Tag archives: Deborah Richards

A Fairy Tale
By Lynda Millner   |   April 5, 2022

Fairy tales really can come true, at least according to Deborah Richards. She says, “Cinderella found her prince,” and we were invited to celebrate her marriage to John M. Hillis at the Montecito Club. Only princes and princesses needed to RSVP. We were to wear ball gowns and tiaras, princely attire for the guys, and […]

Shine On
By Richard Mineards   |   November 14, 2019

English author Deborah Richards, a Santa Barbara-based equine therapist, recounts the nightmare when her daughter and stepdaughter began to experiment with drugs in her new book Shift & Shine. After escaping an early abusive marriage, Deborah fled the U.K. with her life and young daughter and met a successful songwriter, Jake Hooker, who co-wrote the […]

Haute Hats
By Richard Mineards   |   August 1, 2019

It was a record turnout when the Santa Barbara Polo Club held its annual Belmond El Encanto Robert Skene Trophy final between undefeated BenSoleimani.com, last year’s runners up, and banker Henry Walker‘s FMB Too! Henry tied the game with only a few minutes of the hotly contested 16-goal match remaining. Just as overtime loomed, Felipe […]

Book Bash
By Richard Mineards   |   June 20, 2019

The amazons were out in force when Santa Barbara stock broker Monica Timpe threw a bustling bash at her Anacapa Street home for English author friend Deborah Richards, who debuted her first book, Shift & Shine, which took her ten years to complete. The memoir, a mixture of pathos and humor, chronicles dealing with trials […]