Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Santa Barbara - FIRST THURSDAYS - June 3rd

Santa Barbara - The most beautiful downtown in California

June 3, 2010
be sure to visit The Canary Hotel on Carrillo Street
for a fabulous wine tasting event

First Thursdays in Downtown Santa Barbara
1st Thursday is an award winning program highlighting downtown arts, culture and entertainment on the first Thursday of every month. All 1st Thursday attractions are free from 5-8 pm.
The next 1st Thursday event is Thursday, June 3rd.
In the meantime, be sure to check out all of the other great Featured Events happening in Downtown Santa Barbara:


1st Thursday is an evening of art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of each month, participating galleries and art-related venues offer free access to visual and performing art in a fun and social environment from 5-8 p.m. 1st Thursday venues feature attractions, such as art openings, live music, artists' receptions, lectures, wine tastings and hands-on activities. In addition, State Street comes alive on 1st Thursday with performances and interactive exhibits. Look for previews of forthcoming plays, symphony performances, concerts and dance productions, as well as local up-and-coming performers. The Downtown Organization also partners with Santa Barbara cultural groups for one-time 1st Thursday attractions.

1st Thursday is for locals and visitors alike. It provides an opportunity for residents to indulge in local culture, mingle with neighbors and participate in the arts community. The program also offers visitors the chance to experience, in one evening, the diversity of downtown Santa Barbara’s visual and performing arts scene. 1st Thursday is aimed at developing a lively atmosphere downtown as well as showcasing the cultural variety that Santa Barbara has to offer.
The 1st Thursday Passport is a printed guide and map to all of the 1st Thursday attractions and are available at participating galleries and venues, MTD shuttles, The Visitors’ Center, and hotel concierge desks. OR you can download a printable version above.

Expect something special in art and culture on the first Thursday of every month!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Santa Barbara's Gardens are blooming!

a little bit of Paradise.....

Spring is almost over and summer is on her way....
visit with me....

my garden is filled with frogs, bunnies, squirrels and lots and lots of birds

come, follow me into my garden and relax a while..

The beautiful Epiphilium flower only lasts a day or so....

listen to the birds...especially the baby birds learning to find their way around

there are lots of places to hide and nest

our neighbor has real chickens...we love to listen to them cluck

this is our token chicken

this bubbling fountain serves as a deluxe bird spa

Peruvian Lillies are still in full bloom..the Monarch butterflies love them

a harvest cherub is watching over his garden's bounty...

this little cherub is holding a little bird in his hand

a smorgasbord welcomes a pair of mallards, several coveys of quail, every imaginable song-bird, squirrels, bunnies, even unwanted pidgeons and crows

flowers bloom everywhere

cymbidiums are still blooming, as are the roses 

this is just my humble garden....wait till you see some of Santa Barbara's really stunning gardens!
coming soon.....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Classic Car and Hot Rod Show May 15 and 16th

11th Annual Classic Car and Hot Rod Show

Downtown Santa Barbara

picture of one of the 2008 hot rod entries

2010 Honorary Grand Marshall

Andy Granatelli

2010 Honorary Judges, Sam Foose, Chip Foose

400 Hot Rods and Classics from across America

will be on display for one day only. There will be

live music, great food & beverages. Judging of

cars will be done by jury.
View Photos of 2008

For more information call: (805) 964-0639

Saturday, May 15th Sunday, May 16th

State Street Cruise 3:30 PM 129 Castillo Street (Pershing Park)

Car Owner Party 4:30 PM Barbecue at The Carriage Museum. 129 Castillo St.($15/Person)

Auto Registration 6-9 AM

Judging Time 9 AM-2 PM
Awards and Trophies 3 PM

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Birthday Celebrations!

Happy Birthday to Me....

today is my birthday

it's a BIG one....

 lots of cards and good wishes from friends and family...

tulips and chocolates from my darling son...
orchids and chocolate from my darling husband...

finally...dinner at the Stone House Restaurant
located at the historic San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito
what else could a girl wish for???