Raised in France, Georgina was a style icon who loved to dress up–and she created plenty of opportunities for herself and her friends to do just that. Her lavish parties and literary soirees were legendary. In fact, they put Santa Monica on the map. It’s no surprise that friends called her Bonnie, which described her sunny nature to a T. Georgina, a sophisticated world traveler and social magnet, was a born entertainer, music-lover and adventurous host who attracted musicians, artists, athletes, politicians and intellectuals. Georgina had a special gift, among many: her immense personal charm enabled her to coax vast sums of money from her wealthy friends in order to fund philanthropic causes close to her heart.
She had a secret sauce: Georgina would throw arts and culture luminaries together, set the stage with music and dancing, then sit back and see how it all played out. But everything wasn’t fun and games with Georgina. She had a serious side. Georgina had a green thumb for growing things, a natural gift for healing and a passionate respect for nature. Well before it was trendy, she was what we would now call a wellness warrior and environmental steward.
A gifted herbalist, botanist, gardener and student of plant medicine, friends would find her with her fingers thick in the dirt, planting herbs and fruit trees in her garden or dispensing herbal tonics and elixirs from her kitchen or the Potting Shed, which has carried through at Miramar to this day! The landmark Moreton Bay Fig Tree that towers over the Fairmont Miramar was planted by Georgina and is a reminder of the powerful life force that she was.