The American Colors flagship store located just off of State Street in downtown Santa Barbara offers the kind of basic clothing that’s timeless, relaxed and sophisticated without sacrificing fit or that subtle “cool factor”. The brand, established in 1997 by Henry Lehr, has been operated by son Alex and daughter-in-law Shannon
Blanka is a Coast Village Road shopping destination expertly curated with an abundance of contemporary clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, accessories, beauty products, and gifts. Indulge in everything from day-to-night dresses, delicate necklaces and bohemian hats to lux candles, on-trend boots and even a chic little hit of home decor.
This December Ca’Dario Pizzeria will celebrate four years of serving some of the best authentic Italian pizza in town in a Soho-style space two doors from the ever-popular Ca’Dario Ristorante. Chef-owner Dario Furlati offers great pizza at great prices, using the best Italian ingredients and local farmers market produce. His goal is always to serve “the original
Restaurant industry dream team and long-time friends, Larry Mindel of Il Fornaio fame and acclaimed Bay Area Chef Peter McNee recently teamed up to open Convivo along Santa Barbara’s beautiful waterfront. Chef McNee claims “Nomad Italian” as the heart and soul of his inspiration, but many of the dishes are liberally
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,
This lovely little boutique located on Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria specializes in elegant clothing, stunning jewelry, accessories, original artwork, and unique gift items. Owner/buyer, Lynn Davis, travels from New York to Atlanta, Los Angeles and back home again to curate the jewelry, made with expert workmanship
Meet our Fall/Winter guest editor, Genny Cummings, Interior Designer and owner of Indigo Interiors. Well-known for her East meets West aesthetic and harmonious use of antiques and contemporary designs, Genny shares her expert advice on using a neutral palette to create a serene living scene.
The burgeoning craft brew scene in Santa Barbara provides a multitude of premium suds and a sense of local community. Share a pitcher over a game of cornhole on a warm Saturday afternoon, catch some live music and a late night pint, or sample a few flights from one of S.B.’s “hopping” craft breweries this fall.
Santa Barbara has no shortage of Mexican restaurants. But since 1999, nobody has done it better than Tony Arroyo, who serves some of the freshest, healthiest, best-tasting Mexican food in town at his two eponymous restaurants, Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant & Take Out. And he has another in Camarillo. Since opening in
Jane, the popular nine-year-old Santa Barbara restaurant, has a new sibling. Located in a park-like corner of The Marketplace in Goleta, Jane seems miles from a shopping center. It’s airy and light, with two indoor dining rooms (one also hosts private events), a central bar and a large, shaded, glass-enclosed, dog-friendly patio.
As the owner of Méditerranée, Carolina Pierpont travels the world in search of the gorgeous goods that fill her elegantly curated Carpinteria store. It’s the kind of place where vibrant vintage African textiles and local contemporary art live in complete harmony with soulful Santos from Brazil
Menelli Trading Company on Coast Village Road in Montecito is an exquisite tile and stone importer, and it also plays host to local artists, pop-up galleries and lively events. The family run business is an excellent interior and exterior resource for architects, designers and homeowners. The light-filled showroom
For years, the oceanfront Padaro Beach Grill has been the family-friendly spot to enjoy delicious, well-made burgers, sandwiches, salads, fish and chips, fish tacos, barbecued tri-tip and more in an unbeatable setting that defines the SoCal lifestyle. Come as you are, order at the counter from the super-reasonably priced menu,
As an interior designer, Jessica Schaeman knows what looks good. She also likes to support local businesses. So when she began remodeling the nearly 120-year-old Craftsman home she purchased recently in Montecito, she visited Reed Interiors in Carpinteria to look for kitchen flooring. While in the showroom
Located on historic Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria, Rowan is a seaside treasure trove of clothing and accessories that define the casual, yet elegant Santa Barbara lifestyle. The charming boutique, established in 2012, has made a seamless transition to new ownership. Now in the hands of Gina Chadbourne
Garden Street recently became home to a dynamic new enterprise intended to support and nurture collaborative creativity and expression. The Santa Barbra Center for Art, Science and Technology (SBCAST) opened early in 2016 with inspiration from other live-work collaboratives around the world.
We are coming up on our 4th anniversary and a lot has changed since then. Initially, we offered sessions in our two Himalayan Salt Caves, standard massage treatments in the spa rooms and primarily sold imported salt lamps and cooking blocks. We now offer a much broader selection
Back in 1996, when Stella Mare’s opened its South of France - inspired dining room at the eastern edge of Santa Barbara’s Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Chef Roth Ironside was working his way up the ranks of professional cooking. After attending culinary school in Las Vegas and working in kitchens around California,
In a world where fashion is sometimes taken a bit too seriously, Montecito clothing and lifestyle boutique Whistle Club provides some respite. That’s not to say there isn’t some serious fashion here - there absolutely is! For owner Rebecca Blair it’s all about creating an atmosphere where a warm and welcoming