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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...

Nov 192020

Thanksgiving 2020: Tips for Enjoying a Safe Holiday

FOLLOWING CDC GUIDELINES IS IMPERATIVE Thanksgiving 2020 celebrations promise to be extremely different from past years, as the coronavirus surges in states across the country including right here in California. Infectious disease experts from th...

Oct 262020

20 Things to Love About Santa Barbara

DID YOUR SANTA BARBARA FAVORITE MAKE THE LIST? It seems like a bit of a disservice to list only 20 things to love about Santa Barbara. Enumerating all the great things residents enjoy here, however, would take up a great deal more space than this ...

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...

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