Tag archives: Miramar

AMA Sushi: Seasoned chefs bring centuries-old Japanese traditions to Rosewood Miramar in Montecito
By Claudia Schou   |   September 20, 2022

Step inside AMA Sushi, Rosewood Miramar’s new upscale dining room, and experience an homage to Edomae – a centuries-old Japanese culinary tradition that has resurfaced in recent years. Named for women who ventured into the ocean to collect seafood for their village, “ama” means “women of the sea.”  The team at this beachside resort is […]

15th Annual Millinery Match
By Richard Mineards   |   August 16, 2022

A sea of colorful hats proliferated in the stands at the Santa Barbara Polo Club when, for the 15th consecutive year, I had the onerous task of judging the mélange of magnificent millinery. Sorting out the torrent of tony tête toppers and choosing three winners was not the easiest of jobs given the sheer number […]

Ins and Outs: Montecito and Her Many Special Neighborhoods
By Mark Ashton Hunt   |   August 9, 2022

Montecito is a small town with a big presence, and it’s not just our famous residents… it’s this place. Just a mile or few from the ocean to the highest home on the hill. Nature all around. Creeks and hiking trails, small chic shops, and amazing restaurants, a reputation warranted and earned over the last […]

Kendall Conrad at Rosewood Miramar
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 24, 2022

Rosewood Miramar Beach has welcomed Kendall Conrad as the property’s inaugural Rosewood PlaceMaker. Serving as an extension of the brand’s “A Sense of Place” philosophy, wherein each property is designed to immerse guests in the destination, the PlaceMakers program taps the beacons of Rosewood’s communities to harness local culture through bespoke experiences. As the inaugural […]

Honoring Our Mothers
By Lynda Millner   |   May 24, 2022

VNA Health (formally known as Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care) just held its 21st Mother’s Day Luncheon, presented by Lady Leslie Ridley–Tree at the Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel. It began with mimosas alongside photos on the lawn and ended up in the luxe ballroom for lunch. One lady remarked, “This room makes me want to […]

Forbes Billionaires Rankings Announced
By Richard Mineards   |   April 19, 2022

There are 2,668 billionaires around the globe for the world’s latest rich list. Down from a record 2,755 last year, according to Forbes’ 36th annual billionaires rankings. They’re worth a collective $12.7 trillion – $400 billion more than 2021 – and, as usual, our rarefied enclave is well represented.  America leads the world with 735 […]

The Zoo is Sooooo Hoppy
By Nick Masuda   |   December 21, 2021

Pardon the dad joke, but it’s not every day that kangaroos move into one’s backyard — but the bouncy beasts have arrived at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Three male Western grey kangaroos — Max, Aspen, and Coolibah — complete the new inhabitants of the 15,000-square-foot Australian Walkabout at the Zoo, slated to open on January […]

It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Santa!
By Nick Masuda   |   December 21, 2021

The Jolly Ol’ Guy will be doing a special Santa Drive-By through the Montecito community on December 19 courtesy of the Rosewood Miramar Beach, making stops along Coast Village Road (11 am), Montecito Country Mart (11:30 am), Butterfly Beach (Noon) and the Miramar Beach Bar (1:30-3 pm). Saint Nick has a pretty sweet pink ride […]

The Man in the Miramar
By Gwyn Lurie   |   December 13, 2021

In the movie version of this story, we open on a shot of Invictus, a sleek 215-foot yacht with sophisticated, timeless maritime beauty – all six decks of it – replete with a swimming pool, a gym, a theater, nine bedrooms, and an elevator. Of course.  We pull out further to reveal Rick Caruso, the […]

Edgecliff Lane, Rosewood Miramar Looking at New Projects
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 30, 2021

Montecito Board of Architectural Review and Montecito Planning Commission have been busy hearing and making decisions about a multitude of residential – and a few commercial – projects in Montecito. MBAR is held via Zoom every three weeks, while MPC meets once a month, also via Zoom. At their hearing last week, the Montecito Planning […]

That Montecito Scent…
By Richard Mineards   |   October 26, 2021

Our rarefied enclave now comes in a bottle! Bling king Erik Laykin, scion of the founder of the 90-year-old Los Angeles jewelry company Laykin et Cie, which is opening a branch at the Rosewood Miramar next month, is launching an exclusive perfume called “Montecito” to coincide with its new presence in our Eden by the […]

The Dogs are Heading Out
By Richard Mineards   |   September 14, 2021

Billionaire developer Rick Caruso’s Rosewood Miramar resort has gone to the dogs! The tony Montecito hostelry hosted its first annual dog adoption event to coincide with National Dog Day, partnering with a number of local shelters, including Apollo’s ARC, Spark Rescue Santa Barbara, and the Aussie Rescue Networking Group on the Great Lawn. Pampered pooches […]

How to Experience Montecito Like a True Local
By Leslie Westbrook   |   August 12, 2021

If you recently moved into the neighborhood and you want to fit right in, these few tips should assist in the transition from city slicker to Montecitan.  Despite almost a half-century of living here under my belt – and summer forays in my youth with my best friend whose grandparents had a second home in […]

From the Miramar’s Cellar to Yours: Resort Launches Fine Wine Club
By Gabe Saglie   |   June 17, 2021

A new club launched by the wine team at the Rosewood Miramar Beach is aiming to elevate your at-home quaffing experience. The new Miramar Collective is a chance for fans of the Miramar experience — and any fan of fine wine — to access bottles whose premium caliber mirrors the wine list at Caruso’s, the […]

It’s My Cake, I’ll Eat it if I Want To
By Richard Mineards   |   June 17, 2021

Even the pricey horseflesh got upstaged at the Santa Barbara Polo Club when the La Boheme Dance company, colorfully dressed as courtesans from 18th century Versailles, held its cast and crew wrap party. The talented dancers, founded by director Teresa Kuskey Nowak, have participated in the Summer Solstice Parade for the past seven years, but […]

A Vintage Jim Buckley Non-Apology Apology
By Montecito Journal   |   June 10, 2021

In last week’s issue, Gwyn Lurie’s “Editor’s Letter” decries what she calls “incendiary language” in my recent column, calling it a “mistake” to have even printed it in the first place. I re-read it and though found it somewhat provocative, I believe that at no time does it reach the incendiary stage (450 degrees Fahrenheit, […]

Rosewood Miramar to Host All-American Cookout
By Claudia Schou   |   June 3, 2021

Rosewood Miramar is hosting an All-American Cookout on The Great Lawn on May 30, from 12 pm to 4 pm. Cookout highlights include sliced USDA prime brisket, pulled pork or chicken, housemate beef sausage, burgers and classic sides like potato salad, coleslaw, and corn on the cob. Save room for all-star desserts like whoopie pie, […]

Rick Caruso Accepting Bitcoin for Retail, Rentals, and Resorts
By Joanne Calitri   |   June 3, 2021

Rick Caruso — founder and chief executive officer at Caruso, the owner/developer of Montecito’s luxury resort The Rosewood Miramar Beach, philanthropist, and USC Board Chair — is now taking on cryptocurrency in what is being listed as a real estate industry first, with the exception of ManageGo, a cloud-based real estate company in New York […]

To be Revered: New Miramar Restaurant Perfectly Combines Great Food, Old Memories
By Leslie Westbrook   |   May 6, 2021

Now that I’m fully vaccinated, after “Our Year of Perpetual and Unusual Confinement,” I’m gearing up to hit the road again. Living on travel memories has been OK, but there ain’t nothing like the real thing. I’m ready to fire up my jets and dust off my suitcase, beginning with some weekend escapes.  What’s a […]

A Spring Sing
By Richard Mineards   |   April 29, 2021

Opera Santa Barbara hosted an evening of high note with its fifth annual Sings For You! at the University Club, with soprano Alaysha Fox from the Young Artists Program of the Los Angeles Opera and Nicholas Roehler at the piano. With an eclectic program of works from Wagner, Verdi, Strauss, Cole Porter, Rodgers, and Hart, […]