We must use time creatively and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
-Martin Luther King Jr.

“Please Don’t Touch the Art”

by lesliedinaberg on November 30, 2016

Dan Levin‘s solo art show, “Please Don’t Touch the Art” at Restaurant Roy (7 W. Carrillo St.)  will include a “one night only pop up store” during the reception on December 1, during 1st Thursday from 7-11 p.m. Levin’s Lonely Hearts altered playing card decks, shirts, candles and small assemblages will be available for sale on Thursday, in addition […]

Local Dish: Fall Desserts at Finch & Fork and Outpost

by lesliedinaberg on November 17, 2016

There’s something about this cooler weather that makes sweets taste even sweeter. Lucky for us, our local chefs have some new treats to share this fall. At Outpost at the Goodland  (5650 Calle Real, Goleta) Chef Nick Bajal has added a few new things to the dessert menu, including Rice Flour Cake Tres Leche (with Puffed Black Rice and Yuzu […]

Style File: Natura Bissé’s Pure Air = Pure Bliss

by lesliedinaberg on November 14, 2016

Bacara Resort & Spa (8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta) recently added Spanish cosmetics brand Natura Bissé to its world-class 42,000-square-foot Spa and Wellness Center, and as a special treat, had a pop-up appearance of Natura Bissé’s infamous Bubble Pure Air last week. I was one of the lucky ones who got to be the “girl in the plastic bubble,” and my […]

CALM at Heart: Awakening

by lesliedinaberg on November 14, 2016

A fun afternoon to celebrate and reflect on the healing work of CALM was just what the doctor ordered this week. CALM—which is an acronym for Child Abuse Listening Mediation—takes on the critical mission to prevent, assess, and treat child abuse in Santa Barbara County. The nonprofit provides comprehensive services for children, families and adults, and has […]

Cocktail Corner: Figueroa Mountain Turns Six

by lesliedinaberg on November 11, 2016

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  Cheers to our friends at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, which, in just six short years, has grown from a small production facility and taproom in Buellton to a six-taproom, four-brewery operation with distribution throughout California, Arizona and soon expanding to additional states. Figueroa Mountain Brewing […]