Within a few minutes of stepping out of my car in front of the Biltmore, and casting my eyes on the waves crashing on the shore, I was greeted by a smiling sun-kissed gentleman dangling a SLR from his freckled grip. The man was Hal Boucher - Society Photographer and The Biltmore's Historian.
Our conversation turned to the present ownership of the Biltmore and San Ysidro - both owned by 'Beanie Baby' creator Ty Warner. Turning from the ocean and looking back at the well-cared for Biltmore, Hal said and I agreed - "If you've got the money, I can't imagine owning anything better". Truly, a man in love with his job.
San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara