Thursday, August 5, 2010

Follow the Leader

I had a dear and very knowledgeable friend to dinner just before we left on our trip. As we savored strawberry shortcake he asked, "Have you seen the article on Bunny Mellon in Vanity Fair?" Hadn't. "You must read it." He speaks in design declaratives and when he tells me I must, I do. I am just beginning to garden so I thought that was why he had recommended the piece. Then, the second paragraph, "Nothing should be noticed." From a woman who bought Rothkos by the dozen (thirteen, actually.)

And I felt so lucky to be under his tutelage.

Image, Vanity Fair, August 2010, photograph by Jonathan Becker.


pve design said...

The "have you seen" spoke to me. I always look at the visuals first, then read. Smart friend.

Karena said...

Patricia, I would love to see Bunny's Art Collections. Thirteen Rothko's! He is certainly one of my inspirations!

Art by Karena

little augury said...

a great article !

Toby Worthington said...

Not only was it a treat to read about the very private
Bunny Mellon~she's in a class beyond compare, as the song goes~but her trompe l'oeil garden room/potting shed was positively staggering. The combination of
wealth and great taste is rare, but when it happens,
watch out!


It's a wonderful article, and an inspiration to all who garden for pleasure.

beachbungalow8 said...

rothkos and rothkos by the dozen are fairly inconspicuous. no?

Teresa Hatfield said...

Happened upon your blog through another. Love, love. love. I will be back!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

victoria thorne said...

This might be the room of my dreams.

Claudia Juestel said...

Thank you Patricia. What a delightful read about Bunny Mellon.