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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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With all the warm weather we had, I did not realize that cymbidium season has begun!  There are one of our favorite orchids in the fall, and they are partial to cooler weather.  Now that the weather has cooled a bit, our growers are releasing them to our area! Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-AB...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 30
Our flower growers in Carpinteria are always surprising us with new flowers.  Check out this colorful bouquet of statice.  Prior to yesterday, I had seen them in varied shades of purple, pink and white. The yellow was a surprise.Happy Sunday, everybody,Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel- ABOUT:  N...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 45
Every so often we run out of fresh veggies or fruit or avocados as was the case today.  When that happens, we head over to the Carpinteria Farmers market, which is one block long, and is there every Thursday at 3PM.   The avocado rancher was there, and he also had these lovely kahili ginger.  The...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 45
Pink Diamonds is the latest colorized orchid from Westerlay  Orchids.  This is the latest offering in their "Gemstone Collection"of phalaenopsis.  These are certainly more affordable than the pink diamond gemstones.  You don't need insurance, just a bright place in your home, and watering these i...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 15
Carpinteria, where we live,  is a small chaming beach town.  The town's name was originated by the Chumash Indians who used to build their canoes on the beach near the tar pits. They used the tar to waterproof their canoes.  The canoe builders said that the beach looked like a carpenter's bench, ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 22
Recently the private road that leads to a gated beach community and the salt marsh preserve was cleared of bushes and other greenery.  Only the tall Monterey pines were kept as part of the landscape.  Hardscaping with rocks of varying sizes replaced the bushes. This first photo is of the left ent...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 31
Yes, we grow papayas in Santa Barbara.  These are grown in greenhouses up the road from the Polo Fields in Carpinteria, and the guys behind this are also  starting to grow pineapples.   Solo Sunrise are the pink fleshed variety of papaya as pictured above.  Those are our favorites. Unlike genetic...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 28
It was windy and cool for us 54 degree morning (wind chill LOL), we braved our way to the Saturday Santa Barbara Farmers Market.  One of the big industries in Carpinteria besides Lynda.com and Carl's Junior is the Floral Industry.   These tulips were grown in the greenhouses, and they are shippe...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 18
When you are in the mood for great fish tacos as we were today, the place to go is Cabo's Baja Grill and Cantina in Carpinteria!  The photo above was taken with my iPhone 5 S.   This photo was taken with Ron's new iPhone,  the 6 +.  There is definite difference in quality and clarity in the shot...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 12
Today at noon marks the beginning of the 28th annual California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria a few blocks from the beach. Santa Barbara County is the third largest avocado producer in North America.  Carpinteria is one of the bigger producers in the county! For the second year in a row, the F...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 16
This week it was time again to refresh our orchid supply in our office and home.  We love going to Westerlay in Carpinteria, and wander through their wonderful orchid selection.   As we looked into one of the greenhouses, we saw an abundance of orchids bound for Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 10
Sandyland beach was exceptionally beautiful yesterday afternoon.  It was warm with a light breeze fragrant with salt and the hints of autumn.  We were enchanted and felt like we could stay forever. Batches of strange creatures, were on the beach.  They look like a disc with circular striations, ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 8
We stopped in at Island View, our favorite nursery in Carpinteria, when it comes to exotic plants and great ideas.  This was hanging on a shady wall, and we loved the artistic feeling of it.  It would brighten up any shady spot. Wishing you a great week,   Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel- ABOU...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 16
Every so often, we mix it up.  Today we headed to the bluffs in Carpinteria a nature preserve comprised of over 50 acres.  We wanted to take a look at the seal sanctuary, and they were all sunbathing... My iPhone with the zoom captured them a bit out of focus.  Next time, I will try the other ca...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 18
One of the wonderful aspects of living in Carpinteria is the fact that one of our industries is growing flowers, which are sold in the US and Canada.  One of the growing fields we spotted on a recent walk was this one (pictured above) of Queen Anne's Lace. They are a beneficial flower  because th...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 18
A heavy marine layer keeps most people off Sandyland beach, except for the locals walking their dogs.  As we crossed the channel, we noticed a creature on the sea wall that protects the homes from the high tides. A blue heron was perched on top of the rocks watching something in the distance, we...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 11
When Ron was taking a golf lesson, I decided to take a walk towards Johanes flower fields, which are behind the driving range.  I noticed the sign pictured above, and an inviting trail to follow.  Since I was not wearing hiking shoes,  I decided to check out the trails the next day, when Ron wou...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 18
Yesterday afternoon, we headed to the beach.  As we arrived the Carpinteria City maintenance crew was cleaning the sand off the picnic, shower and play area.  The winds had buried everything with sand.  The beach was littered with kelp trees that were detached by the big waves due to the storm. ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 31
Yesterday afternoon as we meandered on Sandyland Beach in Carpinteria, we spotted this 6 foot kelp bulp.  The bulb itself was larger than a softball.  If you look at the lower left corner of the shot you can see what a regular sized bulb looks like (about 2-3 inches). These bulbs are the floater...

By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
Comments 0
Rincon Classic 2014 Web Site Rincon Classic History: The event where legends are made, The Rincon Classic is the oldest and most revered surfing contest in Santa Barbara's rich surfing history.  Showcasing generations of the areas best surfers at the Queen of the coast, the Classic is a locals o...

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