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From the Desk of Kate Schwab,
Marketing & Communications Director
Dog Days of Summer
Breaking news: Downtown Santa Barbara has an official Office Dog! Millie comes to the office with me every day, and that got me to thinking: where
else are dogs welcome in Downtown Santa Barbara?
On a quest, I learned that many
downtown restaurants, galleries, shops and tasting rooms allow dogs, with m
any offering treats and water bowls to accommodate doggy customers. Kathy Shields at Savoy Café & Deli (24 W. Figueroa) sent a photo of their "dog parking" corner, as well as a photo of Holly, lounging on the popular dog hangout, the patio carpet runner. At The Grapeseed Co, Kristin Fraser says, "We make an entire doggy line called Dirty Dog Organics!"
Eureka! Burger's patio (601 Paseo Nuevo) is a great place for brunch with a pup - they even have treats.
Viva Modern Mexican (1114 State) was so enthusiastic, we ate there twice in one week. Millie perched c
omfortably on my lap while I got a pedicure at Nu-Image Nail Salon (
Within a few blocks block of Millie's office, she has many dog-buddies:
- Bear at Kotuku Elixir Bar (25 E. De la Guerra)
- Sophie at Jamie Slone Wines (23 E. De la Guerra)
- Cooper at The Riviera Towel Company (727 E. De la Guerra Plaza).
- Henry at Santa Barbara Arts (1114 State #24)
- Moose at Breakfast (711 Chapala)
- Chili Pepper at Indigo Interiors (1321 State)
- Daisy, Brand Ambassador at Game Seeker (537 State)
Leaving summer behind and zooming toward the Fall, we're noticing more and more pups parading along State Street, but some rules apply. Dogs must be leashed, please call ahead to check with restaurants before arriving with your pooch, and I think it's safe to say that everyone will appreciate you cleaning up after your dog.
Stay tuned - we're working on a new Dog Friendly Downtown Santa Barbara page for our website, including info about which Downtown SB locations accept dogs. I know I've just scratched the surface of Dog Friendly Downtown Santa Barbara - but I'm having a great time reimagining my view!
Millie, the DSB Office Dog, with her Little Green Ball.
Heads up - here's a month's worth of upcoming events in Downtown Santa Barbara
and YOU can participate!
Thursday, September 7
Thursday, September 21
Sat, Sept 16-Sun, Sept 17: The World
Sat, Sept 23: Celebrity Infinity
Mon, Sept 25: Celebrity Infinity
Wed, Sept 27: ms Zaandam
Sat, Sept 30: Emerald Princess
Thursday, October 5
Mon, Oct 2: Celebrity Infinity
Fri, Oct 6: Ruby Princess
Fri, Oct 13: Seaborn Sojourn
Tue, Oct 17: Grand Princess
Tue, Oct 24: Grand Princess
Downtown Santa Barbara comes alive once a month
, Presented by Montecito Bank & Trust. This monthly art crawl brings art, music, dance, poetry, demos, lectures, book signings and more to Downtown Santa Barbara streets and historic paseos, and is free for everyone.
September's theme is "Discover a New Passion."
is a lively Santa Barbara quartet that offers a unique rendering of Old World tunes, mixing Jewish Klezmer, Balkan, vintage jazz and gypsy swing. Members include Fred Nadis (clarinet), Andrew Fedders (bass), Daniel Moltke (violin) and Eric Ederer (guitar).
Photo by Kate Connell.
(Marshalls Patio, 900 State)
Lawrence Duff, singer, keyboardist, acoustic guitarist, is joined mandolinist/vocalist
Pat Hackney, together performing many acoustic based songs covering traditional and contemporary folk, early jazz, R&B, Latin, Brazilian, and originals.
(SBMA Corner, State & Anapamu)
Non-Profits to Know:
Educating, entertaining, and inspiring both youth and adults
and celebrating the human-animal bond."
Karen Lee Stevens, Founder and Executive Director of All For Animals, started the organization in 1997 as a community resource for animal lovers in Santa Barbara. In 2002, AFA incorporated for the purpose of teaching young people to be kind and respectful to animals, people and the planet. Today, the organization's vision focuses on giving children the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of animal companions through humane education and literacy programs that nurture
the human-animal b
Compassion for Critters
humane education program has reached thousands of children in Santa Barbara through reading, storytelling, and interaction with a variety of animals. The presentations build on the natural curiosity and affection that children have toward animals and helps them create safe and satisfying relationships with animals that will last a lifetime.
ARF! (Animals + Reading = Fun!)
is an innovative literacy program that gives children in grades K-6 an opportunity to improve their reading skills while inspiring them to become life-long readers by reading aloud to specially trained therapy dogs. ARF! is the only program of its kind in Santa Barbara that provides a results-based literacy program utilizing therapy dog teams in a classroom setting.
In addition to their programs for children, All For Animals sponsors
therapy dog training classes
, which teach dogs and their human companions the skills they will need in order to volunteer together in the community and bring joy and smiles to those in need. Since 2013, AFA has trained more than 400 dogs to become therapy dogs!
Here's What's New Downtown:
Willkommen to new dining experience
(413 State), serving the "doner kabap," the #1 culinary delight of German street food...Hey,
Imagine X Functional Neurology
- congrats on your new, gorgeous location at 804 Anacapa!...Welcome, new Associate Member
an intuitive behavioral approach to invaluable team assessments...Converted to a hotel earlier this year, the
(13 W. Haley) is now ready for guests...Santa Barbara Cabinet Company and Santa Barbara Window Coverings have merged under the umbrella company
SB Home Design
(10 W. Figueroa)...
Downtown Santa Barbara
Board of Directors
The Towbes Group
Brush & Associates
David de L'Arbe
Santa Barbara Travel Bureau
American Riviera Bank
Pacific Western Bank
Santa Barbara Arts
Santa Barbara Frame Shop
The Shade Store
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Law Office of William Duval
Hotel Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Holdren's Steaks & Seafood
Visit Santa Barbara
Distinctive Framing 'n' Art
Distinctive Art Gallery
Margerum Wine Co.
MOXI, Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
Santa Barbara Trust for
Ensemble Theatre Company
Santa Barbara Independent
SB Center for the
Opal Restaurant and Bar
Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants
Montecito Bank & Trust
Downtown Santa Barbara
Marketing & Communications Director
Marketing & Events Coordinator
State Street Team
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