We highly recommend you book a private tour at Jonata, which is owned by Stanley Kroenke, who also counts the St. Louis Rams and Denver Nuggets among the items in his portfolio, though it is winemaker Matt Deesthat is personally responsible for creating the earthy blends of Sangiovese, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Jonata’s slate of wines demand the highest prices of any in Santa Barbara County; its 2009 bottlings fetch $125 each from club members, who are only allotted a certain number of bottles per year. There is no tasting room on the property; it is a private vineyard for those lucky (and luxurious enough) to be invited.
In 1984 Jerry Dammers’ song ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ was released, it became a global hit and an anti-apartheid anthem. I shot this photo of Jerry (above) on the Specials’ Seaside Tour. We were staying in a b&b and I heard organ music coming from the dining room – there was Jerry was playing in the empty room. Photo: Janette Beckman.
The S/S14 collection of California-based Cerre by designers Flavie & Clayton Webster is beautifully understated with a sophisticated elegance that would not look out of place on The Riviera. Soft shades of ivory, taupe, and mocha sit comfortably against a classic canvas of camel, black and navy blue.
Today we bring you the best of what we saw at Context and Aqua, Kenny Scharf’s garden and mural installation, “Tony’s Oasis” (where we were able to speak to the artist as he chopped coconuts with a machete) as well as the female-focused “Women on the Walls” exhibition, which spotlighted the prominent female street artists in the mural project Wynwood Walls.