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Bonita Beach summerland
Mara Hoffman Lem Lem Tori Praver Stella Mccartney AlĂŠ by Alessandra Heidi Klum Kerry Cassil Sundry Cali Dreaming Birkenstock
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CONTENTS SPRING/SUMMER 2017
BOUTIQUES | GALLERIES HOME DECOR STORES 28 Allora by Laura 31 Plum Goods 32 Sepi Consignment 35 J Woeste in Los Olivos 36 ZFolio 39 The Gallery Montecito 54 Marc Normand Gelinas 56 Hayward's 58 Reed Interiors Design Showroom 60 MH Home Design
THE NEW TRADITIONAL
SOLID GOLD COAST
Wedding and event planner Rani Hoover gives a fresh take on timehonored traditions
Shimmering summer looks are in heavy rotation on this fashion playlist
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Tom Mielko, Surfâ€™s Up, 2017, Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches
The Gallery Montecito proudly presents an exhibition of sculptures by Robert Emmons and
paintings by Tom Mielko The exhibition is in support of the antianimal abuse charity Daveyâ€™s Voice Contact: Gallery Director Maria Mertens at 805.969.1180 or email@example.com for more information
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Robert Emmons, Newly Arrived, 2015, Cast Bronze 71 x 30 x 10 inches, Edition of 8
CONTENTS SPRING/SUMMER 2017 IN EVERY ISSUE
Get the scoop on the latest and greatest new store and restaurant openings around Santa Barbara
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A seasonal sampler of Santa Barbara's best fashion, home decor, jewelry, art and gifts
Savor the diversity of flavors the American Riviera has to offer
Get to know some of Santa Barbara's boldest taste makers, restaurant owners and chefs 65 Joe's Cafe 66 The Stonehouse 69 Toma 70 Mission Street Ice Cream 73 Andersen's 74 Le CafÃ© Stella 77 Angel Oak
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Explore the world of options and opportunities to get out & play and celebrate
AT HOME WITH OM SWEET MAMA Ayda Robana delights the senses with her fresh take on a tropical Mexican Cuisine inspired menu
Artist Garrett Speirs leads painting workshops under the Tuscan sun
BEHIND THE SCENES
Blue skies and sunshine to be sure, warm and calm not so much. Shot on location by photographer John Schell at a private Padaro Beach surf shack in late February, model Tracy Kristine braves the conditions as crew member, aka publisher Phil Janney, attempts to provide a little respite from the wind. Get a closer look at this and more fabulous fashion from the area's best boutiques starting on page 26.
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Somerset Home Santa Barbara Los Arroyos
Topa Topa Taproom Blankita
The Little Door
around town Los Agaves
Buzz-worthy new restaurant SOMERSET has James Beard Award winning Chef Lauren Herman at the helm. Menu selections focus on farm-driven California cuisine with light French and Italian influences. The stunning classic, yet modern interior and “Tuscan-like” courtyard, replete with a canopy of 100 year old olive trees and a large stone fireplace, provide the perfect space to gather with friends and indulge in the craft cocktail and fine dining offerings. 7 East Anapamu Street, 805.845.7112, somersetsb.com There’s a new brew in Summerland. After a nice stroll on the beach, head to RED KETTLE COFFEE and enjoy locally roasted coffee, hand blended teas, delicious smoothies and fresh baked goods. Check out the latest local art in their rotating gallery and artisan retail space. 2275 Ortega Hill Road #A, 805.565.1900, redkettlecoffee.com The Goodland just got better! LOS ARROYOS Mexican Restaurants & Take Out is now serving its authentic, homemade Mexican family recipes and signature Arroyo Margaritas and cocktails in Goleta. Salud! New location: 5764 Calle Real, losarroyos.net If you are a fan of Joanna and Chip Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” then you are going to love the newly-opened decor and furniture store, HOME SANTA BARBARA. There you’ll find an inspiring selection from Gaines’ interior-design collections - everything from farmhouse to modern, traditional, french-inspired and more. 14 Parker Way, 805.470.9776, homesantabarb.com Did you know that Montecito shopping destination Blanka has an equally stylish little sister? Located in the The Guilded Table artisan collective, at Funk Zone hot spot Waterline, is BLANKITA! It’s a small, but mighty space filled with the season’s latest looks in clothing and accessories. 120 Santa Barbara Street, blankaboutique.com
Celebrate Santa Barbara's "joie de vivre" at THE LITTLE DOOR. Claiming one of the best downtown locations just across from the beautiful courthouse Sunken Garden, this lively bistro and sibling of the famed West Hollywood eatery, dishes up a simple, yet delectable French-Mediterranean menu composed of fresh seasonal ingredients and spices. 129 E. Anapamu Street, 805.560.8002, thelittledoor.com LOS AGAVES is the latest tasty addition to the Funk Zone line up. The fourth Santa Barbara location of this popular eatery inhabits the on-site dining space at Hotel Indigo. And finally, you can enjoy your Molcajetes with tequila, as this site boasts a full bar! Opening in April. 121 State Street, los-agaves.com For some good vibes and great beers, check out Ventura-based craft brewery TOPA TOPA BREWING Company’s satellite taproom at the Funk Zone communal hub, Waterline. Stop in and pair a cold pint with a tasty bite from next door neighbor eatery, The Nook. 120 Santa Barbara Street, 805.324.4150, topatopa.beer The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, or MOXI for short, is Santa Barbara’s newest destination for hands-on learning and fun. Discover three floors (including a stunning rooftop Sky Garden) filled with interactive experiences in science and creativity for curious minds of all ages. Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 125 State Street, 805.770.5000, moxi.org In the mood for an elevated, yet totally approachable burger? Then check out MESA BURGER. This classic neighborhood restaurant has award-winning chef Cat Cora on board. Savor one of their 100% Angus beef burgers and wash it down with a local brew. Or choose from a menu of turkey, chicken, fish, vegan, and vegetarian sandwiches, and salads and top it off with an ice cream cookie sandwich. 315 Meigs Road, 805.963.7492, mesaburger.com
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A R D E N PA R T Y FROM FLORALS TO STRIPES & OTHER COLORFUL COMBINATIONS, WITH THIS SEASONâ€™S PRINTS, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES.
Looks from L to R: Button down shirt, CHASEN. Two-piece suit, BIKINI FACTORY // Smocked top and denim shorts, BLANKA. Cardigan and clutch, ROWAN. Belt and boots, ROMP // Blouse, WHISKEY+LEATHER. Jeans, BONITA.
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Looks from L to R: Sweater, ALLORA BY LAURA. Jeans, WHISKEY+LEATHER. Belt and boots, ROMP. Bag, BONITA // Dress, SEPI. Scarf, TIENDA HO // Dress, ANTOINETTE. Hat, BLANKA. Shoes, ROMP
Future Glory Co. tote $325
9:00pm // We are either putting on a
swanky outfit and have dinner with a rep at Hotel Costes, or cozied up reading french fashion mags with more champagne in bed.
delirium of jet lag and need for wine have kicked in, but it hasn't stopped us, still curating the landscape of the store in showrooms upon showrooms.
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back to back day is always made better when you have a jewelry lunch appointment with Ali Grace!
9:30am // Appointment number one with Filu Hats, amazing artisan craftsmanship all made in Italy with love. Perfect for the farmers market and Santa Barbara beach days.
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of appointments, we head back to our sweet petite apartment, where we write orders, indulge in a little champagne and charcuterie because after all, we're in Paris!
right around the corner from our apartment for a croissant, jam, and 'expresso longue' where we are bound to receive some sort of lesson from the french on how we ordered incorrectly. We do our best!
k 7:00pm // After a long day
P H OT O PA R I S R NAL
9:00am // A brisk walk to Eric Kayser
day long, fabric choices, colors, prints, all for you. It's easy with Amina Rubinacci's Italian knits and cuts. Time for more espresso! aka brain fuel.
3:00pm // It's all about decisions all
11:00am // We don't always go to the
2:00pm // One of the perks of being a
buyer is meeting the incredible people behind the labels, including the very talented Maria Cornejo - one of our favorite designers. We can't wait to receive her Summer 2017 collection - it's gorgeous.
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big trade shows, but this one is in the gardens of the Louvre, I mean c'mon. They also have a champagne bar amongst rows of collections where we tend to gather inspiration on new trends.
Robert Clergerie denim platform $550
Located in the heart of Montecito’s shopping and dining district, Allora by Laura offers exclusive runway styles, cashmere knits, contemporary denim, handbags, shoes, accessories, and fine jewelry. It’s the perfect blend of European luxury and casual Santa Barbara style. 1269 COAST VILLAGE ROAD • MONTECITO, 805.563.2425 • ALLORABYLAURA.COM
Inspired and created by Carine DegliEsposti, Antoinette offers a shopping experience that covers everything from cosmopolitan dressing to a more relaxed Santa Barbara style. Carine’s initial vision stemmed from a passion for the finest European fashions and it continues to be honored with a beautifully curated selection of clothing, jewelry and footwear from worldrenowned designers from Italy, France, and America. 1046 Coast Village Road, 805.969.1515
ARA COLLECTION The gorgeous jewelry from this f lagship boutique hails from Bodrum, Turkey, where each stunning piece is designed and hand-hewn in 24k gold. Polished and raw gemstones, diamonds, molded coins and oxidized silver mixed with yellow gold combine to provide a historic richness of mystery and character to the unique designs. 1253 Coast Village Road, 805.965.3999, Ara24k.com
Santa Barbara boasts an eclectic mix of boutiques and only-in-SB shops offering everything from expertly-curated designer goods, to custom jewelry and bathing suits. With something at every price point, and for every style, Santa Barbara is a shopper's paradise.
ALICE MCCALL ALICE + OLIVIA CLEOBELLA C/MEO COLLECTIVE DIANE VON FURSTENBERG FREE PEOPLE HALSTON HERITAGE MATISSE MINKPINK MLM ONE TEASPOON OTIS & MACLAIN EXCLUSIVES PRIVACY PLEASE QUAY SCHUTZ MANY MORE!
1266 COAST VILLAGE RD MONTECITO CA 93108 BLANKABOUTIQUE.COM @BLANKA_BOUTIQUE 805.869.1811
Sepi CHIC LUXURY
CHANEL • YSL •MANOLO BLAHNIK • VERSACE LOUIS VUITTON • VALENTINO • BALENCIAGA BURBERRY • IRO • FENDI • GUCCI AND SO MUCH MORE!
1273 COAST VILLAGE ROAD, MONTECITO, CA 93108 • (805) 845-0055
LA PERLA STUDIO
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 nearly 50 years. They also offer design services for custom-made suits. 2275 Ortega Hill Road, Summerland, 805.969.2887
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BLANKA This Coast Village Road boutique offers a fresh
spin on Santa Barbara style. Shop the eclectic line-up fresh pieces from Cleo Bella, effortless style from Otis & Maclain, on-trend hits from Kendall & Kylie, and much more. Customers love working with owner/stylist, Jennifer Stierwalt Reiter to find perfect looks. 1266 Coast Village Road, 805.869.1811, blankaboutique.com
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1321 State Street Santa Barbara California 93101 805 962-6909 www.indigointeriors.com
Bonita features distinctive and elegant bohemian clothing, jewelry, lingerie, accessories and gifts. Owner/ buyer, Rita Villa, travels to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Mexico, to source unique goods and oneof-a-kind vintage finds that capture her signature style. 2330 Lillie Avenue, Summerland, 805.565.3848 SPRING/SUMMER 2017
1 . LIFE IS SWELL
“Our mission is to represent the natural beauty and style of Santa Barbara with eco-conscious, wellmade gifts, goods and clothing for men and women.”
Over 50 billion plastic bottles are dumped in landfill yearly in the US. Swell is part of the solution, plus I love the way they look and perform.
2 . BOTTLES TO BEACH
The ultimate board shorts for people who love the ocean since they're helping to save the sea with every pair.
Amy Cooper - Owner
3. MOON & STARS
I’m in love with the jewelry designers we found for our new space, including British artist Laura Lee.
4. ORGANIC GOODNESS
Get your glow on with these beauty products made with the best organic and wild harvested ingredients.
5. ETHICAL KICKS
Super stylish and sustainable shoes, from the organic cotton to wild rubber and fair trade production.
S U S TA I N A B L E S A N TA B A R B A R A S T Y L E Amy Cooper, owner of Plum Goods shares her picks for sustainable style.
This handcrafted 3D map of Santa Barbara is one of our favorite gifts of the year.
7. CALIFORNIA STYLE
Earth Day, inspired by a massive oil spill off of the coast of Santa Barbara in 1969, is now celebrated around the globe every April 22nd, but for Amy Cooper, owner of the sustainable lifestyle store Plum Goods, Earth Day is every day. She honors this local legacy by offering products at her downtown location that are made to last, better for the planet and the people making them, and that you can feel good about buying. Case in point - British brand Riz Boardshorts are crafted from 100% recycled plastic bottles pulled out of the ocean and digitally printed with earth friendly inks. Plum Goods is proud to be one of the first in the U.S. to sell them. After learning about the hidden costs of “fast fashion,” Cooper was motivated to expand the original Plum Goods home and gift concept, to include a new space just next door which has a focus on sustainable, ethically produced and sourced clothing, shoes and fine jewelry for men and women. We caught up with her on a recent visit to the store, where she shared some of her favorite products that prove sustainability and style can live in perfect harmony. 909 + 911 State Street • 805.845.3900 • plumgoodsstore.com
6. SB IN 3D
I’m coveting this indigo and white leather clutch, meticulously handmade in LA.
8. HOW WE ROLL
The genius boys behind Bureo found a way to recycle old fishing nets to make top-notch skateboards and sunnies.
9. CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
Two California natives quit their jobs and surfed their way down the coast giving us this gorgeous book.
What inspires you about the concept of luxury consignment? My inspiration comes from our established customers and repeat consignors. When I see how much they love finding a stunning couture dress, shoes, or bag for a fraction of the price, it motivates me to continue my endless search for rare and exclusive items. How do you go about curating and editing the store offerings? By now we know our customers’ tastes and exactly the what they want. Based on that knowledge we edit and curate the goods consignors bring to us.
A Fashion Connoisseur's Feast
piece. Most of our items have only been very gently worn or never at all.
What is the most fabulous or unusual piece that you have ever had in the store and the story behind it? The one that stands out the most was a exquisite yellow dress by designer Chado/Ralph Rucci that came a few months ago. After doing a little research, we found that it was a runway piece ordered by Neiman Marcus, which had an exclusive NM client waiting list. Luckily, we got the original runway dress, and needless to say, it sold immediately.
1273 COAST VILLAGE ROAD • 805.845.0055 FACEBOOK.COM/SEPICONSIGN
What are you tempted to take home from the store right now? I can honestly say that if I could, I would take everything home with me! Thankfully it’s not all in my size, and besides, I have our clients to think about!
At the heart of Coast Village Road’s retail and restaurant epicenter is designer reverie and luxury consignment store Sepi. With roots in the Santa Barbara/Montecito area and well-established connections in Los Angeles, owner Sepi Chapple is on the radar of highend consignors looking to sell the world’s finest designer goods. Luckily for her customers, this translates into a highly-curated store filled with ready-to-wear, shoes, jewelry, accessories and dozens of glorious handbags from highly coveted designers like Chloe, Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Balenciaga, and of course, Chanel - sometimes with original tags still attached! The bulk of the pristine inventory is comprised of current or recent seasons, all at very approachable prices. Q&A WITH OWNER SEPI CHAPPLE
Please describe Sepi and tell us what sets it apart from other consignment stores? Sepi is a very high end, luxury consignment store. We are quite selective regarding the items we accept - they must be designer, in perfect condition, from a recent season, or a timeless, classic, or one-of-a-kind 32
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Discover a world where time resets and life reinvents — it’s the authentically reimagined Ojai Valley Inn & Spa with the storied Wallace Neff Heritage Bar Bar, the lavish new Indigo Pool Pool, ©2017 Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
and introducing our new signature restaurant, Olivella, where valley-to-table cuisine comes alive with an adventurous California take on Italian gourmet. Reserve a moment today.
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
OJAI VALLEY INN & SPA For some luxurious R & R spend a few days at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Recognized as one of the top spa destinations in the world, this white stucco and red tile roofed Shangri-La boasts a legendary 18-hole championship golf course, a tennis center, six on-site eateries and of course an award-winning spa. The gracious and professional staff and beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites provide all of the professional attention and amenities that have consistently earned this resort and spa the AAA Five Diamond Resort since 2006. 905 Country Club Road, 855.697.8780, ojairesort.com
CHASEN Indulge in playful dresses, rompers, on-trend denim, and an amazing selection of cozy sweaters and more. With goods available at a variety of price points and looks ranging from cool basics to a bit edgy, itâ€™s the kind of store where mothers and daughters can shop side by side. 1046 Coast Village Road, Montecito, 805.845.6186
indigo Fine furnishings and interior design boutique Indigo is well-known for its East meets West aesthetic. Shop furniture, unique antiques and textiles, decor items, gifts, and jewelry. Designer/owner Genny Cummings is on-hand to share her expert advice and design services. 1321 State St., 805.962.6909, indigointeriors.com
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intimo The finest selection of lingerie and sleepwear imported from Italy, France, and New York is available at Intimo, housed on the other side of Antoinette boutique. Indulge in expertly tailored La Perla lingerie, clean and sporty designs from Hanro, or from a selection of gorgeous fashion forward swimwear from Huit. 1046 Coast Village Road, 805.565.5606 SPRING/SUMMER 2017
GARDEN TREASURES AND ALL MANNER OF MUST-HAVE GOODS ABOUND AT J WOESTE IN LOS OLIVOS. HERE ARE SOME OF JEFFERSON'S FAVES: 1. Rieger begonias are available year round in a variety of colors. 2. Copper enamel flowers and butterflies add a splash of color and interest to potted succulents. 3. Whimsical WildEarth Ceramics, make any garden smile! 4. Houston Llew Spiritiles are glass on copper artworks. Each tile has a story wrapped around the sides to match iconic and inspiring moments drawn from life. 5. Jefferson invites you to come and see how easy succulents are to grow! 6. Fresh Goat's Milk is one of Mother Nature's most nurturing ingredients. 7. Wooden bird houses are covered with delicious premium bird seed.
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Curated Inspiration for a Whimsical Garden Jefferson Woeste, owner of the garden and home decor store J Woeste in Los Olivos, provides a peek at his vision for creating a fanciful summer garden setting. Indulge in succulents for a lowmaintenance green and colorful ceramics for a touch of whimsy. Bright begonias bring the garden indoors and luxurious lotions pamper hard-working hands in this green dreamscape. Stroll the perimeter of the 114-year-old farmhouse to discover eclectic garden treasures and browse the interior for gifts and home goods and get in the mood to dig in. Ready. Set. Grow!
2356 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 805.693.1951 â€˘ jwoeste.com
I have been told more than once, that we should charge for admission! - Jefferson Woeste, Owner
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ROMP This shoe lovers paradise is known for its f ine European footwear, like boots from Fiorentini & Baker and shoes from Chie Mihara, and for the excellent customer service the friendly and knowledgable staff provides. Also shop a variety of exclusive handbags, belts and beautiful jewelry. 2928 San Marcos Avenue, Los Olivos, 805.688.1071, rompshoes.com
PORCH A carefully curated home and garden shop, offering an abundant inventory of gifts, tabletop, books, textiles, lighting, furnishings, local art, and more, Porch is the ultimate sweet spot, "where shelter and nature converge". There’s also an outdoor garden space that showcases the best of Santa Barbara outdoor living, including plants, furniture, garden art, and fire pits. 3823 Santa Claus Lane, 805.684.0300, porchsb.com
Imported Women’s Apparel for all Ages & Occasions
1105 STATE STREET • TIENDAHO.COM • 805.962.3643 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
Sweet beachside boutique Rowan, offers the best of casual, yet elegant Santa Barbara style. Shop the freshest dresses from Velvet, comfy tees and sweats from Sundry, cozy Joah Brown sweaters, a fabulous selection of Tom Ford sunglasses and more. 3817 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, 805.684.6474
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SUMMERLAND Size D, DD & Custom Suits
Nanette Lepore Tommy Bahama Vinca Camuto Ralph Lauren Trina Turk Billabong L *Space Maaji Lidea DKNY Luli Fama Tori Praver La Blanca
Frankies Bikiniâ€™s Malibu
Cover Ups Flip Flops Kidâ€™s Swimsuits
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SALT Experience the healing benefits of pure Himalayan at this unique salt cave, spa and retail store. Indulge in a Salt Cave session or luxurious treatment, like the signature Salt-sational Himalayan Salt Scrub and Massage 740 State Street, 805.963.7258, SaltCaveSB.com
Santa barbara company Locally crafted artisan goods, welcome amenities for events, and beautiful gift boxes are the focus of this one-of-a-kind boutique. Shop delicious local olive oil, fragrant organic wine-inspired soaps, artisanal pickles, local art, books, and more. 214 E. Victoria St., 805.845.3700, santabarbaracompany.com
currently on exhibit
Sisters, 2009, oil on canvas, 54 x 72 inches
Reclining on Mauve, 2008, oil on canvas, 14 x 16 inches
The Gallery Montecito is proud to host Malcolm T. Liepke, who is considered to be one of the countryâ€™s leaders in the resurgence
of figurative painting. Not one for superficial or trendy techniques, after a year and a half of art school in California, the Minnesota native dropped out, moved to New York and studied the work of the 19th-century masters. There he developed his own unique vision and refined the wet-on-wet technique, borrowed from artists like Sargent, Whistler, and VelĂĄzquez. With over a dozen sold-out exhibitions from New York to London and Hong Kong, his work is now in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. To view this curated selection visit The Gallery Montecito, 1277 Coast Village Road, 805.969.1180, email@example.com DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
Fine gifts and artisan goods with an emphasis on all things local
THE SANTA BARBARA COMPANY
Tienda Ho has a wide variety of exotic clothing in every color imaginable. Select from embroidered, hand-printed, batiked, or crocheted pieces. There's also a great selection of accessories, jewelry, rugs, furniture, home goods, and hand-hewn art pieces from Morocco, India, and Indonesia. 1105 State Street, 805.962.3643
meaningful Santa Barbara gifts âˆ™ discover local makers, artists & artisans
Visit the shop at 214 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA or online at www.SantaBarbaraCompany.com âˆ™ (805) 845-3700
This versatile handcrafted jewelry made of sterling silver, brass, bronze and semi-precious gemstones, is designed to mix and match. Customers can collect and create unique charm bracelets and necklaces to commemorate life's treasured and cherished moments. 1108 State Street, 805.845.2431, waxingpoetic.com
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WHISKEY + LEATHER This cool lifestyle store on Coast Village Road offers a curated mix of timeless treasures and ready-to-wear accessories for both men and women. Added bonus, two adorable "Frenchie" shop dogs! 1101 Coast Village Road, 805.770.5155, whiskeyleather.com SPRING/SUMMER 2017
Time Is Running Out The Pine Trader’s Retirement Sale Is Now in Progress
25%–35% Off Everything
2345 Lillie Avenue Summerland, CA 93067 805.845.2618 805.245.1998 pinetrader.com PHOTOS: DAWN BOWERY DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
TRADITIONAL PHOTO: BRIAN LEAHY
Rani Hoover, Owner/Creative Director of Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings & Events, gives us a fresh take on tradition.
W E D D I N G T R A D I T I O N S have remained relatively constant throughout my lifetime with the same tried and true elements. The white dress, the cake, the bouquet toss, and the wedding march will always be staples of the American wedding, but gone are the days of adhering to traditions simply for tradition’s sake.
While trends shift from season to season, the familiar elements of a wedding are evolving, and our team couldn’t be happier with the explosion of curated selections, the boldness of starting new traditions, and the blending of religions and cultures. Most of our clients are young professionals who have a distinct style, cuisine preferences, and many are well rehearsed at attending weddings, so they know which elements and traditions ring true for them. Ticking off the boxes on the standard checklist for planning each tradition is no longer the goal. Now it’s about tailoring these traditions to suit each client’s unique desires. Tossing the bouquet, stomping a glass, walking down the church aisle, processional music, and even serving cake are all undergoing a thoughtful review by each client. Often the result is what we like to call the “New Traditional.” Here’s our team’s take on a few of the classics revisited in a fresh new way.
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RANI'S New TRADITIONAL TIPS 1. OUR CLIENTS can’t always book the original recording artists to sing their “special” song, so I always encourage them to dip into the local talent pool to add a live performance to their processional or first dance song - these moments really dial up the romance!
PHOTO: JOSE VILLA
2. THE TRADITIONAL “updo” gets added volume with luxurious, custom styled and fitted, reusable real hair extensions. Hair extensions, hair, and makeup by TEAM Hair & Makeup, teamhairandmakeup.com. 3. SAYING “THANK YOU” to your wedding party, parents and vendors is one tradition which endures. We encourage our clients to select local gifts that celebrate the moment. One of our favorites is a framed piece of local art that can be appreciated for a lifetime! Karin Shelton Butterfly Beach Giclee Print - The Santa Barbara Company, santabarbaracompany.com 4. WHILE FARM-TO-TABLE cuisine is still having its moment, cocktails are coming on strong given the influx of locally distilled spirits. Taking a favorite spirit and creating a custom cocktail accented with fresh local garnish and mixers makes for a memorable, tasty drink. Featured here - The Cutler Buck - fresh-pressed ginger juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a dash of bitters, topped with soda. Cutler’s Vodka - cutlersartisan.com, Cut crystal rocks glass - Coast 2 Coast Collection, c2ccollection.com 5. I ENCOURAGE BRIDES and grooms to try wearing a family heirloom piece in a fresh way - attached to the bouquet, tucked into the hair or as a belt. Necklace, Coast 2 Coast Collection, c2ccollection.com
6. OUTSIDE OF PROM, the pin-on corsage has been replaced with fresh nosegays (petite bouquet) for grandmothers and mothers to carry during the ceremony. I love implementing a sweet scent and handkerchief into these floral moments! Nosegay bouquets - Ella & Louie Floral Studio, ellaandlouie.com 7. THE WEDDING CAKE will always be a tradition. However, more, and more clients are choosing to treat their guests with their own style of sweet. Sometimes accompanied by a cutting cake, new interactive desserts like an ice cream bar or my personal favorite, a liquor infused strawberry bar are added as the new traditional sweet!
8. WEDDING COLORS are straying from the traditional white and accent colors. The “new white” is any neutral or metallic accented with colors, patterns and natural elements like wood.
9. THE TRADITIONAL solitaire ring is not only classic and timeless but remains my favorite enduring style. Currently on my radar is jewelry designer Susie Saltzman. Her designs feel both modern and vintage, classic and sweet, and ultimately unique and beautiful! Ring by Susie Saltzman. 10. GONE IS THE requisite strapless sweetheart neckline white gown. Instead, dresses in new warm neutral tones with added sheer elements give a modern and untraditionally traditional look. Hayley Paige gown available at JLM Couture, jlmcouture.com 11. MORE AND MORE clients are choosing to walk down the aisle escorted by both parents which makes this momentous traditional stroll even more touching and meaningful. RANI HOOVER INSPIRED WEDDINGS & EVENTS 805.245.8199 • RANIHOOVER.COM DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
SHIMMERING SUMMER LOOKS ARE IN HEAVY ROTATION ON THIS FASHION PLAYLIST
by GINA BORGIA and KRIS JANNEY photography JOHN SCHELL â€¢ model TRACY KRISTINE hair WALTER CLAUDIO makeup CANDISS SMITH WALTER CLAUDIO SALON
Bikini, BONITA BEACH. Rings, link necklace and bracelet, ARA COLLECTION. Hoop earrings and cuffs, WAXING POETIC. Poofs and pillows, TIENDA HO.
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Dress, BLANKA. Scarf, ANTOINETTE. Earrings, ARA COLLECTION.
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Dress, CHASEN. Necklace, cuffs and rings, ARA COLLECTION. Vintage earrings, SEPI.
Off-shoulder top, WHISKEY+LEATHER. Bikini bottoms, BONITA BEACH. Bag and shoes, ROMP. Sunglasses, ROWAN. Cuff bracelet and rings, ARA COLLECTION. Earrings, ALLORA BY LAURA. Lariat necklace (worn as belt), BLANKA.
Vintage YSL skirt, SEPI. Bikini top, BIKINI FACTORY. Hat, earrings, and shoes, ALLORA BY LAURA. Bangle bracelets, TIENDA HO. Belt, WHISKEY+LEATHER.
Bikini, BIKINI FACTORY. Jacket, ALLORA BY LAURA. Long pearl necklace, BONITA. Scarf, TIENDA HO. Short pearl necklace, CHASEN.
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Slip dress, ROWAN. Blouse, ANTOINETTE. Necklace, bracelet, and ring, ARA COLLECTION.
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One-piece swimsuit, BIKINI FACTORY. Maxi vest, ALLORA BY LAURA. Earrings and necklace ARA COLLECTION. Scarf, ANTOINETTE.
S PA N I S H R E V I V E D
PHOTO CREDIT: David Palermo
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Gelinas designed the fireplace and left the plaster unpainted and unpolished to give a subtle variation in texture from the painted walls. The iron chandelier was a collaboration with local craftsman, Steven Handelman. Both elements add a touch of subtle drama to the elegant master suite.
F R O M T H E W E S T C OA S T to the Eastern Seaboard and a few places in between, Montecito-based interior designer MARC NORMAND GELINAS breathes beautiful life into his clients’ dream homes. Of course, it does not hurt that he holds a BFA in Interior Design from the renowned Pratt Institute in New York City and a wealth of experience and knowledge in both the design and art worlds. But what separates this indemand designer from the pack is his innate ability to interpret his clients’ needs, ideas, and personal aesthetics into well-designed, comfortable, and functional spaces. Gelinas recently remodeled this Eucalyptus Hill home in Montecito for a retired Canadian couple who wanted to reclaim the home’s Spanish Style roots. Built in the 1970’s, the house underwent a not-so-proper English Country Style remodel in the 80’s. After removing thousands of pounds of pink marble and mirrored walls, Gelinas capitalized on the “good bones” of the house and transformed the interior to reflect a clean, no-nonsense take on traditional Spanish Colonial Style. With white walls and ceilings throughout, light-filled rooms are accented with blues and greens, meant to bring in the colors from the outside gardens. The designer’s "controlled" Spanish Style allows design elements like custom tile and chandeliers in the kitchen and master bedroom to get the attention they deserve. 805.722.0052 • marcnormandgelinas.com
"I don’t 'rubber stamp' a look. Each home always reflects the owner’s personal style and personality." FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
A glass shower wall keeps the intricate custom mosaic tiling on the floor and walls in full view and the oversized freestanding tub with clean lines is perfect for soaking. The large arched window and walled garden just beyond simultaneously provide privacy, natural light, and a touch of green. In this kitchen functionality and style go hand in hand. Because the owners love to cook, it’s outfitted with a professional grade stove and functional work surfaces - a butcher block topped island and veined soapstone counter tops. Custom tiles based on a traditional Spanish pattern, provide practical texture and interest to the clean design. The simple symmetry of the living room layout makes a great space for guests to gather and relax. Gelinas designed the custom rug to reflect the client’s color scheme. The veined soapstone hearth and surround adds depth and presence to the fireplace.
G U E ST E D I T O R HUGH HAYWARD fifth generation owner of Santa Barbara outdoor patio furniture
institution Hayward's, shares his favorite outdoor design ideas and a few industry tips for bringing the indoors outside and creating the ultimate al fresco living space.
10 "In our hectic world, beautiful outdoor settings provide the quality time and space to relax and enjoy the ultimate Santa Barbara escape." - Hugh Hayward
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1. ANCHORS AWEIGH “I like to anchor an outdoor dining space with an elegant, yet casual dining set like this faux concrete table top and weatherproof woven chairs - they’re so nice you could sneak them inside.”
2. PILLOW POSTCARD “Add a touch of whimsy to your outdoor room. Our customers love to commemorate special trips with these handembroidered “destination” pillows - we sell everything from ‘Paris’ to ‘New York’, ‘Palm Springs’ and beyond.” 3. TABLE ART “Elevate your outdoor space with a piece of art. I love this glass bowl - it reminds me of an ocean wave.” 4. SOPHISTICATED SHADE “The modern sculptural quality of these umbrellas adds instant sophistication to the setting - they’re form plus function at its best.” 5. DOUBLE DUTY "These candle holders and lacquered wooden tray transition easily from indoor to outdoor use and the candle holders double as little flower vases." 6. UNBREAKABLE SETTINGS - “This melamine dinnerware looks like hand-painted glazed ceramic, but unlike the real deal, it’s completely unbreakable.” 7. FAUX ACCENTS - “It’s always nice to have a touch of green on the tabletop and you can’t get much lower maintenance than these faux succulents and artichoke candles.”
8. LUXE TEXTURE “I like to keep a little cache of luxe indoor pillows to layer on for some added texture to 'glam' it up for a special evening.” 9. COMFY SEATING “Your outdoor space can and should be as comfortable as your living room. Our showroom is filled with hundreds of seating options - sectionals, chaise lounges, ottomans, chairs and more. We love to collaborate with clients to customize cozy, comfy, and relaxing seating areas." 10. INDOOR/OUTDOOR WEAR “You can mix and match these bamboo bowls and servers. They’re lightweight, durable and perfect for indoor or al fresco entertaining.”
HAYWARD’S 1890 has a beautifully curated 12,000 square foot showroom filled with inspiring vignettes and items - high-end outdoor furniture, umbrellas, pillows, cushions, fire pits, decor, and accessories. Select from a variety of quality materials and styles - from teak to wrought iron, and traditional to modern - to create and customize your outdoor living space. 7 PARKER WAY • 805.966.1390 • HAYWARDS1890.COM
“We have served the Santa Barbara area for 7 years and we have listened to our customers’ requests every day and have challenged ourselves to improve every possible detail."
- ROMAIN DOUSSINEAU
YOUR DREAM SHOWROOM HAS COME TO TOWN The expansive new Reed Interiors showroom in downtown Santa Barbara is an oasis of home design inspiration. Stop in to see the vast selection of beautiful products, including flooring options sourced from all over the world, appealing to a wide range of tastes and budgets. The impressive showroom display expands on a contemporary Italian kitchen design concept, created by French architect and designer Michel Clair. The Reed Interior Design team of experts has years of combined experience in flooring and kitchen design, and in selecting quality furnishings for the home. Thoughtful and thorough consultations allow the showroom staff to truly collaborate with clients to understand their individual needs, desires, tastes, and to complete projects that stay on budget. Let Reed Interiors turn your dreams into a home sweet home reality. REED INTERIORS DESIGN SHOWROOM
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT OPPOSITE PAGE: Revisited Shaker style by Armony, up to the latest in modern kitchen; Incredible comfort with this Italian sofa; Largest choice of flooring options for all budgets; State of the art Armony modern custom cabinets; A fine choice of precut and custom rugs; GAGGENAU downdraft which is invisible when you do not need it.
MH Home Design A S T U D Y I N C O L L A B O R AT I O N
M A U R E E N H E M M I N G , Lead Designer/Owner of Montecito-based interior design firm MH Home Design shares some of her favorite pieces, design ideas, and inspirations. She and her team have built a loyal following based on collaborating with clients to create custom designs that are unique and personal. The company has their own workroom, which allows for creating bench-made furniture, custom lighting, upholstery, draperies, and hardware. Private label furniture and fabric collections and consultations on custom wall applications and art produce one-of-a-kind results. The synergy between this designer, her team, and clients always leads to something original and magical.
PINK PAINTING by Nicole Berry
Padero Sofa by MH Home Design
Gold Marble Lamp mhhomedesign.com
Luna Rose Sofa by MH HOME DESIGN
ART by YUROZ
IF YOU CAN DREAM IT WE CAN MAKE IT - WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SUPPORT ANY IDEA THAT SOMEONE MIGHT HAVE. 1: ‘Padaro’ sofas from the MH Home Collection bring
comfortable symmetry to a seaside home in Santa Barbara.
2: “This stylish gold and marble lamp is a sleek approach to
providing intimate lighting - perfect on a nightstand in the bedroom or a cozy reading nook. It’s available online as part of our curated collection of goods from other designers that align with our aesthetic."
3: “The ‘Luna Rose’ sofa, shown here in a rich aubergine velvet
from the MH Home Design Fabric Collection, was inspired by fabulous pieces I saw in Paris. It’s equal parts glamor and comfort and can be custom made in any size or variation.”
4: “Luxe layers are a signature element of our design sensibility, be it our use of custom wall applications like Venetian plaster or rich textured fabrics.” Shown here are Custom Lilac Venetian plaster with MH Home Collection fabric samples.
5: Maureen and MH Home Designs Creative Director and artist Nicole Berry, along with other talented artists often collaborate with clients to create custom art pieces for their spaces. “It’s a very special and unique opportunity for people who are not artists themselves to participate and share in the vision and creative process.”
6: “Art is an essential design element in any space. I have a special relationship with several artists and not only do I love their art, but I also love their stories and their visions and utilizing their art to really personalize a home. I like for the art to support the design and the design to support the art.” Oil and acrylic painting by Yuroz. 7: “The ‘Luxe Chair’ shown here is a lovely example of the
quality bench-made custom designed pieces we offer. This one is covered in beautiful velvet from our private collection fabric library.”
MH Home Design offers full interior design services and is available for home and on-site consultations. Go online to shop MH Home Design’s furniture, fabrics, and a curated collection of art, home decor, and accessories. 805.565.0404 • mhhomedesign.com
The Luxe Chair by MH Home Design DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
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WHERE TO EAT
ANDERSEN'S DANISH RESTAURANT & BAKERY Andersen's is known for their fine European and Nordic cuisine, where everything is made daily from scratch. They have a lovely outside patio, great for people watching right on State Street. 1106 State Street, 805.962.5085
BEST SEAFOOD IN TOWN
BENCHMARK EATERY Generous drinks, a friendly and casual atmosphere, and value-driven food are the hallmarks of Benchmark Eatery. The double-sided indoor-outdoor bar with a great selection of beer keeps the fun rolling. 1201 State Street, 805.845.2600
BLUSH Nestled in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Blush provides stylish decor with a warm, ambient indoor dining room and an exquisite outdoor patio with fireside seating. 630 State Street, 805.957.1300
LUNCH • HAPPY HOUR • DINNER • SUNDAY BRUNCH • OUTDOOR PATIOS 101 East Cabrillo Blvd. 805 966 2112 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
L U C K Y ’’S steaks
CLASSIC STEAK HOUSE FOOD IN COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS. FEATURING PRIME STEAKS, LIVE LOBSTER, FRESH SEAFOOD, AN EXCEPTIONAL WINE LIST AND SUPERB COCKTAILS.
BOATHOUSE Located at Hendry's beach, the Boathouse is a hip, nautical eatery that serves mouth-watering dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ocean views are spectacular. 2981 Cliff Drive, 805.898.2628
DINNER SEVEN NIGHTS BRUNCH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY RESERVATIONS: (805) 565-7540 1279 COAST VILLAGE ROAD MONTECITO LUCKYS-STEAKHOUSE.COM
THE BREWHOUSE A favorite with locals of all generations, this gem serves up delicacies like filet mignon enchiladas, seared ahi tuna and macadamia encrusted halibut with three citrus cream sauce. 229 Montecito Street, 805.884.4664
BREAKFAST • LUNCH
DINNER • COCKTAILS
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BUCATINI Pizzas from the wood-burning oven echo those in Florence – light combinations of thin crust and well-considered toppings. Each of the 20some pastas, plus the daily risotto, ooze Italian, starting with the namesake classic, Bucatini all' Amatriciana, with its spicy pancetta-flecked marinara sauce. 436 State Street, 805.957.4177 SPRING/SUMMER 2017
Joe’s for Breakfast A SANTA BARBARA NO-BRAINER
CALL AHEAD TO ORDER ONE OF JOE'S NEW-TO-THE-MENU HOMEMADE PI ES OR TRY THEIR HOMEMADE COOKI ES
AT J O E S C A F É , “ M O D E R N T R A D I T I O N ” I S N O C O N T R A D I C T I O N . The high ceilings, wood booths, vintage photographs, classic bar, great cocktails, and consistent conviviality reflect Joe’s nearly 90-year history. Bartender Francisco (“Frankie”) Calvillo started in 1970. Several servers have been here for decades. The “modern” arrived in 2003, when the cafe became part of the Montesano Restaurant Group (Lucky’s Steakhouse, Tré Lune, Bucatini, D’Angelo Bakery) and started serving breakfast while embracing the 21st-century commitment to using only the best ingredients and making everything from scratch. The OJ is freshly squeezed, the rich, strong coffee is a custom-made house blend, and the French fries are cut on site. Want omega-3 eggs? No problem. Telegraph Brewery produces Joe's Custom Pale Ale, and lately, homemade pies have been added to the mix. Classic dishes like the All American (two eggs and bacon, ham or sausage), the Joe’s omelet, corned-beef hash, eggs benedict or chicken fried steak with pan gravy and homemade biscuits are better than ever. Owner Gene Montesano is at Joe's several days a week, making sure that everything is done to “make it great for everyone who comes here” and to ensure that as Joe’s gets older, it gets better, too - from early morning until late into the night. Note that the kitchen closes at 10 pm. JOE’S CAFÉ • 565 STATE STREET • 805.966.4638 • JOESCAFESB.COM • OPEN 7:30 A.M. – 1:00 A.M. 7 DAYS A WEEK
THE TONEHOUSE AT SAN YSIDRO RANCH Relax into Sophistication
Life is good
at the San Ysidro Ranch, and the dining at the Montecito property’s signature Stonehouse restaurant is fine, indeed. A recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award every year since 2014, The Stonehouse oozes refined old-world style defined by careful attention to every detail. It begins in the exquisite, leather-rich lounge and continues in the main dining room, with its fireplace glow, signature stone walls and, high, open-beam ceiling. The adjacent indoor-outdoor terrace offers another fireplace, an arched bamboo ceiling and views to the sea. And the lower patio invites relaxation scented by sage and rosemary from the kitchen garden. Nothing is rushed, and guests generally spend two hours or more at table. While the menu features the full Santa Barbara bounty, including seasonal fresh local seafood and produce, it also offers such classics tableside preparations as steak Diane, cherries jubilee and crêpes Suzette. With a cellar of 12,000 bottles from around the world, the right wine is always at hand, as are fine specialty cocktails and some extremely rare whiskeys, tequilas and other aged spirits. And since The Stonehouse is open to the public, a true taste of the San Ysidro Ranch is available to anyone.
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BROPHY BROTHERS Both the Santa Barbara and Ventura locations have a fun, lively atmosphere with beautiful views of the mountains and harbor. Choose your spot: sit at the full length bar and meet some locals, enjoy the lively atmosphere with an inside table, or grab a space on the balcony and lean in at the bar or sit at a table. Everyone is welcome at Brophy Brothers! 119 Harbor Way, 805.966.4418
photo by Dustin Damron, Brooks Institute
CA DARIO Cá Dario has been one of Santa Barbara's favorite Italian food restaurant for many years and for good reasons. The food is excellent, the decor is inviting and lively and the staff is professional and attentive. The menu includes dishes to please all tastes from savory antipastis, to tasty pastas and risottos, to mouth watering entrees. 37 East Victoria Street, 805.884.9419
California Bistro LOCATED IN THE CHARMING 130 YEAR OLD VICTORIAN UPHAM HOTEL
Ca dario pizzeria Pizzas range from an ultra-traditional Margherita to fresh takes such as the Soffione con Uovo, with dandelion greens, mozzarella and a farm egg; the Rossa Piccante, featuring Fresno chilies, spicy Calabrese salami, tomato and mozzarella. Those for whom “gluten-free” translates as “pizza-deprived,” know that any pizza can be made with the owner's secret-recipe gluten-free crust. 29 East Victoria Street, 805.957.2020
BANQUETS PRIVATE PARTIES LUNCH & DINNER
1404 De La Vina St. 805.963.7003
CASA BLANCA Casa Blanca is a lively Mexican restaurant with a terrific bar, lots of seating options indoors and out, and a reasonably priced menu. Mexican classics include chile rellenos, tamales and fajitas, as well as specialties like the Puerco en salsa tomate. 330 State Street, 805.845.8966
CONVIVO This scenic waterfront hot spot features a contemporary twist on Italian entrees, including house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, rotisserie chicken, and fresh seafood and steaks served family-style. 901 E Cabrillo Blvd., 805.845.6789
In 1871, Santa Barbaraâ€™s own Judge R.B. Ord introduced Mexican avocado trees to the U.S., bringing the joy of healthy fats and guacamole to all.
D'ANGELO'S BAKERY Dâ€™Angelo's is the kind of bakery locals love and visitors are overjoyed to find. Choose a table indoors or out and enjoy freshly baked Europeanstyle breads and pastries, great breakfasts and lunches, and strong Italian coffee. 25 West Gutierrez Street, 805.962.5466 68
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TO M A At Toma, Italy’s Friuli Region (and Hemingway) Hit Santa Barbara.
Toma's signature Black Spaghetti with Fresh Clams and Calamari
Ernest Hemingway once said, “Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” Whether or not Tom Dolan had a glass in hand when he decided to make an annual wine-centric sojourn to Italy, he has for years continued doing what he said he would. Every summer, to enhance the guest experience at his restaurant, Toma, he spends a couple of weeks exploring a particular Italian wine region, walking village to village up to twenty miles a day as a prelude to fantastic food and wine at local establishments at night. He then returns to Toma with his latest finds. In past years, Tom has hiked through Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria and Alto Adige. Last summer, he headed for Friuli and the Gorizia wine region in the northeast, and neighboring Slovenia. He pursued the famous white Friulano varietals, plus a bit of Ernest Hemingway’s legacy. “Papa” traveled the Gorizia Valley as an ambulance driver for the Italian army during World War I and later described it in his novel A Farewell to Arms. Tom followed a century later and brought back Friulano white wines that pair nicely with seafood dishes, especially mussels, clams and calamari. Step into Toma, and you can write your own little story on that theme.
TOMA RESTAURANT AND BAR • 324 W. CABRILLO BLVD. • 805.962.0777 • TOMARESTAURANT.COM
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Mission Street Ice Cream & Yogurt
MISSION STREET ICE CREAM & YOGURT SERVES McCONNELL’S FINE ICE CREAMS PERENNIALLY VOTED AMONG THE TOP 5 IN THE NATION - AND THE SAME FRESHLY MADE YOGURTS THAT HAVE BEEN SOLD HERE FOR OVER 30 YEARS. 70
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he McConnell’s Ice Cream & Yogurt scoop shop on Mission and De La Vina in Santa Barbara has changed its name to Mission Street Ice Cream & Yogurt. But everything else is the same. The shop continues to be independently owned and operated by Bob and Jean Moss, as it has for the past eleven years, and it has the same employees, the same high-quality McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams - perennially voted among the top five in the nation by a host of prestigious publications - and the same freshly made yogurts that have been sold here for over thirty years. For most of that time, the Mission Street store has been the only one in Santa Barbara to serve a full range of McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams. With thirty flavors on the menu, and new ones arriving frequently, it’s no wonder loyal locals and excited visitors continue to pack the store. The yogurts, which are all made in house, include a variety of types and styles, from low-calorie and dairy-free whey protein, to custards, sorbets, Greek styles, tart options, and vegan choices. Some forty fruit and candy toppings, plus hot fudge, are available to take them to the next level. This is one instance in which, happily, the more things change, the more they really do stay the same. MISSION STREET ICE CREAM & YOGURT 201 W. MISSION ST. • 805.569.2323 missionstreeticecreamandyogurt.com
S INCE 1982
“We found Downey’s, hands down, to be the best bet in town. This small, serene restaurant offers meticulous and artful cooking... ”—FOOD AND WINE MAGAZINE EXAMPLES FROM OUR DAILY CHANGING MENU
DOWNEY'S Since 1982 John Downey has been orchestrating this intimate restaurant and receiving the highest ratings from Dirona and Zagat. With a strong emphasis on a blend of California and French cuisine, this restaurant offers nothing but the freshest ingredients, from appetizers to desserts. 1305 State Street, 805.966.5006
with Fresh Mango-Cucumber Salsa
Downey’s Smoked Black Cod with Avocado, Chiles, Lime & Cilantro
Mary’s Farm Duck
with Cabernet Sauce, Baby Turnips, Scallions & Exotic Grains
Natural Angus Filet Mignon with Wild Mushrooms & Celeriac
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1305 STATE STREET SANTA BARBARA, CA DINNER TUESDAY–SUNDAY FROM 5:30 F O R R E S E R VAT I O N S CA LL: 805. 966. 5006
O R V I S I T: www.downeyssb.com
FARMER BOY If you grew up in Santa Barbara’s San Roque neighborhood, you know Farmer Boy restaurant. It’s the classic American diner with all the standards. Recently renovated by the Bennett family, it is a fresh take on a classic diner, yet maintains the essence of the original. 3427 State St., San Roque Plaza, 805.687.6584
FISHOUSE FisHouse has built a huge following by offering ultrafresh seafood, good drinks, an excellent happy hour, great prices and exactly the kind of friendly, casual atmosphere that beach volleyball players, fishermen, families, locals & visitors love. 101 East Cabrillo Blvd., 805.966.2112
DINNER SERVED NIGHTLY • LOCATED AT THE BEACH ITALIAN MEDITERRANEAN INSPIRED CUISINE 324 W. CABRILLO BLVD. • 805.962.0777 TOMARESTAURANT.COM
HOLDREN'S STEAK & SEAFOOD
Enjoy that Santa Barbara sunshine! Happy Hour 3-7 everyday Buy one small plate, get one 1/2 off Beautiful State Street patio!
Elegant and timeless, Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood, features USDA prime midwestern cornfed beef, charbroiled over their mesquite grill. The "Cowboy Cut" is their signature steak, a 20-ounce prime bone-in rib chop served over spicy onion rings. Their fresh seafood selection includes bacon wrapped barbecue tiger prawns, seared Hawaiian ahi, and a shrimp scampi like no other. 512 State Street, 805.965.3363
Scratch-made cakes & pastries Breakfast, lunch & dinner High Tea, served daily from 2 p.m.
The Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Restaurant 1106 State Street 805-962-5085 AndersensSantaBarbara.com
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JILL'S PLACE A little off the beaten path sits Jill's Place, a favorite among locals for their "old school dinner menu" of steaks, fish, chops and chicken all of which include soup, salad and a choice of sides. All of the meats at Jill's Place are hand picked daily and come directly from their local family owned meat company ensuring the absolute highest quality available. 632 Santa Barbara Street, 805.963.0378
ently An indepenpderated Owned & O 1986! Shop since JOE'S CAFE
Voted BEST Ice Cream & Yogurt Store for 30 YEARS!
Generous Portions - Free Parking - Outdoor Patio Convenient Location 201 West Mission St., Santa Barbara 72
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The city’s oldest restaurant opened in 1928 in what had previously been a laundry, a blacksmith and a slew of restaurants. Now it’s a Santa Barbara institution. Locals and visitors stream in beneath the classic neon marquee, then gather at the bar for famously generous cocktails or hunker down in booths for some good, old American saloon food. 536 State Street, 805.966.4638 SPRING/SUMMER 2017
Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Restaurant
he excitement level at Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Restaurant in Santa Barbara is through the roof right now. Lots of new kitchen staff has this State Street favorite humming with great Serving fresh, homemade, takes on both new and familiar recipes, a firm commitment to Mama's Andersen's “from scratch” farm-to-table fare without cooking and some of the best dining values in Santa the fuss. Barbara for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Buy one of the famous butter-ring pastries right now and get a second for half off. During Happy Hour, from 3-7 pm daily, wine and beer come with complimentary crostini, and buying one small plate gets a second one for half off. (The peoplewatching on State Street is always free!) The new three-course specials feature a salad of local greens or homemade soup plus a choice of entrée - chicken piccata with caper sauce; breaded pork steak (schnitzel) with lemon-butter sauce; Hakkebof (ground chuck beef ) with onions, potatoes, pickled beets and bordelaise sauce; or the “loaded” beef burger - and world-class apple strudel to finish, all for $19.95. It’s fresh, homemade, farm-to-table food without the fuss. There’s also a great selection of hard ciders, Danish and local craft beers, wine and sparkling wine, all at super-reasonable prices. High tea is served daily from 2 pm, and the events room is perfect for business parties, rehearsal dinners, and other celebrations. 1106 STATE STREET • 805.962.5085 • ANDERSENSSANTABARBARA.COM DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
LE CAFÉ STELLA: GO TO YOUR HAPPY PLACE
Searching for a true neighborhood restaurant?
Look no further than the casual, welcoming six-year-old restaurant Le Café Stella. Located just off upper State and Las Positas, the café is home to a friendly bar staffed by bartenders who infuse their own liquors for cocktails, big booths that easily accommodate six, an outdoor patio with a view to the Santa Ynez Mountains, an inviting grouping of sofas in the main dining room, and a loyal, long-term staff. No wonder many regulars - who may represent 75 percent of guests at any given time - say that Le Café Stella feels like an "extension of my house." They return again and again for the genuine warmth and the complete lack of pretense. "We want people to feel comfortable," says restaurant manager Marc Lohnes. The something-for-everyone menu was just updated, although favorites like beef bourguignon, coq au vin, the unbeatable sliders (lamb, beef or pork) and the Stella burger (with caramelized onions, bacon, blue cheese and garlic aioli), and some other favorites remain. Happy Hour is daily from 4-6, and the brunch menu is served weekends from 10-3. The value-focused café began life as the events site for its fine-dining cousin, Stella Mare, and still offers a perfectly equipped space for any kind of party or celebration.
LE CAFÉ STELLA • 3302 MCCAW AVENUE • 805.569.7698 • LECAFESTELLA.COM
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Voted Best Steakhouse in Santa Barbara since 2007 SB News Press • SB Independent santabarbara.com
Featuring Prime Steaks Award Winning Wine List Dinner begins daily at 5:00 Lunch Mon. - Fri. 11:30 - 3:00 Sunday Brunch 10:00 - 3:00
512 State Street 805.965.3363
DOWNTOWN The Black Sheep 26 East Ortega Street theblacksheepsb.com The Brewhouse 229 West Montecito Street sbbrewhouse.com Casa Blanca 330 State Street casablancasb.com FisHouse 101 East Cabrillo Blvd. sbfishhouse.com The Good Lion 1212 State Street goodlioncocktails.com
Holdren’s 512 State Street holdrens.com
Jill’s Place 632 Santa Barbara Street jillsplacesb.com Joe’s Cafe 536 State Street joescafesb.com Pickle Room 126 E. Canon Perdido Street threepickles.com/pickel-room Test Pilot 211 Helena Avenue testpilotcocktails.com
UPTOWN/ELSEWHERE Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach 2981 Cliff Drive sbfishhouse.com/boathouse Cliff Room 1828 Cliff Drive thecliffroom.com MONTECITO Los Arroyos 1280 Coast Village Road losarroyos.net CARPINTERIA Sly’s 686 Linden Ave slysonline.com
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jane QUALITY, VALUE & SERVICE Enjoy our family recipes and friendly service.
JANE Open for lunch and dinner, Jane simply provides an inviting atmosphere, carefully prepared food and genuinely friendly service. Menu favorites include grilled breast of duck, seared ahi and prawn salad bowl, the natural hamburger and fish and chips. The atmosphere at both locations is inviting, cozy and warm. 1311 State Street, 805.962.1311 6940 Marketplace Drive, Goleta, 805.770.5388
jane downtown Simple and delicious food made daily from scratch. LOUIE'S Located in the historic Upham Hotel, Louie’s welcomes its second decade of serving consistently superb California bistro fare, all prepared creatively with the freshest available ingredients. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the dining room or on the heated veranda. 1404 De La Vina Street, 805.963.7003
jane goleta downtown
1311 STATE STREET • 962.1311
goleta 6940 MARKETPLACE DRIVE, GOLETA • 770.5388
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THE LARK The Lark is conveniently located within the Funk Zone, home to the Urban Wine Trail. Just one block from the Santa Barbara train station and minutes from the 101, The Lark serves New American share plates with a focus on locally sourced products from Santa Barbara County. 131 Anacapa Street, 805.284.0370 SPRING/SUMMER 2017
at the table might be, it’s easy to get distracted by the sweeping Pacific Ocean views and watercolor sunsets when dining at Angel Oak, the world-renowned Bacara Resort and Spa’s latest culinary jewel. However, once the first plate from classically trained Parisian Chef Vincent Lesage is placed, the focus becomes the food. The simple perfection of dishes like Hamachi Crudo enlivened by a subtle chili oil, and a hint of mint and cilantro, or the dry aged New York steak served with shaved black truffle and brown butter, exemplify the melding of traditional steakhouse fare, with a fresh, imaginative, and thoroughly modern approach. And then there’s the wine. Nearly 12,000 bottles fill the cellar, constituting a very approachable roster of old- and new-world wines. The award-winning decor and design of the restaurant are undoubtedly dramatic and upscale, but the organic design elements keep the vibe welcoming and relaxed. Deftly named, with Angel representing heaven and Oak representing the earth, Angel Oak is quite simply heaven on earth.
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ANGEL OAK • 8301 HOLLISTER AVENUE • 877.935.6115 • ANGELOAKSB.COM
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Higher Grounds SB'S HOT COFFEE SPOTS DOWNTOWN Breakfast Culture Club 711 Chapala Street, breakfastcultureclub.com Crushcakes 1 315 Anacapa Street, crushcakes.com D’Angelo Pastry & Bread 25 W. Gutierrez Street The French Press 1101 State Street & 528 Anacapa Street Handlebar Coffee 128 E. Canon Perdido St. & 2720 De La Vina St. Helena Avenue Bakery 131 Anacapa Street Jeannine’s 15 E. Figueroa Street, jeannines.com Lucky Penny 1 27 Anacapa Street, luckypennysb.com Rebar Coffee Market 214 State Street, rebarcoffee.com Renaud’s Patisserie 324 State Street, renaudsbakery.com Santa Barbara Roasting Company 321 Motor Way, sbcoffee.com
330 STATE STREET • 805.845.8966 CASABLANCASB.COM
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'Where the Locals Go’
Daily Grind 2001 De La Vina St. & 2912 De La Vina St. Good Cup 1819 Cliff Drive
Jeannine’s 3607 State Street, jeannines.com
Burgers • salads • steaks • Chops 805.963.0378 w w w. J i l l s P l a c e S B . c o m 632 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara CA 93101
Our Daily Bread 2700 De La Vina Street, ourdailybread.net Renaud’s Patisserie 3315 State Street, renaudsbakery.com Vices & Spices 3558 State Street, vicesandspices.net
Bree’osh 1150 Coast Village Road, breeosh.com
excellent food and ambiance
Honor Market 1255 Coast Village Road, honormarket.com Jeannine’s 1253 Coast Village Road, jeannines.com
Red Kettle Coffee 2275 Ortega Hill Road, redkettlecoffee.com
Santa Barbara’s Best Micro Brewery Happy Hour 4-6 Daily • Lunch and Dinner Specials 229 W. Montecito St. 884-4664 Open 7 days DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
Voted Santa Barbara’s Best Restaurant with a View BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • HAPPY HOUR
LE CAFÉ STELLA Le Café Stella features the intricacies of French cooking with an enjoyable and relaxed American twist serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu includes tasty treats such as chicken carbonara and beef bourguignon, as well as sliders, burgers, salads and sandwiches. They feature a full bar and a dog friendly outdoor patio. 3302 McCaw Avenue, 805.569.7698
2981 Cliff Drive • 898-2628 • BoathouseSB.com LOS AGAVES
Still Serving the Best Local Shellfish in California
Fresh ingredients and careful cooking are reflected in a menu full of delicious regional dishes from central and southern Mexico, Puebla, Oaxaca and, in particular, Guadalajara. Everything is made by hand daily, including the tamales, the tortillas, and the salsas. 600 North Milpas, 805.564.2626 2911 De La Vina Street, 805.682.2600 7024 Market Place Drive, Goleta, 805.968.7024
LOS ARROYOS Adam and Tom White 1981
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company at the end of historic stearns wharf
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Serving fresh, homemade Mexican food crafted each day from the finest ingredients. The original recipes offer a variety of dishes from traditional fare such as Sopes, Tamales, and Pozole to modern cuisine including the Mama’s Salad with grilled vegetables, Ceviche with fresh fish, and the Garden Burrito. 14 West Figueroa Street, 805.962.5541 1280 Coast Village Road, 805.969.9059 SPRING/SUMMER 2017
Santa Barbara Voted “Stiffest Drinks in Town” since 1928
LUCKY'S Great food and service never go out of style and terrific ingredients make a noticeable difference. The menu is a la carte with a huge selection of different cuts of USDA prime beef, live lobsters and the freshest seafood. Sides range from skinny onion rings and creamed corn to locally grown vegetables, tomatoes and salad greens. 1279 Coast Village Road, 805.565.7540
Homemade Cakes and Pies Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ... 7 Days a Week
Kitchen from 7:30 am until 10 pm “Everything just a little bit better” 536 State Street (corner of Cota) Santa Barbara Reservations 966-4638 PLEASE VISIT OUR OTHER FINE DINING RESTAURANTS LUCKY’S, TRE LUNE AND BUCATINI IN MONTECITO AND SANTA BARBARA
ON THE ALLEY On the Alley began as an overflow place for Brophy Brothers. Locals especially like its casual feel, the reliability of its “simple, honest food” and the ease of grabbing something good to eat at the beach, on a bench by the sea wall or at the wood picnic table right in front. 117 Harbor Way, 805.962.6315 7038 Market Place Drive, Goleta, 805.845.8096
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PADARO BEACH GRILL A family-friendly, American eatery and bar, Padaro Beach Grill offers a unique dining experience. Whether grubbing burgers inside the renovated dining room, watching the kids explore the sizable sand pit play area, or grabbing drinks with friends on the lush, grass patio, it's a guaranteed good time for all. 3765 Santa Claus Lane, 805.566.9800
Organic, Farmer’s Market Driven Menu, Gastropub Inspired 26 EAST ORTEGA STREET • 805.965.1113 • THEBLACKSHEEPSB.COM
SANTA BARBARA SHELLFISH COMPANY Located at the end of cheerful Stearns Wharf, hungry patrons crowd this casual restaurant where hefty crab and lobster are dropped into boiling cauldrons while award-winning chefs diligently work the open kitchen serving up signature dishes that rival any four star restaurant. 230 Stearns Wharf, 805.966.6676
SLY'S Focused on simple and delicious food, owner James Sly has been behind the stove for over forty years and has had plenty of time and experience to refine his art. Sly’s re-creates classic dishes using top-quality ingredients serving only hand-cut, aged prime steaks and a fabulous seafood menu, including local abalone. 686 Linden Ave. Carpinteria, 805.684.6666
FARM TO TABLE CALIFORNIA CUISINE IN A LIVELY SETTING Dine and drink amid rubble stone planters and 100 year old olive trees. Helmed by James Beard award winning chef, a truly unique experience awaits. Reservations can be made by visiting our website www.SomersetSb.com or giving us a call at 805.845.7112
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STELLA MARE'S Set in what was originally a farmhouse, Stella Mare’s overlooks the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. A beautiful glass greenhouse encloses the outdoor room providing a magical ambience complete with sofas by the fire for sipping drinks. Enjoy classic French country bistro cooking with flair. 50 Los Patos Way, 805.969.6705 SPRING/SUMMER 2017
THE BLACK SHEEP A local eating spot that was started on the premise of creating something unique. The setting is lively and intimate with a small and large plate concept to encourage sharing dishes for a varied and extensive culinary experience. Nearly forty microbrew beers are available, as well as many California wines. 26 East Ortega Street, 805.965.1113
TOMA Experience the Santa Barbara waterfront’s most romantic restaurant and savor exquisite Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Pour over local and Italian wines along with a full bar of hand-crafted cocktails and spirits, and enjoy warm and attentive service while dining window-side with a enchanting view of the Santa Barbara harbor. 324 West Cabrillo Blvd., 805.962.0777
Tre Lune Creating genuine Italian cuisine with love and care is Tre Lune’s stock in trade. A favorite with Montecito residents, “Three Moons” is set in a charming setting. Enjoy high-quality Italian cooking served in the lively dining room, with its historic black-and-white photographs, white table cloths and hardwood floors. 1151 Coast Village Road, 805.969.2646 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
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Exciting custom designed Hope Ranch Estate on 3.91 acres. 3 bedrooms suites plus incredible separate guest house. Stunning mountain views. Visit www.4182Cresta.com $6,395,000 Barbara Koutnik • 805-565-8811 • www.BarbaraKoutnik.com
Brand New Construction with 3 bedrooms, 2-l/2 baths beautifully appointed with spacious 2 car garage. Walk to beach, shops and restaurants. Visit www.4775DorranceWay.com $1,985,000 Barbara Koutnik • 805-565-8811 • www.BarbaraKoutnik.com
LUXURY DOWNTOWN LIVING
UNSURPASSED OCEAN VIEW CONTEMPORARY
In a Lovely and Private Garden Setting. Large Picture Windows, Rich Oak Flooring, & French Doors. Close to Shopping & Restaurants $1,648,000 C Scott McCosker • 805.687.2436 • www.ScottMcCosker.com
Exciting design to capture views from every room. 3 Bedroom Suites, 3.5 Baths. Visit tour at www.52ViaAlicia.com $3,995,000 Barbara Koutnik • 805-565-8811 • www.BarbaraKoutnik.com
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Ocean/Mountain views, Equestrian Facilities, Trail Access from property 4Bedrooms, 4.5Baths, Pool/Spa, gated entry. Visit tour at www.285ToroCanyon.com $6,550,000 Barbara Koutnik • 805-565-8811 • www.BarbaraKoutnik.com
1,2 and 3 bedroom condominiums located at beautiful East Beach! El Escorial is a resortlike complex in a tropical setting with a lovely pool and spa, health club, tennis courts and a 24 hour Guard Gate. Prices range from $579,000 to $1,200,000 Karin Holloway 805-895-3718 • Bob Oliver 805-965-0863
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SANTA BARBARAdestinations W H AT, W H E N , W H E R E & W H Y I N S B .
1. Santa Barbara County Courthouse: This National Historic Landmark is a stunning example of Spanish-Moorish architecture. The courthouse, built in 1929, is famous for its mural room, sunken gardens, and panoramic views from the top of the open-air clock tower. 1100 Anacapa Street, 805.568.2220, santabarbaracourthouse.org 2. Old Mission Santa Barbara: Founded in 1786, the “Queen of the Missions” occupies a commanding position atop 12 acres overlooking the Pacific and the city. Take a tour and then enjoy a picnic at the adjacent rose gardens. 2201 Laguna Street, 805.682.4713, santabarbaramission.org 3. State Street: Located in downtown Santa Barbara, this main street features shopping, outdoor paseos and plazas, fine dining, bars, historic sites, cultural venues, and entertainment. Parking is plentiful, and it’s a straight shot down to the beach. downtownsb.org 4. Stearns Wharf: Built in 1872 for passenger and freight shipping along the South Coast, the wooden pier is now home to a variety of restaurants, shops, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. State Street and Cabrillo Boulevard, stearnswharf.org
5. The Funk Zone: This vibrant “funky” mix of historical marine structures, industrial lots, and old houses is where art galleries, cafes, wineries, microbreweries, museums and other independent businesses converge. Located between State St. and Garden St., and Montecito St. to Cabrillo Blvd., funkzone.net
Of the hundredes of diversions Santa
has to offer on both land and TOP Barbara sea, these top 10 are a must for first time
6. The Harbor: Enjoy some of the best views of the waterfront, city, and mountains while indulging in the fresh catch of the day at one of the resident restaurants. Check out the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum or take a stroll along the breakwater. 113 Harbor Way, 805.962.8404, santabarbaraca.gov
visitors, long-time travellers, and born-andraised SB locals.
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8 BEACH BOUND EAST BEACH Play volleyball, hit the playground, or grab a bite at the East Beach Grill. 1400 Cabrillo Blvd.
7. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Regarded as one of southern California’s finest, featuring nationally recognized collections and special exhibitions, as well as a permanent collection, the museum has more than 27,000 works of art. 1130 State Street, 805.963.4364, sbma.net
9 WEST BEACH Launch a kayak, go stand-up paddle boarding or windsurfing. 299 West Cabrillo Blvd.
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art hosts FREE THURSDAY EVENINGS from 5-8pm.
8. Santa Barbara Zoo: Located overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the zoo is home to 146 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. More than 500 animals are on exhibit in open, naturalistic habitats. 500 Ninos Drive, 805.962.5339, sbzoo.org 9. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: Founded in 1916 and housed in beautiful Spanish Revival-style buildings, the museum 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 10. Santa Barbara Historical Museum: Located in the heart of the historic downtown El Pueblo Viejo District, the museum collection includes relics from Chumash, Spanish, Mexican, Yankee and Chinese cultures, as well as artifacts and textiles that date back to the 15th century. 136 East De la Guerra Street, 805.966.1601, santabarbaramuseum.com
LEADBETTER Learn to surf on the mellow waves that roll in below the cliffs. Shoreline Dr. and Loma Alta.
BUTTERFLY Take in a romantic sunset at this west-facing beach, across from the Four Seasons Biltmore in Montecito. 1260 Channel Drive.
For a complete listing of area parks and beaches go to: santabarbaraca.gov or countyofsb.org
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The Arlington Theater A 2,000 seat Mission Revival style theater, with a faux-Spanish village interior, hosts movies, concerts, lectures and more under a ceiling of twinkling stars. 1317 State Street, 805.963.4408, thearlingtontheatre.com Granada Theater 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
Syncopation June 8-25, 2017 presented by Ensemble Theatre Company at The New Vic. Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill From the mind of Little Women playwright Allan Knee comes a magical romance underscored with dance, set in the 1910's in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Desperate for an escape from his solitary life as a meatpacker and dishwasher, Henry takes out a classified ad in the paper for a dance partner. When the shy Anna answers his ad, Henry's dreams of becoming a ballroom dancer are put to the test… but with each tango and foxtrot they are drawn closer together, setting off an unlikely romance.
Ensemble Theatre Company at The New Vic Santa Barbara’s professional resident theatre company engages audiences with entertaining, compelling, and thought-provoking productions ranging from new works to innovative interpretations of the classics. 33 West Victoria Street, 805.965.5400, ensembletheatre.com Out Of The Box Theater Company This non-profit community theater company presents exciting, edgy and socially relevant contemporary musicals. Enjoy productions that fall outside of the common expectations of musical theatre. 805.963.8198, outoftheboxtheatre.org Music Academy of the West Over 200 annual events are held at this beautiful oceanside campus - home to one of the nation’s preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classical musicians. A host of internationally renowned faculty artists, guest conductors, and soloists participate and perform. 1070 Fairway Road, 805.969.4726, musicacademy.org
The Arlington Theater was built in 1931 on the former site of the Arlington Hotel which was destroyed following the 1925 6.8 earthquake.
THE SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN Explore the remarkable diversity of California’s flora and vegetation, via 5.5 miles of easy-to-walk nature trails. This living museum, widely regarded as a model botanic garden, covers over 70 acres with more than 1,000 taxa of native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, cacti, in beautiful natural settings. 1212 Mission Canyon Road, 805.682.4726, sbbg.org ALICE KECK PARK MEMORIAL GARDEN Take a self-guided tour of this botanical collection of over 75 different tree and plant species. Enjoy the koi pond, sensory garden, walking paths, butterfly garden, picnic areas and a charming gazebo. 1500 Santa Barbara Street LOTUSLAND
Lobero Theater California’s oldest, continuously operating theatre is also home to many of Santa Barbara’s outstanding performing arts organizations. Founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, it is widely recognized as one of Santa Barbara’s architectural jewels and designated as a State and City landmark. 33 E Canon Perdido Street, 805.966.4946, lobero.com Center Stage Theater This intimate black box theater located in the Paseo Nuevo shopping center hosts weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies. 751 Paseo Nuevo, 805.963.0408, centerstagetheatre.org Opera Santa Barbara Exciting, high caliber operas, as well as educational programs for the community are presented by this treasured organization. 805.898.3890, operasb.org
Covering 37 acres on the historic estate of the late Madame Ganna Walska, this garden is unlike any other. Exceptional design and creativity combined with botanical and horticultural depth make this a must-see. Indulge in the rare cycad collection, the whimsical Topiary Garden or the Water Garden, where the Indian lotus flowers bloom. Reservations are required. 805.969.9990, lotusland.org
MORETON BAY FIG TREE This California Historical Landmark is possibly the largest of its kind in California. Brought from Australia as a small cutting this Ficus macrophylla is now 80 feet high and over 175 foot across. 100 West Montecito Street
SANTA CLAUS A family-friendly locals' favorite, with a beautiful wide beach. Shop and eat nearby at Santa Claus Lane. Just north of Carpinteria.
ARROYO BURRO AKA Hendry’s, this beach is dogfriendly, has great sunsets, tide pools and bluffs. Dine at The Boathouse. 2981 1/2 Cliff Dr.
The Santa Barbara coastline is unique because although it rests on America's west coast, it actually runs from east to west, as opposed to north-south.
RINCON This famous, worldclass point break attracts surfers from around the globe. Just south of Carpinteria.
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2 1. Golfing at Glen Annie Golf Club 2. Surfing & Stand Up Paddle Boarding 3. Channel Islands National Park 4. The Urban Wine Trail
PHOTO BY JAY SINCLAIR COURTESY OF VISIT SANTA BARBARA
AROUND HERE YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO LEAVE THE CITY LIMITS FOR AWESOME ACTIVITIES & OUTDOOR ADVENTURES.
3 GOLFING Santa Barbara is well known for its scenic courses. The Santa Barbara Golf Club, located in the heart of the city, is one of the most popular golf courses in California. The championship golf course at Sandpiper has been rated by Golf Digest as one of the top twenty-five public golf courses in the country and boasts amazing mountain and ocean views. Glen Annie Golf Club, a championship course with first class amenities, is nestled in the beautiful surrounding foothills. Santa Barbara Golf Club: 805.687.7087,
SBGolf.com; Sandpiper: 805.968.1541, SandpiperGolf. com; Glen Annie: 805.968.6400, GlenAnnieGolf. com SURFING AND STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING Santa Barbara’s south-facing coast is home to great surf for beginners and experts alike. South Pacific swells send smaller waves our way in the summer, but fall and winter storms from the north Pacific can generate serious surf. That’s the time to visit Rincon, a world-famous point break just south of Carpinteria to
watch expert surfers ride big waves. Leadbetter Beach in town and Campus Point, at UC Santa Barbara are great for beginners. For any surf or stand up paddle board needs go to A-Frame Surf Shop at 3785 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria. 805.684.8803, AFrameSurf.com CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK Some of the best kayaking, snorkeling and hiking opportunities in California are available on and around the Channel Islands. Located just off of the coast of Santa Barbara, the islands
are home to over 2,000 plant and animal species. Beautiful marine life, pristine kelp forests, rugged coastline, and hidden sea caves make this a world-class destination. Santa Barbara Adventure Company offers both day and overnight trips for beginners and advanced kayakers and snorkelers. SBAdventureCo. com, 805.884.9283 SKATERS POINT Go for a session at one of Southern California’s coolest skate parks. This 14,600 square foot state-of-the-art park features rails, a half-pipe,
Hello Sunshine! Santa Barbara revels in over 300 days of sunshine per year and with an average
annual temperature of 70 degrees, there really isn’t an “off-season”. It’s always “on” in SB! 88
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fun boxes and other rad elements. It is located on the waterfront, at Garden Street and Cabrillo Boulevard. Protective gear required and enforced. 805.564.5418, SantaBarbaraca.gov WHALE WATCHING Gray, Blue and Humpback Whales migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel, breaching, spy hopping and spouting as they make their way up and down the coast. Resident seals and dolphins are abundant throughout the year and you may even see a dolphin pod with numbers in the hundreds. 805.896.7489, CondorExpress.com CHASE PALM PARK Take a spin on the antique carousel and then head over a charming bridge to a shipwreck-themed playground at this waterfront park. With drop-in picnic areas nearby, as well as reservable picnic areas and event facilities, this park has something for everyone. 236 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, 805.564.5418, SantaBarbaraca.gov
DAY TRIP DESTINATION: Santa Ynez Valley
*fan favorite! Lizard's Mouth
For an entirely different experience, head over the pass to the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country, where rolling, oak-studded hills hold six charming towns, each with a unique flavor. Explore vineyards by horseback, indulge in fresh farm-to-table cuisine, sample the latest microbrewery batches or try your luck at the Chumash Casino. For more information: VisitSYV.com
THE URBAN WINE TRAIL Taste some of the finest wines produced in Santa Barbara County, all within blocks of downtown and the beach. Both novices and aficionados are provided the opportunity to learn about and taste a diverse variety of wines from the area's best vineyards. For a map and more info go to urbanwinetrailsb.com
SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY SEA CENTER For close encounters with sea creatures, head to this interactive marine education center, where guests enjoy exhibits, a theater, and a live touch pool for a real hands-on experience. 211 Stearns Wharf, 805.962.2526, SBNature.org
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LIKE TO HIKE? I N S P I R AT I O N P O I N T via Jesusita Trail, a local favorite, is a must! This 3.5 mile hike has an elevation gain of about 800 feet, so itâ€™s doable for most hikers and rewards with sweeping views of the city, Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands. Directions: Take Tunnel Road all the way to the end - warning: parking is limited. The trail begins on a paved fire road that eventually transitions to a dirt road. Head straight up the dirt road for about a 1/4 mile, take the trail to the left to the top, and enjoy! For other frontcountry, backcountry and ocean trail options, go to SantaBarbaraHikes.com
CARRIAGE & WESTERN ART MUSEUM See a collection of over 50 saddles, once belonging to the Cisco Kid, Will Rogers, Jimmy Stewart and others, along with exhibits featuring everything from polished hearses to police buggies, old stagecoaches, and circus wagons. 129 Castillo Street, 805.962.2353, CarriageMuseum.org KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM Since its opening in 1986,
the museum has displayed thousands of historic documents. It houses a remarkable permanent collection, including an original stone copy of the Declaration of Independence, handwritten scores by a dozen leading composers, and the computer guidance system used on the first Apollo lander flight to the moon. 21 West Anapamu Street, 805.962.5322 rain.org/~karpeles/sb.html
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA As the leading contemporary arts presenter in Central California, the museum hosts three rotating exhibitions per year, each of which is on view for fourteen weeks. Check the museum website for the exhibition schedule. Admission is free. 653 Paseo Nuevo, 805.966.5373, MCASsantaBarbara.org SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM Located in the harbor and dedicated to preserving
the maritime heritage of the California Coast, the museum is home to the impressive Point Conception First Order Fresnel Lighthouse Lens, as well as a variety of highly interactive exhibits. 113 Harbor Way, 805.962.8404, SBmm.org DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
EVENTSANDFESTIVALS IT’S THE SUNNY SEASON IN SB AND THE SPRING/SUMMER SOCIAL CALENDAR IS WARMING UP! FROM WEEKLY FUN RUNS TO CONCERTS IN THE PARK, COLORFUL PARADES AND WINE TASTINGS, THERE’S AN ARRAY OF ENTICING FESTIVALS AND EVENTS TO LURE YOU OUT AND ABOUT. +Music, Theatre and Sports to satisfy every fan and
MARCH 11: Wild Brew Fest Indulge in the area’s best traditionally brewed and wild fermented libations, along with a workshop and Locavore lunch. 805.722.5324, sbfermentationfestival. com/wild-brew-fest 17-19: 72nd annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show Thousands of blooms are showcased at one of the country’s largest and oldest celebrations of orchids. 805.403.1533, sborchidshow.com
17: Amgen Tour of California The 7-day, professional cycling event returns to the waterfront area of Santa Barbara. Cheer the start of the Men’s Stage 4 as cyclists head to Santa Clarita. amgentourofcalifornia.com
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APRIL 15: EEGstravaganza Free egg hunt for toddlers to 8-year-olds - includes thousands of chocolate and plastic eggs filled with prizes.10:00 a.m. Chase Palm Park. 805.564.5495, santabarbaraca.gov
20-23: Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend & Festival Grand Tasting Sample Santa Barbara County wines and meet the makers. Select wineries host their own events, ranging from winemaker dinners to barrel tastings. The 35th Annual Festival Grand Tasting takes place on Saturday at Riverview Park in Buellton. 805.688.0881, sbcountywines.com MAY 1: Bugs Outside the Box This Explore the beauty hidden within the natural world as the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History presents a selection of enormous insect sculptures - butterflies
25: Downtown LIVE Art & Wine Tour Stroll State Street downtown venues, taste dishes from leading restaurants and sample wines from world-class vintners. 805.962.2098, downtownsb.org
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18-19: Starry Nights Festival Held in the mountains of Santa Barbara at Live Oak Campground, this environmentally conscious music, and art festival has a world-class lineup, including The Kills, The Dandy Warhols, Cat Power, Alan Parsons Live Project and more. 805. starrynitesfestival.com
22-23: Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival Celebrate a “greener” and more sustainable world while enjoying live music, food, wine and beer garden, Kids’ Corner, Eco Village booths, demonstrations and more. Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara Street. 805.963.0583, sbearthday.org
with five-foot wingspans and beetles four feet long! Runs through September 8th. 805.682.4711, sbnature.org
72ND ANNUAL SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL ORCHID SHOW
27-29: I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival Street painters cover the Santa Barbara Mission plaza pavement with vibrant chalk pastel paintings, created over the course of a few days. The adjacent Mission lawn is filled with live music, Italian cuisine, and an authentic Italian market. Free admission and the festival benefits the Children's Creative Project. Santa Barbara Mission, 805.964.4710, imadonnarifestival.com JUNE 3: Zoo Brew Toast to tigers and anteaters and cruise around the Santa Barbara Zoo to sample craft beer from over 30 breweries, along with pub food, games, and music. 805.962.5339, sbzoo.org
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SURF 'N' SUDS BEER FESTIVAL SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION & PARADE
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23-25: Summer Solstice Celebration and Parade Celebrate the longest day of the year at one of Santa Barbara’s largest and most colorful events. The party starts at Alameda Park on Friday at 4:00 pm (and runs through Sunday) with live music, arts & crafts booths, food, and a beer/wine garden, followed by the parade at noon on Saturday. 805.965.3396, solsticeparade.com 24th: 30th Annual Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival Held along the banks of Mission Creek at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, guests mingle with winemakers, bakers, and chefs while enjoying the best of Central Coast wines and cuisine. 805.682.4711, sbnature.org
15-16: 29th Annual French Festival A two-day celebration of Bastille Day with great food, wine, mimosas, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance and of course the infamous Poodle & Pals Parade! Oak Park - 805.963.8198, frenchfestival.com AUGUST 2-5: 93rd Old Spanish Days Fiesta Join in the biggest party of the season! Santa Barbara’s rich cultural history and traditions are honored and celebrated with a variety of events and performances - traditional Spanish Classical and Flamenco dancing, Mexican Folklórico music, the Fiesta Historical Parade, along with colorful open-air “mercados,” cantinas, and carnivals. oldspanishdays-fiesta.org 12: Surf ’N’ Suds Spend the day at Carpinteria state beach and explore offerings from over 60 craft breweries, ciders, and wines, along with surfboard shapers, food trucks, and live entertainment. 805.448.7070, surfbeerfest.com 26: Pacific Pride Festival The largest LGBT celebration on the Central Coast features an all-day line-up of live entertainment, food booths, vendors, and activities. All proceeds benefit the services of Pacific Pride Foundation. 805.963.3636, pacificpridefoundation.org
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13-15: 14th Annual California Wine Festival This wine-lovers event culminates with the signature wine tasting event, held beachside at Chase Palm Park. Sample California wines, microbrews, gourmet food from local chefs. 800.936.3126, californiawinefestival.com
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UCSB ARTS & LECTURES MARCH 15: Alton Brown Live Eat Your Science The Food Network star serves up the perfect mix of science, music, and food. 805.893.3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
JULY 4: 4th of July Fireworks Celebration The City of Santa Barbara hosts a spectacular 20-minute fireworks display at West Beach starting at 9 pm. 805.564.5418, santabarbaraca.gov
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ongoing goings-on Farmers Market Separate markets are held six days a week around the Santa Barbara area - the most popular on Tuesday afternoons, downtown, and on Saturday mornings a few blocks from State Street. Every week, year round, local farmers offer fresh seasonal products, including a diverse array of vegetables, fruits, honey, nuts, flowers, meat, seafood and other artisanal products. For a weekly schedule go to sbfarmersmarket.org Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show Since 1965 Santa Barbara County artists have been setting up shop every Sunday, year round from 10:00-dusk along Santa Barbara’s waterfront on Cabrillo Boulevard (from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez). 805.897.1982, santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/parksrec/recreation/sbaacs 1st Thursday Check out this award winning program highlighting downtown arts, culture and entertainment on the first Thursday of every month. All 1st Thursday attractions are free. 5-8pm. downtownsb.org Concerts at the Santa Barbara Bowl Built in 1936 as a WPA project, the “Bowl” is one of the most scenic and intimate amphitheaters in the world, attracting world-class artists to perform under the stars and amidst beautiful old-growth oak trees. 1122 N. Milpas St., 805.962.7411. For a complete list of upcoming concerts, visit SBBowl.com. (include an image of a band or performer on the schedule or an awesome pic of the Bowl during a performance) PHOTO BY JAY SINCLAIR COURTESY OF VISIT SANTA BARBARA
Concerts in the Park Free music concerts are held at Chase Palm Park, located on Cabrillo Blvd. along the waterfront. Come dance, picnic and celebrate summer on Thursday nights from 6:00-8:30, during July and August. 805.897.1946, civicaweb.santabarbaraca.gov
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Ayda Robana of Om Sweet Mama delights the senses with her fresh take on a tropical, Mexican Cuisineinspired menu. The recipes are simple, colorful, and as alluring as glassy waves on a fine summer day. YUCATAN CEVICHE 3 lbs. sushi-grade saltwater fish, skinned, de-boned, bloodline removed (yellowtail tuna, halibut, sea bass, etc.) 1 ½ cups fresh lime juice 1 ½ cups young coconut juice 1 ½ cups young coconut meat (from 2 coconuts) ½ small habanero 1 small clove garlic, minced 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon fresh ground ginger My love of Tulum 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised and for Hartwood restaurant 1 bunch cilantro, chopped in particular inspired this menu. 1 ripe avocado, sliced Hartwood is my happy place. Set on 1 small bunch radishes, mandolin sliced the jungle side of the beach road, it's lush Garnish: radish sprouts, edible flowers with vegetation and warm candlelight. With no Cut up the fish into small cubes. Add lime juice, coconut water, onion, habanero, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, and salt. Scrape out the flesh of the young coconuts and chop into small diced pieces. Add to the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Add cilantro, avocado, and radishes. Garnish with radish sprouts, edible flowers, and pickled onions. Serve with beet tostada, plantain chips, or corn chips and salsas. MEZCAL & HIBISCUS COCKTAIL 1 cup grapefruit juice 1 shot mezcal 2 tablespoons St. Germain Ice 1 tablespoon hibiscus simple syrup Grilled citrus garnish
electricity and only a barbecue and wood-burning oven for cooking, many of their dishes are served cold or at room temperature. There's always two or three ceviches on the menu, and after a hot day at the beach, that's all I want to eat. I revel in these long Mexican beach days - sand, salt, and sea, a good book, a few friends, and the daily catch - all taken in with a fresh cocktail and lingering sunset. I often try to recreate that vibe in my own backyard with the bountiful blessings that Santa Barbara provides from the sea and land during our warm Spring and Summer months. -Ayda Robana
HIBISCUS SIMPLE SYRUP 1 cup granulated sugar Juice of 2 limes, 1 grapefruit, and 1 lemon ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers Reduce down sugar and citrus juice on medium heat in a small saucepan for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat, add dried hibiscus flowers, and let steep for 1 hour until cool. Strain off the simple syrup. For the grilled citrus garnish, slice your choice of citrus (grapefruit, orange, lime, etc.), place on a heated grill, and char on both sides. Allow cooling before adding to drink. About Om Sweet Mama - Ayda Robana, culinary artist, caterer and private chef, is passionate about using locally-sourced, organic, farm-fresh ingredients. Highly influenced by her world travels and TunisianAmerican upbringing, she founded Om Sweet Mama catering in 2008 and was among the first chefs in Santa Barbara to introduce pop-up meals in locations around town. 805.837.9009, omsweetmama.com DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
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1. Allora by Laura 1269 Coast Village Rd., 563.2425
2. American Colors
1046 Coast Village Rd., 565.5606
11 W. Canon Perdido, 962.1133
3. Antoinette 14 6
1046 Coast Village Rd., 565.3415 7 W. Canon Perdido, 963.5760
5. Bikini Factory 9
2275 Ortega Hill Rd., 969.2887
1226 Coast Village Rd., 403.4576
2330 Lillie Avenue, 565.3848
8. Bryant &â€ˆSons 812 State Street, 966.9187 1482 East Valley Road, 565.4411
9. Chasen 1046 Coast Village Rd., 845.6186
10. Hummingbird 3823 Santa Claus Lane, 684.5800
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1046 Coast Village Rd., 969.1515
1253 Coast Village Rd., 965.3999
3817 Santa Claus Lane, 684.6474
14. Salt 740 State Street, 963.7258
15. Sepi 1273 Coast Village Rd., 845.0055
16. Tienda Ho 1105 State Street, 962.3643
17. Waxing Poetic 1108 State Street, 845.2431 2350 Lillie Avenue, 770.2847
18. Whiskey + Leather 1101 Coast Village Rd., 770.5155
19. Whistle Club 1235 Coast Village Rd., 565.2800
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1. Elizabeth Gordon Gallery
1. Coldwell Banker
1. Andersen's Danish Res.
1290 Coast Village Road, 969.4755 1498 E. Valley Road, 969.0900 3902 State Street, 682.2477
1106 State Street, 962.5085
101 East Cabrillo Blvd, 966.2112
1404 De La Vina, 963.7003
2. Benchmark Eatery
15 W. Gutierrez Street, 963.1157
2. Kim Kieler Gallery 1 N. Calle Cesar Chaves #5, 899.2299
3. Santa Barbara Arts 1114 State Street, 884.1938
4. Santa Barbara Museum 1130 State Street, 963.4364
5. Sullivan Goss 7 East Anapamu, 730.1460
6 The Gallery Montecito 1277 Coast Village Road, 969.1180
7. Waterhouse Gallery 1114 State Street, 962.8885
2. Hayward's 7 Parker Way, 966.1390
3. Indigo Home Furnishings 1321 State Street, 962.6909
4. Marc Normand Gelinas 1482 East Valley Road, 722.0052
5. Menelli Trading Co 1080 Coast Village Road, 682.8552
6. Pine Trader Antiques 2345 Lillie Avenue, 845.2618
7. Plum Goods 909 State Street, 845.3900
8. Porch 3823 Santa Claus Lane, 684.0300
9. Reed Interiors 590 E. Gutierrez Street, 770.5363
10. Santa Barbara Company 214 East Victoria, 845.3700
13. The Garden Market
1201 State Street, 845.2600
3811 Santa Claus Lane, 745.5505
1279 Coast Village Rd., 565.7540
24. Mission Street Ice Cream & Yogurt
630 State Street, 957.1300
512 State Street, 965.3363
201 West Mission Street, 569.2323
1311 State Street, 962.1311 6940 Marketplace Drive, 770.5388
25. Padaro Beach Grill
16. Jill's Place
26. Shellfish Company
632 Santa Barbara Street, 963.0378
230 Stearns Wharf, 966.6676
17. Joe's Cafe
536 State Street, 966.4638
686 Linden Avenue, 684.6666
18. The Lark
131 Anacapa Street, 284.0370
7 E. Anapamu Street, 845.7112
19. Le Cafe Stella
29. Stella Mare's
3302 McCaw Avenue, 569.7698
50 Los Patos Way, 969.6705
330 State Street, 845.8966
20. Los Agaves
30. The Black Sheep 26 East Ortega Street, 965.1113
10. Downey's 1305 State Street, 966.5006
600 N. Milpas, 564.2626 2911 De La Vina, 682.2600 7029 Calle Real, Goleta, 968.4000
11. Farmer Boy
21. Los Arroyos
229 W. Montecito Street, 884.4664
5. Brophy Brothers 119 Harbor Way, 966.4418
6. Bucatini 436 State Street, 957.4177
7. Cá Dario 37 East Victoria, 884.9419
8. Cá Dario Pizzeria 29 East Victoria, 957.2020
9. Casa Blanca
3427 State Street, 845.6749
14 W. Figueroa Street, 962.5541 1280 Coast Village Road, 969.9059
3765 Santa Claus Lane, 566.9800
31. Toma 324 West Cabrillo Blvd., 962.0777
32. Tre Lune 1151 Coast Village Rd., 969.2646
PAINTING UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN with artist Garrett Speirs
IT IS LOCAL ARTIST GARRETT SPEIRSâ€™ LONGTIME LOVE OF THE ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE, along with his devotion to the study of plein air painting that compels him to share it with fellow artists, both aspiring and accomplished. Speirs first visited Cortona, Italy in 1985 as an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia and has returned many times since - as a graduate student, a professor of painting, and as a painter and photographer. These journeys inspired him to create the Plein Air Tuscany study abroad program. Plein air translates to painting in the open air and in this case, under the blue skies of Tuscany. The immersive adventure allows participants, regardless of skill level, to experience the magic of capturing the luminous effects of natural light with a paintbrush in hand. In-depth learning and personalized instruction are provided within an intimate group of less than a dozen students. Days are spent painting, exploring the Tuscan countryside, indulging al fresco on the areaâ€™s fresh bounty and wine, and discovering local art and history along the way. Nine days of painting under the Tuscan sun and you are sure to realize your masterpiece.
Just about every little thing is taken care of, and if we get stuck then Garrett is there to help figure out the next brush stroke. It's a dream come true.
Susan Unger, Renowned Designer
To learn more about the Plein Air Tuscany study abroad program visit pleinairtuscany.net or call 805.448.9166. Garrett's work can be seen at Rooms and Gardens - 924 State Street, Santa Barbara. 96
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