The peaceful s
of Carmel are an eas
y four-hour drive from Santa Barbara. Where to Stay Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites (24815 Carpenter St., Carmel, 831/624-6400, vendangecarmel.com) is
a charming wine-themed inn with the homey...
It’s the story of a match made in historical home heaven. The sprawling 1920s estate tucked away in the Arboleda section of Ojai was in need of attention. Relatively untouched since it was built in 1926, the Spanish Colonial Revival home had seen better...
Funk ’n’ Love: These two ingredients are the building blocks of Loveworn, a handcrafted denim body shop in the Funk Zone created by Santa Barbara denim icon Jill Johnson, former co-owner of True Grit. Loveworn’s style combines beachy 1970s vibes,...
Escape room games are super-popular, and Santa Barbara finally has its own one-of-a-kind venue: The House of Clues. Co-owners Assel Abdrakhmanova and Oscar Zevalos (the third partner is Whitman Heining) were designing props and sets for themed events and...
What happens when you mix trendy L.A. style with French terry-cloth comfort? A marvel takes shape in the form of Ace Rivington, a men’s clothing store located in La Arcada with a satellite in the Funk Zone’s Guilded Table. Founder Beau Lawrence designs...
Seasonal Events and Things to Do for January Jan. 7 An Evening with Chris Thile Grammy Award winner, MacArthur Fellow, mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist Chris Thile encompasses classical, rock, jazz and bluegrass to create a new, distinctly American...
RIGHT IN THE HEART of the Funk Zone is The Shopkeepers, a charming and artisanal purveyor of “curious goods for curious people.” Inside you’ll find high-quality hand-selected European and American goods such as men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry,...
With more than 40,000 vineyard acres
and more than 200 wineries
in the region, Pas
a perfect weekend destination for a wine lover’s
getaway. By Les
lie Dinaberg CAB is definitely king in Pas
wine country, and...
Successful winemaking takes hard work, daily dedication and passion—but the journey from ground to glass is often a twisted path. By Laurie Jervis Many people daydream of making a living from walking among rows of grape vines and pressing the juice of the...
This season, plant-based cuisine takes center stage at Montecito’s newest restaurant, Oliver’s of Montecito (1198 Coast Village Rd.), which brings health and wellness to the forefront of the dining experience. The restaurant’s creative...