Writer and photographer Vicky Moon has chronicled the lives of the rich, the not so rich, the famous, and the not-so-famous for more than twenty years. She has written about lavish parties, hunt balls, steeplechase races for People, The Washington Post, Town and Country, and Millionaire and magazines. She has chronicled homes and gardens for Veranda and Southern Accents, has served as a contributing editor for House and Garden and writes a monthly column for Washington Life
Ms. Moon is the author of many titles including The Private Passion of Jackie Kennedy Onassis: Portrait of a Rider and Equestrian Style: Home Design, Couture, And Collections from the Eclectic to the Elegant, The Middleburg Mystique, The Official Middleburg Life Cookbook, Best-dressed Southern Salads and A Sunday Horse.
Vicky divides her time between the nautical capital of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, known as the “Venice of America” and the village of Middleburg, Virginia, “horse heaven” with wide-open fields. The town became widely know in the early 1960's when the Kennedy's made it their weekend retreat. Jackie loved it there; it offered her a place to get away from the glare along with the opportunity to ride her horses, which she loved. Vicky, too has been a rider all her life. Vicky was able to chat with Jackie, on several occasions, and her photo appears on the cover of her book, The Middleburg Mystique: A Peek Inside the Gates of Middleburg, Virginia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Peek Inside the Gates of Middleburg, Virginia
by Vicky Moon
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lavish parties, elegant estates, murders, and rivalries --
an inside look at the people, places, and mystique that surround
reveals the charms, gossip, and scandals of this small well-to-do
village, and the surrounding swath of horse farms just 50 miles
west of Washington, D.C. It tells of scandalous divorces (like actor
Robert Duvallís wife running off with the poolman) and racy murders
(like arms heiress Susan Cummings shooting her Argentinean polo-playing
lover). Middleburg has captivated the Kennedys, Elizabeth Taylor,
Robert Wagner, and Oliver North. It has gossiped about misdeeds,
then turned around and protected both rich and lowly as if they
were all family. "Middleburg Mystique" also provides an insiderís
peek behind the grand stone entrances of massive estates with names
such as "The Meadows" or "Heathfield" that belong to families such
as the Firestones, Mellons, and Marriotts.
by Vicky Moon
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THE STYLISH LIFE EQUESTRIAN, is the latest book by local author Vicky Moon. This coffee table book offers an inside look at the refined world of international equestrian sports and culture. There are lavish images of royalty, socialites and fabulously-dressed spectators from Royal Ascot in England to Prix de líArc in Paris, to events in Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Beijing, and many others. If ordered directly, you can have your book personalized.