More To Come........
Wow. Not many people have lounged on a yacht in The Riviera. Well okay, many people have, but certainly not the majority of people. Thanks for the tale and the pics!
Solid 9.9 out of ten on the "fabulous babe-o-meter" you are.
As for your photos, I'm afraid they will seal the deal for me to go to Med side of France with the EMBLOS one of these days.
What a lovely relaxing time you had. I am holding my breath on that tooth though.
Great job the captain had, just being ready for a command. He must have been an neat man if his wife was so good natured.
I remember the stories of Rita and Ali Kahn. she just oozed glamour.
Think it is so wonderful you have a "head" of your father. Three demensional and touchable.
Waiting for the "more to come"
What wonderful memories photos are so important they tell so many stories that otherwise could be forgotten. Beautiful to share with us.
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Another terrific post, Naomi. You looked very much at home on that yacht!
We toured the yacht owned by Mary Hart and her husband some years ago, and it was gorgeous!
All the flowers at your father's home were so beautiful!
Being on a yacht in the south of France is a wonderful way to pretend, Naomi !
Nini sounds like a delightful person...
I hope you realize that you have led a most remarkable and wonderful life!
I got caught up with your blog, and I enjoyed it so much. I love that you took pics as you entered the airplane and you have a ticket stub from Nice. I'd say that man got loosened up by the booze and then there you were! He thought, "This is my lucky night!" He was hoping for a little high altitude action!
Your father's home was so lovely. It's like a postcard, and I love the landscaping and those brightly colored flowers.
It must have been divine to have meals on that patio, and to meet so many artists and acquaintances of your dad's.
That is a high class yacht! You look totally relaxed and very chic in those poses!!
You really did a LOT of traveling in those few months. I hope this story has a part 3.
My dad is back down at Jason's again, so those three fellows are hanging out together in South Pasadena. Keith was there a few days last week, and he and Taylor got rear ended while sitting at a stop light. The guy rammed into the back of them, then took off. Luckily, they were not injured, nor was Taylor's car damaged. From what they said, the guy who ran into them had some damage to the front of his car, but it wasn't bad enough to keep him from being able to take off from the scene.
I hope all has been well with you this week.
The yacht may not have been yours, but it sure was for the moment! You owned that moment. And the memories you created are yours forever. :)
I'm really, really enjoying your sharing of your summer... it does look so lovely there.
Ninni looks like an absolute delight.
So did the antibiotic help with your tooth, or did the delightful Ratatouille recipe do the trick? Also, what exactly is Ratatouille (other than the Disney movie)?
Ahhh....now this is funny. Last night I was walking the dog and was thinking of going over to a local restaurant. "Just like in France!" I thought.
And then I find you writing of Juan Les Pins. Yes, this is exactly where I was staying. Great area! I remember getting some laundry done for my son who was only 1 at the time. "Laver et Sécher, the lady told me as we pantomimed! Great memories, Naomi!
And let's do meet soon! I will come out there!
Everybody should have a Nini. Your father must have been a wonderful employer and you were so very lucky to have that experience. I really regret not spending time in the museums in the south of France although I did in Paris.
I'm fairly sure the ceiling at L'Opera in Paris was by Chagall but when I lived in Kent there was a tiny church with a Chagall window. The lord of the manor's son had drowned in a boating accident and there was this window with a tiny sailing boat in memory of him.
What fun to swan around on the yacht. I always associate the south of France with Scott and Zelda - such drama and history!
Thanks for sharing the memory.
if we could only relive parts of our life as we remember them..:o) wow wouldn't it be wonderful!
And one last picture of me pretending that Yacht was mine...... LOL I would have pretended it was mine too!
The inside of that boat is amazing. You could live on it!
I like how Olga is in the mirror of the photo. When I see pictures with a mirror, I always look closely to see what else is going on in the mirror.
I need a Ninni, I can live on ratatouille!!
What a wonderful vacation, Naomi, what great memories of a fabulous time at the always chic Cote d'Azur!
Look at you in all those pics not only acting like you owned the yacht, but the Riviera as well! ;)
What a thrill to have experience France in '69. I love all the beautiful flowers in the garden and Ninni's cheerful personality!
The sculpure's work is wonderful! Wow! Lucky you to still have one of his "heads" in your home!
I wonder what ever happened to that hairbrush, comb and hand mirror. I used to have a similar set in upstate NY (once upon a time) and I have no idea where they went. :(
Once again, thanks for sharing this beautiful time in your life! A great post, Naomi! :)
Wow, Naomi, I'm speechless! Thanks so much for sharing.
And look at your gorgeous smile!
Anyone who thinks that being cheerful and pleasant to everyone around them doesn't count, should take Olga as their example. Here she is, being honored decades later, and having all these strangers fall in love with her.
Oops, Naomi, that was a "brain burp" as my daughters call it. I said Olga in my last comment, and I meant NINNI!!
Ninni sounds like a delightful lady and they were lucky to find her! I love all the pretty flowers at your father's home!
You look perfectly relaxed on the yacht! I loved reading this second part of your story about this time in your life. I'm glad you had some medicine for your tooth!
I would love to go to France! I really love that first picture. It looks so lovely!
Hugs to you dear Naomi!!
Thank you for sharing this wonderful story, Naomi! I hope there is more to come!
Naomi....I'm loving your France story.... and I'm thinking you look absolutely at home on that yacht. :)
Bring on part 3!!!!
ps. I loved Nice and fell in love there too with a sexy Aussie. Swoooooon!
Oooh...very nice. I want to go there for vacation someday.
What a glamorous section of the world eh?
I have (yet) to visit the SOuth of France but I know how much my parents have enjoyed it on the couple of times they have stayed. (one day, one day....)
I would have loved to see that boat in person. When we lived in Cairns we'd walk down the marina often and wonder what some of the boats docked looked like on the inside. Then we moved to Abu Dhabi and you should see some of the 'super-boats' docked around here! Just amazing...
I love your dress. I would wear that today. It's great that your father knew his way around. Being in a foreign country without that one can feel lost. Your life and mine were so different in 1969.
Oh, I enjoyed this so much! (as I'm sure you knew I would!)
A couple of questions: Do you recall how long of a flight it was to Paris? I believe you said you flew from LA direct to Paris or maybe you went to NY?
Also.....what did Lou Mirador stand for? Why did your dad name the house that?
The bust of him was truly amazing! Whew...that was talent!
The housekeeper was exactly THAT....a "keeper." LOL She looked delightful.
But you captured it all lounging on that yacht! I loved those photos of you....ah, the grand life, huh? lol
This was super and thanks again for sharing it here. You know I devour your commentary and photos of days gone by!
OH, and by the way....SO true about that light in the south of France. When we were in Sete last October, I just couldn't get over that incredible and different light. Made me wish I were a painter instead of an author.
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