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Style File: Double Duty Beauty

by lesliedinaberg on March 31, 2015

We’re all about multi-tasking these days, so anything that can help streamline my morning routine gets a thumbs up in my book. Here are a few double duty products we’ve been loving around here. Merle Norman CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 One of my favorite trends continuing into this season is the nude or […]

Local Lowdown: Harvesting H2O

by lesliedinaberg on March 20, 2015

Who says you can’t produce anything out of thin air? Imagine filling your glass with clean, fresh drinking water made from the air. While it may sound like science fiction, Skywell LLC has developed a series of products that create air water, a new source of water designed to be a sustainable alternative to conventional drinking water […]

Videos From CALM’s 29th Annual Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon

by lesliedinaberg on March 20, 2015

CALM’s (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) 29th Annual Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon last weekend was, as always, a rousing success, thanks in large part to the hard work of co-chairs Becky Cohn and Carolyn Gillio. A tear-jerking video presentation brought the work that CALM does in the community to the forefront of the luncheon–to prevent, assess, and treat child […]

Cocktail Corner: When Life Gives You Lemons

by lesliedinaberg on March 14, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg When life you gives you lemons, they may as well be pretty in pink! Lemons mostly come in shades of  yellow, but Limoneira Company—a 120-year-old international agribusiness headquartered just down the road in Santa Paula—has a beautiful line of variegated pink lemons and an array of delicious […]

News From Over the Hill

by lesliedinaberg on March 13, 2015

What’s Going on in North County This Spring Craft Beer Month It takes a lot of beer to make good wine, which is probably why the craft beer movement has exploded in Santa Ynez Valley. Our local wine country celebrates the virtues of beer for the entire month of May, when suds lovers can enjoy […]

Style File: Nerium Skincare Products

by lesliedinaberg on March 12, 2015

So many people I know are raving about Nerium skincare products, not to mention signing up to sell them, the buzz is almost deafening. I’ve been testing them for a couple of months now and have been quite pleased with the results. According to the experts, the secret ingredient in their popular NeriumAD night cream and day […]

Local Lowdown: Flock Soars into Lotusland

by lesliedinaberg on March 9, 2015

Put a Bird on It! This spring, the otherworldly dreaminess of Lotusland transforms into a real-world call for awareness as FLOCK: Birds on the Brink comes to the garden.  Story by Leslie Dinaberg Inspired by the interdependency of bird species to plant species, and to the human race, this contemporary art exhibit celebrates the daily presence of birds […]

Cocktail Corner: Lots of Ways to Eat, Drink and Make Merry

by lesliedinaberg on March 6, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg There’s no shortage of fun wine, beer and cocktail events in Santa Barbara County, but the next few weeks are particularly eventful. Here’s a look at some of the toast-worthy happenings: March 6-7 World of Pinot Noir Indulge in the pleasures of Pinot Noir at the beautiful […]

Editor’s Pick: World of Pinot Noir

by lesliedinaberg on March 5, 2015

World of Pinot Noir Indulge in the pleasures of Pinot Noir at the beautiful Bacara this spring, when the 15th Annual World of Pinot Noir unites producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education. Last year’s event set a high bar […]

Inside the Flat File

by lesliedinaberg on March 3, 2015

There’s something magical about searching for art amidst the flat files. As wall space gallery owner Crista Dix says, “Looking through the flat files at the gallery is like heading to a buffet and coming back for thirds and fourths. Every drawer is filled with unique work, unlike the drawer before it, and the one […]