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Cocktail Corner: Getting Pickled!

by lesliedinaberg on August 29, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Here’s a fun challenge for home bartenders. Local amateur cocktail artists are invited to enter the Screamin’ Pickle Fermented Cocktail Competition. Co-sponsored by Cutler’s Artisan Spirits, The Good Lion  and the Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival, contestants must sign up by Friday, September 4. The competition will be held at The […]

Style File: Fight the Frizz

by lesliedinaberg on August 28, 2015

Frizzy hair is one of the unfortunate side effects of summer. Luckily, we have frizz-fighting solutions from stylist Josue Perez. He is the stylist for big name celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Karlie Kloss, Abigail Breslin, Cameron Diaz and Rosario Dawson. Here are Perez’s seven foolproof tips for getting sleek and smooth blowouts.   When […]

Cocktail Corner: Tequila Harvest Festival

by lesliedinaberg on August 21, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Our local schools may start next week, but the summer celebrations continue. More than 20 tequila and mezcal brands will be pouring at the 6th Annual Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest Festival on Saturday August 29. This is the largest tequila show in California, and according to festival co-founder […]

Style File: Sandal-Worthy Nail Colors

by lesliedinaberg on August 18, 2015

The rainbow-filled sky is the limit for this season’s nail colors. Everything from bright, tropical-inspired shades to lustrous earth tones are in style this summer, just in time to dip your pretty, painted toes in the sand. Some seasonal favorites, which incidentally have great names, as well as fun colors: Blue Me Away, by Bio […]

Cocktail Corner: Potek Winery Launches in The Mill

by lesliedinaberg on August 14, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg It seems rather fitting that Dave Potter‘s new wine venture, Potek Winery, is the first of several farm-to-table ventures launching in The Mill. If you haven’t heard about Darrell and Kirsten Becker‘s cool new project, trust me, you will! Located at the corner of Laguna […]

The Art of Food at SB Public Market

by lesliedinaberg on August 12, 2015

Santa Barbara Public Market hosts “The Art of Food” this week: a photography exhibit featuring market merchants, painting class, food + photo tours, a food photography class and more! As part of this special week of events, Public Market debuts a commissioned photography exhibit by renowned local photographer, Kim Reierson, featuring the stars of the Public Market… the […]

Style File: Beat the Heat With Summer Mists

by lesliedinaberg on August 12, 2015

Years ago I visited Disney’s Epcot Center in Orlando, FL, and one of the most memorable things was the gentle misters they had strategically placed around the park to help beat the heat. I know we’re in drought here in Santa Barbara, but a spritz of mist is still a great way to cool down […]

Cocktail Corner: Wine & Fire

by lesliedinaberg on August 7, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg A weekend filled to the brim with world class wines and wood grilled food awaits Aug. 14-16 in Sta. Rita Hills. The Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance is pulling out all the stops for this annual event. It’s actually a series of intimate wine and food […]

Local Dish: Nuance

by lesliedinaberg on August 7, 2015

Chef Courtney Ladin‘s new urban bistro Nuance—located at 119 State St., attached to Hotel Indigo—is a welcome addition to Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, serving a mouth-watering menu of globally inspired cuisine and cutting edge cocktails. “I love to have a balance of flavors, so that everything that is on the plate is there for a […]