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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.

Young Construction Montecito Modern

The owners of a 1960’s single-story ranch house wanted a fresh take on their out-dated, well-worn Montecito residence. Hailing from Toronto Canada, the couple felt at ease in urban, loft-like spaces and looked to create a pared-down structure for their home.


Photographer Robert Stivers at Raoul Textiles

Robert Stivers is an American fine-art photographer. His work is collected by museums from New York to Paris and Cologne and shown in galleries worldwide. Best known for his captivating images and darkroom technique, The New Yorker describes his work as “Ghostly black-and-white images whose theatricality smartly complements their mystery.”


Blue Magnolia Floral Stylist

Kerstin Horneman’s specialty is transforming a space from a blank canvas to the location – where the magic begins. Blue Magnolia is a boutique event company that creates florals for all life’s celebrations, with a special focus on spectacular weddings.


Allen Construction Gaviota Historic Renovation

The owners wanted to update their home, one of the last designed by renowned architect Lutah Maria Riggs, without changing its overall feeling. The goal was to modernize the kitchen and baths and freshen finishes throughout, with minimal changes to the exterior and floor plan.


C’est Cheese Baked Goods

Having a brunch and want a whole coffee cake or need to order a dozen cookies for a holiday party or birthday celebration? No problem, just place your order 48 hours in advance and they’ll have it ready for you, baked fresh that very morning.  C’est Cheese uses only the highest quality ingredients for their […]


Botanik for the Holidays

Located just south of Santa Barbara and Montecito in the beachside town of Summerland, botanik is a destination for home and garden enthusiasts. The boutique’s interior and private garden abound with festive finds for the holiday season.


Kate in Montecito

Kate McMahon has returned to the Montecito retail scene with Kate, a design studio located  at 1145-C Coast Village Road. “It’s the ideal time in my life for this new venture,” she says. “With grown kids, and a short break from retail, I’ve refined my vision, with a focus on handmade knit sweaters, ponchos and […]


Dana Berkus Interiors Yanonali Court

The Yanonali Court Project, located in Santa Barbara, CA, was among the first in the nation to be certified “Platinum” within the LEED for Homes – Mulit-Family program. The project was the brainchild of the builder Steve Berkus  developer and John Nagy, with interiors by Dana Berkus. Yanonali Court is a boutique enclave, consisting of […]


Virginia McCracken at Porch

Virginia McCracken is a Santa Barbara–based artist who creates small-scale assemblages, imaginary worlds inside boxes that are inhabited by paper mache figures. She designs evocative habitats for these creatures, some minimal and mysterious, others crafted like stage sets or rooms. Her work will be on display at Porch in Carpinteria through December.


Christmas at Casa del Herrero

This year’s Christmas at the Casa soiree on Saturday, December 5th, 5-8pm, is truly the capstone event of a yearlong celebration of Casa del Herrero’s 90th anniversary. Held on the stunning grounds of Montecito’s only National Historic Landmark, the festivities at this historic estate – bedecked in elegant holiday finery – will feature delectable offerings […]


Historic Adobe in El Caserio Enclave

This Historic Landmarked Adobe home in the rarely available El Caserio enclave is located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown “Pueblo Viejo” district. The residence is listed with Pippa Davis of Village Properties.


Butterfly Beach Mediterranean Villa

Tucked behind a gated entry, this exceptional Mediterranean villa overlooks Butterfly Beach. The shops and restaurants of Montecito’s Lower Village, East Beach, the Santa Barbara Zoo and downtown’s State Street are just minutes away. Listed with Riskin Partners, Montecito.