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By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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One of our favority places to have brunch is at Lucky's restaurant in Santa Barbara/Montecito.  The street that Lucky's is located on is Coast Village Road.  According to the Santa Barbara City map, everything that is by the ocean is considered the City of Santa Barbara.  One street away...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 14
In a few hours the summer solstice will be officially here to mark the first day of summer!  Everything at the Farmer's market was glowing with summer promises, and we had to restrain ourselves so that we did not overbuy. The green and purple beans pictured above are haricots verts or French...
By Mark Danforth Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
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Santa Barbara's unique Parade and Summer Solstice event kicks of June 21st, 2014 at 12 noon at State Street and Cota!    Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Web Site 2014  Get your freak on?! They expect around 75,000 people for this event - kinda like Southern California's version of Burning M...
By Mark Danforth Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
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This article appeared in the Santa Barbara - New Press Wall Street Journal market watch section  June 1, 2014. For the whole article click here: What Home Inspectors Won't Tell YouIn this post we'll list the 10 main Talking Points of the article, and in italics respond to author Daniel Go...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 20
So many new items appeared today at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market.  These flying saucer nectarines are intriguing looking, and the taste is amazingly sweet and fragrant.  Ron and I grabbed the last basket... Then came the donut white peaches.  They also were delicious, and a bellini comes to ...
By Mark Danforth Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
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Thank You to Fidelity Title Company here in Santa Barbara that created this graph!
By Mark Danforth Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
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By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 21
We woke uo to a gorgeous morning and headed for out to the market.  As we were driving our hearts were filled with appreciation for every aspect of our lives, here in Santa Barbara.  Beauty is everwhere one looks here.  The photo above is of the parking lot, near the market trimmed with purple tr...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 24
The Chalk Art Festival, I Madonnari, at the Santa Barbara Mission plaza is in full swing this morning. We got there early to get some good photos, and we were surprised that so many people were already there. The food concessions were getting ready for the expected crowds of people which this ev...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 25
  Summertime and the living is easy, when you have beautiful heirloom tomatoes!  Time for ensalata caprese with freshly made burrata cheese, (made from mozarella and cream), green extra virgin Tuscan olive oil, and several thriving basil plants outside your back door! The Santa Barbara Farmers Ma...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 14
Our favorite event of the year is here.  I Madonnari, the Italian Street Painting Festival is back again this Memorial Day Weekend at the  Santa Barbara Mission Plaza.  It begins on Saturday May 24th, and runs through the 26th.   The entire plaza is transformed with pastels on the pavement, and ...
By Mark Danforth Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
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Santa Barbara Historic Homes Tour Sunday, May 18, 2014 (11am to 4pm) by Advance Reservations Featuring several of George Washington Smith's GRAND MONTECITO HOMES in the Spanish Revival Style.  Ticket Price: $60 Members $70 Non-Members For Reservations click on the link above, or call: 805.96...
By Mark Danforth Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
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If you've been thinking of buying a second home, now could be a good time to take the leap.  Interest rates are still low by historic standards, and home prices are recovering from the bust but are not out of reach. SCOUTING THE MARKET Find a real estate agent who is familiar with your desire...
By Mark Danforth Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
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By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 21
It is another beautiful Saturday morning here in Santa Barbara.  The color green, the symbol of spring is prevalent at the Farmers Market in town.  Snap peas are a favorite of ours.  Then, there are snow pea leaves.  We discoved these in an LA Chinatown and have gone out of our way to purchase t...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 11
  Whenever we have errands in downtown Santa Barbara, we make a point of having lunch at the Blue Owl.  We raved about the Bahn Mi , and the amazing salads, when we first discovered the place last June.  And we have been regulars ever since, and we have never been disappointed.   We were for lunc...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 23
It is a windy, clear, cold day in the mid 50's, however it did not deter anyone from showing up for the market.  It is fun to see familiar faces among the shoppers, the sellers, and the restaurant chefs that buy for the week. Ron is in the red windbreaker discussing the effects of fracking  i...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 14
One of our favorite spring manifestations are the blooming jacaranda trees which can be found almost anywhere one looks in Santa Barbara.  Sillouhetted against an azure sky, they make a beautiful contrast.  They last through June, and they are definitely a welcome sight during gloomy days, when ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 18
Quite often when we are working on a branding project, we will take pictures of nature's offerings in a certain color range.  We concentrated on the various shades of burgundy, as it is one of the hardest colors to print on paper as the hues vary, even when they are specified.  So we usually...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 16
The color purple was well represented at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market today!  There are so many varietions to this color, like the purple artichokes picture above.  They are definitely in the red spectrum of purple. We have a delightful dry lavender vendor at the market.  She makes lavender ...

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