Thirty-five is a very attractive age: London society is full of women who have of their own free choice remained thirty-five for years.
-Oscar Wilde

Cocktail Corner: Meet the Winemakers of Los Alamos

by lesliedinaberg on January 27, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  Take a road trip to Los Alamos next weekend when Bob’s Well Bread Bakery presents Meet the Winemakers of Los Alamos on Saturday, February 4. This popular monthly tasting series invites guests to come meet the people behind some of Los Alamos’ best known wineries, including Angela Osborne of […]

Outpost Menu Highlights New Flavors for the New Year

by lesliedinaberg on January 27, 2017

The New Year brings a new menu to Outpost at the Goodland, where Chef Nick Bajal has added seasonal dishes to his already very tasty menu. Start with one of the new starters, like the Plantain Empanada with pork carnitas, tomatillo broth, and queso fresco; or the Crispy Chicken Thighs with miso potato salad, Korean chili […]

Poetry: William Stafford Community Reading

by lesliedinaberg on January 27, 2017

The 11th annual  William Stafford Community Reading takes place at the First Crossing Day Use Area on Paradise Road in Los Padres National Forest at 2 pm on Saturday, January 28. “This year’s featured readers are Enid Osborn, Ron Alexander, and the inspiring student poets from the Los Prietos Boys Camp,” says organizer Paul J. Willis, […]

Hold Hope | Obama in Santa Barbara, 2007

by lesliedinaberg on January 25, 2017

International award-winning photographer (and Santa Barbara Seasons contributor) Patricia Houghton Clarke presents never-before seen black and white images from Barack Obama’s campaign stop in Santa Barbara in 2007. She says, “The photographs embody the President’s abiding power, grace, and most importantly, HOPE.” There will be an opening reception from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at PATRICIA […]

SBIFF is on the Way With Another Excellent Lineup

by lesliedinaberg on January 23, 2017

It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost time for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) to begin on February 1. At last week’s press conference, Executive Director Roger Durling revealed the poster (once again designed by local graphic artist Barbara Boros) as well as an impressive slate of programming, including films representing 50+ countries, 51 world […]

Cocktail Corner: Beer is Good for You!

by lesliedinaberg on January 23, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  We can all use some good news these days, so here goes. There’s yet another good reason to say cheers to beer! A study recently came across my desk that there is new research indicating that drinking beer may be good for your health. Researchers […]

Her Kitchen Rules

by lesliedinaberg on January 19, 2017

Iron Chef and Santa Barbara local Cat Cora is certainly on a roll! Her new burger joint, Mesa Burger, is constantly packed with locals craving the award-winning chef’s crave-worthy burger creations. So far, my favorites are the Montecito (made with griddled goat cheese/bourbon glazed mushrooms/house onion ring/truffle aioli/arugula/grilled onions) and the Goodland (with double cheddar/sliced […]

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara’s Official Drink Contest

by lesliedinaberg on January 14, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  Mirror, mirror on the wall. What’s the most “Santa Barbara-like” cocktail of all?  I’ve pondered this question myself on more than one occasion, so it excites me that we’ll get a definitive answer on January 26 at the “2017 Official Drink of Santa Barbara” Cocktail Contest,” held from […]

Congregation B’Nai B’Rith Celebrates 90 Years

by lesliedinaberg on January 9, 2017

  Cantor Mark Childs to be Honored at Dreamers Ball on Jan. 22  Congregation B’nai B’rith celebrates its 90th anniversary at a Chagall-inspired Dreamers Ball to be held at the Bacara Resort on January 22. The dreamers theme—which honors yesterday, today and tomorrow—pays homage to the 14 founding families who had a vision to build a […]

Cocktail Corner: Not Vodka Water

by lesliedinaberg on January 9, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  This is the perfect week to rehydrate, right after the holidays when most of us are feeling a bit hungover, if not from alcohol then from food and festivities. I recently came across a fun and stylish reusable water bottle that only helps you hydrate […]