(The Plaza provides stationary to write a letter to Eloise - a "reply" will be coming in the mail. Julia was thrilled. I highly recommend this tea. Worth every cent - even if there's no Oscar winners in sight.)
As they left, Marcia Gay Harden stopped at our table and let me know that Julia's Kips Bay bag had slipped far underneath her chair and didn't want us to forget it - very nice. After thanking her, I mentioned that the two of us loved her in the Felicity American Girl movie. A brief conversation followed. My impression - a gracious person who is also an immensely talented actress. There wasn't one bit of "celebrity air" about her. (therefore I just couldn't see posting any of the pics with her in it.)
Part 2: Impressions of Kips BayLoved this display in Ceta Ruddy's room. (image below via House Beautiful)
image above via Habitually Chic - Images below via Stephen Miller Siegel Architects
Loved Sara Bengur's warm vibed kitchen. The photos I've seen of it don't do justice to the depth and interest in the paint treatment. (image via House Beautiful)
The image below is from Sara Bengur's website. Love this.
About the infamous Pineapple Bed... I would have to say it is better in person than in a picture. Although I wasn't thrilled by it, my 9 year old daughter loved-loved the whole room. Here's a blurry shot from the bureau in the room - which was full of Enid Collins of Texas vintage purses.