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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.

Blu Homes Breezehouse Tours Agoura Hills

Intrigued by prefab, but unclear on the concept or the execution? Take the opportunity to explore a luxury prefab from Blu® Homes, Inc. in person. This September, design and architecture fans can tour the first-ever Real Simple and This Old House “2014 Dream Home of the Year” in the Agoura Hills, CA.


Raoul Textiles Furniture Sale

Raoul Textiles is pleased to announce a furniture floor sample sale at the State Street showroom, in downtown Santa Barbara. Quality furnishings from George Smith, Cisco and Janus et Cie, upholstered in Santa Barbara-made textiles from Raoul. The SALE begins on August 25th.


C’est Cheese Shop Reopens

C’est Cheese has moved back into their old cheese shop in downtown Santa Barbara.  “As you all know, it’s been quite a haul & we are so thrilled to be in the final stretch of our big expansion project,” owners Michael and Kathryn Graham comment. The new shelves are filled with all kinds of great [...]


The Santa Barbara Company

The Santa Barbara Company is a purveyor of artisan products that celebrate the American Riviera and represent the essence of Santa Barbara’s heritage and creative community. Savor local olive oil, fragrant organic wine-inspired soaps, spicy artisanal pickles and beautiful gift-worthy art and books.


AIA ArchitecTours 2014

This annual public tour highlights the latest in Santa Barbara design by AIA architects.  The theme this year is “Sustainable Living” and focuses on sustainability, re-use, environmental compatibility, and energy economy.  A tour of eight projects ranging from new and remodeled houses, multi-family residences, and forward-thinking commercial/institutional designs. 


Daniel Grant at Wall Space

Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara presents Sand People, a beautiful series by Daniel Grant that exemplifies the surf culture, the pacific coast and a way of life many dream of.


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 [...]


CAPTURED 2 Annual Photography Contest at SBTC

2ND FRIDAYS ART @ SBTC’s September show presents the 2nd Annual Photography Contest. Local photographers were asked to submit “Your best shot”.  Hundreds of submissions were entered to this year’s contest. Twenty-two photographers were accepted and thirty-one images were selected for the competition.


The Citizenry Collection

Founders Carly Nance and Rachel Bentley believe that our homes should be reflections of the journeys we take. Personal spaces deserve designs with a soul, a story, and a purpose. They travel the world to develop exclusive collections of home goods, partnering with master artisans and blending their modern style with time-tested techniques.


Vintage Airstream/ReVamping Rita

Santa Barbara artist Susan Venable’s plan was to take a dated 1967 vintage Airstream and create an supremely chic guesthouse and/or a movable trailer, ideal for glamping. Follow her journey through the process of locating and renovating a 25’ Trade Wind “Land Yacht” and the stunningly successful outcome.


Refugio Vacation Rental and Cooking Classes

Located in the bucolic heart of California’s Central Coast wine country just six minutes from the Paso Robles main square, Refugio boasts two state-of-the-art vacation suites, plus a fully-equipped teaching/catering kitchen and expansive patio. Students at the classes learn to create fantastic food, savor award-winning wines, and meet chefs, local winemakers and food artisans in [...]


Thompson Naylor Architects Kitchens & Baths

Bathrooms are places for function and convenience, but they can also serve as spaces for retreat and relaxation. Most of us spend more time and energy in the kitchen than in any other room. It’s also the most expensive room in the house to build, considering the cost of cabinets, surfaces and appliances. It should [...]