The proprietors since 2006 have been David McGlothlin and James Rizzo. But Christopher’s by the Bay still carries the name of the chef Christopher Covelli of L’Uva, who opened the B&B in 1999 after buying the house from Rainer Horn, who had operated it as Carpe Diem, having purchased it in 1998 from Daniel Swanberry, who ran it as the Swanberry Inn. Early in the 20th century, this was the summer home of the artist Edith Lake Wilkinson. She studied at the Art Students League and with William Merritt Chase and Charles Hawthorne. Long overlooked because of what seems to have been needless institutionalization for mental illness in 1925, she is now the subject of a documentary, Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson, by her grandniece Jane Anderson, an Emmy Award winner.
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