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Santa Barbara's guide to what's new and undiscovered for home and garden, entertaining, style and travel. The resource guide below lists local happenings, boutique finds, travel destinations, food artisans and design professionals.

Sophisticated Tuscan Villa

From its private, nearly 11 acre setting to its expansive mountain and ocean views, this remarkable property was originally crafted by the architectural dream-team of Harrison Design and Giffin & Crane. Through a graceful revival, this Tuscan villa recently entered the premier echelon of design. Listed with Riskin Partners, Montecito, CA.


Los Poblanos Inn, New Mexico

At the 20-room Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Rembe family has created a special place that celebrates the setting and honors the past, all while looking to the future. As a guest at Los Poblanos, you have the rare opportunity to experience rooms of uncommon […]


Deborah Campbell Interior Design

This recently renovated home is surrounded by mature oaks on a private acre, located near the historic Santa Barbara Mission. The stunning natural setting of native oaks and boulders was interior designer Deborah Campbell’s inspiration for the color palette and natural textures used throughout the house.


The Food Liaison in Carpinteria

A local couple has opened a Carpinteria cafe,  providing catering, a counter lunch service, and cooking classes. Chef Nirasha and Jason Rodriguez  have crafted a healthy, seasonal lunch menu,  served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The couple personally designed every aspect of the new space, from the high dining tables to the […]


DMHA Architecture Designs Fire Resistant Homes

Mike Wilson returned to his house at dawn, hoping that he still had a home. Instead, he found flames still flickering on the last remaining embers of his Sycamore Canyon residence. Along with most of their neighbors, Mike and his wife Diana had evacuated the night before, as the Tea Fire raged to epic proportions. […]


Montecito Country Mart Fashion Boutiques

The Montecito Country Mart offers a classic example of the Santa Barbara lifestyle. A combination of businesses such as a post office, pet shop, toy store and cleaners anchor a village that also houses fashion boutique shops Calypso, Intermix, Malia Mills, James Perse, and Kendal Conrad.


Kim Reierson Fine Art Photography

A California native, photographer Kim Reierson graduated from UCSB with a degree in Fine Arts. She spent ten years in New York City working as a commercial photographer in the fashion industry before returning to her home in town, Santa Barbara, CA.  Her fine art photography is represented by the Robin Rice Gallery in NYC.


Leonard Unander Associates Building Green

LUA recently completed this 3,200 sf sleek contemporary home in Montecito with some great green building elements. Award-winning DesignARC was the architect on the project; the client was the interior designer. The home integrates a full array of solar panels, high efficiency heating and air conditioning units, high R-value insulation and door/window glazing, along with […]

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The Ranch Malibu

The Ranch Malibu spans acres of native grounds, offering hiking trails, picturesque mountain and canyon views and authentic splendor. The Ranch offers the perfect setting to focus on your health, fitness, nutrition and wellness goals. Located three miles above the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Monica Mountains, the property contains a Spanish hacienda, a welcoming […]


Lily in Montecito

Lily, a jewel box of a boutique located on Coast Village Road in Montecito, offers an eclectic mix of  jewelry, designer clothing, exquisite gifts and intriguing interior elements for the home. Loyal customers depend on owner Linda O’Hare’s selective editing of unique finds at this popular shopping destination.


Ensberg Jacobs Design Santa Barbara Spanish Restoration

The restoration, remodel, and additions to this 1920’s Santa Barbara Spanish style home corrected functional issues and brought the charming classic bungalow into the 21st century, giving it new life for a family of four while preserving and enhancing the original Spanish Style.