|Britt Main House|
|Britt estate, original main house, via Julie Britt|
|Julie with the late Eddie Zajac and Richard Callahan|
|Tom's bed chamber, via Veranda|
This is the fabulous bed Tom called me from when I was in my own bed down in the octagonal winged guest house- a place I had dreamt about for years- and finally got to see and to stay in! He rang as I slept and I awoke as if still in a dream and he wanted me to come up to the house and help him get dressed for dinner- since Marcelo or Rodrigo must have been doing something else- anyway, I hurried up there like a good boy and left Billy behind to his own devices. You can see the large arched mirror from Rose Cumming in the background of this image behind the bed.
|Guest house, Britt estate, via Veranda|
The room we stayed in (one night) is on the right- and oh how I loved it! A magical atmosphere and the genius of Tom in full force! (I jumped in the pool for about a minute) !!!
|Guest house bedroom view, Britt estate|
I was looking at a fuchsia and cobalt blue fabric this morning, and it for some reason reminded me of this room- this is the bed I was sleeping in when Tom called me from his tented tester bed- "DEAN - IT'S TOM- CAN YOU PLEEEZE COME UP HERE, I NEED YOU!!!!" (you can see the phone on the right)- and I really did feel so happy and in a dream state- so I guess I was all ready to have dinner with a former CHANEL model by the name of Jackie Rogers- whom I had heard about since the early 80's but never actually met.
|Jackie in Chanel|
Sometimes things just happen for a reason- and I do think that this all had a beautiful dream like quality- and I loved how Jackie was so animated all through dinner, which started with a fabulous ceviche- Rodrigo is so talented, and Marcelo was serving the apps and drinks before in a way that let you know he'd done it many times before- so charming and warm, so family like and friendly- just the nicest people imaginable. More like family than anything.
|close up of foo dogs in guest house, via my phone|
Hoping you enjoyed this fond trip down memory lane of mine- we did that trip in a New York fast whirlwind- probably for the best, since there's nothing worse than a houseguest who doesn't know when to leave! Thanks again Julie, Tom, Marcelo, and Rodrigo! DF ***** (see my earlier posts on this subject)
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