The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
-Carl Jung

Cocktail Corner: Booze-Infused Popsicles

by lesliedinaberg on August 30, 2013

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg With Labor Day weekend on the horizon, this seems like an ideal time to bring on the adult beverage version of one of my favorite summertime treats: the popsicle. Not only are booze-infused popsicles delicious, they are just about the easiest cocktail—or simplest dessert—you can make. […]

The Boob Business Boom

by lesliedinaberg on August 27, 2013

The economy may be tanking but there are some bright spots on the horizon–when it comes to new plastic surgery-related products, our cups runneth over. Love it or loathe it, plastic surgery is here to stay–at least until products like Zoft Breast Enhancement Gum and Max Enhance Natural Breast Enhancement Cream actually work–and a whole […]

Cocktail Corner: Loving Limoncellotinis

by lesliedinaberg on August 23, 2013

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg As we like to say around here, when life gives you lemons … make Limoncello! An Italian lemon liqueur that is traditionally made from lemon zest steeped in grain alcohol (also known as the deadly Everclear to those of you who went to college frat […]

Leslie Dinaberg Sits Down With Gayle Beebe

by lesliedinaberg on August 22, 2013

When Gayle Beebe is inaugurated as the eighth president of Westmont College this weekend, he’ll speak on a subject dear to his heart: Global Education. But prior to that, he spoke to us about life at the college, his family, how he’s adapting to Santa Barbara, and Westmont’s facility upgrades. LD: How did you end […]

Cocktail Corner: Sama Sama Kitchen

by lesliedinaberg on August 9, 2013

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg My Indonesian is a little rusty, but I believe “sama sama” means “together or welcome,” or  (when someone says thank you), “my pleasure.” Whatever it means, the addition of Sama Sama Kitchen to our downtown neighborhood (1208 State St., 805/965-4566)  is indeed our pleasure, especially now […]

Cocktail Corner: Viva la Fiesta!

by lesliedinaberg on August 2, 2013

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Margaritas are part of the DNA of Santa Barbara and—along with buying Cascarones and seeing old friends—one of my favorite ways to celebrate Old Spanish Days. My son was born on July 27, 1999 and once I got over the initial euphoria, the first thing […]