Tag archives: Billy Baldwin

Changes of the Seasons
By Richard Mineards   |   July 2, 2024

Having settled his four-year battle with the Toronto-based Four Seasons hotel group, Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner is planning to turn 50 of the 368 rooms at his iconic I. M. Pei-designed Manhattan hostelry into up to 50 apartments, according to the New York Post. “The units would cater to full-time residents who will be […]

Whirlwind Tour
By Richard Mineards   |   May 21, 2024

It was a royal tour in all but name when Prince Harry and his actress wife Meghan Markle touched down in Nigeria for a 72-hour visit. Just hours after arriving in the capital Abuja, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were visiting children of the Wuse Lighting Academy, which is supported by the twosome’s Archewell […]

An Evening of Fireworks
By Richard Mineards   |   May 7, 2024

Santa Barbara singer Katy Perry was honored in Beverly Hills last week. The former Dos Pueblos High student was presented with the Colleagues Champion of Children Award for her philanthropy at the 35th annual spring lunch at the Beverly Wilshire. She co-founded the Fireworks Foundation in 2019 with her sister Angela Lerche with the mission […]

Local House Under Construction
By Richard Mineards   |   April 30, 2024

Meghan Markle’s new Netflix series exhibiting her cookery and gardening skills is not being shot at the Sussex’s Riven Rock estate. But, by sheer coincidence, at the nearby eight-acre estate of old friend Tim and Sherri Cipolla, who split their time between our rarefied enclave and their home in Rancho Palos Verdes, an oceanside development […]

Paws for Thought
By Richard Mineards   |   April 9, 2024

Meghan Markle is going to the dogs! The Riven Rock resident’s new lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard, has listed a range of items in documents sent to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which includes dog food, bath soaps and blankets. The 42-year-old Duchess of Sussex also wants to market fragrance sachets, hand soaps, bath […]

Milk Money
By Richard Mineards   |   March 26, 2024

An old friend Ingrid Seward – longtime editor of the U.K’s. Majesty Magazine and prolific royal author/TV commentator – sends me her latest book My Mother and I: The Inside Story of the King and Our Late Queen, which has reached Number 4 in the British bestseller list. Ingrid who has written innumerable bestsellers on […]

Just A-Paws
By Richard Mineards   |   March 5, 2024

Meghan Markle gave paws for thought when she made a surprise appearance via video link to open the new wing of an animal charity named in honor of her late friend Oli Juste. The Riven Rock resident emotionally told how the dog trainer suddenly died in January 2022, leaving her heartbroken as his family and […]

Heading Home
By Richard Mineards   |   February 13, 2024

Prince Harry is flying home to London to be with his father King Charles III, 75, in the wake of His Majesty’s cancer diagnosis. The Duke of Sussex, 35, left for Windsor Castle on Monday and has already spoken to the monarch following his diagnosis, according to the New York Post’s Page Six. Harry’s wife, […]

Past Schoolmate Unlikely to Attend Class Reunion
By Richard Mineards   |   July 25, 2023

Montecito actor Billy Baldwin got a considerable shock with a blast from the past this week. He has revealed he went to school with accused New York mass murderer Rex Heuermann, 59, the alleged serial killer of 10 women on a barren stretch of Long Island coastline nearly 13 years ago, who was snared by […]

What Difference 10 Years Make
By Gwyn Lurie   |   June 25, 2020

It was March 2004 and I was pregnant with our first child when my husband and I bought our home here. We’d married nine months earlier at the San Ysidro Ranch and we would drive up for weekends, rue L.A.’s show biz culture and roam around Montecito, fantasizing about raising our kids in one of […]

SBIFF Welcomes Benjamin
By Richard Mineards   |   October 10, 2019

Santa Barbara International Film Festival has hired veteran Benjamin Goedert as its new development director. In his new role, Goedert will be responsible for generating funds to support the fest’s dynamic arts and educational programs through sponsorships, grants and donations. He moved to our tony town 11 years ago to attend City College where he […]

Johnny Was Grand Opening
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 25, 2019

New Coast Village Road retailer Johnny Was held a successful grand opening on April 13, welcoming dozens of Montecito locals to check out the new store, enjoy wine from Margerum, and bites from The Monarch. Hosted by Chynna and Billy Baldwin, the event marked the opening of the 44th Johnny Was store, which is based […]

Johnny Was Opens on Coast Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 11, 2019

Southern California-based clothing and accessory brand Johnny Was has opened its 15th store in California (44th nationwide), in the historic Costa Villa building on Coast Village Road. The boutique opened for business on Friday, April 5.  “With our roots in Southern California and a brand DNA that seems well suited for Santa Barbara, opening a […]

Making the Rounds
By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2019

The mad social whirl was at full throttle when UCSB Arts & Lectures hosted parties for guest speakers at the Granada and Campbell Hall. The first was held at the charming Montecito residence of Audrey and Tim Fisher, the former home of actor James Brolin, for global photographer James Balog, who spoke about his new […]