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Cocktail Corner: Valentine’s Weekend Garagiste Wine Festival

by lesliedinaberg on January 23, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Wine and romance pair together so well, why not celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend at the fourth annual Garagiste Wine Festival Southern Exposure 2016. This fun and very unique wine festival takes place Feb. 13-14 at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall in Solvang. In honor of Valentine’s Day weekend, the festival […]

Cocktail Corner: They Draw and Cook—and Drink!

by lesliedinaberg on January 16, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Aesthetically pleasing alcoholic beverages always perk my interest, so I was tickled when I stumbled across the website theydrawandcook.com, a creation of Salli S. Swindell and Nate Padavick, a brother/sister design and illustration team known as Studio SSS. In addition to loads of food, there are […]

The Books of 2015

by lesliedinaberg on January 11, 2016

So many books, so little time—part nine. My son started keeping a reading list in third grade, so I did too. This is the ninth year we’ve done this. My favorite books of 2015 were probably The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt (which incidentally, won the Pulitzer Prize), Girl on a Train, by Paula Hawkins, and Fates and Furies, by […]

Cocktail Corner: SB Premiere of Somm Into the Bottle

by lesliedinaberg on January 4, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Wine and movies pair together exceptionally well—especially at the beautiful private screening room at the Bacara Resort & Spa, featuring blu-ray technology and a surround-sound audio system—so it’s fitting that this is the spot for the Santa Barbara movie premiere of SOMM: INTO THE BOTTLE, […]