Rose Story Farm began in 1998, when the family owners decided to try growing 1000 rose bushes on a half acre of their lemon and avocado farm. They imagined an old-fashioned rose farm, with the radiant hues of European and pre-1950 American varieties in bloom across their 15 acre Carpinteria Valley farm.
At Honor Bar in Montecito you'll find an exquisite wooden bar in the center, surrounded by cozy booths. This tiny space also sports an exhibition kitchen where you can watch all the action. Outdoors enjoy a cocktail and assortment of snacks at patio tables or relaxing Adirondack chairs— dogs are always welcome!
Nestled among 500 acres in the Montecito foothills of Southern California's wine country, San Ysidro Ranch has provided a tranquil vacation destination for discriminating travelers for over a century. Guests are drawn to the Santa Barbara hideaway for its blend of natural beauty, romantic heritage and classic luxury. Individually decorated private cottages and suites wind along San Ysidro's hillside creek and tree-lined paths. Built in classic bungalow style, guest accommodations feature hot tubs on private outdoor patios with outdoor rain fall showers, hand-cut stone or Old World masonry fireplaces, radiant-heated bathroom floors, and hand-selected antique furnishings. Myth and history mingle in the lush gardens where Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged vows; in the setting of John and Jackie Kennedy's honeymoon retreat.
Can you imagine an America where no pet is killed in a shelter again simply for being unwanted? NKLA can. Led by Best Friends Animal Society, the NKLA initiative is poised to serve as a model for how the entire nation can become no-kill, with no pet ever having to die in a shelter again simply because they do not have a home. Since the launch of NKLA in 2012, the number of pets being killed in L.A. city shelters has decreased by 82%.
Teaching people kindness and compassion to animals, each other and the planet. Located just 40 miles north of Los Angeles! Go hug the cows, give the pigs tummy rubs, cuddle the turkeys, and enjoy a beautiful day at the Gentle Barn!