Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
-Caryn Leschen

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 […]

Annual rituals are often as important and appreciated as the season

by lesliedinaberg on December 16, 2004

No matter how you celebrate this holiday season, chances are it will be remarkably similar to the way you celebrated last year. December is a time that we cling to our family traditions — even when those traditions consist of, for example, not celebrating Christmas by going to a movie and then out for Chinese […]

Building blocks of Hanukkah tradition

by lesliedinaberg on December 9, 2004

Santa Barbara’s Hanukkah festivities began a new way Tuesday night, when many families gathered at La Cumbre Plaza to build a six-foot-tall menorah out of Legos. Young and old alike had a great time celebrating by lighting the candles for the first night of Hanukkah, playing the dreidel game to earn chocolate coins or gelt, […]