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Golden State oenophiles anticipate 2014 Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend

Golden State oenophiles anticipate 2014 Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend

8 Apr 2014
Aside from the blockbuster movies produced by its film industry, one of the exports that California is best known for is its fine wines, which are cultivated and fermented at upscale vineyards and wineries throughout the state. However, while Napa Valley may be the area most synonymous with wine production, a substantial number of award-winning va Read More
Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' earns fans at the Met

Santa Barbara theater to host spirited 1940s musical revue

20 Mar 2014
Aside from all of the recreational activities that are afforded to Santa Barbara residents - thanks to its coastal location, optimal weather, topographical diversity and proximity to Los Angeles - the vibrant culture found within this California city provides ample opportunities for enriching entertainment and nostalgic enjoyment. Whether interest Read More
Multitude of interesting exhibitions slated to open at PMCA in January

Special exhibition at gallery in Santa Barbara entering final week

21 Feb 2014
Only a few days remain for those local art enthusiasts interested in viewing the current exhibition at the Santa Barbara City College Atkinson Gallery. On display since Friday, Jan. 31, Ann Diener's latest collection of drawings has drawn scores of visitors in recent weeks. However, the display is slated to conclude Friday, Feb. 28 . If you Read More
Santa Barbara BCRC to host annual holiday tea, fashion show on Sunday

Santa Barbara BCRC to host annual holiday tea, fashion show on Sunday

3 Dec 2013
The city of Santa Barbara may be known as one of the most scenic communities along California's coast, however, it has also gained recognition as a hotbed for contemporary clothing design. While its geographic location ensures its residents aren't faced with extreme weather conditions during winter, temperatures can dip significantly durin Read More
Opera Santa Barbara gears up for string of exclusive performances in November

Opera Santa Barbara gears up for exclusive performances in November

8 Nov 2013
Offering its residents and visitors countless opportunities for recreation and enjoyment, the Golden State is not only home to specialty businesses and cutting-edge technologies, but also vibrant culture. California's many cities and affluent communities of luxury real estate owners have long been the site of ongoing innovation in numerou Read More
Spend a Sunday exploring Santa Barbara's fine wines

Spend a Sunday exploring Santa Barbara's fine wines

10 Oct 2013
Though California enjoys favorable weather year-round, the transition between the summer and autumn seasons is evident, and celebrated by Golden State residents each year. While some activities  that are common on the East Coast - such as apple picking - may not be as readily available, those individuals living out west have found other ways Read More
World music star brings his extensive repertoire to Santa Barbara

World music star brings his extensive repertoire to Santa Barbara

8 Feb 2013
It is no surprise that Simon Shaheen's music encompasses such an abundance of styles and influences, as the Palestinian-born musician has traveled extensively and worked purposefully to incorporate as many musical traditions into his oeuvre as possible. Hailed as a virtuoso at the violin and oud - a Middle Eastern stringed instrument - since his a Read More
Annual festival brings a variety of bouillabaisse offerings to Santa Barbara residents

Annual festival brings a variety of bouillabaisse offerings to Santa Barbara residents

15 Aug 2012
Bouillabaisse is a soup or stew made with a variety of fish, and Santa Barbara residents can get their fill at the Annual Bouillabaisse Festival. This year's event will take place August 26, delivering a delicious culinary experience at Brander Vineyard. A tasty bouillabaisse often contains at least five kinds of fish, blending a mix of flavor Read More
Old Spanish Days Fiesta gives Santa Barbara residents plenty of reasons to celebrate

Old Spanish Days Fiesta gives Santa Barbara residents plenty of reasons to celebrate

1 Aug 2012
Check out the annual Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara to embrace the city's rich culture and traditions. The city will host the 88th annual event from August 1, 2012, to August 5, 2012, and the fiesta promises to be a fun-filled time for residents of all ages. This festival celebrates the Rancho Period of Santa Barbara's history, l Read More
A look at a few fine dining options on Stearns Wharf

A look at a few fine dining options on Stearns Wharf

20 Jul 2012
Santa Barbara residents might enjoy a trip to Stearns Wharf, which is a unique landmark in the area. Visitors may notice the three dolphin fountain marks at the bottom of State Street when they enter the historic wharf, and frequently appreciate the area for its restaurants. Take a look at a few of the fine dining venues that have helped Stearns W Read More