Tag archives: Rick Caruso

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 […]

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 […]

Rosewood Ribbon Cutting
By Richard Mineards   |   April 18, 2019

Billionaire Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso nearly came a cropper at the final hurdle when developing the Rosewood Miramar, he has revealed. Rick was at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the oh-so tony five star resort and recounted he was in our Eden by the Beach for the final hearing on his $200 million development, […]

Foodies and Winos
By Richard Mineards   |   March 21, 2019

Gourmands and oenophiles were out in force at the Wine Shepherd when the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum threw an intimate bash to mark the 38th year of its popular wine and food festival in June, which is expected to raise $130,000 for educational programs. The fest on the 14-acre campus along the shaded banks […]

Welcome to Rosewood Miramar
By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2019

After 12 years of frustration and determined perseverance, Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso has opened his $200 million-plus, 161-room, 16-acre Rosewood Miramar Hotel, with its 495 feet of Pacific Ocean frontage. To mark the occasion he threw a bustling bash, appropriately enough at Caruso’s, one of the tony hostelry’s restaurants, run by Roman chef Massimo […]

A Night at the Rosewood
By Bob Hazard   |   March 14, 2019

Owner-developer Rick Caruso has transformed a challenging 16-acre site, tucked between the 101 freeway and the single-track Union Pacific Railroad into an oasis of tranquility and taste. The infusion of $185 million in construction costs, plus land and site costs, helped convert the blue-roofed, mid-market and rundown old Miramar into the dazzling five-star Rosewood Miramar […]

Montecito Sanitary District’s Lift Stations
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 21, 2019

Last week our cover story shared the soft opening of the Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel & Resort, which opened its doors nearly 20 years after the closure of the original Miramar closed in 2000.  As part of the new Miramar project, developer Rick Caruso was required to fund and construct a new sewer lift station […]

Miramar Quietly Opens its Doors
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 14, 2019

On Monday, February 11, Rick Caruso’s Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel and Resort was teeming with hundreds of employees awaiting the arrival of the first guests to stay at the reimagined property. The resort, which held its “soft opening” in order to accommodate a limited number of guests who had made reservations months ago, will be […]

Speer-Headed
By Richard Mineards   |   November 8, 2018

Kevin Speer, the affable manager of Beanie Baby billionaire Ty Warner‘s Coral Casino, is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the role. But his career at the beachside club came about by chance. “Chris Hart, the former general manager of the resort, asked me to come over to the club from the hotel to correct some […]

Montecito’s Year in Review 2017
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 4, 2018

As another year passes, we reflect on notable events in the Montecito community. From California’s largest wildfire, progress on development and new businesses, school happenings, retirements, and more, 2017 was a busy year in Montecito. While far from all-inclusive, here is a snapshot of our community’s happenings in 2017.  Thomas Fire   Without a doubt, […]