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Socialite Mickey Easterling's Lakefront Home Lists for $1.425M

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Behold! The Lakefront home of the fabulously flamboyant socialite and philanthropist Mickey Easterling (RIP) is now for sale and it's exactly what one would expect from the lady who attended her wake wearing a hot pink feather boa and diamond "Bitch" brooch while holding a Waterford crystal champagne flute and cigarette holder with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot next to her. For $1,425,000 the buyer gets a four-bedroom, four-bath Lakeshore Drive home (this is the first Lakeshore home to hit the market in the past four years, Robert Ripley of French Quarter Realty tells us) with a one-bedroom, two-bath guesthouse. Highlights at the 5,389-square-foot dwelling, where Easterling threw many a star-studded gala, include a climate-controlled 5,000-bottle wine storage area, an opulent wall-of-mirrors bathroom, an "entertainment courtyard/pool area," and all the drapery you can dream of. The estate sale already took place so sadly, there's no sneak peek at the home's furnishings but this quote from The Advocate sums it up: "Mickey was never afraid to display what she liked."She didn't care what was current. She didn't care if someone said, 'You can't mix these periods.' If it looked good to her, she wanted it. She would always say, 'This is my house' — actually, 'This is my damn house.' "

· Listing: 1744 Lakeshore Dr. [French Quarter Realty]
· Socialite Easterling goes out as she wanted—with a party [Advocate]