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Santa Barbara wouldn't be as beautiful as it is without the volunteer efforts of the people who call it home. They'll be rewarded for their devotion on Sept. 27.

Paying tribute to those who make Santa Barbara 'beautiful'

27 Aug 2015
Few could argue that Santa Barbara is one of the most gorgeous cities in all of California, if not the entire country. A quick drive down Anapamu Street or Canon Perdido Street is proof positive of this, as luxury real estate paints a picture-perfect portrait that illustrates how a picture truly is worth a thousand words. But Santa Barbara didn Read More
Some visitors to Santa Ynez Valley this approaching holiday weekend won't have any trouble at all relaxing as the food and wine flow thanks to the local wine association.

Every one wins at Santa Barbara's Wine Festival

26 Jun 2015
In most places where alcohol is served, happy hour comes at 5 p.m. sharp. But this Saturday in Santa Barbara, it arrives three hours earlier for the annual Santa Barbara Wine Festival. Scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, this yearly gathering is one of the most highly anticipated events both for wine connoisseurs a Read More
The Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival begins May 23.

Street painting festival returns to Santa Barbara

21 May 2015
Renowned to be one of the more popular tourist attractions and sought-after residential areas in all of California, Santa Barbara is teeming with picturesque luxury real estate as well as places and things to see and do. And with Memorial Day around the corner, there's sure to be something fun for everyone. But if you have to pi Read More
Are you ready for four days of wine, food and leisure? Santa Barbara's wine country will once again play host to one of the county's largest wine festivals this weekend in Buellton.

Celebrating Santa Barbara's wine at the Vintners Spring Weekend

22 Apr 2015
Are you ready for four days of wine, food and leisure? Santa Barbara's esteemed wine country will once again play host to one of the nation's largest wine festivals this weekend in Buellton.  The California wine festival will be held from April 23 to 26, with a Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 25, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Santa Barb Read More
If you're ever feeling hungry in Santa Barbara, try out one of the food tours offered in the area by a food lover who has been giving people a taste of California cities for a few years now.

One tour of Santa Barbara offers a taste as well

1 Apr 2015
If you're ever feeling hungry in Santa Barbara, try out one of the food tours offered in the area by a food lover who has been giving people a taste of California cities for a few years now.  How  Santa Barbara Tasting Tours got started Allison Costa started Ventura Tasting Tours in 2011, which offered people delicious adventure Read More
Music fills the air in Santa Ynez

LSO to bring a collection of virtuosos to Santa Barbara

24 Mar 2015
One of the world's premier orchestras is coming to Santa Barbara for a performance this month, and if the outstanding musicians' playing is anything like what past reviewers experienced, then it should be nothing short of magnificent.  The London Symphony Orchestra will be coming to California for a performance of three pieces , Read More
If you can't resist the luscious colors and alluring fragrance of blooming orchids, treat yourself to a trip to Santa Barbara this weekend for the city's annual display of the beautiful flowers.

Santa Barbara's celebration of orchids is coming

11 Mar 2015
If you can't resist the luscious colors and alluring fragrance of blooming orchids, treat yourself to a trip to Santa Barbara this weekend for the city's annual display of the beautiful flowers. The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is coming to the affluent California city this weekend, and a trip into the exhibit hall at Read More
Santa Barbara's annual film festival held at seven historic theaters on the American Rivera will end with an event for music-lovers and cinephiles alike with a live performance of an Academy Award winning original song as well as the screening of the upcoming sports drama

Film festival ending on an inspirational note

6 Feb 2015
Santa Barbara's annual film festival held at seven historic theaters on the American Rivera will end with an event for music-lovers and cinephiles alike with a live performance of an Academy Award winning original song as well as the screening of the upcoming sports drama "McFarland, USA."  What the festival is all about Yearly Read More
Music fills the air in Santa Ynez

Greet the new year in style

29 Dec 2014
It is often said that you should greet the new year in the way that you wish to spend it, so this year, spend New Year's Eve listening to the spectacular Santa Barbara Symphony.  The New Year's Eve Pops Concert is quite possibly the most elegant way to experience this holiday, and the Santa Barbara Symphony always puts on the bes Read More
Celebration of Harvest weekend is almost here!

Celebration of Harvest weekend is almost here!

8 Oct 2014
One of the year's most extravagant food and wine festivals is almost here for Solvang, California. Celebrate the fall harvest in style this Columbus Day weekend in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine County at Old Mission Santa Inés.  This weekend is particularly special because the events available aren't limited to the festi Read More