Easy Livin'

A salt-misted abode on Solimar Beach plays host to a seasonal feast, as a crew of up-and-coming young entrepreneurs joins together to create a perfect brunch.

Photo by Graham Dunn

Gretchen Ulrich, Otis + Pearl Vintage Rentals (vintage China and glassware)
Vanessa Craig, Vanessa Love Food (catering)
Caitlyn Rylander, Fleur De Rye
(florals and hair)
Amara Bessa, Kariella (clothing and accessories)
Derek Ulrich & Blake Ulrich
Prospect Coffee Roasters,
Andrew Caspary, Ventura Spirits
(spirits and cocktails)
Graham Dunn, Graham Dunn Photo
The Berry Man
Wild Local Seafood

Makeup by Natalie Cathleen
Hair by Caitlyn Rylander

Watermelon and jicama parfait 
Santa Barbara spot prawn with avocado cocktail sauce 
Local stone crab benedict on puff pastry with chili hollandaise 
Oxnard strawberry and lemon tarts

With snow-white flesh as sweet as lobster, Santa Barbara spot prawns are a local treasure. (But here’s a secret: they’re really shrimp, not prawns.)

Vintage plates, stemware, and flatware from Otis + Pearl Vintage Rentals add flair to an already stylish table.

How to treat Prospect Coffee Roasters single-origin Guatemala Santa Clara right? Use an elegant pour-over style Chemex coffeemaker.

Local prickly pears and spirits from Ventura Spirits Company pair up in a fizzy Prickly Prosecco (foreground). The Bloody Mary is, of course, a brunch standard—this presentation is not.

Wearing a dress and accessories from Kariella, Caitlyn Rylander, the owner of Fleur de Rye, puts the finishing touches on a Coral Charm peony arrangement.


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