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Brunch at San Ysidro RanchPhotos by Arna Bee for Flutter Magazine

For our on-going fashion to table series we tapped Santa Barbara native, Samantha of Could I have that? for a shoot themed around classic denim. I found these perfect napkins from Terrain as a jumping off point and then found a vintage indigo linen from Mate Gallery for an authentic denim texture. Add in the sickessssst chargers also from Terrain and copper accents in the silverware and placecard (a nod to the copper rivets in a classic denim) and this table came together quickly.

Kim from Toast did beautiful, feminine, white flowers and brought the most perfect bar cart which I styled with lemon and a huge rose vine Kim foraged. Anelise Salvo did some simple hand lettering for the menu on lucite and I hung it above the table. Special thanks to San Ysidro Ranch for hosting us and for Arna Bee for the beautiful photos. To see more of this story, grab your copy of Flutter Magazine at Barnes & Nobles or right here. See more as well on Flutter’s blog, right here and on Could I have that? right here.

Fashion to Table for Flutter Magazine

Photographer: Arna Bee

Host: Could I have that?

Stylist: Kelly Oshiro for Flutter Magazine

Location, Food & Beverage: San Ysidro Ranch

Table & Bench: The Tent Merchant

Charger, Copper flatware, Napkin, Copper Plant Marker/Seating Tag: Terrain

Containers & platters: Hudson Grace

Cocktail Glasses & platters: Porch

Indigo Linen: Mate Gallery

Glassware: Diani Living

Florals: Toast Santa Barbara

Hand lettering: Anelise Salvo

Around Town: Our Lady of Guadalupe Mercado, Santa Barbara Fiesta

This past week its been Fiesta in Santa Barbara or a celebration of “Old Spanish Days.” My favorite Fiesta activity is visiting, and eating my way through, our Lady of Guadalupe’s Fiesta. I’ve never seen it really captured any where, so I reached out to Arna Bee to come experience what I consider the “real” Fiesta. The function of this event is to raise funds for the church and the food is hands down the best there is. Above, this little girl was kind enough to model the seriously amazing corn.

On the left, asada being cooked off for tacos, on the right the best BBQ corn ever. According to the “corn man” this machine is his own invention, the rods keep the corn spinning so that each kernel is perfectly cooked. Then you can get it dregged in butter, mayo or parmesan, or some combo of both.

Also, here, the best cheese enchilidas ever. They ain’t pretty, but damnit they’re good. On the left, birria tacos, aka goat. Aka tasty (Arna and I indulged in these post-shoot).

And of course the crowds come out in full Fiesta gear. On the right, an attendee eating the amazing home made churros and on the left, an adorable couple with a plate of tamales.

Eggs are filled with confetti and are for sale every where, and the children are all about cracking confetti eggs on each other’s heads. For weeks after fiesta, you can will see confetti in the cracks of the side walk, in the landscaping, and most likely, somewhere in your home too…

And for me… well I’m still dreaming about the corn… Happy Monday everyone, and Viva la Fiesta!

Photography: Arna Bee // Produced by: Kelly Oshiro for SB Chic