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

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“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” — FR ANK GEHRY

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Above: Art Director Kim McKeown, left, and Managing Editor Leslie Dinaberg enjoy the gorgeous Montecito views at Ranchito Bendito.

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MONTEC ITO IS FILLED with marvelous treasures, from the effortlessly chic yet surprisingly friendly residents to the incredible flora and fauna, gorgeous historic mansions, stunning coastline and amazing mountain views. It’s no wonder that so many of the privileged folks who could choose to live literally anywhere in the world choose to call this coastal haven their home. They’re certainly in good company. As Nancy Ransohoff writes, “Montecito, with its mild Mediterranean climate and aah-inspiring ocean and mountain views, has long been a magnet for the well to do.” Famous residents range from historic figures like opera singer and Lotusland visionary Madame Ganna Walska and railroad heiress Huguette Clark to current influential inhabitants like Ellen DeGeneres, Al Gore, Jeff Bridges, Eric Schmidt, Kenny Loggins, Steve Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Oprah Winfrey. Montecito’s grand legacy of architectural gems is featured throughout these pages, from historic estates designed by some of the originators of our treasured Santa Barbara aesthetic—Reginald Johnson, George Washington Smith and Joseph Plunkett (page 70)—to more contemporary creations by David Serrurier (page 60) and Dustin Stephens (page 66). We even had the pleasure of shooting our fabulous fall fashion feature at Lotusland (page 80), an enchanted garden of delights that never ceases to thrill and delight me. Every bit as magical as this region’s glorious estates is the area’s history of attracting creative artistic talent. Filling these pages is never-before-published work from internationally renowned local photographer Jesse Alexander, whose poignant photographs of a young Bobby Kennedy capture an optimistic time when politics was viewed with hope rather than cynicism (page 72). Architects and artists aren’t the only ones who’ve made their marks on Santa Barbara County; so have winemakers. Wendy Thies Sell sips her way through Happy Canyon, the site of one of Santa Barbara County’s most exciting and versatile AVA’s (page 48). We also have the scoop on Pacific Standard Time, the ambitious Getty Foundation-funded artistic celebration of the vibrant cultural linkages between Southern California and Latin America that takes place across the state this fall (page 24), as well as a fall performing arts preview that includes incredible dance performances, music, theater and much more (page 28, page 34).While our cultural plates are certainly full this fall, we’re mourning the loss of one of Santa Barbara’s best fine-dining institutions and Seasons’ longtime advertising supporters—after proudly serving the community for 35 years, John and Liz Downey of Downey’s are retiring. We wish them well, but their exquisite cuisine will be sorely missed. Grab the pleasures of fall while they’re there for the picking! Cheers!


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Emmy award-winning journalist and wine country wanderer Wendy Thies Sell has covered the Central Coast’s blossoming wine industry for more than 15 years; first for KSBY-TV and now as a freelance writer based in northern Santa Barbara County. She has had the pleasure of strolling through vineyards and sipping in cellars with hundreds of winemakers from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara, including those she interviewed for her story on the Happy Canyon AVA (page 48).

Ron Alexander | poet Ronald Aden Alexander, author of “Invitation to Play” (page 40), is the featured poet for fall. His poetry can be found online and in print, including in several anthologies. He was short-listed for the Able-Muse fiction prize and one poem, “Zebra,” was made into a short film and has been shown at film festivals in the U.S., Europe and South America. Alexander founded the occasional Whitman-Stein Poetry Fest in Santa Barbara, where he lives with his very accommodating partner of 29 years, and husband of four years, Gary R. White.

Patricia Houghton Clarke | photographer Cheryl Crabtree | writer Cheryl Crabtree has penned many a word for regional and national travel books, magazines and websites. She co-authored the very first edition of The Insider’s Guide to Santa Barbara, and her other credits include Hometown Santa Barbara, California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast, Fodor’s California and Fodor’s The Complete Guide to National Parks of the West. She also covers the Central Coast region for Bindu Media, a worldwide itinerarybased travel website. Her stories about Montecito’s estates and lifestyle appear on page 54.

Patricia Houghton Clarke, whose photograph, “Stearns Sunrise, 2010” is on page 104, is an award-winning international photographer based in Santa Barbara. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and publications around the U.S. and Europe. As a self-taught photographer with a background in painting and drawing, she is particularly interested in culture, history and human nature. She currently is producing a portraiture project and documentary film based on her recent travels to small southern Italian villages.

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The Latin America-Southern California Connection: Pacific Standard Time

AN A MBITIOUS ARTISTIC celebration of the vibrant cultural linkages between Southern California and Latin America takes place across the state this fall, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, Santa Monica, Palm Springs and beyond. Backed by more than $16 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, the series of thematically linked exhibitions—Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA—spans more than 70 institutions, including local exhibitions at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Historical Museum and UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum. “We’re proud that the Getty is once again making it possible for institutions across Southern California to do justice to a vast and complex subject, with this exploration of the vital traditions of Latin American and Latino art,” says Jim Cuno, president of J. Paul Getty Trust, referring to the 2011–2012 iteration of Pacific Standard Time, a Southern California collaboration that focused on art in Los Angeles from 1945–1980. He continues, “Working together, as we did in the first Pacific Standard Time initiative, can we begin to encompass the richness and dynamism of an art created in multiple countries and on two continents.

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This page: Suzanne Lacy, Skin of Memory Medellín, Columbia 1999, on view at UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum. Opposite: Valeska Soares, Any Moment Now… (Spring), 2014, courtesy Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo, on view at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

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Among the local Pacific Standard Time highlights is “Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now,” a survey of the New York-based Brazilian artist’s work comprised of unique environmental installations combining sculptures, photography, video, and performances at Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Sept. 17–Dec. 17). Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara breaks new ground with “Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art from 1960–Present,” the first survey of modern and contemporary art from Guatemala, exploring a previously unexamined rich period of artistic production that began during the “long civil war” of the late 1950s and extends to the present day. The threepart exhibition is presented at MCASB’s galleries, Santa Barbara Community Arts

Workshop (SBCAW) and Westmont RidleyTree Museum of Art at Westmont College (Sept. 17–Dec. 17). “Sacred Art in the Age of Contact” at Santa Barbara Historical Museum brings together, for the first time, a diverse body of objects from Santa Barbara-area collections exploring the relationship between art and spirituality in both Chumash and Spanish traditions. Also presented at UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum, “Sacred Art” highlights the themes of sacred geography, language, materiality and resistance. It also investigates the mutually transformative interaction between these traditions, which have immediate implications on the ways in which the cultural dynamics of Santa Barbara County are understood today (Sept. 15–Jan. 14). Also on view at UCSB Art, Design &

Architecture Museum is “The Schoolhouse and the Bus: Mobility, Pedagogy and Engagement,” the work of Suzanne Lacy & Pablo Helguera. This exhibition pairs for the first time the work of two leading practitioners of the Social Practice Movement, an art medium that focuses on engagement through human interaction and social discourse. This exhibition juxtaposes key examples of the artists’ works and incorporates installations, photography, drawing and performance, alongside archival documentation that serves to highlight overlapping themes, including immigration, race and social organizing (Sept. 16–Dec. 8).

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HEADQUARTERED in the wee Western-style town of Los Alamos and sharing its 1880s vintage building with The Los Alamos General Store is PICO, a farm-to-table foodie destination that’s quickly building a buzz among diners up and down the coast. Owners Will Henry and Kali Kopley, a husband and wife duo, chose the building because of its history and place in Los Alamos’s timeline. It continues to fulfill its original destiny as a mercantile through the retail portion of General Store, which includes a 2,000-bottle wine shop. The restaurant side of the business takes its name from historical figure Salomon Pico, an infamous local bandit said to have been part of the inspiration behind the legend of Zorro. PICO’s seasonal menu is a tribute to the symbiotic farmer-restaurant relationship, using strictly in-season ingredients and primarily showcasing the bounty of Santa Ynez Valley. Dishes are created based on the food items at hand from local farmers and ranchers, all under the guidance of Chef Drew Terp. Terp’s top-notch credentials include Michelin-starred kitchens from Napa (Auberge du Soleil) to New York City (Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Masa and barMasa), Spain (under Chef Pedro Subijana at Akelare), Las Vegas (barMasa and Shaboo), Washington, D.C. (Jaleo) and most recently with the nowshuttered Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos. Terp makes all of his ingredients in-house—including the ketchup and mustard.

PICO recently added a 2,000-square-foot outdoor area with additional seating, a fire pit, a chicken coop, bee hives and raised gardens, bringing the locally sourced menu even closer to home. With the outdoor area, “the restaurant’s eggs come from right outside our back door; our bees will provide honey for our dishes and drinks, as well as our house-made condiments and provisions; and the garden will offer up home-grown herbs and produce, to supplement the fabulous ingredients that we receive from our local providers,” says Terp. Current menu highlights include charcuterie (locally sourced meats, house-made by Terp) and cheese plates with delicious bread from the neighboring Bob’s Well Bread Bakery; starters like pork cannelloni with béchamel, manchego and asparagus with house-made bacon and a 63 degree egg, and mushroom salad with bacon and arugula; and entrées such as a juicy heart of rib eye, served sliced over crispy potatoes, cedar-wrapped halibut with morels, English peas and Meyer lemon or grilled local lamb loin with ratatouille mille feuille and polenta. As for the wine, Will Henry is co-owner of Lumen Wines (with esteemed vintner Lane Tanner), and the list includes their labels, along with other gems. Definitely leave room for dessert, which includes house-made ice creams (also available from the mercantile) with mouth-watering flavors like dulce de leche, tarragon and granddaddy’s favorite (bourbon-Wild Turkey 101), the chef’s homage to his grandfather. PICO at The Los Alamos General Store, 458 Bell St., Los Alamos, 805/344-1122, losalamosgeneralstore.com.

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Kate Weare Dance Company, Joseph Hernandez and Natalie Johnson, Drop Down

Banjo phenomenons Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn make a much-anticipated return visit with their blend of jazz-to-classical brilliance and earthy elegance. (Oct. 10/ Campbell Hall) Three of today’s most inventive alt-Latino groups join forces for The Día de los Muertos Tour with La Santa Cecilia, Mexrrissey and Mariachi Flor de Toloache. For the first time, they come together to deliver the distinct and energetic sounds of Mexican music. (Nov. 3/ Campbell Hall) The rich legacy of Arabic music is affirmed when Palestinian ‘oud and violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen leads an ensemble of musicians through a traditional repertoire. (Nov. 15/Campbell Hall) (ArtsAndLectures. UCSB.edu, 805/893-3535)

HOMEGROWN HAPPENINGS acclaimed to the grassroots—there is plenty to enjoy from our locals as well. The ever-inventive Santa Barbara Revels, under the direction of Susan Keller, presents EQUINOX: A Concert In Celebration of the Changing Seasons. (Sept. 24/Presidio Chapel) Flamenco Arts Festival brings four days of dynamic flamenco with an opening night film, workshops and Saturday-night gala performance with after-party. (Sept. 28–Oct. 1/Lobero Theatre) Local playwright Claudia Hoag McGarry’s original play, Kiddo and Patty Hearst, debuts in Carpinteria. (Oct. 13–22/Plaza Playhouse Theatre) One of the community’s newest companies, DogStar Theater Company, presents The Foreigner, directed by Nita June Davanzo. (Oct 20–22/Center Stage Theater) Join Out of the Box for a live interactive production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Oct. 31–Nov. 4/Center Stage Theater) Mitchell Thomas directs Bertolt Brecht’s political satire The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui, a highly physical production featuring clowns and a live jazz ensemble. (Oct. 28– Nov. 5/Westmont College) The Theatre Group at SBCC presents the Tony-nominated comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, directed by Rick Mokler. (Oct. 13–28/ SBCC’s Garvin Theatre) And enjoy the classic It’s A Wonderful Life, as a live radio play, directed by Katie Laris. (Nov. 8–18/SBCC’s Jurkowitz Theater) See you at the theater! 

FALL PERFORMING ARTS SPOTLIGHT Fall in Santa Barbara brings spectacular sunsets, blessedly chilly evenings and vineyard harvest goodness. It also brings a rich array of performing arts offerings via UCSB’s widely acclaimed Arts & Lectures program, as well as high-quality local productions and more. BY JUSTINE SUTTON

WORK IT! is a crown jewel in our community’s dance scene: DANCEworks. While most dance pieces are created in a studio with limited time to rehearse in the performance space, DANCEworks—an innovative partnership between SUMMERDANCE Santa Barbara and Lobero Theatre Foundation—is the only dance residency in the nation that takes place on an actual theater stage for an entire month. This year, New York-based choreographer Kate Weare and her company take on this creative endeavor, making new work incorporating French-Argentinean tango with contemporary dance in collaboration with Union Tanguera. “What will happen when a gifted American choreographer collaborates with

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a famous Argentinian tango master?” asks Executive Director and Founder Dianne Vapnek. “Watch it unfold during DANCEworks ‘17!” (Sept. 1–2/Lobero Theatre, sbdanceworks.com.)

BOLD MOVES & BIG IDEAS once again offers an award-winning program of world-class performances. An audience favorite, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago celebrates its 40th season, opening the series with a varied and bold repertoire. (Oct. 3/The Granada Theatre) For kids of all ages, LA’s hip-hop-reggaerock pioneers Ozomatli presents Ozokidz, a toe-tapping dance party evoking the spirit and vitality their fans love. (Oct. 8/Campbell Hall)

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off of Hwy. 246 from Santa Barbara is a shop full of treasures at Global Eye Art Collective (geartco.com), an all-handmade comprehensive gift and home store that’s a must-stop when spending time in Santa Ynez Valley. Global Eye is the brainchild of multitalented Kristen Cramer, who specialized in visuals and marketing for others for more than a decade before opening her shop. Sourcing products from all over the world, including many talented local artists, Cramer aims to have something in the store for every room in your house and for every person on your gift list, and also includes a gallery of black and white photography by avid fisherman, diver, hiker and renowned documentarian Michael Robertson, who is Cramer’s business partner. A shiny vintage Red Royal typewriter sits in the middle of the showroom, where customers can make their own cards or type up a poem or greeting for a loved one. Almost everything in the store is made by an individual or small studio or at home, Cramer says—a trip to Global Eye Art Collective is sure to be a day to remember. 

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Frankland’s Crab & Co.

BY LESLIE DINABERG

THE FIRST of three new dining experiences coming to Montecito Inn (1295 Coast Village Rd.) this fall from the renowned Scratch Restaurant team is Frankland’s Crab & Co., a modern-day casual seafood shack inspired by chef Phillip Frankland Lee’s childhood memories of good times with loved ones accompanied by seaside meals of lobster rolls, peel-and-eat shrimp and clam chowder. The menu focuses on fresh catches (sold by weight) like chilled white gulf prawns, wildcaught king crab legs or Maine lobster—whipped with remoulade and spiked with pickles and celery salt—served in a housebaked buttery brioche roll or simply over lettuce.

Standout fish & chips features a flavorful filet of wild-caught branzino battered in Scrimshaw brew, while “Chowda” is an intense stock made from a variety of shellfish, teeming with jewels like house-cured bacon, crab, lobster and prawn. Riffs on other classics include freshly shucked fried oysters & clams and Mary’s fried chicken roll topped with a tangy Giardiniera. Corn on the cob is brushed with lobster butter (freshly churned butter drawn and steeped with lobster shells). Try a Margarita’s homemade ice cream sandwich for dessert. Yum! 

ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR— THE HEART OF MONTECITO BY NANC Y A . SHOBE BEHIND A driftwood-gray vertically slatted fence off of San Ysidro Road and Jameson Lane lies a framed structure, the beginning of the new Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito—the posh resort slated to open in 2018. Sitting on the former site of the muchbeloved Miramar Hotel, the new 16-acre resort will feature 124 guest rooms and 37 suites, many of which will be single-story bun-

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galows and cottages. Amenities will include an oceanfront bar and restaurant with an outdoor terrace, a signature restaurant, two swimming pools, a Sense Spa, a state-of-theart fitness center and an exclusive membership-only beach club. Rental facilities include a 12,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor event space and a 6,000-square-foot ballroom. For locals, Rosewood Miramar has been a long-awaited arrival. More than 17 years ago, the longstanding Miramar Hotel closed its doors after being purchased by New York City hotelier Ian Schrager. Partially demolished, it stood vacant for years, ghostlike, while owners came and went. It wasn’t until

Rick Caruso of Rick Caruso Affiliated purchased it in 2007 that plans for a new resort began. Miramar’s history is a long and storied one, beginning when Josiah and Emmeline Doulton purchased the property in 1876. Originally named Ocean View Farm, it became Miramar (“behold the sea”) after a guest suggested the new name. By 1910, 29 structures dotted the property. Paul Gawzner purchased Miramar from the Doultons in 1939, and so began the era of celebrities, luminaries and conference attendees. We eagerly await the beginning of the new era of this historic property. 

PHOTOS: (CLOCKWISE FROM OPPOSITE RIGHT) COURTESY MONTECITO COFFEE SHOP, CARUSO AFFILIATED, SCRATCH RESTAURANTS (2)

This page: casual, salt water scented delights await visitors at the Frankland’s Crab & Co. in the Montecito Inn (2), but visitors will have to wait just a bit longer to for the Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito to open. Opposite: Montecito Coffee Shop has roots in the community going back to 1929.


MONTECITO COFFEE SHOP AT SAN YSIDRO PHARMACY Decades of Fresh Fare for Loyal Locals BY C HERY L C R ABTREE at the intersection of San Ysidro and East Valley roads in Montecito’s Upper Village: a collection of diners feasting on breakfast or lunch at tables on the shaded porch surrounding San Ysidro Pharmacy. A tiny space in the back of the building accommodates the kitchen and tables for those who prefer to sit inside on any given day. Guests have gathered at those tables since 1984, but Montecito Coffee Shop’s roots actually date back much further—to 1929, when Louie Miratti established El Camino Pharmacy on what was then Coast Highway (now Coast Village Road). El Camino Pharmacy

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had a diner and soda fountain, where loyal patrons gathered for decades. In 1954, Miratti assumed operation of San Ysidro Pharmacy in Montecito’s Upper Village. Thirty years later, when El Camino Pharmacy’s thenowner Bob Goodell lost his Coast Village Road lease, he took over Miratti’s business and moved to the Upper Village. Tom Ruklic, who operated the El Camino soda fountain, joined forces with Goodell to share the building. He moved the restaurant business into the adjacent space in back of the pharmacy. Waitress Debbie Ousey came up the hill as well. Ousey took over as owner in 2003. Regular customers continue to gather at the small collection of tables for farm-fresh breakfast and lunch in a casual vibe. The shop employs 13 loyal staff. “Federico has been the lead cook here for 28 years,” says Ousey. “Daniel Severiano, one of our waiters, started as a dishwasher when he was 15 years old and now he’s 28.” A 15-year employee, Paul Birch, is the baby of the bunch. Some of the menu items—the signature

curried chicken salad with apple and golden raisins and the roast turkey sandwich—date back to the El Camino days as well. “Customers really liked Tom’s simple fare soup. And from the very beginning of time here, Tom had always roasted turkeys fresh,” Ousey explains. “We continue that tradition, and also use the fresh turkey stock in our soup bases. The simplicity here generates a certain crowd—those who appreciate simple, fresh American food. We all enjoy coming to work,” she continues. “It’s just a good vibe. I’m so fortunate that everyone loves being here and working for their community. I still love being here—I’m not sure about my feet though!” 

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September 1–2

130 Harbor Way, sbyc.org.

Kate Weare Company DANCEworks welcomes Kate Weare as its 2017 Choreographerin-Residence. This new project, performed with live music by Argentinian composer Gustavo Beytelmann, brings together artists from Argentinian tango and contemporary dance for a unique cross-pollination of disciplines, cultures and values. | 8 p.m., Lobero

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1–4 16th Annual Open Studios Tour See The American Riviera like an insider this Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy traversing the neighborhoods and nearby communities of Santa Barbara in a relaxed atmosphere and converse with more than 40 professional artists about their inspirations and styles. | Various Santa Barbara locations, santabarbarastudioartists.com.

3–29 Sunday Polo at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club Enjoy an exciting day of good company and great polo competition at one of the most prestigious equestrian venues on the West Coast. | 2:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria, 805/684-6683, sbpolo.com.

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gather for a day of racing, spectacular boat rides, barbecue and live music—all for a good cause. | Noon, Santa Barbara Yacht Club,

Anaïs, A Dance Opera Anaïs, A Dance Opera explodes on stage incorporating music, dance and visual projections into a cutting-edge stage production that explores and illuminates the engrossing life of famed diarist and literary figure Anaïs Nin. | 8 p.m., New Vic Theater, 33 W. Victoria St., 805/965-5400, etcsb.org.

9 Santa Barbara Yacht Club Charity Regatta benefiting Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care More than 350 friends and supporters

Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival The Fermentation Festival celebrates the art of making traditionally fermented foods and beverages and also promotes local food and farming. | 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Rancho La Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, sbfermentationfestival.com.

10 Taste of the Town Featuring 80 of the finest local restaurants and Central Coast wineries, proceeds benefit local programs and services of Arthritis Foundation. | Noon-3 p.m., Riviera Park Garden, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra, arthritis.org/tasteofthetownsb.

14 Sketching in the Galleries: Shapes and Patterns All skill levels are invited to experience the tradition of sketching from original works of art in Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s galleries. | 5:30–7:30 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., 805/963-4364, sbma.net.

14–24 Mary Jane McCord Annual Book Sale Planned Parenthood’s book sale is the largest used book sale in the tri-counties. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood’s programs. | Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, 805/687-0766, booksale. ppcentralcoast.org.

15 Camerata Pacifica Concert Acclaimed chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica opens its 28th season in September with a remarkable trio of works by Pulitzer Prize-winner John Harbison and Russian composing titans Sergei

Glow in the Park Benefit for Doctors Without Walls, Sept. 16, Elings Park

Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich. | Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/893-3535, cameratapacifica.org

15 Granada Theatre Legends Gala Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts honors and celebrates Santa Barbara philanthropists Anne Towbes and the late Michael Towbes, beloved opera singer Marilyn Horne and Music Academy of the West at its 2017 Legends Gala. | 6 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.

15 Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Memphis Dee Dee Bridgewater has gone back to her beginning in Memphis, TN. Born in the city known for its pivotal part in American culture, music and civil rights struggle, the NEA Jazz Master and three-time–Grammy-winner was part of an American legacy. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

15–17 81st Annual Solvang Danish Days Celebrate “Little Denmark” with Solvang’s annual Danish Days, a weekend of folk dancing, colorful costumes, delectable desserts, Hans Christian Andersen storytelling, parades and more. | Various locations throughout Solvang, solvangdanishdays.org.

15–Oct. 1 August Wilson’s Fences Closing PCPA’s 53rd season is Fences, August Wilson’s gripping Pulitzer and Tony award-winning masterpiece. | Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Dr., Santa Maria, 805/9228313, pcpa.org.

16 Glow in the Park Benefit for Doctors Without Walls This amazing experience features tethered balloon rides, a sunset dinner and live music to benefit the work of k

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Doctors Without Walls (Santa Barbara Street Medicine), which provides free volunteer medical care for the most vulnerable people in Santa Barbara County. | 5 p.m., Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd., sbglowinthepark.org.

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Sings Like Hell: Sam Baker + Peter Case Sam Baker is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen and fully wrought. Each piece is imprinted with a theme: everyone is at the mercy of another one’s dreams, how beautiful are these days and talk about forgiveness. Peter Case is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist whose multi-decade career ranges from front man of ’80s jangle pop heroes Plimsouls to full-throated band leader and solo acoustic troubadour. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

Alfred R. Mitchell (1888-1972) Green Pastures Framed Oil on Board, 8.25” x 10” Overview: Born in York, Pennsylvania, a teenaged Alfred R. Mitchell headed to Nevada to follow the gold rush. Later he traveled to Southern California to began art training under Maurice Braun at the San Diego Academy of Art. With Braun’s support and encouragement, Mitchell returned east to continue his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Mitchell later returned to San Diego in the early 1920’s and became a major influence in the art community. He was president of the San Diego Art Guild, and helped to found the Laguna Beach Art Association and the La Jolla Art Association.  Along with Braun and other artists, he formed the Associated Artists of San Diego, later named the Contemporary Artists of San Diego. Mitchell exhibited frequently, and is in the collection of numerous museums. Gallery: Stewart Fine Art 215 W. Mission St., Santa Barbara 805/845-0255, dianestewartfineart.com SBADA MEMBER

16–17 26th Annual California Lemon Festival When life gives you acres and acres of lemon trees, the only thing to do is celebrate the harvest with a festival— with lots of lemonade, of course! | 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd. Goleta, lemonfestival.com.

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17–Dec. 31 Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. Soares interweaves themes of love, desire, memory and time in her bodies of work. | Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., 805/963-4364, sbma.net.

22 CEC’s Green Gala This noteworthy annual event is the eco-chic party of the year, as well as an opportunity to hear how CEC (Community Environmental Council) works to preserve Santa Barbara’s unique way of life and to build a grass-roots movement that embraces both personal action and government accountability to create a resilient, green future worthy of the next generation. | 6:30 p.m., The Lark, 131 Anacapa St., 805/284-0370, cecsb. org/2017-green-gala.

22 BCRC Presents Le Cirque If you crave a different kind of energy, a glamorous and exotic escape from life, join the fun and experience Le Cirque, a gala fundraiser benefitting The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara. | 6 p.m., Coral

Museum of Art, 1130 State St., 805/963-4364, sbma.net.

Casino Beach and Cabana Club, 1260 Channel Dr., bcrcsb.org.

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Panel Discussion with Valeska Soares, Julie Joyce and Vanessa Davidson Panel discussion with artist Valeska Soares and Santa Barbara Museum of Art co-curator Julie Joyce and Phoenix Art Museum co-curator Vanessa Davidson. | 2:30 p.m., Santa

Chamber on the Mountain Concert Chamber On The Mountain (COTM) begins its 2017–18 season with a concert that presents the artistry of flutist Jill Felber, pianist Dianne Frazer and COTM’s own Heidi Lehwalder on harp. | 3 p.m., Logan House, 8585

Barbara Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium, 1130 State St., 805/9634364, sbma.net.

Ojai-Santa Paula Rd., Ojai, 805/6469951, chamberonthemountain.com.

Leo Kottke Famed acoustic player Leo Kottke is SBSEASONS.COM

Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

Push Pull Taffy Performance Push Pull parodies the line between art object and spectator, highlighting ideas of excess, overconsumption and the consumer’s pursuit of delectable pleasures. | 1 p.m., Santa Barbara

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known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz and folk music. | 7 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon

24 Santa Barbara Beautiful Annual Awards Ceremony Join Santa Barbara Beautiful as it


recognizes excellence in design and honors outstanding individuals in the community. | 4:30 p.m., Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/969-4726, sbbeautiful.org.

October 1–31

New Noise Fest & Numbskull Present Tycho Tycho’s latest album, Epoch, features the evolution of bandleader Scott Hansen from a delicate solo performer into the iconic front man of a powerful multi-layered live band performing on the world’s largest stages. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33

Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest The month-long Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest encourages locals to play, stay and enjoy the scarecrows, all of which are handcrafted by local businesses, individuals and school organizations competing for their town’s “Best Scarecrow” title and, ultimately, the “2017 Harvest Cup: Best in the Valley” title. | Various loca-

E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

tions throughout Santa Ynez Valley, 877/327-2656, syvscarecrows.com.

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Lila Downs A Mexican-American world music superstar, Lila Downs is known for her opera-trained vocal range and her unique synthesis of indigenous Meso-American music with cumbia, soul, jazz and hip hop. | 8 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures. sa.ucsb.edu.

28 -30 Flamenco Arts Festival The Flamenco Arts Festival is an excellent opportunity for Santa Barbara locals to learn about Spanish culture. | 7 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Celebrating its 40th season, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is renowned for its exceptionally talented dancers performing a diverse, adventurous repertoire. | 8 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

4 Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles is the newest project of Brooklyn native Cory Henry, a member of jazz-R&B group Snarky Puppy. On his Hammond B-3 organ, Henry delivers dynamic and improvisational performances of music ranging from old gospel to Stevie Wonder. | 8 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara: Buyepongo! The name Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus,” which certainly describes the scene whenever this band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms with congas, guacharaca, accordion, bass, guitar, sax and fantastic vocals.  | Buyepongo’s cumbia

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dance party and free events are at Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd., Goleta, on Fri.; Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe on Sat.; and Marjorie Luke Theater, 721 E. Cota St., on Sun., facebook.com/ VivaelArteSB.

p.m., The Fess Parker, a Doubletree by Hilton Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., ontrapalooza.com.

ONTRApalooza 2017: The Modern Marketing Summit ONTRApalooza is a three-day conference for entrepreneurs, marketers and business leaders packed with hands-on workshops, in-depth software sessions and inspiring keynotes from leading experts. | 9 a.m.–5:30

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Angelo Perko The Offering, 2017 Oil on Canvas, 48” x 60” Overview: Angela Perko is beloved in the California art world for painting vividly colored abstractions of landscapes, still life’s and figures. Perko’s compositions offer a visual mash-up of specific art historical references, combined in her own unique style to create something exciting and new, while simultaneously paying homage to the past. She cites Canada’s Group of Seven, Emily Carr, Thomas Hart Benton, Diego Rivera, Robert Delaunay and Georgia O’Keeffe as important influences. This exhibition will be the artist’s eighth solo show with the gallery and continues her trajectory as one of the most exciting and distinctive artists in the region. Gallery: Sullivan Goss–An American Gallery 11 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara 805/730-1460, sullivangoss.com SBADA MEMBER

5 Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Gold Ribbon Luncheon This luncheon concludes Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s 5th Annual Gold Ribbon Campaign, k

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held in recognition of International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. All event proceeds benefit the foundation’s emotional, educational and financial support programs. | 11 a.m., Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, 1260 Channel Dr., 805/617-0845, teddybearcancerfoundation.org/fundraisers.

5 An Evening with Samantha Bee The first woman to host her own latenight satirical news show, Samantha Bee has changed the tone of the genre with her bare-knuckle delivery that walks a line between outrage and hilarity. | 8 p.m., Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., 805/8933535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

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John Wesley Cotton (1868-1931) Silent Night, Santa Barbara, 1924 Color Aquatint on Paper, 18-3/4” x 15-5/8” Overview: Born in Ontario, Canada, John Cotton received his early training in Toronto with the Ontario Society of Artists. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago, and studied in London in 1911. He traveled in Europe, etching and painting, and later teaching at the University of Beaune. He exhibited throughout Canada, Europe and the United States. After winning a gold medal at the Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco in 1915, he moved to California, eventually settling in Glendale. He was a member of the California Art Club, California Watercolor Society (President), Painters and Sculptors Club of LA and the Chicago Society of Etchers. His works are held in the National Gallery in Canada, Art Museum of Toronto, New York Public Library, Art Institute of Chicago, Congressional Library in Washington, LACMA and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Gallery: James Main Fine Art 27 E. De la Guerra St., Santa Barbara 805/962-8347, jamesmainfineart.com SBADA MEMBER

5–22 Husbands and Wives Ensemble Theatre Company’s 2017–18 season launches with the world-premiere adaptation of Woody Allen’s 1992 innovative film Husbands and Wives. This witty and urbane comic-drama follows two couples facing middle age squarely in the face, who find themselves questioning their faltering marriages. | New Vic Theater, 33 W. Victoria St., 805/9655400, etcsb.org.

6 San Marcos High School Royal Gala The Royal Gala benefits educational programs and campus improvements at San Marcos High School and features dinner, dance and an auction. This year’s honorees are the Marquis family and Jamie DeVries. | 5:30 p.m. The Fess Parker, a Doubletree by Hilton ResortDoubletree, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 805/564-4333, royalgala2017. auction-bid.org.

6 Red Feather Ball Join United Way of Santa Barbara County for the 21st Annual Red Feather Ball, a fabulous autumn seaside soiree. | 6 p.m., Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, 1260 Channel Dr., unitedwaysb.org.

6 Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends Beloved actor Bill Murray teams with

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distinguished German cellist Jan Vogler to present a spirited evening of music and literature for one night only. | 7 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

6–8 31st Annual California Avocado Festival Celebrate peace, love and guacamole at the three-day Carpinteria fest dedicated to the California fruit in all its forms. | Fri. 1–10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., 600-800 blocks of Linden Ave., Carpinteria, avofest.com.

7 AIA Santa Barbara ArchitecTours 2017 American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara presents the 9th annual ArchitecTours event, which celebrates “Living with Water” with a tour of AIA member-designed properties with unique water features.| 10 a.m.–4 p.m., various locations, 805/966-4198, aiasb.com.

7 Bonjour Bayou— A Tour de France This annual benefit—honoring Denny Wayman with the Léni Fé Bland award—supports the work of Santa Barbara Rescue Mission to provide services and accommodations to homeless men and women. | 2–5 p.m., Rancho Dos Pueblos, 220 La Casa Grande Cir., Goleta, 805/9661316, ext. 105, sbrm.org.

7 Ira Glass As the creator, producer and host of the genre-defining program This American Life and editorial advisor to the immensely popular podcasts Serial and S-Town, Ira Glass is the driving force behind some of today’s most entertaining, humorous and heartfelt stories. | 8 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/8933535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

8 Ozokidz Ozomatli presents Ozokidz, a special family-friendly set that captures the innovation and liveliness that Ozo fans love while educating children on


everything from respecting nature to germs and skateboarding! | 1 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

8 Shawn Colvin Shawn Colvin’s A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour showcases Colvin performing the album in its entirety alongside a variety of hits, personal favorites and surprises from her repertoire. | 7 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

8 Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have a musical partnership unlike any other. Fleck embraces his jazzto-classical ingenuity and bluegrass roots, while Washburn has the earthy sophistication of a post-modern old-time singer-songwriter. | 8 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

11 Zadie Smith and Pico Iyer British novelist, essayist and shortstory writer Zadie Smith is known for her unique perspective on contemporary culture, superb dialogue and emotionally rich stories. She is the author of the novels White Teeth and Swing Time. Author Pico Iyer moderates this lively discussion series. | 7:30 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/8933535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

12 New Beginnings 5th Annual Changing Lives Gala Enjoy delicious food, live music and time with friends as New Beginnings Counseling Center honors its 2017 Community Champions at the 5th Annual Changing Lives Gala. | 6:30 p.m., Belmond El Encanto, 800 Alvarado Pl., sbnbcc.org/events.

13–28 One Man, Two Guvnors The Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College presents One Man, Two Guvnors, a comedy The Daily Mail calls “the funniest show on the planet.” | 8 p.m., Garvin Theater, Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Dr., 805/730-4107, sbcc.edu.

14 Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival Celebrate lobster season at the free annual Harbor and Seafood Festival. Fresh seafood, from crabs and prawns to chowder and gumbo, are complemented by fun activities, free boat rides and dockside tours. | 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Santa Barbara Harbor, Harbor Way, harborfestival.org.

14 Santa Barbara Beer Festival Enjoy a sunny day at beautiful Elings Park, where you can listen to local bands while sampling from the best breweries and eateries in the country. | Noon–4 p.m., Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Rd., sbbeerfestival.com.

14 Andrew Bird With a distinctive sound that resists categorization, Andrew Bird returns in unforgettable display of his unique virtuosity. Backed by a band, he offers his singular mix of violin, guitar, glockenspiel, vocals and uncannily accomplished whistling. | 8 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

14–15 Mozart in Dance Santa Barbara Symphony and Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts open the season with a weekend of Mozart and a world-premiere ballet, with all-new choreography by William Soleau, performed by State Street Ballet. | Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, thesymphony.org.

17 ODC/Dance San Francisco’s acclaimed modern dance group ODC/Dance presents its mesmerizing multimedia performance in Santa Barbara before headlining at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival. Co-choreographed by artistic directors Brenda Way and KT Nelson, the movement is set to a live, driving electro-acoustic score composed by cellist Zoë Keating. | 8 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/8933535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu. k

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Ezra Suko Santa Barbara Evening Commute Original Oil painting, 16” x 20” Overview: Born in 1981, Ezra Suko was raised in the Pacific Northwest. He began painting at age 14 when he asked his father (a former painter himself) for his old painting supplies. It was then that he discovered the joy of re-creating the world through paint. As he began painting, he observed nature and experimented in order to improve himself as an artist. In 2001, award-winning artist Jerry Yarnell began to mentor him. Suko benefited as a beginning artist from the advice he got from Yarnell regarding the principles of composition and many other helpful pieces of practical artistic advice. Suko has gone on to create a successful career and his work is in private collections in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Hong Kong. Gallery: Waterhouse Gallery 1114 State St., Ste. 9, Santa Barbara 805/962-8885, waterhousegallery.com SBADA MEMBER

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I N V I TAT I O N T O P L AY BY RON ALEXANDER

October’s first evening chill sends me rummaging for my lined leather jacket, donned last against last February’s freeze. I hike through the Westside—Bohnett Park (span the boulders at Mission Creek), cross the Anapamu overpass—to State, to discover under street lamps, sprawled across walkways, bright upright pianos, sidewalk odalisques dare me to pass without giving them a glance. Evanescent as an autumn jacaranda bloom but not content with lavender solos, ladies dress in tones that span the spectrum—taupe, turquoise, terra cotta…

18 Sarah Jarosz Texas native and contemporary folk artist Sarah Jarosz is a gifted multi-instrumentalist (mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar and banjo), an expressive and distinctive vocalist and an accomplished songwriter. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

19 Ozomatli Hailing from Los Angeles, Ozomatli has found a way to represent the city’s eclectic culture through music. Their new record, Non-Stop, pays homage to the band’s Latin roots and recreates the magic of classic hits with a reggae dancehall vibe. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

20 Camerata Pacifica Concert In October, Camerata Pacifica presents Carl Vine’s “Inner World,” William Kraft’s “Encounters V,” Golijov’s “Mariel,” Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words” and David Bruce’s “The Consolation of Rain.” Featured performers include cellist Ani Aznavoorian, oboist Nicholas Daniel, harpist Bridget Kibbey and percussionist Svet Stoyanov. | 7:30 p.m., Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/893-3535, cameratapacifica.org

in designs—op art, abstracts, octopus, birds and fish of no taxonomy, roses, marigolds, dancing Day of the Dead skulls… The tossed aside, once dour matrons recast in new coats—exterior latex—and always, those enticing black and white tiles that draw out inner musicians like milkweed lures monarchs. Passersby with the touch claim a bench, painted ladies come to life, suffuse the damp air with their alluring scent— Für Elise, Blue Moon, Blackbird, anything by the Duke, tunes like tributaries flow down to Haley, under 101, invade the Funk Zone. Music, its forging a mystery to me, no weekly lessons that revealed the magic of rhythm and harmony and now, seeing these old girls, rescued from oblivion, beckon— a string inside quivers. If only…

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20–22 Boo at the Zoo Santa Barbara Zoo is transformed for three nights of traffic-free trick-or-treating fun for monstrous thrills and chills. | Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Dr., 805/962-5339, sbzoo.org.

21 With A Song In My Heart II The Center for Successful Aging presents a jazz concert benefit, “With A Song In My Heart II,” with all-new music from the Great American Song Book with powerful and fresh interpretations. | 1 p.m., Marjorie Luke Theater, 721 E. Cota St., 800/8382006, brownpapertickets.com/event/2976782.

21 Joe Biden A lifelong public servant, former Vice President Joe Biden’s career has been defined by his commitment to equality of opportunity, global cooperation, human health and violence prevention, as well as his spirit of acceptance and bipartisanship. | 4 p.m., Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

21 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Not seen in Santa Barbara since 1987, Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one

of the greatest orchestras in the world. Presented by CAMA. | 8 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, granadasb.org.

23 J.D. Vance With a rare insider’s perspective from an oftenforgotten corner of the country, J.D. Vance (author of the gripping memoir Hillbilly Elegy) offers a powerful examination of how social policies and other factors affect some of the poorest communities in the U.S., providing a unique picture of the loss of the American dream and fascinating insight into how downward mobility really feels. | 7:30 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

26 Rhiannon Giddens Co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens brings audiences to their feet with her elegant bearing, prodigious voice and fierce spirit. | 8 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

28 Brad Mehldau One of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path that embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

29 Ghost Light Night Ensemble Theatre Company presents its annual benefit bash, GHOST LIGHT NIGHT, guaranteed to be full of spooky and magical fun. | 6 p.m., New Vic Theater, 33 W. Victoria St., 805/965-5400, etcsb.org.

29 An Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood Chris Robinson Brotherhood performs their new album at the Lobero Theatre. Barefoot In The Head marks the band’s third studio release in just two years, and it finds them pushing boundaries and breaking new ground with more joy and wonder than ever before. | 7:30 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

November 1 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra One of Israel’s oldest and most influential cultural institutions, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1936 as an “orchestra of soloists,” made


up of first-chair Jewish-European musicians who had lost their positions. | 7 p.m., Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures. sa.ucsb.edu.

1 Through the Looking Glass A compelling new work inspired by Lewis Carroll’s book premieres at Lobero Theatre for one night only. Alice’s world comes to life through intricately woven choreography by Meredith Cabaniss, Devyn Duex and Karyn Laver, an original score by Adam Phillips and visual art by Shelby Lynn Joyce. | 8

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p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

2 CALM at Heart: Fostering Love Join Child Abuse Listening Mediation for a fun afternoon to celebrate and reflect on the healing work of CALM. | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, 1260 Channel Dr., calm4kids.org/events/calm-at-heart-2.

3 Dia de los Muertos Tour Three of today’s hottest alt-Latino groups—La Santa Cecilia, Mexrrissey and Mariachi Flor de Toloache—come together for the first time, showcasing the exciting and diverse sounds of Mexican music. | 8 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-

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3, 4, 6 Wonders of Weaving 5th Annual Arts & Crafts Sale Gorgeous hand-made items, including handwoven, knitted, felted and unique items for home and family, are for sale at the 5th Annual WoW Sale. Proceeds benefit the Wonders of Weaving class (WoW), a floor loom class offered by Santa Barbara City College’s Center for Lifelong Learning. | Noon–7 p.m., Santa Barbara Public Market, 38 W.

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3, 5 Manon by Jules Massenet This scandalous story of love, lust and greed became an instant sensation in 18th-century Paris. Opera Santa Barbara brings it to life once more in a sumptuous production featuring a large talented cast and orchestra and “the most magnificent costumes” it has ever put on stage. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. | Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m.,

Open from 11 to 5:30, closed Thursday and Sunday, available by appointment.

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4 21st Annual Military Ball Celebrate the 21st annual Military Ball with Pierre k Claeyssens Veterans Museum. The keynote speaker

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is Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Jack Jacobs. | 5 p.m., The Fess Parker, a Doubletree by Hilton Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., pcvf.org.

5 OK Go One of today’s most playful and tech-savvy bands, pop-rock pioneers OK Go are known as much for their ambitious single-take videos as their colorful songs. | 7 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

8 Leila Josefowicz Violinist Leila Josefowicz captivates audiences with her technically precise and emotionally resonant performances. One of today’s preeminent soloists, she performs with the world’s most prestigious orchestras and conductors. | 7 p.m., Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

9 The Knights with Kinan Azmeh and Avi Avital Trailblazing Israeli mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital and soulful Syrian clarinetist/composer Kinan Azmeh team with The Knights for a performance that is nothing short of electric. | 7 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

9–Dec. 23 Freaky Friday In this hilarious modern-day fairytale based on two Disney hit movies, a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day. Freaky Friday is a delightfully entertaining musical for anyone with a perfectly imperfect family. | Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Dr., Santa Maria, 805/922-8313, pcpa.org.

10 Michael McDonald and Friends Join Michael McDonald and friends to celebrate The Rhythmic Arts Program and 20 years of service to friends with intellectual and developmental differences, both locally and globally. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

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11 Veterans Day Ceremony Honor America’s veterans by joining Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1649 and Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation at the moving one-hour ceremony at Santa Barbara Cemetery. | 10 a.m., Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Dr., pcvf.org.

11 Una Noche de Estrellas Join Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) at its annual celebration, Una Noche de Estrellas (A Night of Stars). Proceeds benefit SBTHP’s historic preservation and educational programs that bring alive the history of Santa Barbara. | 6 p.m., Casa de la Guerra, 5 E. De la Guerra St., 805/965-0093, sbthp.org/ estrellas.

11 Juilliard String Quartet Known through its performances and recordings as the quintessential American string quartet, Juilliard String Quartet returns with new cellist Astrid Schween. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/966-4324, lobero.org.

12 Santa Barbara Veterans Parade This star-spangled event includes a mix of entertainment and heartfelt military tributes, complete with WWII vehicles and re-enactors, a Huey helicopter and historic military aircraft flyovers. | Noon, State Street, pcvf. org.

12 Patriot Parachute Team Skydive Performance Follow the parade down State Street to Veterans Memorial Building to watch in awe as skydiving members of Patriot Parachute Team—a team of active-duty SEALS and retired SEALS—perform in the sky above the waterfront and land spectacularly on Cabrillo Boulevard. | 1:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd., pcvf.org.

12 Voices for Justice Human Rights Watch Annual Dinner

For more than 35 years, Human Rights Watch has been at the forefront of the international human rights movement, investigating human rights abuses and exposing the truth to create deep-rooted change. Support their important work at this annual benefit dinner. | 5:30 p.m., The Fess Parker, a Doubletree by Hilton Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., HRW.org/santa-barbara.

12 Santa Barbara Empty Bowls The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s 20th Annual Santa Barbara Empty Bowls fundraiser helps to create awareness about the hunger affecting our community and raise funds to support the Foodbank in their mission to end hunger in Santa Barbara County. For a small donation, Empty Bowls guests select a beautiful hand-crafted ceramic bowl, enjoy a simple meal of gourmet soup and bread and take home the bowl as a reminder of the meal’s purpose—to help feed the hungry in Santa Barbara. | 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ben Page Youth Center, 4540 Hollister Ave., emptybowlssantabarbara.com.

13 The Robert Cray Band Blues guitarist Robert Cray, a fivetime Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Famer, is one of his generation’s great musical storytellers. | 8 p.m., Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., 805/963-0761, lobero.org.

14 Seong-Jin Cho Piano star Seong-Jin Cho attracted worldwide attention in 2015 when he won the International Chopin Piano Competition, one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world. Now his rapidly expanding career brings Cho to the U.S. | 7 p.m., Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/893-3535, artsandlectures. sa.ucsb.edu.

17 Camerata Pacifica: Prokofiev & Messiaen Camerata Pacifica presents Prokofiev’s “Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor“ and Messiaen’s haunting and otherworldly “Quartet for the End of

Time.” Featured performers include clarinetist Bil Jackson, violinist Giora Schmidt, cellist Ani Aznavoorian and pianist Gilles Vonsattel. | 7:30 p.m., Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd., 805/893-3535, cameratapacifica.org.

18 Imago Theatre Imago Theatre presents La Belle, an imaginative love story set in the engine room of a 1920s steamship. This marvelously inventive production conjures up a deliciously detailed and tactile wonderland filled with intricate gears, handmade machines and mischievous fairies run by both machines and puppeteers. | 3 p.m., Campbell Hall, UCSB, 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

18 Dream Foundation’s 2017 Dreamland Gala This 16th annual fundraiser for the nation’s largest and oldest wishgranting organization for adults is an amazing celebration benefiting the Dreamers of the Dream Foundation and honoring the dreams that have touched lives, created lasting memories and provided peace, comfort and closure at the end of life’s journey. | 5:30 p.m., Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 855/9680100, dreamfoundation.org.

18–19 Pablo Sáinz Villegas After captivating local audiences in 2016, classical guitar virtuoso Pablo Sáinz Villegas returns by popular demand as the Santa Barbara Symphony’s first-ever Artist-inResidence! | Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., Granada Theater, 1214 State St., 805/899-2222, thesymphony.org.

25 The Carnival of the Animals The Carnival of the Animals is the ultimate in family music fun. This delightful music fantasy features a succession of tuneful creatures— large and small—and a total of 14 brief and humorous movements that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy together. | 3 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/8992222, thesymphony.org.


27–28 Jersey Boys Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for best musical, Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. | 7:30 p.m., Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., 805/8992222, theaterleague.com.

30–Dec. 17 Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley For the holiday season, Ensemble Theatre Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a charming holiday play and a clever, captivating comedy of manners that will delight Jane Austen aficionados and newcomers alike. | New Vic Theater, 33 W. Victoria St., 805/965-5400, etcsb.org.

Ongoing Through Sept. 3 David Flores Sullivan Goss presents David Flores’s first solo show in seven years, in which he debuts his mural of Jean-Michel Basquiat painting a mural. | Sullivan Goss—An American Gallery, 11 E. Anapamu St., 805/730-1460, sullivangoss.com.

In the Saddle In the Saddle: Horses, Santa Barbara, and the Way of the West presents the history of our region’s equestrian culture. | Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E. De la Guerra St., 805/966-1601, sbhistorical.org/in-the-saddle.

Through Sept. 10 Bugs…Outside the Box Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is crawling with excitement with Bugs…Outside the Box. | 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol, 805/682-4711, sbnature.org/exhibitions/3057.html.

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night William Shakespeare’s laugh-filled Twelfth Night plays under the stars at Solvang Festival Theatre. | Solvang Festival Theatre, 420 2nd St., Solvang, 805/922-8313, pcpa.org.

Through Nov. 15 Lotusland: Lantern Exhibit Madame Ganna Walska amassed more than 30 Japanese stone lanterns, or ishi-doro, to embellish her Japanese stroll garden. | Open by reservation only, 805/969-9990, lotusland.org.

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of Los Agaves, is a man who wears many hats. When he opened his first restaurant on Milpas Street in 2008, Luna was just 27 years old. Born in Santa Barbara and raised in Ocotlán, Mexico, an hour south of the bustling city of Guadalajara, his hands-on hospitality created a name around town. After graduating from college in Guadalajara, Luna returned to Santa Barbara to work at La Tolteca Restaurant, a tortilla-making factory and eatery. Friends with the owners, he quickly learned the restaurant business, eventually accepting an opportunity to take over the space. As for his vision for his first restaurant, he says, “I would travel back and forth between Guadalajara and Santa Barbara each summer. It was hard to find dishes from my city, and I wanted to create that. I saw an opportunity to expand what people saw as Mexican food.”

Enlisting executive chef and childhood friend Ricardo Garcia, the two realized their dreams of opening their own restaurant. Inspired by the cuisine of their home state of Jalisco, Luna wanted to create a restaurant that showcased a diverse lineup of items not seen before in Santa Barbara. Los Agaves, named after memories from his home state, is now a family affair, with Luna’s mother and brother joining the team as well. “Growing up in the state of Jalisco, I used to love horseback riding...I loved riding through the agave plants,” says Luna. “I had really great memories of that and wanted to bring a sense of home back to Santa Barbara.” Keeping the same hands-on hospitality work ethic, Luna personally oversees all locations—which include the original Los Agaves on Milpas Street and restaurants on De la Vina Street, in Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta and in Westlake Village. In May, Luna opened the more upscale Santo

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Beloved for his fast casual Los Agaves restaurants, owner Carlos Luna takes the cuisine—and the cocktails—up a notch with his newest endeavor, Santo Mezcal. Opposite, The Peruvian “Peruano” cocktail from Santo Mezcal, accompanied by smiley/salty Peruvian Inca corn nuts.


Mezcal in the Funk Zone. As Luna and Garcia developed the menu for Santo Mezcal, they used their popular Los Agaves restaurants as test kitchens, in a sense, running specials to see what worked and what people were excited about. “With this new concept, we will have more time to create new dishes and innovate what Mexican cuisine can be in this town,” says Luna. “Chef Ricardo is amazingly talented when it comes to flavors.” Wanting to create an elevated Mexican restaurant and cocktail program, Luna and Garcia conceived the modern-concept restaurant with a full bar specializing in mezcal and tequila, in addition to exquisite seafood. Sourcing from local farmers, ranchers and seafood purveyors, Luna stresses the importance of seasonal cuisine, offering traditional cooking styles with an ingredient-driven menu. “Every state has a little bit of their own flavor and style,” says Luna. For example, “the Pulpo a Las Brasas dish is a show stopper. We hadn’t seen octopus done in this way anywhere else in Santa Barbara.” A fan of artisanal spirits and hand-crafted cuisine, Luna hopes to elevate Mexican food to yet another level in Santa Barbara, creating innovative dishes that rotate frequently. Starting next year, he hopes to cultivate land to begin growing and sourcing their own produce, also working with farmers in Mexico, to create a truly authentic farm-totable experience for guests. “I love this town, this is home. I wouldn’t pick any other city to live in, It’s amazing the local support we have received. I love seeing people I’ve grown up with coming back with their families.” 

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Just about any day of the week, a service is provided for the homeless through Doctors Without Walls— Santa Barbara Street Medicine.

Doctors Without Walls Pounding the Pavement With Purpose BY C HUC K GR AHA M

THE Y COME FROM ALL walks of life within the m ­ edical field: family medical practitioners, nurses, firemen, paramedics and a throng of volunteers whose compassion never wavers. Equipped with backpacks brimming with medical supplies, they walk the streets of Santa Barbara treating the homeless and those who are without access to healthcare. Doctors Without Walls (DWW) officially began in 2008. Inspired by trailblazing physician Dr. Jim Withers of Pittsburgh Mercy Hospital, who created a movement of street medicine in the 1970s, nonprofit medical organizations and their legions of volunteers across the U.S. and overseas were empowered by his vision to treat those less

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fortunate. There are now approximately 100 street medicine clinics around the world. “He would dress up as a homeless individual and take to the streets,” says Maria Long, executive director of DWW. “It was cutting-edge healthcare. Hospitals started implementing street medicine across the country after that.” Built locally from the ground up by Dr. Bob Gains from the V.A. clinic and Father Jon Hedges, DWW is now a large nonprofit organization possessing a unique model. By utilizing volunteers and undergrad interns, DWW delivers medicine to the homeless, while simultaneously launching careers in the medical field. Long said DWW has 30 to 40 licensed

clinicians, myriad healthcare professionals. Working under those professionals are 250 volunteers and a highly successful education program. DWW receives more than 350 volunteer applications per year, accepting 100, and the highly sought-after coordinators range from 10 to 14 paid positions. “With the healthcare system in a state of flux, this helps them [interns] learn compassionate medicine,” says Long, who has worked for DWW for four years. “Ninetynine percent of the time those students get into med school.” Virtually every day, a service is provided for the homeless through DWW. Collectively, DWW does backpack medicine. They go into all sorts of unlivable spaces, such as alleys, under bridges and storage containers. DWW has its own pharmacy, but no narcotics are involved and education is of the utmost importance. Doctors Without Walls is the largest and only street medicine clinic in the world that isn’t supported by a teaching hospital (a hospital or medical center that provides clinical education and training to future health care professionals). The nonprofit is completely supported by fundraising. Its largest fundraising event is the 4th annual Glow in the Park at Elings Park on September 16. Long created the event in 2014, along with logistical guru Mike Lazaro of Carp Events, and it’s proved to be a beloved soiree that stands out among a plethora of fundraisers. In addition to some of the best food and dance music in Santa Barbara, guests gather just after sunset beneath a fleet of hot air balloons. As the sun goes down, the balloons inflate, glowing in the dark as they ascend skyward. “I wanted something creative and outside,” says Long. “We’re celebrating our volunteers. It’s taken a lot of talented people to come together. Without them, it wouldn’t work. It’s really a community effort. People drawn to this work are really unique and compassionate.” 

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WINE COUNTRY

Happy Canyon From moonshine to luxury wine

IF THE FOLKLORE IS TRUE , people seeking to “get happy” off of bootleg alcohol during Prohibition took a trip up Happy Canyon in remote eastern Santa Barbara County, where moonshiners set up shop next to abundant natural springs northwest of Cachuma Lake. Nearly a century later, Happy Canyon is still wild and largely untouched. Cattle and horses graze on the oak-studded golden hillsides; however, 700 acres of vineyard and a handful of sophisticated wineries have replaced the rudimentary hooch stills. Drive into Happy Canyon and it’s impossible to ignore the majestic 360-degree mountain views and breathtakingly big sky. Locals claim they don’t need a flashlight at night because the stars are so bright! “I’ve been here three and a half years and I still pull over on my way to work to take pictures, it’s so beautiful!” exclaims Star Lane and Dierberg Vineyards winemaker Tyler Thomas. The 4,000-acre Star Lane property, owned by Jim and Mary Dierberg, is home to the largest vineyard in the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA and rare, own-rooted cabernet sauvignon vines. Their 220 acres of diverse hillside blocks grown in complex soils demand “precision viticulture.” Star Lane’s three-story gravity-flow winery with a 26,000-square-foot cave system is one of the county’s most impressive

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wine-production facilities. Last spring the winery hosted an extraordinary luncheon to showcase its wines, flying in Japanese sushi master Kiminari Togawa of Tokyo’s Sushi Karaku and top sommeliers, to showcase how beautifully their wines—sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, even their $120/ bottle “Astral” cabernet sauvignon—pair with traditional-style sushi. The Dierbergs’ considerable investment is evidence of their confidence in their site. The ideal climate is key; warm days fully ripen the fruit, while the fog keeps Happy Canyon nights cool.

“The best areas to grow Bordelaise varieties are warm and dry. Those are the two main variables that are critical to creating high-quality cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and petit verdot,” Thomas says. “When you say you need a warm and dry area, you are describing Happy Canyon!” Neighbor Crown Point Vineyards made a splash in 2016 with release of its inaugural vintage of wines: the 2013 Crown Point cabernet sauvignon and Relevant Red, a proprietary estate blend carry lofty-forSanta Barbara price tags of $185 a bottle. “This wine is positioned to compete with

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the best that Napa has. If this had a Napa label on it, we’d be charging $500 for it, but we’re in Santa Barbara County, and it’s not known for this type of wines…yet,” says proprietor Roger Bower. Crown Point’s estate winemaker, Adam Henkel, arrived in 2013, coming from Napa’s Harlan Estate. Bordeaux native Philippe Melka recently joined the team as consulting winemaker. “The quality of cabernet has really blown me away, and it keeps getting better every year,” says Henkel. Crown Point transformed a horse barn into a state-of-the-art winery and replanted vines, choosing unique clonal

and root stock selections. “All I think about is making the best wine off this property that I can,” Henkel says. Piocho Ranch is home to the 58-acre, organically farmed Happy Canyon Vineyard, polo fields, and an exclusive facility where professional polo players practice, compete and board their horses. “We combine the two passions and tell our family story that way,” explains executive winemaker Sean Pitts, son-in-law of Piocho Ranch’s founder, Thomas Barrack, the former chairman of Miramax. Their wine labels feature polo players on horseback and polo terminology. The family is making the commitment to excel at developing both great polo teams and wine. Nearby Grimm’s Bluff procured winemaker Paul Lato and vineyard expert Philippe Coderey to plant a 16.6-acre organic and biodynamically farmed vineyard, focusing on sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon. Owner Rick Grimm sold his

“In the summer, it’s hot! The people are really sweaty but the grapes are really happy,” says Katie Grassini of Grassini Family Vineyards, pictured at left. Crown Point Vineyards (top of this page) winemaker Adam Henkel says his Happy Canyon wines are in the same ballpark as Napa Valley wines. Pictured below is the 4,000-acre Star Lane Vineyard.

London-based oil company, moved his family to Happy Canyon and hasn’t looked back. “Why would you want to live anywhere else: the climate, the lifestyle, the ease of life, the scenic beauty,” he says. The national spotlight shined on Happy Canyon in 2016, when The Amazing Race filmed its season finale at Grassini Family Vineyards, a gorgeous sustainably farmed wine estate producing luxury cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc and merlot in a solar-powered winery and caves. Contestants who raced through the vineyard didn’t stop to smell the distinctive Happy Canyon aromas, but the winemakers sure do. “It really holds a certain smell,” explains Grassini winemaker Bradley Long. “The smell definitely makes its way into the bottle: sage, rosemary, barley grass, legumes. It all creates ‘sense of place.’ There’s something really special about this area.” Air is part of the terroir. Winemakers here use the expression, “air-oir.” But it’s not just the air—there’s another layer. Wes Hagen, who shepherded the Happy Canyon AVA petition approved in 2009, believes the diverse soils add to the uniqueness of the region. The serpentine/chert minerals “provide a calcium/magnesium ratio that I’ve never seen in vineyard soils, and it restricts vigor to shrink the vine, the cluster and the berry to limit yields and produce intensely unique wines,” Hagen explains. Santa Barbara County limits the number of visitors to Happy Canyon’s wineries, so wine is sold directly to consumers or from off-site tasting rooms. There is no better way to appreciate a winery than to walk through the vineyard and the cellar, inhale the aromas and actually experience it. That is when lifelong customers invest in the dream. Grassini CEO Katie Grassini looks on the bright side, “I think it works out because it adds to the allure of the area. When people do get to visit, they feel very lucky, and it’s memorable!” These determined pioneers are forging their own American wine frontier and, in turn, writing the new legend of Happy Canyon. 

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Miraval— designed in 1923 by George Washington Smith, one of America’s most renowned architects—is available for sale. Originally built for attorney John A. Jamison, who relocated to Montecito from Chicago and is credited with establishing many of the zoning laws that give Montecito its rural appeal, the property spreads out over five gently-sloped, manicured acres of lawns, trees, flowers, boulders, a reflection pond and running stream—grounds orginally designed by Lockwood de Forest, Santa Barbara’s most revered landscape architect. Designed to optimize spectacular ocean and mountain views,

Miraval offers multiple areas for outdoor entertaining that blend seamlessly with a magnificent interior. Spacious and extremely private, the estate has a definite European feel, with original elements such as natural stone walls and an historic arbor contributing to its charm. The estate easily accommodates requirements for a private residential compound with four structures, including the main house, guest house, a garden cottage and an office/suite constructed over a five-car garage. Amenities include a swimming pool, tennis court, theater, wine cellar…and a hen house!

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GEORGE WA SHINGTON SMITH — A LIT TLE HISTORY. Known for popularizing the Spanish Colonial Revival style in the United States, Smith—born on George Washington’s birthday in 1876—was also a painter, influenced by Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin, and studied in Rome and at the Academie Julian in Paris. In 1915, he traveled to California, where his paintings were on display in the Palace of Fine Arts at San Francisco’s Panama Pacific Exhibition. While there, he visited friends from Philadelphia who had relocated to Montecito, and decided to remain in California. He purchased land in Montecito and

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designed and built a home and studio in 1917 (Casa Dracaena), inspired by the farmhouses he had seen in Andalusia during a trip to Spain. His style was immediately popular with neighbors and, eventually, in many areas of America. Before his death in 1930, Smith built over 80 homes in Santa Barbara alone, including Casa del Herrero in 1922, now a museum and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also on that list is Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre, completely rebuilt to Smith’s design in 1924.


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montecito LIFESTYLE THEN & NOW


IN THE LATE 1800S, wealthy tourists from across the nation—many from the snowy Midwest and eastern states—began to vacation in Santa Barbara, lured by reports of fantastic weather and a gorgeous natural setting. At first, they stayed in posh hotels like The Arlington (Santa Barbara’s first resort hotel, built in 1875), The Upham (built in 1872) and The Potter Hotel (built in 1902). But many of the vacationers decided they wanted to stay here year-round, bought property and built lavish residences to accommodate their families and staff. Montecito was considered a prime location for such estates, as the idyllic climate and scenery provided the perfect setting for those seeking respite from cold winters and the hubbub of urban life.

By the 1920s, grand mansions sprouted up throughout Montecito, from mountains to the sea. Many reflected the hybrid Mediterranean and Spanish-Colonial Revival architectural styles that were popular at the time. Montecito continues to lure residents who seek peaceful refuge in a magnificent natural environment with creeks, hiking trails, wildlife habitats and verdant gardens. The following pages include stories about both contemporary residences and several historic mansions built between 1920 and the early 1930s. All serve as excellent examples of the various ways Montecito residents created their own slices of paradise in this spectacular setting.

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Legendary architects William Albert Edwards and Joseph Plunkett designed Ranchito Bendito to take advantage of its unique location, including panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, above, and what was once 40 acres of orchards and ranch land, at right. 56

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ranchito BENDITO Elegant Edwards & Plunkett Estate BY C HE RY L C R ABTRE E PHOTGR APHED BY A MY BARNARD

AT THE E A STERN FL ANKS OF MONTEC ITO , Romero Canyon Creek flows from Santa Ynez Mountain peaks down to East Valley Road. Near the top of the road that follows the creek lies a peaceful, secluded estate that once encompassed 40 acres of ranch land. Panoramic views of the Channel Islands, the Pacific Ocean and acres of orchards and ranchland unfold from every angle. These are the same views that captivated prominent Los Angeles businessman Ernest Eloy Duque, Jr. and his wife, Louise Fleming Duque, and prompted them to purchase the property. The couple hired legendary architects William Albert Edwards and Joseph Plunkett to design a residence they could use as a horse ranch and weekend getaway where their family could relax, entertain guests and connect with nature. Edwards & Plunkett drew plans for a classic SpanishColonial Revival-style home with red-tiled roofs, carefully

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While the attention to detail, fine craftsmanship and timeless design of Ranchito Bendito are stunning, the breathtaking views of the surrounding land and the Channel Islands command attention from almost every room.

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positioned to make the most of the 360-degree views and to provide for morning sun and afternoon shade over the course of a day. The stunning residence was completed in 1929. “Its classic Spanish-Colonial Revival Style echoes the architectural duo’s romantic designs for the Fox-Arlington Theater, the National Guard Armory, Rockwood Women’s Club, the Santa Barbara Airport Terminal, the El Presidio complex and Cold Spring School, among other commercial and residential buildings in the area,” according to a 2010 Montecito Magazine article. Since the Duques sold the estate, Ranchito Bendito has had only a handful of owners. The third owner, Eliphalet Nott Potter IV, was Fred Astaire’s stepson. According to the article, Potter said that “…Astaire—who danced and sang in films with Hollywood lovelies such as Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Leslie Caron and Cyd Charisse—would often lead guests for a spin around the living room.” The current residents, Sue and Roger Kritz, bought the historic property in 1976 and have lived there ever since. During that time, they totally restored the house. While consulting the original plans—much of them handdrawn by the architects—they stripped off wallpaper, refurbished wood floors, put the original hardware back on many of the doors and performed other tasks that enabled the home to closely reflect the classic character of the 1929 design. “We wanted to go back, not forward,” the Kritzes explain. “We wanted to do it right and just tried to put it back the way it was. We tried not to outdo the great job Edwards and Plunkett had already done.” The Kritzes’ efforts paid off. Today’s Ranchito Bendito—now sitting on three acres—serves as a stellar example of Edwards & Plunkett work. A circular courtyard and exquisite old-growth California redwood door welcome visitors into the home’s “showcase” room, a spacious two-story expanse with a large fireplace and an

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open ceiling made of 15- to 18-foot redwood beams. Two magnificent custom-tiled stairwells lead up to a wraparound galleria. An antique wrought-iron chandelier, originally installed at the Santa Barbara Biltmore hotel, hangs from the massive beams in the center of the living area. Ocean, mountain and ranchland views spill from the multiple floor-to-ceiling arched windows. Other original decorative elements still in place include the oak floors, an outdoor tile painting of a Fiesta-style celebration, mahogany countertops in the kitchen and pantry, the distinctive balustrades on the staircases and indoor balcony, and colorful Malibu tiles. The east wing on the first floor once served as quarters for the butler and other household help. It now holds the home’s kitchen, dining room, bath and the “sunroom”—a cozy den with panoramic views that’s typically warmed daily by soft morning light. The Kritzes were unable to restore all items in the home, but did their best to replicate the original flavor. For example, they worked with Steven Handelman Studios to install newer wrought-iron lamps and fixtures. Going back to the original design also meant returning to the original flavor and purpose of the setting. “This was meant to be a getaway,” says Roger. “At the time, this didn’t have a lawn, a pool. There were horses.” Outdoors, the Kritzes consulted with landscape designer Eric Nagelmann to create a drought-resistant succulent landscape. Nagelmann designed the cactus garden at Lotusland, just a few miles down the road. Nagelmann was able to acquire cuttings from Lotusland to plant around the Ranchito Bendito gardens. After 40 years, the Kritz family still thoroughly enjoys living at Ranchito Bendito. “Everything is so open and happy. It’s a happy house.…We love the whole experience, the whole feeling of being part of this. Life is a journey, and this is one of the wonderful parts of this experience. We just happened to find this—it’s magical.”


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glorious GARDENS French Country Style Meets California Cool BY C HE RY L C R ABTRE E PHOTGR APHED BY A MY BARNARD

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bought a modest slice of undeveloped land off of East Valley Road 20 years ago, they had a golden opportunity to build a custom home in the heart of Montecito. The property sits at the entrance to the pristine 42-acre Ennisbrook Preserve, and Oprah’s vast estate borders the property on two other sides. A single home edges the property in the north. “The terrain and plants reminded me of France,” recalls Penny, “so we went to Provence and took thousands of pictures of roofs and crooked roofs and chimneys and floors and doorknobs.” Once home, they began to build a French countrystyle home and a guesthouse, surrounded by about 2.5 acres of magical gardens and wildlife habitat. The walls were washed with lime from pigment mined from the ground in Provence—no paint was applied at all. “Lime wash lets the mortar breathe,” explains Penny. “This is

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how stone and brick houses in Provence are traditionally treated.” Penny has worked as an interior designer for nearly 50 years and has filled her home with antiques from all over the world. Much of her collection was inherited from her mother and grandmother, and Penny appears to have inherited her family’s amazing knack for finding one-ofa-kind treasures, as well. “I’ve been collecting things my whole life because I don’t like anything new,” she says. “I like everything old, weathered and used. Even my linens and light fixtures are mostly antiques.” High ceilings and plentiful windows fill the home with light throughout the day. The main entrance leads into a spacious hall, which leads to the bedroom (there’s only one) and master bath on one side, and kitchen, office

and guest bathrooms on the other. Adam Bianchi works in the office—he sold his family’s poultry business 30 years ago and has run Penny’s business operations ever since. Penny changes the furniture slipcovers several times a year so the mood always reflects the season. Treasures that appear at every turn include antique lace lampshades and oriental rugs, screens and other works by French artist Marcel Vertes, shower tiles from 17th-century France and an 1860s bathtub from Paris. The guest powder room features bird murals with bird figurines that hover over the walls. The kitchen has furniture pieces rather than built-in cabinets. The gardens, designed by Grace Design Associates, are a welcome haven for humans and wildlife alike. The National Wildlife Federation has named the Bianchi

First spread, the Bianchi’s worked with Grace Design Associates to create their own Shangri-La that sits lightly on the land and blends in naturally with the surroundings. This page, as an interior designer for nearly 50 years, Penny Bianchi uses her own home to showcase her eye for detail to charming effect.

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property as a Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat, which means it provides the basics needs for wildlife: food, water, a roof over their heads and a place to raise their young. Carefully selected trees and shrubs nourish and protect ducklings and other creatures, and floating houses anchored in the middle of a pond allow nesting ducks and their offspring to escape from predators. Heirloom chickens roam free during the day and put themselves in the coop in the evening for protection. All in all, the Bianchis have successfully created a haven in which every nook and cranny evokes coziness and a connection with the natural world. In Penny’s words, it’s “a cozy, collected and patina” home where they, their grown children and seven grandchildren thoroughly enjoy daily life in a remarkable Montecito setting. 64

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The project team went to great lengths to make the home fire resistant. The wall build-up is metal stud framing clad with three layers of non-combustible materials to protect the home from wildfires. Doors, windows, and sliding walls—all were handcrafted by homeowner Sean Stevens—are steel framed with laminated glass that maintains a barrier even if shattered by a wildfire heat flash. 66

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modern MARVEL The Crossing Wall House BY C HE RY L C R ABTRE E PHOTGR APHED BY A MY BARNARD

ON NOVEMBER 13, 2008 , the infamous Tea Fire swept down the tinder-dry slopes of Montecito, eventually destroying 210 homes in Montecito and Santa Barbara. One of those structures, on a steep hillside above Mountain Drive close to the fire’s origin, belonged to Sean and Angela Stevens. Sean, a building contractor, spent more than a decade crafting the home with his own hands. The Stevens family lost the house and nearly all of their belongings in a matter of minutes. While devastating, the fire provided the family with a chance to make refreshing lemonade from parched lemons. “After the Tea Fire, we had an opportunity to build a new house higher up the slope, above the original site, so we could have unobstructed views,” Sean says. They hired local architect Dustin Stephens—who co-owns Mobile Office Architects with partner Alan

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The central living area, designed by Architect Dustin Stephens, is a pavilion type space that fully opens at the front (far right) and back (center photo), blurring the boundaries of what is interior and exterior space.

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Ho—to design an energy-efficient fire-resistant home on the steep slope. Stephens, who holds a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University, rose to the challenge. The result: a stunning structure on two orientations, or terraces, that converge in a central living area and kitchen. Spectacular panoramic views of the ocean, islands and city of Santa Barbara unfold from the southfacing side, while the north side affords mountain and meadow vistas. “The central living space is at the heart of where the two orientations come together—a pavilion-type space that fully opens at the front and back, blurring the boundaries of what is interior and exterior space,” explains Stephens. Residents and guests enter through a shaded courtyard with a koi pond and reach the front door via a 2x2-foot steel square that appears to float over the water. (The square, salvaged after the fire, was the first step in a stairway that led up to the Stevens’s original front door.) Stephens adds, “A carefully considered entry sequence is a common theme in much of my work—when the site features a dramatic view, I like to disengage the participant from that view, then re-introduce the view at the center of the project.” This central pavilion is Sean’s favorite area of the home. “I can open it up different ways just by opening

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and closing different doors and windows—I can shut the windows overlooking the ocean and open the door to the koi pond, and go completely the other way.” Angela, a retired nurse, says she most enjoys the spaciousness and the views. “My favorite is out the back, looking at the chaparral and mountains,” she says. “I love the materials and the lines, every bit of it. I also love my koi pond.” She also appreciates her workspaces, at a desk in the central living area and in an art studio on the lower level, where she now devotes much of her time to her lifelong passion for artistic pursuits. Her charcoal sketches and paintings adorn spaces throughout the home. Although Sean built his original home by himself, work and time constraints required finding extra help for the rebuild. Luckily, Stephens, who had construction experience, was willing and able. “I built substantial portions of the project myself and managed construction all the way through, which is something I don’t always get to do,” he says. “For me, that was a pretty unique experience—to be intimately involved with both design and construction.” Both Sean and Angela greatly appreciated the opportunity to work so closely with the architect and are thrilled with the end result. Says Angela, “It’s a really beautiful home, it’s just right for us.”


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historic MONTECITO ESTATES BY NANC Y R ANSOHOFF

MONTEC ITO , with its mild Mediterranean climate and aah-inspiring ocean and mountain views, has long been a magnet for the well to do. Winding tree-shaded hillside lanes are dotted with stylish and elegant residences, many of which are estates built at the turn of the last century by wealthy midwesterners and easterners. Some of these mansions were thoughtfully and carefully reinvented to serve a public purpose. Here are three such estates that share their unique beauty and history with the community and visitors (or will in the future) in different ways. Although the homes’ interiors are not all on public view, we give you a glimpse behind leafy hedges, stucco walls and wrought-iron gates at a trio of grande dames with fascinating stories to tell.

LOTUSLAND as a 37-acre botanical nirvana tucked into the Montecito foothills. But sitting gracefully among the rare cycads, cacti, palms and lotuses is the 8,800-square-foot home once owned by Madame Ganna Walska. The well-known Polish opera singer and socialite purchased the estate in 1941 and spent the next 43 years of her life designing the unusual display gardens that eventually became Lotusland. Today, the Mediterraneanstyle home hums with activity, as its stately bedrooms and common rooms are used for Lotusland’s administrative offices and special events. (Advance tour reservations are required to visit Lotusland; the house is not part of the tour.) The Spanish-influenced house was originally designed by noted Los Angeles-based architect Reginald Johnson for the Erastus Palmer Gavit family, who came to Montecito to flee the eastern winters. Gavit purchased the estate,

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previously owned by noted horticulturalist Ralph Kinton Stevens, demolished the existing house and renamed the estate Cuesta Linda, Spanish for “pretty hill.” Rose Thomas, research associate at Lotusland, notes that Johnson’s design, which was completed in 1920, “reflects the hallmarks of his work: consideration for the past, love of beauty and dedication to the principles of sound composition and proportion.” These characteristics are also on view in Johnson’s other works in the area, including the 1937 Santa Barbara main post office and the 1926 Biltmore Hotel. During the 1920s, the Gavits hired renowned Santa Barbara architect George Washington Smith to make some additions and alterations to the estate in his signature Spanish-Colonial Revival style. Smith’s designs include the distinctive pink perimeter wall and the water garden’s bathhouse. Cuesta Linda’s reputation as one of the finer estates in Montecito grew so far and wide that when Presidential candidate Herbert Hoover made a 1928 campaign stop in Santa Barbara, it was one of the four estates he visited. In 1939, the estate was sold to British diplomat Humphrey Clarke, who made alterations to the interior of the house, including squaring off several arched doorways. When Madame Walska bought the estate for $40,000 in 1941, she made no changes to the house, but occupied it in her own colorful way. She lived in the house for a time, but later preferred to reside in the adjacent George Washington Smith-designed pavilion, using its Moorish-style patio as an outdoor living room. She housed many of her possessions, including an extensive Tibetan art collection, and dedicated a room for her beloved cockatiels in the main residence.


CASA DEL HERRERO best-known houses is Casa del Herrero (house of the blacksmith), ensconced behind a white stucco wall among oaks and palm trees on East Valley Road. The 11-acre estate, with its historic house museum and impeccable gardens, is open to the public for tours by advance reservation. Built for the wealthy George Fox Steedman family of St. Louis, the villa is one of the finest examples of Spanish-Colonial Revival architecture in America. It’s included on the National Register of Historic Places and maintains National Historic Landmark status in part due to its Moorish-style gardens created by Ralph Stevens, Lockwood de Forest and Francis T. Underhill. Steedman, an industrialist, engineer and architecture aficionado, participated in every detail of the property’s buildings, furnishings and gardens, working closely with George Washington Smith on the design of the house. On June 29, 1925—the day of the Santa Barbara earthquake—the Steedmans moved into their new home. It survived unscathed. In the 1930s, Steedman hired noted architect Lutah Maria Riggs (a colleague of George Washington Smith) to design an octagonal library addition to celebrate his and wife Carrie’s 30th wedding anniversary. Carrie continued to live at the estate after George died in 1940. When Carrie died in 1962, their daughter Medora Bass lived at the casa until her death in 1987. Medora’s son created the foundation that now operates the estate in 1993. A tour of the respectfully preserved house is a vivid glimpse into the Steedmans’ lives and Montecito life in the 1920s and 1930s. The casa is furnished just as they left it; the dining room table is set for dinner with fine crystal and china, and patio chairs designed by Steedman await weary garden strollers. “It’s as if the family just packed their suitcases and stepped out,” says docent Carolyn Williams. Highlights include dazzling Mediterranean tile work and a treasure trove of 15th- and 16th-century fine and decorative art objects, including many religious pieces from Spain. The house of the blacksmith tour ends appropriately in Steedman’s well-equipped workshop, where he practiced metalworking and silversmithing.

PHOTOS: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) COURTESY LOTUSLAND; MATT WALLA, COURTESY CASA DEL HERRERO; COURTESY BELLOSGUARDO

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a year later. The house was damaged in the 1925 earthquake, and Huguette’s mother, Anna, began the process of building a new, opulent mansion in 1933. Designed by Reginald Johnson in an 18th-century French style with Georgian influences, the 21,666-square-foot Bellosguardo is a sturdy structure. Authors Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr., in their book Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune, note that “Anna wanted something more quakeproof—a home built of reinforced concrete and sheathed in granite…” She also apparently wanted something large—there are 27 rooms in the main house, including six bedrooms for the family and three small bedrooms for servants. Huguette Clark inherited Bellosguardo from her mother in 1963 and Huguette died in 2011, just shy of her 105th birthday. Although she is believed to have last visited in about 1953, Huguette arranged for the estate to be carefully maintained over the decades by a devoted staff. In her will, Huguette left the home to a new foundation to foster the arts. Bellosguardo Foundation now has a 19-member board of directors, but the property is still owned by the estate. The community has its fingers crossed, as Bellosguardo Foundation is awaiting word from the New York public administrator, the estate’s executor, on a final estate settlement. Stay tuned for this grande dame’s next act.

(Clockwise, from L-R): Madame Ganna Walska at Lotusland, a contemporary photo of Casa Del Hererro and an aerial view of Bellosguardo.

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been shrouded in coastal fog and mystery for six decades. Most folks whizzing past on Cabrillo Boulevard or playing volleyball on nearby East Beach are unaware of the spectacular 23-acre property that sits high above them on an oceanfront bluff, hidden by trees. The estate was the grand summer home of the late reclusive heiress Huguette Clark. Huguette was the youngest child of Senator William Andrews Clark, a copper king of Montana, a railroad builder, one of the founders of Las Vegas and one of the wealthiest men of the Gilded Age. The Clarks bought the property in 1923, but Senator Clark didn’t have much time to enjoy it—he died just over F A L L 2 017

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RENOWNED PHOTOGR APHER Jesse Alexander says he didn’t even have a press pass when he took a pilgrimage to Delano to see young Robert F. Kennedy on the campaign trail. “I was really a fan of RFK and was very aware of his interest in farm workers and his work with Cesar Chavez,” says Alexander. These never-before publically viewed images were taken on the campaign trail in San Francisco and the Central Valley in California a short time before Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles.

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ALEX ANDER , a legendary motorsports photographer since the early 1950s when he covered the original Mexican Road Race, says that no matter what his subject, a passion for beauty and an interest in people consistently drive his work. “It doesn’t really matter what you’re shooting,” says the 88-year-old. “I’m just a happy snapper.” Alexander will share these historic images for the first time in an exhibition from Aug. 19–Sept. 16 at Patricia Clarke Studio, 410 Palm Ave. A-18, Carpinteria. Fifty percent of all sale proceeds benefit The Fund for Santa Barbara. In addition, Alexander will give a free artist talk with Clarke at the studio on Sept. 9 from 4–5 p.m.  —Leslie Dinaberg

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WHAT BET TER PL AC E to preview fall fashion than the breathtaking splendor of the gardens of Lotusland in Montecito’s own backyard. Combining the allure of historic estates with local lore, our contemporary and romantic feature is a tribute to Lotusland’s iconic founder Madame Ganna Walska. Shooting photos among the neverending acres of natural beauty of lemon groves, arching trees, historic palms, classic lily ponds and cactus jutting out of the earth like spikes is akin to opening one birthday gift after another. Everywhere you look, there’s another treasure! Walska’s penchant for the dramatic and unexpected, as a woman of truly unique character, inspired many. Known to love fashion, she referred to herself as an “enemy of the average” in her own life. The botanical splendor at Lotusland works perfectly for our clothing and accessory picks, which were anything but average. Looks range from the elegant and romantic Jonathan Cohen long floral gown to a fashion-forward white leather embroidered motorcycle jacket and whimsical party dresses. Fashion statement eyewear and vintage Chanel accessories add a classical finishing touch to our contemporary pieces that will no doubt become classics of tomorrow. Our local boutiques selected a plethora of feminine looks and palettes for the changing colors of the season that provide inspiration for both beauty and fun. As one of the most iconic— not to mention beautiful and fun—places in the world, a visit to Lotusland is always a soul-touching experience. Enjoy!

This page: White leather Moto Jacket with floral embroidery from Juniper; mustard velvet drawstring bag by Clare Vivier, torn cropped jeans and necklaces by Cynthia Dugan from Angel; eyewear from Occhiali; taupe suede peep toe by Schutz from Blanka. Opposite page: Theperfext silver silk slip dress and P&G embroidered bomber jacket from Juniper; silver hair barrette from Jenni Kayne; short crystal necklace from Wendy Foster; Rosemary Peck one-of-a-kind long necklace with moss aquamarine stones and diamonds from Allora by Laura.

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This page: Norma Kamali red rose shawl-collar peplum wrap jacket and Norma Kamali stud cuff legging from Allora by Laura; Yohji Yamamoto black tennis shoe from Antoinette; sterling silver neck collar by Sophie Buhai from Jenni Kayne. Opposite: Sophie Theallet silk crepe print skirt and chiffon blouse from Julianne; mustard snakeskin printed leather platform wedge by Robert Clergerie from Allora by Laura; gold 18k vermeil collar by Sophie Buhai from Jenni Kayne; Chanel eyewear from Occhiali; brown leather Italian handbag from Maison K.

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This page: Fabiana Pigna wide-leg pant from Allora by Laura; black lace top from Angel; Free People black shoe with ankle strap from Blanka; vintage Chanel gold cuff, necklace, earrings with stones and necklace with medallion from Peregrine Galleries. Opposite: Norma Kamali strapless fringe top and fringe legging, Lara Noel Hill vintage pearl and black neckwear and black leather pump by Free Lance from Allora by Laura; Victoria Beckham sunglasses from Julianne.

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This page: Quilted jacket by Simple and black slip dress from Wendy Foster; black leather sandal with ankle strap from Jenni Kayne; Daniel Wellington watch from Whistle Club; eyewear from Occhiali; Cynthia Dugan jewelry from Angel. Opposite: Long floral gown by Jonathan Cohen and black pumps by Free Lance from Allora by Laura; sterling silver moon stud earrings by Sophie Buhai from Jenni Kayne; silver beaded bracelet from Maison K.

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Golf

Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County is one of America’s most desirable golf destinations, with splendid courses designed to maximize enjoyment of the region’s splendor and moderate climate.

Rancho San Marcos

SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAINS

Sandpiper Golf Club

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Twelve miles from Santa Barbara, up scenic Hwy 154—the historic road winding off State Street into the Santa Ynez Mountains that leads to the charming Santa Ynez Valley wineries—“Rancho” has been acclaimed as one of the finest experiences in Southern California. This historic land challenges with sand, lakes, the Santa Ynez River, fields of native grasses, oak tree-lined chaparral and changes in elevation. A comfortable clubhouse has a grill with food to go or to enjoy at tables inside or outside on scenic patios. Par 71. Stroke rating from men’s tees: 73.1; slope rating, 135. 4600 Hwy. 154, 805/683-6334, rsm1804.com.

Established in 1972 as the county’s first resort course open to the public, Sandpiper is an inspiring 18 holes of seaside golf on an extraordinary terrain, with an acclaimed layout named by Golf Digest as one of the top 25 public golf courses in the U.S.. Designed by renowned architect William F. Bell, the links-style layout features rolling fairways leading to enormous greens with ocean views from nearly every hole. The stretch of holes 10–14 is one of the most memorable experiences of any golfer’s life. Par 72. Stroke rating from men’s tees: 74.7; slope rating, 136. 7925 Hollister Ave., 805/968-1541, sandpipergolf.com.

River Course at the Alisal

La Purisima Golf Course

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Opened for public play in 1992 on land owned by and adjacent to the renowned Alisal Guest Ranch, River Course provides a layout to be enjoyed by golfers of all levels of skill. Set along the Santa Ynez River, the course features panoramic views, mostly wide fairways and accessible greens. Several holes, however, will challenge even the low handicap golfer, especially any of the river holes. The clubhouse has an excellent restaurant with comfortable, inside seating and a vieworiented patio. Par 72. Stroke rating from men’s tees: 73.1; slope rating, 135. 150 Alisal Rd., 805/688-6042, rivercourse.com. 88

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Near the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country, “La P” is challenging, pure golf with long, twisting fairways bordered at times by oak and eucalyptus groves and protected by sand, water and out-of-bounds stakes, finishing with big, lightning-fast greens. In the afternoon, wind often becomes a factor, making the closing holes our own “Amen Corner.” Designed by world-renowned architect Robert Muir Graves, a round at La Purisima will not soon be forgotten, and is worth the drive. Par 72. Stroke rating from men’s tees: 74.9; slope rating, 143. 3455 E. Hwy. 246, 805/735-8395, lapurisimagolf.com.


FEATURED GOLF COURSES

FEATURED FOR FALL

Glen Annie Golf Club In the rolling foothills of Goleta, 10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, this meticulously maintained and challenging layout plays the natural terrain and is enhanced with either panoramic ocean, Channel Island or mountain views from nearly every hole. The tee shot from #16, for example, is fired over the strongly descending terrain with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop—a 150’ change in elevation—to land softly on manicured landscape near an adjacent lake with a cascading stream. Several holes will give even any level player all the golf he or she wants. The first-class clubhouse complex includes a snack bar, full bar at Frog Bar & Grill and scenic patios with excellent facilities for gatherings of up to 300.

Yardage and stroke raging from men’s tees: Green (6,417 yards), 71.3/130; White (5,945 yards), 68.9/12. 405 Glen Annie Rd., 805/968-6400, glenanniegolf.com

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Santa Barbara  DOWNTOWN STATE STREET defines the city’s center—and its heart. The intersection of State and Carrillo streets is where Captain Salisbury Haley hammered an iron stake in 1850 to designate the future midtown area. The self-guided Red Tile Walking Tour is a great way to get your bearings (map is available at Santa Barbara Visitor Center, 1 Garden St.). Don’t miss the historic Arlington Theatre, a notable example of both Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival architectural styles. Also worth visiting is the beautiful Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden, named after the benefactor who donated the prime property.

Santa Barbara Urban Wine Tasting Although you won’t find any vineyards in this area, these unique and eclectic wineries and tasting rooms are a great way to begin your wine-tasting journey through the area on foot, as an introduction to local wines. Many of the urban wineries have northern Santa Barbara County vineyards that are also open to visitors. A Area 5.1

137 Anacapa St., Unit B, 805/770-7251

B Au Bon Climat

813 Anacapa St., 805/963-7999

C August Ridge

Vineyards 5 E. Figueroa St., 805/ 770-8442

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& Beer Merchant 1129-A State St., 805/770-5912 E AVA Santa

Barbara 116 E. Yanonali St., 805/453-6768

Tasting Room 217 Stearns Wharf, 805/618-1185

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& Wine Society 8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta, 805/968-1614 M Grassini

Family Vineyards, 813 Anacapa St., 805/8973366

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Vineyard, 30 El Paseo, 805/232-3549

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813 Anacapa St., 805/845-8435

V Oreana Winery

205 Anacapa St., 805/962-5857

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Company, 116 E. Yanonali St., 805/560-7254

X Riverbench 137 Anacapa St., Ste. C, 805/324-4100 Y Sanford Winery

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Cellars, 819 E. Montecito St., 805/962-7003

Z Sanguis Wines 8 Ashley Ave., 805/8450920

& Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes St., 805/965-7985

P Jamie Slone

Wines, 23 E. De la Guerra St., 805/560-6555

AA Santa Barbara Winery, 202 Anacapa St., 805/963-3633

G Cebada Vineyard

Q Kunin Wines

BB Silver Wines

H Corks & Crowns

R LaFond Winery

F Carr Vineyards

& Winery, 8 E. De La Guerra St., 805/4512570

Tasting Room 28 Anacapa St., 805/963-9633

32 Anacapa St., 805/845-8600

111 E. Yanonali St., 805/845-2020

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S Margerum Tasting

724 Reddick St., 805/963-3052

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Wines, 2330 Lillie Ave., 805/565-9463

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la Guerra St., 805/6919413 EE Whitcraft Winery

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Canyon, 224 Anacapa St., 805/963-1221

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Santa Barbara County Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, was dedicated in 1929. Its immense landscaped courtyard and sunken garden are the site of public celebrations year round. | 1100 Anacapa St. Docent tours Mon.–Fri. 10:30 a.m.; Daily 2 p.m. 805/962-6464, santabarbaracourthouse.org.

a black box venue showcasing live performances, and MCA Santa Barbara, a museum dedicated to exhibiting the highest quality of contemporary art while recognizing the artists of tomorrow with innovative exhibitions. | 651 & 653 Paseo Nuevo. paseonuevoshopping.com, mcasantabarbara.org.

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Santa Barbara Public Market offers foodies an impressive collection of purveyors focused on handcrafted, regionally sourced and sustainably made foods. The LEED-certified space also has a commissary kitchen, featuring cooking classes, winemaker dinners, pop-up chefs and more! | 38 W. Victoria St. at Chapala, Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.–10 p.m., sbpublicmarket.com.

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s outstanding permanent and special collections, housed in a stately building constructed in 1914 as the city’s first federally funded post office, include the only remaining intact mural by Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros, Portrait of Mexico Today. | 1130 State St. Tues.– Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 805/963-4364, sbma.net.

PRESIDIO NEIGHBORHOOD is a vibrant section developed around the historic site of the last remaining Spanish fortresses built in California, called presidios. In addition to being Santa Barbara’s birthplace, El Presidio de Santa Barbara, the neighborhood is also home to the historic Lobero Theatre, one of the city’s architectural jewels, as well as Casa de la Guerra historic house museum. El Paseo, a charming adobe plaza built in the 1820s, houses several nice shops and restaurants, along with The Wine Collection of El Paseo, an upscale array of six excellent wine tasting rooms open daily from noon to 6 p.m. (located off of the 800 block of State Street).

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La Arcada, designed by architect Myron Hunt in 1926, is home to a wealth of galleries, shops and restaurants. Dotted along the way are historical curios and sculptures, with all roads leading to the much-loved central fountain inhabited by turtles and fish. | 1100 block of State Street. Paseo Nuevo is a charming outdoor destination to shop, dine, relax, stroll and people watch. Featuring Spanish-style architecture, Paseo Nuevo is also home to Center Stage Theater,

Santa Barbara Historical Museum exhibits fine art and artifacts from local history. Visit Gledhill Library and the new Edward Borein Gallery, which memorializes the artist’s work. | 136 E. De la Guerra St. Tues.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun. Noon–5 p.m. 805/966-1601, santabarbaramuseum.com.

El Presidio de Santa Barbara was founded in 1782 to offer protection to the mission and settlers, provide a seat of government and guard against


foreign invasion, and is now a state historic park. | 123 E. Canon Perdido St. 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. daily. 805/965-0093, sbthp.org. MISSION DISTRICT, identified by Mission Santa Barbara, is among the oldest residential neighborhoods in the city. Characterized by revivalstyle architecture, it is also home to the Mission Historical Park and rose garden.

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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s 78 acres, accessed by five and a half miles of trails, record the history of the state’s rare and indigenous plants. From the dramatic opening view through the meadows, chaparral and forest to the sweeping ridge-top views of the Channel Islands, the garden is a skillful display of California’s natural bounty. | 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. Mar.–Oct. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Nov.–Feb. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 805/682-4726, sbbg.org.

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Mission Santa Barbara was dedicated in 1786 by Father Fermin Lasuén. Known as “Queen of the Missions” for its twin belltowers, it remains the only California mission to be continuously occupied by the Franciscans. | 2201 Laguna St. Daily tours 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 805/682-4713, sbmission.org; santabarbaramission.org.

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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, open since 1916, provides science and nature education to generations of visitors. The museum, located along Mission Creek, reconnects more than 100,000 people each year—including 5,700 members—to nature indoors and outdoors. | 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. 805/682-4711, sbnature.org.

WATERFRONT, running the length of Cabrillo Boulevard from East Beach to the harbor, is a feast for outdoor enthusiasts. A paved pathway runs the full distance.

NOT TO BE MISSED and located in the Historic Presidio Neighborhood is Jamie Slone Wines, with a limited production of hand crafted wines from the best vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Jamie Slone specializes in a variety of Red Blends, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Chardonnay and more. Jamie along with his wife Kym and their little Havanese dog Sophie (she’s the tasting room manager) have a mission to provide an outstanding Santa Barbara County wine experience and the reviews on both Yelp and Trip Advisor support that passion. With a gorgeous Santa Barbara style tasting room that makes you feel like you are in their living room, it is a local wine tasting experience not to be missed.

Jamie Slone Wines - 23 E. De La Guerra St. | 805-560-6555

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Andree Clark Bird Refuge—an artificial freshwater lake and marsh pond adjacent to the zoo —provides one of the best biking/jogging/skating paths in the area. | 1400 E. Cabrillo Blvd. 805/564-5418.

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Santa Barbara Harbor and Breakwater is a working harbor, home to fishing boats, private yachts and nearly 1,200 excursion and sightseeing boats. It is always a busy and interesting place to walk, skate, bike, eat and purchase fresh catch at Fisherman’s Market every Saturday morning. | Off Cabrillo Blvd.

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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, situated on the harbor’s scenic waterfront, presents the region’s rich local maritime history. From ancient seafaring Chumash to modern-day deep-sea research, the emphasis is on human interaction with the sea. | 13 Harbor k

Wine Enthusiast 90+ Wines | Best Vineyards Santa Barbara County Yelp and Trip Advisor Favorite | Cheese Plates | Chocolate Pairing SUMMER 2017

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Way. Memorial Day–Labor Day 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Labor Day–Memorial Day 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed Wed. 805/962-8404, sbmm.org.

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Stearns Wharf, a Santa Barbara icon, was built by a Vermont native in 1876 to accommodate ocean-going vessels. Once owned by Jimmy Cagney, its dramatic views of the city and the hills beyond, as well as its mix of shops and restaurants, have charmed visitors for more than a century. | State St. at Cabrillo Blvd.

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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center on Stearns Wharf engages visitors of all ages with interactive exhibits, opportunities to work like scientists, a theater showcasing the wonders of Santa Barbara Channel, a live shark touch pool and a 1,500-gallon tide pool tank. Discover the fun in science and the wonders of the natural world. | State St. at Cabrillo Blvd. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 805/962-2526, sbnature.org.

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Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show is the longest-running public weekly art show in the country, with more than 250 exhibitors, all there in person and carefully screened to ensure originality of work. | Cabrillo Blvd. between State and Calle Puerta Vallarta streets. Sun. 10 a.m. to dusk. 805/8972519, santabarbaraca.gov.

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The Mill is a distinctively modern spin on the original feed mill constructed in 1904, which is now an artisan marketplace, featuring a production winery, craft brewery and farm-to-table barbecue restaurant, as well as some unique retail offerings. | 406 E. Haley St., 10 a.m.–10 p.m., 805/965-9555, themillsb. com.

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Santa Barbara Zoo opened to the public in 1963 with only seven residents. Now more than 500 animals live here, and 30 acres of lush gardens spread across a knoll overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Committed to conservation, species survival and education, the zoo is an enlightening and entertaining place to visit. | 500 Niños Dr. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. 805/962-5339, sbzoo.org.

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MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, is an awe-inspiring experience to motivate a new generation of innovators and problem-solvers, with 17,000 square feet of interactive educational exhibits focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). | 805/708-2282, moxi.org.

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Montecito and Points South Montecito’s densely wooded, lightly populated residential area between Santa Barbara and Summerland has attracted the privileged for more than a century, but its genesis was agrarian. Remnants of this rich heritage are still in use. The 500-acre property, on which Harleigh Johnston grew citrus trees until 1893, became San Ysidro Ranch. With the ranch’s completion in 1935 and the Montecito Inn’s in 1928, it wasn’t long before well-known captains of industry built estates, many of them incorporating the farms and ranches that had originally settled the area.

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Casa del Herrero is a splendid example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, designed by George Washington Smith, the house—and the gardens—are National Historic Landmarks. The gardens, covering 11 acres, were designed by noted landscape architects Ralph Stevens and Lockwood de Forest and horticulturist Frances T. Underhill. | 1387 E. Valley R. Tours Wed. and Sat. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Reservations required. 805/565-5653, casadelherrero.com.

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Ganna Walska Lotusland is a 37acre garden estate, prized for its rare and exotic plants and providing new perspectives on sustainability of nature’s offerings. Themed gardens include topiary, bromeliad, succulent, cycad, cactus, fern, Japanese, Australian, water and a blue garden, among others. | Reservations required. Tours Wed.– Sat. 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. between Feb. 18 and Nov. 15. Reservations required. 805/969-9990, lotusland.org.

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Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art educates students and the community about the power and value of the visual arts through physical, critical and spiritual engagement with the creative process and its results. | Westmont College, 955 La Paz Rd. Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 805/565-6162, westmontmuseum.org. SUMMERLAND is just a stone’s throw off Hwy. 101 and two minutes south of Montecito, and offers the rural charm of an earlier California beach town while maintaining the spirit of an artists’ colony via plentiful antique, home and garden shops, art galleries, boutiques and unpretentious eateries.

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Lookout County Park, off Lillie Avenue at Evans Avenue, is on the bluffs above the beautiful Summerland Beach. From this vantage point, where full picnic facilities await, there are spectacular views of the Channel Islands. | Exit Hwy. 101 at Evans Ave. CARPINTERIA is five minutes south of Montecito and Summerland. Although the city advertises itself as home to the “world’s safest beach,” visitors also come to roam the avocado-laden hills in search of the orchid fields and hothouses, for which Carpinteria is well known.

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Salt Marsh Nature Reserve, a 230acre salt marsh, is home to local and migratory waterfowl and fish and is a birder’s dream. | Exit Hwy. 101 at Linden Ave. at Sandyland Rd., turn right and drive three blocks to Ash Ave.

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Carpinteria State Beach and Bluffs are among California’s most popular destinations—the result of a broad beach and good sunning, tidepooling and fishing. For hikers and birdwatchers, it doesn’t get much better than the Carpinteria Bluffs. | Exit Hwy. 101 at Linden Ave. Continue through town to the beach. Park on Linden Ave. or in the Carpinteria State Beach lot.

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club was admitted to the U.S. Polo Association in 1911 and moved to its present location shortly thereafter. The club welcomes visitors for Sunday games from May through October. | 3375 Foothill Rd. 805/684-6683, sbpolo.com.

Goleta and Points North The city of Goleta and several of the area’s well-known institutions and landmarks are just 10 minutes north of Santa Barbara, including UCSB and two championship golf courses.

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Rancho La Patera, one of the oldest landmarks in Goleta Valley, is home to historic Stow House, a beautiful example of Carpenter Gothic architecture, and Cavalletto History Education Center, which focuses on Goleta’s ranching and agricultural history. | 304 N. Los Carneros Rd. 805/681-7216, stowhouse.com.

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South Coast Railroad Museum, housed in a restored train depot, is a magnet for train buffs. Tours of the Victorian depot, rides on the “Goleta Short Line” miniature train and exhibits are part of the experience. | 300 N. Los Carneros Rd. 805/964-3540, goletadepot.org.


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Goleta Beach Park, adjacent to UCSB, is favored by families and groups for its expanse of lawn with barbecue and picnic table areas. The 1,500-foot-long pier accommodates boat launching facilities, fishermen and strollers. | Exit Hwy. 217 at Sandspit Rd. 805/568-2461.

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Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB holds an impressive fine art collection with one of the largest architectural archives in North America. In addition, it engages contemporary artists in exhibits and programs. | UCSB. Wed.–Sun. Noon–5 p.m. 805/893-2951, museum.ucsb.edu.

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El Capitan and Refugio State Beaches, the mixed sand and rock beach at El Capitan links Refugio—a palmlined crescent of sand with tide pools—by beach, bluff and bike trails. Both are popular beach campgrounds. | From Hwy. 101, exit the northernmost El Capitan exit and/or Refugio Rd. 805/968-1033, parks.ca.gov.

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Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, the Dunes Center at 1055 Guadalupe St. should be the first stop in the exploration of the largest dune complex in the state. | Wed.–Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 805/343-2455, dunescenter.org.

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Old Mission Santa Inés is the 19th of 21 missions built in California from 1769 to 1836 by Spanish Franciscan priests. Founded September 17, 1804 by Padre Estevan Tapis, it was the first European settlement in Santa Ynez Valley and still displays artifacts preserved from the Mission era. | 1760 Mission Dr. at Hwy. 246. 805/688-4815, missionsantaines.org.

Santa Ynez and Los Olivos These small, charming towns look like they belong in the pages of a book on the history of the west and are world-renowned for their vineyards, equestrian culture, art galleries, inns and restaurants that epitomize the region’s signature wine country cuisine.

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Elverhøj Museum of History & Art is housed in a historic handcrafted structure built in a style derived from the large farmhouses of 18th century Denmark. Visitors can view Solvang’s history through photos, artifacts and video displays. | Wed.–Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 1624 Elverhoy Way. 805/686-1211, elverhoj.org.

Los Olivos melds California history with modern-day wine tasting rooms, restaurants, art galleries and upscale shops in this picture-perfect country town dating back to the 1860s, when stagecoaches passed through. Centered by an iconic flagpole, the serenity of vineyards, lavender farms, orchards, ranches and horse trails surround Los Olivos. This is a charming place to visit for a one-stop wine country experience. | Approximately 40 min. north of Santa Barbara via Hwy. 154, losolivosca.com.

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Wildling Art Museum, an educational institution dedicated to presenting art of America’s wilderness, is a place to gain a greater appreciation of art and a better understanding of the importance of preserving our natural heritage. | 1511-B Mission Dr., 805/6881082, wildlingmuseum.org.

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum celebrates the rich history of the Santa Ynez Valley, its pioneering settlers and the five early townships that formed the foundation of this unique region. | Open Wed.– Sun. noon–4 p.m. 3596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. 805/688-7889, santaynezmuseum.org. 

Santa Ynez Mountains and Valley Areas The valley is historically rich and geographically diverse, with vineyards dotting the landscape, many with tasting rooms.

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Cachuma Lake Recreation Area provides 750 campsites just 25 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. Full marina, boat launch, rental boats, fishing equipment and licenses are available. Nature cruises led by park naturalists provide an educational look at the wildlife, birds (including bald eagles) and plants that make Cachuma such a rich habitat. | Hwy. 154. 805/686-5055, sbparks.org.

Solvang With a population of nearly 5,000, Solvang (“sunny field” in Danish) is the largest city in Santa Ynez Valley. Founded in 1911 by Danish educators from the Midwest, Solvang is the “Danish Capital of North America.”

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CHEF’S TABLE Executive Chef Vincent Lesage’s impressive career includes three-star Michelin restaurants in Paris, as well as experience at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Born and raised in Paris at the center of the food universe, Lesage was surrounded by the rich flavors and techniques that define French gastronomy. His passion for art and hours spent at the Louvre studying color palettes later inspired his artistic presentations of dishes. After graduating from the Institut Paul Bocuse in Ecully, France, Lesage trained at some of the world’s most celebrated establishments, including The Ritz Paris, the Michelin three-star restaurant, L’Astrance and Michelin three-star restaurant, Bras.  Most recently, Lesage served as Executive Chef of Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach where he opened two of the city’s waterfront restaurants, Waterline and A&O Kitchen + Bar. Prior to that, he served as Executive Sous Chef at St. Regis Monarch Beach, managing a culinary team of more than 60. As Executive Chef of Bacara Resort & Spa’s renowned culinary program, Lesage oversees all culinary operations at the resort, including Angel Oak, the signature restaurant created under his direction. BAC AR A RESORT & SPA

Our food series highlights seasonal recipes selected by head chefs at Santa Barbara County’s best restaurants. We hope you will try them in your own kitchen— bon appetit!

PAN SEARED SCALLOPS With Marcona Almond Brown Butter Puree, Pickled Cauliflower. Serves 4.

M ARCONA ALMOND BROWN BUTTER PUREE INGREDIENTS

16 jumbo scallops 4 cups marcona almonds ½ pound of butter 4 lemons 3 cloves of garlic 2 cups of milk 1 head of white cauliflower 1 head of yellow cauliflower 1 head of purple cauliflower Chive Extra virgin olive oil For the pickling liquid 2 cups rice vinegar 2 cups water 1 cup sugar 1 jalapeno

Toast the almonds in the oven at 350 degrees until they are golden brown. To make the brown butter, place ½ pound of butter in saucepan over medium heat. When the butter is golden brown, take it off the heat and add the almonds, juice of three lemons, milk and garlic cloves. Continue to cook that on low heat for 20 minutes. Use an immersion blender and mix until completely blended. Tip: Make sure the device is completely covered in sauce to avoid any splatter. Taste for seasoning. C AULIFLOWER

Divide each cauliflower head in half. With a mandolin, shave half of each cauliflower head. Reserve in cold water bath until you are ready to plate up. Dice the other half into small pieces. Place the diced cauliflower in a tall container to allow for pickling liquid.

1 teaspoon cardamom

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1 teaspoon fennel seed

Place all the spices in a dry sauté pan and toast on medium for about a minute. Tip: You will smell the oil in the spices release when they are ready to take off the heat. Place the toasted spices in a pot with the rest of the pickling ingredients and bring to a boil. Strain immediately and pour the liquid over the cauliflower. Seal and let set for at least 48 hours.

1 teaspoon black pepper 1 each star anise 1 teaspoon coriander seed

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In a sauté pan, heat oil until very hot. Pan sear the scallops on each side until golden brown. To finish, add butter to sauce pan, and as the butter melts, use a spoon to baste the scallops in the melted butter. Tip: Tilt the sauté pan to create a pool of butter; this will make it easier to spoon over the butter. PL ATE UP

Reheat the brown butter puree and ladle in the center of the plate. Place the scallops around the puree. Lightly season the shaved cauliflower with olive oil and toss with salt, pepper and chopped chive. Garnish the dish with pickled and shaved cauliflower and serve.

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R ANCH L A MB WITH BROWN-BUT TER SPAGHET TI SQUA SH With Autumn Herb Gremolata . Serves 4. This dish is a celebration of autumn at the ranch. Everything from the sheep to the squash and tomatoes were grown right here on the property. Because we raise each lamb personally, we take great responsibility for honoring the life of the animal. ROASTED L A MB R AC K

C HEF JOHN COX ’s passion for food began

as a teenager when he saved his paper route money to try fine dining restaurants in Santa Fe. At age 18, he enrolled in the New England Culinary Institute. After graduating, he moved to Big Sur to work with Craig Von Foerster at Post Ranch Inn, going from culinary intern to Executive Chef. Cox’s style showcased the Big Sur Coast, featuring dishes with black ants, sea cucumbers and even live jellyfish. Cox also worked with Noble House Hotels nationwide, Georis Restaurant Group in Carmel, Hotel Hana Maui and Sea Ranch Lodge in Sonoma. In 2017 he teamed with the family of Fess Parker to open The Bear and Star, inspired by Texan family recipes and a California sensibility. The team created a true ecosystem on the 710-acre family ranch, designed to supply the restaurant with responsibly raised Wagyu beef, pork, rabbits, quail, chicken, bees and organically grown vegetables, herbs and fruits. Integral to the menu is Cox’s creation—a 30’ custom reverse-flow Texas smoker for slow smoking and barbecuing many of the dishes.

Place a large cast iron pan on a burner at high heat. Season the lamb racks heavily with salt and pepper. Place the racks fat side down in the pan and gently shake the pan to keep the lamb from sticking. Once the lamb begins to caramelize, add the butter and rosemary. Use a large spoon to baste the hot butter over the lamb and continue basting the lamb until the top of the rack begins to brown (approximately 7 minutes.). Carefully turn the lamb over in the pan and continue to baste for an additional 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and then rest for 10 minutes, turning the racks every few minutes. BROWN BUTTER SPAGHETTI SQUASH

times with a paring knife then placing it on a baking sheet in a 400-degree oven. Cook until the squash is soft to the touch. Allow the squash to cool and then cut in half. Using a fork, pull out the strands of meat inside of the squash and reserve. Place the butter in a pan over medium heat and cook until the butter begins to bubble and turn brown. Add the shallots and cook until they are soft. Add the sugar, salt, pepper and cider vinegar. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Mix the butter mixture into the spaghetti squash and adjust seasoning to taste. AUTUMN HERB GREMOL ATA

Use a knife to finely chop the herbs and garlic. Combine herbs in a bowl with the olive oil, vinegar and salt.

Roast the squash by puncturing it a few

INGREDIENTS

Roasted Lamb Rack 12 lamb racks (roughly 1# each)

Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash 1 spaghetti squash

2 oz butter

1 shallot

1 rosemary branch

4 oz butter

Salt and pepper

4 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Autumn Herb Gremolata 1 cup mixed winter herbs (whatever is fresh: thyme, sage, rosemary, mint, savory, oregano etc.) 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Other Garnishes The lamb with the squash and Gremolata is fantastic, but here at The Bear and Star we add an assortment of garnishes that add both texture and vibrancy to the dish. You can enjoy the dish as is, or play with your own combinations of garnishes based on what you have on hand. For the dish pictured we used: toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds, caramelized sweet onions, fresh gooseberries, radish and cherry tomatoes and petite radish greens.

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The restaurants listed here are selected for quality of food, service, ambiance and variety. Star Symbols (-) highlight our supporting advertisers. Dollar ($) symbols are provided for comparative pricing. Please call for hours of operation and reservations. For expanded listings visit sbseasons.com/blog/restaurant-guide.

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Montecito Bella Vista (Contemporary Italian) at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore commands panoramic ocean views across Montecito’s Butterfly Beach and promises top notch cuisine and impeccable service. Guests enjoy a contemporary Italian menu showcasing fresh California ingredients. It’s also home to one of the most celebrated Sunday brunches in the U.S. 1260 Channel Dr., 805/969-2261. $$$–$$$$

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is a cozy restaurant attached to the bar at San Ysidro Ranch and is well-known for its comfort food. 900 San Ysidro Ln., 805/565-1720. $$$

Trattoria Mollie (Italian) is a charming standby for locals-in-theknow. The dynamic cuisine consists of recipes that Mollie gathered during her years of training with “the best chefs in Italy.” 1250 Coast Village Rd., 805/565-9381. $$$

Tre Lune (Italian) offers a delicious Cava (Mexican) serves the bold flavors of Spain, Mexico and Latin America in a charming setting with classic margaritas and martinis amid a vibrant outdoor patio, romantic dining room or cozy fireplace. 1212 Coast Village Rd., 805/969-8500. $$–$$$

Lucky’s (American) offers steaks, chops and seafood as well as chicken entrées, wonderful salads, six different potato dishes and beautiful desserts. The wine list runs to the extravagant. The adjacent bar is a favorite among locals. 1279 Coast Village Rd., 805/565-7540. $$$–$$$$

Montecito Wine Bistro (Californian) is a casual yet sophisticated spot to sit on the outdoor patio or cozy up to the fireplace and nibble wine-friendly food, and sip wines by the glass or the flight, or enjoy a cocktail. 516 San Ysidro Rd., 805/969-7520. $$–$$$ Stella Mare’s (French) pairs a beautiful Victorian building with stylish, Normandy-inspired cuisine. The glassencased greenhouse’s panoramic view and fireside couches make it a perfect spot for listening to Wednesday night jazz. 50 Los Patos Way, 805/969-6705. $$–$$$

menu that isn’t afraid of flavor. The high quality, genuine Italian cuisine includes excellent minestrone soup, fall-off-the-fork ossobuco, basil pesto, lobster ravioli and more. 1151 Coast Village Rd., 805/969-2646. $$$

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- Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach (Seafood) serves locally caught, fresh seafood specialties. Dine inside or al fresco with one of the best ocean views in Santa Barbara. Full bar and regional wine list. 2981 Cliff Dr., 805/898-2628. $$–$$$

Brophy Bros. (Seafood) has long been one of Santa Barbara’s most popular eateries and is located at the harbor with excellent views. You’ll find great shellfish cocktails and fresh fish here. 119 Harbor Way, 805/966-4418. $$

Chuck’s Waterfront Grill (Steaks & Fish House) serves prime-grade top sirloin steaks and Australian lobster tail among many other delicious offerings. The restaurant’s lively upstairs extension,

(American) is located in a 19th-century citrus-packing house on the grounds of San Ysidro Ranch. Stonehouse has a full bar and a menu emphasizing local fish and produce. Open daily for dinner only $$$$. Plow and Angel (American) 98

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The Harbor Restaurant and Longboard’s Grill (Seafood) on Stearns Wharf are two different experiences from one great vantage point. The Harbor is a romantic oceanview restaurant and Longboard’s is a noisy, energy-packed bar and grill. 210 Stearns Wharf, 805/963-3311. $$–$$$

Rodney’s Grill (American) Located in the Fess Parker A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Rodney’s menu spotlights naturally raised meats and poultry, seasonal produce and sustainable seafood—all paired with wines from the finest local vineyards. 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 805/884-8554. $$$

- Santa Barbara FisHouse (Seafood) serves fresh local fish in a lively setting. Gathering with friends on the dining terrace with ocean views is the perfect way to start the weekend. Be sure to order lobster during the season from these “lobster specialists.” 101 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 805/966-2112. $$

Santa Barbara Shellfish Co. (Seafood) is a fun, no-frills seafoodlover’s paradise. Select your dinner fresh from the tanks or from that day’s catch just steps from the ocean. 230 Stearns Wharf, 805/966-6676. $$

Shoreline Beach Café (Mexican,

(Seafood), has two terraces for al fresco dining on more casual fare. 113 Harbor Way, 805/564-1200. $$–$$$

Seafood) is a lively, open-air beach restaurant. Salads, burgers, fish tacos, fresh seafood and vegetarian items are served daily. Breakfast served on weekends. 801 Shoreline Dr., 805/568-0064. $$

Convivo Restaurant and Bar

Toma Restaurant and Bar (Italian)

(Italian) located across from East Beach on the ground floor of the historic Santa

is a romantic spot to savor excellent Italian and Mediterranean dishes

The Endless Summer bar-café

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Barbara Inn, draws its inspiration from Santa Barbara’s bounty of seafood and meats prepared “Nomad Italian” style by Chef Peter McNee. Sit on the outdoor patio for al fresco dining with a view of the Channel Islands. 901 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 805/845-6789. $$-$$$

from Santa Barbara’s seasonal bounty while enjoying warm and attentive service and a view of the enchanting Santa Barbara harbor. 324 W. Cabrillo Blvd., 805/962-0777. $$-$$$

Downtown Arigato Sushi (Japanese) provides designer sushi from inventive chefs. Daily specials explore the limitless varieties of this Japanese delicacy. 1225 State St., 805/965-6074. $$$ Arnoldi’s Café (Italian) specializes in traditional homestyle Italian cuisine, featuring the freshest local produce and seafood, imported Italian meats, cheeses and olive oils, as well as an extensive wine list, bocce courts and a heated patio. 600 Olive St., 805/962-5394. $$$

Benchmark Eatery (Seafood, American) is a casual eatery that does American fare proud, with everything from soul-satisfying pastas, pizzas, grilled ahi and fish and chips to fresh salads, juicy burgers and generous sandwiches. 1201 State St., 805/845-2600, $-$$ Black Sheep (Californian) has a cool, casual vibe, but serves seriously good farm-to-table food. Try scallop crudo, roasted bone marrow or re-constructed chicken stuffed with walnuts and dried apricots. 26 E. Ortega St., 805/965-1113, $$$

bouchon (Californian French) serves “Santa Barbara Wine Country” cuisine complemented by a remarkable wine list that includes more than 50 Central Coast wines by the glass. Open for dinner nightly. 9 W. Victoria St., 805/730-1160. $$$

Ca’Dario (Italian) promises fine Italian cuisine, whether pasta, fish or fowl—don’t miss the ravioli pillows with brown butter and sage sauce and, when in season, grilled asparagus wrapped with pancetta—and an


extensive wine list. A few doors down, Ca’Dario Pizzeria features a tasty array of pizzas, including gluten-free options. 37 E. Victoria St., 805/884-9419. $$$

Carlitos Café y Cantina (Mexican) offers exciting regional Mexican cuisine and 100% blue agave Margaritas, along with fresh, imaginative Mexican grilled specialties that borrow from Pueblo, Mayan and Aztec cultures. 1324 State St., 805/962-7117. $$ Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina (Mexican) is a fun Mexican hot spot with killer Margaritas, tasty tacos, ample enchiladas and other classic south-of-theborder inspired fare. 330 State St., 805/845-8966. $$ China Pavilion (Chinese) is a spacious and charming restaurant with large picture windows looking out over downtown Santa Barbara. It features high-quality traditional Chinese food, as well as a delicious dim sum brunch on weekends. 1202 Chapala St., 805/560-6028. $$

Enterprise Fish Co. (Seafood) is one of Santa Barbara’s largest and busiest seafood restaurants. In an exhilarating, nautical atmosphere are an oyster bar and a variety of fresh fish that are mesquite-broiled and served at reasonable prices. 225 State St., 805/962-3313. $$

Finch & Fork (Californian) in the Canary Hotel offers hearty items like buttermilk fried chicken and lighter fare, complete with farm-fresh salads, fresh oysters and yummy flatbreads. 31 W. Carrillo St., 805/879-9100. $$–$$$ Intermezzo Bar/Café (Californian) serves local wines on tap, craft cocktails and light fare such as burgers, flatbreads, salads and desserts ‘til late. An array of small plates to share—including cheese and charcuterie offerings, oysters, mussels, steak bites and the most amazing crispy cauliflower—make this a perfect pre- or post-theater stop. 819 Anacapa St., 805/966-9463. $$–$$$

Jane (Californian) offers upscale, fresh, tasty fare that runs the gamut from huge seasonal salads and gourmet burgers to fish and chips with chipotle ketchup and creamy dill. The delicious goat cheese pancakes with smoked salmon and caviar are crafted from a family recipe. 1311 State St., 805/962-1311. $$

Joe’s Café (American) is a Santa Barbara icon known for its stiff cocktails and raucous atmosphere. The menu of American classics includes steaks, sandwiches and Mexican specialties. Lunch and dinner served daily; breakfast served weekends. 536 State St., 805/966-4638. $$ The Lark (American) delights with Chef Jason Paluska’s sophisticated family-style plates designed to share and made with the freshest possible local “farm-to-fork” ingredients, along with creative cocktails and a wonderful wine selection. Dinner,

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- Les Marchands (French) this stylish caveau is the perfect place to discover expertly chosen wines from around the world and enjoy tastes with locallysourced bites and traditional French fare pairings in a relaxing, Funk Zone atmosphere, free of intimidation. 131 Anacapa St. Suite B, 805/ 284-0380. $–$$$

- Loquita (Spanish) specializes in authentic Spanish food, including hot and cold tapas, wood-fired seafood, grilled meats, and three types of paella. Executive Chef Peter Lee’s innovative cuisine has a California twist and is complimented with a full bar of Spanish and local wines and spirits. 202 State St., 805/880-3380. $$-$$$

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Louie’s (Californian), located inside Santa Barbara’s oldest operating hotel, The Upham, reflects the charm and tradition of its location. You’ll find extraordinary fresh seafood, pastas, filet mignon and a changing menu of specialties, with options to dine outside on a beautiful wrap-around porch or inside at tables next to paned windows or booths, several of which are tucked into intimate alcoves. 1404 De La Vina St., 805/963-7003. $$–$$$ Nectar (Californian) focuses on small and shareable plates using fresh and international flavors. Featuring an extensive local wine list and inventive cocktail flights to pair with luscious food, Nectar is a great spot for a quick bite or a long and lingering evening. 20 E. Cota St., 805/899-4694. $$–$$$

Olio e Limone (Italian) uses only the freshest ingredients for simply delicious preparations. Tuck into a plate of housemade ravioli filled with roasted eggplant and goat cheese, topped with a fresh tomato and basil sauce and shaved ricotta salata. Olio Pizzeria offers a casual pizza bar, wine and cocktails next door, while Olio Crudo Bar offers cocktails and sashimi with an Italian accent! 11 W. Victoria St. #17, 805/899-2699 ext. 1. $$$

Opal (Californian) is a classic European-style bistro serving eclectic California cuisine complemented by a wood-burning pizza oven, an extensive wine list and full bar. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 1325 State St., 805/966-9676. $$

The Palace Grill (Cajun) is a place resonating with jazz music that creates the perfect setting for spicy food and spirited service to chase the blues away. Features authentic Louisiana specialities like jambalaya, crawfish etouffée and blackened steaks and seafood. 8 E. Cota St., 805/963-5000. $$–$$$

Paradise Café (American) is located downtown in a unique old building with wall murals from the 1940s. It has one of Santa Barbara’s favorite patios for dining and a bar that will take you back in time with cocktails of your choice and a well-selected wine and beer list. 702 Anacapa St., 805/962-4416. $$

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Petros (Greek) is home to Hellenic-California cuisine and one of the prettiest patios in town. Owner Petros Benekos gives traditional Hellenic recipes a contemporary California spin. Entrée hits include tender feta-crusted rack of lamb and fresh sautéed sea bass, along with Greek classics. 1316 State St. 805/899-9100. $$-$$$ Somerset (European), an old-world-style grand café created by Steve Hermann Hotels and Restaurants, has gorgeous décor that pairs well with Chef Lauren Herman’s menu, emphasizing the bounty of the Santa Barbara coast. 7 E. Anapamu St., 805/845-7112. $$$$

Viva (Mexican) indulges your senses with its modern Mexican cuisine, beautiful courtyard patio and inviting dining room in the historic La Arcada. Taco happy hour (Mon.-Fri. from 3-6 p.m.) is a perfect time to sample creative tacos and other antojitos, or “small cravings,” along with the raw bar’s piquant ceviches and fresh shellfish. 1114 State St., 805/965-4770. $$

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Wine Cask (Californian) in the historic El Paseo complex offers a beautiful spot to enjoy fine dining and exceptional service in a relaxed setting. Don’t miss the stellar wine selections, including an impressive variety of local wines on tap. 813 Anacapa St., 805/966-9463. $$$

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- Belmond El Encanto (Coastal-Californian) presents California coastal cuisine and seasonal favorites from executive chef Johan Denizot, featuring specialties like fresh local oysters, pan seared diver scallops and short ribs sous vide alongside stunning Santa Barbara views. Sit under the stars on the terrace or in the elegant dining room. 800 Alvarado Pl., 805/770-3530. $$$-$$$$

Chuck’s of Hawaii (American) is the home of California’s first salad bar and offers awardwinning steaks and fresh seafood right from the grill. A local favorite hangout since 1967. 3888 State St., 805/687-4417. $$-$$$

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Crocodile Restaurant (Italian/Californian), a local’s secret found at the Lemon Tree Inn, offers a chic, relaxing atmosphere with a full cocktail bar and kitchen. A great spot for watching a sporting match or catching up with a friend. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily. 2819 State St., 805/687-6444. $$-$$$­

Le Café Stella (French-American) is perched across from Santa Barbara Golf Club and is a neighborhood hot spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour— try the juicy burgers on brioche buns or heart-warming

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Lure Fish House (Seafood) specializes in fresh and sustainable seafood from trusted sources and locally caught seafood, organically grown local produce, and wines from local vineyards whenever possible. 3815 State St., 805/618-1816. $$-$$$

The Tee-Off (American) is a friendly steak and seafood restaurant and lounge with a long history of local appreciation that features a short but sweet menu of steaks, chops, chicken and seafood. 3627 State St., 805/687-1616. $$-$$$

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Angel Oak (French-Californian) ) is a modern steak and seafood restaurant housed at Bacara Resort & Spa. Angel Oak showcases the culinary knowledge and classical training of Parisian Executive Chef Vincent Lesage, featuring classic steakhouse dishes with a uniquely Santa Barbara interpretation as part of a diverse menu of locally-sourced fare—including Santa Barbara’s famously fresh uni and the restaurant’s certified Kobe and dry-aged beef program. 8301 Hollister Ave., 866/654-5879. $$$-$$$$ Beachside Bar + Café (Seafood) sits just above the sand and Goleta Pier, and serves expertly prepared fish and other delicious foods for lunch and dinner in the tropical-style dining room, on the glass-walled open-air patio, at the oyster bar or in the big, full-service bar—all with wide views of the ocean and sandy beach. Pair your cocktail with the fish tacos, excellent clam chowder or Ceasar salad for memorable seaside dining. 5905 Sandspit Rd., 805/964-7881. $$-$$$

Jane at the Marketplace (Californian), presents flavorful fare for lunch and dinner including steak, chicken and pasta in cozy surroundings. This is a bright, sunny space known for its friendly service and authentic family recipes. 6940 Marketplace Dr., 805/770-5388. $$ Outpost (Californian) is a casual, hip spot at the Goodland Hotel. The excellent seasonal menu includes shareable plates, entrees and fresh salads, as well as fish tacos with battered halibut, flat iron steak with salsa verde, pork bao buns and a caper-studded Caesar salad with grilled romaine. 5650 Calle Real, 805/964-1288. $$-$$$

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- The Bear and Star (American) at Fess Parker’s Wine Country Inn takes its name from the two states Parker called home, Texas and California, celebrating refined ranch cuisine paired with California’s bounty. 2860 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, 805/686-1359. $$–$$$S Bottlest Bistro (American) is an upscale, contemporary eatery featuring eclectic small plates and entrees, plus a choose-your-own wine wall with 52 constantly changing wines available by the taste, half glass or full glass. 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805/686-4742. $$-$$$ Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn (American) offers innovative “made from scratch” cuisine in this exquisitely refurbished barn. The hearty menu offers American classics like chops, prime rib, and chicken-fried steak. Lunch and dinner served daily.  3539 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805/688-4142. $$-$$$$ Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar (Mexican) brings bold Mexican and Latin flavors to the valley. An open-fire grill imparts a smoky essence to authentic grilled specials, delicious salsas and the aroma of fresh handmade tortillas. 3544 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805/688-0033. $$ First & Oak (Fusion) distinguishes itself with beautifully prepared, elegant small plates designed to pair with fine wines and allow guests to taste multiple, exciting dishes in a single sitting. Housed in the charming Mirabelle Inn, this modern American restaurant has a European influence as well as a Californian emphasis on food that is seasonal, local and sustainable. 409 First St., Solvang, 805/688-1703. $$$ The Gathering Table at Ballard Inn (California Fusion) is Owner/Chef Budi Kazali’s new concept, which offers a fun and inviting place to gather over incredible food that’s meant to be shared in a warm and inviting modern farmhouse atmosphere. 2436 Baseline Ave., Ballard, 805/688-7770. $$-$$$$

Pico (Californian), specializes in a menu of approachable Californian cuisine sourced from locally farmed, seasonal ingredients. Chef Drew Terp offers a creative, eclectic spin on American comfort food with an extensive wine list showcasing the best from Santa Barbara’s wine country, as well as an array of international selections from France, Spain, Italy and beyond. Inside Los Alamos General Store, 458 Bell St., Los Alamos, 805/344-1122. $$-$$$ Root 246 (American), located at Hotel Corque, features innovative cuisine emphasizing local, seasonal ingredients to create the ultimate in farmto-table cuisine. In addition to a full menu of craftbased cuisine, Root 246 has one of the area’s most extensive selections of local wines, whiskey and craft beers, as well as refreshing signature cocktails. Try the Sunday brunch for a delicious weekend experience. 420 Alisol Rd., Solvang, 805/686-8681. $$-$$$ Sides Hardware & Shoes—A Brothers Restaurant (American) is located in a restored 1901 building where chef-owners and brothers Jeff and Matt Nichols turn out hearty American favorites with original gourmet twists. 2375 Alamo Pintado Ave., Los Olivos, 805/688-4820. $$–$$$ S.Y. Kitchen (Italian) is a charming “California version of a little Italian farmhouse” with a focus

on unfussy rustic Italian food made from fresh, local ingredients. Expect inventive salads, woodfired pizzas and house-made pastas with everything from seasonal seafood to duck ragu. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 1110 Faraday St., Santa Ynez, 805/691-9794. $$-$$$ Trattoria Grappolo (Italian) is a great destination for gourmet pizzas from a woodburning oven, housemade pastas, fresh salads made with local produce and nightly specials. Grappolo features a list of more than 150 wines from around the world. Open daily for dinner and for lunch Tues.-Sun. 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805/688-6899. $$-$$$ The Vineyard House (American) offers local farm fresh cuisine in a charming Victorian house that dates back to the days when the Santa Ynez Valley’s world-class vineyards were just a dream. 3631 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805/688-2886. $$$ The Willows at Chumash Casino Resort (American) is a AAA Four Diamond Award-winner specializing in mouthwatering prime steaks and seafood. The elegance of this exquisite dining room is matched by incomparable views of the rolling Santa Ynez hills. 3400 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez, 805/686-0855. $$$–$$$$

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