Restore Hyper Wellness Is Opening Here Next Month

••• The outpost of Restore Hyper Wellness at Five Points Shopping Center announced an opening date of September 15. From the release: “Brandon Cox, the owner of Restore Hyper Wellness’s Santa Barbara franchise, is […] well-known for his founding role with CorePower Yoga studios and Orangetheory Fitness [….] Services will include cryotherapy, red light therapy, infrared therapy, compression therapy, IV hydration, inter-muscular shots, bio-marker assessment tests, mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and aesthetician services such as hydro facials and cryo skin treatments. To celebrate the grand opening, Restore Hyper Wellness will be offering discounted memberships during the first month of operation. Pre-sales have already begun.”

••• The Seven Hills Turkish imports store at 1019 State Street (Carrillo/Figueroa) is closing. In the meantime, everything is 50 percent off.

••• An update on the city of Santa Barbara’s purchase of 222 E. Anapamu Street: “According to our Finance Director, Keith DeMartini, the building was purchased for $4.3 million,” said a rep for the City Administrator’s office. And then I also heard from a reader in city government who said, “Government entities purchasing/taking properties within their jurisdiction are not subject to transfer taxes or property taxes. Thus, there’s no declaration on the deed, but it doesn’t mean there’s anything shady about the transfer.”

••• The Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival is September 9 and 10: “For the first time, the annual festival will be held at the Santa Barbara Elks Lodge, and continuing with tradition, it will include stunning collections, hand-crafted jewelry and visual art and informative speakers on sea glass hunting, identification and craftsmanship.” Apparently, it’s “one of just two sea glass festivals on the West Coast,” the other one being in Santa Cruz.

••• M. asked when the public tennis court at Manning Park in Montecito might reopen. The country Parks department says that construction—the surface is being reclaimed by nature—is on track for this year.

••• “Have you been to the Homer store on Coast Village?” emailed J. a while back. I have now! But I’m going to let the rest of J’s email serve as the accompaniment to my photos. “It’s quite niche and bespoke. The whole store smells like saddle leather (and/or old money), and they have a very chic, minimalist, not-your-grandmother’s leather glasses holder and streamlined, elegant, and get-better-with-wear satchels and bags that you can customize. Like Goyard if they were modest and made of leather, not some coated polymorphous something or other. And maybe my favorite part is Terry, the founder, sets up some very well designed leather director chairs and a cache of chilled wine on the sidewalk in front for friends and passers by on the weekends.”


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HOMER leather goods are divine. Hand-stitched heirloom quality leather goods are back. No stamped vinyl coated Egyptian cotton canvas for comical prices there. Very pleased with my purchases that get better with use. I’m a fan.