One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's own work is terribly important.
-Bertrand Russell

Shopaholic Hunts for Deals

by lesliedinaberg on October 31, 2008

It’s hard to believe when you look at my closet today, but I am actually a recovering Shopaholic. Hanging out at the mall was once my favorite way to spend an afternoon. Forget the fact that my retail therapy addiction resulted in a ridiculous amount of credit card debit–those banana clips, big belts, and acid […]

Leslie Dinaberg Sits Down With Erika Carter

by lesliedinaberg on October 27, 2008

Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday events have grown into a popular hive of art, music and wine, and few spots are buzzier than Erika Carter’s Studio 3 East gallery, (http://www.erikacarter.com/) located at 3 East De La Guerra Street above Starbuck’s. Here Carter, a Santa Barbara native, talks with Leslie Dinaberg about living an artful life. […]

No rest in restroom

by lesliedinaberg on October 17, 2008

Among the many mysteries of womanhood, men often wonder why we take so long in the bathroom. My husband once told me that he assumed women’s bathroom were full of shoe catalogs, chocolate samples, rose gardens, and string quartets, since that was the only possible explanation he could come up with to explain why women […]

The Great Schlep

by lesliedinaberg on October 10, 2008

No one in Hollywood could resist the pitch. “It’s Fiddler on the Roof meets Hello Dolly meets Emma, The Matchmaker and Clueless for the Internet age,” says Papa Herman. “Oh and Sarah Silverman looks adorable and cusses a lot,” adds Bubbie Essie. “It’ll be bigger than “The Bachelor” and “Love Connection” were combined,” promises Cousin Stewey, whose […]

Leslie Dinaberg Sits Down With Jamie Allison

by lesliedinaberg on October 6, 2008

Finding a way to combine fun, fitness and philanthropy was Jamie Allison’s goal when she founded Moms in Motion in Santa Barbara in 1999. Now she’s taking the show on the road, with 5,244 members in 140 cities, 45 states and four countries. Leslie Dinaberg: How did Moms in Motion get started? Jamie Allison: It […]

Battle of the blab is a draw

by lesliedinaberg on October 3, 2008

Conventional wisdom says that women talk more than men, and up until recently there was relatively conclusive research to back that up. Women use 55 percent more words per day than men do, according to a book called The Female Brain. I don’t know about their findings, but in my own extremely scientific, highly controlled […]