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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.

Porch Holiday Open House

Stop by Porch this Saturday for an unveiling of festive holiday adornments and wares. Get in the mood for the season and stock up on everything that you’ll need for hosting special celebrations and fabulous gift giving. An artist reception with fine art photographer Will Pierce runs from 3 to 5pm and tastings of jams […]


C’est Cheese for the Holidays

C’est Cheese is gearing up for the holiday season by offering a stellar selection of gift boxes, a series of classes highlighting sparkling wines and gift shopping for foodies from the shop’s well-stocked shelves.  Looking for somewhere fun to host a holiday party this season? Ask about renting the cafe for special occasions that include […]


Ventana Inn & Spa

Perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific, Ventana Inn and Spa in Big Sur blends rustic elegance with plenty of space to relax and take in the stunning views and 243 acres of tranquil surroundings. From property-wide recycling programs to low-H2O faucets to the use of native landscaping elements, Ventana takes sustainability seriously and goes […]


Studiopatró Linens

Studiopatró  linen is the finest medium-weight linen available, and is naturally sustainable and luxurious.  Shop online for exquisite linens for holiday gifts, the kitchen and home. Tea towels, aprons, napkins, gift bags are hand printed, ecologically friendly and made in San Francisco.


Ann James Updates Carpinteria Beach Cottage

This beachfront property, originally owned by Robert Louis Stevenson,  is a true family compound, reminiscent of properties on the East Coast. The family bought the property in the 40’s as a weekend escape from Pacific Palisades with their nine children. Interior Designer Ann James brilliantly blends Victorian-style architectural elements with updated interiors for one of […]


Coast 2 Coast Collection Fall & Winter Tabletop

Holly & Bob Murphy, owners of Coast 2 Coast, are celebrating the store’s 3rd year anniversary. Coast 2 Coast features Christofle Silver, Waterford Crystal, Kim Seybert table linens and accessories, Match Pewter, Mariposa holiday and a quality selection of tabletop lines, plus holiday gifts and decor, ideal for holiday celebrations.


Holiday Pop-up Bazaar

Join Kate McMahon of Kakoon Knits and Erin Reinecke Balint of ERB Jewelry for a holiday sale at the Raoul Showroom on State Street, Santa Barbara. This two day only event runs Friday and Saturday, starting November 21st, 2014. On display…hand knit sweaters and accessories, irresistible beaded jewelry and Raoul’s hand printed linen fabrics and […]


French Country Estate in Montecito

Don Johnson —star of the 1980s TV show “Miami Vice” has listed his Montecito, CA home. With expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, the roughly 11,300-square-foot home has four bedrooms and eight bathrooms, plus a one-bedroom guest apartment. Listed with Nancy Kogevinas of Berkshire Hathaway.


The Silverhorn Jewelry Studio

Tucked away above the Silverhorn Gallery in Montecito California is a well-kept secret, one of only a handful of European-style jewelry design studios in the entire country. This design team is a group of six highly trained and talented individuals, who transform gems into unforgettable works of art. The Silverhorn workshop is the go-to source […]

Micholyn Brown Designs Montecito Retreat

Micholyn Brown Design brilliantly remodeled a Spanish-style house on Picacho Lane in Montecito. The goal was to simplify and update the architectural elements of the house. Many of the heavy Spanish details were softened, allowing for a lighter, more contemporary Mediterranean aesthetic.

Palihouse Santa Monica

Palihouse Santa Monica is a boutique beach lodge offering 37 generously appointed classic rooms as well as stunning studios, one and two-bedroom guest suites featuring fully equipped kitchens. In continuous operation since 1927, Palihouse Santa Monica is an outstanding example of Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival Architecture.

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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 […]