Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Solstice Work Shops Open To Public

Solstice Workshops

Parade Theme:

1515 Garden Street 
3- 8 pm 
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Join in the Fun! 

Solstice News

Workshop Opens to Public

The Solstice Workshop this year will be in a new location at 515 Garden Street.  The workshop opens May 2, with regular workshop hours, from 3 to 8 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and noon to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The core of the Santa Barbara Solstice Celebration begins with the Community Arts Workshop. It hosts a diverse cross-section of the Santa Barbara community working side-by-side on their magical creations, and features a special Children’s Area designed to encourage kids and their parents to participate in artistic expression and creativity. People from all economic groups, able-bodied to disabled, all derive joy in this collaborative project. 
All participants in the Solstice Parade must register as part of the Workshop and/or Parade.
Solstice Parade Saturday, June 23rd
Festival, June 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2012
Solstice Office 965-3396

Monday, May 28, 2012

Celebrate Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th

In Honor of Those Who 
Have Died In Our Nation's Service

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day.
Major General John A. Logan led the campaign in 1868 that proposed
 a day be set aside to decorate the graves of the Civil War soldiers with flowers.
Logan chose May 30 as the day because flowers would be in bloom 
all over the country. In 1971, the Monday Holiday Law shifted
Memorial Day from May 30 to the last Monday of the month.
The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans
to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for 
one minute of silence to remember and honor those who
 have died in service to the nation.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I Madonnari at Mission Santa Barbara May 27-28

Annual Artist Street Painting Festival
located at the Steps
of Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna Street

Sunday and Monday
free admission and parking

Italian Street Painting Festival featuring more than 150 works
created in chalk by local artists and children: live music;
and Italian food.

All proceeds benefit Children's Creative Project

samples of past paintings
from festival website

for more information and pictures, click here

Friday, May 25, 2012

Visit one of Santa Barbara's Beautiful Parks!

Take Time To Smell The Flowers!
Visit Some of Santa Barbara's Beautiful Gardens

Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens
1212 Mission Canyon Drive, SB
for more information click here

(painting of the Meadow by B.J.Stapen)

695 Ashley Rd, Montecito

 (photo from Lotusland Website)

Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
500 Ninos Dr. Santa Barbara
click here for more information

(Gibbons Play Island

Childrens' World Park
1400 Santa Barbara Street

 Alice Keck Park
1500 Santa Barbara Street

Santa Barbara County Court House
Sunken Gardens
1100 Anacapa Street
for more information click here

(photo from County Website)
Franceschi Park
1501 Franceschi Road, Santa Barbara
(overlooking the City of Santa Barbara)
(photo from Parks Dept Website)

A.C. Postel Mission Rose Gardens
 across from Mission SB at
Plaza Rubio
(photo from Rose Society Website)

for more information on SB City Parks, click here

Carla's Garden
We grow Dahlias and Monarchs! 

(photo by son Jon)

Epiphelium in full bloom

Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend
in beautiful Santa Barbara!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2012 Downtown Art and Wine Tour, May 24th


You're invited to the 2012 Downtown Art & Wine Tour 
Join us for an evening of leisurely strolling between downtown venues, tasting delicious hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants and sampling fine wine from leading vintners at every stop.
The final party will be held at the Santa Barbara Club featuring live music and dancing with OutOfTheBlue, more food, more wine and a silent auction to benefit the
2012 Downtown Children's Holiday Parade.
DATE: Thursday, May 24th
TIME: 5:30-9:30pm
LOCATION: Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala Street 
COST: $60/pp
Visit www.santabarbaradowntown.com for complete information or
contact us directly at 962-2098 or info@sbdo.org   
Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Downtown Organization, Santa Barbara Club, The Independent and KRUZ 97.5 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Historic Homes Tour Sunday May 20th

The Pearl Chase Society
its thirteenth annual
Homes Tour
Sunday, May 20th
11 am - 4 pm
by advance reservation

Featuring Santa Barbara's 
Bungalow Haven Neighborhood

The Pearl Chase Society
is a non-profit conservancy committed to preserving sites of enduring community value in and around Santa Barbara.
Some of our projects have been the historic restoration of a 1925 State Street commercial storefront, the relocation of a 1950s rooftop Santa Claus to Oxnard, and successful opposition to a proposed roadway roundabout at the historic Santa Barbara Mission.Learn More.
Ticket Price $55 per person
information 805 961-3938

Learn more about the Pearl Chase Society by visiting 
their website at www.PearChaseSociety.org
(all information and photos from the Pearl Chase Society Website)

Wheels and Waves Show Sunday May 20th

Wheels and Waves 
Classic Car 
Hot Rod Show

May 20, 2012
9 am to 4 pm

Come and see over 350 
exceptional Classis Cars, 
Hot Rods, and Performance Vehicles on
State Street 
between Micheltorena and Gutierrez. 

Cruise will be 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 
Don't Miss Out! Sign up tod

(State Street will be closed to traffic
from 6 am to 5 pm)
The Event is Free
and is expected to draw
approximately 10,000 visitors

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Home Buyer Fair, Saturday May 19

Your Path
Home Ownership

10 am - 4 pm
Earl Warren Showgrounds

Learn how to navigate the home 
buying process in today's
real estate market

Attend free "How-To" Sessions on
key aspects of the home buying process
and local market conditions.

Coastal Housing Partnership's 
Home Buying Fair offers potential
home buyers a unique one-stop opportunity.
Whether you are a first time home buyer,
a move-up buyer or just thinking about
buying a home, this fair is for you!

Free Parking
$5 for adults 
(free for children
under 18)
Free admission for employees of
Coastal Housing Partnership Member Employers

Monday, May 14, 2012

Operation Prom Dress ONE LAST WEEK!

Operation Prom Dress
Assistance League of SB
1259 Veronica Springs Road
(off Las Positas)

Wednesday, May 16th
Saturday, May 19th

Come to our Prom Dress Boutique and
BORROW  your Prom Dress!

Over 600 beautiful dresses available in all sizes
Featuring dresses by Marc Jacobs, Rumors, 
Jessica McClintoc, Jovani and more

Prom Boutique Will Be Open for Shopping

Wednesday, May 9
4pm - 6 pm

Saturdays, May 12th
11 am - 3 pm

available to all girls attending their High School
Senior Prom, regardless of economic need.
Bring your school ID!

More information, Contact:
Dianne:  dianneharrell@cox.net  or 569-0785
Rose:  sbrozehodge@yahoo.com  or 969-0936

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Take Mom for a Tour of SB's Gorgeous Gardens!

Santa Barbara Celebrates
National Public Gardens Day
May 11th
Get on the Bus....
5-1/2 hour FREE 
Garden Lovers Tour
departing from the Old Mission 
at 8:00 am and 11:15am
805 565-5653 - space is limited
making stops at 4 gorgeous Santa Barbara Gardens

Casa del Herrero in Montecito
described as a National Historic Landmark,
the estate garden is one of the few remaining
 as originally designed during 
the Golden Age of 
American Gardens (1895-19940)

Ganna Walska Lotusland

a 37 acre botanical estate garden containing
subtropical and tropical plants from around the world
(except for the bus tour, lotus land is filled for reservations 
on the 11th)

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Keeper of all things native and known as
our mountain oasis

Mission Santa Barbara - La Huerta

 a collection of plants dating back to pre-1830

by the way, all of Santa Barbara's Public Gardens are
open for tours

Mission  Rose Gardens
A.C. Postel Rose Gardens

Alice Keck Park's Tour will be hosted by
the Park's Architect, Grant Castleberg

SB Zoological Gardens  - two free horticultural 
tours with paid Zoo admission

County Courthouse Sunken Gardens 
docent led tours

Chase Palm Park
offering free Carousel Rides

(all information and photos from 
Billy Goodnick's article in edhat online)
click here to access entire article 

I'd like to personally thank the founders of National Public Gardens Day
for celebrating my own birthday with this wonderful event especially
since I love to garden!

 Carla's Garden

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Little Black Dress Event

Santa Barbara Fashionistas
always at the forefront of

70 ladies wore their timeless fashion icon,
The Little Black Dress
introduced in 1926 by Coco Chanel

The LBD became synonymous with all
things chick and elegant in 1961
When Audrey Hepburn
starred as Holly Golightly in
Breakfast at Tiffany's

If it is chick today, it will be 10 years from now

as evidenced by our own
Val who wore her 1957 engagement dress
to our LBD event!

There is no limit to what a LBD can be or do,
 says NY based fashion stylist Lucy Knaus

What makes it special is how you accessorize it!

thank you Audrey for your classically timeless appeal!

 The essence of the LBD is that it can be worn by
 women of all shapes, sizes and ages!
Especially when worn with a smile!

"setting the scene 50's glamour style" 

Modern fashionistas added a bit of Princess Kate to the set 

and...of course, anything Tiffany is timeless!

Timing is everything!
Miss Golightly's NY storied hideaway is now for sale!

The pied-a-terre located on Manhattan's Upper East Side
is listed  for $5.85 million!