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By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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Homes For Sale Santa Barbara California Robert SwetzRobert Swetz lived in Santa Barbara California back in the 1980's and also worked and stayed in Carpinteria for a short time.The Santa Barbara area and communities are full of history, sunshine, great beaches and beautiful homes. Robert has been...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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If you like beans, the organic version of these is really tastier than the other beans.Wild arugula's leaves are diffierent and the taste is spicier than the regular arugula. We love the wild variety also.Conehead Cabbage is unlike most cabbage varieties.  It is mild tasting with a hint of sweetn...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 28
Off of Highway 154 which leads to the wine country from Santa Barbara, we took a left onto old Stagecoach Road.  As you drive, you get a feel of the road traversed by stagecoach in the 1800's.Further down the road, the scenery changes.We were headed to Cold Springs Tavern, which was a stagecoach ...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 35
We are happy to report that it started raining this morning as we headed out the Santa Barbara Farmers Market.The Healing Grounds had plenty of organic tomato varietals ready for planting in your vegetable garden.  "The Healing Grounds is part of the Transitions Mental Health Program.  Its purpos...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 20
We woke up to a beautiful sunny day.  The Santa Barbara Farmers market was full of vibrant colors.  This mound of carrots greeted us as we walked in.Here is what "beet red" looks like!And the first Sunflowers of the season are showing up! Wishing you an abundance of Saturday Smiles, Written by Ro...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 14
 Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-ABOUT:  Napa Consultants, International is the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry.  They work exclusively with professionals who are passionate about gaining or sustaining market leadership. With an expertise in personal branding, compa...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 27
One of our favorite places to go to for tea or happy hour is the Santa Barbara Biltmore.  Each year their Christmas display is lovely and well worth a visit.  We loved this wreath welcoming us in!The Christmas tree is also a beautiful sight almost reaching the tall beamed ceiling.  Notice the big...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 19
The temperature was at 41 degrees at 6 AM.  We are at 55 degrees at this moment and a high predicted at 63...Many of the farmers stayed home today, as did those who have plenty of leftovers. We still have heirloom tomatoes at the end of November!Parsnips made their appearance this morning. I love...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 26
Santa Barbara Ridgeback Shrimp is in season once again, and we instantly joined the queue to buy some for tonight's dinner, ($6 a pound).  You toss them in boiling water for less than 3 minutes.  We will be dipping them in melted cultured salted French butter from Brittany.  Peppers with a kick w...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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 On an another gorgeous cool and sunny morning, we took off for the Santa Barbara Market.  Persimmons are known as the "food of the gods."  From our standpoint having been tricked into tasting an unripe persimmon once, we appreciate them for their color, and not so much their taste.  The ones  pi...
By Ralph Gorgoglione, California and Hawaii Real Estate (800) 591-6121
(John Aaroe Group)
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Hey ActiveRain Peeps, someone needs our help....... For those of you that may not know, Kokku.org is a charitable foundation that I founded earlier this year.  You can read all about Kokku at www.kokku.orgKokku.org has a new recipient this month who needs our help. Bonnie Gordon is 69 years old a...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 36
This beautiful fennel (finocchio) caught our attention!Here is Kim, Quincy's best friend when we are out of town.  She also  also for BD. Trine, whose niche is growing all kinds of herbs and other interesting vegetables.  The cauliflower was really purple today!And look at this pomelo, what a bea...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 21
 One of the loveliest places to have lunch or enjoy Happy Hour in Santa Barbara is at the Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel.  Just getting there after you park in the self park area is a joy as you walk through gardens with specimen trees and bushes.And then you enter the restaurant with a view of the...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 31
It was cooler this morning, our temperature was 57, when we headed to the Santa Barbara Farmers Market.  Many of the regular farmers were missing, they must have decided to sleep in this morning. We bought snow pea tendrils pictured above.  They are delicious sauteed with garlic and oil, and they...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 36
As a luxury real estate marketing professional, one of your mantras to repeat is “luxury is in the details.”  Details are the quality cues that make the difference in how people perceive you.  It is what makes you unforgettable, and easy to refer.  Here is an example: When Kanaloa, our fishmonger...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 20
October in Santa Barbara is also known as "Eat Local Month!"  It is easy to do when you have artisan cheeses.  We have goat cheese makers, as well as these folks who have a Gouda that we buy.We also have beef, pork and chicken vendors.  Everything is raised with great care and fed organically.  T...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 42
When we arrived at the market this morning at opening time (8:30), it was 80 degrees.   Avocado Honey is here again.  The honey has a similar flavor to molasses and is not as sweet as regular honey.   It is great for vinaigrettes, of for glazes on poultry, meats and fish.  It also used in cosmeti...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 21
 These heirloom beauties said, "Buy Me" and we did.Wishing lots of Saturday Smiles,Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-ABOUT:  Napa Consultants, International is the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry.  They work exclusively with professionals who are passionate about gain...
By Mark Lomas, Excellent Service, Superior Results
(Sotheby's International Real Estate)
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The Santa Barbara AIA's annual ArchitecTours is a celebration of local architecture. This event draws attention to the extraordinary architectural legacy in Santa Barbara and the value of well-designed architecture to its surrounding community. Equally, ArchitecTours highlights the expertise that...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 35
In anticipation of a warm and humid day, it seemed like everyone was out early to shop at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market.  We were delighted to see tomatillos (pictured above), as it is a great addition to guacamole!Pomegranates are ripe and ready.  They are beautiful and tasty, and we love the...

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