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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.

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 [...]


The Landsby Hotel in Solvang

The Landsby is the newest and most innovative hotel in Solvang, CA. This stunning 41-room boutique hotel offers warm hospitality and refined, stylish accommodations with a hint of traditional Scandinavian aesthetic. DMHA Architecture + Interior Design of Santa Barbara and Studio Collective, Los Angeles spearheaded the recent renovation.     The completely remodeled, bright and open guestrooms are [...]


Seeking Serenity at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Unwind with a spa package that's ideal for the winter season. Indulgent days begin with breakfast for two, followed by a luxurious spa treatment. Cozy up next to the Maravilla Lounge fireplace as you relax with one of in inn's specialty cocktails.     Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is California's best reason to getaway this winter— [...]


Hotel Corque & Root 246 in Solvang

Nestled in the heart of wine country in Solvang, CA, Hotel Corque is a luxury boutique hotel with a rustic and modern design concept. The 72,000 square ft. hotel was completely remodeled by Young Construction. The scope of the remodel included the neighboring Root 246 restaurant, offering a contemporary yet elegant dining experience.     Hotel Corque provides [...]


The Wayfarer Hostel in the Funk Zone

Santa Barbara may be known for its classic Spanish colonial architecture, but The Wayfarer, a new contemporary hostel in the vibrant Funk Zone neighborhood, brings a refreshing aesthetic. Combining industrial materials, a beach-oriented color palette and unpredictable touches, the 100-bed, 31-room hostel offers guests a modern social travel experience. Built by Young Construction, The Wayfarer [...]


DMHA Architecture + Interior Design and Studio Collective Design The Goodland Hotel in Goleta, CA

Kimpton's newest revamp of the Holiday Inn in Goleta, CA provides Santa Barbara's answer for eccentric, mid-century modern accommodations with the Goodland Hotel. The vision was to implement a funky beach vide for the property, while providing each guestroom with resort-like amenities, but in a retro-fashion.     Designed with an easy-going California Cool aesthetic, the Santa [...]

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 [...]

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.     The hotel dates back to a time when Santa Monica was [...]


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 [...]


Farmhouse Inn New Barn Rooms

Spend a romantic wine country vacation at The Farmhouse and enjoy all the warmth and hospitality of a family owned bed and breakfast inn coupled with all of the services and amenities of a luxury boutique hotel. Surrounded by the towns of Healdsburg, Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Coast, the internationally-acclaimed Inn, restaurant and spa [...]

Spa Ojai at the Ojai Valley Inn

Spa Ojai is America’s preeminent luxury Spa. The spa village features an environment of unparalleled beauty. Spa guests are encouraged to reach greater levels of fitness, balance and awareness with innovative programs and treatments that can be individually tailored to meet your personal requirements.     Experience an enhanced sense of well-being and balance through cardiovascular fitness, [...]

The Farmhouse in Sonoma Wine Country

Spend a romantic wine country vacation at The Farmhouse and enjoy all the warmth and hospitality of a family owned bed and breakfast inn coupled with all of the services and amenities of a AAA 4-Diamond luxury boutique hotel. Surrounded by the towns of Healdsburg, Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Coast, the internationally-acclaimed Inn, restaurant [...]

Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa

Located in the heart of Los Olivos, Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa provides the perfect refuge from your daily routine. With elegance and an unsurpassed attention to detail, the luxurious accommodations allow you to relax and rejuvenate while you explore the surrounding Santa Barbara Wine Country.     A charming 19-room inn, located in Los Olivos, [...]

Best of Paso Robles Wine Country

Paso Robles is in the middle of the Central Coast wine-growing region with organic farms and a plentiful supply of seafood. It's become a destination for chefs enthralled by the wealth of ranchers and food artisans selling organic produce fruits, grass-fed meats, virgin olive oil, artisan cheese and a variety of freshly caught seafood.     Foodie tourists [...]

Hotel Cheval in Paso Robles Wine Country

Hotel Cheval offers a welcoming haven for travelers visiting California’s central coast. This elegant, European-style hotel is located almost halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on scenic Highway 101 and is situated just off the charming and historic Paso Robles Central Square Park.   With only 16 rooms, Hotel Cheval is designed for guests to enjoy [...]

Villa Sevillano Vacation Rental

Beautifully situated on 22-sprawling acres, this classic Italian Villa, located near Santa Barbara, truly evokes old world charm while offering the amenities and modern luxuries of recent construction. Magnificently manicured grounds encompass terraced formal gardens, rose gardens, orchards of citrus trees, and over 200 mature olive trees for which the property is named.     The gated [...]

SummerWood Inn in Paso Robles Wine Country

The SummerWood Inn, located at the gateway to the Paso Robles wine region on Arbor Road and Highway 46 West, has recently undergone an extensive interior and exterior renovation that includes updates of the guest suites, and a re-design of the inn’s entrance, grand living room and dining room, along with the addition of a [...]

Crossing Corso Vacation Rental in Rome

Following the success of their small inn in Rome, Crossing Condotti, the owners decided to widen the offerings available to guests to satisfy the needs of families and friends traveling together. Crossing Corso apartments are appointed with a kitchen and rooms for longer stays with family or a small group of friends.     The Apartment, Crossing Corso, [...]

Vacation Rental in the Heart of Montecito

Newly remodeled, with the utmost care and attention to detail, Quiet Oaks provides luxury accommodations in Montecito’s Upper Village.  Elegant furnishings complement a graceful open floor plan with large glass pane windows and doors that look out to the peaceful backyard with oak trees, ferns and quiet areas for sitting with a good book or [...]

Vacation Rental in Saint Rémy de Provence

Le Petit Bijou is in the Provencal town of Saint Rémy-de-Provence in southern France and is very much inspired by the spirit of Vicki Archer’s books and her popular blog ‘French Essence’.  The house has undergone a two year restoration under the supervision of the talented architect Hugues Bosc and has been decorated by Vicki [...]

Casa Acanto Vacation Rental San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Casa Acanto was featured in Architectural Digest April 2013 issue. The interiors are by the renowned San Francisco design firm of Fisher Weisman. The stone building at the front of the property was built in the 18th Century as a tannery and was converted to a residence and expanded over the following two centuries. The [...]

Crossing Condotti Inn & Vacation Rental in Rome

Crossing Condotti is in the historic centre of Rome, close to Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps. It offers unique accommodation on the first floor of a historic building. Six different enchanting rooms - five Double Deluxe and one Junior Suite - all refined with antique furnishings and all the comfort of modern convenience [...]

Bacara Resort & Spa

Discover Spanish Colonial warmth and stunning natural beauty at Bacara Resort & Spa, a luxury hotel in Santa Barbara. Nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Central California Coast between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, Bacara offers comfortable luxury and incomparable natural beauty.     Just a five-minute drive from the Santa Barbara Airport, [...]


Bates Ranch House in Carpinteria, CA

Bates Ranch House is a beautiful ocean view estate that offers versatility whether you are planning a wedding, corporate retreat, family reunion, special anniversary, birthday or a memorable family vacation in Santa Barbara.This magnificent 5,000 square foot home was built in in 1928 using hand made adobe bricks and boasts a natural beauty that extends [...]