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Lindsey Mickelson

Fashion Designer

Lindsey has been working in the Santa Barbara art and fashion scene for 13 years. She went to art school at the University of California and the Universite de Bordeaux. She settled back down in Santa Barbara and started her first clothing line: CMND-Z. Later, she opened a screen printing shop and clothing line headquarters in the Funk Zone. These days, Lindsey is a mama to a baby girl, is painting in her art studio and has a new clothing venture on the horizon called Mothersun & the Captain.

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Robin Goldstein

Professional Chef

I have been a professional chef now for 30 years and I LOVE that I get to cook everyday with local, organically grown ingredients here on the Central Coast of California, allowing me to prepare meals with a healthy, Mediterranean influenced menu focusing on what is available seasonally. My custom menus are designed based on your likes and tastes.

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Cristina Drafta


I am an addicted photographer, and a traveler passionate about the world. I write for Argophilia and other travel sites, and I like to use Stay.com to plan my trips. Hopefully, you can use my guides to plan yours too.

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Sean Lewis

Beer Expert

I’m a professional sports and beer writer as well as a fan. I freelance for BeerAdvocate Magazine occasionally, my book, We Make Beer, from St. Martin’s Press, is out now and I have a beer column that appears the first Thursday of every month for the Santa Barbara News Press.

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Cara Maccianti

Makeup Artist

Cara is a Santa Barbara based makeup and hair artist for editorial work, film, HDTV, 3-D, commercial projects and fashion.

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