What was James Wearing in Santa Barbara?

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One of my very favorite bloggers is the elegant , handsome, and charming James Andrew of the

very popular blog,  “What is James Wearing?”!!

He and his delightful partner Scott McBee planned a really fantastic “California Adventure” with help

from some very knowledgable and sophisticated advisors!!

One of their stops was the Bacara Hotel nearby;  and I invited them to lunch with fellow

bloggers Brooke Giannetti of Velvet and Linen and Hollye Jacobs of the Silver Pen and

another of his admirers, Lola Miller and her darling daughter!!  We lunched at the Coral Casino Club;  California’s

version of “Eden Roc” in the South of France!

They  came to our house after lunch!

We met James in New York a few years ago with our friend David Patrick Columbia of New York Social Diary fame!

here is the link!

You can read all about it!

Santa Barbara Friends and Estates

(dont miss the whole series on California!  I think it would make a great book!!)

james here

What a handsome devil!!!

The dogs agree!!

41 thoughts on “What was James Wearing in Santa Barbara?

  1. Penelope Bianchi
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    GREAT photo of ALL of you ! What fun!

  2. Penelope Bianchi
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    via email:

    GREAT photo of ALL of you ! What fun!

  3. Heather in Arles
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    He definitely is a handsome devil (I imagine that people think that he is Tom Ford quite often, non?), you look absoultely stunning and the puppers made me smile.
    Off to see the link.
    Bisous!

    1. Penelope Bianchi
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      I am going to ask him how often he is mistaken for Tom Ford!

      I can see that! Orange must be my theme recently! thank you so much for your comment!

  4. Heather in Arles
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    He definitely is a handsome devil (I imagine that people think that he is Tom Ford quite often, non?), you look absoultely stunning and the puppers made me smile.
    Off to see the link.
    Bisous!

    1. Penelope Bianchi
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      I am going to ask him how often he is mistaken for Tom Ford!

      I can see that! Orange must be my theme recently! thank you so much for your comment!

  5. Marsha @ Splenderosa
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    Darling, this must have been wonderful fun! And, you look fabulous. We were at Bacara for several days a couple of years ago…heaven for sure.

    1. Penelope Bianchi
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      I forgot to say….I am complimented beyond to be “one of your favorite bloggers”! Yowzers! I can’t believe it!! Thank you!
      You and boy, and your dogs……have been one of my very top favorites way before I attempted blogging!

    2. Penelope Bianchi
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      We had such fun!! These people are FUN!!

      Missing in much these days! Happy to hear you loved the “Bacara”! It is under new ownership and management…..and said to be better than before!

  6. Marsha @ Splenderosa
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    Darling, this must have been wonderful fun! And, you look fabulous. We were at Bacara for several days a couple of years ago…heaven for sure.

    1. Penelope Bianchi
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      I forgot to say….I am complimented beyond to be “one of your favorite bloggers”! Yowzers! I can’t believe it!! Thank you!
      You and boy, and your dogs……have been one of my very top favorites way before I attempted blogging!

    2. Penelope Bianchi
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      We had such fun!! These people are FUN!!

      Missing in much these days! Happy to hear you loved the “Bacara”! It is under new ownership and management…..and said to be better than before!

  7. Reggie Darling
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    Marvelous photo of the two of you, so swellegant! I’ve met James a couple times, and look forward to meeting you, too, one day! I know it will happen… Reggie

    1. Penelope Bianchi
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      I hope so!!!

    2. Penelope Bianchi
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      Well, yes it must! The next time I come to NYC!!! Isn’t David Patrick Columbia a sight to behold??
      He is the person who motivated me (not in person….I read about him in the New York Observer)!!!!

      Was that the first blog??? (I never heard that word in my world in California!)

      I am dying to meet you and Boy! (I laughed out loud about the name “bamboo”! I understand the temptation!

      so “chinoiserie”!!! I love his name……and I especially love his eyes and his face. thank God for dogs.

  8. Reggie Darling
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    Marvelous photo of the two of you, so swellegant! I’ve met James a couple times, and look forward to meeting you, too, one day! I know it will happen… Reggie

    1. Penelope Bianchi
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      I hope so!!!

    2. Penelope Bianchi
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      Well, yes it must! The next time I come to NYC!!! Isn’t David Patrick Columbia a sight to behold??
      He is the person who motivated me (not in person….I read about him in the New York Observer)!!!!

      Was that the first blog??? (I never heard that word in my world in California!)

      I am dying to meet you and Boy! (I laughed out loud about the name “bamboo”! I understand the temptation!

      so “chinoiserie”!!! I love his name……and I especially love his eyes and his face. thank God for dogs.

  9. The Devoted Classicist
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    I have met only a few of my favorite bloggers, but I look forward to the day we finally meet, Penelope.

    1. Penelope Bianchi
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      Me too!!

    2. Penelope Bianchi
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      I forgot to say, I am incredibly complimented to be “one of your favorite bloggers”!!
      You have been one of mine way before I even thought about “blogging”!

      thank you!!!

  10. The Devoted Classicist
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    I have met only a few of my favorite bloggers, but I look forward to the day we finally meet, Penelope.

    1. Penelope Bianchi
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      Me too!!

    2. Penelope Bianchi
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      I forgot to say, I am incredibly complimented to be “one of your favorite bloggers”!!
      You have been one of mine way before I even thought about “blogging”!

      thank you!!!

  11. Taylor Greenwalt
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    Penelope…you look beautiful! I’m sure they must of had a fabulous time with you…how could they not!

    1. Penelope Bianchi
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      How sweet you are!

      The secret to these people (the talent is evident)!

      They are (and, sad to say, this is rare) They are FUN!!! The importance of the
      “FUN FACTOR” cannot be exaggerated!

      It shows in their faces, their creativity, their lives that they live….and create for their clients! And the clothes they wear!!!
      I find these monochromatic, “neutral” spaces so bereft!
      (ie Kathryn Ireland’s fab house in Ojai v. when an actress bought it and had a decorator redo it.) All the “fun” was “poof gone”!!

      It lost its “joy”! What don’t people get about that??? It became a sorry, kinda sad place. I hope someone with the “fun factor” intact buys it and brings Kathryn BACK”!!!!

      thank you, sweet girl, for your comment! I LOVE COMMENTS!!!

  12. Taylor Greenwalt
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    Penelope…you look beautiful! I’m sure they must of had a fabulous time with you…how could they not!

    1. Penelope Bianchi
      Reply

      How sweet you are!

      The secret to these people (the talent is evident)!

      They are (and, sad to say, this is rare) They are FUN!!! The importance of the
      “FUN FACTOR” cannot be exaggerated!

      It shows in their faces, their creativity, their lives that they live….and create for their clients! And the clothes they wear!!!
      I find these monochromatic, “neutral” spaces so bereft!
      (ie Kathryn Ireland’s fab house in Ojai v. when an actress bought it and had a decorator redo it.) All the “fun” was “poof gone”!!

      It lost its “joy”! What don’t people get about that??? It became a sorry, kinda sad place. I hope someone with the “fun factor” intact buys it and brings Kathryn BACK”!!!!

      thank you, sweet girl, for your comment! I LOVE COMMENTS!!!

  13. Michele
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    You look pretty good yourself, you California girl!

  14. Michele
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    You look pretty good yourself, you California girl!

  15. Michele
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    You look pretty good yourself, you California girl!

  16. tara dillard
    Reply

    Can’t decide. Are you both wearing wonderful dogs? Or are wonderful dogs wearing ya’ll????

    XO T

  17. tara dillard
    Reply

    Can’t decide. Are you both wearing wonderful dogs? Or are wonderful dogs wearing ya’ll????

    XO T

  18. tara dillard
    Reply

    Can’t decide. Are you both wearing wonderful dogs? Or are wonderful dogs wearing ya’ll????

    XO T

  19. fishing lovers
    Reply

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  20. life ionizer
    Reply

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