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Santa Barbara's guide to what's new and undiscovered for home and garden, entertaining, and fashion. Browse the resource guide below that lists local happenings, boutique finds and design professionals.
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Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects Design Coastal Retreat

The primary residence was built in 1993 and the homeowner worked with NMA Architects on a interior remodel that was completed in 2011. Concurrent with the remodel, NMA developed plans for a new residence on the adjacent narrow lot, to be used as a guest house. Recently completed, this compound is now the ideal getaway […]


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Raoul Textiles Factory Sale

Raoul Textiles’ famous FACTORY SALE (110 Los Aguajes Ave.) will be held Saturday, October 25th, from 9am to 3pm. See first-hand where the fabric is printed and stock up on first and second quality goods at next to nothing pricing. After the FACTORY SALE, stop by the State Street showroom to view the recently launched […]


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Jodi G Designs Fall Collection

Join stylist Jodi Goldberg for a unique shopping experience in her private showroom in Montecito.  On display…cashmere and fall clothing, custom jewelry and a new line of handbags from Jodi’s recent Indonesian travels.


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Croydon-Historic Montecito Manor

Just moments from Montecito’s lower village, this historic English country manor sits on 1.8 acres, hidden behind eucalyptus trees and garden hedges with breathtaking ocean and mountain vistas. Built in 1929, the home exhibits a delicate balance of characteristics.  Floor-to-ceiling white paneling and large, ocean-view windows brighten rich oak floors, while state-of-the-art amenities complement its […]


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DesignARC Hope Ranch Mediterranean

Returning from the East Coast, the owners of this Hope Ranch home came to California with the desire to build a home that blended into Santa Barbara’s Mediterranean environment. They envisioned a house with a traditional exterior, but whose interiors were spare and sleek, reminiscent of a modern, New York loft.


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Tour Lotusland Before Winter Closing

The last day to explore the garden this year on a public tour is November 15th. The County of Santa Barbara’s strict Conditional Use Permit requires Ganna Walska Lotusland to close for three months every winter. Public tours will resume in mid-February.


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Porch Home & Garden Fall Season

Inspiring harmony between the indoors and the outdoors, porch offers a combination of uncommon and contemporary selections for your home and garden. Throughout the Carpinteria store, you’ll find eco-friendly furniture, and decorative accents made from all the elements of nature — metal, stone, wood and leather.


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Farmhouse Inn New Barn Rooms

Spend a romantic wine country vacation at The Farmhouse and enjoy all the warmth and hospitality of a family owned bed and breakfast inn coupled with all of the services and amenities of a luxury boutique hotel. Surrounded by the towns of Healdsburg, Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Coast, the internationally-acclaimed Inn, restaurant and spa […]


UCSB Arts & Lectures Season 2014-2015

Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Arts & Lectures annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa […]


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Chaucer’s Books on Travel, Design, Cuisine

Mahri Kerley opened Chaucer’s Bookstore, located in the Loreto Plaza Shopping Center, and will be celebrating 40 years in business in November.  Chaucer’s offers great customer service and an impressive selection, housing over 150,000 books. Editor’s picks during a recent visit uncovers a few choice publications on travels abroad, culinary books and current trends on […]


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C’est Cheese Classes for Fall/Winter

These popular classes, held at the new C’est Cheese Cafe in downtown Santa Barbara. The theme changes from month to month, but most classes feature about 5 cheeses paired with wine, select beer and various artisan foods. The cheeses that are featured are available for purchase after each class.


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Bakelite Collection at Peregrine Galleries

Peregrine Galleries owner Marlene Vitanza buys and sells the finest vintage Bakelite bracelets, necklaces and pins that are distinctive and of the highest quality. Stop by the Montecito store and peruse the collection of this remarkable line of vintage jewelry.