One lovely day in The Hamptons, we were served lunch out on the loggia that looked similar to this picture. It was here that I heard Mimi's love story.
Her first husband tragically killed himself...and Mimi found love in a BIG way with Eddie. Her piece of wisdom this day: "Don't marry for anything other than love and laughter." I sat at her feet listening to her music and learning from it. "Thank Heavens for Little Girls" was our theme song! Aaaaah, we swooned to dear Maurice! Mimi had another home in Palm Beach and I was introduced to Lily. She was always generous, showering me with girly gifts with huge doses of love. Those dresses of citrus hues, luscious colors were "it" in 1960. If only I kept a few - they'd be vintage now. Lily Pulitzer's story is fascinating.
Her head was always in a book and I've definitely acquired that habit. I hope perhaps a smidgen of Mimi has melded into my soul. I don't have butlers or "help" but I can entertain. Maurice Chevalier is not on my iPod but I NEED music. I know by day's end if I haven't laughed. My innards tell me so. And, thank the Good Lord Above I am married to Love & Laughter!