PEOPLE

Photos: Gracious Living


Cornelia Guest, the daughter of legendary hostess C.Z. Guest and herself an expert entertainer, recalls her mother’s lessons in hospitality. As told to Vanessa Lawrence.

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C.Z. Guest in 1952. Photograph courtesy of Getty Images.

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Betsy Bloomingdale in her garden, 1973. Photograph courtesy of Horst /Condé Nast Archive.

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Pauline de Rothschild in 1950. Photograph courtesy of Horst /Condé Nast Archive.

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Sue Mengers at home. Photograph courtesy of ICM.

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Lynn Wyatt in 1996. Photograph courtesy of Phyllis Hand.

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Deeda Blair in 1975. Photograph courtesy of Getty Images.

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Dodie Rosekrans in 1963. Photograph courtesy of Getty Images.

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Babe Paley at home, 1959. Photograph courtesy of Camera Press/Snowdon/Redux.

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Marie-Hélène de Rothschild with Salvador Dalí and Yul Brynner, 1973. Photograph courtesy of Tips Images.