• Actresses Allison Janney, Margot Robbie and moderator Scott Feinberg speak onstage at the Outstanding Performers Honoring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney Presented By Belvedere Vodka during The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on February 8, 2018 in Santa Barbara. Photo by Rebecca Sapp, Getty Images for SBIFF.

    Legacies: Santa Barbara International Film Festival Will Dazzle Once Again

    By Leslie Dinaberg A joyous celebration of the art of cinema, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is one of the leading film festivals in the U.S., offering its 90,000 attendees (comprised of an eclectic mix of locals and visitors from...

  • Draughtsmen Aleworks, courtesy photo.

    Local Lowdown: Beer News

    By Wendy Thies Sell Some say Santa Barbara—famous for its world-class wine—was slow to catch up to the craft beer craze, but this is a year of expansion for the local ale trail. A handful of new beer taprooms opened recently or will soon open in downtown...

  • Many people view their bathroom as a place of refuge—a sanctuary where they can retreat, relax and renew—and luxuriate in a beautiful freestanding bathtub, like those featured in this room designed by Penny Bianchi of McCormick Interiors. Photo by Amy Barnard.

    Bright Ideas for Beautiful Bathrooms 

    By Cheryl Crabtree Photos by Amy Barnard In the 1900s, most residential bathrooms were on the small side—practical spaces where people spent as little time as possible. But nowadays many homeowners consider the bathroom a place of refuge, a sanctuary where...

  • The Midcentury golden starbust door welcomes visitors to Norman, the excellent onsite restaurant. Photo courtesy Skyview Los Alamos.

    Retro-Chic Revival at the Skyview Los Alamos 

    By Leslie Dinaberg On the hilltop overlooking the quaint western town of Los Alamos sits a midcentury modern gem of a new hotel—the Skyview Los Alamos. This boutique, 33-room property—including two spacious suites and 16 deluxe rooms with private decks...

Event Showcase

Sat 19

Pictures at an Exhibition

January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Organizer: Santa Barbara Symphony
805/899-2222
Tue 22

An Evening with Madeleine Albright

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Organizer: UCSB Arts & Lectures
805/893-3535

Eat and Drink Eat and Drink

Cheers to Rose, photo by Kaboompics.com from Pexels.

Cocktail Corner: Drink Pink

Dec 21

Both The Sisters and Nocking Point Wines Have Interesting Tales to Tell A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! by Leslie Dinaberg The weather may be cooling down,...

Cafe Ana, photo by Leela Cyd.

Local Dish: Cafe Ana

The long-anticipated Cafe Ana is now open across the street from the historic Santa Barbara County Courthouse, in the Arts District...

Dec 20

Courtesy Les Marchands.

Les Marchands’ “Feast of The Seven Fishes”

Chef Weston Richards designs a modern take on an Italian Christmas Eve tradition, served from Friday, December 21 through Christmas Eve,...

Dec 15

Winemaker Dieter Cronje and Matt Murphy in Presqu’ile Vineyards, photo by Bob Holmes, courtesy Presqu'ile.

Cocktail Corner: Wine World News & Happenings

Presqu’ile Winery scores big in National Tasting Room Rankings, releases Rescue Wine Collection; The Pillars Wines showcase Bien Nacido...

Dec 14

Local Life Local Life

Actresses Allison Janney, Margot Robbie and moderator Scott Feinberg speak onstage at the Outstanding Performers Honoring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney Presented By Belvedere Vodka during The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on February 8, 2018 in Santa Barbara. Photo by Rebecca Sapp, Getty Images for SBIFF.

Legacies: Santa Barbara International Film Festival Will Dazzle Once Again

Jan 17

By Leslie Dinaberg A joyous celebration of the art of cinema, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is one of the leading film festivals in the U.S.,...

Tanya Lozano, “Beach,” acrylic on canvas.

In Living Color at MichaelKate

Spotlighting the work of four artists—Ann Shelton Beth, Jennifer Boswell, Tanya Lozano and Helle Sharling Todd—In...

Jan 16

Theresa Caputo, The Long Island Medium, is returning to the Chumash Casino Resort for three nights of her show Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience at 8 p.m. on January 17-19 in the Samala Showroom. Courtesy photo.

Theresa Caputo

Theresa Caputo, The Long Island Medium, is returning to the Chumash Casino Resort for three nights of her show Theresa...

Jan 16

Gloria Allred, courtesy Lobero Theatre.

An Evening with Gloria Allred

A Benefit For Standing Together To End Sexual Assault & Santa Barbara Women Lawyers  An Evening with Gloria Allred...

Jan 15