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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: 2016 Live Downtown Art & Wine Tour

by lesliedinaberg on May 14, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Art and wine are always an excellent pair, and this year’s 2016 Downtown LIVE Art & Wine Tour is adding a fun new twist to the mix: Live Art! Each of the participating venues north of Carrillo Street—including 10 West Gallery, Bella Rosa Galleries, Churchill Jewelers, Distinctive Art Gallery, Engel & […]

SB Style File: Santa Barbara Greeting Cards

by lesliedinaberg on December 21, 2015

Looking for a special gift this holiday season? How about a trip to Santa Barbara in a tin? Donna Greene’s new venture, Santa Barbara Greeting Cards, offers two beautiful sets of cards and postcards spotlighting iconic Santa Barbara scenes that will appeal to both locals and visitors. “Living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, we […]

Don’t Miss Small Business Saturday in Downtown Santa Barbara

by lesliedinaberg on December 2, 2014

Kicking off the holiday season this is a relatively new retail holiday: Small Business Saturday (November 29). Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Downtown Santa Barbara is promoting Small Business Saturday as a way to kick off the […]

Cocktail Corner: Downtown Art & Wine Tour

by lesliedinaberg on May 12, 2014

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Great art & wonderful wine make excellent bedfellows, especially when you add in fabulous food (which they do) at the 2014 Downtown Art & Wine Tour, which takes place on Thursday, May 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Stroll along State Street with fellow art lovers. Each venue is paired […]

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 […]