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Holiday Gift Guide
Before you begin shopping, take a gander at our Holiday Gift Guide. We take the guesswork out of gift giving with a slew of curated ideas.
SIPPIN’ PRETTY
The chefs behind Santa Barbara’s Alessia Patisserie & Cafe think outside the instant hot cocoa mix box.
BONUS RECIPE: Add a traditional sidekick—Churros—to Allesia Guehr’s Mexican hot chocolate.
Click here for the recipe.


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On Their Toes
ON THEIR TOES
A holiday tradition returns.

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BRAVE NEW COMBOS
FOR THE SPARKLING SEASON

The makers of Central Coast bubblies
dish on their favorite pairings.


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Hands On
Hands On
Try these true Italian—and local—recipes for making perfect pasta from scratch at home (no pasta machine required).

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Chef Luca
Tune into 805 Living Eats podcast, an audio adventure through the kitchens and flavors of California’s Central Coast hosted by columnist Jaime Lewis. This month’s podcast features executive chef Luca Crestinelli, owner/partner at S.Y. Kitchen in Santa Ynez.

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Lulu House
A Pattern of Delight
Home goods designer Carly Blumberg takes being lighthearted seriously.

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A Quick Pickle
A Quick Pickle
No need to dust off the canning equipment for these fast and easy recipes.

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Mixology Masters
Mixology Masters
Meet five bar pros from the Conejo Valley to Paso Robles who are making a stir.

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Coconut Craze
Coconut Craze
Local chefs take the tropical flavor to new levels in a range of recipes that call for it in multiple forms.

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Let There Be Light
Let There Be Light!
Looking to the future with cherished treasures and pops of modernity.

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Backyard Bliss
A Charismatic Collection
Eclecticism and serenity come together in a total redecoration.

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Sommelier Q & A<
Sommelier Q & A
Wine Wisdom
Local experts share their insider knowledge.


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A Light Touch
A Light Touch
Sometimes a move offers an opportunity to start fresh, to think about the activities and lifestyle that give us pleasure, and create a home to match. That’s what a Westlake Village family did when they bought a contemporary residence in their neighborhood and brought on Designs of the Interior to furnish the 7,000-square-foot space.

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Glass Classic
Glass Classic
Glass Classic: A contemporary home design showcases mountain views, panoramas, and Santa Barbara’s indoor-outdoor-lifestyle.

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Next-Level Picnics
Next-Level Picnics
Local event designer Nicole Leza, owner of Santa Barbara Picnic Co. takes picnicking to the next level, creating memorable gatherings infused with bohemian style.

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