Folly Is Moving to Downtown Santa Barbara

••• In the recent roundup of new listings, I mentioned that I never knew about the public path leading between houses from E. Padre to Plaza Rubio, i.e., the Mission Rose Garden. It’s one of those great little Santa Barbara secrets.

••• That was fast: Folly, the “vintage + handmade” store that took over Porch’s old Santa Claus Lane space lane last November, is moving to Arlington Plaza (the strip mall with Diani’s shops, Carlito’s, Renaud’s, etc.). It’s having a moving sale all week. And I’d assume this means that something new is taking the Santa Claus Lane storefront.

••• The Santa Barbara Foundation is soliciting nominations for “the 78th Annual People of the Year awards, formerly the Man & Woman of the Year awards.” You can nominate an individual, a couple or a family.

••• When I saw a new house at 781 Park Lane on the Montecito Board of Architectural Review agenda for June 17, I worried that it might affect the Old Pueblo Trail, which cuts across the property. The Montecito Trails Foundation says not to worry: “The trail easement is preserved, but there will be changes to accommodate a road that can be utilized safely by fire/emergency equipment.”

••• Every time I pass by the cigar boxes for sale at the Bottle Shop on Coast Village Road, I think I should mention them in case anyone out there is interested in a bit of decoupage. I guess I can cross it off the list now.

••• When you’re in Carpinteria, keep an out for the great blue herons nesting in the giant Wardholme Torrey pine by Lucky Llama.


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I heard that the path from East Padres to Plaza Rubio was part of a historic Indian trail and could not be built upon for preservation reasons. . It is very cool.