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Jul 222021

Local Spotlight: Montecito’s Lotusland: One of the World’s 10 Best Gardens

YOUR GUIDE TO THE PERFECT PLACE TO BASK IN SANTA BARBARA’S BOTANICAL BEAUTY  Everyone knows about Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches, impressive architecture, and perfect Mediterranean weather, but do you know about Montecito’s Lotusland? Si...

Jun 252021

Santa Barbara 4th of July Celebration 2021: The Big Show is Back!

CELEBRATING SAFELY ON THE AMERICAN RIVIERA There’s a lot to celebrate this Santa Barbara 4th of July now that the state of California has fully reopened. However, local officials are urging everyone to keep safety top of mind. Celebrate Safel...

Jun 32021

Local Spotlight: The Santa Barbara Airport

CONVENIENCE, CHOICE AND A CORNUCOPIA OF CONNECTIONS  As the 13th largest airport in California, Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) typically serves more than a million passengers every year. Known as the gateway to the American Rivera, SBA currentl...

Mar 202021

Easter 2021: Celebrating Easter in the Age of COVID-19

8 IDEAS FOR A SAFE CELEBRATION IN SANTA BARBARA Here’s some hoppy news: Easter 2021 is right around the corner: April 4th. Even in the age of COVID-19, Easter is a special time for Santa Barbara residents because, in addition to its traditiona...

Mar 102021

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival Reinvents Itself

SBIFF 2021 FEATURES ONLINE VIRTUAL EVENTS AND BEACHSIDE DRIVE-IN SCREENINGS The 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is doing things much differently this year in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The acclaimed festival, whi...

Feb 52021

The State Street Promenade: Santa Barbara Al Fresco

TIME AGAIN FOR GOOD FOOD, FRESH AIR AND FUN For the first time in more than two months, thanks to the reopening of the State Street Promenade, cooped-up Santa Barbarians can now grab a bite to eat at one of the area's celebrated restaurants ...

Jan 222021

How to Create a Virtual Learning Space in Your Santa Barbara Home

7 KEYS TO BOOSTING LEARNING AT HOME The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has created a roller coaster ride for school-age children living in Santa Barbara. So rocky that the Santa Barbara Unified School District has published a plan for the return of...

Dec 302020

7 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020 at Home in Santa Barbara

COUNT DOWN TO 2021 IN YOUR PAJAMAS New Year’s Eve 2020 will look a lot different than the celebration in past years. Even though the Golden State is under a Limited Stay at Home Order, airports are seeing a steady increase in travelers, coronavi...

Dec 192020

Tis the Season to Celebrate Christmas 2020 in Santa Barbara

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO DINE AND LAST-MINUTE SHOPPING Happy holidays! Tis the season to celebrate Christmas 2020 in Santa Barbara. Don’t let the COVID-19 pandemic ruin your holiday fun. Rest assured, our Santa Barbara community is delicately worki...

Dec 102020

The 2020 Holidays: Celebrating Safely This Year

IMPORTANT STEPS TO STAY SAFE AND MITIGATE THE SPREAD Santa Barbara homeowners need to be especially careful during the 2020 holiday season in the age of COVID-19. While the holidays are normally a popular time to attend gatherings or travel, spike...

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