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Nov 262021

It’s a Baby Boom at the Santa Barbara Zoo

BABY OTTERS, A GIRAFFE, A LION, AND A LEOPARD…OH MY! It's been a busy couple of years for births at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Earlier this year, an Amur leopard was born, and last year the zoo welcomed an African lion cub and a Masai giraffe. ...

Nov 212021

Giving Back: Montecito Realtor Cristal Clarke in the News

SUSAN HARTZLER ON WHAT MAKES CRISTAL CLARKE SO VALUABLE TO THE COMMUNITY Montecito Realtor Cristal Clarke has made the news again. It’s not surprising that over the years Cristal has been featured in many articles on the topic of real estate -...

Nov 112021

Holiday Shopping in Santa Barbara and Surrounding Communities

SHOP LOCAL AT 2021’S NOT-TO-MISS HOLIDAY MARKETPLACES ‘Tis the season to be shopping. And those of us fortunate to be doing our holiday shopping in Santa Barbara always enjoy a plethora of local entrepreneurs ready to sell their homegrown...

Nov 102021

Thanksgiving 2021: Santa Barbara Fun and Feasts

THE BEST THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO DINE ON THE AMERICAN RIVIERA Living on the American Rivera makes it easy to be grateful on Thanksgiving Day. Our own special, sunny slice of paradise provides so many options when it comes to the holiday sea...

Oct 282021

Have a Spooktacular and Safe Halloween in Santa Barbara

BEWITCHING FUN, PUMPKIN PATCHES, AND MORE Every year when the harvest moon rises, Santa Barbara residents are treated to bewitching spooktacular Halloween events. This year, Halloween in Santa Barbara is no exception, even with COVID-19 concer...

Oct 142021

A Star is Born Among Montecito Restaurants

THE COMMUNITY CELEBRATES ITS FIRST MICHELIN STAR EATERY Attention Montecito foodies: the flourishing culinary scene here just got better with the first Michelin Star Montecito restaurant. In fact, Sushi | Bar Montecito is one of three eateries o...

Sep 12021

The Santa Barbara Bowl: A Shrine to the Performing Arts

THE BOWL IS BACK! TIME TO MAKE PLANS TO SEE A SHOW, OR TWO, OR . . . The Santa Barbara Bowl, a 4,562-seat amphitheater, is historic in setting and at the forefront of the music industry. The beautiful outdoor concert venue with views of the C...

Aug 272021

6 Shopping Strategies of the Affluent Buyer

SMART MONTECITO SHOPPERS SHOP WISELY When it comes to shopping strategies of the affluent buyer, look closely and you’ll discover a few universal habits even the ultra-rich practice. That’s not so surprising when you consider that even sho...

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...

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