Montecito Country Mart

January 30, 2014

Montecito Country MartWhen I think about growing up in Santa Barbara a few landmarks stick out in my mind. One of them is a bakery called Xanadu. Just the smell alone takes me back to being a kid and eagerly waiting an after school treat of some sort. Not much has changed at Xanadu except a handful of new neighbors thanks to the center’s mini facelift and newly branded name, the Montecito Country Mart.

Intermix, Kendall Conrad, Malia Mills, Space.NK and Calypso are just a few of my favorites that have taken up shop. Lucky for me my dry cleaners is smack dab in the middle of the mart so it makes for the perfect excuse to peruse the shops, grab lunch and a sweet treat. Here’s a photo diary of my latest visit.Montecito Country Mart{ Kendall Conrad Narcisa bag I’m still dreaming about. }Montecito Country Mart{ Current/Elliott sweatshirt, Jennifer Fisher charm necklace, Paige jeans, Super sunglasses. }Montecito Country Mart{ An impromptu visit with Kendall Conrad. }Montecito Country Mart{ Post shopping tacos at Little Alex’s. A little tip: the rajas tacos are ridiculously good. }Montecito Country MartMontecito Country Mart{ My arm candy for the day: the Anfa envelope clutch from Popinjay. }Montecito Country Mart{ Mate Gallery, a teeny tiny store that’s a treasure trove for fun art, antiques and vintage clothes. }Montecito Country MartMontecito Country MartMontecito Country Mart{ My latest sugary obsession, Rori’s Creamery. The Salted Caramel flavor is life altering, no really you have to try it. }Montecito Country MartMontecito Country Mart{ Intermix, where I have a running wish list at all times. } Montecito Country Mart{ Some current Intermix favorites: Jean-Michael Cazabat heelsLoeffler Randall clutch, Nocturne necklace, Yigal Azrouel scarf and Vita Fede ring. }Montecito Country Mart{ Malia Mills, where I’m currently coveting a bikini, wide brimmed hat and a vacation. }Montecito Country MartSome other favorite spots not to miss… Calypso St. Barth, Space.NK, James Perse, PaninoPressed Juicery, Xanadu and Tecolote Book Shop.

Photos by Arna Bee

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