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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.
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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Day in Los Olivos Wine Country

The charming town of Los Olivos, a Santa Barbara county destination for wine lovers is becoming an LA urbanite get-away, home to boutiques, wine tasting rooms and fine restaurants. Once home to just a handful of vineyards, it now boasts more than 100 wineries. If you’re not a wine lover, you’ll enjoy the rural landscape, [...]