Frame and Fortune

By Richard Mineards   |   July 5, 2018
(from left) Frank Tabar, senior VP and manager of the Santa Barbara Office of F&M Trust Company; Mariko Tabar, art coordinator; Margaux Murphy, 11th grade student; Paloma Rudnicki, third grader; Cyanne Blabey, 5th grader; Del Rudeen, vice president/trust officer for F&M Trust Company

Youngsters from Laguna Blanca School have been exhibiting their art works in the conference room of the Santa Barbara branch of Farmers and Merchant Trust Company.

The exhibition, which will last three months, is organized by Mariko Tabar, art commissioner for Santa Barbara county and wife of the bank’s senior veep, Frank Tabar.

Among the artists on display are Margaux Murphy, Summer Wang, Paloma Rudnicki, Cyanne Blabey, and Sonya Kotler.

Rooftop Royalty

The Kensington Palace apartment of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, is costing nearly $2 million to put into move-in condition.

The 21-room pad, formerly the home of the Duke of Gloucester, grandson of King George V, and his family, had to have a completely new roof after decades of patch repairs, evidence of batten decay and structural repairs to myriad chimneys.

The hefty costs are revealed in the annual Sovereign Grant report.

The tony twosome will be moving in due course from the cosy two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage, making them next-door neighbors to Harry’s brother, Prince William and his wife, Kate.

Sightings: TV titan Oprah Winfrey checking out Yoga Soup…Multi-Emmy winner Ellen DeGeneres lunching at Via Vai…Opera legend Marilyn Horne at the Ensemble Theatre’s New Vic for Cookin’ at the Cookery


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