• The historic Mattei’s Tavern entryway pays tribute to its origins as a stagecoach stop. Photo by Isaac Hernandez.

    EAT: Destination Dining

    Oct 1

    By Nancy Ransohoff Got a hankerin’ for a culinary adventure? Take the quick and scenic spin to Santa Ynez Valley for memorable meals, friendly folks and a western vibe. Whether you’re craving a juicy rib-eye steak or briny uni, you’ll find it, along...

  • Ralph and Diane Waterhouse, photo by Mercedes Lowe

    First Person | Ralph and Diane Waterhouse’s Labor of Love

    Sep 30

    Iconic Gallery Celebrates 30 Years By Justine Sutton For Ralph and Diane Waterhouse, art is a labor of love. A British landscape painter vacationing in California and a painter’s daughter, they were set up on a blind date by a family friend in 1983. A match...

  • Stewart MacDougall, photo by Leela Cyd

    Stewart Macdougall’s Garden of Earthly Delights

    Sep 1

        Story by D.J. Palladino • Photographs by Leela Cyd It’s hard to argue with a man who manages to drag you off across a large lawn on his eight-acre estate to stand underneath a 15-foot half-constructed sculpture somewhere between a dreidl and...

  • Villa Di Serenita, photo by Patricia Houghton Clarke

    Architecture as Fine Art: Villa Di Serenita

    Sep 1

      Story by Jane Ellison • Photographs by Patricia Houghton Clarke  “It’s my intent that every house I design appears to have occupied the site forever.” —Michael DeRose Driving up the winding road to Nancy and Bill Kimsey’s home feels as...

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The historic Mattei’s Tavern entryway pays tribute to its origins as a stagecoach stop. Photo by Isaac Hernandez.

EAT: Destination Dining

Oct 1

By Nancy Ransohoff Got a hankerin’ for a culinary adventure? Take the quick and scenic spin to Santa Ynez Valley for memorable meals, friendly folks and a western...

Photo courtesy The Outpost Instagram.

Outpost Restaurant at The Goodland is Open!

It’s finally open for business and well worth the wait!  We’re talking about The Outpost restaurant at The Goodland, which is...

Sep 30

Photo of 2012 Award-winning Guacamole, courtesy of California Avocado Festival

California Avocado Festival

Avocado-lovers, rejoice because the widely awaited Avofest is returning to Carpinteria for the 28th annual festival. From October 3-5, not...

Sep 27

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Special Sideways Screening

Sideways 10th Anniversary Free Screening and Q&A with Special Guests at the Arlington Theatre

Sep 30

What:                   Fox Searchlight Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Film Commission...

Photo by Leslie Dinaberg

Cocktail Corner: Italian Reds

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg I’ve got a soft spot for all things Italian,...

Sep 26

Bottomless Bellini Brunch at Belmond El Encanto. Photo by Leslie Dinaberg.

Cocktail Corner: Bottomless Bellini Brunch at Belmond El Encanto

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg It’s tough to improve upon the spectacular ocean...

Sep 19