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FEATURES BOUTIQUES | GALLERIES | HOME 22 ZFolio 39 28 Lavender & Canvas 40 31 Jake & Jones 42 32 Hayward's 43 35 Riviera Towel Company 54 36 Bryant and Sons 56 38 Chasen 58 12
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DECOR STORES Loveworn J Woeste in Los Olivos Ambiance Salt Marc Normand Gelinas Celadon House Reed Interiors
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
A sartorial weekend getaway at Santa Barbara's Hotel Californian
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WHERE TASTE MEETS TASTE.
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Get the scoop on the latest and greatest new store and restaurant openings around SB
SANTA BARBARA STYLE
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 63 The Little Door SB 64 Fishouse 67 Bluewater Grill 68 Cรก Dario Pizzeria 71 Toma 72 Stella Mare's
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Explore the world of options and opportunities to get out & play and celebrate
SWEET, SAVORY AND SUNNY
A picture perfect picnic at the Santa Barbara Mission Rose Garden with local chef Ayda Robana
ON OUR COVER
Model Danielle Donn takes in the panoramic view from the rooftop pool deck at the Hotel Californian. For more spring fashion shot by photographer John Schell go to page 44.
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Fine art dealers since 1984, Elizabeth Gordon Gallery offers a provocative collection of original work that rewards and captivates the discriminating collector of contemporary art. The extraordinary works of art from the talented stable of artists will excite and energize you. If you are starting a collection or adding to one and love fresh, provocative, captivating works, visit Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, located in the 300 block of State Street at 15 W. Gutierrez, 805.963.1157 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
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FINNEY'S CRAFTHOUSE AND KITCHEN is a lively new addition to lower State Street and brings upscale cooking to casual dining. Shareable appetizers, gourmet salads, amazing burgers & sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, and specialty tacos round out the menu. Finney's offers 30 craft beers on draft, a full bar featuring hand-crafted cocktails, fine wines, and TVs for sports viewing. 35 State Street, 805.845.6220, finneyscrafthouse.com
CÁ DARIO PIZZERIA
JAKE & JONES
ISLA BOUTIQUE is a luxury lifestyle boutique for men and women, located just adjacent to the Funk Zone and steps from the waterfront in the Hotel Californian retail space. Shop fine jewelry and fashion forward clothing from emerging international and local designers. 36 State Street, 805.882.0100 JAKE & JONES the new Presidio neighborhood lifestyle boutique is filled with the color, patterns, and great designs of modern fashion forward clothing, shoes, swimwear and accessories, as well as a thoughtfully curated selection of baby clothing, toys, books, skin and body care goods and home items. Owner, Jennifer Steinwurtzel, is constantly on the hunt for engaging goods for curious customers. 136 East Canon Perdido St., 805.770.7763, jakeandjones.com
FINNEY'S CRAFTHOUSE AND KITCHEN
what's Get to know Santa Barbara's newest kids on the block. AMBIANCE: Meet Montecito’s new go-to lifestyle boutique for the fun, fashion-minded crowd. The merchandise mix includes contemporary lines from all-star collections like Alice McCall, Hammitt, Mara Hoffman, Frame, and Calleen Cordero. There’s also a small selection of home and lifestyle items - books, gifts, candles, body care, and other goods that will put you in the mood to shop. 1266 Coast Village Road, Montecito, 805.869.1811, shopambiance.com
GIANNETTI: Located near the historic Arlington theater, this full service architectural and interior design firm and studio doubles as a home furnishings store, featuring the Giannetti furniture collection, clothing, beautiful Swedish antiques, and vintage pieces. 1309 State Street, 310.826.2407, giannettihome.com
THE LITTLE DOOR, with its stunning view of the Santa Barbara Couthouse Sunken Gardens, casual, cozy interior and very special customer service, captures the feel of a Belle Epoque restaurant. Chef Oscar
BLACKBIRD: Classic meets contemporary at Hotel Californian’s signature restaurant, featuring exquisite Mediterranean-influenced cuisine with an emphasis on Santa Barbara-sourced, hyper-seasonal ingredients. Blackbird offers a sleek, yet approachable and wholly unpretentious atmosphere with a pulse on contemporary Santa Barbara. 36 State Street, 805.882.0135, thehotelcalifornian.com BLUEWATER GRILL: The newest addition to Santa Barbara’s sustainable-fresh-seafood dining scene occupies the old lighthouse building at the foot of State Street. The airy, two-level restaurant with an upstairs bar and outdoor patio serves up some of Santa Barbara's best ocean views, while featuring a full raw bar, whole oven roasted fish, and seasonally available halibut, white seabass and more. 15 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 805.845.5121, bluewatergrill.com CA DARIO PIZZERIA: This pizzeria suits the Public Market’s grab-and-go sensibility. Whether you choose a classic Margherita pizza or one with truffle cheese and wild mushrooms, you’ll have a perfect meal for one person or a quick bite for two. This pizzeria caters to people who want something fast and good. 38 West Victoria Street, 805.884.9419, cadario.net 24
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RIVIERA TOWEL COMPANY SPRING/SUMMER 2018
THE LITTLE DOOR SB BLACKBIRD
GIANNETTI Ledesma offers contemporary-American fare, but includes decidedly French accents and influences from around the Mediterranean. 129 E. Anapamu St. 805.560.8002, thelittledoorsb.com Â RENAUD'S BAKERY recently added a new location on Coast Village Road. Indulge in the delectable authentic fresh baked French pastries, tarts, cakes, cookies and other culinary creations by Chef Renaud in the heart of Montecito. 1187 Coast Village Road, 805.324.4510, renaudsbakery.com
RIVIERA TOWEL COMPANY: A portion of every sale of their beautiful, high-quality Turkish towels is donated to marine agencies working to protect our oceans. Shop the full collection of artisan-woven towels, bathrobes, blankets, bags, along with a beachy selection of accessories at their designer showroom located on De La Guerra Plaza, just off of State Street. 727 De La Guerra Plaza, 805.560.1571, rivieratowel.com AMBIANCE
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Turkish towels - RIVIERA TOWEL COMPANY
Floral top and ring - CHASEN
Beachy hues, floral flair and exotic accents abound as summer style heats up in Santa Barbara's best boutiques.
Sweatshirt -ROWAN Canvas carryall - LAVENDER AND CANVAS Felt pennant - ACE RIVINGTON
Ace + Jig spring JAKE & JONES
Pearl necklace - WAXING POETIC
Straw hat - AMBIANCE
Custom denim LOVEWORN Shift dress ANTOINETTE
Leather slides - PLUM GOODS
Hair and body mist PLUM GOODS
Embroidered tunic - TIENDA HO Swimwear BIKINI FACTORY
Bracelet - BRYANT & SONS
Wedge sandal - ANTOINETTE
THE BOYS OF SUMMER... HAVE THE BEST STYLE!
Sweatshirt THE SHOPKEEPERS
Board shorts - PLUM GOODS
Logo tee - ACE RIVINGTON
Trainers - PLUM GOODS
LAVENDER AND CANVAS A C R E AT I V E FA M I LY A F FA I R
MEET JESSE AND RILEY, the dynamic mother/daughter entrepreneur duo behind the Southern California collection of handmade bags Lavender and Canvas. Here Jesse gives us a little insight into the collection, her design process with Riley, and what it’s like to run a business with your daughter.
Lavender and Canvas is a totally inspired brand from the people we get to work with, the resources we discover and get to play with to the custom projects we create. We were recently asked to collaborate with the Denver Art Museum and the iconic Sun Valley Resort to design and produce exceptional custom-made pieces.
Eat, Work, Love
I work with one of the three loves of my life - my daughter, Riley. Every day we get to join forces, navigate, and negotiate about everything from design concepts, fabrics, thread colors, suppliers, to most importantly - what’s for lunch!! Every day we are afforded the opportunity to discover how to blaze a trail for ourselves, whether things are going our way or not.
Our goal was to create bags that span many different generations and styles, using the finest fabrics, linens, and leathers, to create gorgeous and memorable bags with the strength and grace that will last years and years.
A Genetically Shared Passion
Riley and I have poured ourselves into this, and in just a few short months incredible bursts of surprises just kept coming our way - from a stint at a pre-Emmys lounge, editorials in some unreal publications like the Huffington Post, a sighting in ABC’s the Bachelor - we couldn’t be happier!
We love creating, and we are comfortable knowing that the learning curves are rapid and steep. Be it as a mother, a daughter or entrepreneur, we have to have the courage to get over the bumps, to stay open, to listen, to grow. Indeed the word ‘courage’ comes from the Latin cor, meaning heart. Shop Lavender and Canvas online at www.lavenderandcanvas.com
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ACE RIVINGTON Located in downtown Santa Barbara this men’s clothing store is inspired by the spirit of adventure and offers fashion basics in updated fits. The jeans, produced in Los Angeles, are sewn from imported Italian denim. You'll want to live in the terry sweatshirts and super soft tees. Take advantage of on-site tailoring and alterations while you sip one of Ace’s famous mojito’s, and soak in the sounds of Buena Vista Social Club - a truly unique shopping experience. 1114 State Street #25, 805.881.2999, acerivington.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
Santa Barbara boasts an eclectic mix of boutiques and only-in-SB shops offering everything from expertly-curated designer goods, to custom jewelry and bathing suits. With something at every price point, and for every style, Santa Barbara is a shopper's paradise.
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Showroom 727 De La Guerra Plaza - RivieraTowel.com
The Bikini Factory offers a vast selection of separates and one-piece swimwear, hats, sandals and other â€œbeachyâ€? 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
Bonita features distinctive, elegant bohemian clothing, jewelry & gifts curated from owner Rita Villa whose travels capture her signature style. Spell of Byron Bay, Frank & Eileen, Mother Denim, Star Mela & Matta are mainstays. 2330 Lillie Avenue, Summerland, 805.565.3848
BRYANT AND SONS
Since 1965 the Bryant family has offered Santa Barbara and Montecito customers the world's most elegant selection of jewelry and gift items, along with original designs and rare finds. Bryant & Sons is proud to represent many of the world's most distinguished jewelry designers and timepiece collections. 812 State Street, 805.966.9187 and 1482 East Valley Rd., 805.565.4411, BryantAndSons.com
OUT OF THE BOX
I’m so excited to carry NYCbased brands Ace + Jig and Mara Hoffman, and Heidi Merrick, Fathers Daughter and Ozma out of LA. I love Carolina K and our exquisite handmade leather bags by ARA. Our ever-expanding stationary section is stocked with Gold Teeth Brooklyn cards, Iron Curtain Press and of course goods from our local printing press, Folio/Wootton Printing. And for the babies, there’s Rylee + Cru, Nununu, Tiny Giants, Aviator Nation and SB based Brown Sugar Beach.
hand-hewn leather bag by ARA
ATTENTION CURIOUS SHOPPERS
JAKE & JONES
The J&J customer is someone who is curious! That’s my tagline - “a boutique for the well-traveled, the ever curious woman (and soon to be man).” I hope my customer is someone who sees beyond the material goods and into the artwork, design, colors, patterns, and the joy and creative process of the makers.
MEET & GREET
with Jennifer Steinwurtzel, owner and curator-extraordinaire of Santa Barbara’s hottest new lifestyle store
My kiddos, Jake (5) and Jones (3) are my inspirations - my little people who remind me daily to live life to its fullest. I named the store after them because it was having them that gave me the courage to see an idea through - to create, to think big and to go for it.
ON CURATING AND EDITING
The most important part of the buying process is sticking to my vision and trusting my gut. I often discover brands on my travels or when sifting through all of the amazing designers out there, and sometimes companies discover me.
GOOD VIBES ONLY
The store feels light, fresh and modern. It was never my intent to establish a clothing store - but rather a place where people could come and be inspired - a place to hang out and experience something tactile.
right: baby and mommy t-shirt sets; below: an assortment of home goods including cookbooks
Located in the historic Presidio neighborhood, Jake & Jones offers modern, fashion-forward clothing, shoes, swimwear and accessories, baby clothing and toys, books, skin and body care goods, home decor items, and everything else that strikes Jennifer’s fancy. Follow @shopjakeandjones on Instagram to see the latest additions to the mix. 136 EAST CANON PERDIDO ST. 805.770.7763 JAKEANDJONES.COM
Carolina K Collection
left: fair trade organic skin care products; above: artisan Beech wood bowl and salad tossers
“Santa Barbara living is synonymous with enjoying plenty of sunshine and outdoor time, and for many homes here the square footage and living space extend far beyond the interior. Celebrations held under a canopy of stars or while basking in our golden coastal sunshine are my favorite and always memorable.” Chaise lou nge and ch ill Create a sp ace for gue sts to relax and have a quiet mom ent.
HAYWARD’S 1890 A FESTIVE ALFRESCO FETE
Hugh Hayward, fifth-generation owner of Santa Barbara outdoor patio furniture institution Hayward’s 1890, dishes on all of the essential ingredients for planning the perfect patio party.
Moving the Bar - A bar cart is one of the most functional pieces for entertaing - inside, outside, or poolside, a fresh drink is just a reach away.
Oval table discussions An oval-shaped table is great for larger groups. The curved edges keep every guest in the conversation loop. And with a weather-proof mosaic tile top like this, who needs a table cloth!
> Design details - Handhewn ceramic lily pad dinnerware adds a touch of whimsy to the table scape. < Fave Party Favors - These Surprise Balls and colorful mini tabletop pinatas hold little keepsakes, treats, and sweets inside.
Ready-made shade Keep things cool with a sculptural Tucci umbrella. < Mood Regulators - Nothing sets the tone for a gathering better than music and libations. And you can't go wrong with the King of Soul and Blanca Juleps, with fresh mint, lime juice, and bourbon for a smooth summer vibe.
Visit Hayward’s beautifully curated 12,000 square foot showroom to see inspiring vignettes and shop high-end outdoor furniture, umbrellas, pillows, cushions, fire pits, decor, gifts, party favors, and more. Select from a variety of quality materials and styles - from teak or wrought iron, to traditional or modern - to create, customize, and optimize your outdoor living space. 7 PARKER WAY • 805.966.1390 • HAYWARDS1890.COM 32
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1890. Their beautiful 12,000 square foot showroom is f illed with a carefully edited selection of high quality brand-name outdoor furniture, umbrellas, f ire pits, accessories and gifts. 7 Parker Way, 805.966.1390, Haywards1890.com
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
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
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THE SANTA BARBARA COMPANY Fine gifts and artisan goods with an emphasis on all things local
Meaningful Santa Barbara gifts in a 100 year old bungalow! TOTES * SOUVENIRS * OLIVE OIL * COASTERS * LOCAL SOAPS * CANDLES
Visit the shop at 214 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA or shop online at www.SantaBarbaraCompany.com âˆ™ (805) 845-3700 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
PLUM GOODS This "little shop with a big heart" offers the unique and the unexpected, the funky and the functional. Innovative, beautiful art, textiles, glassware, jewelry, toys, cards and more, made with integrity whether by hand, recycled, fair trade, organic or simply inspired. 909 State Street, 805.845.3900, plumgoodsstore.com
Fine Home Furnishings and Design
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PORCH A carefully curated home and garden shop, offering an abundant inventory of gifts, tabletop, books, textiles, lighting, furnishings, local art, and more. 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
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, Trina Turka fabulous selection of Tom Ford sunglasses and more. 3817 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, 805.684.6474 Maaji
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Riviera Towel Company Making waves for healthy oceans
Turkish towel draped crusaders, Shannon and Albert DiPadova, are helping heal the ocean one towel at a time. This local husband and wife duo create beautiful, high-quality, affordable towels and textiles and donate a portion of every sale to help fund marine agencies working to protect our oceans. Designed in Santa Barbara and woven by artisans using traditional methods, Riviera Towel Company towels are intended to go way beyond the beach. Theyâ€™re seasonless and can be used by a bonfire or at the pool, as a scarf, sarong, or tablecloth, or after a nice hot shower. Inspired by the rivieras around the world, of course including our American Riviera, the color pallets for the designs come from various little details, like the bougainvillea in Santa Barbara, the blue hues of the Mediterranean sea in the South of France, and the bright lemons of the Amalfi Coast. Visit The Riviera Towel Company designer showroom located on the famous De La Guerra Plaza, just off of State Street, to see the full collection of Turkish towels, bathrobes, blankets, and tote bags, as well as a beautifully curated selection of hats, handbags, coverups, jewelry, and other fabulous finds.
1. Handmade Italian handbag with woven handle & vintage scarf, made exclusively for Riviera Towel Co. $198 2. Lightweight woven classic Panama Pom Pom hat by Hat Attack. $98 3. Luxe Santa Cruz round terry towel with bullion fringe. $60 4. Elegant stamped brass Water necklace with leather cord. $34 5. Custom embroidered Biarritz towel. Price upon request.
Shop online at www.rivieratowel.com and follow @rivieratowel on Instagram for the latest updates. 727 De La Guerra Plaza â€˘ 805.560.1571 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
BRYANT & SONS, LTD.
A Garden of Jeweled Delights
Locally-owned and authentically homegrown fine-jewelry institution, Bryant & Sons, Ltd. is abloom with rose and hyacinth-hued gems, fancy radiantcut daffodil yellow diamond rings, delicate jewel-encrusted floral earrings, and other botanically inspired delights. Peruse the perennial selection of exquisite jewelry and distinguished timepieces displayed in their beautiful 4500 square foot multi-level salon and pick fresh cuts from the world’s finest lines, including Cartier, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Baume & Mercier, Michael M, Scott Kay, Roberto Coin, Mikimoto, as well as Baccarat crystal. 812 STATE STREET, SANTA BARBARA • 805.966.9187 AND 1482 EAST VALLEY ROAD #37, MONTECITO 805.565.4411 BRYANTANDSONS.COM
24.88ct magnificent tanzanite 18kt white gold with diamonds
Diamond bangle in 18kt two-tone gold, diamond bangle in 18kt white gold
18kt white & yellow gold diamond necklace with 0.31ct 18kt white & yellow gold diamond earrings with 0.97ct
Hanging diamond flower earrings in 14kt two-tone gold
18kt white gold dangle earrings 12.18ct of diamonds
Fancy color sapphires, tsavorite garnet and diamond bracelet
Tanzanite & pink tourmaline ring 18kt white gold
Exospace B55 Night Mission, 46mm black titanium case, B55 SuperQuartz movement, rubber strap
Diamond snake ring 4.47cttw in 18kt white gold
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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
THE SHOPKEEPERS This experiential retail, gallery, and events project occupies a sweet corner spot in the Funk Zone. It's also the flagship home of local jewelry collection Waxing Poetic and filled with an eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, home decor items, gifts and more. 137 Anacapa Street, 805.284.0700, theshopkeepers-sb.com
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
Santa barbara company Locally crafted artisan
www INTERIOR DESIGN HOME FURNISHINGS ANTIQUES GIFTS Come visit our Beautiful Showroom in Downtown Santa Barbara 1321 State Street, Santa Barbara California 93101 | 805 962-6909 | www.indigointeriors.com
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C H A S E N Fashion Forecast - Florals, Ocean hues, denim blues and endless sunshine.
Located on Coast Village Road
in Montecito’s famous shopping and dining district, Chasen is brimming with an enticing variety of coveted lines that honor the chic, comfortable, sexy clothing that has come to define Santa Barbara style. With goods available at a variety of price points and looks ranging from cool basics to a bit edgy, it’s the kind of store where mothers and daughters can shop side by side. Chasen is the one-stop shop to refresh your spring/ summer wardrobe. Follow @shopchasen on Instagram to see what’s new. 1046 Coast Village Road, Montecito 805.845.6186 • shopchasen.com
Chasen is the one-stop shop to refresh your spring/summer wardrobe.
LOVE DENIM BODY SHOP
ZEN AND THE ART OF REMAKING GOOD THINGS HAPPEN when Funk Zone veterans and local artists Jill Johnson and Wallace Piatt collaborate. The recent result is LOVEWORN, an edgy, approachable, and refreshingly original boutique. It’s an artistic mélange of vintage California, road-trip, rock-and-roll, and old-school surf and beach culture, reflected in an exclusive selection of custom made, handcrafted clothing and accessories. The Denim Body Shop, housed in the back of the store, boasts an impeccably-curated collection of vintage denim in a variety of sizes and styles. After spending the last decade creating in the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara’s dining, wine tasting and retail hotspot, Jill found a space that had “amazing energy, history, and was near the beach” - all requisite for the Loveworn location. Her first call was to best friend and former business partner, Wallace, who immediately came on board to co-create the interior. A full-time artist with a nearby studio, Wallace produces the silkscreened tee shirts and oneof-a-kind pieces - painted, patched, and studded jackets and “punk-rock” cashmere sweaters. Jill’s focus is on running the business and growing the brand, yet she still manages to design and sew a collection of colorful mini dresses, as well as elaborately embellished, perfectly worn-in custom denim creations. Sustainability and the environment are priorities at LOVEWORN and this commitment is always demonstrated in the effort to salvage denim, and offer repairs, alterations and custom work. Follow their colorful and inspiring Instagram feed @lovewornsb for the latest news and the freshest goods. 11 Anacapa Street • 805.895.8330 lovewornsb.com
20 ANNIVERSARY 1998 - 2018 YEAR
The Adirodnack chair is the perfect photo-op
Chocolate caramels and seasonal sweets are the perfect hostess gift
Ceramic flowers provide year round color
A WHIMSICAL WORLD OF GARDEN GOODS & HOME DECOR
J Woeste in Los Olivos is a must-see-and-shop SYV destination for gorgeous garden and decor inspiration. As you roam this fanciful horticultural haven, filled with a vast collection of potted succulents, outdoor sculpture, resonant windchimes, artisan ceramics and more, itâ€™s easy to see why. Be sure to pop in and peruse the 114-year-old farmhouse which is filled to the rafters with a stylish selection of homewares, practical and elegant entertaining essentials, luxurious lotions, bright begonias and cheeky gifts. You won't leave empty-handed. 2356 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 805.693.1951 â€˘ jwoeste.com
Wind chimes available in a symphony of choices and impressive price points
Whimsical artists provide accents for potted arrangements
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IMPORTED WOMEN’S APPAREL FOR ALL AGES & OCCASIONS 1105 STATE STREET • TIENDAHO.COM • 805.962.3643
AMBIANCE Setting an Enchanting Sartorial Tone
Ambiance owner Kannyn January
may be the new kid on the block, but she certainly knows her way around retail. Since acquiring the original Ambiance boutique in San Luis Obispo in 2004, Kannyn has launched several additional locations - Ambiance in Paso Robles and Branded in Mill Valley. And fortunately for Santa Barbara area shoppers, the most recent in the former Blanka Boutique space on Coast Village Road in Montecito. Kannyn jumped at the opportunity to take this sweet spot over when Blanka owner Jennie Stierwalt decided to focus more attention on her clothing collection. The two have history together (Jennie used to manage the SLO store), and are excited to be working together again as Jennie is now involved in the buying and merchandising for the Ambiance brand. Like her other locations, Kannyn envisions the new locale as Montecito’s go-to for the fun, fashion-minded crowd and hopes to develop a real “come and hang out” vibe. The offerings are intended for women of all ages, sizes, and style preferences and include a mix of casual contemporary lines, with a sophisticated edge. All-star collections like Alice McCall, Hammitt, Mara Hoffman, Frame Denim, Calleen Cordero and many others are in the line-up. There’s also a tightly curated selection of home and lifestyle items - books, gifts, candles, body care, and other covetable goods that will get you in the mood to shop.
1266 Coast Village Rd Montecito 805.869.1811 shopambiance.com
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ON TREATMENTS, CAVE SESSIONS AND GOODS Clients regularly come in for relaxing Halotherapy Cave Sessions which ease breathing by infusing the air with tiny pure salt microparticles. A growing number of followers attend our meditative yoga, reiki energy, and sound healing cave classes. We recently added a Fountain of Youth Facial Treatment which uses quality products from DNA Skin Institute. Our Mineral Facial, acne and anti-aging peels are customer favorites. Customers love to shop the SALT boutique for our unique goods, which includes hand and foot balms, essential oil skin lotions and bath soaps and salts, all of which are made in downtown Santa Barbara and distributed throughout the US and Europe.
WHAT’S SHAKING AT SALT A one-of-a-kind Himalayan salt cave hideaway in downtown Santa Barbara
We recently caught up with the owners of SALT, to get the latest scoop on new treatments, classes, products, and happenings. RECENT NEWS Last November we celebrated our 5th anniversary and enjoyed our largest attendance since opening! We’ve expanded our yoga and healing classes, cave meditation sessions, and introduced new salt infused massage and facial treatments and products. As always we continue to offer a unique Santa Barbara experience. We’ve hosted a variety of exclusive parties and events for large and small groups. We’ve also been collaborating with local businesses create private label products and have recently partnered with Santa Barbara Roasting Company to design a special skin treatment using essential oil and gourmet coffee.
ADD A DASH OF SALT Cooking is a great way to incorporate healthy salt to your daily living. Our line of gourmet salts includes barbecue meat/fish rubs - onion, garlic, chili, and unusual salt and red pepper combo. You can also relax in a mineral bath of lavender bath salts or use eucalyptus to open up the sinuses. Our room sprays are a refreshing chemical-free aroma alternative, and our salt hair mist and essential oil lip balms fly off the shelves. THE SALT MISSION We strive to provide unique experiences accompanied by exceptional customer service. Our customers come from all parts of the US and world and always say that our caves are like none they’ve ever seen. We are honored to bring wellness to people through our health-enhancing Himalayan salt infused classes, goods, and treatments. To learn more about SALT go to saltcavesb.com or visit them at 740 State Street • 805.963.7258
Striped tee, WAXING POETIC rings, and choker necklace, THE SHOPKEEPERS. Custom denim jeans, LOVEWORN. Shoes, JAKE & JONES. Backpack and short pearl necklace, ANTOINETTE. Striped Getaway bag, LAVENDER AND CANVAS. Canvas duffle bag, ACE RIVINGTON. Sunglasses, OCCHIALI. Bangle bracelets, TIENDA HO. Long pearl necklace and earrings, AMBIANCE.
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ALIFORNIA DREAMING A sartorial weekend getaway at Santa Barbara's Hotel Californian
by GINA BORGIA and KRIS JANNEY photography JOHN SCHELL â€¢ model DANIELLE DONN hair and makeup VICTORIA VACCARELLO
Lounging in the hotel lobby: Dress and beaded bracelets, PLUM GOODS. Kimono robe, ROWAN. Shoes, AMBIANCE. Tassel bracelets and belt, THE SHOPKEEPERS. Necklace, JAKE & JONES.
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Taking in the view on the rooftop pool deck: Bikini top, THE BIKINI FACTORY. Wrap dress, CHASEN. Pants, ANTOINETTE. Sunglasses, OCCHIALI. Shoes, JAKE & JONES. Necklace, LOVEWORN. Bag and Turkish towel, RIVIERA TOWEL COMPANY. WAXING POETIC bracelets and rings, THE SHOPKEEPERS.
Getting ready in the Presidential Suite: Bra, INTIMO. Necklace and ring, ANTOINETTE. Pants, CHASEN.
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The Moroccan-inspired courtyard: Dress, JAKE & JONES. Scarf, bag, and shoes, ANTOINETTE. Choker necklace and WAXING POETIC rings and earrings, THE SHOPKEEPERS. Necklace, PLUM GOODS. Bangle bracelets, TIENDA HO.
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In repose on the balcony of the Presidential Suite: Dress, earrings, and necklace, JAKE & JONES. Choker necklace and WAXING POETIC brass cocktail ring, THE SHOPKEEPERS. Diamond ring, ANTOINETTE.
Dining at Hotel Californianâ€™s signature restaurant, Blackbird: Top worn as dress, JAKE & JONES. Lace skirt, THE SHOPKEEPERS. Scarf and diamond earrings, ANTOINETTE. WAXING POETIC bracelets, THE SHOPKEEPERS. Shoes, ROWAN. Bangle, TIENDA HO.
Strolling on State Street: Dress, AMBIANCE. Jacket, TIENDA HO. Leather carryall bag, LAVENDER AND CANVAS. Shoes and diamond ring, ANTOINETTE. Choker necklace, THE SHOPKEEPERS. Crescent moon necklace, CHASEN. Earrings, JAKE & JONES.
M A R C N O R M A N D G E L I NA S Before a house is filled with the stuff of life, it is architecture, and when Marc Normand Gelinas, of Marc Normand Gelinas Interior Design, walks into a house, architecture is the first thing he sees. He studied at New York’s Pratt Institute, which emphasized the architecture side of design. Now, he says, “When I walk into a home, I immediately know what needs to be done and can see it finished in my head.” He then works closely with clients to share and realize that image in a way that works for them. “I educate them in terms of architectural choices, and they educate me so that we can highlight their style and taste,” he says. He works across the country but primarily in Montecito, and no two of his projects look the same. He may create a classic midcentury interior, a showcase for an art collection, or a Spanish-colonial ranch style. The through lines are clean, light, open interiors filled with natural light and characterized by architectural correctness, appealing scale and cohesive color. And while he prefers sleek, modern kitchens, which he effortlessly incorporates into homes of disparate styles, the client’s preference is always his will. One of his favorite things to hear is, “I listened to them and gave them exactly what they were looking for without them knowing that’s what they were looking for.” 805.722.0052 • MARCNORMANDGELINAS.COM 54
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OPPOSITE PAGE: modern upholstery and a monochromatic color scheme brighten an
old Spanish style home.
THIS PAGE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: French antiques blend into the Spanish style
architecture of this traditional ocean view home; this modern interpretation of a butler's pantry leads into the dining room and mixes an 18th century chandelier with mid-century classics; in an old Spanish farmhouse the contemporary European kitchen is designed around a large island; the tub in this modern master bathroom was positioned to maximize views of the garden and the wall mounted sink cabinets add airiness to the space.
A Celebration of Organic Contemporary California Cool
Guest Editors and business partners Kelli Thornton and Cherisse Sweeney of Celadon House share select tips for creating a beautiful oasis of calm at home.
MARBLE LOTUS BOWL: The simple beauty of this carved bowl, on an entry console with an air plant by day or floating candle by night, sets the tone.
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REAL DEAL PILLOWS: An easy seasonal update, these one-of- a-kind textiles from around the world add a unique layer of authentic organics.
NATURAL VINE LAMP: On a sofa table this lamp is an absolute show stopper and no two are the same.
“Our design studio has evolved from our client’s demand to create the Celadon House environment in their own surroundings. The purpose of our design is to infuse natural elements that cater to our senses.” Co-owner/designer, Kelli Thornton
CELADON HOUSE offers a beautifully curated assortment of fine furnishings, home decor accents, gifts, and art, with an emphasis on sustainable and green design. Both the downtown Santa Barbara State Street and San Luis Obispo showrooms are full of inspirational vignettes that highlight an impressive collection of imported solid exotic wood furniture, as well as other quality pieces collected from all over the world. Comprehensive in-house design services for both commercial and residential projects, including new development and construction, space planning, color selection, custom upholstery, and room design, and much more are available at both locations. By accentuating the natural beauty of the organic elements in the materials they work with, Celadon House inspires better living through design.
TRAY ESSENTIALS: You can never have too many trays at home. Both beautiful and functional, this gorgeous hand hammered piece, when not in use, serves as a stand alone accent or as wall art.
BOXED UP: Unique handmade boxes make fabulous hostess gifts and provide a perfect hideaway for remotes and other living room and bedside essentials.
BRAZILIAN COWHIDES: One of the most transitional home accents, cowhides are all at once modern, chic, traditional, contemporary, coastal, and classic.
KITCHEN HAS A STORY
hen Michel Clair, lead designer at Armony Cucine, and Romain Doussineau, owner of Reed Interiors, first met with the home owners, they were charmed by their genuine, warm welcome and immediately realized that this kitchen design would have to reflect their generosity while providing gourmet functionality and efficiency. The existing old-fashioned kitchen was ready for a full modern remodel, as were the new homeowners. The objective was to open the space and ensure that design and functionality would cohabitate in harmony. First and foremost, the owners wanted the island to accommodate large groups of people, gathering friends and family is essential for this welcoming couple. A large center island, with a multitude of drawers, accessories and lighting created a natural focal point. Numerous appliances including the GAGGENAU refrigerator, freezer, wine cooler and ovens, led to create a wall of columns offering an array of cooking zones. The cooking space was significantly opened up with the sink remaining centered in front of the window to enjoy the ocean view. The choice of material ended up as a mix of glossy LINO color lacquer (softer than pure white), which was also duplicated for the butler kitchen, and wood veneer for the columns and the island, adding texture and warmth. The design results created a kitchen with clean lines, a welcoming and warm gathering place, and gourmet functionality. Most importantly the kitchen blends in harmoniously with the existing home and the homeowners love it.
590 E. GUTIERREZ, SANTA BARBARA â€˘ 805.684.7583 â€˘ REED-INTERIORS.COM
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CLOCKWISE FROM OPPOSITE PAGE: A long island with numerous drawers and a complete wall of columns to accommodate the appliances, all at eye level; maximizing every corner space is the motto of Michel for his kitchen designs and ARMONY CUCINE Italian cabinets create beautiful and functional possibilities; accessories inside the drawers with sensor lighting are some of the pleasant surprises hidden in this beautiful kitchen; optimizing the view was an integral part of the design, as was maintaining the flow of the layout, and ensuring no visual conflict would impair the eye.
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WHERE TO EAT
ANDERSEN'S DANISH RESTAURANT & BAKERY Andersen's, where everything is made daily from scratch, is known for their fine European and Nordic cuisine. Their sidewalk patio is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or a Mimosa. 1106 State Street, 805.962.5085
BEST SEAFOOD IN TOWN
BOATHOUSE Located at Hendry's beach, the Boathouse is a hip, nautical eatery that serves mouth-watering dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ocean views are spectacular. 2981 Cliff Drive, 805.898.2628
BOTTLEST BISTRO Executive Chef Owen Hanavan turns organic produce and fruits, the freshest seafood, and the finest meats into dishes that let great ingredients shine, but with the right amount of flair. It’s wellconceived food, beautifully presented. 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805.686.4742
LUNCH • HAPPY HOUR • DINNER • SUNDAY BRUNCH • OUTDOOR PATIOS 101 East Cabrillo Blvd. 805 966 2112 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
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.
THE BREWHOUSE A favorite with locals of all generations, this gem serves up delicacies like filet mignon enchiladas, seared ahi tuna and macadamia encrusted halibut with three citrus cream sauce. 229 Montecito Street, 805.884.4664
DINNER SEVEN NIGHTS BRUNCH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY RESERVATIONS: (805) 565-7540 1279 COAST VILLAGE ROAD MONTECITO LUCKYS-STEAKHOUSE.COM
BROPHY BROTHERS Both the Santa Barbara and Ventura locations have a fun, lively atmosphere with beautiful views of the mountains and harbor. Choose your spot: sit at the full length bar and meet some locals, enjoy the lively atmosphere with an inside table, or grab a space on the balcony and lean in at the bar or sit at a table. 119 Harbor Way, 805.966.4418
BREAKFAST • LUNCH
DINNER • COCKTAILS
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CA DARIO Cá Dario has been one of Santa Barbara's favorite Italian food restaurant for many years. The food is excellent, the decor is inviting and lively and the staff is professional and attentive. The menu includes savory antipastis, tasty pastas and risottos, and mouth watering entrees. 37 East Victoria Street, 805.884.9419 SPRING/SUMMER 2018
The Little Door santa barbara
French expat restaurateur and partner Fréderic Meschin says that leaving Los Angeles after 35 years to open The Little Door Santa Barbara felt like “coming home.” Like the town between Bordeaux and Cognac where he grew up, Santa Barbara is also a small seaside community that attracts many visitors and has great local wines, tremendous organic produce and easily accessible just-caught seafood. The Little Door Santa Barbara captures the casual, romantic feel of a Belle Epoque restaurant. Soft light that, as Frederic says, “honors the night,” bathes the bar and the dining room in a warm glow. The walls are hung with a collection of drawings and watercolors by Belle Epoque artist Edouard Chimol. Executive Chef Oscar Ledesma offers contemporary-American fare, but includes decidedly French accents and influences from around the Mediterranean, including the Middle East and North Africa. The menu is intentionally compact to reflect what’s freshest and best today at the harbor and the farmers markets. It includes appetizers like charcuterie and California foie gras, fresh mussels and oysters. Entrées include whole local rockfish or chicken baked in the oak-fired oven, grilled local salmon and halibut, an impressive collection of steaks, and delicious, beautifully seasoned vegetarian and lamb couscous. Passionate about service and hospitality, Fréderic and companion Fatos Silan provide a warm welcome while attending to every detail to ensure that The Little Door Santa Barbara opens to a world of deep enjoyment. THE LITTLE DOOR • 129 E. ANAPAMU ST. • 805.560.8002 • THELITTLEDOORSB.COM
chef's table available by reservation
NO BONES ABOUT IT: SANTA BARBARA FISHOUSE IS THE REEL DEAL
“There are so many corporate chains around,” says Adam White, the general manager, who learned to fish from his dad, Tom White, and created the restaurant with him. “But we're local, independent and family-owned - and we’re going to keep it that way.”
IT’S NICE TO KNOW that a place called the Fishouse continues to be all about fresh seafood. The White family could rest on their strong local following and their waterfront location, but they prefer to keep upping their game. A couple of years ago they added a great outdoor patio, and they recently redid the dining room with new chairs and tables and a cleaner lighter, more modern palette. But the place remains as comfortable and unpretentious as ever. Feel free to doodle on the butcher paper over your table cloth. The raw bar has been cranked up lately from quite good to great. Three to four types of oysters are now available daily, including Kusshis and Kumamotos, all garnished with various types of caviar. Santa Barbara Channel sea urchin (uni) is some of the best in the world, and it’s served here stylishly on scallop shells. That kind of raw bar beauty demands sparking wine, and the Fishouse now offers about ten varieties in half and whole bottles, also a great choice with tuna tartare and ceviche, both of which are part of the thoroughly updated main menu. So are fresh farmed abalone, which are plucked to order from their saltwater holding tank, making the Fishouse one of the few restaurants serving that long-lost California delicacy. “There are so many corporate chains around,” says Adam White, the energetic general manager, who learned to fish from his dad and created the restaurant with him. “But we’re local, independent and family-owned - and we’re going to keep it that way.” FISHOUSE • 101 EAST CABRILLO BLVD. • 805.966.2112 • FISHOUSESB.COM
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Dustin Damron, Brooks Institute photo by
Great Food, the way you remember. Great Food,
the way you remember.
Ca dario pizzeria Pizzas range from an ultra-traditional Margherita to fresh takes such as the Soffione con Uovo, with dandelion greens, mozzarella and a farm egg; the Rossa Piccante, featuring Fresno chilies, spicy Calabrese salami, tomato and mozzarella. Know that any pizza can be made with the owner's gluten-free crust. 29 East Victoria Street, 805.957.2020 38 West Victoria, Public Market
Weekend Lunch & Brunch
photo by Dustin Damron, Brooks Institute
photo by Dustin Damron, Brooks Institute CASA BLANCA
the way you remember. Great Food,
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
DINNER SERVED NIGHTLY • LOCATED AT THE BEACH ITALIAN MEDITERRANEAN INSPIRED CUISINE 324 W. CABRILLO BLVD. • 805.962.0777 TOMARESTAURANT.COM
CORAZON COCINA Join Chef Ramón Velazquez for fresh ceviches, mouthwatering tacos and homemade agua frescas! Our favorite is the Tia Juana - Spanish octopus, Mexican wild shrimp, Oaxaca cheese, avocado, almond arbol salsa and roasted anaheim chiles! 38 West Victoria, Public Market, 805.845.0282
D'ANGELO'S BAKERY D’Angelo's is the kind of bakery locals love and visitors are overjoyed to find. Choose a table indoors or out and enjoy freshly baked Europeanstyle breads and pastries, great breakfasts and lunches, and strong Italian coffee. 25 West Gutierrez Street, 805.962.5466
In 1871, Santa Barbara’s own Judge R.B. Ord introduced Mexican avocado trees to the U.S., bringing the joy of healthy fats and guacamole to all.
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If you grew up in Santa Barbara’s San Roque neighborhood, you know Farmer Boy restaurant - it’s the classic American diner with all the standards. The fresh take on this beloved local diner maintains the essence of the original. 3427 State St., San Roque Plaza, 805.687.6584 SPRING/SUMMER 2018
CENTRAL COAST CACHE
Bluewater Grill is the newest addition to Santa Barbara’s sustainable-fresh-seafood dining scene, and co-founders Richard Staunton and Jimmy Ulcickas are serious about their mission. Staunton works local waters in his fishing boat, the Pilikia, and the restaurant occupies the old lighthouse building that formerly housed legendary Castagnola’s Fish House, which also featured fresh fish caught by their fleet. Bluewater’s seafood is sustainably caught and managed, and the fish-origins chart will tell you exactly where it came from. As for vegetables and produce, think local, seasonal and farmers market. Chef Chanel Ducharme’s kitchen stocks a full raw bar with super-fresh oysters and local sea urchin (uni), whole oven-roasted fish, seasonally available halibut and white seabass; swordfish caught individually from the Pilikia, and a rotating collection of six seasonal specialties including bouillabaisse, seafood paella and New England clambake. At the inspiring and educational Second Tuesday Tastings, Ducharme pairs seasonal seafood with sake, beer or a local wine - the list is a deep dive into the grand cache of great Central Coast seafood accompaniments. It’s all served in the historic building at the foot of State Street, now a beautiful, airy, two-level restaurant with an upstairs bar and outdoor patio that serves up some of Santa Barbara’s best ocean views all day long. Bluewater Grill • 15 East Cabrillo Blvd. 805.845.5121 • bluewatergrill.com
CA’DARIO IN GOLETA AND THE SB PUBLIC MARKET
, chef-owner of the locally beloved Ca’Dario Ristorante, has been expanding lately. In 2014 he opened Ca’Dario Pizzeria three doors down from the restaurant. Now he has two brand-new locations: Ca’Dario Pizzeria in the Public Market and a second Ca’Dario Cucina Italiana next to The French Press in Goleta’s Storke Plaza. The pizzeria suits the Public Market’s grab-and-go sensibility. Whether you choose a classic Margherita pizza or one with truffle cheese and wild mushrooms, you’ll have a perfect meal for one person or a quick bite for two.
“We cater to people who want something fast and good,” Furlati says and isn’t that everybody?
He might also have mentioned people who want great value, because at just $9, these pizzas are a steal. Small bites are $7, and salads $8. There is just one dessert - a fantastic tiramisú. At print time, the beer and wine license was expected any day, so Moretti Italian beer, plus prosecco and lambrusco, will be served soon. The new Ca’Dario Cucina Italiana in Goleta continues in the tradition of its elder Santa Barbara sibling, but this location has a separate bar, and the classic pastas, roasted meats and fish, and other delights come from a big, open display kitchen. Ca’Dario Pizzeria 38 West Victoria Street Ca’Dario Ristorante Goleta 250 Storke Road Telephone for all Ca’Dario locations - 805.884.9419 68
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FISHOUSE FisHouse has built a huge following by offering ultra-fresh seafood, good drinks, an excellent happy hour, great prices and exactly the kind of friendly, casual atmosphere that beach volleyball players, fishermen, families, locals & visitors love. 101 East Cabrillo Blvd., 805.966.2112
now open barbara in santa
Come in and get hooked on the best in fresh, sustainable seafood. Let Colin and Chef Chanel show you our lunch and dinner menus, waterfront patio, full bar and extensive local wines. Get up to $20 and invites to special events when you join our eCrew at bluewatergrill.com/ecrew
come in, get hooked 15 east cabrillo blvd tel 805 845 5121
HOLDREN'S STEAK & SEAFOOD Elegant and timeless, Holdrenâ€™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
California Bistro LOCATED IN THE CHARMING 130 YEAR OLD VICTORIAN UPHAM HOTEL
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
BANQUETS PRIVATE PARTIES LUNCH & DINNER
1404 De La Vina St. 805.963.7003
jane QUALITY, VALUE & SERVICE Enjoy our family recipes and friendly service.
JOE'S CAFE The city’s oldest restaurant opened in 1928 in what had previously been a laundry, a blacksmith and a slew of restaurants. Now it’s a Santa Barbara institution. Locals and visitors stream in beneath the classic neon marquee, then gather at the bar for famously generous cocktails or hunker down in booths for some good, old American saloon food. 536 State Street, 805.966.4638
jane downtown Simple and delicious food made daily from scratch. JANE Open for lunch and dinner, Jane simply provides an inviting atmosphere, carefully prepared food and genuinely friendly service. Menu favorites include grilled breast of duck, seared ahi and prawn salad bowl, the natural hamburger and fish and chips. The atmosphere at both locations is inviting, cozy and warm. 1311 State Street, 805.962.1311 6940 Marketplace Drive, Goleta, 805.770.5388
jane goleta downtown
1311 STATE STREET • 962.1311
goleta 6940 MARKETPLACE DRIVE, GOLETA • 770.5388
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LOUIE'S Located in the historic Upham Hotel, Louie’s welcomes its second decade of serving consistently superb California bistro fare, all prepared creatively with the freshest available ingredients. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the dining room or on the heated veranda. 1404 De La Vina Street, 805.963.7003 SPRING/SUMMER 2018
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Wild Boar special with white polenta and hedgehog mushrooms.
Many who know and love Toma have read here previously about owner Tom Dolan’s annual European travels, hiking village to
village in search of great food and wine to serve at his Santa Barbara restaurant. This year, he hit Romania, Hungary and Italy. First up, the rugged and little-visited Carpathian Mountains, an Austrian Alps lookalike in Romania’s gorgeous Transylvania region. He saw no vampires when he visited Bran Castle, famously linked to the Dracula legend, but did encounter local wolves, as well as elk and wild boar, all of which are more populous there than anywhere else in Europe. Inspired by the wild game dishes of the region, Tom returned to Santa Barbara with new ideas for the Toma menu, and Executive Chef Nat Ely made them happen. Try them with some Tenute Lageder Krafuss pinot noir, which Tom found later in Italy’s Alto Adige region, or, of course, an award-winning local version of the same varietal from the famous Santa Rita Hills AVA. And if you’re snacking on calamari, octopus or other seafood, try the crisp Elena Walch pinot bianco, another Alto Adige find. Between Romania and Italy, Tom trekked Hungary’s Bukk National Park from his base in Tokaij, famous for its sweet wines. But he returned with some of the new-style whites being made with the same Furmint grapes, vinified in a more modern dry style. As usual, stopping in at Toma means tasting a bit of Tom’s latest travels.
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The Comfort of Classic Wherever they come from, year after year customers keep saying, “It feels like home away from home.”
t a time of change
so rapid it can leave anyone feeling adrift and disoriented, it’s nice to know that some things remain largely as they were when you fell for them in the first place. People know that in Europe, where you can still enjoy time-honored cooking in, say, a converted farmhouse in the south of France. In Santa Barbara, aka the Riviera of the Pacific, Stella Mare’s is just such a place. For 22 years Stella Mare’s has been serving true traditional French cuisine in a historic, cozy converted house dating to 1872 and set beside the peaceful waters of the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. To locals, it’s as comfortable as a favorite chair. To visitors from Los Angeles and far beyond, it’s the closest place for perfectly prepared classics like coq au vin, cassoulet, escargot, mussels with frites, quiche lorraine, grilled artichokes, and an array of steaks at fantastic prices. Wherever they come from, year after year customers keep saying, “It feels like home away from home.” Families come for Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and other special occasions, and among the three hundred events held every year are weddings and birthdays, plus corporate events attracting those whose job is to fuel change, but who also want to dine in comfort and eat food that is simply French-classic fabulous.
STELLA MARE’S • 50 LOS PATOS WAY • 805.969.6705 • STELLAMARES.COM
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THE LARK The Lark, located in the historic SB Fish Market building in the heart of the Funk Zone, uses locally sourced and responsibly grown seasonal ingredients. Served family style, the delectable dishes are intended for sharing. Enjoy classic and craft cocktails and selections from the extensive wine list. 131 Anacapa Street, 805.284.0370
LE CAFĂ‰ STELLA Le CafĂŠ Stella features the intricacies of French cooking with an enjoyable and relaxed American twist serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu includes tasty treats such as chicken carbonara and beef bourguignon, as well as sliders, burgers, salads and sandwiches. They feature a full bar and a dog friendly outdoor patio. 3302 McCaw Avenue, 805.569.7698
LOS AGAVES Fresh ingredients and careful cooking are reflected in a menu full of delicious regional dishes from central and southern Mexico, Puebla, Oaxaca and, in particular, Guadalajara. Everything is made by hand daily, including the tamales, the tortillas, and the salsas. 600 North Milpas, 805.564.2626 2911 De La Vina Street, 805.682.2600 7024 Market Place Drive, Goleta, 805.968.7024 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
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 Goat Tree Hotel Californian
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Bluewater Grill 15 East Cabrillo Blvd. bluewatergrill.com The Brewhouse 229 West Montecito Street sbbrewhouse.com Casa Blanca 330 State Street casablancasb.com Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen 35 State Street finneyscrafthouse.com FisHouse 101 East Cabrillo Blvd. sbfishhouse.com Goat Tree Hotel Californian 36 State Street thehotelcalifornian.com The Good Lion 1212 State Street goodlioncocktails.com
The Little Door 129 East Anapamu Street thelittledoorsb.com Holdren’s 512 State Street holdrens.com Jill’s Place 632 Santa Barbara Street jillsplacesb.com 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
Boathouse 2981 Cliff Drive sbfishhouse.com/boathouse
Le Stella Cafe 3302 McCaw Avenue lecafestella.com
Los Arroyos 5764 Calle Real losarroyos.net
Los Arroyos 1280 Coast Village Road losarroyos.net
CARPINTERIA Sly’s 686 Linden Ave slysonline.com
The Good Lion
LOS ARROYOS Serving fresh, homemade Mexican food crafted each day from the finest ingredients. The original recipes offer a variety of dishes from traditional fare such as Sopes, Tamales, and Pozole to modern cuisine including the Mama’s Salad with grilled vegetables and Ceviche. 14 West Figueroa Street, 805.962.5541 1280 Coast Village Road, 805.969.9059
LUCKY'S Great food and service never go out of style and terrific ingredients make a noticeable difference. The menu is a la carte with a huge selection of different cuts of USDA prime beef, live lobsters and the freshest seafood. Sides range from skinny onion rings and creamed corn to locally grown vegetables, tomatoes and salad greens. 1279 Coast Village Road, 805.565.7540
MESA VERDE Three years ago, Mesa Verde brought a vibrant new world of plant-based cuisine to Cliff Drive. Since then, the casual spot has become a locals’ favorite for delicious vegan food blending vibrant Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors. Chef de Cuisine Chris Rayman talks about the need to “build flavor” in vegan dishes, and build he does. 1919 Cliff Drive, 805.963.4474 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
SB'S HOTTEST COFFEE SPOTS
Breakfast Culture Club 711 Chapala Street, breakfastcultureclub.com Crushcakes 1 315 Anacapa Street, crushcakes.com D’Angelo Pastry & Bread 25 W. Gutierrez Street The French Press 1101 State Street & 528 Anacapa Street Handlebar Coffee 128 E. Canon Perdido Street, handlebar coffee.com Helena Avenue Bakery 131 Anacapa Street Goat Tree Hotel Californian 36 State Street, thehotelcalifornian.com Jeannine’s 15 E. Figueroa Street, jeannines.com Lucky Penny 1 27 Anacapa Street, luckypennysb.com Renaud’s Patisserie 324 State Street, renaudsbakery.com Santa Barbara Roasting Company 321 Motor Way, sbcoffee.com
Daily Grind 2001 De La Vina St. & 2912 De La Vina St. Good Cup 1 819 Cliff Drive Handlebar Coffee 2720 De La Vina Street, handlebar coffee.com Jeannine’s 3607 State Street, jeannines.com
Red Kettle Coffee
Goat Tree Hotel Californian
330 STATE STREET • 805.845.8966 CASABLANCASB.COM
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WHERE THE LOCALS GO
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 Honor Market 1255 Coast Village Road, honormarket.com Jeannine’s 1253 Coast Village Road, jeannines.com Renaud’s Bakery 1187 Coat Village Road, renaudsbakery.com
Red Kettle Coffee 2275 #A Ortega Hill Road, redkettlecoffee.com
STEAKS • CHOPS • BURGERS • SALADS 805.963.0378 www.JillsPlaceSB.com 632 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara’s Best Micro Brewery Happy Hour 4-6 Daily • Lunch and Dinner Specials 229 W. Montecito St. 884-4664 Open 7 days DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
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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
See & Be Seen Beautiful State Street Patio! Happy Hour 3-6 everyday (Buy one small plate, get one 1/2 off) Scratch-made Cakes & Pastries Exquisite Wines & European Beers
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
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner High Tea, daily from 2 p.m. The Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Restaurant 1106 State Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101 805-962-5085 | Private Events: 805-770-5284 AndersensSantaBarbara.com
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SANTA BARBARA SHELLFISH COMPANY Located at the end of Stearns Wharf, hungry patrons crowd this casual restaurant where hefty crab and lobster are dropped into boiling cauldrons while award-winning chefs diligently work the open kitchen serving up signature dishes that rival any four star restaurant. 230 Stearns Wharf, 805.966.6676 SPRING/SUMMER 2018
SANTO MEZCAL Santo Mezcal brings a welcomed infusion of first-rate, authentic regional Mexican food to lower State Street. The newest addition to the Los Agaves family of restaurants is a bit more upscale than its siblings, with table service, a modern interior and a full bar. 119 State Street, 805.883.3593
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. Slyâ€™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
STELLA MARE'S Set in what was originally a farmhouse, Stella Mareâ€™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 DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
Voted Santa Barbara’s Best Restaurant with a View BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • HAPPY HOUR
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
2981 Cliff Drive • 898-2628 • BoathouseSB.com Still Serving the Best Local Shellfish in California
Adam and Tom White 1981
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company at the end of historic stearns wharf
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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 SPRING/SUMMER 2018
Historic Montecito Treasure | $14,950,000 Spectacular 1929 George Washington Smith Richard Mann | 805.689.5978
Hope Ranch Estate with Captivating Views | $9,750,000 Sitting on 3 acres with sweeping mountain views. Susan Conger & Charlie Petersen | 805.565.8838
Paul Gray Contemporary Estate | $5,250,000 3 Bedroom, 3-1/2 bath property with panoramic mountain views. Barbara Koutnik & Susan Conger | 805.565.8811
1926 Spanish Revival Estate by Mary Craig | $5,250,000 Montecito Hedgerows ~ Available for Quick Occupancy Susan Conger & Barbara Koutnik | 805.565.8838
Ideal Montecito Upper Village Location | $4,895,000 4BD, 4.5BA ~ Quality built, meticulous attention to detail. Ryan Strehlow | 805.705.8877
Montecito Mediterranean ~ Mimosa Lane | $3,500,000 4bd/5.5ba - Convenient to upper & lower villages. Steve Richardson | 805.689.5769
Downtown French Mediterranean | $1,698,000 A Finely Appointed Villa with European Accents. Scott McCosker | 805.687.2436
El Escorial Villas | $665,000 2nd floor condo located in prestigious El Escorial Villas at East Beach. Bob Oliver & Karin Holloway | 805-965-0863
Ultimate Weekend Getaway | $2,499,000 Situated on a full acre, in a prime location among great estates. Teresa McWilliams | 805.895.7038 CalBRE#00285016
COLDWELLBANKERHOMES.COM Montecito 805. 969.4755 | 1290 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108 | Montecito Upper Village 805.969.0900 | 1498 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108 Santa Barbara Residential & Commercial Divisions 805.682.2477 | 3938 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. ÂŠ2018 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. CalBRE# 00616212
A local couple tie the knot in the backyard of their historic downtown Santa Barbara home. Initially, neighbors on the Mesa, newlyweds Leanne Schlinger and Nick Diebolt knew each had met “the one” on their first date. The union was made official last fall when they married in the backyard of “The Farmhouse”, their historic 1906 home nestled behind the Santa Barbara Mission. Built around the theme of their favorite sentiment “Home is With You”, the nuptials included a creative array of custom elements and details that made this swoon-worthy celebration intimate and unforgettable.
1. The bride and groom, both UCSB alums, spend a lot of time at their Montana home, where they love to fish, hike, bike and explore the great outdoors. However, the couple considers Santa Barbara, where they both own local businesses, to be their true home. Leanne is very active in local philanthropy and serves on the Board of the Granada Theater, MOXI, and the Community Environmental Council’s President Council. She also runs her family’s foundation, Schlinger Family Foundation, which helps support hundreds of local charities. 2. The place settings were designed to have the feel of the couple’s furnishings, china and glassware - almost like an extension of their home. This eclectic mix worked perfectly for the family style service and platters of delectable cuisine. 3. The bride's father passed before the nuptials took place, so daughter, Lila escorted Leanne down the aisle. This gesture was also symbolic of the three family members starting their new lives together. 4. An “I Only Have Pies for You” pie station featured Bakery Farmstand traditional homemade pies, made from scratch with fresh local organic ingredients. 5. Upon arrival guests were greeted with craft cocktails from the Good Lion Bar, featuring honey from Montana Leanne & Nick’s favorite summer getaway - and fresh herbs and citrus. 82
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6. Invitations featured original illustrations and watercolors by Moment Maps and calligraphy by Ranchera Letters. 7. The Groom’s boutonniere honored his favorite pastime by featuring “flies,” made when he was a child fly fishing in Montana. 8. Hand calligraphed menus detailed the
feast, which featured a selection of locally sourced ingredients - baby arugula and field greens salads, artisan rolls, Watkins Ranch grass-fed beef flank steak, Ojai Watkins Ranch, cage-free chicken breast, along with sides of roasted red potatoes, McGrath Family Farm butternut squash, kale gratin, and grilled asparagus. 9. The bride’s rings were handmade in Santa Barbara, and the groom’s vintage ring belonged to Leanne’s father. 10. A custom-made “Home is With You” sign by J Woeste in Los Olivos, and vendors dressed in denim created a welcoming “backyard” celebration vibe. DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
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All of the custom details from the curated cocktails and homemade pies to the specially designed denim jackets and the warm glow of twinkly lights - told a genuinely enchanting story, made complete with the love of family and friends.
11. The 100+ year-old oak tree, adorned with photos, prayer beads, and favorite fishing hat served as a remembrance of Leanne’s father. 12. Dixie, the family pup played an essential and adorable part as a ring bearer. 13. As a nod to their neighbors-on-the-Mesa history,
Leanne worked with Ranch Gear in Santa Ynez Valley to create custom embroidered denim jackets for herself, Nick and Lila to wear at the reception. 14. A selection of curated cocktails and lemonade served from the bed of a vintage truck, and the bride’s daughter’s actual lemonade stand added a touch of whimsy to the affair. 15. A petite bouquet from Riley’s Flowers was a perfect compliment to Lila’s dusty rose shoes. 16. Throughout the cocktail hour and reception, guests sipped drinks and dined on cuisine from Catering Connection, under twinkly lights and the warm glow of torches. 17. The bride wore a stunning handmade lace gown from Olvis. Her daughter’s dress was created from the wedding dress Leanne wore when she married Lila’s father. 18. Leanne & Nick wrote personal vows to exchange on the floral draped veranda of their historic home known as “The Farmhouse”. Planning, Coordination & Design: Rani Hoover, Inspired Weddings & Events Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography
SANTA BARBARAdestinations W H AT, W H E N , W H E R E & W H Y I N S B .
1. State Street: Located in downtown Santa Barbara, this main street features shopping, outdoor paseos and plazas, fine dining, bars, historic sites, cultural venues, and entertainment. Parking is plentiful, and it’s a straight shot down to the beach. downtownsb.org 2. The Funk Zone: This vibrant “funky” mix of historical marine structures, industrial lots, and old houses is where art galleries, cafes, wineries, microbreweries, museums and other independent businesses converge. Located between State St. and Garden St., and Montecito St. to Cabrillo Blvd., funkzone.net
Of the hundreds of diversions Santa Barbara has to offer on both land and sea, these top 10 are a must for first time visitors, long-time travellers, and born-and-raised SB locals.
3. Santa Barbara County Courthouse: This National Historic Landmark is a stunning example of Spanish-Moorish architecture. The courthouse, built in 1929, is famous for its mural room, sunken gardens, and panoramic views from the top of the open-air clock tower. 1100 Anacapa Street, 805.568.2220, santabarbaracourthouse.org 4. Old Mission Santa Barbara: Founded in 1786, the “Queen of the Missions” occupies a commanding position atop 12 acres overlooking the Pacific and the city. Take a tour and then enjoy a picnic at the adjacent rose gardens. 2201 Laguna Street, 805.682.4713, santabarbaramission.org
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BEACH BOUND EAST BEACH Play volleyball, hit the playground, or grab a bite at the East Beach Grill. 1400 Cabrillo Blvd.
7. 9 WEST BEACH Launch a kayak, go stand-up paddle boarding or windsurfing. 299 West Cabrillo Blvd.
6. Stearns Wharf: Built in 1872 for passenger and freight shipping along the South Coast, the wooden pier is now home to a variety of restaurants, shops, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. State Street and Cabrillo Boulevard, stearnswharf.org 7. The Harbor: Enjoy some of the best views of the waterfront, city, and mountains while indulging in the fresh catch of the day at one of the resident restaurants. Check out the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum or take a stroll along the breakwater. 113 Harbor Way, 805.962.8404, santabarbaraca.gov
5. Santa Barbara Zoo: Located overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the zoo is home to 146 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. More than 500 animals are on exhibit in open, naturalistic habitats. 500 Ninos Drive, 805.962.5339, sbzoo.org
THE SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART HOSTS FREE THURSDAY EVENINGS FROM 5-8PM. 8. 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. 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. MOXI: Otherwise known as The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation is Santa Barbara’s newest destination for handson learning and fun. Discover three floors, including the rooftop Sky Garden, filled with interactive experiences in science and creativity for curious minds of all ages. Open daily 10-5. 125 State Street, 805.770.5000, moxi.org
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 THEATRE A 2,000 seat Mission Revival style theater, with a faux-Spanish village interior, hosts movies, concerts, lectures and more under a ceiling of twinkling stars. 1317 State Street, 805.963.4408, thearlingtontheatre.com
TAO April 26th, 7:00pm at Campbell Hall. Internationally-acclaimed percussion artists TAO bring a modern, dynamic performance showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming. Combining highly-physical taiko drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart deliver an unforgettable, pulsating production that has audiences and critics raving about their extraordinary precision, energy and stamina. 805.893.3535, artsandlectures.ucsb.edu
GRANADA THEATRE Restored in March 2008; this world-class performing arts center is home to some of the area’s finest performing arts companies - Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Symphony, CAMA, State Street Ballet and Santa Barbara Choral Society. 1214 State Street, 805.899.2222, granadasb.org ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY AT THE NEW VIC Santa Barbara’s professional resident theatre company engages audiences with entertaining, compelling, and thought-provoking productions ranging from new works to innovative interpretations of the classics. 33 West Victoria Street, 805.965.5400, ensembletheatre.com OUT OF THE BOX THEATRE COMPANY This non-profit community theater company presents exciting, edgy and socially relevant contemporary musicals. Enjoy productions that fall outside of the common expectations of musical theatre. 805.963.8198, outoftheboxtheatre.org MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST Over 200 annual events are held at this beautiful oceanside campus - home to one of the nation’s preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classical musicians. A host of internationally renowned faculty artists, guest conductors, and soloists participate and perform. 1070 Fairway Road, 805.969.4726, musicacademy.org
The Arlington Theater was built in 1931 on the former site of the Arlington Hotel which was destroyed following the 1925 6.8 earthquake.
LOBERO THEATRE California’s oldest, continuously operating theatre is also home to many of Santa Barbara’s outstanding performing arts organizations. Founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, it is widely recognized as one of Santa Barbara’s architectural jewels and designated as a State and City landmark. 33 E Canon Perdido Street, 805.966.4946, lobero.org CENTER STAGE THEATRE This intimate black box theater located in the Paseo Nuevo shopping center hosts weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies. 751 Paseo Nuevo, 805.963.0408, centerstagetheatre.org OPERA SANTA BARBARA Exciting, high caliber operas, as well as educational programs for the community are presented by this treasured organization. 805.898.3890, operasb.org
SANTA CLAUS A family-friendly locals' favorite, with a beautiful wide beach. Shop and eat nearby at Santa Claus Lane. Just north of Carpinteria.
ARROYO BURRO AKA Hendry’s, this beach is dogfriendly, has great sunsets, tide pools and bluffs. Dine at The Boathouse. 2981 1/2 Cliff Dr.
RINCON This famous, worldclass point break attracts surfers from around the globe. Just south of Carpinteria.
THE SANTA BARBARA COASTLINE IS UNIQUE BECAUSE ALTHOUGH IT RESTS ON AMERICA'S WEST COAST, IT ACTUALLY RUNS FROM EAST TO WEST, AS OPPOSED TO NORTH-SOUTH.
THE SANTA BARBARA BOTANIC GARDEN Explore the remarkable diversity of California’s flora and vegetation, via 5.5 miles of easy-to-walk nature trails. This living museum, widely regarded as a model botanic garden, covers over 70 acres with more than 1,000 taxa of native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, cacti, in beautiful natural settings. 1212 Mission Canyon Road, 805.682.4726, sbbg.org ALICE KECK PARK MEMORIAL GARDEN
Take a self-guided tour of this botanical collection of over 75 different tree and plant species. Enjoy the koi pond, sensory garden, walking paths, butterfly garden, picnic areas and a charming gazebo. 1500 Santa Barbara Street LOTUSLAND Covering 37 acres on the historic estate of the late Madame Ganna Walska, this garden is unlike any other. Exceptional design and creativity combined with botanical and horticultural depth make this a must-see. Indulge in the rare cycad collection, the whimsical Topiary Garden or the Water Garden, where the Indian lotus flowers bloom. Reservations are required. 805.969.9990, lotusland.org MORETON BAY FIG TREE This California Historical Landmark is possibly the largest of its kind in California. Brought from Australia as a small cutting this Ficus macrophylla is now 80 feet high and over 175 feet across. 100 West Montecito Street
2 1. GolFng at Sandpiper Golf Club 2. SurFng & Stand Up Paddle Boarding 3. The Urban Wine Trail 4. Channel Islands National Park
AROUND HERE YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO LEAVE THE CITY LIMITS FOR AWESOME ACTIVITIES & OUTDOOR ADVENTURES. 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!
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fun boxes and other rad elements. It is located on the waterfront, at Garden Street and Cabrillo Boulevard. Protective gear required and enforced. 805.564.5418, SantaBarbaraCA.gov WHALE WATCHING Gray, Blue and Humpback Whales migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel, breaching, spy hopping and spouting as they make their way up and down the coast. Resident seals and dolphins are abundant throughout the year and you may even see a dolphin pod with numbers in the hundreds. 805.965.1985, CondorExpress.com CHASE PALM PARK Just adjacent to the beach, this large, shipwreck themed playground has many beautiful features including surfacing whales, a conch shell lighthouse, murals, and a nautilus shell play area. With drop-in picnic areas nearby, as well as reservable picnic areas and event facilities, this park has something for everyone. 236 E. Cabrillo Boulevard, 805.564.5418, SantaBarbaraCA.gov THE URBAN WINE TRAIL Taste some of the finest wines produced in Santa Barbara County, all within blocks of downtown and the beach. Both novices and aficionados are provided the opportunity to learn about and taste a diverse variety of wines from the area's best vineyards. For a map and more info go to UrbanWinetrailSB.com SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY SEA CENTER For close encounters with sea creatures, head to this interactive marine education center, where guests enjoy exhibits, a theater, and a live touch pool for a real hands-on experience. 211 Stearns Wharf, 805.962.2526, SBNature.org
DAY TRIP DESTINATION: Santa Ynez Valley
Inspiration Point For more events & activities go to: DiningAndDestinations.com
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 farmto-table cuisine, sample the latest microbrewery batches or try your
luck at the Chumash Casino. For more information: VisitSYV.com
TAKE A HIKE
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Santa Barbara's close proximity to the Santa Ynez Mountain Range makes for some great hiking opportunities. The most popular trails are found in the front country. For a local favorite, try Inspiration Point via Jesusita Trail. At around 2.5 miles round trip, this hike is doable for most hikers and rewards with one of the most stunning views of the city and Pacific. Go to the end of Tunnel Road. Note: parking is limited. The trail begins on a paved fire road. Take this until the pavement ends and then go straight up the dirt road. After about a 1/4 mile, take the trail to the left, head up and enjoy! For other front country, back country and ocean trail options, go to santabarbarahikes.com.
A CULTURED COAST
SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM Located in the heart of the historic downtown El Pueblo Viejo District, the museum collection includes relics from Chumash, Spanish, Mexican, Yankee and Chinese cultures, as well as artifacts and textiles that date back to the 15th century. 136 East De la Guerra Street, 805.966.1601, SantaBarbaraMuseum.com CARRIAGE & WESTERN ART MUSEUM See a collection of over 50 saddles, once belonging to the Cisco Kid, Will Rogers, and others, along with exhibits featuring everything from polished hearses to old stagecoaches. 129 Castillo Street, 805.962.2353, CarriageMuseum.org KARPELES MANUSCRIPT MUSEUM This museum houses a
remarkable permanent collection, including an original stone copy of the Declaration of Independence, handwritten scores by leading composers, and the computer guidance system from the first Apollo flight to the moon. 21 West Anapamu Street, 805.962.5322 rain.org/~karpeles/sb.html
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA
As the leading contemporary arts presenter in Central California, the museum hosts three rotating exhibitions per year, each of which is on view for fourteen weeks. Check the museum website for the exhibition schedule. Admission is free. 653 Paseo Nuevo, 805.966.5373, 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, and a variety of highly interactive exhibits. 113 Harbor Way, 805.962.8404, SBmm.org DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
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 ENTHUSIAST'S PALETTE.
venues, taste dishes from leading restaurants and sample wines from worldclass vintners. 805.962.2098, downtownsb.org
MARCH 15-19: SANTA BARBARA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: Organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, this year’s Festival will include five days of high quality, unique documentaries, dramas, comedies, and shorts by American, European, and Israeli filmmakers. New Vic Theatre - 33 West 805.957.1115, sbjewishfilmfestival.org 14-18: 26TH ANNUAL TASTE OF SOLVANG Head to this distinct Danish town to experience a unique experiential culinary weekend featuring Solvang farmers, chefs, bakers, winemakers, brewers, distillers, and artisans showcasing the bounty of Santa Barbara wine country. 805.688.6144, solvangusa.com
26-28: I MADONNARI ITALIAN STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL Street painters create vibrant chalk paintings on the Santa Barbara Mission plaza pavement, and the adjacent Mission lawn is filled with live music, Italian cuisine, and an authentic Italian market. Santa Barbara Mission, 805.964.4710, imadonnarifestival.com
SANTA BARBARA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
JUNE 2: 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
APRIL 21: POLAR PLUNGE Run, walk, or dance into the chilly waters of Leadbetter Beach to raise funds for Special Olympics Santa Barbara. For just a minimum of $50, you can participate in the coolest event of 2018. 805.884.1516 x103, sosc.org 21-22: 48TH ANNUAL 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 11am6pm. Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara Street. 805.963.0583, sbearthday.org 19-23: 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 14: AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA Stage 2 of the 7-day, professional cycling event returns to Santa Barbara County as cyclists make the climb up Gibraltar Road. amgentourofcalifornia.com 24: DOWNTOWN LIVE ART & WINE TOUR Stroll State Street downtown
22-24: 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
SANTA BARBARA WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
I MADONNARI ITALIAN STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL
SANTA BARBARA HARBOR & 94TH OLD SPANISH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL DAYS FIESTA
30TH: 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 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 19-21: 15TH 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
11: SURF ’N’ SUDS Spend the day at Carpinteria State Beach and explore offerings from over 65 craft breweries, ciders, and wines, along with surfboard shapers, food trucks, and live entertainment. 805.448.7070, surfbeerfest.com 25: 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
UCSB ARTS & LECTURES
ARTS & LECTURES
AUGUST 1-5: 94TH 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
14-15: 30TH 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
MAY 10: Hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The PHOTO CREDITS: UCSB Arts New York Times), Mark Morris returns & Lectures to Santa Barbara with Pepperland, a new evening-length work celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. 805.893.3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu
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 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
SWEET, SAVORY & SUNNY A picture perfect picnic at the Santa Barbara Mission Rose Garden with local chef Ayda Robana
Turkish towel blanket and basket from Riviera Towel Company. 92
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This Victoria Street
Sponge Cake is the centerpiece of my dream picnic at the Rose Garden. A simple cheese board, with some nuts and fruit, and a cold glass of local rosé to accompany this sweet treat makes for an intimate and unforgettable afternoon gathering with family and friends. My obsession with this elegant cake began when I lived in London and worked in a small bakery in Primrose Hill. Kids and their parents would come in for tea after school and order a slice of this delicious layered confection, called Victoria Sponge. I loved everything about it and insisted the head baker teach me the recipe. I made it my own by adding ricotta in the cake batter and mascarpone to the icing. V ICTORI A STREET SPO N GE CAKE 3/4 cup softened butter 3/4 cup granulated sugar Zest of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon lemon juice 3 large eggs, separated 1 cup full-fat ricotta cheese 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Dash of salt Fruit jam for the filling
In a pinch, you can make this recipe using your favorite vanilla boxed cake mix by substituting ricotta for the milk or water.
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease and flour a 7 or 8-inch springform pan. the butter and sugar with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. • Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, egg yolks and ricotta cheese and beat until smooth. • Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together and then beat into the butter mixture until combined. • Wash the beaters thoroughly and then beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff. • Gently fold the egg whites into the batter and spoon it into the prepared springform pan. • Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a cake tester stuck into the center comes out clean. • Once fully cooled to room temperature, cut into two layers. Spread ¼ cup of your favorite jam on each side of the cake, followed by a generous dollop of mascarpone cream on one half. Sandwich the two sides together, dust the top with powdered sugar, and serve. •
1 cup heavy cream 8 oz. of mascarpone cheese at room temperature ½ cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted • Use
an electric mixer to whisk the heavy cream on medium speed until stiff peaks and set aside. a separate bowl, whisk the mascarpone and confectioners’ sugar together until smooth, then gently fold into the heavy cream.
ABOUT AYDA ROBANA I have always loved hosting friends and family around the dinner table, so in 2007 I decided to turn my passion for cooking into a small business. For over a decade, I owned and ran a local luxury catering company called Om Sweet Mama. I recently rebranded to more closely reflect my personality and my food philosophy and now operate as Ayda Robana Catering. I continue to specialize in seasonal local cuisine and focus on sustainably raised and harvested meats and seafood, and plant-based menus. My food is clean and simple, with lots of Mediterranean and international influences. I gain inspiration from adventures abroad and most importantly, from my passion for connecting with people from different cultures. Collecting their family recipes and cooking together is a way to have a heart to heart connection and experience cultures outside of one’s own. Ayda Robana Catering • 805.837.9009 • aydarobana.com DININGANDDESTINATIONS.COM
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1. Ace Rivington 1114 State Street, 881.2999
2. Allora by Laura 1269 Coast Village Rd., 563.2425
3. Ambiance 1266 Coast Village Rd., 869.1811
4. Antoinette 1046 Coast Village Rd., 969.1515
5. Bikini Factory 2275 Ortega Hill Rd., 969.2887
2330 Lillie Avenue, 565.3848
7. Bryant &â€ˆSons 16 25
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11. Loveworn 11 Anacapa Street, 895.8330
12. Occhiali 1046 Coast Village Rd., 565.3415 7 W. Canon Perdido, 963.5760
13. Riviera Towel Company 727 De La Guerra Plaza, 560.1571
14. Rowan 3817 Santa Claus Lane, 684.6474
15. Salt 740 State Street, 963.7258
16. The Shopkeepers
17. Tienda Ho
9. Intimo 1046 Coast Village Rd., 565.5606
136 East Canon Perdido, 770.7763
812 State Street, 966.9187 1482 East Valley Road, 565.4411
1046 Coast Village Rd., 845.6186
10. Jake and Jones
137 Anacapa St., 284.0700
1105 State Street, 962.3643
18. Whiskey + Leather 1101 Coast Village Rd., 770.5155
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Highway Road Park
1. Elizabeth Gordon Gallery
1. Celadon House
1. Andersen's Danish Res.
15 W. Gutierrez Street, 963.1157
1220 State Street, 899.4676
1106 State Street, 962.5085
512 State Street, 965.3363
1404 De La Vina, 963.7003
2. Kim Kieler Gallery
2. Coldwell Banker
2. August Ridge Winery
1290 Coast Village Road, 969.4755 1498 E. Valley Road, 969.0900 3938 State Street, 682.2477
5 E. Figueroa Street, 770.8442
1311 State Street, 962.1311 6940 Marketplace Drive, 770.5388
1279 Coast Village Rd., 565.7540
14. Jill's Place
1919 Cliff Drive, 963.4474
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
3. Hayward's 7 Parker Way, 966.1390
4. Indigo Home Furnishings 1321 State Street, 962.6909
5. Marc Normand Gelinas 1482 East Valley Road, 722.0052
6. Menelli Trading Co 1080 Coast Village Road, 682.8552
7. Plum Goods 909 State Street, 845.3900
8. Porch 3823 Santa Claus Lane, 684.0300
9. Reed Interiors 590 E. Gutierrez Street, 684.7583
10. Santa Barbara Company 214 East Victoria, 845.3700
3. Blackbird 36 State Street, 882.0135
632 Santa Barbara Street, 963.0378
4. Bluewater Grill 15 East Cabrillo Blvd., 845.5121
15. Joe's Cafe 536 State Street, 966.4638
5. Brewhouse 229 W. Montecito Street, 884.4664
16. The Lark 131 Anacapa Street, 284.0370
6. Brophy Brothers 119 Harbor Way, 966.4418
17. Le Cafe Stella 3302 McCaw Avenue, 569.7698
7. Cá Dario 37 East Victoria, 884.9419
18. The Little Door 129 East Anapamu, 560.8002
8. Cá Dario Pizzeria
23. Mesa Verde 24. Padaro Beach Grill 3765 Santa Claus Lane, 566.9800
25. Santo Mezcal 119 State Street, 883.3593
26. Shellfish Company 230 Stearns Wharf, 966.6676
27. Sly's 686 Linden Avenue, 684.6666
28. Stella Mare's
29 East Victoria, 957.2020
19. Los Agaves
9. Casa Blanca
29. The Black Sheep
330 State Street, 845.8966
600 N. Milpas, 564.2626 2911 De La Vina, 682.2600 7029 Calle Real, Goleta, 968.4000
20. Los Arroyos
14 W. Figueroa Street, 962.5541 1280 Coast Village Road, 969.9059 5764 Calle Real, 770.8209
324 West Cabrillo Blvd., 962.0777
101 East Cabrillo Blvd, 966.2112
11. The Garden Market 3811 Santa Claus Lane, 745.5505
50 Los Patos Way, 969.6705
26 East Ortega Street, 965.1113
31. Tre Lune 1151 Coast Village Rd., 969.2646
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