Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ever Wonder...

...what The Promised Land looks like?

Oprah Winfrey recently toured nice, gay decorator Nate Berkus around her sprawling and meticulously maintained estate, which she calls The Promised Land, in Montecito, CA.

How-evuh, hunnies, La Oprah did not allow the cameras into the estate's main mansion but rather just poked around the grounds and did an interview in the damn tea house. Those Oprah people hyped that shit up like they were going to let folks peep into Miz Winfrey's private lair and then they didn't even show the house? Pleeze. Y'all should of promoted that as a silly garden tour and nuthin' but a garden tour, okay?

That said and even though Your Mama can't bear the scent of roses, Miz Winfrey's roses sure of purdy and the view towards the Pacific Ocean is utterly magnificent.

18 comments:

A said...

I watched and was very disappointed they only showed the grounds and a tea house...they did not go into the main house or even show it. :(

TonyV said...

I agree. Such a major disappoint. The most interesting thing about the show is that she mentioned Gayle and never mentioned Steadman.

Suzy said...

Holy hedgeclippers what nice grounds.

I wonder how many are on her garden crew there - the day-to-day maintenance alone would call for many hands.

Nathan said...

I was very disappointed! I love Oprah but a "look inside her Montecito estate" was a bit misleading in my mind!

Anonymous said...

Oprah using Dr. King to justify her castle was too much, just too much.

Lady J

StPaulSnowman said...

Now Chillun' don't feel bad. My niece is a senior producer on the Oprah Show and while Miss O has been VERY good and generous to those who work for her, few have seen the inside. The interior of the California abode is truly her Sanctum Sanctorum. I would love to see it too but I respect her choice.

Anonymous said...

3:28 I, too, respect Oprah's choice to keep her home private, but "a look inside" is a look inside not outside in some garden.
She definitely misled her viewers. No doubt about it.

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Anonymous said...

I agree with you!

I watched the show and although her property is very lovely, I found it odd that they only toured the grounds of the home.

I really wanted to see the interior of her home since she is known to love to decorate and Nate mentioned how much he knows that she loves interior decorating etc..

Why not let us see the inside?

Anonymous said...

It's ugly. But who is the architect?

Anonymous said...

She's pompous and smug. I seriously doubt she goes outside to sit on that damn rock to think deep thoughts or ever uses the pretty, but contrived, teahouse. I will admit, however, that her flowers were gorgeous but talk about endless maintenance. Oh well, she can afford it. I wonder if the dozens of gardeners it takes to keep up the grounds have ever laid eyes on her.

Anonymous said...

Oprah is a human. With the same human desires all people have. So I believe she takes a moment away to sit on a rock and reflect on her incredible journey. From poor Southern girl, born at the height of segregation and the Black Civil Rights Era, Ms. Winfrey has come a long way. She's also given back TREMENDOUSLY and shown us all that we too can achieve anything. Pompous? Well, she actually possesses the credentials. People love her and millions follow her. Is that self importance or a reality of one's position? Smug? Why shouldn't she be? She doesn't make too many decisions that aren't well thought out. I can see how she's self-confident.

Now when you give more than 15% of your fortune to charity with the intent to leave the bulk of your fortune to charity then critique Lady O. Until then, she's the closest thing we'll have to true royalty. Not some over hyped, rich, self righteous, womanizing, philandering, bootleggers.

Anonymous said...

What a JOKE!

Suzy said...

@ Anon 11:18 -

I gardened professionally for ten years or so and one summer I worked on the garden/estate crew for Oscar de la Renta's place in Connecticut.

We only ever saw him once, when he rolled on down in his golf cart to have an urgent word with the estate manager, who happened to be working with us at that moment. Otherwise we never would have seen him and never did but for that one time. He was lovely and gracious as could be to all, but normally kept his distance. As long as we were doing a good job to his (excellent) specs that was sufficient for him.

Generally people at this level of public living don't mix with the groundspeople any more than they would hang out in the kitchens for lunch, so I doubt Oprah is any different. There's normally a manager who meets with them and then conveys the day's work orders to the crew.

But yes, lots and lots of people to keep grounds like Oprah's going day in day out.

Scott Waterman said...

Take only what you need.

Anonymous said...

nate is looking good

Anonymous said...

Yeah I got all excited about that show, was dying to see the inside of her house finally! Of course I was very disappointed. It was like visiting Buckingham Palace and not being allowed to see where the royals actually LIVE.

Anonymous said...

i've often wondered about where the royals actually live . how big those apartments are if they are up to date , couse i hear the queen is pretty cheap and as far as oprah goes her life is just soooo how would she like to be dis abled have a twenty one year old car finally get ssdi and be told couse you have a roommate you can only get 297.00 a month lets see if she can live on that .

Jimenez said...

Take only what you need.