Helena Mason Art Gallery Opens
By Joanne Calitri   |   May 17, 2022

I was invited to attend the May 6th opening of the Helena Mason Art Gallery. The address – 48 Helena Avenue – brought me back to a 2005 world where, in that exact location, magic happened by underground artists and scientists, who spun their current creations late on Wednesday nights. If you know… you know. […]

Cashy’s Playpen Grand Opening
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 19, 2022

This weekend marks the grand opening celebration of Cashy’s Playpen on Coast Village Road. Owned by Caroline Martel-Miller, the new, aesthetically-pleasing doggie boutique offers toys, bedding, grooming supplies, wellness products, food, treats, home accent pieces, travel carriers, collars and leashes, and more. The grand opening is Friday, April 15, from 4-7 pm. Enjoy 10% off […]

 

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Cashy’s Playground Opens
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 12, 2022

A new pet boutique catering to dogs will softly open this weekend on Coast Village Road, next to Folded Hills Wine Tasting Room. The boutique is the brainchild of New York City transplant Caroline Martel-Miller, who landed in Santa Barbara with her husband about a year and a half ago. “I’ve always dreamed of having […]

Montecito Welcomes New Dentist
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 5, 2022

Mahmood Loul, DDS, has purchased the dental practices of Dr. Ronald Dinning and Dr. David Cowan, located in the Las Aves complex on the corner of Cabrillo Blvd and Los Patos Way. While Dr. Dinning has moved out of state, Dr. Cowan is still seeing patients and working together with Dr. Loul.  Dr. Loul hails […]

Letter Perfect Moves
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 29, 2022

Montecito’s Letter Perfect owner Leslie Person Ryan has relocated the stationery shop from its longtime location on Coast Village Road, moving temporarily to a showroom on Garden Street in Santa Barbara. Person Ryan tells us she is actively in negotiations to reopen a larger store by April, but cannot yet release the new address or […]

Montecito Country Mart Update
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 29, 2022

Last week Montecito Country Mart announced that its newest eatery, Alma Fonda Fina, is scheduled to open in June. The restaurant is the latest offering from Ramon Velazquez, a local Santa Barbara chef and Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, and the owner of the popular Corazon Cocina in the Public Market in downtown Santa Barbara. Alma […]

Montecito Deli to Change Hands
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 15, 2022

Word on Coast Village Road is that the owner of Montecito Deli, Jeff Rypysc, is in talks with a well-known Montecito restaurateur to sell the business, located at 1150 Coast Village Road. If all goes as planned, the deal will close April 1.  The new concept for the deli, which has been in the same […]

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Letter Perfect Still Seeking Buyer
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 15, 2022

Montecito’s Letter Perfect owner Leslie Person Ryan says she is still seeking a buyer for her 38-year-old stationery and gift store on Coast Village Road. After two failed escrows, Person Ryan is hoping to find a buyer who will be as passionate as she is about stationery, letter writing, and gracious correspondence.  Letter Perfect, located […]

Parklets to Stay Longer, Possibly
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 18, 2022

Santa Barbara City staff is recommending to the City Council to adopt an Economic Recovery Extension and Transition Ordinance, which would provide an additional 22 months until December 31, 2023 for businesses within city limits – including on Coast Village Road – to operate expanded outdoor business facilities and parklets. The ordinance also authorizes the […]

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Fred Bradley Joins Anderson Hurst Associates
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 18, 2022

Ashley Anderson and Paul Hurst have welcomed esteemed veteran Realtor Fred Bradley to Anderson Hurst Associates, the award-winning real estate partnership at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties in Montecito. Bradley joins the team as Senior Associate, bringing a 40-year track record and a distinguished reputation as a top producer with record-setting sales.    As a […]

A Way to Wellness — In Our Backyard
By Dalina Michaels   |   January 18, 2022

There’s a Montecito mom who is challenging Montecitans of all ages to reclaim their health and wellness with her new wellness center in the Upper Village. You need to see Talina Hermann before you get sick — it’s a novel idea to most, but for Hermann, it’s the smarter and better way to take care […]

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By Claudia Schou   |   December 28, 2021

It all started with a desire for a well-made cappuccino. I was headed to a work meeting and needed a quick jolt of caffeine. I crossed the street and followed my curiosity to the French-inspired bakery that opened last summer adjacent to the Presidio. That morning, the first of my many visits to Alessia Patisserie […]

A Pair of Local Last-Second Shopping Options
By Nick Masuda   |   December 28, 2021

With the hustle and bustle of Paseo Nuevo or Montecito Country Mart, or either the Upper or Lower villages, there are a couple of other local options if you’re looking for last-second holiday shopping ideas. And they’re just a short drive down the 101 — OK, depending on the time of day, it can be […]

PWRD Up
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 21, 2021

Montecito’s first plant-based market, PLNT PWRD MRKT, has opened on Coast Village Road; we’ll have more on the new shop in next week’s edition.

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