Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Gatsby at the Bacara Resort & Spa

Jacket and Pants: Piazza Sempione, Antoinette, $530 & $1355, Bracelets: Lara Noel Hill, Antoinette, $330, Rings: Katie Diamond/Denise Betesh, Bonita, $428, $188 & $1950, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Nordstrom, $140

TOP: Dress: Made By, Bonita, $598, Bracelet: Ziio, Antoinette, $669, Gloves: Vintage, Victorian Vogue, Shoes: Steve Madden, Nordstrom, $80. ABOVE LEFT: Dress: Victor & Rolf, Antoinette, $1235, Shoes: Robert Clergerie, Antoinette, $550, Hat: Vintage, Victorian Vogue. ABOVE RIGHT: Dress: Nightcap, Hawthorn, $216, Bag: Mary Y Sol, Hawthorn, $154, Shoes: Alberto Fasciani, Antoinette, $1290, Hat: Dorfman Pacific, Antoinette, $45, Necklace: Momo’s March, Hawthorn, $312, Bracelets: Pure Mermaid and Lara Noel Hill gold bangles, Antoinette, $310, $105, $95, & $330, Rings: Katie Diamond, Bonita, $428, $188 & $1950.
Blouse: Pier Antonio Gaspari, Antoinette, $495, Dress: Jen’s Pirate Booty, Blue Eyed Girl, $216, Shoes: Martin Margiela, Antoinette, $735, Bracelet: Lara Noel Hill, Antoinette, $669, Gloves: Vintage, Victorian Vogue.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

California Comfort Cuisine

Looking for that Santa Barbara Staple restaurant where all the locals go, slightly off the beaten path? Look no further, Louie's California Bistro offers  Californian comfort cuisine & local wines in the 
Victorian-age Upham Hotel.
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Friday, September 4, 2015

Downtown Funk

Santa Barbara has always been a haven for artists, artisans, wine makers and chefs looking for a slightly different approach. Thanks to the growth of The Funk Zone, this neighborhood location has exploded into a contemporary Santa Barbara sub-culture of artisan shops, art galleries, hip eateries, award-winning microbreweries, and even a craft distillery. Don't be deterred by the name; the area doesn't have a funk so much as it does a vibe. Artists, winemakers, and up-and-coming chefs have taken up shop in aged warehouses and forgotten scuba shops, transforming the zone into an understated array of hidden hot spots along California's Central Coast. 

When ever I'm in the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, this song comes to mind...