Month: December 2015

Golden Slopes of Old

During wintertime, it is essential to the status of the world’s nouveaux riche that they be seen après skiing in the Alps, preferably St. Moritz and Gstaad. Once the snob has arrived, other status symbols are pursued. Jewelry, paintings, and membership in an exclusive lunch club are the things that count, because everyone who is …

The Legend of Natalie Wood

“Natalie Wood never really existed. The actress with that name was a creation of her mother, a disturbed genius known by various first names, usually Maria…The person inside ‘Natalie Wood’ was lost for years, even to herself.” So began Suzanne Finstad’s disturbing and poignant biography Natasha (Wood was born Natasha Gurdin).     Although Natalie …

Luxury Living at Casa de Campo

One of the grandest estates in the Caribbean and beyond, Punta Minitas 34—with nearly 35,000 square feet of interior space / 3,250 square meters—offers the ultimate oceanfront location, magnificent size, privacy, and panoramic ocean views. This exceptional compound, on a very rare oversized lot—approximately 4.1 acres / 16,510 square meters—even has its own private expansive …