I couldn’t be more excited to launch this jetsetter’s guide with a look at the city I call home, Santa Barbara California. From effortless glamour to spectacular views and unbelievable local food, read on to find out more about what this chic coastal city has to offer.
San Ysidro Ranch
900 San Ysidro Lane, Montecito CA 93108
Venture into the Montecito hills and enjoy the peaceful, serene ambience of the San Ysidro Ranch. Spanning over 500 acres, the ranch was once a Mission farm and a citrus grove before becoming a high-end resort. This secluded, elegant destination has long been a favorite among A-list celebrities, and was even where JFK and Jackie O spent their honeymoon!
Belmond El Encanto
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sitting high in the hills, the Belmond El Encanto is surrounded by 7 acres of enchanting gardens. The luxurious, yet laid back vibes and boutique spa has made this romantic hotel a prime place to lay your head since the 1920’s. It’s the only Forbes 5-star resort in all of Santa Barbara, and the ocean views are mind-blowing.
1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara CA 93108
Built in 1928 with Charlie Chaplin’s famous face painted on the sign, this boutique hotel is one of Montecito’s most historic landmarks. Located in the heart of town, the Montecito Inn is surrounded by the best shops and restaurants and is just a hop skip and a jump away from Santa Barbara proper. Stay and soak up the old hollywood glamour at this romantically splendid hotel.
Bacara Resort and Spa
8301 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara CA 93117
On the bluffs above the serene California coast you’ll find the elegant and tranquil Bacara Resort and Spa. This Spanish-style resort offers many divine ways to unwind, including a world class spa, top of the line fitness facility, luxe salon, and a signature restaurant, Miro.
Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore
1260 Channel Dr. Santa Barbara CA 93108
The Biltmore radiates divine California living at its finest. Across the street from the picturesque Butterfly beach, this is the place to leave all your worries behind. You’ll fall in love with everything from their gorgeous Spanish style architecture, elegant beach cabana club and world class spa. Waking up on a Sunday at the Four Seasons? You’re in luck—head to the most extravagant brunch you’ll ever enjoy, with choices like made-to-order omelettes, sushi, chocolate fondue and even caviar!