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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 […]

Some Thoughts on #GivingTuesday

by lesliedinaberg on November 27, 2017

  By Leslie Dinaberg, Managing Editor Tuesday, November 28 is designated as #GivingTuesday, when those who are able are urged to make donations to support local nonprofits. Now entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving—as a counterpoint to Black Friday and Cyber Monday buying—that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy and […]

Cocktail Corner: Sip, Swirl and be Merry at the Canary

by lesliedinaberg on November 27, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg The rooftop of the Canary will decked in the spirit of the holiday season this December with a special holiday Sip & Swirl Series. First up is Dec. 7 with Bubbles Sip & Swirl, where guests can enjoy sparkling wine from top labels like Taittinger, Laurent-Perrier, […]

LUX LED Lighting Partners With Unite to Light for Holiday Season

by lesliedinaberg on November 22, 2017

In the spirit of the holiday season, two Santa Barbara-based companies have partnered for a holiday giving campaign. LUX LED Lighting is teaming up with Unite To Light—a nonprofit organization that provides portable, solar-powered lamps to people living without electricity—to do some good this holiday season.   With every purchase of a LUX LED Lighting […]

La Arcada Christmas Walk

by lesliedinaberg on November 21, 2017

Get ready to get in the mood for the holidays! The spirit of Christmas—both past and present—is alive and well at this favorite annual celebration taking place on Wednesday, November 29, from 5–8 p.m. The charming, historic holiday open house has all the trimmings of the season, including twinkling lights, costumed carolers, refreshments and the chance to […]

Eyvind Earle | Winter at Elverhøj Museum

by lesliedinaberg on November 20, 2017

Winter arrives before Thanksgiving at Elverhøj Museum of History & Art in Solvang (1624 Elverhoy Way) with the debut of the holiday exhibition, “Eyvind Earle│Winter.”  Noted for his landscape painting and contributions to the background illustration and styling of classic Disney animated films like Sleeping Beauty and Lady and the Tramp, Eyvind Earle is also famous […]

Style File: Get Your Glow on With Girlactik

by lesliedinaberg on November 20, 2017

Developed by former Hollywood makeup artist Galit Strugano, Girlactik cosmetics are designed as an affordable luxury brand that will make you look great. Plus, the products will actually stay on, so that you can get on with your life and not worry about continually retouching your makeup. We tried an assortment of products—including pigmented, shadows, blushes, glosses, eye […]

Cocktail Corner: National Apple Cider Day

by lesliedinaberg on November 20, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Saturday November 18 is National Apple Cider Day. In honor of this auspicious holiday, we’ve got a tasty recipe for Ginger Whiskey Cider, courtesy of Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer. I’m a big fan on using this new super spicy ginger beer in Moscow Mules—and they have […]

Cocktail Corner: Cheers to Fall Cocktails at S.Y. Kitchen

by lesliedinaberg on November 11, 2017

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Autumn is such a beautiful time of year in the Santa Ynez Valley. Why not toast the season with one of General Manager and Mixologist Alberto Battaglini‘s delicious and creative new fall cocktails at S.Y. Kitchen! Now available are five new fall cocktails inspired by autumn’s seasonal […]

Women’s Literary Festival

by lesliedinaberg on October 27, 2017

The first Women’s Literary Festival was initiated 12 years ago as a Santa Barbara event by Gail Marshall and her daughter Jennifer Adams, and this weekend marks the 12th Annual Women’s Literary Festival,  taking place on Saturday, October 28 from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Fess Parker A Doubletree by Hilton Resort (633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.). The idea to showcase […]