To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
-Anatole France

Kitchen bitchin

by lesliedinaberg on January 30, 2009

Now that we’ve moved to a somewhat bigger house-with cupboards for pots and pans, counter space for ingredients, and a garbage disposal and dishwasher to assist with clean up-I’m running out of excuses not to cook. Back at the old shack, I used to pretend we were camping, which made the spiders and the dirt […]

Can we talk about texting

by lesliedinaberg on January 23, 2009

I’m as addicted to my iPhone as the next gal, but when history is happening, I turn off the phone and pay attention. A group of us gathered at a friend’s store to watch Barack Obama’s Inauguration this week. It was festive, it was fun, it was emotional and it was the experience of a […]

Surviving the move

by lesliedinaberg on January 16, 2009

I’m not a pack rat-I’m more of a pack mule. But as we move to our new nest this weekend, I’m determined to shed some of those splintery twigs and raggedy feathers I’ve been hauling around for too long. With that end in mind, this week I’ve been playing a not-so-fun game of “What in […]

Noozhawk Talks: Leslie Dinaberg sits down with Maria Herold

by lesliedinaberg on January 12, 2009

As longtime curator of the Montecito History Committee, Maria Herold knows- literally-where the bodies are buried and the tales behind some of the most storied families and legendary estates. Here she sits down with Leslie Dinaberg to discuss some of her own history. Leslie Dinaberg: How did you get involved with the Montecito History Committee? […]

Giving Back: Chuck Slosser

by lesliedinaberg on January 10, 2009

With the same engaging grin and focused attention that have pried philanthropic purse strings loose since he came to town in 1981, Chuck Slosser says he’s excited to tackle retirement after 18 years as executive director of the Santa Barbara Foundation. What an amazing ride it has been. When Slosser, now 66 took the helm […]

This year I resolve to

by lesliedinaberg on January 2, 2009

I make my New Year’s resolutions daily. I just strive to be a better person and I always believe in karma. —Jay-Z Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. —Oprah Winfrey A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. — Leslie […]