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By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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Mouse Melon Cucumbers were the first thing we saw at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market this morning.  They taste like cucumbers with a touch of sourness.  They are also known as the Mexican Sour Gherkins They are easy to grow and are pest free.  They are a huge producing vine.  In Spanish, they a...
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
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By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
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Check out Santa Barbara from Gibraltar Road high in the Santa Ynez mountains on a beautiful day!
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By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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The Saturday Farmers Market in Santa Barbara was awash with primary colors.  Everywhere we looked peppers of all types abounded, like this vibrant green pictured above.   Further, there were sweet peppers, known as lunch box peppers, representing yellows and orange. And here are more sweet peppe...
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Montecito Realtors Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe have teamed up with Wayne Klapp to produce high end, high definition aerial videos. Aerial videos are a game changer.  Are you ready to fly.  Aerial videos by www.TechnoPanorama.com 805.845.2888
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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We had another lovely morning at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market!  Bursts of color were evident everywhere we looked.  It is pepper season, and the colors are magnificent with brightness and life. Eggplants and their purple hues were artfully displayed with their white cousin. Not to be outdone...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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At the Santa Barbara Farmers Market this morning, a mass of sunflowers greeted us.  We are witnessing the peak of summer.  Everything is in abundance, and every vendor's produce beckoned us.   It is tough to make a choice, do I buy nectarines here and peaches there?  Everyone has samples.  Fanta...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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We are always enchanted by our flower growers and the variety of sunflowers they produce.  These beauties are an example of nature's delightful creations. Wishing you lots of Saturday Smiles and a Great Weekend! Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel- ABOUT:  Napa Consultants, International is the le...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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Another fascinating garden at Lotusland in Santa Barbara is the Aloe Garden.  There are over 170 types of aloes planted there.  Aloes are native to Africa and Madagascar, and send out spike like flowers in red, yellow and orange. Here is an example of a mass of flowering aloes we saw on our tour...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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This magnificent staghorn fern specimen is a photo taken at the fern garden in Lotusland in Santa Barbara.  Our docent told us that one of the gardeners was about to clean the center, when a bobcat jumped out.  These ferns make great nests for birds and bobcats in this instance.  Birds, beware, ...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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Time out, unplugged this morning was planned by reserving a docent tour at Lotusland in Santa Barbara.  Lotusland in Santa Barbara is the legacy of Madame Ganna Walska.  She was a Polish opera singer who bought a 37 acre parcel with a lovely Italian inspired villa and an adjacent 2 bedroom home ...
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 and you...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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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 bea...
By Mark 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 Man?  Enj...
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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 Goldstein'...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
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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 ...
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