Stacey Chapman Paton was captivated by this house, located in the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains in the resort town of Borrego Springs, for many years. Her parents owned a condo across the golf course and since it went mostly unused during the 1990′s Stacey encouraged her husband Doug to help her investigate. The home’s creator, Maurice “Maurie” MacKenzie had notorious parties there after it was built in 1980. Built in the style of LeCorbusier with an open plan, deep overhangs, and swimming pool courtyard the home was host to wild parties with reports of Maurie walking around naked and copious amounts of liquor being delivered to the property.
Now their second home The Patons visit every third weekend and often play host to somewhat more sedate gatherings with other modernist friends. The home is filled with modern furnishings and accessories with sleek, clean lines but the celebration of all things modern doesn’t end there, Stacey can often be seen in long vintage hostess gowns and serves drinks from glasses belonging to Maurie. Many items are original to the house such as the carpet, the camel sofas, and the sliding Japanese pocket doors. Stacey also provided recipes for her signature cocktail and appetizers as well as her playlist for entertaining. To read the full article go to Dwell Magazine. pb
1 ounce gin
½ ounce Cointreau
½ ounce grapefruit juice
In a cocktail shaker, shake with ice, then strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Stacey’s recipe is taken from the 1963 cocktail guide Shaking in the 60′s by Eddie Clarke.
Salmon à la Stacey
Thin-cut smoked salmon
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 tablespoons sugar or agave nectar
2 tablespoons vinegar
1⁄3 cup olive oil
1 large fennel bulb chopped or one bunch dill Combine Dijon, dry mustard, sugar or agave nectar, vinegar, olive oil, and chopped fennel or dill in food processor to make mustard sauce.
Place a piece of smoked salmon on pumpernickel point; top with mustard sauce and garnish with fennel or a sprig of dill.
“I play music 24 hours a day,” says Stacey, who has more than 52,000 songs in her digital library. Here, she offers her top-15 swinging cocktail-party songs.
1. Lujon Henry Mancini, Mr. Lucky Goes Latin
2. Soul Bourgeoisie Jazz Crusaders, Chile Con Soul
3. Movin’ Wes, Part 1 Wes Montgomery, Movin’ Wes
4. Jive Samba Sarah Vaughan, Viva! Vaughan
5. Captain Bacardi Antonio Carlos Jobim, Wave
6. Fried Bananas Cal Tjader, Solar Heat
7. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Dave Grusin, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
8. 13 (Death March) Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery, Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo
9. Peel Me a Grape Anita O’Day/Cal Tjader, Time for Two
10. Chitlins Con Carne Kenny Burrell, Midnight Blue
11. Alfie’s Theme Differently Sonny Rollins, Alfie (soundtrack)
12. The Cylinder Milt Jackson, The Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson
13. Un Grão de Areia Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland Big Band, Three Latin Adventures
14. Soul Sauce Shirley Scott, Latin Shadows
15. Fuji Cal Tjader, Several Shades of Jade/ Breeze from the East
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