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Category Archives: Human Interest News

Dream Foundation’s 7th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

by lesliedinaberg on May 26, 2017

Dream Foundation‘s Annual Flower Empower Luncheon is always a beautiful and heartwarming affair, and this year’s 7th annual event, held at the gorgeous Klentner Ranch near the polo fields in Carpinteria, was a particularly lovely gathering. More than 200 local community members came together for this annual event, which not only raises funds but also acknowledges the volunteers, sponsors, […]

Cocktail Corner: Pairing Wine and Sushi

by lesliedinaberg on May 15, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   Wine and sushi were a match made in Happy Canyon heaven—I’m still dreaming about a once-in-a-lifetime amazing meal I shared recently at Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards. The Dierberg family-owned wineries teamed up with Japan’s sushi master Chef Kiminari Togawa of  Sushi Karaku of Ginza Tokyo, winemaker Tyler Thomas and two impressive […]

Cocktail Corner: New Luna Terraza at The Biltmore

by lesliedinaberg on April 29, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   One of the swankiest spots in town, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, got even more wow-worthy with the recently opened Luna Terraza, which offers an exclusive and intimate outdoor private space just outside of the recently renovated Ty Lounge. Lucky me, I got to try […]

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend

by lesliedinaberg on April 1, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   If your ideal weekend involves food, wine and philanthropy in a beautiful setting, then the 4th Annual Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend April 7-9 at the Bacara Resort & Spa is the spring event for you. Sponsored by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the […]

A Day Away: The Oaks at Ojai

by lesliedinaberg on March 31, 2017

Looking for a bit of spring cleaning for the mind, body and soul? The Oaks at Ojai (122 E. Ojai Ave.) is a great place to refresh and recharge your spirit any time of the year. I had a girlfriend getaway for a few days last fall and was pleasantly surprised and charmed at every […]

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Women of Inspiration Luncheon

by lesliedinaberg on March 31, 2017

Erica Ford, CEO and founder of LIFE Camp (Love Ignites Freedom through Education) and Peace is a Lifestyle, is the keynote speaker for Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Women of Inspiration luncheon on Monday, April 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Girls Inc. campus, 5315 Foothill Rd. in Carpinteria. Ford grew up in the high-crime […]

Local Lowdown: Mesa Burger

by lesliedinaberg on March 20, 2017

Iron Chef and Santa Barbara local Cat Cora is certainly on a roll! Her new burger joint, Mesa Burger, is constantly packed with fans awaiting the award-winning chef’s crave-worthy burger creations. So far, my favorites are the Montecito (made with griddled goat cheese, bourbon glazed mushrooms, house onion ring, truffle aioli, arugula and grilled onions) and the […]

Local Lowdown: Alcazar Wins Official Drink of SB Bragging Rights

by lesliedinaberg on March 14, 2017

It was a heated contest, but Alcazar Tapas Bar’s Ginspiration Point came out the big winner in the 2017 “Official Drink of Santa Barbara” craft cocktail contest. An homage to Inspiration Point, one of the most famous—and famously beautiful—hiking trails in Santa Barbara’s foothills, this refreshing, citrus-forward cocktail features locally sourced ingredients—from the base spirit, […]

Santa Barbara Choral Society Spring Gala Journeys to Rockwood Abbey

by lesliedinaberg on March 13, 2017

Anglophiles and music fans will come together on May 20 for a wonderfully fun evening titled Rockwood Abbey, an homage to the beloved Downtown Abbey television series. Honorary Chairs “Lord” Brooks and “Lady” Kate Firestone invite guests to be transported to a posh evening reminiscent of days gone by, where white-gloved footmen attended the creme de la creme of English society […]

Cocktail Corner: Walt Wines

by lesliedinaberg on March 11, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   “Wines of a Place” was the theme for a recent media event put on by Walt Wines, and this place was certainly a beauty! We started the day boarding a shuttle at the Bacara Resort & Spa, which was all abuzz with World of Pinot Noir […]