People will stare. Make it worth their while → Rani Zakhem Haute Couture | F/W ‘14-‘15
English high tea was considered the pinnacle of elegant and aristocratic dining but has now made a popular comeback into everyday modern life. We examine the origins of high tea and how you can avoid making a fool of yourself at tea time.
Whenever they were in the Bay Area, Lucy and Harriet, who was not only her maid but her gin rummy partner and confidante, visited Harriet’s best friend, Dot. Knowing Lucille loved barbecue, Dot brought ribs, and they all sat in the kitchen eating them. “I kept staring at this beautiful lady eating messy ribs,” said Dot’s daughter, Barbara, who was ten at the time. “Lucille loved children and she always treated me like a princess. She had her dressmaker make me pinafores and she sent socks to match. My mother was afraid I would be spoiled rotten, and I was. Lucille made people feel important in her company, because if she liked you, she loved you.”
The little girl delighted in seeing how silly Lucille and her aunt Harriet behaved together. “They tried on hats with feathers and veils and pranced around like college kids.” Harriet and Dot reminisced about being dancers together, and Lucille chimed in with tales of her Goldwyn Girls days. “The three of them would have a couple of drinks, then push back the furniture and form a chorus line, laughing and giggling and dancing,” Barbara recalled.
Abed Mahfouz Couture Spring Summer 2013