On November 7th, 2013 after arriving home in Carpinteria early for a typical workday, Beau Lawrence announced to his wife Yasmin (who was six months pregnant with their second child at the time), “Sweetie, I just quit my job, and this piece of fabric is our future.” Every brand has a story, and this is how local Men's Lifestyle brand, Ace Rivington, got its start.
ARA Collection is known worldwide for its beautiful, hand-hewn 24k gold jewelry. Stunning adornments for the neck, ears, wrists, and fingers are forged using molded coins, sparkling diamonds in a rainbow of colors, oxidized silver mixed with yellow gold, and an array of brilliant gemstones and other mineral forms collected from all around the world.
Blanka boutique owner and personal stylist Jennie Stierwalt adds fashion designer to her resume and gives us the skinny on the launch of her private collection Blanka the Label.
Bottlest is a is one-of-a-kind destination offering perhaps the most unique entertainment experience in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Buellton complex houses Santa Barbara County’s largest winery, a critically acclaimed restaurant with modern farm-to-table fare, and a full bar with live music every weekend night.
Ca’ Dario chef-owner Dario Furlati jokes that if he changed his menu, he might get in trouble with his customers. “They come in for certain favorite dishes,” he says, some of which he’s been serving since the restaurant opened in 1997. Of course, who can blame the chef’s regulars for holding him hostage to his own cooking?
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery continues to push the envelope within the Santa Barbara art scene, offering works from accomplished contemporary artists from all around the country. Current artist, Wallace Cleveland Piatt is certainly no exception. Wallace’s work is inspired by industrial environments, layers of old street art, vintage imagery,
The Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Takeout family of restaurants keeps growing, with outlets in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Camarillo and the newest, in Goleta, which opened in June. Here you’ll find the same lovingly crafted fare served at every Los Arroyos,
Three years ago, Mesa Verde brought a vibrant new world of plant-based cuisine to Cliff Drive. Since then, the casual spot has become a locals’ favorite for delicious vegan food blending vibrant Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors.
Occhiali “eyewear gallery” provides an exquisite and diverse selection of hard-to-find designs, all created with exacting standards of craftsmanship. It’s also the kind of place that gets you excited about selecting new eyewear. Thirty years on, the renowned optical boutique with locations in Montecito and downtown Santa Barbara continues to offer the best in distinctive eyewear and sunglasses
Ayda Robana of Om Sweet Mama uses a potpourri of fresh ingredients to put a North African Twist on classic Seafood Bouillabaisse. This savory medley includes clams, mussels, shrimp, chorizo, aromatic herbs, and local vegetables.
Santa Barbara is participating in the monumental initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with four significant exhibitions that explore Latin American art from the early mission period to the modern and contemporary era. PST: LA/LA brings a unique opportunity to Santa Barbara,
From Montecito to the heart ofSanta Ynez Valley wine country, Santa Barbara County is the ultimate destination for your dream wedding. With beaches and mountains, expansive estates and intimate hideaways, amenity-packed resorts or a villa just for two, SB is the place where locals and visitors love to say I Do.
For California natives Diana Dolan and Christie Boyd, nature is always the muse. When the two opened Porch in 2008 they wanted to share their common love of beauty and create a place where the local community could gather and be inspired. And after 9.5 years in business, it's apparent their connection to the community is as vital as the merchandise they sell.
The Reed Interiors team assisted a local Santa Barbara customer designing, creating and installing their dream kitchen and floor. It was imperative to the customer that the kitchen be aesthetically stunning and functional at the same time. Clean lines and open spaces were essential to create the desired modern look, yet still maintaining a warmth for comfortable family cookingand casual gatherings.
Santo Mezcal brings a welcome infusion of first-rate, authentic regional Mexican food to lower State Street. Located next to the Indigo Hotel, on the edge of the Funk Zone, the newest addition to the Los Agaves family of restaurants is a bit more upscale than its siblings, with table service, a modern interior and a full bar fronting a wall of mezcals and tequilas.
Meet business partners and friends, Ariel Miller and Leah Washuta, who recently opened Sirena - a little oasis of affordable fashion in the Funk Zone. These two know a thing or two about California cool having been born and raised in Malibu and Santa Barbara respectively.
Montecito residents treat Tre Lune Ristorante & Bar like a second home, dining there several times a week. Many visitors do the same, becoming short-term regulars. Tre Lune is that kind of place - comfortable and classic with wood floors, white tablecloths, vintage paparazzi photos on the walls, and veteran servers.
Check out the latest restaurants, style boutiques and home decor stores that have opened in the area from Santa Barbara to Carpinteria.
To say that ZFolio has come a long way since its humble beginnings would be a bit of an understatement. What started in 2003 as a suitcase filled with optical crystal from owner Zdena Jiroutova’s native Czech Republic, has evolved to include two thriving retail gallery locations