It's not often that we feature celebrity homes. This is not because we don't appreciate the life and style of the famous, but we prefer to show you lived-in homes of people that are more like you, our readers. However, every once in a while we come across a celebrity's home that we just can't pass up. This was the case with the story about the Hogan family in our March issue. We love the casual elegance of their California home, and we appreciate their willingness to share it with us. (They really are wonderful people!) I thought you might enjoy these links to some of Paul and Linda's favorite Santa Barbara spots and shops that we weren't able to include in the magazine.
Beach: Miramar Beach, Montecito — This public beach is less than a mile long, but it's quiet enough to feel like a private stretch of sand, Linda says.
Happy Hour: Lucky's, Montecito This town favorite serves cocktails from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Call 805/565-7540 or visit 1279 Coast Village Road.
Best-kept Secret: The Weekly Farmers' Market, Santa Barbara — Get there early and stock up on California's freshest fruits, veggies, and flowers, and take in the local scene, Linda says. Located downtown on Cota and Santa Barbara streets; Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ice Cream: Scoop, Montecito Call 805/969-7020 or visit 1187 Coast Village Road.
Home Decor: William Laman Furniture Garden 1496 East Valley Road Montecito 805/969-2840 Country House Antiques 515 San Ysidro Road Montecito 805/969-7893 bo-tan-ik 2325 Lillie Avenue Summerland (5 miles north of Santa Barbara on Hwy 101) 805/565-7766 Rooms & Gardens 924 State Street Santa Barbara 805/965-2424
Accommodations: Get the five-star treatment at Montecito�s famed oceanfront Biltmore Hotel; 805/969-2261 or fourseasons.com. Escape to the foothills of Montecito at the San Ysidro Ranch; 805/565-1700 or sanysidroranch.com. Or, check out the chic and newly renovated Hotel Oceana located on Santa Barbara's beachfront promenade; 800/965-9776 or hoteloceanasantabarbara.com.