Monday, March 15, 2010

To the One I Love the Best

While browsing in a rather charming junk shop (antique mall in American parlance) in Pasadena yesterday, I found a copy of this book: To The One I Love the Best by Ludwig Bemelmans, an account of his friendship with New York & Hollywood socialite and interior decorator  Lady Mendl.  The first line of the book reads:

"Psychologists say that an excessive intake of food and wine is a substitute for happiness. I like pudding, I like wine, roast goose, Virginia Ham, shepherd's pie and lobster stew."

It should be noted that among Elsie De Wolfe's many accomplishments was The Pink Lady: 1/3 gin, 1/3 grapefruit juice and 1/3 cointreau

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