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Jul 92020

Time to Plan Your Summer Staycation

TIPS ON MAKING YOUR SUMMER STAYCATION FEEL LIKE A REAL VACATION Santa Barbara homeowners craving a much-needed getaway are in luck. Even if their summer travel plans have been impacted by the pandemic, there’s always a summer staycation to refre...

Jun 302020

4th of July 2020 in Santa Barbara: The Ultimate Guide

CELEBRATING SAFELY ON THE AMERICAN RIVIERA Across the nation, the 4th of July 2020 will look very different from the holiday in the past, including right here in Santa Barbara. Locally, events and gatherings of 10 people or greater are prohibited...

Jun 172020

Father’s Day 2020: Trivia, Trifles and Things to Do in Santa Barbara

TRADITIONALLY A DAY COMBINING REVERENCE, REMEMBRANCE, RESPECT AND FUN What is the official flower of Father’s Day? As it is with Mother’s Day as well, roses are the official flower of Father’s Day 2020. Wear a red rose if your father is aliv...

Jun 162020

5 Iconic Santa Barbara Estates

FROM ITS GAVIOTA COAST TO MONTECITO AND CARPINTERIA, THE SANTA BARBARA AREA IS A MECCA OF BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORIC ESTATES Santa Barbara has long been synonymous with gracious living: its hillsides and beaches home to some of the grandest estate...

Jun 12020

Shop and Dine Along the NEW Santa Barbara State Street Promenade

A WELCOME CHANGE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS, RESIDENTS, AND VISITORS Santa Barbara’s State Street has been transformed into a welcoming Pedestrian Promenade in the wake of COVID-19. For now, the famous street is closed to vehicles from Haley to Sol...

May 282020

Who Says Fun Games to Play Outside Are Just for Kids?

10 LAWN GAMES SANTA BARBARA HOMEOWNERS OF ANY AGE CAN ENJOY Warmer days mean homeowners want to get outside and safely enjoy Santa Barbara’s beautiful outdoors. What could be better than fun games to play outside with those you’ve been quarant...

May 222020

California Volunteers: A Vital New Program for Our Time

THE STATE OFFICE ENERGIZING CALIFORNIANS TO SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES & NEIGHBORS In a previous blog post, I shared important information regarding Santa Barbara and Montecito's non-profit organizations in need of financial help to continue thei...

May 152020

COVID-19: Montecito and Santa Barbara Non-Profits Respond

The Organizations Aiding Our Most Vulnerable People and Pets Need Our Support It can be incredibly overwhelming to figure out where to focus your efforts to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. True, staying at home, wearing a mask, and...

Apr 232020

Reopening Santa Barbara’s Economy: Pondering and Preparing

COUNTY OFFICIALS SHARE TACTICS FOR SLOWLY REOPENING THE AMERICAN RIVIERA® Are you among the locals who are growing restless about reopening Santa Barbara’s economy? Five weeks of the statewide stay-at-home order is more than enough for some San...

Apr 222020

25 Homeowner Tips for Going Green

BEING ECO-WISE IS MORE THAN JUST RECYCLING Going green, aka being eco-wise, is about celebrating creation, being good stewards of our shared planet, and passing those values onto the next generation. There are many little things we can do in our S...

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