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Sep 122020

The Art of Backyard Stargazing in Santa Barbara

INTERACTIVE, EDUCATIONAL, AND DOWNRIGHT COOL Santa Barbara and Montecito  are renowned for having perfect Mediterranean weather and miles of pristine beaches. But what many don’t realize, or at least notice, is that at night the sky is filled w...

Aug 212020

Harry and Meghan: Montecito’s Newest High-profile Residents

THE LIST OF CELEBRITY RESIDENTS IN THE PRIVILEGED ENCLAVE GROWS   Journalists from all over the world are reaching out to me about Montecito’s newest celebrity family, popularly known as Harry and Meghan: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle an...

Jul 242020

Santa Barbara Day Trips: Convenient, Safe and Sanity Savers

TAKE IN OUR DRAMATIC COASTLINE, SPANISH COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE, BUTTERFLIES AND MORE The summer of 2020 might not be the best time to live out your Jack Kerouac road trip fantasy, but locals suffering from cabin fever due to COVID-19 can take a day...

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 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 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...

May 122020

Celebrity Living in Santa Barbara

THE AMERICAN RIVIERA® HAS BEEN A MECCA FOR THE WELL-KNOWN AND WELL-HEELED FOR OVER A CENTURY The Santa Barbara-Montecito area, also known as the “American Riviera,” has been a magnet for the rich and famous for over a century. Celebrities liv...

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