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DESTINATION
PLANNER

What's New
in Santa Barbara

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ocated just 92 miles north of Los Angeles, dreamy
Santa Barbara is easy to get to-and difficult to
leave, as meetings attendees and visitors soon
find they'll need more than a day to experience
everything the region has to offer.
HOTELS
The Santa Barbara Inn reopened over the summer
after a multi-year renovation. Located along ocean-facing
Cabrillo Boulevard, the hotel features 70 deluxe guest
rooms and suites, each with its own balcony overlooking
the Pacific Ocean. A new conference and 1,200-squarefoot banquet room creates space for meetings, events
and social gatherings accommodating up to 80 guests. A
new restaurant, Convivo, serves Italian fare. Additional
amenities include a new fitness center, pool and spa and
complimentary breakfast.
TWO WHEELS
A new website and mobile app hosted by Cycle California
Coast, CycleCalCoast.com, showcases Santa Barbara and
Ventura counties as premier bike tourism destinations for
international and national cycling enthusiasts. The platforms
will feature prime bike routes and trails, beginning with the
"Grand Loop," an epic 150-mile route connecting the two
communities that includes some of the most breathtaking
stretches of coastline in the area. With its temperate climate,
scenic landscapes and variety of challenges, the region is ideal
for both amateur and professional cyclists. The platforms will
also link to bike-friendly businesses and highlight events, such
as the AMGEN Tour of California.
Cal Coast Adventures has launched a new Bikes and
Beverages private tour of Santa Barbara's bustling wine and

beer scene.
The tour
explores local
wineries and
craft breweries
via bicycle from
downtown through the
Funk Zone. The bike tour
guide will also give a behind-the-scenes look
at a couple of wineries and breweries along the way.
F&B
Highly anticipated new Spanish restaurant, Loquita (a
Spanish colloquial term for a wild and fun-loving young
girl), will open this fall. Executive Chef Peter Lee created
the menu with input from celebrated Spanish Chef Perfecto
Roche, presenting authentic Spanish paella, charcuterie
and cheeses, locally sourced seafood and meat dishes.
Sharing a space with the Santa Barbara Wine Collective,
newly opened Helena Avenue Bakery custom-bakes sweet
and savory goods. Expansive windows provide a glimpse
of chefs, overseen by Bryan Foehl, as they hand-shape
delectable baguettes, breads and pastries. Country Walnut
bâtard, hand pies with seasonal jam, Cold Fried Chicken
Sandwich on Ciabatta are just a few of the treats offered.
Two new eateries, The Garden and Corazon Cocina,
are changing the face of the Santa Barbara Public Market.
Located at the front of the market, which was extensively
remodeled, The Garden serves 40+ craft beers on tap, an
elevated bar menu with smoked meats and fresh, local
seafood. Headed by Chef Ramon Velazquez, former pop-up
eatery Corazon Cocina has found a permanent home,
serving fresh ceviche, mouth-watering tacos and housemade aguas frescas.
WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE
Whether you're visiting Santa Barbara for business or
pleasure, make sure to add an extra day to your trip and
explore some of these spots within easy driving distance.
View coastal California like you've never seen it at Channel
Islands National Park, which includes five islands unlike
anywhere else on earth. Less than an hour outside of Santa
Barbara, the small town of Ojai has become something of
a hotspot lately with its focus on health and relaxation. In
the Santa Ynez Valley, visit the historic Danish village of
Solvang. Hop on a bike or one of the four-wheeled surrey
cycles and explore shopping, parks and more. And don't
forget the family - Solvang is kid and pet-friendly! Finally,
a slightly further ride away, but worth the drive, is Hearst
Castle, once home to newspaper giant William Randolph
Hearst. This architectural gem takes you back in time and
offers gorgeous hilltop views.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Executive - November/December 2016

President’s Message
At a Glance
Calendar of Events
Building a ‘Foresight First’ Board of Directors
10 Tips to Experience Unlimited Success When Communicating
Media Relations: Building a Strategic and Comprehensive Communications Strategy
Associations Communications a Study in Perception vs. Reality
Destination: Santa Barbara
Advancing Associations: 9 Tips for Concise Writing
New Members
Index to Advertisers
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The Executive - November/December 2016 - cover2
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The Executive - November/December 2016 - 6
The Executive - November/December 2016 - President’s Message
The Executive - November/December 2016 - At a Glance
The Executive - November/December 2016 - Calendar of Events
The Executive - November/December 2016 - 10
The Executive - November/December 2016 - 11
The Executive - November/December 2016 - Building a ‘Foresight First’ Board of Directors
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The Executive - November/December 2016 - 10 Tips to Experience Unlimited Success When Communicating
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The Executive - November/December 2016 - 23
The Executive - November/December 2016 - Media Relations: Building a Strategic and Comprehensive Communications Strategy
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The Executive - November/December 2016 - 27
The Executive - November/December 2016 - Associations Communications a Study in Perception vs. Reality
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The Executive - November/December 2016 - Destination: Santa Barbara
The Executive - November/December 2016 - Advancing Associations: 9 Tips for Concise Writing
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The Executive - November/December 2016 - Index to Advertisers
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