Tag archives: Miramar

Rick Caruso on Trump & Newsom Economic Recovery Committees
By Joanne Calitri   |   May 14, 2020

Rick Caruso, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Caruso, owner/developer of Montecito’s luxury resort The Rosewood Miramar Beach, and philanthropist, was appointed on April 14 to U.S. President Donald Trump‘s Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups Task Force Committee, a task force created to combat the economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Days later, […]

Montecito Businesses Pivot
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 9, 2020

Locally, many Montecito businesses are having to pivot in order to stay in business during the shelter-at-home order. Each week we’ll be featuring one or more businesses and explain what they are doing to stay in front of their customers. If you would like to be featured, send me an email at kelly@montecitojournal.net. Two local […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   April 9, 2020

To Our Santa Barbara Family, These past several weeks have taught us all so much more than we may have wanted to know. It has scared us, challenged us, made us much more conscious of our presence in each other’s lives and engendered a spirit of common resolve.  At Jeannine’s, we have realized anew, over […]

Rosewood Miramar’s Chef Massimo Falsini Serves First Responders
By Claudia Schou   |   April 9, 2020

Santa Barbara’s hospitality industry has been hit hard by COVID-19. Several local hotels have laid off their staff and are now closed, putting a halt to the local service industry. Those who remain on property are keeping busy, however. For his part, Rosewood Miramar’s Executive Chef Massimo Falsini is working with first responders and other […]

Miramar on the Move
By Richard Mineards   |   April 2, 2020

Billionaire L.A. real estate developer Rick Caruso is also doing his considerable best during this pandemic. Despite having now closed the Rosewood Miramar temporarily, he is still paying staff who work at the 124-room, 27-suite hostelry, which opened a year ago. In a further effort to support our rarefied enclave and thank the heroic first […]

History of Montecito
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 13, 2020

Beginning on Tuesday, February 25, local historian Erin Graffy will host a special lecture series on Montecito history, as part of Santa Barbara City College’s School of Extended Learning. “In the past I’ve hosted lectures on Santa Barbara history, and I’ve been asked to focus now on Montecito,” Graffy said. “We’ll cover such themes as […]

Hair for the Holidays
By Megan Waldrep   |   December 5, 2019

The first thing you may notice about Edward Anthony is his style. Inspired by movies of the ‘twenties, ‘thirties, and ‘forties, his love of fashion means you’ll usually find him in a suit or coordinating ensemble. A “born artist,” Anthony has dabbled in painting, ceramics, and other mediums before finding a passion in styling hair. […]

Rosewood Miramar’s Holiday Spectacular
By Richard Mineards   |   December 5, 2019

Rosewood Miramar Hotel owner Rick Caruso sure knows how to throw one helluva party! The billionaire mall magnate pulled out all the stops to turn his luxury property into a winter wonderland with his inaugural lighting of the ritzy hostelry’s 60-foot white fir tree on the Great Lawn, which had been trucked in from Mt. […]

75th Anniversary Gala
By Lynda Millner   |   November 26, 2019

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (OLMCS) had a gala at the gorgeous Rosewood Miramar Chandelier Ballroom to celebrate their 75 years of existence. As the saying goes, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” It all began in 1944 when Reverend John Meehan along with some of the parents founded the school. It began with […]

Great Futures Gala
By Lynda Millner   |   November 21, 2019

This fall gala put on by the United Boys & Girls Clubs (UBGC) of Santa Barbara County for 35 years raises much needed funds for the ten clubs and their development programs for the 2,000 kids they serve annually. This is where Great Futures begin at this fundraiser at the Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel. Exxon […]

By Richard Mineards   |   November 14, 2019

It was a record turnout when Montecito’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel School threw its 75th anniversary gala in the chandeliered ballroom at the Rosewood Miramar. The school, which started off with 30 students and now serves more than 200, raised around $200,000 for scholarships from the socially gridlocked fête for 350 guests co-chaired by […]

Dubya Is Coming To Town!
By Richard Mineards   |   September 5, 2019

Former President George W. Bush, 73, who was resident at the White House from 2001 to 2009, will be in Montecito on December 17 to mark the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Turner Foundation at the Rosewood Miramar, which, with more than 400 guests, is expected to raise more than $500,000 for the […]

Birthday Girl
By Richard Mineards   |   August 22, 2019

Globetrotting journalist Kimi Matar, who used to write the Honolulu Social Diary, but now spends much of her time in our Eden by the Beach, did double duty at the Rosewood Miramar’s charming Manor bar when she combined her birthday celebration with Epicurean Santa Barbara’s Wine Down Wednesday. Oenophiles and gourmands were out in force […]

Try the Chowdah
By Richard Mineards   |   July 18, 2019

To the Bluewater Grill, with my trusty shutterbug Priscilla, when the popular eatery launched its new Maine tasting menu, which runs through the end of August. Having been a frequent visitor to Dark Harbor on the island of Isleboro in Penobscot Bay over the years, I was transported back to my sailing days with Marshall […]

So Long, Hollywood
By Richard Mineards   |   July 18, 2019

Montecito entrepreneur and philanthropist Lynda Weinman and husband Bruce Heavin are selling their Hollywood Hills home for a bargain $21.995 million, $5 million below the original purchase price. The dynamic duo bought the 12,500 square foot, three-level, six-bedroom, eight-bathroom property, which was originally on the market for $29 million, in the achingly trendy “bird streets” […]

Jameson Walking Trail
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 27, 2019

On Sunday, June 23, over 100 members of the community gathered at the corner of San Ysidro Road and North Jameson Road for an official ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the new pedestrian pathway that was recently completed after a quick six weeks of construction.  The project was a County-led road enhancement project following the […]

Introducing Anda
By Richard Mineards   |   June 20, 2019

It was pores for thought when the Sense Spa at the Rosewood Miramar hosted a sunshine-drenched rooftop soirée when it introduced Anda, a new line of organic vegan products developed by Swedish Los Angeles-based cosmetologist Kerstin Florian and named after her late daughter. “We are the first ones to have it, which is quite a […]

Bocce Ball
By Richard Mineards   |   May 30, 2019

Everyone was having a ball at the Rosewood Miramar when the tony beachside hostelry launched its bocce club and summer league organized by Jimmy Dunne, which is being held every Thursday through the end of July. Bocce, which is similar to British bowls and French pétanque, derives from games played in the early days of […]

Rum Ruminations
By Richard Mineards   |   May 2, 2019

There were decidedly rum goings on at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum when it opened its latest exhibition, which runs through October 20. Rum Running, Sailors, and Prohibition covers more than 400 years of history and the origins of the liquor from the Caribbean’s sugar cane plantations in the 17th century, with many of the […]

Easter by the Sea
By Richard Mineards   |   April 25, 2019

It was an eggs-cellent and eggs-travagant weekend as two of our rarefied enclave’s toniest hostelries, the Four Season Biltmore and the Rosewood Miramar, hosted Easter events for the youngsters in our Eden by the Beach. More than 700 parents and children turned up at Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner‘s hotel where two Easter eggs hunts […]