Ian Filippini Montecito Wine Bistro
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Ian Filippini Santa Barbara Gets Cozy At Montecito Wine Bistro

Ian Filippini Montecito Wine Bistro

Montecito Wine Bistro

As Ian Filippini Santa Barbara knows, Montecito has many great places to delight in food and drink. One of the great, and perhaps lesser knows of these places, is Montecito Wine Bistro (https://www.pierrelafond.com/). Montecito Wine Bistro is located at 516 San Ysidro Road, which is considered the Upper Village in Montecito.

Montecito Wine Bistro, like many restaurants and bars in Montecito, is fancy and casual at the same time. There is a wonderful outdoor patio that is fun to gather on with friends, as Ian Filippini Santa Barbara has done from time to time. There is also a giant fireplace to warm up by on cooler evenings.

Montecito Wine Bistro has a quite a large menu including steaks, chicken, burgers, and chops. They also have salads, sandwiches and flat breads that come out amazing out of their wood-burning oven.  And of course, they have a very large and diverse wine list.

Check out the above link to learn more about Montecito Wine Bistro and check out these links to learn more about Ian Filippini Santa Barbara http://ianfilippinisantabarbara.com/ and http://ianfilippinisantabarbara.co/.

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Ian Filippini SB Polo Club
Ian Filippini Santa Barbara

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara Checks Out Santa Barbara Polo And Racquet Club

Ian Filippini SB Polo Club

Santa Barbara Polo And Racquet Club

Some things are just “Santa Barbara.” Sun, surf, shopping and good restaurants are definitely part of what makes Santa Barbara its own special place on the Central Coast. Well, the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club is another things that is most definitely “Santa Barbara,” just ask Ian Filippini Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club is a place where members and visitors can swim, play tennis, relax, and of course, play and watch polo! The Santa Barbara Polo Club was founded in 1911 and is one of the oldest polo clubs in the country that still exists. The club has its own polo team of course, but also offers lessons to the public.

The Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club welcomes visitors to watch Sunday games from May, through October. There is also quite the social scene at the Santa Barbara Polo Club, as Ian Filippini Santa Barbara has come to find out. The Polo Club is also a popular venue for weddings and other events.

To find out more about the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, please visit http://www.sbpolo.com/. To find out more about Ian Filippini Santa Barbara, please visit http://ianfilippinisantabarbara.com/ and http://ianfilippini.net/.

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Ian FIlippini bird refuge
Ian Filippini Santa Barbara

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara Does A Fly Over Andree Clark Bird Refuge

Ian FIlippini bird refuge

Andree Clark Bird Refuge

If you live in Santa Barbara, there is a good chance that you have heard about the bird refuge. What you may not know is its full name which is the Andree Clark Bird Refuge. The Andree Clark Bird Refuge is located at 1400 East Cabrillo Blvd. and is known not only for the beautiful birds that live there, but also for the amazing running/biking/skating path that surrounds it (this is the part that Ian Filippini Santa Barbara enjoys the most).

The Andree Clark Bird Refuge is a man-made freshwater marsh and lake that is appropriately right next to the Santa Barbara Zoo. It is 48 acres of open space with 29 of those acres being the lake. There are three islands located within the lake that provide places for the birds to make their homes. Ian Filippini Santa Barbara loves the many opportunities there are for bird watching around the refuge.

There are over 200 species of birds that live in and around the bird refuge at any given time. There are also turtles and other wildlife that can be observed while on the trails around the bird refuge. To learn more about the Andree Clark Bird Refuge you can visit http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/parksrec/parks/features/passiveopenspaces/andreeclark.asp. To learn more about Ian Filippini Santa Barbara you can visit http://ianfilippinisantabarbara.co/ and http://www.slideshare.net/ianfilippini/.

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Ian Filippini Joe's Cafe
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Ian Filippini Santa Barbara Loves Joe’s Cafe

Ian Filippini Joe's Cafe

Joe’s Cafe

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara has been a local to Santa Barbara since 1999 when he moved here from Pacific Grove. Joe’s Cafe has also been local to Santa Barbara, but for a much longer time, since 1928. If you are from Santa Barbara, live here, or have ever visited, chances are that you have frequented Joe’s Cafe, or at least heard of this iconic Santa Barbara establishment.

Joe’s Cafe is a fun and casual place to grab a bite during the day, and transforms to a popular and busy bar that is a staple of the State Street nightlife. Joe’s has an extensive menu where you can find burgers, sandwiches, salads and incredible desserts. Though the food at Joe’s is great, they are even better known for their strong cocktails. Patron beware! One drink at Joe’s Cafe can easily equal 2 or 3 drinks from your usual neighborhood bar. This is one of the reasons Ian Filippini Santa Barbara and many, many other Santa Barbara locals enjoy a drink at Joe’s Cafe from time to time.

Joe’s Cafe actually has a very long and detailed history that you can check out here https://www.joescafesb.com/info/#story. And you can check out more about Ian Filippini Santa Barbara at http://ian1031.com/san-ysidro-ranch-a-santa-barbara-secret/ and http://seniortaxplanners.com/.

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Ian Filippini Toy Store
Ian Filippini Santa Barbara

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara Is Crazy For Toys

Ian Filippini Toy Store

Toy Stores

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara is no stranger to toy stores. He has four nieces, one nephew and another one on the way, so many months of the year come with buying birthday or holiday presents for these lucky kids. Ian Filippini Santa Barbara is a great uncle and has definitely searched for the best Santa Barbara area toy stores over the years. Unfortunately, the choices are not plentiful, but some have some real quality and unique gift items.

One of Ian Filippini Santa Barbara’s favorite toy stores in the area is Toy Crazy in Montecito (www.gotoycrazy.com). Though it is a small store, they have a variety of toy and art options for infants to ten year olds. If you are looking for something unique that you won’t find at Target, Toy Crazy is your place. Toy Crazy is located in the Montecito Country Mart.

Another fun Santa Barbara area toy store is Chicken Little (www.chickenlittlekids.com). Chicken Little is geared more towards young kids and also has a variety of baby necessities as well such as cribs, rocking chairs and high chairs They also have very unique gifts that are fun for baby showers. Chicken Little is located in downtown Santa Barbara on State Street.

Of course a list of toy stores would not be complete without mentioning the ever popular Toys R Us. Santa Barbara has a “mini” Toys R Us located in the La Cumbre Mall. It is a small space, but it is packed from floor to ceiling with toys that any aged child would love to have (just ask Ian Filippini Santa Barbara). One of the cool things about having a Toys R Us is that you can order and pay for something online and go pick it up in store as long as they have it in stock. (www.toysrus.com).

Now you know that Ian Filippini Santa Barbara is a toy connoiseur, but to find out more about him, go to http://ianfilippini.net/ and http://ianfilippini.org/.

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Ian Filippini Santa Barbara Fishing
Ian Filippini Santa Barbara

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara Gives Us The Hook Up On Fishing In Santa Barbara

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara Fishing

Ian Filippini Santa Barbara Gives Us The Hook Up on Fishing in Santa Barbara

Living on the Central Coast in Santa Barbara, Ian Filippini Santa Barbara knows how lucky he is to have a variety of coastal activities to choose from. From swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, whale watching and fishing, there is no lacking of aquatic sports to participate in. But for Ian Filippini, he loves the relaxing and (sometimes) rewarding fun of fishing.

Even though Santa Barbara is small, there are quite a few areas for good fishing. Ian Filippini Santa Barbara enjoys fishing for rainbow trout and bass in Lake Cachuma, which is off of Highway 154 between Santa Barbara and Solvang. Before we go any further, it is important to mention that you must have a fishing license to fish in Santa Barbara County.

If you don’t feel like traveling as far as Lake Cachuma, there is always Stearns Wharf or the Goleta Pier. These are two local areas are very popular for local fishermen and amateurs alike, such as Ian Filippini Santa Barbara.

If you are feeling more adventurous, there are several charter companies that will take you deep sea fishing out near the Channel Islands. You can check out some options here https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Deep+Sea+Fishing&find_loc=Santa+Barbara%2C+CA and here http://www.santabarbara.com/activities/fishing/.

To find out more about Ian Filippini Santa Barbara, please visit http://ian1031.com/san-ysidro-ranch-a-santa-barbara-secret/.

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Ian Filippini Fess Parker
Travel

Ian Filippini Tells Us About The Fess Parker

Ian Filippini Fess Parker

The Fess Parker

A top-notch 4-star hotel, the Fess Parker resort allows visitors to get the most out of Santa Barbara, “the American Riviera.” Within walking distance from the Pacific Ocean, its seven buildings span over 24 acres of land. The resort offers more than 360 luxury rooms, each one having either a balcony or a patio, a minibar, and a flat-screen TV. Guests can opt for wireless or wired internet connection and adjoining rooms. Last but not least, visitors can choose the view they want to see from their room — mountains or ocean.

The hotel is a resort as well as a guest lodge. It offers valet and self parking and the Hertz Rental Car service for customers without their cars. Also, the hotel provides five different restaurants, a spa, and a fully fitted fitness gym. The gym, open 24 hours a day, is good for people seeking to become fit, to bulk themselves up, or to do cutting. Teachers from the gym even give tennis lessons at the Oceanside School of Tennis — another part of the Fess Parker resort. Because it is a partner of the Hilton Connect+ program, the hotel can offer full support for business meetings. It has multiple ballrooms and two thoroughly equipped boardrooms, which together can accommodate 1000 attendees.

To make a reservation with the hotel, click the following link: https://www.fessparkersantabarbarahotel.com/. The address is 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, and the phone number is 888-370-0998. To learn more about Ian Filippini, who recommends the hotel, click on these links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-filippini-468b3223 and http://ianfilippini.com/ .

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Ian Filippini Honor Bar
Restaurants

Ian Filippini Stops By Honor Bar

Ian Filippini Honor Bar

Honor Bar

As many people know, Montecito is a quaint, lovely area south of Santa Barbara that boasts high end, yet comfortable places to shop and to eat. The Coast Village Road area of Montecito is a lovely street that looks like it came straight out of a movie with restaurants and shops lining both sides of the street. Towards the south end of Coast Village Road is a fairly new establishment, Honor Bar.

Ian Filippini, who’s wealth management office Filippini Wealth Management is located on Coast Village Road, is very familiar with Honor Bar (www.filippiniusa.com). He visits here often not only because it is convenient for lunch on a work day, but because they have great food and cocktails.

Honor Bar has a huge bar in the middle, (hence the name), and is surrounded by comfortable booths. Their kitchen is open and available for you to look in on to watch your yummy food being cooked. They also have a lovely outdoor patio where you can bring your four legged friends!

Ian truly loves their menu, and he has tried most things, but his all time favorite item on the menu is the Honor Burger. It is a monster and can easily be shared with your dining partner! Their menu also has a wonderful assortment of salads, as well as ahi tuna, filet mignon and rotisserie chicken.

If you ever have the chance to drop by the Honor Bar, be sure to try one of their signature cocktails, craft beers or local wines. You can check out their full menu on their website at www.honorbar.com. You can also see what others think of the Honor Bar at https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-honor-bar-santa-barbara.

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Ian Filippini golf
Leisure

Ian Filippini’s Review of Glen Annie Golf Course

Ian Filippini golf

Glen Annie Golf Course

Santa Barbara is such a wonderful and beautiful place to live and play. There are so many different activities to choose from whether you live here, or you are just stopping through. One of Ian Filippini‘s favorite Santa Barbara activities in golfing. Ian grew up golfing in Carmel and Pebble Beach, so he is no stranger to a good round of golf. Mr. Filippini definitely loves golf, and Glen Annie Golf Course in Goleta is a local course that he really enjoys.

Glen Annie Golf Course is located at 405 Glen Annie Road, Goleta, CA, 93117 (www.glenanniegolf.com). If you need to call them to book your tee time, you can call them at 805-968-6400. If you prefer email as your vehicle for communication, you can email the course at info@glenanniegolf.com. Glen Annie Golf Course is a fairly popular course for the Santa Barbara area, so it is recommended that you call to set up a tee time.

Glen Annie Golf Course has beautiful greens and wonderful views throughout the course. Even Ian Filippini agrees that Glen Annie is a beautiful course–and he really knows great golf views! Another place to enjoy the view at this property is at the Frog Bar and Grill. This restaurant offers great food with a great atmosphere. There are three different fireplaces and several patios to enjoy your food and drinks on. Lunch is served everyday and the Frog Bar and Grill is also available to book for banquets and other special events.

Between the location, the course, the views and the food, Ian definitely suggests hitting up Glen Annie Golf Course in Goleta. You don’t have believe just Ian; check out other reviews of the course here https://www.yelp.com/biz/glen-annie-golf-club-goleta.

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Ian Filippini Stearns Wharf
Santa Barbara, Travel

Ian Filippini Explores Stearns Wharf

Ian Filippini Stearns Wharf

Stearns Wharf

Anyone who has lived in, or been to Santa Barbara knows that Stearns Wharf is the place to go for food and fun. Stearns Wharf is located at 219 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, 93109 (www.stearnswharf.org). If you follow State Street to the ocean, you will find it! Ian Filippini is a frequent visitor of Stearns Wharf and can tell us all about it.
Stearns Wharf is named after the man who built it, John P. Stearns. The wharf was built in 1872 and served both commercial shipping and passenger vessel needs for over 25 years. More information about the history of Stearns Wharf can be found at http://www.stearnswharf.org/history.php.

Ian Filippini knows that there are so many fun activities to do at the wharf, and he talks about some of them here. Ian loves that you can take a ride on a water taxi around the Santa Barbara Harbor. It is a great way to see the coastline and hopefully see some local sea life!

Another way Ian loves to see the Santa Barbara sea life is to visit the Sea Center, also on the wharf. There are some great educational opportunities there, and also a lot of fun to be had. If you want to get even more up close and personal to some sea life, you can go to Stearns Wharf bait and tackle and do some fishing right off the pier!

Of course while you are having all of this fun, you may work up an appetite; this is why Mr. Filippini recommends visiting any of the wonderful restaurants on the wharf. There is Moby Dick’s (www.mobydicksb.com), Longboard’s Grill (www.longboardsgrillsb.com), as well as the Harbor Restaurant (www.harborsb.com).

On the wharf there are also souvenir shops, ice cream and a wonderful candy store. If you are a local, or just visiting Santa Barbara, Stearns Wharf is a great place to go spend the day to experience a variety of fun activities!

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