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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Malibu Farm Pier Cafe

Helene Henderson runs a two acre organic farm at her Malibu home, and to promote the artisanal food movement, she started to organize dinner parties, cooking with seasonal ingredients from her property. Her al fresco dinners took off, and now she's hosting sold out pop-up meals at various Malibu properties and has recently opened a [...]

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 [...]

Sollano 16 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Sollano 16 was born out of a woman’s love for Mexico. Twenty-five years ago, Santa Barbara resident Anne Harte began an immersion into the business and academia of Latin American Art. Frequent forays from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende made her fall in love with the city. An 18th century Spanish Colonial building [...]