Any Famous Guests?

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Have you ever had anyone famous stay with you? 

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Well, I had someone delivered by a very famous person today... almost national royalty. But alas, they aren't staying, just delivering someone who is. Smiling

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Loads ..,.. and always so much fun.   Peter from PP&M.  A painter who has work everywhere including the Louvre and The National Gallery in London (great thing about him is that, when he had to cancel, he sent me an original drawing to say sorry).   The guy that hosts / directs one of the better storm chaser type series.  The Charlotte's Web family.  Someone that won an oscar for a movie that involved a geisha remembering things.  A lovely English gentleman who was the lead singer for my favourite 80's electronic band ..... didn't actually stay here but sent all his clients to stay with us and became a good friend.  A house-hold name opera singer ...... Makes me realize that I need to start writing things down because I know there are more but these are the ones that came to mind immediately.     Notice - no one mentioned specifically Smiling

 

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I am going to make a comment here now and how and why this thread was changed suddenly. If you DO host a famous guest, be sure to get permission before announcing they stayed with you.

Not discussing the the specifics, but just a warning to be very careful, perhaps this is not something we think about when we have a "noteworthy" celebrity in our midst. We think that they are fair game. 

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

I am going to make a comment here now and how and why this thread was changed suddenly. If you DO host a famous guest, be sure to get permission before announcing they stayed with you.

Not discussing the the specifics, but just a warning to be very careful, perhaps this is not something we think about when we have a "noteworthy" celebrity in our midst. We think that they are fair game. 

 

I'm so frekin' confused.   This is a forum - anonymous.  not exactly viral.  why can't we talk?  This isn't advertising.   We're not using names to make money here. 

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TheBeachHouse wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

I am going to make a comment here now and how and why this thread was changed suddenly. If you DO host a famous guest, be sure to get permission before announcing they stayed with you.

Not discussing the the specifics, but just a warning to be very careful, perhaps this is not something we think about when we have a "noteworthy" celebrity in our midst. We think that they are fair game. 

 

I'm so frekin' confused.   This is a forum - anonymous.  not exactly viral.  why can't we talk?  This isn't advertising.   We're not using names to make money here. 

This is a public forum Beach house.

This is not anon.

Everything that is typed here is picked up by google.

if you search famous guest b&b you will come to this page. 

no one said it was advertising

I made the comment to explain why I had to change this thread, but I guess I should have just left everyone in the dark. I was doing it as a service to those who wondered why it had changed dramatically.

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well, I'm often confused here, so nothing new there.  

I know you are all sensitive to the power of the internet and that's a good sensitivity to have.  

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

...this thread was changed suddenly. If you DO host a famous guest, be sure to get permission before announcing they stayed with you.

Yeah I figured it was something like that.  Sad 

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Hewie Lewis

Elizabeth Vontrap

The Rockefellers (not famous but rich without a clue)

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Celebrity Chefs need bodyguards?

 

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its so the crazy old ladies don't get out of control - plus some of them bring like 20 books for signing its either a bit stalker esque or they are selling them on ebay.

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I had 4 famous InnKeepers stay with us last December! I can't say a whole lot more about it because I had to sign a confidentiality agreement with them. I will say they left a nice gift behind in the room. Smiling

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Billy Joel stayed at an inn in town that happens to have a grand piano in its dining room.  He sat down and played.  The owner - the only one in the room who didn't recognize him asked him if he'd had formal training.  He said no.  

I heard about it through a guy who worked at a restaurant in town.   Word travels fast in the industry.

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We've had actors, politicians, authors, musicians, and several people who are famous in their fields. I didn't know who they were until after they left or when other guests told us who they were. I have to say all of them were kind, unassuming, friendly, and very humble. I was very nervous the first time a celebrity stayed with us, but once she arrived I was fine. After that I realized that they want to be treated just like all our other guests: special. wink

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We had a comic who was on Michael Macintyers comedy roadshow (which is on tv) didn't know who he was and thought he was being a bit pretentious when he asked me to call him a cab to the theatre (our theatre is about 5 mins walk away) - was very nice though, but was from London where you don't walk anywhere at night.

We have had all the bodyguards for celeb chef's staying with us this week though and they were super nice.

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Isn't it a funny thing. We have had some famous people stay with us, television personalities and political people, but we are obligated to keep it to ourselves.

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I have had several who were famous - in THEIR world. We had the inventor of a valve used by NASA, the manager of Landau Eugene Murphy, and Chris Carr who was a 7 times motorcycle racing champion. Oh, we also had a guitar player from that little band - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Have you ever had anyone famous stay with you? Elope or overnight?

not yet. 

but when I was a kid working as a chambermaid, I cleaned Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's room.

And the place next door to ours (which is now closed) housed Ellen Degeneres, Tom Sellick and others when they filmed "The Love Letter."

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I was watching a celebrity news show (inside edition or TMZ)  and they said something about a Ashton and Mila wedding photo.  Then it said that they were actually the witnesses for Ashton's sister's wedding "at (so-n-so) Bed & Breakfast in Louisiana".  My immediate thought was, "Holy Cow, they just got plugged on national television and will probably be mentioned every time that picture pops up anywhere!"  Whew, you can't pay for that kind of promotion!

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Kay Nein wrote:

I was watching a celebrity news show (inside edition or TMZ)  and they said something about a Ashton and Mila wedding photo.  Then it said that they were actually the witnesses for Ashton's sister's wedding "at (so-n-so) Bed & Breakfast in Louisiana".  My immediate thought was, "Holy Cow, they just got plugged on national television and will probably be mentioned every time that picture pops up anywhere!"  Whew, you can't pay for that kind of promotion!

No you can't, it is priceless!

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Wrong thread. Oops.

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Yea!! May it make your reservations hit the stratosphere!

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We had 4 photographers show up here for a wedding. Talk about paparazzi!

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For the Elopement that will be in Sunday's paper in the Capital, we had the reporter doing video, the press photographer, the bride's cousin (doing professional photography), and my efforts (I did get one fantastic shot!). That log house was one crowded place.

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Im just super happy for our secret friend that - they have both had a successful elopement + stunning media coverage

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Here it is hopeful for the media coverage. There was supposed to be an article on DH in the paper today. Got up VERY early to get the paper - nada! At least it only cost me $1 to find out.

UPDATE!! E-mailed reporter say I know he has no control over "make-up" but could he let me know when it was going to run so I could go buy the paper. He e-mailed it will be this Sunday - that means I will have mention in 2 Sundays in a row!!! Now to see if it actually happens.

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Super! in some ways that might actually be better than 2 in the same week - for all the amazing work you do for your town and for that nice elopement couple - you deserve every bit of coverage! make sure its all blogged, tweeted and facebooked! I will keep my eyes out!

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Question, wait I will make it a poll...

Changed my mind...if there were someone who you would love to stay at your B&B, famous person who is currently living, who would it be?

Have you ever considered inviting them?

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Janet Evanovich

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Question, wait I will make it a poll...

Changed my mind...if there were someone who you would love to stay at your B&B, famous person who is currently living, who would it be?

Have you ever considered inviting them?

 

Paul McCartney?

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nice one! told DH about it and first thing he said was "was he well behaved" duh!

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Cool Beans!  Does it get any better than that???

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Maybe we should use this as a reason celebrities should stay with us, we are clueless.  

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Off topic but on.

Yesterday I told my parents about Kevin Bacon (Bacon Brothers) playing a couple blocks from us. Dad said the same thing a few of you said, And? or Who is it? And insinuated it was not a big deal because HE DIDN'T know of him. No Dad, I said, it was not Elvis or John Wayne. haha

Today, I get a call, then another call and someone who is in her own words "So excited! I am so excited to come there!" nearly blasting my ears out, and then went on to mention the best concert of all time, ever, are The Bacon Brothers. They have seen them since they formed this band 15 years ago many many times.

I was interested in knowing Footloose/The Following star has been married to Kyra Sedgwick from the Closer since 1988.

I told Dad a few movies he may know him from:

Apollo 13

Mystic River

The River WIld

Flatliners

My Dog Skip (I mention only as DH said it was the worst movie he has ever seen when he could not stop bawling over Skip)

and more...like 78 movies

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More off topic.  My folks had a condo in Florida for several years.  My SIL said that Mary Kay (a cosmetics purveyor) lived in the same building.  So, when I asked Mom if she'd met Mary Kay, she told me she saw he once without her makeup... "and it's a good thing she's in the business"

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Which is why I won't share this with my parents.

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The life of an innkeeper...you never know do you. yes

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Just goes to show you can never know who will appear at your door.

 

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And they just look like regular folks in the photos, don't they?

 

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I also had no clue until I read the name of the man. Her I still have no clue.

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Well that is cool. Unfortunately, I wouldn't know any of them from AdamSad  I recognize names but faces...I don't have a clue.  Can you tell I lead a sheltered life?  No movies for us....really!

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Ditto...their secret would have been safe with us! No clue.

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