A New Paper and Crafting Store on Upper State

••• On Saturday, November 6, the new Ink.Paper.Crafts store at 3554 State Street (at N. Ontare Road) is celebrating its recent opening. “We are a paper boutique, DIY Studio and gift store. Founded in 2019 by our owner, Rebecca Haas, started her boutique in her Los Angeles apartment. […] We are proud to be your neighborhood craft store! We carry handmade cards, letterpress-designed stationary, and a variety of gifts supporting small businesses and artisans around the U.S.”

••• And on Sunday, November 7, the Mujeres Makers Market will have a Dia de Los Muertos market at the Presidio: “Starting November 4, you can bring a photocopy of your loved ones to El Presidio de Santa Bárbara Chapel to help us build a community altar honoring all our loved ones who have passed. Bring your family and friends this is a community event for everyone to enjoy with food, music, workshops, vendor market, and altars.”

••• Those of us who have driven to LAX only to find the parking lots full will be delighted to learn that the airport now offers reserved parking.

••• I could do a whole sub-blog about the comings and goings at the Montecito Country Mart. Up next: Dôen, in the former Space NK storefront across from Vons. The L.A.-based women’s fashion line describes itself as “thoughtful and timeless collections inspired by nostalgia for the California of decades past.”

••• I was disappointed to learn too late about the recent adults-only happy hour at MOXI, a chance for those of us without kids can see inside without feeling like pervs. The events are quarterly, so the next one will be sometime in early 2022. Stay tuned.

••• While nerding out on Google Maps, I noticed what looked like a Riviera path linking Arbolado Road and Dover Hill Road. A friend who lives nearby says it’s not anything publicly accessible. Anyone know what it is and why exists?


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Dan O. Seibert

I agree with BW and I’m glad I got here in the 1980’s. We discovered things like this on our own or by word of mouth.