Southwest Airlines Is Coming to Santa Barbara Airport

••• Southwest Airlines announced that it intends to start service at Santa Barbara Airport during the second quarter of 2021. The destinations have yet to be disclosed, but is Hawaii too much to hope for?

••• Plum Goods has a holiday pop-up shop in the Funk Zone at 121 Santa Barbara Street, open noon-6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The sterling silver ring shown here says, “Do no harm but take no shit.”

••• The Santa Barbara International Film Festival and Leslie Zemeckis launched a new education program: “Stories Matter is the inaugural event of what will be a national program; professional writers mentoring underserved women who want/must/need to tell a story. This first event takes place with local Santa Barbara participants. The inaugural program will focus on memoir and biography. Program participants will receive one on one mentoring with a best-selling author and group support. Works will be published at the end of the 8-week session in Entity Magazine online and select stories will also be posted on Entity Magazine’s FB page.”

••• The word on the street is that someone got a very good deal on the 207 oceanfront acres west of the Ritz-Carlton Bacara that were recently auctioned off. If you know more, I’d like to know more, too. All tips are confidential: [email protected] or 917-209-6473.

••• Someday, perhaps I’ll have the bandwidth to profile the more interesting entrepreneurs in these parts. In the meantime, J. wanted you to know about Deep Blue Bikini Co., “started at the outset of the pandemic in April 2020 by Santa Barbara local Cassidy Drury-Pullen. Cassidy is a senior at UC Berkeley and a beach volleyball player. After her San Francisco summer internship was cancelled due to Covid, and she was sent home from Berkeley, she set out to design and sew handmade swimwear. As you can see from her website or Instagram account, most of her styles are named after some of Santa Barbara’s famous (and some not so famous!) beaches.” The photo below makes me wonder why see so many outdoor showers but rarely any outdoor tubs….


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