Sarah Murdoch promotes tours for a post-pandemic world.

by Mike Nelson All photos courtesy of Sarah Murdoch Long before the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the 2020 tourism business (and business in general), Sarah Murdoch was already thinking about the...

Shaken and Stirred: Get ready to celebrate with these seasonal cocktails.

by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer This is, without question, a very different kind of holiday season. Many of us won’t be traveling or hosting visitors, and any gatherings in which...

Magic in the Air

At a time when travel continues to be curtailed, it might seem odd to put a glorious photo of Venice on our cover. We’re not trying to tease you, I...

Show biz, nostalgia and entertainment take center stage at Magic Castle Cabaret.

by Karen Lindell Milt and Arlene Larsen have worked their magical touch on Montecito. Milt, co-founder of the Magic Castle in Hollywood, and Arlene, a costume designer, have brought their love...

“Not trying is the kiss of death” : Maestro Michael Christie embraces the new...

by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer When Michael Christie joined New West Symphony as music director in 2019, he brought with him a Grammy Award, a career that spanned the globe...

Museum of Ventura County and Ventura Botanical Gardens

This fall, the Museum of Ventura County and the Ventura Botanical Gardens collaborated to present Arte Forastero, an outdoor sculpture exhibit including more than 20 fine works of contemporary...