Jimmy Buffett still may not have found the famous “lost shaker of salt” he spent the summer mourning in his hit record, Margaritaville. But he has something else to go with his lemon juice and tequila: a new bride, 26-year-old Jane Slagsvole of Columbia, S.C., a former Atlanta model. They were married last August in a castle nestled 50 miles west of Aspen, a favorite refuge for the Mississippi-born Buffett, 30. Invited to a party that “will last until it is over,” more than 300 friends flew in from both coasts, Florida and points south. The guests—including L.A. rock mainstay J. D. Souther, the Eagles’ Glen Frye, hyperjournalist Dr. Hunter Thompson and Keith Stroup, head of the promarijuana lobby, NORML—buffeted on prime ribs, ham and turkey and partied to a local band called Starwood (Buffett, Souther and Frye jammed along). By the time the guests departed after 4 a.m. they had absorbed close to $3,000 in champagne. (Margaritas were available at the bar.)
Buffett has been shuttling between Aspen, a home in Nashville and his 33-foot ketch, Euphoria, docked off Key West. (When he’s strapped for inspiration, he sails to the Caribbean, for its “mystique,” he says.) And it doesn’t seem that his new marriage (his second) is going to make him any less of an independent spirit. After he and Jane hopped a Concorde to Paris for a brief honeymoon, they said au revoir to each other for a month. Buffett has returned to the States for his current Midwest tour, while Jane and a girlfriend have stayed in Europe to sightsee.