I designed this restaurant for the fabulous Armando Orsini. An Italian with the looks of a movie star and the charm of a grand courtier, he created a magical atmosphere long missed in New York social circles. A favored establishment by the likes of Babe Paley, Jackie O, and Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Ari and the Aga Khan, it was still real cafe society with all the glamour and style; no Jersey Housewives or Bridezillas here. Armando liked casual grandeur, something only real aristocrats understand and can pull off. That's what he asked me for and I think I managed it quite well.
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