Santa Barbara


Engaged on the Urban Wine Trail | Santa Barbara Getaway

It all started with the wine tasting. Downtown Santa Barbara is full of wineries and tasting rooms, which we tried to work through even though it was close to closing time. Most of the tasting rooms were closing by 6pm, but we arrived at 5:30…read more


The Goodland Hotel in Goleta, CA by Charla Blue Photography

The Goodland Hotel | Santa Barbara Getaway

The olive green record player in our hotel room was our first clue that we were in a different, hipper place. Or was it the wood paneled station wagon outside? Or the the shiny silver Airstream trailer? The Goodland Hotel in Goleta, just north of…read more


The Santa Barbara Courthouse | Reviving Southern Spain in the center of town

We stood in the dusty courtyard of Santa Barbara’s Casa de la Guerra, newly engaged. I looked across the street at the gorgeous white building, constructed in the famous style of white adobe with Mediterranean red roof tiles featured on most every building in downtown…read more