The Orchid Thieves: Larceny Blossoms, But a Surprising Lack of Floral Dresses At The New York Botanical Garden Dinner
There is a wonderful line in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America which reads, “One wants to move through life with elegance and grace, blossoming infrequently but with exquisite taste, and perfect timing, like a rare bloom, a zebra orchid . . . One wants . . . But one so seldom gets what one wants, does one?”
That may be true, unless one attended last evening’s New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental. Then they do. Providing, of course, that what they want is to bid several hundred dollars on exceedingly rare orchids to benefit the Orchid Collection and Orchid Show.