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New Faces at Montecito Country Mart
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 19, 2022

Montecito Country Mart (MCM) has welcomed two new stores this month, both bringing fresh products to the Lower Village shopping center.  DÔEN, the Los Angeles-based fashion and lifestyle brand, opened this past weekend; the opening marks the brand’s second permanent location. Owned by Santa Barbara-grown sisters Katherine and Margaret Kleveland, the shop features the brand’s […]

A (Tough) Love Letter to Out-of-Towners
By Sharon Byrne and Megan Orloff   |   September 21, 2021

A couple of months ago, we published a column with the intent to educate newcomers to our community on being a good neighbor, adapting to the Montecito lifestyle, and respecting what makes this community such a wonderful place to live. Part of that “wonderful” are the businesses and local staff that help keep our restaurants […]

20-year-old’s Fashion Company Comes to Life as a Pop-Up Store Downtown
By Elise Bodnar   |   August 5, 2021

From daydreaming in lecture to launching her own store in downtown Santa Barbara, Athena Wang is the queen of taking risks. The 20-year-old UCSB student is the face behind Watermelon Apparel, a lifestyle apparel brand.   Watermelon Apparel promotes comfortability, trendiness, and affordability. It began solely online but shifted into the physical realm with its […]