Chanel Is Opening a Boutique in Montecito

••• Put that car barn to work and buy a racetrack! The Willow Springs International Raceway is for sale: “Located about an hour north of Los Angeles, [it’s] a 600-acre complex of seven racetracks that embraces nearly every motorsports discipline. Willow Springs is revered by thousands of racers, and enjoyed by millions of spectators who have helped Willow Springs survive for over seventy years.”

••• Besides Zegna and Bottega Veneta, which we already knew about, the next round of shops opening at the Rosewood Miramar Beach—in the building next to the resort’s pedestrian entrance—is said to include Chanel and Loro Piana. I’m having visions of the Tom Bradley International Terminal….

••• UCSB Arts & Lectures announced its 2024-25 season. Highlights include chef Yotam Ottolenghi, violinist Itzhak Perlman, authors Anne Lamott and Fran Lebowitz, the Danish String Quartet, Twyla Tharp Dance and Batsheva Dance Company, pianists Yuja Wang and Víkingur Ólafsson, artist Marina Abramović, the Wynton Marsalis Ensemble, and the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain.

••• The Yes Store has moved to 1015 State Street (Carrillo/Figueroa).

••• Through June 30 at Gallery Los Olivos: “Far From Home, a solo exhibition of works by Santa Barbara watercolorist, Matha Inman Lorch.” Below: “Villa La Torricella, Capri.”

••• Three more Santa Barbara Bowl shows have been announced: Jon Batiste (August 9), Sturgill Simpson (September 15), and Omar Apollo (October 8).

••• John Hiatt plays the Lobero Theatre on November 12.

••• From the latest Highway 101 construction update: “Freeway improvements will continue in Montecito and move into the Santa Barbara South segment in late summer. In the Santa Barbara South segment, new freeway lanes and on- and off-ramps will be built between Olive Mill and Hermosillo Roads. […] Crews will work on the northbound side starting this summer with divided lanes. To provide space for construction, the northbound lanes will be divided by safety barriers between Hixon and Olive Mill Roads from summer 2024 to summer 2025. One northbound lane will be located on the southbound side. The northbound off-ramps will close consecutively, so drivers can use the off-ramp before or after a closure. Lanes will be the standard 12-feet wide throughout the divided lane area. A similar approach will be used to construct the southbound lanes in 2025.”


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