Thursday, August 7, 2014

After a 30 year hiatus, my darling godchild Hana-Lee Sedgwick and I, resume our rightful position in each other's lives, (and yes, she is the famous Edie Sedgwick's real niece!)

My beautiful goddaughter, Hana-Lee Sedgwick and I reunite at the Savoy Cafe in Santa Barbara, after 30 years.

Hana-Lee's mother Anne and I, were best friends many years ago (and of course we still are,) so naturally, when I had my baby girl, I asked Ann to be her godmother and when she had her baby girl, she asked me to be Hana-Lee's godmother as well.

However, Ann and her husband Jonathan Sedgwick, moved to another State when our girls were very young, making Anne and I godmother's in name only.... Oh, we sent cards for special occasions, Christmas and Birthday gifts right on time, but our girls only knew us from a long distance.

So, you can imagine my delight, when after more than 30 years, my beautiful godchild and her fiancee, have moved back to California and plan to make a life here.  When we met for lunch today, it was as if I'd always been there for her and certainly gave my two cents, about her upcoming Wedding.  I will keep you posted on the event as they unfold, but in the mean time enjoy these two posts about Hana Lee and her incredible family.

I'm proud to introduce to you, my Goddaughter, Hana-Lee Sedgwick and her new blog, Wander and Wine.

Hana-Lee with her father,
Jonathan Sedgwick
 Hana-Lee, like her famous aunt,  Edie Sedgwick, is not only a natural beauty, but has the innate ability of inspiring people to expand their horizons   She has a charming new blog called WANDER & WINE, which I found informative, fun and interesting.  Take a gander for yourself and see if you don't feel like you've just visited the finest Wineries in the Country.  I can see Hana-Lee with her own travel-cooking-wine show, taking her audience to Wineries around the world and just enjoying a good glass of wine in a lovely setting with people she meets on the way.

Andy Warhol's, Edie Sedgwick - What the press doesn't tell you.

There was so much more to...Edie Sedgwick and her family... than just Andy Warhol.

 In January 1965, Edie was introduced to Andy Warhol, one of the new gods of Pop Art

Edie: American girl:   When Edie was first published, it quickly became an international best-seller and then took its place among the classic books about the 1960s. 

Factory Girl is a 2006 American biographical film based on the life of 1960s underground film star, socialite, and Warhol Superstar Edie Sedgwick. The film premiered in Los Angeles on December 29, 2006

Edie Sedgwick had 7 brother's and sisters and not all of them wound up being mentally ill, drug addicts and alcoholics, like the press likes to make the Sedgwick family out to be.  Edie's brother, Jonathan Sedgwick, (seen here with his wife Anne and their three children, Shane, Dustin and Hana-Lee, in 1985,) has remained one of the most brilliant, grounded, loving and encouraging husbands and fathers, I've ever known.  Jonathan and Anne's children have grown up to be well balanced, college educated and successfulI in their own right, because their parents never pushed them to be anything other, than who they really are.

Johathan and his daughter Hana-Lee at the premier of Factory Girl in 2006.  I'm proud to say that Hana-Lee Sedgwick is my goddaughter.  Her mother, Anne and I go way back to when she was married to my cousin Chuck Williams, aka, BB1 in the early 1970's and I have remained close to her and Jonathan for over 30 years. 

With all the hype out there about the Sedgwicks, I have to say, Jonathan is nothing like the way his sister Edie has been portrayed in her book and movie.  His personal story, growing up on the ranch in Santa Barbara is so fascinating - I hope a publisher comes along and picks it up for what I'm sure would be a
best seller.  

Pick up a copy of Edie at Amazon and order Factory Girl on Netflix today.

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