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Jan 182019

The Junk Drawer: A Montecito Tradition?

Even luxury homes have a junk drawer or two deserving an annual clearing and cleaning I’m going to take a bold step here and assume that literally every Montecito residence – including my own – has at least one junk drawer. Are those receptacl...

Jan 92019

2019 Home Décor Trends: 6 Will Be Hot This Year

Ring in the New Year with the latest styles and designs Do you know what's in when it comes to 2019 home décor trends? We’re talking everything from the latest color palettes and new innovations in bathrooms (flotation bathtubs?) and kitchens (sm...

Jan 42019

The Santa Barbara School District

School quality has a mighty influence on home buyers Many of my customers ask me about the Santa Barbara School District, the main public school district that serves Santa Barbara and Goleta. I am happy to answer that the Santa Barbara’s public s...

Jan 22019

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

Plus, 20 laugh out loud New Year’s Resolutions culled from Twitter Can you believe it’s already been a year since we made and broke all our New Year’s Resolutions? I can’t. According to research on the topic, about 60% of us admit that we ma...

Dec 212018

The Montecito Village Recovery Fund: Locals Helping Montecito Recover

Disasters such as the Thomas Fire and the 1/9 debris flow can have long-term ramifications for local businesses Tragedies such as the Thomas Fire and the 1/9 Debris Flow would be devastating for any town, but for quaint Montecito, local leaders and ...

Dec 182018

Survey Finds More People Are Working From Home Today

12 Tips on taking the plunge and creating the perfect office in your Montecito home Recent data compiled by a consortium of economists, data scientists, designers, researchers, and business executives compiled a comprehensive report, Data USA, that ...

Dec 112018

Traveling for the Holidays? How About Booking a Private Jet?

8 Benefits of Flying by Private Jet  Are you planning on traveling for the holidays? Commercial airlines today are vying for your business by selling elaborate seats, suites and private apartments to make first class more extravagant than ever befor...

Nov 302018

Creating a Cozy Home: 9 Ways to Generate a Comfy Space This Winter

Don’t let the predicted gray, rainy skies ruin your mood It’s that time of year when many of us here in Santa Barbara turn our attention to creating a cozy home.  According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, winter temperatures will be near or cool...

Nov 272018

Montecito Community Leadership Forms The Partnership for Resilient Communities

As our neighbors in Ventura and Los Angeles begin to recover from the Woolsey Fire, Montecito community leaders form The Partnership for Resilient Communities I’m thoroughly impressed with the Montecito community leadership that formed the Partner...

Nov 132018

What Does a Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Look Like?

Check out my list of 8 must-do activities in and around town A Santa Barbara Thanksgiving might look a lot different than the holiday appears in other parts of the country. Besides eating turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and pumpkin, Santa Barbarians lov...

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