The Luxe Weekend:
May 2, 2013
Hanging with Jane Fonda at Her Forked Lightning Ranch, Santa Fe
Atlanta Philanthropy Meets Fun With Fonda
By Nancy Staab
GCAPP Board Member Ginny Brewer, Bestselling Novelist Emily Giffin, CNN International News Anchor Natalie Allen and Five Other Atlanta Beauties Win Prime Time with Fonda at Her Fabulous Santa Fe Spread
Eight lucky, accomplished and charitable Atlanta ladies (Natalie Allen, Ginny Brewer, Emily Giffin, Robin Howell, Helen Izler, Mary Johnson, Ashley Preisinger and Caroline Tucker) got to spend five days with Academy Award-winning actress and philanthropist Jane Fonda at her Santa Fe, New Mexico Ranch this March as part of a winning auction bid during her 2012 GCAPP charity gala. Last year’s GCAPP Empower Party, which was co-chaired by Caroline Tucker, and honored Jane’s own ex Ted Turner with the inaugural Big Thinker Award, was particularly memorable. Stay tuned for future details of the 2013 gala and honoree.
In the meantime, here’s a visual scrapbook of the ladies ranch visit, which Jane also reported on at length in her own personal blog. The vacation photos, courtesy of the ladies, show ALL the fun-- margarita drinking followed by the obligatory dip in Jane’s hot tub, hiking, horseback riding, dining, gallery hopping, shopping, and the procuring of custom cowboy boots as souvenirs for each of the ladies (check out Jane’s red-hot numbers!) Needless to say, a good time was had by all, even Jane’s ever-present dog Tulea. The trip itself was a gracious reward for these charitable ladies, who have given much to Fonda’s GCAPP non-profit that focuses on key issues like teen pregnancy prevention, health, nutrition, and the prevention of childhood obesity. Though Fonda auctioned off three such trips, she claimed that it was “hard to imagine there can be a more fun one” than that with our Atlanta-grown cowgirls.
Up next for Fonda: a juicy though controversial role as Nancy Reagan in the upcoming film “The Butler” directed by Lee Daniels (“Precious”), slated to open in October 2013. At age 75, Fonda was also named one of this year’s “Most Beautiful” by People magazine, photographed in a liquid gold, form fitting gown, and she was recently honored with a star by the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For more info on Jane’s GCAPP organization visit: www.gcapp.org
LINK TO FONDA’S OWN FIRST-HAND AND VERY DETAILED ACCOUNT OF HER RANCH GET-AWAY WITH OUR ATLANTA LADIES
CLICK ON THUMBNAILS BELOW TO LAUNCH FULL SLIDESHOW OF PHOTOS FROM THE TRIP TO JANE FONDA'S RANCH