Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jazz Nights and Wine Tastings at La Cumbre Plaza

Jazz at the Plaza
September 1, 2011 through October 27, 2011
5-7 pm

Every Thursday night from
September 1 through October 27
catch a complimentary concert
at La Cumbre Plaza from 5 to 7pm.
Each week will feature a different wine tasting
 from SB County Vintners, delicious food,
great music from local musicians and
tips and trends from retailers.
All proceeds will benefit local non-profit groups.

September 1st
Teka & New Bossa / Whitcraft Winery
 Featured Retailer: Solstice Sunglass Boutique
Non-Profit Sponsored: Angels Bearing Gifts

September 8th
John Crosse & La Cumbre Jazz All Stars-Riverbench Winery
Featured Retailer: Starbucks Coffee
Non-Profit Sponsored: Special Olympics

September 15th
Lois Mahalia / Daniel Gehrs Winery
Featured Retailer: J. Jill
Non-Profit Sponsored: Angels Bearing Gifts

September 22nd
Big Time Boogie Woogie Orchestra/Bridlewood Estate Winery
Featured Retailer: Lucy
Non-Prfoit Sponsored: Special Olympics

September 29th
Gina Eckstein / Martin Ranch & Vineyards
Featured Retailer: Pottery Barn
Non-Profit Sponsored: Santa Barbara Dance Institute

October 6th
Chuck Flores Quartet / Baehner-Fournier and Kalyra Winery
Featured Retailer: Yves Delorme
Non-Profit Sponsored: Special Olympics

October 13th
Vocal Point & Jazz All Stars / Daniel Gehrs Winery
Featured Retailer: Lane Bryant
Non-Profit Sponsored: Angels Bearing Gifts

October 20th
Ejé / Flying Goat Cellars; Featured Retailer
Non-Profit Sponsored: Santa Barbara Dance Institute

October 27th
Pearla Batalla / Tercero Wines; Featured Retailer
Non-Profit Sponsored: Santa Barbara Dance Institute

Monday, August 29, 2011

Welcoming the Champs Home!

Santa Barbara Foresters Three-Peat
National Baseball Championship
 Santa Barbara's own Semi-Pro Summer Baseball League

Coach Pin Talking the Talk...always with passion!

 Well Deserved Congratulations in order!!!

A Fabulous Ending to a Champion Year!
Congratulations to the Sters!

(photo John Zant, local sport journalist)
for more information about this wonderful local
organization, their summer camps and Hugs For Cub
support for cancer kids click below:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Open Artist Studios, last weekend in August

Santa Barbara Studio Artists
A Journey of Art and Soul

Open Studios
August 27, 28, 2011
11 am to 5 pm

Open Studio Exhibition
Friday August 26th at
Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Gallery
1324 State Street, Suite J, SB

Tickets for entire weekend
including the Opening Exhibition
children 12 and under - free

Kris Buck
one of my favorite artists
plein air pastel and oil of the local area,
Italy and France

Karen McLean-McGraw
"....strives to convey uniqueness of  landscapes and fleeting moments in time"
(love her work)
Jane Litchfield
paintings in oils, montages and collages...
Jane is a most versatile and talented artist

These are just 3 examples of the Premier Artists in this leading
group of 40 local artists..
join aficionados from across the country in discovering
fascinating studios.  Meet the artists in their
private studios, and have first pick of top quality artwork.

all information and photos from

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Life's A Beach!

In the sub-tropical climate of Santa Barbara
"home" can be many places!

$12/day parking....

close to public restrooms...

bathe in the blue Pacific...

$1/per photo shot.....from "lookie loos" and....

life in Santa Barbara can be a "beach" in unexpected ways...!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Other Places

Beautiful Montana's Wide Open Spaces!

Just returned from the incredibly beautiful State of Montana
Santa Barbara born and bred surfer boy...Jon

is attending Montana U in Bozeman, Montana, studying
Architecture in order to join his Architect Dad here in SB!

Here are a few photos of a visit with our son, Jon

enjoying Montana's grandeur!

getting ready to go "float-tube" fishing for trout!

"When in Rome......"

What a fabulous adventure!

Native Californian Dad loves it too!

America the Beautiful!

from the Ocean to the Mountains....

Katie, Jon and Sadie at Katie's home in Corvallis Montana

At the MSU "duck pond" fed by a "hot spring".

MSU - Architecture Building in Bozeman

What an amazingly beautiful campus!
Artchitect Dad said it reminded him of the "old"
days at Cal Poly SLO!
how blessed we are!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Best of The Best Thrift Shop!

Voted Number One
Best Thrift Shop in Santa Barbara!
1259 Veronica Springs Rd.
(off Las Positas)
The Assistance League's
Thrift Shop has a Brand New look!

Every year the shop closes in July
for 2-3 weeks
for total cleaning, updating and re-stocking

This year the Shop closed
for total re-organization!

The Corner Shop was completely refurbished
with new displays and a more open area

These are the ladies who organize the Corner Shop Hardware
Our reguarlar customers know them by name!

Thrift Shop Hours
(for shopping and donations)
Mon, Wed 10 am - 3 pm
Satrudays 10 am - 1 pm

ALSB is a non-profit all volunteer organization
which supports 12 Santa Barbara Projects
for children and adults in need of our assistance
to view ALSB's website

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Viva La Fiesta 2011!

Old Spanish Days
Santa Barbara
August 3 - 7th

2011 Fiesta Poster
Designed by Laura Jessperson

A fabulous and fun family time of year
Fiesta Santa Barbara offers something for all ages
Here are some of the highlights...

through Sunday August 7 noon
11am - 11 pm

El Mercado de la Guerra
Santa Barbara across
from City Hall
El Mercado Del Norte
MacKenzie Park
a more family oriented venue
 with rides for the kids
Free admission 

Thursday August 4th

Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo
Competencia de los Vaqueros
8 pm
Earl Warren Show Grounds
805 967-6331
for details click here  

Friday, August 5th

Competencia de los Vaqueros
8 am - 12 noon
Earl Warren Show Grounds
Break a way roping, Tie-down Roping,
Team Roping and Barrel Racing
tickets at the door

El  Desfile Historico
Fiesta Parade is one of the largest
equestrian parades in the US
12 noon
Beginning at the west  end of Cabrillo Blvd
 proceedsalong the beach to State Street
 then up State to Sola Street
Shaded Reserved Seats available at $15
for Details click here

A poster honoring Hattie
a long, long time Parade Equestrian

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Kiwanis Fiesta Pancake Breakfast
7 am - 12 pm
Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara Street
$6/each; 967-1860

Fiesta Arts and Crafts Show
10 am- 7 pm, also Sunday
Cabrillo Boulevard, west of Stearns Wharf
An amazing show artisans and crafts vendors
from all over the State and Country

El Des Files Los Ninos

information from the old Spanish Days website
all photos AArthur Fisher.com
also from the Old Spanish Days Website

specific details of events