Mish on Santa Barbara

Jeweler Mish Tworkowski, whose Mish boutique in New York is one of our favorite jewelry boutiques, spends many weeks each year in Santa Barbara. His love for Lotusland Gardens inspired him to create a brooch in honor of the botanical garden. Here are his favorite spots:

  • Favorite Hotel: "San Ysidro Ranch. It is the perfect updated embodiment of chic Montecito with a touch of old California."
  • Favorite Restaurants:Lucky’s is a delicious bistro with great local color, and I love the Stonehouse for wonderful food in a heavenly atmosphere. Sit outside; it’s perfectly beautiful.”
  • Favorite Cafes: "Tre Lune and Jeannine’s Bakery."
  • Favorite Bars: “Lucky’s Bar—you can sit there all night—and the Bar at the Biltmore. Take a seat outside and gaze at the ocean.”
  • Favorite Site: “Lotusland Garden, one of the most special gardens in the U.S.”
  • Best Beaches: "Miramar Beach and Butterfly Beach."
  • Favorite Museum: "The Santa Barbara Museum of Art."
  • Best Shopping: "Coast Village Road in Montecito."
  • Favorite Shop: "William Laman. A fantastic home shop where you want to buy everything in it! William has an incredible eye for stylish objects.”
  • Favorite Activity: "Hiking on Cold Spring Trail."
  • Favorite Secret Weapon: "Tamara Jensen at IDO Events for party planning."
  • What I will Never Forget: "Bike riding on the Beach Path, horseback riding in the Santa Ynez Valley."

Published onAugust 18, 2009

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