Tag archives: El Mirador

People of Montecito: Trish Davis
By Megan Waldrep   |   May 17, 2020

Where Have You Lived in Montecito? “My husband and I were fortunate to live at El Mirador, the old Armour estate, on Coast Village Road. The owners had been there since 1916. In fact the grand dame, Lolita Armour, just passed away a couple years ago. You would go in on a Friday after work, close […]

Remembering Tita
By Richard Mineards   |   December 6, 2018

On a personal note, I mark the passing of Tita Lanning, chatelaine of Montecito’s historic El Mirador estate, just three days before her 85th birthday. The sprawling property was bought by her grandmother, Lolita Sheldon Armour, in 1914 and was known for its beautiful Japanese and Italian gardens. Tita, the daughter of Lolita Armour of […]