Seaside Vibes

Posted online: August 2015

Santa Barbaran Will Adler's Summerland

Santa Barbaran Will Adler’s Summerland

By Joan Tapper Photographs by Megan Sorel

With a stunning location overlooking the Pacific, the friendly little beach town of Summerland has evolved from a turn-of-the-century spiritualists’ colony into a lively locale for a day of shopping, noshing, and relaxation. An array of residences hug the hillside, while a leisurely stroll along Lillie Avenue, the main thoroughfare, reveals clapboard cottages and contemporary spaces that house clothing boutiques, art and antique emporiums, inspiring home and garden decor, chic salons, fitness studios, and spas (even a grooming spot for your four-legged pals).

In this community, the emphasis is on women’s and men’s apparel and accessories that are attuned to the Santa Barbara lifestyle—from beachwear to casual elegance—and on furnishings that fit the American Riviera’s penchant for indoor-outdoor living. The mind-body connection gets its share of attention, too, with training facilities for sports and health enthusiasts and serene spots for meditation and beauty treatments. Meals? There are myriad choices, beginning with a hearty breakfast or brunch; burgers, deli fare, or more for lunch; and convivial gathering spots for drinks and dinner with friends.

If the urge to linger longer takes hold, that’s not a problem. You’ll find inns that make it possible to stretch those delightful Summerland hours into several days or more.

 

Home & Garden

Beach Shack 2262 Ortega Hill Rd., 805-969-5217.

Botanik 2329 Lillie Ave., 805-565-3831, botanikinc.com.

House 849 2246 Lillie Ave., 805-565-2849, house849.com.

Jodie Willard Photo Gallery 2264 Lillie Ave., Ste. B, 805-698-6988, jodiewillard.com.

Just Folk 2346 Lillie Ave., 805-969-7118, justfolk.com.

Kitchell Custom Homes 2476 Lillie Ave., 805-696-1531,
kitchellcustomhomes.com.

Malibu Market & Design 2173 Ortega Hill Rd., 805-565-9902, malibumarketdesign.com.

Mary Suding Antiques 2240 Lillie Ave., 805-969-4324, marysudingantiques.com.

McLeod Parrot Menagerie 2430 Lillie Ave., 805-969-1944, sbbird.org.

Montecito Urban Farms 2352 Lillie Ave., 805-617-3338,
montecitourbanfarms.com.

Pine Trader Antiques 2345
Lillie Ave., 805-845-2618,
pinetrader.com.

The Sacred Space 2594 Lillie Ave., 805-565-5535,
thesacredspace.com.

Summerhill Antiques 2280 Lillie Ave., 805-969-3366, summerhill-antiques.com.

Summerland Antique
Collective
2192 Ortega Hill Rd., 805-565-3189, summerlandantiquecollective.com.

Summerland Oriental Rugs 2350 Lillie Ave., 805-565-7998.

Your Pals Pet Hospital
2420 Lillie Ave., 805-695-8387, yourpals.net.

Clothing, Health, & Beauty

The Beach Club Athletics
2270 Lillie Ave., 805-570-5665, beachclubathletics.net.

Blooming Nails 2246 Lillie Ave., 805-698-0586.

Bonita 2330 Lillie Ave.,
805-565-3848, bonitasummerland.com.

Bonita Beach 2325 Lillie Ave., 805-565-4848.

Cashmir Beauty Lounge 2410 Lillie Ave., 805-969-2322.

The Bikini Factory 2275 Ortega Hill Rd., Ste. B, 805-969-2887, bikinifactory.com.

Indian Summers 2275 Ortega Hill Rd., 805-969-1162, indiansummersboutique.com.

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 12.23.46 PMEvolation Yoga 108 Pierpont Ave., 805-770-3436, evolationyogasb.com.

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 12.17.25 PMPlatinum Fitness Summerland 2448 Lillie Ave., 805-969-
1570, platinumfitnesssummerland.com.

Salon Olivier 2500 Lillie Ave., 805-770-2300, salonolivier.com.

Shear Design 2275 Ortega Hill Rd., 805-969-6414, sheardesignbeautysalon.com.

Waxing Poetic 2350 Lillie
Ave., 805-770-2847, waxingpoetic.com.

Eat & Drink

Cantwell’s Summerland Market 2580 Lillie Ave., 805-969-5893cantwellsmarket.com.

The Nugget 2318 Lillie Ave., 805-969-6135.

Sandpiper Liquors 2262
Ortega Hill Rd., 805-695-0838.

Stacky’s Seaside 2315 Lillie Ave., 805-969-9908.

Summerland Beach Cafe 2294 Lillie Ave., 805-969-1019,
summerlandbeachcafe.com.

Summerland Winery 2330
Lillie Ave., 805-565-9463,
summerlandwine.com.

Tinker’s Burgers 2275 Ortega Hill Rd., 805-969-1970.

Stay

The Inn on Summer Hill 2520 Lillie Ave., 805-969-9998,
innonsummerhill.com.

Summerland Inn 2161 Ortega Hill Rd., 805-969-5225,
summerlandinnca.com.

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