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Get the Look! #Oscars2016

#Oscars2016 was a night unlike any of the 87 Academy Awards ceremonies before it! In addition to the incredible nominated talent, important spotlighted issues, and outstanding performances, the fashion on the red carpet this year (for those on trend patrol!) was nothing short of newsworthy. If you looked toward LA from Santa Barbara, you could almost see the cameras flashing. It was Hollywood’s biggest night and the stars’ stylists showed-up to show-off.  With all of Paseo Nuevo’s shops and national retailers rolling out their spring collections (with sales now popping up for last season!), there’s a few spring trends from Sunday that we already have our eye on. Check out this powerful girl crew in a few of our favorite looks from the weekend! Then #ShopPaseNuevo and #GetTheLook!


POP OF CITRUS  This citrus is so spring! It’s a tone that says fresh, fiery, and fun all in one. These flirty fringy heels from Nine West and new Puebla handbag from Aldo both have us orange with envy.

Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney

Nine West Hustle Open Toe Suede Sandals in red/orange. $119.00

ALDO New! Puebla Handbag in turquoise and orange. $12.00



NECK HIGH IN JEWELS  The plunge neckline was major showstopper all over Oscars night! (Victoria’s Secret knows the secret to mastering this trend with no slip ups). In addition to nailing the neckline, Olivia’s jeweled clutch and necklace were equally breathtaking! Have you embraced the reborn choker trend? Express has a necklace on sale now that hits the mark while keeping it daywear ready.

Olivia Wilde in Valetino Haute Couture, Neil Lane jewelry, and Roger Vivier bag

Express Mini Rhinestone and Cord Choker Necklace in black. ON SALE $7.99

ALDO Trawick Clutch in light pink. $50.00


FULL-SLEEVED CUT OUTS  The cutouts continue, spotlighting new hot spots every week. We love this angular waist cut-out on Rooney. Sleeves keep these cut-out dresses cool and ladylike – plus, the style practicality of going from afternoon wine in the Funk Zone to late night dinner on State Street just can’t be beat with this one. Our ANGL look is actually two pieces, ready to be mixed-and-matched with your other go-to crops, and this cutout clutch is a Givenchy gown look alike!

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci

ANGL Cross Waist Long Sleeve Crop Top. $39.99

Simple Soft Knit Pencil Skirt in Emerald. $36.99.

ALDO NEW! Vinton Clutch in white. $30.00


PERFECTLY PURPLE  We think this handsome purple watch would make Tina Fey proud – good style and good time management! #BossBabes get the look of her sapphire and diamond necklace RIGHT NOW for BOGO 50% off at WH | BM in Paseo Nuevo.

Tiny Fey in Versace and Bulgari necklace

Ribbon Hair Ties in purple from Sephora. $5.00

Nine West WatchMe Bracelet Watch in purple metal. $49.00

Sodalite Short Statement Necklace in blue bell. $60.00


GO RED How to be Fearless in Red 101! GoRed for Women with Macy’s and American Heart Association was at Santa Barbara’s Fess Parker just last week. We all looked just like this.

Charlize Theron for Mad Max in Dior Haute Couture and Harry Winston jewelry

ANGL Multi-wear Elegant Maxi Dress  $69.99

ALDO Warwick Clutch in orange. $50.00


JUST LIKE JLAW  And of course, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy looking oh-so-chic in Dior Couture. Is lace getting edgier or is it just us? The bronze smoky eye is a spring makeup must and you can always count on Sephora to have just what you’re looking for – and more!

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture (and a perfect blonde bob!)

ANGL Ophelia Organza Party Dress (Just sold out!)

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze from Sephora. $25.00

NARS Single Eye Shadow in Galapagos from Sephora. $25.00




This Valentine’s Weekend: No Reservation Dinner Deals

VDay Dinner Deals at Paseo Nuevo 2

Happy Valentine’s weekend! So ready for dessert deals, classy cocktails, and, of course, plenty of saucy and sweet slices for the pizza-lovers. The heart of downtown (aw!) is the best place to wander with your dinner date, and we have all the deals in one hot spot! Paseo Nuevo is bursting with pretty packages perfect for gifting (seriously crushing on Lush right now!), as well as dining and drink deals at our fun local favorites – Eureka!, PizzaRev, Pascucci, and California Pizza Kitchen. If “Make Reservations!!” never got checked off this week’s to do list, worry not, here’s a few first-come first-served  dinner deals happening this weekend.


Eureka! Valentine’s Day Cocktails
Handcrafted cocktails: FBO + It’s Complicated
Beer: My Bloody Valentine Ale (AND a keg with chocolate-raspberry vibes is about to be on tap!)
February 8th – 15th

Eureka! deserves a few more exclamations marks for their current cocktail lineup – The FBO and It’s Complicated stand out from their full bar menu. A blissful mix of Buffalo Trace Bourbon, a house-made strawberry simple-syrup, lemon juice, and chocolate bitters, The FBO (that’s Facebook Official) tastes like a chocolate covered strawberry (can confirm!). For those craving something hot and spicy, It’s Complicated mixes Anchor Junipero gin, beet sumac syrup, and fresh jalapeños. In love yet? All their ingredients come straight from the State Street Farmer’s Market! That’s #LocalLove right there. And beer lovers rejoice – you’ll find a few Vday specials among Eureka’s big and strong selection.

Drop by Eureka! to get your name on the list, then feel free to roam the oh-so-romantic (if we don’t say so ourselves!) twinkling, tree-lined pathways of Paseo Nuevo. Eureka! will text you when you’re table is ready!


California Pizza Kitchen’s Sweet Deal for 2
$32 • One Appetizer • Two Entrees • One Dessert
February 10th – 14th

The stars are aligned for one weekend only, and this just might be the one for you. For $32, your CPK table-for-two gets one app, two entrees, and a dessert. Pick from apps like spinach artichoke dip or tortilla spring rolls and desserts like red velvet cake or salted caramel pudding. Their entrees are just as lust worthy, with items like Five Cheese + Fresh Tomato Pizza, Thai Crunch Salad, and Garlic Fettuccine with Chicken. Top it all off with your favorite pour! May we recommend the Rosé?

First-come first served with a quick estimated turnaround time of under an hour. It’s a sweet deal in a sweet spot, snuggled up to the beautiful Paseo Nuevo Center Court.


Weekend Lunch + Dinner Specials

If you’re thinking about complimentary garlic bread, a ravioli sampler, and Cabernet Sauvignon at this romantic spot on State, get there early! Pascucci’s curtained tables-for-two and old Italian charm are straight out of Romantic Date Night 101. They’re another one of our #DinePaseoNuevo restaurants keeping it local! From meat and seafood, to produce and coffee, Santa Barbara businesses – including Santa Barbara Roasting Company and Tri-County Produce and Farmers Market – are feeling the love. And if you already have reservations at one of Santa Barbara’s many amazing Italian restaurants, make yourself a love note: Pascucci’s $21.99 and $11.99 Dinner and Lunch Specials are waiting for you every weekend of the year.


Oreo Dessert Pizza + Cake Truffles

If your high standards include eating pizza for lunch, dinner, and dessert, we know a place. In addition to their unlimited topping combinations of create-your-own personal pizzas (no one should ever have to compromise on pizza preference), PizzaRev is also serving up their new Oreo Dessert Pizza. At first you may be like, mmm wait what? But then you should be like yes please butter, cinnamon, powdered sugar, caramel, frosting, and Oreo cookie crumbles. There’s no shame in dessert for lunch, people.


All our restaurants have indoor and outdoor seating, are walkable to and from everywhere on State, and our Paseo Nuevo parking ramps are just an escalator away (we know it’s a high heeled weekend). Plus Paseo Nuevo Cinemas are so close you could almost watch a movie from your table. Classic date night, anyone?


Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow @ShopPaseoNuevo on Instagram. Use #DinePaseoNuevo on your dinner pics to be entered into our Instagram giveaways!

Fall Forward with Jennie @ YourBestSelfStylist

For me, to “Fall forward,” means more than just the changing of the wall-mounted clocks in my house, and my favorite Sunsets starting an hour earlier. Right now, it means that I am allowing the Universe to move me into the next level of almost everything in my life…

When I think of the word falling, it reminds me that it requires trust- like the ropes courses you do in Junior High or Highschool for team building… where you have to trust that your teammates will catch you when you let yourself fall off the plank, in total surrender.

It also requires letting go of fear. Fear can no longer be in the equasion if we are going to move forward. I can feel myself getting butterflies in my tummy as I leap off the edge of my previous experiences and fall forward, into the abyss of the unknown and the yet to be discovered higher vibrations of my life.

As I allow the Universe’s nudges to move forward into new levels, so I allow this Season to lead me into new silhouettes and combinations I haven’t done before. With rich bohemian textures and patterns available on the ready, I am lead down a path where the old is new and new is old again. Take a peak at what combinations I’m working with this new season.

Remember that favorite lace romper you bought at the beginning of summer? It’s time to re-mix it with a suede belt, chunky necklace, kimono jacket and platform shoes in rich cognac or chocolate brown.

This Fall try lace and leather for the perfect pairing. Lace offsets the heavy feeling of the leather and creates a gorgeous juxtaposition. Use it this season to brighten up your rich fall pieces!


This romper by Stone Cold Fox here. Kimono by Reformation sold out. Necklaces by the lovely Lisa Statt here, and more here. Shoes by AGL, similar here, and here. Clutch and shoes found at Allora by Laura in Montecito.

This next look is inspired by the 70’s trend that started in the Spring and will continue, full swing, into the remainder of 2015. The cooler temps (if that ever happens!) are the best for this look because of the focus on leather, suede, denim, and faux fur which don’t do well in the heat!

Try your favorite Peasant Top with a midi suede skirt like the one I’m wearing for a total throwback look. This ‘lil purple number is a vintage find I got in LA when I was in college. Classic styles like this don’t ever go out. And if they do, it’s only for a moment, until they recycle a couple years later.

A smart purchase this Fall would be a fun ditsy floral peasant top with kimono, flared, or ruffled sleeves. Find other great tops here, here, here, and here.

I also recommend purchasing some kind of suede skirt- this will become a staple for getting dressed up this Season. I am loving mini’s and midi’s for a modern look. Check these out: one, two, three!

These shoes found here.

Hey Fall, me and my faux fur jackets are coming for you!

Another trend you will see everywhere this Fall is Denim, Denim, and more Denim. From denim boots, and jackets, to denim tops and accessories, it’s all about the blue jean baby.

These mom jeans (and major mom butt), are a staple of mine because of their high rise (which allows me to wear crop tops and tucked in tees), and their straight leg (which looks amazing with heels).

May you find yourself reaching new heights in every way.

And a special thanks to one of my best friends, Jessica Dalene Weber for all her amazing photos.


Jennie Stierwalt-Reiter

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Take advantage of the beautiful Fall evenings we’ve been having with free live concerts in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.Paseo Nuevo Shops and Restaurants is hosting a new annual concert series starting Oct. 8, featuring some of the area’s finest traditional and contemporary jazz artists. Every Thursday evening in October, De la Guerra Place will be transformed into a music lounge and a new artist will take the stage.

Paseo Nuevo will host the following performances in October:

Oct. 8: Ventura Jazz Orchestra featuring Donna Greene – Vocalist Donna Greene will recreate music from the swing era and beyond with five saxophone players, four trombonists, four trumpet players and a rhythm section: piano, guitar, bass and drums.

Oct. 15: trioKAIT – This modern instrumental trio is lead by Kait Dunton on piano, with Cooper Appelt on electric bass and Jake Reed on drums.

Oct. 22: Jade Hendrix – This young soulful singer-songwriter was voted best female artist of Ventura County in 2014. She has invited Jacob Scesney on sax to perform with her.

Oct. 29: Ike Jenkins Madness Band – Ike is a composer and musician, leading this big band ensemble comprised of professionals and advanced students.

The concerts will take place on Thursday evenings from 5–7 p.m., and tables and seating are available on a first-come basis. For more information and to view the complete schedule, please visit the website.


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Pacific Retail Capital Partners and Silverpeak Real Estate Partners Join J.P. Morgan as Ownership Group for Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center

Pacific Retail Capital Partners and Silverpeak Real Estate Partners

Join J.P. Morgan as Ownership Group for Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center

Renovations Planned for Popular Retail and Dining Destination in Downtown Santa Barbara

Paseo-News-imageSanta Barbara, Calif. (October 22, 2015) – A partnership between Pacific Retail Capital Partners and Silverpeak Real Estate Partners announced today that it has formed a joint venture with institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management as owners of the 154,900-square-foot Paseo Nuevo specialty Shops and Restaurants in Santa Barbara. Located on the Pacific Coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paseo Nuevo has become an integral component of the downtown experience.

“The property is in a prime location in the heart of downtown, with excellent access for local customers and visitors, as well as its proximity to more than 30,000 students at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College,” said Steve Plenge, managing principal, Pacific Retail Capital Partners. “While the shops and restaurants continue to perform well, we believe there are opportunities to enhance the property, improve the experience and better serve guests and tenants.”

Opened in 1990, Paseo Nuevo features a charming, open-air setting surrounded by Spanish-style architecture, shade trees and fountains. It is anchored by two of California’s most poplar retailers, Nordstrom and Macy’s, with a variety of restaurants and shops such as Eureka! Gourmet Burgers, Sephora, Lush, Victoria’s Secret, Kitson, Aveda, Lorna Jane and others that appeal to its diverse customer base.

“The partnership intends to work with the city to enhance and update the 20-year-old property through aesthetic renovations over the next 18 months.” explained Gary Karl, executive vice president, Pacific Retail Capital Partners. “A refocused lease plan will also be executed to ensure our offerings meet the needs of local customers, as well as the 8.2 million day trippers and overnight visitors our area serves annually.”

In 2012, Paseo Nuevo went through an initial round of renovations including updating the center court, rebuilding the fountain, installing new monument signage and working with an architectural design firm on asthenic enhancements. “This next round of renovations will be seamlessly integrated with city planning initiatives, revitalizing the guest’s downtown experience to solidify the property as the crown jewel of the downtown shopping district.” added Constantine Tujios, senior vice president of Silverpeak Real Estate Partners.

Gensler has been engaged to create the new design and will take into account the city’s vision for the downtown evolution as detailed in its master plan.

Pacific Retail Capital Partners oversees all operations at Paseo Nuevo as well as its renovation. The company has significant experience in the management, leasing and repositioning of large

regional malls. BMW Realty Advisors, led by co-founder and principal Bob Baker, joins as an investor in the project and will handle all leasing efforts. To learn more about Paseo Nuevo visit or through updates on its social media pages:



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About Paseo Nuevo

Paseo Nuevo is the Pacific Coast’s most distinctive collection of unique, stylish retailers between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The center is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara – an international mecca for those seeking luxurious surf, serenity, sun and shopping. Opened in 1990, the center is anchored by Nordstrom and Macy’s, California’s most dominant department stores. Presented in a charming, open-air Spanish setting, Paseo Nuevo features 154,900 square feet of specialty retailers and restaurants like Eureka! Gourmet Burgers, Sephora, Lush, Victoria’s Secret, Kitson, Aveda, Lorna Jane and others.

For more information, visit

About Pacific Retail Capital Partners

Pacific Retail Capital Partners is a fully integrated, entrepreneurial organization with an unparalleled depth of knowledge in all aspects of retail real estate. Its team of executives and strategic partners draw on decades of experience with major national shopping center owners to deliver top-tier service as an operating partner and provide efficient oversight of the company’s own portfolio. Pacific Retail’s broad-based talent is versed in multiple disciplines from investment and development, which enables the company to quickly assess market opportunities, to management, leasing and marketing which allows it to effectively control costs and maintain the quality of its properties. Based in Southern California, the company operates nationally with a particular emphasis on large regional malls. Its investment and management portfolio includes the West Oaks Mall in Houston; Yorktown Center in suburban Chicago; Colonie Center outside Albany, New York; South Towne Center in Sandy, Utah and Queen Ka’ahumanu Center on Maui, Hawaii. To learn more visit

About BMW Realty Advisors

BMW Realty Advisors is a commercial property consulting and brokerage firm specializing in providing owners of retail properties with the expertise required to maximize value. Their strategies and actions prepare a property for its next capital event. Based in Southern California, they have worked on properties around the country as an investor and or providing leasing and development services for properties such as Park Lane- Dallas, TX, The Landing, Renton, WA, The Point in El Segundo, CA. To learn more visit

About Silverpeak Real Estate Partners

Silverpeak Real Estate Partners is a full-service, diversified real estate investment business with over $10 billion of gross real estate assets under management. Silverpeak acquires and manages real estate on behalf of commingled funds, separate accounts and for its own account. Since 2010, Silverpeak, together with its operating and capital partners, has invested in more than 100 transactions aggregating over $5 billion of gross real estate asset value in the US.  The Firm has invested in office, retail, multifamily, hotel and other asset classes.  In addition, the Firm recently formed Silverpeak Real Estate Finance, in partnership with Elliott Management Corporation, to make commercial real estate loans throughout the US.


About J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets

J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets has more than $85 billion in assets under management and more than 400 professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific, as of June 30, 2015. With a 45-year history of successful investing, J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets’ broad capabilities provide many of the world’s most sophisticated investors with a global platform of real estate, infrastructure and transportation strategies driven by local investment talent with disciplined investment processes consistently implemented across asset types and regions.  The Global Real Assets team is part of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Alternatives Investments business, which collectively manages over $120 billion in client assets across real assets, hedge funds, credit and private equity. To learn more visit

A Look Back at 2015 with Natalie Notions

I can’t believe 2015 has come and gone. I have a lot of highlights and great memories from last year, include my favorite fashion memories. Here are some of my favorite looks from 2015. Each one reminds me of what I was doing at that time. What time of year it was, who I was with and where I was going. I love that fashion can take you back to a time in your life, even if that time was last month. Similar to a smell or a song, an outfit can evoke nostalgia.

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tied maxi skirt


leather skirt and plaid

Note: There’s a lot of plaid, cream and neutrals. I think I need to take more fashion risks this year.