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Aug 282019

Hug a Santa Barbara Tree Today

THERE ARE SO MANY REASONS TO LOVE THEM Each Santa Barbara tree is an invaluable resource. Together, the city’s trees provide more than $2 million in annual benefits: from stormwater and carbon dioxide reduction to reduced energy costs. That...

Jun 182019

Great Outdoors Month: 5 Ways to Celebrate In Santa Barbara

JUNE IS OFFICIALLY THE MONTH TO REVEL IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS The U.S. Forest Service has named June the official month to celebrate the Great Outdoors. With the goal of connecting people to nature through good times, the U.S. Forest Service has put t...

May 22019

7 Must-Haves For Your Next Lawn Party

HERE ARE THE THINGS YOU PROBABLY HAVEN’T THOUGHT OF Those of us fortunate enough to live in Montecito love throwing a lawn party, especially this time of year. Who doesn’t welcome the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with family and frien...

Jan 152019

“California Chic” is Alive and Well in Montecito

THE EFFORTLESS COOL LOOK SYNONYMOUS WITH CALIFORNIA STYLE If you already live in Montecito or just about any of the communities in or around Santa Barbara, there’s a good chance you’re already embracing “California Chic.”  It comes easy for...

Nov 62018

What is the Color of the Year for 2019?

The color of the year depends on which paint company you ask It’s that fun time of the year when paint color nerds look forward to the paint manufacturers announcing their annual “Color of the Year.”  Here’s the thing. Sherwin Williams, BEH...

Oct 192018

Art and Architecture: The Versatile World of Brixels™

Bricks + Pixels = contemporary building blocks for luxury home facades and interior design  My prediction: Interior design, art, and architecture in 21st-century luxury homes are about to experience a radical yet practical new trend. Use of an exo...

Sep 62018

Smart Security Solutions: 5 Reasons to Consider One for Your Montecito Home

Did you know that 90% of convicted burglars say they would avoid homes with smart security solutions? Statistics show that every 14.5 seconds, a burglary is reported to the police. Montecito homeowners who don’t want to become part of that statist...

Aug 302018

A Montecito Estate: The Perfect Venue for an Outdoor Bath

Here are some homes just waiting for you to create a soothing escape on the grounds of your Montecito estate Picture yourself enjoying a relaxing soak outdoors at your luxury Montecito estate. With a glass of fine wine or a cup of tea in hand, inhal...

Jul 172018

Extreme Lawn Care: Are You a Competitor?

10 Summer lawn care tips from the extreme lawn care guru I’ve blogged before about the importance of curb appeal but extreme lawn care is new to me. Would you pick blades of grass by hand or vacuum your lawn? Some homeowners across the country do....

May 92017

Outdoor Trends Perfect for the Santa Barbara Lifestyle

Top 6 Trends for Inside/Outside Living at its Best I just finished reading an article in Realty Times about the top outdoor trends this summer and thought the info was perfect for those of us lucky enough to live the Santa Barbara lifestyle. Here ...

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