Natural beauty takes at least two hours in front of a mirror.
-Pamela Anderson

Local Lowdown: Pico

by lesliedinaberg on October 3, 2017

By Leslie Dinaberg Headquartered in the wee Western-style town of Los Alamos and sharing its 1880s vintage building with The Los Alamos General Store is PICO, a farm-to-table foodie destination that’s quickly building a buzz among diners up and down the coast. Owners Will Henry and Kali Kopley, a husband and wife duo, chose the […]

Cocktail Corner: Meet the Winemakers of Los Alamos

by lesliedinaberg on January 27, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg  Take a road trip to Los Alamos next weekend when Bob’s Well Bread Bakery presents Meet the Winemakers of Los Alamos on Saturday, February 4. This popular monthly tasting series invites guests to come meet the people behind some of Los Alamos’ best known wineries, including Angela Osborne 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, […]

Global Gardens Café and Olive Oil Store Opens in Los Alamos

by lesliedinaberg on January 8, 2014

Vegetarians and locavores in the Santa Ynez Valley now have an entire restaurant devoted to their cuisine.  Global Gardens’ Caliterranean Café features a fresh, rotating vegetarian menu with daily specials including phyllo “pitas,” stuffed French toast, a “daily dip,” hearty salads, the daily “pickle” and a weekly list of craft beers and local wines.  All menu […]