The last few weeks I have been on an artists retreat. Seeking inspiration I traveled west and landed in Santa Barbara and took shelter at the San Ysidro Ranch, just 90 miles from LA.
Nestled into the lush Montecito foothills, the ranch provided a tranquil retreat for this artist.
Myth and history mingle in gardens where Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged vows in the setting of John and Jackie Kennedy's honeymoon. You can feel the residue of the old school glamour everywhere you turn.
My private cottage offered intimate seclusion and a grand opportunity to go within, a place to indulge the senses and invigorate the soul. Sometimes it is just good to listen. Listen to your true voice, your true self. I find those are the times I create my best work as an artist.
The ranch provides exquisite culinary excellence. The Plow & Angel offers dishes created from herbs and vegetables grown in the organic gardens of the ranch.