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Category Archives: Holidays

La Arcada Christmas Walk

by lesliedinaberg on November 21, 2017

Get ready to get in the mood for the holidays! The spirit of Christmas—both past and present—is alive and well at this favorite annual celebration taking place on Wednesday, November 29, from 5–8 p.m. The charming, historic holiday open house has all the trimmings of the season, including twinkling lights, costumed carolers, refreshments and the chance to […]

Eyvind Earle | Winter at Elverhøj Museum

by lesliedinaberg on November 20, 2017

Winter arrives before Thanksgiving at Elverhøj Museum of History & Art in Solvang (1624 Elverhoy Way) with the debut of the holiday exhibition, “Eyvind Earle│Winter.”  Noted for his landscape painting and contributions to the background illustration and styling of classic Disney animated films like Sleeping Beauty and Lady and the Tramp, Eyvind Earle is also famous […]

Cocktail Corner: Easter Dining and a Toast to Spring!

by lesliedinaberg on April 10, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   Spring is in the air, so what better time to sample some of the lovely new libations at our local watering holes. Hop on over and give these spring cocktails and dining options a taste: Ty Lounge at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara has […]

Seasons Greetings: AwesomeBox = A Great Gift

by lesliedinaberg on December 12, 2016

It’s always tough to find affordable, creative gifts for loved ones—especially during the holiday season—but the AwesomeBox (www.awesomebox.com) is something unique and well, ahem, awesome. More than a simple photo album or personalized photo gift (both of which are also great for the holidays), AwesomeBox allows users to build a customized box of memories, stories and photos […]

Seasons Greetings: Reusable Wrapeez

by lesliedinaberg on December 12, 2016

There’s nothing better than a holiday product that keeps on giving, except perhaps one that also saves you time.  There’s a new invention called Wrapeez, a reusable stretch fabric gift wrap! That’s right, now, you can have a nicely wrapped gift in less than 20 seconds.  Just stretch it, wrap it, and reuse it. No scissors or […]

SB Style File: Holiday Stress? Try Coloring Inside the Lines!

by lesliedinaberg on December 21, 2015

When young children need to “settle down” there’s something very calming about focusing their energies on a coloring book, which is probably why adult coloring and doodling books have become so popular. I finally got around to trying out some of the coloring books and, I have to say, coloring inside—or outside—the lines really is […]

SB Style File: Santa Barbara Greeting Cards

by lesliedinaberg on December 21, 2015

Looking for a special gift this holiday season? How about a trip to Santa Barbara in a tin? Donna Greene’s new venture, Santa Barbara Greeting Cards, offers two beautiful sets of cards and postcards spotlighting iconic Santa Barbara scenes that will appeal to both locals and visitors. “Living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, we […]

Editor’s Pick: Parade of Lights

by lesliedinaberg on December 7, 2015

Santa Barbara is always a beautiful place to celebrate the holiday season, and one of the most unique and charming events is the annual Parade of Lights, when boat owners literally “deck the hulls with bows of holly” and lots of glorious lights, then motor, sail and paddle between Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Breakwater. […]

Cocktail Corner: Labor Day Libations

by lesliedinaberg on September 4, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Savor the last sips of summer this weekend with some delicious, refreshing Labor Day cocktails! Here are a few recipes to get your creative juices flowing: Doit Avoir This award-winning cocktail is garnished with gold, sure to impress the guests at your Labor Day party. Ingredients: 1.5 […]

Cocktail Corner: Festive Drinks for the Fourth

by lesliedinaberg on July 3, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg What better time to raise a glass than on the 4th of July. Here a few fun recipes to impress your guests, both this weekend and throughout the entire summer! True Blue Cocktail 1 oz. CÎROC Vodka 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao 1/4 oz. Grapefruit Juice […]