You've gotta love a 90 year old woman whose birthday gift to herself was... a 32 carat D-flawless
The diamond went up for sale at Christie's two days ago (21st Oct), and sold for a record 7.7 million dollars to an anonymous buyer.
Above, Leonore Annenberg with her husband Walter, the 32 kt. diamond auctioned at Christie's, a green room from Annenberg's Winfield House, blue room from the Annenberg estate Rancho Mirage, California (image from Vanityfair.com).
Lee Annenberg on entertaining, from the New York Times piece on her:
The key ingredients are first of all to have interesting people...Then you try to put together an ambience of good food and attractive table settings. But all of that would be unimportant if you didn’t have interesting people.Surprisingly, there aren't many images of the Annenberg residences floating about, but there is a book
on the Rancho Mirage residence available for preorder, pub. on Nov 12 (Here: Sunnylands: Art and Architecture of the Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage, California). Anyone hear anything about it? Preorder? Yes/no?