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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...

Oct 112021

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...

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...

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 ...

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