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Contemporary Cool on Prestigious Park Lane

With its prime Park Lane perch, experience world-class ocean views at this effortlessly luxurious Montecito estate. The owners spared no expense during the original build by premier builder Leonard Unander, and the integrity of the estate has been upheld during a recent renovation by Cabana Home, offering clean lines and warm spaces throughout.

State Street’s Drift Hotel Has Opened

Plus: Van Morrison and James Taylor to play the Santa Barbara Bowl; Urgent Veterinary Care opening on De La Vina; the complicated hotel project coming to W. Montecito Street; interior designer Amber Lewis hints about a Santa Barbara shop; wildfire detection camera installed on Ortega Ridge; wonderful little building squandered.

Name That Santa Barbara Building (Part 1)

The folks at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum went through the Gledhill Library collection to find old photos of Santa Barbara so we can play a game: can you identify which buildings these are?

The Provenance of the Blue Vases Atop the Presidio Plaza Building

Plus: Goleta hotel to be rebranded; health warning lifted for Miramar Beach and Fernald Point Beach; vintage-and-makers collective opening on State Street; neighborhood art-studio tours in Ojai; new show at My Pet Ram gallery; novelist Rachel Cusk in person.

A Country Stroll on El Sueno Road

El Sueno Road is just outside Santa Barbara city limits, but it feels farther away—and it makes for a quick, fun excursion.

This Is Not Your Grandma’s Park Lane House

Noteworthy new listings also include an interior designer’s Mission Canyon home; a beachfront house on Sandyland Road in Carpinteria; nice bones way above San Roque; 1930s charm on the Lower Riviera; and more.

Where in Santa Barbara…?

Know where this was shot? Prove it in the comments. (Update: We have a winner!)

Bedda Mia Has Closed

More food news: Italian restaurant said to be opening on State Street; the Longoria Wines tasting room is open; happy hour at Corazón Comedor; praise for the produce at Gelson’s; Rare Society and Finney’s Crafthouse continue to expand; where Siteline readers say you should stop between here and LAX.