Crowned VERANDA’s Best in Outdoor Living

We’ve had to sit on this secret for months… not easy for us, being so excited and all. We’re happy – thrilled! – at long last, to finally share the…

Santa Barbara’s Majestic Foothills

So just what is the art of outdoor living? It’s comfortable elegance. It’s casual living as an art form. It’s the concept of home as a collection of beautiful, comfortable…

Patagonia Adventure

Happy 2020! May it be a decade filled with joy and adventure! As the last few months of the twenty-teens sped by, we began thinking of how we would like…

Sneak Peak of Margie’s New Book: Private Gardens of Santa Barbara

I’m very excited to announce the release of my first book, Private Gardens of Santa Barbara – The Art of Outdoor Living, launching in March 2020 with publisher Gibbs Smith.…

Mud, Sweat, and Tears – Rising from the Mud

  We don’t often think of a natural disaster as being a thing of random chance. But a visit to Montecito after the debris flow of January 9, 2018 proves…