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MAGAZINE March 2015 Volume 3 / Issue 3

Editor in Chief Ottocina Ryan Director of Photography Meadow Rose Photographer & Business Manager Silas Fallstich Art Director Rah Riley Junior Art Director Riley Yahr

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COVER PHOTOGRAPHED by Silas Fallstich MODEL Kate Draper with LA Models HAIR Kimberley Contreras with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar MAKEUP Daisy Hernandez with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar DRESS Galia Lashav JEWELRY Truong & Co BOUQUET Haute Blossoms Floral LOCATION El Capitan State Beach

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12 / MAY OUR HEARTS BE AS THE SEA Extravagant wedding gowns make a statement with breathtaking El Capitan State Beach views. 30 / THE RIGHT SPOT TO TIE THE KNOT From sunny vineyards to oceanfront resorts, flip through our favorite local venue picks! 40 / I BELIEVE IN A PIN CALLED LOVE Pinterest is a bride’s best friend! Find out the secrets to wedding pinning perfection. 42 / FIRST LOOK Beautiful bohemian to edgy glam, find the wedding day look (and the bouquet to match!) that celebrates your style. 56 / HOW SWEET IT IS Indulge in mouthwatering pastries from downtown Andersen’s Danish Bakery to make the best day of your life just a little bit sweeter. 62 / THE WEDDING TALE Pedestals topped with wild bouquets, seven tiers of golden cake, and a candlelit dinner beside a lily pond – be inspired by a gorgeous day of love and luxury at Belmond El Encanto. 88 / LE SABRAGE Wow your wedding guests with a dramatic uncorking of that bubbly. 90 / BE MY GUEST Can’t wait for the wedding but haven’t found the dress? Check out these stunning styles! 106 / BEAUTIFUL SKIN FOR THE BEAUTIFUL BRIDE Montecito’s Skin Prophecy specialist Dee Dee Serpa-Wickman shares her top 10 recommendations for flawless skin. 108 / LOCALS WE LOVE Clutches, fresh flowers, makeup, and more! Here’s a collection of local wedding experts and items that will make your day magical.

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Editor It’s our wedding issue and we are welcoming wedding season in style! Whether you’re engaged or marking up your calendar with cake filled weekends, these pages are overflowing with breathtaking gowns, sweet local favorites from bakeries to makeup artists, the very best of venues, and bouquets upon bouquets of flowers.

In May Our Hearts Be as the Sea, take a walk down the coast and into the heart of the woods with lacy, sophisticated, and whimsical gowns that might actually take your breath away. For more accessible and equally stunning backdrops, The Right Spot to Tie the Knot shows off a few of the top local venues for the best day of your life. A radiant glow for the blushing bride (and bridesmaids, mother-of-the-bride, and ready-tomingle wedding guests) comes courtesy of Skin Prophecy specialist Dee Dee Serpa-Wickman in Beautiful Skin for the Beautiful Bride! Read up on foolproof tips for flawless skin! Then flip to First Look for wedding day ensembles that celebrate your unique style. And for the ultimate inspiration, indulge in endless floral, sophisticated stationery, an enormous rose gold accented wedding cake,

and a flawless dinner table in The Wedding Tale. With a whirlwind of wedding fashion, Be My Guest has the looks to keep you on the dance floor at every engagement party, bachelorette weekend, and wedding reception this year! As for the reception... Get a taste of decadent cream filled wedding cake, meringues, and chocolate dipped farmers market strawberries from Andersen’s Danish Bakery in How Sweet It Is. Impress your guests with a dramatic popping of Champagne in our Le Sabrage how-to. To top it all off, we collected a few of our local favorites for your big day – from royal rings and glittery clutches to fantastic florists and the best bakeries, check out Locals We Love for our picks. We’ve also included the ideal wedding day breakfast – light and colorful – in our monthly Dish It Up feature and a step-by-step Get The Look for all the products and secrets of our March cover look! I’m in love with every page of this issue and hope we can inspire your memorable wedding day!

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Editor in Chief Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine SBLIFEANDSTYLE.COM | 11

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Dress, Claire Pettibone. Necklace, Misahara.

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Dress, Galia Lahav. Earrings, Ring & Necklace, Truong & Co.


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Dress, Claire Pettibone. Earrings & Necklace, Truong & Co.

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Dress, Galia Lahav. Veil, The Dress. Earrings, Ring & Necklace, Truong & Co.

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Dress, Galia Lahav. Veil, The Dress. Ring & Necklace, Truong & Co.


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Dress, Galia Lahav. Veil, The Dress. Necklace, Truong & Co.







Say I do! at any of these breathtaking local venues.

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A romantic hideaway


an Ysidro Ranch is the ideal setting for your intimate wedding celebration! The grounds offer unique romantic cottages, perfect patios, multiple restaurants, and fragrant gardens. The Gardens offer a breathtaking vista nestled in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, surrounded by charming guest cottages. Convieniently located near the Hacienda, the Hydrangea Cottage offers state-of-the-art amenities housed within a storybook cottage. For the vino lovers, the Wine Cellar features masonry barrel-vaulted ceilings with a stunning glass doorway that leads to a private patio, warmed by a wood-burning fireplace, where guests can mingle under a canopy of loquat trees. The Old Adobe, dating back to 1825, is California historic landmark. With its rustic elegance and charming dĂŠcor, the Old Adobe promises a memorable wedding experience. The Upper Estate Lawn, lined by sycamore trees, features expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands and the 10,000 square foot lawn provides guests with both the natural beauty of Santa Barbara and the serenity and privacy of San Ysidro Ranch. On-site restaurant Plow and Angel provides guests with a cozy atmosphere enhanced with original artwork and stained-glass windows. The Stonehouse features a dining room with creekside views and an ocean view patio with a woodburning fireplace and heated stone flooring providing year-round comfort.

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The heart of Santa Barbara wine country

n the edge of the Santa Ynez River, in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country, Sunstone Vineyards, Winery and Villa is a beautiful event destination that greets your guests with the delicate fragrance of French lavender and rosemary. The Sunstone Estate has many location options, ranging from intimate courtyards, indoor caves, sweeping lawns, beautiful oak trees, and “in the vineyard.” Reminiscent of wineries in the Provencal French countryside, the courtyard and architecture create the perfect backdrop for your special wedding. As a small family owned and operated winery, they book only a handful of weddings each year. In 2012, the Rice Family opened up it’s once private residence, The Villa, as a venue for weddings and private events. California It Girl Lauren Conrad tied the knot here last fall! Surrounded by sweeping views overlooking the Santa Ynez Mountains and the winery’s 55-acre estate, the Villa is an old world architectural masterpiece. Built from imported limestone from a small village in France, and wood beams and roof tiles reclaimed from a 19th century lavender factory, once owned by Queen Victoria, the Tuscan-inspired Villa boasts 8,500 square feet of luxury living space. The Villa allows for 10 guests to stay overnight as part of their special event at Sunstone, one of the only local winery estates with accommodations.


BACARA resort&spa

Unparalleled luxury above the California coastline


estled between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, Bacara Resort & Spa captivates with a timeless allure. It is, quite possibly, one of the most beautiful places on earth. For beach weddings in Santa Barbara, Bacara features several lawns with panoramic ocean views. Perched high above the Pacific Ocean, Bacara offers 78-oceanfront acres for the most romantic weddings. Both the Ocean Lawn and The Bluff boast lush landscaping and sweeping views of the California coastline. An elegant ballroom, offering 23-foot high ceiling with beautiful sculptured details, and over 300 guest rooms, suites, and private retreats, this coastal oasis is made to accommodate big bridal parties and entire guest lists. From an intimate garden setting to a sparkling seaside ceremony, Bacara offers exquisite wedding locations in Santa Barbara and the perfect place the say “I Do.�

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Historic simplicity and elegance


uilt in 1880, The Riviera Mansion’s stately charm makes it a premiere American Riviera destination for weddings and events. The Mansion offers a full-service venue with executive chef and wait staff, full bar, two dance floors, bride and groom dressing suites, and a selection of tables, linens, chairs, and silverware. Located downtown just two blocks from State Street, across the street from Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens and the Santa Barbara Courthouse, the venue features chandeliers, hard wood floors, and fireplaces throughout. The culinary tradition has been an important aspect of the Mansion since its founding. You’ll be treated to a unique dining experience featuring only the freshest local produce and meats. The historic house and gardens of The Riviera Mansion are a sophisticated and timeless space to celebrate your special day. SBLIFEANDSTYLE.COM | 37


Old-time spirit and romantic charm


ucked away in a historic Santa Barbara neighborhood on an acre of frangrant English gardens, The Simpson House Inn provides the ideal setting for small to mid-size weddings and elopements. Perfectly suited for groups of up to 100, the boutique hotel offers the perfect combination of historic charm and modern luxury. Wedding parties of 20 or more people include all 15 of the Inn’s array of unique guestrooms, suites and cottages, allowing couples to surround themselves with friends and family all weekend long. The Simpson House offers couples and their guests a convenient downtown location blended with the privacy and intimacy of a garden setting. Ceremonies take place in the lush gardens, surrounded by the serenity of flowing fountains and the historic 1874 Victorian estate.

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PIN called

LOVE Written by Alexandra Gonzalez


often ask myself, “What was life like before Pinterest?” It sounds silly, I know, but it is undeniable that I often look to Pinterest to help me organize and structure my life. My Pinterest profile consists of boards titled, “DIY,” “Great Ideas,” and the classic “Wedding,” among a plethora of other topics. A combination of soft pink, tan, and ivory fill my wedding board, giving me a very specific vision of what my special day will look like when that time finally comes (have I mentioned I’m not even engaged yet?) Although wedding bells aren’t ringing any time soon for me, this doesn’t mean that I cannot indulge in the wedding bliss of the bride-to-be or offer some of my most helpful tips to help get the marital ball rolling.

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Detail is Everything

Looking for a dress can be so daunting, but if you have an idea of the style dress you want, you’re already that much closer to finding the one. Simply enter the style of dress you’re looking for, add details, and voila! a slew of images will pop up to guide you in the right direction. I can’t even count how many talented undiscovered or up-and-coming designers I have found by searching through Pinterest.

Picture Perfect

Need some wedding picture inspiration? Pinterest offers tons of tips like, questions to ask your photographer, sweet and original poses for the bride and groom, and even engagement photo tips. Also, do a little research and follow photographers whose work you love. You never know if reaching out via Pinterest can land you the photographer of your dreams!

Location Location Location

The only things more important than a wedding dress during the wedding planning process are the location and theme. Pinterest helps expand your vision for what a beautiful wedding can truly be. From ballrooms to barns, Pinterest highlights some of the most beautiful receptions in every setting. It’s much easer to show your wedding planner what you want instead of telling her, so use this visual search engine to your advantage.


Remember that your bridesmaids are a big part of your wedding. They will be walking down the aisle before you, standing by your side at the altar, and in your wedding photos, which last a lifetime. Therefore, it is crucial that you choose the right dress color and length, as well as hairstyles that will complement each girl individually, while also making you standout. Create a secret board, which can only be seen by those in your bridal shower, to pin your favorite looks and hairstyles. This way your ideas remain yours without fear of any copycat brides!

All the Loose Ends

And to make sure that you haven’t forgotten any details, Pinterest helps with first-dance playlists, wedding planning schedules, tips on how to dress shop, to even cake serving guidelines!

Most importantly, have fun! Don’t let the overwhelming process of planning take away from the day that is supposed to be the most magical one of your life! *



LOOK Photographed by Shannon Jayne Model Bo Janicic with Next Model Management Hair & Makeup by Mar R. with Team Hair & Makeup Styled by Sonia Hopkins with XOXO Bride Special thanks to Bacara Resort & Spa

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Dress, White Chocolate by Scott Corridan, The White Peacock Bridal. Necklace & Bracelet, Coast 2 Coast Collection. Bouquet, Camillia Floral Design.


Dress, White Chocolate by Scott Corridan, The White Peacock Bridal. Necklace & Bracelet, Coast 2 Coast Collection. Shoes, Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Dress, White Chocolate by Scott Corridan, The White Peacock Bridal. Bracelet, Coast 2 Coast Collection. Bouquet, Camillia Floral Design.


Dress, J. Crew. Coat, White Chocolate by Scott Corridan, The White Peacock Bridal. Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet, Coast 2 Coast Collection. Bouquet, Camillia Floral Design.

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Dress, J. Crew, The White Peacock Bridal. Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet, Coast 2 Coast Collection. Shoes, Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue.


Necklace & Bracelet, Coast 2 Coast Collection. Shoes, Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Dress, J. Crew. Coat, White Chocolate by Scott Corridan, The White Peacock Bridal. Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet, Coast 2 Coast Collection.


Dress, White Chocolate by Scott Corridan, The White Peacock Bridal. Necklace & Earrings, Coast 2 Coast Collection. Bouquet, Mercy’s Flowers.

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Dress, White Chocolate by Scott Corridan, The White Peacock Bridal. Necklace & Earrings, Coast 2 Coast Collection.


Dress, Jim Hjelm, The White Peacock Bridal. Earrings & Bracelet, Coast 2 Coast Collection. Bouquet, Camillia Floral Design

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Shoes, Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue. Belt, The White Peacock Bridal. Bracelet & Earrings, Coast 2 Coast Collection. Bouquet, Camillia Floral Design.


Dress, vintage, The White Peacock Bridal. Necklace & Bracelet, Coast 2 Coast Collection.

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Earrings, Coast 2 Coast Collection. Bouquet, Mercy’s Flowers.


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Photographed by Meadow Rose Models Mack Lucas, Lauryn Rakicwith, and Blake Kneisley with Next Model Management Hair by Allisan Beeghly with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar Makeup by Cynthia Fuentes with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar Pastries at Andersen’s Danish Restaurant & Bakery Reserve a space or place an order with Charlotte: 805-962-5085


On her: Wedding Gown, Wtoo by Watters. Hair piece, The Dress. On him: Suit, Zara.

Berry Tartes Fresh seasonal berries, raspberry jam, Bavarian cream, and vanilla cookie crust dipped in chocolate, all topped with an apricot reduction.

Chocolate Dipped Farmers Market Strawberries Dutch chocolate dipped strawberries adorned twith white chocolate.

Vanilla Fondant Wedding Cake Vanilla cake layered with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and fresh raspberry spread, covered in homemade vanilla bean infused fondant. 58 | MARCH 2015

White Roses Cakes Vanilla cake layered with raspberry spread and Bavarian cream, topped with roses and white chocolate decortifs.


Meringues Meringues dipped in joyous colored chocolate.

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Marzipan Danish Layer Cake (Swedish Princess Cake) Scrumptions sponge cake layered with organic whipped cream and fresh raspberry spread, covered in pink marzipan and topped with fresh raspberries.

Chocolate Madeira Cakes Chocolate cake layered with chocolate ganache and Madeira chocolate mousse, garnished with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Petit Fours

Lemon Kisses

Marzipan cake, raspberry spread and buttercream atop shortbread, covered in pink ganache.

Vanilla cookie crust filled with buttercream and Meyer lemon mousse, topped with lemon ganache.





Be inspired by our designers: Photographed by Silas Fallstich Location Belmond El Encanto Hotel Models Eric Schroeder and Kristin Brock with Next Model Management Hair and Makeup by Mar R. with Team Hair & Makeup Planned & Designed by Sonia Hopkins with XOXO Bride Gowns by Monique Lhuillier Suits by Men’s Wearhouse Decor by Revelry Event Designs Draping by BAM Specialty Fabric & Draping Flowers by Camellia Floral Design Stationery by Lazaro Press & Design Dishware by Hermes from Coast 2 Coast Linens by La Tavola Cake by The Butter End

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lesabrage Written & Photographed by Silas Fallstich

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A historical European technique for opening a Champagne bottle with a saber or knife, the ceremonial tradition of Sabrage dates back to Napoleonic times. Follow these instructions to wow your bride and wedding guests alike!


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separates the collar from the neck of the bottle. The cork and collar will remain together after they have been broken. The 100 psi in the bottle will take all glass shards out of the bottle. Once the bottle has calmed pour for your lady and yourself.

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Process Remove Champagne from ice and wipe away all moisture with serviette. Remove all foil from the bottle. Loosen the cage and pull all the wire above the crease of the bottle. Hold the bottle at a 30 degree angle, make sure the trajectory isn’t pointing in the direction of any people or delicate objects. Firmly hold the bottle at the base. With the blunt edge of your weapon strike the crease of the bottle. The force of the blunt edge striking the crease breaks the glass and


Some bottles don’t sabrage as well as others. For example, Chandon can be a disaster, the glass is too fine. The Roederer Estate brands don’t sabrage well either. Avoid brands with plastic corks. Korbel and all brands of French Champagne work very well due to the thicker glass.


Surprise your bride by instructing her on how to sabrage and let her wow the crowd.



Photographed by Shannon Jayne Model Jessica Serfaty with Next Model Management Hair Ashton Arroyo with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar Makeup Cynthia Fuentes with Carlyle Salon & Style Bar Styled by Kym Fregoso Tolentino with Saks Fifth Avenue Special thanks to Bacara Resort & Spa

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Dress, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Saks Fifth Avenue. Gold Bracelet, Aesa. Infinity Bracelet & Black Diamond Ring, Adornia, Whistle Club.

Dress, BCBGMAXAZRIA. Shoes, Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue. Gold Bracelet, Aesa. Infinity Bracelet & Black Diamond Rings, Adornia. Gold Cuff, Kelly Wearstler, Whistle Club. 92 | MARCH 2015

Dress, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Saks Fifth Avenue. Infinity Bracelet & Black Diamond Rings, Adornia, Whistle Club.


Dress, Adian Mattox. Shoes, Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue. Earrings & Black Diamond Rings, Adornia. Silver Cuff, Ali Grace, Whistle Club. 94 | MARCH 2015

Dress, Adian Mattox, Saks Fifth Avenue. Earrings & Black Diamond Rings, Adornia, Whistle Club. SBLIFEANDSTYLE.COM | 95

Dress, Rachel Comey. Silver Cuff, Ali Grace. Infinity Bracelet & Black Diamond Ring, Adornia, Whistle Club. Clutch & Shoes, Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue. 96 | MARCH 2015

Dress, Rachel Comey. Silver Cuff, Ali Grace. Infinity Bracelet & Black Diamond Rings, Adornia, Whistle Club. Clutch, Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue. SBLIFEANDSTYLE.COM | 97

Dress, Adian Mattox. Shoes, Jimmy Choo, Saks Fifth Avenue. Infinity Bracelet, Adornia, Whistle Club. 98 | MARCH 2015

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Dress, Adian Mattox. Shoes, Stuart Weitzman, Saks Fifth Avenue. Infinity Bracelet & Black Diamond Ring, Adornia, Whistle Club.

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Dress, Adian Mattox, Saks Fifth Avenue. Earrings, Infinity Bracelet & Black Diamond Ring, Adornia, Whistle Club. Bouquet, Mercy’s Flowers.


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Dress, Alice + Olivia, Saks Fifth Avenue. Necklace, Stylist’s Own. Bracelet, Adornia, Whistle Club.

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Dress, Alice + Olivia, Saks Fifth Avenue. Necklace, Stylist’s Own. Bracelet, Adornia, Whistle Club. Bouquet, Mercy’s Flowers.


Beautiful Skin for the Beautiful Bride A start to beautiful skin. Dee Dee Serpa-Wickman of Skin Prophecy Clinic & Skin Care Institute shares her top 10 recommendations for flawless, healthy skin on your wedding day - and everyday of your happily ever after!

Monthly or bi-weekly clinical facial treatments are ideal for controlling any skin condition and keeping up with your skin maintenance! A bi-weekly treatment plan is an excellent option if you’re looking to bring acne or pigmentation issues under control while monthly treatment plans provide regular check-ins and maintenance to ensure you are on top of your home care regime. It is important to choose an experienced clinical esthetician or physician assistant specializing in skin who knows how treat ALL types of skin types and heal challenged skin!

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Important things to remember for beautiful skin on your wedding day:

Stress management

Stress has the potential to trigger acne, rosacea and psoriasis. Stress management is a crucial component in the prevention of chronic inflammatory skin conditions, so reduce stress as much as you can! Breathe…

Sleeping Beauty

Sleep is a key to health and healing! To give your body and mind time to restore and renew its natural radiance and shed toxins, sleep no less that 7-8 hours every night on a consistent basis.

You are what you eat

The best nutritional benefits come from natural ingredients! Eat a diet full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants--all of these contribute to wellbeing. If it comes from a plant, eat it – if it is made in a plant, don’t eat it.

Water intake

Water carries toxins out of the body and the less toxic build-up that is in your system, the clearer your skin. Divide your body weight in half for a good estimate of how many ounces of water you should drink each day. Drink an extra glass for every cup of coffee, black tea, or alcoholic beverage!

Clinical facial treatments

Stay on top of your program! We love what we do and want you to look and feel radiant on your big day.


If you’re not using one already, meet your new best friend. This cleanses the skin 6x more, improves circulation, and makes the skin “bioavailable” for better product absorption.

Home care regime

Choose result-oriented products for your unique skin type.

Here comes the sun

With so much Santa Barbara sunshine, always use a non-comedogenic (won’t block pores or cause blackheads) full-spectrum physical sunblock, versus a chemical sunblock, with at least 15-30 SPF. If you are in the sun all day, reapply that sunscreen every 2 hours!


Cardio is excellent for the lymphatic system to release toxins. It’s also important to shower right away to wash away bacteria and prevent any congestion or breakouts.

Stay on your routine

Remember your skin is the largest organ of your body! Take care of it and take care of yourself. SBLIFEANDSTYLE.COM | 107

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LOCALS WE LOVE Written by Carly Bates

Weddings can be both the most magical and stressful times for brides, especially when choosing the perfect cake, dress, venue, bouquet, and more. Let these fabulous wedding vendors help soothe your nerves with their expertise and flare for perfection while helping create the awe-inspiring wedding beyond your wildest dreams. Top row, left to right: Luna Bella Makeup and Hair, Christine Dahl Pastries, EmmaRose Floral, Letter Perfect Middle row: EmmaRose Floral, Hogue & Co., Nordstrom clutch, Christine Dahl Pastries, Hogue & Co., Gaspar Jewelers Bottom row: Nordstrom clutch, Hogue & Co., Hogue & Co., Luna Bella Makeup and Hair


ringing approval THESE JEWELERS ARE GEMS


Gaspar Jewelers and Gauthier These dazzling tokens of love and affection will sparkle even in the darkest of nights. Custom cut jewels and precisely sized bands offer flawless beauty and promise to weather the trials and triumphs of a marriage. 1. Gauthier 14Kt white gold ring with baguette diamonds 2. Gauthier 14Kt white gold ring with brilliant cut diamond accent stones channel set 3. Gauthier 14Kt white gold ring with green tourmaline 4. Gaspar rose gold and diamond ring 5. Gaspar 18Kt white gold and diamond ring




Jewelry By Gauthier 921 State Street 805-335-2424

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Christine Dahl Pastries

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Known for her incredibly decorated tiers and jawdropping flavor combinations (think passion fruit curd and coconut mousse!), Christine Dahl takes wedding cakes to the next delicious level. Her unique designs cater to every bride’s dreams and she works tirelessly to create the unthinkable. From delicate white lace ribbons to fresh fruit and succulent covered desserts, Christine is the mastermind behind wedding pastries and to her, nothing is impossible. 22 West Mission Street 805-569-5889

Recipes Organic Bakery Look no further for a small, intimate bakery is here to fulfill any and all dessert desires. Wedding pastries are a piece of cake at Recipes Organic Bakery, and not only can you order cakes but also sugary cinnamon rolls, muffins, breads, pies, and cookies. Come enjoy a hot cup of freshly-brewed coffee while admiring the dozens of dessert options to choose from for your big day. 604 Santa Barbara Street 805-965-3335 SBLIFEANDSTYLE.COM | 111



Hogue and Co. Whether it is the need for wedding party bouquets, table centerpieces, or ceremonial decorations, Hogue Floral has every sweetly scented base covered. Their historic lover-inspired collection captivates any audience, such as the Bonnie and Clyde bouquet, made up of dazzling ivory orchids, each layered seamlessly on one another to resemble a waterfall of petals. The exquisite arrangements available will add whimsy and charm to every wedding atmosphere. Hogue and Co. 525 San Ysidro Road 805-969-1343

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Grass Roots Wedding and Event Florist Brightly hued calla lilies and beautiful red stargazers are complemented by forest greens and dark browns in the many boutonnière designs offered by Grass Roots Florists. Along with delightfully subtle boutonnières, clients can choose from a wide variety of floral pairings to make their wedding day truly magical. Some of the most popular combinations include the ombre lilac rose bundle topped with cream-colored daisies and gardenias. Grass Roots Florist 805-682-9105

EmmaRose Floral Inspired by the natural beauty of her surroundings, Emma is a true floral designer to the core. Her vibrant and rustic arrangements compliment the beauty of gardenesque, romantic settings and her strong passion can help make your event amazing and unique. EmmaRose Floral 805-455-9507




No blushing bride wants to be without the necessary touchups on her big day. Small clutches are the perfect fit for toiletries like makeup blotting papers, lip gloss, and face powder, not to mention a tissue or two for those post-ceremonial tears. These clutches offer a secure holding place while adding a dash of sparkle to stunning wedding attire.


1. Jimmy Choo – Marilyn Patent Clutch 2. Nina Ricci – Arc Metallic Leather Clutch 3. Jimmy Choo – Large Maia Glitter Clutch 4. Dolce & Gabbana – Miss Nina-Small Clutch 5. Jimmy Choo – Cayla Glitter Clutch





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Folio Press & Paperie


Amaze and intrigue your guests with wedding invitations like never before seen. Folio Press & Paperie are revered for their hand-printed creativity and uniquely charming designs ideal for the wedding of your wildest dreams. Stationery choices include goldflaked typeface letters, delicate name placards, letterpress, and so much more. Folio Press & Paperie 301 Motor Way 805-966-1010

Letter Perfect

Known for their artfully crafted stationery, Letter Perfect is your destination for beautiful oneof-a-kind wedding invitations. With decades of experience, they will work with you to create everything from the save-the-date to thank you stationery with your new last name. With a clever balance of sparkle and sophistication, your wedding announcements will reflect the theme of your upcoming ceremony perfectly. Letter Perfect 1150 Coast Village Road 805-969-7998 SBLIFEANDSTYLE.COM | 115


Bethany Farber-PLUSH Aesthetics

Luna Bella Makeup and Hair Sleek up-dos and glamorous waves are Luna Bella’s trademark style technique. Their expertise with all kinds of hair has led them to be revered as the wedding hair and makeup extraordinaires. The makeup is always very soft and natural, and with healthy, shiny hair, the possibilities are endless for the memories you will make on your big day. 805-258-7079

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Soft, delicate lash extensions add luxury to any special event, especially on the day you gaze into your beloved’s eyes and say “I do.” Bethany is known for her precision and perfection, gluing each individual extension onto the natural lash for enviable lids and brighter eyes. Available for on-location appointments, she also specializes in spray tans for that gorgeous prewedding glow. Bethany Farber 805-722-7583

Jose Eber Santa Barbara At Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore, Jose Eber Salon is available for every pre-wedding need such as hair consultations and bridal makeup. Jose Eber is a renowned stylist based in Beverly Hills and has worked with the most famous of A-list stars, so his expertise has proven to amaze. Treat yourself to his finest hair care products and wedding coiffures to make your day absolute perfection. 1260 Channel Drive 805-969-2261

Carlyle Salon & Style Bar At Carlyle Salon, the artists know how to make you feel at home when getting styled for your wedding day by pairing your experience with complimentary champagne and treats. The beauty bar offers brow treatments, bridal party blowouts, and on-location makeup and hair so you have a stress-free ceremony. Big curls and lashes accentuate lustrous wedding dresses, as will your smile when you look at your fiancĂŠ on this special day. 350 Chapala Street #101 805-963-8787


DISH IT UP A simple monthly recipe, to try at home, from our team to you.

The Plunge Breakfast A perfect day begins with a perfect breakfast Avocado and Egg


1 large free-range organic egg cooked sunny side up ½ avocado, pitted (keep skin on) 2 tbsp shredded pepper jack cheese pinch crushed sea salt and pepper

1 1/2 cups oats 1 1/2 cup water 1 cup almond milk 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 handful shaved almonds

Toast 1 slice sourdough bread 2 tbsp ricotta cheese drizzle olive oil drizzle honey 2 leaves sliced fresh basil pinch crushed sea salt and pepper

Top with fresh raspberries and blueberries Garnish with shaved coconut, goji berries and banana chips

Mimosa ...because it’s your wedding day!

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THE LOOK 120 | MARCH 2015

Photography by Silas Fallstich




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