Tag archives: Rick Caruso

Conscious Cuisine: Caruso’s Dinner to Honor Mother Earth & James Beard Foundation
By Gabe Saglie   |   April 23, 2024

In many ways, Earth Day is every day at Caruso’s.  “We have to follow Mother Nature,” insists Executive Chef Massimo Falsini, who recently steered the oceanfront eatery at the Rosewood Miramar Beach toward its first Forbes 5-Star honor. Caruso’s is also the winner of a coveted One Star rating from Michelin, along with a Michelin […]

Caruso’s Cuisine
By Richard Mineards   |   April 9, 2024

To Caruso’s, the five-star Forbes Travel Guide-rated oceanside eatery at the Rosewood Miramar, named after the Los Angeles billionaire and developer Rick Caruso, to try out a new three course menu for gourmands in a hurry. Although why you’d rush given the idyllic location and culinary excellence of Chef Shibani Mone is quite beyond me. […]

Rosewood’s Fifth Anniversary
By Richard Mineards   |   March 19, 2024

The star-ridden oceanside hostelry Rosewood Miramar celebrated its fifth anniversary with a socially gridlocked champagne-fueled bash on the Great Lawn with billionaire owner Rick Caruso describing the event as “a flash of the eye.” I reminded the Los Angeles real estate developer of the time he was in a Sikorsky helicopter hovering over the Pacific […]

New Chief Artistic Officer Appointed
By Richard Mineards   |   February 20, 2024

Montecito’s Music Academy has appointed Nate Bachhuber as Chief Artistic Officer. He is recognized for his collaborative and strategic approach to artistic planning with prestigious performing arts organizations, including the L.A. Philharmonic, and St. Louis and Cincinnati symphony orchestras. Bachhuber has wide experience in public relations and digital strategy at New York’s Carnegie Hall and […]

Lighting Up the Miramar Tree
By Richard Mineards   |   December 12, 2023

Rick Caruso’s Rosewood Miramar attracted a hoard of parents and children when it staged its colorful Christmas tree lighting by managing director Rick Fidel. Hot chocolate, apple cider, and prosecco cocktails with colorfully decorated cookies and macaroons were the order of the night as the oceanside hostelry lit its 17-foot fir that had been flat […]

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 […]

Montecito Association Meets
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 17, 2023

In last week’s edition we briefly reported on the proposed plans by the Rosewood Miramar Resort to expand its offerings. Reps of the property, owned by Rick Caruso, were due to be in front of the Montecito Association Board of Directors earlier this week, but had to cancel due to illness.  A brief conversation was […]

Proposed Expansion from Rosewood Miramar
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 10, 2023

Rosewood Miramar reps were in front of the Montecito Association Land Use Committee on Tuesday presenting on a newly proposed project to add more employee housing as well as 12 new resort shops plus a café, and 15 market-rate apartments that would be available for long-term rent. The employee housing would be located on what […]

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 […]

Montecito Association’s Latest
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 20, 2023

At Tuesday’s Montecito Association Board of Directors meeting, Montecito Fire Chief David Neels announced that a new temporary fire station south of the freeway is opening in Montecito this week, in response to the community-wide traffic congestion currently occurring.  “We are concerned about emergency access due to construction, and we are augmenting our emergency response […]

An Ongoing Court Trial
By Richard Mineards   |   April 4, 2023

Montecito actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 50, is used to being in the limelight, but her current appearance in a Utah courtroom – where she is being sued for $300,000 over a 2016 ski crash on the slopes of the Deer Valley Resort in Park City – must be quite a new experience. Retired Soda Springs optometrist […]

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 […]

And the Winner Is… Democracy
By Gwyn Lurie   |   November 15, 2022

There were many big winners in Tuesday’s election, most importantly: democracy and grace. It made my heart sing to watch defeated candidates, red and blue, gracefully acknowledge that things had not gone their way, this time. Who knew that we still had the human capacityfor humility? Beyond that biggest of wins… a few local highlights: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rumors and Actual News
By Sharon Byrne   |   January 25, 2022

A few persistent rumors have spread through the Montecito community, thus proving the old adage that a lie can get halfway round the world before the truth can even get its boots on. Here are a couple that we’ve thoroughly debunked: – Rick Caruso is buying the Upper Village and plans to turn it into […]

Some ‘Salvation’
By Richard Mineards   |   December 14, 2021

The venerable Granada was socially gridlocked when Westmont College held its 17th annual Christmas Festival “Salvation For All” over two days given the demand for tickets. Michael Shasberger, Adams professor for music and worship, who is retiring in May after 16 years, created the hugely popular event and has directed it each year, normally at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rick Caruso Accepting Bitcoin for Retail, Rentals, and Resorts
By Joanne A 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 […]