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Stonehouse wine collection recovery remarkable

By   /  Thursday, August 15th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Restaurants, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Stonehouse wine collection recovery remarkable

The mudslides that devastated Montecito in January of 2018 ruined one of the top 100 restaurant wine collections in the world at the Stonehouse, San Ysidro Ranch. The  restaurant lost its inventory of  nearly 12,500 bottles of fine wine when mud and rocks from nearby San Ysidro Creek crashed through the back door of the Read More →

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Entrepreneurs choose Los Alamos venue for hospitality venture

By   /  Friday, August 2nd, 2019  /  Destinations, left, Real Estate, Restaurants, Small Business, Startups, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Entrepreneurs choose Los Alamos venue for hospitality venture

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Passenger travel up 20 percent at Santa Barbara airport

By   /  Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Passenger travel up 20 percent at Santa Barbara airport

The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport has had a 20 percent increase in passenger travel for the Fourth of July holiday, the airport announced on July 3, encouraging passengers to plan ahead. As of  May 22, the airport re-opened its long-term parking lot on Hollister Avenue and Lopez Road (just west of the intersection of Fairview Avenue Read More →

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Fespar teams up with Robert Green to develop hotel

By   /  Friday, May 24th, 2019  /  Destinations, middle, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Fespar teams up with Robert Green to develop hotel

A legendary family firm will team up with a relative newcomer to the region to create final opportunities for hotel development along the Santa Barbara waterfront. Fess Parker Enterprises, LLC, the family firm founded by the late actor and entrepreneur Fess Parker, announced on May 15 that it will team up with The Robert Green Read More →

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Boutique hotels opening across the Central Coast

By   /  Tuesday, May 14th, 2019  /  Destinations  /  Comments Off on Boutique hotels opening across the Central Coast

Four new hotels have opened recently or will open soon in the Tri-Counties. • Kirkwood Collection will introduce its newest property, Hideaway Santa Barbara, with a grand opening on June 15. The boutique nine-room hotel is at 420 W. Montecito St. Kirkwood owns a collection of boutique properties, including other hotels in Santa Barbara, Palm Read More →

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It’s survival of the fittest for luxury yachts

By   /  Friday, May 10th, 2019  /  Destinations  /  Comments Off on It’s survival of the fittest for luxury yachts

By Fran Golden It used to be that if you wanted to see blue-footed boobies and giant colonies of sea lions sunning in the Galapagos Islands, you had to travel a bit as Charles Darwin did, on a research-style vessel whose creature comforts came second to up-close nature encounters. That’s changed. The new wildlife-seeking crowd wants to see endangered species Read More →

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Landmark equine brick barn now wine venue

By   /  Friday, December 7th, 2018  /  Agribusiness, Destinations, Latest news, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Landmark equine brick barn now wine venue

What once was Santa Barbara County’s most elegant barn, built of red bricks and a Spanish tile roof to house Arabian horses, is now an ultramodern tasting room and events center just outside Buellton’s western residential district. Buellton resident Norman Williams hired an Italian stonemason to build the barn in the early 1970s after purchasing Read More →

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