Santa Barbara has a long history of being a key player in the motion picture and film industry. With a star studded population, Santa Barbara is known for being a quaint place to relax that is a hop, skip, & jump away from Hollywood & Los Angeles. Commonly referred to as the American Rivera, Santa Barbara is host to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival which has established itself as the preeminent Oscar film festival and is two week event that our town anxiously awaits ever year.
It was truly an honor to attend my first opening & red carpet event of the SBFF at the historical Arlington Theatre, graciously invited by my dear friend & Santa Barbara photographer Rachel Moyer. We started off the evening with a quick cocktail at The Marquee and then walked over to the Arlington to watch Diane Keaton & Kevin Kline grace the awaiting crowd of fans for the opening of festival and new film, A Darling Companion.
The Arilgton Theatre is one of the most beautiful places in Santa Barbara.
Show lights lit up the night sky all across town.
Diane Keaton... the VIP of the evening.
Rachel and I found this beautiful couch inside (which I may add is one of many pieces that give The Arligton its flare) and had to take pictures. Rachel is wearing Erin by Erin Fetherston.
I am wearing Versace for H & M
My partner in crime!
Sold out show.
The cast of A Darling Companion on stage for intros.
At the Gala, there were two DJ's, a live band, and an open bar for the entire party (like 10), along with horderves from some of the best restaurants in town (there is too many to count!)
Photo booth fun :)
A photo I snagged off the SBFF website from the opening night Gala event at Paseo Nuevo.
All in all, the evening was one to remember and I felt so honored to attend! The Film Festival is a truly amazing event and filled with culture and creativity... all things Santa Barbara!
xoxo Kitty Cat