Tag archives: Beverly Jackson

Collection of Artifacts Up for Auction
By Richard Mineards   |   December 17, 2020

The extensive Chinese collection of the late society doyenne Beverley Jackson is being sold by Kaminski Auctions in, appropriately enough, Beverly, Massachusetts. The former society editor of the News-Press for 22 years, who died in August aged 91, was an avowed Sinophile after a visit to China during the Cultural Revolution changed her life. The […]

In Passing: Beverley Jackson
By Richard Mineards   |   August 13, 2020

Beverley Jackson, who died of natural causes last week just short of her 92nd birthday, was one helluva gal! The society doyenne, who moved to our rarefied enclave in 1963 after a privileged upbringing in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, was a fellow student at Westlake School for Girls with Shirley Temple. For 22 years Beverley […]

First Thursday
By Lynda Millner   |   January 9, 2020

It was First Thursday and Christmas month. No wonder there were so many people strolling State Street. I began at the big G, the Granada Theatre, with an unusual art exhibit on the fifth floor hosted by Raymond James Associates Management Company. Their invitation touted beautiful views, art, food, and people. The elevator coming up […]

Bon Voyage
By Richard Mineards   |   December 13, 2018

After 33 years as controller at the Santa Barbara Polo Club, Debby Bernal is riding off into the sunset. Debby, who is being replaced by Susie Banda-Avila, was presented with an undisclosed check to be used for her forthcoming world travels by club manager, David Sigman, at the recent Fire and Ice gala. Storied Pasts […]

Bountiful Harvest
By Gabe Saglie   |   October 4, 2018

The lunar-tics were out in force when society doyenne Beverley Jackson hosted a delightful dinner for more than 40 guests at the China Palace on Coast Village Road to mark the Harvest Moon, China’s second biggest celebration after New Year. “The custom is traced back to the Zhou dynasty in 256 BC,” Beverley, former society […]

Jackson’s Actions
By Richard Mineards   |   July 19, 2018

Former society doyenne Beverley Jackson is going L for leather! The prolific Montecito book author and artist just had her first exhibition of her work at the Book Den during this month’s Art Walk. “I showed shadow box collages with historical scenes done on leather covers of vintage books,” says Beverley. “Eric Kelley, the shop […]

Splendid Slippers
By Lynda Millner   |   April 12, 2018

It was time for another MClub meeting called “Lunch & Learn” at the Santa Barbara Club, this time with guest speaker Beverley Jackson telling us about “Splendid Slippers – The Chinese Practice of Foot Binding.” The MClub is a travel club that is part of the Montecito Bank and Trust run by Maria McCall. We […]

Belated Christmas Party
By Lynda Millner   |   March 15, 2018

Beverley Jackson gives an annual Christmas party with all the guests bringing an unwrapped toy to be donated to needy children. This year she had to postpone it twice because of the fire and floods. About 100 folks gathered at her cozy condo in Montecito Shores armed with precious stuffed animals, games, and books that […]