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Grace Design Associates Renovates Estate Garden

This grand old Italianate estate in Montecito featured wide vistas, majestic old Oak trees and a preexisting garden needing a major face-lift. Grace Design Associates, Inc. was retained to renovate the gardens, and create exterior living spaces to be enjoyed by the home owners.

The Venice Garden & Home Tour

The Venice Garden & Home Tour, Saturday, May 3, 2014, will feature 30 gardens and homes in the secluded, charming Walk Streets east of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and  the beach Walk Street neighborhood adjacent to the colorfully chaotic Venice Boardwalk.

Los Olivitos on the American Riviera

An estate unlike any other, Los Olivitos, listed with Riskin Associates, captures the soul and romance long equated with Santa Barbara – The American Riviera. A short distance from the Orient Express’ luxurious El Encanto resort, a rare parcel hosts the captivating Riviera residence.

Mizuba Tea Company

Lauren Danson introduces Mizuba Tea—a company specializing in purveying the finest green Matcha teas from Uji, Japan. Matcha is known for its fine flavor and ample health benefits.

Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos, CA

After seven months of respectfully and lovingly updating the space, the new owners reopened Mattei’s Tavern in late July 2013, serving dinner from Wednesday through Sunday. Robbie and Emily Perry Wilson co-own the business with partners, Charles and Ali Banks.  Up next…in late spring, Mattei’s Tavern will be offering brunch on the weekends.

Hudson Grace Opens in Montecito

What you’ll find in the Montecito store…perfect white dinnerware exclusive to Hudson Grace, oversized and functional ceramics, glass and wood serving pieces, modern Italian and classic French flatware, linen napkins in 21 exquisite colors and so much more. A thoughtfully curated assortment of home, tabletop and entertaining accessories.

French Provencal in Montecito

This exquisite, gated French Provence-style estate, listed with Kogevinas Real Estate, is in one of the most exclusive Montecito locations.  Surrounded by over 1.3 acres of lawns, fruit, olive and oak trees, this residence is the ideal blend of authentic design and elegant details coupled with a great floor plan for everyday living and entertaining.

Jodi G Designs Spring/Summer Style

Jodi G Design is all about effortless, Santa Barbara coastal style. This spring…accenting white on white with layers of earth-tone jewels and accessories.

Gianni Vallino Custom Lamps

Making every piece by hand, Gianni Vallino is a self-proclaimed “post industrial craftsman.” His one-of-a-kind lighting designs are created from found objects such as wheel hubs and other machine parts.

Coast 2 Coast Wedding Gift Registry & Bridal Jewelry

Coast 2 Coast Collection, in downtown Santa Barbara, offers luxury tabletop, vintage & bridal jewelry, and quality gifts. Bernardaud, Christofle and Lalique luxury tableware, Juliska, Match and Vietri casual dinnerware and glassware, William Yeoward crystal, plus beautiful frames, luxurious table linens and scented candles…everything you’ll need to celebrate your special day.