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DOWN TO A TEA
DOWN TO A TEA
Turn over a new leaf with three sweet recipes from confectionery pros.

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NONALCOHOLIC DRINKS GROW UP
NONALCOHOLIC DRINKS GROW UP
When it comes to crafting aroma, mouthfeel, and flavor, four local founders of beverages for the sober curious aim for somewhere between the classic and the innovative.

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ROVING REFRESHMENT
ROVING REFRESHMENT
Make any space a bar with one of these striking
new takes on the tipple trolley.


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ITALIAN-BORN CUISINE
ITALIAN-BORN CUISINE
Inspired by their shared heritage, two friends
bring a modern approach to the food of their
homeland at Newbury Park's Cedro.


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DESIGNING WOMAN
DESIGNING WOMAN
Daniella Manini's art showcases places in her heart and much, much more.

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REJUVENATING IN JOSHUA TREE
REJUVENATING IN JOSHUA TREE
Rent a home in this boulder-strewn desert landscape named for its unique trees, and you'll have the place to yourself.

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ALL IN THE FAMILY
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Community is key at The Mulholland, a new Calabasas restaurant serving modern cuisine in a historic location.

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PULSE
PULSE
Tracking the Beat Of the 805

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ONE WITH NATURE
ONE WITH NATURE
A home in Mission Canyon takes indoor-outdoor living to heart. Click here to read more.
A GROWING PASSION
A GROWING PASSION
Stylish tools, decor, and accessories for the home gardener.

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METICULOUSLY CRAFTED MEALS
METICULOUSLY CRAFTED MEALS
Renowned sushi chef Lennon Silvers Lee opens a new
Santa Barbara restaurant featuring distinctive
Japanese tasting menus.


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FLORAL FANCIES
FLORAL FANCIES
Everything's coming up roses...

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DISHING WITH FLAIR
DISHING WITH FLAIR
It's not just what's on the plate.

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GENUINE CUISINE
GENUINE CUISINE
These local chefs bring their own trifecta of cultural influences to their dishes.

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FITNESS COMEBACK CENTER
FITNESS COMEBACK CENTER
The new MBody in Westlake Village is a one-stop center for fitness activities, massage, and physical rehabilitation.

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STRIKING A BRIGHT NOTE
STRIKING A BRIGHT NOTE
Three area chefs share recipes featuring yuzu-the tangy Asian citrus fruit that has become a culinary superstar.

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ZEN AT WORK
ZEN AT WORK
Transform your home office into a relaxing oasis
with inviting furnishings.


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NURTURING CREATIVITY
NURTURING CREATIVITY
Baret Boisson aims to encourage others to discover
the artist within them.


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NUTS ABOUT MARZIPAN
NUTS ABOUT MARZIPAN
A delight on its own, this staple holiday confection lends its sweet almond flavor to a variety of local treats.

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HEARTH'S DESIRES
HEARTH'S DESIRES
Kindle fresh interest in the fireplace with sophisticated new accessories.

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THE HOME ADVANTAGE
THE HOME ADVANTAGE
Leaders of local nonprofits share their solutions for homelessness and dispel myths about those in need.

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AUTUMN’S UP
AUTUMN'S UP
Raise a glass to the season with these fall-flavored cocktails from across the 805.

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Gaining Ground
Gaining Ground
Terra, the restaurant at Goleta's new The Steward hotel, lives up to its name with vegetable-forward dishes that take cues from local bounty and the property's history.

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Amada Cruz
Amada Cruz
The new CEO of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art believes museums can bring people together.

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VIVA MEXICAN FOLK ART
VIVA MEXICAN FOLK ART
The Santa Ynez Valley is home to an offbeat museum gem.

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SEASONED WITH LOVE
SEASONED WITH LOVE
A new cookbook is an ode to a ranch family's lifestyle
and the Central Coast.

Recipes and headnotes adapted from The Ranch Table: Recipes from a Year of Harvests, Celebrations, and Family Dinners on a Holistic California Ranch, © 2023 by Elizabeth Poett. Excerpted by permission of Magnolia Publications, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Photography © BJ Golnick

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A ROSY CONFECTION
A ROSY CONFECTION
Ojai Valley Inn's new pastry chef uses the bright flavors and hues of a unique chocolate to make stunning desserts.

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DINING OUT
DINING OUT
What's new on the local restaurant scene.

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NATURE REIMAGINED
NATURE REIMAGINED
Kellen Meyer creates tactile sculptures that
are out of this world.


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OUTER SANCTUARY
OUTER SANCTUARY
Transforming natural outdoor space into living room.

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DRINKS WITH DRAMA
DRINKS WITH DRAMA
Mixology takes a turn toward the theatrical in these
four must-see libations.


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RAISING THE GLASS
RAISING THE GLASS
A Thousand Oaks architect and her husband turn
recycled treasures into a place where they can
grow mint and serve a julep, too.


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MATTEI'S TAVERN IS HERE TO STAY
MATTEI'S TAVERN IS HERE TO STAY
A beloved Santa Ynez Valley landmark gets
new life as a luxurious inn.


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Vintage Wardrobe Revival
Vintage Wardrobe Revival
Singer-songwriter Brooke white strikes just the right note with the debut of The Yellow House Closet.

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From Barcelona with Love
From Barcelona with Love
A Santa Barbara native returns home
with global dishes and flair.


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Waffling Between Possibilities
Waffling Between Possibilities
A Santa Barbara chef irons out imaginative variations on a crispy morning favorite that take it from sweet treat to savory meal.

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EAST SIDE STORY
EAST SIDE STORY
A Santa Barbara renovation plays variations
on a soft, subtle theme.


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COMPOUND INTEREST
COMPOUND INTEREST
Enrich living spaces with intriguing elements of style.

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BANANA BONANZA
BANANA BONANZA
Try these recipes from local culinary professionals for four sweet treats showcasing the curved yellow classic.

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PRIVATE VISION, PUBLIC ART
PRIVATE VISION, PUBLIC ART
Laura Stewart's one-of-a-kind installations draw on artistic creativity and engineering skills.

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FEATS OF CLAY
FEATS OF CLAY
Tanner Sawitz's porcelain pots are miniature marvels.

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CHEFS Q&A
CHEFS Q&A
Five culinary pros with new local beginnings share
their essential ingredients, favorite dishes,
and insights about area trends.


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SCI-FI TABLE SERVICE
SCI-FI TABLE SERVICE
A pair of robots, both named Shadow, deliver both traditional and American-style Chinese dishes to diners at Santa Barbara's Meet Up Chinese Cuisine.

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SOMM'S CHOICE
SOMM'S CHOICE
Handpicked bottles for special times.

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SOUL SEARCHING
SOUL SEARCHING
An intuitive collage process can lead to self-discovery.

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CELEBRATE!
CELEBRATE!
Create the wedding of your dreams or any memorable event with the help of these local professionals.

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A NEW LEAF?
A NEW LEAF?
Use bitter greens from the chicory family in soups, salads, and sautés to support the digestive immune systems.

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NATURAL SPLENDOR
NATURAL SPLENDOR
Bring the colors, shapes, and textures of the garden indoors to create a peaceful bathing sanctuary.

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BUTTER FINGER FOODS
BUTTER FINGER FOODS
The latest culinary sensation to hit the cutting board.

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TURNING UP THE HEAT
TURNING UP THE HEAT
The restaurant at the Santa Ynez Inn has a winning new look and fired-up menus inspired by its wine country location.

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FRUIT OF THE GODS
FRUIT OF THE GODS
Persimmons bring sweet flavor and vibrant color to three dishes created by chefs in the 805.

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A SMALL SLICE OF PARADISE
ENHANCING THE BISCUIT
Three Central Coast chefs update the fluffy, flaky favorite with lively flavors.

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THE BOUNTY OF THE BRAMBLE
FALLING FOR COFFEE BREWS
Central Coast brewers partner with their favorite roasters to produce an autumn tradition.

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RECIPES FOR SUCCESS
RECIPES FOR SUCCESS
A new cookbook reveals the impetus for the creation of Santa Barbara's Barbareño restaurant and how to re-create its elevated farm-to-table dishes at home.

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MORE TO SAVOR IN SANTA YNEZ VALLEY
MORE TO SAVOR IN SANTA YNEZ VALLEY
Vineyard, farm, and bakery expansions and new owners, chefs, and eateries bring fresh ways to fill your glass and plate with the flavors of the region.

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A SMALL SLICE OF PARADISE
IMAGE MAKER
Artist Peter Horjus illustrates the art of versatility.

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THE BOUNTY OF THE BRAMBLE
FRUIT OF ALL TRADES
Chefs in the 805 make creative use of the tropical jackfruit as a savory replacement for meat

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FREEZE!
FREEZE!
Chefs Jesus Medina and Patrick Fahy of Coin & Candor cool down with four recipes for Mexican-style ice pops.

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NATURAL HABITAT
NATURAL HABITAT
Refresh outdoor spaces with furnishings that echo the neutral tones of mother earth.

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SPIRIT GUIDES
SPIRIT GUIDES
These local distillers never search too far for
inspiration—or ingredients.


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WATER WORKS
WATER WORKS
Local chefs deliver our body's most important nutrient via their refreshing aguas frescas recipes.

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TUNING IN TO THE CHANNEL
TUNING IN TO THE CHANNEL
The waters off the coast from Point Mugu to Point Conception may be worthy of a rare designation in celebration of their cetaceans.

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WELL TRAVELED
WELL TRAVELED
Venturing out of your everyday regimen brings fresh outlooks and experiences that heal your body, intrigue your mind, and restore your zest for life.

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FIT FOR A QUEEN
FIT FOR A QUEEN
Personal collections and superb curation combine to tell a home designer's story.

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AN ALL-OCCASION COLLECTION
AN ALL-OCCASION COLLECTION
Professional advice for having the right bottle on hand for every contingency.

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GROWTH POTENTIAL
GROWTH POTENTIAL
The Plant Therapist in San Luis Obispo specializes in decorative indoor and outdoor designs that showcase plants.

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Sippin Pretty
EMERGENT EATS
Purveyors of pop-up eateries share the challenges of being on the move and their secrets to creating a loyal following.

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Focaccia
ON THE RISE
Focaccia is heating up in the 805 as local bakers infuse the traditional dimpled bread with flavor.

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

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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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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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