I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it.
-Sarah Jessica Parker

Felipe Molina

by lesliedinaberg on October 2, 2017

Wine and art make a great pairing when Standing Sun Wines presents new work by artist Felipe Molina, who was recently inducted into the Album Art Hall of Fame for his Counting Crows album covers. The exhibition opens on September 30 at Standing Sun Wines, 92 Second St., D, Buellton,  and remains on view through November 30.  For more information, […]

Cocktail Corner: Beer and (Big) Bites in Buellton

by lesliedinaberg on March 6, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   The kitchen is now open at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company (45 Industrial Way, Buellton) and as Executive Chef Brian Champlin vowed, this place definitely has, as he modestly states, “under-promised and over-delivered!” Boy does Fig Mountain ever deliver, both in terms of high quality food that pairs perfectly […]

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 […]

Cocktail Corner: Figueroa Mountain’s Real Ale Invitational

by lesliedinaberg on October 17, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Cask beers take the spotlight next weekend when Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. hosts the Real Ale Invitational lunch and festival on Saturday, October 25 from 1–4 p.m. at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company’s flagship brewery and taproom, 45 Industrial Way, Buellton. The company’s cask program is run by head brewer of […]

Solvang’s “Scarecrow Fest” and Halloween Fun Start This Week

by lesliedinaberg on October 9, 2014

The beginning of Solvang’s 5th Annual Scarecrow Fest coincides with the Santa Barbara Wine Country Celebration of Harvest Weekend, then there are numerous fall activities planned in the Santa Ynez Valley/Santa Barbara Wine Country, spread throughout the month. Running from Oct. 10-Nov. 10, some of the festival highlights include: -The amazing scarecrow contest, where Solvang businesses, organizations and, […]