|Elizabeth Taylor with Elizabeth Duquette painting, The Sandpiper|
I've always enjoyed this Vincente Minnelli film, from 1965, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. I totally relate to the character Ms. Taylor played- a rebel on the beach with a paint brush- living there in a shack with her young son... and, interestingly, the painting she is shown with (above) is by the beautiful wife of the late Tony Duquette, Elizabeth "Beegle" Duquette.
I read with interest that the Duquettes loved to serve Mexican food at their fabulous dinner parties. Imagine the fun they must have had!
|Mirror, Judith Auclair, Maison Auclair|
Judith Auclair is also an elegant, talented woman- and a wonderful friend of many years. Her taste level is through the roof- and she loves, like I do, to fantasize about schemes and decorative palettes, fabrics, furniture, gardens and architecture- and for many years she has sold her shelled creations here by the seashore- and has her work included in prominent homes including the Jeffery Smith designed house here with interiors by David Anthony Easton of New York. She is a dynamo, and, like Francis Elkins, prefers to be near the sea, the coast- and always surrounded by great beauty.
|Vanderbilt Beach, Naples, Florida|