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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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Nectar Eatery & Lounge

The focus of Nectar's menu is small and shareable plates using fresh and international flavors. Featuring a brand new local wine list, Nectar also offers their custom cocktail flights to pair with luscious food. Host your private party in Nectar's upstairs dining room, complete with a fireplace, balcony and cozy booths. Celebrate great food and [...]

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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 [...]

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C’est Cheese for Gift Giving

C'est Cheese offers a stellar selection of gift boxes and gift shopping for foodies from the shop's well-stocked shelves.  Looking for somewhere fun to host a party this year? Ask about renting the cafe for special occasions that include a variety of catering options. Check out the upcoming classes, now held in the cafe.     Host Parties [...]

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Lilac Pâtisserie in Downtown Santa Barbara

On any given day at Lilac Pâtisserie, pastry chef-restaurateur, Gillian Muralles, can be found behind the bakery’s signature cake counter meticulously crafting a one-a-kind masterpiece. It’s her specialty: luxurious cakes with incredible texture and delectable taste. The twist? Everything she makes is gluten-free.     Gillian is dermined to change the landscape of gluten-free dining and desserts. Along [...]

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Merci to Go in Montecito

Offering farmer's market driven salads, healthy sandwiches and dinner items, plus delectable desserts. Conveniently packed and ready to go at the take-away food counter, located in the Montecito Country Mart.      Here's an idea of what you'll find, but keep in mind, the menu will be ever-changing according to the season and what's fresh from local growers. salads [...]

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The Montecito Cafe

The Montecito Cafe was opened in 1986 by husband and wife team Mark and Margaret Huston, both graduates of the California Culinary Academy. The restaurant is located in the historic Montecito Inn.   The Cafe specializes in simple and delicious food with a variety of daily specials to choose from, which always includes the freshest fish. The [...]

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Handlebar Coffee in Santa Barbara

After ten plus years as professional cyclists, Aaron Olson and Kim Anderson have switched their focus and joined the artisanal coffee movement. Now that the race wheels are hung up, the couple is following their dream of roasting the perfect bean and providing Santa Barbara with a quality, sustainable, neighborhood coffee bar.     "We were fortunate to [...]

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Jane Restaurant on State Street

This Santa Barbara restaurant provides quality American bistro-style food in an warm and inviting setting.Located in a charming, historical Spanish building, just two doors down from the Arlington Theater. The eatery’s name is a tribute to Jane Moody, the matriarch of a Santa Barbara restaurateur family. Her photographs grace the walls and the menus and her [...]