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Jan 152020

SBIFF: The Santa Barbara International Film Festival

CELEBRATING ITS 35TH YEAR in 2020! With awards season in full swing, SBIFF 35, the 35th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, is sure to help locals celebrate all things cinema without leaving town, and will give visitors another reason...

Jan 92020

It’s a Pruning Party at the Santa Barbara Rose Garden!

JOIN THE ANNUAL TRADITION AT THE A.C. POSTEL MEMORIAL GARDEN A.C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden, located adjacent to the Santa Barbara Mission, invites the public to one of the premier community events of the season ‑ The Big Bloom by the Old ...

Dec 312019

2020 Brings New California Laws

INCLUDING ONE WRITTEN BY SANTA BARBARA SENATOR HANNAH-BETH JACKSON There are hundreds of new California laws set to go into effect in 2020, including an important one for women, authored by Santa Barbara’s Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Others...

Dec 252019

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Fan?

WHERE TO FIND IT IN SANTA BARBARA The enduring popularity of Mid-Century Modern furniture is based on many factors. It gives us clean lines, gentle organic curves, a love for different materials and designers that are idolized even today. Just one l...

Dec 202019

Running Trails in Santa Barbara: 8 of the Most Popular

GET OFF ON THE RIGHT (OR LEFT) FOOT IN 2020! Why not make 2020 your year to explore the wonderful running trails in Santa Barbara? After all, this vibrant community is home to a large and active endurance community. Scientific research proves that ...

Dec 112019

Sleep Deprivation: Causes, Cures and the Mesmerizing Magic of Montecito

A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE AFFLICTION PLAGUING MANY OF US No matter where you live, sleep is the foundation of mental wellness, even for those who call Montecito home. According to experts, sleep is the regulator and mediator of your emotions. It i...

Dec 32019

Santa Barbara Holiday Festivities, 2019

FILL YOUR CALENDAR WITH PARADES, TROLLEY AND TRAIN RIDES, AND EVEN SNOW! The holiday festivities are beginning, and Santa Barbara is the place to celebrate the season with a calendar full of fun and memorable happenings. Get ready to make last...

Nov 292019

Downsizing Your Home: 5 Signs It Might Be Time

BALANCING THE SENTIMENTAL WITH THE PRACTICAL Is it time for downsizing your home? I recently posted a guest blog, “Downsizing for Seniors,” explaining how to make it as stress-free as possible. But when I thought about the topic, I realized that...

Nov 192019

Holiday Giving: Gift-worthy Santa Barbara Organizations

CONSIDER THESE GROUPS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY GIVING LIST While the world is full of people in need year-round, at no time is that more apparent than during the season when holiday giving is so important. For every smiling family curled up around a warm fi...

Nov 112019

Seussical, Shopping and Sustenance: The Holiday Season In Ojai

GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL!  "Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best-loved characters collide and cavort in this unforgettable musical caper during this holiday season in Ojai. From the imagination of bel...

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