During our October 2010 trip we toured Doris Duke’s estate on the other side of Diamond Head which she called Shangri-La. It is a fantastic place filled with beauty! It has the feeling of being a coherent whole which comes from Doris’ intent to have it be a reflection of her love for all things Moorish. But I came away from that visit wondering about the woman who had created the place. From everything that I have read it seems that she was profoundly unhappy despite her massive wealth! She went through several marriages to men who married not herself but her money. Everyone it seems wanted something from her. She must have wondered at times without the money if Doris Duke really had any worth!
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