The event was hosted by LOVEmikana.com to meet and greet some of their biggest fans, promote local businesses they’ve featured and celebrate the current and future success of their website. Grooving tunes were provided by DJ Prime Mover who was followed by singer/song writer Marc Robilliard, who was recently picked up by MTV. From nostalgic sweets from Kingston’s Candy Company to gluten- free sweet treats from Honey B. Bakeshop to wine tasting from Los Olivos “multi-crafters” Coghlan Vineyard and Jewelers, guests were tickled with a little taste of some of the best of SB.
Guests bought tickets for a prize drawing that were donated by local businesses with all proceeds donated to two local charities, the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and the Friendship Paddle. Both were selected by LOVEmikana.com readers in a previous online poll.
LOVEmikana.com is a free daily email newsletter and website that brings you the “Santa Barbara Skinny”, a little love each day about the latest and greatest in art, culture, food, eco-trends, fashion and more in the Santa Barbara area. Started in early 2009, “Spreading the Skinny” and infusing readers with love on all things local is what makes them tick. With readership growing daily, LOVEmikana.com is proving to be a much talked about and relied resource for what’s hot in the Santa Barbara area.
Sponsors for the event included the Canary Hotel, Kingston’s Candy Company, Honey B. Bakeshop, Coghlan Vineyard and Jewelers, Merryl Brown Events, Bella Vista Lighting, photographer Jacqueline Pilar of pilarreflections.com, La Tavola Linens, Classic Party Rentals, Marc Robillard, DJ Prime Mover, Green Star Coffee, and Earth Science Naturals.
Prize drawing sponsors included Santa Barbara Paddle Sports, CMND-Z, Four Season’s Biltmore, Float Spa, the Canary Hotel, SB Fitness Tours, and So De Mel.