Writer and photographer Vicky Moon has chronicled the lives of the rich, the not so rich, the famous, and the not-so-famous for more than twenty years. She has written about lavish parties, hunt balls, steeplechase races for People, The Washington Post, Town and Country, and Millionaire and magazines. She has chronicled homes and gardens for Veranda and Southern Accents, has served as a contributing editor for House and Garden and writes a monthly column for Washington Life.

Ms. Moon is the author of many titles including The Private Passion of Jackie Kennedy Onassis: Portrait of a Rider and Equestrian Style: Home Design, Couture, And Collections from the Eclectic to the Elegant, The Middleburg Mystique, The Official Middleburg Life Cookbook, Best-dressed Southern Salads and A Sunday Horse.

Vicky divides her time between the nautical capital of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, known as the “Venice of America” and the village of Middleburg, Virginia, “horse heaven” with wide-open fields. The town became widely know in the early 1960's when the Kennedy's made it their weekend retreat. Jackie loved it there; it offered her a place to get away from the glare along with the opportunity to ride her horses, which she loved. Vicky, too has been a rider all her life. Vicky was able to chat with Jackie, on several occasions, and her photo appears on the cover of her book, The Middleburg Mystique: A Peek Inside the Gates of Middleburg, Virginia. She can be reached at vickyannmoon@aol.com.

 

 

EQUAL Parts
A Tale of Ambition, Politics and Passion Inspired by Actual Events

by Vicky Moon

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In the powerful, intoxicating atmosphere of Washington, D.C., Isabelle Benton Stoker, a stylish interior designer in Georgetown, falls in love with Johnathan Dent, a prominent and very married attorney. They spend blissful times at out-of-the-way cafés, lunch-hour getaways and the iconic art museums of the Nation's Capital. After all, who would suspect the hard-working lawyer from the horse country of Middleburg, Virginia would take such a chance? "EQUAL Parts" is set in Richmond, Charlottesville and Middleburg, against a vivid backdrop of fast horses and colorful characters. With a fusion of money and mayhem, the book weaves in rampaging foxhounds, wild women and several riveting plot twists. When Johnathan Dent finds himself a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, he agonizes over an affair that could destroy his political ambitions, and perhaps even his career. Gennifer Flowers, Fanne Foxe and Donna Rice became famous for doing just that. Could Isabelle Stoker do the same? "EQUAL Parts" explores this classic tale of love and betrayal inspired by all too familiar events. It's a story that has captivated historians since Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Dwight Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, John Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe and Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, among many others . . . Does it always have to end badly?

The Middleburg Mystique
A Peek Inside the Gates of Middleburg, Virginia

by Vicky Moon

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Horses, lavish parties, elegant estates, murders, and rivalries -- an inside look at the people, places, and mystique that surround Middleburg, Virginia

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"Middleburg Mystique" reveals the charms, gossip, and scandals of this small well-to-do village, and the surrounding swath of horse farms just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. It tells of scandalous divorces (like actor Robert Duvall's wife running off with the poolman) and racy murders (like arms heiress Susan Cummings shooting her Argentinean polo-playing lover). Middleburg has captivated the Kennedys, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Wagner, and Oliver North. It has gossiped about misdeeds, then turned around and protected both rich and lowly as if they were all family. "Middleburg Mystique" also provides an insider's peek behind the grand stone entrances of massive estates with names such as "The Meadows" or "Heathfield" that belong to families such as the Firestones, Mellons, and Marriotts.

The Stylish LIfe
Equestrian

by Vicky Moon

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THE STYLISH LIFE EQUESTRIAN, is the latest book by local author Vicky Moon. This coffee table book offers an inside look at the refined world of international equestrian sports and culture. There are lavish images of royalty, socialites and fabulously-dressed spectators from Royal Ascot in England to Prix de l'Arc in Paris, to events in Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Beijing, and many others. If ordered directly, you can have your book personalized.


Upcoming Events

August 6- at the National Museum of Racing at 191 Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. with "The Stylish Life Equestrian" from 10 a.m. to noon

August 27- at Créme de la Créme at 3156 W Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia with "EQUAL Parts" and "The Stylish Life Equestrian" from 1 to 5 p.m.

September 3- at Créme de la Créme at 207 North Market Street in Frederick, Maryland with "EQUAL Parts" and "The Stylish Life Equestrian" from 1 to 5 p.m.

September 17- at Créme de la Créme at 23 East Washington Street in Middleburg, Virginia with "EQUAL Parts", "The Stylish Life Equestrian" and "The Middleburg Mystique" from 1 to 5 p.m.

October 11- at Horse Country Saddlery at 60 Alexandria Pike in Warrenton, Virginia with "EQUAL Parts", "The Stylish Life Equestrian" and "The Middleburg Mystique"

November 3, 4 and 5 – at Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Christmas Shop in Middleburg, Virginia with "EQUAL Parts", "The Stylish Life Equestrian" and "The Middleburg Mystique" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 30- at the University Club 1135 16th Street N.W. Washington, DC with "EQUAL Parts", "The Stylish Life Equestrian" and "The Middleburg Mystique" from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Stay tuned for more postings or feel free to send a note to vickyannmoon@aol.com


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