Evelyn Sullivan Receives Dorothy Shea Award
Evelyn “Evie” Sullivan is the recipient of the 2022 Dorothy Shea Award from the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara, the greatest recognition by the organization
of a volunteer.
The award is named for Dorothy Shea, who was a founding mother and gave the BCRC its start by providing a home rent free for several years, to meet and support women facing
As the center commemorates its 25th anniversary, Sullivan is recognized as a “Founding Mother,” treasurer, self-titled “Volunteer for Life,” and tireless champion of BCRC and individuals facing breast cancer.
Riven Rock royal Meghan Markle has shared an insight into her “whirlwind” morning routine on her latest Spotify podcast.
The former actress, 41, just recorded her seventh show for her Archetype series and revealed what mornings are like for her and Prince Harry at their $14 million Montecito estate.
The tony twosome start by looking after their youngsters, Archie and Lilibet, preparing their son’s school lunch box, feeding their three dogs and making breakfast for the family, which is “very important” to her.
“I’m sure it will get more chaotic as they get older,” says Markle. “But for me, it’s you know, good to hear the kids. I’m always up with Lily, getting her downstairs, and then helping an hour later when Archie’s up.
“I make breakfast for all three of them. It’s very important to me. I love doing it. For me it just feels like a great way to start the morning.”
Some Favorite Things
Former TV titan Oprah Winfrey has just revealed her 26th annual Favorite Things List just in time for Christmas.
It features 104 presents with items ranging from luxe loungewear to beauty products, and tech and kitchen gadgets.
“This year we’re celebrating small businesses – think family-run, local makers, and women-founded,” says Oprah.
One of the more expensive gifts is a De’Longhi eco espresso machine at $900 with Peepers Specs at $29, one of the most economical purchases.
Home for Sale
Oscar winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s 7,000-square-foot former childhood home in Santa Monica is on the market for $17.5 million.
Paltrow, 50, was about four years old when her parents, director Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner purchased the 1913 six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath house on nearly half an acre in 1976.
It also has a two-story guest house and three-car garage.
She was 12 when her family moved from California to New York in 1984.
Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle rank near the bottom along with his disgraced uncle Prince Andrew in a new Royal Family popularity poll.
A total of 1,095 British adults were asked to rate them along with other members of the family in a national survey.
Prince William, Harry’s older brother, got 69 percent “favorable” with his wife Kate, Princess of Wales, getting 67 percent, topping the poll.
Anne, Princess Royal, got 64 percent and her brother, King Charles, 54 percent.
A third of Britons ranked the Duke of Sussex as “unfavorable” and almost half – 44 per cent – said the same
The duo have, however, gained in popularity despite their public “sniping” of other royals in high profile interviews from their self-imposed exile in Montecito.
Montecito comedienne Carol Burnett has put her Los Angeles condo on the market for $4.2 million.
Remodeled in 2011, the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom condo in The Wilshire boasts spectacular views of the Santa Monica Mountains from every window.
The unit, which has a private elevator and parking for three cars, is just a short walk from the oh-so tony L.A. Country Club.
New Owner for Bacara
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara has just been sold for $529 million to the New York conglomerate Brookfield Properties.
Built in 2000 for $222 million, the Goleta property has 311 guest rooms and 49 premium suites, three restaurants, four bars, and a 42,000-square-foot spa with 78 acres of beachfront.
Singer Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler, Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli, and actor Charlie Sheen’s daughter Cassandra Estevez, all celebrated their weddings at the hostelry.
The luxury property has had a number of owners over the years and in May was among 25 hotels sold by the Watermark Lodging Trust to Brookfield Asset Management for $3.8 billion in an all-cash transaction.
Gael Greene Remembered
On a personal note I remember Gael Greene, an erstwhile colleague from my days as an editor at New York Magazine in the ‘80s, who just died in Manhattan, aged 88.
Gael was restaurant critic for the weekly glossy for four decades and brought a mixture of sass and sexuality to her colorful columns on the city’s bustling eatery scene.
Always in disguise, Gael set the standard for brilliant, sensuous, and bitchy food writing. She also appeared as a judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters from 2009 to 2011.
But the one thing she was most proud of was launching the charity Citymeals-on-Wheels with legendary cookbook writer and teacher James Beard, which today pays for more than two million meals annually.
A great character who changed the world of restaurant criticism for ever.
Rocker Adam Levine in a pedal cart with daughters Dusty, 6, and Gio, 4, at Pierre Lafond… Sean Parker, founder of Napster and first president of Facebook, block booking the Rosewood Miramar in its entirety for three days… Rob Lowe watching the L.A. Dodgers with fellow actor Jason Bateman.
Pip! Pip! Be safe, wear a mask when necessary, and get vaccinated.