Tag archives: King Charles III

Heading Home
By Richard Mineards   |   February 13, 2024

Prince Harry is flying home to London to be with his father King Charles III, 75, in the wake of His Majesty’s cancer diagnosis. The Duke of Sussex, 35, left for Windsor Castle on Monday and has already spoken to the monarch following his diagnosis, according to the New York Post’s Page Six. Harry’s wife, […]

Fine Design in Theater
By Richard Mineards   |   August 1, 2023

My item last week on the historic Lobero Theatre being chosen as one of the world’s 11 most beautiful by society glossy Town & Country prompted a call from Montecito philanthropist Anne Towbes saying that another of the theaters on the list, Steinmetz Hall in Orlando, Florida, was designed by Montecito architectBarton Myers, 88. The […]

A Titanic Estate
By Richard Mineards   |   July 18, 2023

Mega director James Cameron and his wife, Suzy, are selling their longtime oceanfront home on the Gaviota Coast for a titanic $33 million. The roughly 100-acre property was purchased in 1999 for $4.37 million, according to records. Cameron, 68, wrote the blockbuster movie Avatar, the highest grossing film of all time, at the ranch. He […]

Local National Treasure Awarded
By Richard Mineards   |   March 28, 2023

Montecito actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus was honored by President Joe Biden in a star-studded ceremony at the White House to present the 2021 National Humanities Medals and the 2021 National Medals of Art. In total, 24 artists, authors, and humanitarians, including rocker Bruce Springsteen, singers Gladys Knight and José Feliciano, fashion designer Vera Wang, and authors […]

A Toned-Down Crowning
By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2023

After being asked to leave their historic home, Frogmore Cottage, just a tiara’s toss from Windsor Castle, Prince Harry and his former actress wife Meghan Markle have been offered alternative accommodations at Buckingham Palace by his father, King Charles III. The tony twosome moved into the 10-bedroom property, just a short distance from Queen Victoria’s […]

A Not-So-Saintly Night
By Richard Mineards   |   October 25, 2022

Beatification can have its drawbacks as this illustrious organ’s bridle correspondent Lynn Kirst, who has been Fiesta’s Saint Barbara for the last year, found out. She has now ditched her white go-go boots and ornate gown, celebrating with a boffo bash for 75 guests at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, a prize she won at […]

Reveling in Equinox
By Richard Mineards   |   October 4, 2022

The Scottish bagpipes sounded loud and clear at the University Club when Susan Keller’s Santa Barbara Revels celebrated its seventh annual Equinox concert celebrating the changing seasons. The al fresco evening on the Sola Patio combined selections from three centuries of Spanish and Mexican music of the New World, in an echo of the Revels […]

Long Did She Reign
By Richard Mineards   |   September 20, 2022

This is an article I had hoped I wouldn’t be writing for a few years more, the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96, after an extraordinary reign of more than 70 years. I had wished that, given the Scottish Bowes-Lyon genes from the earls of Strathmore, like her mother […]