Wall space gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition for gallery artist Joseph Donovan featuring his quiet, contemplative landscapes. Donovans's work stems from his deep connection with poetry and literature focusing on the shared connection between man and his surroundings. These elegant photographs reach into the heart and soul, the topography reflecting the quiet stillness of a solemn landscape.
The Channel Islands National Park offers some of the best kayaking, snorkeling and hiking opportunities in California. Beautiful marine life, pristine kelp forests, rugged coastline and hidden sea caves make the Channel Islands a world-class destination. Santa Barbara Adventure Company offers both day and overnight trips for beginner to the advanced kayakers.
Enjoying the sun on the patio at the packed Santa Barbara FisHouse, while sipping a cocktail and watching the guys shuck fresh oysters, lay out raw scallops on the half shell and prepare ahi poke right in front of you, it’s hard to imagine that this thriving waterfront restaurant ever had to struggle. It did. “Financially, we had no business getting into it,” says proprietor and general manager Adam White.
Sharon Egan discovered the value of fresh organic juice while caring for her father toward the end of his life. “He had lost his appetite,” she recalls, “but when he drank juice, he was immediately energized.” The effect was not magical but physiological, she says. “Juice delivers the nutrients straight to the bloodstream in ten minutes.”
Toma Restaurant & Bar owners Tom and Vicki Dolan know that Santa Barbara locals probably won’t go out of their way for a restaurant with an ocean view. “They can see the ocean any time,” Tom says. Which makes it all the more notable that so many local have become regulars at the Dolans’ bright, welcoming year-old restaurant located across the street from the harbor. The draw for them, as for the many well-traveled European visitors who have also discovered Toma, is an appealing ambience, great service
Life itself is always our best teacher. Growing up on a farm, Selene Kepila learned about a salsa so fresh, so natural, so alive with flavor and goodness that it taught her to live a better life, both professionally and personally. For the past two decades, she traveled the world in pursuit of healthful living and wellness. It’s not just a way of life, but also her life’s work. In helping others live better, she has visited many of the world’s culinary capitals.
Nearly every residence in Santa Barbara's Riviera district is built on a sloping hillside lot that offers a superb ocean view. The trade off is that many of those homes have only a tiny back yard and no real front yard – much less one big enough for a full-size pool. Not so the classic Spanish-style home belonging to Debbie Convis.
July 4th is right around the corner and what’s better for any July 4th BBQ than your average table salt? Below the bustling sidewalks of State Street, lies 45 tons of 250 million year old pure Himalayan Crystal Salt, perfect for seasoning your BBQ celebration. The products at the Salt retail shop don’t only taste good; they are good for you too! They contain 84 natural and trace elements that are essential to cellular health.
Beautiful pieces for every occasion that are truly personal and made with positive energy. Adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit. Alex and Ani is pioneering its own definition of corporate consciousness with sustainable initiatives and the creation of high quality, thoughtfully manufactured pieces. They are committed to building a culture that focuses entirely on mindful actions, and their products are hand crafted in America.
In our Spring/Summer 2014 issue, Nancy Newcomer celebrates the Prickly Pear Cactus, otherwise known as “paddle cactus”, Nopales, or botanically as “opuntia”. With their beautiful green paddles and magenta prickly pear bulbs, these native lovelies are growing all over Santa Barbara’s hillsides and gardens. Not only are they ornamental, but when carefully prepared, they’re also are edible. I stared at it for about for 2 months before I started experimenting: #1 lesson learned~ wear gloves! The invisible thorns in my fingers were a small price to pay for the discoveries I made.
Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice after falling down the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll’s famous Victorian novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For her debut solo exhibition at Sullivan Goss, Pasadena based artist Susan McDonnell presents a suite of eleven exquisitely rendered egg tempera paintings that deal in wonder, whimsy, microcosm, and eccentricity in the natural world.