Tag archives: Princess Diana

Pup Party
By Richard Mineards   |   September 6, 2022

Billionaire Rick Caruso’s Rosewood Miramar went to the dogs when dozens of canines invaded the tony hostelry’s Great Lawn to celebrate International Dog Day. With pet owners paying $250 to enter, all proceeds benefited the local animal shelter, Santa Barbara Humane – which has two campuses in Goleta and Santa Maria – with judges looking […]

Celebrating Sculpture
By Richard Mineards   |   September 5, 2019

Santa Barbara has just added a new art gallery to its myriad collection with the opening of Chessmar Sculpture Studios on East Anapamu Street by Brian Anders Chessmar, a graduate of The School of Art Institute of Chicago. “My work is an exploration – emotional, physical, and spiritual – of what is seen and unseen […]

On Board
By Richard Mineards   |   July 18, 2019

Allen Mask, chief of staff to the CEO and Vice President of product marketing and collaborations at Sonos, is a new member of the board of directors for the Santa Barbara Symphony as it marks its 66th season. “With an unparalleled education program reaching more than 10,000 students each season, the board plays a key […]

House Hunters
By Richard Mineards   |   June 27, 2019

A Montecito listing represented by Riskin Partners real estate group of Village Properties has been selected as a finalist in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019 for its curb appeal. The competition is held annually on HGTV.com and features extraordinary homes in eight categories, including amazing kitchens, countryside retreats, waterfront homes, and modern masterpieces. The […]

Think Outside the Bach
By Richard Mineards   |   December 6, 2018

A grant of $20,000 from the Music Academy of the West has enabled pianist Evan Shinners, who attended the Miraflores campus in 2009, to put his keyboard talents to good use with a pop-up shop in Manhattan offering Bach prelude, fugues, and even condoms. The Juilliard-trained pianist has been playing five hours of Bach each […]

History in the Making
By Richard Mineards   |   March 1, 2018

Santa Barbara Natural History Museum’s 31st annual Wine and Food Festival on June 30 is going to be the biggest and best yet, raising around $110,000, predicts president Luke Swetland. The popular tourist attraction hosted a pre-fest bash for 60 guests at the Grassini Wine tasting room in El Paseo to promote the event. “There […]