“It was glorious, just like old times! I was wearing sequins — can you just imagine? A beautiful pink mohair sweater with a sequined collar. And a kind of ruffly pink fairy skirt. I got a mountain of compliments, and a few surprised comments about how splashy I looked. Good to keep them upon their toes if one can, right? Scarlett helped me choose it especially for her party. I think I’m getting a little reckless as I age!
Dorothy Whitney tended bar — with a heavy hand. She was wearing a damned sexy, slinky black dress with a crocheted collar. Just gorgeous. You know her.
She played Mag Wildwood in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and she and Scarlett have been friends since they were girls. You see what I mean? Scarlett’s not quite ready for a quiet country retirement, with her broad array of friends and a lifetime of city connections. And though I am, and I love it here at the rooming house, I miss … something… about the city. We thought we might just keep a little slice of city on the side. We’re not sure how well we can afford it, not sure how long we’ll keep it. But we’ll have it. And I’ve spoken on the phone with Scarlett a few times since then, and we were wondering if you’d like to be a third partner with us. What do you think? I know you love the city, and it would expand our real estate possibilities, financially speaking, to have a third. Wouldn’t a pied-a-terre be grand?”