Sold!

This incredible home has been meticulously remodeled throughout, featuring a new kitchen, raised ceilings, recessed lighting and motorized skylights. Located on the Mesa right next to Shoreline Park, no expenses were spared to create this true Santa Barbara dream home. Sold at $1,675,000.

 #SB #Realtor #RealEstate

30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

Be sure to come to the 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival! Get close to some of today’s most relevant directors and actors. Jennifer Aniston and Eddie Redmayne were honored last week. Don’t miss out as Steve Carell, Michael Keaton, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke are awarded in grand fashion at this historic celebration of film. #SBIFF #SantaBarbara

8th Annual Ugly Sweater Concert

Bring out your ugliest holiday sweaters and head down to Soho Restaurant and Club tonight for the 8th Annual Ugly Sweater Concert! Not only will there be great food and music from popular local musicians, but you’re also helping out our community by raising funds for the #UnityShoppe and the East Side Boys and Girls Club. Doors open at 7:45. Click the image to purchase tickets. #SantaBarbara#UglySweater #ZachGill

Feeling Lucky? Win a Santa Barbara Home or $1 Million

I’m not much of a gambling man (anymore), but I will buy a ticket for the 8th Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle. The grand prize is either an ocean and island view Santa Barbara home, or $1 million. There are tons of other prizes, like an exotic trip to Cuba, $2,000 Nordstrom Gift Cards, 16GB ipads, and cash prizes. But what makes the entry ticket ($150) easier to swallow is knowing where the money is going. This year the partner is Village Properties Teacher’s Fund, which helps local teachers in desperate need of supplies and educational tools (learn more at www.teachersfund.org). $50 of every ticket will be given directly to the teachers, and for this reason, I can rationalize buying a ticket. And who knows, I might even win something cool…like a million dollars!! But I’d be stoked on an ipad, too. Anyhow, it’s a great event and a much deserving beneficiary. Click Here to print out an entry form. And may the odds be ever in your favor.

I ♥ Santa Barbara Farmers Market!

One of my favorite things about Santa Barbara is that there is a farmers market almost every day of the week (I think except Mondays). I’ve made it a practice of visiting the downtown farmers market every Tuesday evening, Montecito farmers market every Friday morning, and another downtown market on Saturday mornings. Nothing beats the fresh local produce you find at the markets – you know where your food is coming from. And I love the idea of eating local and supporting the local farmers. It’s also great people watching at the farmers market.

Epicurious in Santa Barbara

Want to eat, drink, and merrymake like a Santa Barbara local? Then check out epicure.sb! Here’s the gist of what they’re about:

To us here in Santa Barbara and the surrounding communities of Goleta, Carpinteria, Summerland and Montecito, October is the time when we come together to commemorate the bounty that 300+ days of sun every year brings, including fruitful fields, loyal vines, sustainable seas, happy people and laidback autumn traditions. It’s epicure.sb—a celebration of cuisine, libations and culture—or, as some have come to call it, a month to savor Santa Barbara. Now in its fourth year, epicure.sb has grown into a community-wide extravaganza when our crop of exceptional artistic and culinary talent converge for 31 days.