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Uncovering a Jackie O. Hideaway

Growing up outside of Washington D.C., I’d pass the mysterious iron gates guarding Dumbarton Oaks, but the ornate black and gold facade hadn’t yet piqued my curiosity. 196 more words


The Savvy Guide to Finally Starting an Art Collection

Contemporary art affords an opportunity of expressing something about ourselves that our choice of sofa can never convey. Despite promises to create signature environments, many interior designers skip the authentic character, history and tastes of their clients for the latest trends. 891 more words

Contemporary Art


Such a calm and tranquil spot.

Herb topiaries adorn the two-tiered dumbwaiter, home of Bunny Mellon.

Image via Pinterest.

Rare JFK Vacation Photos Will Go Under the Hammer

Rare photographs of John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline on vacation in Cape Cod will be put up for auction later this month.

The pictures were taken in August 1961 and depict the then First Couple in rare moments of candor — the former president casually enjoying a meal at Listerine heiress Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon’s beach house, Jackie smoking a cigarette and JFK going for a swim in the bay. 64 more words

Property from the Collection of Mrs .Paul Mellon Sotheby’s NY November 10

Lot #41 

 Intimé dates from the height of Vuillard’s Nabis period, when his pictures were at their most visually textured and saturated with color. The room depicted here is one in Misia and Thadee Nathanson’s summer cottage in Valvins, where Vuillard was a frequent house guest, along with the couple’s other artist-friends. 105 more words


10 Things I Loved This Week

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving, and survived Black Friday!  I ate too much as usual, and worked on the busy shopping day.  I’m exhausted, but my blogging work must go on!  137 more words


10 Things We Learned From Bunny Mellon’s Monster Estate Sale

Think of it as a master class in estate planning. Earlier this month, Sotheby’s sold all 43 pieces on offer from Bunny Mellon’s art collection—Rothko to Picasso to Diebenkorn—at its much-heralded “Property from the Collection of Mrs. 1,130 more words