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Halloween 2010 at the Hotel Santa Barbara

Nov 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: This and That

As I mentioned last week, this past Saturday morning the Grim Cheaper and I headed up north to the Central Coast of California to spend Halloween with our good friends who live in Santa Barbara, or the “American Riviera” as the seaside city is colloquially known.  For those who have never visited the area during Halloween, I must say that there is just simply no place better to spend the holiday.  For whatever, Santa Barbara has got some MAJOR Halloween spirit.  Downtown State Street turns […]



The Historic El Paseo Shopping Center from “It’s Complicated”

Jul 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another It’s Complicated location that I stalked while visiting the Santa Barbara area a few weeks back was the historic El Paseo Shopping Center located in the heart of Downtown State Street.  In the movie, the Spanish-style marketplace stood in for the “Santa Barbara Medical Building” where Jane Adler’s (aka Meryl Streep’s) therapist, Dr. Allen (aka Peter Mackenzie), worked.  In reality, El Paseo does not actually house medical offices, but is in fact California’s very first and oldest shopping center.  I found the location thanks […]



The Santa Barbara County Courthouse from “It’s Complicated”

Jul 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Two weekends ago, my fiancé and I headed up to Santa Barbara to spend the Fourth of July holiday with some friends.  And just minutes before we left, fellow stalker Kerry texted me to let me know that the 2009 romantic comedy It’s Complicated had been filmed in the area, just in case I wanted to do some stalking while I was there.  Well, let me tell you, I just about died upon hearing that and even though I had yet to see the movie, […]