If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
-Anzia Yezierska

Category Archives: Style

Style File: Beachy Keen Beauty Products

by lesliedinaberg on July 28, 2017

Now that summer is in full swing, here’s a round-up of our absolute favorite can’t-leave-home-without-them products for the season. Take a peek inside our beach bags before you hit the sand. Just when  you think you’ve seen everything under the sun in the sunscreen, along comes yet another format: Supergoop! SuperPower Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50 […]

Style File: Pureology Hydrate Air Dry Cream

by lesliedinaberg on June 29, 2017

If you, like me, are part of the one in two women who put down their blow dryers in favor of air dried hairstyles (source: 2012 US Beauty Track Report Women), you’re going to be excited about Pureology’s new Hydrate Air Dry Cream.  This is a great post-shower product for easy, low maintenance styling, and is specially formulated […]

Dream Foundation Summer Dream Fashion Show

by lesliedinaberg on June 27, 2017

Dream Foundation—the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit is the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults—recently hosted its third annual Summer Dream fundraiser to benefit Dreamers ages 18 to 40. The stylish event included a fashion show, with designs from A Tropical Affair, Calypso St. Barth, K. Frank, Lolë, Miller’s Oath, UGG and local designers Catherine Gee […]

Local Lowdown: Strolling Santa Claus Lane

by lesliedinaberg on June 21, 2017

A beachside street dubbed Santa Claus Lane—named after the iconic statue of St. Nick that greeted visitors for more than 50 years, until it was moved in 2002—boasts epicurean delights and local wines, plus a tranquil garden to while away the hours at Garden Market, while Padaro Beach Grill is a great spot for kids […]

Style File: Yes To Shampoos and Conditioners

by lesliedinaberg on December 6, 2016

I try to get my fruits and veggies in wherever I can, and the Yes To line of shampoos, conditioners and skin care products are super clean, widely available, inexpensively priced, top notch natural beauty products.  I recently tried—and really liked—the Yes To Ultra Moisture Coconut & Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. The coconut contains hydrating fatty acids […]

Style File: Natura Bissé’s Pure Air = Pure Bliss

by lesliedinaberg on November 14, 2016

Bacara Resort & Spa (8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta) recently added Spanish cosmetics brand Natura Bissé to its world-class 42,000-square-foot Spa and Wellness Center, and as a special treat, had a pop-up appearance of Natura Bissé’s infamous Bubble Pure Air last week. I was one of the lucky ones who got to be the “girl in the plastic bubble,” and my […]

Style File: Think Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which not only helps build awareness about this terrible disease, it also brings a flurry of mostly pink products, specially formulated to help the cause. One of my favorites is actually not pink: Jane Iredale‘s new limited edition Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray. Produced in collaboration with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, […]

Style File: The Wonder of Wunderbrow

by lesliedinaberg on October 3, 2016

Eyebrows are the one thing  you can get into shape without exercising, but that doesn’t mean they’re without their own challenges. After trying dozens of shaping and shading products, I’ve finally found something unique: WUNDERBROW semi-permanent eyebrows. This is a safe, one-step solution to eyebrow shaping with origins in the United Kingdom.  Formulated with “Permafix Gel Technology” […]

Style File: Chocolate & Roses

by lesliedinaberg on July 20, 2016

Chocolate and roses are two of my favorite things, and the Karin Herzog Swiss-made line of oxygen skincare products (reportedly favored by none-than supreme English rose herself, Duchess Kate Middleton) offers both—minus the thorns and the calories! Karin Herzog’s Rose Cream smells ever so sweet and combines the detoxifying and hydrating properties of 1% oxygen with […]

Style File: Mastey’s Environmentally Conscious Hair Products

by lesliedinaberg on July 13, 2016

You’ve got to love a hair care product line that can do the job without harsh chemicals, and Mastey‘s line of environmentally conscious products fits the bill. Designed especially for color-treated hair (mine isn’t colored, but I find that products for color-treated hair tend to be a bit gentler) to help you achieve longer lasting color while maintaining shine […]