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Jeff Shelton Architect

There’s a reason Annie and Paul de Bruyn Kops use the word “magical” to describe their Riviera home. Whether you’re inside or out, each blink of the eye reveals something unique: a glass pendant’s glimmering reflections; a wood-beamed ceiling’s snowflake motif; a Gaudiesque iron balcony’s changing shadow patterns.

With artisanal features like sculpted stucco walls and handcrafted tiles, the three-thousand square foot space feels like a gigantic work of art. This makes perfect sense since Annie was a longtime art instructor at Cold Spring School. “There really isn’t anywhere that you’re not looking at some delightful detail or another,” she says gazing down at the black and white swirls in the floor tiles of the entry hall. “We wanted to have people come in and feel as though they’re walking read more...

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store offers distinctive and art-inspired gifts including art objects, exquisite jewelry and apparel by local artists, as well as beautiful SBMA signature products and educational children’s books and toys. Located in downtown Santa Barbara’s cultural district, the Museum Store carries merchandise unique to SBMA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, including the area’s finest selection of art books, music, and dvds. These inspiring products are also now available for purchase on the Museum Store’s e-Store. All proceeds support the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s exhibitions and extensive education programs.

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Seaside Gardens

Visitors to Seaside Gardens are invited to tour their beautiful 3+ acre botanical wonderland. Eleven garden vignettes provide an around-the-world sampling of plants that thrive in our coastal environment. The gardens were designed by local landscape designers and include Asian, Australian, California Native, Central/South American, Grassland, Mediterranean, Native Wetland Bioswale, Perennial/Cottage, South African, Succulent, and Tropical themes.

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Sage

In the original town of Santa Ynez, home to ranchers, wine growers and long time residents, you need a store that blends a casual, livable and timeless California style - enter Sage. A family owned business since 1992, Sage is a wonderful space with objects from cultures around the world. You are welcomed into an environment of natural candles, fragrant soaps from Provence, micro-cotton luxury towels and Italian dinnerware. Sage has everything for your table and for every room in your home, plus an adorable baby nook. Visit this jewel in the valley and find your own special treasure.