Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica is Becoming an Art Deco Drive

Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica seems to be poised to become the west coast version of Shore Drive in Miami. The once sleepy strip has plenty of art deco buildings blending in with high-rise towers, cafes, art galleries and notable new restaurants with ocean view dining – all bringing hoards of weekend foot traffic. WeContinue reading “Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica is Becoming an Art Deco Drive”

El Encanto Santa Barbara is Back in Business

Perched high above the hills in the ‘California Riviera’ aka Santa Barbara, the landmark El Encanto reopened it’s doors last month and the restaurant is fully open after a seven year closure. This grand reopening also marks the first West Coast property for the Orient-Express, who is primarily known for European trains and restoring historic villasContinue reading “El Encanto Santa Barbara is Back in Business”