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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.

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 [...]


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 [...]


Forage Floral in Santa Ynez Valley

A petite floral design studio in Santa Barbara's Wine Country sourcing flora exclusively from local farmers and California native plant growers. Floral styling for weddings and fine events in the central coast of California and beyond.     Forage Florals is a premier florist that handcrafts custom flower bouquets and offers fresh flower delivery in Santa Ynez, CA.     F [...]


Bob’s Well Bread Bakery

Bob's Well Bread Bakery, located in Los Alamos, CA, offers an assortment of artisan breads with locally sourced assorted jams and spreads. Featuring Artisan Country Levain, Olive Bread, Multi-Grain, Ciabatta, Baguettes, Croissants, Focaccia, Bagels and so much more.     "We serve our breads with house-made butter, an assortment of seasonal jams, and nut spreads, all sourced from [...]


Alma Rosa Tasting Room in Buellton

The goal of this commercial remodel was to transform a former warehouse space into a new, upscale wine tasting room. The Sanfords had recently sold their original wine tasting room in a rural ranch setting with the intent of moving to the easily accessible and popular Industrial Way area of Buellton, CA.     Richard Sanford, aptly describes [...]


Valley Piggery in Los Olivos

The heritage-breed pigs at Valley Piggery are raised in pasture and woodlands in the idyllic Santa Ynez Valley. Their diet consists of GMO-free grain and legumes, the natural forage of their environment, and a wide variety of local, seasonal supplements.     "They have plenty of wide-open space to forage, root, and wallow – the daily pastimes [...]

Industrial EATS in Buellton

Wood fired ovens, kraft butcher shop, tap wines and beers, killer pies...and the coolest coffee machine on the central coast. Jeff and Janet Olsson, owners of New West Catering, have opened Industrial Eats in Buellton, serving wood-fired veggies and pizzas, and a deli case filled with exceptional imported cheeses, cured meats, cuts of rare game, [...]

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, [...]

Epiphany Cellars Tasting Room Los Olivos

The Epiphany brand is an integral component to the Fess Parker Family of Wines portfolio. Celebrating Rhone-based varietals and esoteric offerings, Epiphany wine addresses the needs of the adventurous wine lover, eager to discover new offerings and to explore Rhone-varietals in a bold and daring fashion. Winemaker, Blair Fox, who apprenticed under brand visionary and [...]

Butterbean Studios in the Jalama Valley

Kenny and Erin Pata's farm produces quality beans and pumpkins and honey.  Erin, a graphic designer, does the artwork and labels for their products from her home studio on the farm. The dry beans are unsprayed and everything is grown or gathered by Pata family members on Jalama Road, just off of Route 1, near [...]

Bonita Los Olivos & TORO

Bonita has opened a second location in Los Olivos, CA. TORO, the new Men's store, offers a selection of quality men's clothing lines, necessities and gifts...ideal for California casual living. The women's section offers popular lines of clothing and accessories. Distinctive gifts for the home are displayed throughout the store.     Women's clothing lines include James Perse, [...]

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, [...]

Day Tripping to Ballard, CA

Ballard is a combination of sleepy village and upscale bedroom community. The surrounding area is noted for its thriving and well-respected wine industry. The Ballard Inn, a four diamond restaurant and bed and breakfast inn, is in the heart of the village. Comfortably elegant accommodations, attentive staff, and award winning cuisine make The Ballard Inn [...]


Bell Street Farm in Los Alamos

Bell Street Farm is a culinary destination in Santa Barbara County wine country. The eatery and market is located in Los Alamos, just minutes away from vineyards and tasting rooms. With farm fresh cuisine and sophisticated yet comfortable design, Bell Street Farm offers a distinct environment to enjoy a meal, snack or a wine tasting [...]


Entertaining in the Santa Ynez Valley

Event and wedding planner Jill La Fleur, Chef Leonardo Curti and a talented team of professionals create a smashing engagement dinner on a gentleman's ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, with photography by Jose Villa.     WHEN CREATIVE SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNER AND LOCAL, JILL LA FLEUR, came up with the idea of creating an intimate & romantic [...]


Pepper Hill Farm French Country House in Ballard

The stunning home of designer Helene Aumont, published extensively in exclusive magazines. Antique European doors and cabinetry, limestone fireplaces and flooring and designer appointments throughout. The property includes a beautiful art studio/office with rose garden.     A European-style pool with fountain sits amid private gardens and rolling lawn. Plentiful fruit trees, herb and vegetable gardens provide abundant [...]