Our laid-back beach town is designed for serendipitous occasions - trying out a new restaurant, spontaneous wine tasting or catching the perfect sunset... whatever it is, the less planning the better. But if you're visiting California and only have a day to spend in Santa Barbara, it's best to know where to go and why. This list will give you a taste of Santa Barbara and hopefully encourage you to come again and stay longer!
From Bacara’s website:
Set in the resort’s grand lobby amidst a warm fireplace and elegant furnishings, Bacara’s Tea & Trunk Shows feature a contemporary twist on traditional high tea by pairing the service with a designer trunk show.
The afternoon begins with a flight of tea from across the globe, expertly moderated by Bacara’s Tea Master, and perfectly paired with three tastings by Executive Chef David Reardon. Delectable treats include smoked salmon and caviar tea sandwiches, fresh fruit tarts, mini velvet cupcakes and freshly-baked scones with local lemon preserves. The price is $35 for adults and $15 for kids.
Afterward, guests can enjoy champagne and preferred pricing on this season’s newest styles at Bacara’s Trunk Shows in the adjacent Boutique. Featured designers change daily and include:
December 14-15: R&R Surplus
December 16: Safia Jewelry
December 17-19: Bacara Boutique Sleep & Bath
December 20: Bacara Home
December 21-22: Pallie Jones Bags
December 23: Safia Jewelry
December 26-27: The Spa Boutique at Bacara
December 28-29: Studio Suzan Jewelry
December 30: Kohar by Pearl Jewelry
Bacara’s Tea & Trunk shows take place December 14 to 30 (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas). Tea is served from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lobby. Trunk shows take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Trunk show admission is complimentary.
Photos from our recent visit:
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