Goodbye, Girls

By Richard Mineards   |   January 18, 2018
Longtime Montecitan Sue Grafton passed away at the age of 77

On a personal note, I mark the passing of two great dames.

Santa Barbara mystery writer Sue Grafton, whose alphabet series of novels were bestsellers, left us for more heavenly pastures aged 77 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer, ending her alphabet at Y.

And in New York, Anne Slater, known for her signature cobalt blue glasses, departed the Big Apple’s social scene aged 89.

A fixture, along with the late greats Pat Buckley and Nan Kempner, on the city’s oh-so busy calendar for decades, she had a sharp wit and wonderful sense of humor.

She was known for the quote: “A woman needs four animals in her life: a mink in the closet, a Jaguar in the garage, a tiger in the bed, and an ass to pay for it all!”

Quite a gal.

Royal Treatment

Prince William, 35, has been following in his mother Princess Diana’s footsteps joining medical professionals at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital, donning swabs and a surgical mask.

HRH viewed two pioneering robotic cancer surgeries with patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma.

Diana was a regular visitor and William took over the presidency of the hospital on her death in 1997.

Sightings: Movie producer Ron Shelton and Oscar winner Kevin Costner noshing at lunch at the Coral Casino…Lost actor Josh Holloway masticating at Olio e Limone…Transformers actress Megan Fox perusing the shelves at Costco


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