Archive for the ‘SEASONS Magazine’ Category

  • The Dog Days of Summer

    Jul 6, 12 • Archives, Explore SB

    Great food and comfy hotels, outdoor activities galore and a laid-back atmosphere. Add dog friendly to the list and, ladies and gentleman, we give you Santa Barbara. With its distinctive Spanish adobe architecture, majestic mountain vistas and miles of...

  • Ablaze with Color: A Creative Couple’s Whimsical Lifestyle in a Happy House

    May 30, 12 • Archives

    by Leslie A. Westbrook Anyone who ventures into the wine-tasting room of Coghlan Winery and Jewelry, in quaint Los Olivos, immediately gets an inkling of the sense of wonder, color and whimsy possessed by the owners, a young creative couple named Eric and...

  • From Biodynamic Vineyard to Brilliance in a Glass: The Evolution from Grape to Wine

    May 30, 12 • Archives, Wineries

      By Mary Ann Norbom The clinking of glasses, the swirling of wine, the breathing in of delectable aromas, smiles and opinions shared among friends and strangers. That’s the tasting room experience thousands of people enjoy in Santa Barbara County each...

  • Santa Barbara Greek Festival

    May 30, 12 • Archives, History, Local Life, SEASONS Magazine

    By  Cheri Rae With all the talk these days about Greek austerity measures, we Santa Barbarans can only wonder what could be going wrong in that ancient Mediterranean land. For most residents, the closest we ever get to Greece is the annual Santa Barbara...

  • Cyclists Create Community Connections with Bike Moves

    May 17, 12 • Archives

    In our summer issue, our Sustainable Seasons columnist Sigrid Wright explores the eclectic community of Bike Moves, a multi-aged group of bike enthusiasts who dress up according to a theme once a month and ride around downtown. Check out the full article...

  • Macduff Everton on Photography

    Apr 30, 12 • Archives

    By D.J. Palladino MASTER OF HAUNTED PANORAMAS, icy light and tropical ease, photographer Macduff Everton spent most of his creative life waiting for sunrise angles while perched on canyon walls far away from the town that helped make him. Although born...

  • Celesta Billeci on Music & Dance

    Apr 30, 12 • Archives

    By D.J. Palladino IT TOOK 50 YEARS for UCSB’s Arts & Lectures series to come out of classroom annexes and into the heart of our community. Today, after 11 years with Celesta Billeci at the helm, it’s safe to say that the campus organization has...

  • Molly Barker on Gardens

    Apr 30, 12 • Archives

    By Nancy Ransohoff MOLLY BARKER, executive director of Casa del Herrero in Montecito, offers the following seeds for thought for the home gardener. Whether your thumb’s green or purple, these ten spring tips will help reinvigorate the garden at your own...

  • John Downey on His Favorite Spring Foods

    Apr 30, 12 • Archives

    By Nancy Ransohoff CHEF JOHN DOWNEY AND HIS WIFE LIZ have run their cozy, elegant and award-winning restaurant, Downey’s, for going on 30 years, and the State-Street gem is still going strong. An acclaimed chef, Downey spotlights local organic fruits and...

  • Rod Lathim on Theater

    Apr 30, 12 • Archives

    by D.J. Palladino Rod Lathim’s resume is miraculously full of weird swerves. He turned his first job in a haunted Summerland restaurant into a successful book. He graduated from Santa Barbara Junior High’s celebrated theater program fledged under...