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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Romantic Readiness II

I ended 2008 with a nod to Jay Gatsby's romantic readiness. Seems hard to believe that was four years ago, when F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel was Atlanta's choice for The Big Read. Now that we've all been teased by those stills from Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated Gatsby film remake, a lot of us have 20s fever again. For Christmas, I even treated myself to the Zelda-inspired Paris Pairing.

 [Book photos my own.]

[Detail view, Ralph Lauren's soft, bohemian take on Roaring 20s style for spring 2012.]

In January, we'll explore Nancy Milford's seminal biography of Fitzgerald's wife, Zelda -- the contents and the wild 1970s peacock feather book jacket -- along with a host of other jazz age things. 

[Zelda in 1931 from the back of the book jacket.]

Wishing you a wonderful start to 2012!


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