Belmond El Encanto

For me, the sign of a true resort town is the quality hotels they have to offer that make it a great destination spot. Santa Barbara has its own charm, laid-back style, beautiful stretch of beaches, and some of the best hotels around. One of my favorite Santa Barbara hotels is the Belmond El Encanto. … More Belmond El Encanto

Handlebar Coffee

While I like to think I have high standards when it comes to a cup of coffee, my true test for a great coffee shop is the quality of their food items. Handlebar Coffee is a Santa Barbara institution, and since I love coffee shops so much, I had to make sure I tried it … More Handlebar Coffee

Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara

This year on Christmas, we decided to do something that I have never done before, which was have a non-relative cook for Christmas. Instead of hosting the holiday at our place, or traveling back to Chicago to spend the day at a relative’s home, we drove up to Santa Barbara for a few days. Since … More Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara