Taste Trending Blog

Taste is an individual's personal and cultural patterns of choice and preference.

An adventurous spirit and inquisitive nature have contributed to my leading a colorful and interesting life both up to and during the many years I have had the pleasure of calling Santa Barbara my home.

Having lived and explored the “American Riviera” and surrounding countryside for the past thirty years, I have discovered all that is wonderful, fun and interesting and have garnered extensive local knowledge and know-how in the process.

Santa Barbara County is an international destination resort town. Known and loved for an all year round moderate climate and expansive picturesque vistas, this region offers a comprehensive variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and local artisan foods.

Whether you are out buying the ingredients needed to prepare a five course meal for six people, going out for a birthday celebration or wandering through the Public Market enjoying a food sampling the quality and variety of local food and beverages is world class

A.C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden

A place where you can enjoy the beauty of a large selection of roses is the A.C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden, adjacent to the Santa Barbara Mission. The rose garden contains over 1,500 rose plants and is maintained throughout the year by Rose Society members, Parks Division caretaker staff, and volunteers.

In 1955 the city rose […]

Andrea Clark Bird Refuge

This 42 acre saltwater marsh is one of the largest wildlife refuges in Santa Barbara County. The park includes a 29 acre lake that is an artificially modified estuary that supports brackish wetlands. The park provides recreation such as bird watching, hiking and biking, whereas boating and fishing are both prohibited.

Queen of the Missions

Queen of the Missions, Santa Barbara, CA

The Old Mission Santa Barbara also known as the Queen of the Missions was founded by the Franciscan Friar Fermín de Lasuén on the Feast of St. Barbara, December 4th, 1786. Although there are more than 2,000 people buried at the Mission there are only 50 grave stones. One […]

Pool at Bridlewood

Bridlewood Estate Winery in the Santa Ynez valley covers 105 acres and rests on a high bench of ancient seabed.The spacious tasting room can accommodate large groups of visitors and at the back of the tasting room there is a lawn with tables and chairs with views of the valley below. Pathways lead down into […]

Beautiful Alice Keck Park Early Morn

Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens cover an entire city block and feature an extensive collection of different tree and plant species. Tour the large pond in the center of the garden to see giant koi, ducks and turtles basking in the sun or climbing on water lily pads. Flowers burst forth from plants, succulents, shrubs […]