What does it take to walk away from a corporate job and pursue what really matters to you? And who has the courage and perseverance to actually do it? That’s what was on our mind when we sought out Jenny Kompolt and Melissa James, now full-time artists. Both were once corporate girls, working at such giants as Netflix, eBay and a number of advertising and design agencies.
On December 5th from 5-8 pm this First Thursday, Sullivan Goss is pleased to announce the fifth annual 100 GRAND exhibition, curated by Susan Bush. Featuring 100 quality works of art for $1,000 or less, the exhibition has become an incubator of emerging talent, an entryway for beginning collectors, a holiday celebration in the art community, and an ever timely reminder that everyone’s life is improved by the addition of original works of art.
This is a fun cocktail for year 'round gatherings as it is both refreshing and earthy. The homemade Lemon Ginger Ale gives it that extra snap that will wow your guests and make them ask "what's in this?" I like to think of it as a modern twist on a "Mad Men" cocktail worthy of Don Draper. Imbibe & Enjoy!
In a city that is home to many celebrities it might be difficult to create a splash, but 19th century French painter Eugène Delacroix has managed to do so. An easel-sized oil painting by one of the most revered painters in the history of art was recently discovered in a private collection here in Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara's climate almost demands that you spend at least half of the daylight hours outside, so it is no surprise that locals are finding the outdoor room addition facilitates this need for both daytime and night time. Breaking that indoor/outdoor line, architects and builders have devised numerous designs for doors to remain open, encouraging activities to flow.
Back in August, after several years in Summerland, Méditerranée Antiques relocated to an expansive warehouse space on Maple Street, in the heart of Carpinteria’s emerging industrial area. Located just off the Linden Avenue main drag, the new store opened quietly in August with a grand opening scheduled for October 12, complete with an exhibit featuring local contemporary artists.
Sometimes, love is not in a hurry, at least the kind of love that leads to a walk down the aisle. Case in point: The summer 2013 wedding of lifestyle/fashion blogger Samantha Hutchinson and real estate developer Todd Wennerstron, which occurred twelve years after they first met and fell in love. Although the recently married couple both grew up in Santa Barbara, they didn’t meet until their college years at a bonfire at Hendry’s Beach.
Allora - the Italian expression meaning “attention”, living in, or being in the moment, is the perfect word to describe the beautiful new fashion boutique, Allora by Laura. Sunlight pours in the large windows of Allora, bathing the space in a warming glow. Owned and operated by the sophisticated yet exuberant Laura Dinning, this graceful Montecito boutique is bright and welcoming
If 15-year-old Ca’ Dario is a favorite cozy Italian dining spot, Ca’ Dario Pizzeria is its hip Soho-style sibling just down the street. Chef-owner Dario Furlati has always made pizza at other restaurants, but when his son became a pizza-loving toddler, Dario decided to take the pizzeria plunge.
VanLuc hails from France, in the Normandy region to be exact. He paints in the town of Arromanches, a historic site of D-Day in World War II. His seaside workshop and gallery is a haven of peace and calm where he resides with his wife Caroline, an artist in her own right.