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The Carp Moon Cafe now shines at the corner of Linden and Carpinteria avenues.

“It was my dream for many years,” said owner Laura Samperio. “I’ve always wanted to have a place like this. My dream has always been a cafe.”

Laura and her husband, Adalberto, also own a machine shop in Oxnard, but when they passed the building they saw it was available to rent and took a chance. The place, at 4991 Carpinteria Ave. in Carpinteria, is the former site of the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

The space is big, she says, and much of the place is a work in progress. The menu items are priceless and she has yet to launch her social media with full force. But the customers find her, happy to have a coffee in this prestigious place.

“I like when people come in and feel like it’s a welcoming place,” Samperio said.

She is a coffee drinker herself and knows the difference between good and bad coffee, she said.

“I wanted to give people good quality coffee,” Samperio said.

The coffee is organic from green star, and its pastries are provided by local vendors. The shop also sells breakfast sandwiches.

“We’re still working on the menu,” she said. “We are still adjusting things, but we will get there.”

Growth of the Riviera therapy practice

Riviera Therapy in Downtown Santa Barbara has expanded its services in recent years and developed specialties unique to Santa Barbara.

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Jenn Kennedy (courtesy photo)

Owned by Jenn Kennedy, who holds a doctorate in sexology, the psychotherapy practice specializes in sex therapy, sex addiction and sexuality (LGBT).

“I work with a lot of couples who want a better sex life and/or fix difficult fidelity lapses,” Kennedy said. “Hardly anyone does this work in our area, and we have become a thriving practice over the past six years.”

The company, located at 1515 State St., Suite 7, recently moved to its new downtown offices. He has grown to six clinicians and serves clients in a variety of areas including relationships, transitions, anxiety and addiction.

“We all work with couples and individuals,” Kennedy said. “Our therapists are in their 20s and 50s and have been trained in a variety of modalities, including EMDR, a popular modality for treating trauma.”

New interior design company

Marguerite Bravo has open in Montecito.

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Margarita Bravo (courtesy photo)

The full-service interior design studio serves “the region’s most discerning and elite clientele,” according to a press release.

The company specializes in residential and commercial design, with locations in Denver, Aspen and Miami, the press release said.

Among his specialties are how to create the ultimate personal library; how to incorporate brightly colored works and when to go monochrome; must-haves in the kitchen at the moment; create a home sanctuary; and tips to help owners relax and rejuvenate.

Fresco Cafe Moving

The Fresco popular restaurant moved.

Few details are known to the public. An employee confirmed the move is happening later this summer, but Noozhawk hasn’t heard from the manager for further details.

The 5 Points mall restaurant is known for its mix of healthy soups, sandwiches, salads, pasta dishes, fish and a wide range of pastries, including cupcakes with generous layers of frosting.

Invoca financing

Company based in Santa Barbara Invocation announced this week that it has raised $83 million in Series F equity funding at a valuation of $1.1 billion.

The new capital brings the company’s total equity funding to $184 million, according to a press release.

Silver Lake Waterman led the round with additional new investments from Hollyport Capital, Kingfisher Investment Advisors and Fenwick & West, as well as participation from existing investors Upfront Ventures, Accel, HIG Capital and Industry Ventures.

The investment comes after a year of record growth, with Invoca surpassing $100 million in current revenue, a press release said.

Invoca specializes in AI-based conversational intelligence.

Help for families, babies and dogs

Joan Hunter Mayer of The curious dog offer now Family Paws Parent Educator Services to help prepare families with dogs for life with babies and toddlers.

“For families expecting a new baby, parents and caregivers can plan ahead by developing an understanding of what will be needed to prepare the family dog ​​for life with baby,” she said. in a press release. “They can learn to understand their dog’s communication pattern, comfort level, triggers and what might be causing anxiety and stress, as well as what they will need to do to support themselves and their dog. .”

Mayer is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Behavior Consultant. She works to educate dog sitters on how they can easily use humane, force-free training methods with their dogs for a safe, strong, and lasting bond based on love and trust.

“As a certified professional dog trainer for many years, I have seen the challenges families face when it comes to dog-child dynamics. Family Paws parent educators are a support system to help families raise dogs and children together safely,” Mayer said. “I have found that the FPPE organization has developed, continues to uphold and maintains the highest standards in working with families with babies and toddlers. »

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