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Cocktail Corner: Toasting the New Year

by lesliedinaberg on December 22, 2017

A spirited toast to the New Year!  By Leslie Dinaberg There’s no shortage of great ways to ring in the New Year in Santa Barbara County! Here are a few options to start 2018 off in style: King Bee Dance Party at Dargan’s One of my favorite local bands, King Bee, performs a rare New Year’s Eve […]

Cocktail Corner: Brunch at Finch & Fork

by lesliedinaberg on February 21, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   While nothing says “bloody good brunch” like a Bloody Mary, Finch & Fork bartender Joe Dohany has bumped it up a notch with some cocktails designed especially for day drinking. New to the menu is Dohany’s Breakfast of Champions, a bold drink with bacon–washed bourbon, pecan syrup […]

Cocktail Corner: The Wonderful World of Pinot Noir

by lesliedinaberg on February 27, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg  The word Pinotphile may not roll off the tongue quite as sweetly as say, a 2012 Sta. Rita Hills Fess Parker Pinot Noir, but the World of Pinot Noir—which features Fess Parker among the more than 200 top interpreters of the grape—is quite a delicious event. The sixteenth […]

Photo Gallery: Sylvester Stallone at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

by lesliedinaberg on February 16, 2016

Originally published in Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine on February 12, 2016.

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

by lesliedinaberg on February 2, 2016

  UCSB Arts & Lectures presents leading contemporary dance company Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan performing Rice, a multimedia work of human drama and the story of a revered land, on Tue., Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. at The Granada Theatre. Renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-min, “the most important choreographer in Asia” (Berliner Morgenpost), created the […]

Cocktail Corner: Valentine’s Weekend Garagiste Wine Festival

by lesliedinaberg on January 23, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg Wine and romance pair together so well, why not celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend at the fourth annual Garagiste Wine Festival Southern Exposure 2016. This fun and very unique wine festival takes place Feb. 13-14 at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall in Solvang. In honor of Valentine’s Day weekend, the festival […]

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 […]

SB Style File: A Taste of Ojai Culinary Salts

by lesliedinaberg on December 17, 2015

We’re always looking for unique, local products and private Chef Robin Goldstein‘s new A Taste of Ojai Culinary Salts are the perfect gift for chefs, both near and far. Available in a variety of flavors, including Lavender: French Grey Sea Salt + Organic Lavender Chile Garlic: Sea Salt + Organic Jalapeno, Paprika, Cumin, Garlic, Onion […]

Brad Nack 19th Annual 100% Reindeer Art Show

by lesliedinaberg on December 2, 2015

The herd is back! Brad Nack‘s 100% Reindeer Art Show opens this Thursday, Dec 3 at Roy (7 W. Carrillo St.) with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. As has become a local tradition (and very fun event , the exhibit features elegantly framed, small oil paintings of reindeer in the back room for one night […]

Sings Like Hell: Stone Cupid With Julie Christensen, Natalie D-Napoleon

by lesliedinaberg on December 2, 2015

Friday night’s Sings Like Hell! Series at Lobero Theatre features Stone Cupid with Julie Christensen, with opener Natalie D-Napoleon. Songwriter Christensen co-fronted Los Angeles punk-roots pioneers Divine Horsemen, and sang with Leonard Cohen for several years, among other notable artists. After five independent solo albums, she formed the Nashville band Stone Cupid and is releasing the debut album from […]