• Ciaramella, courtesy SBMA

    Cocktail Corner: Primavera in Winter at SBMA’s Atelier

    Feb 13

    A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   Santa Barbara Museum of Art's Atelier cocktail parties are always a feast for the senses, and Atelier: Primavera in Winter, which celebrates everything Italian—including the...

  • Erika Maldonado of Runway Vineyards. Photo by Wendy Thies Sell.

    EXPLORE: From Politics to Pinot

    Jan 31

    On hiatus from the capitol scene, former California Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado has hung up his conservative suits and ties, at least for now, in favor of blue jeans and boots, more suitable for working on his Santa Maria Valley ranch. “Back in...

  • Benchmark Eatery, photo by Arna B.

    EAT: New Restaurant Round-Up

    Jan 28

    By Nancy Ransohoff Rev up your winter by checking out a raft of new restaurants sprinkled around town from Goleta to the Mesa.  Hitting the mark in downtown dining is Benchmark Eatery (1201 State St., 805/845-2600, benchmarkeatery.com), located in the...

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    Silverhorn Welcomes Bernd Munsteiner in Special Event to Benefit Direct Relief

    Jan 23

    Renowned master jewelry designer Bernd Munsteiner of Germany—known to jewelry aficionados as "the Picasso of gems"—comes to Silverhorn Gallery and Workshop in Montecito January 30-31 to share a special sneak preview of his...

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“Perfect Pairing” Valentine’s Dinner at Santa Barbara Public Market

Feb 12

Pair up with your loved one or favorite foodie friend for a “Perfect Pairing” Valentine’s Dinner, on Saturday, February 14 at 7 p.m. in The...

S.Y. Kitchen's Valentine's Kiss cocktail, photo by mixologist Alberto Battaglini.

Cocktail Corner: A Toast to Love and Valentines

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Nothing says romance quite like a great bottle of wine or a sexy...

Feb 6

Armada Wine & Beer Merchant is one of several tasting rooms offering specials to honor SBIFF. (courtesy photo).

Cocktail Corner: Movie-Inspired Sips and Savories

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg It's easy to get the star treatment during the Santa Barbara...

Jan 30

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Ciaramella, courtesy SBMA

Cocktail Corner: Primavera in Winter at SBMA’s Atelier

Feb 13

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   Santa Barbara Museum of Art's Atelier cocktail parties are always a feast for the senses,...

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“Perfect Pairing” Valentine’s Dinner at Santa Barbara Public Market

Pair up with your loved one or favorite foodie friend for a “Perfect Pairing” Valentine’s Dinner, on...

Feb 12

S.Y. Kitchen's Valentine's Kiss cocktail, photo by mixologist Alberto Battaglini.

Cocktail Corner: A Toast to Love and Valentines

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg Nothing says romance quite like a great bottle of wine or...

Feb 6