behind those darling little doors is a full bar!
This like-new swoon-worthy seagrass woven base side chair is part of a perfect set from Restoration Hardware.
solids and classic to whimsical. 1102 State Street, 805.963.3330
Lewis & Clark
Lewis & Clark was founded in downtown Santa Barbara in 1981 by mother and daughter Elizabeth and Lisa Reifel. For almost forty years, it has flourished as one of Central California's most unique and beloved shops, with a hand-picked inventory of collectibles, curios, antiques, jewelry, holiday decor and household goods. 1116 State Street, 805.962.6034
Loveworn is an artistic melange of California cool, road-trip, rock-and-roll and old-school beach culture, reflected in an exclusive collection of custom-made, hand-crafted clothing and accessories. Shop the impressive collection of vintage denim and be sure to check out Rodeo of the Arts Gallery next door featuring works by local artist Wallace Piatt. 11 Anacapa Street, 805.895.8330, shoploveworn.com
marc normand gelinas
California-based interior designer Marc Gelinas has clients from coast to coast. Fortunately for those in the Santa Barbara area he also has a working studio and showroom in Montecito's Upper Village, which houses fine antiques, luxury fabrics, rugs and other rare treasures. 1482 East Valley Road Unit #41, 805.770.5770, marcnormandgelinas.com
In business since 1988, Occhiali is the area's exclusive distributor for top international eyewear. It's also the place to go for both fashion-forward and classic eyewear and sunglasses. They combine highfashion awareness with prescriptive expertise. 1046 Coast Village Road, 805.565.3415, occhialieyewear.com
Porch is Summerland’s destination for effortless and sophisticated California beach style. Curated with a mix of home furnishings, decor and gifts with a global and organic influence, Porch offers customers an eclectic shopping experience. 2346 Lillie Avenue, 805.684.0300, porchsb.com
Renaissance Fine Consignment
Specializing in affordable luxury, Renaissance Fine Consignment resells only the finest designer items for women including premier designer clothing, handbags, jewelry and accessories. Based in the heart of downtown, Renaissance is like no other Santa Barbara shopping experience. 1118 State Street, 805.963.7800
RIVIERA TOWEL COMPANY
Shop a full collection of artisan-woven towels, bathrobes, blankets, and bags, along with a beachy selection of accessories at this designer showroom, where portion of every sale of their beautiful, highquality Turkish towels is donated to marine agencies working to protect our oceans. 17 West Gutierrez Street, 805.560.1572, rivieratowel.com
Sweet beachside boutique Rowan offers the best of casual, yet elegant Santa Barbara style. Shop
HEART OF GOLD
FOR OVER A DECADE NOW
founder of Anna Janelle Jewelry, Anna Janelle Cardenas, has been building her brand and honing her skills as a jeweler and designer. And luckily for those who love to adorn themselves with stylish and affordable pieces, this UCSB graduate and steadfast entrepreneur is growing some deep roots in Santa Barbara. In the fall of 2021, she opened a flagship store in the heart of downtown Paseo Nuevo Mall. This light-filled boutique showcases Cardenas' selection of the 14K yellow gold-filled, semi-precious jewelry that has put her on the map as a collected designer. Alluring gemstones like labradorite, rainbow moonstone and Herkimer diamonds find their way into Cardenas' detailed designs, all meticulously handcrafted in Santa Barbara. A more recent addition to the lineup is a luxury line of 14K solid gold, precious gems and diamond jewelry. And Anna Janelle Jewelry is right on trend when it comes to unique offerings like permanent jewelry—more on that later. The shop also carries an enticingly curated assortment of home decor items, crystal points, pocket stones, jewelry organizers, candles, natural incense and other giftable goods. We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Cardenas in the store. She talked about her expanding brand's origin story, the gems that catch her eye, why materials matter, her love of the local community and more.
ANNA JANELLE JEWELRY
Passion Finds A Permanent Home
I grew up in northern California and moved to Santa Barbara in 2003 to attend UCSB, where I received a communications degree. I fell in love with Santa Barbara and have called it home ever since, save for a two-year stint in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where I started my business while participating in European, outdoor markets. I've been making jewelry for over ten years now, and it is my absolute passion.
I love designing truly wearable pieces. We all have a full jewelry box that just sits and collects dust. The goal with my jewelry is to create styles that are simple enough to wear every day but still eye-catching and unique. I create classic pieces that are available year-round and release a few limited edition collections featuring different gemstones every year.
Quality is everything to me. I have made all my designs with 14 gold-filled metal from the beginning because of its impressive durability and value. Gold-filled doesn't tarnish like gold-plated. It is water resistant, hypoallergenic and lasts for years. I also love finding unique gemstone cuts for my designs. Stone buying is one of my favorite parts of the job. Now that I have a storefront, I've been able to add luxury designs to my collection in solid gold with diamonds and other precious gemstones.
Community + Customer Love
I love the community downtown Santa Barbara has to offer. Between the management at Paseo Nuevo, the vendors at the makers market and neighboring store owners, it has been great to get to know everyone and support each other. I also love getting to know my customers and feel so much more connected to the greater Santa Barbara community now that I have a shop downtown. This town is amazing!
Welded and Wonderful
We are excited to offer Permanent Jewelry (PJ) in Santa Barbara. It's a unique way to wear fine jewelry without a clasp. The chains (most often bracelets) are custom-fitted and micro-welded for a seamless look, and you can add gemstone or diamond charms. Many people get permanent jewelry to pay tribute to meaningful milestones or to honor special bonds with loved ones. Some of our customers drive up from LA and San Diego specifically for our bracelets. We just released new chain options and are now stocking yellow and white gold chains.
CLOCKWISE FROM UPPER RIGHT: Owner/ designer, Anna Cardenas, in the showroom; labradorite points; micro-welded permanent jewelry in process;mini palo santo bundle; dewdrop diamond earrings; moonstone and diamond pendant necklace; selection of 14K solid yellow gold and diamond bracelets from the fine jewelry collection.
CREATiVE t i r
Wallace Piatt, artist and proprietor of RODEO GALLEY, is about as close to a living embodiment of the Funk Zone as someone could get. A creative—check. A studio and business located in the Funk Zone—check. A 40+ year local—check. And he was part of the community long before it got its funky name. Piatt has also lived at least six of his nine lives in the Santa Barbara area; first a kiddo in Santa Ynez, then a UCSB student, a store owner, a way-too-hard party boy, eventually a thriving artist and finally, but surely not lastly, a successful gallery owner.
Rodeo Gallery, which features Piatt's original work, delivers on the industrial vibes with soaring ceilings, concrete floors, and massive wooden easels displaying the compelling, wildly colorful paintings that have come to define his work. Equally as important, the gallery is a space where everyone is welcome to hang out and enjoy the art. It's also connected, via a doorway, to his creative partner, Jill Johnson's shop, Loveworn, where you’ll find Piatt’s original designs silkscreened on tee shirts, hats, hand embellished cashmere sweaters, blazers and more.
Not-so-subtle social commentary is a central theme throughout this hard (as in always) working artist's body of work. Piatt has his pulse on the politics, pop culture and social justice movements of the moment frequently reflected in his pieces, but he’s not beholden to them. His paintings are as intriguing up close as they are from afar. Much like his former life, his art is a process of deconstructing and piecing back together—literally.
"I have felt every step of this artistic journey— from loss and despair to crystal clear clarity, and I want people to feel this as they see my art in my gallery."
Wallace Piatt, Artist and Owner of Rodeo Gallery
Piatt is full of energy and passion with his creative gears generally in overdrive. We recently caught up with him in a rare moment of stillness and discussed the road he traveled to get to his current gallery and head space. Read on to learn about the origin story of Rodeo Gallery, Piatt’s creative process, evolution as an artist and more.
THE ROAD TO RODEO
My whole creative process started with graphics on T-shirts made for the retail store, True Grit, which I opened in 1991 with my creative partner and current Loveworn owner Jill Johnson. I got my first Mac then and was so enamored with design. I didn't start doing art until 2005 or so, silkscreening on plywood, kind of Warhol with an edge. When 2008 rolled around, I lost everything, our business, my car, home and passion for retail and life. Drinking and drugs were a big part of my life, and the ship sank hard, almost 6 feet under, with a heart attack. From 2010 to 2015 I continued to create art with this little piece of hope in my back pocket that "someone upstairs" was watching me. In 2015 I became sober. I had to decide that I'd be either a party boy artist or one that kicked ass with passion. My art changed so drastically. It finally had an authentic voice. Sales went up exponentially, and so did my work ethic, passion and creative ideas. I was on fire! My partner and best friend opened Loveworn clothing, and two years later, the space Rodeo Gallery now occupies became available. The place was a mess, but my landlord and Jill pushed me to open the gallery. And second to getting sober, it was the best decision I've ever made.
My fuel is sobriety, plain and simple, and I'm a machine now! All I think about is creating, be it designs for our store Loveworn or art. I do not paint for my clients or niche art buyers. I never paint with money on my mind. I create to rid my mind of chaos. My mind whirls with ideas. I collect old books of Native and Indigenous portraits. The lines in the faces tell stories of despair and sometimes triumph, and I use these as inspiration for my art. I start with gluing 12-15 cut pieces of canvas together, wait a couple of days and sew them together. It's a deconstructive then mending process, pretty much like my life. I then create the piece by building color, lots of house paint, spray paint and oil pastel - layers of organized chaos.
LOUD AND CLEAR
My art has a voice. It's not decor art but has a deeper meaning. My graphics, expressed in the bold words above the portraits, are pretty much my trademark. I'll put "B.A.R.R.O.N.'S" (like the money magazine) at the top of a piece and juxtapose it with a Native portrait - greed vs. spirituality in a sense. I'm an ally to the Native and indigenous cultures, and I give a percentage of my earnings to the Waldorf Lakota school on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. It makes me feel so good to give to a school that teaches the kids the beautiful cultures of dance, language and arts. Tradition is not the enemy of progress!
Sobriety gave me an unlimited amount of ideas and the work ethic to implement those ideas. My art became a true voice, and the portraits became strong with feeling and emotion. I truly believe that losing everything and starting from ground zero made my art what it is—pure hustle with a dream.
ENJOY THE VIEW
I opened Rodeo Gallery with the notion that everyone should enjoy art. Too many galleries have this sterile, boring atmosphere with a snobby "can you afford this art?" scenario. I want people to hang out, be comfortable viewing art, take pictures and be at peace in the gallery without some salesperson sizing up your wallet. I have felt every step of this artistic journey—from loss and despair to crystal clear clarity, and I want people to feel this as they see my art in my gallery.
the freshest dresses from Rails, comfy tees and sweats from Z Supply, cozy Velvet by Graham and Spencer sweaters, and more. 3817 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, 805.684.6474, rowanboutique.com
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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 Street, 805.845.3700, santabarbaracompany.com
For classic California cool sneakers, clothing, decor items and lifestyle goods, look no further than SeaVees brand's Funk Zone-located flagship store. Here you'll find both men's and women's footwear that is intentionally simple, purposefully timeless, consciously crafted and super stylish. 24 East Mason Street, 805. 456.9798, seavees.com
When it comes to classic West Coast style with a side of Santa Barbara, this Funk Zone one-stop shop for men and women is a great bet. Qualitycrafted clothing, shoes, accessories and lifestyle goods at affordable prices abound. And, owner and stylist, Dina Murillo, is typically on-hand to guide customers to a fashionable place that feels authentic. 14 Helena Avenue, 805.869.2414, shine-up.com
The Shopkeepers occupies a hot corner spot adjacent to the Funk Zone’s best restaurants and tasting rooms. It’s home to the Waxing Poetic flagship store and an eclectic mix of high-end clothing, accessories, housewares and general amusements. 137 Anacapa Street, 805.883.3122, shopkeeperssb.com tileco
From Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo to Ventura and locations in between, this family-owned premier tile and stone company has got the Central Coast covered. Tileco imports the finest ceramic, porcelain, marble, travertine and other natural stone materials and provides design services, consultations, samples, sketches and even site visits to help get the job done. 7 North Nopal, 805.564.1868, tilecodist.com
Established in 1984, the Waterhouse Gallery represents some of the finest painters by leading California and Santa Barbara artists, many of whom are members of the California Art Club and Oil Painters of America. Waterhouse Gallery also specializes in figurative and urban cityscape paintings by nationally known masters. 1114 State Street #9, 805.962.8885
This artfully-curated boutique, located in Los Olivos, houses a covetable collection of clothing, accessories, and lifestyle goods for women, babies and girls. With additional locations in Orcutt, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, you can shop your way up the Central Coast. Shop premium denim from Paige, Mother Denim, and Joe's, boots and bags from Frye, cashmere from Subtle Luxury, and Repeat Cashmere and more. 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, 805.697.7377, wildflowerwomenboutique.com
The Art of Consignment
LOCAL MAKERSMAGIC MAGIC MAGIC
Santa Barbara is a land of plenty—endless natural beauty, gorgeous architecture, delicious dining and a glorious retail scene, especially when it comes to one-of-a-kind, handmade artisanal goods. From pop-ups and seasonal events to weekly, year-round markets and brick-andmortar shops, the creatives in our community pour a little heart and soul into every offering. Each market is curated with unique items, from organic chocolate and eco-friendly skincare products to artfully potted succulents and original paintings and countless other treasures. There is something to be said about supporting local and sustainable businesses and the beauty of meeting and connecting with the person who made the goods you are wearing, using or gifting. When it comes to supporting local, small businesses, it doesn’t get much bigger than this! Here we’ve highlighted a few SB area makers, artisans and markets.
These small but mighty marketplaces pack a big punch of creativity.
Farmer And The Flea
The good vibes, connection and community flow at this monthly artisan market, where the spotlight shines on local musicians, makers, bakers and creators who embrace the power of creativity in all forms. Fourth Saturday every month from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. farmerandtheflea.com, @farmerandtheflea
The focus of this eclectic market is on women of color creatives. Peruse goods from local artists, makers and vintage resellers as they share their work and passion projects. First Saturday every month from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. mujeresmakersmarket.com, @mujeresmakersmarket
State Street Promenade Market
Explore pedestrian-friendly State Street in downtown Santa Barbara between Carrillo and Figueroa streets to shop area artisans, businesses and galleries and enjoy live performances and interactive activities. First Thursday every month from 3-8 p.m. downtownsb.org, statestreetpromenademarket
Santa Barbara Arts And Crafts Show
Established in 1965, this is the OG of SB makers markets! Stroll along the waterfront on Cabrillo Boulevard from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez to peruse the hundreds of pop-ups filled with singular treasures. Sunday year-round and on Saturdays of major holiday weekends from 10 a.m. until dusk. sbparksandrec.santabarbaraca.gov, @sbartsandcrafts
Makers And Wares Market For major European vibes, head to Paseo Nuevo Mall—the De la Guerra Place at State Street courtyard—to shop from dozens of accomplished makers and bakers. And look for the Blissful Boutique pop-up shop at 621 Paseo Nuevo every summer and throughout the holidays. Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. lmgvendorevents.com, @blissful_boutiques
Get in touch with your inner artisan and find divine inspiration at The Crafter’s Library. This DIY craft and co-working space offers classes, workshops, supplies, and an opportunity to relax, knit, crochet or commune with fellow crafters.
BRICK & MORTARS
Anna Janelle Jewelry
Designer Anna Cardenas offers an appealing range of 14k gold-filled and 14k solid gold, precious gemstone original designs, along with other goodies and gifts in her elegant Paseo Nuevo Mall flagship store. For our feature on Anna Janelle Jewelry, head to page 69. annajanellejewelry.com, @annajanellejewelry
Jess Conti Leather
Leatherworker and long-time local, Jess Conti designs, creates patterns and hand-crafts luxe leather bags, belts, backpacks, jewelry and decor items in her Funk Zone-located working studio and showroom. Think buttery suede crossbody totes, super-hip hip bags and custom-fitted belts. jesscontileathergoods.com, @jesscontileathergoods
Jules By the Sea
Designer Jules Kramer’s lifestyle gallery, located a few blocks from the beach, is primarily curated with her handmade jewelry. Gold-fill and sterling silver, often accompanied by ocean-colored gemstones, are the principal components she uses to create her elegant pieces. Also, shop a laid-back, beach-inspired selection of quality goods like crystals, blankets and candles. julesbytheseasb.com, @julesbytheseasb
This edgy, approachable and original boutique houses an exclusive collection of custom, silk-screened tees and hats, hand-painted, patched and studded blazers, cashmere sweaters and jeans, and one of the best selections of vintage denim in the country. Connected to the shop, in more ways than one, is Rodeo Gallery (flip to page 70 for a feature on the gallery), home to artist and Loveworn owner Jill Johnson’s creative partner, Wallace Piatt’s original paintings. shoploveworn.com, @lovewornsb
Marisa Mason Jewelry
One-time interior designer, now career jeweler, Marisa Haskell’s eponymous collection of hand-hewn, brass, silver and gold creations effortlessly weaves a soulful thread of themes into a diverse yet cohesive assortment of both fine and more affordable fashion jewelry. Her beautiful Arlington Plaza showroom/studio also houses a melange of other artisan jewelry, accessory and lifestyle collections. marisamason.com, @marisamasonjewelry
Youth Makers Market co-founders & sisters, @jewelryby.aaliyah, @honeybylyla
TALENTED BEYOND THEIR YEARS
Youth Makers Market: Age is not tantamount to talent; the same goes for success. The culturally and economically diverse young makers populating this lively market are living proof of that! Come to Storke Placita Plaza (located between State Street and De la Guerra Plaza) on the third Saturday of every month to meet and support the young entrepreneurs, petite proprietors and artists of today and quite possibly the company owners and creative leaders of tomorrow.
A few of our favorite stores happen to be owned and run by marvelous resident makers
Embark on a fall fashion expedition set against a backdrop of local flora and fauna at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACQUELINE PILAR STYLED BY GINA BORGIA AND KRIS JANNEY MODEL ZOE CASEY WITH NO TIES MANAGEMENT MAKEUP BY CYNTHIA FUENTES, HAIR BY CORINNE VIRUET FOR CARLYLE SALON
Previous page: Denim shirt, Loveworn. Skirt, Chapala and Parker. Belt, Wildflower Women. Hat and scarf, The Shopkeepers. Necklaces, bracelet, rings, and earrings, Marisa Mason Jewelry.
This page: Blouse, pants, Waxing Poetic necklaces, The Shopkeepers. Earrings, Anna Janelle Jewelry. Ring and snake necklace, Marisa Mason Jewelry. Glasses, Occhiali.
Dress, Loveworn. Blouse, Catherine Gee. Waxing Poetic earrings, The Shopkeepers. Ring, Marisa Mason Jewelry.
Silk blouse, Catherine Gee. Coat, pants and shoes, Chapala and Parker. Hat and ring, ShineUP. Necklaces, Jules By The Sea. Earrings, Anna Janelle Jewelry.
This Page: Cami and pants, Wildflower Women. Cardigan, Chapala and Parker. Choker, Marisa Mason Jewelry. Necklaces, earrings and bracelets, Anna Janelle Jewelry. Ring, ShineUP.
Opposite Page: Coat, The Shopkeepers. Top and jeans, Chapala and Parker. Sneakers, SeaVees. Bag, snake necklace and earrings, Marisa Mason Jewelry. Belt, Wildflower Women. Bracelet and pearl necklace, Jules By The Sea.
YOUR HOME DESIGN STUDIO
REED INTERIORS IS RE-BRANDING TO RD HOMES.
After 12 years in business and over 5000 home projects completed, Reed Interiors is introducing a new fresh name, RD Homes. Their focus on remodeling, interior design and whole house projects has dramatically increased over the last year, and they are taking this opportunity to start a new chapter in their adventure as RD Homes. The name is not the only change.
They are adding a large selection of vendors and unique products from furniture, lighting, flooring, tile and fireplaces for remodeling projects ranging from kitchens, bathrooms and additional dwelling units (ADU).
RD Homes believes that a home should reflect your personality, and has become a unique sourcing studio in Santa Barbara County for all your design and remodeling projects. There is no longer a need to go to Los Angeles, they have it all for you.
They carry a large selection of samples and worldrenowned products and their team of experts works in close collaboration with their customers to ensure every detail’s perfection. It takes experience and skilled workmanship to achieve excellent results, and RD Homes more than exceeds expectations.
RD Homes is very passionate about what they do, and they make sure that every client achieves their design and renovation goals.
opposite page: Italian kitchen cabinets with chevron wood door, ceramic countertop with integrated farm sink; left: butterfly pocket doors opening to a bar and appliance storage. above: integrated shelves and lighting on ceramic backing with luxury Gaggenau appliances.
Visit RD Homes at 590 E. Gutierrez, Santa Barbara 805.684.7583 or book a free consultation online at www.rd.homes
OF THE HUNDREDS of diversions Santa Barbara has to offer on both land and sea, these are our TOP 10 PICKS for first-time visitors, long-time travelers and born-and-raised S.B. locals.
1. EPIC CENTER: State Street, located in downtown Santa Barbara, features local boutiques, bars and restaurants, paseos and plazas, historical sites, cultural venues and theaters and now the State Street Promenade. This "pedestrians only" mall spans multiple blocks and provides additional open space where visitors can stroll, dine al fresco and enjoy outdoor entertainment and activities. downtownsb.org
2. GET FUNKY: The Funk Zone is a vibrant, eclectic mix of historical marine structures, industrial lots and old houses 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. TOAST OF THE TOWN: Taste a diverse variety of fine wines produced by some of the Santa Barbara County area's best vineyards, all within blocks of downtown and the beach. Options abound for novices and aficionados alike! For a map and more info, go to urbanwinetrailsb.com
4. WALK THE PLANKS: Stearns Wharf, built in 1872 for passenger and freight shipping along the South Coast, is now home to an assortment of restaurants, shops and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. State Street and Cabrillo Boulevard, stearnswharf.org
5. WILD THINGS: The Santa Barbara Zoo, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, is home to 146 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects, with more than 500 animals on exhibit in open, naturalistic habitats. 500 Ninos Drive, 805.962.5339, sbzoo.org
SUN + SAND
Play volleyball, hit the playground or enjoy a picnic at this classic SoCal beach. 1400 Cabrillo Blvd.
Launch a kayak, go stand-up paddleboarding or windsurfing. 299 West Cabrillo Blvd..
6. WATERFRONT WONDER: The Santa Barbara Harbor serves up some of the best waterfront, city and mountain views. Indulge in the fresh catch of the day at one of the resident restaurants, check out the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum or take a stroll along the breakwater. 113 Harbor Way, 805.962.8404, santabarbaraca.gov
7. ON A MISSION: Old Mission Santa Barbara, founded in 1786, is known as the "Queen of the Missions" and occupies a commanding position overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the city. Take a tour and then enjoy a picnic at the adjacent rose gardens. 2201 Laguna Street, 805.682.4713, santabarbaramission.org
8. ART APPRECIATION: Regarded as one of Southern California's finest, Santa Barbara Museum of Art features nationally recognized collections and special exhibitions, as well as a permanent collection comprised of more than 27,000 works. 1130 State Street, 805.963.4364, sbma.net
LEADBETTER Learn to surf on the mellow waves that roll in below the cliffs. Shoreline Dr. and Loma Alta
For a complete listing of area parks and beaches, go to santabarbaraca.gov or countyofsb.org
9. DIVINE JUSTICE: The Santa Barbara County Courthouse is famous for its mural room, sunken gardens, and panoramic views from the top of the openair clock tower. This National Historic Landmark, built in 1929, is also a stunning example of Spanish-Moorish architecture. 1100 Anacapa Street, 805.568.2220, santabarbaracourthouse.org
10. THE NATURE OF THINGS: Founded in 1916 and housed in beautiful Spanish Revival-style buildings, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has over 3.5 million artifacts and specimens in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, vertebrate and invertebrate biology, geology and paleontology. 2559 Puesta del Sol, 805.682.4711, sbnature.org
Know before you go: For the most current information, please be sure to check with the attractions before visiting by going to their website or by calling them directly to get the latest info, hours, etc
aFlairFOR THE DRAMATIC
wSanta Barbara has a dynamic performing arts scene, featuring an impressive cast of local theater, dance, music, opera companies, and talent. Splendid, historical venues host world-class, full-scale productions, while smaller houses premier edgy new works or experiment with unique takes on classics.
THE ARLINGTON THEATRE This 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
ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY AT THE NEW VIC Santa Barbara's professional resident theatre company engages audiences with 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. 805.963.8198, outoftheboxtheatre.org
MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST Host to hundreds of annual events, this beautiful ocean-side campus is home to one of the nation's preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classical musicians. An impressive lineup 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.
Covering 37 acres on the historic estate of the late Madame Ganna Walska, this garden is unlike any other. Exceptional design and creativity combined with botanical and horticultural depth make this a must-see. Reservations are required. 805.969.9990, lotusland.org
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 and cacti. 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
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LOBERO THEATRE California's oldest, continuously operating theater, 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 various artists and companies. 751 Paseo Nuevo, 805.963.0408, centerstagetheatre.org
OPERA SANTA BARBARA Exciting, high caliber operas and educational programs for the community are presented by this treasured organization. 805.898.3890, operasb.org
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
A family-friendly locals' favorite, with a beautiful wide beach. Shop and eat nearby at Santa Claus Lane. Just north of Carpinteria.
AKA Hendry's, this beach is dog-friendly, has excellent sunsets, tide pools and bluffs. Dine at The Boathouse. 2981 1/2 Cliff Dr.
This famous, world-class point break attracts surfers from around the globe. Just south of Carpinteria.
KNOW BEFORE you go
For the most current information, please be sure to check with the attractions before visiting by going to their website or by calling them directly to get the latest info, hours, etc.
AN ABUNDANCE OF ACTIVITIES, ATTRACTIONS AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AWAITS VISITORS OF EVERY AGE AND INTEREST. FIND THE BEST FIT, GET OUT AND ABOUT AND ENJOY SOME FRESH AIR, BLUE SKIES AND SANTA BARBARA SUNSHINE!
TEE TIME Santa Barbara is well known for its scenic golf courses. The Santa Barbara Golf Club, located in the heart of the city, is one of California's most popular golf courses. 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, playsantabarbabara.com;
Sandpiper: 805.968.1541, sandpipergolf.com; Glen Annie: 805.968.6400, glenanniegolf.com
GET STOKED Hop on a board and give surfing and stand up paddle boarding a try. Santa Barbara's southfacing 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. aframesurf.com, sbsail.com
ISLANDS, HO Channel Islands National Park offers up some of the best kayaking, snorkeling and hiking opportunities in California. Located just off 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. 805.884.9283, sbadventureco.com
CAST OFF Set sail from the Santa Barbara Harbor to explore the beautiful coastline or nearby Channel Islands National Park. Local outfitters offer everything from sunset cruises, public and private guided tours, sailing lessons, boat and yacht charters and rentals. sbsail.com, sunsetkidd.com
BOARD MEETING Go for a skateboarding session at
HELLO SUNSHINE! Santa Barbara revels in over 300 days of sunshine per year. With an average annual temperature of 70 degrees, there really isn't an "off-season." It's always "on" in SB!
Skater's Point, one of Southern California's coolest skateparks. This 14,600 square foot stateof-the-art park features rails, a half-pipe, fun boxes and other rad elements. It is located on the waterfront, at Garden Street and Cabrillo Boulevard. Protective gear is required. 805.564.5418, santabarbaraca.gov
A WHALE OF A TIME For a oncein-a-lifetime experience, go whale watching. Book a tour and keep your eyes open and your camera at the ready for Gray, Blue and Humpback Whales as they migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel 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, sbsail.com
PLAYTIME Just adjacent to the beach, you'll find the shipwreckthemed playground Chase Palm Park, which has features like a conch shell lighthouse, murals and a nautilus shell play area. With picnic areas nearby and event facilities, this park has something for everyone. 805.564.5418, santabarbaraca.gov
EXPLORE MORE The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, otherwise known as MOXI, is Santa Barbara's newest destination for hands-on learning and fun. Discover three floors, including the rooftop Sky Garden, filled with interactive experiences in science and creativity for curious minds of all ages. Open daily 10-5. 805.770.5000, moxi.org
Santa Ynez Valley
For an entirely different experience, head over the pass to the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country, where rolling, oak-studded hills hold six charming towns, each with a unique flavor. Explore the valley by horseback, indulge in fresh farm-to-table cuisine, sample the latest microbrewery batches, go wine tasting or try your luck at the Chumash Casino. For more information go to visitsyv.com.
TAKE A HIKE
You don't even have to leave the city limits for awesome activities & outdoor adventures around here.
Santa Barbara's proximity to the Santa Ynez Mountain Range provides some great hiking options. The most popular trails are found in the front country, and Inspiration Point, via Jesusita Trail is at the top of our list. At around 2.5 miles round trip, this hike is doable for most hikers and rewards with stunning views of the city and Pacific Ocean. Directions: Take Tunnel Road all the way to the end, where the trail begins on a paved fire road. At the end of the paved road, head straight up the dirt path. After about a 1/4 mile, take the trail to the left, head up and enjoy! Note: parking is limited. For additional front country, backcountry and ocean trail options, go to santabarbarahikes.comFAN FAVORITE
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, and artifacts and textiles that date back to the 15th century. 805.966.1601, sbhistorical.org
Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center invites visitors to get to know the area's undersea creatures at their interactive
marine education center located on Stearns Wharf. Guests can enjoy exhibits, a theater and a live touch pool for real handson experiences. 805.962.2526, sbnature.org
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA As the leading contemporary arts presenter in Central California, the museum hosts three rotating exhibitions per year, each on view for fourteen weeks. Check the museum website for the exhibition schedule. Admission is free. 805.966.5373, mcassantabarbara.org
SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM Located at the harbor and dedicated to preserving the California Coast maritime heritage, the museum is home to the impressive Point Conception First Order Fresnel Lighthouse Lens and a variety of highly interactive exhibits. 805.962.8404, sbmm.org
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 vintage hearses to old stagecoaches. 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. 805.962.5322, karpeles.com
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SB
24-25: Annual Goleta Lemon Festival Pie-eating contests, live music, rides, arts and crafts vendors, tasty lemon desserts, and the Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show and Safety Street for the kiddos make this festival a fall favorite. lemonfestival.com
1-2: 36th Annual California Avocado Festival Head to the beachside town of Carpinteria for one of the largest free festivals in California. The "Avofest" offers up a premier live music lineup with two stages and over 20 local bands, great food, beer and wine gardens, arts and crafts, and the world's largest vat of guacamole! avofest.com
1: AIA Architectours 2022 The American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara presents Celebrate Santa Barbara. This year’s tour theme will celebrate Santa Barbara design, highlighting a range of project types demonstrating exemplary design in our community, including several unique residences, historic building renovations and two new multifamily housing buildings downtown. aiasb.com
Meet the fisherfolk and visit specialty food booths for fish tacos, oysters, clams, fresh crab, and other gifts from the sea while enjoying live entertainment, marine-related demonstrations, and family-oriented activities. harborfestival.org
29: Creep The Halls; Midnight Circus Experience a magical circus of surprises during the Museum’s debut adults-only (21+) Halloween celebration. Come in costume to crawl the creepy halls and spooky woods in a progressive party with a spectacular finale under the big top! Enjoy food and drink, performers, a live band, and dancing. sbnature.org
3-6: Taste of The Santa Ynez Valley This fourday, six-town celebration of food, wine, and more takes place across Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Ballard, and Buellton. Indulge in curated wine tastings, chefdriven long table dinners, lunches, activities and events—all celebrating the bounty of this California wine country destination. visitsyv.com
12: Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network Wild Night Out Join fellow wildlife-lovers at the Santa Barbara Club for a magical evening of food, drinks, music, a live auction and plenty of fun—all benefiting SBWCN's work to rehabilitate local wildlife. sbwcn.org
2: The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Presents the Architecture of Collage: Marshall Brown This comprehensive presentation includes twenty-five artworks, loans from the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and a private collector. On view through January 7, 2023. sbma.net
15: Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival Head to the Harbor to celebrate sustainably harvested, high-quality seafood from the Santa Barbara Channel.
19-20: Wisdom of The Sky, Water, Earth Honoring the past in an intersection of connection, community, and culture, this program at the Granada Theatre offers a symphonic and visual homage to our region’s centuries-old Chumash heritage from local composer and preservationist Cody Westheimer. thesymphony.org
2: 70th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade Usher in the holiday season with a colorful contingent of high-stepping marching bands,
fabulous holiday floats, local personalities, and of course, the much-anticipated arrival of Santa Claus. 6:30 pm. downtownsb.org
11: 37th Annual Santa Barbara Parade of Lights The little ones can visit Santa's Village at the Santa Barbara Harbor before the 5:30 boat parade. A fireworks show launched from West Beach starts at around 6:30 pm.
* Local's tip: the best viewing is from Stearns Wharf or the Harbor. santabarbaraca.gov
3-4: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Presented by American Theatre Guild This elevated concert experience is the ultimate tribute to the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The production journeys through her courageous life of love, tragedy and triumph, starring a live band, supreme vocalists and a night full of music. granadasb.org
18: Opera Santa Barbara Presents
An American Dream Treasured possessions become symbols of their lost homes for two women during World War II: a Japanese American facing incarceration and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind, in Jack Perla’s 2013 drama and OSB premiere. operasb.org
2-5: Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Over the past 38 years, SBIFF has showcased the best in independent and international cinema and become one of the leading film festivals in the United States, attracting 95,000 attendees and offering 11 days of 200+ films, celebrity tributes, panels, and, of course, the world's brightest stars. sbiff.org
TBD: Santa Barbara Restaurant Week Celebrate Santa Barbara's culinary scene and have some foodie fun at the area's best establishments for a great price. Participating restaurants offer special prix fixe menus. sbrestaurantweeks.com
DIY Tour - SB On Foot
From the Urban Wine Trail and Funk Zone to the sandy shores of Butterfly Beach and Coast Village Road in Montecito, Santa Barbara streets, trails and paths invite visitors to cont.
SB's Fall and Winter lineup has got it all! Food, wine, and art take center stage, with festivals, events and virtual tours celebrating and serving up everything from avocados and BBQ to independent cinema and sustainable design. + Music, Theater and Sports to satisfy every fan and enthusiast's palette.
*PLEASE NOTE* These listings may not reflect the most recent updates. Please check the official event websites to confirm dates and current information.
discover the beauty and details of the area at a slower pace. A variety of self-guided tour options ranging from 12 blocks up to 5.8 miles, along with several free guided tours, are available. So, lace up your walking shoes and see why Santa Barbara has been designated a GoldLevel Community by the national recognition program, Walk Friendly Communities. For more information and downloadable maps, head to santabarbaracarfree.org
the Santa Barbara area—the most popular on Tuesday afternoons, downtown, and on Saturday mornings a few blocks from State Street. 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.
UCSB ARTS & LECTURES
Tsuzumi: One Earth Tour February 10th The Granada Theatre
Rigorously trained on the rugged, windswept island of Sado in the Sea of Japan, the soul-stirring taiko drummers bring a youthful joy to their unstoppably energetic, intricately designed and meticulously choreographed displays. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
SANTA BARBARA ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
every Sunday, year-round, from 10:00 am to dusk along Santa Barbara's waterfront on Cabrillo Boulevard (from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez). santabarbaraca.gov
Local artisans line the
intimate amphitheaters. It attracts world-class artists to perform under the stars and amidst beautiful old-growth oak trees. For a complete list of upcoming concerts, visit sbbowl.com
THE SATURDAY FISHERMAN'S MARKET Get the fresh catch of the day directly from the source as fishers gather at the Santa Barbara Harbor to sell local, high-quality seafood. Learn how, where and from whom the offerings—crab, shrimp, rockfish, black cod, halibut, urchin, sustainably farmed abalone and other seafood items—are harvested at this pier-to-plate open-air market. cfsb.info
"I love making this soup for the fall and winter seasons. It's so nourishing, warming and a great thing to have and heat up at any time of day. I developed this recipe years ago by accident on a rainy day when I needed to clean out the fridge. I roasted all the veggies I had on hand and added a few pantry items and viola: my new favorite soup!"- Chef Ayda Robana
Super Side Kicks: Pair this savory soup with a nice loaf of Charcoal Sesame Sourdough from @oat_bakery, and wash it all down with a Cosmic Crimson Cider from @apiary_.
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WHEN THE DAYS TURN COOL, HEAT THINGS UP WITH THIS VELVETY CURRIED KABOCHA SQUASH (AND WHATEVER VEGGIES ARE IN YOUR FRIDGE) SOUP. FLAVORED WITH RED CURRY PASTE, GINGER, TURMERIC AND MORE WARM-YOU-TO-THE-CORE INGREDIENTS, YOU'LL HAVE THIS RECIPE ON REPEAT ALL SEASON LONG.
Curried Kabocha Squash Soup
VEGGIES FOR ROASTING
1 large kabocha squash, peeled and seeded
4 large carrots, peeled
1 large red onion
1 summer squash
1 fennel bulb
3 celery ribs
1 leek TO FINISH OFF
Juice of 1 fresh lime
2 cans coconut milk
TO MAKE THE STOCK
2 tablespoons coconut oil
5 garlic cloves
1 serrano chile (optional)
1 thumb-size nub ginger
1 thumb-size nub fresh turmeric
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons veggie bouillon base
1 tablespoon (or more to taste) red curry paste
12 cups water
½ cup dried red lentils
Crispy chili oil
Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
ABOUT Ayda Robana
CUT ALL VEGETABLES into 2-inch chunks. Toss in olive oil to coat. Divide evenly into two parchment-lined cookie sheets, spreading them into a single layer. Roast at 450 for 35-40 minutes until veggies are tender and golden.
IN A LARGE STOCKPOT, heat coconut oil, grate and saute garlic, ginger, and turmeric for three minutes. Add all other stock ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, add all the roasted veggies, and cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the lentils are cooked through. Add two cans of coconut milk and lime juice.
USING AN IMMERSION blender or Vitamix, blend the Soup until smooth. Garnish with crispy chili oil, pepitas and fresh cilantro.
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
BEST SB EVENT:
The Summer Solstice Celebration returned this year, and I was fortunate enough to participate in the parade. Like a multi-day
MY SANTA BARBARA
Get out and about with recent S.B. transplant Randall Parrish. Here this music-lover and local roller (more on that later) shares a few of his favorite area destinations and activities along with a current resident’s recipe for fun in the Santa Barbara sun. Let the good times roll!
FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY:
Aerial photography. Because Santa Barbara is so beautiful and picturesque, I picked up a drone, which has really changed my life. I love exploring the city and the natural scenery from a thousand feet up. It’s given me an entirely new perspective on familiar locations and has
MY GO-TO RESTAURANT:
Bettina, in nearby Montecito, makes delicious pizzas with surprising ingredients. When my family was in town for a visit, they loved it so much that we ate there two days in a row! I recommend trying one of their unique pizzas, like the seasonal Regier Peach.
PLACE TO PLAY TOURIST IN MY HOMETOWN:
There’s so much to see on Cabrillo Boulevard—the harbor, the Chromatic Gate, Stearns Wharf and endless ocean views. I recommend that visitors rent e-bikes and ride from Shoreline Park to Montecito and Butterfly Beach. If you want something more relaxing, grab tacos from Los Agaves and drive up to Franceschi Park for sweeping, panoramic views of the city.
Name: Randall Parrish Profession: Art Director Years in SB: 2.5
> I moved to S.B. from D.C. the week the pandemic lockdowns started.
> I’ve been described as a “Human Glitter Bomb,” which is an apt explanation of my personality.
> I try to infuse my love of music into all the videos I make around town.
PREFERRED PLACE FOR MUSIC AND DANCING:
The silent disco, aka Ecstatic Dance. Every Wednesday on the grass across from Chase Palm Park, we put on headphones and dance to a live D.J. set. It’s incredible! I’m amazed by the wide range of musical styles I hear and appreciate the fun and carefree environment.
This community is like family to me; they’re some of the most friendly, fun and caring folks I’ve ever known. Rollerskating as a hobby is all about grooving to the music and expressing yourself on the dance floor. It’s uplifting for the mind and body and gives you such a sense of freedom. If you