Tag archives: Ganna Walska

Gems of the Garden
By Lynda Millner   |   August 9, 2018

Lotusland held their always-sold out garden soirée, which seemed a metaphor for Montecito. As they said, “Just as our namesake, the lotuses, awaken annually from their winter dormancy to rise out of the deep mud and bloom in glorious splendor once again, we gather to celebrate our community’s extraordinary resilience and renewal.” This 37 acres […]

Anne with the Plan
By Richard Mineards   |   May 10, 2018

The late Polish opera singer Ganna Walska had two passions: her gardens and jewelry. And her two loves were suitably intertwined when two major bling purveyors, Verdura and Belperron, staged an evening of cocktails and shopping at the Montecito estate of Anne Towbes. In the 1930s, Paris-based Suzanne Belperron’s clients included the Duke of Windsor, […]