One of the best things in the world to be is a boy.
-Charles Dolby Werner

Hurry to Catch “Runaway” in Downtown Santa Barbara

by lesliedinaberg on September 27, 2017

You’ve still got a few more days to catch “Runaway,” commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and on loan to the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture, this exhibit is installed in the Historic Storke Placita (700 State St.), until September 30. “Runaway” was created by Greg Corso and Molly […]

Cocktail Corner: Lights, Camera, Cocktails

by lesliedinaberg on May 2, 2015

Wining and Dining With Eat, This Shoot That! A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Combining food and wine with photography is a great way to tour Santa Barbara, even for locals. We recently went on the new Eat This, Shoot That! trek through the Presidio neighborhood and the new Wine Collection of […]

Editor’s Pick: David Sedaris

by lesliedinaberg on April 27, 2015

Author David Sedaris is a must-see on May 4, when he regales us with hilarious anecdotes, not-yet-published writing and excerpts from his mega-best-selling books. His laugh-out-loud satire and engrossing storytelling have won him an avid following worldwide. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. 8 p.m. 805/893-3535, artsandlectures.ucsb.edu. —Leslie Dinaberg Originally published in Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine, […]

Editor’s Pick: An Evening with BESO!

by lesliedinaberg on April 23, 2015

Gypsy rock band BESO is a hybrid that crosses traditional Romani music with rock music. The group’s all-star lineup of internationally renowned musicians has brought drive and passion to the genre. Their love for tradition collides with modern sensibility, transforming Gypsy rock into a vibrant new beast: darker, faster, more danceable, more blues, more Gypsy. […]

Editor’s Pick: Charles Lloyd & Friends

by lesliedinaberg on April 23, 2015

Jazz at the Lobero presents Charles Lloyd & Friends Featuring Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland. Tenor giant Charles Lloyd brings together his favorite musical partners, including members of his New Quartet and guitar luminary Bill Frisell. Saxophonist Lloyd’s supreme improvisational talents and passion for cross-pollinating jazz with rock established him as one of […]

Cocktail Corner: Brunch at the Outpost

by lesliedinaberg on April 20, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg While I’m not quite one of those people who believe that brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast, I do believe that just about everything is better with bacon, especially day drinking! Outpost, at the Goodland Hotel in Goleta, is a great place to […]

Cocktail Corner: Good Wines, Good Causes

by lesliedinaberg on April 10, 2015

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Santa Barbara winemakers are a generous bunch. They constantly get hit up to donate wine to charitable events, and do so with stunning regularity, often pouring the wine themselves, and always with affable smiles on their faces. A few causes that are particularly near and dear […]

Local Lowdown: Lucidity Festival

by lesliedinaberg on April 1, 2015

This experiential arts and music festival brings together a top-notch line-up of musical talent, along with multi-sensory art installations, themed environments and educational speakers, as well as more intimate settings for personal connections. Now in its fourth year, Lucidity Festival offers workshops and presentations on subjects such as breathwork, consciousness, health & healing, permaculture, social […]

Style File: Double Duty Beauty

by lesliedinaberg on March 31, 2015

We’re all about multi-tasking these days, so anything that can help streamline my morning routine gets a thumbs up in my book. Here are a few double duty products we’ve been loving around here. Merle Norman CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 One of my favorite trends continuing into this season is the nude or […]

Local Lowdown: Harvesting H2O

by lesliedinaberg on March 20, 2015

Who says you can’t produce anything out of thin air? Imagine filling your glass with clean, fresh drinking water made from the air. While it may sound like science fiction, Skywell LLC has developed a series of products that create air water, a new source of water designed to be a sustainable alternative to conventional drinking water […]