that’s just what california is…. it’s just cool. there is so much inspiration everywhere, so much creativity and just a sense of freedom that rides in the air that I suspect facilitates all of the aforementioned. whether its perusing the eclectic mix on abbot kinney in venice, or the more conservative mix amongst montecito, california really has a place for everyone it seems….at least those that love the saltwater not far from their toes. below are highlights from my recent trip to santa barbara and venice. enjoy.