Wall space gallery celebrates our desire to reach the stars in its new exhibition, Space Oddity. They are excited to bring together four artists with a vision of space while still stranded here on Earth. Mixing fact with fiction, we look at how we envision our place in the heavens.
Raised in a small farming village behind an iron curtain dividing east and west, communism from capitalism, Zdena Jiroutova, with her husband and business partner, Michael Mendizza, in a few short years were voted Top Retailer of Designer Jewelry in the United States by the JCK Design Center community, two consecutive years.
Walking into ARA feels a bit like entering an intimate museum, filled with beautifully crafted jewelry that has a somewhat ancient vibe. Of course, the major difference between the lovely Coast Village Road flagship boutique and an actual museum is that you don’t have to fog up the glass cases swooning over these treasures.
Since 1986, Giffin & Crane have built and remodeled some of the loveliest and in some cases, most expansive houses in Santa Barbara. Recently, however, they have been asked increasingly to construct or remodel homes that are smaller, more intimate, and more personal. It’s a sign of changing times and evolving tastes and priorities. As with food, wine, cars, clothing, and a whole raft of other purchases, homeowners increasingly seek quality, craftsmanship and value over square footage.
Just Folk announces April in Paris, a new show featuring the crème de la crème of French photography from Peter Fetterman Gallery, which will include rare editions of famous works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Willy Ronis, Robert Doisneau, Elliot Erwitt and Edouard Boubat among others, all signed by the artists.
Jane is a family affair in the best sense. Jane Chapman runs the friendly, comfortable dining room with her parents, Mark and Margaret Huston, who have operated the Montecito Café together for 28 years. When the family decided to open a second restaurant, they named it after Jane’s grandmother Jane.
When you visit Solvang, you have to indulge in a few Danish diet busters, like sausage, pastries and aebleskiver. Later, when it’s time for something green, fresh, and healthy, Fresco Valley Cafe is waiting.
American restaurateurs are great at segmenting the market. Hipsters, sports lovers, college crowds, families with kids, sophisticates - there are restaurants for every group but hardly any that can satisfy them all. Benchmark Eatery on State Street is the rare exception.
When Bob Bryant opened his 900 square-foot jewelry store in 1965, he probably couldn’t imagine that fifty years later, the business would still be there serving some of its’ original customers, along with their children and even grandchildren. But Bryant & Sons, Ltd. remains in the same location in State Street’s historic El Paseo shopping area, with son Mike leading it since 1981. After a half-century of helping people celebrate and commemorate special occasions, Bryant & Sons, Ltd. will spend 2015 celebrating its own golden anniversary.