And where she finds the best French Fries in Santa Barbara
Snapshots of the Golden State, as seen through the eyes of its biggest fans: Tamara Kaye-Honey.
“My designs start with a story, and I find them hiding everywhere in California,” says the creative director and principal of L.A.- and Montecito-based design studio House of Honey. Case in point: Honey’s distinguished portfolio of projects—from Downtown’s Otium to Redd in Napa Valley—which take cues from the state’s eclectic architecture and diverse landscape. houseofhoney.com.
Les Marchands Wine Bar+Merchant
“Such a fabulous tasting room in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara, with some of the best French wines my husband and I have had outside of France.”
131 Anacapa St. Ste. B, S.B., 805-284-0380; lesmarchandswine.com.
“Biking with my kids [son Streak, 12, and daughter Phia, 15] at sunset and grabbing a drink on the patio at the Biltmore never gets old.”
1260 Channel Dr., S.B., 805-969-2261; fourseasons.com/santabarbara.
Please Do Not Enter
“Hidden in Downtown L.A., this gallery boutique is where I know I can always find beautiful one-of-a-kind objects, contemporary art and fashion accessories.”
549 S. Olive St., L.A., 213-263-0037; pleasedonotenter.com.
My Home Bathroom
“My bathroom in Pasadena is truly my happy place. I can escape from it all for a brief minute…until the dogs start barking at the door!”
“Otium was a gem of a project for me, a real labor of love. The innovative cuisine and location next to The Broad museum are the reasons I
still show up there—a lot.”
222 S. Hope St., L.A., 213-935-8500; otiumla.com.
Matteo Factory Store
“We have been working on a ground-up mixed-use development in DTLA, and Matteo has been our resource for both our hospitality and residential linens. Love that they are local and luxurious!”
1060 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave. Ste. B, L.A., 213-617-2813; matteohome.com.
Edited by LINDSAY KINDELON