Friday, March 14, 2008


#1 Monday
#2 Tuesday
#3 Wednesday
#4 Thursday
#5 Friday
#6 Saturday
#7 Sunday

“Oh! That’s too easy!,” you may say. Especially since the same may be said about many elite communities around the world. Well, let’s take a closer look at why every day of the week is so special, living on the central coast of California.

Some say this is the most stressful day of the week. Not if you start your Mondays with a morning walk on one of our many pristine beaches, watch the dolphins dancing in the waves and listen to the songs of the sea birds winging overhead. Then enjoy a quiet breakfast at the world reknown Four Season’s Biltmore or my personal favorite, The Bath House at East Beach, where the blueberry wheat germ pancakes are to die for! It’s a pretty casual beachside location but ideal for reading the Wall Street Journal, people watching or soaking up the mid morning sunshine.

After lunch enjoy a round of eighteen holes at one of four private country clubs (La Cumbre, Montecito, Birnam Wood and The Valley Club) or try one of several world-class public courses. My personal favorite among public courses is Sandpiper – adjacent to the Bacara Resort Hotel - where the 11th hole is reminiscent of Pebble Beach. Finish at sunset with a glass of award winning Santa Rita Hills pinot noir at my favorite wine shop, Vino De Vino, on de la Vina Street. Now that’s a tongue twister! Not a pinot fan? Ask to try the Harrison Clarke 2005 Syrah, you won’t be disappointed! Then reflect on the day while dining at one of the many world class restaurants in and around Santa Barbara. With the reopening of The Plow and Angel at San Ysidro Ranch…that would be my choice any day of the week. Stress? Not in my world, how about yours?

After you wake to the day you can stroll through the lower village of Montecito and enjoy a strong and distinctive cup of Peets coffee at Jeannine’s to chat with friends or meet a colleague for a morning business brief. This is just one of the many comfortable social meeting locations in Santa Barbara. Spend the afternoon walking “the village” and shopping in the boutique shops and galleries along Coast Village Road. Ladies, I would suggest Kate for that one of a kind design! Afternoons at the Coral Casino is just too posh to miss, you’ll have to call me for an invitation…truly Santa Barbara at its absolute best. Winter sunsets in Santa Barbara are a secret shared by few and enjoyed by everyone who live here. Choose Butterfly Beach, Shoreline or Francheschi Park or any number of other locations to see the colors, but remember, it’s only Tuesday, you have all week to explore!

I cannot imagine going any further than Tuesday right now…but it is just the beginning to another perfect week in Santa Barbara! Give me a call to start your journey…