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May 01, 2007

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Barquan Johnson

Its a good thing that you didn't fill that out for Lancaster, cause most of those questions would be blank!

janet

oh this is a great post! I really need to get to SB someday soon. I will think about doing one for DC, but I admit even after 3 years I don't feel like I know the city that well. It would be interesting to see what's similar and different on our DC ones if we do them.

Mom 2

Lancaster is not one of the 100 best places to live or anything. Lancaster is however 1 1/2 hours from anything you want to do. Go shopping, water skiing, snow skiing, snow boarding, a day at the beach, the Abby, mountains, lakes, fabulous restaurants and anything else you can think of. It's a good thing. Ask Martha!

benji

I recently met some people from the East Coast, in our drive it takes to LA they can drive through 2 states and get to NYC.

SaraJane

Thanks for the heads up on that! The Minneapolis post is very helpful!

Steven

My friend Vicky goes there so the mental notes have been taken! :D thx for the tips

Maya

My Santa Barbara: Maya

Age: 27

Occupation: Wedding Planner

I have lived there for: My whole life

I lived there because: I was lucky enough to have been born here.

My neighborhood: Oak Park/downtown

My favorite restaurant: Opal!

If you go to this restaurant, be sure to order: Phyllo wrapped tiger prawns. Heaven! (ask the bartenders to make up a drink for you.)

My favorite museum: Santa Barbara Museum of Art - followed closely by the natural history museum.

My favorite tourist destination: Carpinteria Beach.

Best insider spot: Thousand Steps beach. Muy romantico - and a good workout!

My favorite area: The beach!

Best place to go shopping: State Street, from top to bottom.

When you visit, don’t forget to pack: Money. Lots of money.

But leave room in your suitcase for: Your bikini/trunks.

The one local cuisine you should try when you’re in town is: Local? I love SB Brew House.

The best way to get around: Walk, take the bicyle rickshaws or convertible.

If I had to describe this city in one word, it would be: Beautiful.

I tell my friends to stay at: My house! Barring that, the Orchid Inn.

Thing people don’t know about this city is: We were the first Hollywood - the original silent movies were made here.

They say “Virginia is for lovers.” So fill in the blank: Santa Barbara is for anyone who appreciates culture enough to pay a bit more for things.

Katey

My Atlanta: Katey

Age: 33

Occupation: Graphic Designer/Cat Herder

I have lived here for: 10 years

I lived there because: I was dumb enough to follow "some guy" here after college, dumped the guy, kept the town.

My neighborhood: Milton

My favorite restaurant: OK Cafe

If you go to this restaurant, be sure to order: Dessert and the Blue Plate Special (in that order)

My favorite museum: The High Museum

My favorite tourist destination: Piedmont Park

Best insider spot: Riverside Park in Roswell.

My favorite area: Cabbagetown/Virginia Highlands

Best place to go shopping: Virginia Highlands and Lenox Mall (Oh and Sam Flax is pretty damn cool, too!)

When you visit, don’t forget to pack: A GPS.

But leave room in your suitcase for: New clothes (or yarn, if you're a knitter, there are a TON of yarn shops here!)

The one local cuisine you should try when you’re in town is: Anything from Agnes and Muriels or Einsteins

The best way to get around: Drive

If I had to describe this city in one word, it would be: Perfect.

I tell my friends to stay at: Big money? The InterContinental Buckhead. Not so big money? Anywhere in Dunwoody.

Thing people don’t know about this city is: Only tourists call it "Hotlanta"

They say “Virginia is for lovers.” So fill in the blank: Atlanta is for anyone who doesn't mind getting lost.

lso

janet,
i read your blog and think it's great. i've never commented, but i had to respont to this post. i lived in santa barbara from 1997 to 2002 and absolutely loved it!!!
i live in the northeast now (boston and then connecticut)...any 70 degree day i always say, "oh it's a santa barbara day..." i lived on the mesa. our friends owned the study hall in isla vista (dan and carolyn), and i ate free birds or la salsa about three times per week. my favorite restaurant was stella mares.

i ran on shoreline and walked my boston terrier there every day. i'm sad just thinking about how much i miss it!!! thanks for this post. good luck in law school.

Wende

Oh, I adore Santa Barbara (and I'm a sucker for Montecito) We're actually vacationing in SB this year in Sept/Oct. Yippee.

Laura

I love the Palace Grill - I love their muffins. Oh and the garlic rosemary french fries and SB BrewCo are my favorite...

I would do a My Ventura, but Ventura just isn't as cool as Santa Barbara. At least we're not that far away! :)

RA

Janet, I loved thinking about my town like this! Thanks for the nudge...

http://definitelyra.blogspot.com/2007/05/my-kennett-square.html

Did you live in the Lancaster that's in PA?

jesser

Cool idea! I'll have to write about my town. :)

Isabel

I'm totally going to play along today. Fun idea. Thanks for sharing.

Kate

This is so cool - we are going to be staying in Santa Barbara for a couple of nights in two weeks when we come over the pond for our holiday in California/Las Vegas. This is super helpful!!! I will post about my hometown in case anyone visit England soon!

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