Tag archives: socialite

Up for Auction
By Richard Mineards   |   November 19, 2020

An old New York friend, former model and socialite Barbara Allen de Kwiatkowski, who left us far too early, dying of natural causes aged 69 in June, is having her possessions sold by Christie’s in Manhattan in a total of eight sales over the next few months. Barbara, whom I first met when she was […]

The People Person
By Megan Waldrep   |   September 10, 2020

Where in the World is Richard Mineards? Our favorite society columnist, Richard Mineards, is missing. Well, his column “Montecito Miscellany” has been missing from our pages, which in itself feels like a big loss. After several months of wondering, Where’s Richard?, I connected with Mr. Mineards via telephone to see what’s shakin’. Right off the […]

Remembering Gloria
By Richard Mineards   |   June 27, 2019

On a personal note, I remember Gloria Vanderbilt, the iconic New York socialite, whose first marriage was at the Santa Barbara Mission in 1941, who has died at her Big Apple home aged 95. I would often see the “poor little rich girl” heiress at the center of a scandalous custody battle in the 1930s […]