Tag archives: Coral Casino

The Power of Privacy: Private Clubs Add to Santa Barbara’s Residential Appeal
By Gabe Saglie   |   August 9, 2022

Among the unexpected silver linings of the pandemic? The fact that the appeal of living in Santa Barbara’s South Coast has surged, and surged in a big way. An enclave like Montecito is not all that far from the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, where a pandemic-inspired exodus continues. But, as so many residents and […]

Coral Casino Under Renovation
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 21, 2022

Earlier this week, Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club owner Ty Warner gave members an update for his plans on reopening the exclusive beachside club, which has been closed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. It is anticipated that the club will reopen in the first quarter of 2023, after improvements […]

A Winn-ing Needlepoint Gallery
By Richard Mineards   |   April 12, 2022

Montecito entrepreneur Ann Winn, who with her husband, Alastair, recently bought Santa Barbara’s Public Market with partners for $7.65 million, has opened Village Needlepoint in the former premises of bling king Bob Bryant, just a tiara’s toss from Tecolote. Her love for the art started in her early 20s and she started building her influential […]

A Sense of Belonging: Private Clubs Add to Santa Barbara’s Residential Appeal
By Gabe Saglie   |   August 12, 2021

Among the unexpected silver linings of the pandemic? The fact that the appeal of living in Santa Barbara’s South Coast has surged, and surged in a big way. An enclave like Montecito is not all that far from the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, where a pandemic-inspired exodus continues. But, as so many residents and […]

Biltmore Employees Protest
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 13, 2020

Last Thursday, August 6, over 250 employees from the Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore took to the streets of Montecito to protest unanswered questions about their employment status at the resort, as the Biltmore, Coral Casino, and The Montecito Club have been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ve given nearly fifteen years […]

‘No Impending Sale’: Ty Warner Puts End to Rumors About Montecito Properties
By Nick Schou   |   August 6, 2020

In an exclusive interview with the Montecito Journal, Ty Warner, Montecito resident, Beanie Baby creator, and billionaire owner of the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, the Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore, the Montecito Country Club, and the San Ysidro Ranch, said he had no plans to sell any of his local properties, all of […]

Coral Casino Plans at MBAR
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 30, 2020

Last Thursday, July 23, representatives from the Coral Casino were in front of the Montecito Board of Architectural Review presenting alterations to the private club, which has been closed for several months during the COVID-19 pandemic. While rumors continue to swirl over owner Ty Warner’s ultimate plans for the Coral Casino (as well as the […]

Biltmore’s Future Uncertain
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 2, 2020

Rumors have been swirling about the extended closure of Montecito’s Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore, which has been closed since March due to the pandemic. Hotels in the county were cleared to reopen on Friday, June 12, but the Biltmore’s doors have remained closed, leaving staff members and nearby locals wondering what the future holds […]

Rest in Peace
By Richard Mineards   |   May 14, 2020

On a personal note, I mark the passing of longtime Montecito resident Carter Hines at the age of 78. Carter, who was stationed in the Army in Hawaii, attended City College and Long Beach State, before starting his 55-year-old business, Carter Hines Drapery, which will be continued by his widow, Victoria. A member of the […]

Little Women Lunch
By Richard Mineards   |   March 12, 2020

It may have been written in 1868, but Louisa May Alcott’s Civil War classic Little Women continues to stand the test of time, with the first silent film of the work in 1917, George Cukor’s 1933 film with Katharine Hepburn, and last year’s Oscar nominated Greta Gerwig version with Meryl Streep, the seventh one made. […]

CALM At Heart
By Lynda Millner   |   November 26, 2019

The CALM at Heart committee, board of trustees and staff welcomed the most attendees ever (330) to the Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club to celebrate their work with children and families that strengthen our community. The seaside terrace was packed with people many taking a chance at the wine pull and others catching up […]

Stepping Out
By Richard Mineards   |   November 14, 2019

Records were broken when CALM – Child Abuse Listening Mediation – welcomed 330 guests to its annual Stepping Stones lunch at the Coral Casino raising a hefty $230,000, $80,000 more than expected. Speakers for the non-profit, which is just turning 50, were president and chief executive Alana Walczak and Dr. Andria Ruth, a graduate of […]

California Missions Foundation
By Lynda Millner   |   October 31, 2019

A little known secret in Santa Barbara is the California Missions Foundation (CMF). I went to a lovely fall fundraiser luncheon at Tyde’s restaurant at the Coral Casino arranged by CMF executive director/CEO David Bolton and his staff. The sun was shining off the ocean, a slice of heaven with about 50 of us enjoying […]

Red Feather Ball
By Lynda Millner   |   October 31, 2019

United Way of Santa Barbara County presented its 23rd Red Feather Ball. Honorary Chair in perpetuity is Katherine Abercrombie (October 10, 1915 – September 15, 2012). In 1997 the Red Feather Ball was created by Katherine after hearing the story of the Red Feather and how it came to symbolize giving during the Depression Era […]

Mouth-Watering Menu
By Richard Mineards   |   October 31, 2019

To Tydes at the Coral Casino where the Biltmore’s new executive chef Michael Patria and Michelin-starred culinary wizard Erik Anderson from the new Truss Restaurant at the Four Seasons in Napa Valley, showed off their skills debuting a new dinner menu which is available through November 16. The menu, which marries Patria’s vision for the […]

Heroes of Hospice
By Lynda Millner   |   September 26, 2019

Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) gave its 7th annual Heroes of Santa Barbara fundraiser at the Biltmore’s Coral Casino titled “Jewels by the Sea.” Even the dolphins came out to play during wine time, putting on their own show. The silent auction was ecstatically beautiful – the long tables afloat with burlap for earth, driftwood […]

Jewels by the Sea
By Richard Mineards   |   September 19, 2019

Hospice of Santa Barbara hosted its 7th annual Jewels by the Sea lunch at the Coral Casino when more than 340 guests helped raise a record $165,000 for the nonprofit. The sun suffused bash, co-chaired by Robin Himovitz, Melinda Goodman-Kemp, and Jill Kitnick, was emceed by KEYT-TV husband and wife anchors CJ Ward and Beth […]

Impressive Pair
By Richard Mineards   |   September 12, 2019

The La Pacifica Ballroom at the Coral Casino was socially gridlocked when the Santa Barbara Foundation honored its 76th Man and Woman of the Year in front of 280 guests. Between them, Montecito philanthropist Jelinda DeVorzon and David Boyd, a member of All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, have a combined half century of service to the […]

Gray Matters
By Lynda Millner   |   May 23, 2019

Baubles, bangles, and beads were front and center at the Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club. There were also book sales for Gray Matters written by the first entertainment reporter, Rona Barrett. She used to give her pop news on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and much more. She knew all the stars. More […]

Popping Champagne
By Richard Mineards   |   May 9, 2019

The Coral Casino was the place to be when French champagne maker Dom Perignon hosted a heavenly bubbly bash to launch its association with Beanie Baby billionaire owner Ty Warner‘s eponymous bar across the way at the Biltmore. Every Friday through August Ty’s will feature the sparkling libation, created by Moet & Chandon in the […]