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8 Montecito Magazine Fall 2018–Winter 2019 THE SANTA BARBARA COMPANY NATIONWIDE SHIPPING & LOCAL GIFT DELIVERY Santa Barbara Artisan Gifts Find the Perfect Thing for Friends, Family & Clients Gourmet Food • Bath & Body • Note Cards See our full selection and order online – individual gifts and baskets santabarbaracompany.com / 805.845.3700 Visit our shop at 214 East Victoria Street The Santa Barbara Company is a one-stop-shopping spot for fine gifts and artisan goods, with a spotlight on all things local. Produced in Santa Barbara T he charming store is housed in a meticulously restored 100-year-old Craftsman-style bungalow off the beaten path in downtown Santa Barbara. Owned by the mother-daughter team of Nancy Law and Caroline Law Echeveste, the shop is known for its well-curated selection of wares and beautifully presented custom artisanal gift baskets and birch boxes for holidays, weddings and events, and as welcome amenities. They also offer their products online, ship nationwide and hand-deliver locally. “I think what sets us apart is our commitment to authenticity,” says Nancy. We want the store to be an authentic representation of what’s being produced in Santa Barbara.” Nancy and Caroline scout out unique, beautiful and useful items, from home goods and personal care products to food and books by local authors. They also partner with local artisans to create exclusive products that are available only through The Santa Barbara Company, including Santa Barbara-inspired candles and “Funk Zone” and “Santa Barbara” printed totes and pillows. “The tote bags and pillows are hand-screened right down the street,” notes Nancy. For another one-of-a-kind item, they commissioned a glassware maker to etch maps of Santa Barbara and Montecito neighborhoods onto pint glasses, stemless wine glasses and mugs. Caroline has also established a sister company called Riviera Provisions to produce proprietary items like Wine Country Nut Mix and Cherry Cashew Snack Squares, with more in the works. Nancy’s passion for Santa Barbara comes naturally, as her roots here run deep. “My kids represent the sixth generation to have lived in Santa Barbara,” she says. Nancy’s maternal grandparents, Santa Barbara High School Class of 1917 and 1918 respectively, were high school sweethearts. Her great-grandfather, Henry Augustus Adrian, served as mayor of Santa Barbara in the 1920s. The shop displays a picture of him with her grandmother, Phila Viola Adrian, in Old Spanish Days Fiesta regalia in 1924. u By Nancy Ransohoff