spotlight on taiana giefer | founder, taiana | montecito.
*** CURRENT FAVORITE SB/MONTECITO LOVES (UPDATED JULY 2015) ***
Our tribe of creative individuals making amazing stuff and our lives prettier
The ever growing food scene
Saturday morning ritual farmers market followed by handlebar coffee with friends
New Vineland Bread
Industrial eats / flatbread up in wine country
Recipes bakery for great organic breakfast and coffee
Atwell / la playa Pilates with Colleen every Thursday - kicks my bootay
Name: Taiana Giefer
Star sign: Scorpio.
Hometown: los angeles until 10, then santa barbara.
Describe yourself in 3 words or less: thoughtful, creative, ready.
What makes Montecito so special? the peace and tranquility, the way people value living here, good to themselves and the environment around them. The care people take in their surroundings, the privacy, the beauty of the nature that remains, the hiking trails, the hidden communities. Family oriented lifestyle, the beaches, the neverending views, always a new one to be discovered.
What do you do here? I am a designer / felter. Owner of Taiana.com
You have friends in town, where do you take them? Mostly we spend time at my house atop toro canyon. Other places in Montecito – surfing at Miramar, or butterfly beach for a walk , one of the many hikes in our hills. Friends’ homes, rori’s ice-cream, paninos sandwiches, via vai or pane vino for a family style Italian dinner.
Butterfly beach or Biltmore pool? butterfly beach.
Favorite hike? Hot Springs, tangerine falls.
Best spot for a drink in Montecito? Lucky’s.
Favorite place to shop? Elu.
Favorite weekend getaway outside of Montecito: big sur; and Ojai.
What is on your stereo? too many things to count! mostly books on tape and podcasts at the moment.
Who is inspiring you? things I see and find in nature.
Words you live by...stay open.
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