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May 192022

SALT CAVE SANTA BARBARA: ANOTHER HEALTHY BENEFIT OF LIVING ON THE AMERICAN RIVERA

The Largest Underground Crystal Salt Cave in North America is Right Here on State Street It’s not difficult to understand why Santa Barbara is ranked one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.  Besides enjoying miles of pristine co...

May 122022

LUXURIOUS SANTA BARBARA SWIMMING POOLS

World-class Resorts Have Nothing on These Liquid Sanctuaries Some of the most swoon-worthy bodies of water in the world (in addition to the Pacific Ocean) can be found right here. Luxurious Santa Barbara swimming pools like those pictured throughou...

May 92022

SPOTLIGHT ON: MONTECITO COUNTRY MART

A Celebration of the Santa Barbara Lifestyle Originally built in the 1960s, the Montecito Country Mart is a celebration of the Santa Barbara lifestyle, with its organic eateries, bespoke fashion, curated home goods, local conveniences, and communi...

May 62022

SANTA BARBARA LIFESTYLE: A DAY IN SUMMERLAND WITH YOUR DOG

The Hidden Beach Town—With Its Chic Shops and Casual Dining—is Dog Friendly It’s time to treat yourself, and your four-legged family member, to a day in Summerland. This hidden beach town offers everything you and your canine BFF need to...

Apr 272022

CRISTAL’S PICKS: SANTA BARBARA EVENTS IN MAY 2022

April Showers Bring May Flowers Edition Named after the Greek goddess Maia, the month of May brings warmer temps and the fresh beginnings of summer. The saying,” April showers bring May flowers,” is especially true here, where wildflowers and lu...

Apr 212022

SPOTLIGHT ON: IDYLLIC WEDDING VENUES IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

The Dreamiest Places to Tie the Knot Santa Barbara is a sought-after wedding destination for good reason. With breathtaking ocean views, magnificent Spanish architecture, and tranquil vineyards, there’s something inherently romantic about the idyl...

Apr 192022

SPOTLIGHT ON: ARCHITECT ANDY NEUMANN

Master at Creating a Sense of Place is Also a Legendary Surfer Acclaimed local architect Andy Neumann has been creating a sense of place for fortunate homeowners since 1976 when he burst onto the scene as a founding partner of Seaside Union Architec...

Apr 62022

SPOTLIGHT ON: CARPINTERIA STATE BEACH AND COAST

The World’s Safest Beach! With terraced bluffs, dunes, and a mile of sand and surf for swimming, surfing, fishing, tide pooling, exploring or just relaxing, Carpinteria State Beach is truly a unique treasure. But this gem is not the only bea...

Mar 242022

SANTA BARBARA BUCKET LIST

THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE YOU CAN TAKE IS TO LIVE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS.” — OPRAH WINFREY The quote above from Montecito resident Oprah Winfrey really sums up the rewards of checking things off your Santa Barbara bucket list. And when you live her...

Feb 272022

SPOTLIGHT ON: OJAI’S TAFT GARDENS & NATURE PRESERVE

California’s Hard to Find Hidden Treasure is Well Worth the Effort Ojai is known for its nature-centric vibe mixed with a thriving culture and art scene. Perhaps the best place to experience the essence of this unique place is by exploring Ojai’...

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