Tag archives: jewelry

Positive Thinking
By Richard Mineards   |   May 23, 2023

Montecito actor Michael J. Fox, 61, says the cure for Parkinson’s disease is “closer than it has ever been.” The now retired star, who was diagnosed with the degenerative condition when just 29, has raised more than $2 billion for the cause and says he is optimistic the disease can be eradicated following “a single […]

Ridley-Tree’s Treasures
By Richard Mineards   |   March 7, 2023

Having written about the sale of uber philanthropist Leslie Ridley-Tree’s Birnam Wood home and her extensive couture wardrobe in last week’s illustrious organ, now it’s time for her amazing collection of bling to hit the market. John Moran Auctioneers in Monrovia is selling 85 lots, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and rings featuring fine gemstones, […]

Juniper on Coast Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 22, 2022

Unique women’s clothing and accessory boutique Juniper is tucked between Sakana and Occhiali in Coast Village Walk, with owner Marie Ferris offering an array of luxury clothing lines not found in other stores. “I love pieces that are unexpected and unique,” Ferris told us during a recent visit to the shop. “My style is soft […]

Welcome Home
By Richard Mineards   |   January 18, 2022

It was case of blinging in the New Year when top jeweler Erik Laykin, scion of the founder of the 90-year-old Los Angeles company Laykin et Cie, opened its new branch at the Rosewood Miramar. Many guests couldn’t get into the socially gridlocked soirée, but those that could gain entree into the opulent salon were […]

What a Classic
By Richard Mineards   |   October 12, 2021

The Amazons ruled at the ninth annual Santa Ynez Polo Classic hosted by former Santa Barbara Polo Club billionaire patron Tom Barrack at the Happy Canyon Vineyard at his sprawling Piocho Ranch. The popular event, co-chaired by Nancy Hunsicker and Alanna Tarkington, featured four all-female teams watched by 350 tony tête topper wearing guests, while […]

Juniper Moves to Coast Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 12, 2021

Upper Village clothing and accessory boutique Juniper has moved to the Lower Village, next to Sakana in Coast Village Walk. Owner Marie Ferris, who originally hails from the East Coast, moved to Montecito in 2017 to open the store after operating a successful boutique in Del Mar for more than 16 years. Ferris’s well-known Del […]

Sharing the Love of Jewelry at Peregrine Galleries
By Zach Rosen   |   July 29, 2021

For nearly 40 years, Marlene Vitanza and her late husband, Jim, have been bringing together a unique blend of paintings, jewelry, and ethnographic arts at their local establishment, Peregrine Galleries. They had a shop in Santa Barbara about 10 years prior to opening Peregrine Galleries on Coast Village Road in 1984. Their first gallery had […]

Gorjana Opens in Montecito
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 15, 2021

Contemporary jewelry store Gorjana has opened on Coast Village Road, bringing its popular mid-priced and fine jewelry to Montecito. Founded in 2004, the Laguna Beach-based jewelry brand is owned by wife and husband team Gorjana and Jason Griffin Reidel, who set out to build a casual jewelry line that was “quintessential California.”  Originating from the […]

Pure Gold
By Nick Schou   |   April 2, 2021

ARA 24K Collection is part of a family tradition that goes all the way back to ancient Turkey La Hoya If it wasn’t for a simple spelling misunderstanding, Cuneyt (pronounced “June eight”) Akdolu, owner of ARA 24K Collection on Coast Village Road, might never have arrived in Montecito. It was early 2004, and Akdolu, who at […]

Silverhorn Plans New Designs for Post-Coronavirus Era
By Nick Schou   |   April 9, 2020

Although it had to close its design studio on Coast Village Road and boutique shop inside the Four Seasons Hotel a week ago, Montecito’s Silverhorn Jewelers isn’t letting the coronavirus epidemic stall its preparations for the future. “All our employees are working from home since we are listed as an unnecessary business,” says Anne Luther, […]

Guy Webster Photos at Allora by Laura
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 14, 2019

Local artist, photographer, and art dealer Bobbi Bennett is once again partnering with Coast Village Road’s Allora by Laura owner Laura Dinning for a trunk show and reception. This time the event will feature the iconic photographic work of the late rock-and-roll photographer Guy Webster, who passed away in February. “Guy was a dear friend […]

Polo Bling
By Richard Mineards   |   June 13, 2019

Having launched her official Santa Barbara Polo Club ring to reflect the long history of the Pacific Coast Open last year, the Carpinteria organization’s official jeweler Tara Gray, a former Miss Alabama, has designed a completely new ring for the 2019 season. The latest bling has a new round face featuring 110 natural fancy black […]

Silverhorn’s Back
By Richard Mineards   |   December 20, 2018

Like the proverbial phoenix, the Montecito bling emporium, Silverhorn, which closed its doors after 30 years at 1155 Coast Village Road, has returned to the ritzy rue at 1235 Coast Village Road. The new 1,100 sq ft store, which complements owners Michael and Carole Ridding‘s boutique at the Biltmore, enables customers to see the company’s […]

$50K is A-Okay
By Richard Mineards   |   August 9, 2018

It was certainly a night on the tiles when the Polo Training Center, a charitable organization which supports youth polo, held a sunset soirée on the Mirador roof of the Hotel Californian, courtesy of the ritzy hostelry’s manager, Carlos Lopes. The reception for more than 50 guests was the precursor for a golf tournament the […]

Makeshift Meeting
By Richard Mineards   |   December 21, 2017

It was a very in-tents occasion when the 30-year-old World Business Academy hosted a “gratitude gathering” at the home of its founder Rinaldo Brutoco and his wife, Lalla. As smoke from the raging Thomas Fire down south in Ventura filled the skies, which had also effected power supplies to our Eden by the Beach, given […]

Jewels’ Gold
By Richard Mineards   |   November 23, 2017

Jeremy Norris and Paco Buxton, owners of the upper village bling emporium Tresor, have quite a majestic display in their window. The 50-year-old Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, which formerly belonged to the countess Raine Spencer, stepmother of the late Princess Diana, was bought from a dealer in Geneva, Switzerland, and consists of an impressive […]

The Re-Invention of Silverhorn
By James Buckley   |   November 16, 2017

Readers – customers and window shoppers alike – will be sad to learn that Mike and Carole Ridding‘s iconic one-of-a-kind jewelry emporium at 1155 Coast Village Road is closing. Their lease isn’t up until mid-February but, beginning Thursday, November 16, at 10 am, there will be what the Riddings are calling a “multimillion-dollar Going Out […]