They say Eskimos have a hundred words for snow. But that's nothing. Husbands have one word that can mean at least a hundred things. That word is "uh-huh."
-Stephen Fried

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 […]

Cocktail Corner: Calivore Spirits

by lesliedinaberg on October 1, 2016

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  I had the opportunity to sample some spirits with Aaron Bergh this week, the “President & Commander-in-Mischief” of Calivore Spirits, a new California born and bred business specializing in regionally made liquor. Bergh started his venture just a few years ago as a Cal Poly […]

Cocktail Corner: Celebrate Prohibition Repeal Day

by lesliedinaberg on December 5, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Prohibition Repeal Day returns to Santa Barbara this week (Friday, December 5) to celebrate the end of Prohibition in 1933, more than 80 years ago! This year the event coincides with the annual Downtown Holiday Parade on State Street, which sounds like a winning combination […]

Mark Your Calendars for La Arcada Christmas Walk

by lesliedinaberg on December 5, 2013

The spirit of Christmas—both past and present—is alive and well at this favorite annual celebration taking place on Wednesday, December 4, from 5–8 p.m. The charming, historic arcade’s holiday open house has all the trimmings including twinkling lights, costumed carolers, refreshments and the chance to tell Santa what a good boy or girl you’ve been this year […]