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Nov 172021

20 Tips for Hosting a Stress-free Thanksgiving

FROM EASY TO ELEGANT, SANTA BARBARA LUXURY REALTOR CRISTAL CLARKE’S CELEBRATORY MEALS ALWAYS BEGIN WITH HER TIME-TESTED TIPS Whether you’re hosting just your immediate family this year or throwing the Thanksgiving bash of the century and i...

Sep 72021

7 Ways to Conserve Water in the California Drought

SANTA BARBARA HOMEOWNERS HAVE CHOICES WHEN IT COMES TO CONSERVING THIS PRECIOUS RESOURCE The California drought officially entered its fourth consecutive year in 2021. In Santa Barbara County, things are so bad that July was the driest month we’...

Aug 272021

6 Shopping Strategies of the Affluent Buyer

SMART MONTECITO SHOPPERS SHOP WISELY When it comes to shopping strategies of the affluent buyer, look closely and you’ll discover a few universal habits even the ultra-rich practice. That’s not so surprising when you consider that even sho...

Aug 172021

Santa Barbara’s COVID Survival Guide

FROM VACCINES AND VARIANTS, TO RESOURCES AND REAL ESTATE Santa Barbara is officially open after COVID-19. However, don’t expect business as was usual pre-2020. California’s new normal follows the evolving executive orders that began with the i...

Aug 52021

The Emerging Popularity of Luxury Storage Units

DRIVING FACTORS, INCREASED DEMAND, AND 3 EXCELLENT FACILITIES FOR SANTA BARBARA COLLECTORS Luxury storage units offering options for everything from storing treasures including rare vehicles and works of art, to creating extra entertainment sp...

Jul 222021

Local Spotlight: Montecito’s Lotusland: One of the World’s 10 Best Gardens

YOUR GUIDE TO THE PERFECT PLACE TO BASK IN SANTA BARBARA’S BOTANICAL BEAUTY  Everyone knows about Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches, impressive architecture, and perfect Mediterranean weather, but do you know about Montecito’s Lotusland? Si...

Mar 102021

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival Reinvents Itself

SBIFF 2021 FEATURES ONLINE VIRTUAL EVENTS AND BEACHSIDE DRIVE-IN SCREENINGS The 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is doing things much differently this year in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The acclaimed festival, whi...

Feb 132021

Take a Montecito At-Home Wellness Sabbatical

6 STEPS DESIGNED TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL IN THE AGE OF COVID-19 Getting away from it all is a great way to reduce stress, but what’s a Montecito homeowner to do in light of the coronavirus? The answer to that question is simple—take an at-home...

Jan 62021

New Year’s Resolutions: Facts, Funnies and Santa Barbara Specific

DON’T FORGET YOUR SANTA BARBARA HOME’S RESOLUTIONS! It’s that time of year when we break out our New Year’s resolutions. And after living through the trials and tribulations of 2020, we’re all looking for a little inspiration for the y...

Nov 42020

Timeless Interior Design Trends

SIMPLICITY, INDIVIDUALISM AND BALANCE ARE KEY COMPONENTS When it comes to timeless interior design trends, Montecito homeowners should embrace the ones that never go out of style. In order to survive time, these design trends are timeless, sophistic...

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