Imagine you are in a movie paradise with soft carpet underfoot, a living room of cushy pillows, music, crystal chandelier and off that, a kitchen and food. From a short hallway where Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart greet you, past a bathroom, tiny gold dressing room, to the Bedroom. Lots of natural light. Outside a long tile deck for dining and sunning. In a spectacular Peace Garden, a table by a waterfall and a hot tub! superb bed linens and towels.
The space is very tranquil. I planned it to be a true extension of my home. Master interior designer, Michael Taylor, designed two former homes for me. I learned about scale and color from Michael. When I moved to Beverly Hills from San Francisco thirteen years ago, I did all the interiors myself. My home was featured in Architectural Digest a few years later. I have the same quality in my B&B. People tell me that my house is friendly which I consider the perfect compliment. In many ways the area is like being in the country while just minutes from Rodeo Drive and the Beverly Hills Hotel. Last Spring A storm felled seven tall trees in back of my home. For months we have been working to repair the damage to my side garden, just completed, but still have some replanting to do. Even so, you will look out from the deck at trees and wild areas, unusual for a home in the city. I hope you will like it even half as much as I do.
After parking in front of my garage you will proceed to your own private entrance. Open a blue lattice gate and walk down a flight of steps, my gym, I say, to the beginning of your deck. Turn left and a tile deck with table and chairs as well as lounges along with red umbrellas and a row of green plants will greet you. Turn left again and there is your door. Beyond the deck and through a wrought iron gate is my new side garden a waterfall and hot tub for your use. Climbing vines of flowers planted about a two months ago are already spilling their beauty over the wooden fence at the top of a 14 foot retaining wall. Enjoy yourself. There is beauty here. The entire apartment and the spacious grounds are yours to enjoy as you like.
Общение с гостями
If I'm here and I usually am, I will welcome you after which my assistant, Ronet, will show you to your apartment. We are available to answer your questions or concerns simply leave us a message on my land line. The number is written on an instruction sheet in the kitchen. I hope we will have a chance to get to know each other but socializing is totally up to you. I will offer visualization lessons if you wish. I also talk about my books on entertaining as well as my international work in Russia and other countries throughout the world. Of great interest at this time is a chapter titled The Last trip To Moscow, when the Russian Mafia threatened my life after hijacking 70 tons of foodstuff I had gotten donated during a starving winter in Russia.
Другие важные подробности
From your apartment there is access down a long winding series of log steps to a spot under a tree for mediation. It is also a lovely place for a picnic. This property has an element of magic to it. The house seems to have a soul. Many times during the day I give thanks to this home for sheltering me in rare beauty. I hope you too will feel and embrace the spirit of Imagine Peace.
- No loud noises after 10:30. One child over age 7 allowed.
I am a writer. The things I am most involved in are entertaining, having founded the Roundtable luncheons wherein diverse folks, such as Senator Dianne Feinstein, Joan Baez, and Alex Haley, along with a woman who had killed her husband, talk honestly about their lives. In 1982, during the Cold War, I founded Children As The Peacemakers, an international foundation. That lead me to 37 trips around the world with children and meetings with 26 world leaders, I know about the rigors and pleasures of travel. I really like to laugh and think I have a keen sense of humor. The one thing I can't live without is friends. Friends from various backgrounds, economic and ethnic, contributors to life, mine and theirs as well as others.
My first book, many years ago, was How To Be A Party Girl! Yes, it was. No, I don't pop out of cakes but I sure do know how to entertain. My next book, Recipes For Conversation, a Salon, says it all, I think. My life motto came from my Oklahoma preacher dad. When he needed a few dollars for kids or a down on his luck someone, he held up a painted sign that said "It Can Be Done". That is my motto.