At the top of the hill you arrive at the great streets of Bellevue Avenue, Ochre Point, Ocean Drive, Rhode Island Avenue, and others. This is where wealth found a comfortable place to vacation in summer and still does.
Up there, you are more likely to find the owner polishing his gate than his car. It is fashionable to drive a frumpy car in Newport while living in a ten million dollar estate, so you polish the gate first.
These are the gates of a fabulous gay couple which throws one of the most over-the-top halloween parties every other year. This year it is in Miami so all will be notified of it's whereaboust.
I needed this distraction as an important way to remember my past and be reassured about my future. du Barry helped me with that when she said in her ever-so-blunt way,"Alexis, for as long as I've known you you have had the ability to make people feel special enough to WANT to be a customer. Many people wish they had that talent; you have it and you do it well. There are not many who do." That made me a bit more relaxed about the changes coming in South Beach; I don't envision being at The Palace much longer; the upheaval there is not one a New Englander can't deal with.
But--til then--the party goes on, the drinks flow, and the boys need to be entertained. As we know, Life is a banquet and most of the beggers are starving.