Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A Millbrook Affair

Affairs among the rich and prominent are not especially unusual. Particularly in the light of the study that shows people of the horsey set probably have more lax ethical systems in place than the rest of us. But they are interesting. From NYSocialDiary:

"However, on the other side of the Manhattan map, farther west and upcountry farther north, in the sleepy little village of Millbrook where polo is their local version of a neighborhood summer softball game, the talkers are talking and the cluckers are clucking with airwaves pierced daily by random OMGs. All over one of the community’s most prominent couples.

"He is a scion, authentic and old-school, like the kind who used to inhabit the aforementioned beach town. He’s also a very successful businessman, plus hail fellow well met, a heck of a sportsman, and an all-around kinda great guy. She is the amazing counterpart, his match: a beauty, a charmer, a lady, and right up there with the best of the boys when it comes to their (outdoor) games A long, good, solid marriage of equals. Or so it seemed. A long good solid marriage, they are.

"Or were. Until. Love found our Andy Hardy in the disarming presence of a friend’s daughter. A woman – not a girl – less than half his age. All of which is not exactly new in this world, although the matter is shattering illusions everywhere in them thar hills.

"Affairs, estrangements and marriage breakups are often the only 'living on the edge' for those people who inhabit small, second-home communities such as these. The aha! and oh wow! of someone else’s relationship disintegrating, followed by subsequent accounts of slings and arrows reported over the 'backyard fence' is the perfect receptacle for our own doubts and unspoken fears.

"Furthermore where there’s a lawyer there’s also a big bucks venture in the offing. Which leads to the potential for ugly, and a lot of self-questioning among the lives of those around the triangle."

Interesting. Any idea who these are? More here.

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