Monthly Archives: July 2018

Fiesta Finale 2018

Join the Profant Foundation for the Arts as they celebrate Santa Barbara traditions Sunday, August 5, 5:30 to 9 pm at the El Paseo Restaurant. There’ll be fabulous cuisine, vibrant costumes, lively music, and dancing all while raising funds for scholarships. The cover is from a poster from the 1947 movie Fiesta, which starred Ricardo […]

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Women of Impact Panel UCSB Museum

Arriving at the Women of Impact event on July 19, at the UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum (AD&A), I was happy to note there were more brains than Botox on the speaker panel and attending. Women in their perfect glory with accomplished professional experience and education, from Marine vets, scientists, engineers, advocates of juveniles, […]

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Hair-raising Affair

It was an event to dye for when the Alzheimer’s Association hosted its fifth annual Blondes versus Brunettes flag football game at Bishop Diego High School. The popular occasion, which attracted more than 1,000 spectators and in past years has raised more than $300,000 for the cause, featured the Blondes led by Natalie Ford and […]

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Skin Essentials Celebrates 20 Years

Skin Essentials in the upper village is celebrating 20 years in business this month. Owner Julie Phillips, a licensed esthetician, CMA and AICT, worked in the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery before opening her own space in 1998.  The first two years the business was located on Coast Village Circle, but word of mouth […]

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Oh, Mamma Mia!

Director Brad Carroll said it was just a coincidence that the sequel to the movie version of Broadway smash-hit musical Mamma Mia opened just days before PCPA Theaterfest’s production opens at the Solvang Festival Theater this Friday night, July 27. But there’s no accident that the long-standing conservatory booked the show as the centerpiece of […]

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Goggles, Golf Clubs Coming to Westmont

Westmont will offer women’s swimming and men’s and women’s golf beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, bolstering an already successful collegiate athletic program. The college earned sixth place in the 2018 NAIA Learfield Directors Cup final standings, the best finish in its 80-year history. The cup measures overall success by awarding points to each sport […]

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Let’s Block the Rocks… Now

The Montecito community faces a difficult 2018-2019 winter season. If we get too little rain, we will return to drought worries; too much rain and Montecito residents face evacuation and the possibility of additional mud and rock flows. Of the two perils – severe drought versus debris flow – the more pressing danger is the […]

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Lady of the Rings

Football may have its large and impressive Super Bowl rings, but now the refined game of polo has its own equivalent. A unique 14-carat white gold ring, featuring the logo of the Santa Barbara Polo Club, with an eagle carved into the front and back of the ring’s mounting, and 109 hand-set natural fancy black […]

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White Party on the Green

One of the most complex and fun fundraiser in the County has to be Rally 4 Kids, which is all for the United Boys & Girls Clubs in Santa Barbara County. There was a meet-and-greet on Friday night, and Saturday morning 60 cars were roaring to go. The drivers came back with their navigators and […]

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Gala-Force Winds Spring into August

The Music Academy of the West’s (MAW) annual gala benefit concert is anchored by a quintet of distinguished alumni artists. Among the former Fellows performing at this year’s special fundraiser are soprano Brenda Rae (2008), whom Opera News has praised for her “dazzling, pinpoint coloratura,” and bass-baritone Brandon Cedel (2010-11), whom The New Yorker‘s Alex […]

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Going Where the Gym Crowd Goes

Are you in with the gym crowd? Do you go where the gym crowd goes? If you do go wherethey go, then you know that on arrival, group fitness is the order of the day. The conundrum is the abundance of group fitness classes. Popping up like so many bulging biceps county-wide, where’s a Montecito […]

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