Patricia Altschul Biography, Age, Husband, Southern Charm, Book, Quotes and Recipe

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Patricia Altschul Biography

Patricia Altschul is an American art collector, socialite, and personality on the reality television series, Southern Charm. Patricia has been a director or trustee of several nonprofit organizations including the New York Historical Society and Historic Hudson Valley (the Rockefeller Family properties). Altschul was given a Woman of the Year award by the Police Athletic League of New York City in 2012 . She received a Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston for her renovation of the historic Isaac Jenkins Mikell House in Charleston, SC in 2013.

On Southern Charm, according to a profile in Architectural Digest Patricia plays “the resident madcap grande dame”. “Pat quickly became a fan favorite last year and has even drawn the affection of celebrities like Lady Gaga who claimed ‘that looking at Patricia is like looking in a mirror'”, commented TV critic Christine Lo in her blog.

Patricia Altschul Age | How Old Is Patricia Altschul

She was born on April 16, 1941 in Jacksonville, Florida. She is 77 years old as of 2018.

Patricia Altschul Family

Patricia was born on April 16, 1941 in Jacksonville, Florida and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. She is the daughter to Francis Pearl Sudler Dey and Walter Pettus Dey, a medical doctor who graduated from the University of Alabama and received a medical degree from Tulane University in 1967.

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Patricia Altschul Education

Patricia joined Marymount School, Olney Friends School, and George Washington University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in 1964 and then a master’s degree in 1965, both in art history and archaeology. Patricia was a lecturer in art history at George Washington University and lived for many years in Georgetown, where she later owned and ran Arcadia, a private art dealership that handled major paintings by such artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, Martin Johnson Heade, Frederick Church, and Winslow Homer.

Patricia Altschul House |Patricia Altschul Home |Patricia Altschul Selling House

Patricia and her husband bought the 30-room Long Island estate “Southerly” overlooking Oyster Bay from Ambassador & Mrs. Hushang & Maryam Ansary. Mario Buatta was hired to redecorate. “The view is sensational, magical, you can see the water from every room in the house,” Mrs. Altschul later told The New York Times.

After the death of her husband she decided to put “Southerly” up for sale and move back to the South. Reporter M.J. Smith commented in The New York Times about the house that, “While the allusions to F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jazz Age parties may be trite, it is hard not to think of them when it comes to Southerly, a 10,000-square-foot Long Island estate that is now on the market for $15.8 million.”

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Patricia Altschul Net Worth

Patricia is a reality television personality who has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Patricia Altschul Husband

Patricia in 1996 she married Arthur Goodhart Altschul, a general partner in the investment banking firm of Goldman, Sachs & Company from 1959 to 1977 and later a limited partner.

His husband was also one of the founders of General American Investors. He was a prominent art collector, especially of paintings by Neoimpressionist, Pointillist, Nabis, and Ashcan School artists. From the collections The Yale University Art Gallery organized a major exhibition of art . He was also a chairman of Barnard College and a member of the boards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution. Author’s Overbrook Foundation had assets of more than $150 million. In 2002 that when Arthur Altschul died.

Southern Charm Patricia Altschul |Patricia Altschul Architectural Digest

Producer Whitney Sudler-Smith Altschul’s son, decided to create a reality TV show about life in Charleston, he urged his mother to participate. Patricia plays “the resident madcap grande dame”in Southern Charm, according to Architectural Digest. She is know to be a “straight shooter with a serious pedigree and a ton of clout to throw around…famous for her no-nonsense advice, wicked tongue, and appreciation for a high quality cocktail,” says blogger and TV critic Christine Lo. She sometimes provide snarky comments about the misdeeds of younger cast members.

She said she hasn’t lost any sleep over how she’ll be portrayed. “I frankly don’t care,” she says. “I always say exactly what I think and they can do what they want. I just don’t want them putting up any ugly pictures of me.”

Patricia Altschul Book

The Art of Southern Charm

Fan-favorite Bravolebrity Patricia Altschul from the primetime show Southern Charm finally brings fans her eagerly anticipated opus on etiquette and living a glamorous Southern lifestyle. Patricia provides advice on every situation, from hosting a memorable cocktail party, to decoding the dress code for any event, to handling a drunken boor at the dinner table, to delivering the perfectly phrased insult—like her now iconic “shameless strumpet.” The Art of Southern Charm takes readers inside the world of Charleston’s most captivating grande dame, who (with Michael the Butler) offers a blueblood’s blueprint for curating and celebrating life at its best.

Patricia Altschul Quotes

  1. “I have no interest in an inferior martini.”—Patricia Altschul
  2. “I’m getting thirsty with all this talk. Is it 5 o’clock yet?”—Patricia Altschul
  3. “I think that’s a little out of your realm” (Patricia Altschul to her son Whitney, when he tells her he’s planning to open a restaurant)
  4. “In my day, if you got knocked up, you went to a home for unwed mothers and your parents changed their name and moved to Missoula.”—Patricia Altschul
  5. “One cannot drink cheap wine in the heat.”—Patricia Altschul
  6. “I don’t have a husband right now, so I fill up the house with butlers. You can’t have too many butlers.”—Patricia Altschul
  7. “Every day at 5 p.m., I require a perfect martini. I don’t care if he’s a serial killer, as long as he can make a good martini.”—Patricia Altschul
  8. “Instead of impregnating 21-year-olds, you might refocus, is all I’m suggesting.”—Patricia Altschul
  9. “I think Southerners should get a free pass [when it comes to drinking]. Yankees don’t understand leisure and the casual cocktail hour.”—Patricia Altschul
  10. “Women today look like they’ve been shot out of a cannon.”—Patricia Altschul
  11. “I mean, she’s a scandal. A shameless strumpet.”—Patricia Altschul
  12. “There’s no such thing as a bad martini.”—Patricia Altschul

Patricia Altschul Martini Recipe

Patricia Altschul’s Favorite Recipes

Michael’s Perfect Martini
Place gin and vermouth (ratio: 1 to 2 or 2 to 3) in a shaker
Fill shaker with ice
Let sit
Using the Lewis ice mallet and bag, crush a new batch of ice into splinters and place in
glass almost to the top – add an olive or a twist of lemon
Give the shaker two or three good shakes (if filming, do it with a flourish!) and pour into
Sip appreciatively

Michael’s Bourbon Sour Slushie
2 ounces of whiskey sour mix (preferably Master of Mixes)
1 ounce bourbon
Blend in electric blender with desired amount of ice. Place in a goblet. Garnish with a
bourbon-soaked cherry and a slice of orange

Caramelized Bacon

Sinfully delicious and a party favorite.
Thick center-cut bacon
Dark brown sugar
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Press individual bacon strips in brown sugar until coated
on both sides. Place on a rack and bake until brown and crispy. Remove and drain on the rack.

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