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Portrait of Lady Idina Wallace Sir William Orpen (Irish, Oil on canvas. “A portrait of Idina by William Orpen shows a pair of big, blue eyes looking up excitedly, a flicker of a. Harlem Renaissance, Art Deco, Irish Painters, Pekinese, Irish Art, Fine Art, Woman Painting, Dress Painting, Art Club

Idina Sackville, portrait of a woman hooked on seduction

Known for having more lovers than anyone could count, Idina Sackville hosted wife-swapping parties in Africa at which she would allocate bedroom keys over a throw of the dice.

Vogue vixen: Cecil Beaton's portrait of Lady Idina for the magazine. She couldn't be left alone in a room with a man without igniting gossip that they were having an affair. Idina Sackville, portrait of a woman hooked on seduction English Fashion, Cecil Beaton, Happy Valley, 1920s Flapper, Roaring Twenties, Famous Photographers, Vogue Magazine, Historical Photos, Historical Dress

Idina Sackville, portrait of a woman hooked on seduction

Known for having more lovers than anyone could count, Idina Sackville hosted wife-swapping parties in Africa at which she would allocate bedroom keys over a throw of the dice.

Top: Lord and Lady Erroll in Kenya Highlands residence, 1925 with Scottish Deerhound; bottom, stylin' in Kenya on the Lak. Nancy Mitford, Mitford Sisters, Out Of Africa, East Africa, Vintage Safari, Vintage Images, Movie Market, Scottish Deerhound, Kenya

Josslyn Hay, Earl of Errol and Lady Idina Sacville, Kenya

Idina Sackville lived a quite extraordinary life. She was born into an aristocratic and privileged English family and lived most of her adult life in Kenya. Nancy Mitford, History Taking, Happy Valley, 50 And Fabulous, Out Of Africa, Badass Women, Women In History, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Beauty

Idina Sackville put the Happy in the Valley

Selina Hastings reviews The Bolter by Frances Osborne

Alice de Janzé with her pet lion cub Samson at 4 months old, at her farm near Gilgil, Kenya Inspiration for Ralph Lauren Safari ad campaign?

Alice de Janzé (nee Alice Silverthorne and also known as Alice de Trafford and Comtesse de Janzé, 1899 – 1941) - The Steeple Times

American multi-millionairess and expatriate Alice de Janzé turned Paris’s elite on its head when she left her aristocratic French husband for her English lover, Raymund de Trafford. Paul Spicer, whose mother was a dear friend of Alice’s, used personal letters and his own research to piece together Alice’s life from her beginnings in Chicago to New York to Paris to Kenya’s Happy Valley for his forthcoming book, The Temptress, excerpted here. (Pinned from Vanity Fair, excerpt on their site)

When we were last in Happy Valley, we learned that Alice de Janzé most probably killed her lover, Joss Erroll (Josslyn Victor Hay, Ear. Happy Valley, All About Africa, Out Of Africa, East Africa, Mitford Sisters, British Nobility, Karen Blixen, Alice, Back In The Day

Idina Sackville, Privilege, Marriages and Orgies

Idina Sackville lived a quite extraordinary life. She was born into an aristocratic and privileged English family and lived most of her adult life in Kenya. In an age when appearances were all, she cared not one jot what people thought of her. She...

Joss Hay and his lover Diana Broughton on the Kilifi Ferry, Kenya, during their six week romance. All About Africa, Out Of Africa, Tea Culture, Happy Valley, Jazz Age, Marry You, Nairobi, Historical Photos, Scandal

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Lady Idina Sackville--one of the original "bright young things." This one is for cocktail hour Happy Valley, Out Of Africa, Nairobi, Death Valley, Scandal, Writers, My Books, Photographers, Two By Two

Lady Idina Sackville--one of the original "bright young things." This one is for cocktail hour

When we were last in Happy Valley, we learned that Alice de Janzé most probably killed her lover, Joss Erroll (Josslyn Victor Hay, Ear. Happy Valley, All About Africa, Out Of Africa, East Africa, Mitford Sisters, British Nobility, Karen Blixen, Alice, Back In The Day

The Bolter

When we were last in Happy Valley, we learned that Alice de Janzé most probably killed her lover, Joss Erroll (Josslyn Victor Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll). But what about Joss' wife or ex-wife? Yes, she too, has a bio out (we will talk about it later). In the above photo you will find, starting at the far left, none other than today's featured bio subject Idina Sackville (looking a bit frumpy in that housedress). Next to her you will find Raymond de Trafford (who, we know from yesterday, was…

Alice de Janzé, an American who spent years in Kenya, and one of the Happy Valley set.

Alice de Janzé, (28 September 1899 – 30 September 1941), was an American heiress who spent years in Kenya as a member of the Happy Valley set of colonials. She was connected with numerous scandals, including the attempted murder of her lover in 1927, and the 1941 murder of Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll, in Kenya. Her tempestuous life was marked by promiscuity, drug abuse and several suicide attempts. She succeeded in taking her life 8 months after Lord Erroll's murder.

The Delamere Story You Haven't Heard Out Of Africa, East Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Karen Blixen, Happy Valley, British Colonial, Uganda, Pop Culture

The Delamere Story You Haven't Heard

The Delamere family has called Kenya home for more than a century, a part of the country for so long that it’s questionable whether there would be a Kenya today without them. And yet it’s perhaps Tom Cholmondeley’s murder cases that locals associate most with the family, an ugly stain that brought them back into the public awareness after years of solitude and quiet, stirring past emotions that had been tucked away. But while there were daily media reports, much of the family’s history was…

Statue of Lord Delamere, one of the first pioneers of East Africa. Statue was situated opposite the New Stanley Hotel on Delamere Avenue. Out Of Africa, East Africa, Karen Blixen, Happy Valley, British Colonial, Nairobi, Historical Pictures, Kenya, I Movie

Statue of Lord Delamere, one of the first pioneers of East Africa. Statue was situated opposite the New Stanley Hotel on Delamere Avenue.