I am a woman above everything else.
-Jacqueline Kennedy

Cocktail Corner: Wine & Fire Weekend

by lesliedinaberg on August 18, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance hosts the annual Wine & Fire Weekend Aug. 18-20. In addition to special events and tastings throughout the weekend at member wineries, there is also a Barn Party at Dierberg Star Lane on Friday Aug. 18, where member wineries will share their […]

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival

by lesliedinaberg on June 2, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History‘s beloved wine festival, and they are commemorating the event with a new name—the Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival—which more accurately reflects the bounty of sips and bites found at this signature fundraiser. […]

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend

by lesliedinaberg on April 1, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   If your ideal weekend involves food, wine and philanthropy in a beautiful setting, then the 4th Annual Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend April 7-9 at the Bacara Resort & Spa is the spring event for you. Sponsored by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the […]

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Wine Festival Gets Better With Age

by lesliedinaberg on June 17, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Santa Barbara Wine Festival—the first festival of its kind on the Central Coast—returns for the 29th year, hosted by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (2559 Puesta Del Sol Rd.) on Saturday, June 25 from 2-5 p.m. The beautiful grounds of Santa Barbara Museum of Natural […]

Cocktail Corner: Swirl & Sip Series on the Canary Rooftop

by lesliedinaberg on May 28, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg I jump at any opportunity to hang out at the rooftop at the Canary Hotel, which is one of the most exquisite—and exclusive—360-degree views of Santa Barbara. The scenery alone is enough to make me leap at any invitation to visit the roof, add in some terrific […]

Cocktail Corner: Wine & Fire

by lesliedinaberg on August 7, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg A weekend filled to the brim with world class wines and wood grilled food awaits Aug. 14-16 in Sta. Rita Hills. The Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance is pulling out all the stops for this annual event. It’s actually a series of intimate wine and food […]

Arthritis Foundation’s 33rd Annual Taste of the Town

by lesliedinaberg on August 1, 2014

We got a preview last week of what’s in store for the 33rd annual Santa Barbara Taste of the Town, and there’s a lot to be excited about for this signature culinary event benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. Taking place on Sunday, Sept. 7 at the picturesque Riviera Park Gardens, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra,  from noon-3 p.m., the fundraiser is expected to attract more than  1,000 […]

Cocktail Corner: Cool New Cocktails at Finch & Fork

by lesliedinaberg on May 30, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Finch & Fork Restaurant at the Canary Hotel is right in the neighborhood (31 W. Carrillo St.) and one of my favorite places for happy hour, wine tastings on the roof and even to meet people for interviews (the bar couches are particularly cushiony and comfortable). Now they  have a […]