Tag archives: Kelly Finefrock

A Totally Tubular Time
By Richard Mineards   |   October 17, 2023

It wasn’t quite Dr. Who and there was not a Tardis to be seen, but the Storyteller Children’s Center celebrated its 35th anniversary with a Totally Awesome ‘80s Gala in the Hilton Rotunda, with the 270 suitably garbed guests raising $327,000 for the therapeutic preschool that provides high-quality early childhood education for youngsters facing adverse […]

Storyteller Children’s Center: Totally Awesome ‘80s Gala to Honor Storyteller’s 35th Anniversary
By Erinn Lynch   |   August 8, 2023

The year was 1988. Milli Vanilli was lip-syncing their way to the top of the Billboard Charts, Flo Jo claimed three gold medals at the Seoul Summer Olympics, and a seed that would become Storyteller Children’s Center was starting to take root.  Thirty-five years ago, Storyteller began as a roped-off section in the Transition House […]

Get That ‘88 Glam Look 
By Erinn Lynch   |   August 8, 2023

Storyteller Event Committee Co-Chair Kelly Finefrock – who has supported several fashion pop-ups in Montecito – offers her tips for ‘80s gala fashion. Hair: the bigger, the better. Don’t be afraid of hairspray. Side parts, bold bang waves, and foam-roller curls (brushed out and sprayed) are what it’s all about. Fortunately, today’s hairspray is less […]

Montecito Mercantile Opens
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 15, 2021

Two months after the closure of Read N’ Post in the Montecito Country Mart, the shopping center’s newest store, Montecito Mercantile, has opened, a sister store to owner Carrie Schei’s beloved Salt House Mercantile on Bainbridge Island.  The shop, which is managed and overseen by longtime retailer and merchandiser Kelly Finefrock, has been transformed to […]

Read ‘N Post To Close
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 8, 2021

Late last week customers at Read ‘N Post were surprised to learn that the Montecito retail landmark, located in Montecito Country Mart, shared plans to close at the end of April. In business in Montecito for nearly 40 years, Read ‘N Post is a favorite among locals who go to peruse the extensive collection of […]

James Perse Makes Home at Rosewood Miramar Beach
By Megan Waldrep   |   December 12, 2019

The main goal of the James Perse concept store is for customers to feel comfortable enough to hang out with a complimentary coffee or water and just chill. This laid-back attitude is what created the cult following of James Perse anyway. The classy California surfer vibe of clean lines and simplistic looks found in the […]