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 has lived in the
village of Middleburg, Virginia for most of her life. It's horse heaven
with wide-open fields, horse farms and quaint country lanes. 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 photographed
her on horseback for her book The Private Passion of Jackie Kennedy
Onassis: Portrait of a Rider.
In Vicky's book, The
Middleburg Mystique: A Peek Inside the Gates of Middleburg, Virginia
she provides an inside look at the people, places, and mystique
that surround this horse-crazy village. The cast of local residents
and celebrities once prompted a visitor to once ask, What is
it about you people out there in Middleburg? Is there something in
the well water?