The Last Great Lady

Campbell Soup heiress Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton has enjoyed a life of wealth and glamour: a debutante coming-out splashed in the “New York Times”, summers in Newport, and years as the face (and hat!) of the Main Line. In the waning days of Philly high society, we need “Mrs. H.” more than ever.

After her reuben, Mrs. H. orders ­passion-fruit cheesecake for dessert. She points out where she’s considering constructing that new boutique hotel. Like Mrs. Astor, she’s all in favor of tasteful modernization. Not quite as restrained is an absolutely and absurdly huge chartered yacht docked at Forty 1˚ North today called the Aquasition, which at 147 feet is your basic floating hotel.

Docked right next to it is Mrs. H.’s boat, which appears a lot like her: quaint and delightful. It’s an old-fashioned little wood-sided cruiser, perfect for taking her grandchildren out for a spin. Or maybe double-parasailing.

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