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Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Gold Ribbon Luncheon

by lesliedinaberg on September 29, 2016

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF) celebrates its Gold Ribbon Luncheon on October 5 at the Coral Casino at Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore in Santa Barbara. The Annual Gold Ribbon Campaign, held in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, culminate at this luncheon where community members and supporters gather in support of an imperative cause—supporting children […]

“Abstractions, Contractions, Intersections”

by lesliedinaberg on September 23, 2016

A Magical Collaboration Between a Painter (Fran Scorzelli) and a Sculptor (Joan Rosenberg-Dent) will be on view at GraySpace Gallery (219 Gray Ave.) from Sept. 23– Nov. 20. Rosenberg-Dent and Scorzelli have collaborated in a series of pieces inspired by Santa Barbara’s urban landscape. The driving force behind their collaboration stems from elements of the city as seen […]

Cocktail Corner: Celebration of Harvest Weekend

by lesliedinaberg on September 23, 2016

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  Our local winemakers have been hard at work amongst the vines, but now it’s time for them to take a break for the annual celebration of the year’s bounty. The annual Celebration of Harvest Weekend is a time to enjoy the fruits of those labors, when vintners pour […]

Warren Beatty to Receive SBIFF’s Kirk Douglas Award

by lesliedinaberg on September 21, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) will honor Academy Award winner Warren Beatty with the 11th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the Bacara Resort & Spa on December 1, with all funds raised supporting SBIFF’s free year-round educational programs. Known for his iconic roles in films such as Bonnie and Clyde, […]

Welcome to Jennabunkport

by lesliedinaberg on September 21, 2016

Writer Jenna McCarthy’s she shack is 140 square feet of home office heaven. By Leslie Dinaberg Living—and working—in a 100-year-old farmhouse certainly has its charms, but as her children grew bigger and houseguests came and went, writer Jenna McCarthy (Everything’s Relative, The Parent Trip, Lola Knows a Lot) longed for, as Virginia Woolf once wrote,”a room […]

Cocktail Corner: Aperitifs That Play Well With Others

by lesliedinaberg on September 9, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg The French word apéritif, like its Italian counterpart, aperitivo, comes from the Latin aperire, meaning “to open.” These “alcoholic appetizers” are a European tradition, designed as delicious, low-alcohol lead-ins to a meal. Some classic apéritifs include Vermouth, Campari, Dubonnet, Lillet and Aperol, all of which […]

Cocktail Corner: Tasty Tidbits

by lesliedinaberg on September 2, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg I can’t believe that summer is almost over. There’s been a lot of news on the bar beat the last few months. Here are some highlights:                 One of Santa’s Barbara’s favorite dining destinations, The Lark (131 Anacapa St.), was recognized by […]


by lesliedinaberg on September 2, 2016

Are you dreaming of a beautiful Santa Barbara home with city and ocean views? Here’s your chance to win that dream house, and support Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) at the same time! The MCASB Dream Home Raffle has been the primary fundraiser for the Museum of Contemporary Art for over a decade.  This entrepreneurial way […]