Promised Land

 

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Preparations for Oprah's Legends Weekend begin at her Santa Barbara home, Promised Land.
Landscaping for the Legends Luncheon

 

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Workers prepare the grounds for beautiful landscaping.
The gazebo at the Legends Luncheon

 

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Crews start building the garden gazebo for the Legends Luncheon.
The gazebo at the Legends Luncheon

 

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The gazebo is almost complete.
A worker stains and seals the bridge.

 

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 A worker stains and seals the bridge.
Hundreds of flowers for table centerpieces are delivered.

 

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Hundreds of flowers for table centerpieces are delivered.
A schedule of the day's events

 

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A schedule of the day's events.
Chef Art Smith prepares biscuits.

 

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Chef Art Smith prepares biscuits.
Chefs prepare individual soup tureens.

 

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Chefs prepare individual soup tureens.
Hors d'oeuvres

 

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Hors d'oeuvres await the guests' arrival.
Juleps chill in the freezer.

 

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Juleps chill in the freezer.
A kumquat display

 

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A kumquat display.
Party planner Colin Cowie examines the details.

 

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Party planner Colin Cowie examines the details.
A staff member helps set the table.

 

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A staff member helps set the table.
The gazebo is almost ready for the luncheon.

 

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The gazebo is almost ready for the luncheon!
Flowers adorn the table.

 

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Flowers adorn the table.
An individual place setting with a hand-crafted menu card

 

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An individual place setting with a hand-crafted menu card.
A beautiful fountain

 

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A beautiful fountain.
Name cards on a silver platter

 

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Name cards on a silver platter.
Oprah's dog Sophie

 

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Oprah's dog Sophie gets ready for the celebration!
Oprah and her dog Sophie

 

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Oprah gets ready, too!
A lion statue welcomes guests to Promised Land.

 

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A lion statue welcomes guests to Promised Land.

Guests arrive at Oprah's Legends Luncheon.

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