was with us at lunch yesterday. Well, it felt like he was, at least in spirit. The weather has been so AMAZING that I had to wear white jeans and a little lavender top to lunch yesterday. I met with the always fun and elegant Susan Dumont’ Bengston. We were reminiscing about the different careers we’ve had, and how much that life experience means to us, our families, and our clients. After sharing memories about our world travels, I felt inspired to tell her a fun story that happened on my first visit to Paris. I had just turned 18, and was fresh off the farm. Well, to put it more precisely, it was my first time on a date with a Swedish Superstar Tennis Player and my first time in a LIMO!!! Wow…I was impressed until the driver stopped at a building to pick up a man, who got in the car and sat next to me. He was very quiet and had this sort of “white cropped hair” thing going on. I was thinking “Who the heck is this?,” when my date leaned over and whispered that Andy Warhol was joining us for dinner, too. That was a night to remember. I haven’t thought about that evening in many moons, but for some reason, lunch with Susan brought it all back. And just as I was saying, “Andy Warhol,” Susan said “Look at my new watch!” I love that Warhol watch and want one, too, as a memento of a magical evening spent spellbound under the Parisian stars.
Here a few nuggets from Andy:
“Isn’t life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?” — Andy Warhol
“Art is what you can get away with.” — Andy Warhol
“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” — Andy Warhol