i have never belonged to a country club, never even been to a polo match or a debutante ball, and unfortunately i’ve never been to a royal wedding, however, i am intrigued with high society!
instead i spent most of my childhood going to the pool, church 3 or more times a week, sitting at my grandfathers barber shop on the weekends, and reading all my mother’s magazines- one of my favorites has always been and still is town & country– it has taught me a lot! so of course, i love the book high society- the town & country picture album 1846-1996– perfect for sunday book club. it’s actually not even my book, a friend let me borrow it over a year ago.
i riffle through the pictures and chapters endlessly. it has moguls, black tie affairs, hollywood society, grand dames, the sporting scene, the arts, and of course all the beautiful well-bred ladies- marina rust, dina merrill, and mrs. winston f.c. guest (c.z. guest to all of us- i find it very funny they are always called by their husbands name).
i am absolutely fascinated by all of this, however, i’m in no hurry to apart of it all- seems quite exhausting keeping up with the Jones’s (keeping up with the Rockefeller’s in this case).
what has it taught me? that it’s all a bit silly, and if you have money make sure you look like it’s old money- i’m most certain i could tell you how it’s done- enjoy!