Fine Ladies Series: Diana Vreeland

Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal. – Diana Vreeland Diana Vreeland, née Dalziel, was never incredibly rich, but she was certainly high-society. And she was inarguably a force to be reckoned with. Diana was born into such relatives and ancestors as George Washington, Francis Scott Key, … Continue reading

Water, Water, Everywhere

So this morning, I have packed Jack off to work. I am sitting on the couch, minding my own business, trying to read my BBC news in peace, when I hear distinctly Niagara Falls-like sounds from the guest bath downstairs. And I don’t mean like, that sound of water when you’ve left the faucet in … Continue reading

Truly Fine Series

I’m a huge reader of biographies. I’m constantly picking up books on women I know nothing about – how did I get through an entire transcendentalist literature degree and not know about Elizabeth Peabody? Well, never mind; I’m reading her biography. And often, biographies (and fiction) have little loopholes or bridges to other important people. … Continue reading