September Buzz

Posted online: October 2009



State Street hipsters can rest their weary heads at yet another trendy outpost by “moteliers” Kenny Osehan and Chris Sewell (of the moxie Presidio Motel). The artsy duo have collaborated on the Agave Inn, 3222 State St., Santa Barbara, 805-687-6009,, where guests can expect flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and modern meets Mexican pop art decor in the 13 rooms (from $69 per night), some with full kitchens, pull-out sofa beds, and styled porches. Viva la Fiesta!



Photographer Hal Boucher has been capturing the glitterati of the Biltmore and Coral Casino for more than 50 years. His iconic black-and-white images line the halls of the Ty Warner-refurbished clubhouse-by-the-sea and the Peter Marino designed staircase to the tightly guarded Tydes Restaurant’s ocean views. But now as a guest of the Four Seasons property, you too can join Boucher’s catalog of old Hollywood stars and have your family portrait taken by the 82-year-old master himself. The exclusive work of art will then be inscribed with your family name, framed, and delivered to your room. For more information, call 805-969-2261 or visit


Local foodies have been treated to a tasty parade of television chef personalities about town recently. Iron chef Cat Cora gave birth to her son, Nash, at Cottage Hospital…. Aussie Take Home Chef Curtis Stone struck a chord with all the ladies at the Alisal Guest Ranch. Named one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive,” Stone rocked shrimps on the barbie and

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