People of Montecito: Ellie Patterson
What Do You Love Most About Montecito?
“I think, especially after the last three years with the disasters, it’s the amazing sense of community. It’s always been here, but the true spirit really came out then. More looking after one another, being available to other people, the sense of family. So many people I’ve talked to over the years, especially at Scoops, move here because of that sense of family they get with their kids. I see it all the time. I love it when they bring the grandmother or the kids get so excited when their mom and dad are there. It’s very special. It doesn’t happen everywhere in this country.”