Tag archives: Super Bowl

Super Bash
By Richard Mineards   |   March 1, 2022

Montecito sports fan were out in force when retired technology executive Howard Cannon, who splits his time between our Eden by the Beach and his home in Memphis, Tennessee, threw his fifth annual Super Bowl bash at his George Washington Smith estate. “It is nice to be back to near normal,” enthused Howard. “It was […]

Connecticut is Calling
By Richard Mineards   |   February 22, 2022

An old friend, artist Robyn Geddes, who I knew in Manhattan when he worked for Andy Warhol at The Factory, contacted me after reading my item on the decline of the use of my signature signoff Pip! Pip! Robyn, who is editor of the community newsletter at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club where […]

Another Touchdown for Bolton
By Richard Mineards   |   February 11, 2021

David Bolton, Santa Barbara-based director of the California Missions Foundation, also has a successful career as a sports broadcaster for the Spanish language version of the Fox network. And, despite the pandemic, he has been hired again to produce this weekend’s battle of the NFL titans, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers […]

Super Party
By Richard Mineards   |   February 13, 2020

Animal activist Gretchen Lieff and fiancée Miles Hartfeld opened the doors of their charming Arcady home for a Super Bowl LIV bash. As guests noshed on comestibles by caterer Elena Wagner, Miles mixed lemon drop martinis as the Kansas City Chiefs clobbered the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Miami on a Fox TV show watched […]

Welcome Terry
By Richard Mineards   |   February 6, 2020

Former telecommunications executive Terry Valeski is Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s new chair for the board of trustees. Terry, a former Montecito neighbor, served on the museum’s board for six years and previously served as vice chair for finance. “The museum and sea center have evolved magnificently over the years and are truly an […]

Another Touchdown for Bolton
By Richard Mineards   |   January 30, 2020

David Bolton, executive director of the California Missions Foundation, has a lucrative sideline with his TV production company, Cultural Global Media. One year after covering his first Super Bowl, the company has been hired again to produce the legendary NFL event from Miami, Florida, on Sunday (February 2) for millions of viewers throughout Latin America. […]

Incandela Exhibition
By Richard Mineards   |   January 31, 2019

Davis & Taft, the upper village antiques store, was socially gridlocked when Summerland artist Gerald Incandela staged his latest exhibition, including benches clad in astroturf and a number of his innovative works of art. Tunisian Gerald, a good friend for many years, has works in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of […]

Pigskin Party
By Richard Mineards   |   February 15, 2018

The jockaholics were out in force at Bella Vista, the Summerland home of polo playing hotel magnate Pat Nesbitt and his wife, Ursula, when the tony twosome hosted a Super Bowl bash to mark the 52nd anniversary of the NFL football landmark. With six large TV screens to choose from, there were no bad angles […]

Happy Super Bowl to You!
By Ernie Witham   |   February 8, 2018

I love my wife more than I love football. I just want to make that perfectly clear. I also love the family more than I love football. Another point you need to understand. Finally, I love family events, such as birthday parties, specifically my wife Pat‘s birthday party, more than I love football. That almost […]