Tag archives: Mary Tonetti Dorra

A Double Memoir
By Lynda Millner   |   November 30, 2021

One of our local luminaries, Mary Tonetti Dorra, has just published another book. I first met Mary on a Santa Barbara Museum of Art trip to New Zealand where she had entrée to the American Ambassador’s home and particularly the gardens. The Santa Barbara gang got to come along. Since then, she’s been a busy […]

Taking Advantage of the Pandemic
By Richard Mineards   |   November 16, 2021

Veteran travel writer Mary Tonetti Dorra has just published her double memoir, Two Lives on Four Continents. Mary, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, and Gourmet magazine, celebrated the occasion with a boffo bash at the Granada penthouse of Dan and Meg Burnham. “I’m a Texas girl who happened […]

Aging in High Heels: Mary Tonetti Dorra
By Beverlye Fead   |   March 12, 2020

Mary Tonetti Dorra has lived the most fascinating, international life you could ever imagine. We are lucky she and her husband, the late Dr. Henri Dorra, professor of art history at UCLA and UCSB and author of many books, decided to live here in Santa Barbara over 50 years ago even though they also spent […]