They’ve been good this year, haven’t they? So send them off. Destination: Santa Barbara – Southern California’s charming mecca for impeccable wine, great shopping, and panoramic Pacific views. Here’s why.
To start, the weather’s always nice. Sandwiched between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara enjoys moderate temps year-round. No snow boots in January = a happy giftee.
And when it’s not? There’s the Urban Wine Trail. We know – we were excited, too. Start at the centrally located Grassini Family Vineyards & Winery, then head toward the Funk Zone, where you’ll taste away at warehouses like the Santa Barbara and Carr Wineries.
Where you’ll find cheese brewed by the resort’s own cow, “Ellie.” Seriously. Try it at the on-site restaurant, paired with a pint of the unpasteurized beer they brew nearby.
Farm-to-table eats, wine, luxury, and a hefty dose of relaxation – what’s not to love?
Our El Encanto – Santa Barbara, CA Boutique opened Wednesday, December 4, at 11AM ET.
By Joanna Berliner, Editor
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