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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.

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— [...]


deKor&Co. Lifestyle Store in Ojai

deKor&Co. - which opened last December - is a collaboration between Swedish born interior designer Isabelle Dahlin and lifestyle and beauty editor Rachel Marlowe. The pair wanted to meld together their love of design and sustainable living all under one roof and create an exciting lifestyle retail destination in Ojai, CA.     Located in a former art [...]


P Space in Ojai, CA

Primitive, simple and contemporary, P. Lyn Middleton's pottery creates hand-built, natural shapes, one-of-a-kind plates, bowls and vessels are high-fired, non-toxic and functional for food as well as display. Her glazes are usually neutral; sometimes shiny, sometimes matte.      Her hand-rolled, one-of-a-kind plates, platters and bowls can be used as serving vessels, but each piece is a decorative art [...]


A Taste of Ojai: A Collection of Small Plates

This recently released book by local chef Robin Goldstein shares a great little collection of 'small plates', simple to sophisticated, celebrating some of the harvests that grow plentifully in the Ojai Valley.     The thought behind this book is to present some ideas of foods that can be served as small plates for any time of [...]

Day Tripping to Ojai, CA

Summer in Ojai is legendary, with orchards and farms filled with fresh crops, and the sunny days and warm nights are ideal for hikes and picnics.  The 40 minute trip from Santa Barbara is a scenic drive with breathtaking vistas. Quality boutiques, food destinations, spa services and activities will provide you with plenty to do [...]

European Style Country Living in Ojai, CA

This Ojai garden by Paul Hendershot Design brilliantly melds southern France garden design elements with California's natural landscapes.      The simple, inexpensive and easy to maintain patio is made with pollarded fruitless mulberries that create a lush, natural arbor out of intertwined tree branches. The beautiful dappled lighting effect is made complete with the green clipped Teucrium [...]