BETTER THAN XANADUUntil a few days ago I could never say, "We partied at the castle."
"Twilight on the Terrace" a fund raiser by the Friends of the Castle, permits you a chance to imagine the parties
hosted by William Randolph Hearst at San Simeon, his mountain top castle, six miles from our more modest ridge top abode.
We've been to great parties and feasts and have seen a bit of this planet, but San Simeon is certainly one of the very top party places in the world.
The evening light on the mountain top is gorgeous.
Now I understand why Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, David Niven, Clark Gale, Carole Lombard, Robert Taylor, Howard Hughes, Winston Churchill, the Barrymores, Jean Harlow, Errol Flynn, George Bernard Shaw among others, liked to party up at the Castle.
Great local wine, food, music and views that literally do not end. And it should be noted, modern guests are offered a more varied menu and certainly more wine than W.R. permitted his celebrants. That's why David Niven learned to sneak in bottles and hide them in bedrooms!
See you down the trail