When British gentleman Ben met his bride-to-be former Miss USA and Dancing With the Stars contestant Shandi F., it was a match made in heaven. This power couple is just as kind as they are beautiful. Of all the places they could have chosen to get married, they chose Santa Barbara’s wine country and one of the most rustically-charming wineries in our valley: Lincourt. A former dairy farm, the little yellow house (now tasting room) was at one time a Sears Craftsman house and overlooks the gorgeous vines and has views of the Santa Ynez mountain range. It is also located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and has convenient access to nearby bed and breakfasts, inns and more.
Ben and Shandi chose to keep things streamlined and not do any decor that would conflict with the already-gorgeous natural backdrop at Lincourt. They put their priorities into what mattered most:Read More >>
There are those moments in life when you truly realize that the pretense of what you are doing on the surface has actually little to nothing to do with the “real” moment you are supposed to be experiencing. Such was last night at Trattoria Grappolo‘s in Santa Ynez, in the heart of Santa Barbara’s wine country.
The invitation said simply to come forRead More >>
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