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It's been awhile . . . I just re-visited your website a I LOVE the upgrades! The photos are so beautiful and it's quite expanded from my last visit - Really great job!! — Muffy Barnard, Summerland

Well i went camping there few years ago, we camped by the beach. It was my first time camping and i remenber what a beautiful scenery it was. I had a wonderful time. Marisa Estrada — Marisa Estrada, Oxnard

Note from Marianna. Thank you so much for the gift certificate for dinner at Cafe Del Sol - It was the most pleasant suprise of the day! Santa Barbara Life contests are GREAT and I really appreciate the gift. — Marianna Mashek, Santa Barbara

Very Nice...Do you have info on wineries and Fine Art in your area? — Ann Rice, Santa Cruz

Thank you so much! Wow Santa Barbara Life is such a treat. Nothing is free these days. UNTIL I won a cruise on the condor and massage ALL FREE FOR ME!!! the massage from Qui Si Bella was AMAZING! Thank you so much again! — Heather Vaughn, Santa Barbara

Thank you very much for this site which we found very interesting. We’re looking forward to seeing more of Santa Barbara soon!. Michelle and Denis — Michelle Stoffels, San Jose

I look forward to getting the Montecito Journal paper each week. It keeps me up to date on all the community happenings throughout the year. It's also fun to learn about people who live here and their history. With family attending Westmont College, I thoroughly enjoy reading "Your Westmont" by Scott Craig. I've only recently discovered the website "Santa Barbara Life" and it is equally as fabulous as the newspaper. Thanks to everyone involved for putting out such great products. — Gwen Huenergardt, Montecito

I am looking to move to the Santa Barbara area, although the cost of living is very expensive there. I am looking into Lompoc and Gaviota and was searching for any information on Gaviota - that is how I came to this site. It is nice that you have information on other towns in Santa Barbara County. — Jennifer Proebstel, Ventura

Dear Mr. Adams - A first for me...WOW! Many thanks for the SB Zoo tickets, my grand children will love going. And, rest assured, I will tell all my friends about SBLIFE! Gratefully - Karen — Karen Dillon, Santa Barbara

Hi: I am a media planner at an ad agency in New York. My principal client is Sotheby’s auction house. The jewelry expert at Sotheby’s New York is planning a trip to Santa Barbara to provide information regarding consignments. Many thanks for all this info! Erin Matts, Communications Planner, Bouchez Kent & Company, 920 Broadway, New York, NY 10010 — Erin Matts, New York

The photographer has done an excellent and beautiful job of capturing Santa Barbara and the many highlights of our area. — Anne Tetrick, Goleta

Dear Harold & Santa Barbara Life: My daughter and I took the sunset cruise we won in April on Sunday night and boy was it ever AWESOME!! Our captain, Dana was a young man who really knew his stuff with sailing...It was a perfect evening to get out on the water and the sun was just going down when we got back to the dock :-) Thank you again for such a great website and all the hard work you do! And of course thank you for the monthly contest and prizes! I will be sending the SB Sailing Center a nice thank you note as well! — Debbie, Santa Barbara

I love SBLife! It's such a great place to find stuff for the family to do! — Gwyneth Ramirez, Santa Barbara

Wow!! What a great idea to get people to come to your site. I had no idea about this great site. I'm so happy my friend sent this to me to enter in the contest. i will past this on to my friends as well. Thank you. Make me a winner!!!! — Brady Charette, Santa Barbara

Dear Mr. Adams: All I can say is WOW! What a delight to open the mail and find a prize instead of a bill. Your site is really growing and the added news page is one more reason for my frequent visits. I will certainly let all my friends and family know about Santa Barbara Life. — Karen Dillon, Santa Barbara

As a former resident of Santa Barbara (and planning my return); I find your site helpful as well as interesting. — Linda Orman, Los Angeles

Nice Site! I have a question: I've heard a lot about the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference. Could you tell me more about it - when? where? how much? Thanks. — Gail Thornhill, Los Angeles

We are hosting a wedding dinner for family and out of towners in Santa Barbara. We are looking for a restaurant that could accommodate 40 to 50 people, moderately priced if possible. Can you help us locate a few possibilities, we are from Michigan and not that familiar with the restaurants in SB. The wedding will be at on the beach and most people will be staying there, so we're looking for proximity to the Santa Barbara waterfront. The bride and groom (our son) are from LA. We appreciate any assistance you can offer. Thanks! — Phyllis Lublin, Michigan

What a surprise! I am taking my kids for McConnell's Ice Cream on my Birthday with the gifts I won on SB LIFE - Thank you sooo much! — Denise Thomas, Santa Barbara

Just found out about you from someone handing out cards at the SB beach art show. I am a vendor there. A committee is being formed to do advertising for the show, I will be sure to put them in the picture about this lovely local site. — Audrey Cawkwell, Santa Barbara

Dear Harold - Oh my goodness! What an unexpected delight to be selected as the grand prize winner for April! Now we have days of wonderful local outings to look forward to . . . Many thanks to the Santa Barbara Zoo, Paradise Cafe, Condor Express and McConnell's Ice Cream and to you for coordinating the contests. We so much appreciate the generosity of Santa Barbara Life! — Tessa Flanagan, Santa Barbara

Nice to have this online. We spend much of our retirement time in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Ventura. We feel this is our home away from home. — Rita Walls, Los Angeles

Hi, Wondering about a secluded little hideaway in Santa Barbara near the beach. Are there any little spa's or ... Tai Chi centers or?? in the area? Suggestions on where to find? P.S. Looking for something smaller rather than larger, even an outdoor experience in the mountains -- mountainside tents?? — Brenda Gasch, Los Angeles

Thank you so much for the wonderful prize!  I really do appreciate it and I love your site. — Lynette Ferarri, Montecito

Nice site! Good local info - Can you enter me into your sblife contest please. I enjoy reading all the information on Santa Barbara! Thanks, Kimberly Sutherland — Kimberly Sutherland, Camarillo

Thanks for picking me as a prize winner! I used my gift certificate to Natural Cafe in Old Town Goleta yesterday and was very pleased with the food and service. Now that I know they have off-street parking in the back, I have plans of returning to try other lunch favorites. (I hear good things!) Once again - Thank you! — Nancy Sherman, Goleta

Thank you SBLIFE! My family and I are super excited to check out the SB Zoo! My partner and I raise my little sister and money can be tight. A little fun time here and there is wonderful. This is perfect as my little sister hopes to be a vet one day. Lots of love - Roo, Debbie and Alondra — Ruqayyah Mansour, Santa Barbara

I have referred visitng friends to Santa Barbara Life to find lodging and restaurants, and it has been very helpful! — Alice Esbenshade, Santa Barbara

Good afternoon! I thoroughly enjoy your Santa Barbara website. In fact with your permission I'd like to link my wife's Re/Max Real Estate website to the Santa Barbara Life site. In my opinion Santa Barbara Life is the best area website I've seen to date. Congratulations! Lee Burckhardt — Lee Burckhardt, Santa Ynez

Dear Santa Barbara Life and Harold -- How excited I was to be a winner of McConnell's Ice Cream gift cards. Thank you very much for the treat my two friends and and I enjoyed. McConnell's flavors are so refreshing on a hot day ! — Marika Davidek, Santa Barbara