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Geneva Ives, Santa Barbara Local Expert

About Geneva

Geneva Ives

Geneva Ives moved to Santa Barbara in 2000 on a whim (ok, and to go to college) and never looked back. She loves Santa Barbara because it’s really one of America’s greatest small towns - it just happens to have glorious beaches and celebrity residents, too!

Geneva spent a decade managing an adorable, locally owned boutique in downtown Santa Barbara and met her husband when he was working as a waiter at the Cajun restaurant right next door. Together they go on many adventures trying to find the best activities, drinks and dining experiences in the tri-county area. 

Special Interests

Geneva knows a lot about:

  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • General Merriment

Geneva's Special Recommendations for Santa Barbara

Don't leave Santa Barbara without visiting the top of the clocktower for a (free) bird's eye, panoramic view of the city!

10Best Lists by Geneva Ives

Shop sunny Santa Barbara like a pro
10Best List

Locals in Santa Barbara like to shop. After all, there are summer BBQs, beach weddings, charity galas, bike races and much more to prepare for, each with their own dress code and requisite accessories....