Posts Tagged ‘things to do in Santa Barbara’

  • Annual Art & Wine Tour Showcases Local Wineries and Delectable Restaurants

    May 1, 12 • Uncategorized

    Do you need a relaxing evening, or just an excuse to sip freely on delicious local wines? The 2012 Downtown Art & Wine Tour on May 24 may be just the answer. Stroll through downtown venues on a self-guided tour with a logo wine glass in hand, stopping to...

  • 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...

  • Heather Hudson on Surf and Sea

    Apr 30, 12 • Uncategorized

    by Cheryl Crabtree When 16-year-old Heather Hudson first paddled out and stood up on a wave in Malibu in the 1970s, she was hooked. “I thought, ‘I’m going to do this the rest of my life,’” recalls Hudson, who has plied the waves ever since...

  • 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...

  • Sue Grafton on Writing

    Apr 30, 12 • Archives

    by Cheryl Crabtree Santa Teresa—the geographic pseudonym for Santa Barbara—plays a pivotal role as the main setting in the world-renowned alphabet series of the Kinsey Millhone detective mysteries (A is for Alibi, B is for Burglar, etc.), written by...

  • Richard Sanford on Wine

    Apr 30, 12 • Archives

    By Nancy Ransohoff Richard Sanford might be called an elder statesman of Santa Barbara County winemaking if he weren’t so darned youthful. The boyish-faced affable Sanford notes with a smile, “this is my 40th year as a winegrower.” It all started in...

  • The Oak Group on Art and Preservation

    Apr 30, 12 • Archives

    by Rebekah Altman The awe that Santa Barbara County’s natural beauty inspires is nowhere as palpable as in the work of The Oak Group—a shifting consortium of artists who have captured the wild preciousness of this region in oils, acrylic, watercolor...