Category Archives: Beauty

1920s Art Deco Inspired Jewelry

I’ve been thinking about the 1920s and Grace, Jack, and their magical cool cats, Tatania and Zeus. This blog began as a homage to the 1920s because the Magical Cool Cats Mysteries are set in the 1920s. And I love … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Season 4 Finale

Like just about everything, Downtown Abbey’s Season 4 Finale is now available on Amazon. I looked forward to this season because it’s set in the 1920s. Bees Knees. I love the 1920s. And as Rose becomes more charming, I’m going … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek in September Birchbox

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1920s Resplendent L.A. Architecture

This post originally appeared in April 2012. Sowden House, 1926, Lloyd Wright, HOLLYWOOD TOUR, photo courtesy of Architecture Tours L.A. Awhile ago, a friend from London and I were meeting in L.A. and we discovered fabulous Architecture Tours L.A. We … Continue reading

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Inspiring Great Gatsby’s Mansion: OHEKA Castle

Photos from OHEKA Castle posted with permission. “There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” F. … Continue reading

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THE GREAT GATSBY

“And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes — a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby Trailer

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Birchbox Brings You Benetint

Forget Folgers in Your Cup. At least one morning a month, Birchbox can be the best part of waking up. If you haven’t heard about Birchbox yet, I’m honored to be the one to tell you about it. If you’re … Continue reading

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1920s First Lady Grace Coolidge

1924 White House Portrait of Grace Coolidge by Howard Chandler Christy First Lady Grace Coolidge personified Roaring Twenties glam in her White House Portrait. With her beloved collie, Rob Roy, Grace Coolidge posed for Howard Chandler Christy in 1924. President … Continue reading

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Dine Like You’re At the Hotel del Coronado!

Photo courtesy of Patrick and Penny Matthews The Hotel del Coronado opened in 1888. In 1891, President Benjamin Harrison became the first of ten Presidents to revel in its grandeur. Royalty, movie stars, and the rest of us have enjoyed … Continue reading

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