Tag archives: soiree

Sunset Soirée for Hillside House 
By Lynda Millner   |   June 14, 2022

It’s time for Hillside House to have its annual Sunset Soirée, “Rooted in Strength… Growing in Opportunities,” at the Rockwood Santa Barbara Woman’s Club. This was the 18th annual event; all for the 59 folks that need help because of their intellectual and developmental disabilities, and who live at Hillside House. The evening began on […]

‘Fabulous Feeling’: Music Academy of the West Finally Enjoys a Sunset Soirée
By Richard Mineards   |   June 3, 2021

The Amazons of the Music Academy of the West were positively unleashed after more than a year of monthly meetings via Zoom for a “Sip n’ Stroll” sunset soirée on the picturesque terrace of Hahn Hall on the Miraflores campus. “It is an absolutely fabulous feeling,” exclaimed event chair Roberta Grant. “Everybody has been absolutely […]

Guys and Ghouls
By Richard Mineards   |   October 24, 2019

Gloria Clark, wife of Aussie musician Peter Clark, hosted a Halloween-birthday bash at Tydes at the Coral Casino. The sunset soirée feted three locals who were celebrating birthdays – Condor Express owner Hiroko Benko, TV host Joyce Shaar and realtor Diana MacFarlane – with other guests including Arlene Larsen and Ginni Dreier. Magic Castle emcee […]

Hot Market
By Richard Mineards   |   September 5, 2019

With more than $1 billion in sales last year, with an average sale price of $1,440,000, uber realtor Renee Grubb had good reason to celebrate when she hosted a sunset soirée at the historic Santa Barbara Club. More than 150 guests turned out on the impeccably manicured lawns for the Village Properties appreciation party, including […]

Swank and Swagger
By Lynda Millner   |   August 30, 2018

Artist Tom Mielko and wife Eileen gave a summer soirée alfresco on their deck. As T.S. Eliot would have said, “Such a nice party. I can’t believe it. Such a nice party. I hate to leave it.” Tom used to be my neighbor at the Polo Fields. He had an art gallery on the pier […]

Things are Looking up
By Richard Mineards   |   August 23, 2018

Social gridlock reigned supreme at the home of Montecito artist Tom Mielko and his wife, Eileen, when they hosted a sunset soirée at their hilltop aerie. “After what our community has suffered earlier this year, we thought we needed something to really cheer everybody up,” says Tom. Among the guests quaffing the Veuve Clicquot and […]

Gems of the Garden
By Lynda Millner   |   August 9, 2018

Lotusland held their always-sold out garden soirée, which seemed a metaphor for Montecito. As they said, “Just as our namesake, the lotuses, awaken annually from their winter dormancy to rise out of the deep mud and bloom in glorious splendor once again, we gather to celebrate our community’s extraordinary resilience and renewal.” This 37 acres […]

Hillside House Sunset Soirée
By Lynda Millner   |   July 5, 2018

Hillside House has been around for more than 80 years providing a home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Caregivers are there round the clock with a wide range of therapies, independent living skills, and continued education, as well as life enrichment opportunities. Each year, there is a fundraiser for Hillside House in the […]

Patron Party
By Richard Mineards   |   May 24, 2018

Social gridlock reigned when attorney Michael Bollag and his wife, Tracy, hosted a super sunset soirée at their stunning aerie near Hope Ranch for Granada Premier Patrons. “It has just gone from strength to strength over the past few years and is a vital part of the theater’s fundraising,” says Craig Springer, who retires next […]

Girls Rock SB Spring Soirée
By Chantal Peterson   |   May 14, 2018

On a private beach front property off Padaro Lane, Girls Rock Santa Barbara celebrated another year of empowering young girls through music, creative expression, and performance at their spring seaside soirée. Guests gathered on a sun-glazed patio under the warm light of an early sunset, welcomed by a host of volunteers, program participants, as well […]

Bill the Thrill
By Richard Mineards   |   May 10, 2018

Sheriff Bill Brown was lauded at a sunset soirée hosted by polo playing hotelier Pat Nesbitt and entrepreneur Eric Phillips at Bella Vista, the sprawling Summerland estate of Pat and his wife, Ursula. More than 120 guests turned up to acclaim Bill’s sterling work during the Thomas Fire and the subsequent mudslides that devastated our […]