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Cocktail Corner: A Tuscan Evening at Armada Wine & Beer

by lesliedinaberg on October 31, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Armada Wine & Beer Merchant is hosting a special evening in Tuscany next weekend and it sounds like it will be amazing. Their resident sommelier Carlos Mascherin has selected a special flight of four Sangiovese wines, and they’ll be accompanied by delicious Italian appetizers from Via […]

Cocktail Corner: Haunted Halloween Cocktails

by lesliedinaberg on October 24, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg It’s a spooky time of the year, and with Halloween on a Friday this time around, it’s a perfect time to imbibe in something haunted—and fun—to honor this holiday. The folks at Grand Marnier have created a candy-inspired cocktail which is quite delicious. Here’s the recipe […]

Five Four Seasons Chefs, Two Nights

by lesliedinaberg on October 20, 2014

Four Seasons hotels and resorts of Santa Barbara, Baltimore, Palo Alto at Silicon Valley, Jackson Hole, Scottsdale and Austin recently joined forces to bring a unique six-course tasting menu with wine pairings to the historic James Beard House in New York City. This honor is given to just 250 restaurants per year, which makes it all the more special that guests will have […]

Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara Celebrates Grants in Action

by lesliedinaberg on October 20, 2014

Annual site visit allows members to hear firsthand how their recent contributions totaling $550,000 are helping local nonprofits The mood was particularly festive at the 10th annual Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara site visit on Wednesday as more than 200 members of the organization were greeted with the news that founder Carol Palladini had received […]

Cocktail Corner: Figueroa Mountain’s Real Ale Invitational

by lesliedinaberg on October 17, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Cask beers take the spotlight next weekend when Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. hosts the Real Ale Invitational lunch and festival on Saturday, October 25 from 1–4 p.m. at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company’s flagship brewery and taproom, 45 Industrial Way, Buellton. The company’s cask program is run by head brewer of […]

Style File: Think Pink to Help Fight Breast Cancer

by lesliedinaberg on October 13, 2014

As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which not only helps build awareness about this terrible disease, it also brings a flurry of pink products, specially formulated to help the cause. One of my favorites is Jane Iredale’s Smell the Roses. This hydrating facial spritz launched in September, and 100% of the profits […]

Steve Lyons and Carol Palladini Honored as Man and Woman of the Year

by lesliedinaberg on October 9, 2014

Hundreds of friends and supporters gathered at the Four Seasons Biltmore to recognize Steve Lyons and Carol Palladini for their long-standing commitment to volunteerism and the significant impact they have had throughout the community. The awards were presented by Ron Gallo, president & CEO of the Santa Barbara Foundation. “The landscape and sense of community […]

Solvang’s “Scarecrow Fest” and Halloween Fun Start This Week

by lesliedinaberg on October 9, 2014

The beginning of Solvang’s 5th Annual Scarecrow Fest coincides with the Santa Barbara Wine Country Celebration of Harvest Weekend, then there are numerous fall activities planned in the Santa Ynez Valley/Santa Barbara Wine Country, spread throughout the month. Running from Oct. 10-Nov. 10, some of the festival highlights include: -The amazing scarecrow contest, where Solvang businesses, organizations and, […]

See One-of-a-Kind Vhernier Italian Jewelry at Silverhorn Special Event

by lesliedinaberg on October 6, 2014

Toreh Bahrami, Brand Ambassador of  Vhernier Italian Jewelry, will be showing a selection of one-of-a-kind Vhernier pieces at Silverhorn (1155 Coast Village Rd., Montecito), on Friday and Saturday Oct. 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  While Silverhorn has represented the Vhernier line for the past 20 years, this is Bahrami’s first visit to Santa Barbara and the […]

Lobero LIVE presents Dave Rawlings Machine on 10/5 + Mary Chapin Carpenter on 10/10

by lesliedinaberg on October 6, 2014

Lobero LIVE has two terrific concerts in October. First up, on October 5, the rock and bluegrass supergroup, Dave Rawlings Machine takes the stage at a special 7 p.m. performance. Rawlings is an award-winning guitar player, singer, songwriter, and producer best known for his work with Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show and Ryan Adams. Later on that […]