Feeling pretty proud of myself. Blackberries, black tea, fruit leather, and tobacco on the nose. You can really smell the Bordeaux influence (I wonder why, Rothschild?! ;-) ). Loads of blackberries and blueberries on the palate with tobacco, bay leaf, and dried green herbs. Cheers!
Waddesdon Manor - Buckinghamshire, England. The house was built in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French château between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild as a weekend residence for grand entertaining.
Marisa Berenson, as Marchesa Luisa Casati, for The Rothschild Ball, Photo by Cecil Beaton, 1972.
Tribute to Marchesa Luisa Casati
The Rothschilds held a ball at their mansion in Paris, France, on December 12, 1972. The theme was surrealism, so it is no surprise that Salvador Dali was there. Audrey Hepburn was there, too. And, of course, Baron Guy de Rothschild and his wife Marie-Helene. Helene Rochas, wife of fashion designer Marcel Rochas, was there.
Guests at her other balls included Yul Brynner, Brigitte Bardot, Gregory and Veronique Peck, Rudolf Nureyev, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Cecil Beaton, Princess Grace of Monaco, Marisa Berenson, and the Duchess of Windsor.
Waddesdon Manor is a country house in the village of Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire, England. The house was built in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French château between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839–1898). Since this was the preferred style of the Rothschilds it became also known as the Goût Rothschild. The house, set in formal gardens and an English landscape park, was built on a barren hilltop overlooking Waddesdon village. The last member of the Rothschild family to own Waddesdon was James de Rothschild. He bequeathed the house and its contents to the National Trust in 1957. Today, following an extensive restoration, it is administered by a Rothschild charitable trust that is overseen by Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild.
The last member of the Rothschild family to own Waddesdon was James de Rothschild (1878–1957). He bequeathed the house and its contents to the National Trust. It is now administered by a Rothschild charitable trust that is overseen by Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild. It is one of the National Trust’s most visited properties, with around 335,000 visitors annually. [x]