The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
-Chinese Proverb

Cocktail Corner: Toasting the New Year

by lesliedinaberg on December 22, 2017

A spirited toast to the New Year!  By Leslie Dinaberg There’s no shortage of great ways to ring in the New Year in Santa Barbara County! Here are a few options to start 2018 off in style: King Bee Dance Party at Dargan’s One of my favorite local bands, King Bee, performs a rare New Year’s Eve […]

The Biltmore’s Amazing Gingerbread House

by lesliedinaberg on December 22, 2017

With the smoke starting to clear, we’re all in need of a little holiday cheer. I recommend you check out the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara‘s incredible gingerbread house! To honor the Resort’s 90th anniversary, talented Pastry Chef Javier Franco and the rest of the pastry team created a stunning replica of the Resort […]

A Day Away: A Grape Escape

by lesliedinaberg on December 22, 2017

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 and more than 200 wineries
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SBIFF Announces Virtuosos Award Winners

by lesliedinaberg on December 21, 2017

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuosos Award will once again honor many of the most notable performances in Hollywood this year. The award, presented by UGG, takes place on February 3 at the Arlington Theatre. “2017 has seen a variety of breakout performances,” states Roger Durling, Executive Director of SBIFF. “We are thrilled to celebrate this […]

SBIFF’s Maltin Modern Master Award to Honor Gary Oldman

by lesliedinaberg on December 21, 2017

Gary Oldman, who is getting critical acclaim and Oscar buzz for his role as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, is set to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.  Oldman will be honored for his longstanding contributions to the film industry and Leonard Maltin, […]

Postcards from the Past

by lesliedinaberg on December 15, 2017

You never know where story inspiration is going to come from. When my brother-in-law, Eric States, casually mentioned that he was creating large-scale metal prints from vintage postcards that belonged to long-time local businessman and philanthropist Peter Jordano, I was intrigued. Especially when Eric said the collection was “impressive.” The word impressive was definitely an understatement. It turns out that […]

Cocktail Corner: Oh Hanukkah!

by lesliedinaberg on December 11, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg The first night of Hanukkah is December 12, and that night also kicks off an awesome edible Hanukkah collaboration between two Santa Ynez Valley Chefs—PICO’s Drew Terp and Brooke Stockwell of K’Syrah Catering & Events—on an eight-day foodie fest building up to a final eight-course, seated dinner […]