October 2, 2013

A Celebration Of Autumn At The Glass House

On September 20th, the last day of summer, my long-time publicist, Susan Magrino Dunning and her husband Jim, hosted a party to celebrate the arrival of autumn.  The venue was the extraordinary and iconic Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, designed by Philip Johnson.  Johnson, an influential architect, lived in the Glass House from the time it was built in 1949 until his death in 2005.  Johnson passed ownership of the estate to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which opened it to visitors in 2007.  I have fond memories of visiting Philip Johnson at his Glass House many years ago and it was certainly a pleasure being back on the grounds for this memorable evening.  After the autumn celebration, we had a fabulous dinner at Chef Brian Lewis's Elm Restaurant, also in New Canaan, where the menu emphasizes artisanal and local ingredients.