Take a look behind the scenes of "Gypsy Caravan" - the creative inspiration of one of Santa Barbara's most celebrated event designers: Merryl Brown.
In preparation for the Community Environmental Council's Annual Fundraising Event, award-winning "green" event designer, Merryl Brown, creates a storyboard of images that set the s... Read more
Comfort Food: New Style Roasted Chicken
It’s been almost two years since Chef Roberto Cortez did a cooking class in my kitchen and taught us to make this amazing preparation. It is a super easy recipe that is absolutely delicious (and really, really forgiving). I make it at least once a week (Monday nights tend to be our roast-a-chicken night) because the wh... Read more
Entertaining: Salted Plum Cocktail
The purchase of a container of juicy Farmer's Market plums coincided with the rediscovery of a wrinkled recipe torn from the pages of InStyle Magazine months ago. The result was a delicious, refreshing cocktail on an ordinary Tuesday. So good!Salted PlumAdapted from David Myers's tear sheet in InStyle Magazine1 R... Read more