Tag archives: Miramar

Shop, Sip, and Stroll 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 5, 2023

Another local holiday celebration happening next week is on Coast Village Road: Shop, Sip, and Stroll will take place from 3 to 6 pm on Thursday, December 7. Presented by the Coast Village Association and the Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort, this community event features Santa Claus arriving in style to help light a holiday tree […]

Centennial Celebration with the Junior League
By Richard Mineards   |   November 21, 2023

Glitz, glamour, and grandeur reigned when the Junior League of Santa Barbara, which marks its centennial next year, hosted its 13th annual gala at the Rosewood Miramar, with 170 guests raising around $50,000. The boffo bash, chaired by Hilary Rost and co-chaired by Rachel Brown and Ally Meier, kicked off with a VIP reception on […]

New Miramar Project at MBAR 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 31, 2023

Representatives of Rick Caruso’s Rosewood Miramar Resort were in front of the Montecito Board of Architectural Review (MBAR) last week showing conceptual plans of a new proposal that would include residential housing and new retail shops.  Caruso’s Senior Vice President of Development Bryce Ross told the Board that the new expansion project was born out […]

A-Paws for the Dogs
By Richard Mineards   |   September 5, 2023

Billionaire Rick Caruso’s Rosewood Miramar went to the dogs when dozens of canines invaded the tony hostelry’s Great Lawn to celebrate its 2nd annual International Dog Day hosted by managing director Rick Fidel. With pet owners paying $250 to enter, all proceeds benefited the local animal shelter, Santa Barbara Humane, which has two locales in […]

Paint It Pink: The Webster X Nahmias collaboration kicks off at the Rosewood Miramar Beach
By Sofia Fouroohi-Martin   |   August 15, 2023

The Webster store at the Rosewood Miramar Beach launched an exclusive collection with luxury menswear brand Nahmias, marking the second time the two have collaborated. The collaboration also commemorates the three-year anniversary of The Webster’s opening at the Rosewood Miramar Beach. The Webster also opened a pop-up shop inone of Rosewood’s two-room bungalows. The first […]

Now Heading the Miramar Bar
By Richard Mineards   |   May 9, 2023

Sam Penton has been called to the bars at the Rosewood Miramar. In his role as director, he will oversee the ritzy hostelry’s cocktail program at its seven distinctive venues, including the Michelin star-rated Caruso’s, AMA Sushi, and the Manor Bar, the beach resort’s craft cocktail destination. Penton will also design special cocktails and spirit […]

Cameras at the Hot Springs: On Whose Authority?
By Montecito Journal   |   March 14, 2023

On Feb. 16, 2023, a camera was placed facing a newly restored pool at the Montecito Hot Springs. The camera bore a tag that had printed on it “County of Santa Barbara, Public Works, Trail and Creek Monitoring in Progress, Do Not Tamper or Remove, Enforced by County Sheriff.”  The Dept. of Public Works wasn’t […]

Miramar to Bring Back Swim Platform
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 6, 2023

On Tuesday, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted to allow the county’s Community Services Department, Parks Division, to pursue all necessary permits and agreements related to placing a seasonal swim platform in the ocean off Miramar Beach in Montecito. The platform project is being pursued by the Rosewood Miramar team in an attempt […]

Miramar After the Storm
By Stella Haffner   |   January 31, 2023

Dear Montecito, I took a walk on Miramar Beach on January 6, about 20 hours after the first of the storm system had left our local area. Now in general I find writing about the beach to be a tricky thing. Perhaps because it is well-worn territory or simply too easy to become sentimental. Perhaps […]

Christmas Kicks Off
By Richard Mineards   |   December 13, 2022

The Rosewood Miramar was flooded with Yuletide illuminations, as well as dozens of miniature trees, when Managing Director Rick Fidel, accompanied by a very jolly Santa Claus, lit the tony hostelry’s Christmas tree in the grand lobby watched by dozens of parents and their children. As guests quaffed hot chocolate, apple cider, and prosecco cocktails, […]

Rosewood’s PlaceMaker Kendall Conrad Hosting Tablescaping Demo
By Montecito Journal   |   November 1, 2022

Rosewood Miramar Beach, one of California’s most luxurious seaside resorts, is thrilled to announce an entertaining masterclass in partnership with Kendall Conrad, the designer and Santa Barbara native and resident, who also serves as the property’s official PlaceMaker. Just in time to help participants prepare for the holiday season, this entertaining masterclass offers guests and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]