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May 222019

Ocean View Homes are Good for Our Health

SCIENCE PROVES BLUE SPACE CAN IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING Those of us fortunate enough to live in Montecito ocean view homes or those with an ocean view in Santa Barbara don’t take our amazing vistas for granted. In fact, just look up Santa Ba...

May 92019

Baby Checklist: 10 Things to Do to Prepare Your Home for a Newborn

PREPARATION IS KEY In honor of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle’s royal bundle of joy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, I thought I’d offer some important ways to prepare for a newborn. A sort of “baby checklist.” If you’re curr...

May 22019

7 Must-Haves For Your Next Lawn Party

HERE ARE THE THINGS YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T THOUGHT OF Those of us fortunate enough to live in Montecito love throwing a lawn party, especially this time of year. Who doesn’t welcome the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with family and frien...

Apr 252019

Maintaining a Healthy Home Begins in the Bedrooms and Bathrooms

DON’T FRET. ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END. The recent issue of Health Magazine has some excellent advice for maintaining a healthy home; especially when it comes to bedrooms and bathrooms. According to the publication, there are 6 things in ...

Apr 22019

There’s Still Time to See the Wildflower Super Bloom in Santa Barbara County

WHAT IS A SUPER BLOOM ANYWAY? Birds are chirping, creeks are flowing, and the wildflower super bloom in Santa Barbara County is still putting on a spectacular show. Patches of bright orange poppies and white lilies dot the hillsides along mountain r...

Mar 192019

Luxury Bunkers: Much More Than Your Basic Survival Shelter

CONSIDER ONE OF THESE LUXURY SHELTERS FOR YOUR HOME As more affluent homeowners – here in Montecito and Santa Barbara as well as elsewhere --  become aware of the comfort and versatility of luxury bunkers, they’re likely to consider one for the...

Feb 132019

Private Firefighters: Help For Montecito Homeowners?

ALREADY BE COVERED? CHECK YOUR HOMEOWNERS POLICY. You may have heard that private firefighters saved the $60 million home of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West when the California Woolsey Fire ravaged Ventura County. How did they do that? Private firefi...

Feb 82019

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

VALENTINE'S DAY MENU'S OF AMERICAN RIVIERA RESTAURANTS Romance is in the air all year long in Santa Barbara so it’s not surprising that local restaurants are pulling out all the stops to make this Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara is one of...

Feb 42019

Experience the 34th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION! SBIFF SHOWCASES ALL THINGS CINEMATIC This is the time of year when major celebrities and their entourages descend on Santa Barbara for the annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), taking place through Februar...

Jan 252019

6 Ways to Build Wealth Without Touching the Stock Market

HERE ARE SOME DIVERSE AND LUCRATIVE INVESTMENT OPTIONS There are so many ways to build wealth without relying on one of the most common wealth-building platforms: the stock market. To some, investing in the stock market might feel a bit risky today ...

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