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Natchez, Mississippi

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MAKEUP BY VICKY STECKEL FOR ART DEPARTMENT, USING SHU UEMURA

HAIR BY CARMEL BIANCO

ACCOMMODATIONS BY MONMOUTH PLANTATION

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WAYNE MASER PETRA NEMCOVA SWIMSUIT BY SHAY TODD ($125)

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WAYNE MASER NOEMIE LENOIR SWIMSUIT BY LETARTE BY LISA CABRINHA ($140) NECKLACE BY JANE DIAZ NY, INC. ($215)

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WAYNE MASER NOEMIE LENOIR SWIMSUIT BY SUSANELIZABETH ($252) NECKLACE BY JANE DIAZ NY, INC. ($215)

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WAYNE MASER PETRA NEMCOVASHIRT BY HELENA STUART FOR ONLY HEARTS ($42) SUIT BY ATLANTIQUE BY DOMANI ($135) NECKLACE BY PAGLIEI COLLECTION ($65)

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WAYNE MASER NOEMIE LENOIR SWIMSUIT BY SAUVAGE SWIMWEAR BY ELIZABETH SOUTHWOOD ($125) NECKLACE BY JANE DIAZ NY, INC.($215)

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WAYNE MASER PETRA NEMCOVA SWIMSUIT BY ROBIN PICCONE ($170)

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WAYNE MASER PETRA NEMCOVA SWIMSUIT BY CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION ($112) NECKLACE BY PAGLIEI COLLECTION ($90) LOCATION: GILES ISLAND

COLOR PHOTO: JAMES BUCHANAN (2) Monmouth Plantation, Natchez, Mississippi For more information on Monmouth Plantation, see page 235. The Monmouth Plantation was built in 1818 and carefully restoredin the 1970s.

COLOR PHOTO: JAMES BUCHANAN (2) [See caption above]

COLOR PHOTO: VICKY STECKEL (3) [See caption above] "Hi, cotton!" Noemie frolics in a just-harvested truckload of thewhite stuff.

COLOR PHOTO: VICKY STECKEL (3) [See caption above] "Cue the gator!" Cotton, cotton everywhere, but nary a drop ofwater to mist up Petra, so out came the spray bottle.

COLOR PHOTO: VICKY STECKEL (3) [See caption above] It's not the "QE2," but it does the job: Noemie poses on arustic--and fairly rusty--fishing barge on the Mississippi.

COLOR PHOTO: DIANE SMITH (2) [See caption above] Moss-draped oaks and a secluded gazebo in the garden provide theperfect spot to pound down a few mint juleps.

COLOR PHOTO: DIANE SMITH (2) [See caption above] Petra makes herself at home in her room, which has wide-plankedfloors and a four-poster bed.

COLOR PHOTO: KEN RAVEILL