Archive » December 14, 2006

The Stonehouse Revival

Vol. 12 Issue 28

The Stonehouse Revival

It’s official: after two and a half years and $25 million in renovation and restoration, San Ysidro Ranch announced the reopening of Stonehouse Restaurant and began welcoming guests on December 4. An electrical fire in the kitchen prompted the closure of both the Stonehouse and its downstairs neighbor, the Plow and Angel restaurant, in April 2004, and a complete kitchen rebuild and restaurant refurbishment has resulted – alongside a full $150-million restoration of the hotel property by Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts. The Plow and Angel is slated to reopen in January or February 2007.


What Exactly Is The Montecito Association?

Recent controversy has highlighted some fundamentally false ideas of what and who the Montecito Association is and what it does and/or hopes to accomplish. Here then (and on page 11 by MA President Robert Collector), we’ll try to set a little of that record straight. ...

Coming and Going

Father Christmas’s Big Bash

With an authentic renaissance flair, Father Christmas arrived in Santa Barbara. The scene was the 63rd annual Holiday Party presented by the Santa Barbara Historical Society at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, decked out in festive red ribbons and green pine boughs. Co-chairs of the event for the third consecutive...

Scene Around Town

Le Petit Dejeuner

The Music Academy of the West was filled with holiday spirit: smells from spicy apple cider, frosted Christmas cookies, tiny sandwiches and a boutique of gifts from The Treasure House. The Women’s Auxiliary was having its annual fundraiser, the highlight being a runway fashion show of designer clothes from The...

State Street Spin

Taking ‘Pot-Shots’ at Brilliant Library Cards

Love hearing from my buddy Ashleigh Brilliant (creator of the “Pot-Shots”), who writes to let us know what adventure he is up to. ...