Sunday, January 29, 2012

Santa Barbara Film Feast, Jan 26 - 5th

Film Feast
Action on the American

starring cuisine, libations, cinema and hotel specials!

Santa Barbara rolls out the red carpet for another edition of Film Feast, a special tasting-menu program coinciding with the 27th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Jan. 26 - Feb. 5, 2012, and California Restaurant Month, a state-wide celebration of California's cornucopia!
As palpable excitement from the star-studded festival permeates local establishments, Film Feast invites foodies and film lovers to savor the very best of Santa Barbara before or after catching the action on the big screen. A stellar cast of restaurants, bars and tasting rooms serves up three-course tasting menus, spotlighting local cuisine, inventive cocktails and Central Coast wines and beers. Several Film Feast participants take the silver-screen drama tableside with movie-themed menus celebrating classic and contemporary films.
Peruse our Film Feast Participants to plan your tasting tour of Santa Barbara, and see behind the curtain on our Menu Details page. Reserve your own star treatment with Film Sleeps, special cinema-centric lodging specials at Santa Barbara's best resorts, hotels, inns and bed-and-breakfasts.

For behind-the-velvet-rope updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter and join the conversation with #FilmFeast. Download our NEW app – NEXT Santa Barbara – your go-to guide for Santa Barbara visitor information. Read our blog, where we’ll detail the food and drink we savored, movies we screened and celebs we spotted!

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

CALM's Antique & Vintage Show and Sale

Celebrating 20 years

January 27, 28 and 29

following is a message from April Thede,
founder and manager of this wonderful show

Meet a Few Vintage Friends....

The last 20 years have been amazing watching the show grow with wonderful dealers that have been with me since I started promoting the show in 1992.

These 3 dealers have participated in the CALM Antiques & Vintage Shows for the last 20 years. They are among 80 quality antiques, vintage and decorative arts dealers. Join us at our next show!

Shari Dubois and Cindy Harris

Shari has been an interior designer for 50 years and during her career she accumulated enough furniture and accessories to open a retail store. She has a passion for antiques and started as a dealer in the CALM Show 20 years ago. She had so much fun that she invite Landscape Designer Cindy Harris to join her 18 years ago. They both love antiques and look forward to all 3 shows every year. Shari says, "It's always a wonderful experience to see all the treasures and people at the show. We wouldn't think of missing a single show!"

PM Treasures Mary Lou Hutchinson

Mary Lou has had retail stores in Solvang for 43 years and her passion for Vintage Jewelry was a perfect fit for her participation in the CALM Show for 20 years since Mother Thede started promoting the show. Mary Lou exclaims, "It's a great show with a wide variety of quality merchandise. Everything is well displayed."

Pat and Harley Bates

With Pat's Romantic and Whimsical Vintage style she and her husband Harley have enjoyed selling at shows for 45 years. She has participated in the CALM show for almost 20 years and just loves the show. Pat commented, "It's a fun whimsical and awesome show. There's something for everyone"

Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
$6 Adults, $5 Senior (62+)
Child (Under 12 Free)
(One time purchase applies to all 3 days)
Go to our website to download the discount flyer

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fairview Gardens Volunteer Day!

FARM Volunteer Day

598 North Fairview Avenue
Goleta 93117

Your helping hands are needed at the farm! After removing
a number of fruit trees, Fairview Gardens needs help clearing
the field to make room for new crops.  You can also work with the 
goats, chickens and the land.
Get your friends ands go have an old fashioned
day at the Farm!
tel:  805 967-7369
for information about the CSA Season, whereby you can
sign up to receive a box of fruits and vegetables
grown locally in Santa Barbara.  Most items are picked
the day delivered to ensure the healthiest and best
tasting produce...

Friday, January 6, 2012

Nights at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

NIGHTS at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Friday, January 20 – 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon inspired by the newly reinstalled
Asian Art permanent collection and recent gallery renovation.

or call 805 884-6416

Funds raised at Nights help support the Museum to reach 25,000 students every year with in-school, after-school and community outreach programs.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year Projects....

Vintage Jewelry
my passion....
a vintage broach as a center piece in a necklace

agorgeous vintage clasp!

a painted ceramic broach...

and what to do with the "bits"...

decorate vanity jars with the "broken bits"...

The Santa Barbara area has many vintage, resale and thrift shops
for the 'hunt!"
to view my vintage and antique shopping post (posted 8/3/09), go to
"More Antique and  Vintage Shopping"

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Santa Barbara New Year begins....

Visitors in my Garden...
bringing sounds of happiness

A pool party of Finches in the court yard fountain
is a delightful event any time..
especially on the 2nd day of a