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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 for the Holidays

Stop by Porch for 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.


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.


Cliff May Restoration by Micolyn Brown Design

This Cliff May restoration, located on a private lane in Montecito, was designed with great care to honor the genius of the architect. The house had been neglected for many years and was brought back to life using materials of stone, plaster and wood in warm, neutral colors. The end result is a rustic, yet […]


Gifts for the Holidays

A list of fabulous stores and online shopping sites. From holiday decor and gift wrapping supplies to distinctive jewelry and tabletop accessories, we’ve selected our favorite things for gift giving and entertaining.


ERB Jewelry Winter Collection

Santa Barbara jewelry designer Erin Reinecke Balint’s beaded jewelry incorporates precious metals, ethnic beads and semi-precious stones from around the world. Whether it’s custom or one of a small edition, Santa Barbara jewelry designer Erin Reinecke Balint infuses each piece with the feel of a personal talisman.


Indigo Interiors Has Moved

INDIGO is a fine furnishings and interior design showroom, located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. The collection is a blend of east and west, antique and contemporary. After 25 years in the same location, Indigo has moved to a new space, just next door to their old location on State Street.


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 […]


Seeking Serenity at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Unwind this holiday season with a festive spa package sure to get you in the spirit of the season. Indulgent days begin with breakfast for two and include a luxurious 50-minute Cocoa Pomegranate Body Polish and signature amenity from the Artist Cottage. Cozy up next to the Maravilla Lounge fireplace as you relax with one […]


Coast 2 Coast Collection Winter Tabletop

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.


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 […]