Santa Barbara is often thought of as a place you visit in summertime but now that we have made it our home, we get to experience the wonderful Autumn season complete with the celebration of Thanksgiving!
For us, there is nothing more relaxing than a day at the Pacific Ocean, hanging out on white sandy beaches, riding the waves, reading a juicy summer novel, watching people, and dreaming happy daydreams under the long palm trees.
Our friend Elizabeth came to visit for a weekend in Santa Barbara. We had a wonderful time together, combining biking, hiking, cooking with exploring the city and the always stunning wine country near Los Olivos.
We recently went to a drive-in cinema to watch the movie ‘Pele’, a biographical film about the early life of Brazilian footballer Pelé and his journey with Brazil to win the 1958 FIFA World Cup. What a great experience.
It seems that we aren’t the only famous couple you might know of who love and live in Santa Barbara. The neighboring beautiful town of Montecito can now add Prince Harry, Meghan Maryland their son Archie to the list of inhabitants!
We’re still kind of pinching ourselves that we ended up temporarily renting a house in the beautiful San Roque neighborhood in Santa Barbara. This area is known for its large population of historic homes that were often built in the 1920’s and 30’s.
We love exploring Santa Barbara! Each day we are so happy to look at the azure blue sky against the rolling hills, palm trees and bougainvillea. Our temporary home gives us the perfect chance to really dig all the beauty of the American Riviera – here we go!
Marc just started his new job when this terrible pandemic – Covid-19 – hit the United States. You can’t say it was all a blur because it lasted a very long time. And as I write, it’s still going on with no real end in sight.
After working at breakneck speed for months Marc & I decided we needed a mini vacation in Santa Barbara and there seemed to be a week in July we could make it happen. We ended up renting this beautify AirBnb in Mission Canyon.