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Sep 182019

Santa Barbara Wine Country in 805 Living Magazine: The Food & Wine Issue

FEATURING THE WINERIES AND TASTING ROOMS OF BUELTON When Santa Barbara Wine Country is mentioned, chances are the Santa Ynez Valley communities of Ballard, Los Olivos, Solvang, and Santa Ynez come to mind. But, how about Buellton? Known until rec...

Sep 172019

Social Media Influence on Interior Design in Santa Barbara and Montecito

10 INSPIRATIONAL DESIGNERS ON INSTAGRAM Today’s consumers have become increasingly digital-savvy and social media-driven. I have blogged about Insta-worthy locations in Santa Barbara in the past. Now, it’s time to take a look at the ways s...

Sep 122019

Insta-worthy Locations: The Most Instagram-able Spots in Santa Barbara

7 EPIC PLACES TO SNAP AND SHARE There are so many “Insta-worthy” locations in Montecito and Santa Barbara that professional and amateur photographers might find it difficult to decide where to start. Let’s face it—this area offers visu...

Sep 102019

Refresh Your Montecito Home This Fall

4 WAYS TO BRING YOUR HOME TO LIFE The sunny weather here in Montecito may not feel like it yet but it is that time of year to refresh your Montecito home and prepare for the fall. Why not make the inside of your home reflect the vibrant outside wher...

Sep 62019

Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater

THE TRAGIC HISTORY OF THIS ARCHITECTURAL WONDER Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater has a rich history dating back to the 1870s. While the Theater as we know it today opened on May 22, 1931, the red-tiled building stands as a perfect example o...

Sep 42019

September is California Wine Month

DISCOVER CALIFORNIA WINES RIGHT IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD Every September, we who are fortunate enough to live in Santa Barbara are invited to celebrate California Wine Month in style. September marks the beginning of harvest in the Golden State, making ...

Aug 282019

Hug a Santa Barbara Tree Today

THERE ARE SO MANY REASONS TO LOVE THEM Each Santa Barbara tree is an invaluable resource. Together, the city’s trees provide more than $2 million in annual benefits: from stormwater and carbon dioxide reduction to reduced energy costs. That...

Aug 62019

Santa Barbara: Oasis of Arts and Culture

RESIDENTS ENJOY MORE THAN BEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND PERFECT WEATHER You may not consider the arts and culture when you think about Santa Barbara, but the area's location, climate, and topography are definitely good for the creative soul. Local artists a...

Aug 22019

A Great Interior Design Challenge: Creating a Dog-friendly Home

4 TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS A great interior design challenge – one that’s fun and rewarding -- is creating a space that works for the way you, your family and your pets live. That is so true in today’s world, especially for homeowners in do...

Jul 302019

No Kid Hungry: The Manifest Altruism of Actor Jeff Bridges

“THE DUDE” PROVIDES MORE THAN HIS SUPERSTAR STATUS TO SANTA BARBARA Jeff Bridges brings more to the Santa Barbara community than his superstar status. A longtime resident of Montecito, the Academy Award winner is also the national spokesperson ...

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