Tag archives for Carpinteria

Pico Iyer’s Santa Barbara

“Don’t even think about the beach!” That’s the counterintuitive advice I foist on every visitor to the idyllic, Mediterranean-style resort town where I’ve been officially based for 50 years. Here’s “My Santa Barbara.”

All the President’s Mints

The oceanside town of Carpinteria, California, population 13,000, gets easily overshadowed by its star-studded neighbors, Santa Barbara and Montecito. The likes of Kevin Costner, Oprah Winfrey, and Steve Martin reside in this lovely stretch of Pacific coastline some 90 miles north of Los Angeles. But Carp, as it’s affectionately known, boasts a few of its…