The 23rd Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival is currently taking place in beautiful Santa Barbara. Last night SAG award winner Javier Bardem
was awarded a special tribute at the Arlington Theatre. We hear Angelina Jolie
will be attending the festival this weekend as well. Since we are UC Santa Barbara Alumni’s, here is the scoop on the hottest spots in SB from dining, partying and shopping.
For dinner make sure to stop by one of our favorite restaurants, the Palace Grill which has the best Cajun food and soufflés. If you want to see where Oprah
lives, head out to Montecito where you will be surrounded by large estates. One local hot spot is Lucky's which is known to have the best steak in town. If you’re over the green atmosphere and want to see water, head out to Brophy Bros. They have the best oysters, clam chowder and garlic ranch dressing that will make you want more.
For shopping it's best to hit State street. One of our favorite spots is 'Blue Bees' for the trendiest wear. Enough shopping lets talk nightlife. The best spot to party is Tonic, with its great drinks, cabanas and music. If you’re not in the mood to go clubbing, check out Indochine, known to have the best patio.
The hottest hotel to stay at in Santa Barbara is the Baccara. Since this hotel is very poshy it can get pricey. The Baccara is known to be a great celebrity getaway, so make sure to get your camera ready.
That's the scoop, Santa Barbara edition.