wine country

A weekend in San Francisco

Spending time in San Francisco has been humbling, this is one of the most diverse, friendly and gorgeous cities, I've had the good fortune of visiting. 

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View from Chrissy Field of The Golden Gate. 

 

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Looking back on Alcatraz. 

 

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View from brunch, one of the biggest surf days of the year!

 

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Above Fort Mason 

 

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The Bay Bridge from Americano.

 

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From Lands End looking back at the GG

 

Sunny Santa Barbara

Flipping through the latest issues of a few magazines with client mentions!

Pick up the latest issue of Santa Barbara Mag for a glimpse into The Public Market! 

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Walking around Santa Barbara

A lovely morning stroll through Santa Barbara captured via iPhone photos.

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Stunning doors, I've walked past 1,000 times de la guerra street.

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Fresh, handmade pappardelle pasta with oxtail ragu. 

 

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A bite size McConnels cup at The Lucky Penny.

 

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Fresh Beet & Kamut pasta at The Pasta Shoppe.

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To Market, to market

April 14th, 2014 Santa Barbara welcomed The Public Market.   

Similar to Eataly in NYC & The Ferry Building SF, The Public Market (on a smaller scale) offering visitors a selection of Gourmet delicacies & artisan cuisine paired with exclusive wine and beer selections- hello, heaven! 

The market still seems to be working out kinks such as lines, communal seating and all over cohesive ambiance. 

My niece- Fiona (pictured below) is a BIG fan of The Public Market, bouncing  around from Rori's ice cream (their children's cones with vanilla are a favorite) to the french fries at Bel Campo.

 

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Rori's Ice Cream Children's Cone

Granted she has a children's cone & I'm wrangling a double scoop, don't judge. 

 

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Another all-star showing, Bell Campo's French fries as you can tell, Ms Fiona is a happy camper.

 

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More roris (it's a frequent stop)

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Quick stop at Granada Books then back to the market. 

Favorite spots to stop & sip

Finding time to catch up with friends, over drinks is a rare & favorite pastime.

SamaSama located in Santa Barbara's Arts district, inspired Indonisian cuisine. Recently remodeled, their indoor & outdoor seating along with Delicious drinks menu, does not dissapoint!

Looking for a happy hour ? Their happy hour menu is on par for my favorite in town & the spicy wings--- addictive!

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