Lotusland… the very name conjures up romance and bohemian quirkiness; the place itself oozes charm and fresh delights at every turn. I’ve wanted to visit Lotusland just outside Santa Barbara since I first read about it some 15 years ago. Back then, you had to make reservations a year in advance. I’ve never been able to plan a trip that far ahead so I pretty much gave up on ever visiting. But in recent years, the neighborhood r...